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Google, Microsoft, Twitter, And Facebook Team Up On Data Portability

Google, Microsoft, Twitter, And Facebook Team Up On Data Portability | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Some of the largest tech companies in the world have teamed up to make data portability a little easier. The initiative is called the Data Transfer Project, and the likes of Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook are all on board. There's no product to show off just yet, but the project could be groundbreaking.
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That Brain-Training App You Downloaded? It’s Probably Worthless

That Brain-Training App You Downloaded? It’s Probably Worthless | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
The idea of brain-training apps which improve your mental abilities by making you play games sounds almost too good to be true. Sadly, according to a recent study by neuroscientists at Canada’s Western University, it is. Here's what their recent experiment demonstrated.
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The New Macbook Pro’s Security Advancements Come With An Annoying Compromise

The New Macbook Pro’s Security Advancements Come With An Annoying Compromise | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Apple has brought its T2 coprocessor to the new MacBook Pros, offering advanced security features such as encrypted storage and secured boot. But as with many aspects of the MacBook Pro, it comes with a compromise that a lot of us feel weary about. Here’s why it feels like Apple is taking one step forward and two steps back.
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Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro can't recover data if the logic board fails

Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro can't recover data if the logic board fails | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
With the addition of the T2 chip on the 2018 MacBook Pro, there is no longer a way to retrieve data from the computer's logic board if it fails.
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Google, Microsoft, Twitter, And Facebook Team Up On Data Portability

Google, Microsoft, Twitter, And Facebook Team Up On Data Portability | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Some of the largest tech companies in the world have teamed up to make data portability a little easier. The initiative is called the Data Transfer Project, and the likes of Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook are all on board. There's no product to show off just yet, but the project could be groundbreaking.
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Disabled Hyperthreading on OpenBSD Hints at New Spectre-like Flaws

Disabled Hyperthreading on OpenBSD Hints at New Spectre-like Flaws | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
The main developer of OpenBSD has announced that Intel chips will have hyperthreading disabled on the operating system in order to ward off potential Spectre-like exploits that take advantage of the way that simultaneous multithreading technologies work. This barring of the technology will be expanded to other chips.
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Here Are All The New Features You'll Find In iOS 12

Here Are All The New Features You'll Find In iOS 12 | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
At this year's WWDC, Apple unveiled its latest operating system -- iOS 12. While the final version of the new OS won't be available until September, the company announced a ton of new features to look forward to. From app updates to group FaceTime, ARKit 2.0, and more, here are all the new features in iOS 12.
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Here's everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4

Here's everything we know about Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S3. Rumors are now surfacing about its successor -- the Galaxy Tab S4. While there aren't too many details, various reports and rumored specs have helped us gather information on Samsung's latest tablet. Here's everything we know.
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Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake chips are delayed again

Intel’s 10nm Cannon Lake chips are delayed again | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Intel 10nm Cannon Lake chips are delayed again, with mass production of the new chips now expected to start in 2019
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Tech Leaders Who Want To Avoid Financial Ruin Should Do These Three Things

Tech Leaders Who Want To Avoid Financial Ruin Should Do These Three Things | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
The current crisis is a golden opportunity for tech companies to affirm their commitment to high-character leadership.
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9 Things to Know About Facebook Privacy and Cambridge Analytica

9 Things to Know About Facebook Privacy and Cambridge Analytica | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Cambridge Analytica's use of purchased data mined from a third party app is drawing scrutiny to Facebook's privacy practices. So what should users know about the mess that follows?
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Entry-level MacBooks may make an appearance in June at WWDC 2018

Entry-level MacBooks may make an appearance in June at WWDC 2018 | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
The latest rumor pins the official reveal date of Apple's entry-level MacBook as June during the company's annual WWDC developer conference.
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Google Home vs. Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo: Who Dominates the Smart Speaker Battle? « SUPPORTrix Blog

Google Home vs. Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo: Who Dominates the Smart Speaker Battle? « SUPPORTrix Blog | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
These smart speakers are becoming an essential part of the modern household. But which one is the best smart speaker for you? Let’s take a look.
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Google launches Gmail Go, its latest lightweight app aimed at low-power phones

