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Smartphone camera shootout: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6S

May 5, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Let the games begin: We tested the Samsung Galaxy S7 against Apple’s iPhone 6S to see which flagship device is the best overall smartphone camera.

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Google aims to kill ‘Death by PowerPoint’ with new Slides

May 5, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Google Slides — can it displace PowerPoint? La GOOG hopes so, especially in education. The new features — currently rolling out on Android, iOS and the Web app — aim to make slide presentations more interactive. Audience members can ask questions and vote for which questions should get answered. That should give the audience something […]

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FAA setting up advisory panel on drones led by Intel CEO

May 5, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

The Federal Aviation Administration is setting up an advisory committee, led by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, to guide it on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace. The formation of the committee could link to plans by the FAA to finalize much-awaited rules for the commercial operation of drones, which will likely […]

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IDG Contributor Network: Scott McNealy’s new company makes an acquisition

May 5, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

News this morning that Wayin, a digital marketing software company, is acquiring U.K.-based interactive marketing platform EngageSciences. This would be a humdrum sort of an event, but for one thing — Wayin was co-founded and is currently run by Scott McNealy, the famed founder of Sun Microsystems. Have no doubt about this: Despite claims of […]

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How Intel knocked itself out of the smartphone chip market

May 4, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Intel’s decision to pass on making chips for Apple’s iPhone back in 2007 now looks like a huge mistake. Former CEO Paul Otellini admitted as much in a 2013 interview with The Atlantic. Intel has now bailed out of the smartphone chip market while Apple is flying high with its iPhones, based on its own A-series chips. Intel […]

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25% off Nextbit Robin Unlocked Android Phone – Deal Alert

May 4, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Currently averaging 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon (read reviews), Robin has been discounted through May 10th by 25%. With a list price of $399, this item is discounted by $100 and can be purchased via Amazon right now for $299.  Robin was born from a Kickstarter campaign (over $1.3M raised from 3,611 backers), […]

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Google dreams of injecting electronics into eyeballs

May 4, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Forget electronic contact lenses; Google’s next step could be to inject vision-enhancing electronics directly into the eye. A patent fled by Google and Andrew Jason Conrad—currently the head of Verily, the life sciences unit of Google parent company Alphabet—calls for an “intra-ocular device” that would sit within the lens capsule of the eye. The device […]

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Instagram pwned by 10-year-old Finn Jani — Facebook pays $10,000

May 4, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Instagram hacked by Jani, so Facebook gave him $10,000 because of his white-hat stylee. Also, it’s good PR to be seen to reward a 10-year-old proto-researcher. Facebook paid the bug bounty to the pseudonymous kid from Finland for a vulnerability that could allow anyone to delete any comment, anywhere on the Instagram service. Zuckerberg’s crew […]

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Windows 10 migration: At least it’s not like last time

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Enterprises should have an easier time migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 than they did the last go-round when they left behind Windows XP, an analyst said, citing lessons both Microsoft and corporations learned. “Microsoft has provided the option to roll out [Windows 10] using most of the same processes you used with Windows […]

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Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

May 4, 2016 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Developers longing to build more intelligent, more proactive, more personalized apps seem to gain more options with every passing day. With Haven OnDemand, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the applied machine learning fray, competing directly with IBM Watson Services, Microsoft Cortana Analytics Suite, and several Google ML-based APIs. To read this article in full or […]

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