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For ERP LN feature pack upgrade, what method of install are you using?
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Cut-price genes

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 34 min ago
Low-cost genetic testing coupled with health data analysis is promising to transform medicine.

'Alexa, listen in on my every word and send it all to a shady developer'

The Register - 2 hours 12 min ago
Amazon fixes up app security hole affecting always-listening Echo assistants

Amazon has shored up a security weakness in its technology to stop apps for Alexa-powered Echo personal assistants from secretly eavesdropping on folks.…

Amazon to raise Prime membership in US to $119 from $99 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 19 min ago
The 20 percent price hike goes into effect May 11 and hits existing customers' renewals on June 16.

​Amazon's sales surge as possible Trump backlash looms - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 24 min ago
The e-commerce giant posts another blowout quarter and renews its streaming deal with the NFL. Even so, it faces potential challenges from the White House. Plus: Annual US Prime fees were raised by 20 percent.

Even Windows revenue is up in Microsoft’s $26.8 billion 3Q18

Ars Technica - 2 hours 30 min ago

(credit: Julien GONG Min / Flickr)

Microsoft has posted the results of the third quarter of its 2018 financial year, running up until March 31, 2018. Revenue was $26.8 billion, up 16 percent year on year; operating income was $8.3 billion, up 23 percent; net income was $7.4 billion, up 35 percent; and earnings per share was $0.95, up 36 percent.

Microsoft currently has three reporting segments: Productivity and Business Processes (covering Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, and Dynamics), Intelligent Cloud (including Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Enterprise Services), and More Personal Computing (covering Windows, hardware, and Xbox, as well as search and advertising). This reporting structure has been retained even though the Windows division has been reorganized with responsibilities split between different groups.

The company also continues to report numbers from LinkedIn both as part of the Productivity group and independently. Microsoft has now owned LinkedIn for a full year, enabling for the first time year-on-year comparisons. LinkedIn revenue was $1.3 billion, up 37 percent, with a cost of revenue of $0.4 billion, up 11 percent, and operating expenses of $1.1 billion, up 19 percent. This produces an operating loss of $0.25 billion, which is 35 percent lower than it was for the same quarter last year.

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Semi-cyborg? 3D printer puts electronics directly on skin - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 32 min ago
Welcome to a future where a portable 3D printer can place electronics right on the back of your hand, and also print biological cells onto wounds.

Star Wars Resistance is an anime prequel to The Force Awakens - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 34 min ago
The animated series follows a new Resistance pilot, but will also bring in Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma as voiced by Oscar Issac and Gwendoline Christie.

Newark releases Amazon HQ2 proposal highlighting the city's diversity, tech infrastructure - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 38 min ago
The New Jersey city released the document after a February lawsuit requested access to the proposal. Amazon is expected to make a decision this year.

Jeep's Grand Commander is the China-only SUV we wish we'd get here - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:59pm
The full-size, three-row SUV is big, attractive, luxurious and economical, and we're bummed it's not coming stateside.

iTunes is finally in the Microsoft Store

Ars Technica - April 26, 2018 - 10:59pm

Enlarge / iTunes listing in the Microsoft Store. (credit: Apple)

Promised just over a year ago at Microsoft's Build conference in 2017, Apple iTunes is now finally available in the Microsoft Store.

It's a hefty install at some 477MB, and once installed, it's still just iTunes: it can sync and upgrade iPhones and iPads, it can play and manage music, and it can make purchases from the iTunes Store. The Store version of iTunes uses Microsoft's Centennial technology—a way of packaging up regular Windows applications for distribution and installation through the Store—so, for the most part, it's identical to the traditional iTunes application.

However, because this iTunes is a Store app, it's installed and updated not with Apple's installer and updater but with the Windows Store updater. This means that it will never try to install iCloud or other Apple software. It also doesn't install any services in the background: Centennial apps aren't allowed to do that.

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Women alleging rape by Uber drivers: Give us our day in court - CNET

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:57pm
Fourteen women write an open letter to Uber's board of directors asking the company to free them from private arbitration.

In-screen fingerprint sensors coming to 100 million phones by 2019? - CNET

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:45pm
A new report predicts we'll see a lot more fingerprint sensors that live underneath phone displays.

Hyperloop travel looks cushy, thanks to BMW Designworks - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:27pm
BMW's creative subsidiary imagined what Virgin Hyperloop One's pods could look like, and they're pretty impressive.

Fornite's highly anticipated meteor shower has begun - CNET

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:17pm
The meteor that's been hanging above Fortnite players for weeks is now prompting a meteor shower -- and no one but Epic knows what it means.

Apple will stop selling its AirPort routers when supplies run out - CNET

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:12pm
The company still will support the discontinued networking devices, which haven't been updated in five years, for the next half decade.

Icy Mars crater stars in ExoMars' colorful image - CNET

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:03pm
The European Space Agency's ExoMars orbiter shares a fresh look at a fascinating landscape feature on Mars, in full, fetching color.

TCL 6-Series (2018 Roku TV) Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - April 26, 2018 - 10:00pm
Starting at a hyperaggressive $600 for the 55-inch size, it checks all the picture quality and smart TV boxes. Watch out, Vizio.

Alternatives to Apple's discontinued AirPort routers - CNET

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 10:00pm
Apple just announced it is discontinuing its AirPort Base Stations (Express, Extreme and Time Capsule). Here are some alternatives to replace them.

Cool purple accessories for your cool purple Samsung Galaxy S9 - CNET

cNET.com - News - April 26, 2018 - 9:35pm
From a wireless headphone to a USB hub to rugged phone cases, everything's coming up purple.

Ray Ozzie’s plan for unlocking encrypted phones gets a chilly reception

Ars Technica - April 26, 2018 - 9:20pm

Enlarge / A patent image depicting how Clear would work. (credit: Ray Ozzie)

Ray Ozzie's proposal to end the long-simmering crypto war between law enforcement and much of the tech world is getting a chilly reception from privacy advocates and security experts. They argue his plan is largely the same key-escrow program proposed 20 years ago and suffers from the same fatal shortcomings.

Dubbed "Clear," Ozzie's idea was first detailed Wednesday in an article published in Wired and described in general terms last month. The former chief technical officer and chief software architect of Microsoft and the creator of Lotus Notes, Ozzie portrays Clear as a potential breakthrough in bridging the widening gulf between those who say the US government has a legitimate need to bypass encryption in extreme cases, such as those involving terrorism and child abuse, and technologists and civil libertarians who warn such bypasses threaten the security of billions of people.

In a nutshell, here's how Clear works:

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