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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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3 things we can learn from those living their lives offline

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theconversation.com - Many of us spend hours every day tethered to our devices, pawing at the screen to see if it will deliver a few more likes or emails, monitoring the world and honing our online presence. Social networ…

Anarchy and Liberty with Jeff Berwick - The Bad Crypto Podcast

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badcryptopodcast.com - Depending on where you live in the world, you have a certain amount of freedom. If you live in North Korea, you don’t have much individual liberty. If you live in the United States, you are in the co…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Smartwatch unit sales up 61 percent in 2018 as Apple is ‘the clear market leader,’ NPD says Shared by 📎 #Resist ❄️🍋 9to5mac.com - As Apple’s own Wearables category continues to grow, new…

Galaxy Note 9 comes with a free Galaxy Tab A on Amazon

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androidcommunity.com - Since Samsung will be announcing a new flagship line by next week at their Unpacked event, they probably want to work on getting rid of all the stocks of the current flagship. One way would be to off…

Latest Windows preview build skips all the way to a 2020 release

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has published a new preview release of Windows 10, build 18836, to participants of the "Skip Ahead" group. But it's not quite the preview that they were expecting to get. Microsoft's previe…

Daily Crunch: Facebook (possibly) considered buying Unity

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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. Faceb…

Postscript wants to be the Mailchimp for SMS

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techcrunch.com - Email is certainly not dead despite many such exclamations, but there’s no questions that it’s a bloated, seeping hog of a platform that’s incredibly difficult for businesses to develop meaningful re…

Tesla ‘Dog mode’ and ‘Sentry mode’ are now live to guard your car and pets

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techcrunch.com - Tesla has officially released two features for its electric vehicles aimed at protecting what owners love: their car and pets, as the company looks to leverage its ability to deliver a continuous str…

AWS announces new bare metal instances for companies who want more cloud control

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techcrunch.com - When you think about Infrastructure as a Service, you typically pay for a virtual machine that resides in a multi-tenant environment. That means, it’s using a set of shared resources. For many compan…

Opera teases new desktop browser design

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techcrunch.com - Browser maker Opera has been teasing a new project called R3 or ‘Reborn3’. The new project is now available as a beta version — and it’s a brand new design for the company’s desktop browser. For now,…

Boston and NY share high tech losses as Amazon and GE bail on same day

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techcrunch.com - Boston and New York have been sporting rivals for decades, constantly fighting over bragging rights across all four major sports, but today the two cities had something in common neither was probably…

Europe agrees platform rules to tackle unfair business practices

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techcrunch.com - The European Union’s political institutions have reached agreement over new rules designed to boost transparency around online platform businesses and curb unfair practices to support traders and oth…

Amazon Moments lets developers reward customers with actual gifts, not just virtual ones

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techcrunch.com - App and web developers are always trying to figure out better ways of keeping their users engaged on their platforms for longer. Today, Amazon is launching a service that it hopes those developers wi…

Zoho’s office suite gets smarter

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techcrunch.com - As far as big tech companies go, Zoho is a bit different. Not only has it never taken any venture funding, it also offers more than 40 products that range from its online office suite to CRM and HR t…

Firefox for iOS gets persistent private browsing tabs

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techcrunch.com - Firefox for iOS is getting an update today that brings a new layout for its menu and settings, as well as new organization settings in the New Tabs features to iPhone and iPad users. But more importa…

A ridiculously rare copy of Super Mario for NES just sold for over $100,000

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techcrunch.com - A super rare and extra special copy of Super Mario just sold for a mind-boggling $100,150. Before you go digging through the attic to find your old copy to throw up for auction, you should know: the …

Facebook may face a record-setting multi-billion dollar fine from the FTC

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techcrunch.com - The Washington Post is reporting that Facebook’s row with the FTC could result in fines an order of magnitude larger than any levied against a tech company by the regulatory body before. While the ta…

Check out the first interior view of Honda’s Urban EV prototype

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techcrunch.com - Honda began teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future — that had a distinct 1970s first-generation Civic flare. Now, two years later, a pr…

Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&

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techcrunch.com - Walmart’s tech incubator Store N°8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchandise, an…

Romance scams cost more money than any other type of consumer fraud, says the Federal Trade Commission

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techcrunch.com - The Federal Trade Commission has released data that shows romance scams cost more money than other types of consumer fraud reported to the agency last year — and the problem is getting worse. Romance…

Citizen expands its crime-tracking alert app to Baltimore

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techcrunch.com - Depending on who you ask, Citizen is either a useful urban safety tool or a menacing glimpse into a self-surveilled police state, but either way, the app is coming to Baltimore. Citizen, formerly kno…

TikTok spotted testing native video ads

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techcrunch.com - TikTok is testing a new ad product: a sponsored video ad that directs users to the advertiser’s website. The test was spotted in the beta version of the U.S. TikTok app, where a video labeled “Sponso…

Grover launches e-scooter subscription service

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techcrunch.com - Grover, the Berlin-based startup that offers “pay-as-you-go” subscriptions to the latest consumer tech as an alternative to owning products outright, is going all-in on e-scooters or so-called micro-…

Zendesk just hired three former Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe execs

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techcrunch.com - Today, Zendesk announced it had hired three new executives — Elisabeth Zornes, former general manager of global support for Microsoft Office, as Zendesk’s first chief customer officer; former Adobe e…

StayTuned Digital helps video creators publish and measure everywhere

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techcrunch.com - If you’re a video creator in 2019, you’re probably thinking about a long list of publishing destinations: YouTube, of course, but also Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and more. StayTuned Digit…

DriveNets emerges from stealth with $110M for its cloud-based alternative to network routers

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techcrunch.com - Software is eating the world, and today a startup that’s taking this maxim to the world of telecoms has raised a big round of funding as it comes out of stealth. DriveNets, a company out of Israel th…

Hacker who stole 620 million records strikes again, stealing 127 million more

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techcrunch.com - A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has stolen another 127 million records from eight more websites, TechCrunch has learned. The hacker, whose listing was the previo…

Nintendo makes the old new again with Mario, Zelda, Tetris titles for Switch

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techcrunch.com - The afternoon brought an eventful series of announcements from Nintendo in one of its Direct video promos, and 2019 is looking to be a banner year for the Switch. Here’s everything the company announ…

Peltarion raises $20M for its AI platform

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techcrunch.com - Peltarion, a Swedish startup founded by former execs from companies like Spotify, Skype, King, TrueCaller and Google, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series A funding round led by Eu…

Apple is selling the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 in Germany again

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techcrunch.com - Two older iPhone models are back on sale in Apple stores in Germany — but only with Qualcomm chips inside. The iPhone maker was forced to pull the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models from shelves in its onl…

Amazon’s NYC educational investments will continue, despite cancellation of New York HQ2

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techcrunch.com - Amazon’s plans to invest in New York area engineering training programs and other local educational initiatives are not being canceled, despite Amazon’s announcement today that it will no longer open…

Everything you need to know about GM’s new electric bikes

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techcrunch.com - General Motors announced last year it was getting into the electric bike business. But besides a crowdsourcing name competition and a few teasers, details were scant. Now, GM has given this new brand…

Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims

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techcrunch.com - Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering another multi-billion-dollar bet …

The Amazon Selling Machine

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www.theatlantic.com - Amazon is catnip to advertisers for the simple reason that it is already an integral part of the way we buy. About half of online shoppers start their product searches on Amazon. But the company also…

'Strap yourself into your seat': Here's Guy Kawasaki's startup guide to 'dent the universe'

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www.businessinsider.com.au - You’ve taken the plunge and left your traditional 9 to 5 for a new job at a startup. After countless nerve-wracking interviews, you’ve signed on the dotted line and met up with the rest of your new t…

For Valentine’s Day, Ars writers describe the tech they cherish the most

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arstechnica.com - Valentine's Day and consumer technology don't exactly go hand in hand. Every couple is different, but if you're getting a loved one a gift for the holiday, it should come from the heart. A new smartp…

Amazon caught selling counterfeits of publisher’s computer books—again

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arstechnica.com - Bill Pollock, the founder of the tech how-to book publisher No Starch Press, called out Amazon on February 13 for selling what he says are counterfeit copies of his company's book, The Art of Assembl…

The 2019 Genesis G70—can a good car overcome brand snobbery?

