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Using the Little-Known CSS element() Function to Create a Minimap Navigator | CSS-Tricks

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css-tricks.com - W3C’s CSS Working Group often gives us brilliant CSS features to experiment with. Sometimes we come across something so cool that sticks a grin on our face, but it vanishes right away because we thin…

Here's What Global Talent Professionals (And A Tech Leader) Say Is Vital For Career Success

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www.forbes.com - Last week, LinkedIn released its annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which explores the four big trends fueling the future of the workplace. Topping the list was something that's often discounte…

Cybersecurity 101: Why you need to use a password manager

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techcrunch.com - If you thought passwords will soon be dead, think again. They’re here to stay — for now. Passwords are cumbersome and hard to remember — and just when you did, you’re told to change it again. And som…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY The suitcase-sized minigun is going into full production Shared by Rob McNealy www.guns.com - Two years after generating a lot of buzz at the 2017 SHOT Show, Empty Shell returned to announ…

CookieMiner Malware Tries to Hack Mac Users’ Cryptocurrency Exchange Accounts, Report

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cointelegraph.com - A new form of malware steals cookies from cryptocurrency exchanges and other data in an attempt to hack user accounts, cybersecurity research team Palo Alto Networks reported on Jan. 31. CookieMiner,…

Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting

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techcrunch.com - Facebook’s crack down on non-consensual ad targeting last year will finally produce results. In March, TechCrunch discovered Facebook planned to require advertisers pledge that they had permission to…

Microsoft really, really, really doesn’t want you to buy Office 2019

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft launched a new ad campaign for its Office suite today. Usually, that’s not something especially interesting, but this one is a bit different. Instead of simply highlighting the features of …

This Marie Kondo-inspired Twitter tool will help you declutter your timeline so it again ‘sparks joy’

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techcrunch.com - Does your Twitter timeline spark joy? If you’re like most people, probably not. Over the years, you probably politely followed back a few too many Twitter accounts, and now have a timeline filled wit…

UK moves towards driverless car tests without safety drivers

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techcrunch.com - The UK government has announced it’s working on a process to support so-called ‘advanced trials’ of autonomous vehicles — i.e. trials without human safety drivers. It also says it will be beefing up …

Pluto TV will expand its free service with paid subscriptions, says new owner Viacom

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techcrunch.com - Last month, Viacom picked up free streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash. This week, the company spoke in more detail about its plans for Pluto TV – including its potential to for ad-sup…

Robin’s robotic mowers now have a patented doggie door just for them

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techcrunch.com - Back in 2016 we had Robin up on stage demonstrating the possibility of a robotic mower as a service rather than just something you buy. They’re still going strong, and just introduced and patented wh…

Hatch, Rovio’s ‘Netflix for gaming’, picks up NTT Docomo as a strategic investor

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techcrunch.com - Rovio’s efforts to diversify beyond its Angry Birds franchise is getting a little investment boost today. The company announced that Japan’s NTT Docomo is taking a stake in Hatch, a Rovio subsidiary …

Google doubles down on its Asylo confidential computing framework

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techcrunch.com - Last May, Google introduced Asylo, an open source framework for confidential computing, a technique favored by many of the big cloud vendors because it allows you to set up trusted execution environm…

Google Home can now translate conversations on-the-fly

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techcrunch.com - Just last month, Google showed off an “Interpreter mode” that would let Google Home devices act as an on-the-fly translator. One person speaks one language, the other person speaks another, and Googl…

How to Spend Way Less Time on Email Every Day

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hbr.org - The average professional spends 28% of the work day reading and answering email, according to a McKinsey analysis. For the average full-time worker in America, that amounts to a staggering 2.6 hours …

Charter raises sneaky “broadcast TV” fee for second time in four months

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arstechnica.com - Charter Communications will raise its "broadcast TV" fee from $9.95 to $11.99 on March 1, only four months after the previous fee increase. Charter and other cable companies say they charge broadcast…

AT&T’s misleading “5G E” indicator comes to 4G iPhones in iOS 12.2 beta

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arstechnica.com - AT&T's misleading "5G E" network indicator for 4G phones, which was rolled out to some Android smartphones last month, has now come to iPhones in a beta version of iOS 12.2. AT&T customers who instal…

Palm Phone Review: Fun, endearing, and bad at everything

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arstechnica.com - It's so light you can support it with a USB cable. The back is glass, but I'm not sure the phone weighs enough for a drop to cause damage. This side has a power button, while the bottom has a USB-C p…

Angela Ahrendts, leader of Apple’s retail efforts, will depart the company in April

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arstechnica.com - Apple Senior Vice President Angela Ahrendts presents at an Apple event in October of 2018. Deirdre O’Brien, soon to be Apple's senior vice president of retail + people. Apple retail chief Angela Ahre…

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates will double in price each year

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arstechnica.com - Windows 7's free support period ends on January 14, 2020. Microsoft is offering three years of support updates for the operating system on a paid basis with a new program called Extended Security Upd…

Mark Zuckerberg still thinks Facebook has made the world better

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arstechnica.com - Facebook turned 15 on Monday, and founder Mark Zuckerberg is feeling defensive about his creation's public image. "As networks of people replace traditional hierarchies and reshape many institutions …

With experimental “Never slow mode,” Chrome tries to stop Web devs making it slow

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arstechnica.com - Since Chrome's very first release, performance has been one of Google's top priorities. But Google is against a competing force: Web developers. The Web of today is a more complex, bandwidth-intensiv…

LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice vulnerable to same bug; only one is fixed

