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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Ransomware Attack: Experts rush to restore systems

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www.thedailystar.net - No Bangladesh government website or data centres or any other infrastructure faced any problem in the global ransomeware attack, which affected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. However, t…

You need to do this personal Facebook audit

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www.slashgear.com - Facebook is under fire for how carefully it treats your personal data, but you don’t need to wait for regulators to wade in before doing an audit on how socially exposed you are. The social network d…

The 9 Best Twitter Plugins and Widgets for WordPress — Blogging Triggers

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www.bloggingtriggers.com - Twitter already proved that 140 characters are enough to share our thoughts and promote contents. It is a powerful tool that can bring your blogging as well as marketing efforts in new heights. In an…

Microsoft promises less downtime for installing major Windows updates

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arstechnica.com - One of the less appealing aspects of the twice-yearly Windows 10 feature updates is that they're slow to install and, for most of the installation process, your PC is out of commission, doing nothing…

Uber said to be negotiating sale of self-driving tech to Toyota

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techcrunch.com - Uber might begin selling its autonomous driving systems to outside companies, including major automakers, according to a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. The report claims that Uber has had talks with…

Here are 64 startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W18 Demo Day

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techcrunch.com - Biotech, robotics, and fintech startups took the spotlight today at prestigious accelerator Y Combinator’s 26th Demo Day. This batch features 141 total companies from 23 countries, with presentations…

Instagram Stories gets “quote tweet”-style feed post resharing

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techcrunch.com - Instagram’s next big Stories feature could let you compliment or trash talk other people’s feed posts, or embed a “see post” button to promote your own. A TechCrunch reader sent us these screenshots …

Google introduces ‘Shopping Actions’ to help retailers in their battle with Amazon

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techcrunch.com - Google announced this morning a new plan to help retailers take on Amazon – and give Google a cut of their sales in the process. The search giant will allow retailers to list their products across Go…

Rylo’s shoot first, frame later camera is ideal for casual adventure-seekers

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techcrunch.com - Action cameras are a gadget that mostly cater to a person’s wish to see themselves in a certain way: Most people aren’t skiing off mountains or cliff diving most of the time, but they aspire to. The …

Jeff Bezos, friend to robots

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techcrunch.com - Today marks the kickoff of Amazon’s annual semi-secret MARS Conference in Palm Springs, which means two things. No, you weren’t invited. The start of several days of pictures featuring Jeff Bezos pal…

eBay’s new AR tool helps sellers find the right shipping box to fit their item

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techcrunch.com - It looks like someone found a practical use case for AR that’s not about trying on makeup or catching Pok√©mon. Ebay today introduced a new AR-powered feature that helps sellers figure out the best bo…

HQ Trivia had a weird night

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techcrunch.com - HQ Trivia was removed from the App Store following a controversial ending to a $25K game on Sunday night, according to Business Insider. HQ has introduced a new high-stakes version of the game where …

The Podcast App aims to be the simplest way to listen to podcasts

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techcrunch.com - While it sometimes feels like everyone has a podcast nowadays, the truth is that most Americans still don’t listen to podcasts regularly. The Y Combinator-backed team behind The Podcast App is planni…

Internet Archive adds trove of cheap LCD handhelds to its emulation collection

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techcrunch.com - During CES, the single piece of electronics I spent the most time with, apart from my laptop and camera, was a Mattel Dungeons & Dragons Computer Fantasy Game handheld. This decades-old device held t…

HTC’s Vive Pro headset will retail for a steep $799, and that doesn’t even include controllers

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techcrunch.com - The top widely-available VR headset that money can buy is… gonna take a lot of money to buy. HTC has released pricing info for its Vive Pro headset that the company showed off at CES and it ain’t che…

Players Lounge lets gamers make money off their eSports skills

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techcrunch.com - Online gamers love to talk a big game, but how willing are they to put their money with their mouth is? Players Lounge is a home for gamers looking to make friendly wagers with strangers and friends …

Amazon’s new GameOn API helps developers add eSports competitions to their games

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techcrunch.com - Here’s a curious bit of news for your Monday morning: Amazon wants to be the backend for gaming tournaments. They’ve built a new, AWS-powered platform called “GameOn” for third-party developers, allo…

How Twitter's latest policy update to stop spam & malicious content is impacting brands

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marketingland.com - Last month, Twitter made a major announcement that left many social media managers mimicking the guy with blinking eyes GIF. In a move to combat the onslaught of spam and bot activity, the site said …

Long Live the Chatbot: Mobile Chatterboxes Ready Their Next Assault

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adage.com - In 2016, Microsoft released an online chatbot called Tay, built with a mix of artificial intelligence and content crafted by writers including improv comedians. The bot was designed to engage with th…

The Army’s costly quest for the perfect radio continues

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arstechnica.com - The decisions that the Department of Defense made about its "radios of the future" more than 20 years ago are still having an impact on the communications gear the military services purchase today. T…

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is now free on iOS, Android—and dang, it’s solid

