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2017 Tech in Memoriam: Pour One Out for AIM, Vine, GChat, and the Rest

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www.wired.com - All good things come to an end. This year, we watched as some of our favorite gadgets found a new home in a casket filled with the technology of yesteryear. Fill up a glass and get ready to pour one …

Facebook Signed a New Deal Which Will Enable Users to Include Popular Music in their Videos

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www.socialmediatoday.com - Just days after launching their new ‘Sound Collection’ of free audio tracks which users can freely add to their uploaded videos, Facebook has announced a new deal with Universal Music Group which wil…

Egnyte + You | Integration Strategies

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www.egnyte.com - Whether you’re an “IT guy” responsible for evaluating and implementing your company’s next shiny new piece of software, or you’re an entrepreneur who developed the software application itself, intero…

21 Twitter Tools That Every Twitter Power User Must Know

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www.shoutmeloud.com - Leveraging the power of Twitter needs some third-party applications that cater to the features lacking in the main app directly. There are a ton of Twitter third-party tools that are solely designed …

How—And Why—Apple, Google, And Facebook Follow You Around In Real Life

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www.fastcompany.com - Even the most absent-minded smartphone user is probably aware that apps keep tabs on where they go. Many apps wouldn’t work without location data. But few realize just how often that location trackin…

The Plot Thickens=> Virus Found Inside DNC Server Linked To Company Based In Pakistan

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - The DNC hacking story just took another strange turn. According to the BBC, alleged Russian hackers responsible for infecting DNC systems, used servers linked to a company based in Pakistan. “BBC say…

Parents can’t use the iPhone X’s Face ID to approve family purchases

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arstechnica.com - iPhone X owners have found that Face ID isn't available as an authentication method for the "Ask to Buy" feature, which allows parents to approve their kids' iOS purchases and downloads. Instead, the…

OkCupid begins enforcing real-name rules, insists it’s a good idea

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arstechnica.com - Over the past year, online dating service OkCupid has shaken up a few of its core features, and the changes have all pushed the service far closer to resembling rival dating app Tinder. Thursday's bi…

Check now to see if you liked any Russian troll accounts on Facebook

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techcrunch.com - This fall saw ever-rising estimates of the number of people reached by Russian-backed troll accounts — just shy of 150 million at last count . Now the social network has at last released the tool it …

SingularityNET’s Ben Goertzel has a grand vision for the future of AI

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techcrunch.com - SingularityNET, is an ambitions project to create a decentralized marketplace for AI, has raised a lot of money in its token sale. In around 20 seconds after opening the sale to the public, it sold o…

Ubisoft combines AI research and game development at ‘La Forge’

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techcrunch.com - When it comes to gaming, one usually thinks of “artificial intelligence” as somewhat less exalted than elsewhere; after all, for years we’ve been raging at cheating AI players, bemoaning their bad pa…

Pixel art coloring book apps are the newest App Store craze

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techcrunch.com - Has your kid bugged you to let them download Sandbox Coloring? You’re probably not alone. The latest trend blowing up on the App Store is a new twist on the coloring book apps that have been popular …

Google’s Pixel Buds won’t change the world. Here’s Why

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om.blog - “Over-engineered by a company that doesn’t seem to understand how humans interact, they are a perfect example of Silicon Valley arrogance.” “Over-engineered by a company that doesn’t seem to understa…

Nvidia to cease producing new drivers for 32-bit systems

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arstechnica.com - While most people have probably made the switch by now, yet another reason to drop 32-bit operating systems and move to 64-bits is coming. Version 390 of Nvidia's graphics drivers, likely to arrive i…

Charter promises Internet service to family—then says it’ll cost $16,000

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arstechnica.com - When Chad Pierce and his family bought a new house this year, they made sure of one thing: that getting Internet service wouldn't be a problem. "The first thing we did was go on [Charter] Spectrum's …

Reminder: Donate to win swag in our annual Charity Drive sweepstakes

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arstechnica.com - That's a long way from the more than $38,000 we raised last year, but there's still time for our readers to dig deep and set a new giving record for the site. That also means you still have time to g…

A Guide to Getting Past Customs With Your Digital Privacy Intact

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www.wired.com - When Ryan Lackey travels to a country like Russia or China, he takes certain precautions: Instead of his usual gear, the Seattle-based security researcher and founder of a stealth security startup br…

Taking Facebook Quizzes Could Put You at Risk for Identity Theft

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mentalfloss.com - Staying in a hospital can be a scary experience for kids, but a little distraction can make it less stressful. According to studies conducted by Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, UK, distra…

Corporations are assembling far-reaching dossiers on you — and the FCC needs to stop them

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www.rawstory.com - When Yahoo! confirmed that it had experienced a massive online attack from hackers who stole personal information from more than 500 million people — including names, emails and phone numbers — it re…

9 Essential Design Tools for Non-Designers

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www.rightsourcemarketing.com - Content and design work better together - in fact, your content marketing efforts really won't achieve optimal success if they don't include a solid design component to bring your words to life. Not …

Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware Targets Facebook Messenger Users

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gizmodo.com - Security researchers have discovered a cryptocurrency-mining malware targeting Facebook Messenger users. The malware, called Digmine, is disguised as a video file, usually with the name video_xxxx.zi…

