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Microsoft To Unveil New Surface Hardware On Oct. 31, Surface Phone Unlikely : TECH : Tech Times

Microsoft Station Q launches in Sydney as part of major quantum computing partnership Microsoft will unveil at least one new Surface product at its Future Decoded event in London, happening Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. However, it’s not going to be the Surface Phone.  ( Microsoft ) Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Surface chief, has been confirmed to give a keynote presentation at the end of October in London where he’s expected to unveil new additions to the Surface product line. Microsoft…

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Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

For Facebook, the move to work with the Congressional committees underscored how far the social network has strayed from being a mere technology company and how it has increasingly had to deal with the unintended consequences of the tools it provides to reach the more than 2 billion people who use the site regularly. The company became more proactive in deflecting criticism this week, with its chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, describing on Wednesday the steps Facebook would take to…

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Kim Jong Un responds to Trump’s name calling / Boing Boing

“I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire,” said glorious North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in response to US mentally deranged dotard Donald Trump’s recent threats and name calling. The world is less stable. Via The Hill: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday fired back at President Trump’s combative speech at the United Nations a day before, saying Trump will “pay dearly” for his threats. “The mentally deranged…

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Dash cam reviews: What you need to catch the maniacs and meteors of daily driving

September 21, 2017: Updated with our review of the Rexing V1, which offers a low price and great day video but is pretty bare-bones. Read our full review.  Dash cams are already essential in many countries because of scam artists who try to create accidents so they can sue you. They’ve also proven useful for catching the occasional meteor, as happened in Thailand and in Russia a few years ago. But while auto cons aren’t as common here, recording your excursions…

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Intel and Waymo expand their self-driving-car collaboration – LA Times

Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica fleet is fitted with Intel technology for sensor processing, general computing and connectivity. “As Waymo’s self-driving technology becomes smarter and more capable, its high performance hardware and software will require even more powerful and efficient compute,” Intel Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said in a statement. Source link

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ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy

by Zak Killian — 4:00 PM on September 21, 2017 When the X299 platform and its associated motherboards debuted, extreme overclockers like der8auer remarked that the new boards’ mostly-decorative VRM heatsinks were actually interfering with cooling the hot hardware underneath. A couple of weeks later, the aforementioned Deutschlander showed that you could  resolve that problem just by grinding a few grooves into the heatsinks. Asus has apparently taken that advice to heart, as the new ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming is…

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Apple Watch’s new heart rate features won’t work on the original Watch model

Apple’s new Apple Watch software, WatchOS 4, includes several updates to the health and fitness tracking features of the Watch, the most interesting of which are new heart rate monitoring features. With the new software, the Watch will show resting heart rate, walking heart rate, and recovery rate, and flag abnormal spikes even when wearers aren’t working out. But it turns out that not all Apple Watch users will experience those. As pointed out both in 9to5Mac’s WatchOS 4 writeup…

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Uber braced for crash as TfL delivers London licence ruling

Uber is bracing itself for regulators‎ to deliver a crucial ruling that could trigger the removal of tens of thousands of private-hire drivers from London’s streets. Sky News has learnt that Transport for London (TfL‎)‎ could announce as soon as Friday whether it is handing the world’s biggest ride-hailing app a new five-year operating licence. Sources close to the decision said there were ‎growing expectations that the capital’s transport body would curtail or reject altogether Uber’s application for a new…

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Extend the Automatic Deletion of Windows 10 Feature Update Backups – TechNet UK Blog

By Alex Popham, Modern Desktop Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft As you will all be aware, Windows has moved to an “As-A-Service” model. Every six months (March & September) a new “feature” update will be pushed through the usual update channels. Each feature update release will be supported for 18 months, so organisations can plan effectively around these very predictable timescales. On top of that, those who are signed up to the Windows Insider program will get early access to…

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