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U.K. Regulators Give Amazon Permission To Explore Drone Deliveries

July 27, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
U.K. Regulators Give Amazon Permission To Explore Drone Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc announced that it has entered into a partnership with the British government to hasten the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries. The world’s biggest online retailer, which has laid out plans to start using drones for deliveries by 2017, said a cross-government team supported by the UK Civil Aviation Authority had provided it with the permissions necessary to explore the process. Amazon unveiled a video last year showcasing how an unmanned drone could deliver... 

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Mytaxi, Hailo Merge To Take On Rival Uber

July 27, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Mytaxi, Hailo Merge To Take On Rival Uber

Daimler’s mytaxi said it will merge with British competitor Hailo in an all-share deal, creating Europe’s largest smartphone-based taxi-hailing business. Unlike U.S.-based ride hailing start-up Uber, which established itself to compete against taxi companies, the new company will operate using taxi firms. It is the latest push by traditional carmakers to enter the taxi ride hailing services market dominated by Uber and other technology companies. The companies declined to disclose financial... 

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NFC For ATM Transactions Catching On

July 27, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
NFC For ATM Transactions Catching On

Several of the nation’s biggest banks in the U.S. now support the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM — many by way of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology — instead of requiring customers to use a bank card. One of the early adopters, Bank of America, said this week it currently supports cardless technology at 2,800 of its ATMs. That number will reach 8,000 ATMs by year’s end that rely on NFC and other technology. Bank of America, which has about 15,000... 

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Intel’s Knights Landing Thwarting nVidia Plans

July 27, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Intel’s Knights Landing Thwarting nVidia Plans

Bad news for Nvidia as supercomputer maker Cray said that that Intel’s Knights Landing giving Nvidia a run for its money. Cray’s boss Peter Ungaro whose outfit makes supercomputers based around both Knights Landing and Nvidia gear has hinted that Intel gear is gaining traction. The second generation Xeon Phi product, codenamed Knights Landing, comes as a stand-alone processor and another one which will be released as a co-processor later on. All this stands in the way of Nvidia’s cunning plans... 

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Is The Apple Watch Dragging The Smartwatch Industry Down?

July 27, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Is The Apple Watch Dragging The Smartwatch Industry Down?

After dragging up the smart watch industry thanks to its legions of fanboys who will buy any old rubbish provided it has an Apply logo, Jobs’ Mob is causing it all to crash again. For those who came in late, after Apple invented the smartwatch two years later than its rivals, it was supposed to sell millions of them. To be fair it did reasonably well considering its product was out-of-date and pretty much useless. It sold about six million of them to the loyal fanboys base who would buy a dog turd... 

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Astronomers Continue To Theorize About Planet 9

July 27, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers Continue To Theorize About Planet 9

A massive ice giant may be traveling through the outer solar system. Dubbed “Planet Nine,” the hypothetical world was proposed to exist after scientists noticed that a handful of objects beyond Pluto had been shaken up in unusual orbits. Search parties have formed to find the unseen planet, with optimistic hopes of spotting it within a year. “It’s not crazy; this is the kind of stuff people are finding all the time,” co-discoverer Mike Brown, at the California Institute... 

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Adobe’s Flash Days Are Numbered In Firefox Browser

July 26, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Adobe’s Flash Days Are Numbered In Firefox Browser

Mozilla has announced that  it will follow other browser markers by limiting the use of Flash in Firefox next month. The open-source developer added that in 2017 it will dramatically expand the anti-Flash restrictions: Firefox will require users to explicitly approve the use of Flash for any reason by any website. As have its rivals, Mozilla cast the limitations (this year) and elimination (next year) as victories for Firefox users, citing improved security, longer battery life on laptops and faster... 

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Huawei Posts 40% Increase In Sales Revenue

July 26, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Huawei Posts 40% Increase In Sales Revenue

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, one of the world’s largest telecoms equipment makers, on Monday posted a 40 percent increase in first-half sales revenue and announced it would “maintain current momentum” this year. Sales revenue reached 245.5 billion yuan ($36.8 billion) in the first six months of 2016, the company said in a statement. Operating margin fell to 12 percent from 18 percent in the previous half-year, it said. The Shenzhen-based private company, which competes with Sweden’s... 

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Microsoft’s Office 365 Subscription Slows Signficantly

July 26, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Microsoft’s Office 365 Subscription Slows Signficantly

Microsoft said that consumer subscriptions to Office 365 topped 23 million, signaling that the segment’s once quite large year-over-year growth had slowed significantly. The Redmond, Wash. company regularly talks up the latest subscription numbers for the consumer-grade Office 365 plans — the $100 a year Home and the $70 Personal — and did so again this week during an earnings call with Wall Street analysts. “We also see momentum amongst consumers, with now more than 23 million... 

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Are Movie Theaters Moving To Virtual Reality?

July 26, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Are Movie Theaters Moving To Virtual Reality?

Samsung’s Gear VR headset has been installed in a what is believed to be the first Virtual Reality popup cinema. The VIVID VR Cinema has been constructed in Toronto, Canada, where a total of three different films were being shown — The Visitor, where a young couple prepares for the woman’s greatest fear to arrive; Imago, a title about a former dancer in a coma who’s aware of her surroundings; and Sonar, a movie about a drone that discovers a signal on an asteroid. The cinema is small –... 

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Tech Firms Form OTrP To Support IoT Security

July 26, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Tech Firms Form OTrP To Support IoT Security

A bunch of tech firms including ARM and Symantec have joined forces to create a security protocol designed to protect Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The group, which also includes Intercede and Solacia, has created The Open Trust Protocol (OTrP) that is now available for download for prototyping and testing from the IETF website. The OTrP is designed to bring system-level root trust to devices, using secure architecture and trusted code management, akin to how apps on smartphones and tablets that... 

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Dark Matter Continues To Elude Researchers

July 26, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Dark Matter Continues To Elude Researchers

The incredibly sensitive LUX dark-matter detector, buried under a mile of rock, has come up empty on its 20-month search for dark matter — further narrowing down the possible characteristics of the strange substance. Researchers presented the results today (July 21) at the 11th Identification of Dark Matter Conference (IDM2016) in Sheffield, U.K., which gathers together researchers seeking to understand dark matter, the mysterious material that appears to make up more than four-fifths of the universe’s... 

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More Than Half The World Remains Off The Internet

July 25, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Uncategorized
More Than Half The World Remains Off The Internet

About 3.9 billion people, or 53 percent of the population still remains offline at the end of this year, according to the International Telecommunication Union estimates. Even in Europe, the most connected region, 20.9 percent of all people aren’t online. In Africa, the least connected continent, 74.9 percent are offline. Those figures are part of the annual statistical report from the agency, which is part of the United Nations. The report also showed there’s still a huge divide between rich... 

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Facebook Solar-powered Drone Takes Flight

July 25, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Facebook Solar-powered Drone Takes Flight

Facebook Inc announced that it has completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. Aquila, Facebook’s lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page. The company ultimately hopes to have a fleet of Aquilas that can fly for at least three months at a time at 60,000 feet (18,290... 

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FCC Presses Phone Companies To Provide ‘Robocall’ Blocking Technology

July 25, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
FCC Presses Phone Companies To Provide ‘Robocall’ Blocking Technology

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission urged major U.S. phone companies to take immediate steps to make technology that blocks unwanted automated calls available to consumers at no charge. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in letters to CEOs of major phone companies, said so-called robocalls, automated pre-recorded telephone calls often from telemarketers or scam artists, continue “due in large part to industry inaction.” Wheeler’s letters went to chief executives of companies... 

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