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Thursday, January 11, 2018

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Passes 3 Million Players on Xbox One

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news.xbox.com - Since PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) launched on Xbox One through the Xbox Game Preview program, it’s been awesome to see the excitement and passion on display from the Xbox community. Whether …

Are Social Media Monitoring Tools Really Expensive? | Agorapulse

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www.agorapulse.com - When you are building your social media management toolkit, you need to make some hard decisions. With so many tools out there, you’ve got to chose between the must-have and the wouldn’t it be nice k…

Web Designer Woes: 5 More Costly Web Design Mistakes of 2017 | Redstage Worldwide

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redstage.com - The cornerstone of good UX is simplicity. As Redstage’s Creative Director Adam Piken says, “Don’t assume all your customers understand what a ‘Continue’ button does or what a ‘hamburger’ icon means… …

Tucker: Tech Barons Now Main Threat to Freedom, Not Federal Government - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - In an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, James Damore discussed the class action lawsuit that he has brought against his former employer, Google. During the interview, Tucker discussed the …

GDPR: Don’t Forget The Right to be Forgotten

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www.egnyte.com - As a part of the GDPR businesses will have to find and delete any stored personal data if requested by a EU citizen, and it’s this part that’ll change the way data is handled in Europe and beyond. Wh…

e-con Systems launches Full HD Autofocus MIPI Camera for i.MX7

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www.embedded-computing.com - ST. LOUIS, USA and CHENNAI, India – Dec 13, 2017, e-con Systems Inc., a leading embedded camera company specialized in the development of advanced camera solutions, announces the launch of e-CAM80_IM…

Essential Phone team begins selling smartphone accessories online

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androidcommunity.com - The Essential Phone is still out on the market. We don’t think it’s going away soon and even if Andy Rubin is on a break, the Essential team is still hard at work, hosting Reddit AMA sessions and rel…

Waze to be integrated into Ford’s infotaiment system

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androidcommunity.com - If you own a Ford vehicle that has a SYNC 3 infotainment system built-in we have good news for you. Well, it’s good news if you use Waze as your go-to navigation system. A new partnership between the…

Apple sends iCloud China transfer notices to some non-Chinese accounts

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arstechnica.com - Apple began notifying Chinese iCloud customers of the forthcoming hand-off of its cloud service to the Chinese company Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (GCBD), which will take over local operations star…

More details emerge of Uber’s tactics for thwarting police raids

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techcrunch.com - Yet another uncomfortable revelation about Uber’s legacy business and attitude to legal oversight: Between spring 2015 until late 2016 the ride-hailing giant routinely used a system designed to thwar…

ElliQ has raised $22 million for its social robot aimed at older adults

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techcrunch.com - It’s hard to know what to make of ElliQ at first glance. Maybe it’s the face that I just spent a chunk of the night staring into the longing puppy dog eyes of Sony’s new Aibo robot dog. Whatever the …

Here’s what it’s like to ride in Byton’s new Concept SUV

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techcrunch.com - Byton’s electric concept car wowed at CES, and for good reason. It’s not the only display in the vehicle, either – there’s a tablet set in the steering wheel itself, which remains in a fixed orientat…

Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics

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techcrunch.com - Alphabet, the umbrella corporation of Google, Inc. etc., has quietly acquired a UK-based startup called Redux, reports Bloomberg. Redux was founded in 2013 out of Cambridge, and built technology that…

Google is shutting down Chrome’s parental control features, replacement to launch later this year

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techcrunch.com - Google is preparing to launch a new set of parental control features for users of its Chrome browser. The announcement was made in an email sent this week to users of its current system for parental …

Nintendo announces raft of new and retro titles for Switch (plus new Mario outfits)

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techcrunch.com - The Switch is getting a bevy of new games that should appeal to a broad variety of players, Nintendo announced today in one of its “Direct” videos. A new Mario Tennis game, updates to Odyssey, some c…

Kuzzle is building the backend for the internet of things

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techcrunch.com - Meet Kuzzle, an all-in-one backend solution for connected devices and beyond. The French startup is giving you a scalable solution so that you don’t have to develop everything from scratch yourself. …

This AR headset won’t win any style points, but it fills the world with fish

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techcrunch.com - Hong Kong-based RealMax came to CES with a prototype of an augmented reality headset they want to get on to everyone’s faces. It’s a little rough around the edges but it fills more of the world with …

