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Monday, December 5, 2016

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Silicon Valley VCs raise millions for an Aussie drone mapping startup

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mashable.com - In 2014 Rory San Miguel and Francis Vierboom made a bet that not all drone companies would actually need to fly drones, and it seems to be paying off. On Wednesday their company Propeller Aero, whi...

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

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theguardian.com - Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s all I did. I typed: “a-r-e”. And then “j-e-w-s”. Since 2008, Google has attempted ...

Touching things in VR with your real hands is a total game changer

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mashable.com - The first thing you instinctively want to do after strapping on a VR headset and diving into a virtual world is to reach out and touch what you see. Unfortunately, this is not a reality on today's ...

Amazon Go store won't replace humans — but it could improve 'dreadful' self-checkout, investor says

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cnbc.com - Immediately after the announcement, reporters at Quartz and The Wall Street Journal cried the experimental store might signal the end of "millions of cashier jobs." But while there would be some em...

Beoplay announces H9 wireless, over-ear, noise cancelling headphones - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - When you’re on long commutes or drives (given that you’re not the one driving), oftentimes you’d want to immerse yourself with whatever it is you’re listening to, rather than make small talk with p...

Blink’s home security camera gets an outdoor version

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techcrunch.com - CES is still a full month away , but consumer security startup Blink is getting a jump on things with the announcement of a new outdoor camera designed to slot into the company’s home surveillance ...

Netflix becomes the Top Grossing iPhone app for the first time

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techcrunch.com - Netflix’s decision to introduce an in-app subscription option in its iOS app over a year ago has helped the streaming service steadily gain more subscribers, and surge up the Top Grossing charts in...

DeepMind’s Mustafa Suleyman says general AI is still a long way off

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techcrunch.com - Mustafa Suleyman, the Co-Founder & Head of Applied AI, which Google acquired in 2014, took the stage at our Disrupt London event today to talk to our Special Projects Editor Jordan Crook about his ...

The AWS juggernaut

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techcrunch.com - Since joining Redpoint in 2000 Scott Raney has focused on cloud investments; his past portfolio includes Twilio, Heroku, and Adap.tv and recent investments in Stripe, Expensify, and Cyanogen. After...

The clever, absurd RokBlok rides your vinyl’s grooves like a hipster race car

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techcrunch.com - Sometimes you see a gadget and think simultaneously, “that’s insanely clever,” but also just “that’s insane.” The RokBlok was one of those situations for me: who but a mad genius would have thought...

Fitbit’s up and Apple’s down in IDC’s latest wearable market numbers

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techcrunch.com - IDC’s latest world wide wearable numbers are in, and everything looks to be coming up Fitbit. As smartwatches numbers declined, the larger wearable space is up overall all, thanks in no small part ...

Leap Motion demos its excellent hand tracking technology on Samsung’s Gear VR

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techcrunch.com - When Leap Motion debuted in 2010, it felt like a technology in search of a platform. The startup demoed some truly impressive motion tracking technology as a means of interacting with two-dimension...

PhenixP2P helps developers add real-time video to their apps

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techcrunch.com - When you are watching the live video stream of a football game or any major event online, chances are that the stream usually isn’t really as “live” as you’d like it to be. Instead, it’s often a mi...

Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location in emergencies

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techcrunch.com - With Trusted Contacts, Google is launching a new personal safety app today that allows others to ping you for your location when they think you may been in an accident or in danger. The idea here i...

Facebook begins asking users to rate articles’ use of ‘misleading language’

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techcrunch.com - A survey asking users about “misleading language” in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a handle on the fake news situation. At ...

Facebook’s Affordable Housing Efforts: Not Enough

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om.co - First of all, kudos to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and team for recognizing the issues around affordable housing in the area of the technology boom. For more context, here is a statement that Mark pu...

