The Future of Tech, News and making sense of it all!

Friday, December 2, 2016

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

USB Killer, yours for £50, lets you easily fry almost every device

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.co.uk - The commercialised USB Killer looks like a fairly humdrum memory stick. You can even purchase a "Test Shield" for £15/$15, which lets you try out the kill stick—watch the spark of electricity arc b...

Nikola reveals hydrogen fuel cell truck with range of 1,200 miles

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.co.uk - Donald Trump's incoming administration might be going full steam ahead in returning to fossil fuels, but the clean energy sector might have other ideas. Nikola Motor Company has just unveiled a hug...

While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks

Shared by
Susan Cooper





nytimes.com - This is all wrong. If you secretly harbor the idea that Snapchat is frivolous or somehow a fad, it’s time to re-examine your certainties. In fact, in various large and small ways, Snap has quietly ...

How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security

Shared by
Tamara Dull





infoworld.com - Windows 10’s aggressive data-collection capabilities may concern users about corporate spying, but enterprises have control that consumer-edition Windows users do not: Administrators can decide how...

What interns and new grads really get paid at top tech companies

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - From woefully underpaid internships to legendary hiring bonuses at huge Silicon Valley companies, it’s hard for job seekers to know what they’re worth in tech. It’s even harder when they’re new to...

Beddit 3 knows if you’ve been sleeping. It knows if you’re awake.

Shared by
Jefferson Faudan





techcrunch.com - Jolted into existence with a $500,000 Indiegogo campaign back in 2013, followed by a version 2 that was sold in Apple Stores all over the world, Beddit is back with a third generation of its popula...

Apple addresses iPhone 6S battery problems -- on its Chinese website

Shared by
Themelis Cuiper





mashable.com - Good news iPhone 6S owners with battery woes: Apple has finally issued a statement to explain those unexpected battery shutdowns. Bad news (at least for non-Chinese 6S owners): It appears that the ...

11 Ways Your Online Data Is Being Used Right Now

Shared by
Reg Saddler





mentalfloss.com - Every time you share a hilarious meme with a friend on social media or ask a search engine a question, the information you share is being saved, aggregated, and circulated. You probably don’t give ...

The connected car and another fragmented market

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - As any new industry takes shape, technical fragmentation occurs. The connected car is new and hot and, like markets prior, there’s a huge land-grab unfolding in front of all consumers. Up close, it...

The Moto Mods ecosystem expands with a car dock and Mophie battery backup

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - At launch, the Moto Z was compatible with three different modular backings (four if you count the shell projector): a Motorola pico projector, a speaker from JBL and an Incipio battery pack. Shortl...

Uber begins background collection of rider location data

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Imagine you’re on your way to a therapy appointment in a downtown high-rise. You hail an Uber and enter a nearby coffee shop as your destination so you can grab a snack before the appointment. In t...

AWS shoots for total cloud domination

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference this week — and as it revealed one new service after another, one thing became clear: the company with a marketshare lead that is by Gartner’s esti...

WeChat, China’s top messaging app, no longer tells users when it censors their messages

Shared by
TechCrunch





techcrunch.com - Users of WeChat, China’s most popular messaging app, have stopped being informed when their messages are being censored in a move that further erodes user privacy, according to a new report from Ci...

10 Tips to Build Better Converting Twitter Traffic | Sprout Social

Shared by
Guy Kawasaki





sproutsocial.com - Twitter is an integral part of social media marketing these days. Almost every business, big and small, is on Twitter. It’s the perfect network for connecting to customers in real time and building...

6 Ways Grammarly Can Improve Your Writing

Shared by
Guy Kawasaki





thecreativepenn.com - We rarely see the errors in our own writing, which is why I’m a super fan of using professional editors to improve my own books. But there are things we can do to improve the manuscript BEFORE send...

Uber now tracks you after ride ends, before it begins

Shared by
Ars Technica





arstechnica.com - As promised, Uber is now tracking you even when your ride is over. The ride-hailing service said the surveillance—even when riders close the app—will improve its service. The company now tracks cus...

Should You Move Your Blogging Site To HTTPS?

Shared by
Larry Wentz





problogger.net - By ProBlogger SEO expert Jim Stewart ofBloggersSEO. You’ve no doubt seen the subject of HTTPS in the media recently – the importance of applying it to your blogging website in order to preserve you...

