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9/17/2019

Ballots in Colorado will no longer have QR codes, says Secretary of State Jena Griswold, noting concerns that the codes make the ballots vulnerable to hackers. Colorado is the first state to implement the policy, under which votes will be tabulated based on the easily verifiable marked ovals that appear when the ballot is printed after being cast.

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9/17/2019

Consumers will be able to tap into internet speeds as much as 1,000% faster once the new Wi-Fi 6 standard becomes widely supported by home networks and consumer devices. The Wi-Fi Alliance said Monday that it would begin offering certifications for the standard, which will also lead to better downloads in crowded venues such as stadiums.

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Mashable
9/17/2019

Oracle and VMware have reached an agreement that will allow customers to run VMware vSphere workloads with Oracle's Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure. The agreement also calls for Oracle to provide technical support for Oracle software running in VMware environments.

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9/17/2019

Indeed has created a technology-hiring platform, Seen by Indeed, that matches candidates of all skill levels with employers. The service, which is free to job seekers, offers standard membership to employers of $500 per year or a Professional Unlimited membership of $10,000 per year.

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TechRepublic
9/17/2019

The Free Trial Surfing app, available in the US and the UK, gives users a tool to automatically cancel free trial subscriptions. The app, which is currently only available on Apple devices, was developed by a British man who created the Do Not Pay algorithm to fight UK parking fines.

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BBC
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Apple
9/17/2019

The emergence of artificial intelligence can bring increased cybersecurity threats, but it can also be used to guard against vulnerabilities. This article explores beneficial advances made in AI, from biometric authentication to behavioral analytics.

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Entrepreneur online
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AI
9/17/2019

Personal information on nearly every person in Ecuador, including national identification numbers, home addresses and millions of financial records, was exposed in the breach of a server in Miami that was secured last week after the discovery. Among those affected were the president of Ecuador and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who received an Ecuadorean ID number after being granted asylum at the nation's embassy in London.

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9/17/2019

Plaid, a startup that developed technology that connects mobile apps to bank accounts, raised $250 million in a funding round that included strategic investments from Visa and Mastercard. The company said the new capital will accelerate its expansion.

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9/17/2019

IKEA has released a simple black button-esque remote for its SYMFONISK speaker collection that can control play, skip and volume. The remote will also be able to control Sonos speakers if users have the IKEA Home Smart app and a specific gateway.

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9/17/2019

Philips has created an immersive entertainment experience with the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, which adjusts the lighting in rooms to complement what is being screened on TV. The new device rolls out next month.

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The Verge
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