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Thursday, January 17, 2019

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3 Ways to Improve Your Wellness Program ROI

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loyalty360.org - There are dozens of ways, if not hundreds, that incentives can be used to motivate employees to work better, harder, faster or more efficiently (learn more here). But the most beneficial program—for …

Collection 1 Breach -- How To Find Out If Your Password Has Been Stolen

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www.forbes.com - Collection #1 is comprised of more than 12,000 files weighing in at 87 gigabytes that hackers could use to compromise user services. Getty Getty Yesterday, it emerged that more than a billion unique …

Terrifying PayPal 'double scam' locks your computer AND steals your money

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www.thesun.co.uk - A DANGEROUS new "double scam" that locks your computer and empties your PayPal account is circulating online. Cybersecurity experts are now warning about the dangerous attack – and reveal how you can…

Largest collection of breached data ever seen is found

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www.theguardian.com - The largest collection of breached data ever seen has been discovered, comprising of more than 770m email addresses and passwords posted to a popular hacking forum in mid-December. The 87GB data dump…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY A Look Ahead at 2019: What #WorkTrends Listeners Want to Hear - TalentCulture Shared by Jeanette JOY Fisher ☮️ talentculture.com - One of the best parts of my job running TalentCulture is …

Leaked Android Q build shows off dark mode, improved privacy controls

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arstechnica.com - Ready for a new version of Android? If you remember last year, Android P, the pre-release version of what eventually became Android 9 Pie, dropped in March. So we're probably not that far away from a…

Daily Crunch: Prosecutors may be building a criminal case against Huawei

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techcrunch.com - The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. U.S. …

NPR turns comedy game show ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me!’ into an Alexa and Google voice app

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techcrunch.com - NPR is turning its popular game show program “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” into a voice application for smart speakers, including both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant-powered devices. The new app let…

Nike’s auto-laced future

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techcrunch.com - How will you tie your shoes when the Wi-Fi is down? That’s the gist of the instant response I got when I mentioned the new Adapt BB, a shoe from Nike with, yes, powered laces that tighten to a wearer…

OrCam’s MyMe uses facial recognition to remember everyone you meet

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techcrunch.com - Meet the Orcam MyMe, a tiny device that you clip on your T-shirt to help you remember faces. The OrCam MyMe features a small smartphone-like camera and a proprietary facial-recognition algorithm so t…

A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts

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techcrunch.com - A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, …

Tesla will end its buyer referral program for ‘adding too much cost’

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techcrunch.com - At the end of the month, Tesla will end a long-running referral program that offered incentives for existing Tesla owners to help drive sales. In its recent iterations, the referral system gifted new…

Judge orders net neutrality lawsuit to go ahead despite shutdown

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techcrunch.com - This week the possibility emerged that the ongoing government shutdown could delay net neutrality’s day in court — but the court was not sympathetic to the FCC’s request that the lawsuit be put off. …

Google remains the top open-source contributor to CNCF projects

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techcrunch.com - According to the latest data from Stackalytics, a project founded by Mirantis and hosted by the OpenStack Foundation that visualizes a company’s contribution to open-source projects, Google remains t…

Former Facebook engineer picks up $15M for AI platform Spell

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techcrunch.com - In 2016, Serkan Piantino packed up his desk at Facebook with hopes to move on to something new. The former director of Engineering for Facebook AI Research had every intention to keep working on AI, …

Dolby quietly preps augmented audio recorder app “234″

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techcrunch.com - Dolby is secretly building a mobile music production app it hopes will seduce SoundCloud rappers and other musicians. Codenamed “234” and formerly tested under the name Dolby Live, the free app measu…

Facebook says it will ask employees to take down glowing Portal reviews on Amazon

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techcrunch.com - The reception to Facebook Portal has been, at best, a mixed bag. Between the company’s ongoing privacy woes and a lackluster response, Facebook likely didn’t get the response it was anticipating for …

Spotify launches Car View on Android to make using its app less dangerous behind the wheel

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techcrunch.com - Spotify is making it easier to use its streaming app in the car, when the phone is connected to the vehicle over Bluetooth. The company today confirmed the launch of a new feature called “Car View,” …

AWS launches Backup, a fully managed backup service for AWS

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises apps. …

In defense of screen time

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techcrunch.com - The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in…

Twitter bug revealed some Android users’ private tweets

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techcrunch.com - Twitter accidentally revealed some users’ “protected” (aka, private) tweets, the company disclosed this afternoon. The “Protect your Tweets” setting typically allows people to use Twitter in a non-pu…

Lawmakers seek harsh penalties against ZTE and Huawei

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arstechnica.com - Washington policymakers sought to ratchet up pressure on Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE on Wednesday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced new legislation that would ban exports to compa…

How running websites has changed in the last two decades (for an Ars IT guru)

