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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18277 - Windows Experience Blog

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blogs.windows.com - Happy Diwali for the Indian Windows Insiders who are celebrating! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18277 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. REMINDER: As is normal wi…

5 shocking new threats to your personal data

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www.computerworld.com - But watch out! In just the past month, the internet and smartphones have come up with five new and surprising ways to steal or expose our personal data. Of course, these new concerns can now be added…

Facebook ad believed to have been bought by Russians targeted Baltimore, Ferguson

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www.cbsnews.com - At least one of the advertisements that Russian agents bought on Facebook specifically mentioned Black Lives Matter and was targeted to reach Ferguson and Baltimore, a CBS News source confirms. The r…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Not 'Too Big To Fail': Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming To An End Shared by Dean Jones 😳👌 www.zerohedge.com - Authored by Brittany Hunter via The Foundation for Economic Education…

Google ends support for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P

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androidcommunity.com - Google is ending the Nexus line. The tech giant is officially pulling the plug off the Nexus series after years of launching the Pixel. We anticipated the Nexus would be replaced by the Pixel series …

Google launches Cloud Scheduler, a managed cron service

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techcrunch.com - Google Cloud is getting a managed cron service for running batch jobs. Cloud Scheduler, as the new service is called, provides all the functionality of the kind of standard command-line cron service …

Harley-Davidson bets its future on the LiveWire electric motorcycle

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techcrunch.com - It’s been a four-year wait since Harley Davidson first showed off a concept electric motorcycle. Now, the production-ready bike — called the Harley-Davidson Livewire — is finally here. Well, almost. …

The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

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techcrunch.com - The holiday season is here again, touting all sorts of kids’ toys that pledge to pack ‘STEM smarts’ in the box, not just the usual battery-based fun. Educational playthings are nothing new, of course…

Netflix’s hackathon produces a way to navigate its iOS app with ARKit and Face ID

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techcrunch.com - Netflix’s internal hackathons have consistently produced fun and often silly hacks, from that “Netflixtendo” hack a few years ago that let you run Netflix on the original NES to the more recent “audi…

Samsung opens its Bixby assistant to developers

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techcrunch.com - Samsung has been suffering through a lot of catch-up in the voice assistant race, but at its annual developer conference the company placed a major emphasis on how it’s expanding the scale and effect…

Instacart expands a pickup option for grocery orders across the US

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techcrunch.com - Online grocery delivery service Instacart has expanded the availability of a ‘click and collect’ pickup service it’s been trialing for a few months in the U.S. — now offering it in stores across the …

WeChat reaches 1M mini programs, half the size of Apple’s App Store

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techcrunch.com - They may not be widely known outside of China, but Tencent’s mini program initiative to develop ‘apps’ that live outside of app stores is bearing fruit after it clocked two notable landmarks: 200 mil…

Android developers can now force users to update their apps

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techcrunch.com - At its Android Dev Summit, Google today announced a number of new tools and features for developers that write apps for its mobile operating system. Some of those are no surprise, including support f…

Google is adding Android support for foldable screens

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techcrunch.com - Big day for developer events. As Samsung was on stage getting ready to talk about its upcoming foldable phone, Google spilled the beans a bit at its own Android Developer Summit. The company briefly …

TechCrunch returns to Shenzhen for our latest China event from November 19-20

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techcrunch.com - We’re excited to announce our return to Shenzhen, which will host our next event in China later this month. Once again organized with our longtime local partner TechNode, the two-day event will run f…

Flickr says it won’t delete Creative Commons photos

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techcrunch.com - Flickr will spare both the Flickr Commons and Creative Commons photos from deletion, the now SmugMug-owned company announced today. However, its new storage limitations on free accounts may impact it…

Samsung’s dual-screen folding phone is very strange and probably doomed

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techcrunch.com - Let me just say that I love the idea of a folding phone/tablet device. I was a Courier fanboy when Microsoft floated that intriguing but abortive concept device, and I’m all for unique form factors a…

Storyblocks makes it easier for developers to integrate its stock media services

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techcrunch.com - Storyblocks, formerly known as Videoblocks, is a stock media service that offers videos, images and audio for creatives. One feature that always made it stand out from the competition is its flat-rat…

Tinder doubles down on its casual nature, as Match invests in relationship-focused Hinge

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techcrunch.com - Tinder has never really shaken its reputation among consumers as a “hook up” app, instead of one designed for more serious dating. Now, it seems Tinder is planning to embrace its status as the defaul…

AT&T steps up copyright enforcement, kicks customers off network

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arstechnica.com - AT&T is terminating the broadband service of more than a dozen customers who were accused multiple times of copyright infringement, according to a report by Axios today. "It's the first time AT&T has…

Diablo Immortal on phones, WarCraft 3: Reforged top BlizzCon’s announcements

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arstechnica.com - Announcements of a brand-new, smartphone-only Diablo and a remastered WarCraft 3 headlined a news-filled BlizzCon keynote presentation on Friday. The talk focused on games across Blizzard Entertainme…

Kindle Paperwhite 2018 review: A more premium e-reader at the right price

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arstechnica.com - It looks nearly identical to the previous Paperwhite model, but it's marginally lighter now. The 2018 Paperwhite still charges via a USB 2.0 port (unfortunately no USB-C yet). It now has a waterproof…

More exclusive than a supercar: A beginner’s guide to buying a GT3 race car

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arstechnica.com - Audi just announced an updated version of its customer racing car, the LMS GT3 EVO at the Petit Le Mans. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 has been quite a sales success, and it has done pretty well at the races,…

Police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking pricey IronChat crypto app

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arstechnica.com - Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted more than 258,000 messages sent using IronChat, an app billed as providing end-to-end encryption that was endorsed by National Security Agency leaker Edw…

