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Samsung is making a smart speaker with Bixby, says WSJ

The Vega project’s development is reportedly being slowed by the progress of Bixby itself. Samsung had to launch the Galaxy S8 without support for English voice commands, despite marketing Bixby as a prominent feature of the phone and giving it a dedicated button. Voice support started to roll out in preview form last month, but there’s clearly still a long way to go .

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Raspberry Pi challenger: Tiny NanoPi Neo Plus2 is cheap but powerful - TechRepublic

On paper, the NanoPi Neo Plus2 has a lot in common with the flagship Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. Like the Pi it runs on a quad-core, ARM Cortex A53-based system-on-a-chip, has 1GB of RAM and offers built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. It even trumps the Pi 3 in some regards, with gigabit Ethernet and 8GB of built-in eMMC storage.

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Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 tablet means business

The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

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Samsung is baking Bixby into a speaker to take on Amazon and Google http://tnw.me/xcGWOxc  pic.twitter.com/qzhJpfxr6N

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How Dow Jones is helping companies mine cloud data for business transformation - TechRepublic

With a history in print publications, Dow Jones began undergoing digital transformation efforts long before many other companies: The Wall Street Journal Online first launched in 1996, for example. Now, the company is further expanding its digital journey, offering access to its archive of 1.3 billion articles to other companies, who can use data analytics and machine learning to integrate that information into their workflows.

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Servers Seized at Ukrainian Firm Where 'Petya' Attack Began, Charges Being Considered

Last week , a vicious piece of malware began spreading around the globe that was initially believed to be ransomware but is now understood to be a wiper. Researchers traced the origin of what’s come to be known as NotPetya back to a software firm called MeDoc. Ukraine’s most popular tax preparation software, MeDoc is one of only two programs that are officially authorized by the Ukraine government. While no one has accused the firm of intentionally spreading the worm, it’s believed that it was first pushed out through a software update to the tax software. Because it’s tax season in Ukraine, this was a very effective strategy for the hackers who are responsible.

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Nokia's new smartphones start at £120 in the UK http://engt.co/2smPUw7  pic.twitter.com/L6GiZzqzWa

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China's cracking down on VPNs to make Great Firewall stronger

Chinese businesses and startups often rely on VPNs to access Facebook and Twitter to engage customers and fans. They may soon find themselves locked out of the western markets if the Chinese government continues its crackdown going into its leadership renewal event in October, the Chinese Communist Party's 19th Congress. China has also clamped down previously on local social media platforms like Weibo to block "negative talk."

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Facebook fights U.S. gag order over government search warrants

( Reuters ) — Facebook is challenging a gag order from a U.S. court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose a threat to freedom of speech, according to court documents.

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How to Photograph Fireworks

But not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to have such a dramatic manmade structure in front of the light show. If you're in a more natural environment, try and find a display over a lake or river, as the reflections of the show in the water can add drama. Things can get a little tricky if you're out in a park or another rural area. Approach framing the fireworks as you would a landscape—if you can get a good balance of ground and sky, perhaps showing fellow spectators, you can add a bit to your shot. Don't be afraid to change as the show goes on—zooming in for some tight shots of the light show will make your series more interesting. But it might be tricky to get up and move, as the displays are often over more quickly than you realize. Alternatively, you could try using a telephoto lens and work on getting tight, abstract images.

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iPhone 8 to ditch fingerprint sensor for face scanner, reports say

Kuo predicts Apple will release three new phones in September, the iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. The iPhone 8 will feature the most dramatic redesign of the three, with a 5.2-inch screen size housed in a device roughly the same size as the iPhone 7. It will have fewer colour options, and could come with a glass front and back with steel edges.

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Video: What rowing across the Atlantic Ocean can teach you about leadership - TechRepublic

Tori Murden McClure was the first woman and the first American to row across the Atlantic Ocean alone. Here's what she learned from the death-defying journey.

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Praying Mantises Are More Badass Than We Realized

Praying mantises are among the most frightening insects on the planet, equipped with powerful front legs which they use to snatch unwary insects, spiders, and even the odd amphibian or reptile. But as new research reveals, praying mantises are also proficient at capturing birds—which they do more often than we thought.

