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Saturday, January 27, 2018

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Microsoft's president says liberal arts majors are necessary for the future of tech

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www.businessinsider.com - Microsoft believes that lessons from a liberal arts education are necessary for the proper development of AI. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In 2011, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates told a panel of Amer…

How to Hold a Virtual Meeting for Free

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www.pcmag.com - Zoom is available in four different editions, ranging from free to Enterprise. The free version is quite robust, supporting Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. You can hold unlimited meetings with as man…

The Weather Network & MétéoMédia re 30 Day Forecast · Canadian Broadcast Standards Council

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www.cbsc.ca - The Weather Network is an English Canadian specialty service devoted solely to weather forecasts, reports and information segments about weather. MétéoMédia is its French-language counterpart. Ther…

Apple needs two more Android apps

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www.computerworld.com - The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and the launch of the iPad in 2010 mainstreamed touchscreen phones and tablets, respectively. That was world-changing. This change took place via products Apple…

This Is Why We Need To Focus More on Cybersecurity Strategy

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www.entrepreneur.com - You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media. With the sheer amount of data…

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. flamethrower is real, $500 and up for pre-order

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techcrunch.com - So that flamethrower that Elon Musk teased The Boring Company would start selling after it ran out of its 50,000 hats? Yeah, it’s real – and you can pre-order one now if you want need a ridiculous wa…

The FCC looks back on a disastrous year through rose-tinted glasses

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techcrunch.com - From the furore engulfing the FCC this last year you might think that the agency had accomplished little but appalling privacy advocates and dancing for its patrons, the telecoms. But as is so often …

Apple to take on messaging rivals with launch of Business Chat

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techcrunch.com - Apple is preparing to roll out a new feature in iMessage that will allow consumers to chat directly with businesses through Apple’s messaging platform. The feature, called Business Chat, was announce…

“You took so much time to joke me”—two hours trolling a Windows support scammer

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arstechnica.com - We've dealt with these scammers before at Ars, but this week I got an opportunity to personally engage with a scam operation—so naturally, I attempted to inflict as much damage on it as possible. On …

Walmart joins, well, most of its competitors in selling e-books

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arstechnica.com - Most Walmart stores have modest book sections, but now the company plans to expand that with digital books. Walmart announced that it's teamed up with Japan's Rakuten to sell e-books, audiobooks, and…

Here’s our first clear look at the Samsung Galaxy S9

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arstechnica.com - This S9 image has larger side bezels than the Galaxy S8 pictures. Is this an oversight or reflective of the actual phone? VentureBeat's Evan Blass is back with another phone leak. This time it's the …

Tesla appears to be making steady progress in Model 3 production

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arstechnica.com - "Tesla employees say to expect more Model 3 delays," read a headline from CNBC yesterday. CNBC's Lora Kolodny reported that despite Tesla's ambitions to run a highly automated manufacturing process, …

Vulnerable industrial controls directly connected to Internet? Why not?

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arstechnica.com - Yesterday, Siemens issued an update to a year-old product vulnerability warning for its SIMATIC S7-300 and S7-400 families of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)—industrial control systems used to …

Wrong direction? Ubisoft raising prices on Rainbow Six: Siege by $20

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arstechnica.com - The price adjustment isn't as simple as an across-the-board price hike for the same content, though. For one, PC players will still have access to a $15 Starter Edition, which includes the full game …

11 Places to Learn Leadership Skills That Will Make You a More Confident Leader Without Costing You…

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medium.com - Most people fall into two camps: natural born leaders and the rest of us. While some people were gifted with the charisma and confidence required to make leading others a breeze, everyone else has to…

Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners – Ars Technica

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arstechnica.com - YouTube was recently caught displaying ads that covertly leach off visitors' CPUs and electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous attackers, it was widely reported. Word of the ab…

Menacing Android botnet still thrives 16 months after coming to light

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arstechnica.com - In 2016, researchers uncovered a botnet that turned infected Android phones into covert listening posts that could siphon sensitive data out of protected networks. Google at the time said it removed …

German federal police use Trojan virus to evade phone encryption | News | DW | 27.01.2018

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www.dw.com - Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is using a Trojan virus as a tool to access data of suspected individuals on their smartphones before the information becomes encrypted by apps such as …

Master the Power of Socialmedia with Twitter - smqueue

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www.smqueue.com - Again and again, people I meet in real life or on Facebook tell me that they do not “get” Twitter. It is essentially about 6 kinds of messages (called tweets). “@smqueue Congratulations on the improv…

Unlocking Facebook Ad Retargeting Using Website Custom Audiences

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marketaire.com - The power of Facebook ads lies within its ad targeting. It doesn’t matter if your ad copy, imagery, or bidding and optimization are perfect. You absolutely need to target people that are most likely …

