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Monday, February 25, 2019

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TECHNOLOGY

Huawei Frightens Europe's Data Protectors. America Does, Too

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www.bloomberg.com - A foreign power with possible unbridled access to Europe’s data is causing alarm in the region. No, it’s not China. It’s the U.S. As the U.S. pushes ahead with the “Cloud Act” it enacted about a year…

The Future of the Company

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kellblog.com - It’s fairly common to hear the CEO of a company that makes most of its money doing thing-X announce that the future of this company is thing-Y. Why might they do this? I think it’s often just to soun…

What I Gave My Kid Instead of a Smartphone – Human Parts

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humanparts.medium.com - A year ago, I spent months undercover on the popular video-making app, Musical.ly. (It’s since been renamed. Nice try, but we see you hiding your lame-app self behind TikTok.) My commitment to using …

At MWC 2019, a reminder that first isn’t always best

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www.slashgear.com - The future of mobile is here – or, at least, it’s here in prototype form, or behind glass, or as promising roadmap with little to show for it today. Mobile World Congress 2019 isn’t immune to trade s…

China's drive to dominate the electric car industry

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www.cbsnews.com - There is perhaps nothing more emblematic of the American century than the automobile. Assembly lines rolled out millions of Fords, Chryslers, Chevys and Buicks and made Motor City-Detroit, Michigan-t…

How to turn on 'do not disturb' while driving on iPhone and Android

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www.usatoday.com - Giving your phone a rest when you’re driving is always a good call, but the tools Apple and Google offer to help you focus on the road can be easy to miss. Here’s a reminder of how to use them. Pleas…

Chips may be inherently vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown attacks

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www.technologyreview.com - China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced CRISPR is being used to treat a patient with a dangerous blood disease Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting h…

Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality solutions to smartphones

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techcrunch.com - Last year Microsoft introduced several mixed reality business solutions under the Dynamics 365 enterprise product umbrella. Today, the company announced it would be moving these to smartphones in the…

We Dipped Our Toes Into Double Featured Snippets

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moz.com - This post was originally published on the STAT blog. Featured snippets, a vehicle for voice search and the answers to our most pressing questions, have doubled on the SERPs — but not in the way we us…

BMW and Daimler will spend over $1 billion on the future of transportation

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www.theverge.com - BMW and Daimler, two giants in the automobile sector, are pooling their resources in a joint mobility effort that spans autonomous cars, ride-hailing, electric scooters, car-sharing, and electric car…

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2: a $3,500 mixed reality headset for the factory, not the living room

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www.theverge.com - I am in a tiny room in a basement somewhere in Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington headquarters, wearing an early version of the HoloLens 2 headset. In front of me is a very real ATV, which is missing a …

5 Tips For Making Your E-Commerce Site A Success In 2019 | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - There’s no better time to own an e-commerce store than today. Last year, total retail e-commerce sales in the United States surpassed 500 billion dollars, and that number is projected to rise over 73…

TPS Consulting Daily

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY More Americans Have High-Speed Internet Access Than Ever Shared by JQ reason.com - FCCFor all the drama over the repeal of Net Neutrality and continuing fears about a "digital divide" betw…

Nokia launches four new mid-range, affordable phones in Barcelona

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androidcommunity.com - Aside from the Nokia 9 PureView, HMD Global has also announced four other new phones. They are as follows: Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus, and the Nokia 210 feature phone. If you want the good ol…

Xiaomi rolls out Mi Mix 3 5G variant, Mi 9 global version in Barcelona

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi may be one of the biggest exhibitors in Barcelona right now. The Mobile World Congress is where the Chinese OEM is also showing off the new Mi Mi 3s 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 9. Not many smartphone…

More passwordless logins are coming to Android

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techcrunch.com - The FIDO Alliance and Google today announced that Android (from version 7.0 up) with the latest version of the Google Play Services, is now FIDO2 certified. At first glance, that sounds rather boring…

Behold the Samsung Galaxy Fold under glass

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techcrunch.com - Samsung decided to forgo the Mobile World Congress pomp and circumstance, instead opting to unveil its new products through its own party last week in San Francisco. I’ve been carrying around a Galax…

Ford partners with geocoding startup what3words

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techcrunch.com - Ford is partnering with what3words to give drivers access to the startup’s novel addressing system. Under the partnership, drivers will be able to connect to the free what3words app — on an iOS or An…

Qualcomm wants your phone to drive your next VR and AR headsets

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm wants to create a new device category, XR viewer headsets, that combine the compute power of its current Snapdragon 855 platform with the speed of 5G on a smartphone to provide you with mobi…

H-1B changes will simplify application process

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techcrunch.com - The federal government yesterday published the final rule for changes to the H-1B visa program, which is one of the primary conduits for technical talent to come and work in the United States. There …