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Be patriotic: Buy American made audio

So if you're feeling patriotic this Fourth of July and want to show your stripes by supporting domestic companies, I've got you covered. What follows is a brief sampling of the best audio equipment made in Brooklyn, Chicago, Arkansas, Colorado and other places in the US. And a lot of it is surprisingly affordable.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is back! (Just don't call it the Note 7)

But Note 7 fans outside South Korea will have to wait to get their hands on the new devices. Samsung says it hasn't made a decision yet on selling the Note FE in other countries. The company has said in the past it has no plans to sell refurbished Note 7 devices in the United States.

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New report claims iPhone 8 won’t feature fingerprint sensor in display

The iPhone rumor mill has been ping-ponging back and forth between two possible concepts for the upcoming iPhone 8 for a while now, centered around where Apple is placing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor for its next major smartphone. Given that the device is said to have a full, bezel-less design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S8, there are two schools of thought. One says that Apple will follow conventional logic and simply place the fingerprint reader on the back of the device, and the other that claims that Apple has will integrate the reader directly into the OLED display .

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Volvo, Autoliv And Nvidia Aim For Self-Driving Car Debut By 2021

Volvo and Autoliv will form a new partnership, called Zenunity, which aims to develop self-driving car software based on Nvidia’s Drive PX computing platform.

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Email provider shuts down customer's 20-year-old account over unusual name

"They're of no interest to me. They're not addressed to me. It's none of my business.  It's not a communication I want to be involved in so I just delete them," he said.

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Bill Gates made these 15 predictions in 1999 — and it's scary how accurate he was

Gates' prediction: "'Personal companions' will be developed. They will connect and sync all your devices in a smart way, whether they are at home or in the office, and allow them to exchange data. The device will check your email or notifications, and present the information that you need. When you go to the store, you can tell it what recipes you want to prepare, and it will generate a list of ingredients that you need to pick up. It will inform all the devices that you use of your purchases and schedule, allowing them to automatically adjust to what you’re doing."

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How to use the Delay feature in Windows 10's Snipping Tool - TechRepublic

I've been using TechSmith Snagit for years to take screen shots for my articles. However, on a recent consulting gig, I decided to write a how-to article to help my client perform a new operation and I didn't have access to Snagit. I had just upgraded an application on my client's system and wanted to take some screen shots of a new procedure to illustrate the steps it involved. So I figured I could use Window 10's built-in Snipping Tool to take care of the task at hand.

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Motorola unveils new 360-degree camera Moto Mod

Motorola’s new camera also brings to mind Essential’s upcoming 360-degree camera, which attaches to the Essential Phone through a modular system that will likely be one of the biggest competitors to Motorola’s Mod system upon the phone's release in the next few weeks.

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SQL refresher: How to use the DECODE function to produce user-friendly data - TechRepublic

The syntax of the DECODE function is part of your SELECT statement. You put in your search criteria and what the result output should be if the data meets those criteria. In this example, I'd like to denote that the state of NY is to be shown as the EAST region in my output. I also want the state of MA to be shown as the EAST. I'll use the DECODE function and declare which column of the "customers" table I'd like to adjust by putting it in parenthesis, then follow it up with how I want the data to be referenced in the output. I"ll also be sure to use an alias for my DECODE column by adding an AS clause. In my case, I used AS region .

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Run the Deepest Diagnostic Testing Available to Keep Your Mac Running Smoothly

TechTool Pro 9.5 goes above and beyond the basic diagnostics to keep your system running like a dream. It even goes as far as testing your motherboard, which no rival tool can do. But that's not all. Test everything from the sensors to the fans, and everything in between. Even create a bootable diagnostic device to test in the field. Whether you own a personal Mac or a whole fleet of business machines, TechTool Pro will catch problems before they start. Makes sure your RAM, processor, cache & more are running properly Rebuilds your cache to correct slow booting, misbehaving apps, slow browsing, & more Lets you get under the hood by manually operating built-in system maintenance tools Detects problems causing files to get lost Prevents data loss & lets you undelete a file you didn’t mean to trash w/ the new & improved data recovery tool Keeps an eye on your LAN & tracks devices that have been in use Tests & repairs damaged directories and corrupted hard drives Prevents crashes & program areas associated w/ RAM Creates duplicates of your volumes to back up data Perfor

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North Korea claims intercontinental missile test

The missile was fired at 9:40am from North Korea's Western coast and flew for 40 minutes towards Japan, landing in the Sea of Japan. The test was launched just before the US Independence Day holiday and this week's G20 political summit.

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This is why Ed Sheeran quit Twitter - BBC News

Others, including Selena Gomez and Tom Daley, have received death threats. (We saw no evidence of similar tweets to Sheeran, although it is possible such messages would have been deleted for violating Twitter's terms and conditions).