Sonic Runners Adventure now available for Android devices

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re a huge Sonic the Hedgehog fan, you know that there was already a free Sonic Runners Adventure before for Android, but Sega surprisingly pulled it out of the Google Play Store. But now it lo…

Pandora Premium now available on Android TV

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androidcommunity.com - If your living room (or multi-media room or mancave or whatever you call it) has an awesome sound system attached to your Android TV-powered home theater system, having the right kind of music to chi…

New HTC U11+ ad tries to show off selfie cam but spectacularly fails

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androidcommunity.com - At a time when a lot of OEMs are actually creating selfie-focused devices, it’s not surprising anymore that we get several ads that will show off their selfie features. But what is surprising about t…

What to Do If You’ve Been Hacked (And How to Prevent It)

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www.recode.net - The recent celebrity hacking incident and Home Depot data breach may have you worried about your online security, and rightly so. As we bring more aspects of our lives online — social, shopping, bank…

5 Tips for Building an Irresistible Mobile Loyalty Program

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www.loyalty360.org - We use our smartphones for all kinds of activities nowadays from shopping to banking, so it makes sense that there’s a growing consumer demand for mobile loyalty programs. When we surveyed 1,207 U.S.…

Power Up your Promotions – The Amplification Toolbox

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loyalty360.org - CREATIVE PACKAGING All our devices get switched off at some point but packaging lives on in our shelves and cabinets. Described as marketing’s “dark horse”, technological developments like 3D printin…

Trends in Using Mobile to Boost Loyalty & Consumer Engagement

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www.loyalty360.org - When it comes to brands, consumers have far too many buying choices. They have come to expect having this array of choices and that means their loyalty to your particular brand depends in large part,…

The Best Flat Design WordPress Themes In 2017

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Smart Home Pensacola owners want to inspire other homebuilders

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www.pnj.com - The team behind the construction of Smart Home Pensacola provide an update on the project on Dec. 5, 2017. (Joseph Baucum/jbaucum@pnj.com) John and Silvia Switzer's smart home will be one of the firs…

10 Reasons Why Podcasting Is the #1 Content Platform - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - There’s a story I like to tell here at Smart Passive Income. I tell this story again and again because it’s a core part of who I am, and it’s an integral part of my journey to becoming an entrepreneu…

Enjoy Crafting With This App, It Offers 1000+ All Level Crafting Lessons Online

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www.lifehack.org - Crafting has become very popular among a wide range of people who are looking for activities that they can fill their spare time with. This also includes parents who are looking for fun things to do …

Meet the Entrepreneurs of Generation Z

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www.shoemoney.com - Millenials have grown up and they’re now the old fogies of the entrepreneurial world. They’re now completely entrenched in corporate culture. They’ve made their waves and it’s now time to step aside …

Tips for Livestreaming Social Media Content

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www.adweek.com - Over the past year or two, you may have noticed that most of the major social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, have been promoting new features and products that revolve around livestreaming. …

Wired's Store Celebrated 14 Years With Everything From an $80,000 Car to Marshmallow Crossbows

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www.adweek.com - In an attempt to both bring the magazine to life and introduce new products to consumers, Wired’s 14th annual holiday pop-up store ends its two-week run today. This year’s edition of the store was in…

Current State Of The Video Game Industry | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The advancement of technology, artistic creativity, new tools for engagement and modern developer tools have taken the video game industry to a whole new level. Gamers can enjoy surreal graphics and …

Top 5 Strategies To Improve Your Online Presence

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sd-entrepreneur.com - Everywhere you look online lately, people are offering their opinions about anything and everything. Why not put this effort to good use to further your career and showcase your expertise in a positi…

Is Facebook Using Your Phone’s Camera And Microphone To Spy On You?

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www.infowars.com - Do you ever feel like you’re being watched when there’s nobody else around? Decades ago, if the answer to that question was ‘yes’, doctors might’ve advised you to see what they called a headshrinker.…

'It's Forced Consent' – French Lawyer on Facebook-WhatsApp Data-Sharing Habits

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sputniknews.com - France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) ruled Monday that WhatsApp has a month to stop data-sharing with the social media giant, or face sanction. According to CNIL, WhatsApp currently tr…

Political Ambition, Sexual Secrets - Why Did Eric Schmidt Step Down at Alphabet?

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sputniknews.com - Schmidt announced that he was stepping down Thursday. Radio Sputnik's Fault Lines show hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan invited Lapinski, a crypto blockchain consultant in the tech industry, to …

Honda to unveil new compact gas-electric hybrid sedan

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www.sfgate.com - Honda to unveil new compact gas-electric hybrid sedan DETROIT (AP) — Honda will unveil a new five-passenger gas-electric hybrid sedan at the Detroit auto show next month. The company says it's bringi…

Lawsuit: Comcast charged customers for extra services without telling them

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www.upi.com - Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Cable and internet giant Comcast put customers on an additional monthly service plan without their consent, Washington State officials alleged Thursday. Washington State Attorney Gen…

Elon Musk Tweets Cell Number To 16.7 Million Followers - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Musk tweeted his personal number to all his Twitter followers, instead of just its intended recipient, chief technology officer of Facebook Oculus VR John Carmack. Musk’s first message was, “Do you h…

Facebook is ditching its own solution to fake news because it didn’t work

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qz.com - Facebook is getting rid of its red flags on articles that signal that they are fake news. As it turns out, the company said in a blog post, putting red flags on fake news actually encourages people t…

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