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About W. Brice McVicar

W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.

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Apple‘s line of wearables appears to be expanding. A patent application from the company shows what looks like an intent to further develop the Apple Watch capabilities or, at the very least, devices a user may wear around their wrist. The application shows advanced straps that would plug in to whatever device – such as […]

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Low income families in the United States have a new partner in assuring they have access to information. The Federal Communications Commission announced Thursday it is reinventing its Lifeline program to ensure families are able to plug into the Internet, despite their annual income. The program itself isn’t new, it dates back to 1985 when […]

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Microsoft isn’t taking the anniversary of Windows 10 lightly. The company, during Wednesday’s Build 2016 event, made a number of announcements regarding the operating system. Both users and developers have reasons to be excited as Microsoft is releasing updates for both sides with promises of even more things on the horizon. “With Windows 10 now […]

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Seeing is believing, especially for those in the world who are blind. In what may be one of the most amazing advancements in artificial intelligence, Microsoft has revealed progress it has made in a research project geared specifically toward those with vision limitations. The project, aptly titled Seeing AI, is being designed to allow those […]

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Conversations on Skype may be much different in the future. During its Build 2016 conference Wednesday, Microsoft showcased some new ideas for the video messaging service which could spell big changes in the future. Interacting with friends and family has been the typical use for Skype, but with the creation of Skype Bots users could […]

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Sometimes going longer can be a good thing. Instagram gets that with news users will soon be able to upload longer videos. The photo and video-sharing application has announced as the amount of videos being consumed on the Internet increases it only makes sense to allow users to enjoy more for a bit longer. “In […]

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An overhaul of its Android browser could be a good thing for Samsung. The company’s Internet app has never been an overly popular item with users but the newest version comes with a feature which could sway users. Browsing is much simpler on the app thanks to the inclusion of ad-blocking which keeps nasty pop-ups […]

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The next time your home phone rings it might be Google calling. The Internet giant has dipped its toe in many areas, but up until now it’s stayed away from traditional landlines. That’s changing, though, as the company announced it slowly rolling out Fiber Phone. In a time when so many people have dropped the […]

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A crowd sourcing campaign set to launch this week is looking to leave supporters in the dark. Set to go live on Kickstarter with a $50,000 goal, FlipFlic takes a simple household item and makes it smart. The tiny device attaches to window blinds and gives users the opportunity to control them remotely. “It is […]

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How much damage Google inflicted on Oracle for including Java in Android is up for debate, but Oracle feels it is owed a substantial amount. Oracle, in fact, is seeking $9.3 million from the Internet giant. The two companies continue to duke it out in the copyright battle, but in a report compiled by an […]

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Periscope is up. It’s been one year since the video streaming site launched and, admittedly, one had the right to be skeptical considering the number of similar sites operating. Yet, the site has proven to be a success as marked by Saturday’s anniversary and the fact there have been more than 200 million broadcasts in […]

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One set has already been delivered, but today marks the official launch of Oculus Rift. The virtual reality headset begins shipping in a staggered system but Ross Martin of Anchorage, Alaska received a treat this weekend when his arrived early, along with Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey. Luckey traveled to the most northern American state […]

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Microsoft has learned the hard way that being a parent these days isn’t easy. Parents can’t choose who their children associate with and, when they get in with the wrong crowd they’re likely to pick up their habits. And, apparently, said child doesn’t even have to be a real human as the company quickly put […]

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A new Google program should save IT teams both time and frustration. Stackdriver is a new unified monitoring and logging system for both Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. The program can work on either of the two systems or on both at the same time. “Stackdriver is the first service to include rich […]

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Everyone can use more friends and, now, Microsoft has created one. The company has unveiled Tay, an artificial intelligence chat bot geared toward 18 to 24-year-olds on Kik, Twitter or GroupMe. The idea behind the creation is to “experiment with and conduct research on conversational understanding,” explained Microsoft. “Tay is designed to engage and entertain […]

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