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Published: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:24:01 -0700

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Augmented reality gets a second life in manufacturing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:24:00 -0700

The ungraceful death of the consumer version of Google Glass in 2015 may have had some grieving the early death of augmented reality. But the technology is being resurrected by companies on the manufacturing floor. 

Take for example Lockheed Martin. Technicians at the aerospace manufacturer use Microsoft's Hololens headset to design and examine models of spacecraft such as the Mars lander ahead of it's 2018 mission.  

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Technicians at Lockheed Martin's Collaborative Human Immersive Lab in Colorado examine a model of the Mars lander using Micorsoft's Hololens augmented reality headsets. 

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FBI director floats international framework on access to encrypted data

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:21:39 -0700

FBI director James Comey has suggested that an international agreement between governments could ease fears about IT products with government-mandated backdoors, but privacy advocates are doubtful.

Speaking on Thursday, Comey suggested that the U.S. might work with other countries on a “framework” for creating legal access to encrypted tech devices.

“I could imagine a community of nations committed to the rule of law developing a set of norms, a framework, for when government access is appropriate,” he said on Thursday.

Comey made his comments at the University of Texas at Austin, when trying to address a key concern facing U.S. tech firms in the encryption debate: the fear that providing government access to their products might dampen their business abroad.

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32% off Nintendo Wii Remote Plus, Toad - Deal Alert

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0700

Simple, intuitive and easy to use. The Wii Remote Plus is a unique controller for the Wii and Wii U video game systems, now with the increased sensitivity of Wii MotionPlus built-in. The button presses of typical controllers are replaced by the natural, fluid motion of your hand. The Wii Remote Plus senses your every action and makes you feel less like a player and more like you're part of the game. This Wii remote is highly rated, and currently discounted 32% on Amazon to just $27.15, saving you almost $13. See this deal now on Amazon.

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Microsoft expands connected car push with patent licensing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:33:00 -0700

Microsoft's push into the connected car space has moved up a gear with a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota. The world's second-largest auto maker will have access to a range of Microsoft patents as part of the deal announced this week.

Rather than trying to build a high-tech automobile of its own, Microsoft is focusing on providing carmakers with the tools they need to create smarter vehicles and the Toyota deal is the first of what it hopes will be a series of such agreements.

Microsoft offers an entire suite of cloud services aimed at aiding the development of internet-enabled automobiles and is also integrating its Cortana virtual assistant into cars alongside PCs, phones and other devices. In the future, a connected car could become a rolling extension of a user’s office, with Office 365 integrations.

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Instagram adds two-factor authentication, censors photos that are deemed offensive or disturbing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:10:00 -0700

When in doubt, blur it out. That’s how Instagram is handling any controversial photos that surface on its platform.

On Thursday, Instagram announced a new policy to blur out “sensitive” content that users have flagged as either offensive or disturbing. The blurred photos and videos do not explicitly violate Instagram’s content guidelines, so they don’t warrant a removal by Instagram standards. However, some users may still find them too sensitive to view. 

“While these posts don’t violate our guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive,” the Instagram team wrote in a blog post announcing the policy. “This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app.”

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20% off Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter - Deal Alert

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:05:00 -0700

Step on the deck and go with Razor Hovertrax 2.0, the world’s smartest self-balancing electric scooter. Intelligently-engineered with EverBalance technology, Hovertrax 2.0 is the only board that auto-levels for a safer, easier mount and a smoother ride. Whether you’re coasting, racing, or commuting, Hovertrax 2.0 is always in balance. Indoors or out, Hovertrax 2.0 does the work so you can enjoy the journey. Hovertrax 2.0: technology so advanced, it’s simple. Once you learn how to ride, it becomes second nature.  Razor was also the first U.S. brand to receive the UL 2272 listing for safety, ensuring that the Hovertrax 2.0 meets or exceeds the highest fire and electrical safety standards. The HoverTrax 2.0 has a list price of $459.99 has been reduced 20% to just 369.99. See this deal on Amazon.

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Leaked iCloud credentials obtained from third parties, Apple says

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:52:10 -0700

A group of hackers threatening to wipe data from Apple devices attached to millions of iCloud accounts didn't obtain whatever log-in credentials they have through a breach of the company's services, Apple said.

"There have not been any breaches in any of Apple's systems including iCloud and Apple ID," an Apple representative said in an emailed statement. "The alleged list of email addresses and passwords appears to have been obtained from previously compromised third-party services."

A group calling itself the Turkish Crime Family claims to have login credentials for more than 750 million icloud.com, me.com and mac.com email addresses, and the group says more than 250 million of those credentials provide access to iCloud accounts that don't have two-factor authentication turned on.

