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Monday, December 12, 2016

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TECHNOLOGY

Bose made earbuds that act like hearing aids

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theverge.com - Bose has quietly launched a new set of around-the-neck earbuds called Hearphones that can apparently augment the sounds of the world around you, something first spotted by a user over at Hacker New...

As Trumplethinskin lets down his hair for tech, shame on Silicon Valley for climbing the Tower in silence

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recode.net - Hoo boy, would I have liked to be in the room when Sheryl Sandberg/Tim Cook/Larry Page/fill-in-your-billionaire-tech-leader-here were reacting to the tech summit invite from Donald Trump's chief of...

The Influencers That Digital Marketers Are Following on Twitter

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inc.com - Whether you personally love or hate listicles that mention industry influencers and people to watch, you can't deny the value of knowing who your audience pays attention to. Anyone your audience fo...

Social Media Marketing World: Social Media's Mega Conference!

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Join 4,000 fellow marketers at the mega-conference designed to inspire and empower you with social media marketing ideas—brought to you by Social Media Examiner. “This was honestly (and I’m not jus...

Facebook Launching 360-Degree Live Streaming Video - VRScout

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vrscout.com - National Geographic will be the first to test the new feature. Publishers will soon be able to take their live streams to an entirely new level — broadcasting live in 360-degrees. Facebook unveiled...

Atomic AI helps marketers write better

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techcrunch.com - Marketers love to produce “content” (and they also love calling journalism “content,” but that’s a separate issue). There is nothing easy about writing, though, especially when you’re trying to get...

Cyber security experts shut down Trump in 140 characters or less

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mashable.com - On Monday morning, Donald Trump formally addressed the CIA's allegations that Russian hackers tried to interfere in the election on — where else? — Twitter and, as usual, got some basic facts wrong...

Shots fired: Microsoft calls the new MacBook Pro a 'disappointment'

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mashable.com - Microsoft ditched standard newsroom convention to throw down the gauntlet and take a very public swing at chief rival Apple and the new MacBook Pro in a recent Surface-themed blog post. SEE ALSO: A...

Inside India's big Twitter hacks: Legion group makes more, bigger threats

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mashable.com - For the big guns in India, Twitter is no longer a safe place. SEE ALSO: 3.2 million debit cards compromised in India as banks investigate security breaches At 8.30 p.m on Nov. 30, Rahul Gandhi, th...

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Scott Adams' Blog Shared by Franco Gonzalez blog.dilbert.com - Posted December 11th, 2016 @ 11:30am in #Trump #fake news I’m watching the mainstream media have fits over so-called “fake ...

12 Days of Deals, Day 8: Get 2 Free Games with Select Xbox One Consoles - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - It’s day 8 of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals promotion, and the software giant is offering a great deal on select Xbox One consoles. This would seem to be coincidental with today’s other Xbox One S s...

The public evidence behind claims Russia hacked for Trump

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arstechnica.com - President-elect Donald Trump continues to discount or attempt to discredit reports that the intelligence community has linked the hacking of the DNC, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and ...

Microsoft had the best month for consumer Surface sales, partially credits MacBook ‘disappointment’

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techcrunch.com - According to Microsoft, November marked the company’s best month for consumer Surface sales by volume (a list that excludes Surface Hub electronic whiteboard). The ever-growing line’s pre-holiday s...

Microsoft Ventures launches new fund for AI startups and backs Element AI incubator

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft Ventures today announced two steps that point to how the tech giant’s VC arm wants to get involved in artificial intelligence in a big way. First, it’s now going to pursue investments in ...

Hundreds of new, redesigned emoji come to iPhone & iPad with iOS 10.2

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techcrunch.com - Along with the launch of updated tvOS software for Apple TV, Apple today also began rolling out the latest version of iOS, which at last brings the expanded lineup of new emoji to all users. In iOS...

TrademarkVision uses machine learning to make finding logos as easy as a reverse image search

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techcrunch.com - A company’s logo is an important part of its identity, but the processes behind defining, registering, and protecting these trademarks is a convoluted and rather archaic one. A startup called Trade...

Google taps Van Jones and Anil Dash to discuss race and algorithmic bias

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techcrunch.com - You may remember that time Google was under fire for wrongfully indicating that photos of black people were gorillas, and the time Microsoft’s AI bot named Tay turned incredibly racist. Today at Go...

Apple’s new TV app goes live on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s new TV application is now available to all users, thanks to the iOS and tvOS updates rolling out today. The app, first introduced this fall, offers Apple TV, iPhone and iPad users a single ...

Samsung changes migrant worker guidelines after finding abuses in its supply chain

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techcrunch.com - Samsung has said it has terminated the contract of one of the labor supply companies it works with in Malaysia following an investigation after media reports last month alleged serious abuses of wo...

Tact grabs $15 million Series B to make CRM easier to use

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techcrunch.com - Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software was born with the best of intentions — to create a record of customer interactions. The problem, salespeople will tell you, is that it becomes a chor...

Instagram brings live video broadcasts to all U.S. users

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techcrunch.com - Instagram announced its Live video broadcasting features in November, which allow users to show your followers what you’re up to in real time, and also let users browse for Live videos happening at...

DT10: Photography. How digital photography reinvented itself to become better than ever

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digitaltrends.com - As a photographer who honed his craft in film, Scott Mead was reluctant to go digital. Everyone was. “Early digital cameras were 3 to maybe 6 megapixels, and that didn’t really translate into the a...

Dealmaster: Green Monday sales on desktops, monitors, gaming bundles, and more

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arstechnica.com - reader comments 0 Greetings, Arsians! We're here again to bring you the latest deals courtesy of our partners at TechBargains. Today is Green Monday and you can save on a ton of electronics because...