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arstechnica.com - The Pit, a BBS door game. In this shot, Lee Hutchinson was attacking these guys. Or, maybe they're attacking him. I was a true nerd growing up in the 1980s—not in the hipster way, but in the 10-pound…

Woman sues T-Mobile after employees allegedly snoop on racy private video

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arstechnica.com - The men quickly found a private naked video of the woman, referred to in the complaint as "N.E.," and played it for themselves. The woman was mortified. Ars contacted T-Mobile, which did not respond …

Tesla accuses engineer of plotting secret project, she denies it and sues

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arstechnica.com - Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images The lawsuit (and pages of exhibits) were filed Wednesday by Cristina Balan in federal court in Seattle. Balan says she was forced out of Tesla in…

Hacked and dumped online: 773 million records with plaintext passwords

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arstechnica.com - Have I Been Pwned, the breach notification service that serves as a bellwether for the security of login credentials, has just gotten its hands on its biggest data haul ever—a list that includes almo…

Pwn2Own contest will pay $900,000 for hacks that exploit this Tesla

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arstechnica.com - Pwn2Own has been the foremost hacking contest for more than a decade, with cash prizes paid for exploits that compromise the security of all manner of devices and software. Browsers, virtual machines…

Dealmaster: Get a 5-port Anker wall charger with a USB-C PD port for $35

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on Anker's PowerPort I desktop charger, the black model of wh…

Ars Technica turns 20 years old, and we couldn’t have done it without the community

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arstechnica.com - If you've ever looked at the whois info for Ars Technica, you might already be in on a little secret: our birthday is December 29, 1998, making 2019 the site's official 20th anniversary year. For a s…

Windows 10 October 2018 Update is at last being pushed automatically

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arstechnica.com - The ill-fated Windows 10 October 2018 Update has hitherto been offered only to those Windows users that manually sought it, either by using the dedicated upgrade and media creation tools or by manual…

Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay as seen by a ‘90s arcade rat

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arstechnica.com - I was 15 when Mortal Kombat first hit the arcades in 1992. It was a different era then—no social media, no modern Internet to speak of, and we didn't have year-long teaser campaigns for new games. Yo…

Hackers find Super NES games mentioned in Switch’s emulated NES files

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arstechnica.com - Dataminers have discovered references to numerous Super NES games in the files for the Switch's "Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online" subscription emulation service, suggesting tha…

The Motorola Razr is coming back as a smartphone

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arstechnica.com - Lenovo, the current owner of Motorola Mobility, will release a new version of the iconic Razr cell phone, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the matter. The…

Tesla sells a new wall charger, Maryland backs away from big EV charging program

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arstechnica.com - This week, Tesla introduced a new wall charger that can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 standard American wall outlet. The new wall charger is similar to the company's second-generation mobile wall c…

Verizon blames school text provider in dispute over “spam” fee

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arstechnica.com - After being criticized for charging a new fee that could kill a free texting service for teachers and students, Verizon is trying to deflect blame over the possible shutdown. However, Verizon has bac…

Two Alleged Ethereum ‘Scam Forks’ Appropriating Users’ Private Keys, Report Finds

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cointelegraph.com - This article has been updated to include comments from MyEtherWallet concerning the clone phishing site. Altcoins Ethereum Nowa (ETN) and Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) are reportedly appropriating t…

Slack Adopts Generic New Identity | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - There were few logos more recognizable than Slack’s. In the five years since the messaging service gained traction it has become a staple on desktops—as much a part of many professionals’ daily routi…

Behance Redesigns its Portfolios | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - There’s been a fairly big update to Behance, also known as DeviantArt for designers. Heck, I remember when I used DA for my portfolio. Good times. Anyway… Behance. They’ve gone and updated what has t…

Drone Footage Shows Elon Musk’s Shanghai Gigafactory Already Taking Shape

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www.inverse.com - Work is well underway on Tesla’s third Gigafactory. Construction for the Shanghai plant, the first based outside of the United States, started earlier this month after a ground-breaking ceremony atte…

How and When You Can Access The Biggest Upcoming Google Assistant Features

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lifehacker.com - Google’s aptly named AI helper, Google Assistant, is poised to have a great year in 2019. Not only will the digital assistant be spreading to numerous devices old and new, but there are a host of new…

Google Maps starts rolling out speed trap icons with vocal alerts

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androidcommunity.com - When you use navigation apps, you don’t just need directions on how to get there but also pertinent information on your way to your destination. This includes how heavy the traffic is, if there’s an …

ES File Explorer exposes files to anyone on the same network

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androidcommunity.com - It’s a fact that file sharing in Android is easy. Unlike iOS, Android allows quick transfer of data between two devices as long as a special app is running. Managing Android files is convenient via d…

