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Watch the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch live, here

Galaxy S8

As you’ll know, today is a big day for Samsung, as it will be taking the wraps off its latest, and greatest flagship smartphone. This is a massive launch for the South Korean tech giant, following the well documented problems with the Galaxy Note7.

There have been a lot of leaks surrounding the Galaxy S8, so you’ll probably have a good idea of what it looks like (see above), and what features it will offer, but even so the launch is guaranteed to be interesting.

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Wink joins up with Google Home for Assistant


Like Amazon Echo, Google Home is a device that can answer your questions, play music, and control home automation tasks. It's a handy thing to have around if you don't mind Google listening to you on a regular basis.

Now the device is gaining a bit more operability. Thanks to its announced update of the Weave platform, it can now work with the Wink home automation hub.

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New enterprise platform streamlines getting business intelligence from big data

Business intelligence

Although big data is currently all the rage, extracting meaningful business intelligence from it can prove costly and time consuming.

Data acceleration company Jethro is launching its latest platform offering an all-in-one enterprise solution that combines the power of indexing architecture with 'auto-cubes' to accelerate extracting business intelligence from big data.

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The real cost of downtime


One of the best things about today? Stuff just works.

Consider the hours you once spent tapping your pen to the tune of broadband dial-up. And what about blowing on your Sega cartridge to get the game to load? These are a thing of the past.

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Almost 40 percent of industrial computers face cyber attacks

Cooling towers

In the second half of 2016 Kaspersky Lab products around the world blocked attempted attacks on 39.2 percent of protected computers that it classifies as being part of industrial enterprise technology infrastructure.

The study from the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT) also reveals that the top three sources of infection were the internet, removable storage devices, and malicious e-mail attachments and scripts embedded in the body of e-mails.

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US House votes to destroy the privacy rights of web users


Last week, the US Senate voted to permit ISPs to share -- or sell -- customers' browsing histories and other data without permission. Now the House has gone ahead and voted the same way, so internet users' privacy is now up for sale.

Just as the Senate vote to overturn privacy rules was close (50 votes to 48), so was yesterday's: 215 to 205. The repeal of the FCC-approved rules had President Trump's support, and the latest vote means that all manner of personal information is now able to be sold for marketing and advertising without individuals' consent.

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Vivaldi unveils revolutionary new History feature


Challenger web browser Vivaldi 1.8 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux. The browser, which has made great strides in its relatively short lifespan, unveils another game-changing feature with this new release.

The headline new feature is a revamped History view -- accessed via the Speed Dial or by pressing [Ctrl] + [H]. The feature gives users a more visual overview of their browsing behaviour, making it easier to find -- and return to -- previously visited pages and sites.

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Privacy-focused search engine StartPage has launched an upgraded private image search feature. With extreme concern mounting about plans for ISPs to be granted permission to sell customers' browsing histories without express permission, interest in untrackable browsing is on the increase.

Based in the Netherlands, StartPage is outside the reach of US law enforcement agencies, and it uses a secure connection so there is no way to tell what users have been searching for, and also secures click-throughs using a proxy. In addition to the private image search enhancement, StartPage has also launched Instant Answers to provide searchers with easy access to key information.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available to pre-order starting March 29

Samsung Galaxy S8

In less than 24 hours, Samsung will take the wraps off the much-awaited Galaxy S8. The South Korean maker is expected to announce two models, one featuring a 5.8-inch screen and a larger 6.2-inch version, and make them available to pre-order shortly after -- what we don't know exactly is when.

Rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 will actually be offered for pre-order on launch day, at least in some markets, which would make sense given the fact that Samsung did the same thing last year with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Well, this is now officially confirmed by a European carrier.

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Google launches new open source website


Google is an essential member of the open source community. The search giant contributes some really great projects, offering code to be used many -- it claims more than 2,000 such contributions! Heck, the company even hosts the annual Summer of Code program, where it pairs students with open source projects teams. In other words, Google is helping to get young folks excited about open source.

Today, Google announces that it is launching an all-new website to focus on open source. It is not a general open source site, but a destination to learn more about the search-giant's relationship with it.

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Internet outages cost the UK economy £7 billion in 2016


Organizations in the UK have had a total of three days of Internet outages in 2016 each, according to a new report by Beaming. The UK economy lost £7 billion because of it, while companies lost productivity and had to cover for extra overtime.

More than 75 percent of companies polled for the report say they experienced at least one connectivity failure that stopped them from accessing crucial services. In 2016, on average, a company suffered four outages, waiting six hours for each one to be fixed.

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NETGEAR unveils affordable RBK30 and RBK40 Orbi AC2200 Tri-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi Systems


Having quality Wi-Fi in your home or office is one of the best investments you can make. Nowadays, having access to the internet and the web are essential for success -- a problematic router that constantly crashes or needs rebooting can be absolutely maddening. Luckily, you do not need to break the bank to get a solid router. In fact, there are even some affordable mesh systems on the market nowadays.

Today, NETGEAR announces new two-unit Orbi Wi-Fi systems (RBK30 and RBK40) that are more affordable than the original (RBK50). The RBK40 comes with two Orbi AC2200 Tri-band 802.11ac routers. The RBK30 comes with just one of the routers, plus a satellite extender. Not only are they affordable and easy to set up, but they are very pretty too -- reminiscent of an Apple design.

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View animated GIFs, TIFFs, MPOs and more with CPix


CPix is an unusual image viewer for Windows with a strong focus on multi-picture formats, including MPO, TIFFs and animated GIFs.

The interface is basic. There’s no thumbnail browser, just a simple viewing pane where you can drag and drop one or more images and folders.

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AI will make and break the job market

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There’s a heated debate going on whether artificial intelligence will cause people to lose jobs or create new jobs instead. Well, IT consultancy firm Infosys has weighed in on the debate, releasing the results of its own survey.

Basically, the firm says jobs will be both lost and created, so workers should not be too worried as long as they’re willing to re-train. However, companies will have reasons to rejoice as AI will boost their revenue, significantly.

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Clip Angel is a versatile clipboard manager


Clip Angel is a capable Windows clipboard manager which comes packed with interesting tools and features.

The program looks much like any clipboard manager. Leave Clip Angel visible while you copy items to the clipboard and you’ll see them added to its history.

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