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The web-address coding in the new Mozilla brand can cause some browser indigestion. But maybe it could become a Firefox easter egg.
What happens when you blend programming instructions into a brand name like Moz://a? For browsers, anything from nothing to confusion.
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Google is using its RAISR technology to cut network data usage, which is great if you're on Google Plus, but I see this AI having lots more image improvement possibilities. It's the kind of thing that could be built into Photoshop, for example, to be cleverer about expanding or sharpening images.
The internet giant develops a machine learning method to improve image details and cut Google+ network burden by a third.
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+Raymond Cool I don't think there's enough phone processor power to do that yet, but yes, I'd expect it at some point.
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The new HDMI 2.1 tech will support 8K video, which won't offer most people any perceptible benefit over 4K on TVs. But it could be nice for PC monitors, wraparound displays, VR, and professional video editors. #CES2017
The newest HDMI video technology will deliver 8K video. That's overkill for the vast majority of us, but it means improvements will also come to color, dynamic range and video smoothness.
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Looks like Adobe will finally modernize Lightroom by snipping the tether that ties it to a single PC. Adobe is hiring programmers to make a "cloud-first, device-connected" version of its photo editing and cataloging software.
A job posting from the company indicates that the popular photo-editing software could be poised to fully embrace the cloud and let you work anywhere.
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Well, for one I never use Lightroom on a mobile device, and don't see much reason why I'd change that in the future. I do have two computers, but they connect at home/work (same place for me). Syncing them is not an issue as ultimately all raw files go to the same place(s).
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Google Gboard for Android brings search and share to the usual swipe-to-type keyboard. Also, better multilanguage support, improved swiping, and AI for autocorrect and predictions.
In Google's view, keyboards are for researching restaurants and checking the weather, not just typing.
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Even Apple suffers from #donglemania. Genius Bar used 2 adapters to connect Ethernet cable to USB-C MacBook Pro.
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IBM is at the top of the list for US patents for the 24th year in a row. Also notable: Amazon is rising fast, Google and Apple stayed put at #5 and #11 on the list, and a lot of Japanese electronics companies are sliding.
Big Blue wins the most US patents for the year -- 8,088 -- but Intel and Amazon surge ahead, too.
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Intel wants to be the brains of your self-driving car. New Go brand combines processors, 5G radio chips. https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-go-chips-5g-connected-self-driving-cars-ces-2017/ #CES2017
With processors and communication chips under its new Go brand, Intel hopes to revolutionize the auto industry -- and profit from the change.
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The US government wants ideas on how to protect today's encrypted data from tomorrow's quantum computers.
The same government seeking to future-proof its secrets and our own digital privacy also wants to make sure it can bypass encryption.
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Put it on paper and lock it in a vault.
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Google is giving Pixel phone owners ugly little holiday sweaters at its pop-up store at the intersection of Mercer & Spring in Manhattan, NYC today. And 150 sweaters for people, too. Here's the one they sent me. #pixelsweater
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Like developing nations leapfrogged landlines for mobile phones, the Côte d’Ivoire postal system adopted What3words for physical addresses. You'll need a phone or PC to use it, though.
What3words offers an easy-to-remember system for identifying any 3-meter square in the world, good for commerce and navigation in the African nation.
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My What3Words address is pretty funny -- actually, with a 3m x 3m grid, my tiny house subtends several funny addresses, suitable (I guess) for launching cruise missiles, which is why I'm not sharing them. (grin)
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CNET News reporter, covering technology trends, Web and browser developments, and digital photography.
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Senior writer for CNET News (a division of CBS), covering technology issues, browsers, and digital photography: http://news.cnet.com/

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  • University of New Mexico
  • Los Alamos High School
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    reporter, 1998 - present
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    science writer, managing editor, 1992 - 1998
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Nice hike with an abandoned Nike missile battery and views of San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean.
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Good variety. It's no Louvre or SF MOMA, but it's well worth a visit.
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Nice staff, tasty snacks, family fun. Electronic scoring so you don't have to know the gory details if you're a beginner.
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Very tasty and fresh. Enchiladas suizas particularly tasty, tangy salsa.
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Reasonably health and fresh fast food. Lots of tasty salsa options.
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Fantastic, but eye-wateringly expensive. The 28-foot-deep kelp bed aquarium is a particular delight. Tentacles exhibit could use some more octopus and squid but is terrific. Jellies are amazing. Otters are always mobbed but worth it. Shorebird exhibit is unique and wonderful. Touch the rays to give yourself a thrill. Good play area for even young toddlers to burn off steam. Five stars except for the price.
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