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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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It’s time to pay serious attention to TikTok

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techcrunch.com - If you haven’t been paying attention to TikTok, you haven’t been paying attention. The short-form video app hailing from Beijing’s ByteDance just had its biggest month ever with the addition of 75 mi…

The ultimate guide to user experience

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www.creativebloq.com - Introduction to UX UX tips and advice The UX industry Case studies If you've not heard of the term user experience (UX), the clue's in the title. It's about creating a great experience for the users …

You Can Use G-Sync on FreeSync Monitors: Here's How

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www.digitaltrends.com - G-Sync monitors are expensive. If you have an Nvidia-based system, that can present a problem. Fortunately, these days FreeSync and G-Sync are more compatible than ever. Nvidia, in particular, has ev…

Exclusive: Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant

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www.reuters.com - (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group is reconsidering plans to make advanced liquid crystal display panels at a $10 billion Wisconsin campus, and said it intends to hire mostly engineers and research…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY SwitchPod — The minimal, versatile, handheld tripod. Shared by Pat Flynn www.kickstarter.com - Switch between the handheld and to tripod modes (and back again) in seconds. Filming yourself…

iOS 13 to Introduce New Dark Mode, Improved iPad Home Screen - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple is expected to unveil iOS 13 at WWDC in a few months time. Ahead of the announcement, some new details about the upcoming version of iOS have been revealed by Bloomberg. The publication is repo…

SteelSeries Stratus Duo lets you play and control games easier on mobile devices

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androidcommunity.com - There are a lot of mobile and VR gamers out there who need a little extra help when playing their favorite titles since not all of them are meant just for the touch screen of smartphones. There are s…

Google now has voice search in Chrome for Android mobile

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androidcommunity.com - Even before the advent of the ubiquitous Google Assistant, you could already search for things through voice on the web. But now for some reason, Google is finally adding this feature on the mobile v…

LG V50 ThinQ 5G smartphone to be unveiled next month

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androidcommunity.com - LG is launching a 5G smartphone. We are sure of this because the other South Korean tech giant has been mentioning the idea of a 5G phone. It will be speedier and cooler and will be one of the first …

Announcing TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of mobility and transportation

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techcrunch.com - Mobility is changing and the world is changing with it. Technology is upending century-old establishments, creating new lifestyles and routines. Regions across the globe are trying to replicate Silic…

Altice to acquire majority stake in OTT startup Molotov

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techcrunch.com - Telecom company Altice is about to close a significant investment in French startup Molotov — the two companies have entered into exclusive negotiations. While terms of the deal are undisclosed, Alti…

Facebook’s VPN app puts spotlight on kids’ consent

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techcrunch.com - Facebook could face fresh scrutiny in Europe following a TechCrunch report on its use of a VPN app to monitor people’s smartphone activity — including teenagers as young as 13. The Irish Data Protect…

Yep, iPhone revenue is down

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techcrunch.com - Apple’s Q1 earnings are in, and things don’t look too rosy for the iPhone. Revenue for the handset has declined 15 percent year over year for the quarter. It’s a pretty hefty drop for a device that’s…

Apple’s FaceTime bug will be investigated by New York’s Attorney General

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this week, a bug was found in FaceTime that could let others listen in to your Apple device’s microphone (or, in specific cases, view video from the camera) without you accepting the FaceTime…

Apple partners with Aetna to launch health app leveraging Apple Watch data

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techcrunch.com - In its clearest move yet to woo the healthcare industry, Apple has collaborated with the health insurance provider Aetna to launch a new app, called Attain, that uses Apple Watch data to provide a wi…

Gmail on mobile gets a fresh coat of Material Design paint

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techcrunch.com - Gmail on mobile will soon get a new look. Google today announced that its mobile email apps for iOS and Android are getting a redesign that is in line with the company’s recent Material Design update…

American Airlines taps Apple Music for in-flight entertainment

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techcrunch.com - American Airlines and Apple Music have closed a deal that would give passengers access to the full library of Apple Music songs on AA flights. Apple Music’s more than 50 million songs will be availab…

Your smartphone may soon pack 1TB in storage thanks to Samsung’s new memory chip

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techcrunch.com - Sick of filling the limited space on your phone with apps, photos and videos? Sometime in the near future, your smartphone could ship with more than one-terabyte (1TB) of internal storage and run 10 …

Cheap internet of things gadgets betray you even after you toss them in the trash

