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​Windows 10: How Microsoft used AI to speed up its April 2018 Update roll out

Microsoft yesterday declared the Windows 10 April 2018 Update fit for business and now running on 250 million PCs. But despite the rocky upgrade for some users, the Redmond company insists its AI made the record fast roll out a responsible one. Microsoft boasted that the April 2018 Update was the fastest version to reach 250 million devices since Microsoft launched Windows 10 in 2015, shifting to the Windows-as-a-service model. That means the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is now…

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How to watch the US Open golf: live stream the final round online from anywhere

After three brutal days of the US Open 2018 at Shinnecock Hills, it’s absolutely anybody’s guess who’s going to take home the second major golf championship of the year. We know that it’s not going to be Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day or Tiger Woods – all cut after the second round – but after that, it’s virtually impossible. We’ll tell you how to watch the highs and the very many lows of the final round of the US…

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iOS 12: The hidden feature I won’t be switching on

iOS 12 features a built-in automatic update feature I’ve spent a fair bit of time poking around the new iOS 12 beta, and come across a fair number of new features. Some seem useful, others not so. But there’s one new feature that I don’t think I’ll even be activating. See also : iOS 12 beta: Should you run it? Is it faster than iOS 11? Will it break your iPhone? The feature in question is automatic updating for iOS.…

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What is WordPress hosting? Learn more about the world’s most popular CMS

WordPress has been around since 2003 and is the most popular blogging software on the market, powering almost a third of the known web. It has also now established itself as the content management system (CMS) of choice. Its professional-grade software, combined with its flexibility and ease of use has made it popular with web developers and complete beginners alike. A CMS is the user interface application used to upload, edit and manage all content on a website without having…

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How to leverage the industrial internet of things

Video: Enterprise IoT projects: Key factors for successful deployments The internet of things (IoT) can deliver benefits for companies in a variety of industries: Retail, healthcare, logistics/supply chain, etc. In the manufacturing sector, it’s the industrial internet of things (IIoT) that’s garnering lots of attention in terms of potential value. Read also: Older IoT and smart home gadgets are targets for hackers (CNET) IIoT incorporates big data/analytics and machine learning technologies to glean insights from data gathered from production equipment,…

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Super Mario Party release date, news, characters, maps and features

While we expected Nintendo to show up with a handful of new games at E3 2018 – including the coveted and still very much unknown Metroid Prime 4 – Nintendo spent the vast majority of its time talking about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. But, right before Nintendo went into a 25-minute spiel announcing every character one-by-one, it announced something even more wonderful than we ever would’ve imagined: Super Mario Party for Nintendo Switch. The latest game in the series seems…

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Another flaw hits Tapplock smart locks, thanks to leaky server

(Image: Tapplock) For the second time this week, smart lock maker Tapplock is under fire over its security. Security researcher Vangelis Stykas found anyone can obtain sensitive information to locate and open a lock, simply by pulling the information directly from a leaky company’s API server. He demonstrated how to retrieve the lock’s last known postal address, and enough data to create an unlock code, which can be used to locate and open any smart lock. CNET: Best Smart Home…

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Welcome to TechRadar’s PC Gaming Week 2018

Welcome to the fourth annual TechRadar PC Gaming Week, celebrating our love of all things PC gaming with a week of in-depth and exclusive coverage. Whether you’re new to the craze or have been a PC gamer since sound cards were still a thing, join us from today until June 15 for some deep dives into the world of PC gaming, looking at both the games we play and the machines we play them on.  In preparation for what’s going…

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Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here’s why it might take 20 years

Image: iStock/AdrianHancu This article was originally published as a TechRepublic cover story. In the spring of 2015, faced with external cyberattacks on the US of increasing frequency and severity, President Obama made a dramatic announcement. The level of hacking and cyber-espionage against the US had created an “unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy” of the country, said the President, who declared a national emergency to deal with the threat. This executive order allowed the…

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How to watch France vs Australia: live stream World Cup football from anywhere

Live stream France vs Australia – when and where The 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium is the venue for this Group C clash on Saturday, June 16, just a couple of days in to the Russia 2018 World Cup tournament.  Kick-off in Moscow is 1pm local time, so 11am BST, 6am ET, 3am Pacific, 8pm AET in Australia and midday in France.  It’s the moment of truth for one of the favourites for the World Cup 2018. France kick off their campaign…

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Former and current Fitbit employees charged with possessing stolen Jawbone trade secrets

US prosecutors have charged six former and current Fitbit employees for knowingly possessing trade secrets stolen from Jawbone, Reuters reports. The six individuals all worked for the now-defunct Jawbone sometime between May 2011 and April 2015 before joining Fitibit. Jawbone sued Fitbit over stolen trade secrets in 2015, just ahead of Fitbit’s IPO. The case was settled in December 2017, after Jawbone began shutting down operations. As Reuters notes, a federal administrative law judge found in a 2016 case —…

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Consider these 9 things when buying a web hosting service | TechRadar

When shopping for the perfect web hosting for you (not the best web hosting for everybody else), you will be bombarded with terms and features that you will have seldom encountered in your everyday life. From FTP to backup, we will explain to you the jargon used and what to look for when you are in the process of acquiring a new web hosting package. 1. Website builder These days, hosting providers offer the tools you need to create a…

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IBM buys Oniqua Holdings to bolster asset optimization business

IBM said on Friday that it’s buying Oniqua Holdings to bolster its asset optimization business. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Oniqua specializes in inventory optimization software for asset-intensive industries such as mining, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, and manufacturing. Its key focus is on Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) systems, which monitor the operational efficiency of parts and equipment to avoid unplanned downtime. IBM’s in-house MRO offering is called Maximo. The plan is to merge Oniqua’s platform…

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10 best Smart TV apps for your Samsung TV

Samsung Smart TVs have gotten a real upgrade this last year thanks to the new Smart Hub operating system Samsung has embedded into its high-end, flagship series of QLED and 4K UHD TVs. Beyond offering the staples of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, Smart Hub is bursting at the seams with great apps – all of which are available to download from the Smart Hub store. With so many new apps releasing all the time, however, it can…

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The Best Games of E3 2018: The Biggest Games of the Year

E3 2018 is slowly drawing to a close over in LA and what a week it has has been. With fantastic showings all the way through from all who attended, we’ve got some great information on brand new IPs, highly sought after re-makes and a fair few surprises along the way too. On what was initially thought to be an ‘off’ year, E3 2018 has been anything but. We’ve put together our top 10 games shown at E3 this year,…

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Is speedy rollout of Windows 10 version 1803 causing quality problems?

Windows 10 upgrade: Survey finds half of users experience problems “Facts are stubborn things,” John Adams once famously observed. More than two centuries later, those words still ring true, especially with this troubling caveat behind them: Whoever controls the underlying data can all too easily influence the resulting “facts.” And if the data is inaccurate or incomplete, facts go completely out the window. This month’s case in point is a two-week-old story that has not aged well, frankly. A flurry…

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