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Thursday, November 30, 2017

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They are all Going Down like Dominoes
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Tomorrow marks a new live show after two spectacular pre-produced shows to keep you entertained during the brief well-deserved Thanksgiving Day vacation.

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Over the last week the theme of the news to be discussed has not changed. More sex scandals with the journalists Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer (among others) being unceremoniously fired and probably blackballed from major media.

No Agenda will explore the trend with a deeper dive that you will not find anywhere else. Did It all begin with Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly? It’s as if someone threw a switch and the floodgates opened. Do a little research and you can find stories that pre-date the Fox News scandals including this gem about Austin’s Harry Knowles.
WTF? Who is this guy? Harry Knowles?
It’s almost as if this situation has been building up for years and was actually broken open by the election of Donald Trump. He was elected despite his “grab them by the pussy” comments which were mostly ignored by the electorate.

The major media sees this story as hogging the front page for seven weeks and counting. Because many of these misconduct incidents go back to the 1980’s you have to assume that there is a massive accumulation of stories concerning various douchebags,, of both sexes, who are about to get their comeuppance.
The most recent to be purged. Garrison Keilor. A lot of ironies abound with him. All discussed tomorrow.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Tesla has built the world's biggest battery in Australia

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Kristen Bury - Tesla (TSLA) has "fully installed" the world's largest lithium ion battery in South Australia, the state government said in a statement on Thursday. Tesla teamed up with a French renewable energy fir…

Pixel 2 XL doesn’t crack when bent, fingerprint scanner survives scratches

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Android Community - In most cases, when a larger, or smaller, variant of a smartphone comes out, it is usually made by the same manufacturer. Google, however, is not your usual manufacturer. Just as with the Nexus, it h…

When is it best to deploy a mesh Wi-Fi network?

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Industrial Computer - It used to be that wireless mesh deployments in the enterprise were avoided due to significant performance reductions... Enjoy this article as well as all of our content, including E-Guides, news, ti…

Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

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Android Community - Android Oreo has been out for months now but, naturally, most OEMs haven’t been quick to jump into it. But they do say “better late than never” and, to be fair, it isn’t exactly that late yet anyway.…

Galaxy S6 might still get Android Oreo

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Android Community - Even Samsung fans will be forced to admit that the company isn’t exactly the most reliable and consistent when it comes to Android updates. It has improved, sure, but still falls short of its peers. …

3 Ways to Increase Conversion Rates with User-Generated Content - Redstage Worldwide | Magento Development | Magento Support | Shopify Plus | BigCommerce

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Redstage - User-generated content impacts conversion rates at every step of the customer journey. It attracts shoppers’ attention, allows them to build a relationship with your brand, and provides authentic and…

Increasing Social-Media Engagement Is Crucial But You Don’t Need a Larger Team to Do It

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Kristen Bury - There are many technological trends affecting businesses today that have proved to be extremely effective, such as chatbot marketing to increase engagement. In addition, the development of social med…

1•2•3 Affiliate Marketing Course Launches Today! - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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Pat Flynn - Today is a big day! For years, the SPI audience has been asking me to create an affiliate marketing course. Specifically, they’ve been asking for a course that would help them: Find a product that al…

Former Hulu exec Noah Heller launches new venture fund to focus on LA tech

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TechCrunch - Noah Heller, one of the chief architects of Hulu’s virtual reality strategy, has left the video streaming service to set up his own venture firm, 3Rodeo. Primarily focused on backing Los Angeles-base…

Plex’s DVR now lets you skip the commercials…by removing them for you

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TechCrunch - Plex confirmed it’s rolling out a new feature that will allow cord cutters to skip the commercials in the TV programs recorded using its software, making the company’s lower-cost solution to streamin…

The Pixel 2’s dormant Visual Core chip gets activated in the latest Android developer preview

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TechCrunch - Sadly, not all of the Pixel 2’s surprises have been the good sort since Google’s latest flagship launched. Visual Core is one of the more pleasant ones, though — a custom system-on-a-chip (SoC) that’…

Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles

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TechCrunch - Waymo continues to press its lead in terms of actual miles one roads driven, which is potentially the most important metric out there when it comes to building successful autonomous driving technolog…

Nintendo’s Animal Crossing mobile title hits 15 million downloads less than a week after wide release

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TechCrunch - There are now 15 million people doing Tom Nook’s grunt work. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp marked Nintendo’s most significant mobile title launch since Mario Run and it seems like the game has already…

Amazon debuts Elemental-based AWS Media Services for video app creation

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TechCrunch - Video is what consumers are paying attention to these days, and Amazon’s AWS is hoping to capitalise on that with one of its latest launches. Doubling down on its video services for media companies, …

