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Friday, January 6, 2017

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Welcome to ArchiTECHt

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architecht.io - Hello, Derrick Harris here. You might remember me from a certain other technology publication that hit a brick wall in March 2015. Or, more recently, as marketing type for a fast-growing enterprise...

Japan Sees a Spike in Smart TVs Held Hostage

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infosecurity-magazine.com - Looks like cybercriminals are starting to hit people where it really hurts: Blocking their bingeing on Netflix, and watching sports and an array of niche TV shows from the dark recesses of the cabl...

CES 2017 Thursday: HTC’s Plans For World Domination - VR Voice

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vrvoice.co - CES 2017 Thursday: HTC’s Plans For World Domination By Charlie Fink VR is a screen door covered with flies that will open a new world. CES has, like mercury, spread across the Vegas Strip, mile aft...

Let's not stack the deck against consumers and innovators by rolling back the Open Internet Order

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recode.net - As two of the members of the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, we have helped shape how our government has responded to the rapid shifts in our economy and our rel...

Baidu and China’s BAIC Motor developing Level 3 autonomous cars

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techcrunch.com - At CES on Friday, Baidu announced a partnership with Chinese passenger vehicle maker BAIC Motor, to work together on a developing smart car tech, and Level 3 autonomous driving in particular. Vehic...

Facebook needs to crack down on fake “Live” videos

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techcrunch.com - Was that space walk or climb of a massive antenna tower really shot on Facebook Live? No. Is the point of Facebook Live to show a virtual clock counting down to the new year? No. Yet these are some...

Google Hangouts API gets hung out to dry

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techcrunch.com - Draw with your face? Conference call ping pong? Not any more. Google today quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing a...

Tim Cook’s compensation not spared as Apple misses performance goals

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techcrunch.com - As a result of Apple’s performance based executive compensation packages, CEO Tim Cook and other leaders within the company will be taking pay cuts. Apple missed internal revenue and operating inco...

AOL’s Kanvas launches an SDK: now any app can use its photo and video effects

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techcrunch.com - The rise of apps like Instagram and Snapchat has put photo effects front and center in the world of picture messaging, giving users not only the ability to send images to each other, but to persona...

Polaroid’s Pop returns the brand to its iconic instant format

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techcrunch.com - Polaroid had a hit on its hands with the Snap. The device marked the perfect marriage between an iconic brand and new technologies, re-developing the once novel phenomenon of instant film for an ea...

Nvidia and Mercedes-Benz to bring an AI car to market within a year

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia already announced a partnership at CES to bring a AI self-driving car to production, and now Mercedes-Benz is also teaming up with the GPU-maker on a vehicle with AI on board. Nvidia and Mer...

Here’s what it’s like to drive with Toyota’s Yui AI in-car assistant

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techcrunch.com - Toyota revealed a new concept vehicle with a virtual companion named Yui built-in at CES this year. The Concept-i goes beyond the average concept car, with an in-car experience that gives the drive...

What's Next for Apple - April 1, 2005

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money.cnn.com - (Business 2.0) – Steve Jobs was rocking back and forth in his chair at the head of his conference room table--and venting. It was January 2002, and the target of his ire was the music business. The...

Hackers unlock NES Classic, upload new games via USB cable

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arstechnica.com - If you managed to get your hands on an NES Classic Edition this holiday season, you may already be tired of the 30 classic games pre-installed on the system by now. Nintendo has made clear that the...

70,000 diesel VWs get approval for a fix requiring software, hardware updates

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arstechnica.com - Nearly a year and a half has passed since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicly announced that Volkswagen had cheated on its federally-required emissions tests for 2.0L diesel vehicles...

How to use Font Awesome icon fonts in WordPress - Developer Drive

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developerdrive.com - In the past, it was a common practice to use images as icons. But using images for icons usually results in additional requests to the server. So to address this problem, designers have turned to i...

Web Design Trends to Avoid in 2017 • Inspired Magazine

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inspiredm.com - The web and the way people interact with it is constantly evolving. That means you must be at the top of your game in 2017. Start by ditching these old trends to usher in a year of fresh web design...

Alcatel announces the A3 XL phablet with premium specs, low cost price tag - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - One of the many important participants at the CES 2017 is Alcatel with its latest phone offering since the PIXI 4 and POP 4 appeared on Best Buy and Amazon and the Pixi 4 Plus Power was introduced....

T-Mobile to make reading bills simpler, gives rebate for low data usage - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - T-Mobile’s latest announcement isn’t exactly game-changing, but it does make life a little bit easier for its customers or rather, future new customers, which is probably their goal. The latest ini...

Kodak Ektra Smartphone coming to the US - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Kodak may have given up on the analog photography business, but they decided to focus on other products. Together with the Bulitt Group, they launched the Kodak Ektra Smartphone last December in Eu...

Fitbit outs new updates, tools for the connected health and fitness game - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Fitbit has announced a number of good news at this year’s CES event in Las Vegas. A round of software updates has just been released for its latest health and fitness trackers with the main goal of...

iHome intros four new personal audio accessories at CES 2017 - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Here’s another brand trying to make a huge difference in the smart home arena. iHome is a familiar name in the tech industry although we haven’t been featuring its products lately. The last one we ...

You can now seamlessly connect your fitness goals with Google Calendar - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Ah, New Year, a time when all gyms and fitness centers are at full capacity because of all those trying to lose the holiday weight or those who are starting their fitness resolutions right. But giv...

INTERVIEW: Famous 'raccoon-on-alligator' photo was shot on a smartphone (updated 4.50pm) - Amateur Photographer

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amateurphotographer.co.uk - It appears that the image, which Richard described as a ‘photo of a lifetime’, was captured on an iPhone. Richard documented the unusual behaviour at the Ocklawaha River while on a family trip to t...

