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Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

Blurry iPhone Photos? Apple Will Replace Some Busted Cameras

If you purchased an iPhone 6 Plus between September of last year and January of this year, there’s a small chance your back camera is a little screwed up. According to Apple, a “failed component” makes some back cameras on the model take blurry photos. If you’ve noticed inexplicable blurriness to some of your shots, and your device falls within …

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Edward Snowden Vetters Settle Fraud Case with DOJ

Edward Snowden Vetters Settle Fraud Case with DOJ

The contractor tasked with performing background checks for the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has been fined $30 million for not really completing their background checks. U.S. Investigations Services Inc. (USIS) will forego the money, which they were to collect from the OPM, after “failing to perform required quality control reviews on contracts for background investigations.” Specifically: The government …

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Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth Series ‘The Crown’ Is Its Most Expensive Yet

Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth Series ‘The Crown’ Is Its Most Expensive Yet

The Crown, Netflix’s upcoming series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, is going to be huge – in terms of scope and cost. The Telegraph reports that the show is Netflix’s most expensive to date – £100 million, or about $157 million. The streaming company ordered a 10-episode season of The Crown last November. According to the Telegraph, the …

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Dropbox Adds Web Bookmarking To Storage Service

Dropbox Adds Web Bookmarking To Storage Service

Dropbox made an interesting announcement on Wednesday in that you can now drag and drop web URLs into Dropbox on the web and desktop and open them on any device. Dropbox positions the feature as ideal for businesses and students for organizing resources, some of which are bound to be web-based. Dropbox’s Shachar Binyamin writes on the company blog: This …

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Microsoft Launches New Windows Server Preview

Microsoft Launches New Windows Server Preview

Microsoft announced the launch of its third Technical Preview of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, which includes the release of the first public preview of Windows Server Containers as well as new Nano Server functionality and software-defined datacenter enhancements. “Delivering applications quickly is key to staying competitive in today’s fast-paced business environment,” Microsoft says. “To respond, many organizations …

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Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Alibaba Group’s Cloud Business Expands With New Data Center

Aliyun, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, announced that it will set up a new cloud data center in Singapore, where the company will also base the headquarters for its overseas business. The center will launch next month. The company notes that the center utilizes a $1 billion investment in cloud computing from Alibaba Group, which will lead to …

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Google Compute Engine Customers Lose Data As Lightning Hits Data Center

Google Compute Engine Customers Lose Data As Lightning Hits Data Center

Google reports that it experienced errors with its Google Compute Engine service from last Thursday through Monday as the result of four successive lightning strikes on electrical systems of one of its data centers in Belgium. According to BBC News, “Some people have permanently lost access to their files as a result.” “Google takes availability very seriously, and the durability …

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Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

BMC is sharing results from a survey of fortune 1000 company IT managers, finding that only five percent of those polled have fully implemented digital services and mobile technologies, though sixty-three percent are currently working on incorporating them. According to the firm, the findings confirm that digital transformation is a top priority for increasing productivity as well as improving customer …

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FCC Fines Another Company Over Wi-Fi Blocking

FCC Fines Another Company Over Wi-Fi Blocking

The Federal Communications Commission has fined an internet provider $750,000 for using Wi-Fi monitoring systems to jam people’s personal hotspots at hotels and convention centers. The FCC says that Smart City, described as an Internet and telecommunications provider for conventions, meeting centers, and hotels, was guilty of blocking people’s mobile hotspots in order to force them to pay for Smart …

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Can Google Make Your Wi-Fi Less Annoying?

Can Google Make Your Wi-Fi Less Annoying?

Google has partnered with TP-LINK on a new router called OnHub aimed at simplifying Wi-Fi and making it less annoying. According to Google, it gives you fast, easy, secure Wi-Fi as opposed to “unplugging and re-plugging cords, trying to decipher blinking lights, or contemplating a call to customer support.” Here’s what OnHub looks like. Pretty simple. As Google notes, it …

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Google’s Humanoid Robot Can Stalk You Through the Woods Now

Google’s Humanoid Robot Can Stalk You Through the Woods Now

In that’s just wonderful news, the Google-owned Boston Dynamics is now testing its ATLAS humanoid robot outdoors, which led to this incredibly creepy footage: No, ATLAS isn’t particularly agile – yet. But the way it ambles along, like a drunk, homicidal toddler, is more than a little unnerving. That’s a Google-owned robot that can pretty much ruin your camping trip. …

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Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Website

Google Hangouts Gets Its Own Website

Google has finally given Hangouts its own dedicated site. Head on over to hangouts.google.com, and you’ll find a full-fledged web client for Google’s popular messaging service. “We are launching another way to use Hangouts today. From our new site you’ll be able to take advantage of the best of Hangouts in the browser, along with an inspiring image to get …

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