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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Microsoft calls on companies to adopt a facial recognition code of conduct

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techcrunch.com - Over the summer, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for governments to take a closer look at how facial detection technology is being implemented across the globe. This week, he returned with a si…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY 14,000 Leagues Under Electric Power: My Tesla May End Up Costing Me Almost Nothing Shared by Yu-kai Chou www.forbes.com - The author's Tesla Model S crosses 50,000 milesGreg Autry Greg Aut…

Google Play Protect updated to better secure Android against malicious apps

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androidcommunity.com - Over a couple of years ago, Google launched the Google Play Protect to make Android smartphones more secure than ever. It’s a security solution for Android that has allowed Google to check phones and…

Bring on the mobile weirdness

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techcrunch.com - CES 2019 was a dud. It happens. Some years are more exciting than others. The world of technology ebbs and flows. Time is a flat circle. All that glitters is gold. Only shooting stars break the mold.…

A big ruling against Fox raises concerns of ‘self-dealing’ with Hulu

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techcrunch.com - An arbitrator has awarded $179 million in damages to the stars and creative team behind the Fox show “Bones.” As laid out in an in-depth Hollywood Reporter story, the ruling could have bigger implica…

The Shadow Ghost turns cloud gaming into a seamless experience

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techcrunch.com - French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, is launching a new set-top box to access its cloud gaming service — the Shadow Ghost. I’ve been playing with the device for a couple of weeks and here…

Medium lowers its paywall for Twitter users

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techcrunch.com - If you’re not the paying sort, Medium has a mile-wide new hole in its paywall that might interest you. (But really, you should be the paying sort.) On Wednesday, Medium CEO and Twitter co-founder Ev …

TikTok is launching a series of online safety videos in its app

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techcrunch.com - On the heels of news that TikTok has reached 1 billion downloads, the company today is launching new initiative designed to help inform users about online safety, TikTok’s various privacy settings an…

Musical.ly (TikTok) fined $5.7M by FTC for violating children’s privacy laws, will update app with age gate

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techcrunch.com - A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children’s privacy laws, and will impact how the app works for kids under the age of 13. In an ap…

BlackBerry sues Twitter for patent infringement

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techcrunch.com - BlackBerry, the former smartphone maker, is suing Twitter for alleged patent infringement. If this sounds familiar, it may be because BlackBerry filed a patent infringement suit against Facebook last…

Open-source communities fight over telco market

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techcrunch.com - When you think of MWC Barcelona, chances are you’re thinking about the newest smartphones and other mobile gadgets, but that’s only half the story. Actually, it’s probably far less than half the stor…

On the strength of its Mixer partnership, streaming toolkit developer Lightstream raises $8 million

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techcrunch.com - Lightstream, a Chicago-based company which develops tools to augment livestreams, has raised $8 million in new funding as it looks to add monitoring, management, and monetization services to its suit…

A closer look at Huawei’s folding Mate X

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techcrunch.com - Yesterday gave us a closer view of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Of course, there were still a plate of glass, a security rope and a few feet between us and the device. Huawei, thankfully, was a bit more …

Taking HTC’s Vive Focus standalone headset for a spin

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techcrunch.com - It’s telling that HTC opted to set up shop in Hall 7 at MWC. Rather than holding court alongside the Samsungs and Huaweis of the world, the company mingled among the peripherals and accessory makers.…

US bans lithium batteries from cargo holds on passenger flights

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techcrunch.com - On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules designed to protect air passengers from the potential dangers of lithium ion batteries. Th…

Threads emerges from stealth with $10.5M from Sequoia for a new take on enabling work conversations

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techcrunch.com - The rapid rise of Slack has ushered in a new wave of apps, all aiming to solve one challenge: creating a user-friendly platform where coworkers can have productive conversations. Many of these are ba…

