All New Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

All New Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

mazon today announced the all-new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, the most powerful streaming media stick available. Up to 30 percent faster than the original best-selling version, the next generation Fire TV Stick is more powerful, offers access to over 300,000 movies and TV episodes, and includes the Alexa Voice Remote – for only $39.99. The only streaming media stick with a voice remote, the new Fire TV Stick is available for pre-order starting today from www.amazon.com/fire-tv-stick and will begin shipping to U.S. customers on October 20.
Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services

Oracle Beats Amazon Web Services

Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison today demonstrated that Amazon databases are 20 years behind the latest release of the Oracle Database in the Cloud. In his keynote presentation at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Ellison shared benchmark test results that showed that Oracle Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) performed up to 105X faster for Analytics workloads, 35X faster for online transaction processing (OLTP), and 1000+X faster for mixed workloads compared to Amazon DBaaS. Ellison also showed that the Oracle Cloud is optimized for running Oracle Database while Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not. An Oracle Database running on the Oracle Cloud performed up to 24X faster than an Oracle Database running on AWS.
Update to macOS Sierra for free

Update to macOS Sierra for free

Apple today announced that macOS Sierra, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. macOS Sierra brings Siri to the Mac with intelligent and helpful features users know and love from iPhone and iPad, along with all-new capabilities designed specifically for use on the desktop.
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Microsoft HoloLens being used by elevator technicians

With 1.2 million units, customers in 150 countries and more than 50,000 employees, thyssenkrupp Elevator knows a thing or two about keeping elevators running. One of the top four manufacturers in the world, they’re teaming up again with Microsoft to help people get to where they need to go with as few delays as possible.
Samsung HbbTV Media Player is now Open Source

Samsung HbbTV Media Player is now Open Source

Samsung Electronics announced that its Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) media player will be available as an open source project named HbbPlayer on github, an open source developer community. This will enable broadcasters and application developers who are writing HbbTV applications to test and validate them on a platform which can be implemented on any HbbTV 1.5-compliant TV.
Apple announces supplier clean energy pledge

Apple supplier clean energy pledge

Apple joined global renewable energy initiative RE100, reaffirming its commitment to reaching 100 percent renewable energy worldwide and pledging to work with the initiative to drive clean energy into the manufacturing supply chain.
iPhone Stickers are a hit

Apple iPhone Stickers are a hit

iPhone and iPad users are already livening up their conversations with new, animated stickers from thousands of apps on the App Store
Google Flagging

Google Flagging

YouTube allows people anywhere to share their stories with the world. They share their sense of humor, their talents, their opinions, what’s happening around them and within them. YouTube is also a community, and over the years, people have used the flagging feature located beneath every video and comment to help report content they believe violates their Community Guidelines.
Sony 4K HDR Home Theatre Projector Line-Up

Sony 4K HDR Home Theatre Projector Line-Up

Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution Home Cinema projector supporting the latest 4K standards and compatible with HDR to get the very best out of today's content. As demand for 4K HDR content continues to grow, the VPL-VW675ES is an ideal home cinema or living room theatre solution for movie, TV and sporting event fans who want to watch the content they love with the most spectacular image quality.
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McAfee Investigation Tracks Hospital Ransomware Payments

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2016, which assesses the growing ransomware threat to the healthcare industry; surveys the “who and how” of data loss; explains the practical application of machine learning in cybersecurity; and details the growth of ransomware, mobile malware, macro malware, and other threats in Q2 2016.
Swift Playgrounds Makes Learning to Code Easy & Fun for Everyone

Swift Playgrounds Makes Learning to Code Easy & Fun for Everyone

Swift Playgrounds, an innovative new iPad app from Apple that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store. With Swift Playgrounds, real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface that allows students and beginners to explore working with Swift, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create world-class apps.

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