Google will bring its Assistant to Android Messages

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techcrunch.com - It’s only been a few weeks since Google brought the Assistant to Google Maps to help you reply to messages, play music and more. This feature first launched in English and will soon start rolling out…

Bioware’s high-flying ‘Anthem’ falls flat

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techcrunch.com - Anthem is the first attempt by Bioware (of Mass Effect and Dragon Age fame) to tap into the well of cash supposedly to be found in the “game as platform” trend that has grown over the last few years,…

FTC finalizes settlement with student loan refinancer SoFi over deceptive advertising

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techcrunch.com - The FTC announced this morning its has approved the final consent order with online student loan refinancer SoFi, which resolves the allegations around the SoFi’s deceptive advertising practices. Las…

Don’t worry, ZTE has a 5G phone, too

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techcrunch.com - Another name to add to the ever-lengthening list of 5G phones hitting Barcelona this week. ZTE just announced the Axon 10 Pro 5G, which is due out in the first half of 2019 — in China and Europe, at …

Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects

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techcrunch.com - Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started launching infrastructure proj…

Here are all the 5G phones announced at MWC

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techcrunch.com - Mobile World Congress is underway, which means there are a handful of brand spankin’ new 5G phones hitting the market soon. Here’s a look at all the 5G phones announced thus far: The Mate X is a fold…

Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity

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techcrunch.com - The European Commission’s digital commissioner has warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers. The Commission is considering a …

New microSD format promises insane transfer speeds, better battery life

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techcrunch.com - Today at MWC Barcelona the SD Association unveiled microSD Express, which will allow future mobile devices to consume and create content at even faster speeds. This new microSD card platform boosts i…

Qualcomm announces a new robotics development platform

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techcrunch.com - Robotics have long been a bit of a white whale for Qualcomm. The burgeoning field is a pretty logical next step for the chipmaker, which seems to have its foot in every other aspect of electronics th…

BMW makes interacting with you car’s AI systems more natural

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techcrunch.com - Even after years of using systems like the Google Assistant or Siri, talking to inanimate objects can still feel weird. In cars, the early voice recognition systems were typically close to unusable, …

Google Assistant gets expanded language and device support

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techcrunch.com - At MWC Barcelona, Google today made a few announcements around its Assistant. A lot of these center around support for KaiOS, the operating system for low-end feature phones that Google invested in l…

OnePlus demos a 5G prototype at MWC

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techcrunch.com - OnePlus promised us a 5G handset this year. At Mobile World Congress this week, the company kind of, sort of delivered. Unlike the sea of other 5G devices unveiled at the show, however, the company’s…

Fortnite’s revenue dropped 48% in January but the lull likely won’t last long

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techcrunch.com - If you thought Fortnite was looking mortal, you might want to reconsider. New numbers from SuperData show that the Fortnite juggernaut lagged by one meaningful measure at the start of this year. Reve…

Daily Crunch: Microsoft unveils the HoloLens 2

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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. Say h…

iOS developers will soon be able to offer discounts to their existing and lapsed subscribers

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techcrunch.com - As subscriptions continue to grow into a sizable revenue stream for mobile app developers, Apple has had to make adjustments to its guidelines, rules, and even its tools for subscription management i…

KaiOS, now with 85M feature phones shipped, doubles down with Google, carrier deals and more

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techcrunch.com - As the rate of smartphone sales continues to slow down and decline, a software startup called KaiOS — which launched in 2017 from the ashes of Mozilla’s failed Firefox OS mobile project as a provider…

Affordable marketing ideas for your small business – Learn

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www.canva.com - In today’s hyper-competitive market, it’s never been more important to break through the clutter and reach your target audience. But when you’re a small business, how do you compete with bigger compa…

74 inspiring quotes from Guy Kawasaki's latest book – Learn

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www.canva.com - Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, a trusted advisor to the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and an award-winning author. Read on to learn more about his latest book, Wise Guy, and t…

Apple closes two Dallas stores in apparent bid to ward off patent trolls

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arstechnica.com - Apple is closing two Apple stores in the northern suburbs of Dallas in an apparent bid to ward off litigation from patent trolls. The stores are in the Eastern District of Texas, a federal court juri…

Plain wrong: Millions of utility customers’ passwords stored in plain text

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arstechnica.com - In September of 2018, an anonymous independent security researcher (who we'll call X) noticed that their power company's website was offering to email—not reset!—lost account passwords to forgetful u…

Nokia’s new smartphones bring a surprisingly modern design for under $170

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arstechnica.com - From left to right, meet the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 1 Plus. The Nokia 4.2 is made of glass and has a surprisingly modern design. The Nokia 3.2 keeps the modern design but swaps in a plastic …

