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Microsoft Ignite 2018: Everything Microsoft just announced

Microsoft's Ignite conference, taking place in Orlando, kicked off this morning with a keynote from CEO Satya Nadella, and released a flood of news related to its IT professional and enterprise customers. CNET isn't there, but our sister site, ZDNet -- and Microsoft maven Mary Jo Foley -- is …

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iPhone XS Dual-SIM Could Be a Game-Changer -- but There's a Catch

You can't just hop on a plane and hope for the best.<p>Apple’s new iPhones could be a game-changer for international travel.<p>The company introduced at …

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The Apple Watch Series 4 is everything previous versions should have been

I bought the original Apple Watch "Series 0" back in 2015, and it served me well for a year until I felt overwhelmed with receiving notifications on …

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This quadcopter is a ‘flying battery’ that can stay in the sky for 2 hours

A big annoyance for drone owners is the limited amount of time you can keep your bird in the sky before the juice runs out.<p>Many of today’s remotely …

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Smartwatches can last all week with the Snapdragon Wear 3100, but there’s a catch

• The Snapdragon Wear 3100 is Qualcomm’s new premium smartwatch platform.<br>• It includes a new low-power co-processor, the Qualcomm’s QCC1110.<br>• The platform boasts a 1.5-2.5 day typical battery life, while Traditional Watch Mode extends life up to a week.<p>Qualcomm unveiled its third-generation premium …

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The way you get TV and internet at home is about to change drastically — for the better

The way you get and use both TV and internet in your home is about to change drastically.<p>Verizon detailed a bit about how the next stage of home TV …

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Intel Starts Teasing Its Graphics Card

Nvidia and AMD take note, Intel is preparing to enter the discrete graphics market with its own GPU and card. The card won't arrive until 2020, but …

Huawei steals Apple’s crown as No. 2 smartphone maker

Apple just smashed expectations yet again with another monster quarterly earnings report. But that’s not enough to stop Huawei from stealing Apple’s crown as the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, based on number of handsets shipped.<p>The figures come from analysts at IDC, who note that Apple …

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Scientists are pushing the limits of 3D printing with these shape-shifting materials

Technology<p>The tech could be used to create magnetically controlled implants or "soft robots."<p>Three-dimensional printing has been used to create all sorts of things, from car parts and experimental rocket engines to entire houses. Now scientists at MIT have found a way to 3D print objects that can …

iOS beta hints at dual SIM iPhone

Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 12 a few days ago. 9to5mac discovered strings in configuration files that reference dual SIM devices. You should expect at least one new iPhone model with two SIM trays.<p>Apple is said to unveil three new iPhone models in September. In addition to an updated …

How Bird plans to spread its electric scooters all over the world

For better or worse, scooters are now a global business<p>Bird is making its first major move outside the US. The scooter-sharing startup announced today that its rideables would be hitting the streets of Paris and Tel Aviv for a pair of pilots that the Santa Monica, California-based company says will …

The self-driving cars hitting the road in Texas today are unlike any we’ve seen before

Drive.ai’s vehicles have four external LED screens to communicate messages to pedestrians<p>There’s a very different-looking kind of self-driving car on the streets of Texas today. Instead of the spotless white look of the autonomous cars owned by Waymo or Cruise Automation, these vehicles are …

Nokia, T-Mobile US agree $3.5 billion deal, world's first big 5G award

LONDON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) named Nokia (NOKIA.HE) to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network gear, the firms said on Monday, marking the world's largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle taking root.<p>No.3 U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile …

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What the Failure of Qualcomm's NXP Bid Means for the Chip Industry

A $44 billion chipmaker merger is history, the highest-profile victim of the ongoing U.S.-China trade disputes.<p>Semiconductor giant Qualcomm (qcom) …

Google is building “virtual agents” to handle call centers’ grunt work

Google is officially building AI technology to replace some of the work in call centers, the company announced at its Cloud Next conference today (July 24), confirming earlier reports.<p>The software is called Contact Center AI, and Google is working with at least a dozen partners, such as Cisco and …

Google announces AutoML Vision, Natural Language, Translation, and Contact Center AI

Today at Google’s Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, the Mountain View company announced it’s expanding Cloud AutoML — the machine learning platform it announced at Google I/O last year — into new domains.<p>Starting this week, AutoML Vision, a graphical drag-and-drop tool that lets users …

All The Ways We're Using Smart Speakers

Smart speaker owners surveyed in NPR and Edison Research's "Smart Audio Report" use audio commands for a wide array of tasks, from checking the …

Huge lake of liquid water found on Mars

A huge lake of liquid water has been found on Mars. The groundbreaking discovery comes after years of evidence of the Red Planet's watery past and …

Bad news for iPhone users: Apple dumps Qualcomm

Apple's really doing it: It's gonna stop using Qualcomm's superior cellular modems for the next iPhone, the chipmaker's CFO George Davis said during …

Drop it. Smash it. Slam it. Samsung’s unbreakable OLED screen can take it

A new type of smartphone display panel made by Samsung Display has passed a series of durability tests in the U.S., which saw it surpass standards …

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Google takes on Yubico and builds its own hardware security keys

Google today announced it is launching its own hardware security keys for two-factor authentication. These so-called Titan Security Keys will go up against similar keys from companies like Yubico, which Google has long championed as the de facto standard for hardware-based two-factor authentication …

Google wants you to use its new physical keys to secure your account

You should already be using two-factor authentication to prevent unauthorized access to your online accounts. While your phone is up to the task of helping you with that, Google believes it’s time for to take the next step: using a physical security key.<p>At its ongoing Google Cloud Next event, the …

Intel's Monster Core i9-9900K 8-core Processor Will Reach A Massive 5GHz With 4.7GHz All-Core Boost

While AMD looks set to claim the ultimate performance crown in the high-end with its 32-core 2nd Generation Threadripper processor that’s due to be released soon, Intel is aiming to dominate lower down with its first 8-core mainstream processor, which rumors claim will be called the Core i9-9900K. …

Researchers create environment sensing robots the size of cells

MIT researchers have been able to create what is believed to be the smallest robots ever that can sense their environment, store data, and carry out …

DARPA dedicates $75 million (to start) into reinventing chip tech

The Defense Department’s research arm, DARPA, is throwing an event around its “Electronics Resurgence Initiative,” an effort to leapfrog existing chip tech by funding powerful but unproven new ideas percolating in the industry. It plans to spend up to $1.5 billion on this over the years, of which …

This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

Scribit is a drawing robot that can turn your walls into a work of art. The little bot raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter, crushing the …

How Facebook configures its millions of servers every day

When you’re a company the size of Facebook with more than two billion users on millions of servers, running thousands of configuration changes every day involving trillions of configuration checks, as you can imagine, configuration is kind of a big deal. As with most things with Facebook, they face …

Exclusive: Britain says Huawei 'shortcomings' expose new telecom networks risks

LONDON (Reuters) - Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain's telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday.<p>The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain's GCHQ spy agency, will intensify the espionage …

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A Russian Warship Was Discovered with an Estimated $130 Billion in Gold on Board

A sunken Russian warship estimated to contain 200 tons of gold bullion and coins was discovered about one mile off the coast of the South Korean …

Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling

BRUSSELS — European authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market and ordered the company to alter its practices, in one of the most aggressive regulatory actions against American technology giants and one that may force lasting changes …

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