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8/18/2017

Amazon has partnered with Arizona State University to allow engineering students access to the Echo Dot, with the university also providing courses on how to build voice-user interfaces for Alexa. The program is a voluntary one that will be available in the school's high-tech dormitory.

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8/18/2017

Individuals who want to photograph the solar eclipse on Monday shouldn't use smartphones without a solar filter due to the risk of damage, as well as overexposure. Per NASA recommendations, "the best thing to do is to cover the camera lens with a solar filter during the moments before (and after) totality when the sunlight is still blinding."

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8/18/2017

Box is now using Google Cloud Vision Integration to provide enterprises with automatic cataloging of uploaded images, part of the company's broader effort to leverage machine-learning technologies to help improve content management, as well as its added value.

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8/18/2017

The CEOs of AT&T Communications and Oracle share what it's been like to oversee a massive digital transformation, which includes a goal of moving 55% of AT&T's core network functions to the cloud via Oracle support by year-end.

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8/18/2017

Microsoft will be teaming up with Baidu to power the company's open-source, self-driving project with Azure cloud infrastructure. Microsoft's resources will be used in the Apollo project outside of China, where Baidu has primarily been building its self-driving software.

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8/18/2017

Fitbit will launch a dedicated app store for users of its forthcoming smartwatch. The company also will release a software development kit so developers can create custom apps for the wearables.

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ReadWrite
8/18/2017

Some surprising details emerge from mobile app marketing company Liftoff's new report on subscription apps. Among other things, the report finds that a medium price range of $7 to $20 has the highest install-to-subscription rate, topping even the lower price bracket of 99 cents to $7.

8/18/2017

Numerous HBO Twitter accounts were breached Wednesday, the latest cyberattack targeting the TV network. Hacking group OurMine claimed responsibility.

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8/18/2017

China said it will create at least four cybersecurity schools over the next decade as it looks to educate more cybersecurity experts.

8/18/2017

Reactions after a data breach are similar to the five stages of grief, which highlight the importance of showing empathy, writes Daniel Schwalbe. The blame is often put on cybersecurity professionals, who may be doing everything they can to prevent attacks, Schwalbe notes.

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