Move over Samsung, Huawei’s foldable smartphone is an absolute stunner

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arstechnica.com - You get a huge 8-inch display when open, and a 6.6-inch display when closed. The back has a 6.38-inch display, along with this component bar for cameras, buttons, and ports. The three cameras on the …

Verizon says phone-sale fraud is up, wants to lock new phones to fight it

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arstechnica.com - Verizon—the only major US mobile carrier that routinely sells unlocked 4G LTE phones to consumers—last week asked for government permission to lock its phones for 60 days after purchase. An unlocked …

XPS 13 2019 review: One small move made Dell’s best laptop even better

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arstechnica.com - Dell gave its XPS laptop an overhaul last year, but 2019 is all about refinement. Announced at CES, this year's XPS 13 laptop looks largely the same as the 2018 model, but it has a few new and improv…

Meet the Nokia 9: Five cameras bring a different approach to phone photography

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arstechnica.com - It's not the most modern design, with straight top and bottom bezels and this big logo in the corner. HMD's Nokia brand is building another flagship smartphone, and unlike the Nokia 8 Sirocco, this o…

Our new (mixed) reality: Early adopters have become HoloLens believers at work

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arstechnica.com - It’s been roughly two years since Microsoft unveiled its augmented/mixed reality (AR/MR) HoloLens headset and about one year since the first publicly available dev kits went on sale. But ever since l…

Suicide instructions spliced into kids’ cartoons on YouTube and YouTube Kids

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arstechnica.com - Tips for committing suicide are appearing in children’s cartoons on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. The sinister content was first flagged by doctors on the pediatrician-run parenting blog pedimom.…

Facebook VPN that snoops on users is pulled from Android store

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arstechnica.com - Facebook has pulled its privacy-invading Onavo Protect VPN app off the Google Play store and will reportedly stop gobbling up data from users who still have the app on their devices. Facebook "will i…

Forget Face ID, the LG G8 comes with palm-reading “Hand ID” biometrics

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arstechnica.com - The LG G8 looks like every other LG phone released in the last few years. There's a few actions you can take with a hand gesture. None of these seem very complicated. I guess this all makes a bit mor…

Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories – Herb Caudill – Medium

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medium.com - In 2004, they took a project-management tool that they had developed for internal use, and released it as a software-as-a-service product called Basecamp. This was at a time when subscribing to softw…

43 Best Responsive WordPress Themes (2019)

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www.wpbeginner.com - Are you looking for the best responsive WordPress theme for your website? Most modern WordPress themes are fully responsive out of the box. However, there are so many of them that it becomes difficul…

The Microphones That May Be Hidden in Your Home

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www.theatlantic.com - “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs,” the statement reads. “That was an error on our part. The microphone has never been on, and …

YouTube's Commenter Controversy Is Putting Creators in a Tricky Position

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gizmodo.com - As YouTube scrambles to tackle a network of child exploitation in the comments section of its platform, some creators have voiced concern about what will happen if their videos are demonetized amid a…

Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

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www.forbes.com - Apple has already made two iPhone updates this year (one planned, one angrily protested) but following the launch of radical folding smartphones by Samsung and Huawei, Apple’s more ambitious iPhone p…

TCL announces DragonHinge tech for future foldable display devices

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androidcommunity.com - While it will probably be two years before you see an actual TCL device sporting a foldable display, the OEM has announced that they already have the hinge for that, or at least in a continuing proce…

Google Fit website to shut down by March 19, focus will be on app

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androidcommunity.com - If you use Google Fit to track your fitness activities and all your health-related digital footprint, you know that aside from looking at your app, you can also look access all your data through the …

Nintendo Switch running Android possible, still in the works

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androidcommunity.com - The Nintendo Switch can be transformed into an Android tablet. Well, not unofficially but via a simple hack by one genius developer. XDA dev @ByLaws has set the groundwork and a certain Max Keller (@…

Google Store offers $200 discount for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

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androidcommunity.com - While all eyes are on the new devices unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google wants to remind us that they have a pretty nifty flagship line from last year, the Pixel 3 and…

Nubia Alpha is a smartphone-smartwatch at the same time

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androidcommunity.com - Is this a smartwatch or a smartphone? We say both. Nubia has announced a new product that made us think twice. The Nubia Alpha is described as a wearable phone. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcel…

BlackBerry KEY2 now comes in special Red, more internal storage

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androidcommunity.com - If you were expecting an announcement from TCL / Blackberry about a new device at the Mobile World Congress, then it looks like you will be disappointed. Sort of. They did announce something though a…

Poco F1 tries to resolve some issues, feedback from users

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androidcommunity.com - While the Poco F1 seems like a promising smartphone, there has been a lot of feedback from users about several minor issues that have been plaguing them. Xiaomi has now decided to officially release …

