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Monday, April 30, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

hasura/react-native-auth-boilerplate

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github.com - This is a React Native boilerplate with auth already implemented. It uses Nativebase for the UI and Hasura APIs for the backend. This has been created as an open-source boilerplate by the Hasura team…

Introducing Faster Lifecycle Management Operations in VMware vSphere 6.7 - VMware vSphere Blog

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blogs.vmware.com - VMware vSphere 6.7 includes several improvements that accelerate the host lifecycle management experience to save administrators valuable time. For starters, this release of vSphere includes a brand-…

First batch of Google mobile-first indexing notifications goes out today - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - For the first time since Google announced the rollout of the mobile-first indexing process just over a month ago, SEOs and webmasters are now getting notifications via Google Search Console of their …

10 reasons to love the secret Surface Phone

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www.computerworld.com - Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile — all too little, too late. But I think Microsoft could succeed with its next device. Rumor has it that Microsoft is working on a two-screen clamshell…

OneDrive Files Restore and Windows Defender takes ransomware protection one step further

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techcommunity.microsoft.com - At the beginning of April, OneDrive announced new protection capabilities that offer Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers additional peace of mind including the ability to recover file…

Why this year’s insane graphics-card price surge might be over

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arstechnica.com - The massive computing power of high-end consumer graphics cards make them ideal for mining Ethereum and a number of lesser-known cryptocurrencies. (Bitcoin's simpler mining algorithm long ago came to…

Fitbit will use Google Cloud to make its data available to doctors

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techcrunch.com - Fitbit this morning announced plans to utilize Google’s new Cloud Healthcare API, in order to continue its push into the world of serious healthcare devices. It’s a bit of a no-brainer as far as part…

Amazon exec Charlie Kindel says he’s leaving to take a serious break from ‘work’

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techcrunch.com - Amazon is famous for its hard-charging work culture, and Charlie Kindel, an Amazon executive who helped shape the rise of Alexa, is ready to hit the pause button after a five-year stint with the comp…

Chinese government admits collection of deleted WeChat messages

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techcrunch.com - Chinese authorities revealed over the weekend that they have the capability of retrieving deleted messages from the almost universally used WeChat app. The admission doesn’t come as a surprise to man…

There’s something called Bacoin now

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techcrunch.com - To paraphrase a saying popularized by countless dorm room stoners: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you use the hype around decentralized crypto economies to …

Halide’s iOS camera app now lets you strip the location data from your photos

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techcrunch.com - Halide, the premium iOS camera app from ex-Apple designer Sebastiaan de With and Twitter engineer Ben Sandofsky is today launching one of its biggest upgrades since its arrival last year. The updated…

Google teams with NBC to build VR content for its TV shows

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techcrunch.com - Virtual reality has yet to hit the big time with the vast majority of consumers — headset sales are still in the single-digit millions — but today Google and NBC announced a deal to make programming …

Majority of U.S. adults still think the internet is ‘mostly’ good for society – but that number is falling

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techcrunch.com - A growing number of U.S. adults no longer view the internet as a largely “good thing” for society, according to a new report from Pew Research Center out today. To be clear, a sizable majority – 70 …

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits Facebook due to privacy intrusions

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techcrunch.com - “It is time for me to move on . . . I’m taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology, such as collecting rare air-cooled Porsches, working on my cars and playing ultimate frisbee” …

Google brings Nvidia’s Tesla V100 GPUs to its cloud

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced that Nvidia’s high-powered Tesla V100 GPUs are now available for workloads on both Compute Engine and Kubernetes Engine. For now, this is only a public beta, but for those who …

GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain

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hbr.org - In May the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, two years after passage by the European Parliament. This radical new privacy law, which covers any business that proce…

What the Richest Man in the World Learned From Working at McDonald's

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www.businessinsider.com - Amazon's founder, who is currently the richest man in the world and worth $120 billion, started his career in retail at age 16, when he worked the grill at the back of a McDonald's. "My first week on…

Bionic Beaver: A first look at Ubuntu’s latest LTS desktop

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arstechnica.com - Ubuntu 18.04 follows the lead set by 17.10 and uses the GNOME interface, but it defaults to the Xorg rendering engine instead of Wayland (which was used in the previous release). The major interface …

Google I/O 2018 preview—What we’re expecting from Google’s big show

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arstechnica.com - Google's biggest show of the year, I/O 2018, will start up in just a few days. In addition to tons of developer talks, the show typically serves as a coming out party for a bevy of Google announcemen…

