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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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14,000 Leagues Under Electric Power: My Tesla May End Up Costing Me Almost Nothing

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www.forbes.com - The author's Tesla Model S crosses 50,000 milesGreg Autry Greg Autry Clocking 50,000 miles on my Tesla Model S has me pondering the value of electric vehicles. During my 85-mile, round trip commute f…

Build a Search Intent Dashboard to Unlock Better Opportunities

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moz.com - We've been talking a lot about search intent this week, and if you've been following along, you’re likely already aware of how “search intent” is essential for a robust SEO strategy. If, however, you…

Lyft Goes All-In on AWS

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www.businesswire.com - SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Lyft, Inc. is going all-in on the world’s leading cloud—to enhance Lyft’s ridesh…

How to Create Pinterest Images That Drive Massive Results

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rebekahradice.com - Wonder how to use images on Pinterest? Or why you’d create Pinterest images to pin content from your blog? If so, you’re like many businesses still trying to make sense of Pinterest. But what if I we…

Efficient Security Cuts the Cord for Battery-Powered IoT

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www.insight.tech - For many Industrial IoT devices, batteries or renewable energy are the only practical power source. These may be ad hoc devices like retail beacons deployed quickly and at scale. Remote weather monit…

Google revamps Test My Site mobile site speed tool - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google has rebuilt its site speed tool that first launched in 2016, the company announced Monday. Test My Site (which really can be used to test any site without the user being the verified owner) no…

ZTE Blade V10 debuts in Barcelona

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androidcommunity.com - ZTE is one of the many OEMs busy this week at the MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The Mobile World Congress is the launching pad of many big names in the tech and mobile industry so we can expect more flagshi…

TPS Consulting Daily

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Huawei Frightens Europe's Data Protectors. America Does, Too Shared by Arnold Aranez #MWC19 www.bloomberg.com - A foreign power with possible unbridled access to Europe’s data is causing a…

HTC’s blockchain phone can now be purchased with fiat currency

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techcrunch.com - Until now, the Exodus 1 has, fittingly, only been available for purchase with cryptocurrency. Starting today, however, interested parties will be able to pick HTC’s blockchain phone up through more t…

Online learning startup Skill-Lync promises India’s mechanical engineers a job, or their money back

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techcrunch.com - You might hear stories that TechCrunch favors venture-backed companies, or will only write about startups that have raised from certain VCs. Well, I can tell you that is totally untrue. In fact, it c…

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G revealed as the OEM’s first 5G flagship phone

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androidcommunity.com - There are only a few 5G phones we know but ZTE wants to be added to the shortlist. The Chinese OEM has recently announced the Axon 10 Pro 5G. It follows the ZTE Axon 9 from last year. As the company’…

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,…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may implement a quad-camera system

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androidcommunity.com - When it comes to next flagship phones and especially if it’s from the top mobile OEM in the world, it’s never too early for rumors and leaks. After several months of anticpating for the Samsung Galax…

Samsung Galaxy A30, Galaxy A50 announced as major mid-range upgrades

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy A series has been around since 2014. It’s currently the South Korean tech giant’s bestselling mid-range lineup together with the Galaxy M. The company just announced a new addition…

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 …

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…

FTC creates antitrust task force to monitor tech industry

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techcrunch.com - The field of technology and the business practices within it tend to advance faster than regulators can keep up. But the FTC is making a concerted effort with a new 17-lawyer tech task force dedicate…

Microsoft CEO defends work on half-billion-dollar HoloLens military contract

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft won’t stop its work on a nearly half-billion-dollar government contract designed to bring HoloLens augmented reality tech to the U.S. Army. “We made a principled decision that we’re not goi…

Register your interest for Disrupt SF 2019 and save $500

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techcrunch.com - TechCrunch is gearing up for another epic celebration of early-stage tech startups by offering equally epic savings to our flagship event, Disrupt San Francisco 2019, which takes place October 2-4 at…

Dipsea raises $5.5M for short-form, sexy audio stories

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techcrunch.com - A new wave of female-led businesses wants to help women get off. Dipsea, an app-based platform for short-form erotic audio stories, is the latest to grab funding from venture capital investors. The f…

Energizer’s P18K Pop is basically a giant battery with a smartphone built into it

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techcrunch.com - When people read smartphone reviews, one of the first things they want to know is whether the battery life is going to be sufficient for their use cases. Well, what if the battery life was the only s…

