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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Report: Lightning Network Still Way off Being Ready for Commercial Use - Bitcoin News

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news.bitcoin.com - The Lightning Network (LN) is a second-layer protocol that was long promised as a solution to BTC’s scalability problem. However, the off-chain system is still very far from being able to support act…

Apple’s Stumbling HomePod Isn’t the Hot Seller It Wanted

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www.bloomberg.com - When Apple Inc.’s HomePod smart speaker went on sale in January, it entered a market pioneered and dominated by Amazon’s Echo lineup of Alexa-powered devices. Apple has been touting the HomePod’s sup…

Uber was “hell-bent on stifling competition,” new lawsuit alleges

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arstechnica.com - The lawsuit, which does not seek specific monetary damages, asks a San Francisco federal judge to declare that Uber is in violation of federal antitrust laws and state anti-competitive laws. Sidecar …

How to normalize audio in a file on Windows 10

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www.addictivetips.com - If you have an audio clip that is very quiet in some parts, and very loud in others, it’s hard to work with it. You can break the clip down into segments and increase the volume for the quieter parts…

5 Best Gaming Monitors Of 2018

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www.forbes.com - We buy our own products and put them under the same testing methodology so that you can easily compare them. Unlike most websites, we do not get our products directly from the manufacturers, which me…

Here’s how Lyft envisions self-driving cars communicating with pedestrians

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techcrunch.com - The question of how self-driving cars will interact and communicate with humans is one that has come up before, but the answer is still up in the air. Google has been looking into this at least since…

Facebook relaunches search ads to offset slowing revenue

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techcrunch.com - It’s an ad duopoly battle. Facebook is starting to test search ads in its search results and Marketplace, directly competing with Google’s AdWords. Facebook first tried Sponsored Results back in 2012…

Senators aim to give internet companies doctor-like duties to protect our data

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techcrunch.com - Consumers are increasingly entrusting online services with all kinds of personal data — but that trust has been repeatedly abused or taken for granted. If a doctor or a lawyer did that, they’d be kic…

Stratim, formerly known as valet startup Zirx, sues co-founder for theft

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techcrunch.com - Stratim, the mobility services company formerly known as Zirx, is suing its co-founder and now-former COO Shmulik Fishman for breach of fiduciary duties, civil conversion, criminal conversion, theft,…

Changing consumer behavior is the key to unlocking billion dollar businesses

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techcrunch.com - In the summer of 2012, I had just learned of a new service where a driver would pick you up in their own car, not a taxi or licensed town car. You’d be able to recognize the car by the pink mustache …

Duck.com now points to DuckDuckGo, not Google

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techcrunch.com - Non-tracking search engine, DuckDuckGo, is now a little easier to find online after the company acquired the premium generic domain name duck.com — thereby shaving a few letters off its usual URL. Th…

After losing half its value, Nvidia faces reckoning

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia is a company that has reached the highest highs and the lowest lows, all in the span of a couple of weeks. TechCrunch is experimenting with new content forms. This is a rough draft of somethin…

Huawei CFO accused of fraud is granted $7.5M bail

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techcrunch.com - The Canadian government has granted bail to Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver. The decision concludes a three-day court hearing in which the judge …

Report: Apple’s news and magazine subscription service to launch in early 2019

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techcrunch.com - Bloomberg today updated its earlier reporting on Apple’s plans for a news and magazine subscription service. Earlier this year, the outlet had said Apple would relaunch the digital newsstand business…

Nexthink raises $85M to monitor and improve ’employee experience’ of apps

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techcrunch.com - As companies compete for talent, a startup that has built a platform to help ensure that the talent — once it’s working for you — doesn’t get bogged down by IT frustration, has raised a significant r…

Review: Amazon Echo Input is the easiest way to stream media to speakers

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techcrunch.com - Throughout my house, I have Amazon Echo Dots connected to stereo systems. In my office, I have a Dot connected to an Onkyo receiver and amp. In my basement, I have one hooked up to a small bookshelf …

