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Thursday, February 1, 2018

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Opinion | Julian Assange: WikiLeaks has the same mission as The Post and the Times

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www.washingtonpost.com - Julian Assange is the editor of WikiLeaks. On his last night in office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a powerful farewell speech to the nation — words so important that he’d spent a year a…

Moving Pictures: How to Increase Engagement With Cinemagraphs

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www.marketingprofs.com - You'll recognize a cinemagraph the moment you see one. They're hypnotic, mostly still images with artistically rendered, subtle motion—kind of like the moving photographs and paintings in the Harry P…

Apple clarifies which audio sources are supported on HomePod speakers

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arstechnica.com - Since Apple's HomePod became available for preorder last week, there has been confusion about the music it can play. Apple recently added an "audio sources" section to HomePod's tech spec webpage tha…

We were in an accident during an automated driving tech demo

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techcrunch.com - As a transportation reporter, I’ve been in a lot of cars using either autonomous or semi-automated Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) features, both on public and private roads, and yet I’d never been…

Electric car charge station payment systems may lack basic security measures

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techcrunch.com - Just a PSA: If you charge your car regularly at a public charge station, you might want to keep an eye out for fraudulent charges on whatever card you use to pay for it. Researchers have found that s…

The sad state of crypto custody

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techcrunch.com - Ouriel Ohayon, a former TechCrunch staffer, is the chief executive of Codename Django focused on custody and cryptocurrency. Not a week goes without another report of bad news in the crypto world: fu…

iPhone sales numbers dipped slightly, but revenue is up courtesy of the iPhone X

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techcrunch.com - As far as sales figures go, this last quarter wasn’t entirely rosy for Apple. During today’s earnings report, the company posted sales of 77.3 million iPhones, down just under a million from this tim…

Freedom of the Press Foundation will preserve Gawker’s archives

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techcrunch.com - Gawker’s posts will be captured and saved by the non-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation, following a report that venture capitalist Peter Thiel wants to buy its remaining assets, including archiv…

Ex-Apple, Dropcam executive launches a security camera for your car

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techcrunch.com - With $18 million in funding from Defy Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Sherpa Capital and others, Owl has launched its always-connected, LTE security camera for your car. Co-founded by Andy…

German API integration startup CloudRail announces $672K seed investment

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techcrunch.com - Just about every startup has aspirations to be a platform play. One of the main issues companies typically face on that journey is that just because they build an API doesn’t mean developers are goin…

Google’s Diane Greene says billion dollar cloud revenue already puts them in elite company

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techcrunch.com - It has long been believed that the big three in the cloud consisted of AWS, Microsoft and Google with IBM not doing too badly either, but in its earnings call with analysts today, the company reveale…

David Marcus defends Facebook’s Messenger Kids platform

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techcrunch.com - David Marcus, Facebook’s Vice President of Messaging Products responded to the backlash against Messenger Kids when he spoke at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles on Thursday. “Families will be better…

I spent the morning playing with the Nintendo Labo

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techcrunch.com - Labo is peak Nintendo. It’s strange, it’s innovative, it’s pretty silly and it’s completely unexpected. As longtime PR rep David Young told us during a quick chat at today’s event, “when people think…

YouTube TV’s app arrives on Roku

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techcrunch.com - The YouTube TV app is at last available on Roku devices, starting today. Google had announced earlier that YouTube’s live TV service would be coming to Roku and Apple TV in the first quarter of 2018,…

Google’s data-friendly app YouTube Go expands to over 130 countries, now supports higher quality videos

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techcrunch.com - YouTube Go, a mobile version of YouTube built for emerging markets with features like offline viewing and nearby sharing, is today expanding to over 130 countries worldwide. This wider rollout will m…

Twitter is opening up its full archive to the broader developer community

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techcrunch.com - Twitter today is launching a new premium product for developers that will provide access to the full Twitter archive – going all the way back to the first tweet from Twitter CEO @Jack (Jack Dorsey) i…

Edovo, a startup that provides tablet-based education to incarcerated people, snags some funding

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techcrunch.com - Twilio has invested $250,000 in startup Edovo, which creates tablet-based educational content for incarcerated individuals. Twilio has also invested grant money in the International Rescue Committee,…

Social media insights from global software company Kayako – Learn

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www.canva.com - Kayako is a global technology company that sells customer service software to help teams be more productive and build customer loyalty. Their brand is friendly and accessible, and their marketing str…

Nintendo confirms Mario Kart Tour for smartphones, Switch Online launch window

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arstechnica.com - Following a release of Switch sales information earlier on Wednesday, Nintendo closed the day by confirming two major releases coming by the end of the company's current fiscal year: the paid Nintend…

Nintendo Switch has already outsold the entire Wii U run

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arstechnica.com - Earnings reports began appearing for a number of video game companies on Tuesday, and with those came Nintendo's unsurprising confirmation that its Switch hardware is doing quite well. Now we know ex…

Waymo now has a serious driverless car rival: GM’s Cruise

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arstechnica.com - California officials Tuesday released annual statistics showing the amount of driverless car testing in the state between December 2016 and November 2017. Just like last year, the numbers show Waymo,…

LG extends warranty to 30 months for those affected by “bootloop” issue

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arstechnica.com - The affected models—the G4, G5, V10, V20, and the Nexus 5X—represent all of LG's flagship smartphones released in 2015 and 2016. LG contracted with Google in 2015 to manufacture the Nexus 5X, its ine…

