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What if the Google-HTC deal is actually about voice assistants?

The news is out: HTC and Google have finally consummated their ages-long flirtation with each other. In exchange for $1.1 billion in cash, HTC will hand over 2,000 employees to the search giant. These are the people who formed the bulk of the Taiwane… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/21/google-htc-deal-voice-assistants-market-bixby-alexa/ MCAFEE

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Tarzan Ball is a tricky hook-and-pull physics game

So, you’re a ball. A Tarzan Ball, to be precise. You’ve earned the nickname thanks to your astonishing ability to shoot out a lengthy ‘vine’ (I hope it’s a vine) at objects, and then pull yourself towards those objects. That’s a handy ability to have, especially since you’ve got no legs, no arms, and no […]

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Report: Peter Thiel Up for Key Intelligence Position, Wants to Limit Google’s Power

According to a long-in-the-works report from Vanity Fair, Peter Thiel is in discussions to head what one insider described as the ?only meaningful executive-branch oversight of the intelligence community.? Numerous officials, including Steve Bannon, confirmed this, and one of Thiel?s chief concerns is reportedly the? Read more… Source: https://gizmodo.com/report-peter-thiel-up-for-key-intelligence-position-w-1818591891 QUANTUM

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Opera 11.10 includes improved power saving features

Just recently, the Opera 11.10 release candidate was made available for download. It brought a handful of important feature additions — like HTML5 File API support and IMAP enhancements — and loads of bugfixes. Nestled in amongst the other details in the Opera team’s announcement is one more interesting tidbit: Opera 11.10 offers improved battery […]

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While you wait to pre-order the iPhone X, shop for a case to protect it

Whenever top-tier companies like LG, Samsung, and Apple roll out a new smartphone, my inbox starts bursting at the seams with emails from vendors who are excited to announce cases and accessories for the new devices. As you would guess, since this past Tuesday, I?ve been drowning in emails about new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, […]

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Lilu is a pumping bra that promises more breast milk in less time

Breast pump technology have come a long way from the awkward manual tools of old. Now there are smart pumps that can pump out milk as nursing mothers carry on with their everyday lives; one even won our Best of CES award this year for its simple unob… Source: http://feeds.engadget.com/~r/weblogsinc/engadget/~3/bnbdvCyXHVs/ NVIDIA

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Too Few Candidates to Fill Growing Number of Open Source Jobs

Open source hiring has been hampered by a lack of trained job-takers, according to The Linux Foundation, which released its sixth annual summary of career opportunities in open source last week. The report provides an overview of open source career trends, along with factors that motivate industry professionals, and methods employers use to attract and […]

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Is Packaged Entertainment Media Really on the Way Out?

As home video viewing patterns continue to evolve, one common prediction is that packaged media is on its last legs. Streaming services have been gaining market share. In fact, streaming media sales eclipsed sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the first time in Q4 2016 — with discs accounting for $5.4 billion in annual […]

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Make a 3D model of your face with a selfie and AI

It's incredibly difficult to construct a 3D face from a two-dimensional photograph. That's because a single image makes it very hard to approximate different facial expressions across lighting conditions. But now, a team at The University of Nottingh… Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/19/AI-3d-face-single-photo/ NETGEAR

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Everything you need to know

What are the top things I need to know about the Note 8? The Galaxy Note 8 is here. It’s the biggest phone Samsung makes, and expectations for it are just as big to match. And rightfully so, as it has a hefty price tag if you’re interested in buying one for yourself. Before you […]

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