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Intel merges its AI operations into a new unit, focusing on new chips and software

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:46:00 -0700

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

The Artificial Intelligence Products Group will focus on the development of chips and software products tied to machine learning, algorithms, and deep learning.

The new group could become Intel's single most important group as companies implement machine learning into operations. Intel is tweaking more chips and developing software to take on workloads like analytics, image recognition, and automation.

Intel is designing a new Xeon Phi chip code-named Knights Mill that will focus on machine learning. Additionally, it is applying its wide portfolio of FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) to artificial intelligence. Intel also offers many software tools for deep learning, like its Deep Learning SDK.

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Senate votes to kill FCC's broadband privacy rules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:44:00 -0700

The U.S. Senate has voted to kill broadband provider privacy regulations prohibiting them from selling customers' web-browsing histories and other data without their permission.

The Senate's 50-48 vote Thursday on a resolution of disapproval would roll back Federal Communications Commission rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties. The FCC approved the regulations just five months ago.

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Save $1,100 on the HP LaserJet Enterprise M506dh Printer By Using This Code - Deal Alert

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:44:00 -0700

HP is having a spring sale, and they've discounted the LaserJet Enterprise M506dh Printer by a whopping $1,100 if you use the special coupon code BMA165655 between now and 3/31. This HP Laser Monochrome Printer has a steadfast printing speed of up to 45 ppm -- perfect when you have a progressive printing system in mind. Its 1200x1200 dpi copy ensures sheer, precise copies in result. It’s an f2a71a#201 Automatic duplex printer that can absorb up to 250 sheets on its output bin, and does a 100-sheet on its multipurpose tray 1, while it can work suitably with 550-sheet on its 2 and 3 input trays. It can perform with 650 sheets on a standard paper input, and 250 standard paper output sheets. It can print out 150,000 pages on a monthly duty cycle. Use the coupon code BMA165655 to save big money for a limited time.

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Elgato's Stream Deck is a programmable LCD control center that makes game streaming easy

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0700

Elgato is going to make streaming easy. That’s the impression I get anyway from the new Elgato Stream Deck, revealed this morning. It’s a control center—a block of fifteen programmable LCD keys that integrates with OBS, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and more, making the whole process as simple as the push of a button.

That’s the promise, anyway. From the press release:

“Stream Deck offers an extensive set of commands as well as automatic detection of scenes, media and sources. You can browse the list of available actions, drag an entry to one of the 15 keys and customize it. You can use pre-installed icons or add your own graphics to further improve Stream Deck’s usability.”

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:33:00 -0700

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet-of-things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

Google's Android Things IoT OS will not work with the small developer board, which is partly a wireless board, partly a gadget development tool. The Zero W is priced at US$10.

The Zero W has a 1GHz single-core BCM2835 processor, which is based on the ARMv6 architecture.

Android Things does not support ARMv6, so the OS will not work on the board. The OS is specially tuned to work with specific chipsets.

The BCM2835 chip is the same in the original Raspberry Pi developer boards.

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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:27:00 -0700

Google came packed with a bunch of announcements at its Google for Brazil event, but you don’t need to live in Rio de Janeiro to benefit from them. In addition to the new location sharing in Maps, Google is also rolling out updates to its Duo, Allo, and Photos apps, bringing some long-awaited features.

First up is Duo. While the focus of the app had been on video chatting, Google will now let you make audio calls too. According to Google, “Duo audio calls work well on all connection speeds and won’t eat up your data.”

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:24:00 -0700

The CIA has had tools to infect Macs by connecting malicious Thunderbolt ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents purported to be from the agency and published by WikiLeaks.

One of the documents, dated Nov. 29, 2012, is a manual from the CIA’s Information Operations Center on the use of a technology codenamed Sonic Screwdriver. It is described as “a mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting.”

Sonic Screwdriver allows the CIA to modify the firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter so that it forces a MacBook to boot from an USB stick or DVD disc even when its boot options are password protected.

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Newegg's dropped $20 off the third-generation Nest thermostat

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:19:00 -0700

Newegg has a deal that offers a smarter way to turn down the heat as we move from winter to spring. The online retailer is selling the third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat for $230. That’s $20 off the typical price you’ll find elsewhere, and though it’s not a huge price cut, we haven’t seen the Nest Thermostat on sale since Target’s 15 percent off coupon deal from last month and the holiday season prices before that.