The Last of Us: Part 2 revealed in trailer; Ellie and Joel return

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arstechnica.com - The Last of Us, one of the finest story-driven games of a generation, is getting a sequel. Revealed during Sony's PlayStation Experience event in Anaheim, California, The Last of Us: Part 2 is set ...

Ridesharing and cleaner, quieter transport: Volkswagen’s answer is called Moia

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arstechnica.com - On Monday, Volkswagen Group used the TechCrunch Disrupt meeting in London to announce a new company, Moia. It joins the group's 12 automotive brands but isn't necessarily going to make cars; VW say...

How to Make Money Selling Hassle-Free Products on Amazon

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cmswire.com - The Amazon marketplace is designed to be competitive — to the benefit of the customer. That’s why so much of the Amazon clickbait out there uses hyper-masculine messaging: DOMINATE Amazon, WIN the ...

Build Your Own Robots and Quadcopters With These Ingenious Bricks

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wired.com - If you’re interested in building your own ASIMO, you’ve got to start somewhere. Kinematics’ modular TinkerBots provide a very great jumping-off point, letting you quickly assemble and program your ...

Google Play Store support ready for more Chromebooks in Beta Channel - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - More Chromebooks are receiving the Play Store support. Soon enough, more devices can run Android apps since we know that’s what most Chromebook owners are waiting for and Google is rolling out the ...

Multiple vulnerabilities in AirDroid app disclosed, developers to roll out patch soon - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Security research firm Zimperium recently disclosed what they termed as “multiple vulnerabilities” in the popular Android app called AirDroid which is used generally to push SMS notifications from ...

Origin is a mechanical watch with a smart strap - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve seen smartwatches that look like mechanical watches, or mechanical watches that are actually smartwatches in disguise. But we’ve rarely seen an actual mechanical watch that has a strap that i...

Kodak Ektra to finally be available by Dec 9 in all its weird glory - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If for some weird reason you’ve been eagerly awaiting the actual release of Kodak’s new smartphone since they announced it last October, then the wait is almost over. The release of the strange-loo...

How to play Instant Games on your Facebook Messenger - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - As we’ve continually said, Facebook seems bent on making people not want to leave their Messenger app. They’ve added a lot of new features like chatbots, Instant Articles, Group Calling, shopping o...

Note 7 battery problem probably caused by small internal design margin - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco remains a mystery but we’re expecting the South Korean tech giant to release the results of investigations this December. We have no idea when exactly but we can ex...

How To Post To Facebook And Twitter If Your Internet Goes Down

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blog.digi.me - We’d just like to say that of us here at SocialSafe are hoping that everyone in New York and the other affected areas of the United State manages to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts a...

Pushstartr : Database Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ryan Nutley”, CEO of the Ireland based start-up “Pushstartr” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start...

Textr : Group Messaging App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sam Getty”, Founder of the Atlanta, Georgia – USA based start-up “Textr” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

Lapkin : Biodegradable Laptop Keyboard Cover - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Mihaela Muruianu”, Co-Founder of the London based start-up “Lapkin” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1.What is it exactly that you do and what your...

StoryMarkLife.com: A Mobile and Tablet Applications Company for Lifestyle and Business that’s Redefining the Way we Capture and Share Experiences - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - StoryMark Life is a mobile and tablet applications company for lifestyle and business that is redefining the way we capture and share experiences. “StoryMark Life” is a mobile and tablet applicatio...

FoodTrucksNearMe.com: A Website that Allows Users to Find Food Trucks Locations and Menus via Computer or Smartphone - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Food Trucks Near Me is a website that allows users to find food trucks locations and menus via computer or smartphone. “Food Trucks Near Me” is a website that allows users to find food trucks’ loca...

SpyderMate: A Suite of Five Unique and Powerful SEO Analysis Tools that Allows you to Manage any Number of Internet Marketing Campaigns Easy - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - SpyderMate is a suite of unique and powerful internet marketing tools structured to make managing any number of internet marketing campaigns easy. “SpyderMate” is a suite of five powerful SEO analy...

