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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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You can already buy the first foldable smartphone in the world, but not from Samsung or Huawei

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bgr.com - The first foldable phone in the world isn’t just a concept, as I first thought when seeing it demoed on video in Asia. It’s an actual Android phone that you can buy right now, although it’s not made …

The OnePlus 6T is Now Available for Purchase - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - If you’re looking for a flagship smartphone and don’t want to spend upwards of $1000, OnePlus is there for you. Its newest flagship, the OnePlus 6T, is available now and costs just $549. “The OnePlus…

Bluetooth bugs bite millions of Wi-Fi APs from Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba

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arstechnica.com - Millions of Wi-Fi access points sold by Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba have two critical vulnerabilities being patched that could allow hackers to run malware inside the sensitive networks that use the gea…

Instagram’s next cash cow: instant Promote ads for Stories

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techcrunch.com - Instagram hopes dollars from long-tail of small businesses and social media stars can help it pull its weight in the Facebook family. A new ad type called “Promote” for Stories allows Instagram busin…

DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

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techcrunch.com - As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has…

Walmart adds an AR scanner to its iOS app for product comparisons

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techcrunch.com - Walmart is giving augmented reality a shot. The retailer today announced the launch of a new AR scanning tool in its iPhone application which will help customers with product comparisons. However, un…

A pair of new Bluetooth security flaws expose wireless access points to attack

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techcrunch.com - Security researchers have found two severe vulnerabilities affecting several popular wireless access points, which — if exploited — could allow an attacker to compromise enterprise networks. The two …

Folding screens are here, and they look crappy

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techcrunch.com - I dunno, man. Maybe it’s 2018 getting me down. Maybe I’ve just been at this for too long. Maybe it’s the flu shot I just got. Whatever the case, count me among the unsurprised when some long awaited …

Flickr revamps under SmugMug with new limits on free accounts, unlimited storage for Pros

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techcrunch.com - Flickr is making some big changes, following its acquisition by SmugMug earlier this year. The company announced this week it’s addressing a series of issues on the site, including spam, customer sup…

Anti-fraud startup Shape Security raises $26M in Series E round to drive global expansion

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techcrunch.com - Shape Security, a fraud-fighting cybersecurity company, has closed a $26 million round of Series E funding. This will be the fifth round of funding — more than $130 million — since the Mountain View,…

Apple will stop sharing numbers on how many devices it’s selling

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techcrunch.com - Apple shared its latest quarterly earnings report today, but during its call with investors the company’s CFO Luca Maestri also delivered an unexpected announcement: it won’t be sharing unit sales of…

Elon Musk says soon Teslas will come when you call them

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techcrunch.com - Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised in a series of tweets that an advanced version of its auto-parking technology Summon that will let owners remotely control their car through their phones will be ready in…

Google walkout organizer: ‘I hope I still have a career in Silicon Valley after this’

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techcrunch.com - Shouting “women’s rights are worker’s rights” and a number of other #TimesUp and #MeToo chants, upwards of 1,000 Google employees gathered in San Francisco’s Harry Bridges Plaza Thursday to protest t…

Baidu hits the gas on autonomous vehicles with Volvo and Ford deals

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techcrunch.com - China’s search engine giant Baidu is continuing its partnership spree for Apollo, its open development platform for autonomous driving, after it inked a deal with Swedish automaker Volvo to develop l…

Carpooling startup Scoop partners with Lyft

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techcrunch.com - Lyft is partnering with carpooling service Scoop to supplement Scoop’s offering to its customers from companies like LinkedIn, Workday, Samsung T-Mobile and Symantec. With Scoop, trips are pre-schedu…

Spoke enhances AI engine to power help desk ticketing system

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techcrunch.com - Spoke, a startup that wants to simplify the way companies add and process help desk tickets using artificial intelligence underpinnings, announced it has enhanced its AI engine to allow for more comp…

This startup wants to kill passwords–and replace them with jewelry

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www.fastcompany.com - I’m logging into Facebook when that pesky window pops up, alerting me that the website has sent a pin number to my cell phone and requiring that I enter it to ensure I’m not a hacker. But this time, …

Smash Bros. Ultimate confirms final features—and new fighters through 2020

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arstechnica.com - A 40-minute Nintendo Direct presentation has wrapped a bow on December's massive Switch game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, by revealing more characters, plans for DLC through 2020, and long-awaited de…

Apple services reach a whopping $10 billion in revenue in Q4 2018

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arstechnica.com - Apple announced on its earnings call today that it had surpassed its revenue estimates for Q4 2018. The iPhone maker boasted $62.9 billion in revenue, slightly more than the $60-62 billion it previou…

