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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Vizio P Series 2016 Review (P50-C1, P55-C1, P65-C1, P75-C1)

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rtings.com - The Vizio P Series 2016 has the best picture quality of any LED UHD TV we have seen so far. It isn't OLED and it won't please everyone - especially because of its poor upscaling of low-quality cont...

Analysis ranks 9.7" iPad Pro screen as best performing mobile LCD ever made

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appleinsider.com - Analysis ranks 9.7" iPad Pro screen as best performing mobile LCD ever made By AppleInsider Staff Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 08:16 am PT (11:16 am ET) With two color gamuts, increased brightness, l...

Why traffic doesn't always matter (and what to focus on instead)

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sumome.com - As a founder, CEO, marketer, or writer (let’s be real, you’re probably all of those things), you’re hyper-focused on driving traffic to your website, blog, or app. Chances are you’ve been sold on t...

How to make your laptop boot faster

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cnet.com - If your laptop takes its sweet time starting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step. You can breathe new life and faster boot times into an old laptop...

Mac Users Attacked Again by Fake Adobe Flash Update

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intego.com - Mac users are once again being urged to exercise caution when installing updates to Adobe Flash Player, after a fake update was discovered infecting computers. Intego security experts have identifi...

At long last, HTC 10 reaches the top in DxOMark camera tests

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slashgear.com - It seems that HTC has finally come across a winning formula. The HTC 10 that was just revealed definitely had a lot to show off. While some might take issue with parts of the design, that probably ...

Microsoft broadens test of Windows 10's Enterprise Data Protection feature | ZDNet

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zdnet.com - Microsoft quietly has made its Enterprise Data Protection capability -- one of the top Windows 10 security features Microsoft has has been touting since 2014 -- available for testing by Windows Ins...

Bernie Sanders takes issue with some of Apple's ploys | Pocketnow

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pocketnow.com - Even back when the Republican presidential candidate field was a little more crowded than it is today, and just as divergent on major social, economic and policy issues, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Joh...

One year after 'Mobilegeddon,' Google puts its focus on small businesses

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businessinsider.com - The company is rolling out a new diagnostic tool to help them figure out how to make their sites faster and easier to use on smartphones, Google's managing director of small-to-medium business sale...

What the world could look like through Facebook augmented reality glasses

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mashable.com - I’m wearing my Warby Parker Facebook glasses, looking at my neighbor's front lawn. It’s early morning, and no one is outside. Just a day earlier, they held a birthday party for the twins, right her...

Nick Jonas, Chloe Sevigny embrace Apple Watch in new ads

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mashable.com - Apple's celebrity-driven marketing push doesn't just extend to the iPhone and Apple TV: The company is harnessing the power of fame to push the Apple Watch as well. See also: The next Apple Watch w...

Turn your dog into a social media guru with this camera vest

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mashable.com - Animals no longer need human help to establish their social media dominance thanks to the Posting Tail. SEE ALSO: This pig that thinks she's a dog is living her best life First seen by Co.Create, t...

Develop free, lightweight attribution insights for your paid & organic channels

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searchengineland.com - When running paid search alongside your organic SEO strategy, it’s essential to ensure you have an integrated strategy and a consistent message in the search engine results pages (SERPs). To manage...

Streaming social: What marketers can learn from Netflix's social strategy

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marketingland.com - Television is changing right before our eyes. Cord cutting, video on demand and the lack of commercial interruption have fundamentally shifted how we watch our favorite shows. But one of the bigges...

Starbucks rolls out a more personalized mobile app along with a revamped Rewards program

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techcrunch.com - Starbucks this morning announced the overall of its mobile application, now used by 17 million people, in an effort to create a more personalized experience for its customers. The changes rolled ou...

Facebook's 360 Degree 3-D Camera Unveiled At F8 Conference

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fastcompany.com - Facebook revealed a 360 degree video camera and software system today at its F8 developer conference. The camera, which will cost at least $25,000 to build, includes 17 different capture devices th...

Sony announces Xperia Z5 Premium Pink for selected markets

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androidcommunity.com - When Sony introduced the Xperia Z5 at the IFA in Berlin September of last year, it was positioning it as the world’s first 4K UHD smartphone display. Since then, a lot of other flagship devices hav...