Mercedes-Benz’s new MBUX in-car assistant and smart UI rocks

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techcrunch.com - It’s rare that I pay much attention to automaker infotainment and multimedia system updates at CES – usually there’s too much going on with autonomy, electrification and mobility services to give it …

Next INpact launches a browser extension to see who is tracking you online

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techcrunch.com - French tech media company Next INpact just launched an interesting project today. Kimetrack is a simple browser extension that lets you see how your favorite website is tracking you and selling your …

Sensel is shopping around its Morph trackpad tech for use in other devices

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techcrunch.com - It took two years, but Sensel finally managed to start shipping the Morph to backers. The company apparently ran into every potential pitfall for a brand new hardware manufacture, include a microscop…

Facebook reranks feed to favor well-being/discussion, not time spent/publishers

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is making a huge change to its News Feed algorithm to prioritize friends and posts that spark comments between them at the expense of public content, news outlets, and importantly, the total…

iPhone 6 Plus users must wait until March or April for batteries, report says

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arstechnica.com - When Reddit users and a Geekbench developer discovered and shared that Apple's approach to mitigating the aging of batteries is partly responsible for the gradual performance degradation that iPhone …

Skype finally getting end-to-end encryption

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arstechnica.com - Since its inception, Skype has been notable for its secretive, proprietary algorithm. It's also long had a complicated relationship with encryption: encryption is used by the Skype protocol, but the …

Hyperkin plans to release a new (old) Game Boy in 2018

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arstechnica.com - That now seems set to change, as Gizmodo reports from CES on the Ultra Game Boy, an aluminum-cased portable console that resembles the slimmer Game Boy Pocket more than the bulky 1989 original system…

The most popular Frontend links from 2017 – Statuscode – Medium

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medium.com - Each week Statuscode sends out an email newsletter to over 80,000 frontend web developers, bringing together the best links, articles, tutorials and videos from the past seven days. We’ve dug through…

A Beginner’s Guide to npm — the Node Package Manager — SitePoint

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www.sitepoint.com - Node.js makes it possible to write applications in JavaScript on the server. It’s built on the V8 JavaScript runtime and written in C++ — so it’s fast. Originally, it was intended as a server environ…

Facebook Is Constantly Watching You. Now You Can Watch Them Back

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gizmodo.com - Facebook is constantly watching you. Now, you can watch Facebook back. Gizmodo Media Group’s Special Projects Desk is releasing a tool for people who want to study the friend recommendations Facebook…

Facebook Messenger Kids app now available for Amazon Fire Tablet

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androidcommunity.com - Facebook Messenger may be one of the most helpful apps available today but some parents certainly don’t want their kids using it. There’s the danger of strangers and stalkers reaching out to them. To…

SmartJoin Innovative Customer Engagement Tool from CodeBroker

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www.loyalty360.org - Dan Slavin, CEO of CodeBroker, a provider of mobile marketing solutions, believes that his company’s innovative new tool, SmartJoin, can add a myriad of customer loyalty benefits to marketers. Loyalt…

Tips for Avoiding the Spam Black Hole

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www.loyalty360.org - Email can be a powerful way to market your business, keep in touch with prospects, and keep engaging with loyal customers. But your emails can only be opened if they land in your contacts’ inboxes. S…

Collecting More Customer Reviews Can Help Drive Brand Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - Customer reviews can play a major role in a loyalty marketer’s long-term engagement initiatives that can, ultimately, lead to brand loyalty. But, for loyalty marketers, making those customer reviews …

Lessons from Sleep Number: Don’t Snooze on your Brand Advocates

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www.loyalty360.org - Brand advocates are the the cheerleaders that help your brand engage and build relationships with future prospects, leads and customers. These loyal patrons are invaluable for a brand, and Sleep Numb…

A New Social Media Entrant Must Change the Concept of Its Use

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www.adweek.com - The U.S. loves its social media platforms. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, it seems like Americans can’t get enough, as 66 percent of its internet population uses social media.…

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge: Real Marketing Leadership

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www.portent.com - There are few things more butt-clenchingly aggravating than watching a great set of marketing recommendations decay in a stakeholder’s rubbish heap. It happens to me. A lot. So I ponder the problem. …

How Not to Manage Your To-Do List: 8 Mistakes You Must Avoid

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www.makeuseof.com - You may have read countless blog posts, magazine articles, and books about to-do lists. They certainly exist, but many of the articles you read often present them as the magic tools necessary for enj…

