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Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Having more electric cars on the road will reduce everyone’s electric bill

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evannex.com - Regular readers of this column are well aware of the wonderful benefits of EV ownership. However, electric vehicles can also have a positive impact on the electric grid, serving as the perfect comple…

Get ready for the age of sensor panic

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www.computerworld.com - A passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight this week noticed a small, circular indentation below the image playing on the seatback in-flight entertainment system in front of him. Could that be, he wo…

Brands in the Gilded Age | Bruce Turkel

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bruceturkel.com - Lots of brand consultants like to use an exercise where they ask their audience this question: “If your brand was a car, what car would it be?” They use cars because most people have a good understan…

Twitter Offered Russian Television Network RT 15% Of Its Total Share Of US Elections Advertising

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www.buzzfeednews.com - Twitter wanted RT to spend big ahead of the 2016 US election, offering a significant portion of its election-related ad inventory in return. The social media company offered the Russian state–owned t…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY How to Track Shopping Cart Abandonment with Google Analytics Shared by Leeanne Nuttall-Lowe www.monsterinsights.com - Wondering how to determine the shopping cart abandonment rate of your …

Venmo launches a ‘limited edition’ rainbow debit card for its payment app users

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techcrunch.com - Hoping to entice more users to attach the Venmo Mastercard to their account, Venmo this morning announced it’s launching a “special edition” rainbow-colored version of its debit card that will only b…

YouTube demonetizes anti-vaccination videos

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techcrunch.com - YouTube will demonetize channels that promote anti-vaccination views, after a report by BuzzFeed News found ads, including from health companies, running before anti-vax videos. The platform will als…

ICANN warns of “ongoing and significant” threat to DNS infrastructure

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techcrunch.com - The internet’s address book keeper has warned of an “ongoing and significant risk” to key parts of the domain name system infrastructure, following months of increased attacks. The Internet Corporati…

Pinstagram? Instagram code reveals Public Collections feature

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techcrunch.com - Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped a…

Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week

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techcrunch.com - Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with camper manufacturer Opus to create the ultimate “smart” pop-up traile…

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold launches April 26, starting at $1,980

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techcrunch.com - The last time we saw Samsung’s foldable onstage, it was, quite literally, shrouded in darkness. The company debuted a prototype of the upcoming device at a developer conference, showing its folding m…

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…

How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years

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arstechnica.com - We tend to think of technology as something that moves electrons around. But I'm going to take a little diversion into technology that is used to move us around (and yes, our electrons as well, you p…

The McLaren 600LT Spider: A lighter, more focused track supercar

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arstechnica.com - Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case McLaren flew us to Phoenix to drive the 600LT (and the 720S Spider; more on that next week) and provided two nights in a hote…

Nokia 6, Nokia 8 Android Pie update has Digital Wellbeing; Samsung has own version

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androidcommunity.com - One of the “trends” that we’ll probably be seeing this year is the focus on finding the balance between offline and online, with digital and the real world. Google has the Digital Wellbeing feature i…

6 major challenges foldable phones need to overcome to prove they're not a fad

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mashable.com - Foldable phones are really, finally, happening this year. But almost nobody should buy one until their many kinks are worked out. Earlier this week, Samsung upstaged its own Galaxy S10 unveiling (all…

Forget Galaxy Fold: 5G and foldable phones go big at MWC 2019

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www.cnet.com - Samsung and the MWC Barcelona conference have long had an up-and-down relationship. The energy at the trade show has ebbed and flowed depending on whether the world's largest handset maker decides to…

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are Both $200 Off - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - This is a great deal if you’re still thinking about a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL and aren’t put off by their many reliability issues. It’s hard to know where to start with the Pixel 3 family. So let’s ju…

ROSIN PRESS - NEW

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sacramento.craigslist.org - Purchase Factory Direct Only $750 REG PRICE $950 This 20,000 lb Strongway™ Benchtop Hydraulic Press + Extract Butler Modifications is NOT A TOY LIKE OTHER PRESSES FOR MUCH $$$!! This is a PREMIUM COM…