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techcrunch.com - You may think that the worst you’ll risk by buying a bargain-bin smart bulb or security camera will be a bit of extra trouble setting it up or a lack of settings. But it’s not just while they’re plug…

The forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service will be partially supported by ads

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techcrunch.com - In November, AT&T opened up about its plans for its forthcoming WarnerMedia streaming service, which aims to leverage the entertainment properties AT&T gained by way of its Time Warner acquisition la…

Many Xbox Ones aren’t working right now due to Xbox Live outage

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techcrunch.com - If you just tried to turn on your Xbox One and were met with nothing but a black screen: you’re not alone. A particularly bad outage in Xbox Live’s core services is causing the console to get stuck a…

China continues 5G push despite economic slowdown and Huawei setbacks

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techcrunch.com - China will fast-track the issuance of commercial licenses for 5G as part of a national plan to boost consumer spending, said a notice published this week by the National Development and Reform Commis…

Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules

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techcrunch.com - In response to TechCrunch’s investigation of Facebook paying teens and adults to install a VPN that lets it analyze all their phone’s traffic, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Mark Zuc…

AT&T’s DirecTV Now is losing the cord cutters

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techcrunch.com - AT&T’s live TV streaming service, DirecTV Now, is not doing so well. Along with AT&T’s fourth quarter earnings released this morning, the company reported a sizable loss of 267,000 DirecTV Now subscr…

In-car AI assistants are coming whether you like it or not

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arstechnica.com - LAS VEGAS—Like it or not, CES has now become a car show, for the same reason we cover the automotive world now at Ars Technica. Simply put, the tech sector has taken a look at the automobile, and it …

Netflix, Amazon, and Hollywood studios shut down maker of “free TV” box

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arstechnica.com - The entertainment industry has scored a big victory over the maker of a "free TV" box that helped users watch pirated video. Dragon Media Inc., whose "Dragon Box" device connects to TVs and lets user…

Apple’s next-gen AirPods may respond to hands-free Siri voice commands

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arstechnica.com - Apple released the first beta of iOS 12.2 to developers yesterday, and it reportedly hints at new features for upcoming AirPods. According to a report by 9to5Mac, a currently hidden setup screen sugg…

FBI, Air Force investigators mapped North Korean botnet to aid shutdown

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arstechnica.com - On January 30, the US Department of Justice announced that it, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations were engaged in a campaign to "map and further d…

Apple says iPhones were down 15% last quarter, but everything else was up 19%

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arstechnica.com - Apple today shared its fiscal first-quarter revenue with shareholders. As investors feared and as previously warned, Apple posted revenue of $84.3 billion for the quarter ending in December, missing …

Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

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arstechnica.com - Both Facebook and Google have used Apple's Enterprise Developer Program—which is intended for exclusive use by companies to give system administrators the ability to distribute apps to employees' dev…

Hands-on with the new Gmail for Android (and iOS)

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arstechnica.com - One big new change is the location of the account switcher. On new Gmail it lives in the search bar, while on Old Gmail it lived in the navigation panel. The search bar will sometimes play this fun G…

The all-new 2019 Mazda 3 punches far above its weight for under $30,000

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arstechnica.com - This is the all-new Mazda 3, which uses the company's new Skyactiv-Vehicle architecture. The hatch is aimed at a sporty buyer and will be available as a stick shift (as long as you don't mind front-w…

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Declares He Sold All His BTC Holdings at $20,000 Peak

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cointelegraph.com - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he sold all of his Bitcoin (BTC) when the currency hit $20,000 in December 2017. Financial media outlet Business Insider Nordic reported on Wozniak’s comm…

How UX Design Builds Trust and Loyalty for Your Website

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icons8.com - Your digital business page is not so different from a real-life storefront. Consumers have a knack for picking up on dubious first impressions. And if your brand design sends out too many questionabl…

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL

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www.wired.com - In September, members of Google's Chrome security team put forth a radical proposal: Kill off URLs as we know them. The researchers aren't actually advocating a change to the web's underlying infrast…

This is how YouTube influencer scam artists operate | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - A scam striking the followers of YouTube influencers which offers lucky fans free gifts from their favorite stars has been in operation far longer than first thought. Reports surfaced last week of th…

This lamp with a hidden camera could be in your next Airbnb nightmare

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www.theverge.com - Earlier this month, Panasonic announced a new home security camera that’s integrated into the stem of a floor lamp. The terrifyingly named HomeHawk Floor is designed to be discreet — the whole idea i…