The ultimate guide to CMS, part 2 | Webdesigner Depot

Shared by
Webdesigner Depot





webdesignerdepot.com - On Tuesday we presented the Ultimate Guide to CMS, Part 1; today, we’re going to complete the picture… OK, so you’ve got an idea of how many different kinds of CMS there are out there. Now you want...

Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum - The New Yorker

Shared by
Webdesigner Depot





newyorker.com - Silicon Valley seems to have lost a bit of its verve since the Presidential election. The streets of San Francisco—spiritually part of the Valley—feel less crowded. Coffee-shop conversations are hu...

We Quit Facebook and Google to Build a Children’s Book Startup

Shared by
Webdesigner Depot




sitepoint.com - The story of my startup, Read Your Story, begins on a warm summer evening in July 2015, when my family was having dinner over at my sister’s house in Palo Alto, California. While we were enjoying s...

Samsung partners with Lonely Planet to launch travel app, exclusive watch faces - Android Community

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - Samsung is hyping up the Gear S3 and we know it has a potential to sell because it can be paired with non-Galaxy phones. We’ve already seen what’s inside the smartwatch. It’s up for pre-order since...

These Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones add a soundtrack to any workout [DEALS] - Android Community

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - Meet your new workout partner. These Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones can survive through even the hardest workout, and they’re being offered at over 30% off the retail price for readers of Android ...

Motorola adds more Moto Mods for the Moto Z family - Android Community

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - When Motorola introduced the concept of Moto Mods earlier this year, they promised that they will keep adding even more modular accessories that you will be able to use to add to your Moto Z device...

Office for Android now allows more cloud storage integration - Android Community

Shared by
Android Community





androidcommunity.com - While Microsoft’s OneDrive is a pretty great cloud storage service, some people prefer to use other ones like Dropbox, Box, etc. However, when it comes to mobile productivity, probably a lot of peo...

Fund Your Business the Smart Way with General Assembly and Indiegogo - Indiegogo Blog

Shared by
Indiegogo





go.indiegogo.com - Let’s say you have a brilliant business idea, but you don’t know how to scale it. Finding funding can be a challenge. You might feel like successful entrepreneurs are hoarding some grand secret abo...

How to Crowdfund Your Brilliant New Event Idea - Eventbrite UK Blog

Shared by
Indiegogo





eventbrite.co.uk - This is a guest post from Joel Hughes, the UK Design, Technology and Hardware Manager at Indiegogo, one of the world’s leading crowdfunding platforms. Crowdfunding has become a very popular way to ...

The Finish Line Seeks Simplification to Focus on Core Customer Business That Drives Brand Loyalty

Shared by
Loyalty 360





loyalty360.org - At Loyalty360, we regularly speak to brands about the theme of simplicity and how it helps customers engage with them, how it helps customers understand how to efficiently use a specific loyalty pr...

LoopLR.com: A Real-Time Social Video Platform for the Creation and Distribution of User Produced Video Content on Smartphones - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





start-ups.co - LoopLR is a real time social video platform for the creation and distribution of user produced video content on Smartphones and Tabs. LoopLR is a real-time video sharing app for Smartphones. It let...

ParkParrot : Automated System Showing Available Parkings - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas




start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Chandler Burke”, Founder of the Chattanooga – USA based start-up “ParkParrot” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do an...

HeadFunder : Social Crowdfunding Platform - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas




start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneurs; Mr. ‘Nolan Thompson and Mr. Chris LaBonty'; Partners at the Start Up “HeadFunder”. Below, is the full interview that we have ...

PrayerSpark : The First And Only Site For Interfaith Spiritually - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Michael Feder”, Founder of the Las Vegas – USA based startup “PrayerSpark” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and ...

AppAppeal.com: Finding Web Apps Made Easy! - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas




start-ups.co - AppAppeal reviews and compares web applications to help people find the best web app for their needs. Our quality reviews are comprehensive, objective, and created by professional writers. We do no...

Wob.io: An Online Jukebox that was Designed with the Express Aim of Being Simple and Easy to Use - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





start-ups.co - Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailored online radio per user, and lets you connect with artists and friends. According to Mr. Alp; Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailor...

Cheekd : Mobile Dating App - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas




start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Lori Cheek”, CEO of the USA based start-up “Cheekd” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is al...

