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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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CES 2017: ARM gets an assist in Renault’s open-source electric vehicle, Twizy

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embedded-computing.com - The open source movement has had a profound impact on the tech sector over the last two decades, and now those notions are moving beyond software and operating systems to form the basis for flexibl...

Top ten trends to look for in 2017 as influencer marketing continues to evolve

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thedrum.com - From the evolving world of artificial intelligence to expectations of instant communications, consumers seeking the value of a product offer marketers more opportunities to make inroads in 2017. Ba...

Covet Fashion Has Re-Imagined Its Platform to Evolve the Standards of Beauty

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yahoo.com - Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) today announced that mobile styling platform, Covet Fashion, has re-imagined its look and feel to introduce virtual models that embrace all forms of beauty - inclusive of new...

HoloLens: A Major Disruption In Computing Is Upon Us - VR Voice

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vrvoice.co - HoloLens: A Major Disruption In Computing Is Upon Us By Charlie Fink I am a believer. The HoloLens is a game changing device that will alter the technology landscape in ways we can’t even imagine. ...

Facebook Pages can now “go live” from the desktop, add live contributors and more

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techcrunch.com - Facebook Live, the social network’s live video streaming platform, received a series of updates this week, the most notable being the ability for broadcasters to “go live” from their desktop and la...

Pandora is laying off 7% of its workforce

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techcrunch.com - Pandora said it would lay off around 7% of its workforce, excluding Ticketfly, by the end of the first quarter this year in an announcement that it would the guidance it set for the fourth quarter ...

Opera launches Neon, a new experimental desktop browser

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techcrunch.com - Browsers have gotten boring. After a flurry of innovation, especially around the time Google launched Chrome, things slowed down over the last few years. We’ve seen a few interesting experiments, m...

Amazon launches the first of its own subscription VOD channels, Anime Strike

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techcrunch.com - Amazon has debuted its first own-brand subscription video-on-demand channel, part of the Amazon Channels offering it provides with content from partners including HBO and Showtime. This is the firs...

Consumer Reports now recommends the MacBook Pro after a software fix

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s newest computers will no longer have to bear the title of the first MacBooks not to receive Consumer Reports’ coveted seal of approval. After working with the company over the holidays to a...

Do funny recruiting hacks work? Let’s ask a guy who tried

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techcrunch.com - Do recruiting “hacks” work? Can you get a big company’s attention through wacky (or not so wacky) antics? One man, John Washam, tried and his story is, at the very least, interesting. Washam wrote ...

Now is the time to get these DS games at rock-bottom, closeout prices

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arstechnica.com - A decade or so ago, I remember my local GameStop location had a clearance sale on the last of its dwindling NES and SNES stock, selling any loose cartridges for prices under $10. I skipped out on t...

Mint 18.1 review: Forget about Wayland and get comfy with the command line

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arstechnica.com - I knew it as soon as I crowned Fedora 25 the best distro of 2016—I was going to hear about it from Linux Mint fans. How could I proclaim the best distro of the year before the latest version of Min...

Popular tech blog sued by self-proclaimed “inventor of e-mail” hits back

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arstechnica.com - Mike Masnick, founder of the popular Techdirt blog, said today that he intends to fight and win the libel lawsuit filed against him by Shiva Ayyadurai, the man who claims he invented e-mail. In a b...

NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers lob Molotov cocktail before exiting world stage

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arstechnica.com - Shadow Brokers, the mysterious group that gained international renown when it published hundreds of advanced hacking tools belonging to the National Security Agency, says it's going dark. But befor...

Safari bug caused poor Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

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arstechnica.com - In late December, review publication Consumer Reports made headlines by failing to provide a "Recommended" rating to Apple's latest MacBook Pros. It was the first time any of Apple's MacBooks had f...

Why Aren’t People Liking Your Facebook Page - and What Can You do About It?

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pixelproductionsinc.com - The number of people who like your Facebook Page is a direct measurement of its success. The more likes it receives, the greater the engagement, and with a large number of followers, you’ll have an...

Two roads to the same place: 2016 and the future of self-driving cars

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arstechnica.com - The self-driving car reached something of a watershed in 2016. All of a sudden, it seems we're right on the threshold of autonomous vehicles transforming our transportation. I'd ask any engineer in...

Nokia 6 running on CyanogenMod software, CM14 seen in settings - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Nokia 6 marks the return of old royalty back into the smartphone game, but the reception for the midrange device has been mixed to say the least. A lot of people are happy the Nokia – through t...

Android early holiday sales down in US, up in China - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The early holiday sales numbers are in, and it’s a mixed bag for Android. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has released their numbers for sales of three months ending in November 2016 and it seems that in...

Galaxy S8 case renders shown off, design based on early rumors - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The Galaxy S8 has been the subject of rumor mill for the past few months. Until its official launch, we’re expecting to hear more and see numerous leaks like this most recent one–a gallery of photo...

Train to become a web dev pro and save hundreds of dollars [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Want to learn web development skills but would rather not spend hundreds of dollars on training? Then check out The Complete Web Programming Bundle, offered at more than 90% off the retail price to...

GetQuantify.com: A Real-Time Online Collaboration Application for Small Businesses - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Getquantify is real-time online collaboration application for small businesses. Organize your tasks into projects and keep your team up to date. “GetQuantify.com” is a real-time online collaboratio...

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...