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arstechnica.com - LibreOffice, an open source clone of Microsoft Office, has patched a bug that allowed attackers to execute commands of their choosing on vulnerable computers. A similar flaw in Apache OpenOffice rema…

EA turns in bummer fiscal report: “We’re disappointed in our underperformance”

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arstechnica.com - BFV's sales to date, according to EA COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen, have reached 7.3 million copies across all platforms worldwide, which the company says is "one million less" than it had indicated in…

Ticking all the boxes: Infiniti QX60 review

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arstechnica.com - Sometimes the right car comes at the right time. In this case, the Infiniti QX60 arrived in the midst of a particularly nasty stretch of Chicago winter. It snowed each day I had the car, and temps ba…

How to keep PPC accounts healthy when using automation - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Machine learning, artificial intelligence, Moore’s Law and ongoing automation by the big search engines are accelerating the evolution of PPC. So much so, the role of the PPC pro has to evolve just a…

Top Logo Design Trends in 2019: Insider's View and Infographic

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icons8.com - The year 2019 kicks into high gear and it’s a good time for a logo trends review from Logaster. Let’s take a look at what design trends are popular and what to expect soon. Ready! Steady! Go! Many la…

Google has quietly dropped ban on personally identifiable web tracking

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thenextweb.com - This article was originally published by ProPublica on October 21st, 2016. When Google bought the advertising network DoubleClick in 2007, Google founder Sergey Brin said that privacy would be the co…

7 Best Side Hustles for 2019 | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - According to some historical records, some people out there have boundless energy, loads of free time, and ambition enough to make a dictator blush. These people are called “not parents”, “morning pe…

Microsoft Reveals Windows 7 Exponential New Charges

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www.forbes.com - Right now Microsoft is flourishing. The rejuvenated giant is in the race to be technology’s most valuable company and (quite rightly) there is widespread praise for Satya Nadella’s leadership. But Wi…

Lenovo Tab E10 allows family entertainment on-the-go

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androidcommunity.com - Lenovo may not be top mobile OEM in the world today but it has both the Lenovo and Motorola advantage. Motorola smartphones are selling very well especially in key regions like Brazil. Lenovo still h…

Interpreter Mode on Google Assistant finally rolls out for smart speakers

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androidcommunity.com - If you wrote down “learn a new language” on your list of resolutions or personal challenges, Google is here to help you out. The Google Assistant feature that they announced last month is finally her…

Samsung Galaxy S10 pre-order will begin right after Unpacked

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be unveiled in about two weeks. We’ve featured the 10th Anniversary Galaxy flagship series dozens of time already. We know a lot of information but most of them are unconf…

Samsung Galaxy F foldable smartphone images rendered anew

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androidcommunity.com - It’s going to be a tough fight between Samsung and Huawei. The South Korean tech giant has been planning for the Galaxy foldable phone only to be overshadowed by the Huawei foldable phone. Well, noth…

New Galaxy Sport renders “confirm” no rotating bezel design

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androidcommunity.com - While most eyes will be on the upcoming new flagship smartphones from Samsung, their Unpacked event happening on February 20 might also bring other devices. One of the rumored announcements would be …

Newton Mail comes back from the dead after Essential acquisition

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androidcommunity.com - For Newton Mail users that have gotten used to life without it and have moved on, have they got a surprise for you. Months after it shut down and was acquired by Essential, it is now back from the de…

Play Fancy Skiing, Fancy Darts on your new Honor View20

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androidcommunity.com - So you have your Honor View20? The phone is known for its camera hole in the display and the almost bezel-less screen but it’s not what makes the device a winner. The Honor View20 comes equipped with…

Get Points, For Thinking Beyond Points

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loyalty360.org - Marketers constantly waffle about whether loyalty programs are effective at retaining shoppers and improving the customer experience. Notable loyalty programs like Target’s boom and bust, with new it…

25 Women in B2B Marketing Who Inspire Us Every Day – Drift

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www.drift.com - At Drift we’re always looking for role models and there’s certainly no shortage in the field of marketing. While there are far more than 25 to highlight (and we plan to update our list over time), we…

Apple’s HomePod is a Failure - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Apple’s products and services tend to sell better in the home market than elsewhere in the world. But the HomePod is an exception, having captured a paltry 6 percent of the U.S. smart speaker market …

Microsoft Renames Its Game Studios to Xbox Game Studios - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In an abrupt shift from its current branding strategy, Microsoft is renaming Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. “We are changing the name of our game development organization from Microsoft Stud…

Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Crackdown 3, More Come to Xbox Game Pass in February - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft has announced several of the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass this month. And it’s a great selection of games. “We’re taking you deep this time around,” icrosoft’s Megan Spurr announced. …

Digital Ethics by Futurist Gerd Leonhard - Issue #3

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www.digitalethics.co - Just one week ago, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg delivered the…oh…. 87th iteration of the company’s “we are sorry” tune by admitting: “We di…

YouTube’s CEO says it will continue addressing monetization issues, admits Rewind 2018 was “cringey”

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techcrunch.com - In an open letter to YouTube creators today, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki admitted that even her kids think Rewind 2018 is “cringey.” Meant as a celebratory recap, the video has garnered a record-setti…

Faster Chrome? Google tests 'Never-Slow Mode' for speedier browsing | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - At some point in the future, Chrome may gain a new feature, dubbed 'Never-Slow Mode', which would trim heavy web pages to keep browsing fast. The prototype feature is referenced in a work-in-progress…

Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone

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www.forbes.com - Every year the best iPhone leaks come straight from Apple, and they happen far too often to be a coincidence. Now, with slow iPhone sales pushing Apple to officially cut prices, Apple is at it again …

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