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…

It’s time to pay serious attention to TikTok

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

India’s entrepreneurial future

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techcrunch.com - Few countries have more entrepreneurial potential than India. It’s home not just to the wave of IT offshoring firms of the 1990s and early 2000s, but also to some of the most interesting unicorn tech…

New VMware Kubernetes product comes courtesy of Heptio acquisition

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techcrunch.com - VMware announced a new Kubernetes product today called VMware Essential PKS, which has been created from its acquisition of Heptio for $550 million at the end of last year. VMware already had two fla…

Daily Crunch: A closer look at Huawei’s foldable phone

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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. Huawe…

Google’s Flutter toolkit will get web-based dev tooling

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techcrunch.com - Google today launched version 1.2 of its Flutter cross-platform UI framework at MWC Barcelona. With this, Flutter now features support for Android App Bundles, Google’s latest technology for packagin…

BMW continues to bet on the (Azure) cloud

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this week, at MWC Barcelona, BMW announced its newest in-car AI initiative: BMW Natural Interaction. The idea here is to use cameras, microphones and other sensors in the car to allow you to …

Virtual phone number apps are gaming the App Store with duplicates

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve searched the App Store for an app to get a second phone number, chances are you found dozens of apps with very little differences. A handful of companies are spamming the App Store with dup…

Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars

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techcrunch.com - This year’s MWC has been very much the beginning of a new phase for Light . Until now, the Palo Alto startup has been best know for its 16-lens DSLR competitor, an utterly fascinating, if not particu…

Verified Expert Lawyer: Cynthia Hess

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techcrunch.com - In late December, we launched our startup lawyer survey and to date we’ve received more than 1700 responses from startup leaders about hundreds of lawyers around the country and the world. “Cynthia j…

Mixtape podcast: Tech’s concern for the homeless

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to the latest episode of TechCrunch Mixtape with Megan Rose Dickey and myself. This week we talk about mental illness within the homeless population, specifically how people can help situatio…

Boeing’s ‘Wingman’ drone buddies up with pilot-flown jets

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techcrunch.com - It’s already tomorrow in Australia, seemingly in more ways than one. It’s the 27th already, yes, but they’re also working in putting together AI-flown companion jets for their fighters. Why didn’t we…

The Discount Cable and Charger Brands You Can Trust

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www.nytimes.com - When Wirecutter has reviewed categories that Anker has an entry for, the brand regularly at least gets a runner-up slot, if not the top choice. While it doesn’t hurt to check around for the specific …

Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes

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www.gq.com - A Q+A with the computer scientist about his new book Digital Minimalism, why future workplaces may go email-free, and why tech backlash is about to go mainstream. In 2004, when Cal Newport was still …

USB 3.2 is going to make the current USB branding even worse

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arstechnica.com - USB 3.2, which doubles the maximum speed of a USB connection to 20Gb/s, is likely to materialize in systems later this year. In preparation for this, the USB-IF—the industry group that together devel…

Apple Watch may finally gain sleep-tracking abilities in 2020

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arstechnica.com - Apple is reportedly working on bringing a feature to the Apple Watch that has been noticeably absent since the wearable's inception: sleep tracking. According to a report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, …

Supermicro hardware weaknesses let researchers backdoor an IBM cloud server

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arstechnica.com - More than five years have passed since researchers warned of the serious security risks that a widely used administrative tool poses to servers used for some of the most sensitive and mission-critica…

LG’s V50 answers the foldable phone craze with a detachable second screen

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arstechnica.com - You can slap on LG's "DualScreen" case and add a second screen! With two screens, you can have a keyboard on a second screen... Here's the back of the LG V50. Note that there should be pogo pins belo…

Video: How Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun punished the computers of the day

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arstechnica.com - When I was working at Babbage's in the mid-'90s, I recall there being three specific PC games that sat in the "coming soon" column seemingly forever—like, for years—and generated ridiculous amounts o…

Appeals court rejects government bid to reverse AT&T/Time Warner deal

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arstechnica.com - A federal appeals court has upheld AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, dealing a blow to Trump administration lawyers who had tried to stop the deal. Media conglomerates like Time Warner engage in per…

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; …

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…

Oppo’s foldable smartphone is another futuristic wraparound display device

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arstechnica.com - And this is the back. It's the same form factor as the Huawei Mate X. Here's the phone halfway open. Let's zoom in on that hinge... Wow this looks like a bike chain topped with a double-pivot hinge? …

Dealmaster: Get a new Nintendo Switch console for $270

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by another deal on the Nintendo Switch, as the popular portable game co…