Galaxy S10 has optional virtual bezel to hide the camera cutout

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androidcommunity.com - If you weren’t too crazy about that camera cutout that Samsung has introduced with their newly announced Galaxy S10 flagship line, we have sort of good news for you. There is actually a way for you t…

Sony Xperia 1 launches with topnotch 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display

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androidcommunity.com - Sony has a number of new products in store for the mobile industry. Let’s start with the Xperia 1, the same phone we saw last week set in purple. This sleek smartphone can be considered a powerhouse …

TCL intros the new Alcatel 1S, Alcatel 3 and 3L, plus Alcatel 3T 10 tablet

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androidcommunity.com - TCL is known for being prolific when it comes to new smartphones from different brands. The latest from Alcatel are four new phones: the Alcatel 1S, Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L, and the Alcatel 3T 10. Don’…

It's all about Huawei. World's biggest mobile tech show gets started

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www.cnn.com - Huawei strongly denies the claims and is trying hard to persuade the world to use its 5G technology and not cave to pressure from Washington. "This is not something that should be decided by politics…

Albertsons Partners with Microsoft to Provide AI Solutions

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loyalty360.org - Albertsons Companies, a US food and drug retailer, has integrated cloud solutions from Microsoft, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, to provide new and transformative experiences to custome…

Android is Getting Official Support for Folding Displays, 5G, More - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google announced that it will formally support foldable displays, 5G communications, RCS messaging, and more in Android. It’s also bringing Android One, Google Assistant, and its Digital Wellbeing to…

Kinect Lives On as Azure Kinect - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - At the start of yesterday’s HoloLens 2 announcement, Satya Nadella indicated that Microsoft would be announcing another product, too. It wasn’t exactly a “one more thing” moment, especially since it …

Qualcomm is Bringing 5G to PCs, Cars, and Homes Too - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - As it did previously with microprocessors, Qualcomm is expanding its lineup of 5G modems to target specific markets beyond smartphones. Its moves in the PC market are perhaps the most interesting. “O…

Microsoft's Evolving Gaming Strategy Takes A Giant Step Forward - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - During the past couple of years, we have seen Microsoft’s gaming strategy take an aggressive turn. From launching a new console, the Xbox One X, out of the traditional release cycle to moving to a st…

Google and Samsung Partner to Unify Android Enterprise Solutions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Ok, finally not a story about 5G or foldable phones. Let’s talk about Android Enterprise. Google and Samsung are announcing a new partnership today that will see both the companies working together t…

Google Assistant everywhere: more dedicated buttons, expansion on lower-end phones - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - There are more than 2.5 billion Android-powered phones in use and Google is trying to make the Assistant a central part of nearly all of them. Google announced more smartphones will carry a dedicated…

LG enters the 5G game with the V50 ThinQ

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www.theverge.com - LG is getting in on the 5G hype with the new V50 ThinQ — an updated version of the V40 from last fall that keeps the same basic design, but adds support for the next-generation network. You’ll know t…

LG’s palm-reading G8 has a unique vision of the future

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www.theverge.com - Last year, LG released the G7 ThinQ — by no means a bad phone, but certainly one that struggled to make its mark. At this year’s MWC, LG is announcing its successor, the LG G8, which brings some new …

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Exploding Speaker Issue Fixed

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www.lightstalking.com - Adobe’s subscriber-based products are not only pricey, but they’re also necessary for many of us. So the last thing any of us would expect is for the software we rely upon to destroy physical compone…

Why You Want To Engage Your Audience On Social Media | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Since the dawn of social media connecting, engaging and interacting with your target audience for lead generation, prospects and customers has become a top priority in any digital marketing strategy.…

Reddit bans Qanon subreddits after months of violent threats

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www.nbcnews.com - Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Reddit banned its largest community focused on the fringe conspiracy theory Qanon on Wednes…

Raising Security Awareness Through Phishing Simulations | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - With 76% of businesses having experienced a phishing attack in 2017, social engineering remains a looming threat in the modern day business world. The fact that employees only need to open phishing e…

What Is The Difference Between A SOCKS Proxy And An HTTP Proxy? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - When dealing with private proxies, it can be all too technical and confusing for most people with the amount of jargon flying around. While there are different kinds of proxies and terminology, takin…

Think like a search marketer to drive growth with YouTube - Search Engine Land

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marketingland.com - Today’s consumers are constantly moving between channels and devices, and video is becoming an increasingly important part of their journey. In fact, in a study we conducted at Google, eighty percent…

