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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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BBC vs Netflix: iPlayer to stream shows before they air on TV

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arstechnica.co.uk - The BBC is giving up on its current iPlayer strategy—which is predominantly used as a catchup TV service—with plans to offer entire seasons of shows before they air on regular telly channels as it ...

Teenage criminals should wear Wi-Fi jamming anklets says top cop

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arstechnica.co.uk - Computer-based crime is on the rise, and the average age of those criminals in the UK is just 17, down from an average age of 24 in 2014. The most common digital crimes in the UK are bank account f...

CES 2017: BlackBerry QNX SDP 7.0 drives safety-critical automotive ECU consolidation forward

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embedded-computing.com - Each year, the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the most exciting places for CES-goers, as it houses (most of) the automotive technology the show has to offer. Here, the Fara...

Telsa hires MacBook Air designer for senior engineering role

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arstechnica.com - Tesla has been on quite the talent search of late. Last year it hired Peter Hochholdinger from Audi to oversee Model 3 production. It also hired Anders Bell—previously of Volvo—to take charge of de...

Astropad Studio turns the iPad Pro into a pro drawing tablet for Macs

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techcrunch.com - The iPad Pro is a clutch drawing tool for when you’re on the go, but it’s missing a lot of the pro software that working artists require to get their job done. Astropad, a company that has focused ...

Amazon Prime’s latest perk is a new Rewards Visa Card with 5% back

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techcrunch.com - Amazon announced this morning it’s teaming up with Chase to introduce a new Visa credit card exclusively for its most loyal customers, Prime members. The card offers Prime members 5 percent back on...

UK spy agency-backed cyber security incubator picks first seven startups

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techcrunch.com - A GCHQ-backed startup incubator has opened its doors in the UK, announcing its first cohort of seven startups participating in the three month accelerator program (see below for the list of teams)....

The new normal: Yet another hacker-caused power outage hits Ukraine

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arstechnica.com - For the second time in as many years, security researchers have determined that hackers have caused a power outage in Ukraine that left customers without electricity in late December, typically one...

Tom Wheeler accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality

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arstechnica.com - With just over a week left as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler today accused AT&T and Verizon Wireless of violating net neutrality rules with paid data cap exemptions....

4 ways Artificial Intelligence changes the game for SEO

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thenextweb.com - Will 2017 be the year that computers outsmart human brains? Maybe. It’s one of the many high-tech trends that everyone is keeping an eye on. But how does that change the game for Google search and ...

Software in the Cloud: Everything You Need to Know About SaaS

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smedio.com - The term SaaS is short for “software as a service.” It can be defined as an integrated web-based software that’s hosted on a cloud-based service and is “rented” on a subscription basis rather than ...

Shamoon disk-wiping attackers can now destroy virtual desktops, too

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arstechnica.com - There's a new variant of the Shamoon disk-wiping malware that was originally unleashed on Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company in 2012, and it has a newly added ability to destroy virtual desktop...

Why Quotle Could be the Next Instagram (If You Love Reading)

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socialmediatoday.com - Social media has a distinct prejudice toward short attention spans that demand snappy images and snippets of text. It’s hard to tell what came first: did our short attention spans demand that socia...

Verizon increases upgrade fee to $30 to cover “ongoing costs” - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re a Verizon customer, then you’re probably aware that you pay an upgrade fee whenever you purchase a new device and switch to it or if you get one through the carrier’s device payment progr...

Walmart Scan & Go shopping app hits the Android platform - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Hi-tech and digital shopping doesn’t end in using your credit cards, PayPal, or those other mobile payment services. There are several apps that have proven to be useful the past few years but we k...

Lollipop still the most popular, may be overtaken by Marshmallow soon - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - A new quarter has started and we are looking forward to know how Android distribution changed the past few months. Lollipop is still on top just like the previous year. It has long been king in the...

FAA removes in-flight warnings for Galaxy Note 7 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Federal Aviation Administration has finally removed the mandatory warnings about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 at the airports and before flights. It’s not that the phablet suddenly became safe for...

ApprovalQ : Email Project Management Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sharif Aly”, Aly of the California – USA based start-up “ApprovalQ” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what you...

EQNS : Advanced Education In The Sciences - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ilya Uts”, CEO & Founder of the New York – USA based start-up “EQNS” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what yo...

SpotLoss: A Device that Keeps Track of Everything from your Keys to your Kids - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - SpotLoss is a device that allows you to keep track of everything from your keys to your phone to your kids. The SpotLoss fob allows you to press a button on the fob to find your phone, or a button ...

Adlet: Advertising Platform for Bloggers - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had a nice chat with Ms. “Emma Coles”, CEO of the UK-based start-up “adlet.co” about his Company. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-up is all about? Adlet is an online advert...

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...

KillerStartupsDesigns.com: A Website that Features Daily Start-Ups Based on Strict Aesthetic Standards - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - KillerStartupsDesigns features ONE startup daily that meets strict aesthetic standards and that is reviewed by a highly experienced Web/Graphic designer. 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

Mekiwi : Easy-To-Use StartUp to Manage Daily Life - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Antti Kananen”, CEO of the Finland based start-up “Mekiwi” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-u...

Xbox One Backward Compatibility Adds Battlefield Games, Hits 316 Titles - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - As you may know, the list of Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One surpassed 300 titles about a month ago. This week, the list surged to 316, with two great Battlefield games making the cut....

DJ Khaled's New Mobile Game for Champs Sports Leans Into 1980s Cool

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adweek.com - A quarter century ago, DJ Khaled was a teenage employee at a Champs Sports in Orlando, Fla., but these days the hip-hop and social media star is a strategic partner with the retail brand. They open...

