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  1. Pompeo sworn in as CIA chief amid opposition from surveillance criticsMon, 23 Jan 2017 23:35:24 -0800
    Mike Pompeo was sworn in late Monday by U.S. Vice President Michael Pence as the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, amid protests from surveillance critics who worry about his conflicting views on a number of key issues.The oath of office was administered to him after the Senate voted in favor of his confirmation in a 66-32 vote.Critics of Pompeo, a Republican representative from Kansas, are concerned that he may weigh in with the government on a rollback of many privacy reforms, including restrictions on the collection of bulk telephone metadata from Americans by the National Security Agency under the USA Freedom Act. There are also concerns that the new director may try to introduce curbs on the use of encryption and bring in measures to monitor the social media accounts of people.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. Meet DATEDIF(), Excels secret Date & Time function that's still handyMon, 23 Jan 2017 20:17:00 -0800
    DATEDIF(), which means Date + Dif, is a compatibility function left over from Lotus 1-2-3 that Microsoft adopted in Excel version 2000, which is the only version that explains how this function works. Its operational in all Excel versions, but its not on the Formulas menu or in the Help menus after Excel 2000. If your spreadsheet experiences began with Lotus, which is true for many thousands of users, youll be happy to know that this old Lotus function is still alive and kicking. The purpose of this function is to calculate the time between a user-specified starting and ending date in days, months, or years. The arguments for this function are:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. Trump names net neutrality foe Ajit Pai to lead the FCCMon, 23 Jan 2017 16:59:00 -0800
    President Donald Trump has named Commissioner Ajit Pai, an outspoken opponent of the FCCs net neutrality rules, as the next head of the agency. The choice was widely expected after Trumps election last November. Pai is the senior Republican on the commission, having served since 2012. He doesnt need to be confirmed by the Senate because he is already on the Commission. Pai attacked the reclassification of broadband as a utility in 2015, saying it would place excessive burdens on service providers, other internet players and consumers. The expansion of broadband service through a competitive marketplace has been one of Pais themes as a commissioner.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. Samsung sees 2016 profit jump despite Note 7 debacleMon, 23 Jan 2017 16:54:00 -0800
    Samsung Electronics said its profit rose almost 20 percent in 2016 despite nearly flat sales and the costly recall of the Note 7 smartphone.The company reported an annual net profit of 22.7 trillion won (US$19.5 billion), up 19.2 percent, on sales of 201.9 trillion won (US$173.5 billion), up just 0.6 percent.Samsung saw some of its biggest sales gains in memory chips on the back of strong demand from smartphone makers. The company is one of the world's biggest memory chip manufacturers.The mobile division saw sales fall 3 percent in 2016 to 97.8 trillion won. It's Samsung's biggest division by sales and was hit by the recall of the Note 7 smartphone and slowing demand for high-end phones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. Microsoft expands FastTrack migration serviceMon, 23 Jan 2017 16:46:04 -0800
    Microsoft is expanding the free services it offers to help enterprise customers adopt its products.The company announced Monday that its FastTrack services now encompass Dynamics 365, Windows 10 and Microsoft Teams. Those come in addition to Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite, which were already covered under FastTrack.Each service is designed to help companies get the most out of products they've already subscribed to and adopt products that the company has recently released. FastTrack includes adoption guides, tools to find a Microsoft partner company to help with migration, and consulting help from Microsoft employees on particular issues.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Yahoo pushes back timing of Verizon deal after breachesMon, 23 Jan 2017 15:58:00 -0800
    Verizons planned acquisition of Yahoo will take longer than expected and wont close until this years second quarter, the internet company said on Monday. The $4.8 billion deal was originally slated to close in the first quarter, but that was before Yahoo reported two massive data breaches that analysts say may scrap the entire deal. Although Yahoo continues to work to close the acquisition, theres still work required to meet closing the deal's closing conditions, the company said in an earnings statement, without elaborating. Verizon has suggested that the data breaches, and the resulting blow to Yahoos reputation, might cause it to halt or renegotiate the deal.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. How to create and restore an image backup in Windows 10Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:58:00 -0800
    How do you recover from a dead internal hard drive or SSD? Or if Windows becomes so messed up it's useless or even unbootable? You can always reinstall Windows from scratch. But after that you must reinstall all of your programs, and then reconfigure everything. But if you have a relatively recent image backup handy, you can recover Windows, your programs, and your configurations with a few minutes work. Im going to tell you how to create an image backup in Windows 10, and how to restore one should disaster strike. If you havent yet moved to Windows 10, you might want to read my Windows 7 and 8 article.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. Microsoft's first Creators Update features for Xbox One Insiders focus on Home, Guide, CopilotMon, 23 Jan 2017 14:05:00 -0800
    Its official: The first wave of Windows 10 Creators Update features is arriving on Microsofts Xbox One via its Xbox Insider program, complete with an updated Home screen, a faster Guide, and a rather awesome little Copilot Mode feature for playing with your kids.After the PC and the phone, Microsofts Xbox One console is probably the most significant consumer platform in the companys ecosystem. So it stands to reason that, after weeks to months of massiveCreators Update changesfor Insiders on the PC and the phone, that they would finally arrive on the Xbox One.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. 59% off RAVPower 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter - Deal AlertMon, 23 Jan 2017 13:45:00 -0800
    A compact power bank, a car jump starter, and a LED flashlight, all fit into a minimal and portable design. Whether it is your car or your USB devices, never run out of power again. Store it in the glovebox or simply drop it in your bag. Have a concentrated 14000mAh source of power always with you -- enough for up to 20 vehicle jumpstarts or many device recharges before the unit itself needs to be recharged. RAVPower's jump starter typically lists for $160 but is currently discounted 59% on Amazon to just $66. See the discounted car jumper now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Google wants to bring smart tools to Raspberry Pi-like boardsMon, 23 Jan 2017 13:33:28 -0800
    Google has hinted that it is interested in bringing "smart tools" to users of board computers like Raspberry Pi 3 and Intel's Edison.The company has launched a market research survey of the maker community, and the front page of the site states: "We at Google are interested in creating smart tools for makers, and want to hear from you about what would be most helpful."The survey includes queries on preferred maker boards, proficiency in hardware and software, and projects users may want to pursue.Google did not respond to request for comment.But in a blog entry, Raspberry Pi noted that the smart tools will be available sometime this year.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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