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TECHNOLOGY

Huawei Frightens Europe's Data Protectors. America Does, Too

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www.bloomberg.com - A foreign power with possible unbridled access to Europe’s data is causing alarm in the region. No, it’s not China. It’s the U.S. As the U.S. pushes ahead with the “Cloud Act” it enacted about a year…

The Future of the Company

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kellblog.com - It’s fairly common to hear the CEO of a company that makes most of its money doing thing-X announce that the future of this company is thing-Y. Why might they do this? I think it’s often just to soun…

What I Gave My Kid Instead of a Smartphone – Human Parts

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humanparts.medium.com - A year ago, I spent months undercover on the popular video-making app, Musical.ly. (It’s since been renamed. Nice try, but we see you hiding your lame-app self behind TikTok.) My commitment to using …

At MWC 2019, a reminder that first isn’t always best

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www.slashgear.com - The future of mobile is here – or, at least, it’s here in prototype form, or behind glass, or as promising roadmap with little to show for it today. Mobile World Congress 2019 isn’t immune to trade s…

China's drive to dominate the electric car industry

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www.cbsnews.com - There is perhaps nothing more emblematic of the American century than the automobile. Assembly lines rolled out millions of Fords, Chryslers, Chevys and Buicks and made Motor City-Detroit, Michigan-t…

How to turn on 'do not disturb' while driving on iPhone and Android

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www.usatoday.com - Giving your phone a rest when you’re driving is always a good call, but the tools Apple and Google offer to help you focus on the road can be easy to miss. Here’s a reminder of how to use them. Pleas…

Chips may be inherently vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown attacks

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www.technologyreview.com - China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced CRISPR is being used to treat a patient with a dangerous blood disease Once hailed as unhackable, blockchains are now getting h…

Microsoft bringing Dynamics 365 mixed reality solutions to smartphones

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techcrunch.com - Last year Microsoft introduced several mixed reality business solutions under the Dynamics 365 enterprise product umbrella. Today, the company announced it would be moving these to smartphones in the…

We Dipped Our Toes Into Double Featured Snippets

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moz.com - This post was originally published on the STAT blog. Featured snippets, a vehicle for voice search and the answers to our most pressing questions, have doubled on the SERPs — but not in the way we us…

BMW and Daimler will spend over $1 billion on the future of transportation

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www.theverge.com - BMW and Daimler, two giants in the automobile sector, are pooling their resources in a joint mobility effort that spans autonomous cars, ride-hailing, electric scooters, car-sharing, and electric car…

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2: a $3,500 mixed reality headset for the factory, not the living room

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www.theverge.com - I am in a tiny room in a basement somewhere in Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington headquarters, wearing an early version of the HoloLens 2 headset. In front of me is a very real ATV, which is missing a …

5 Tips For Making Your E-Commerce Site A Success In 2019 | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - There’s no better time to own an e-commerce store than today. Last year, total retail e-commerce sales in the United States surpassed 500 billion dollars, and that number is projected to rise over 73…

TPS Consulting Daily

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY More Americans Have High-Speed Internet Access Than Ever Shared by JQ reason.com - FCCFor all the drama over the repeal of Net Neutrality and continuing fears about a "digital divide" betw…

Nokia launches four new mid-range, affordable phones in Barcelona

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androidcommunity.com - Aside from the Nokia 9 PureView, HMD Global has also announced four other new phones. They are as follows: Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus, and the Nokia 210 feature phone. If you want the good ol…

Xiaomi rolls out Mi Mix 3 5G variant, Mi 9 global version in Barcelona

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi may be one of the biggest exhibitors in Barcelona right now. The Mobile World Congress is where the Chinese OEM is also showing off the new Mi Mi 3s 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 9. Not many smartphone…

More passwordless logins are coming to Android

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techcrunch.com - The FIDO Alliance and Google today announced that Android (from version 7.0 up) with the latest version of the Google Play Services, is now FIDO2 certified. At first glance, that sounds rather boring…

Behold the Samsung Galaxy Fold under glass

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techcrunch.com - Samsung decided to forgo the Mobile World Congress pomp and circumstance, instead opting to unveil its new products through its own party last week in San Francisco. I’ve been carrying around a Galax…

Ford partners with geocoding startup what3words

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techcrunch.com - Ford is partnering with what3words to give drivers access to the startup’s novel addressing system. Under the partnership, drivers will be able to connect to the free what3words app — on an iOS or An…

Qualcomm wants your phone to drive your next VR and AR headsets

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm wants to create a new device category, XR viewer headsets, that combine the compute power of its current Snapdragon 855 platform with the speed of 5G on a smartphone to provide you with mobi…

H-1B changes will simplify application process

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techcrunch.com - The federal government yesterday published the final rule for changes to the H-1B visa program, which is one of the primary conduits for technical talent to come and work in the United States. There …