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arstechnica.com - This official screenshot includes a look at various in-game combat buttons assigned to easy-to-reach spots on the screen. Scroll down for a look at the game running on a far inferior phone. The compe…

Play Tamagotchi, MC Hammer, and more LCD handheld wonders in your browser

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arstechnica.com - Waiting for your Tamagotchi to hatch is just as thrilling as ever. The handheld MC Hammer game is a hard-to-control mess of a rhythm-matching title way ahead of its time. Not shown here: Q-bert's cur…

Facebook’s information security chief to depart over handling of misinformation

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arstechnica.com - Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief information security officer, will leave the company. His departure will come in the wake of disagreements with other Facebook executives like COO Sheryl Sandberg about …

The Future of Videogame Design

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www.eventbrite.com - After nearly 50 years of innovation, where are videogames headed next? Ars Technica Live returns with guest Tracy Fullerton, an award-winning experimental game designer and director of USC's Game Inn…

Low-power microLED display tech could power future Apple Watches

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arstechnica.com - Apple is reportedly taking a big step into making its own displays, and it isn't using the technology you may be most familiar with. According to a Bloomberg report, a secret facility in California c…

This electric car could set a new record to the top of Pikes Peak this year

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arstechnica.com - This wild-looking thing is the Volkswagen I.D. R; we don't know much about its specs yet, but VW wants it to be the fastest car up the mountain in this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW'…

Ajit Pai celebrates after court strikes down Obama-era robocall rule

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arstechnica.com - Federal judges have struck down an anti-robocall rule, saying that the Federal Communications Commission improperly treated every American who owns a smartphone as a potential robocaller. The FCC won…

Tesla virtual power plant may face headwinds under new South Australian premier

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arstechnica.com - The new premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, is unconvinced about a virtual power plant project that had been proposed by Tesla and accepted by Jay Weatherill, the Australian state's previous…

Star Wars: Battlefront II’s new update axes “pay-to-win” upgrades

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arstechnica.com - Nearly four months after shutting down micro transactions over widespread fan outrage, EA has announced a new "Progression Update" for Star Wars Battlefront II that will bring real-money purchases ba…

Be ready to pay a lot for Vive Pro’s higher-res virtual reality

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arstechnica.com - HTC's higher-resolution Vive Pro, first announced back in January, is setting new records for the price of a mass-market virtual reality headset. In pre-orders starting today ahead of planned April 5…

3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview

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www.fastcodesign.com - Rand–who Jobs describes as a curmudgeon with a bright intellect and a heart of gold–listened to their collective wish, and, as a result, Jobs believed that Rand approached the project “as a problem t…

11 Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for More Exposure : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Are you getting the most out of your LinkedIn personal profile? Interested in ways to drive traffic to your website? LinkedIn offers many overlooked ways to optimize your profile, helping more people…

How Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

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www.wired.com - Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have little incentive to give straight answers — even to s…

Making sense of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica nightmare

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www.engadget.com - With a little outside help. To understand the story, we need to rewind to 2014 when Aleksandr Kogan -- a psychology researcher at Cambridge University -- created a Facebook app called "thisisyourdigi…

Inside Google’s Plan to Make Virtual Reality Mainstream Before Facebook Can

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www.technologyreview.com - The bright black sand at Diamond Beach, Iceland, is dotted with smooth gray pebbles and glassy chunks of ice. The crash of foamy waves fills my ears as I turn my head to look up and down the beach an…

Now Is a Good Time to Check What Third-Party Apps You Have Connected to Facebook

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lifehacker.com - This weekend The New York Times reported that 50 million Facebook users had their profile information harvested by the Trump-connected data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica via a personality app on…

Facebook Has a "Secret Police" to Track Activity of Employees, Maybe Users too

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beebom.com - Facebook, the world’s largest social network which vows of upholding users’ privacy at the highest, apparently knows the slightest of details about the Facebook activity of its employees. As one empl…

Instagram Is Testing a Feature That Sure Sounds Great for Shit-Talking Other Users

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gizmodo.com - Sure, you can share your friends’ posts on your Facebook page, or retweet a hot take to your followers on Twitter, but Instagram has been relatively conservative when it comes to letting users public…

Parrot drones easily taken down or hijacked, researchers demonstrate

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arstechnica.com - Drones from Parrot can be hijacked via a Wi-Fi attack that disconnects the owner's FreeFlight control app from the drone, allowing an attacker's device to pair and take control. In two separate prese…

Does Social Media Affect Your Rankings in Online Search?

