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Thursday, January 3, 2019

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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…

Netflix delivers a blow to Apple’s services story by ending in-app subscriptions

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arstechnica.com - Netflix will no longer offer in-app subscription purchases for users of iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, VentureBeat reports. The change cuts off a substantial amount of revenue for Apple at a tim…

PR management firm Cision is acquiring Falcon.io to expand into social media marketing

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techcrunch.com - Social media has become a primary conduit for getting the word out, in some cases proving to be an even stronger force for publicity than more traditional media outlets and paid advertising, and so t…

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s year in one chart

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techcrunch.com - From the first day of trading in 2018 to the last, that was the final percentage difference in Tesla’s share price. Taken on its own, the number is a modest and positive gain — and far more fruitful …

Hey look, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S10

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techcrunch.com - Well, what have we here? If it isn’t the Samsung Galaxy S10, courtesy of perennial smartphone outer, EVLeaks. This marks one the first good looks we’ve got at the phone, which is likely due out in a …

Magic Leap and other AR startups have a rough 2019 ahead of them

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techcrunch.com - Very rarely does an early technology garner such an air of inevitability like AR has in the past few years. 2018 was supposed to be a year where the foundational tech for augmented reality was built …

Samsung’s Space Monitor is practical and minimal

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techcrunch.com - Samsung always has a huge presence at CES, but it isn’t the giant TVs and flashy next-generation gadgets that have my attention this year; it’s this simple, flexible monitor that looks like it would …

LG announces its 2019 OLED TV lineup, plus an 8K monstrosity

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arstechnica.com - As usual, LG included lifestyle marketing images with its press release. Here, a whole galaxy apparently awaits those who install OLED TVs in extremely stark, modernist apartments. You can watch LG T…

Tesla delivered 90,700 cars in Q4, Wall Street freaks out

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arstechnica.com - Mason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images Tesla produced a record number of cars in the final quarter of 2018, the company reported on Wednesday. Tesla produced 61,394 Model 3s, a 15 perc…

A game studio with zero hardware experience is building a VR-ready console

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arstechnica.com - Are you ready for another video game console, complete with promises of high-speed performance for 4K TVs and wireless VR headsets? Are you ready to believe that such a system can be delivered by a g…

The lies Comcast allegedly told customers to hide full cost of service

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arstechnica.com - A new lawsuit filed against Comcast details an extensive list of lies the cable company allegedly told customers in order to hide the full cost of service. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sue…

Bay Area: Join us 1/9 to talk about personal data security in 2019

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arstechnica.com - The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Data breaches at hotels, banks, rideshare companies, and hospitals. Facial recognition. DNA databases. We're living through the data privacy apocalypse and now it's t…

Original Star Control creators deploy nuclear option against Stardock [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - The ongoing legal battle between original Star Control creators Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III and Star Control: Origins developer Stardock escalated significantly on the last day of 2018. Following a…

Tales of an aging gamer: Why don’t I pick up a controller as often as I used to?

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arstechnica.com - Despite a wider variety than ever before, video games don’t have the same effect on me as they used to. That might not sound like a problem to some of you, but it is to me. I have played video games …

The Ten Best Social Media Plugins for WordPress (2019)

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winningwp.com - Social media has, without a doubt, revolutionized the way internet users share information online. When I first started blogging, it was common for readers to subscribe to blogs using RSS. Nowadays, …

The Future of UX Writing — Interview With Yuval Keshtcher, Founder of The UX Writing Hub

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medium.com - I downloaded photoshop when I was 14 in order to create all kinds of weird graphics while following probably all of the online tutorials that the early 00’s internet had to offer back then. It was on…

'Dark Overlord' Hacker Demands Bitcoin In Alleged 9/11 Insurance Megaleak

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www.forbes.com - A hacker or group of hackers going by the name of The Dark Overlord has told Forbes they’re simply out for Bitcoin in return for data they claim is linked to litigation for the September 11 terror at…

The Morning After: Apple's bad news

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www.engadget.com - Crush the 'gram.China's Chang'e-4 touches down on the far side of the moon While you were sleeping, China's space program was making history. Its Chang'e-4 lander is the first spacecraft to make a so…

Tesla Is Now America's Number One Premium Automotive Company, Outsells BMW, Lexus In Q4

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www.forbes.com - For the first time ever, Tesla sold more vehicles than BMW and Lexus in a quarter in the U.S.Atherton Research Atherton Research Despite legal and financial struggles, Tesla managed to cross the 2018…

Paying the price: China shoppers, stung by slowdown, take bite out of Apple

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www.reuters.com - BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai student Xu Yechuyi wanted to buy a new iPhone last year but couldn't afford one at Apple Inc's flagship store, so she opted for a used, three-year-old iPhone 6S …

Uhhh Did Tesla Really Help New York City Avoid a Massive Transit Shutdown?