Apple to offer MacBook Pros with AMD Vega graphics starting in November

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arstechnica.com - Amid the iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini announcements yesterday, Apple also quietly updated its MacBook Pro lineup with more graphics power. Apple will offer new versions of the MacBook Pro with…

2018 iPad Pro hands-on: Improving on the world’s best tablet

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arstechnica.com - Another shot of the iPad Pro in the keyboard cover. Apple already had the best tablet on the market with the iPad Pro, but for the company's target audience of creative and tech-y professionals and h…

Previewing the WordPress Twenty Nineteen Theme | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Winter is coming, and so is WordPress 5.0. From some of the chatter about Gutenberg—the new content editor in WordPress—you might be led to believe that it’s worse than White Walkers. Others of us ar…

Facebook Sketches a Future With a Diminished News Feed

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www.wired.com - For most of the past year, Mark Zuckerberg has been trying to convince the world that Facebook was fast becoming a very different company—one that accepted its enormous role in shaping public opinion…

Video Shows Tesla Owner Cleverly Using Autopilot to Evade Parking Tickets

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www.inverse.com - Tesla vehicles come with a “Summon” capability that allows customers to have their car autonomously pull up to them in a parking lot. But Tesla-owner D. Shawn Kennedy has figured out an incredibly cl…

Watch How the iPad Pro Launch Revealed a Hint About a 2019 iPhone Overhaul

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www.inverse.com - Tuesday the iPad Pro received a complete makeover, all the way down to its charging jack. This latter change was popular, users have long lamented how Apple devices are essentially incompatible with …

Why Apple Is Finally Ditching Its Proprietary Lightning Connector For USB-C On All iPhones, iPads

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www.forbes.com - Starting with its latest iPad Pro, Apple is moving away from its proprietary 6-years old Lightning connector and Atherton Research expects all iOS devices in 2019 to have a USB-C port instead.Atherto…

Apple will throttle last year's iPhones after all

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www.engadget.com - As first spotted by The Verge, Apple has quietly updated its support page to reflect the change: Additionally, users can see if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum per…

Samsung agrees payouts after worker deaths

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www.bbc.com - The death of a 23-year-old former Samsung worker has led to the company agreeing a major compensation deal. Hwang Yumi died en route to hospital in 2007 after developing leukaemia. Her father led a c…

Google staff across the world plan are abandoning their desks in protest of sexual misconduct

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finance.yahoo.com - Google employees around the world began abandoning their desks at 11 a.m. in their respective time zones on Thursday to protest the company's handling of sexual-misconduct allegations. Thousands of w…

How failure helped 6 millennials launch a multimillion-dollar international start-up

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www.cnbc.com - Even once ShopBack settled on a winning idea, however, the team continued to adapt the model to respond to users. To get started, they designed and launched a test site — then known as ShopMoolah — i…

Amazon Raises Minimum Pay for Everyone—Except These Workers

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www.bloomberg.com - After finishing up his day job at a charter school, Sherwin Karunungan heads to a nondescript warehouse in San Francisco that serves as a shipment hub for Amazon.com Inc. In a windowless breakroom, K…

Galaxy S9 will have dock-less DeX functionality with Pie update

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androidcommunity.com - When Samsung announced that their Galaxy Note 9 will not need a dock to be able to use the DeX functionality, those who had the other flagships hoped that eventually they will be able to do that as w…

Jaybird releases wireless sport headphones with Tarah Pro

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androidcommunity.com - Athletes and runners who train can sometimes have different needs for headphones than just those who casually jog or exercise. Jaybird is a brand that specializes in headphones for runners and now th…

Razer Phone 2 Teardown reveals the gaming phone with a cool transparent look

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androidcommunity.com - The Razer Phone 2 was an early subject of a Durability Test. That’s how fast Mr. JerryRigEverything is especially since we know big brands already come to him. Even if it means being shamed, OEMs let…

OnePlus 6T, T-Mobile exclusive partnership in the US may be a good move

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androidcommunity.com - So it is official. OnePlus has partnered with T-Mobile to release the new OnePlus 6T in the United States. An official team-up means support will be ready for all OnePlus customers right in the count…

Lenovo Z5 Pro launches with a slider camera design

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androidcommunity.com - The Lenovo Z5 was launched back in June after several weeks of teasers and rumors. What we thought would be an all-screen smartphone and teased with no bezel or notch turned out to be false. We felt …

T-Mobile Ranks High in Customer Satisfaction for Wireless Business

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loyalty360.org - T-Mobile has announced that, for the second year in a row, it ranks highest in business wireless customer satisfaction in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study. Each year, J.D. …