Op-ed: I’m throwing in the towel on PGP, and I work in security

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arstechnica.com - Trust me when I say that I tried. I went through all the setups. I used Enigmail. I had offline master keys on a dedicated Raspberry Pi with short-lived subkeys. I wrote custom tools to make handwr...

Backpage executives beat pimping charges, case dismissed

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arstechnica.com - Last month, a California judge tentatively ruled that he would dismiss charges lodged by California's attorney general against Backpage.com's chief executive and two of its former owners. The table...

Isolate him for half a season, but Elliot is still what makes Mr. Robot go

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arstechnica.com - "Angela's right. We can't beat them, but we don't have to lose to them either. Maybe there's a way to stop them from winning." Last week, Mr. Robot's two-part Season Two (S2) finale began with this...

Comcast raises controversial “Broadcast TV” and “Sports” fees $48 per year

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arstechnica.com - Comcast's latest price hikes include a significant increase in the company's widely despised "Broadcast TV" and "Regional Sports Network" fees. The Broadcast TV fee is moving from $5 a month to $7 ...

Unpatched bug allows hackers to seize control of Netgear routers

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arstechnica.com - A variety of Netgear router models are vulnerable to a simple hack that allows attackers to take almost complete control of the devices, security experts warned over the weekend. The critical bug a...

11 creative ways businesses can incorporate video into their marketing efforts

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imediaconnection.com - The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi,...

The Ultimate Blueprint for a High-Converting Longform Blog Post

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quicksprout.com - Well, there’s a new king in town, and its name is longform content. Like you, I was skeptical about longform content at first. “Nobody wants to read 4,000 words,” I thought. Because longform conten...

Rethinking Long Tail Keywords: how to get TONS of traffic from 'unpopular' search queries

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ahrefs.com - Search Google for ‘long tail keywords’, click on a result in the top 10, and you’ll get a definition that goes something like this: You’ll also get a crazy long process for finding long tails to ta...

BBC testing Planet Earth II in 4K HDR on its iPlayer app [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - A small handful of BBC iPlayer users can now watch some of Planet Earth II in glorious HDR 4K. BBC rolled out the option this week on December 8. Currently if you have a compatible connected TV, yo...

How This Magic Machine Tricks You Into Seeing Any Car It Wants

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wired.com - Persuading people to buy cars isn’t easy. More than spewing specs and prices, ad agencies have to sell an idea, a concept, a lifestyle. They have to convince you a particular car—more than any othe...

Facer watch face maker now supports Gear S2, Gear S3 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - For those who use smartwatches, one of the things that some people like about it is that you can constantly change your wearable’s watch face and you don’t need to get stuck with the same one forev...

Little Briar Rose is a point and click game in stained-glass art style - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - There are games that have simple visuals but challenging and complicated gameplay. There are games that are easy enough to follow but have stunning graphics that makes you want to play it more. Thi...

I want a smart home. What’s the simplest way to start?

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recode.net - If you want to automate your home with “smart home” gadgets, and you’re not a super-geek, watch out. Incautious consumers, like one listener who wrote into Too Embarrassed to Ask, may buy devices t...

Room In The Moon : Social Travel Website - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Rafael Dos Santos'; CEO of the – UK start-up “Room in the Moon”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. W...

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

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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...

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

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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 ...

Talk.io A New Way To Meet People - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Tomasz Dominiak'; Project Manager / CEO of Talk.io in Warsaw. Talk.io (http://www.talk.io) is a new product designed for anyone who wants to break free fro...

MeasurableMediaLabs.com: A Company that Conducts Advertising Case Studies for Online Publishers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - MeasurableMediaLabs.com is the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for online advertisers by validating the CPM publishers charge in order for publishers to be successful. “MeasurableMediaLabs.com...

BigMarker.com: A Global Network of People and Communities that Meet Face-to-Face Online - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - BigMarker offers a community based management platform for teams, groups and organizations to video conference and collaborate online. “BigMarker” enables anyone to host webinars and video conferen...

Scoopinion.com: A Web-Based Application that Turns Your Browser into a Learning Magazine - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Scoopinion builds your personal magazine by matching what people like you have read well and you haven’t. It’s an effortless way to make the news good for yourself and the community. As per Mr. Kos...

Ven.io: A Comprehensive Healthy Lifestyle Solution which Generates a Nutritional Plan that is personalized for You - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Venio provides a comprehensive healthy lifestyle solution, which generates an interactive meal-plan that is personalized around your taste, health goals, and dietary preferences. Below is the full ...

Pear-U : Relationship Making Application - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sachet Gagwani”, Founder/CEO of the Ashburn – USA based start-up “Pear-U” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wh...

GetEchoed : A Social Platform For People To Act On Their Goals - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Arpita Chakraborty'; Co-founder of the Indian-based start-up “getechoed”. Below, is the full interview that we have conduct...

Microsoft Details Gaming Enhancements Coming With Windows 10 Creators Update - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Next year, in the spring, Microsoft will be releasing a new update for Windows 10 that they are calling the Creators update. Earlier this year, the company announced several new features are coming...

Apple Ships iOS 10.2 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Apple delivered iOS 10.2 to compatible devices today, adding a TV app, new emoji, and numerous new features to the core apps. The release of iOS 10.2 comes about three months after the initial iOS ...

Surprise: Surface Hub is a Huge Success (Literally) - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Anyone criticizing the price point of Microsoft’s new Surface Studio PC may need to reconsider: The far more expensive Surface Hub is off to a blockbuster start. So much for my theory that Microsof...

Ask Paul: Does the Office 365 Personal to Office 365 Home Workaround Still Exist? - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - This one is turning into a perennial favorite tip. The good news? You can still use an Office 365 Personal offer to add time to an existing Office 365 Home subscription. Did Microsoft ever crack do...