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Snowden's ex-boss offers tips on stopping insider threats

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:10:00 -0700

Steven Bay, a former defense contractor, knows a thing or two about insider threats. For a brief period, he was the boss of Edward Snowden, the famous leaker who stole sensitive files from the U.S. National Security Agency.

Recalling the day he learned Snowden had been behind the NSA leaks back in June 2013, Bay said he received texts about the breaking news while in a leadership meeting at a church. The first text said "Sorry man, looks like your worst nightmare came true."

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Fossil comes back for seconds with Michael Kors, Misfit Android Wear watches

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:35:00 -0700

Android Wear 2.0 is breaking out at Baselworld. After pushing out the new OS to last year’s watches, Fossil announced two new updates to its Q line, and Guess announced it will be rolling out a new line of Connect wearables with support for Android Wear 2.0. Now we have a couple new Fossil brands that have signed on, including a surprise turn from one of CES’s hottest gadgets.

First up, we have Michael Kors. The follow-up to last year’s Dylan and Bradshaw Access watches, the company has announced two new Android Wear 2.0 variants, the Sophie for women and the Grayson for men. Like the original models, they’re focused on fashion, so no GPS, NFC, LTE, or heart-rate sensors. The Sophie features a thin, lightweight case body with a pavé bezel available in eight different plating-and-bracelet combinations and seven quick-release interchangeable straps. The Grayson has a rotating crown for quick scrolling and will be offered in gold-tone, stainless steel, and blue and black ion-plate, with four interchangeable bands.

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Vudu's smartphone app can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:22:00 -0700

Walmart wants to make it even easier to convert your old DVD and Blu-ray discs to digital formats. The company just announced an upgrade to Vudu’s longstanding disc-to-digital conversion service, doing away with in-store visits or PC-based disc scans.

All you need is Vudu’s smartphone app for Android or iOS and the barcode for your old disc—usually found on the movie case. Then just navigate to the disc-to-digital section of the mobile app and scan your barcode.

If you’ve already thrown out your DVD cases for a space-saving multi-disc holder, Vudu’s PC-based conversion method is still open to you.

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Facebook starts warning U.S. users when they're sharing fake news

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:54:00 -0700

In a few months, you may no longer have to write “FAKE” below your friends’ Facebook posts. Fake news warning alerts appear to be rolling out to Facebook users in the United States after first appearing in Germany in January.

The new alerts, flagged with help from independent fact-checkers, are designed to prevent users from sharing fake news stories unwittingly, but they will not prevent people from sharing the story if they still choose.

When you try to share a story that has been flagged as phony, Facebook will insert an alert at the bottom of the post creation window (pictured at top). The alert will include a red triangle with an exclamation point, and a message such as “Disputed by Snopes.com and Associated Press.”

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53% off Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Deal Alert

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:46:00 -0700

With a regular list price of $149.99, the current discount makes the Jaybird X2 Sport is now available with a 53% discount for this deal. Features include:

  • Premium Bluetooth Audio For Skip-Free Music Outdoors
  • 8 Hours of Music + Calls With Complete Remote Controls
  • Secure Over/Under-Ear Fit Options
  • Lifetime Sweat proof Warranty
  • Includes Comply Premium Sport Memory Foam Ear Tips, Patented Secure-Fit Ear Fins, Friction-Fit Silicone Sport Carrying Case, Silicone Ear Tips, Charging Cable & Cord Management Clips.

Jump to Amazon now for additional details, and to explore buying options.

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Power up: Super Mario Run's Android release jumps straight to version 2.0

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:35:00 -0700

Nintendo fans have been grumbling for months that Super Mario Run has been an iPhone exclusive since its launch in December. Now Android fans can get in on the action too. As promised, Nintendo has released its Mario runner in the Play Store, and there are a couple of surprises in store.

The Android version of Super Mario Run is identical to the iOS one. It’s free to download and play, but you only get access to the first few levels. The additional content will cost $10, with no other in-app purchases. In addition to the main World Tour mode, which has 24 levels, (4 each among 6 worlds), there is also Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder, both of which are playable for free. However, purchasing the full version of the game will unlock additional courses in Toad Rally and more building and decorations in Kingdom Builder.

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Why I'm addicted to Mass Effect: Andromeda's gorgeous, secret Nvidia super-screenshots

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

I’ve spent hours playing Mass Effect: Andromeda without getting very far, and it’s all Nvidia’s fault.

No, that isn’t a comment on the game’s PC performance or the state of Nvidia’s Game Ready GeForce driver for Andromeda, both of which have held up great on my rig during the early hours of the game. It’s a testament to my adoration of Nvidia Ansel—a feature that Mass Effect, like all Ansel games, never explicitly tells you is available.

