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Friday, January 18, 2019

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A bleak future for new wine apps

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www.meininger.de - “I have this brilliant new food-and-wine matching/wine-to-suit-your-palate app I’d love to show you” If I were to line up all of the people whom I’ve heard say these words, or something very similar …

Wonderful Photos Of The Sinister 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Cars

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designyoutrust.com - Cadillac tempered its outlandish fins for 1960, the year that marked the division’s last use of triple two-barrel carburetion as standard Eldorado issue. For the remaining six years of its production…

ACLU Sues Government Agencies For Supposedly Using Big Tech To Snoop On Black People

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dailycaller.com - The American Civil Liberties Union in California filed a lawsuit Thursday targeting seven government agencies that the group claims are investing in the kinds of technologies supposedly violating peo…

Following my Google+ Influencers via their Blogs and Twitter - socPub

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www.socpub.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+, I don't expect you to fully under…

It's Official: Satya Nadella Confirms Cortana Defeat - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In a stunning bit of transparency, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that Cortana will never be competitive with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. So it will instead be recast as a skill for thos…

Turned on the computer and boy is it slow!

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followme4.blogspot.com - What you were witnessing was a 'temporary profile' as it obviously had troubles loading your normal one. This happens typically if there were updates installing in the background when your computer w…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY 3 Ways to Improve Your Wellness Program ROI Shared by Loyalty360 loyalty360.org - There are dozens of ways, if not hundreds, that incentives can be used to motivate employees to work bette…

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…

Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team

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techcrunch.com - Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice presi…

Zipwhip raises $51.5M for businesses to text customers from any kind of phone line

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techcrunch.com - A surge of audio services using AI are giving voice a boost in customer service, but when it comes to communications in the age of mobile, messaging continues to be a critical platform. Now, a startu…

Free to play games rule the entertainment world with $88 billion in revenue

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techcrunch.com - They may be free, but they sure pay. Games with no upfront cost but a plethora of other ways to make money generated a mind-blowing $88 billion in 2018 according to SuperData’s year-end report — leav…

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…

Microsoft is calling an audible on smart speakers

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techcrunch.com - The Harman Kardon Invoke was fine. But let’s be real — the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsoft’s smart assistant has its strong suits, but thus far statement of purpose hasn’t …

Google starts pulling unvetted Android apps that access call logs and SMS messages

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techcrunch.com - Google is removing apps from Google Play that request permission to access call logs and SMS text message data but haven’t been manually vetted by Google staff. The search and mobile giant said it is…

Decrypted Telegram bot chatter revealed as new Windows malware

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techcrunch.com - Sometimes it take a small bug in one thing to find something massive elsewhere. During a recent investigation, security firm Forcepoint Labs said it found a new kind of malware that was found taking …

Sony venture arm invests in geocoding startup what3words

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techcrunch.com - Sony’s venture capital arm has invested in what3words, the startup that has divided the entire world into 57 trillion 3-by-3 meter squares and assigned a three-word address to each one. Financial det…

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…

Netflix thinks ‘Fortnite’ is a bigger threat than HBO

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techcrunch.com - Netflix thinks “Fortnite” is a bigger threat to its business than HBO. The company in its latest quarterly earnings report released on Thursday said that while its streaming service now accounts for …

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

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techcrunch.com - How do you do fellow kids? After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product. Multiple sources confirm tha…

Sling TV adds personalized recommendations, launching first on Apple TV

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techcrunch.com - Sling TV, Dish’s live TV streaming service, will now make personalized suggestions of what to watch. The company this week introduced a new recommendations feature that will highlight the shows, movi…

Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags

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techcrunch.com - China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-wide c…

VR headsets, augmented windshields, and multiscreen infotainment at CES

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arstechnica.com - LAS VEGAS—I'd been on the ground for less than twelve hours before I strapped on the virtual reality headset. It was only 8pm but felt far later thanks to time zones and air travel. I had already bee…

Elon Musk announces Tesla layoffs, warns about weak Q4 profits

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arstechnica.com - Tesla is cutting its workforce by about 7 percent, CEO Elon Musk announced in a Friday morning email to employees. Musk said that the cuts are necessary to help Tesla cope with what Musk described as…

Verizon offers free robocall blocking, two years after AT&T and T-Mobile

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arstechnica.com - Verizon yesterday said it will make spam and robocall blocking features free for all wireless customers starting in March, about two years after AT&T and T-Mobile began offering free robocall blockin…

Ford goes all-out with the new supercharged 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

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arstechnica.com - Ford's press release says the GT500 is "the pinnacle of any pony car." But with specs like these, surely this one has graduated to the rank of full-on horse? The addition of some forced air will give…

Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban states from protecting consumer privacy

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arstechnica.com - US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has proposed a federal privacy law that would preempt tougher privacy rules issued by states. Rubio's announcement Wednesday said that his American Data Dissemination (AD…