Confirmed VPN wants to bring transparency to the VPN industry

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techcrunch.com - The VPN industry sucks. Dozens of companies promise you the impossible dream of perfect privacy. But it’s simply a big lie. A company called Confirmed VPN wants to change that by holding VPN companie…

Uber launches a bus service in Egypt

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techcrunch.com - Uber, which is gearing up to go public early next year, is really doubling down on this whole multi-modal transportation provider effort. Earlier this month, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the …

Puma reissues its nerdiest shoe ever, the RS-Computer

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techcrunch.com - No one has any trouble tracking their steps today. But how can you make sure people know you’re doing it? Ostentatiously checking your phone or watch every five minutes is a pain. What if I told you …

Android users can now donate to charities through the Google Play Store

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techcrunch.com - The Google Play Store is receiving an update today that will allow customers to make charitable donations to nonprofits from their Android device. While it may seem odd to to be rallying for support …

Tigera raises $30M Series B for its Kubernetes security and compliance platform

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techcrunch.com - Tigera, a startup that offers security and compliance solutions for Kubernetes container deployments, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B round led by Insight Partners. Existing…

Ultra-affordable ultrasound startup M-SCAN wins TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa just finished in Lagos, Nigeria, where 15 companies took the stage for the chance of winning the $25,000 equity-free grand prize, a trip for two to TechCrunch Di…

Software marketplace G2 Crowd acquires Siftery to fold software usage into its dataset

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techcrunch.com - After raising $55 million in October at a $500 million valuation, business software marketplace G2 Crowd is making its first-ever acquisition to bring more features to its platform. It is acquiring S…

Oracle is suing the U.S. government over $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract process

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techcrunch.com - Oracle filed suit in federal court last week alleging yet again that the decade-long $10 billion Pentagon JEDI contract with its single-vendor award is unfair and illegal. The complaint, which has be…

Google+ bug exposes non-public profile data for 52 million users

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arstechnica.com - Two months after disclosing an error that exposed the private profile data of almost 500,000 Google+ users, Google on Monday revealed a new leak that affects more than 52 million people. The programm…

Amazon Web Services aims to colonize your network with Outpost

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arstechnica.com - If you want to know what Amazon's big plans are for Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the most reliable tells is to watch where Microsoft and Google cloud services are gaining traction. At last year'…

ULA chief Tory Bruno on competing with Blue Origin, SpaceX rocket landings

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arstechnica.com - In part one of our interview with United Launch Alliance Chief Executive Tory Bruno, we talked about the company's efforts to develop the Vulcan rocket, its Centaur upper stage, and other projects at…

New 17-inch LG Gram laptop weighs 2.9 pounds, has nearly 20-hour battery life

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arstechnica.com - It weighs just 2.95 pounds and its battery should last nearly 20 hours on a single charge. It comes with a Wacom stylus, and its battery should last 21 hours on a single charge. We're just a few week…

Testing WireGuard with an early-adopter VPN service

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arstechnica.com - Following our earlier WireGuard coverage, commercial VPN provider IVPN's chief marketing officer reached out to me to let me know his company was adding WireGuard support to its offering and asked if…

Intel unveils a new architecture for 2019: Sunny Cove

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arstechnica.com - OK, it's not all that sunny, but it's a nice picture of a cove. In 2019, Intel will release Core and Xeon chips built around a new architecture: the chips will add a bunch of new instructions to acce…

Audit: No Chinese surveillance implants in Supermicro boards found

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arstechnica.com - In a letter to customers issued December 11, Supermicro President and CEO Charles Liang and other top executives announced that an audit conducted by an outside investigating team had found no eviden…

Microsoft adds Dark Mode support and more to Office 365 for Mac

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arstechnica.com - Unfortunately, OneNote still doesn't support dark mode. Microsoft has released version 16.20.18120801 of Office 365 for the Mac platform, bringing support for a couple of key Mac features introduced …

FCC panel wants to tax Internet-using businesses and give the money to ISPs

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arstechnica.com - A Federal Communications Commission advisory committee has proposed a new tax on Netflix, Google, Facebook, and many other businesses that require Internet access to operate. If adopted by states, th…