Google will bring its Assistant to Android Messages

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techcrunch.com - It’s only been a few weeks since Google brought the Assistant to Google Maps to help you reply to messages, play music and more. This feature first launched in English and will soon start rolling out…

Bioware’s high-flying ‘Anthem’ falls flat

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techcrunch.com - Anthem is the first attempt by Bioware (of Mass Effect and Dragon Age fame) to tap into the well of cash supposedly to be found in the “game as platform” trend that has grown over the last few years,…

FTC finalizes settlement with student loan refinancer SoFi over deceptive advertising

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techcrunch.com - The FTC announced this morning its has approved the final consent order with online student loan refinancer SoFi, which resolves the allegations around the SoFi’s deceptive advertising practices. Las…

Don’t worry, ZTE has a 5G phone, too

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techcrunch.com - Another name to add to the ever-lengthening list of 5G phones hitting Barcelona this week. ZTE just announced the Axon 10 Pro 5G, which is due out in the first half of 2019 — in China and Europe, at …

Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects

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techcrunch.com - Like every year, Facebook is using MWC Barcelona to focus on its infrastructure projects. While you may mostly think of Facebook as a social network, the company started launching infrastructure proj…

Here are all the 5G phones announced at MWC

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techcrunch.com - Mobile World Congress is underway, which means there are a handful of brand spankin’ new 5G phones hitting the market soon. Here’s a look at all the 5G phones announced thus far: The Mate X is a fold…

Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity

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techcrunch.com - The European Commission’s digital commissioner has warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers. The Commission is considering a …

New microSD format promises insane transfer speeds, better battery life

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techcrunch.com - Today at MWC Barcelona the SD Association unveiled microSD Express, which will allow future mobile devices to consume and create content at even faster speeds. This new microSD card platform boosts i…

Qualcomm announces a new robotics development platform

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techcrunch.com - Robotics have long been a bit of a white whale for Qualcomm. The burgeoning field is a pretty logical next step for the chipmaker, which seems to have its foot in every other aspect of electronics th…

BMW makes interacting with you car’s AI systems more natural

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techcrunch.com - Even after years of using systems like the Google Assistant or Siri, talking to inanimate objects can still feel weird. In cars, the early voice recognition systems were typically close to unusable, …

Google Assistant gets expanded language and device support

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techcrunch.com - At MWC Barcelona, Google today made a few announcements around its Assistant. A lot of these center around support for KaiOS, the operating system for low-end feature phones that Google invested in l…

OnePlus demos a 5G prototype at MWC

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techcrunch.com - OnePlus promised us a 5G handset this year. At Mobile World Congress this week, the company kind of, sort of delivered. Unlike the sea of other 5G devices unveiled at the show, however, the company’s…

Fortnite’s revenue dropped 48% in January but the lull likely won’t last long

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techcrunch.com - If you thought Fortnite was looking mortal, you might want to reconsider. New numbers from SuperData show that the Fortnite juggernaut lagged by one meaningful measure at the start of this year. Reve…

Daily Crunch: Microsoft unveils the HoloLens 2

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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. Say h…

iOS developers will soon be able to offer discounts to their existing and lapsed subscribers

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techcrunch.com - As subscriptions continue to grow into a sizable revenue stream for mobile app developers, Apple has had to make adjustments to its guidelines, rules, and even its tools for subscription management i…

KaiOS, now with 85M feature phones shipped, doubles down with Google, carrier deals and more

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techcrunch.com - As the rate of smartphone sales continues to slow down and decline, a software startup called KaiOS — which launched in 2017 from the ashes of Mozilla’s failed Firefox OS mobile project as a provider…

Affordable marketing ideas for your small business – Learn

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www.canva.com - In today’s hyper-competitive market, it’s never been more important to break through the clutter and reach your target audience. But when you’re a small business, how do you compete with bigger compa…

74 inspiring quotes from Guy Kawasaki's latest book – Learn

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www.canva.com - Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, a trusted advisor to the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and an award-winning author. Read on to learn more about his latest book, Wise Guy, and t…

Apple closes two Dallas stores in apparent bid to ward off patent trolls

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arstechnica.com - Apple is closing two Apple stores in the northern suburbs of Dallas in an apparent bid to ward off litigation from patent trolls. The stores are in the Eastern District of Texas, a federal court juri…

Plain wrong: Millions of utility customers’ passwords stored in plain text

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arstechnica.com - In September of 2018, an anonymous independent security researcher (who we'll call X) noticed that their power company's website was offering to email—not reset!—lost account passwords to forgetful u…

Nokia’s new smartphones bring a surprisingly modern design for under $170

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arstechnica.com - From left to right, meet the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 1 Plus. The Nokia 4.2 is made of glass and has a surprisingly modern design. The Nokia 3.2 keeps the modern design but swaps in a plastic …