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www.inverse.com - Tesla was weirdly and surprisingly drawn into the strange, wild world of New York City politics on Thursday. That’s thanks to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who threw reporters for a loop when he sa…

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2019

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finance.yahoo.com - We write them begrudgingly, usually during periods of transition, or tumult. We fiddle with phrasing and format, agonizing over how to craft our qualifications into the best resume possible. But it d…

Roku Channel now lets you subscribe to “premium” streaming services

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androidcommunity.com - There are a lot of streaming services out there and while there may be similarities, there are also a lot of different content on each. You’ve probably wished there was one platform that will let you…

Huawei Mate 30 phone may have a penta-camera setup

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androidcommunity.com - You know how it is in the mobile industry, it’s never too early for rumors, leaks, and speculations. Next-generation phones are usually leaked to the public months before but for bigger OEMs and the …

Philips to unveil 4K Android TV series at CES 2019

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androidcommunity.com - The flood of news has started as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas starts in a few days. If you’re interested in smart TVs, you’ll be glad to know that Philips is finally releasing 4K TVs in…

Secure your smart home devices, Alexa and Chromecast can be tricked

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androidcommunity.com - How secure is your smart home assistant? Maybe not so much as shared by Pen Test Partners, a firm that prides itself in testing and security services and products. A recent report by the group tells …

Nokia 9 PureView launch date, availability, and pricing details leaked

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androidcommunity.com - We have a feeling and we’re almost certain the Nokia 9 will be revealed this 2019. Also called as the Nokia 9 PureView, the smartphone that we’ve been anticipating for since 2017 has been a favorite …

Moto Z4 Play images, 360-degree video renders show up online

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androidcommunity.com - Motorola is definitely staying in the business. We’re being hopeful here because we know the Lenovo-owned company has so much potential. We like the phones the brand releases. We love the idea of Mot…

Android Pie will be served for Galaxy Note 8 ahead of Galaxy S8

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androidcommunity.com - The Android 9 Pie OS upgrade is now official for the Samsung Galaxy S9. We know the Galaxy Note 8’s versions is also being tested as we learned back in November. Other Galaxy phones are set to receiv…

2018 Smartphone Durability Awards by JerryRigEverything

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androidcommunity.com - Durability tests are done for a reason. Don’t think that Zack Nelson aka JerryRigEverything is always getting paid to scratch, burn, and bend phones just to attack the OEMs. No, he does those things …

Voice Shopping Increases with the Help of Amazon and Alexa

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loyalty360.org - Amazon announced a record-breaking holiday season thanks to its customers all around the world, with more items ordered worldwide than ever before. Amazon customers shopped at record levels from a wi…

Windows 10's New Build Pushes Password-less Accounts, Mutes Cortana on OOBE - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is today releasing a new build of Windows 10 19H1, build 18309. The latest build of Windows 10 is the first build of the year, and although it is a minor upgrade, it does include a couple o…

Python Lands on the Windows 10 App Store - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Python Software Foundation recently released Python 3.7 as an app on the official Windows 10 app store. Python 3.7 is now available to install from the Microsoft Store, meaning you no longer need to …

Mozilla Has Big Plans for Thunderbird in 2019 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - The Mozilla Foundation this week announced that it has big plans to modernize its Thunderbird email client in 2019, improving its performance, usability, and look and feel. In doing so, it will add s…

Xiaomi's Potential New Foladable Phone Looks Slick - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - 2019, like it or not, is going to be a year of foldable phones, phablets, or whatever we end up calling these devices. Samsung has already teased its foldable phone, with Microsoft also expected to l…

TSE 1000: The Sales Evangelist 1000th Episode with Donald C. Kelly

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thesalesevangelist.com - It’s The Sales Evangelist 1000th episode and Stephen A. Hart from the Trailblazers.FM Podcast is conducting the interview while Donald Kelly answers the questions. This podcast started five years ago…

