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Thursday, December 27, 2018

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"Everything Is Fake": Ex-Reddit CEO Confirms Internet Traffic Metrics Are Bullshit

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www.zerohedge.com - "It's all true: Everything is fake," tweeted Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao regarding a Wednesday New York Magazine article which reveals that internet traffic metrics from some of the largest tech comp…

Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, banked a $3 billion profit in 2018

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techcrunch.com - Epic Games had as good a year in 2018 as any company in tech. Fortnite became the world’s most popular game, growing the company’s valuation to $15 billion but it has helped the company pile up cash,…

Follow these Social Media Marketing Tips to attract customers in a way that builds credibility, trust, and authority. For online success!

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www.karinleblanc.com - I mean let’s face it, building a business by yourself (as in my case building an English to Dutch translation service) is not a cake walk at all. That’s why the social marketing tips that we will dis…

200+ Bitcoin Stolen From Electrum Wallet Users Via Hack

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www.ethnews.com - Another attack has hit the cryptospace – this time, the target was the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet. The hacker, or hackers, got away with over 200 Bitcoin (around $718,000 as of press) by urging wallet u…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY The ABC Murders review – John Malkovich’s suffering Poirot is magnificent Shared by Neil www.theguardian.com - My husband and I married across many divides – class, political, minimal pers…

Top 10 Thurrott.com Stories of 2018 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - 2018 has been a big year for the tech industry. A lot of things happened throughout the year, with the big CES 2018 kickoff in January, followed by MWC in February, the big Facebook/Cambridge Analyti…

Elon Musk lays out ambitious plan for Tesla Supercharger network in Europe

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techcrunch.com - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is making some audacious promises again for the company’s network of electric fast chargers, known as Superchargers. This time, he’s aiming for 100 percent Tesla Supercharger cove…

Security flaws let anyone snoop on Guardzilla smart camera video recordings

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techcrunch.com - A popular smart security system maker has ignored warnings from security researchers that its flagship device has several serious vulnerabilities, including allowing anyone access to the company’s ce…

Alibaba just gave Chinese youth another reason to never leave their desk

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techcrunch.com - People in China have a host of reasons not to go outdoors these days. They may be too busy to leave their office, wary of air pollution or have chosen to live isolated lives. Among them is an expandi…

Google & Facebook fed ad dollars to child porn discovery apps

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techcrunch.com - Google has scrambled to remove third-party apps that led users to child porn sharing groups on WhatsApp in the wake of TechCrunch’s report about the problem last week. We contacted Google with the na…

Philips Hue has been having a holiday outage, too

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techcrunch.com - Alexa wasn’t the only thing that crashed over Christmas due to an influx of new users. Apparently, Philips Hue has been having an outage as well. A multi-day outage, in fact. The company confirmed on…

People lost their damn minds when Instagram accidentally went horizontal

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techcrunch.com - Earlier today, when Instagram suddenly transformed into a landscape oriented Tinder-esque nightmare, the app’s dedicated users extremely lost their minds and immediately took to Twitter to be vocal a…

Instagram accidentally rolled out tap-to-advance feed, removes it

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techcrunch.com - Instagram confirms that a bug this morning mistakenly rolled out a massive change to its feed that replaced the traditional scrolling with horizontal tap-to-advance, like with Stories. In October, Te…

Hands-on: Switch’s NES controllers offer unmatched old-school authenticity

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arstechnica.com - Playing old-school games on the Switch thus far has been a choice between various control compromises. You can use two Joy-Cons held in two hands, but the tiny buttons and lack of a true d-pad make t…

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…

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…

First encounter: COMPUTE! magazine and its glorious, tedious type-in code

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arstechnica.com - A pair of COMPUTE! covers. I spent many hours typing in the code contained in these two issues. My first computer was an Atari 600XL, a 16KB model with a cartridge slot and no disk drive which my par…

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…

AT&T makes it more expensive to cancel DirecTV or Internet service

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arstechnica.com - AT&T will start charging customers for the full month after they cancel TV or Internet service, ending its customer-friendly practice of providing a prorated credit for the final month. Even if you c…

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…

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…

The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists”

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arstechnica.com - ... as Wayback Machine Director Mark Graham talks about the expanse of his archiving group. AUSTIN, Texas—As much as subscription services want you to believe it, not everything can be found on Amazo…

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…

Quiz: Could You Become a Design Consultant in 2019? | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - According to a recent QuickBooks survey, the #1 reason freelancers go into business for themselves is because it lends them the freedom to shape their own career path. Whether you’ve done freelance w…

Huawei Mate 20 Pro teardown proves low repairability yet again

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androidcommunity.com - Now that we were able to compare the Huawei P20 Pro and the upcoming Huawei P30 Pro, we can expect more reports related to the P20 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro will be shared. Most are good news especiall…

Google may be moving Android Messages web URL to google.com

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androidcommunity.com - To further add to the theory that Google will eventually phase out the Android branding, it seems that they are soon migrating the Android Messages web version url from android.com to google.com. Thi…