The Best Tips and Tweaks for Getting the Most Out of Google Chrome

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howtogeek.com - Recently, we gathered the best tips and tweaks for Firefox. Google Chrome is another very popular browser, and we have collected some very useful tips and tricks for Google Chrome here. You’ll lear...

Popular study app Quizlet creates a game for groups in the classroom, Quizlet Live

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techcrunch.com - Education tech venture Quizlet has finally created a product specifically for use by teachers in their classrooms, dubbed Quizlet Live. It’s an online, question-and-answer matching game for small t...

Tesla finds faulty hinge in early Model X SUVs

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arstechnica.com - Some early owners of Tesla's Model X will need to hold off using the SUV's third row of seats for the next few weeks. On Monday night, Tesla sent out a safety notification to about 2,700 Model X ow...

USB-IF battles malware and bad chargers with Type-C Authentication spec

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arstechnica.com - USB-IF USB Power Delivery 3.0 is a minor update that mostly won't affect consumers. USB-IF The USB-IF encourages use of its logos to reduce confusion, but some OEMs still choose to skip them. USB P...

Europe consulting on new telecoms data privacy and cookie rules

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techcrunch.com - The European Union has launched a public consultation on rules governing the use of personal telecoms data. The so-called ePrivacy Directive also covers the use of tracking cookies by online servic...

What can a toothbrush teach us about IoT business models?

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techcrunch.com - Michael Vakulenko is the strategy director at VisionMobile. E-commerce has become increasingly popular as a business model for the Internet of Things in the consumer space. A toothbrush example, as...

Google will now warn users when websites host deceptive ‘social engineering’ ads

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techcrunch.com - [Update: Google published this news today on its corporate blog, but this was previously announced earlier this year. We’ve asked Google to clarify why it was republished, if that was in error, or ...

We’re running out of Hardware Alley tickets at Disrupt NY, get yours today

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techcrunch.com - May is just a few short weeks away, and Hardware Alley at Disrupt NY 2016 is almost full. Hardware Alley is, as the name suggests, our annual showcase of all things hardware, a day at Disrupt where...

Facebook Alive

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techcrunch.com - “You never slow down, you never grow old.” Tom Petty isn’t playing the F8 after-party, but his song encapsulates the point of Facebook’s conference — a social network won’t go extinct if it’s react...

Is it time to invest in IoT?

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techcrunch.com - Tim Chou is the former president of Oracle On Demand, a computer science lecturer at Stanford and chair of the IoT Track of the Alchemist Accelerator. I published my first book, The End of Software...

BMW’s car-sharing service launches—and almost lands Ars a ticket

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arstechnica.com - It's a ReachNow BMW i3! There's no name branding on this model of car, however. It's a ReachNow BMW i3! There's no name branding on this model of car, however. Instead, you just have to recognize t...

Yes, Badlock bug was shamelessly hyped, but the threat is real

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arstechnica.com - Go ahead and poo poo the overdone marketing of the Badlock vulnerability. With its fire-engine-red logo and a dedicated website that went live more than a month before the release of any patches, c...

Decades later, a new Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Easter Egg has been found

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arstechnica.com - You might think that gamers have combed through every secret and available strategy in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (aka simply Punch-Out!!) since its original release on the NES in 1987. You'd be wron...

FCC filing points to new Xbox hardware revisions, June announcement

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arstechnica.com - Game console revisions are pretty standard stuff, combining improved manufacturing processes, smaller form factors, and lower prices to keep sales going strong. However, rumblings about a PlayStati...

Verizon is actually expanding FiOS again, with new fiber in Boston

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arstechnica.com - For a few years, it seemed pretty clear that Verizon wouldn't be expanding its fiber-based FiOS network. Verizon lost $2.23 billion, but FiOS and wireless businesses remain profitable. That changed...

The Ars VR headset showdown—Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive

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arstechnica.com - In our original reviews of the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, we tried very hard to examine these virtual reality systems on their own merits without constant comparisons to the competition. But no ...