Pajap: A DIY Mobile Apps Service embedded with a New Technology that Allows you to Create Full Featured 100% Native and Hardware Accelerated Mobile Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Pajap provides an innovative mobile service, which provides new routes in native mobile application development, end user experience and advertising methods. “Pajap” is a DIY mobile apps service wi...

ZWOOKY : Innovative Contact System - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Thomas Stoll”, CIO at the Uerikon – Switzerland based start-up “ZWOOKY ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

Hubchi : Online Marketplace For Booking and Entertainment - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Prasanthy Gurugubelli”, Founder at the Hyderabad – India based start-up “Hubchi” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you d...

12 Days of Deals, Day 1: Up to $1000 Off Select PCs - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - As promised last week, Microsoft has started its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion with a huge sale on PCs: You can get up to $1000 off select PCs, with sale pricing starting at just $199. “With po...

Google Begins Rolling Out Android 7.1.1 Nougat - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Google announced today that it has begun rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and several supported Nexus devices. Additionally, Android 7.1.1 Nougat is being pus...

Thurrott Daily: December 5 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Microsoft had previously announced that it will have some Windows Holographic news to share at WinHEC in China. Well, it’s happening this week, so get ready. This week members from Microsoft’s Wind...

Entercom's Marketing Chief Wants to Turn Up the Volume on Madison Avenue

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adweek.com - Specs Current gig Chief marketing officer, Entercom Communications Previous gig Executive vice president of corporate marketing, Univision Age 55 Twitter @ruthscoop Adweek: Why the move from Univis...

Google SEO Tutorial : I Rank On Page 1 For Many Keywords Do you?

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shoemoney.com - Hey loyal shoemoney followers! How are you today? Welcome to my secret Google SEO tutorial! My name is Shaun and it’s a pleasure to be writing for you today. Watch as I expose how a “little guy” ou...

What’s Really Impossible?

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stevekeating.me - When I was a kid growing up I was a big fan of the television show Star Trek. Okay, so maybe my fascination with the show has lasted a little but beyond my kid years. I still like the show and the ...

Report: Microsoft responds to Amazon Echo, Google Home with "HomeHub"

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searchengineland.com - In response to the unexpected popularity of Amazon’s Alexa devices, Google felt compelled to develop Google Home. There have also been rumors about a stand-alone Apple Siri device. I’ve been waitin...

Prices increase next week. Save big at SMX West now.

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searchengineland.com - Super early bird rates expire next week for Search Engine Land’s SMX West, the world’s premier search marketing conference. Register for 3 days of cutting-edge tactics presented by search marketing...

TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords stolen - BBC News

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bbc.co.uk - TalkTalk customers' wi-fi passwords have been stolen following a malware attack that blocked their internet access last week, an expert has warned. The researcher said other details had also been t...

Google+ Profile and Google Brand Page Marketing

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sd-entrepreneur.com - When Google announced last week that they’ll be starting to roll out Search Plus your World, it became more evident that search is shifting towards a simpler way of retrieving data for their users ...

How Oculus and 3D printers will let artists sculpt with digital clay

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mashable.com - Now that we finally have the Oculus Rift's Touch controllers, VR gaming on the platform is about to get a lot more interactive. However, based on a video released by Oculus on Monday, the best use ...

Google's new app will help loved ones find you in an emergency

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mashable.com - When something goes wrong, one of the first things you think about is getting in touch with the people you care about. But if there's been a natural disaster, an accident or some other emergency, t...

Security experts warn Congress that the Internet of Things could kill people

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technologyreview.com - A growing mass of poorly secured devices on the Internet of things represents a serious risk to life and property, and the government must intervene to mitigate it. That’s essentially the message t...

5 Ways to Use Periscope to Connect With Customers : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Looking for new ways to connect with your customers? Have you considered live video via Periscope? Broadcasting live on Periscope lets you build meaningful relationships with your customers and pro...