Many fitness- and health-tracking apps and devices, including Apple Health and Watch, don’t take pregnancy, or any other health condition, into account (Swapna Krishna/Engadget)

September 9, 2018

Swapna Krishna / Engadget: Many fitness- and health-tracking apps and devices, including Apple Health and Watch, don’t take pregnancy, or any other health condition, into account  —  I’m not a super fit person.  I am considered a healthy weight, and I exercise simply because I enjoy eating and drinking whatever I want. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Amazon’s Checkout-Free Stores Are Coming to Three More Cities

Reuters reports: Amazon said on Friday it plans to open its checkout-free ‘Amazon Go’ grocery store in New York, expanding beyond Seattle where it is headquartered. The Amazon Go store, which has no cashiers and allows shoppers to buy things with the help of a smartphone app, is widely seen as a concept that can alter brick-and-mortar retail… Customers have to scan a smartphone app to enter the store. Once…

September 9, 2018
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Windows 7 Will Get Updates for Four More Years — If You Pay

An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: With the Windows 7 end-of-support clock slowly winding down to January 14, 2020, Microsoft is announcing it will offer, for a fee, continuing security updates for the product through January 2023. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has done this for a version of Windows, but it may be the first time it has been so public about its plans to do so. The paid…

September 9, 2018
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5 InfoSec Trends To Watch For

September 9, 2018

The infosec industry is booming, so it’s no surprise that new challenges and cyber threats will face IT departments for the years to come. With that in mind, what are the InfoSec trends we should all watch out for? According to the Ponemon Institute, the global average cost of a data breach is down 10% over previous years to $3.62 million. However, this does not mean you should let your guards…

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Should Webmasters Resist Google’s Push For AMP Pages?

“Have you heard of Google AMP? That stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages, and it’s a way of making webpages so that they load faster and display more efficiently on mobile devices. Oh, and it puts your website under Google’s control.” That’s Mac Observer co-founder Bryan Chaffin, linking to an “interesting reading” titled “Google AMP Can Go To Hell.” AMP allows Google to basically take over hosting the web as well….

September 9, 2018
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McKinsey study says AI adoption will add $13T/year to global production, and the companies that embrace AI now will see their cash flow double by 2030 (Steve LeVine/Axios)

September 9, 2018

Steve LeVine / Axios: McKinsey study says AI adoption will add $13T/year to global production, and the companies that embrace AI now will see their cash flow double by 2030  —  The world is in a deceptively quiet period in which some companies and countries are aggressively developing and applying early … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Despite ‘Painful’ Spectre Response, Linus Torvalds Says He Still Loves Speculative Execution

At this year’s Open Source Summit, Linus Torvalds sat for a wide-ranging “keynote” interview with Dirk Hohndel, chief open source officer at VMWare, which has been partially transcribed below. And Linus explained, among other things, why the last merge window was harder than others: One of the issues we have is when we’ve had these hardware security issues, and they’ve kept happening now, the last year — they’re kept under…

September 9, 2018
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