Move over Samsung, Huawei’s foldable smartphone is an absolute stunner

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arstechnica.com - You get a huge 8-inch display when open, and a 6.6-inch display when closed. The back has a 6.38-inch display, along with this component bar for cameras, buttons, and ports. The three cameras on the …

Verizon says phone-sale fraud is up, wants to lock new phones to fight it

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arstechnica.com - Verizon—the only major US mobile carrier that routinely sells unlocked 4G LTE phones to consumers—last week asked for government permission to lock its phones for 60 days after purchase. An unlocked …

XPS 13 2019 review: One small move made Dell’s best laptop even better

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arstechnica.com - Dell gave its XPS laptop an overhaul last year, but 2019 is all about refinement. Announced at CES, this year's XPS 13 laptop looks largely the same as the 2018 model, but it has a few new and improv…

Meet the Nokia 9: Five cameras bring a different approach to phone photography

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arstechnica.com - It's not the most modern design, with straight top and bottom bezels and this big logo in the corner. HMD's Nokia brand is building another flagship smartphone, and unlike the Nokia 8 Sirocco, this o…

Our new (mixed) reality: Early adopters have become HoloLens believers at work

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arstechnica.com - It’s been roughly two years since Microsoft unveiled its augmented/mixed reality (AR/MR) HoloLens headset and about one year since the first publicly available dev kits went on sale. But ever since l…

Suicide instructions spliced into kids’ cartoons on YouTube and YouTube Kids

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arstechnica.com - Tips for committing suicide are appearing in children’s cartoons on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. The sinister content was first flagged by doctors on the pediatrician-run parenting blog pedimom.…

Facebook VPN that snoops on users is pulled from Android store

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arstechnica.com - Facebook has pulled its privacy-invading Onavo Protect VPN app off the Google Play store and will reportedly stop gobbling up data from users who still have the app on their devices. Facebook "will i…

Forget Face ID, the LG G8 comes with palm-reading “Hand ID” biometrics

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arstechnica.com - The LG G8 looks like every other LG phone released in the last few years. There's a few actions you can take with a hand gesture. None of these seem very complicated. I guess this all makes a bit mor…

Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories – Herb Caudill – Medium

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medium.com - In 2004, they took a project-management tool that they had developed for internal use, and released it as a software-as-a-service product called Basecamp. This was at a time when subscribing to softw…

43 Best Responsive WordPress Themes (2019)

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www.wpbeginner.com - Are you looking for the best responsive WordPress theme for your website? Most modern WordPress themes are fully responsive out of the box. However, there are so many of them that it becomes difficul…

The Microphones That May Be Hidden in Your Home

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www.theatlantic.com - “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech specs,” the statement reads. “That was an error on our part. The microphone has never been on, and …

YouTube's Commenter Controversy Is Putting Creators in a Tricky Position

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gizmodo.com - As YouTube scrambles to tackle a network of child exploitation in the comments section of its platform, some creators have voiced concern about what will happen if their videos are demonetized amid a…

Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

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www.forbes.com - Apple has already made two iPhone updates this year (one planned, one angrily protested) but following the launch of radical folding smartphones by Samsung and Huawei, Apple’s more ambitious iPhone p…

TCL announces DragonHinge tech for future foldable display devices

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androidcommunity.com - While it will probably be two years before you see an actual TCL device sporting a foldable display, the OEM has announced that they already have the hinge for that, or at least in a continuing proce…

Google Fit website to shut down by March 19, focus will be on app

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androidcommunity.com - If you use Google Fit to track your fitness activities and all your health-related digital footprint, you know that aside from looking at your app, you can also look access all your data through the …

Nintendo Switch running Android possible, still in the works

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androidcommunity.com - The Nintendo Switch can be transformed into an Android tablet. Well, not unofficially but via a simple hack by one genius developer. XDA dev @ByLaws has set the groundwork and a certain Max Keller (@…

Google Store offers $200 discount for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

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androidcommunity.com - While all eyes are on the new devices unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google wants to remind us that they have a pretty nifty flagship line from last year, the Pixel 3 and…

Nubia Alpha is a smartphone-smartwatch at the same time

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androidcommunity.com - Is this a smartwatch or a smartphone? We say both. Nubia has announced a new product that made us think twice. The Nubia Alpha is described as a wearable phone. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcel…

BlackBerry KEY2 now comes in special Red, more internal storage

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androidcommunity.com - If you were expecting an announcement from TCL / Blackberry about a new device at the Mobile World Congress, then it looks like you will be disappointed. Sort of. They did announce something though a…

