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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Privacy and data protection an opportunity, says entrepreneur

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www.computerweekly.com - Privacy and data protection should not just be viewed as legal and technical compliance topics, according to James Aschberger, founder and CEO at One.Thing.Less, who says they present an opportunity …

Leadership: A short primer on doing the right thing in business | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - I study and write about IT failures, which necessarily means discussing the greedy and nasty side of business. While that negativity isn't fun, to say the least, supporting folks who want to do the r…

The case against teaching kids to be polite to Alexa

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www.fastcompany.com - Should children be polite to virtual assistants? advertisement advertisement It’s a simple question. And for most parents and child development experts, the answer is simple, too: Yes, of course they…

On the clock – Cyber Defense Magazine

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www.cyberdefensemagazine.com - DISCLAIMER: As with all security operations, always act in accordance with the highest standard of legality and ethics, making sure you have the proper authorization for any security exercises in whi…

Hulu tops 28 million customers, unveils new shows and a ‘binge watch’ ad experience – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Hulu has now grown over 28 million U.S. customers, including 26.8 million monthly paid subscribers and 1.3 million promotional accounts, the company announced this morning as part of its annual prese…

Give it up for Your MozCon 2019 Community Speakers!

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moz.com - High fives and fist bumps for each and every person who took the time to pitch their hearts out for this years’ six community speaker spots — a whopping 130 entries were submitted! Our selection comm…

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Constellation ShortList™ Enterprise File Sharing and Content Management Shared by Egnyte www.constellationr.com - Enterprise file sharing solutions allow individuals and teams to create, s…

OnePlus 7 Pro camera zoom samples shown off

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androidcommunity.com - The OnePlus 7 Pro may be all set to rival the Huawei P30 Pro and the OPPO F11 Pro. By that we mean when it comes to imaging. OPPO started the 10x zoom lens and Huawei followed with the 5x zoom tech. …

UK plans new law aimed at improving Internet of Things security – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The U.K. government is proposing new legislation aimed at improving security of Internet of Things devices. Digital minister Margot James MP revealed the draft law on Wednesday as part of the governm…

Google now lets you auto-delete your app activity, location and web history after 3 or 18 months – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - It’s no secret that unless you opt out, Google keeps a very detailed record of your location history and a log of the web sites you visit in Chrome and apps you use. There have always been ways to fu…

Sean Parker’s Brigade/Causes acquired by govtech app Countable – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Causes grew to a jawdropping 186 million users as one of the first ten Facebook platform apps. Started by Facebook co-founder Sean Parker, it was meant to turn a generation into activists and philant…

Google opens Android Automotive OS to Spotify, other media app developers – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Google is opening its Android Automotive operating system up to third-party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, starting with the Polestar 2, an …

Facebook pivots to what it wishes it was – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - In Facebook’s dreams, it’s a clean and private place. People spend their time having thoughtful discussions in “meaningful” Groups, planning offline meetups with Events, or laughing together in a Fac…

Showcase your startup — buy a demo table at TC Sessions: Mobility 2019 – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - While we haven’t achieved Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the transporter beam (yet), mobility and transportation — and the tech that drives both — are undergoing a huge and rapid evolution. There’s no …

Google launches CallJoy, a virtual customer service phone agent for small businesses – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Google is combining several technologies including virtual phone numbers, audio transcriptions, automated reporting and analytics, in a new effort to help small business owners better manage their in…

Sign up for Extra Crunch membership from TechCrunch – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Sign up today to help us support builders like you. Original Research and Reporting Extra Crunch membership offers exclusive access to analysis of successful startups, resources on company building, …

iPhone hard hit as global smartphone shipments continue nosedive – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The smartphone industry is in rough shape. Sundar Pichai used the word “headwinds” to discuss the company’s difficulties moving Pixel 3 units, but Canalys’ latest report is far more blunt, describing…

The Daily Crunch: Apple stock jumps after earnings – TechCrunch

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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. Apple…

Shellbot malware evolves to spread and shuts down other cryptominers – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - When hackers want to make a quick buck, mining cryptocurrency seems to be the way to go. New research out Wednesday by Boston-based security firm Threat Stack shared exclusively with TechCrunch revea…

Job recruitment site Ladders exposed 13 million user profiles – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Ladders, one of the most popular job recruitment sites in the U.S. specializing in high-end jobs, has exposed more than 13.7 million user records following a security lapse. The New York-based compan…

Netflix launches high-quality audio for TV viewers – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Netflix this morning announced a new feature for its streaming service focused on offering viewers better sound. The company is rolling out “high-quality audio,” or an audio experience that features …

India’s Times Internet isn’t ceding ground to US rivals Facebook and Google – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The aggressive push by Silicon Valley companies and Chinese firms to win India, one of the last great growth markets, has decimated many local businesses in recent years. With each passing day, Amazo…

Alexa in-skill purchasing, which lets developers make money from voice apps, launches internationally – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - A year after Amazon opened up in-skill purchasing to all Alexa developers in the U.S., the company is launching the service internationally. Initially, the capability will roll out to developers in t…

Tesla sued in wrongful death lawsuit that alleges Autopilot caused crash – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The family of Walter Huang, an Apple engineer who died after his Tesla Model X with Autopilot engaged crashed into a highway median, is suing Tesla. The State of California Department of Transportati…

What Did Tesla Do Now?

