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Friday, February 8, 2019

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Box Sale Analysis: Lunar New Years | Pokemon GO Hub

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pokemongohub.net - With the Lunar New Years Event upon us, it’s no surprise that Niantic released a new Box Sale as well. The main complaint people have had with the previous few rounds of box sales is the lack of raid…

Google warns about two iOS zero-days 'exploited in the wild' | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - A Google top security engineer has revealed today that hackers have been launching attacks against iPhone users using two iOS vulnerabilities. The attacks have happened before Apple had a chance to r…

Chinese Censorship Company Invests Millions in Reddit

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www.newsbusters.org - What happens when the front page of the internet is funded by the company that made the Great Firewall in China? Reddit, the internet forum for communities, posts, and news, is currently fundraising …

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY All Our Patent Are Belong To You Shared by Gerd Leonhard 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…

AMI defends ‘good faith negotiations’ with Jeff Bezos but will investigate blackmail allegation

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techcrunch.com - And what a night it was. The company is officially in damage control mode after it released a short statement defending its communication and behavior with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who published eviden…

Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next

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techcrunch.com - A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret endeavor housed under the tech giant’s moonshot fa…

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 …

‘Amazon Live’ is the retailer’s latest effort to take on QVC with live-streamed video

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techcrunch.com - Amazon is taking on QVC with the launch of Amazon Live, which features live-streamed video shows from Amazon talent as well as those from brands that broadcast their own live streams through a new ap…

Facebook picks up retail computer vision outfit GrokStyle

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve ever seen a lamp or chair that you liked and wished you could just take a picture and find it online, well, GrokStyle let you do that — and now the company has been snatched up by Facebook …

Uber’s JUMP bikes are seeing high utilization rates

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techcrunch.com - In the past year, more than 63,000 people took 625,000 rides on JUMP bikes in San Francisco, JUMP announced today. Each JUMP bike in San Francisco saw an average of seven rides per bike day compared …

Lyft says it has more wheelchair accessible vehicles available in NYC

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techcrunch.com - Lyft, which has faced at least one lawsuit pertaining to its alleged discrimination against people with physical abilities, announced today it has expanded its wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) ser…

Dixa, the ‘customer friendship’ platform, raises $14M

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techcrunch.com - Dixa, a Copenhagen-based startup that offers a platform to help companies provide better and more consistent customer service across multiple channels, has raised $14 million in Series funding. The r…

Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers

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techcrunch.com - Spotify will take a harder stance on ad blockers in its updated terms of service. In an email to users today, the streaming music and podcast platform said its new user guidelines “mak[e] it clear th…

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…

Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

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techcrunch.com - Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the fu…

Feel the beep: This album is played entirely on a PC motherboard speaker

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techcrunch.com - If you’re craving a truly different sound with which to slay the crew this weekend, look no further than System Beeps, a new album by shiru8bit — though you may have to drag your old 486 out of stora…

Item tracking startup Adero is laying off 45% of staff, just weeks after it pivoted

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techcrunch.com - Pivots can be the making of a startup, helping teams refocus on a good idea when previous things haven’t worked. But sometimes, they are just one more step on a difficult track. TechCrunch has learne…

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…

Google Fiber’s biggest failure: ISP will turn service off in Louisville

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arstechnica.com - Google Fiber will turn off its network in Louisville, Kentucky and exit the city after a series of fiber installation failures left cables exposed in the roads. Google Fiber's customers in Louisville…

Apple to developers: disclose screen recording or get booted from App Store

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arstechnica.com - Apple has begun notifying developers who use screen-recording code in their apps to either properly disclose it to users or remove it entirely if they want to keep their apps in the App Store. The mo…

Report: Bezos-hired sleuth suspects sexts stolen by “government entity”

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arstechnica.com - One of the big unanswered questions in the story is how the National Enquirer obtained the photos. One obvious possibility is that someone hacked Bezos' phone—or possibly Sanchez's. But in an intervi…

Nintendo: 3DS sales falling “faster than anticipated”

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arstechnica.com - But 2018 might be seen as the year the market finally starting slipping away from the aging 3DS. Hardware sales for the 2018 calendar year were just 2.85 million, down over 57 percent from the year b…

Linux Mint 19.1: A sneaky popular distro skips upheaval, offers small upgrades

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arstechnica.com - While Ubuntu and Red Hat grabbed most of the Linux headlines last year, Linux Mint, once the darling of the tech press, had a relatively quiet year. Perhaps that's understandable with IBM buying Red …

Apple’s internal hardware team is working on modems now, likely to replace Intel

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arstechnica.com - Apple will design its own modems in-house, according to sources that spoke with Reuters. In doing so, the company may hope to leave behind Intel modems in its mobile devices, which Apple has used sin…

Microsoft: Yeah, we make Office 2019 and Internet Explorer, but don’t use ‘em

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arstechnica.com - Two twins race to complete a PowerPoint challenge. In an unusual turn of events, Microsoft this week warned Windows users off from using its Internet Explorer and dissed its new Office 2019 suite in …

Twitter finally shared how big its daily user base is — and it’s a lot smaller than Snapchat’s

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www.recode.net - How big is Twitter’s daily user base? A lot smaller than Snapchat’s, it turns out. For years, Twitter has been asking investors to judge the company by looking at user growth for its daily active use…