YouTube’s battery drain problem on iOS devices is now fixed

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TechCrunch - Google confirms it has now addressed an issue that caused the YouTube app to drain the battery excessively when running on iOS devices, even when the app was idle in the background. In some cases, us…

The utopian invisibility of design and connectivity

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OM - Just before our onstage conversation at the Structure Connect conference, I was in deep conversation with Sonos founder and chief executive John MacFarlane and we were talking about the design of con…

Square, Airbnb and why experience really is design

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OM - I have re-kindled my love affair with fountain pens and as a result, there have been a few new additions to my collection of writing instruments. And given that some are relatively expensive, I decid…

A Tesla Too Pricey? E-Bikes Offer Entry-Level Electric Transportation

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Guy Kawasaki - And then there are the advantages in cost and convenience: E-bikes can be had for less than $1,000, and their batteries can be easily removed, plugged into a regular outlet and charged in about three…

Galaxy Note 8 is the latest Android phone to go on sale at Microsoft’s stores

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Ars Technica - Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has joined a handful of other phones at, of all places, the Microsoft Store. Both the online store and brick-and-mortar locations have the handsets, both unlocked and carrier-…

Ubuntu 17.10: Return of the GNOME

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Ars Technica - And now almost exactly six years after Ubuntu first switched from GNOME 2 to the Unity desktop, that has been dropped, too. The distro is back to GNOME, and Canonical recently released Ubuntu 17.10, …

LG’s OLED phone screens are bad, but its TVs are top-notch—what gives?

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Ars Technica - Are LG’s OLED screens terrible, or are they the best in the business? Reading tech reviews, you’ll see both of those statements. That’s because you’ll get two wildly different stories about OLED depe…

Elon Musk wins bet, finishing massive battery installation in 100 days

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Ars Technica - Tesla has completed construction of a massive 100-megawatt, 129-MWh battery installation in South Australia. The new facility boasts the largest megawatt rating for any grid-connected battery install…

5 Ways to Design for Customers and Search Engines | Webdesigner Depot

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Webdesigner Depot - Business owners and web designers are pulled in many different directions when determining what features and content they should add to their website. Variables like site colors, button designs, anim…

Essential Documents for Freelance Web Designers - 1stWebDesigner

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Webdesigner Depot - The act of becoming a freelancer often comes from having a true passion for your work. Many of us are consumed with keeping up with the latest technologies and keeping clients happy. But the fact is …

Car Manufacturers Have an Alarming Ability to Farm and Sell Driver Data

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Reg Saddler - Another example of car data collection involves everyone's favorite connected electric car manufacturer: Tesla. The automaker recently began collecting video footage from user vehicles earlier this y…

'Treat infosec fails like plane crashes' – but hopefully with less death and twisted metal

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Reg Saddler - The world has never been so dependent on computers, networks and software so ensuring the security and availability of those systems is critical. Despite this, major security events resulting in loss…

First of a kind AI malware learns and mimics its target systems behaviours to prevent detection

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Reg Saddler - WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Powered and fuelled by AI cyber attacks are about to go full auto and noone is prepared for what’s coming. Every second of every day cyber security experts around the world …

Facebook will flag false posts in your feed to tackle fake news

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Reg Saddler - By New Scientist Staff and Press Association Facebook is taking action against fake news stories. The social media giant has unveiled a string of measures to help flag fake stories that appear in peo…

Google’s Project Treble revolutionizes porting of Oreo AOSP custom ROMs

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Android Community - If you’ve been around Android devices for a while now, you’ve probably dabbled in custom ROMs in one way or another. Custom ROMs provided elements of customization and personalization that stock soft…

Oppo F5 Youth is a slightly more affordable version of the F5

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Android Community - The Oppo F5 mid-ranger has been marketed as a selfie camera because of its 20MP front shooter and other features that are conducive to taking really nice selfies. But for those who balked at the $300…

Microsoft Launcher beta update brings app grid, improved UI, migration

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Android Community - If you’re part of the Microsoft Launcher beta program, we have good news for you! They’re rolling out a new update that should improve your use of what is formerly known as the Arrow Launcher. If you…

“Up-graded” Moto XZ Play beats the Galaxy Note 8 in a new Motorola ad

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Android Community - A few weeks back, a Samsung ad featured an iPhone user switching to the new Galaxy Note 8. It was obvious a shade was thrown against Apple. It’s nothing new because we’re used to seeing these top two…

Substitute Phone tries to cure phone addiction with phone-like objects

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Android Community - Do you feel bereft when your smartphone isn’t in your hands and you’re not swiping or pinching or zooming? Well aside from the fact that you may have social media addiction, it may also be that the g…