Brian Zuercher Of VenueSeen On Social Media Photography And Managing Customer Relationships - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





start-ups.co - Brian Zuercher had a precocious interest in business for a boy from the Buckeye State. He likes his sports, too, but ever since the days of running the school store, the entrepreneurial path has be...

DealTrunk : Browser Extension To Display Best Deals From Online Retailers - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas




start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Amanda Wrzeszczynski”, Founder of the Pittsburgh, USA based start-up “DealTrunk” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do...

MonitorBacklinks.com: An Easy Backlink Checker Tool that Notifies you via Email or in your Changelog if Someone Removes your Links or Makes them Nofollow - Start-Ups.Co

Shared by
Debbas





start-ups.co - Monitor Backlinks looks to replace the notepad and spreadsheets that SEOs use to keep track of their backlinks, checking their status regulary and notifies when they get removed or nofollowed. “Mon...

Working Smart With Pat Flynn: Building A Passive Income Empire

Shared by
Pat Flynn





influencive.com - Have you ever wondered how digital marketers are able to create passive income streams for themselves? If you’ve done some searching on your own, then you’ve most likely stumbled across some of Pat...

Microsoft Announces This Year's 12 Days of Deals - Thurrott.com

Shared by
Paul Thurrott





thurrott.com - Breaking with tradition, Microsoft has pre-announced its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion, which starts next week. Unlike previous years, we know each of the deals ahead of time. “Whether you pref...

Hearst Is Launching a 10-Person Team Tasked With Building Voice-Activated Experiences

Shared by
Stephan Stavrakis





adweek.com - Hearst may be a 129-year-old media company, but even it's planning for a Jetsons-like future when news will be consumed through voice-controlled technology. The New York-based company has quietly ...

How a Trump administration could shape the internet

Shared by
Earl Castro





sfgate.com - Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online — not to mention how much privacy you have while you're at it. Repu...

WhatsApp to stop working on older phones - find out if your model is affected

Shared by
Still Safe®





telegraph.co.uk - WhatsApp has said that its messaging app will cease to work on older phones and operating systems as early as the end of this year. The announcement comes after a warning earlier this year that the...

Hackers guess Visa card details 'in seconds'

Shared by
Still Safe®





news.sky.com - Experts from Newcastle University said it was "frighteningly easy" to do with a laptop and an internet connection. The hackers use a so-called Distributed Guessing Attack to get around the online s...

Someone just took a lot of the internet offline

Shared by
Still Safe®





independent.co.uk - TalkTalk and other internet providers stopped providing connections to users after they were hit by a huge cyber attack. The troubled internet provider has said that it – along with the Post Office...

Amazon just unveiled its most impressive tech yet, and it's an actual truck

Shared by
Jefferson Faudan





mashable.com - The tech company will haul insane amounts of data in its Amazon Snowmobile, a truck that Amazon Web Services unveiled on Wednesday. If you saw the Snowmobile on the highway, you'd just think it wa...

FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud - InformationWeek

Shared by
Jefferson Faudan




informationweek.com - Over the last 2.5 years, a major Wall Street regulatory agency, FINRA, has found a home inside the Amazon cloud. It believes that "cybersecurity is better in the public cloud than it is in private ...

YouTubers mad at YouTube again, this time over vanishing subscribers

Shared by
Jefferson Faudan





mashable.com - LOS ANGELES — PewDiePie is so mad at YouTube that he's calling it quits once he hits 50 million subscribers. Why? Felix Kjellberg is among a handful of frustrated creators who claim they have seen ...

GoPro lays off 200 in struggle to find its footing

Shared by
Michael Tchong





mercurynews.com - SAN MATEO — GoPro, the maker of the hot wearable camera that captured the attention of athletes and extreme sports enthusiasts, is the latest Silicon Valley company to stumble after creating a mark...

7 Insider Tips You Can Use to Generate More PPC Landing Page Traffic

Shared by
Tyson Quick





instapage.com - Done right, PPC is one of the best ways to put the right traffic on the right landing page. Unfortunately, since PPC is such a great method of driving qualified, high-intent traffic to your landing...

Marketing Growth Specialist- The Cardenal Group

Shared by
Tyson Quick





cardenalgroup.com - How can we end the war between sales and marketing? One of the easiest ways to do this is to reduce the cost per lead. This one of the Key Performance Indicators that can dramatically impact your b...