Android Q early build features system-wide dark theme

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androidcommunity.com - Android Q is expected to be official in May at the Google I/O 2019. That’s a major event where the Android team makes public the next Android dessert. The ‘Q’ may not be revealed yet but we’re lookin…

Motorola RAZR foldable phone may be in the works

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androidcommunity.com - Motorola may be bringing back a popular phone series. Remember the RAZR from the olden days? If you’re my age, you know what the RAZR is. It’s one of my first phones. It was the coolest. It’s not exa…

Deezer releases stand-alone Radio app for Android

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androidcommunity.com - While there are a lot of music streaming services that you can choose from, there are still those who want to have the option to listen to actual radio stations. Deezer is one of those music streamin…

SPI 352: How Powerhouse YouTuber Marques Brownlee (A.K.A. MKBHD) Grew His Massive Brand

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Pat Flynn: What’s up Team Flynn? Welcome to not just The Smart Passive Income Podcast, but also 2019! Happy New Year to all of you, and I got a special treat for you today to kick off the year here o…

How To Save An Accidentally Formatted Drive? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Computers/notebooks and tablets allow you to do wonderful things. These devices are designed to obey your commands. Unlike human employees, computers can do some tasks without your commands. Your not…

Best QMS Software For Small Manufacturing Businesses | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - In the last few years, quality has become a popular word for many businesses. With such fierce competition in the industry, maintaining high quality has become a critical factor for any organization’…

10 Effective Tips For Training Call Center Agents | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - The success of your call center depends directly on the productivity and performance of your agents. So, it’s vital to establish an effective training program and support for your agent’s success. Cu…

A New Narrative Control Firm Works to Destroy Alternative Media - Global Research

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www.globalresearch.ca - The frenzied, hysterical Russia narrative being promoted day in and day out by western mass media has had two of its major stories ripped to shreds in the last three days. A report seeded throughout …

5 Real Examples of Advanced Content Promotion Strategies

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moz.com - Content promotion isn’t tweeting or upvoting. Those tiny, one-off tactics are fine for beginners. They might make a dent, but they definitely won’t move the needle. Companies that want to grow big an…

Another Media Outlet Pushing Smart Guns - Bearing Arms

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bearingarms.com - Proponents of smart guns don’t listen. Well, they don’t listen to people who oppose smart guns, anyway. Granted, I already knew this, but every so often something comes up that reminds me of how litt…

Google caught censoring search results on abortions, Maxine Waters & more – report

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www.infowars.com - Internal discussions from Google indicate that the search giant is “manually” curating blacklists of search terms – including Rep. Maxine Waters, anti-gun activist David Hogg, and abortion – on YouTu…

How Music Streaming Won Over Millennials

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www.forbes.com - Streaming is officially the lifeblood of the U.S. music industry: The latest annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America shows that streaming generated 75% of industry revenue la…

Perspective | Is the tech backlash going askew?

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www.washingtonpost.com - (Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo) By Blair Levin and Larry Downes Larry Downes Email Bio Follow January 16 at 10:22 AM As winter sets in, the dark days for technology companies have bee…

All Sports Golf Battle | Dude Perfect

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Platform Value? - CXO Transform

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cxo-transform.com - Platform value offers companies the opportunity to leverage a relatively new type of value and really disrupt market dynamics. Platforms have disrupted numerous brick and mortar companies and are plo…

LG Slashes Prices On B8 OLED 55- And 65-inch TVs For A Limited Time

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hothardware.com - Football fans know that the biggest game of the year is right around the corner. Many fans are looking to get a bigger screen in their living room to enjoy the game, and TV makers are offering up big…

Backblaze Cloud Backup v6.0: More Efficient and Performant

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www.backblaze.com - Announcing Backblaze Cloud Backup 6.0: The Larger Longer Faster Better Release! This release for consumers and businesses brings a lot of new functionality to Backblaze Cloud Backup: Restore by Mail …

Laying the Foundation for Jobsite Success

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www.egnyte.com - One of our greatest strengths is creating better collaboration solutions for those in construction. Our construction customer base ranges from regional firms, like Devcon and PC Construction to multi…

3 Ways to Use a Phone Number to Boost Your Client’s Business – Shopify

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www.shopify.com - Put on your consumer hat for a minute—you bought a birthday gift for someone online and it arrived in eggplant purple instead of classic black and you have two days until the party. You immediately n…

Millennials – They Want It All & They Want It Now - RetailTechNews

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www.retailtechnews.com - The retail industry has never been more competitive; and many British brick-and-mortar stores are experiencing some of the sharpest drop in sales in over 20 years as footfall on the UK high street co…

Need e‑commerce help? The Shopify platform opens a shop in Los Angeles

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www.digitalcommerce360.com - Los Angeles is home to many emerging merchant entrepreneurs, and many of those startups use Shopify for both their e-commerce platforms and for their bricks-and-mortar point-of-sale systems. That’s a…

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