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arstechnica.com - The Genesis G70 is an attractive car, but in this part of the market, can good looks overcome brand snobbery? Luc Donckerwolke and the Genesis design team have given the G70 its own look. The proport…

LG keeps leaking G8 features, the latest is a vibrating display speaker

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arstechnica.com - We've brightened up the notch a bit. Besides the front camera, the two big circles are for an IR blaster and ToF sensor, while the smaller ones should be the usual brightness and proximity sensors. T…

Google’s Waymo risks repeating Silicon Valley’s most famous blunder

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arstechnica.com - Everyone in Silicon Valley knows the story of Xerox inventing the modern personal computer in the 1970s and then failing to commercialize it effectively. Yet one of Silicon Valley's most successful c…

Ajit Pai orders phone companies to adopt new anti-robocall tech in 2019

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission will consider "regulatory intervention" if major phone companies fail to adopt a new anti-robocall technology this year. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been pressurin…

How to run your own e-mail server with your own domain, part 1

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arstechnica.com - E-mail is old and complex. It's the oldest still-recognizable component of the Internet, with its modern incarnation having coalesced out of several different decades-old messaging technologies inclu…

How I launched 3 consoles (and found true love) at Babbage's store no. 9

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arstechnica.com - The parking lot is full—unusual for the small strip mall where I sell video games. It takes me a while to park my car, and when I make it into the store, chaos greets me: a line at the counter, the c…

Super Mario Maker 2, Link’s Awakening remaster headline latest Nintendo Direct

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arstechnica.com - Cat-suit Mario is a new addition. Another new ability is being able to build enemies coming toward the screen in the third dimension. Clear pipes will let you warp quickly through them or, in this sc…

Google and Facebook weren’t the only ones breaking Apple’s rules to distribute apps

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arstechnica.com - Rival tech giants like Google and Facebook aren’t the only companies abusing Apple’s enterprise certifications to distribute unapproved apps in the Apple App Store on iOS, according to reports from R…

In 2017, the feds said Tesla Autopilot cut crashes 40%—that was bogus

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arstechnica.com - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has egg on its face after a small research and consulting firm called Quality Control Systems produced a devastating critique of a 2017 agency repor…

The triumphant return of Ars Technica mugs, T-shirts

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arstechnica.com - Every geek needs two things to start the morning off right: a quality coffee mug and a fresh T-shirt. Fortunately, Ars Technica now sells both, so you can leap from your bed to confront the forces of…

Devs accuse Sony of “playing favorites” with PS4’s cross-platform support

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arstechnica.com - "We just launched Wargroove with crossplay between PC, Switch, and Xbox," Chucklefish CEO Finn "Tiy" Brice writes on the ResetEra forums. "We made many requests for crossplay (both through our [Sony]…

9 Tips for Designing an Email Signature in 2019 | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - It’s no secret that email signatures have a major impact in the world of email marketing. It’s also clear that they are one of the easiest ways to re-engage with your existing customers, without spen…

4 Reasons Why You Should Design Without Color First

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medium.com - Creating your screens in grayscale before adding color forces you think clearly and prioritize right when it comes to UX design. When you start designing keeping the B&W color palette constraint in m…

Making Google Fonts Faster⚡ – Clio + Calliope – Medium

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medium.com - If you use Google Fonts on your website or web application, a few additional steps can lead to much faster load times. In this article, I will show you how to: Skip over some of the latency time for …

Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself — Krebs on Security

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krebsonsecurity.com - Social media sites are littered with seemingly innocuous little quizzes, games and surveys urging people to reminisce about specific topics, such as “What was your first job,” or “What was your first…

Facebook's Most Intriguing New Hires Aren't in Silicon Valley—They're in Washington