A look at what the Windows 10 April 2018 update brings

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arstechnica.com - After some delays, the newest major update to Windows 10, the April 2018 Update, has just scraped into April. It's available to download right now and will start distribution on Windows Update on May…

The TCL 6 series Roku TVs launch tomorrow, starting at $650

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arstechnica.com - The Roku remote that ships with the TV is very similar to the one that comes with other Roku devices. It supports voice control. Chinese brand TCL has announced pricing for its new 6-Series Roku TVs,…

Phone maker settles charges it let partner collect customers’ text messages

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arstechnica.com - Phone maker BLU is settling charges that it allowed a China-based partner to collect a mountain of customers' personal data—including full content of text messages, real-time locations, telephone num…

A Beginner’s Guide to Webpack 4 and Module Bundling — SitePoint

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www.sitepoint.com - Webpack is a module bundler. Its main purpose is to bundle JavaScript files for usage in a browser, yet it is also capable of transforming, bundling, or packaging just about any resource or asset. We…

Installing Node.js Tutorial: Using snaps on Linux

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nodesource.com - Snaps are containerized software packages designed to work across cloud, desktop, and IoT devices. They work natively on most popular Linux distributions, feature automatic updates for users, improve…

10 Essential Sublime Text Plugins for JavaScript Developers — SitePoint

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www.sitepoint.com - In this article, I’ll outline ten must-have Sublime Text plugins for JavaScript developers, each of which can improve your workflow and make you more productive. Sublime Text is a great application f…

The best and worst laptop brands 2018

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www.laptopmag.com - Lenovo takes first place again this year, on the strength of the company's fantastic product lineup. From the beautiful ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which was the only product to get a perfect, 5-star review …

Facebook to Investors: There Are More Cambridge Analytica-Sized Privacy Lapses Coming

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gizmodo.com - Facebook’s latest earnings report showed the company escaped its recent round of public scrutiny mostly unscathed, but a filing made this week with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows tha…

Patent for ZTE phone with dual notch design made public

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androidcommunity.com - The notch design is slowly becoming a standard in flagship phones by some of the top OEMs. The Essential Phone started it and then followed by the iPhone X, ASUS ZenFone 5, Huawei P20, OPPO R15, and …

Essential ready to take PH-1 orders from Canada, UK, Japan, France

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androidcommunity.com - The Essential Phone Black Moon 128GB have gotten another price cut on Amazon but that doesn’t mean the OEM is going anytime soon. It’s not giving up. We know for certain a 2nd-gen smartphone will be …

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition gets a 2 for $129.98 deal

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androidcommunity.com - If you have kids in your house and you want them to be part of the Echo experience as well, Amazon recently released a Kids Edition for its Echo Dot speakers. Aside from having a more kid-friendly co…

Huawei reportedly developing own OS but still on Android (for now)

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androidcommunity.com - To anyone who’s been following tech news for a few months now, you’ve probably been aware of the ongoing tensions between Chinese OEM Huawei and the US government. Security specialists have accused t…

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 receives Chinese certification

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be the next premium flagship phone from the South Korean tech giant. There is no skipping a number and we don’t think Samsung will ever do that again because it is “bad…

Google Assistant can tell you stories from 3rd-party partners

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androidcommunity.com - While you can always listen to music and podcasts while you’re working or doing something else, there are times when you want something else like a story. You probably don’t have a person on stand-by…

A Pre-Launch Guide For Successful Campaigns + Free Campaign Prep Calendar and Checklist - Indiegogo Education Center

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entrepreneur.indiegogo.com - Every day, the User Research and Campaign Strategist teams at Indiegogo work with real campaigners and analyze campaign strategies in order to find best practices for running a crowdfunding campaign.…

How to Motivate Customers To Share Their Data

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www.loyalty360.org - 2017 was an ugly year for the consumer. On the heels of data breaches (see: Equifax exposing personal data of 143 million people) and dishonest data scandals (see: Uber paying off hackers to delete s…

For Eyes Selects Clutch to Power Better Customer Interactions and More Frequent Purchases

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www.loyalty360.org - PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For most optical retailers, customer loyalty, satisfaction and retention are key drivers of performance. For Eyes, a subsidiary of leading global optical retailer Grand…