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…

Comfort zone, Dead zone – David Neagle

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davidneagle.com - This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. Hi David, and thanks for taking my question! My problem is that I think I…

#SocialSkim: One Social App to Replace the Rest; Snapchat Allows Sharing: 10 Stories This Week

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www.marketingprofs.com - This week's 'Skim: all about miniprograms... how they'll replace apps and why they'll probably change the course of social media; Snapchat aims for more visibility by making content shareable outside…

Google employees say the company's not doing enough to protect them from harassment, threats

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www.usatoday.com - Googleplex office with Google logo on side of building (Photo: ALPHABET) SAN FRANCISCO — The firing of Google engineer James Damore for claiming women are not biologically suited for technical roles …

Sean Hannity's Twitter Vanishes, Was 'Compromised' for Hours

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www.newsmax.com - Conspiracy theories flew around Saturday morning after the Twitter account of conservative TV host Sean Hannity was "briefly compromised," according to a Twitter spokesperson, and unavailable for a f…

George Soros Goes Full “1984” in Anti-Tech Tirade

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www.vanityfair.com - The 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, took place in a more innocent age. Donald Trump had not yet assumed control of the White House, and Silicon Valley was still considered a protagon…

YouTube Monetization and Partnership Changes : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show…

Simple Guide On How To Make The Most Out Of Your Iphone

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iphonefindmyphone.com - It is easy to integrate all your entire roster of social media sites on your iphone. Many people don’t know how to accomplish this for some reason.This article will give you some great tips on how to…

Not Sure Where To Begin With Social Media Marketing? Start Here!

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durac.info - Most people today who frequent the internet are very familiar with the social media websites. The following article contains tips you can use to boost your bottom line. Marketing companies specialize…

Best Cheap Cameras for YouTube Videos — 6 Budget Camera Reviews

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slr-digitalcamera.com - Buy Your New Digital Camera Here! Check out the Cheap Cameras for Video list on Amazon here: ****** Download the Video Gear Buyer's Guide for money-saving-tips here: Check out the complete list of ch…

“This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral

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www.vanityfair.com - During the past six months alone, countless executives who once worked for the company are publicly articulating the perils of social media on both their families and democracy. Chamath Palihapitiya,…

Crooks Created 28 Fake Ad Agencies to Disguise Massive Malvertising Campaign

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www.bleepingcomputer.com - A group of cyber-criminals created 28 fake ad agencies and bought over 1 billion ad views in 2017, which they used to deliver malicious ads that redirected unsuspecting users to tech support scams or…

Editing robots.txt in Magento 2 Admin • Inchoo

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inchoo.net - In the last few versions of Magento 2 a few shiny new features regarding robots.txt appeared and they bring some interesting issues with them. In this blog post, I’ll attempt to walk you through all …

5 Steps to Prevent Insider Data Breaches

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www.egnyte.com - When you think about data leaks, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hackers? Trojans? Ransomware attacks? If your perception of organizational vulnerabilities (as they pertain to confidential…

Mobile Ecommerce Design Trends: 11 Best Practices to Optimize for Mobile-First Sales – Shopify

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www.shopify.com - When it comes to mobile ecommerce design trends, we know two things. First, mobile-friendly sites are all but universal. As of March 2017, “80% of top Alexa sites were mobile adaptive.” Likewise, mob…

Why All Sale Signs Are Red: The Science of Color in Retail – Shopify

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www.shopify.com - We've all seen store windows full of sale signs promising amazing deals and price reductions. But have you ever noticed that most of those sale signs are red? The reason is simple: Certain colors sel…

WCAG Compliance Tips - Web Design

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www.oneupweb.com - Scheduled to be finalized sometime later in 2018 is an addendum to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, which is a set of guidelines designed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). As digi…

Design’N’Buy launches All-In-One Designer

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www.piworld.com - AHMEDABAD, India - January 23, 2018 - Design’N’Buy has announced the launch of its flagship product - the AIOD on Magento Open Source Version 2.2. With the launch of the Web-to-print solution on Mage…

How to Use Google AdWords: What Retailers Need to Know – Shopify

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www.shopify.com - You may have heard about how no one pays attention to digital ads anymore, and that they’re becoming increasingly obsolete. In fact, pay-per-click (PPC) ads are considered effective by just 3% of sma…

Google is experimenting with augmented reality in Chrome

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www.androidpolice.com - VR and AR might have finally started falling off the marketing buzzword lists, but Google is still pressing forward with new experiments for each. The company's latest prototype brings the magic of a…

Big tech tried to boost Washington clout in Trump's first year

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money.cnn.com - Senate committee grills tech giants over online terrorism Google (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) all spent what are for them record sums on lobbying activities in 2017, accordi…

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