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Monday, January 16, 2017

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Backblaze Begins: Celebrating A Very Special Anniversary

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backblaze.com - 2017 is a milestone year for us at Backblaze: This year is our tenth anniversary. Our official birthday – based on our papers of incorporation – places that date in April. But January 15th was anot...

LG smartwatches listed on FCC with Android Wear 2.0, launch imminent - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve said a lot of things about the smartwatch industry. It didn’t do well the past year but it still has potential especially now that Android Wear 2.0 is coming soon. This version will allow wea...

Court Documents Reveal How Feds Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years

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thehackernews.com - It's not always necessary to break into your computer or smartphone to spy on you. Today all are day-to-day devices are becoming more connected to networks than ever to add convenience and ease to ...

Hackers successfully add games to the NES Classic Edition

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techcrunch.com - The greatest hope of retro gamers and the greatest fear of Nintendo have been met simultaneously: The immensely popular NES Classic Edition has been hacked and its 30-game library augmented with ne...

Nvidia’s new Shield TV provides the best balance for all-in-one home entertainment

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia’s Shield line of devices is now more than six years old, and the latest member of the family is the new Shield TV, an update of Nvidia’s first set-top streaming box from 2015. The 2017 versi...

PBS KIDS debuts a new channel and live TV service, available via web and mobile

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techcrunch.com - The way children watch TV is changing – shifting away from the big screen in the living room to tablets and other mobile devices. In order to better cater to the needs of this more digital audience...

Innovative Ways to Create Content That Gets Shared

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pegfitzpatrick.com - Your most important online asset is your content. It attracts clients to you and encourages prospects to take action. However, creating compelling content that engages your audience and inspires th...

Windows 10 Creators Update’s high performance “Game Mode,” confirmed

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arstechnica.com - Mike Ybarra, head of platform engineering for Xbox, has revealed some of the gaming-oriented improvements coming to the Windows 10 Creators Update later this year. Chief among the changes is a new ...

Vivaldi is building “Opera as it should’ve been”

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arstechnica.com - Working in tight niches occupied by the behemoths of the Internet world is hard; doing it as a startup without external funding is even harder. The 35-strong team of Vivaldi, the spiritual successo...

Virginia “Broadband Deployment Act” would kill municipal broadband deployment

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arstechnica.com - Virginia lawmakers are considering a bill called the "Virginia Broadband Deployment Act," but instead of resulting in more broadband deployment, the legislation would make it more difficult for mun...

Nintendo Switch’s identity crisis could echo Microsoft’s Kinect disaster

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arstechnica.com - After multiple hands-on events around the world on Friday, press and fans alike now have an idea of how the Nintendo Switch plays and feels. It has games (though not many new ones). It has a nice s...

Apple in Trumpland: How the new administration could upend Apple’s business

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arstechnica.com - Apple has a busy 2017 ahead of it. Most credible rumors say the company is launching a revamped iPad lineup in the early part of the year, as well as long-anticipated desktop Mac refreshes. We can ...

Microsoft tells corps to remember XP, migrate away from Windows 7 sooner than later

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arstechnica.com - Windows 7's extended support ends on January 14, 2020. The operating system left mainstream support in 2014, meaning that for the last two years—and next three—it only receives security fixes. But ...

7 Motivation Principles to Help You Change Your Life

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pickthebrain.com - The secret of motivation is that it begins between your ears. Motivation is like a puzzle and you have to see how the pieces fit together before you can get the full picture. How you view the world...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 results are in, battery was the likely cause - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Like most analysts in the mobile industry, we had high expectations about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 even before it was launched back in July 2017. Through the years, the South Korean tech giant wou...

This Phishing Scam Is Targeting Gmail Accounts by Posing as Your Contacts

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mentalfloss.com - You might think you're tech-savvy enough to spot a fake email from a scammer pretending to be PayPal or eBay, but what about one coming from a familiar contact? And what if the message attached rea...

Clear Winners in the Digital World Offer Better Platforms Related to Customer Personalization

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loyalty360.org - Customer loyalty is on the decline–a 7 percent drop since last year with higher attrition among digital customers, according to a new global study by Verint. Research conducted by Verint shows that...

Rawporter.com: A Mobile Application That Helps People Earn Money for Shooting and Sharing Photos and Videos - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Rawporter helps people earn money for shooting and sharing photos and videos. All items captured with the app or uploaded online are indexed so they become discoverable by search engines and can no...

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...

Flipit : Global Couponing Environment in Australia - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Jochem Vroom'; Founder of the Netherlands start-up “Flipit”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1. What ...

XLR8 : Social Matching and Communication Platform for Entrepreneurs - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Rick Duree”, Chief Firestarter of the Missouri- United States based startup “XLR8″ Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that ...

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

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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...

The Sad Truth about Your Half-Finished Projects - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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smartpassiveincome.com - You get incredibly excited about a new business idea or project. Maybe you’ve had it in the back of your head for a long time and something finally clicked inside of you to start working on it. Or,...

Microsoft Patents a Phone with Foldable Screen - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - A newly-discovered Microsoft patent indicates that the software giant is investigating a new Continuum form factor: A phone that can transform into tablet thanks to its foldable screen. News of thi...

Volvo Won Its Adweek Arc Award by Letting a 4-Year-Old Drive One of Its Trucks

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adweek.com - The Volvo FMX 18-ton construction truck bills itself as "built for the toughest working conditions on earth." Volvo Trucks and agency Forsman & Bodenfors set out to prove that claim in a unique and...

3 reasons why you can safely ignore your competitors' traffic metrics

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searchengineland.com - Website traffic is one of those metrics small business owners use to determine if their website is “working” — along with the number of inquiries, leads or sales they get from it. Traffic is also a...

