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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Founders Live Boston - 2019 Kickoff Event !

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www.eventbrite.com - EXCLUSIVE 2019 LAUNCH EVENT WITH FREE BITES, DRINKS, AND NETWORKING (FOOD & GREAT CONVERSATIONS & LIVE PITCH EVENT FEATURING 5 AREA BOSTON STARTUPS) Are you a Startup Founder or just have an idea? Wa…

It's Time to Dispel These 6 Dangerous Password Myths

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securityintelligence.com - These are exciting times for authentication technologies. We’ve only just begun to explore a new world beyond passwords. Emerging alternatives abound, from biometrics to multifactor authentication (M…

Website Backups: The Importance + How To Automate The Task (2019)

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www.bigcommerce.com - Website backups are the insurance of online business. You don’t think about them until you need them — but when you need them, they can literally determine the course of your business’ life. We often…

Roku explains why it allowed Infowars on its platform

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techcrunch.com - Roku has just made a bad decision with regard to its growing advertising business by associating its brand with the toxic conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones. As Digiday first reported this morning, Roku…

German court tosses Qualcomm’s latest iPhone patent suit

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm has had a patent lawsuit against Apple dismissed by a court in Mannheim, Germany, as groundless (via Reuters). The chipmaker had argued Intel -powered iPhones infringed a transistor switch p…

Smartsheet acquires Slope to help creatives collaborate

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techcrunch.com - Smartsheet, the project management and collaboration tool that went public last April, announced the acquisition of Seattle-based TernPro, Inc., makers of Slope, a collaboration tool designed for sha…

Help us find the best startup lawyers

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techcrunch.com - We’re looking for the best lawyers who are working with startups today, and we’d like your recommendations. Right now, it’s hard to find the sort of attorney who can help you see around corners as a …

Tesla is entering the Model 3 into Pwn2Own, one of the world’s toughest hacking contests

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techcrunch.com - Tesla is handing over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the annual high-profile hacking contest. The prize for the winning security researcher: a M…

Box hires former SAP exec as Chief Information Security Officer

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techcrunch.com - Box announced today that it has hired Lakshmi Hanspal to be the company’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). She boasts 20 years of security experience including holding executive securit…

Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote

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techcrunch.com - Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. The remote allows user…

Mozilla shutters Firefox’s Test Pilot program

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techcrunch.com - Mozilla today announced that it is closing the Firefox Test Pilot program. For the last three years, Test Pilot was Mozilla’s project to trial some of its more experimental Firefox features with a gr…

Self-driving car startup Zoox gets a new CEO

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techcrunch.com - Self-driving car startup Zoox has selected its new CEO following the unexpected firing of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in August. According to Zoox co-founder and CTO Jesse Levinson, he…

Microsoft continues to build government security credentials ahead of JEDI decision

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techcrunch.com - While the DoD is in the process of reviewing the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract RFPs (assuming the work continues during the government shutdown), Microsoft continues to build up its federal governm…

For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die

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techcrunch.com - The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look like two transitional years, with a potential shakeout in 2019 before an inflection…

YouTube just changed how you navigate videos in its mobile app

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techcrunch.com - YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a new horizontal swiping gesture that lets you move forward and backw…

Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android

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techcrunch.com - Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to play the music or podcasts you want to hear. …

Facebook launches its first U.S. podcast with a series focused entrepreneurship

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techcrunch.com - Everyone has to have a podcast, apparently. Even Facebook . The social network this week launched its second-ever original podcast series, and its first one in the U.S. An arm of Facebook’s business …

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat

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techcrunch.com - ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominate…

How the new VR screen could end the smartphone

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techcrunch.com - A smartphone screen is a wonder of the world. It’s not just that it’s bright and colorful and sharp. In some ways, it’s as good as human biology allows. We’ve packed so many pixels into such a small …

Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

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techcrunch.com - Instagram has been earning money from businesses flooding its social network with spam notifications. Instagram hypocritically continues to sell ad space to services that charge clients for fake foll…

