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American Technology News for 21 Jan 2017

5 Cool New Features Found in the New Fujifilm X100F

The Phoblographer - 21 Jan 2017 07:02
The new Fujifilm X100F is here and brings with it a number of big upgrades from its predecessor. The Fujifilm X100 series of cameras have always been targeted at street and documentary photographers.... They're fantastic cameras that are both pretty and low profile in design. If you were to equate it to anything in the film world, it would be the Hexar AF. Since it's inception, the camera has received a number of upgrades in image quality, autofocus, to the viewfinder and in minor ways to the design.
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Google Home tips and tricks

Pocket-lint - 21 Jan 2017 05:34
Google Home tips and tricksGoogle Home isn't just a speaker with built-in Google Search.With it, you can control your smart home devices, cue up a movie on your TV, replace your desktop speakers, and more. To get the most out... of your Goole Home, you really need to do a deep-dive...
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Galaxy S8's best feature mightLooking to lessen its reliance on Google and further differentiate itself among a crowded field of Android handsets, Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone will feature a brand new intelligent... personal assistant, similar in nature to Siri on the iPhone. Dubbed Bixby, Samsung's AI assistant will be based on technology the company picked up when it acquired Viv this past October. What makes the forthcoming release of Bixby so intriguing is that Viv's AI software was designed to answer layered questions that competing AI services are either unable to answer or struggle to process. For instance, Viv CEO Dag Kittlaus -- who we should note helped develop Siri -- explained that Viv can answer complex queries like, "Find me a flight to Dallas with a seat that Shaq could fit in." While it remains...
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Did Fitbit try to buyAfter settling patent infringement lawsuits in the run-up to Christmas, Fitbit supposedly offered to acquire Jawbone for an undisclosed amount. The two firms have been at each other's throats for a... few years, accusing each other of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets. Jawbone originally sued Fitbit in May 2015 and Fitbit filed a counter-suit...
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Samsung can't use in-boxOh Samsung. When the company isn't busy recalling cellphones and washing machines for being safety hazards, it's busy fighting its customers in court. In 2015, Daniel Norcia contended that he was... misled by Samsung about the capabilities of his Galaxy...
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A dramatic shift in language foreshadows a dramatic shift in policy
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The Vine Archive will keep theVine won't be going away after all. The six-second video service that gave the world "on fleek" and an enthusiastic community of homegrown celebrities will live on in the Vine Archive, a time capsule... dedicated to the site's all-too-brief four year li...
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Ben Bajarin chats with Stephen Baker of NPD to discuss a number of holiday retail categories. We explore how TVs, PCs and Tablets, Wearables, and new tech categories performed at US retail during the... holidays.
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Lavabit developer has a newThe developer behind Lavabit, an email service that noted leaker Edward Snowden used, is releasing source code for an open-source end-to-end encrypted email standard that promises surveillance-proof... messaging. The code for the Dark Internet Mail Environment (DIME) standard will become available on Github, along with an associated mail server program, said its developer Ladar Levison on Friday. DIME will work across different service providers and perhaps crucially will be "flexible enough to allow users to continue using their email without a Ph.D. in cryptology," said Levison. To coincide with its launch, Levison is also reviving Lavabit. The encrypted email service shut down in 2013 when federal agents investigating Snowden demanded access to email messages of his 410,000 customers,...
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Study shows Apple is still onRelatively speaking, 2016 was a rough year for Apple. Although the company continued to make money hand over fist, 2016 marked the first time Apple experienced a year-over-year decline in iPhone... sales. On top of that, Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup elicited an onslaught of criticism from folks who viewed the device as underpowered and embarrassingly overpriced. But if we smash through some of the hyperbole and dire projections about Apple's ability to innovate, we find that Apple still has a knack for delivering products and services that keep consumers coming back for more. According to Brand Keys' 2017 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index, Apple delivers a best in class user experience across every single category in which it competes, from smartphones to music streaming. CNET reports: When...
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Apple Depicts Qualcomm as aApple is suing mobile chip maker Qualcomm for $1 billion in a patent fight pitting the iPhone maker against one of its major suppliers
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Apple gross margin likelyRuminating on Apple's recently announced lawsuit against Qualcomm for allegedly withholding $1 billion in vendor rebates, RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes the consequent hit to... Apple gross margin could help the company in the long run.
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NASA shows us what a PlutoWe've been on the receiving end of many Pluto photos thanks to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, but we haven't actually landed on the dwarf planet yet. That hasn't stopped the space agency from... imagining what such a landing may look like, and it has shared that vision with everyone else via a new photo. Rather than using a computer to …
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Air Force satellite launchesSBIRS GEO-3 launched successfully aboard a ULA Atlas 5 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 20. SpaceNews.com
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A robotic implant that hugsA soft robotic sleeve made of silicone could help a human heart keep beating, according to a new report published Wednesday. For the millions suffering from heart failure and other cardiac issues,... that could mean a beating heart without the blood clotting complications of the current mechanical heart pumps called ventricular assist devices, or VADs, according to a statement from the National University of Ireland Galway. The research, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, was led by Ellen Roche of that university. It took place at Harvard and at Boston Children's Hospital. SEE ALSO: This Albert Einstein robot can help you learn science
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Climate change, LGBT rightsCommentary: It's a new day under President Donald Trump, with new priorities. Civil rights isn't one of them, it seems.
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How to Factory Reset AppleHave you been having issues with your AirPods battery indicator or pairing issues? Some users have reported that doing a factory reset helps with both. Bryan Chaffin walks us through how to do it.
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There's no way these sleekGetting a high-quality laptop bag used to mean spending several hundred dollars at least, but the BGR Deals team is here to tell you that's no longer the case. There are tons of stylish options out... there that cost far less than that. In fact, today we're going to show you three sleek laptop bags that cost less than $30 each! Tomtoc Compact Business Laptop Backpack Features large multi-functional storage pockets interior and exterior to house your laptops, books. clothing and other articles of daily use in one place. Convenience has never been this cool Water-proof, wear-resistant and extra-durable premium-grade material maintains high reliability whenever in use Padded foam back, extra chest lock, the thicken and reinforced back straps and top handle design makes it comfortable and...
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When you need instant internet connection but there's no WiFi network from the establishments around you, your phone's mobile hotspot capability is the tool you can rely on. However, setting up your... phone's hotspot tends to be a little tedious. Google is addressing this issue with its new Android-only feature that's coming first to Nexus and Pixel devices.
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Researchers use ultrasound toScientists at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been able to push strands of RNA (ribonucleic acid) into colon cells using bursts of ultrasound waves. The treatment, thanks to how RNA can... reprogram the production of proteins, dramatically red...
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Apple accuses Qualcomm ofApple earlier today filed a patent royalty lawsuit against Qualcomm, alleging the firm failed to pay owed rebates in retaliation for Apple's part in a Korean antitrust investigation. The claims goes... further, however, accusing the chipmaker of partaking in unsavory business practices, from price-gouging to extortion.
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House of Cards Season 5 release date revealed