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How Do Fireworks Actually Work?

Each year, as the Fourth of July approaches, the sound of explosions starts to become a normal part of the evening. Fireworks have existed in one form or another for around 1000 years, and they show no signs of going away anytime soon. But how do they work? Most of us just know to light the fuse and stand back. Let’s take a closer look …

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dropped off a big salad at Julia louis dreyfus hollywood star Nothing but respect for MY president pic.twitter.com/iqGfn15OrK

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Best places to watch fireworks on July 4th

Best places to watch fireworks on July 4th

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BBC to spend millions luring kids back from Netflix and YouTube

Over the next three years, the BBC raise its Children's budget to £124.4 million, up from £110 million today. Of that, a quarter or £31.4 million will be spent on online services, which will include the commissioning of more TV series and digital resources like video, photos, blogs, vlogs, podcasts, quizzes, guides, games and apps. The BBC says it's able to allocate more money as a result of savings across the corporation, which may include the closure of its Food and Newsbeat sites last year .

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9 cool things you didn't know you could do with Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger has quietly evolved into a stellar tool, one I find useful for more than just chats with friends. Indeed, if you haven't used it lately, you might be surprised to discover all the things Messenger can do. Let's take a look at some of the highlights, most of them focused on the app versions of Messenger (but with occasional dips into the desktop).

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The First Trailer for the FLCL Sequel Is Weird, But Not in the Way I Expected

FLCL , a six-episode anime series that’s a stirring coming-of-age tale complete with great rock music, giant robots that grow out of kids’ heads, and aliens that hit people with bass guitars, was announced to be getting not one but two sequels series last year. Now we have the footage, and it looks weird... but in an unexpectedly weird way.

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Microsoft announces internally its new 'commercial and consumer' sales model | ZDNet

Microsoft is now organizing its commercial field sales team around two customer segments: Enterprise and Small, Medium and Corporate (SMC), according to the memo.To address enterprise customers, Microsoft is focusing on its highest growth opportunities, Althoff said, by operating across account teams for commercial and public sector; specialist team units focused on new business; and new "customer success units" that will focus on driving usage and consumption of products and services.

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How IoT hackers turned a university's network against itself | ZDNet

A university found its own network turned against it - as refrigerators and lights overwhelmed it with searches for seafood.

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Google Doodle goes wild for Fourth of July

In addition to the bars and stars, the Doodle features a bear, moose, rabbit, deer and several other animals. Google said it drew inspiration from Mather, who was a noted conservationist and who also happened to be born on July 4. The company added that America's national parks now span "84 million acres and host more than 275 million visitors every year."

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China detains dozens over funding of elevated bus project

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Man uses fireworks to attack bees' nest, burns down garage

Still, on Monday a Michigan man thought he'd found a revolutionary use for his July 4 fireworks. As Grand Blanc Township fire chief Robert Burdette told me: "The resident used a smoke bomb trying to remove bees from a hive in his garage."

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This $1,699 "secure PC" will self-destruct if tampered with

The palm-sized computer is security-focused from the ground up. It comes with several layers to put a stop to even the most ardent of hackers gaining access to a user's precious data. Not only do you need a password and a corresponding wireless keyfob just to turn on the puck-like PC, the processor goes to sleep and the USB and HDMI ports shut off whenever the keyfob moves out of range, stopping anyone from snooping in.

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Software defined data centers: The smart person's guide - TechRepublic

As a whole, the SDDC service model allows for a greater level of abstraction, thereby allowing any commodity computing hardware or combination of hardware—from different (likely competing) vendors—to work together harmoniously on networking hardware that's similarly abstracted. This in turn allows resource allocation to be performed on demand, with resources programmatically available as required. This commoditized hardware can then be used in conjunction with other computing resources, such as public cloud providers or hybrid cloud deployments, which include data centers in geographically disparate locations.

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When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Craft beautiful apps worthy of your great idea with this UI & UX Design Bootcamp http://tnw.me/r7SWjYP  pic.twitter.com/RTzQ2CuwGg

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Find all the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots with Facebook

In the various areas around Charlotte, I've checked, there are plenty of locations listed, but many are missing. For instance, in the same shopping center as the coffee shop I frequent, a Starbucks is not listed. Not all locations with Wi-Fi will automatically appear. Managers of the Facebook Page for a location will have to opt-in to be listed as having free Wi-Fi.