Microsoft is teaming up with America’s second-largest grocery chain to fend off Amazon

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www.theverge.com - Software giant Microsoft is teaming up with Albertsons, America’s second-largest grocery chain, to implement a “frictionless” shopping experience for customers. The deal comes as Amazon has been incr…

Microsoft reportedly plans to discuss next-gen Xbox consoles at E3 2019

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www.theverge.com - Sony may have decided to skip the video game industry’s largest annual expo this year, but Microsoft plans to be back at E3 2019 with its usual blow-out press conference. And now, French gaming news …

Service workers and SEO: What developers should know - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Developers working on websites, as compared to native apps, were long at a disadvantage because they were limited to using web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. But that’s changing as these…

Google Search Console adds Products to enhancements reporting section - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google Search Console has quietly added a new section to the enhancements section of the tool set named “Products.” This section helps you see how well your product markup is performing in Google’s s…

Google / YouTube and brand safety: What's next? - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - At the ripe old age of 20, Google is synonymous with internet search. The famous Silicon Valley brand long ago became a verb. Google Chrome remains the most popular web browser, leading on most mobil…

YouTube Demonitizes Anti-Vax Channels After BuzzFeed Contacts Advertisers

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www.infowars.com - YouTube on Friday demonetized channels which promote anti-vax content, after BuzzFeed notified a spate of advertisers that their ads were being run alongside anti-vax videos, reports BuzzFeed. YouTub…

Google Maps' Satellite view is a lie — and it was almost called 'Bird Mode'

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mashable.com - There's more evidence that just ignoring your eccentric boss' bad ideas is the best way to deal with them. The co-creator of Google Maps and current Salesforce president Bret Taylor decided that Feb.…

New Facebook Group Management Tools

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show…

Do You Want To Take Better Pictures? Check Out These Ideas!

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slr-digitalcamera.com - Some tips will let you get the most out of photography. You can learn the basics and silly photography mistakes so that you from making a bad shot during an attempt to freeze a special moment in time.

Try These Helpful Mobile Marketing Tips For Your Business

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iim.internetinfomedia.com - Mobile marketing may be a great source of major or could prove to be very lucrative. These tips will give you to be an expert at the world of mobile marketing. You can begin by constructing a proper …

Why the U.K. Condemned Facebook for Fuelling Fake News

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www.newyorker.com - If there remained any doubt that Facebook’s business practices intentionally compromise users’ privacy and recklessly undermine democratic norms, it was put to rest on Monday, when the Digital, Cultu…

Digital Disruption Common Sense

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cxo-transform.com - Facebook took 3.5 years to acquire 50 million customers, Whatsapp took 15 months, Angry Birds took 15 days. Since 1995 when Clay Christensen and Joe Bower published the HBR article Disruptive Technol…

GDPR fines ‘likely to end up before Europe’s highest court’

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www.irishtimes.com - Fines levied on multinationals and other organisations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are likely to end up before Europe’s highest court as they seek to resolve “ambiguities” in …

Smart Home Technology Is Still Not Smart Enough – The Upgrade – Medium

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medium.com - It’s a function of our collective laziness that turning Christmas lights on and off is a process worth automating. I’m not pointing fingers here: I’m lazy person number one and have been trying for y…

NHS told to ditch 'outdated' pagers

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www.bbc.co.uk - The NHS has been told to stop using pagers for communications by 2021, in order to save money. The health service still uses about 130,000 pagers, which is about 10% of the total left in use globally.

Containers won the battle, but will lose the war to serverless — Simon Wardley

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read.acloud.guru - Forrest Brazeal: You’ve been around IT for quite awhile, and you’re an enthusiastic proponent of serverless development — how long has serverless been on your radar? Simon Wardley: In 2005, while map…

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