Insights From YA|Engage, Why Brands Must be Fast and Flexible to Meet Ever-Changing Consumer Demands

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www.loyalty360.org - Consumer loyalty seems to be evolving with the passing of each hour these days. Expectations are high and loyalty is low, which presents a unique issue of adaptation that is needed. Mark Allen, SVP o…

9 Fundamental UX Principles That Will Boost Your Conversions - Portent

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www.portent.com - Have you ever gotten mad at a website because you couldn’t get to where you wanted to go? What did you do? You probably left, never to return. Now flip the script. You’re in charge of improving the U…

10 Service Business Essentials: Win Clients with Confidence

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www.copyblogger.com - What if your content marketing actually works? What if you get all the clients you want? Will you be able to handle them? What if your content marketing actually works? What if you get all the client…

Digital Advertising Has Neglected Audiences. Now We’re Paying the Price

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www.adweek.com - Digital advertising is broken. Despite significant evolution and development over the last two decades, participants are unhappy and performance continues to deteriorate. I feel the core of this is t…

Should Kids Have Their Own Voice Assistants?

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www.adweek.com - Amazon is releasing new Alexa experiences for kids and parents, including the Echo Dot Kids Edition, which it says allows children to access age-appropriate content with their voices. But it begs the…

Snap’s New Spectacles Are A Lot Less Of A Spectacle

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www.fastcodesign.com - After nearly two years, Snap is releasing the sequel to its Spectacles camera glasses. They feature the same rounded silhouette as the original product, but they’re now priced at $150 rather than $13…

How to use a podcast to create smart and usable content - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - This is Part 3 of a three-part series. Here are Part 1 and Part 2. The more podcast interviews you do, the more credibility and authority will be built around your brand. This, in turn, provides more…

First look! Here’s what you can expect at SMX Advanced

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searchengineland.com - SMX Advanced is unique in so many ways. It’s the premier experts-only conference programmed by the team at Search Engine Land, the publication of record for search marketers. It attracts the biggest …

Facebook and the ‘Dead Body’ Problem

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www.nytimes.com - Violence, or its absence, has long been at the center of debates among privacy advocates. When the privacy scholar Daniel Solove, for example, published a taxonomy of privacy infringement in 2006, a …

YouTube Says Computers Are Catching Problem Videos

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www.nytimes.com - Figuring out how to remove unwanted videos — and balancing that with free speech — is a major challenge for the future of YouTube, said Eileen Donahoe, executive director at Stanford University’s Glo…

What Is Link Reclamation & How to Regain Lost Link Value

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www.searchenginejournal.com - Editor’s note: This is a chapter from Search Engine Journal’s Illustrated Guide to Link Building. It seems like the concept of link reclamation is constantly in flux. More and more link builders are …

Details Emerge on LG's 2018 OLED UHD TVs... More of the Same (Which is a Very Good Thing)

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www.bigpicturebigsound.com - The holy grail of TV picture quality has always been "perfect black" - the ability to provide a pitch black background, from which the on screen image emerges. If you start with pure black, the actua…

Pentek Announces Talon Rugged Small Form Factor Recorder Family with Serial Interfaces

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www.embedded-computing.com - Pentek, Inc., today announced the Talon RTR 255x series, a new high performance small form factor (SFF) recorder product line for serial data streams. Optimized for SWaP (size, weight and power), the…

Umm, Oracle – about that patch? It might not be very sticky ...

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www.theregister.co.uk - Earlier this month, Oracle patched a critical vulnerability in its WebLogic server – but someone identifying himself as an Alibaba security researcher reckons Big Red botched the patch. The bug in qu…

RSA 2018: In the Golden Age of Cyber Crime we have a People Problem

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www.securitymagazine.com - Reading the title above your first thought might be a cyber-attack resulting from a deliberate insider or an unintentional, well-meaning employee. After all, people are the problem, right? However, o…

Muv Bag - The Everyday & Camera Backpack

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www.kickstarter.com - We are a married couple with 3 years marriage age. We love photography and traveling. The idea of ​​bringing our products to Kickstarter comes up and gets support from our close friends. After thinki…

Hacker who almost sprung a prisoner out of jail is himself imprisoned for seven years

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www.grahamcluley.com - In early 2017, Konrad Voits of Michigan, successfully tricked IT staff at Washtenaw County into visiting a webpage on the domain ewashtenavv.org (note the two v’s at the end of that URL), instead of …

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