Logra escapar de criadero de cocodrilos, pero ahora lo acusan de robo y conducta criminal

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www.telemundo.com - *Brandon Keith Hatfield fue filmado por las cámaras de seguridad mientras causaba daños en un criadero de cocodrilos *El hombre trepó por una cerca y se lanzó al estanque repleto de cocodrilos del Ni…

How to fix WordPress "Error Establishing a Database Connection" (2018)

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winningwp.com - What should you do when your WordPress site shows you the classic “Error establishing a databse connection” screen? Well, first off: keep calm — don’t do anything rash! This is common, fixable, error…

4 design features to improve genuine connections with customers • Creative.onl Ltd

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www.creative.onl - Every business understands that standing out online makes a huge difference to their success. It’s not good enough to simply have a great idea, however: you need to sell your business and you need to…

We’re in the midst of a phone design renaissance

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www.fastcompany.com - When Apple released the iPhone X in 2017, it positioned the phone’s characteristic “notch,” the sensors that impinge on its display, as part of the company’s design identity. “You don’t see at it as …

AT&T disconnects whole families from the internet because someone in their house is accused of copyright infringement

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boingboing.net - It's been five years since America's super-concentrated telcoms sector announced their "voluntary Copyright Alert system" (AKA Six Strikes), a system that said that if your someone in your household …

Nearly 40 Percent of Snap Employees Regret Taking Their Job

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www.inc.com - "I regret accepting my job at my current company." This statement was put to more than 10,000 employees of Uber, Microsoft, Facebook, Intel, and dozens of other Silicon Valley businesses to gauge how…

Programmer, Fired After 6 Years, Forgot How to Code

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www.payscale.com - This week on /CSCareerQuestions, Reddit user FiletOfFish1066 reveals an unfortunate situation that sounds almost too much like HBO’s Silicon Valley to be true. OP was fired after spending six full ye…

Cosmo Communicator is a phone, laptop, camera in one device

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androidcommunity.com - When you’re mobile and you need to work, sometimes you wish you could just do it on your smartphone instead of having to bring out your laptop and all. Planet Computers wants to help you out with tha…

Google Pixel Slate up for pre-order on Best Buy, B&H, and the Google Store

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androidcommunity.com - The Google Pixel Slate is about to roll out. It is expected to arrive as the device was recently spotted on FCC. We’ve seen the promotional videos but we have yet to know the exact release date. The …

OnePlus 6T on Verizon experiencing SMS problem, quick fix ready

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androidcommunity.com - T-Mobile is only OnePlus’ exclusive partner in the United States. This is official but it doesn’t mean you can’t use your OnePlus 6T phone on any other network. The device can also work on Verizon as…

LG G7 FIT coming to key global markets with a competitive price

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androidcommunity.com - At the IFA 2018, LG introduced two new phones: the LG G7 One and the LG G7 Fit. These are mid-range variants of the LG G7 ThinQ that was released earlier this year. The LG G7 Fit is now available in …

Xiaomi AirDots are a cheaper alternative to the Apple AirPods

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androidcommunity.com - The AirPods are probably one of the more interesting products that Apple released the past few years. At $169, it’s also not that bad for wireless earphones. But if you don’t like Apple products and …

Opera for Android version 48 brings more improvements, new features

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been using Opera for your mobile browsing needs or you’re looking to try a new one aside from the usual Chrome or Firefox, the good news is that the stable latest version is finally rolling…

How to Start an Email List in 2018: Step-By-Step—UPDATED!

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Now, you may be thinking, “Why do I even need an email service provider? I’ve got a Gmail account and can just send emails to my friends and family that way.” Here’s the thing: don’t send bulk busine…

HP Envy x2 (Intel) Review - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Yes, the Intel version of the HP Envy x2 is better, overall, than the Snapdragon 835 model. But it comes with its own unique compromises as well. At a high level, the Intel-based Envy x2 is much like…

The Growing Demands Of The Online Visitor and converting customers

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www.smartinsights.com - As reported by Internet Retailer, the projected online global consumer spending by 2019 will more than double the $3.551 trillion of the global spending in 2015, accounting for 12.4% of the total ret…

Custom Everything (The Slow, Painful Death of Mass-Market Goods) - Shelly Palmer

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www.shellypalmer.com - In the early part of the 20th century, three industries – mass manufacturing, mass distribution, and mass communications – completely reshaped consumer behavior. The transition from artisanal goods t…

Ingress has a huge Google+ problem

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www.androidcentral.com - If you ask Niantic CEO John Hanke what surprised him most about building his first augmented reality game, Ingress, he'll tell you a great story about the way people started forming what he calls "IR…

How to Get More Facebook Likes - Get Massive Likes on Facebook

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www.attractionmarketingprofits.com - When it comes to social media in general and Facebook in particular – getting more likes, followers and fans is critical to gaining enough “social proof” and cause your content to often go viral. Gai…

Proven Twitter Marketing Strategy for Traffic, Leads and Sales

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www.attractionmarketingprofits.com - Watch the video to discover a 3 step formula to use Twitter to generate tons of new leads every day! You'll learn how to get their phone numbers and this approach will work for any business. 80% of t…

Affiliate Marketing Made Easy – Follow These Rules

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Web marketing is a good way to get more profit for a low cost. The largest benefit of Internet makes it possible to connect with potential customers around the globe.This article provides several ide…

In Dealing With Laptops, We Provide The Top Tips

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laptopsandnotebook.com - Laptops aren’t a lot of trouble if you learn about them beforehand. This article will teach you where and how to use it. All that you have to do right now on is to keep reading. Know your new compute…

Tips For Making Your Website Look Professional

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agentmonhost.com - The thought of creating a website can be daunting. Regardless of your design experience, the task can still be daunting. There are many aspects for you to plan. The information you require will also …

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