Intel introduces Foveros: 3D die stacking for more than just memory

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arstechnica.com - In 2019, Intel is going to ship chips using a new 3D stacking technology the company is calling Foveros. Foveros allows complex logic dies to be stacked upon one another, providing a much greater abi…

Samsung embarrassingly partners with “counterfeit” version of Supreme

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arstechnica.com - Samsung had a product launch in China earlier this week, where it seemingly announced a partnership in China with the skateboard fashion brand Supreme. Branding partnerships are usually pretty boring…

Samsung teases new Notebook 9 Pen with 15-hour battery life before CES 2019

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arstechnica.com - The new Samsung Notebook 9 Pen will be released in 2019. It will come in 13- and 15-inch models. Both will have FHD displays. An included S Pen still sits in the notebook's chassis, but now it's gold…

Crypto Spotlight 055 - Javvy, Worbli & Omni Bazaar - The Bad Crypto Podcast

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badcryptopodcast.com - As we get closer to wrapping up 2018, it’s amazing to see how many blockchain projects continue to move forward in spite of a down market. In fact, some of these projects are even more innovative and…

The Web Can't Go Home Again | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - It’s far too easy to look back and imagine that everything was better then than it is now. God knows I miss being a skinny teenager, but I don’t want the acne back. The hormones can just shove right …

The hottest branding trend of the year is also the worst

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www.fastcompany.com - The worst branding trend of 2018 is the one you probably never noticed. I call it blanding. The main offenders are in tech, where a new army of clones wears a uniform of brand camouflage. The formula…

A look at CSS Resets in 2018

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bitsofco.de - All browsers ship with a set of default styles that are applied to every web page in what is called the “user agent stylesheet”. Most of these stylesheets are open source so you can have a look throu…

The painful side of tech algorithms in one heartbreaking tweet

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www.fastcompany.com - A devastating story is making its way around Twitter, telling the tale of an indifferent algorithm that got everything right except the sad finale. advertisement Washington Post video editor Gillian …

Use the 10/10/10 Rule Before Making a Decision

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lifehacker.com - What’s your favorite mental hack? How do you trick your dumb human brain into doing its job right? Hacker News, a forum for people too nerdy for Reddit, traded their favorite tricks in a thread start…

Small Massachusetts town decides to spend $1.4m building its own fiber, rather than paying Comcast $500K for shitty broadband

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boingboing.net - Comcast offered to get internet service to (96% of) the good people of Charlemont, Mass in exchange for a $462,123 subsidy; instead, the town of 1300 voted to reject the offer and spend $1.4M to buil…

Samsung bitcoin app safe and secure for cryptocurrencies

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androidcommunity.com - The idea of a Samsung and Bitcoin team-up has been heard before but it seems something will become a reality soon. The South Korean tech giant was recently reported to introduce a bitcoin app. As wit…

Google Photos unsupported videos will now take up space

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androidcommunity.com - If you still haven’t gotten on the Google Photos wagon and its unlimited storage for photos and videos, then you probably should get on that. Ever since they introduced this unlimited space for your …

Bixby finally learns new languages (but still in beta)

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androidcommunity.com - A digital voice assistant is only as good to you if it can understand you or you can make yourself be understood by it. Samsung’s AI-powered Bixby had a lot of limitations in terms of language suppor…

AnTuTu: Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones for November 2018

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androidcommunity.com - The Year 2018 is about to end. We’re looking forward to checking out different lists and making our own. We have a few favorites this year and we want to know what the rest of the mobile industry thi…

Moment lenses for OnePlus 6 now available, soon for OnePlus 6T

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re serious (or experimental) about mobile photography, you’re probably familiar with the Moment smartphone lenses. However, they were only available for Pixel devices and then recently for hig…

OnePlus 5G phone may cost more but not that expensive

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androidcommunity.com - The 5G technology is highly anticipated to be widely available in 2019. Next year, we’ll get to see more in-screen fingerprint sensors, foldable phones, and 5G-enabled devices. We have to thank the t…

