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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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The ABC Murders review – John Malkovich’s suffering Poirot is magnificent

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www.theguardian.com - My husband and I married across many divides – class, political, minimal personal hygiene levels – but nothing separates us so firmly as our attitudes to Poirot. And by Poirot I mean the bespoke-padd…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY The Best Apps to Create a Travel Savings Fund Shared by Bethany Williams www.outsideonline.com - Managing your money can be stressful and confusing. Just a few years ago, I would spend hou…

Let your new Roomba build a Doom level of your house with DOOMBA

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techcrunch.com - Some of you out there may be lucky enough to have received over the holidays a fancy new robot vacuum. Turns out it’s even more useful than you’d think: in addition to cleaning your home, it can scan…

Cyber breaches abound in 2019

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techcrunch.com - News of high-profile cyber breaches has been uncharacteristically subdued in recent quarters. However, we recently learned that Marriott International/Starwood was the victim of the multi-year theft …

Apple Music subscribers can now get their own ‘year in review,’ too, thanks to this app

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techcrunch.com - A new app offers Apple Music subscribers a way to look to back at their favorite music of the year and other streaming highlights, similar to Spotify’s annual “Wrapped” feature. The app, from develop…

Two years later, I still miss the headphone port

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techcrunch.com - Two years ago, Apple killed the headphone port. I still haven’t forgiven them for it. When Apple announced that the iPhone 7 would have no headphone port, I was pretty immediately annoyed. I figured …

How to browse the web securely and privately

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techcrunch.com - So you want to browse the web securely and privately? Here’s a hard truth: it’s almost impossible. It’s not just your internet provider that knows which sites you visit, it’s also the government — an…

Apple will spend $1 billion and hire up to 15,000 people for new Austin office

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arstechnica.com - Earlier this year, Apple announced it would launch a major new campus in the US, its second largest behind the Cupertino headquarters. Now we know where. Apple announced this morning that it will spe…

Dozens of hidden game names found in PlayStation Classic source files

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arstechnica.com - Buried in the system's "title.h" file is a list of enumerated variable names and associated PlayStation serial numbers referencing various games. That list includes all the games packaged with the Pl…

Our favorite (and least favorite) tech of 2018

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arstechnica.com - Farewell, 2018. You brought us Facebook scandal after Facebook scandal, vastly more devices with Alexa and Google Assistant than anyone needs, a nosedive for net neutrality, endless political and reg…

Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to

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arstechnica.com - With Microsoft's decision to end development of its own Web rendering engine and switch to Chromium, control over the Web has functionally been ceded to Google. That's a worrying turn of events, give…

Evidence continues to mount about how bad Denuvo is for PC gaming performance

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arstechnica.com - One of the biggest arguments against anti-piracy checks built into video games (commonly known as "digital rights management," or DRM) is that they punish paying customers with stuttering, loading ti…

You can now download the long-lost (and unfinished) SimCity NES port

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arstechnica.com - This title screen was captured from the original, incomplete ROM. Thanks to glitches in the prototype, you never really have to pay the bank back. When you receive a new "present," a cute animation w…

How Microsoft won and Apple didn't lose | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - These two are like George Clooney and Russell Crowe. They've been around forever, yet still somehow manage to do enough to recalibrate themselves for a new generation. Sometimes, their work verges on…

Why It's Hard to Escape Amazon's Long Reach

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www.wired.com - In 1994, soon after Jeff Bezos incorporated what would become Amazon, the entrepreneur briefly contemplated changing the company’s name. The nascent firm had been dubbed “Cadabra,” but Bezos wanted a…

Shutter Speed 101

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www.picturecorrect.com - Shutter speed is one of the three most important aspects that determine exposure in photography. Though something that photographers use quite often, shutter speed can be a tricky thing to master unl…

Google Assistant still top of Smart Speaker IQ test

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androidcommunity.com - Loup Ventures likes to put digital assistants and smart speakers to the test in order to annually assess how Artificial Intelligence and these supposedly smart assistants actually work in the real wo…

ASUS files patent for pop-up camera on smartphones

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androidcommunity.com - While a lot of the smartphones released this year have notches, not everyone actually likes it as it can sometimes look aesthetically unpleasant. OEMs are now trying to figure out a way to make the n…

Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 9 Pie OS upgrade now official

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung is definitely set to end the year with a bang. No, there is no new smartphone model being launched but the official and more stable Android 9 Pie update is now ready for the Samsung Galaxy S9…

Archos to introduce Mate smart displays with Alexa at CES

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androidcommunity.com - Christmas is a day over but OEMs are still hoping you have some room in your wallet for their new devices. The upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will showcase the latest in devices that…

Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Review: Futuristic design, decent cams, etc.

