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Practical CSS Scroll Snapping | CSS-Tricks

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css-tricks.com - CSS scroll snapping allows you to lock the viewport to certain elements or locations after a user has finished scrolling. It’s great for building interactions like this one: Browser support for CSS s…

7 of the best growth hacking campaigns (according to our London office)

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blog.printsome.com - When someone mentions the term hacking, the image of a kid furiously typing at a computer, trying to hack some sort of government firewall comes to mind. The term has a much broader meaning, however,…

Discover the 5 secrets to Octalysis Gamification on a shoestring (part 1) - The Octalysis Group Blog

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blog.octalysisgroup.com - Many so-called Gamification experts try to make you believe that you can make an experience truly engaging by adding some game mechanics like Points, Badges, and Leaderboards We know this is not the …

165 million people shopped online and in stores over Black Friday weekend - Marketing Land

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marketingland.com - Pre-Thanksgiving surveys indicated that more people intended to shop online this year than in the past. That sentiment did translate into actual behavior, as Black Friday in-store traffic was down ac…

Watch Audi, Italdesign and Airbus design and test an autonomous flying taxi

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techcrunch.com - German automaker Audi, Airbus and Italdesign presented Tuesday a scaled-down version of its vision of the future: a drone that can pluck the cab off an autonomous electric vehicle and then fly off to…

Rivian debuts an electric pickup and SUV designed to look good while getting dirty

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techcrunch.com - Rivian has kept a relatively low profile since the automotive startup with Midwestern roots launched in 2009. CEO and founder RJ Scaringe unveiled two all-electric vehicles this week at the LA Auto S…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Assange's guest list: the RT reporters, hackers and film-makers who visited embassy Shared by Eric Garland www.theguardian.com - Julian Assange received more than 80 visitors in the seven …

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18290 - Windows Experience Blog

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blogs.windows.com - Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18290 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. REMINDER: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, b…

Facebook employees blame Sheryl Sandberg for company's downfall

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adage.com - Facebook's crises this year has put immense pressure on Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, undermining her authority and tainting an image that was burnished by the social-media company's meteo…

Amazon gets into the blockchain with Quantum Ledger Database & Managed Blockchain

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techcrunch.com - Amazon last year dismissed the idea of getting into the blockchain with AWS, but today that’s changed. The company announced a new service called Amazon Quantum Ledger Database or QLDB, which is a fu…

Disrupt Berlin 2018 starts tomorrow

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techcrunch.com - Disrupt Berlin 2018’s two program-packed days of startup mania kicks into high gear tomorrow, 29 November. And that, dear readers, can mean only one thing. This is your absolute last chance to buy a …

Following report on sluggish demand, Apple VP says iPhone XR is its most popular model

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techcrunch.com - In the wake of a report from the WSJ last week that detailed low demand for Apple’s latest iPhones was prompting the company to cur orders for the devices, particularly the iPhone XR, an Apple VP is …

Gift Guide: 10 suitcase-friendly gifts for frequent flyers

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. I’ve been traveling a lot this year — more than any year in the past. It’s been both a blessing an…

Amazon Elastic Inference will reduce deep learning costs by ~75%

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techcrunch.com - Amazon Web Services today announced Amazon Elastic Inference, a new service that lets customers attach GPU-powered inference acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance and reduces deep learning costs by…

Audi’s e-tron GT concept is an all-electric sedan with some Porsche DNA

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techcrunch.com - Audi is making room in its electric future for more than SUVs or crossovers. After a string of teasers, the German automaker finally unveiled the Audi e-tron GT concept, a four-door all-electric coup…

Apply for a free ticket to Startup Battlefield Africa 2018

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techcrunch.com - Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 takes place in less than two weeks, and we have a classic good news/bad news situation to share with all you startup fans. First up, the bad news. We are completely so…

AWS announces new Inferentia machine learning chip

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techcrunch.com - AWS is not content to cede any part of any market to any company. When it comes to machine learning chips, names like Nvidia or Google come to mind, but today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the compa…

AWS tries to lure Windows users with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

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techcrunch.com - Amazon has had storage options for Linux file servers for some time, but it recognizes that a number of companies still use Windows file servers, and they are not content to cede that market to Micro…