How Gamification Improves UX | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Creating products which respond to the user’s needs has become the de-facto standard approach for product design. In the attempt to create the best possible experience designers constantly search for…

How to improve your design process with copy docs – Dropbox Design – Medium

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medium.com - Many user experience writers (UX) and content strategists are familiar with design tools like Sketch, InVision, and Balsamiq. These are great resources for a team to share feedback on wireframes, moc…

8 Best WooCommerce Plugins To Supercharge Your Online Shop - Developer Drive

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www.developerdrive.com - WooCommerce is one of the most popular eCommerce plugins available on WordPress. With over 30 million downloads, this free software now powers more than 28% of all online stores. It provides everythi…

NVIDIA proves the cloud can replace a high-end gaming rig

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www.engadget.com - On the Surface Laptop -- a great ultrabook marred only by its weak integrated graphics -- running over our office's WiFi, PUBG felt almost as smooth as it does on my dedicated gaming rig. It ran at a…

The Surprising Place Where You're Likely to Encounter Germs at the Airport

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mentalfloss.com - When I sat down to write this article, I was feeling a little distracted. My desk salad was calling me. I had new emails in my inbox to read. I had three different articles on my to-do list, and I co…

These Were the Secrets of Microsoft’s Early Success

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www.quora.com - What were the key drivers of Microsoft's massive success in the '90s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insigh…

Can Next-Generation Compression Save Streaming Video From Looming Data Caps?

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www.fastcompany.com - The conventional wisdom about cable TV is that you can’t beat the system. advertisement Even if you’re subsisting solely on streaming video, or supplementing a cheaper cable package with Netflix and …

Samsung trademarks “Uhssup” for possible location-sharing app

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androidcommunity.com - You sometimes have to wonder what goes through the heads of marketing people who try to come up with “trendy” names for products that don’t really have to sound trendy, but rather functional. Well, i…

Humble Bundle offers books on mobile app development

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androidcommunity.com - The guys over at Humble Bundle are doing something new this month. You’re probably used to them giving you a bunch of games at ridiculously low prices, paying what you want for these games. This mont…

Google Assistant Go version now available on the Play Store

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androidcommunity.com - The release of Android Go Oreo has been good for the whole Android community because it means more people will be added to the millions of consumers all over the world. The lighter version of Android…

ASUS Zenfone AR, HTC U11 now available with a hundred dollar price cut

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androidcommunity.com - Two premium smartphones are available with big discounts. Listed on Amazon is the ASUS ZenFone AR that’s originally priced at $599 but is now down to $499. Don’t think it’s a new Android phone becaus…

Steve Madden Kicks Loyalty into High Gear

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www.loyalty360.org - Retailers are optimizing the omnichannel approach to loyalty by investing in new strategies and technologies to reach customers wherever they are, cutting through the noise of a cluttered space with …

Top 10 Customizable 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…

One in Five Entrepreneurs Make This Mistake on Social Media – Do You?

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kimgarst.com - Social media is an incredibly powerful tool for marketing your business. It gives you the opportunity to reach new prospects, as well as to nurture relationships with your existing customers. However…

In Sprint's Super Bowl Ad, Robots Ridicule Their Maker for Having Verizon

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www.adweek.com - Sprint unveiled its full 60-second Super Bowl LII ad today, set to air in the first quarter of the game. While the ad mirrors last year’s Sprint commercial in ridiculing its biggest competitor, Veriz…

The best startup advice for entrepreneurs in 2018

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dmz.ryerson.ca - This week marks the end of January. An innocuous time that represents the so-called ‘quit date’ for almost 80 per cent of the population who made new year’s resolutions. According to U.S. News, it’s …

3 million homes to get ultrafast broadband

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www.bbc.co.uk - Openreach, the BT-owned firm that manages the UK's broadband infrastructure, has vowed to introduce "ultrafast" internet connections to three million premises by 2020. The company said it was acceler…

Monster Hunter: World A In Depth Review — Steemit

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steemit.com - Monster Hunter's creators have made a notoriously inaccessible franchise into some thing that, if not completely polsihed, fairly resembles it. yes, it’s nonetheless filled with countless menus and t…

Stephen King Calls Train Crash Involving GOP Lawmakers 'Karma'

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freebeacon.com - BY: Katelyn Caralle Follow @Katelyn_Caralle February 1, 2018 3:02 pm Author Stephen King said Thursday it was "karma" that a train carrying Republican lawmakers to an annual retreat crashed into a ga…

MONICA CROWLEY: This is the First of Several Memos to be Released – 'There is Worse Coming Down the Pike' (VIDEO)

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - Trump supporters want the FISA memo released to the public immediately, however; the FBI and DOJ are fiercely fighting to delegitimize the document and delay the release. The FBI is in panic mode; th…

5 Ways Instagram Influencers Can Help Grow Your Brand

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www.socialmediatoday.com - The term “influencer marketing” gets thrown around a lot these days, and it feels like it’s the new kid on the block. But in reality, brands paid more than $1 billion last year for influencer campaig…

What You Need to Know About the Instapage Collaboration Solution

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instapage.com - It’s undeniable that personalization boosts conversions. More than 90% of marketers claim it advances the customer relationship, with 63% saying the technique specifically increases conversion rate. …

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