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Loyalty360 Reads: May 9, 2019

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loyalty360.org - Customer Experience Nike App Will Be Able to Scan for Your Shoe Size In July, the athleticwear brand will launch Nike Fit, which, on app and in stores, will show consumers their proper shoe size. “At…

Are press releases good for SEO?

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muckrack.com - The short answer is “not really,” with a caveat for “potentially.” Let me explain why. Muck Rack’s own research shows that only 3% of journalists “rely heavily on press releases sent via newswires.” …

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Loyalty360 Reads: May 8, 2019 Shared by Loyalty360 loyalty360.org - Programs Air Canada Shares See Surprise Jump Despite the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX Jets, Air Canada has seen a growth …

Android Q Security enhancements detailed further

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androidcommunity.com - There are more to learn about Android Q. The next Android dessert is currently being served to a number of phones from different OEMs. We first mentioned Android Q almost a year ago when the Essentia…

Android Q will not have Android Beam for easy file transfer

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androidcommunity.com - When you need to make a quick file transfer from your phone to a device nearby and you don’t want to go through the cloud or email, one of the more convenient ways to do so was Android Beam. Using NF…

Japanese railway company starts testing 249mph bullet train speeds

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arstechnica.com - This week, Japanese railway company JR East showed off its new Alfa-X, a high-speed bullet train that is designed to achieve a top speed of 400kph, or 249mph, which would make it the fastest commerci…

GitHub gets a package registry – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - GitHub today announced the launch of a limited beta of the GitHub Package Registry, its new package management service that lets developers publish public and private packages next to their source co…

‘Unhackable’ encrypted flash drive eyeDisk is, as it happens, hackable – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - In security, nothing is “unhackable.” When it’s claimed, security researchers see nothing more than a challenge. Enter the latest findings from Pen Test Partners, a U.K.-based cybersecurity firm. The…

Tinder is preparing to launch a lightweight version of its dating app called ‘Tinder Lite’ – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Tinder is preparing to launch a version of its popular dating app aimed at users in emerging markets. The app, which will be called “Tinder Lite,” offers a smaller, more lightweight version of the cu…

India’s most popular services are becoming super apps – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Truecaller, an app that helps users screen strangers and robocallers, will soon allow users in India, its largest market, to borrow up to a few hundred dollars in the nation. The crediting option wil…

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks WWDC student program, coding initiatives and SAP – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - For the past few years, Apple has been inviting student developers to attend its WWDC conference, which centers on development topics and software. A few students from this year’s batch are getting s…

Flaws in a popular GPS tracker leak real-time locations and can remotely activate its microphone – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - A popular GPS tracker — used as a panic alarm for elderly patients, to monitor kids and track vehicles — contains security flaws, which security researchers say are so severe the device should be rec…

Binance pledges to ‘significantly’ increase security following $40M Bitcoin hack – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Binance has vowed to raise the quality of its security in the aftermath of a hack that saw thieves make off with $40 million in Bitcoin from the exchange. The company — which is widely believed to op…

India to reportedly investigate Google over alleged Android abuse – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - More than 95 percent of the smartphones that ship in India run Android operating system, according to industry estimates. Now the Indian antitrust watchdog is convinced that the nation should investi…

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over data misuse – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Facebook might have another Cambridge Analytica on its hands. In a late Friday news dump, Facebook revealed that today it filed a lawsuit alleging South Korean analytics firm Rankwave abused its deve…

Virgin Galactic is ‘coming home’ to Spaceport America in New Mexico – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Aspiring space tourism outfit Virgin Galactic has just announced its readiness to shift its operations to New Mexico’s Spaceport America, from which the company’s first commercial flights will take o…

Vader Immortal world premiere: Star Wars comes to VR with story, humor, stakes

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arstechnica.com - I could start my review of Vader Immortal: Episode One, the first lengthy Star Wars experience for consumer-grade VR headsets, in a number of ways. Controls? Comfort? Visuals? Story? Droids? But afte…