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om.co - In many ways, Tesla — Elon Musk’s lightning rod of a car company — is the perfect allegory for modern Silicon Valley. The ongoing psychodrama of personalities drowns out the amazing technical achieve…

Ajit Pai says he’s fixed giant FCC error that exaggerated broadband growth

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission has fixed the gigantic error that skewed its broadband deployment data, Chairman Ajit Pai announced today—while claiming that the corrected data still shows his …

Google Pixel 3 is a sales disappointment, sells less than the Pixel 2

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arstechnica.com - The back. The top is glossy and hard, the bottom is matte and soft-touch. The soft-touch back stops before it hits the sides. There's still a fingerprint reader and a two-tone color on the back. Alph…

Valve Index reveal: The best of VR’s first generation—but is it worth $999?

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arstechnica.com - BELLEVUE, Washington—The Valve Index, a new virtual reality system from the creators of beloved video game series like Half-Life and Portal and the mega-popular Steam game store, is an aspirational p…

Samsung built a vertical TV for (who else?) the millennials [Update]

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arstechnica.com - A few wild new Samsung TV designs. We're interested in the "The Sero," the two TVs in the bottom right. For normal content, there's the tried-and-true landscape mode. For you millennials watching web…

Game with hidden Ruby interpreter pulled from Nintendo Switch eShop

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arstechnica.com - Last week, developer Amir Rajan revealed an interesting Easter egg hidden in the Switch version of A Dark Room, an inventive text-based adventure that was ported to the console early last month. If y…

Report: Tesla to slash solar panel prices to stymie market-share loss [correction]

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arstechnica.com - In Tesla's first-quarter financial statement last week, the company said that it would revitalize sluggish solar panel sales by streamlining the purchase process. "Our residential customers can now p…

AMD to launch new 7nm Navi GPU, Rome CPU in 3rd quarter

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arstechnica.com - In its earnings call, AMD offered a little more detail about the launch of its next-generation processors, built using the Zen 2 architecture and TSMC's 7nm manufacturing process; the company also us…

Oculus Quest review: 2019’s best new gaming system is wireless, affordable VR

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arstechnica.com - I can take the Oculus Quest with me practically anywhere, pull it over my eyes, map out a VR space with my hands, and quickly start playing some of the best VR games currently on the market. That "an…

Charter data use “rising rapidly” as cord cutters average 400GB a month

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arstechnica.com - Charter cable Internet customers who don't subscribe to Charter's TV service are using an average of more than 400GB of data a month, the company said yesterday. While Charter doesn't impose data cap…

Family of deceased Model X owner sues over 2018 crash

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arstechnica.com - The family of deceased Model X customer Walter Huang has sued Tesla and the state of California in state court, the family's attorneys announced on Wednesday. "Mrs. Huang lost her husband, and two ch…

Social Media Strategies that Lead to Sales - BeLive TV Blog

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blog.belive.tv - A lot of small and medium business owners go into live streaming to let people know about their amazing products or service. After all, live streaming helps potential customers see your brand’s authe…

How to Optimize Performance of Your WordPress Website

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icons8.com - You can’t talk about WordPress without bringing up the subject of performance. Although WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world, it takes rigorous effort to make it perform at ac…

When Is It Right to Ignore Your Brand Guidelines? -- A Branding Guide

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inkbotdesign.com - Brand guidelines are increasingly crucial for businesses. Establishing a strong brand that people recognise has a vast array of benefits from working as a marketing tool and encouraging repeat busine…

Facebook is redesigning its core app around the two parts people actually like to use

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www.theverge.com - Facebook announced an overhaul of its main mobile app today that puts more emphasis on two of its most critical features: events and groups. The company says it’s placing groups front and center as a…

Design Your Website to Sell While You Work | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Design work is very time consuming. But it’s not just the labor you put into building websites that takes time and concentration. Because the projects you work on typically have a short shelf life, y…

Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?

