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Dow hits record on Intel earnings

The Nasdaq composite gained 41 points, or 0.6 percent, to 7,452. The Dow Jones Industrial Average . DJI rose 223.92 points, or 0.85 percent, to 26,616.71, the S&P 500 . On the other hand, the Conference Board released a report showing a slightly bigger than expected increase by its index of leading economic indicators.

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You Can Know What Diagnostic Data Windows 10 Uploads To Microsoft Servers

Users will be able to view information on their devices and their configurations, including connected peripherals, settings and the network information pertaining to a given device. Microsoft's screenshots of the "telemetry" data displayed by the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer app show what looks like the raw and somewhat obscure technical information sent by Windows 10 that Microsoft says it needs to address various software problems.

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Apple Might Be Working On Major iBooks Redesign

The online retailer won a big competitive advantage several years ago when the U.S. Department of Justice sued Apple and several publishers for colluding to artificially raise the price of books. Many industry participants questioned the ruling in the case, since it obviously favored Amazon. The company also hired away Kashif Zafar, Amazon's senior vice president for Audible, to spearhead the plan.

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Sky TV without a dish? It's getting closer…

Revealing its financial results for the 6 months up to the end of 2017, it revealed that its revenue per United Kingdom and Ireland user dropped £1 to £46 a month. The company's satellite dishes have become a familiar sight across the country since it launched the UK's first official satellite TV service in February 1989 with just four channels, Sky Channel (later renamed to Sky One), Sky Movies, Sky News and Eurosport.

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Acer announces new Chromebooks and the Chromebox CXI3

Acer has students and educators in its sights with the introduction of two new Chromebook models, including the Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 11 Spin, and a Chromebox mini PC. The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 follows its predecessors with an inexpensive price starting at $349 (versions with more than the standard 32GB cost a bit more, although the company did not say how much more).

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Apple releases Meltdown patches for macOS Sierra and El Capitan

On Tuesday, the company released updates to the Sierra and El Capitan operating systems that will protect users from Meltdown , the design flaw that could let hackers access sensitive information from a computer's processor. As soon as the Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs became public knowledge, OS makers began kicking patch development into overdrive in an effort to plug the security holes as quickly as possible.