Steam fights for future of game stores and streaming

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techcrunch.com - For more than 15 years, Steam has been the dominant digital distribution platform for PC video games. While its success has spawned several competitors, including some online stores from game publish…

Netflix may be losing $192M per month from piracy, cord cutting study claims

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techcrunch.com - As many as 1 in 5 people today are y off of someone’s else’s account when streaming video from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Video, according to a new study from CordCutting.com. Of these, Netflix tends to…

4 questions that entrepreneurs must ask themselves

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www.fastcompany.com - Every entrepreneur knows that as soon as you’ve cleared a hurdle and are celebrating a success, a new challenge arises. My good friend and Okta CFO Bill Losch sounds like a broken record every Januar…

Google turbo-charging the back button with Chrome’s new “back/forward cache”

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arstechnica.com - Google is developing a new cache for Chrome (via CNET)that should make some page loads extremely fast. The only catch? They'll have to be pages you've already seen and are revisiting after hitting th…

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…

Anti-cheat software causing big problems for Windows 10 previews

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arstechnica.com - The Windows 10 Insider Preview Slow Ring—the beta track that's meant to receive only those builds that are free from any known serious problems—hasn't received an update for months. While the fast ri…

Sony’s latest flagship phone is the 21:9 Xperia 1, and it’s very tall

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arstechnica.com - Sony's new flagship phone: the Xperia 1. Its 6.5-inch, 21:9 display is very tall. Here it is in glossy, fingerprint-attracting black. Just for fun, here's the Xperia 1 next to the diminutive iPhone S…

Nadella: Microsoft will sell war tech to democracies to “protect freedoms”

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arstechnica.com - First generation HoloLens from above, showing the visor and the headband. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that company's $480 million contract to supply HoloLens technology to the military is a "pri…

Playtime to the max: Snapshots from the 2019 New York Toy Fair

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arstechnica.com - Welcome to the 2019 New York Toy Fair, the happiest place on Earth for both adults and kids! The Javits Center got its own Lego model to mark the occasion. This particularly ferocious Unikitty Lego s…

Three hours after allying with 8chan, THQ Nordic goes into full apology mode

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arstechnica.com - Game publisher THQ Nordic concluded a rollercoaster of a promotional Tuesday by apologizing for its use of the controversial imageboard site 8chan as a host for an "Ask Me Anything" Q&A session. On T…

How Apple and app developers will try to entice you to subscribe, not just pay once

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arstechnica.com - Apple introduces a revised Mac App Store at WWDC 2018 in San Jose, California. For a while now, Apple has been encouraging app developers to consider subscriptions as a key revenue source, and the co…

Lenovo introduces the ThinkVision M14—a 14-inch, portable, USB-C monitor

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arstechnica.com - A front view of the Lenovo M14 monitor connected to a laptop with USB-C. These new product render pictures always just offer more angles. So here's another angle! And another. That should be enough; …

Fast, friendly, and fun—we test the McLaren 720S Spider

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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 720S Spider (and the 600LT Spider; we published that one last week) and provided two …

How to Design With Ethics – UX Power Tools – Medium

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medium.com - If you’re looking for a proper definition of design ethics, then you’ll be disappointed. If you are, however, looking for the opinion of one particular designer (whom you likely don’t know from a bot…

Hackers Can Slip Invisible Malware into Some Cloud Computers

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www.wired.com - The security world's paranoiacs have long cautioned that if a computer falls into a stranger's hands, it shouldn't be trusted again. Now one company's researchers have demonstrated how, in some cases…

GitHub launches ‘draft’ pull requests to let developers discuss code before deploying

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thenextweb.com - GitHub has added a new feature to pull requests, allowing developers to mark their requests as a draft. Marking a request as a draft allows the developer to highlight to other collaborators that thei…

Artists against Article 13: when Big Tech and Big Content make a meal of creators, it doesn't matter who gets the bigger piece

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boingboing.net - Article 13 is the on-again/off-again controversial proposal to make virtually every online community, service, and platform legally liable for any infringing material posted by their users, even very…