Slash Gear - 21 Jan 2017 03:07
House of Cards Season 5Netflix had some good news last year -- House of Cards was coming back for a fifth season -- and then some bad news: that season's launch was delayed and no firm release date was provided. We... initially expected to see Season 5 drop in the first quarter of this year, but Netflix revealed a couple days ago that fans …
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National Park Service BannedThe National Park service retweeted some sick Donald Trump burns, noting how, uh, lightly attended his inauguration was compared to Barack Obama's in 2009. But now, the NPS has been ordered by its... Washington support office to "immediately cease use of government Twitter accounts until further notice," according to an...
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India's cities get smarterA charity is partnering with the World Council on City Data to build the capabilities of Indian cities to track city performance with data. As reported in the Times of India, the data project is... called the City Data India Initiative. It is being spearheaded by Tata Trusts, the charitable organisation that controls two-thirds equity...
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Someone converted an iPhone 5sThe phone pictured at the top of this post might look like an iPhone 7, but it's not. It has the same matte black finish as an iPhone 7, and it also has the same rounded edges, camera bump and antenna... lines. Through the magic of Chinese smartphone parts makers accessible through AliExpress, a number of kits are now available that let you transform your old iPhone 5s into an "iPhone 7 mini." It's actually not as complicated as you might think, and pretty much anyone with a steady hand, a bit of patience and about $50 for the kit and tools can get the job done in a few hours. Reddit user "igenno" was intrigued by the various iPhone 5s conversion kits he came across one day on AliExpress, so he decided to buy one and try it out. The kits, which are available from a wide range of sellers on...
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