Poco F1 tries to resolve some issues, feedback from users

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androidcommunity.com - While the Poco F1 seems like a promising smartphone, there has been a lot of feedback from users about several minor issues that have been plaguing them. Xiaomi has now decided to officially release …

Galaxy S10 has optional virtual bezel to hide the camera cutout

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androidcommunity.com - If you weren’t too crazy about that camera cutout that Samsung has introduced with their newly announced Galaxy S10 flagship line, we have sort of good news for you. There is actually a way for you t…

Sony Xperia 1 launches with topnotch 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display

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androidcommunity.com - Sony has a number of new products in store for the mobile industry. Let’s start with the Xperia 1, the same phone we saw last week set in purple. This sleek smartphone can be considered a powerhouse …

TCL intros the new Alcatel 1S, Alcatel 3 and 3L, plus Alcatel 3T 10 tablet

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androidcommunity.com - TCL is known for being prolific when it comes to new smartphones from different brands. The latest from Alcatel are four new phones: the Alcatel 1S, Alcatel 3, Alcatel 3L, and the Alcatel 3T 10. Don’…

It's all about Huawei. World's biggest mobile tech show gets started

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www.cnn.com - Huawei strongly denies the claims and is trying hard to persuade the world to use its 5G technology and not cave to pressure from Washington. "This is not something that should be decided by politics…

Albertsons Partners with Microsoft to Provide AI Solutions

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loyalty360.org - Albertsons Companies, a US food and drug retailer, has integrated cloud solutions from Microsoft, including Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, to provide new and transformative experiences to custome…

Android is Getting Official Support for Folding Displays, 5G, More - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google announced that it will formally support foldable displays, 5G communications, RCS messaging, and more in Android. It’s also bringing Android One, Google Assistant, and its Digital Wellbeing to…

Kinect Lives On as Azure Kinect - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - At the start of yesterday’s HoloLens 2 announcement, Satya Nadella indicated that Microsoft would be announcing another product, too. It wasn’t exactly a “one more thing” moment, especially since it …

Qualcomm is Bringing 5G to PCs, Cars, and Homes Too - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - As it did previously with microprocessors, Qualcomm is expanding its lineup of 5G modems to target specific markets beyond smartphones. Its moves in the PC market are perhaps the most interesting. “O…

Microsoft's Evolving Gaming Strategy Takes A Giant Step Forward - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - During the past couple of years, we have seen Microsoft’s gaming strategy take an aggressive turn. From launching a new console, the Xbox One X, out of the traditional release cycle to moving to a st…

Google and Samsung Partner to Unify Android Enterprise Solutions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Ok, finally not a story about 5G or foldable phones. Let’s talk about Android Enterprise. Google and Samsung are announcing a new partnership today that will see both the companies working together t…

Google Assistant everywhere: more dedicated buttons, expansion on lower-end phones - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - There are more than 2.5 billion Android-powered phones in use and Google is trying to make the Assistant a central part of nearly all of them. Google announced more smartphones will carry a dedicated…

LG enters the 5G game with the V50 ThinQ

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www.theverge.com - LG is getting in on the 5G hype with the new V50 ThinQ — an updated version of the V40 from last fall that keeps the same basic design, but adds support for the next-generation network. You’ll know t…

LG’s palm-reading G8 has a unique vision of the future

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www.theverge.com - Last year, LG released the G7 ThinQ — by no means a bad phone, but certainly one that struggled to make its mark. At this year’s MWC, LG is announcing its successor, the LG G8, which brings some new …

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Exploding Speaker Issue Fixed

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www.lightstalking.com - Adobe’s subscriber-based products are not only pricey, but they’re also necessary for many of us. So the last thing any of us would expect is for the software we rely upon to destroy physical compone…

Why You Want To Engage Your Audience On Social Media | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Since the dawn of social media connecting, engaging and interacting with your target audience for lead generation, prospects and customers has become a top priority in any digital marketing strategy.…

Reddit bans Qanon subreddits after months of violent threats

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www.nbcnews.com - Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Reddit banned its largest community focused on the fringe conspiracy theory Qanon on Wednes…

Raising Security Awareness Through Phishing Simulations | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - With 76% of businesses having experienced a phishing attack in 2017, social engineering remains a looming threat in the modern day business world. The fact that employees only need to open phishing e…

What Is The Difference Between A SOCKS Proxy And An HTTP Proxy? | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - When dealing with private proxies, it can be all too technical and confusing for most people with the amount of jargon flying around. While there are different kinds of proxies and terminology, takin…

Think like a search marketer to drive growth with YouTube - Search Engine Land

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marketingland.com - Today’s consumers are constantly moving between channels and devices, and video is becoming an increasingly important part of their journey. In fact, in a study we conducted at Google, eighty percent…

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