China leaves Huawei founder off honor roll marking 40 years of economic success

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techcrunch.com - In the lead up to China’s 40th anniversary of reforms and opening up, People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, published a list on Monday commending 100 extraordinary contributor…

AWS is bringing the cloud on prem with Outposts

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techcrunch.com - AWS has always been the pure cloud vendor, and even though it has given a nod to hybrid, it is now fully embracing it. Today in conjunction with VMware, it announced a pair of options to bring AWS in…

Amazon debuts a scale model autonomous car to teach developers machine learning

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techcrunch.com - Amazon today announced AWS DeepRacer, a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car that aims to help developers learn machine learning. Priced at $399 but currently offered for $249, the race car lets de…

LG replaces the head of its struggling mobile business after just one year

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techcrunch.com - Mission impossible: a new executive at LG is charged with fixing the company’s long-time loss-making smartphone division following a leadership change. Hwang Jeong-hwan took the job as president of L…

Recapping the TechCrunch China Shenzhen 2018 event

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techcrunch.com - This year we returned to Shenzhen, the Chinese city known as the world’s “Silicon Valley for hardware,” for an event that was packed full of future-looking discussions, innovative startups, experienc…

Qualcomm Ventures is dedicating $100M to AI investments

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of the chipmaker, has plans to invest up to $100 million in artificial intelligence. Specifically, Qualcomm says it will provide capital to startu…

A hot PlayStation mic captures sounds of apparent rape, leads to arrest

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arstechnica.com - A recent sexual assault charge in Florida has been linked to a high-tech kind of witness: an online gamer who overheard an apparent rape through an online-gaming headset. A Fox affiliate in Pasco Cou…

Putting Nintendo Switch’s 8.2 million US Switch sales in context

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arstechnica.com - This morning, Nintendo sent out one of its periodic brag-heavy business press releases, this time focusing on a strong start to the US holiday shopping season. In addition to updates on lifetime US s…

Facebook pondered, for a time, selling access to user data

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arstechnica.com - In April 2014, Facebook changed the way the previously-permissive Graph API works. The social media giant restricted some data access and eliminated all access to the earlier version by June 2015. Th…

Sennheiser discloses monumental blunder that cripples HTTPs on PCs and Macs

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arstechnica.com - Audio device maker Sennheiser has issued a fix for a monumental software blunder that makes it easy for hackers to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks that cryptographically impersonate any big-name …

Windows 10 1809: iCloud incompatibility fixed, but other blockers remain

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arstechnica.com - While the rollout of Windows 10 version 1809 (the October 2018 Update) has been problematic, Microsoft really does try to avoid sending the update to configurations that it knows just won't work prop…

PlayStation Classic review: A far-from-classic experience

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arstechnica.com - The box certainly evokes the late-'90s experience. The controllers practically dwarf the actual box itself. Without a size reference, the only "tell" that this isn't a real PlayStation is the USB con…

Ex-Facebook exec says the social network has a “black people problem”

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www.fastcompany.com - On November 8, shortly before leaving the company, ex-Facebook exec Mark Luckie wrote an email to all his fellow employees. It began: “Facebook has a black people problem.” advertisement Luckie’s tit…

Tired of Following Up on Refunds for Late Deliveries? Let an App Do All the Work

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mentalfloss.com - Online shopping can make life a lot easier, especially during the holiday shopping season—assuming, of course, that your packages arrive on time. If your delivery is hindered by traffic, weather, or …

Nokia 7.1 receives Android 9 Pie update

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androidcommunity.com - The Nokia 7.1 Android One was announced last month with PureDisplay screen technology. The phone is now available in the United States via Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H. We believe the device is impressi…

YouTube now offering student plans for YouTube Music, YouTube Premium

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androidcommunity.com - If your plan this winter break is to huddle in your bed and just watch endless videos on YouTube or listen to music on a subscription service that’s not Spotify, you might as well do it without being…

Google launches YouTubers say “Hey Google” campaign

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androidcommunity.com - Google has been building the reputation of their Google Assistant through new features that should make your life easier, new products that they have integrated with the digital assistant, and other …