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www.socialmediatoday.com - While most people know that social media is a big deal in content marketing, not everyone understands how social media affects organic search results. And understandably so: the topic isn't exactly c…

Fitbit OS 2.0 rolls out to 10% of Ionic users

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androidcommunity.com - If Ionic users think that Fitbit has forgotten about them with the launch of the new Versa smartwatch, the OEM announced that they are starting to rollout the Fitbit OS 2.0, starting with 10% of thos…

Samsung to discontinue Movie Maker once updated to Android P

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androidcommunity.com - You probably knew that you had a video editor pre-installed in your Samsung device right? Right? Well, if you didn’t, now you know that you actually have something called a Movie Maker on your Galaxy…

John McAfee Raw and Uncensored - The Bad Crypto Podcast

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badcryptopodcast.com - There is no one in the blockchain space more controversial than John McAfee. Once the founder of a software company that he now disowns, John has a rap sheet that’s longer than his biography. Some pe…

Amazon, Google, Facebook Introduce New Tools for Game Developers - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - At the Game Developers Conference 2018 today, a bunch of new cloud-based services for game development has been introduced. Amazon and Google are coming out with big new cloud-based services to help …

Microsoft Emphasizes Accessibility Improvements in Windows 10 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is introducing a number of improvements in Windows 10 this year to improve accessibility. The company today outlined some of the new accessibility-related features and improvements in Windo…

The Top Tech Events You Need To Attend For Your Business This Year

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www.dumblittleman.com - The UK is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to technology and in 2017, the tech sector saw a record amount of investment at nearly £3 billion. This was almost double the amount …

Messenger Marketing: The Next Frontier for Business Growth

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www.adweek.com - A perfect storm of market forces is leading to the emergence of messenger marketing as the next big frontier for business growth. The growth of mobile messaging, combined with the saturation of other…

Amazon Is Finding It Must Learn About Its Customers to Succeed in Retail

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www.adweek.com - Three months into Amazon’s latest experiment, the cashier-less Amazon Go store, the company is working on learning who its customers are and adjusting to their feedback. At a keynote held at Shoptalk…

Facebook Debuted 3 New Ad Products for Retailers at Shoptalk

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www.adweek.com - On Monday, Facebook reinforced its focus on retail brands at Shoptalk in Las Vegas with its introduction of three new advertising tools. Last September, the social network added the ability for retai…

These Are The Top 6 iOS Productivity Apps To Help You Do More In Less Time

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www.mensxp.com - We all go through a little trouble organizing our lives, don't we? In the daily hustle and bustle of modern life, we do really need some help when it comes to managing our daily affairs. All of these…

Tips to Help Mobility in Your Senior Years

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over60andactive.com - In your senior years, mobility is one of the things that can help you live longer and feel better. However, it’s also something that naturally diminishes because as you age, you begin to lose muscle …

AMA with Google highlights: The core search algorithm update, mobile-first index status & more

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searchengineland.com - At SMX West last week, Michelle Robbins conducted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with Nathan Johns, a search quality analyst at Google. Johns touched on topics ranging from the core search algorith…

Google launches cost-per-sale Shopping Actions, unified shopping program across Search, Assistant & Express

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searchengineland.com - Google has been working on retail challenges for some time. The problems: (1) how to make mobile shopping from its properties like Search faster; (2) how to maintain market share for product search i…

David Goldman: China ‘Graduating Twice as Many Doctorates in STEM Fields than We Are’

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www.breitbart.com - Goldman described China’s One Belt One Road project as placing the one-party state at the center of an increasingly prosperous economic region that is becoming more unified through digital and physic…

Ed Butowsky Sits Down With Gateway Pundit for First Interview After Being Sued by Family in Seth Rich Murder Mystery

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www.thegatewaypundit.com - The Gateway Pundit traveled to Dallas, Texas, on Thursday to interview Ed Butowsky, a financial adviser and frequent Fox Business Network commentator, who is currently being sued by the parents of Se…

How to Analyze Instagram Stories With Instagram Insights : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Are you using Instagram Stories in your marketing? Wondering where to find metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) for Instagram Stories? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Instagram I…

UK Deals: Amazon Easter Sale

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mashable.com - Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Amazon …

Gmail Sponsored Promotions: Reach Your Prospects Without an Email List

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instapage.com - The closest a digital marketer can get to being inside their customers’ heads without a survey or a degree in neurosurgery is by getting in their inbox. But that’s not easy to do. Convincing leads to…

Jumping Into Social Media Marketing? Make Sure You Use These Important Tips

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firstadsense.com - If you will utilize public boards, make sure that you do it well via connecting for my part in a positive means with the forum’s customers. Every discussion board member is a possible customer, and y…

Getting Your Money's Worth: All About Using Your Iphone

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iphonefindmyphone.com - The iphone is a coveted tool that lots of people want to personal. To unlock its full attainable, then again, there are a selection of issues to consider. Which provider is the perfect? What apps wil…

Big Ideas For Even Better Internet Marketing

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freeaffiliatepro.com - Web marketing is very profitable for your business if you know what they’re doing. You need to be honest when practicing online marketing strategies. Your readers will often be inspired to help you i…

How to Access Router Information

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internetmarketinginfos.com - The wi-fi network wizard on your computer system will certainly select up the router and also, in instance your ISP does not have any kind of various requirements, away-you-go, you may be on the Inte…

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