Bixby 2.0 on Android Pie is not working as it should be

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androidcommunity.com - During the launch of the Galaxy Note 9, one of the things that Samsung was harping on was that Bixby 2.0 was a much-improved version of their virtual assistant. However, it looks like they may have f…

Samsung may demo Sound on Display OLED panels at CES 2019

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androidcommunity.com - The search for the technology that can do away with the much-maligned notch is truly on. And Samsung may have one of the keys to that with their Sound on Display OLED panels which they talked about e…

Huawei P30 Pro image leaked, compared with the P20 Pro

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androidcommunity.com - Huawei may have already launched its last Android phone offering for the year–the Honor View20–but the top Chinese OEM still has many good news for the remaining days of the year. Well, our latest fi…

OnePlus 6T McLaren fingerprint animation, scanner icon mod possible

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androidcommunity.com - The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T are two of the best smartphones from China this year. Well, the two are the main phone offers of the company this year and we can say a lot about those two plus the recen…

Samsung has several tablets and smartwatches certified by EEC

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androidcommunity.com - If you want to know what are the upcoming products for your favorite OEMs, one source would be to look at what are being certified by various regulation bodies around the world. While of course these…

Android TV now has more than 100 Pay TV partners worldwide

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androidcommunity.com - According to Google, their Android TV platform is now being used by “tens of millions of consumers” around the world, mostly in Europe and Asia. That is also due to their partnership with more than 1…

Here's Why Loyalty Needs to Break the Rules

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loyalty360.org - Loyalty providers produce programs that are so cookie-cutter and permanently standardized that it’s nearly impossible to tailor these programs to individual brands. Marketers are following a misguide…

Microsoft Edge Retains Its Battery Life Advantage in Windows 10 Version 1809 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Though Microsoft has in no way promoted this advantage as it did with previous versions of Windows 10, it turns out that the software giant has issued the results of a formal test of Edge battery lif…

Instagram Rolls Out Horrible New Redesign, Pulls Back After Quick Backlash - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Instagram today rolled out a new redesign for its app. The redesign completely changes how Instagram works — it turns the feed into a horizontally scrollable feed, much like how the Stories format wo…

Year in Review: Top 10 expert PPC columns of 2018 - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Keeping up with new releases, PPC experts shared their advice and expertise to help the larger search marketing community find ways to manage campaigns with the nuances of match types and more this p…

Facebook is expanding into Search Ads. What will this mean? - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - Facebook has decided to test Search Ads in selected industries in the US and Canada. What does this experiment mean for the search advertising industry? Facebook is always eager to try out new moneti…

Ask an SMXpert: New approaches in customization can build better analytics reports - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Data-driven digital marketing expert and senior director of digital intelligence at Wpromote, Simon Poulton, was one of the SMX East speakers during the “Making Your Analytics Work Harder And Smarter…

'RIP Instagram:' Unpopular Update Outrages Social Media Users | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - On Thursday morning, eight separate Instagram-related trends dominated the top fourteen positions on Twitter’s U.S. trending chart: .@instagram looks like y’all done F’d up. Trending #’s 1, 2, 4, 8, …

Elon Musk: Tesla Brake Pads Never Need to Be Replaced | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - A Twitter user recently noted that perfectly regenerative brakes on Tesla vehicles would not be possible as the cars still use brake pads which are subject to wear and tear and will need regular repl…

Bokhari: 2018 Is the Year Big Tech Censors Revealed Their True Colors | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - All three are connected. The alternative media, which the public now relies on to debunk the hysteria of the establishment press, has faced a sustained attack by the masters of the universe in Silico…

Netflix users, don't fall for this phishing scam

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mashable.com - Received a strange email, Netflix subscribers? Don't fall for it, it's likely a scam. Following similar scams in September and October 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a warni…

Opinion | Our Cellphones Aren’t Safe

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www.nytimes.com - So far, industry and policymakers have largely dragged their feet when it comes to blocking cell-site simulators and SS7 attacks. Senator Ron Wyden, one of the few lawmakers vocal about this issue, s…

Auto Repair: What To Do When Your Vehicle Breaks Down

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carshopping.biz - Does your automobile need fixing? Even if it’s a no now, you know how it feels. You may have trouble deciding whether you are handling things correctly. How can you tell what is the right next thing …

Major Tips For Boosting Your Website Design

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agentmonhost.com - Designing your site yourself can help you are promoting your business. A good website says a lot about you know what you’re doing when it comes to your field. Keep reading to learn how to design a su…

Points, badges, and leaderboards: The Gamification Fallacy

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yukaichou.com - (Below is a manuscript snippet of my book, Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. Please subscribe to the mailing list on the right to order the book when it launches. This…

Ways To Better Optimize Your Mobile Marketing Results

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internetmarketinginfos.com - There are so many choices when starting a mobile marketing plan that you might not know where to begin. The advice you’ll discover in this article will give you become smarter at using mobile markete…

The Best Tips For Using Facebook For Marketing

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duracmarketing.com - Do you want to get a leg up on the competition? Do you want to be part of the Facebook generation? Would you like to continuously create campaigns that are better than theirs. You need to do your res…

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