716Labs : Helps App Developers In The Marketng Validation stage - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Scott Falbo”, Co-Founder of the Buffalo – USA based start-up “716Labs” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

Sleeves Up Productions : Digital Content For Brands - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Erika Kramer”, CEO and Founder at New York – USA based start-up “SleevesUpProductions” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that...

SentioSearch.com: A Social Network that Connects Decision-Makers with Mentors who will Give them the Best Chance to Make Good Decisions and Minimize Regret - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - SentioSearch is a social network that connects decision-makers with mentors who will give them the best chance to make good decisions and minimize regret. “SentioSearch.com” is a social network tha...

HireOwl : Connects Startups to Talented University Students for Internships - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “John Lidington”, Founder of the NY – United States based startup “HireOwl” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do a...

LivingJunction.com: A Drag-and-Drop Social Publishing Platform to Create Social Magazines Around your Hobbies and Interests - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Living Junction is a social publishing platform that let’s you drag-and-drop rich media content to the pages of your own gorgeous magazine to bring your favorite topics alive. “Living Junction” is ...

SPI 248: The Art of Giving Gifts with John Ruhlin - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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smartpassiveincome.com - When it comes to gift-giving, are you still abiding by the age-old saying, “It’s the thought that counts”? Today’s guest is about to prove you wrong in the best way possible. Joining me for this ep...

Tip: Review Your Microsoft Account's Privacy Settings - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Earlier this month, I wrote about the proper care and feeding of your Microsoft account. Since then, the Microsoft account website has been overhauled with a new dashboard that lets you manage your...

Ex-employees are suing Microsoft because their jobs of monitoring for child porn and horrific violence may have given them PTSD

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uk.businessinsider.com - Two former employees of Microsoft's Online Safety Team are suing the tech titan. They say their jobs — which involved monitoring the company's online services like e-mail or Bing for illegal conten...

Hey, Siri: How'd you and every other digital assistant get its name?

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mashable.com - Siri. Alexa. Google. Cortana. The digital assistants created by the largest tech companies in the world have become such a big part of our everyday lives, you may have never considered why we call ...

The BBC sets up a taskforce to fight back against fake news

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mashable.com - The uphill battle against fake news (and correctly using the term "fake news" in the first place) continues. The latest effort to debunk made-up information is British broadcaster BBC. On Thursday,...

Critics be damned, Apple's AirPods are dominating wireless headphone sales

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mashable.com - Maybe people don't care that much about losing Apple's new AirPods. In the days right before the holidays and in the weeks after, Apple AirPods sales have exploded, according to a new report from e...

Google has removed the term 'fake news' from its advertiser rules

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mashable.com - Google no longer uses the term "fake news" in its advertising policy. The company has quietly erased the only explicit mention of the phrase from the rules for its AdSense platform. This comes just...

User secrets part 1 – is it safe to store your password in the KeePass?

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cqureacademy.com - If you store your password in the KeePass, is it safe? What about the browser? How are we able to get access to it? It is very important because as long as we use passwords and we still do, we save...

BREAKING: Julian Assange Will Agree To US Extradition Under One Condition

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thegatewaypundit.com - Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, will agree to be extradited to the United States if President Barack Obama grants clemency to the former US soldier Chelsea Manning, jailed for leaking doc...

Influencer Marketing Builds Confidence in the Era of Fake News

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evolvesinc.com - “News outlets around the world are reporting on the news that Pope Francis has made the unprecedented decision to endorse a US presidential candidate. His statement in support of Donald Trump was r...

7 Infusionsoft Landing Pages That Establish a Great First Impression, and Convert

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instapage.com - According to Entrepreneur, Infusionsoft is the “gold standard” for small businesses looking for sales and marketing solutions. With its CRM and email marketing software, the company helps marketers...

Save Time By Adding AdWords Audience Lists at the Campaign Level - CPC Strategy

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cpcstrategy.com - Posted by Tara Johnson on January 11, 2017 in Paid Search If you’re currently managing a high volume of ad groups, the thought applying audiences to each one and analyzing the results separately se...

Bird Flying From Feather Macbook Symbol Keypad Iphone Ipad Decal Skin Sticker Laptop

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Amazon Price: $3.99 $3.99 (as of January 12, 2017 4:00 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availabilit...

Abtech launches Nimbus LED panel for use in Zone 1 hazardous areas

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hazardexonthenet.net - The intrinsically safe (Ex ib) Nimbus comes in a range of sizes from a 13W, 150x150mm panel to a 20W, 300x600mm unit. Light output and distribution for the Nimbus compares to that of a recessed flu...

Your data is being held for ransom. Now what?

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Ransomware is an old topic in information security circles. Attackers have been hijacking computers and holding files hostage for years now, typically demanding that ransom be paid in bitcoins. Som...

Volvo is letting a family of four test a self-driving car

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uk.businessinsider.com - This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Volvo recently announced that it will let a family of four test its self-drivin...

HDTV Expert - CES 2017 In The Rear View Mirror

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hdtvmagazine.com - Overheard on the show floor, at the end of Day 3: “Why do I have to come back to Las Vegas every year? I didn’t do anything wrong.” This year’s CES was one of the earliest I’ve attended, starting r...

When Designers and Stakeholders Collide | UX Booth

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uxbooth.com - “Empathy is a big buzzword in UX right now. There are books and blog posts espousing the idea that if designers can develop true empathy for users, then they’ll build better applications. That’s tr...