Start your (machine learning) engines: Amazon’s DeepRacer is almost here

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arstechnica.com - Sadly, there's one tech toy that Amazon won't be able to sell you for Christmas this year. DeepRacer is an autonomous 1/18th scale race car that was unveiled at Amazon re:Invent in November. But it w…

Need for “a large trunk and a high-end sound system” pushed Audi to cheat

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arstechnica.com - Photo by Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images On Thursday, a federal grand jury in Detroit, Michigan, indicted four Audi executives for playing a role in the diesel cheating scandals that rock…

Google Reportedly Blacklists ‘Ethereum’ as a Google Ad Keyword, Startup Claims

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cointelegraph.com - Google (Alphabet Inc.) has reportedly blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform Google Ads, smart contract auditing startup Decenter tweeted on Jan. 10. The official …

The Best Free and Premium Contact Form Plugins for WordPress (2019)

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winningwp.com - Every website needs a contact page. Without one, you could be missing out on all kinds of business opportunities and connections! Contact form plugins come with many useful tools and options, such as…

Designer Kira Crugnale on creative purpose and embracing the absence of routine

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dribbble.com - Chicago based Kira Crugnale specializes in design, lettering, and illustration. Having her own workspace separate from her home has given Kira a work/life balance that can be hard to accomplish as a …

Your Ultimate Guide To Form Design

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uxstudioteam.com - Bad form designs have saved me hundreds of dollars. Long, painful forms have potentially lost your company a couple thousand bucks by scaring your customers away. Forms look like the most innocent an…

Design Audits – What Are They and Why You Need One

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phase.com - { 📒 } – What are design audits, why you need one, and how to do them The word “audit” doesn’t generally inspire excitement, but when it comes to a design audit, well… conducting one can at least lea…

Tesla cuts jobs as cars 'too expensive'

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www.bbc.com - Electric carmaker Tesla has said it will cut its workforce by 7% after the "most challenging" year in its history. In an email to staff on the firm's website, founder Elon Musk said that growth had b…

Video leaks Google Pixel 3 Lite mid-ranger

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve been hearing for some time now that Google will be releasing a Lite version of its current Pixel 3 flagship. And just like the time before the release of that line, there seems to be a lot of l…

Google, Fossil Group working on new wearable smartwatch technology

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androidcommunity.com - Among all of the smartwatch makers we know, the Fossil Group is perhaps the busiest. Of course, this is expected since it owns a lot of brands like DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Emporio Armani, Kate Spade, Skag…

LG G8 ThinQ image renders, 360-degree video surface online

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androidcommunity.com - Apart from leaks and rumors, we look forward to rendered images and videos because they give us an idea on how an upcoming smartphone will look like. There are geeks and graphic artists that take tim…

LG will reportedly unveil phone with attachable second screen

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androidcommunity.com - The race to bring the next innovation to smartphone displays has been heating up for a while now. Samsung has been the noisiest with their flexible screen device one of the most anticipated phones in…

Trend Micro reports Anubis-related malware apps

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androidcommunity.com - Trust Trend Micro when it publishes a special report. We have shared with you a number of related reports like that HiddenMiner Android malware from last year, the DressCode malware, and just recentl…

Master & Dynamic Louis Vuitton Horizon Wireless Earphones announced

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androidcommunity.com - The goal of OEMs is to make kick-ass smartphones that are still affordable. They don’t have to be budget-friendly always. The devices need to be worth one’s money. Chinese companies already offer suc…

Spotify's In-Car Music Player Reportedly Launching Later This Year - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Spotify has been rumored to be working on its first hardware for a while, and that device could be coming out sometime soon. According to a new report from The Financial Times, the company’s upcoming…

Microsoft seeks more Cortana distribution, deeper integration on Android, iOS - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is a pragmatist. Unlike his predecessor, he embraced iOS and Android for Microsoft software distribution when Windows Phones failed as a platform. And he’s been seeking to…

G-SYNC Compatibility Test: Using FreeSync Monitors with an NVIDIA Graphics Card

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www.rtings.com - If you have an NVIDIA 10-series, or 20-series graphics card, and would like to buy, or already own, a FreeSync monitor. This will allow you to enable FreeSync, even though your NVIDIA card doesn't na…

Mandolin Orchestra Plays the 'Music That Made Milwaukee Famous'

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shepherdexpress.com - Most local bands number their existence in a few years or at most, a few decades. The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra (MMO) tops everyone as they amble into their 119th year. Tracing their origins to 19…

A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’

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techcrunch.com - Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique selling point has set Twitter up for as many chall…

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

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apnews.com - SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area. As the tech industry Microsof…

