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A massive solar storm could cost the US economy $40 billion per day

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:30:18 +0000

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The damage from a coronal mass ejection could be devastating to the US economy, costing us billions of dollars per day and impacting US economic production for five to 16 months depending on where the blow strikes and how strong the geomagnetic storm is.

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NOAA’s new GOES-16 weather satellite sends back stunning first images

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:35:25 +0000

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To show off the impressive technological feats of GOES-16, NOAA has released a number of images taken by the satellite's Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument.

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All Chromebooks released in 2017 and later will support Android apps

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:17:25 +0000

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Android apps will be a standard feature on all new Chromebooks.

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ET deals: Take an IT security and white hat hacking course for 97% off

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:45:55 +0000

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IT security is a massively important field. Not only is there potential for a very successful career, but there's a lot of good to be done as well. If you're inspired by recent events to start down the path of IT security and ethical hacking, today's deal from StackSocial is worth picking up.

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Symantec caught once again improperly issuing illegitimate HTTPS certificates

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:15:19 +0000

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Symantec has once again been caught issuing faulty HTTPS certificates for "test" purposes. It's the second time in 16 months that the company's certification practices have come under fire.

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Samsung reveals root cause of Galaxy Note 7 failures, fires

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:29:39 +0000

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Samsung has announced its battery findings and findings of fault in the Note 7 fiasco. There was nothing wrong with the smartphone itself, but its batteries suffered from two separate, unrelated problems.

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Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion in unpaid rebates, alleges attempted perjury, extortion

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:32:09 +0000

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Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm today, arguing that the company withheld $1 billion in rebates and attempted to pressure Apple into lying to the Korean FTC during that organization's investigation into Qualcomm's monopolistic practices.

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Steam now lets you move specific game installation folders

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:21:04 +0000

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The change patches one of Steam's shortcomings and should make it easier to manage sprawling game libraries or free up disk space.

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Microsoft targets Chrome users with ads for personal shopping assistants in Windows 10

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:05:08 +0000

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Windows 10 is trying to push Chrome users to install its own extensions for the browser, and users generally aren't happy about it.

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SpaceX posts amazing photos of Falcon 9 landing

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:29:39 +0000

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SpaceX is back on top and has the photos to prove it.

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