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Thursday, February 7, 2019

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All Our Patent Are Belong To You

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www.tesla.com - Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advance…

All of the world’s money and markets in one visualization

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boingboing.net - “After Gerry’s death, Quadriga’s inventory of cryptocurrency has become unavailable and some of it may be lost,” said his widow. Amazon, including subsidiaries such as Whole Foods and temp work progr…

Car subscription service Cluno scores $28M in Series B funding led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures

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techcrunch.com - Cluno, the Munich startup providing what it calls a “car subscription” service, has raised $28 million in Series B funding. The round is led by Valar Ventures, the U.S.-based venture capital firm fou…

LG G8 ThinQ selfie camera will arrive with ToF 3D technology

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androidcommunity.com - The LG G8 ThinQ smartphone is expected at MWC 2019. It may face Xiaomi and not Samsung directly. It doesn’t matter what OEM it’s challenging. We just want to know how the new LG flagship phone will b…

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 to pledge that they had permission…

Why Spotify is betting big on podcasting

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techcrunch.com - Podcasting revenues hit $314 million in 2017, according to a third-party survey released last summer. It’s a large number for what’s been historically regarded as a niche and difficult to monetize me…

Indecent disclosure: Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to Web

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arstechnica.com - Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service powers countless numbers of Web and mobile applications. Unfortunately, many of the developers who build those applications do not adequately secure their …

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Using the Little-Known CSS element() Function to Create a Minimap Navigator | CSS-Tricks Shared by Webdesigner Depot css-tricks.com - W3C’s CSS Working Group often gives us brilliant CSS f…

Surface Headphones Coming to Eight New Markets Next Month - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft is announcing a big expansion for the availability of its Surface products today. The company is bringing the latest Surface devices — the Pro 6, Laptop 2, and Studio 2 — to 20 new markets …

References to next-gen Oculus ‘Rift S’ headset reportedly found in internal code

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techcrunch.com - After we broke the news in November that Oculus’s former CEO had left the company partially due to disagreements on the company’s PC hardware direction, including the cancellation of a high-end “Rift…

Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

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techcrunch.com - Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store,…

GTA Online cheat tool maker ordered to pay $150,000

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arstechnica.com - A federal court has filed a default judgement against Jhonny Perez, the maker of Grand Theft Auto Online cheat program Elusive, in a copyright infringement suit. Southern District of New York Judge K…

Motorola’s G7 line arrives this spring, starting at $199

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techcrunch.com - Weeks of leaks haven’t left much to the imagination. But for those waiting for the real thing, the latest iteration of Motorola’s budget G line just became officially official as of this morning — an…

Daily Crunch: Instacart CEO apologizes

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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. Insta…

Google open sources ClusterFuzz

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced that it is open sourcing ClusterFuzz, a scalable fuzzing tool that can run on clusters with over 25,000 machines. The company has long used the tool internally and if you’ve pa…

Autonomous cars are driving the reinvention of IP protection

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techcrunch.com - Lucas Dahlin is an associate in Goodwin’s Intellectual Property group. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property matters, with a particular experience in patent and trade-secret litiga…

Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ feature on iOS to automate offline viewing

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techcrunch.com - Netflix today is launching a new feature on iOS devices that will help make it easier to watch its shows when you’re offline. The “smart downloads” feature, as it’s called, will automatically delete …

Someone could scoop up Slack before it IPOs

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this week, Slack announced that it has filed the paperwork to go public at some point later this year. The big question is, will the company exit into the public markets as expected, or will …

Subscription platform Substack adds podcast support

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techcrunch.com - Substack started out by providing individual writers and publishers with a set of tools enabling them to charge a subscription fee for their newsletters. Now it’s giving them the ability to do the sa…

German antitrust office limits Facebook’s data-gathering

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techcrunch.com - A lengthy antitrust probe into how Facebook gathers data on users has resulted in Germany’s competition watchdog banning the social network giant from combining data on users across its own suite of …

Subscription startup Scroll acquires news aggregator Nuzzel

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techcrunch.com - Tony Haile, who previously led analytics company Chartbeat, is trying to rethink the business model for news at his new startup Scroll. Now he’s adding aggregation and curation to the mix with the ac…

T-Mobile plans to offer à la carte media subscriptions, but no TV ‘skinny bundle’

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techcrunch.com - T-Mobile doesn’t want to compete with other carriers or teleco’s by developing its own “skinny bundle” of streaming TV channels, the company said today on its earnings call with investors, noting the…

Congress flaunts its ignorance in House hearing on net neutrality

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techcrunch.com - It’s amazing, and yet should surprise no one, that this country’s elected representatives can be either so cynical or so ignorant that two decades into the net neutrality debate, the basics still elu…

Instagram thinks you want IGTV previews in your home feed

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techcrunch.com - If you can’t beat or join them…force feed ’em? That appears to be Instagram’s latest strategy for IGTV, which is now being shoved right into Instagram’s main feed, the company announced today. Instag…

Opinion | Steve Jobs Never Wanted Us to Use Our iPhones Like This

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www.nytimes.com - To succeed with this approach, a useful first step is to remove from your smartphone any apps that make money from your attention. This includes social media, addictive games and newsfeeds that clutt…

Flickr gives free accounts a few more days to save their pictures from destruction

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arstechnica.com - Last November, photo-hosting site Flickr announced that it was going to slash the storage afforded to free accounts; they'd be capped at just 1,000 pictures each. Starting January 8 this year, free a…

AMD Radeon VII review: Nvidia doesn’t have anything to fear... yet

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arstechnica.com - The AMD Radeon VII, which shipped to members of the press with a stand of sorts. This is not the same as the retail box shipping out as of today. That's because it includes this stand (which has a fa…

Cable lobby asks for net neutrality law allowing paid prioritization

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arstechnica.com - Cable industry chief lobbyist Michael Powell today asked Congress for a net neutrality law that would ban blocking and throttling but allow Internet providers to charge for prioritization under certa…

Jeff Bezos goes public with alleged AMI blackmail over nudes

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arstechnica.com - On Thursday afternoon, Jeff Bezos took to Medium to excoriate David Pecker and his company American Media Inc.—which owns the National Enquirer—for attempting "extortion and blackmail." Rather than c…

House Democrats tell Ajit Pai: Stop screwing over the public

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arstechnica.com - Democratic lawmakers have put Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on notice that he can expect a lot more scrutiny now that Democrats control the US House of Representatives. The Hous…

Arcimoto raised $19 million to build “fun utility vehicles”—now what?

