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The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017

Google has been holding its annual developer conference for ten years now, but I/O is no longer just a developer conference. It’s a place for Google to announce and show off some of its latest technologies, and talk about the future. At I/O 2017, Google announced new products powered by machine learning, some big improvements to Assistant and Google Home, and it offered up a glimpse of the future of Android in your car. Here are the five most important things announced at I/O. Android O beta The next version ...

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SNP conference: Scotland at 'hugely important crossroads'

The SNP are set to launch their spring conference by declaring that Scotland is at a “hugely important crossroads”. Delegates will gather in Aberdeen just 24 hours after the Scottish and UK governments clashed over a second independence referendum. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that a referendum should go ahead on her timescale. It followed Prime Minister Theresa May rejecting calls for a second independence vote before Brexit. Ahead of the two-day conference, deputy first minister John Swinney said the contrast between the SNP and the Conservatives “could not ...

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Most important jobs up for grabs in spring training

11:03 AM ET An undercurrent of frustration exists among team staffers these days as they wait for their players to return from service in the World Baseball Classic. Decisions about roster spots and starting spots must be made soon, but some candidates are playing for WBC teams, while others are competing against depleted lineups and pitching staffs in exhibition games. The most informed decisions are not possible in the current context. “You spend all winter putting together a team,” said one evaluator, “and then you don’t get to see them ...

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New Samsung security camera hacks show yet again why it’s important to have a good firewall

The saga of hacks made on Samsung’s popular SmartCam security cameras are a perfect illustration of why your network defense must start with a well-managed firewall. It has become impossible to rely on IoT device makers to create completely secure devices, and unworkable to have to keep them all up to date even when patches are provided. So while the history of these hacks isn’t unique, it does provide a good case study. Devices start out problematic and usually get worse Most IoT devices use a customized version of an off-the-shelf OS distribution, ...

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Lara Croft Go Dev on Console Versions and Why Pokemon Go is Important

Square Enix Montreal’s critically acclaimed mobile game Lara Croft Go recently made its way onto PS4, Vita, and PC. Like the Hitman Go port before it, the game translates well to traditional platforms, allowing you to easily navigate across its puzzle-filled stages. While the new release contains all the content released for the original at launch and this past Thanksgiving, it also features a new expansion. Titled Mirror of Spirits, the new campaign takes place in Croft Manor after it has been altered by an ancient artifact that shatters reality, ...

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Why Notre Dame could be the most important game of Charlie Strong's Texas career

9:28 AM ET AUSTIN, Texas — The kids kept looking up at the scoreboard. Notre Dame 38, Texas 3. A freshman class built up as the potential saviors of the program walked into historic Notre Dame Stadium and tasted their first mouthful of big-time college football. And they got their butts kicked. “I saw some guys give in. You could see it in some of their eyes,” said Texas senior tight end Caleb Bluiett. “You want to see some anger in that type of a game. We had a young ...

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Living with Android 7.0 Nougat: The most important changes

Android 7.0 Nougat has finally reached Google’s Nexus devices after more than five months of developer preview testing. The final version is more stable and has a ton of new features. Most phones won’t get a Nougat update for a few months at least, and that’ll only happen if the carrier and OEM consider it a high priority. What can you expect when that glorious day finally arrives? I’ve been using Nougat on both a Nexus 6P and a Pixel C for the last few days. I won’t bother reciting all the features, which you ...

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Obama: Entrepreneurship has never been more important

President Obama took a little dig at Mark Zuckerberg on Friday. During a panel discussion with the Facebook (FB, Tech30) founder and three other entrepreneurs, the president recounted how “a bunch of 20-year-olds” helped adapt his campaign to new technologies. He said they told him, “There’s this new thing called MySpace,” which caused laughter from the audience and Zuckerberg. “Ouch,” Zuckerberg said. Their exchange took place during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual conference hosted by the White House to bring together entrepreneurs, lawmakers and investors from around the world. ...

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Why Villanova's title was so important for college basketball

2:42 AM ET Myron MedcalfESPN Staff Writer Close Covers college basketball Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato print HOUSTON — At halftime of Villanova’s 77-74 win over North Carolina in the national championship game at NRG Stadium on Monday night, Michael Jordan walked through a corridor toward the North Carolina locker room. Media, fans and bulky-armed security personnel hovered as Jordan chatted with Mark Emmert, the NCAA’s president. A median divided the pack in the tunnel. Mortals to the left. Jordan and his crew to the ...

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