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Netflix is offering its mobile encoding technology to airlines for improved in-flight Wi-Fi

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:51 -0500

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Speedy Internet connections aren’t yet synonymous with airline Wi-Fi but that may soon change.

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Facebook and Microsoft complete work on 160-terabits-per-second subsea data cable

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:30 -0500

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Facebook and Microsoft said in mid-2016 that they were joining forces to build a massive undersea data cable that’d stretch clean across the Atlantic. A little over a year later, the project, which also involves global telecommunication infrastructure company Telxius, has concluded.

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Sony is giving away four replica Platinum Trophies to top 'completionists'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:00 -0500

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PlayStation's platinum trophies are among the most coveted as they require a player earn every trophy in a game to obtain. Collecting platinum takes patience and a certain amount of obsessive-compulsiveness that many gamers simply do not have.

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Glorious Modular Mechanical Gaming Keyboard now available for pre-order

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:00 -0500

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Settling on the perfect mechanical keyboard is no easy task given the myriad of switch brands and types to choose from. It’s a pain point that Glorious PC Gaming Race LLC hopes to alleviate with its latest offering, the Glorious Modular Mechanical TKL Gaming Keyboard (or GMMK, for short). ...

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Apple is replacing Bing with Google for Siri's search on macOS and iOS

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:00 -0500

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Microsoft's search engine, Bing has been Apple's default choice for both Siri (on iOS devices) and Spotlight (on macOS) search results for quite some time now, but the tech giant has decided to switch things up.

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Instagram now has 800 million monthly active users, 500 million daily users

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:15 -0500

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Instagram has added another 100 million monthly users in just five months, pushing its total user base from 700 million monthly users in April to 800 million.

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Get a lifetime of Sticky Password Premium for 80% off

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:00 -0500

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The web can be a dangerous place, and one password is not how your protect all your online accounts. This is why password managers have surged in popularity as cybersecurity tools, and few managers can match the benefits that Sticky Password Premium brings to the table.

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Levi's $350 'smart jacket' goes on sale in the coming days

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:00 -0500

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Levi Strauss & Co. announced in mid-2016 that it was working with Google to develop a connected “smart jacket.” Codenamed Project Jacquard, the wearable was teased again earlier this year and is finally ready for its big debut.

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Microsoft 365 Education and F1 subscriptions announced alongside new Windows 10 S devices

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:00 -0500

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Microsoft on Monday at its Ignite conference expanded its Microsoft 365 family with the introduction of new variants for schools and firstline workers.

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Shadow of War director defends its microtransactions

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:00 -0500

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Last month’s news that the hotly anticipated Middle-Earth: Shadow of War would be yet another game to contain single-player microtransactions came as a disappointment to many. Now, game design director Bob Roberts has assured people that using real-world money to buy loot chests and XP boosts simply allows players to...

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FICO wants to look at cryptocurrency transactions to help prevent fraud

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:46 -0500

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In a filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, analytics company FICO has submitted an application regarding a system for detecting unusual transactions. With the rise of cryptocurrencies and anonymous ways to move money between individuals, tracking money laundering and other financial crime has become much more difficult.

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Walmart's new service lets delivery staff enter your home and place grocery orders straight into the fridge

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00 -0500

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Many people find that getting groceries delivered to their residences is often more convenient than traveling to the stores and battling other shoppers, but it does mean having to be home when they arrive. Walmart could potentially solve this problem with a new service that not only brings food into...

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iPhone 8 launch sees low turnout

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00 -0500

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It’s usually the case that when a new iPhone launches we’re inundated with photos of Apple fans queuing up outside stores. But judging from the lines that appeared on Friday’s launch day, early demand for the iPhone 8 has been pretty poor.

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Uber passed London regulator's inspections ten times before ban

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:00 -0500

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Friday brought the surprising news that the Transport for London (TfL) Authority wouldn’t allow Uber to renew its private operator’s license in the city, thereby threatening to remove the US firm's operations from the UK's capital. But it’s been revealed that TfL gave Uber the “green light” to continue working...

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Intel announces 8th generation Coffee Lake desktop chips, which include its best gaming CPU ever

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:15 -0500

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It’s not even been a year since Intel launched Kaby Lake, but, following last month's unveiling of its U-series 8th generation Core CPU’s, the company has just announced the Coffee Lake desktop lineup, which includes what Intel is calling its best gaming chip ever.

