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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Microsoft-owned Minecraft no longer supported on Microsoft-owned Windows Phone/Mobile

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft will cease updating Minecraft Pocket Edition for its own Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile, reports Windows Central. Although the game will continue to be available in the store, it...

Beeline is all about the journey to the destination

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techcrunch.com - Beeline is a handlebar-mounted gadget that uses a combination of Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS to direct you around town. Instead of giving you turn-by-turn direction like a traditional GPS, though, it ...

Postmates and DoorDash are testing delivery by robot with Starship Technologies

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techcrunch.com - Not even flexible, freelance jobs in the on-demand economy will be saved from the siege of automation. Starship Technologies is putting its self-driving delivery robots to work in the US. Specifica...

Twitter's complicated relationship with developers just got worse

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mashable.com - Twitter's relationship with developers is as complicated as ever. The company caught developers by surprise Wednesday when it announced it was selling its developer platform Fabric to Google, thus ...

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes will launch on Android before iOS

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arstechnica.com - Nintendo's push towards smartphone gaming will continue on February 2 with the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, a touch-only take on the company's longtime tactical RPG series—and possibly the company...

Hulu will offer offline access to videos in a few months

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techcrunch.com - All the top streaming services will now offer offline access to selected content, it seems. Following Netflix and Amazon, Hulu’s CEO Mike Hopkins has confirmed that it will offer users the ability ...

Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side

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techcrunch.com - Mirai, the botnet that subverted thousands of poorly secured internet of things devices and set them to work on denial of service attacks, has been revealed to be the creation of a young developer ...

Tesla to build Model 3 motors and gearboxes at its Gigafactory

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techcrunch.com - Tesla will be making electric motors and gearboxes at its Nevada Gigafactory, in addition to batteries. The news comes from Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, who discussed that additional manufacturi...

Cloud security startup ProtectWise raises another $25 million

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techcrunch.com - ProtectWise, a security startup that records all your network traffic DVR-style, and saves it in the cloud, announced a $25 million round today. The company’s security strategy is surprisingly simp...

Microsoft is beta testing a feature that brings Cortana to Android’s lock screen

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techcrunch.com - If you’re enrolled to the beta version of the Cortana app for Android, you’ve already got access to one of its more interesting updates in recent memory. As spotted by MSPoweruser, Microsoft has in...

Vine shuts off sharing, launches Vine Camera

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techcrunch.com - Vine as we know it is dead. Today Twitter turned off sharing, liking, commenting and revining in Vine, and released its successor, Vine Camera, as an app update on iOS and Android. It has also disc...

Disrupt NY 2017 Startup Battlefield applications are officially open

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techcrunch.com - Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are now open! We’re searching for new, up-and-coming startups to launch and compete on the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage. Why Apply? Your team will...

Salesforce opens engineering office in Microsoft’s and Amazon’s backyards

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techcrunch.com - Salesforce announced today that it plans to open an engineering and innovation hub in the Seattle area, greatly experiencing its presence there. Company co-founder Parker Harris says the office, wh...

Ford patents a car camera system to get you the best shots for social media

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techcrunch.com - Ford has a new patent out for a vehicle camera system – but it’s not designed for use in autonomous cars, as you might imagine. Instead, it’s a vehicle-mounted camera concept that would use data fe...

Best ways to use Facebook for self-published book promotion - Holy Kaw!

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holykaw.alltop.com - Many authors are skipping the publisher route and multiple rounds of rejections to strike out on their own and self publish. The trick is how to get the word out without a big-money marketing campa...

The $50,000 racing simulator: Cheaper than crashing the real thing

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arstechnica.com - The company has been around since 2007, and it custom-builds racing rigs that are as close to the real thing as it's possible to get, short of the multimillion dollar facilities you might find in a...

Big updates for Logic Pro and GarageBand add features for audio pros

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arstechnica.com - Apple has released major updates to its Logic Pro X audio recording and editing software for macOS and the lighter-but-free GarageBand app for iOS, introducing big new features and improving compat...

High-tech toilets in Japan getting standardized icons

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arstechnica.com - It's long been a conundrum for visitors to Japan: how do you actually use the toilet? For more than 35 years, the "washlet"—also known in some parts as the "super toilet"—has baffled the unwary tra...

US court says PSN data doesn’t get 4th Amendment protection

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arstechnica.com - If you have any legally incriminating information sitting in your PSN account, don't count on the Fourth Amendment to protect it from "unreasonable search and seizure" by Sony without a warrant. A ...

Adobe Working on Letting You Rotate Faces in Static Portraits

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petapixel.com - 3 Common Misconceptions About Your Camera’s Histogram If you're obsessive about checking every exposure on your camera's histogram, this informative little video is a must-watch. In it, Matt Grange...

Qualcomm sued by the FTC for violating competition laws - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Qualcomm is one of those tech companies that are involved in several lawsuits due to its products being used in numerous devices. We’re counting not dozens of smartphones, tablets, and wearables bu...

ZTE Blade V8 Pro on sale starting today - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - The ZTE Blade V8 Pro was announced at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas earlier this month. It was introduced together with the crowdsourced Hawkeye phone. It’s a mid-range phone alright but the specs are ...

Entrepreneurs From The UK Find Their Global Market - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Campaigns on Indiegogo have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars in contributions from the backer community. This global reach allows entrepreneurs to tap in...

Personalized and Sophisticated Customer Experiences Are within Your Retailer’s Reach

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loyalty360.org - You would be hard-pressed to discover a retailer or marketer today that will contest the critical importance of customer data. But not everyone can leverage this analytical tool with the same degre...