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arstechnica.com - EUGENE, Ore.—It's 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, and Eugene, Oregon is about to witness the (re)launch of its most serious entry in the electric mobility industry to date. Outside of Arcimoto's new fac…

Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law

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arstechnica.com - Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Currently in the United States, there is a patchwork of laws governing how various types of data are handled—health, financial, etc.—but there …

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…

Motorola’s 2019 cheap smartphone lineup includes a 5000mAh battery option

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arstechnica.com - From left to right: The Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, and Moto G7. The Moto G7. The more expensive phone has the most modern design. The G7 back is Gorilla Glass. On all the devices, the rear Motorola…

Apple pushes fix for “FacePalm,” possibly its creepiest vulnerability ever

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arstechnica.com - Apple has patched one of its creepiest vulnerabilities ever—a flaw in its FaceTime messenger app that made it possible for people to eavesdrop on audio and video captured by iPhones and Macs. The bug…

An Introduction to CSS Exclusions: The Future of Complex Web Layout

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webdesign.tutsplus.com - CSS layout has never been more powerful than now. The days of float hacks, margin magic, and all their fragile companions are behind us as our layout dreams are finally on the verge of coming true. N…

You Can Now Download a Fix for That Scary Apple FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug

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gizmodo.com - Apple just started rolling out an update to iOS 12 and MacOS 10.14 that fixes a very scary Group FaceTime bug. This widely reported bug enabled callers to hear and even see recipients without the per…

Amazon May Be Forcing Its Sellers to Contribute to Its Facial Recognition Program

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gizmodo.com - Amazon has consistently faced ongoing outcry over its contentious Rekognition software, but that apparently isn’t stopping the company from testing out facial recognition technology on its sellers. B…

Carriers selling your location to bounty hunters: It was worse than we thought

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www.theverge.com - Remember last month, when we learned that AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint had not immediately fulfilled their promises to stop selling the real-time location of your phone to shady third-parties, and a bla…

How to Find Websites That Won't Give Out Your Private Information

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lifehacker.com - These days, our private information is up for grabs and going to the highest bidders. Collectors are targeting us with advertisements in our inboxes and social media accounts. Worse, websites like Fa…

Sony files for trademark of “CinemaWide” display, might be part of Xperia XZ4

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androidcommunity.com - It looks like the rumors about the display of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ4 just might be true, if we are to believe a trademark filing that the folks over at Let’s Go Digital spotted. It seems that S…

Galaxy Buds photo leak shows reverse charging on Galaxy S10

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androidcommunity.com - We’re counting the days until we will finally be able to see the Samsung Galaxy S10 family but we also expect that they will be unveiling other products and devices during their Unpacked event this F…

Fitbit will release new tracker that will appeal to younger audience

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androidcommunity.com - Fitbit has released a lot of fitness trackers and even some smartwatches over the years but most of them are meant for the general market. But it looks like they’re now also trying to focus on a much…

Category: | Herald Sun

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www.heraldsun.com.au - To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue …

Motorola's Moto G7's are proof $200 phones no longer suck

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mashable.com - My advice for friends and family looking to buy a new phone used to be simple: Stay away from budget phones unless you want a significantly inferior mobile experience. It used to the case that you co…

Why You Need Better Conversion Tracking to Win the Sales Game

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contentmarketinginstitute.com - Consider the following via research from Think with Google: These statistics tell me that your prospects are doing a lot of research online about products and solutions that can address their needs. …

Facebook ordered to gather less user data

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www.bbc.com - Germany's competition regulator has told Facebook to substantially restrict how it collects and combines data about its users unless they give it explicit consent. The watchdog has carried out a prob…

Cybersecurity in SEO: How website security affects SEO performance - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - Website security — or lack thereof — can directly impact your SEO performance. Search specialists can grow complacent. Marketers often get locked into a perception of what SEO is and begin to overloo…

Millennials prefer music from 20th century 'golden age' to the pop of today

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metro.co.uk - Research has suggested that modern music really isn’t as good as the old classics. A study has found that golden oldies stick in millennials’ minds far more than the relatively bland, homogenous pop …

Amazon Prime Video has a bootleg movie problem and many subscribers probably have no idea

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www.businessinsider.com - You might assume that because Amazon Prime Video is a paid service, like Netflix, it wouldn't face the same issues as YouTube when it comes to people uploading bootleg material onto the platform. On …

74. Megashifts, AI and Why the Future is More Unknowable than Ever | Gerd Leonhard - The Disruptors

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disruptors.fm - Gerd Leonhard (@gleonhard) is a futurist, keynote speaker and author and listed by Wired Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe (2015). Gerd’s work focuses on the future of …

Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse

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gizmodo.com - Facebook was slapped with a ruling in Germany today that limits how the social media giant can collect data across its multiple platforms, like WhatsApp and Instagram. And Facebook is not happy about…

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