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Intel Core i9-7980XE & 7960X Review: 16-Core Is Old News!

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:00 -0500

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Finally the Skylake-X series is complete. We now have Intel's new 16- and 18-core processors on-hand an while we don't doubt Intel had planned to release Skylake-X all along, did they really plan to offer something higher than a 12-core part before catching wind of AMD's Threadripper?

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Reality Distortion Field: 10 Things Apple Won't Directly Say But We'll Infer About the iPhone X

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00 -0500

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Apple has confirmed that more than a tech icon, it's become a cultural phenomenon. But with such potential for truth bending, we've put together a short list of our thoughts about the company's new iPhone X, not in their words but ours.

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Weekend tech reading: ThinkPad 25 detailed, iPhone 8 is faster than i5 MacBook, AMD's CrossFire brand phased out

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:22 -0500

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Lenovo's 25th anniversary ThinkPad leaks with classic design touches The very first ThinkPad was released 25 years ago in 1992, and it looks like Lenovo has something special up its sleeve to mark the occasion. The folks at German blog WinFuture.de have gotten their hands on leaked images and specs...

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Tesla looking to add convenience stores to some Supercharger stations

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:30 -0500

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With a broader adoption of electric cars, there are numerous other facets of the transportation industry that need to be upgraded as well. Take the convenience store, for example. They are almost always located at gas stations, but Tesla and other electric car owners don't go to gas stations though. ...

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer calls out Epic Games over Fortnite Battle Royale similarities

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:45 -0500

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Epic Games earlier this month shared details regarding a new PvP mode for Fortnite. In its announcement, Epic said it loves battle royale games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and H1Z1 and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for their own version.

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Rockstar teases Red Dead Redemption 2 announcement

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45 -0500

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Rockstar has been very tight-lipped about the next Red Dead Redemption. The last time we heard anything official about the upcoming western shooter was last spring when we learned it was being pushed back to 2018 (it was previously slated for a fall 2017 launch).

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Which of these materials is the best conductor of heat?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:15 -0500

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Most frequently used materials in the making of computer heatsinks... or not?

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iPhone 8 teardown reveals smaller battery, 2GB of RAM and stubborn glass back

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:15 -0500

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Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out today and cosmetically, not much has changed aside from the new glass back. It’s a seemingly insignificant substitution but one that could have a major impact on your ability to repair the phone should the need arise.

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Instagram algorithm allows rape threat to be used in Facebook ad

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:15 -0500

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The problem with algorithms is that they still can’t spot certain offensive content that a human would flag. The latest example of this comes from Instagram, who used an image that said “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore,” in a Facebook ad. ...

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise to cut 10 percent of its workforce

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:15 -0500

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to let go of roughly 10 percent of its workforce, or around 5,000 employees, as part of a cost-cutting effort that’ll begin before the end of the year.

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iTunes 4K content can only be streamed, not downloaded; new Apple TV can't play 4K YouTube videos

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:30 -0500

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Even though most of the attention has been focused on its famous handset recently, Apple talked about more than just the iPhone X at its September 12 event; the company also announced the Apple TV 4K. It may be twice as fast as the current Apple TV and offer 4K...

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Black Friday Predictions: 4K TV prices will be almost as cheap as 1080p

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:30 -0500

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Of all the items that go on sale during Black Friday, perhaps none are more anticipated than TVs. And with good reason! Retailers consistently drop television prices to draw in shoppers, and we routinely see the best offers of the year. Even so, we expect Black Friday 2017 to stand...

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EVGA releases GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite with 12Ghz memory

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:45 -0500

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In an effort to remain near the top for gaming graphics, EVGA has come out with a new GTX 1080 Ti utilizing 11GB GDDR5X memory clocked at 12Ghz. This bump in memory clock pushes the card to have more memory bandwidth than an RX Vega 64 equipped with the significantly...

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Gigabyte's Facebook post fuels GTX 1070 Ti rumors

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00 -0500

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Last week saw reports claiming Nvidia was preparing to launch a Ti edition of its GTX 1070 card. While the only evidence was a blurry photo purportedly showing some system specs featuring the GPU, a new post from Gigabyte on its official Facebook page has lent credence to the rumors.

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