Hacker says he can get phone numbers on Facebook which are not supposed to be public

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computerworld.com - It’s been known for years that anyone can find out your phone number if you gave it to Facebook and didn’t lock down your privacy settings, but a security researcher has claimed there is a way to f...

Tesla owner gets stranded in the desert after relying on phone to start the car

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mashable.com - Even if you own a Tesla, you should still carry your car keys at all times. Tesla owner, Las Vegas investor and entrepreneur Ryan Negri learned that the hard way as he got stranded with his Tesla ...

Inside Cyber Security Awareness Week

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newyorker.com - Shortly after Election Day, before the interference of Russian hackers became front-page news, a group of thirty-one high-school students gathered at N.Y.U.’s Tandon School of Engineering, in Brook...

Alibaba unites with Louis Vuitton and Samsung to clean up its reputation

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mashable.com - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a mixed reputation when it comes to counterfeit goods, but it's working hard to make nice. Alongside partners including Louis Vuitton, Samsung and Mars, the com...

FIR #70: Capitalizing on insults - FIR Podcast Network

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firpodcastnetwork.com - Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:28:40 — 36.4MB) | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Chris Christensen and Jen Phillips joined host Shel Holtz to discuss these topi...

WikiLeaks Reveals How Billionaire 'Progressives' Run The Democratic Party

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investors.com - WikiLeaks: Among the curiosities spewed from John Podesta's email by WikiLeaks is an intriguing memo to a group of billionaires that outlines the real goals of the Democratic Party's progressive wi...

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

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hbr.org - Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to G...

Car Mount, M-BETTER Universal Smartphones Car Air Vent Mount Holder Cradle Compatible with iPhone 7 7 Plus SE 6s 6 Plus 6 5s 5 4s 4 Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 LG Nexus Sony Nokia and More (Black)

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Dr’s Elite Lipo-Lean – Weight Loss Pills – Raspberry Ketones – Diet Pills That Work By Burning Fat And Appetite Suppressant – Best Weight Loss Supplement To Lose Fat Fast – 60 Capsules

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Acoustic Blues Guitar Lessons

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E-Commerce Passive Income: Learn to Make Passive Income via Aliexpress Dropshipping & Youtube Affiliate Marketing (Duo Training)

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Why Oyster Shut Down And Scribd Survived

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yukaichou.com - Unlimited reading sounds nice, doesn’t it? It sure did to me, too. I started using two subscription-based services in 2015, Oyster and Scribd. By September 2015, Oyster was shut down. But in July 2...

Programmatic Advertising: Drive Conversions With Direct Response Videos - CPC Strategy

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cpcstrategy.com - Posted by Leanna Kelly on January 16, 2017 in Ecommerce Video ads have come a long way from 30 second TV spots–but they still have a long way to go. A lot of retailers are still sticking to a templ...

Aptos Reports an Impressive 85% of New Deals Include Cloud-Based Enterprise Order Management to Enable Seamless Customer Journeys

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finance.yahoo.com - NRF 2017 – Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced its cloud-based Aptos Enterprise Order Management solution continues to gain adoption, with 85 per...

The Buckle, Inc. and Aptos, Inc. Embark on Omni-Channel Retail Technology Initiative to Support Seamless, Personalized Shopping Experiences

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businesswire.com - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NRF 2017 – A leading specialty retailer of apparel, accessories, and footwear for fashion-conscious young men and women, Buckle (NYSE: BKE) has earned a reputation as one...

LIFX Color 1000 A19 WiFi LED smart bulb review

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the-gadgeteer.com - If you haven’t replaced all the incandescent light bulbs in your home for LED bulbs yet, what are you waiting for? LED bulbs use less energy which means you’ll see a lower electric bill, they last ...

Avery Dennison Enables Omnichannel Success With RFID Technology at NRF 2017

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businesswire.com - NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) (NYSE: AVY), a global leader in apparel and footwear branding, labeling, and RFID solutions, will attend t...

2017 BMW 4 Series, M4 update revealed: LEDs everywhere, and new infotainment across the range | CarAdvice

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caradvice.com.au - The facelifted 2017 BMW 4 Series and M4 lines have been revealed this week, bringing a fresh look and updated infotainment systems to the Bavarian company’s popular coupe and convertible range. Whi...

AI Technology Takes Center Stage At Retail Convention - InformationWeek

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informationweek.com - Many retailers continue to struggle to keep up with the disruptions that digital natives have brought to the industry. Companies such as Amazon introduced recommendation engines and rating systems....

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Customer-Responsive Inventory Visibility is Possible with New Retail IoT Platform. Visit SATO Global Solutions at NRF Booth 3181

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finance.yahoo.com - A deluge of retail technology has created enormous opportunities for retailers, but has not solved the issue of siloed technology systems. To address this issue, IoT solution provider SATO Global S...

In-store device tracks emotional react | News | InAVate

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inavateonthenet.net - 16.01.17 In-store device tracks emotional reactions to products Cloverleaf, a retail technology company, has announced shelfPoint, a product for the shop shelf with built-in emotional artificial in...

Will Smart LCD Shelving Strips Revolutionize Retail?

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forbes.com - In-store shopping, especially at convenience and grocery stores, is ripe for disruption. Launching mid-last week and now on display at the National Retail Federation's Big Show, is a smart retail s...

Is this the year IoT standards will finally make sense?

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pcworld.idg.com.au - A few brave souls predict IoT standards will start to gel this year, but making all those connected things work together still looks like a long shot. Two years ago, some industry analysts cautious...