DxOMark Review: Xiaomi Pocophone F1’s cameras are decent enough

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androidcommunity.com - The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Poco F1) is one of the few phones that impressed us recently. The device was first unveiled in India with premium specs and an affordable price last August. It was then compa…

NYC drivers can now enjoy Waze Beacons in traffic tunnels

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androidcommunity.com - When you’re trying to get to a destination that you’re not so familiar with, you probably rely on the wisdom of Waze. Well, that is until you enter a long tunnel and your GPS signal gets lost and you…

Jaybird Run XT is similar to previous Run, except it’s now waterproof

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androidcommunity.com - The Jaybird Run was one of the first truly wireless earphones that were available to consumers, although it did suffer from unreliable Bluetooth connection which is one of the issues of this kind of …

Retailers Begin Using Robots to Stock Shelves

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loyalty360.org - Artificial intelligence appears to have a new practical implication as retailers have been testing robots to stock shelves. Following the recent success of robots working in warehouses, retailers hav…

Google and Amazon Seek to Grab Foothold in Electricity

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loyalty360.org - Seeking a new source of domestic customer data, Google and Amazon are taking steps to expand into the electricity business. Both firms plan to leverage their customers’ home energy data to bolster th…

China vs. the US: How governments and markets influence tech innovations

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www.techrepublic.com - CNET and CBS News Senior Producer Dan Patterson sat down with the Future Today Institute founder and quantitative futurist Amy Webb to discuss her experiences watching the rise of smartphones while l…

SPI 356: Everything Behind the Launch of My New Invention—the SwitchPod

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Pat Flynn: Fourteen-ish months later and here we are from idea to launch. I’m so scared. I’m so excited. This is something I’ve never done before. For those of you who don’t know, myself and my video…

Microsoft Revenues Jump 12 Percent to $32.5 Billion - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft today announced that it earned net income of $8.4 billion on revenues of $32.5 billion in the quarter ending December 31. The results were in line with analyst expectations. “Our strong com…

Microsoft Opens up Skip Ahead for Windows Insiders Once Again - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is opening up the Windows Insider program’s Skip Ahead system to Insiders once again. This means if you want to get all the cutting edge features and Insider releases before everyone else, …

Apple's 2020 iPhones Will Include New 3D Cameras for AR - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple’s next-gen iPhones, set to arrive in 2020, will reportedly include new 3D cameras for improved AR. Bloomberg is reporting that the company is working on longer-range 3D cameras for the back of …

Xbox Live Takes a Nosedive, Drags Consoles with It - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - If you are trying to use your Xbox console right now, there is a good chance you are frustrated. Microsoft’s Xbox Live service is currently down which makes using the device, quite a bit harder. And …

Outlook's Big IOS Redesign Comes to All Users - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In December, Microsoft started testing a major a new re-design for the Outlook app on iOS. At the time, the redesign was available to a small number of users, and the company is now starting to roll …

Learning from The Piano Shop on The Left Bank | Bruce Turkel

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bruceturkel.com - I was reading The Piano Shop on The Left Bank when I came across the following phrase, attributed to piano virtuoso György Sebök: “There is no such thing as a music note by note just as there is no s…

Pick a Day of the Week to Do All of Your Online Shopping

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twocents.lifehacker.com - How’s your no-spend month going, friends? Truthfully, I hit a few hiccups the last few days, including a wine-fueled Etsy purchase. If you’re having a little trouble too, here’s a tip from Reddit tha…

Four ways to use webinar marketing for reputation management - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - Webinar marketing has been gaining popularity for a few years now. There are plenty of reasons for that: webinars improve social media engagement, help with brand loyalty, create linkable assets, bui…

Wanna Kicks, a new AR app from Wannaby, lets you virtually “try on” your next pair of kicks

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techcrunch.com - Wannaby, a startup out of Belarus that is building “AR commerce” experiences, has launched a beta of its latest app, which aims to make it easier to find the perfect sneakers. Dubbed “Wanna Kicks,” t…

Alibaba’s growth slows to lowest in 3 years

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techcrunch.com - China’s Alibaba continues to see slowing expansion in the latest quarter, but the e-commerce giant’s effort to spur new growth from new arenas have started to bear fruit. The Hangzhou-based firm rang…

Digital Obesity or Analogue Anorexia? Welcome to the Future (expanded excerpt from “Technology vs Humanity”) – Futurist Gerd Leonhard

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www.futuristgerd.com - The amount of information, data and media information available to us is growing at warp speed. A massive wave of digital flab is rushing at us. Some 40% of Americans struggle with physical obesity, …

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