Google launches Gmail Go, its latest lightweight app aimed at low-power phones | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Google has quietly launched Gmail Go, a lightweight version of Gmail aimed at phones with little storage and less processing power.
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Digital therapeutics are just what the doctor ordered for patients — and for global healthcare systems –

Digital therapeutics are just what the doctor ordered for patients — and for global healthcare systems – | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
It would be hard to argue that digital products have a net-positive impact on our health. Most are designed to provide the same dopamine hit as a slot machine. But this habit-forming power of digital products can be used for therapeutic benefit too, often by changing the behavior that causes diseas…
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Windows 10 will soon prevent updates from unexpectedly rebooting your PC

Windows 10 will soon prevent updates from unexpectedly rebooting your PC | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
A new feature that's currently available in the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 (RS5) uses machine learning to predict the right time for a restart.
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MacBook Pro review (2018): Apple plays catch-up

MacBook Pro review (2018): Apple plays catch-up | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
With the new MacBook Pro, Apple is just trying to keep pace with the rest of the computing industry. The biggest upgrade is Intel's latest CPUs, whic
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Samsung May Bend the Rules With its Folding Phone

Samsung May Bend the Rules With its Folding Phone | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Samsung is apparently about to start production of its first folding OLED screens, which are destined for use on large smartphones next year. However, don't imagine this will result only in a clamshell-like device, as Samsung may have other far more exciting plans for the technology.
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Google Makes It Easier To Control Exactly What Data It Uses For Ads

Google Makes It Easier To Control Exactly What Data It Uses For Ads | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Google has launched a revamped Ad Settings tool, allowing users to quickly and easily control the topics used to advertise to them, as well as tell Google what kinds of data they want Google to use when it's advertising. It does not seem as though Google is allowing users to control what data it collects.
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What's the Best Wi-Fi Router (2018 Edition)

What's the Best Wi-Fi Router (2018 Edition) | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
It’s been awhile since we last asked our readers about their favorite Wi-Fi routers, and a lot has changed since then. One of the former finalists has been discontinued, the other is now sold primarily as a T-Mobile add-on, and most importantly, the market has come to be dominated by mesh networking kits that use multiple access points to create a stronger signal.
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Windows 10 April 2018 Update is Available Now for Everyone to Download

Windows 10 April 2018 Update is Available Now for Everyone to Download | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Ahead of a global rollout on May 8, Microsoft has made its Windows 10 April 2018 update available for everyone to download. The update brings new features, security enhancements, and updated privacy controls to Windows 10, with Timeline as the most notable new feature addition.
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FTC Says You Can Repair Your Own Electronics Without Voiding Warranty

FTC Says You Can Repair Your Own Electronics Without Voiding Warranty | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission has sent out warning letters to six major companies that sell cars, phones, and gaming consoles, informing them that it’s illegal to void warranties when consumers try to repair their own items, or use parts not manufactured by their company. The same goes for using third-party repair services. That’s right, you can rip off that stupid “warranty void if removed” sticker without fear.
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5 Podcasts To Break Into Tech And Product

5 Podcasts To Break Into Tech And Product | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Increasingly, podcasts have become an unparalleled source of actionable advice and education for those looking to break into product in the tech industry. Listen to these new up-and-coming podcasts to learn how to break into product and build impactful products at scale.
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Protect your Nintendo Switch and double the battery with this case

Protect your Nintendo Switch and double the battery with this case | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Gamers love the portability of this console, however the Switch's battery life isn't quite as good. This charger case can help solve that issue.
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A future Microsoft laptop could have a single flexible touch-capable display

A future Microsoft laptop could have a single flexible touch-capable display | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
A patent application filed by Microsoft shows a laptop-like device with a uni-body design and a flexible, full-body display, eliminating the keyboard.
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Microsoft isn’t shutting down unofficial mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One

Microsoft isn’t shutting down unofficial mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One | Tech Shares | Scoop.it
Microsoft said it is not taking a hard stance on allowing the usage of a mouse and keyboard for Xbox One games. Instead, it is letting developers decide what is right for their game.
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