Papadakis Konstantinos : Latest Technologies Designed by High Detailed Graphics - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Konstantinos Papadakis”, Developer and Owber of the Greece based start-up “PapadakisKonstantinos” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it e...

Bitrix24: A United Work Space which Handles the many Aspects of Daily Operations and Tasks that Allows you to Create your Own Social Intranet in Minutes! - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Bitrix24 is a comprehensive business collaboration platform. It contains robustly constructed tools like a CRM, calendars, file sharing, tasks, and project groups that are enhanced and unified by a...

Ekayan: A web based app for people to find out what their friends think about them, and get recognized for what's admirable about them - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - “Ekayan” facilitates you to anonymously admire your friends, and know what your friends think about you. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted with Mr. ‘Gupta’ regarding his start-up ...

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...

Mekiwi Oy : Finnish 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 him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-u...

Limetr.ee: A Web Application that Allows you to Safely Keep Messages, Photos and Videos you Want to Preserve as a Legacy for your Child - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Limetree is about gathering family and friends around your children’s history. About the legacy you want to pass to your child. About safeguarding memories for the future. Below is the full and in-...

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 ...

CMS2CMS : A CMS Migration tool . - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - CMS2CMS is the web based service that helps to move content from the existing CMS to a new one easily and fast. Today, we had a quick overview with Mr. ‘Ruslan Savchyshyn'; Director and Founder in ...

Google Calendar Now Integrates with Health Apps - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Google Calendar picked up some interesting functionality this week: It now integrates with other apps so it can intelligently add fitness goals to your schedule. This is perhaps a bit more profound...

SearchCap: Attribution models, local authenticity & 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: Brand vs. local Knowledge Graph result: Which is better? Jan...

Fox's 'APB' is the next generation of cop drama, and has the apps to prove it

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mashable.com - What if there was an Uber-style app that replaced 911? That's one of many timely questions posed by Fox's new crime drama APB, a cop show with a tech-savvy twist. Inspired by the New York Times Ma...

Why are laptops getting bigger and heavier again? Blame VR.

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mashable.com - LAS VEGAS — Despite declining PC sales, laptops have made serious progress over the last few years. Apple's MacBook Air and Intel's Ultrabook initiative pushed PC makers to build ever thinner and l...

CES 2017: Winners and losers

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mashable.com - LAS VEGAS — CES is more than just a showcase of what the latest technology has to offer — it's a cage match of competing tech trends. The gadgets and technologies we'll be using tomorrow battle it ...

Attention internet: WikiLeaks is now anti-leaks

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mashable.com - SEE ALSO: Donald Trump trusts WikiLeaks more than the CIA or FBI WikiLeaks, an online bastion of government leaks, sent out a tweet early Friday decrying a bit of leaked information. The Obama admi...

WikiLeaks threatens to build a database of verified Twitter users

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mashable.com - Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, will perhaps be remembered as the day WikiLeaks stopped even pretending to be an organization dedicated to governmental transparency. After tweeting against government leaks,...

Expert Interview with Gavin Hammar Of Sendible On Social Media Best Practices - Social-Hire

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social-hire.com - Social media is an important aspect of the digital ecosystem. Many of us have presences on multiple networks, which means unproductive downtime flipping between programs and tabs, as well as the po...

This underwater drone lets you take fishing to the next level

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reviewed.com - The PowerVision PowerRay drone will help you land that perfect catch. (Photo: PowerVision) Remember the last time you caught a huge bass, and no one believed you? Well, the PowerRay, PowerVision's...

Tips For Finding The Cheapest Web Hosts

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agentmonhost.com - Have you dreamed about being able to send your customers automated emails? Keep reading to find out what sets web hosts apart and a lot of different ways to work on your website. Find more than sev...

Top Marketing Via Email Tips To Increase Your Business

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marketingpromotion.biz - When you target the needs they will work better. This article has some great tips on how to customize emails for a variety of audiences through marketing via email. You should endeavor to make your...

Doreen's Deals: What to buy in January

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sun-sentinel.com - Now it's time to get back out there and shop, shop, shop. January is a great month to score big savings on everything from jewelry to big-screen TVs as stores clear out winter merchandise and hold ...

Your new year’s resolution: review your password habits

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - It’s that time again – new year, new you, new resolutions … new passwords? Or will you be one of the many who simply use the same password over and over again – in the office as well as at home? Ac...

LG Defends Their OLED TV Against Samsung's New QLED TV | Androidheadlines.com

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androidheadlines.com - If there ever were a battle of tech companies, it would have to be the two South Korean giants – Samsung and LG. Whether it concerns smartphones, appliances, or large HDTVs, these two companies it ...

FCA US Dealers to Brighten the Night for Customers

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prnewswire.com - FCA US has launched its "FCA Bright Initiative" that will not only provide customers and dealership employees with a brighter and safer environment at night, but also slash a dealership's total ele...

Judging by CES, Here’s What the Future of TVs Is Gonna Look Like

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nymag.com - Perhaps the most notable thing that happens at CES is that nearly every television manufacturer rolls out their flagship TVs for the coming year. Most of these TVs are ridiculously expensive, but t...

The FTC’s Internet of Things (IoT) Challenge — Krebs on Security

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krebsonsecurity.com - One of the biggest cybersecurity stories of 2016 was the surge in online attacks caused by poorly-secured “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices such as Internet routers, security cameras, digital vide...

Top 3 TVs Announced AT CES 2017: Xiaomi Mi TV 4, Sony 4K XBR-A1E Bravia OLED TV And LG Signature OLED 4K HDR W TV

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techtimes.com - CES 2017, being one of the biggest tech shows in the world, brings in its folds massive expectations regarding the arrival of exciting electronic devices such as smartphones, drones, laptops, TVs a...