Report: EA’s beleaguered, open-world Star Wars game is no more

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arstechnica.com - Artist's approximation of the status of EA Vancouver's Star Wars video game. Ahead of an official EA announcement, Kotaku has gone forward with major Star Wars gaming news. The most troubled game in …

Meet MASHBot, the touchscreen-tapping, Nintendo DS-playing robot

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arstechnica.com - But no matter how amazing TASBot’s performances are, there’s still a group of naysayers out there who argue that the robot’s direct connection to the controller port makes the whole thing inauthentic…

After broken promise, AT&T says it’ll stop selling phone location data

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arstechnica.com - Mobile carriers are again promising to stop selling your phone location data to other companies—this time for real. The four major carriers pledged to stop selling customer location data to third-par…

Nokia 8.1 Plus is the company’s most modern-looking phone yet

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arstechnica.com - We've got a hole-punch display and a rear fingerprint reader. I spy: a top headphone jack and a bottom USB-C port. Is it just me or does this not make any sense? The Nokia 9 has a dated front design …

Intel reported to have a new 5GHz chip that’s literally priceless

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arstechnica.com - If the $1,979 Core i9-9980XE isn't enough processor for you, Anandtech reports that Intel will soon have an even more expensive Core i9 processor: the i9-9990XE. But you won't be able to buy it, and …

Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster—this time in Canada

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arstechnica.com - You'd think that people forging documents would have learned by now. Canadian Gerald McGoey was judged to have falsified documents in an attempt to protect certain assets from bankruptcy proceedings,…

Grow Your Design Business with Lead Magnets | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - All of the work you do to grow your web design business requires an investment of time and energy. And if you do this song-and-dance routine for long enough, you’re bound to become exhausted by it al…

Barbican app — a UX case study – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - We based our app style on the Barbican’s existing brand, focusing on their brand colours for Art and Design, which use pink as the primary colour. On the Barbican website they use a lot of white spac…

The Ethics of Web Performance - TimKadlec.com

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timkadlec.com - One question I’ve seen posed a few times in the past several months is whether performance really is a moral or ethical concern, or if that’s all heavy-handed exaggeration. It’s a fair question, I su…

Teen Vogue counsels taping over your webcam to resist FBI (and other) surveillance

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boingboing.net - As EFF's Eva Galperin notes, Nicole Kobie's story about resisting surveillance by taping over your webcam "proves that once more, the best and most straightforward tech reporting is being done by Tee…

Intel Explains 5G, When It's Coming And Why It Will Be Huge

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www.forbes.com - Ten years ago, if you were a daily commuter, you'd struggle to do much more than watching a few pre-loaded movies or TV episodes or play single-player games on your smartphone as you traveled to work…

Google Employees Fight Forced Arbitration: Social Media Campaign Is The Next Step

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www.forbes.com - Just two months after taking to the streets in protest of Google’s sexual harassment policies, employees at the internet giant are now doubling down on their criticism through social media. A group o…

Next Samsung Galaxy M series will include a notched display

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy M series remains as part of the South Korean tech giant’s lineup. Together with the Galaxy A mid-range series, it will continue to bring Samsung closer to the mass market. The Gala…

Samsung works hard towards foldable smartphone innovation

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androidcommunity.com - The mobile industry is thriving. It’s been a decade since the world has first seen a working smartphone running on a newly established platform. BlackBerry and Nokia helped as pioneers in the busines…

Samsung may have pushed back Pie update for Note 9

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androidcommunity.com - If you got pretty excited when it was reported that the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has already been rolling out, we bring you probably disappointing news. It seems that Sams…

Android Studio 3.3 rolls out with more focus on quality

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androidcommunity.com - It’s been four months since Android 3.2 was announced. It rolled out with Android 9 and with all the changes the Pie has received the past months, it’s about time the Android development team introdu…

Google to remove some apps that ask for SMS, Call Log permissions

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androidcommunity.com - The Android team is officially removing apps that require SMS or Call Log permission. The Google Play Store will be deleting such apps from the lineup after Android asked the developers to submit the…

