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Saturday, December 22, 2018

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As The AI Cold War Looms, Has Time Finally Been Called On China's Spy Industry?

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www.forbes.com - Africa/Middle East, June 2018. The building, one of several tawny midsized structures on an industrial estate, sits a mile from the highway. Across the street, a strip of low-rent retail outlets and …

8 Game Techniques to Effectively Use Scarcity and Impatience in your Life

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yukaichou.com - This series is written by Erik van Mechelen, based on the Octalysis framework designed by Yu-kai Chou. There’s not enough time. So we better get started now. Time and attention might be the baseline …

Apple Continues to Defend Bent iPad Pro Design - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - On Thursday, I wrote about a flaw in Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro design. Customers of the iPad Pro have started noticing a slight bent on their device, with some even receiving their new devices with a sli…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY What’s on the CX Horizon? Shared by Loyalty360 loyalty360.org - It’s a funny thing, trying to predict the future. You can argue there’s not much point to it, and you may well be right, but…

Facebook’s fact-checkers toil on

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techcrunch.com - Facebook is fielding so many problems, oversights, scandals, and other miscellaneous ills that it wouldn’t surprise anyone to hear that its fact-checking program, undertaken last year after the netwo…

The top smartphone trends to watch in 2019

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techcrunch.com - This was a bad year for the smartphone. For the first time, its seemingly unstoppable growth began to slow. Things started off on a bad note in February, when Gartner recorded its first year-over-yea…

Twitter’s newest feature is reigniting the ‘iPhone vs Android’ war

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techcrunch.com - Twitter’s newest feature is reigniting the flame war between iOS and Android owners. The U.S. social media company’s latest addition is a subtle piece of information that shows the client that each t…

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…

Al Lowe reveals his Sierra source code collection—then puts all of it on eBay

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arstechnica.com - Al Lowe, chatting at his Seattle-area home with MetalJesusRocks. Its disks. "Views" was Sierra's terminology for animations; "pics" meant background art. And, sure, a one-of-a-kind master disk for Lo…

Apple’s iOS 12.1.2 fixes eSIM and cellular bugs, but there might be more to it

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arstechnica.com - Apple released a new version of iOS yesterday, and the public notes this time apply just to iPhones. Labeled iOS 12.1.2, it arrives just two weeks after 12.1.1 hit, and primarily, it fixes a couple o…

Observations and lessons from two decades of writing about video games

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arstechnica.com - (Or “The Play’s the Thing,” originally published in The Game Beat newsletter, April 28, 2017.) If you are connected to video games professionally, you probably heard some sort of discussion over Ian …

Walmart secured a patent to eavesdrop on shoppers and employees

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www.theverge.com - Walmart was granted a patent this week for a new listening system for its retail stores that, if ever deployed, may make some employees and shoppers uncomfortable. According to the filing and claims,…

Microsoft will let Cortana read Outlook emails out loud soon

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re driving or you can’t scroll through your phone and yet you’re receiving a lot of emails, the next best thing, aside from waiting when you can actually read them, is to have them read out lo…

Sony releases free-to-play-with-a-catch mobile version of Lemmings game

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androidcommunity.com - If you were a fan of the Lemmings game that was previously available on Sony gaming consoles during the 90s, then you’ll be happy to know that you’re getting a Christmas present this year. Sony has m…

Microsoft Hosts a Last-Minute Xbox Holiday Sale - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - With Christmas just days away, Microsoft is making a last-ditch appeal to Xbox fans, who can now save up to 65 percent off of select Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games and enjoy discounts on select …

The Ultimate HDMI Cable Consumer Buying Guide | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - HDMI has been the buzzword in the world of home entertainment during the past decades. Thanks to the rapid advancements in technology, you can now have top-notch integrated entertainment systems that…

Things You Should Know About LED Billboards | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The technological revolution has taken the world of marketing by a storm and today, a significant chunk of marketing is driven by technological tools. Be it market research, idea generation, data ana…

Wilson Pro 1000R (460237) Cellular Amplifier - One Of The Top Signal Boosters? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Enterprise-grade rack-mounted signal booster kit boosts provide coverage on every US and Canadian carrier. The Wilson Pro 1000R is a rack-mounted cell booster system. It is an enterprise-level all-ba…

Initiative CEO calls out Facebook, says he's advising clients to pull ads - Marketing Land

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marketingland.com - Mat Baxter, CEO of the ad agency Initiative, used his LinkedIn profile on Wednesday to criticize Facebook over its latest user data scandal. Baxter called Facebook’s behavior “egregious” and said he …

Empiring initial rough cut explanation - Christian Fea - Success strategist to mission based entrepreneurs who want to transform themselves and the people they influence...

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www.christianfea.com - I wanted to tell you about a new project that I’m actually going to be launching about a month, maybe two months. It’s actually a project that I started working on very informally, probably about 15 …

Amazon Echo Show vs Google Home Hub: One of these smart displays is better than the other

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www.techhive.com - Smart speakers are great, but smart displays are even better. They can do everything a smart speaker can do, but they can also show you things: Videos, lyrics, maps, commute conditions, weather repor…

Meet the 21-year-old tech genius behind Uber, Instagram and Snapchat

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phasermagazine.com - Displaying an incredible sense of independence and ingenuity, 10-year-old Iddris took himself off to the public library, teaching himself “every single programme language” over the course of around 2…

What You Need To Know About Social Media Marketing Techniques

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marketingpromotion.biz - It often can be hard to find new ways to promote your niche. Social media sites can be great avenues to connect with ingenious ways to get the word out to people.The below article provides some excel…

Solid Advice For Designing Your Own Website

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agentmonhost.com - Make sure your website passes the NoScript test. Download the NoScript extension for Firefox and see if your website is readable. Some stuff won’t work without the proper scripts. Keep page sizes to …

Advice On How To Improve Your Facebook Marketing

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Do you have a business Facebook page for your business? You could be missing out on a lot of potential customers if you do not use Facebook. If you are, it won’t matter much unless your marketing cam…

Egnyte Connect for Desktop 3.0: Design Meets Functionality

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www.egnyte.com - The first thing most of us notice after a major software update is a completely redesigned user interface. However, a new user experience is typically the result of a shift in product focus. In versi…

Bridging The Omnichannel Gap For Customer Communications

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www.forbes.com - Communication is evolving. It is no longer enough to interact with customers through voice and email. Today’s customers are turning to alternate channels for queries and purchases. Millennials are no…

In Omnichannel Retail, Return To Store Traffic Is Not Enough

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www.forbes.com - RetailNext publishes a monthly report on the state of retail store traffic, aggregating trends across a wide base of customers who track how many people come to their stores. One of the best parts of…

What Makes an Outstanding Brand

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www.azrights.com - Last week in Why Purpose is Paramount I explained that it’s the responsibility of the leaders of a business to work out the “why” for the business. When looking for the purpose behind a business find…

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