Two Googlers made an API for connecting USB stuff to the Web

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thenextweb.com - Two Google engineers have introduced a new API called WebUSB to the World Wide Web Consortium’s Incubator Community Group (W3C WICG) that would allow USB devices to connect to the Web safely. The A...

Moleskine launches its Smart Writing Set to digitize your brainstorm

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theverge.com - For the past week or so, I've been taking all of my notes for meetings, interviews, to-dos, and more in a Moleskine notebook. That's not unusual at all – I've been jotting notes down in Moleskine's...

Warning! CCTV Cameras Sold on Amazon Come with Pre-Installed Malware

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thehackernews.com - Be careful while buying any off-brand electronics from Amazon, as they could end up infecting you. Recently, independent security researcher Mike Olsen discovered that the CCTV surveillance devices...

Buy HTC 10 | HTC United States

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htc.com - The Power of 10 HTC 10. It’s more of what you’re looking for in a flagship phone. Unparalleled performance. Superb 24-bit Hi-Res sound. The world’s first* Optical Image Stabilization in both front ...

Get a Pebble Time smartwatch at a fraction of the price [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - While we at Android Community naturally root for the Android platform, whatever its incarnation, there is still something to be said about the simple things in life. And when it comes to the inters...

Quote is a minimalist Feedly RSS reader from the creator of Fenix

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androidcommunity.com - When you’re looking for a good RSS reader for your smartphone, you’re probably not going for something that has a lot of bells and whistles but something that will let you catch up with your unread...

That Emoji Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

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gizmodo.com - By now you probably know that the emoji you send on an iPhone might not be the emoji that is received on a Nexus. Since emoji are designed differently across platforms, sometimes your text messages...

Sci-fi film and video game studios find the way into the mainstream via social media

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marketingland.com - When you think about the persona of a video-gamer or a sci-fi movie buff, you may draw up images of the stereotypical “Star Wars” die-hard, the Trekkie and the video game nerd. However, film and ga...

The Buzzfeed Approach to Social Media Strategy

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moz.com - I initially started writing a post about how BuzzFeed tailors its content to different social networks. What image sizes do they use? What type of content works on one network but not another? What...

Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting

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techcrunch.com - There’s an epidemic of stolen videos on Facebook. Business Pages rip videos from YouTube, TV, or other Pages, and then post them on Facebook as their own to gain more engagement and fans. This is k...

Microsoft Announces Spring Updates for OneDrive for Business - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Today, Microsoft announced improvements and new capabilities in its OneDrive for Business sync, browser and mobile experiences, as well as new IT controls for administrators. These include updates ...

It's time for Microsoft to give up on Windows Phone and switch to Android | ZDNet

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zdnet.com - Windows Phone has all but died on the vine, and with less than 2 percent market share, it is unlikely to gain any new ground given the pummeling it is receiving from the twin mobile titans of iOS a...

TurkelTalksBrand Building Methods. - TurkelTalks

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turkeltalks.com - I Got Fooled is a great blues song by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee about a man who offers to clean a beautiful neighbor’s house in return for intimate favors. Unfortunately for our hopeful protago...

Are We Becoming A #hashtag World?

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sd-entrepreneur.com - With all the different Social Media Platforms out there like the ones named above, marketers and businesses are looking for ways to curate content and reach a target market of group of people via #...

Top 10 Strategies For Local Business Marketing

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sd-entrepreneur.com - 1. Develop an Search and SEO marketing plan first. Performing keyword research, reverse engineering competitor’s SEO, and determining the right link building and SEO tactics are important to do upf...

Can ZAGG Stock Bounce Back From Last Week's 14% Drop? | Fox Business

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fool.com - One of last week's biggest losers was ZAGG , plunging 14% on its way to its lowest close since mid-October. The stock closed lower for seven consecutive trading days before bouncing back -- slightl...

4 Things to Know About Amazon.com Inc's Upcoming Kindle Oasis | Fox Business

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fool.com - At some point this week, e-commerce giant Amazon.com is widely expected to unveil the latest generation of its hugely popular Kindle e-reader: the Kindle Oasis. As a company with a famous penchant ...