MegaN64 emulator malware eats up your data and WiFi

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re a fan of emulators so you can play games on your smartphone, you’ve probably heard of MegaN64, which is one of the more popular ones around. It currently has more than 10M downloads on the …

Facebook to let you invite friends to events through Stories

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androidcommunity.com - While the Stories feature of Instagram has taken on a life of its own (and may actually be more popular than the main feed), the feature on the main Facebook app is another story. For those who still…

Samsung Looks to Win Back India's Smartphone Market With New Galaxy M Series - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Samsung is making a huge return in India later this month. The company has been selling its phones for a long time in the country, though competition from companies like Xiaomi, OnePlus, and other lo…

Seize Your Advantage by Randy Gage

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www.randygage.com - There have certainly been some brilliant people in the world. People who accomplished game-changing, even world-changing stuff. Thomas Edison, Florence Nightingale, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, I…

Over Half Of Global Search Traffic In 2018 Comes From Mobile Phones | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - 2018 has been a year of many vast breakthroughs in the technology world: 3D metal printing, genetic fortune telling and perfect online privacy, to name but a few. However, something else happened in …

How Have Mobiles Changed How We Get Our Entertainment Fix? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The way we get our entertainment fix has changed over the years – and looks to change even more in the future, especially with the news that Disney is launching its own Netflix-style streaming platfo…

Vape Hardware Review: The Wismec Active 80W TC Box Mod - Soupwire

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soupwire.com - Think you have seen it all in vaping technology? Think again. While a lot of innovative vaping gear ends up becoming standard, there are some mods that try to beat the competition with unique feature…

Amazon Sponsored Products ads now support dynamic bidding, bid adjustments - Search Engine Land

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marketingland.com - Amazon has added more bid management features for Sponsored Products ads in its advertising interface. The updates take a page from the Google Ads interface, so paid search marketers will be familiar…

A quick and dirty guide to winning with Gmail ads - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Email marketers love to brag about how email marketing is still one of the most effective digital marketing mediums. But what if you don’t happen to have tens of thousands of emails on hand? Or what …

AWS makes another acquisition grabbing TSO Logic

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techcrunch.com - AWS has been on a mini shopping spree since the first of the year. First it picked off Israeli disaster recovery startup CloudEndure last week. This week, it was TSO Logic, a Vancouver startup that h…

National Religious Broadcasters Urges Congressional Review of Big Tech Legal Protections | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - “With growing evidence of censorship of Christian and conservative viewpoints on social media platforms – and after Big Tech leaders failed to implement its own free speech charter – National Religio…

Aaron Sorkin says it's time for a sequel to 'The Social Network' after Facebook’s nightmare year

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www.businessinsider.com - There should a sequel to "The Social Network," the 2010 film on the origins of Facebook. That's the view of the man who wrote it, Aaron Sorkin, who said there is plenty of new material for another mo…

The Best Technology Journalism of 2018 – Deirdre Blake – Medium

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medium.com - A stroll through last year’s most informative and insightful tech writing. January Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble Steven Johnson. The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/magazine/beyond-the-…

My Massive Google+ Blogroll

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bryanruby.com - After nearly eight years of being a Google+ user, the time to say goodbye to the social network is almost here. For those of you that never saw the value of Google+ user, I don't expect you to fully …

The Best TVs Of CES 2019: From 8K To Rollable OLED Display And Micro LED

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www.forbes.com - LG's rollable 4K television was the most spectacular TV on display at CES 2019. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)Getty Getty The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is probably the world's biggest show when …

Get it right and avoid pitfalls with your content

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www.wordtracker.com - When it comes to your content, Google can be fighting for you or against you. Google wants to promote great content: the “heroes” of the online world. And, of course, it wants to demote poor-quality …

Hybrid cloud for retailers: is it the gateway to digital transformation?

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www.information-age.com - The bullish outlook for hybrid cloud adoption globally and across industries is reflective of an IT landscape growing increasingly automated and flexible enough that enterprises have the choice to bu…

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