The Secret Behind Instagram's Success

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www.dumblittleman.com - One question all Instagram engineers hear wherever they go is this: Their answer is always the same and it is incredibly simple: Their database is not! Their database is a milieu of many technologies…

YouTube Drops Logan Paul From Google Preferred Ad Platform After 'Suicide Forest' Video

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www.adweek.com - YouTube has broken some direct business ties with one of its biggest stars, Logan Paul, 10 days after Paul uploaded “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest…” to his 15 million subscriber…

Alexa's Coming to More Gadgets—Even If You Don't Want It To

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www.adweek.com - Alexa wants to be where the people are—not just in their homes. It wants to be where people walk, where they run, where they stay all day in the sun. Or, at the very least, that’s what Amazon is one …

DIY Downsides – Why You Need A (Human) Site Designer | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Lately, when you click on a YouTube video or turn on the TV, you’re bound to see a commercial for a website builder like WordPress or Squarespace; Wix even advertised during the Super Bowl. But what …

Former CIA Analyst: Trump Admin Wants Assange’s Head on a Platter

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - Former CIA analyst John Kiriakou stated during an interview on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is following in Barack Obama’s footsteps when it comes to whistleblowers and wants Julian Assange’…

Ecuador confirms that Julian Assange has become a citizen

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www.dailymail.co.uk - Ecuador has granted citizenship to Julian Assange, who has been living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London for more than five years to avoid arrest. The WikiLeaks founder became a citizen of …

Twitter Censorship: What Is Shadow Banning? - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Breitbart Tech has previously explained the concept of shadow banning, a method by which Twitter silences users that they don’t want to appear in their follower’s timelines. This is a technique used …

Alabama Lands $1.6 Billion Toyota-Mazda Plant - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - “Today is indeed a great day in the state of Alabama,” Ivey proclaimed. “As governor, it is my honor and privilege to announce that Mazda and Toyota have chosen Alabama as the home of their new produ…

How to Quantify Your Resume Bullets

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www.themuse.com - You’ve likely heard the advice to add numbers to your resume bullets. It helps recruiters really picture the impact you’ve made in your position, and it frankly just sounds more impressive. See for y…

Twitter Responds to Conservative Censorship Exposé by Attacking Project Veritas for Obtaining Footage - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - “The individuals depicted in this video were speaking in a personal capacity and do not represent or speak for Twitter,” claimed a Twitter spokesman in an email to Breitbart Tech. “We deplore the dec…

New Sound, New Design! Shure Expands The SE Sound Isolating Earphone Collection

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stupiddope.com - The good folks over at Shure are known for making incredible audio equipment. Today they are back, offering up some new designs as Shure announced its expanded Wireless Earphone offerings across its …

Video Tools To Help You in 2018 - The Marketing Scope

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www.themarketingscope.com - 2017 was dubbed the year of the video by marketing thought leaders, and for a good reason. In an article I wrote back in November, I discussed several video marketing trends that saw success this pas…

What You Need to Know to Start Using AdWords Ad Customizers

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instapage.com - Although AdWords ad customizers have been around a few years, the introduction of user-friendly “IF” customizers for text ads brought a new spotlight to the feature in 2017. The digital advertising c…

The Most Effective Mobile Marketing Tips On The Internet

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durac.info - Mobile marketing encompasses a broad term that can mean many things. The definition of mobile marketing is simply marketing to users on cell phones or other mobile devices. The following article will…

Clickbank Affiliate Marketing Training – How Fast Can You Make Money on Clickbank?

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duracmarketing.com - Make lifetime commissions from Clickbank? Clickbank has thousands of affiliates making commissions every day. Today, you can be one of them too… Click Here! A concern that I constantly obtain from ne…

OmniVision and Unigroup Spreadtrum Introduce the Industry's First Turnkey Active Stereo 3D Camera Reference Design for Smartphones

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www.embedded-computing.com - Complete, End-to-End Reference Design Reduces 3D Camera Development Time and Cost SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jan. 11, 2018— OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging s…

What Net Neutrality Might Mean for the Driverless Future

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www.citylab.com - But now, many automakers are pushing for 5G to be the standard conduit for car communications. Witness companies like VW, Ford and Daimler forming coalitions like the “5G Automotive Association,” and…

CES 2018: What Happens to Your Phone Will Be the Least Interesting Thing About 5G

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spectrum.ieee.org - 5G is so powerful, it’s sending back signals from the future. The technology is barely out of the experimental phase, with the first official 5G standard released just last month: The first partial d…

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