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androidcommunity.com - The Vivo NEX launched mid-year and it wowed the Android community with its elevating camera. It’s an ingenious way to hide the selfie camera as it allows an almost bezel-less screen, resulting in a b…

Honor View20 launched officially in China

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androidcommunity.com - Huawei’s Honor group is ending the year right by launching a new phone–the Honor View20. This is the same phone introduced earlier this year together with new innovative mobile technologies. The View…

LG has holiday-themed AR stickers for its V40 ThinQ

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androidcommunity.com - We used to send each other simple holiday greetings by creating digital cards or even just through a simple “Happy Holidays” with matching emojis through messaging apps or social media. But now it’s …

Xiaomi Mi Play rolls out in fun colors, with free monthly data

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi knows how to make the audience get excited about play. Just the other day, a Xiaomi Play phone was teased with a waterdrop notch and dual rear shooters. To make the holidays of Xiaomi fans mor…

The plan was to steal tools. Then customers drew their guns | HeraldNet.com

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www.heraldnet.com - MARYSVILLE — The plan was simple: Steal tools and pawn them for money. That’s what two men, 22 and 23, reportedly had in mind when they showed up to the Coastal Farm & Ranch store in Marysville on Sa…

Amazon announces a record-breaking holiday, “tens of millions” of new Prime subscribers

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techcrunch.com - Amazon had another record-breaking holiday season, the retailer announced this morning. The company says it added “tens of millions” of people who signed up for Prime memberships, both paid and on a …

Amazon Shipped More Than a Billion Products This Holiday - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Amazon shared a bunch of stats from the year today. The company revealed that it shipped more than 1 billion products in the United States over the holidays and the continued growth of Amazon’s own p…

PPC 2018: These changes will have the biggest impact on advertisers in 2019 - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Major changes in SEM made waves throughout 2018 and are redefining nearly every aspect of paid search marketing. There were a number of momentous shifts, nearly all with a common thread of more autom…

Amazon Reports 'Record-Breaking' Christmas Sales | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Amazon revealed that “more items” had been “ordered worldwide than ever before,” with Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke declaring, “This season was our best yet, and we look forward to continu…

Facebook's Top Five Fails of 2018 | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Cambridge Analytica may still be in possession of the user data of Faceook, despite their claims of deleting data when requested by Facebook in 2015. A report from Channel 4 News claims that some of …

Why Targeting Your Audience Matters Using Mobile Marketing

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marketingpromotion.biz - There are a countless number of ways for someone to get more business with mobile marketing. With so many different options and possibilities, you are probably wondering where you can begin. The tips…

E-mail Marketing Ideas To Boost Your Email Effectiveness

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internetmarketinginfos.com - Are you uncertain how to start an marketing via email campaign? If so, look no further! This article will share some great tips and suggestions to help you get the most from marketing with email stra…

How To Sell Affiliate Products Sarah Staar | Sarah Staar Makes False Promises

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duracmarketing.com - How To Sell Affiliate Products Sarah Staar: https://vimeo.com/307434859 Click Link to Watch my Full Sarah Staar Review Testimonial and don’t buy in to any of Sarah’s products, courses or becoming an …

Getting The Most From Your Social Media Marketing Plan

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durac.info - You might have heard of social media marketing, but you probably don’t know how to go about doing so. You may be more accustomed to marketing methods that are older. Here are some ideas that will ass…

A Few Simple Website Design Techniques That Work

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agentmonhost.com - You can save money by building it yourself. The following tips below can help you get started with site design. Be certain that scanning your website can be scanned easily. Most visitors do not have …

Become Educated On Hosting By Reading On

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agentmonhost.com - A reputable web host is key for any type of website, from a personal blog to a company storefront. A hosting service protects your information and gives you tools to ensure that your site succeeds. F…

Quick And Easy Tips About Auto Repair

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carshopping.biz - A primer on basic auto repair is a necessity for anybody who owns (or even just drives) a car. The following article below has the information you need to keep your car in tip-top shape. This certifi…

How To Launch A Mobile Marketing Campaign

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firstadsense.com - Mobile marketing is very effective when used correctly, but understanding it and creating the right marketing plan can be tricky. There are such a variety of different mobile marketing products from …

Web Page Hosting Ideas That Are Easy To Use

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agentmonhost.com - Where do you start in this process? What should you be looking for your site and at what cost? How do you assess a web host is reliable? This article is filled with practical and proven tips that sho…

Make Your Next Car Purchase Easier With This Advice

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carshopping.biz - There are some people that absolutely love shopping for vehicles, and many others find it completely stressful. If you think that it’s going to be hard to find a car, it’s best to make some preparati…

GoFundMe says donors in alleged homeless scam refunded

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apnews.com - MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — GoFundMe says it has refunded everyone who contributed to a campaign involving a homeless veteran from Philadelphia who prosecutors allege schemed with a New Jersey couple to…

Use Video in Every Step of Your Marketing Funnel

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www.entrepreneur.com - Video is huge. I know this isn’t news, but I think we find it hard to grapple with how big it is becoming -- and, hence, how important. To get a feeling for it, consider this: as of October 2018, Net…

10 Marketing Trends to Watch in 2019

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www.entrepreneur.com - It's difficult to predict which methods will connect with consumers most effectively in the ever-changing landscape of marketing. Just when marketers believe they understand their audience, a new tec…

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