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…

A comprehensive (and honest) list of UX clichรฉs – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - “You are not your user” A reminder that you are not designing the product for people like yourself. Often used as a way to encourage more user research in a project. “If Henry Ford had asked people w…

11 Must-Watch Conference Talks That Will Inspire You... - Media Temple

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mediatemple.net - There’s nothing quite like attending a conference and being inspired by your peers. As there are only so many events we can go to each year, however, we’re lucky that a lot of them record their talks…

How to create a SaaS landing page that converts – Cruip – Medium

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medium.com - When it comes to creating a landing page that converts, there’s always been a lot of uncertainty over what the ideal outcome would look like. While building Cruip, I’ve encountered many questions fro…

Dogma Kills Design | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - I am no stranger to dogmatic thinking. I was once a very religious missionary, and currently am an open source enthusiast, a web designer, and a gamer. Of all the dogmatic thinkers I’ve encountered i…

What you don’t know about security when you use a Chrome browser

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www.fastcompany.com - It’s a seemingly small thing, but that red “NOT SECURE” warning that may pop up when you’re using Google’s Chrome browser was the product of hours of debate, design, and development to keep users saf…

More Internal Facebook Documents Leak Online, Revealing How Facebook Planned to Sell User Data

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gizmodo.com - At the end of 2018, in a dramatic series of events, lawmakers in England had a sergeant-at-arms storm to an American tech executive’s hotel room and insisted on the release of confidential documents …

How To Build A Personal Brand Without Being Annoying

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www.forbes.com - Many entrepreneurs know they should build a “personal brand" yet resist doing it, because they fear it entails posting pictures of the perfect life they're not yet leading on Instagram. Fortunately, …

Less than one in 10 Americans take necessary steps to prevent identity theft | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Think of all the ways you could be a victim of a crime. Do you classify any of these methods as inevitable? In almost every scenario, it is not even close to inevitability, with one major exception: …

HTC unveil 5G Hub with 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming

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androidcommunity.com - While 5G connectivity still isn’t as widely available as we would want it to be, carriers and OEMs are already preparing devices that would give us easy access and support to this supposedly super fa…

Google Assistant will soon be available on Messages app

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve missed using Allo and some of the features you had on the now defunct Google messaging app, the good news is that it looks like they’re moving all of the things you liked there to the Messa…

Titanium Backup removed from the Play Store because of permission problem

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androidcommunity.com - Remember Titanium Backup? The backup app that we first featured back in 2014 has just been suspended from the Google Play Store. You won’t find the app on the app store and the developer is actually …

Samsung Galaxy Fold design, features detailed in a demo video

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy Fold is officially out. The South Korean tech giant has unfolded the foldable smartphone last week ahead of the Mobile World Congress. Samsung has other devices to show off in Barc…

Qualcomm Quick Charge will now support Qi wireless standard

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androidcommunity.com - The Qi standard for wireless charging is probably the most popular one in the world as the Wireless Power Consortium has almost all of the major technology brands as part of it. If you’re using wirel…

T-Mobile not launching the 600MHz 5G service yet

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androidcommunity.com - The Mobile World Congress or MWC 2019 in Barcelona is making us wish 5G will come any sooner. There may only be a few 5G smartphones ready but we believe this year, we’ll get to witness 5G go commerc…

Baesman Executive Discusses the Brand Mindset

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loyalty360.org - Most brand representatives know that the customer loyalty space is changing. Transaction-based programs are still dominant, but because such programs are numerous, brands need to differentiate themse…

Huawei: ‘The US security accusation of our 5G has no evidence. Nothing.’

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techcrunch.com - Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping kicked off a keynote speech this morning at the world’s biggest mobile industry tradeshow with a wry joke. “There has never been more interest in Huawei,” he told …

The Ultimate Guide to G Suite

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blog.hubspot.com - As both an employee and small business owner, I adore G Suite. I’d consider it one of the best tools I have at my disposal, mainly because it’s so easy to use and incredibly multi-functional. Whether…

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Leather Wallet and Go Digital

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www.dumblittleman.com - Despite the cool factor, Americans have been slow to make the switch to digital wallets. As you might expect, younger consumers lead the way: Fifty-four percent of Gen Z consumers use digital wallets…

World's Most Popular MMORPGs And Their Impact On eSports | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) is a video game that takes place in a virtual constant environment called a persistent state world (PSW). Thousands to millions of players will…

Pandora Stories launches, combining music and podcasting in a new format

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techcrunch.com - In an effort to one-up Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora this morning announced the launch of a new marketing tool for artists, called Pandora Stories. The feature allows artists to build music playli…

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