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gizmodo.com - Facebook’s home turf is in Silicon Valley, but the company’s most important future battles are largely shaping up 3,000 miles away in Washington, D.C. To win, the social media giant is on a hiring sp…

Facebook Is Going After YouTube's Most Valuable Asset

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www.forbes.com - Facebook wants influencers and creators to make video for its platform - photo credit: © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Facebook is looking to lure s…

Huawei Watch GT now available for pre-order in the US

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been wondering when Huawei’s new smartwatch, which has been available internationally for some time now, will finally make its way to US shores, wonder no more. Both the Huawei Watch GT Spo…

Sony Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus may be announced soon, Xperia XA3 name dropped

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androidcommunity.com - It’s not certain if Sony will make a big announcement at the Mobile World Congress but we’re crossing our fingers it will show off or at least tease the Xperia XZ4 and Xperia XA3. The Sony Xperia XA3…

Sony’s Wena Strap now available for pre-order in the UK

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androidcommunity.com - Sony released a new kind of wearable in Japan a few years back and now finally, the rest of the world, or at least Europe, will be able to experience it for themselves. The wena (Wear Electronics Nat…

Galaxy Buds (in black) may be announced in Samsung Unpacked event too

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve been hearing about the rumored Samsung Galaxy Buds for some time now which will be unveiled on February 20 as well. Usually Samsung would pair a new flagship device with premium headphones but …

New Galaxy Watch Active renders show them running on OneUI

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androidcommunity.com - Yesterday we had some renders “confirming” that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Active Watch will indeed not have a bezel ring anymore, unlike previous Samsung smartwatches. Since we’re a few days away f…

LG G8 ThinQ will come with new Crystal Sound OLED tech

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androidcommunity.com - The LG G8 ThinQ is anticipated as LG is thriving to remain in the mobile business. We’re positive the other South Korean tech company will make it because of the new tech it’s introducing–the Crystal…

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus hands-on video leaked

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androidcommunity.com - This is the Samsung Galaxy S10. It’s actually the Plus variant because of the elongated hole for the dual selfie cameras. Mobile Fun posted this hands-on video of the smartphone so we believe it is t…

Google and Android devs will continue to fight spammy and malicious apps

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androidcommunity.com - Google is getting serious in making sure that the Android platform is safe and secure for mobile users from all over the world. There are billions of Android consumers and to be honest, we can’t say …

What will online dating be like in 2030?

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mashable.com - In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. It is cuffing season after all. Digital courtship exploded with the rise of the smartphone. Match and eHa…

Sure looks like Trump declared a 'national emergency' via the Notes app

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mashable.com - The iOS Notes app is a simple, yet powerful tool. From remembering your grocery list, to jotting down random musings while on the bus, to celebrity apologies, over the years it's worked its way into …

You can pick up a new Nintendo 2DS XL plus 3 games for under £130 in the Nintendo half-term sale

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mashable.com - It's almost half-term in the UK, which is great news for kids everywhere. Half-term brings much needed time-off from school and a chance to go wild for a week. It's not necessarily the best time for …

Take Pictures with Your Pokémon in the Real World

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www.lightstalking.com - When it hit app stores on iOS and Android back in July 2016, Pokémon GO was a sensation. It was also one of the first big augmented reality titles to achieve massive success. Though it has fallen off…

EU copyright directive poised to become law, includes licensing fees for search engines - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - The European Union’s hotly debated Copyright Directive is set to become law. The final language has been agreed upon and all that is now required is formal European Parliament and member-state approv…

6 things you need to know about Google's change for service area businesses - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Earlier this year, Google announced that they were offering an improved sign-up flow for service area businesses. There have been lots of questions from the Local Search community about these changes…

SearchCap: Google Assistant ads, Google Maps reply to reviews & waitlists - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Functionality is provided by DineTime as part of Reserve with Google. With the Assistan…

Police chase death couple 'not at burglary'

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www.bbc.com - A couple killed in a car crash after a police chase were not present at the burglary which sparked the pursuit, it has been revealed. Newlywed teenagers Patrick McDonagh, 19, and pregnant wife Shauna…

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