Residential Service Request

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www.fitnesstown.ca - If you require service on your fitness equipment please submit the form below. We recommend not using the machine so that the original request is still relevant when the technicians arrive and that n…

The evilfication of Facebook: 10 arguments why plan to quit Facebook — help me decide

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medium.com - Facebook now generates 35% of my traffic to this site and my Youtube channel, yet I am seriously thinking about ending my posts and contributions to Facebook, and may delete my profile and my pages a…

When Chinese hackers declared war on the rest of us

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www.technologyreview.com - Late one Wednesday in March 2015, an alarm sounded in the offices of GitHub, a San Francisco–based software firm. The company’s offices exemplified the kind of Scandinavia-meets-soullessness style th…

It’s time to stop talking about ethics in AI and start doing it

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www.weforum.org - Everyone from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates and Elon Musk have discussed the philosophy of AI. Now that companies around the world are creating AI products at an incredible rate, it’s increasingly ur…

Instagram influencers are so overwhelmed by hackers, they’re hiring hackers of their own to get their accounts back

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www.businessinsider.com - Internet celebrities who have seen their Instagram accounts hacked and personal information compromised say they've had to hack back in order to get their profiles returned. Several "influencers" tol…

Largest ever solar farms for Google data centers to be built in Alabama and Tennessee

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9to5google.com - Google announced this morning that some of the largest-ever solar panel projects in both Alabama and Tennessee are underway, and they’re being built to power Google data centers in each state. In fac…

Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others

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www.cnbc.com - Apple and Amazon are among eight tech firms named in a complaint filed in Austria by non-profit organization NOYB, which cited their failure to comply with the European Union's General Data Protectio…

Egnyte Protect – BuzzFeed – Success Story

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www.egnyte.com - BuzzFeed is so much more than videos of exploding watermelons. People are sometimes surprised to hear that the globally distributed digital media powerhouse has more than 9 billion monthly content vi…

2019 Trends: The First Cloud Era Is Over, Now The Real Fun Begins

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www.forbes.com - Fast approaching its third decade of commercial availability, the internet and its offspring are hurtling us into the next era. Sure, we’ve had fun surfing the internet, sharing on social media and w…

Microsoft and Kroger to create data-driven connected grocery stores

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www.impactlab.net - Microsoft and Kroger are taking a leaf out of Amazon’s book by building futuristic “connected” grocery stores. As part of a pilot project, Kroger, the largest supermarket in the U.S. by revenue, and …

Ecommerce Marketing in 2019: Personas, Advertising Channels & More

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www.bigcommerce.com - Ecommerce marketing is the practice of driving top-of-funnel traffic to convert into sales and customers. And there are hundreds of ways to go about it. From focusing on organic traffic and SEO to us…

What Is Online Marketing? The Definitive Guide To Internet Visibility

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www.forbes.com - Today, with nearly half the world's population wired to the internet, the ever-increasing connectivity has created global shifts in strategic thinking and positioning, disrupting industry after indus…

Microsoft tells users to switch to iOS or Android as Windows Phone set for obsoletion

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9to5mac.com - Microsoft is admitting smartphone defeat and is now officially urging any remaining Windows 10 Mobile users to switch to an iOS or Android device instead. In an End of Support document spotted by Thu…

iPhone 11 rumors: 4,000mAh battery, 120Hz display, faster wireless charging, more

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9to5mac.com - Update: This site is mirroring this Twitter user’s iPhone 11 wish list, rather than providing any new information. The items mentioned should be disregarded. Original story below. Sketchy new reports…

Nissan unveils the ultimate expression of All-Wheel Drive with new project vehicle

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nissannews.com - Montreal, Quebec – It's a sedan unlike anything Nissan has presented before - a project vehicle representing a new era of All-Wheel Drive (AWD) capability and an additional AWD choice for the Canadia…

A Step-by-Step Guide on How we Optimized our App Listing in the Shopify App Store – Shopify

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www.shopify.com - In early September of this year, the Shopify team launched the new Shopify App Store. The new design boasts a beautiful layout complete with updated app listing pages and four Shopify Staff Picks fea…

49 Things We Want This Week: World's Largest Supreme Skateboard Collection, CBD Gummies, And More

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brobible.com - What’s up, BroBible? You might notice that my weekly ‘Things We Want‘ gear guide for men got a makeover this week. The new look design is meant to fit more with the style of my daily Everyday Carry E…

Snapchat unveils in-app shopping channel with Shopify

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www.retaildive.com - Snapchat rolled out Shop and Cop, a dedicated shopping channel in its mobile app that will feature limited-time deals and exclusive offers through e-commerce shopping platform Shopify, according to a…

The Most Powerful SEO Tactic for Local Business Marketing in 2019

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thefrisky.com - One of the biggest marketing and SEO tools on the online market today when it comes to promoting your business and website is Google My Business. Many businesses can add their business listing (or se…

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