Do police need a warrant to track you with your cellphone? The Supreme Court will decide

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TweetSmarter - WASHINGTON — Thousands of times a year, the nation's police departments get phone company records allowing them to plot the movements of individual customers. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court wil…

When The FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Here's What Your Internet Could Look Like

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TweetSmarter - The new FCC commission, Ajit Pai, formerly worked as a lawyer for Verizon. His plan to eliminate net neutrality is a bigger gift to Verizon than anything he's ever done before. In just a few weeks, t…

Going Back to Basics to Build Five-Star Loyalty Programs

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Loyalty360 - Loyalty[1]: faithful adherence; faithfulness to commitments or obligations As a business owner, manager, or marketer, you want your customers to be loyal: to choose you over a competitor, and to retu…

Microsoft Cuts $200 Off the Surface Laptop for Cyber Monday -

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Paul Thurrott - For Black Friday, Microsoft sold the Xbox One S at its lowest price ever. The company offered discounts across the broad, bringing the price of the Harman Kardon Invoke Cortana speaker to only $99, a…

Final preview of Android 8.1 now available

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Paul Thurrott - Starting today we're rolling out an update to the Android 8.1 developer preview, the last before the official launch to consumers in December. Android 8.1 adds targeted enhancements to the Oreo platf…

Acheter Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 - Microsoft Store France

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Paul Thurrott - La retouche photo est automatisée pour laisser plus de temps pour la créativité. • Passez d’une arborescence de centaines de dossiers obscurs à une présentation visuelle de vos photos triées automati…

Now You Can Instantly Upgrade Your Car Under $20 With These Products

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Stephan Stavrakis - Is there a musty smell coming from your car and you can’t place the source? Have you tried reading your Google Map on the phone while navigating a busy street? As a motorist, these small but irritati…

A guide to wearable fitness trackers because there are literally too many to keep track of

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Raymond Philippe - Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The world of wearable fitness has seriously blown up. No longer are hardcore athletes the only o…

5 Digital Stats That Sum Up Cyber Monday and Black Friday

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Stephan Stavrakis - Today you can buy a 12-pack of coconut water for $18, down from the usual price of $28, on Amazon. Best Buy is promoting a 43-inch Toshiba TV for $200, priced $150 cheaper than the regular price. As …

Agencies Are Scrambling to Meet Client Demands for Amazon-Specific Solutions

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Stephan Stavrakis - As the Bezos behemoth continues along its unstoppable, disruptive path, brands are increasingly requesting Amazon-tailored services. Agencies have been ramping up their capabilities on the platform a…

Engaging Generation Z: Marketing to a New Brand of Consumer

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Stephan Stavrakis - Generation Z is widely recognized as the next consumer powerhouse. Now all 22 or younger, Gen-Zers are expected to account for about 40 percent of all consumers by 2020. That’s a lot of emerging shop…

To Dodge Ad Blockers, This Bank Ran Banner Ads in Newspapers Instead

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Stephan Stavrakis - Here’s an unexpected bright spot for the struggling print industry. One French advertiser is taking its digital banner ads and putting them into a newspaper. Boursorama Bank, a subsidiary of Société …

Without net neutrality in Portugal, mobile internet is bundled like a cable package

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Jay Oatway - Update: The Federal Communications Commission has announced a total repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, a sweeping rejection of Obama-era rules meant to keep the internet a level playing field …

Knowledge Graph Eats Featured Snippets, Jumps +30%

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DotOnline (.ONLINE) - Over the past two years, we've seen a steady and substantial increase in Featured Snippets on Google SERPs. In our 10,000-keyword daily tracking set, Featured Snippets have gone from about 5.5% of qu…

SearchCap: Google event schema penalty, knowledge graph local panels & fake reviews

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DotOnline (.ONLINE) - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Google can penalize your website if you use event markup in a misleading manner. The SE…

Joy Ride: Canadians Create a Kit to Make Any Car Self-Driving (VIDEO)

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Chris From Wisconsin - Toronto-based start-up X-Matik has developed an add-on kit which allows any modern car to be transformed into a self-driving vehicle. The science and technology website New Atlas cited X-Matik as say…

India’s Soviet-Origin Mi-17 Helicopters to Undergo Lethal Upgrade

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Chris From Wisconsin - New Delhi (Sputnik): The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to upgrade the Mi-17 medium-lift helicopters with modern navigation and communication systems. The retrofit will render the helicopters mor…

Google Vice President: 'We Don't Change Our Algorithm to Re-Rank Websites'

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Chris From Wisconsin - OSCOW (Sputnik) – Google does not plan to change algorithms to re-rank individual websites in its search results, Google Vice President Nicklas Lundblad said, responding to a request by Russian commu…

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