What I've learned from growing and unfollowing over 250,000 followers on Twitter

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marketingland.com - Of all of my social media channels, Twitter has been the best one for building relationships. Over the years, I’ve used many tools to grow my connections, so after being on Twitter for nearly 10 ye...

Fripito : Up-To-Date Travel Guides - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Irma Stastova”, Marketing and Sales Manager of the Nevada- USA based start-up “Fripito” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that...

Codility.com: An Automated Tool for Assessment of Programming Skills - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Codility is an automated tool for assessment of programming skills. As per Mrs. Sobantka; Codility is an automated tool for assessment of programming skills. Codility is designed for software devel...

CMYKC : Uniting Creatives Within Local Kansas City - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Abigail Gallagher, Co–founder at the Missouri, USA-based start-up “CMYKC.” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what y...

Pampered Teacher : Sends Teachers a Subscription Box Filled with Hand-Selects 4-6 Teacher Gifts - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Cristin Frank”, Owner Of the NY – USA based startup “Pampered Teacher” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

Mangomolo : Stream Personlized Live and On-Demand Content - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Wissam Sabbagh”, CEO of the Beirut – Lebanon based StartUp “Mangomolo” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what ...

The iPhone X: Coming in 2017?

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mashable.com - We've heard a ton about what might be coming in the next iPhone — but until now, none of the sources leaking potential design specs have gone so far as to call the upcoming device "yuge." But if th...

Mark Zuckerberg has a small army of Facebook employees who delete comments on his page

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theverge.com - Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook page looks unusually good for a busy CEO. He’s posted heartwarming photos of his family, engaging statuses, and amusing videos. He’s even sometimes responded to ...

Julian Assange Backpedals on Extradition Promise in Record Time

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gizmodo.com - As Gizmodo reported last night, Julian Assange appeared ready to make good on a promise to extradite himself to the United States—a country which has not publicly charged him with any crimes—follow...

How to switch from iPhone to Android

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newatlas.com - So you've decided to abandon the iPhone in favor of an Android. What should you expect? How do you migrate your accounts and content from the iOS ivory tower? The quickest way is through the cloud,...

How to NOT Get Duped By Fake News

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teenvogue.com - In this op-ed, William Colglazier explores how to spot fake news. Wait, what?! Did you hear? The days of saying the Pledge of Allegiance are gone! Check it out… Now the question is, would you click...

The anti-trust lawsuit that could shape the future of smartphones

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mashable.com - For most, those words probably mean next to nothing, but if you know much about the technology within your smartphone, it means a great deal. Qualcomm builds many of the key components of the world...

Zuckerberg wants to pay native Hawaiians to get the f off his 700-acre estate

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mashable.com - Mark Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of people in Hawaii in his effort to create a secluded island. The billionaire spent $100 million purchasing 700 acres of land in the island of Kauai back in 2014 ...

Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore.

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medium.com - Or, perhaps the most egregious, a site will prioritize frequent, bloggy, opinion content or content that confirms a certain group’s worldview because they just know it will go viral. The Intercept ...

Report: Assange Lawyer Says Conditions of Extradition Pledge Not Met

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freebeacon.com - BY: Morgan Chalfant Follow @mchalfant16 January 18, 2017 3:01 pm A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that the Obama administration’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence did not...

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...

Are LinkedIn Groups Experiencing a Crisis?

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biznology.com - After all of the changes LinkedIn has made to groups, it’s no wonder LinkedIn users and social selling experts are questioning the value of LinkedIn groups for sales and marketing programs. It make...

How to Effectively Utilize Direct Message Marketing - Jenn's Trends

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jennstrends.com - Pretty much every social media site out there now has some sort of capacity for direct message communication. Whether for individuals or groups of people, social media companies understand the need...

Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Go Pro 7 Steps To Becoming A Network Marketing Professional Go Pro 7 Steps To Becoming A Network Marketing Professional Go Pro – 7 Steps To Becoming A Network Marketing Professional Go Pro 7 Steps ...

NanoLumens Increases Commitment to Retail Channel

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avnetwork.com - NanoLumens has forecast a bright picture for those forward-looking retailers who integrate technology with design to create new kinds of compelling customer experiences. The manufacturer and market...

Best of NRF 2017: Top 10 Takeaways

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risnews.edgl.com - Samsung had a slew of new hardware and software on display including beacon technology; intelligent signage that recognizes individual shoppers and tailors content to personal preferences; face r...

Intel Invests in IoT Retail Platform for a Smart Shopping Experience | Sci-Tech Today

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sci-tech-today.com - To reinvent and deliver a hi-tech shopping experience, Intel is taking the wraps off its Responsive Retail Platform (or RRP). The platform is described by the chipmaker as a service that fosters th...

Alphabet’s smart home brand Nest expands to Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain

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techcrunch.com - As Amazon, Apple and others tee up smart home strategies with apps, hubs and new devices, Google is also turning up the temperature, so to speak, on its own ambitions. Today, Nest — the smart home ...

UI Design - Trello Atlassian Redesign Concept

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abduzeedo.com - Trello Atlassian is a UI Design concept project for the redesign of the popular service Trello. It was originally shared by the Netguru Team and it's an extensive exercise on how to improve a tool ...

SiteGround Auto-Issues Let’s Encrypt Certificates for New Domains

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wptavern.com - SiteGround is now auto-issuing Let’s Encrypt certificates for every domain hosted on its shared servers. The company has also begun issuing and installing certificates on new accounts automatically...

Organizations to gradually replace physical access cards with smartphones - Help Net Security

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helpnetsecurity.com - In 2016, less than 5 percent of organizations used smartphones to enable access to offices and other premises. By 2020, Gartner said that 20 percent of organizations will use smartphones in place o...