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Foxconn Considers $7 Billion Screen Factory In US, Which Could Create Up To 50,000 Jobs
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturing company best known for its partnership with Apple, has said that it is mulling a $7 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing that could create between 30,000 and 50,000 jobs. According to The Wall St...
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Alexa and Google Assistant Have a Problem: People Aren't Sticking With Voice Apps They Try
Amazon Echo and Google Home were the breakaway hits of the holiday shopping season. But both devices -- and the voice technologies that power them -- have some major hurdles to overcome if they want to keep both consumers and software developers engaged. From a report on Recode: That's one of the bi...
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When Their Shifts End, Uber Drivers Set Up Camp in Parking Lots Across the US
A feature report on Bloomberg today illustrates the lives of several Uber drivers, who find shelter in car parking at nights when it's too pricey and tiring to go home. An excerpt from the story: In Chicago, Walter Laquian Howard sleeps most nights at the "Uber Terminal." "I left my job thinking thi...
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Oracle Lays Off More Than 1,000 Employees - An anonymous reader writes: According to the Mercury News, Oracle is laying off approximately 450 em
An anonymous reader writes: According to the Mercury News, Oracle is laying off approximately 450 employees in its Santa Clara hardware systems division. Reports at The Layoff, a discussion board for technology business firings, claim about 1,800 employees company-wide are being pink-slipped. Oracle...
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More People Than Ever Are Using DuckDuckGo; Site Says It Observed 14M Searches in One Day This Month
An anonymous reader shares a BetaNews article: A lot of people are more privacy aware than they have been in the past, and are wary of entrusting everything they search for to Google. That's where privacy-focused sites like DuckDuckGo come in. Its growth since it launched 8 years ago has been nothin...
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Android Device's Pattern Lock Can Be Cracked Within Five Attempts, Researchers Show
The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts -- and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal. From a research paper: Pattern Lock is a security measure that protects devices, such as mobile phone...
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AT&T Offering Day Pass For International Travelers - Starting Friday, AT&T customers who travel abroad can sign up for a new International Day Pass plan.
Starting Friday, AT&T customers who travel abroad can sign up for a new International Day Pass plan. Instead of paying by the minute, message or megabyte, the plan lets you pay a $10-a-day flat free so you can talk and text "all you want" and also access your data plan as though you're in the st...
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Google Voice Receives First Update in Five Years - Google Voice hasn't seen a lot of love or attention since it launched with some fanfare in 2009, but
Google Voice hasn't seen a lot of love or attention since it launched with some fanfare in 2009, but surprisingly Google wants people to know that it still cares about the communication app. In a new sprawling release -- the first of its kind in years -- Google has revamped all versions of its Voice...
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China Cracks Down On International VPN Usage - An anonymous reader writes: China's government has announced a 14-month crackdown on the use of unau
An anonymous reader writes: China's government has announced a 14-month crackdown on the use of unauthorised Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), commonly used by visitors and native activists, amongst others, to communicate with the world beyond the Great Firewall of China. Sunday's announcement [Chine...
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More People Than Ever Are Using DuckDuckGo; Site Says It Observed 14M Searches in One Day This Month
An anonymous reader shares a BetaNews article: A lot of people are more privacy aware than they have been in the past, and are wary of entrusting everything they search for to Google. That's where privacy-focused sites like DuckDuckGo come in. Its growth since it launched 8 years ago has been nothin...
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Android Device's Pattern Lock Can Be Cracked Within Five Attempts, Researchers Show
The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts -- and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts reveal. From a research paper: Pattern Lock is a security measure that protects devices, such as mobile phone...
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Every Upcoming Chromebook Will Run Android Apps - Google announced last year that it will be bringing Android apps to Chromebooks. The company has now
Google announced last year that it will be bringing Android apps to Chromebooks. The company has now announced that moving forward all the new Chromebooks will have access to the Google Play Store, the marquee store for Android apps. From a report: The news comes from a single line of text in Google...
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