Building Your Brand for the New Year | Bruce Turkel

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bruceturkel.com - New years are great times to look back and look forward – to evaluate how you did in the year that just ended and plan for the year to come. When it comes to your brand strategy and building your per…

Google search tests new interface for movie, TV show streaming options - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google is testing a change in the search results for movie and TV show streaming options. Google first launched this feature in the knowledge panel back in 2017. The test adds more streaming provider…

CBS: Tesla Price Cuts Could Be a Sign of 'Waning Demand' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - CBS News reports that analysts have become worried that Elon Musk’s electric car company may not be as popular as previously thought. Tesla reportedly produced 9,300 more vehicles than it sold last y…

Burning Car Carrier Abandoned In Pacific Ocean

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www.infowars.com - U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and two merchant vessels are searching for two missing crew members from the car carrier Sincerity Ace which caught on fire approximately 1,800 nautical miles (2,000 miles) nor…

Huawei faces catastrophe in the technology cold war

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www.theguardian.com - The arrest in Canada of the chief financial officer of the Chinese mobile network and handset tech firm Huawei marks a new stage in a technological cold war between western spy agencies and Beijing. …

Where to Download All the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain

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motherboard.vice.com - Starting at midnight on January 1, tens of thousands of books (as well as movies, songs, and cartoons) entered the public domain, meaning that people can download, share, or repurpose these works for…

Chatbot Personalization: Why It’s Needed to Improve Customer Experience

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instapage.com - Is chatbot personalization a thing? Chatbots vs. apps Why chatbot personalization is needed Chatbot personalization done right & wrong Chatbot for CRO Where are chatbots now? The more internet techno…

Superb Article About Website Creation That Will Really Educate You

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agentmonhost.com - Many people are interested in designing websites. This means that you have a lot of competition if you are building their own website. Read on for tips on what you need to do to beat out your competi…

GDPR Will Pick Up Momentum In 2019 | AdExchanger

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adexchanger.com - Freight trains take time to build steam. That’s your metaphor for what’s to come in 2019 for the General Data Protection Regulation. “I think people were expecting a massive fine on Day One,” said Fo…

2019 LG Z9, W9, E9 and C9 OLED TVs Support HDMI 2.1 and Run on Alpha Gen 2

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www.i4u.com - LG announced the top of the line 2019 OLED TV models ahead of CES 2019. The LG Z9, W9, E9 and C9 OLED TVs represent the best LG OLED TVs to hit the market in 2019. The Z9 is an 8K OLED TV. All four s…

Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped)

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www.nytimes.com - Google is expected to be even more aggressive this year with its Assistant. The company will triple the size of its presence at CES this year, suggesting that it is likely to unveil a large array of …

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

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scratch.mit.edu - Hi folks! It’s here! We are excited to let you know that Scratch 3.0 has launched! As of today, Scratch 3.0 has officially become part of the Scratch Online Community (scratch.mit.edu). With the intr…

Best of the Blog 2018

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www.backblaze.com - 2018 was a great year for Backblaze. We hope it was a great year for you, too. We’d like to start off the year with a look back at what we believe are the top blog posts of 2018. We had outstanding p…

Eight Ways To Turn Seasonal Shoppers Into Year-Round Customers

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www.shopify.com - They say that time is money, and Black Friday-Cyber Monday 2017 saw a whole lot of money being spent in a very short period of time. Specifically, American shoppers spent a record $5 billion in 24 ho…

Shopping ads for the small budget: Here's what to expect in 2019 - Marketing Land

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searchengineland.com - Believe it or not, a new year is upon us (our surprise, of course, being in the speed of its arrival rather than the arrival itself) and in accordance with previous predictions, Shopping Ads are more…

Black Friday Facebook Ads Guide from $6.8M in Ecommerce Holiday Spend

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www.shopify.com - Ecommerce success lives or dies by a single formula: V x CR x AOV = $ Multiply visitors by conversion rate by average order value … and there it is. Unfortunately, amidst the frenzy of Black Friday C…

Feelreal VR mask brings scents to virtual reality experiences

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www.slashgear.com - Virtual reality is a largely visual environment with sounds rounding out the experience. A number of devices bring haptic feedback into the picture, but smell remains absent. That may change in the f…

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