Ansel’s basically a supercharged screenshot tool that developers can implement in PC games (quickly and easily, Nvidia claims). If both your game and graphics card are compatible with Nvidia’s technology, pressing Alt + F2 freezes the game and launches the Ansel interface. Ansel offers a free camera mode that allows you to compose shots from various angles, apply post-processing filters and other editing tools, save screenshots at insanely high resolutions or as VR-ready 360-degree photos, and more.

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Corsair One review: Small, fast, and surprisingly quiet

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0700

As Corsair’s first-ever PC, the One is impressive as hell.

This tiny machine (which starts at $1,800) is fast, beautifully built, and perhaps more importantly—quiet, too. That’s no small feat for a PC that measures just 15 inches high, 7 inches wide, and 8 inches deep.

According to Corsair a professional lab measured the One’s acoustics at idle: 20dB. That’s equivalent to someone whispering three feet from you, says Corsair.

Quiet at idle is one thing. Quiet when the CPU and GPU are at full throttle is quite another. The One excels on that front, too. It’s far from silent (I’ve certainly heard quieter—albeit much larger—machines under load), but I mostly agree with Corsair’s assessment that it would be “unnoticeable” under normal gaming conditions.

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Every custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card revealed so far: EVGA, MSI, Zotac, Asus and more

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:59:00 -0700


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The goal of HP's radical The Machine: Reshaping computing around memory

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:15:00 -0700

Not every computer owner would be as pleased as Andrew Wheeler that their new machine could run "all weekend" without crashing.

But not everyone's machine is "The Machine," an attempt to redefine a relationship between memory and processor that has held since the earliest days of parallel computing.

Wheeler is a vice president and deputy labs director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He's at the Cebit trade show in Hanover, Germany, to tell people about The Machine, a key part of which is on display in HPE's booth.

Rather than have processors, surrounded by tiered RAM, flash and disks, communicating with one another to identify which of their neighbors has the freshest copy of the information they need, HPE's goal with The Machine is to build a large pool of persistent memory that application processors can just access.

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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0700

Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.

A spokesman for Apple confirmed on Wednesday the company’s acquisition of DeskConnect, the developer of the app, and the Workflow app, but did not provide further details.

Workflow, developed for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, allows users to drag and drop combinations of actions to create workflows that interact with the apps and content on the device. It won an Apple design award in 2015 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Some of the examples of tasks for which Workflow can be used are making animated GIFs, adding a home screen icon to call a loved one and tweeting a song the user has been listening to, according to a description of the app.

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Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:02 -0700

Most technologies go through a stage when everything seems possible. Personal computers in the early 1980s, the internet in the late 1990s and mobile apps around the beginning of this decade were like that.

But so was the first unboxing of a Galaxy Note 7. In time, either suddenly or gradually, reality sets in.

The internet of things still looks promising, with vendors and analysts forecasting billions of connected devices that will solve all sorts of problems in homes and enterprises. But the seams are starting to show on this one, too. As promising as the technology is, it has some shortcomings. Here are a few.

BAD DATA

IoT systems are only as good as the data they capture, and some of it is not great.

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It wasn't the money: Wozniak on robots, design, and Apple's origins

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:03:00 -0700

More than 40 years after founding Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak has a lot to say about the early days of the world’s richest company—and about technology, learning, and being a born engineer.

On stage at the IEEE TechIgnite conference in Burlingame, California, on Wednesday, he gave a glimpse into how a tech legend thinks.

On open source

In the early 1970s, Wozniak read about phone phreaking, in which “phreakers” made free phone calls by using electronics to mimic the tones used for dialing each number. To learn how to do it, he went to the only place he knew that had books and magazines about computers: The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. He went on a Sunday and walked right in. “The smartest people in the world don’t lock doors,” Wozniak said.

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How to prep your phone for offline use

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 -0700

The internet isn’t quite everywhere yet, so here’s what you need to do to survive your next commute, flight, camping trip, or whenever you want to disconnect.


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Why the DVR just won't die

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:00 -0700

Sometimes I like to imagine a future where DVR doesn’t exist. Instead of wrangling with scheduling conflicts and storage limits, people should just be able to watch what they want on demand, preferably with no commercials. In other words, all TV should be more like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

But as television moves online in the form of streaming TV bundles, DVR remains a crutch. AT&T’s DirecTV Now is tough to recommend without DVR, Sling TV is scrambling to add DVR, PlayStation Vue is the best streaming bundle right now largely because of DVR. YouTube TV and Hulu’s upcoming bundle will include DVR at the outset.

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