40 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Search could do

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www.fastcompany.com - When you think about Google services, apps such as Gmail, Docs, and Photos may be the first things that come to mind. I’d be willing to wager, though, that the Google service you use more than any ot…

Huawei P30 Pro hands-on photos surface ahead of official launch

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androidcommunity.com - The Huawei P30 Pro is set to be unveiled next month. It will arrive together with the Huawei P30. As usual, it will be an upgrade with an additional camera. From the triple rear camera setup, the P30…

Google Duo now available to make and take calls on web

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androidcommunity.com - Despite the fact that its messaging partner Allo is now more, calling app Duo seems to be thriving and Google keeps on adding more features to make it useful and easy to use. We’ve heard leaks and ru…

Swatch files lawsuit against Samsung over infringement of watch faces

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androidcommunity.com - Probably one of the thing that smartwatch users love about their wearables is that they can change their watchfaces whenever they want to. There are free ones but there are users that are also willin…

Keeping Changing Customers Loyal with Aimia: Q&A Part II

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loyalty360.org - This is the second installment of our talk with Sara Galloway, Director of Loyalty Consulting for Aimia. You can read Part I here. Aimia is a loyalty vendor that has tracked these changes whenever an…

The Value of Loyalty for Telecoms Brands

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loyalty360.org - Customer retention is a challenge for all industries, but churn rates are particularly high in the telecommunications industry, averaging between 10 and 67% annually. For example, it is estimated tha…

Thinking About AI? Start With The “Why”.

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loyalty360.org - According to a recent article by Retail Week, the majority of retailers have already bought into the idea of AI – with 74% investing in pilot projects. Yet when asked why they wanted to pursue this n…

Microsoft Finally Releases a Windows 10 19H1 Build to the Slow Ring - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is finally releasing a new build of Windows 10 19H1 to Insiders in the Slow Ring. The company has released a number of new builds to Insiders in the Fast Ring recently, though the ones in t…

HP Spectre x360 (2019) First Impressions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - HP’s Spectre x360 has defined the state of the art in the premium portable PC market since the first version appeared in 2015. Since then, the firm has methodically improved the product each year in …

Google Developer Support Fails: RescueTime Android loses call tracking

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blog.rescuetime.com - Here we are again. In our ongoing saga to provide digital wellness and productivity tools for your smartphone, we’ve hit another unexpected roadblock. This time with Google. Our RescueTime Android ap…

7 Super Easy Rules For Social Networking - Karin Le Blanc

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karinleblanc.com - There is no one right way to engage in the conversation on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, google plus and LinkedIn. Nevertheless, it might be a good idea to keep the following “Rules…

Three Tips For Conducting A Reverse Phone Number Lookup | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - There is a good chance that you are probably seeing a lot of free phone lookups out there. However, what you end up getting with these services is some basic free information such as the geographical…

Police issue warning to parents after "Momo challenge" resurfaces

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www.cbsnews.com - Editor's note: This article features disturbing content and mentions of suicide. Police and schools are issuing warnings to parents on social media after a popular WhatsApp challenge has resurfaced i…

Samsung is planning a super-exclusive, limited Galaxy Fold launch in April

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bgr.com - We told you back in December that Samsung wasn’t going to be targeting the mass market with its super-expensive, ultra-luxe Galaxy Fold — the plan here is not for this to be some kind of iPhone-kille…

Rep. Crenshaw: Cohen Testimony Held at Wrong Time

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www.newsmax.com - Bringing President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen in for testimony while the president is engaged in talks with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un is not the right action to take, but it…

What to expect at this year’s Greater Milwaukee auto show

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www.jsonline.com - From Feb. 23 to March 3, the ADAMM auto show will take over the Wisconsin Center for multiple show floors featuring 500 of the latest cars, trucks and other vehicles from more than 30 manufacturers. …

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