Samsung Galaxy S10 protective phone cases sighted on Mobile Fun

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androidcommunity.com - We’re not strangers to seeing phone cases and other accessories earlier than a product’s official launch. Leaks abound so we no longer wonder if a new flagship will be unveiled. It’s only a matter of…

Accessibility Trojan malware steals PayPal money

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androidcommunity.com - We love Greek mythology so we find the Trojan War story interesting. We like the Trojan horse but not the Trojan virus. Unfortunately, the latter is all we can experience. Actually, it’s something yo…

Samsung re-evaluating partnership with controversial Supreme Italia

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androidcommunity.com - You know that old adage that a lot of fake things come from China? Over the years they have tried to counter this notion but a recent Samsung announcement is not helping the “cause.” This time around…

Chinese hi-tech researchers ‘told not to travel to US unless it’s essential’

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www.scmp.com - Chinese researchers working in sensitive hi-tech sectors have been warned not to take any unnecessary trips to the United States, a source says, as unease grows in the business community following th…

How to find the best freelancer web designer - Karin Le Blanc Language Services

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www.karinleblanc.com - This list of popular job boards shows you where to find the best freelancer web designer. This development of freelancer economy is not surprising given the severe shortage of skilled workers. More a…

The Effect Of Logo Design Towards Brand Image | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Nike, Apple, Adidas, Sell, BMW, and so on, what do all these names have in common? Aside from the fact they’re industry giants, they each have a distinctive logo that separates them from the rest of …

Google CEO: Russia-Linked Accounts Spent $4,700 on 2016 Election Ads

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www.breitbart.com - NADLER: According to meda reports, Google found evidence that Russian agents spent thousands of dollars to purchase ads on its advertising platforms that span multiple Google products as part of the …

California Wants to Tax Text Messages

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www.infowars.com - A California government agency wants to start taxing text messaging. California’s Public Utilities Commission wants to tax text messages by residents to further fund existing programs which subsidize…

Rep. Matt Gaetz Slams Political Bias At Google, Urges Internal Investigation | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Pichai, who was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, faced a string of tough questions from Gaetz. “Have you ever launched an investigation into whether political bias is impacting the co…

Google CEO: ‘Full Extent’ Of Russian Meddling In 2016 Was $4,700 Spent On Ads

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www.infowars.com - Imagine being so stupid you think our entire system could be swayed by a group of Russians allegedly spending a few million dollars in the 2016 election but Hillary Clinton’s backers spending over $1…

Report: California Democrat Lawmaker Accused of Child Cruelty

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www.breitbart.com - Police say they arrested Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) after Dailey Elementary Charter School officials found an injury on a child Monday afternoon and charged him with a misdemeanor count …

Watch Live: Google CEO Runs From Alex Jones!

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www.infowars.com - Watch Alex Jones and Roger Stone invade the swamp and call out the tech elite who are engaging in a coordinated censorship attack against pro-American, anti-globalist media outlets. Alex Jones Storms…

Breaking: Huawei's 'Red Princess' Meng Wanzhou Wins Release on Bail | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Justice William Ehrcke of the British Columbia Supreme Court said the Chinese executive could be released after posting millions of dollars in bail and agreeing to a stringent monitoring program prop…

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 review: Basic to the extreme, but hands-free Alexa is a nice bonus

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mashable.com - Very affordable at $79.99 with special offers • Display is good enough for 'consumption • ' with great color accuracy • Sound is surprisingly balanced • Front facing camera is good for video calls • …

It’s not just Facebook. GOP-linked firm “brought oppo research to Silicon Valley”

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www.fastcompany.com - When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told reporters on Thursday that the company was dropping its contract with an opposition research firm that had been hired to spread negative stories about its rival…

Meet the 4 New Instapage Landing Page Product Features

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instapage.com - The Instapage team works tirelessly to produce landing page product features that benefit all digital marketers to create personalized, post-click landing pages at scale. It is the mission that drive…

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