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11/16/2018

Developers of Windows apps running on Arm-based hardware should be able to realize the full performance of the 64-bit apps by recompiling the code to run natively on the Windows 10 operating system. Windows on Arm devices are hitting the market, such as Samsung's Galaxy Book 2.

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11/16/2018

AGC and Hoya are the primary suppliers of photomask blanks for extreme ultraviolet lithography, and there are indications that Applied Materials may enter that market as EUV use rises in high-volume semiconductor manufacturing, this analysis notes. "We can imagine that a lot of materials engineering will be coming in the future for next-generation EUV mask blanks," Vibhu Jindal of Applied Materials said in a recent presentation.

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Applied Materials, EUV, HOYA
11/16/2018

Nearly 9 in 10 Pinterest users take advantage of the platform to shop for the holidays, and two-thirds use it for last-minute deals, the platform says. Pinterest is recommending five tips to help brands get in on the action.

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Pinterest
11/16/2018

Sharpened performance in JavaScript frameworks is the focus of a new $200,000 Google fund directed toward implementation and development. Google is particularly looking for original ideas and "on by default" features.

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11/16/2018

Major US wireless carriers are facing fresh scrutiny in Congress over reports of throttled traffic and video content. Three senators sent a letter to T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T asking about practices such as traffic prioritization and how throttling may vary according to the service plans customers buy.

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T-Mobile, Verizon, Congress, Sprint, AT&T
11/16/2018

Smart energy use and sustainability are focal points in the first Solar Decathlon Middle East competition in which college students from around the world have built 15 model smart homes in Dubai. The first-place team will be announced Nov. 28, and $2.7 million in prize money is being awarded.

11/15/2018

Ransomware is the top threat facing small-to-midsize businesses, according to a report. Viruses and spyware ranked behind ransomware, which is becoming more lucrative for hackers as many whose computers have been infected choose to pay to have data restored.

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11/15/2018

Google added a Night Sight feature to its Pixel phones, which allow users to take high-quality images in low visibility. The high-tech feature is more than a simple long-exposure system, instead segmenting exposure into multiple frames to capture the best images.

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11/15/2018

Google Assistant will receive several updates, including one to the broadcast feature that allows users to send messages from their phones to their in-house smart displays and speakers. Recipients of these broadcast messages will now be able to reply directly from the same device.

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11/15/2018

About 65% of European cybersecurity professionals say a successful cyberattack will critically affect multiple EU countries in the next two years, according to a survey in advance of the Black Hat Europe. Following the refusal of Russia and China to sign the Paris Accord, the two countries were among those named by 30% of respondents who listed large nation-states as the top threat to critical infrastructure.

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