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This Is Why Antarctic Sea Ice Crashed This Year

The disappearance of Arctic sea ice is a well-documented trend with a well-established cause . But this past summer, Earth scientists were startled to see Antarctic sea ice take a nosedive, too. Now, scientists at the British Antarctic Survey are blaming the event on a spate of freak weather, underscoring how much we still have to learn about what controls ice around the south pole.

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It's Totally Okay to Saute With Olive Oil Over High Heat

Due to its low-ish smoke point, olive oil isn’t the best choice for searing meats or other single-layer, high-temperature cooking methods. But, as Chef Helen Rennie explains in the above video, that doesn’t mean you can’t crank up the heat on your range to caramelize onions or saute potatoes.

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Get a Charge Without Using Up a Wall Socket

Get the most out of your wall outlets with this double socket smart add-on! No replacing outlets or re-wiring needed, just remove your current wall plate and replace it with the smart plate and you'll instantly have two USB ports in the wall that are perfect for charging your phone or other devices without taking up a full socket. Charge up to two devices at once Save energy by automatically stopping charging when devices reach full charge Keep your regular outlets free for the items you leave plugged in normally

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How to create a USB installer for macOS High Sierra - TechRepublic

Apple takes great care to ensure that personal users can use their computers with little to no fuss, and this applies to the OS install/upgrade cycle. The OS updates for enterprise users are usually managed by IT staff, and downloading the update per computer isn't the best approach—that's why IT pros may want to create a bootable USB installer drive. Similarly, for end users that have multiple computers to upgrade, the USB installation method cuts the time down per install significantly, especially for users with limited internet access or metered connections.

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Nightmarish Crocodile Relative Terrorized Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Madagascar

Roughly 165 million years ago during the mid-Jurassic, Madagascar is an alien place. The famously large island has yet to fully cleave itself tectonically from India and Africa, still crammed together with the rest of the southern supercontinent of Gondwana. Primates have yet to evolve, and flowers aren’t even a thing yet . This Madagascar is instead alive with a spectacular diversity of dinosaurs and reptiles, racing along the dirt and soaring above the forests. But everything that slinks, bounds, and lumbers across this sun-baked, proto-Madagascan theater is united in unshakeable wariness over the region’s most feared apex predator: Razanandrongobe sakalavae , an enormous, land-striding relative of crocodiles with a nightmare where its face ought to go.

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Einride’s T-Pod self-driving transport EV gets a full-scale prototype

Swedish tech startup Einride has built a full-scale prototype of its T-Pod, the electric autonomous transport vehicle it hopes will eventually replace smaller heavy-duty trucks, featuring remote control operation and a 200 kWh energy capacity with a maximum range of around 124 miles.

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How to find duplicates in Microsoft Excel - TechRepublic

There are various ways that duplicates can occur in Microsoft Excel. Check out one method for finding duplicate records in Excel.

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58 China's elevated bus now being investigated for illegal fundraising - Roadshow
59 Microsoft to cut 'thousands' of staff, report says
60 17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV
61 2 tech billionaires launch 'WTF' to save the Democratic Party with ... billboards
62 Fermat's Library | Economic Possibilities For Our Grandchildren annotated/explained version.
63 How to capture amazing fireworks shots with your iPhone
64 Amazon, Apple, Google stock prices go haywire due to data glitch | ZDNet
65 Twitter is better than police at predicting riots, and it's unsettling
66 Apple Rumored to Replace Touch ID With Facial Recognition in iPhone 8
67 Apple reduces cost of iPhones, iPads in India following sales tax reforms
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70 Microsoft to reorganize, revamp its sales force | ZDNet
71 How to use Drop In with your Amazon Echo speakers
72 Bixby reportedly delayed in the US due to lack of data
73 Imagination Technologies accuses Apple of unethical behaviour in chip dispute
74 Germany big target of cyber espionage and attacks: government report
75 Turkish Airlines CEO says electronics ban on U.S. flights to be lifted on July 5
76 How to share music duties at your Fourth of July party
77 Windows 10 Timeline won’t make the cut for Fall Creators Update
78 Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is just days away
79 Brazil apps track gunfire as Rio de Janeiro violence spikes
80 Australian Regulator ACCC Questions Apple Over Westpac Keyboard Ban
81 A robot that milks scorpions could aid cancer research
82 Poll: How Would You Prefer to Unlock iPhone 8?
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