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Neuralink Company To Boost Brain Power

Neuralink Company To Boost Brain Power

World-famous entrepreneur Elon Musk has created a new company called Neuralink which will focus on developing the human brain through the power of technological augmentation. At last years' Code Conference Musk spoke about the idea of using surgical connections to the brain to allow an individual to interact with computers (including the mouse and keyboard) without having to use bandwidth. Since then, he has revealed on Twitter that progress has been made on this exploratory technology.

Business First

Can Uber Weather The Storm?

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It's no secret that Uber has been having problems recently, the most recent of which is the resignation of Jeff Jones, the company's president. Even the suggestion of a chief operating officer coming on board hasn't stopped the negative press about sexual harassment allegations. Uber passed on the company's best wishes to Jones and thanked him for his six months of good service.

The departure of Jones is directly linked to the company's recent problems, according to media and technology journalists Recode. The company has also had to endure a 'Delete Uber' campaign, which originated at the beginning of this year, soon after President Trump started talking about his immigration ban.

However, it isn't just sexual harassment lawsuits that Uber is having to endure. Earlier in March, an injunction was filed against Uber by Waymo, the Google self drive project. Waymo insists that when Otto was acquired by Uber, some of the employees had no qualms about taking trade secrets with them. Otto is a self driving trucking company.

Business FirstInternet Today

Google Fiber is Purchasing High Speed web Company Webpass

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Google Fiber is expanding its' reach, after penning a deal to buy ISP Webpass, a thirteen year old firm that provides fast web connections to businesses and individuals throughout areas of America.

Google Fiber is owned by Alphabet and based in five American cities, however it intends to expand to over twenty in the near future. One city which has been targeted by Google Fiber is San Francisco, and this purchase will facilitate that move. Webpass is well established in California, because it has services operating in Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Diego and Emeryville. In addition, it is present in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Miami, Boston and Chicago.

Webpass emailed its' current customers to announce the deal - which is predicted to complete over the summer. The email said that the normal daily operation of the service, and the prices, will remain the same for the foreseeable future.

Business FirstInternet Today

Microsoft Ends Support for Browsers Older Than IE 11

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Microsoft is ending their support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 in the middle of January 2016, only providing technical support and updates to IE 11 and Edge. So if you are using one of the older versions of the browser, you could become infected by Malware/Spyware more easily than if you are running one of the newer editions. They are free, so there’s no reason to not upgrade unless your operating system will not support them. Then you really need to consider upgrade your whole system. Windows 7, 7.1 and 10 will all run Internet Explorer 11. Find the downloads on the TechNet Microsoft Internet Explorer page.

If you open an older version of the web browser this week you will receive a message telling you to upgrade. There will also be one last patch distributed to update all virus protection prior to ending support.

Business FirstHardware Innovations

Using EvasiOn To Jailbreak IPhone 5

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After a long wait, there is already a released process to jailbreak io6 device, which includes the new iPhone 5. If you are looking for steps on how to jailbreak your iPhone, then the answer is already at hand. This answer is in the form of a tool called the evasiOn. This tool is actually a lot easier to use compared to the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. Aside from this, it is also faster since it only has a few simple steps. If you have a computer at home, all you have to do is to click a few buttons and tap the iOS phone in order for you to qualify in operating evasiOn.

However, you should be careful with jailbreaking because there are times that things would go wrong. It is not the intention of Apple to have this kind of process. This may eventually end up causing you to restore the device through the DFU mode. So before starting with the jailbreak, it is necessary to have a recent back up of your iOS device. This is necessary in order not to lose any of your important data.

Business FirstInternet Today

Credit Issues at PayPal

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A federal court complaint says that Paypal has misled consumers with a credit product on its popular online payment service. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking for $15 million for consumers and a $10 million fine against Paypal. You may have seen the Buy It Later option when you went to pay for an item online with Paypal. I guess some consumers didn’t view this option as credit. Richard Cordray of the CFPB thinks that is the case.

Business FirstSoftware Sensations

Google Acquires Timeful For Google Calendar

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Timeful is a very useful application for your smartphone that uses artificial intelligence to find ways for users to fit more into their daily schedules. The only issue the company faced was getting users to switch from their current calendar applications and use the new features. But with news today that Google will acquire the company, these advanced features will now be implemented within Google calendar and other Google productivity apps. The current app for iOS and the iPhone will continue to be available but all new development will be on Google products.

Business FirstHardware Innovations

Apple Watch Coming in March

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Reports are putting March as the month that Apple will release the Apple Watch. Sales people at stores across the country will be offered training on the new wearable device in mid-February. Testing and function training will be a part of the store involvement. The first round of training will happen early February in the companies headquarters. Software changes and supplier issues have kept the device from being released early 2015, according to reports.

Business FirstSoftware Sensations

Microsoft Acquires Acompli for Outlook Replacement

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For over $200 million, Microsoft has acquired Acompli as a possible replacement for Outlook on mobile devices. The mobile app runs on both iOS and Android and can connect to most email systems including MS Exchange. This is seen by many analysts as Microsoft moving closer to offering all office products in mobile formats. The company recently relocated its OneDrive division to work with the Office mobile and cloud groups. In a statement, Microsoft likes the technology of Acompli, the staff, and the option for the company to expand its mobile applications.

Business FirstCrime and Justice

PC Health boost Shut Down by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission has closed 2 technical support companies including PC HealthBoost after the companies “scammed” computer users from millions of dollars. The companies provided software to users which required a fee to activate. PC Cleaner was distributed for the sole purpose of scaring users into purchasing software after they became notified to system issues which may or may not have existed.

Boost Software was selling similar software with the addition of telemarketing operations that were also fake. Both companies websites have been closed in addition to a company help operate the call center, OMG Tech Help. PC Healthboost claimed to be able to increase the speed of your computer by 216%. Boost Software CEO Amit Mehta was named as the mastermind by the FTC.

The FTC claims that both companies sell useless software that uses fear and a lack of technical knowledge to make money on software sales.

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