Apple Is Removing 'Do Not Track' From Safari

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gizmodo.com - Do Not Track is apparently dead, and Apple is now taking steps to shed itself of the failed privacy project. Almost every internet browser has an option in its privacy settings called “Do Not Track,”…

How An AR Startup Is Changing The Way We See Restaurant Menus

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www.forbes.com - A New York City-based startup is changing the way we see and order food, from fast-food joints to wedding banquets. Since 2016, Kabaq has been perfecting a proprietary process for creating hyper-real…

The Templar Tunnel: Knight’s Strategic Passageway Was Lost for 700 Years

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www.ancient-origins.net - The Templar Tunnel is an underground passageway located in the city of Acre, in what is now Israel. This tunnel was built by the Knights Templar when the city was under the rule of the Kingdom of Jer…

7 Design Principles for Better Smartphone Photography

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www.picturecorrect.com - Smartphones have dramatically increased the reach of photography. With every new generation of smartphone, the cameras get better and better. And you know what they say. The best camera is the one th…

Learn How to Code in Today’s Top Languages on the cheap [DEALS]

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androidcommunity.com - As the economy trends digital, the demand for programmers continues to skyrocket. After all, what’s a competent business without a team of savvy programmers to build websites, manage data, and overse…

Moto G7, Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Plus, and Moto G7 Power unveiled

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androidcommunity.com - The Moto G7 was rendered early in images and video, showing dual rear shooters and a teardrop notch. We’ve seen even the Play variant on FCC plus pricing details, live images, and detailed specs. In …

Opera VPN option finally coming to Android, now on beta

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androidcommunity.com - VPN or virtual private networks are the best friends of those that want to keep their privacy as well as access some websites that may be geolocked. There are a lot of apps out there that will suppos…

Galaxy S10 will be on display at Samsung 837 NYC immediately after unveiling

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androidcommunity.com - While the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is just a few days away, obviously it will not go immediately on sale just yet. So you’ll have to rely on unboxing videos and articles to see the smar…

Google Fi to offer Moto G7 from Motorola soon

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androidcommunity.com - The Moto G7 is joining the Google Fi squad. We mentioned this earlier when Motorola officially announced all-new addition to the Moto G family. The Google Fi team has teased the good news so expect r…

Flickr extends deadline of deleting free account images to March 12

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re a heavy Flickr user, you might have been disappointed with the announcement last year that the new owners of the cloud photo storage service, SmugMug, put on a limit to the number of photos…

Toyota finally gets Android Auto support but only for upcoming models

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve been waiting and waiting for Google to finally add support for Android Auto for your car, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that they have finally added the smartphone projec…

How to Access the Dark Web Safely and Anonymously

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www.makeuseof.com - So, you want to get on the dark web? Don’t worry; we’re not judging. There are lots of perfectly legitimate reasons you might want to access all that shady content. Joking aside, if you want to know …

US Senate told that US tech supremacy at risk in Huawei 5G battle

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www.scmp.com - The United States stands to lose millions of jobs and its competitiveness if it does not check the ambitions of China to gain leadership in 5G mobile technology, a congressional hearing was told this…

How could Facebook’s use of blockchain affect marketing and advertising? - MarTech Today

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martechtoday.com - Since Facebook and Instagram play a vital role in many brands’ marketing strategies, how could the company’s use of blockchain-based solutions affect marketing and advertising? That question arises f…

Google Fiber is shutting down its super-high speed internet service in Louisville after residents complained that it left exposed cables in the streets

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www.businessinsider.com - Alphabet's expansive project to provide ultra-high speed internet nationwide, called Google Fiber, is shutting down operations in one of its cities. The Google Fiber team said in a blog post Thursday…

No Cookies | The Weekly Times

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www.weeklytimesnow.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…

Against the odds, Tesla's Model 3 became the best-selling luxury car in America

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www.cnn.com - The Tesla Model 3 is the best-selling luxury vehicle in America, despite a number of challenges Tesla faces. It also helps that the Model 3 has, essentially, no direct competition, said Doug Betts, s…

Managing sitemap XML with Google Search Console - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - With this next installment of our series on Google Search Console, we’re going to cover how Google reports your site’s indexing. Simply put, indexing describes which pages Google stores from your sit…

Best 4K monitors 2019: the top Ultra HD monitors and displays

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www.techradar.com - For a while, the best 4K monitors were the golden ideal of computing, but these days, its available for basically anyone. Which is good, because these days everything is designed for ultra high defin…

WaPo reporter: Bezos's team thinks a "government entity" might have gotten hold of his photos and texts

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hotair.com - I know this opinion is controversial but I really think season three of “President Trump” might be the best season yet. Washington Posts @RoigFranzia says Bezos' team thinks it's possible that the te…

Apple and Google Accept Saudi Smartphone App Which Tracks Women's Movements | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - According to Insider, the app, named Absher — which is available on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store — is “a government web service which allows men to specify when and how women can cross S…

Tesla's free-to-use patents are all about sustainability - and strength | The Driven

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thedriven.io - A reminder from Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk late last week that the automaker’s electric car patents are open for anyone to use is not just timely, it is a critical nudge that the groundswell of …

Google Is Pulling Websites From Searches At Russia's Request

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www.buzzfeednews.com - Sites that Russia's state media watchdog object to no longer appear on Google searches inside Russia after years of pressure, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday. Roskomnadzor, the Russian govern…

No thank you, Mr. Pecker – Jeff Bezos – Medium

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medium.com - Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enq…

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