5 Awesome Tools To Help You Newbie Geeks With Your Open Source Project

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dumblittleman.com - We probably all want the same thing — to achieve more and feel proud of what we have achieved. For example, Mark Zuckerberg’s is to visit and meet someone in every U.S. state and mine is to keep my...

SearchCap: Google interstitial penalty, AdWords pathways & more

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google confirms rolling out the mobile intrusive interstitia...

Instagram Brings Ads – And Measurement – To Stories | AdExchanger

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adexchanger.com - “Over the first holidays with Stories we’ve gotten a chance to peek into what people do when they’re home and with their families, at a level of depth and intimacy we haven’t usually had with Insta...

Our News Feeds will never be safe again: Facebook Live can now be broadcast from computers

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mashable.com - For those who really want to go live, the barrier for entry just got much smaller. In the latest of a line of thirsty moves to increase live video output, Facebook released its newest batch of Up...

JetBlue now has free Wi-Fi on all flights

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mashable.com - Need a reason to fly with JetBlue? How about free in-flight Wi-Fi? JetBlue announced Wednesday it has completed the expansion of Fly-Fi, its free in-flight Wi-Fi service, making it the only airline...

3 No-brainer Uses for the Public Cloud - InformationWeek

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informationweek.com - When comparing cloud architectures, there are a few distinct benefits of public clouds when compared to private and hybrid clouds. First is the fact that as a public cloud customer, you never have ...

Google's AI is writing a lot of emails

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mashable.com - Google's AI is writing a significant number of emails sent by users of its Inbox app. The company's Smart Reply feature, which automatically generates email responses based on the contents of an in...

How to keep yourself safe in a world of creepy websites filled with personal data

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mashable.com - In an era dominated by tales of embarrassing and politically devastating email hacks, the need to protect yourself online is all the more real. From phone numbers and addresses to the names of your...

Twitter is shutting down this app after just 6 months

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mashable.com - Twitter is shutting down its business-focused Dashboard tool just six months after its launch. The company announced the closure on the app's Twitter page on Tuesday with little explanation. SEE AL...

Village Roadshow CEO: Expect more site-blocking cases 'big time'

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mashable.com - According to Graham Burke, co-CEO of Village Roadshow, Australia should expect his company to continue going after piracy sites "big time." After the Australian government passed a law in 2015 allo...

Cyber thieves have a sneaky new way to steal your fingerprints (and you’re helping them)

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mashable.com - If flashing a peace sign is your go-to selfie move, you might want to think about coming up with a new signature look. Turns out, your light-hearted display of goodwill to the world could be puttin...

Now is the time to fix your LinkedIn profile—here's why - Biznology

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biznology.com - Have you been meaning to update your LinkedIn profile and just haven’t gotten around to it? You’re not alone, and I hope this article will lead you to rethink that position. That’s because the seem...

There's a major change for Samsung Galaxy Note7 announcements on flights

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mashable.com - Getting tired of hearing those pre-flight warnings about the Samsung Galaxy Note7 ban? Good news: they may be over soon. SEE ALSO: Samsung says it will release a report on the Note7 'soon' The U.S...

Amazon Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

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freeaffiliatepro.com - Here’s Your Opportunity To CLONE My Entire Internet Business System Today: Click Here! In this video clip, I describe why Amazon Affiliate Marketing is ideal for newbies, as well as ways to get int...

LED learning system has your guitar neck covered

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newatlas.com - Playing a game of follow the lights on a guitar neck is a great way to learn chords, scales and songs quickly without your eyes wandering from fretting hands to instruction book or online video and...

Why the FTC is going after IoT device manufacturers

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ciodive.com - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against an Internet of Things manufacturer late last week, alleging that the company’s lax device security measures put consumer privacy at risk...

Don't upgrade your phone — just upgrade your phone case with the Zee Smart Core

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digitaltrends.com - You don’t need to get a new phone to upgrade your mobile experience. You just need a smart phone case. Meet the newest device from Hello Zee — an “intelligent universal Zee Smart Core” that promise...

3 stores optimizing the in-store experience

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nrf.com - But virtually every retailer knows that this isn’t an “either-or” proposition — no retailer is choosing between online and bricks-and-mortar. In fact, today most successful retailers use technology...

Aptos Congratulates Orvis on Winning IRT Retailer Innovation Award for Omni-Channel Retailing

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businesswire.com - ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today congratulated Orvis for being named a winner of the 2017 IRT Retailer Innovation Award in the...

95% Of Your Churn Should be Ignored. Here's Why

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blog.kissmetrics.com - When it comes to customer dissatisfaction, Spirit Airlines has consistently been the forerunner in the airline industry. Even in the recent travel report published by the American Customer Satisfac...

Kohl's Continued Digital Innovation Drives Loyalty

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risnews.edgl.com - Kohl's Corp. has found loyalty to be "the most important differentiator for us in the marketplace," said CEO Kevin Mansell, and this loyalty is being driven by technology. "With the ability to use ...

Cars That Left the Market Last Year: Part 1

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drivingdc.com - Every year the automotive industry has a batch of vehicles that are no longer offered, but most are replaced with new models. For 2016 we said goodbye to some of our old favorites, some of which wi...

How do file store-and-share firms avoid that sinking syncing feeling?

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theregister.co.uk - Interview With the demise of Bitcasa, EMC selling off Syncplicity, and so forth, the enterprise file sync and share market might appear moribund. What’s happened is a trend of consolidation plus an...

The Rise Of Anthropomorphic Gadgets

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fastcodesign.com - Weaving through the crowds of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, visitors encountered friendly-looking robots that played chess, swayed and played guitar, and offered help with all ma...