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www.engadget.com - This quandary worsened with a new story describing how Amazon Alexa has its "training" done by humans who listen to audio from users' homes and offices without their knowledge. No one using the devic…

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - Updated 17-April-2019: Thank you to the many readers who have continued to provide firsthand reports that this procedure still works. The majority of reader reports confirm that this upgrade is still…

Garmin announces new line of Forerunner GPS running smartwatches

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androidcommunity.com - The running community is probably one of the best friends of the smartwatch market, particularly those that are focused on fitness-related devices and features. Garmin is one of the most popular bran…

Nokia 4.2 now up for pre-order in the US

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androidcommunity.com - Earlier at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2019), HMD Global launched four new mid-range and affordable phones: the Nokia 210, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, and the Nokia 4.2. Back then, we me…

Facebook launches updated mobile app, Messenger for Desktop coming soon

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androidcommunity.com - Facebook has made some pretty major announcements at the opening of their F8 2019 developer conference as they continue to try and evolve the business and at the same time try to stop the continuous …

Custom wooden smartwatch made using 3D printer, here’s how to DIY

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androidcommunity.com - The S-March Watch may look like any other smartwatch set in a wooden watch case but it’s not available commercially. The wearable device is actually a DIY project by one product designer-slash-electr…

Android TV apps hit the 5,000 mark

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androidcommunity.com - The rise of Android TV began as early as year 2010. We first featured the platform almost a decade ago when it was spotted in Australia and as DIY Kit at CES. It wasn’t standardized then but we remem…

Samsung working on FULL-screen display, bezel-less phones

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung isn’t to be doubted. It still is the No. 1 brand in the mobile industry. Huawei may have overtaken Apple in the past year. The South Korean tech giant just needs to work harder while watching…

Motorola Moto E6 specs spilled ahead of launch

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androidcommunity.com - The Moto E phone series is still alive. The Moto E5 was launched around the same time last year so we can expect the next-gen Moto E model will be out this May or just before summer starts. While wai…

LG G8 ThinQ on DxOMark: Check the Mobile Photo, Video Scores

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androidcommunity.com - Hitting DxOMark with high scores isn’t the ultimate measure of a smartphone’s awesomeness but it sure helps consumers in making their shopping decisions. The team of experts has been busy the previou…

Google Pixel 3a hits Bluetooth SIG, public launch is very near

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androidcommunity.com - The Google Pixel 3a will be unveiled in a few days from today. It will arrive together with the Pixel 3a XL after months of leaks and speculations. The duo started as a rumor as with most flagship ph…

18,000mAh phone gets just 1% funding on IndieGoGo

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androidcommunity.com - Apparently, there isn’t much of a market demand for a ridiculously thick smartphone that should be able to last you for days instead of hours. Despite the fact that consumers continuously demand for …

Indiegogo presents: Hardware Startup Bootcamp

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www.eventbrite.com - From concept to crowdfunding and prototyping through manufacturing, navigating the entrepreneurial world can be challenging. That’s why Indiegogo, Arrow Electronics and AT&T have teamed up to support…

Huawei Sold Almost Twice as Many Smartphones as Apple in Q1 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - The market researchers at IDC have weighed in on the struggling smartphone market, but one company saw a massive sales boost. Huawei is now closing in on Samsung for the top spot in the industry, and…

Qualcomm to Receive $4.5 Billion from Apple - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Qualcomm revealed that Apple will pay it approximately $4.5 to $4.7 billion to dismiss all litigation between the two companies. The announcement came as part of Qualcomm’s quarterly earnings report,…

Mark Zuckerberg vows to stop moving fast and breaking things

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www.fastcompany.com - At the company’s developer conference in San Jose, California, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described what he called the “next chapter” in Facebook’s history, meaning the redesigning of its products …

How To Extend Your Boat’s Battery Life

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www.bitrebels.com - Boats have become a tool for promoting bonding time with friends and family members. You can enjoy going out fishing or even use them to enjoy the calm of the sea. While boat batteries can tend to ru…

Some April Google Search Console data lost, manual actions disappeared - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Though Google has fixed the Search Console data bug that delayed with most reports supposedly because of the de-indexing bug, we now have learned that data from April 9 to April 25 was completely los…

ZapGo and AS Green Cube Innovation Have Formed a New Joint Venture Enabling Ultra-Fast Charging Units for Electric Vehicles in Norway

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www.businesswire.com - OXFORD, England & CHARLOTTE, N.C. & OSLO, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A joint venture between ZapGo Ltd and AS Green Cube Innovation of Norway will commercialize the world’s first operational storage un…

A 6-Step Workflow to Create Video for Multiple Platforms

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Is video an important part of your social media marketing? Looking for an efficient way to create video for multiple social platforms? In this article, you’ll discover a six-step video workflow to pr…

Spotify vs Radio - New Artist Model

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newartistmodel.com - Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are forever changing the way that people discover new music. In looking at Spotify vs Radio airplay you can clearly see some trends in the time it take…

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