Samsung to reportedly invest millions in Niantic for exclusive games

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung has been looking for new things that will make its smartphones stand out in an over-saturated market. With a recent partnership with Epic Games, they may have realized that the mobile gaming …

Infinix Note 5 Stylus Android One launching in India next month

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androidcommunity.com - We haven’t mentioned any Infinix phone lately but we remember the Infinix HOT 2 as the first Android One phone in Africa and the Middle East. The tech giant rolled out the smartphone back in 2015. Ov…

Sony Xperia XZ4 360-degree video, image renders surface online

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androidcommunity.com - Trust OnLeaks for leaks that really matter. Steve Hemmerstoffer is THE leaker to beat and he is one of those leaksters that really give us a clear idea of how an upcoming device may look. The last on…

Hackers are using leaked NSA hacking tools to quietly hijack thousands of computers

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techcrunch.com - More than a year after patches were released to thwart powerful NSA exploits that leaked online, hundreds of thousands of computers are unpatched and vulnerable. First they were used to spread ransom…

A Quick Look at What You Will-And Won't-Get with Google Fi - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Considering switching to Google Fi? You should: It’s feature-rich, inexpensive, and transparent. But it may also not work fully with your smartphone. So let’s see how this plays out, using a few obvi…

Microsoft Fixes Annoying Bluetooth Issue in Windows 10 Version 1809 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft shipped a major Windows 10 update earlier this month after the company’s first attempt didn’t go too well. The update fixed a critical file deletion issue that was shipped with the original…

Microsoft to Make 100,000 Specialized HoloLens Devices for the U.S Army - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft has reportedly won a huge $480 million contract with the U.S. Army. The company will be selling more than 100,00 HoloLens headsets to the Army as part of the new deal, according to Bloomber…

The Guardian Caught Stealth Editing ‘Bombshell’ Report On Alleged Assange-Manafort Meeting

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www.infowars.com - The Guardian was caught stealth editing their “bombshell” report alleging multiple “secret meetings” occurred between Paul Manafort and Julian Assange after both parties categorically denied it ever …

Promoting school climate and health outcomes with the SEHER multi-component secondary school intervention in Bihar, India: a cluster-randomised con... - PubMed - NCBI

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www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - School environments affect health and academic outcomes. With increasing secondary school retention in low-income and middle-income countries, promoting quality school social environments could offer…

The Basics When It Comes To Mobile Marketing

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internetmarketinginfos.com - The new big thing in advertising is mobile marketing. Read on how mobile marketing campaigns that are easy and effective. Start by building a good database. Do not just add loads of numbers to your d…

Why You Should Focus on Designing an SEO-Friendly Website (And How to Do It) – Local Internet Marketing

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andyrkelly.com - Your website is the heart of your online marketing efforts. So it stands to reason that it should be built with marketing, rather than aesthetics, in mind. Yes, there is something to be said for havi…

With Firecracker, Amazon Web Services reinvents its serverless computing infrastructure and open-source reputation

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www.geekwire.com - Early developer reaction to Amazon Web Services’ Firecracker project suggests the company has pulled off a big advancement in serverless computing while also launching an open-source project that cou…

Careers – US, UK and Poland – Egnyte

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www.egnyte.com - Apply today by sending your Resume in english to jobs_poland@egnyte.com add "Infrastructure Software Engineer" in the subject line. You are more than welcome to share with us everything you are proud…

Future of Work: The New Age of Employment

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www.academia.edu - Future of Work: The New Age of Employment For the past century, the work of every car designer has focused on one central activity – driving! The art of creating the perfect driving experience has be…

AWS launches Arm-based servers for EC2

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techcrunch.com - At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced the launch of Arm-based servers for its EC2 cloud computing service. These aren’t run-of-the-mill Arm chips, though. AWS took the standar…

Tips on How to Boost Your eCommerce Sales via Instagram

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redstage.com - The past decade brought many changes into the world of eCommerce, and one of the most prominent is certainly the key role social media now plays. It’s where companies promote their products and inter…

Emerging tech to meet B2B buyer expectations

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www.getelastic.com - It is estimated that the US alone will generate over $1.2 trillion in business to business  ecommerce sales by 2021. With a market of that  size, B2B organizations need to  start planning now as to h…

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