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UPS launches an autonomous drone from a delivery truck

Credit: UPS On Monday, a UPS drone buzzed over fields in Lithia, Florida, to deliver a test package to a rural home. It was launched from the roof of a modified UPS truck and automatically returned to the vehicle after making its drop-off. The idea is that the driver can continue along his or her route while the drone makes a delivery that would otherwise be out of the way.  “Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are m......
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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon offer fairer deal on cloud storage

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to give cloud storage subscribers fairer contracts after intervention by the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority.Such cloud storage services are typically used to store photos, videos, music or digital copies of important documents.If the services shut down or vary their capacity or prices without notice, customers can lose their data, or be held hostage.The CMA asked the storage service provider......
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The Full Nerd Episode 17: Vega vs. GTX 1080 Ti, Ryzen Rumors, and GDC preview

The Full Nerd Episode 17: Vega vs. GTX 1080 Ti, Ryzen Rumors, and GDC preview | PCWorld With competing events from Nvidia and AMD and just two weeks before Ryzen is supposed to launch, the Full Nerd crew goes full nerd on what to expect in hardware this month PCWorld | Feb 18, 2017 11:30 AM PT Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: IDG ");});t......
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28% off Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse - Deal Alert

28% off Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse - Deal Alert | PCWorld Shopping links may be manually or programmatically inserted into this content, and our site may receive payment for activity generated through them. They should not be interpreted as editorial endorsements. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. Credit: Amazon ");});try{$("d......
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Microsoft's monthlong delay of security patches may pose risks, experts say

Microsoft has decided to bundle its February patches together with those scheduled for March, a move that at least some security experts disagree with. "I was surprised to learn that Microsoft wants to postpone by a full month," said Carsten Eiram, the chief research officer at vulnerability intelligence firm Risk Based Security, via email. "Even without knowing all the details, I find such a decision very hard to justify. They are aware o......
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Creative Sound BlastX Katana review: The soundbar finally makes its way to PCs

Considering the burgeoning popularity of soundbars in living room setups, it’s surprising they’re mostly missing in action on the PC side of things. By and large, the PC has stuck to 3.5mm input dual-speaker systems, occasionally with a subwoofer included. It’s strange for a few reasons: 1) Unlike TVs, monitors rarely ever come with built-in speakers. 2) Most dedicated PC speakers are terrible. 3) Desk space is often in short supply, and......
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Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services.On Monday, the public cloud provider announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting. It’s a powerful swing at some very entrenched enterprise software players by the public cloud provider.AWS launched the service with native ......
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Intel researches quantum computing and neuromorphic chips for future PCs

Intel realizes there will be a post-Moore’s Law era and is already investing in technologies to drive computing beyond today’s PCs and servers. The chipmaker is “investing heavily” in quantum and neuromorphic computing, said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, during a question-and-answer session at the company’s investor day on Thursday. “We are investing in those edge type things that are way out there,” Krzanich said. To give an idea of how......
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Privacy groups claim FBI hacking operation went too far

Privacy advocates are claiming in court that an FBI hacking operation to take down a child pornography site was unconstitutional and violated international law.That’s because the operation involved the FBI hacking 8,700 computers in 120 countries, based on a single warrant, they said.“How will other countries react to the FBI hacking in their jurisdictions without prior consent?” wrote Scarlet Kim, a legal officer with U.K.-based Privacy In......
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