HP Spectre 15 x360 2019 review: Carving a niche in a crowded space

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arstechnica.com - The HP Spectre 15 x360 is a good laptop, but it seemed we always found one or two things to quibble with. With the 2017 model, we liked some key design decisions but felt let down by the performance …

FCC says carriers failed Florida after hurricane—but lets them off the hook

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arstechnica.com - The Federal Communications Commission isn't punishing carriers for their horrible response to Hurricane Michael in Florida, despite a commission investigation finding that the carriers' mistakes prol…

Nest, the company, died at Google I/O 2019

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arstechnica.com - MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Don't be distracted by the shiny new "Nest" smart display that was just announced: Nest died at Google I/O 2019. "Google Nest" is the new reality now, where Nest is no longer a …

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…

28 years later, hacker fixes rampant slowdown on SNES‘ Gradius III

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arstechnica.com - Many gamers of a certain age (this author included) remember the early '90s disappointment of buying the SNES version of hit arcade shmup Gradius III. In magazine screenshots, the game's huge, colorf…

Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller accessory for the blind

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arstechnica.com - Those rows of dots would display in-game text as finger-readable braille dots. From above, the braille accessory bears some resemblance to the existing Xbox Elite controller. Detail on how the grid o…

Microsoft: The open source company

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arstechnica.com - The news from Microsoft's Build developer conference that surprised me most was that Microsoft will ship a genuine Linux kernel—GPLed, with all patches published—with Windows. That announcement was m…

Facebook co-founder calls for breakup of Facebook

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arstechnica.com - When Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room, Chris Hughes was one of his roommates and became a Facebook cofounder. Hughes left Facebook more than 10 years ago, but his time at Fac…

Why Google believes machine learning is its future

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arstechnica.com - One of the most interesting demos at this week's Google I/O keynote featured a new version of Google's voice assistant that's due out later this year. A Google employee asked the Google Assistant to …

“RobbinHood” ransomware takes down Baltimore City government networks

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arstechnica.com - Systems at a number of Baltimore’s city government departments were taken offline on May 7 by a ransomware attack. As of 9:00am today, email and other services remain offline. Police, fire, and emerg…

Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal

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arstechnica.com - In a report published Thursday, researchers at the threat-research company Advanced Intelligence (AdvIntel) revealed that a collective of Russian and English-speaking hackers are actively marketing t…

Microsoft Releases New Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum Blockchain

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cointelegraph.com - Microsoft has released the new Azure Blockchain Development Kit for the Ethereum blockchain, according to an announcement from Microsoft Azure blog Build Azure on May 6. The new offering is reportedl…

How I Tried to Defy the Facebook Algorithm

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www.theatlantic.com - I liked the variety; it made browsing feel less competitive. And witnessing strangers go on about some mundane subject that mattered deeply to them was oddly engrossing. The new occupants of my News …

The 4 fastest ways to protect your online privacy, starting right now

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www.fastcompany.com - You’d have to have been living under a rock for the past few years to not have heard of at least a few of the major data and privacy scandals that show just how reckless some of the biggest tech comp…

Mozilla explains why all Firefox add-ons broke at once

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www.engadget.com - The company already explained that the mass disablement of add-ons was due to the expiration of a signing certificate as it pushed updates and scrambled to fix the issue over a weekend. Now, we have …

Early Facebook executives have reached a surprising consensus about the company’s power

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www.theverge.com - Of the four people credited as co-founders as Facebook, Chris Hughes’ contributions are perhaps the most unusual for a startup employee. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, he did not write …

Photo 'memories' storage biz Ever uses family snaps to train facial recognition AI

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www.theregister.co.uk - Millions of images stored by Ever, a photo album app, are being used to sneakily train facial recognition systems and the only way you'll find out is if you read through the 2,566-word privacy policy.

