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LinkedIn Loses Battle To Block Access To User’s Profile Data

August 16, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
LinkedIn Loses Battle To Block Access To User’s Profile Data

A U.S. federal judge has ruled that Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn unit will not be allowed to prevent a startup from accessing public profile data, in a test of how much control a social media site can wield over information its users have deemed to be public. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco granted a preliminary injunction request brought by hiQ Labs, and ordered LinkedIn to remove within 24 hours any technology preventing hiQ from accessing public profiles. The case is considered... 

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Angry Bird’s Rovio Returns To Profit, Possible IPO

August 16, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Angry Bird’s Rovio Returns To Profit, Possible IPO

Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment Ltd announced that its sales in the first half of the year nearly doubled following the success of “The Angry Birds Movie.” First-half revenue rose to 152.6 million euros ($179.7 million) from 78.5 million a year earlier, while adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization increased to 41.8 million euros from 11.0 million a year ago. Following years of falling earnings, job cuts and restructuring,... 

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Verizon, Others Push For Greater Cell Phone Records Privacy

August 16, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Verizon, Others Push For Greater Cell Phone Records Privacy

More than a dozen high technology giants and the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc, have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals’ sensitive cell phone data. The companies filed a 44-page brief with the court on Monday night in a high-profile dispute over whether police should have to get a warrant before obtaining data that could reveal a cell phone user’s whereabouts. Signed by some of Silicon... 

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Intel’s Core i3 8th Generation Processors Are Forthcoming

August 16, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Intel’s Core i3 8th Generation Processors Are Forthcoming

While we have already seen some details for the upcoming Core i3-8300, a couple of recent leaks show a bit more information regarding two other Coffee Lake Core i3 SKUs, the Core i3-8350K and the Core i3-8100. Spotted originally at Anandtech Forums and later further detailed over at Videocardz.com, it is now clear that Intel will push for the higher core count with its upcoming 8th generation Coffe Lake CPUs. Unlike the Core i5 lineup, which will supposedly consist of quad- and six-core CPUs, with... 

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Researchers Create Battery-Free Mobile Phone

August 16, 2017 by   | Category: Mobile
Researchers Create Battery-Free Mobile Phone

Researchers have emerged from their smoke-filled labs with a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone. The phone is the work of a group of researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and works by harvesting tiny amounts of power from radio signals, known as radio frequency or ‘RF’ waves. Team member Vamsi Talla told Reuters that ambient RF waves are all around us so, as an example, your FM station broadcasts radio waves,TV stations, mobile phone towers. They all are transmitting... 

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Astronomers Test Einsteins’s Relativity Theory With Star

August 16, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Test Einsteins’s Relativity Theory With Star

A giant star near the center of our galaxy hints, once again, that Albert Einstein was correct about gravity. A group of astronomers in Germany and the Czech Republic observed three stars in a cluster near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Using data from the Very Large Telescope in Chile, among others, the researchers tracked how the stars moved as they went around the monster black hole. One of the stars, called S2, showed slight deviations in its orbit that might... 

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Bitcoin Keeps Soaring, Surpasses $4000 Threshold

August 15, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Bitcoin Keeps Soaring, Surpasses $4000 Threshold

Bitcoin has passed another major milestone, easily reaching beyond the $4,000 threshold on Sunday. The cryptocurrency, which has only been in existence for seven years, reached a high of $4,224 (equivalent to £3,244 or AU$5,343) shortly after 9 a.m. UTC on Sunday. It’s been a swift rise for bitcoin, which only passed the $3,000 marker for the first time at the start of the month. The rise also comes fresh off the heels of the so-called “hard fork” in bitcoin which saw a new... 

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Amazon Issues Recall For Solar Eclipse Glasses

August 15, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Amazon Issues Recall For Solar Eclipse Glasses

Amazon has issued a recall to consumers who purchased eclipse glasses that may not have come from a recommended manufacturer. The internet retailer began notifying buyers of the unverified glasses on Saturday, warning them not to use the product for viewing the much-anticipated total solar eclipse later this month. Customers who didn’t receive a recall email are safe to use the ones they purchased. “We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse,”... 

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More Unaired HBO Shows Released By Hacker

August 15, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
More Unaired HBO Shows Released By Hacker

Hackers have loaded onto the internet more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series “Game of Thrones,” the Associated Press reported. The hackers, who broke into HBO’s computer network and have released stolen information for several weeks, provided more unaired episodes, including the popular show “Curb Your Enthusiasm, ” which returns in October. They also leaked episodes of “Insecure,” “Ballers”... 

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IBM Improves Deep Learning

August 15, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
IBM Improves Deep Learning

Big Blue Boffins claim to have developed technology that dramatically cuts the time it takes to crunch massive amounts of data and then come up with useful insights. If it is all true then it could mean that deep learning, the technique used by IBM, is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that mimics how the human brain works could be set to take off. IBM wanted to reduce the time it takes for deep learning systems to digest data from days to hours. The improvements could help radiologists get... 

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Can Rocket League Grow eSports

August 15, 2017 by   | Category: Gaming
Can Rocket League Grow eSports

The stories about esports going to the Olympics, or airing on mainstream TV, are exciting. In itself, these moments are not that important to the future of competitive gaming. This is a modern sport, there’s no need for BBC broadcasts when millions are watching on Twitch. And as cool as it may be to see gamers at official sporting championships, these competitions are not suited to the complex nature of esports with all those different games. Yet what these stories highlight is esports’... 

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Will The U.S. ITC Really Investigate Apple

August 15, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Will The U.S. ITC Really Investigate Apple

The International Trade Commission has announced that it will launch an investigation into Apple following allegations from Qualcomm that its devices violate six of its patents. The move, arguably procedural, means that the ITC will formally investigate Qualcomm’s complaint, rather than dismiss it outright. “The US International Trade Commission has voted to institute an investigation of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components thereof,”... 

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Intel Gives More Details On Its Core X Processors

August 14, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Intel Gives More Details On Its Core X Processors

Intel has announced the availability of its Core X-series processor family, which will compete with AMD’s Threadripper high-end desktop (HEDT) CPUs. The devices, which will be marketed as Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 models, have a higher than usual TDP, enabling Intel to boost their base clock speed. They also offer what Intel calls Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, pushing clock speeds on at least one of the multiple cores to 4.5GHz, in the case of the $999 Core i9-7900X.   That 10-core, 10-thread... 

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SoundCloud Receives Funding, Lives To See Another Day

August 14, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
SoundCloud Receives Funding, Lives To See Another Day

SoundCloud, the world’s most popular streaming music app, but one that has been plagued by money-losing strategies, said it received new funding on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash this year. The company, which laid off 40 percent of its staff in July, said in a blog post that the financing was raised from media-focused investment bank Raine Group of New York and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek. It did not disclose the amount or its terms. Raine and... 

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Slack Enables Enteprise Mobility Management, Strengthens Security Features

August 14, 2017 by   | Category: Around The Net
Slack Enables Enteprise Mobility Management, Strengthens Security Features

Slack has enabled integration with the most prevalent enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms in order to offer security and policy management features to its four-year old, cloud-based messaging application. The messaging platform provider worked with AppConfig, an open standards group, which allowed Slack to integrate through a set of APIs with 21 EMM vendors. Slack said it also worked more closely with three EMM providers – VMware Airwatch, MobileIron, and Blackberry Good – “to... 

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