Apple beats on Q4 earnings thanks to price hikes, stock still falls 7% after-hours

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techcrunch.com - Despite a beat on its Q4 quarterly earnings, Apple shares still managed to take a beating Thursday. Shares are down 7 percent in after-hours trading after the company released its Q4 quarterly earnin…

Apple Hits Another One Out of the Park - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple posted another record-setting quarter today, with a net income of $14.1 billion on revenues of $62.9 billion for the period ending September 30. “We’re thrilled to report another record-breakin…

When Mistakes With a Customer Happen

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stevekeating.me - Mistakes happen… what matters most is what you do to correct the mistake. If you or your company does in fact make a mistake it could actually improve the relationship between you and your customer. …

3 Powerful Ways To Build An Effective Business Website | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - These days, online presence is crucial for every type of business out there. A lot of consumers are now looking for enterprises online first to know what they offer before buying a product or availin…

Things To Look For When Buying A Big Truck | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - If you are a long-haul driver, your truck is your home away from home. If you want to steer clear of being deceived by sellers and make sure that you are not buying a lemon, learn the basic things to…

Amazon Advertising tips from Bai Brands and LEGO

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searchenginewatch.com - At our Transformation of Search Summit earlier this month, we heard a fan-favorite session on Amazon Advertising. In this session, John Denny (Bai Brands) and Luis Navarrate Gomez (LEGO) gave real st…

Yelp vs Google: How do they deal with fake reviews? - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - I recently heard a story of a business that got caught with fake reviews on Yelp. They were also an advertiser spending thousands of dollars a month on ads. When they got caught, Yelp canceled their …

How Pink Floyd was connected to the Chevron Shakedown

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hotair.com - There’s a headline you probably didn’t see coming, huh? Over the past several years we’ve written extensively about the failed Chevron Shakedown and how New York attorney Steven Donziger fell from gr…

Google Executive Accused of Sexual Misconduct Resigns | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - The Verge reports that Rich DeVaul, an executive at Google’s parent company Alphabet, has resigned from the company after being named in a recent exposé by the New York Times which outlined a number …

Facebook hasn't given up on breaking news

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mashable.com - You might not know it, but Facebook's not done with breaking news. The company is rolling out its "breaking news" labels to publishers in Australia, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain and the UK, and wil…

Your Guide to Post-Roll Ads: What Are They, Ad Specs & Best Practices

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instapage.com - Post-roll ads are a video ad type that often goes overlooked when compared to their overlay, pre-, and mid-roll cousins. However, this ad type can be a great alternative to capture a viewer’s’ attent…

Tips For Successfully Using Your Ipad | Laptops and Notebook, iPhone and iPad

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laptopsandnotebook.com - An iPad does different things for a number of different reasons. You can also use a joystick if you wish for gaming purposes. Put the right app on and it’s a video conferencing if you need to. The in…

Communicating with Empathy in the Digital World – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - Marketing Podcast with Nick Morgan Podcast Transcript This week on the Duct Tape Marketing podcast, I speak with Dr. Nick Morgan. He is one of America’s leading experts on communication and is the fo…

Verizon Just Obliterated Ajit Pai's Justification For Killing Net Neutrality

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www.techdirt.com - If you'll recall, FCC boss Ajit Pai has spent the better part of the last few years insisting that giving the telecom industry whatever it wants will somehow magically boost sector investment, jobs, …

Check Out These Fantastic Tips To Help You Use The Iphone

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Many people shopping for new phones are unsure of an iphone. This article will offer various tips to help you become familiar with iphone technology so that can feel comfortable with your smartphone.…

'Red Dead Redemption II's HDR Problem And What You Can Do To Fix It [Updated]

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www.forbes.com - Eurogamer recently pointed out that Red Dead Redemption II does not handle HDR (high dynamic range) properly. In fact, the game doesn’t handle HDR at all. It feeds SDR (standard dynamic range) conten…

Dell's Keyboard Backlighting Patent Replaces LEDs with OLEDs | Digital Trends

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www.digitaltrends.com - RGB backlighting may be all the rage in every PC component and peripheral from mice to RAM, but Dell clearly thinks that the bog-standard LEDs being used in most designs aren’t up to scratch, as it’s…

How to Combine Facebook Ads and Email Marketing for Better Conversions : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Do you want an effective way to get more leads? Wondering how to nurture leads into becoming customers? In this article, you’ll discover how to use Facebook ads with email marketing to improve your c…

Repurpose Your eCommerce Content as Social Video

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maximizesocialbusiness.com - Posting video to your social media profiles can be an excellent way to generate traction for your marketing. One poll found that 51% of marketers cite video marketing as the best way to boost ROI. De…

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