LG G8 ThinQ Teardown: See if the battery can last

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androidcommunity.com - The LG G8 ThinQ is the latest from the other South Korean tech giant. It’s not exactly the most popular in the market today but it’s certainly one of the more interesting ones. We’re curious to know …

Google previews new look of Play Store for Android TV

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androidcommunity.com - The Google I/O conference is a chance for the tech giant to show off their upcoming products and get developers and eventually consumers all excited about what to expect from Android and Google produ…

Fuchsia OS is experimental, may go public soon

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androidcommunity.com - It’s been over a couple of years since we first heard about the Fuchsia. It’s Google’s secret operating system that has “tweeted” itself to the world. An APK was immediately made available for downlo…

Pandora now has Waze integration on Android devices

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androidcommunity.com - If you do a lot of driving around and Waze is your companion, you’ve probably wished that your music player was already there as well. They’ve already done that previously with apps like Spotify but …

T-Mobile-exclusive OnePlus 7 Pro dropping in a few days

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androidcommunity.com - In a few days, OnePlus will be announcing its new flagship offering. There won’t be just one model. The company is introducing two new ones: the regular OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. As early as Novem…

Google will soon release 53 gender neutral emojis

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androidcommunity.com - It used to be that most of us were just happy with having smiley faced emojis to brighten up our conversations. But as more and more conversation over inclusivity and representation rages in all corn…

Qualcomm Smart Headset Platform, Development Kit announced

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androidcommunity.com - Technology will never fade. It only needs to develop. More than new inventions, we need innovations that empower. More recently, big names in the tech industry have been working and collaborating to …

Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Teardown: See if they are easy to repair

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androidcommunity.com - This happened earlier than expected. Of course, it ought to happen. It’s only a matter of time. The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were finally launched after months of being leaked and teased. Much…

OEM gestures may be in conflict with Android Q

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androidcommunity.com - Among the many things Android Q is bringing, ‘gestures’ is perhaps the most anticipated. We’ve always been curious as to how a physical gesture can be read ever since Google introduced the idea. Touc…

Telegram update brings new Android design, archived chats, etc

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androidcommunity.com - It’s time for your regular Telegram update! And if you’re still not using this messaging app, you may be missing out on one of the best ones out there. Every update brings a lot of new features and i…

Union Argues OPM Nominee Has a 'Fundamental Inability' to Run an Agency

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www.govexec.com - The nation’s largest federal employee union announced this week that it opposes the nomination of Dale Cabaniss to lead the Office of Personnel Management, arguing she has a “fundamental inability” t…

Windows 10 is Active on 825 Million Devices - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - According to internal documentation viewed by Thurrott.com, Windows 10 is now active on over 825 million devices worldwide. It’s unclear why Microsoft did not divulge this figure at Build. But as par…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: May 10 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Because it was a big, big week, this edition of Short Takes looks mostly at Build 2019, Microsoft’s annual developer conference. Build 2019 opened with an awkward whimper This year’s edition of Micro…

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Now Available in Preview - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft announced that Xbox Insiders in Preview Beta can join and test Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the first time. “Starting today, Xbox Insiders in Preview Beta can join and test Xbox Game Pass Ul…

05-10-2019 - [X&Y] Infected Inflection

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Tesla Model 3 receives stellar 5-Star rating from premier UK auto magazine

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www.teslarati.com - Ahead of its release in Europe’s right-hand-drive regions, the Tesla Model 3 has gone through an extensive review by Auto Express, one of the UK’s leading automotive publications. The electric sedan …

I Delivered Packages for Amazon and It Was a Nightmare - The Atlantic - Pocket

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getpocket.com - Aygun Aliyeva / Shutterstock.com / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic / GoogleMaps I’m sure I looked comical as I staggered down a downtown San Francisco street on a recent weekday, arms full of packages—…

Google to add support for higher quality images in search, swipe up images & 3D images - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google announced in the State of Search session at Google I/O Thursday, that it will be launching higher quality image support, 3D images and the ability to swipe up images from AMP pages. We already…

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