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Meet Flock, a Slack rival that claims big productivity gains

Numerous Slack contenders have already thrown their hats into the enterprise-messaging ring, but Flock is hoping to win with hard numbers. According to Flock, not only does its software load 2.5 times faster than Slack on both desktop and mobile, but it a.....»»

Category: softwareSource:  networkworldSep 14th, 2016

Toxic algae on the rise as our oceans warm

The rapidly warming Atlantic sees a big boost in toxic algae. Enlarge (credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Global ocean temperatures have been rising, but the consequences of these increases are not fully clear. A recent p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Amazon Sees Echo and Alexa as Its Biggest Opportunity

Without revealing specifics, Amazon executives Thursday offered the biggest clue yet that Amazon Echo products are kind of a big deal. In a conference call with analysts highlighting its first-quarter results, Amazon specifically called out its voice.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Computer Pioneer Harry Huskey Dies At Age 101

Big Hairy Ian quotes the BBC: Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr. Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) which first ran in.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Meet MHL, the easiest link from your phone to your TV

There are more ways to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV than you might think. Check out our rundown of MHL for everything you need to know about the wired protocol and its convenient features that can take your phone or tablet up a notch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Capture the smoothest videos in the shakiest circumstances with Rigiet

You never know where your life is going to take you, but thanks to a new Kickstarter project, you'll be able to capture images no matter how predictable (and unstable) your days might be. Meet the Rigiet. The post Capture the smoothest videos in the.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

How a Slack UI change sparked the Ars Technica civil war

We were fighting about emoji as “status” messages in Slack channels. Seriously. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Something strange happened at work the other day: internecine warfare broke out over emoji use on Slack. The psycho-nerdism le.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Speed of poop: Big or small, mammals drop a deuce in ~12 secs, study finds

Hydrodynamic model of defecation takes size, rectal pressure, and mucus into account. Enlarge (credit: Brandon Weeks) In 2015, mechanical engineers at Georgia Institute of Technology calculated that all mammals take about the same amount of ti.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions

 This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to crea.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Profit Gains Lift Dow 1.9; Nasdaq Rises 2.3%

Strong profit reports and rising earnings forecasts are driving stocks higher. McDonald’s, Ingersoll-Rand surprise on the upside......»»

Category: financeSource:  barronsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Why are lenses so expensive? Watch this Swedish inventor design his own Pretzeval

Think lenses are expensive? Watch how meticulous the process is as this inventor crafts his own Pretzeval, basically from scratch. He even cuts and shapes the glass himself and turns a big piece of metal into the barrel. The post Why are lenses so ex.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Open Ports Create Backdoors In Millions of Smartphones

An anonymous reader writes: "Mobile applications that open ports on Android smartphones are opening those devices to remote hacking, claims a team of researchers from the University of Michigan," reports Bleeping Computer. Researchers say they've ide.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Watch hunks of metal and glass become a camera lens in incredible DIY video

Think lenses are expensive? Watch how meticulous the process is as this inventor crafts his own Pretzeval, basically from scratch. He even cuts and shapes the glass himself and turns a big piece of metal into the barrel. The post Watch hunks of metal.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

John McAfee’s ‘hack-proof’ phone secures the hardware — but what about the software?

John McAfee is at it again -- this time he's launched what he claims is a "hack-proof" phone. The phone features a physical switch to turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, battery, camera, and microphone. But is it really all that hack proof? The post John McAf.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

IT Leaders Will Struggle To Meet Future Demands, Study Says

When it comes to meeting future demands, IT leaders in the UK are lagging behind those in Germany and the US. From a report: This is according to a new report by Brocade, entitled Global Digital Transformation Skills Study. The report is based on a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Cloudera finishes up 20% in stock market debut

 Cloudera, the enterprise big data company, closed the day up over 20% at $18.09, after pricing its IPO at $15 per share.  This is also above the range of $12 to $14 that enterprise big data company was preparing for. While the surging stock pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Optane Memory

"I knew XPoint was going to enable all sorts of performance gains to storage systems, but I honestly did not expect Optane Memory to net such large benefits and to do it so well. While previous hybrid/caching technologies have been decent,.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

MSI to Bundle Intel Optane Memory 16 GB Cache Drives with Select Motherboards

MSI this week announced plans to bundle Intel Optane Memory 16 GB caching drives with select Intel 200-series chipset motherboards. The company claims that the drives will not increase prices of motherboards significantly, but will bring tangible pe.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 review

We check out the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 iCX 8G, and heck yeah this is not your regular one. Meet the all custom, cooled and tweaked EVGA "For-The-Win2" Edition. This SKU is a more premium version that comes with some new features, e.g......»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

“Out of his mind” surgeon plans human head transplant, revival of frozen brain

They’re preposterous claims. Enlarge (credit: Getty | Anadolu Agency) Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero will undertake the first human head transplant later this year in China, the doctor told German magazine Ooom in an article publishe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Rollout.io’s Rox lets app developers deploy new features safely – just like the big guys do

 Rollout.io, a company that had developed technology that allowed mobile app developers to update their apps without having to go through the App Store approval process, is now entering a new business after Apple cracked down on apps using its s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017