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Microsoft is bringing a full version of Windows 10, complete with desktop app support, to ARM chipsets. The software giant demonstrated Windows 10 running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip today, complete with HD video playback, Adobe Photoshop support, and Microsoft Office. Microsoft expects ARM-based laptops to be the first to adopt this new version of Windows 10. Traditional x86 desktop apps will be emulated, making the experience seamless to the end user. Laptops might be the first, but it’s easy to see past that and realize that this means Microsoft is about to turn a phone into a real PC.
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See a pretty girl or guy on the street? Snap a pic, and you can find out who they are. What could go wrong? By Ashlee Vance.
1. Russian Photographer Uses Facial Recognition To Find People He Snaps On Subway, The Results Are Pretty Scary Added by AdelleChattre on December 13th 2016.
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Remember gadgets? They were little electronic things that did stuff for you. They would play music or record videos or give you directions or let you play games on the go. They were fun. Everyone had them. Everyone wanted them. There were whole magazines and websites and even TV shows devoted to them.
Submitted on December 9th 2016 by spacepopper
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Every day it feels like our rights to privacy and security are under attack, and indeed, if you’re keeping up with the news, this is a lot more than just a feeling. Governments and law enforcement agencies around the world are pushing hard for new powers to keep tabs on their citizens. They argue they require the ability to track your activities and access your private information in order to protect you. And they’re willing to weaken encryption for everyone to do so.
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A in-development ransomware was discovered called Popcorn Time that intends to give victim's a very unusual way of getting a free decryption key. With Popcorn Time, not only can a victim pay a ransom to get their files back, but they can also try to infect two other people and have them pay the ransom in order to get a free key.
Submitted on December 10th 2016 by xXwraithXx
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While Amazon and Netflix are now regular names during awards season, the Golden Globes helps provide a good benchmark for how the wider industry rates their output. For the 2017 Globes, TV honors are even, with both companies securing five nominations each. As for movies, Amazon drama Manchester by the Sea has a whopping five nominations.
Submitted on December 12th 2016 by Nelson
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RICHARD CRAIB IS a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn’t run it. He leaves that to an artificially intelligent system built by several thousand data scientists whose names he doesn’t know. Under the banner of a startup called Numerai, Craib and his team have built technology that masks the fund’s trading data before sharing it with a vast community of anonymous data scientists. Using a method similar to homomorphic encryption, this tech works to ensure that the scientists can’t see...
1. Investing: Hedge funds facing heavy pressure to cut fees Added by sashinator on December 13th 2016.
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Did the Holocaust really happen? No. The Holocaust did not really happen. Six million Jews did not die. It is a Jewish conspiracy theory spread by vested interests to obscure the truth. The truth is that there is no evidence any people were gassed in any camp. The Holocaust did not happen.
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Science fiction as we know it would not exist without Hugo Gernsback. He coined the term “science fiction” as the editor and publisher of Amazing Stories, the first magazine devoted to the burgeoning genre, which he launched in 1926. The Hugo Awards for science fiction and fantasy are named after him.
Submitted on December 11th 2016 by TNY
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Bill Gates is leading a $1 billion investment fund in clean energy. The Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) founder is joined by some of the world's richest people in supporting a 20-year fund called Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Investors include Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, and Alibaba (BABA, Tech30) Executive Chairman Jack Ma. Gates will serve as the chairman of the fund, which is the venture arm of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a group founded last year to accelerate research and investment in clean energy.
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Nvidia cofounder Chris Malachowsky is eating a sausage omelet and sipping burnt coffee in a Denny's off the Berryessa overpass in San Jose. It was in this same dingy diner in April 1993 that three young electrical engineers--Malachowsky, Curtis Priem and Nvidia's current CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang--started a company devoted to making specialized chips that would generate faster and more realistic graphics for video games.
Submitted on December 12th 2016 by grandsalami
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“I’m not sure what else one would do.” In addition to addressing issues at SpaceX, Elon Musk spent some time during a Friday CNBC interview addressing how automation will impact the job market. Musk’s Tesla Motors is leading the way to self-driving cars, while also pushing factories to new levels of automation. And he thinks that workers displaced by those and other forms of automation will need help permanently, and on a broad scale.
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Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish and has to import waste from other countries to keep plants going
Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has to import rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1 per cent of Swedish household waste was sent to landfill last year or any year since 2011.
Submitted on December 10th 2016 by zobo
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