Thursday, April 19, 2018

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With this browser, ads can’t steal your attention — they have to pay you for it

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www.digitaltrends.com - This article is part of our series “Blockchain beyond Bitcoin“. Bitcoin is the beginning, but it’s far from the end. To help you wrap your head around why, we’re taking a deep dive into the world of …

Lawsuit: Google Instructed Managers that 'Individual Achievement' and 'Objectivity' Were Examples of 'White Dominant Culture' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - The document has been released as part of James Damore’s ongoing class-action lawsuit against Google, which alleges the company discriminates on the basis of race, gender, and political viewpoint. It…

GDPR, How To Get Your Website Ready - How To Make Money Online

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www.incomediary.com - When I first heard about GDPR, I was not enthusiastic! The last thing most entrepreneurs want, is more rules and regulation. But I am here to tell you, it is not such a bad thing! GDPR is an EU law …

Blackmagic Design Premiers New Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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www.lightstalking.com - Following on the success of 2013’s Pocket Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Design’s compact camera sporting a Super 16 sensor with cinema-recording quality capabilities, the company has announced another it…

Google disables “domain fronting” capability used to evade censors

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arstechnica.com - Google's App Engine may not have been designed to provide a way for developers to evade censors, but for the past few years it has offered one, via a technique known as domain fronting. By wrapping c…

Google Lawsuit: Senior Engineer Alon Altman Wanted to Sabotage Trump's Android Phone, Ban His Gmail Account | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Calling on the tech giant to use the “full economic force [of] Google for good”, Altman also suggested deleting the gmail accounts of Trump, his administration, and his aides for “abuse.” Altman – wh…

ISPs should charge for fast lanes—just like TSA Precheck, GOP lawmaker says

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arstechnica.com - Congressional Republicans want to impose "net neutrality" rules that allow Internet service providers to charge online services and websites for priority access to consumers. Making the case for paid…

Motorola introduces four new phones

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techcrunch.com - Motorola’s phones aren’t always the flashiest, but there sure are a lot of them. And today, there are even more. The Lenovo-owned brand is launching not one, but four new handsets for your budget-pho…

Walmart launches ‘Check Out With Me’ for on-the-spot checkouts in hundreds of US stores

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techcrunch.com - Walmart announced on Thursday it’s beginning to test new technology that arms store staff with mobile devices for checking out customers from the floor. The devices will first be put into use in Walm…

Uber denies its CTO met with Cambridge Analytica

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techcrunch.com - Uber has denied that its sitting CTO, Thuan Pham, met with Cambridge Analytica — the controversial political consultancy at the center of a Facebook user data misuse scandal. But it has not been able…

TheWaveVR wraps $6M Series A to fuel its immersive, social VR music app

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techcrunch.com - Music and visual art creation VR startup TheWaveVR just wrapped a $6 million Series A round and when all was said and done, it seemed appropriate for the team to actually sign the term sheet with the…

eBay’s mobile app can now fill out your listings for you

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techcrunch.com - Ebay is rolling out an app update designed to make it easier to list items for sale on its online marketplace. Instead of filling out detailed forms on your mobile phone’s small screen, you can now s…

Qualcomm extends NXP deal deadline following concern from Chinese government

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techcrunch.com - The ongoing saga continues. Qualcomm has once again postponed the deadline for completing its proposed acquisition of NXP following concerns voiced by the Ministry of Commerce in China. The deal was …

SNK may be making a mini-console stuffed with arcade classics

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve worked through the amazing selection of games provided by the NES and SNES Classic Editions, you may be in luck: SNK, the legendary arcade game creator behind the likes of Metal Slug and Sa…

Russia’s game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more

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techcrunch.com - As the messaging app Telegram continues to try to evade Russian authorities by switching up its IP addresses, Russia’s regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) has continued its game of whack-a-mole to try to lo…

The making of a hardware founder

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techcrunch.com - Working in tech, it’s hard to avoid the many stories and congratulatory tweets about the latest company to close a funding round, and little wonder. It’s a milestone worth celebrating before getting …

Intel abandons Vaunt smart glasses project

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techcrunch.com - It might just be time for Intel admit that’s not great at this whole wearables thing. A few months after their flashy online debut, the Vaunt smart glasses are dead, the chipmaker has confirmed. Some…

Rylo brings some new software tricks to their not-a-360 camera

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techcrunch.com - Rylo wants people to use 360 cameras to capture everything around them, then use software to determine what exactly they want after the fact. Today, the startup is adding a new feature to the app, a …

LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin could leak user data, secret fix failed

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techcrunch.com - Facebook isn’t the only one in the hot seat over data privacy. A flaw in LinkedIn’s AutoFill plugin that websites use to let you quickly complete forms could have allowed hackers to steal your full n…

Reddit hires former Time Inc. exec Jen Wong as COO

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techcrunch.com - Reddit, one of the internet’s largest hubs for both traffic and controversy, announced today that it has hired former Time Inc. President of Digital Jen Wong to take on the role of COO. She will be t…

Oculus implements its own GDPR-compliant privacy controls

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techcrunch.com - While Facebook is still struggling to regain user trust following a data fiasco that ultimately brought Zuckerberg to testify in front of Congress, the company still has plenty to do to ready itself …

How Alexa is influencing the next generations of kids

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venturebeat.com - AI is changing the way we live. Virtual assistants giving us new ways to shop, self-driving cars promising us new commuting options, and bots assisting in the workplace show companies applying AI to …

Second-generation Ryzen: Incremental improvement narrows the gap with Intel

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arstechnica.com - The second-generation Ryzen chips announced last week are now out, and reviews have hit the 'Net. Unlike the situation last week, we're now free to talk about what has changed in the second-generatio…

Waze slammed for “inadequate” responses to traffic woes by another councilman

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arstechnica.com - Yet another Los Angeles city councilman has taken Waze to task for creating "dangerous conditions" in his district, and the politician is now "asking the City to review possible legal action." "Waze …

Lovers of small iPhones might be rewarded with rumored next-gen SE 2

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arstechnica.com - New regulatory filings may hint at new iPhone models coming earlier than this September. According to a MacRumors report, the French website Consomac first reported new Russian-language regulatory fi…

Tesla, accused of improper worker-safety reports, calls news site “extremist”

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arstechnica.com - In turn, Tesla retorted Monday that Reveal is a "extremist organization working directly with union supporters," adding that the story "paints a completely false picture of Tesla and what it is actua…

PUBG’s first-ever free weekend has begun on Xbox One (for XBL Gold members)

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arstechnica.com - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)'s stratospheric rise in popularity on PC and console has been curious, in particular because of its $30 cost of entry—a fact that sets it apart from its popular, …

Motorola announces the 2018 Moto G6 and E5

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arstechnica.com - NEW YORK CITY—Motorola is taking the wraps off its mid- to low-end lineup today. The company is launching four phones at once—the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5 Plus, and the Moto E5 Play. And no mat…

Open Source Decade: 10 years after the Free Software Summit

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arstechnica.com - One of the most significant moments in the history of the modern software industry took place in 1998 when Netscape announced plans to release the source code of its browser under a license that woul…

The Nissan Rogue is a huge sales success, but is it any good? A review

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arstechnica.com - The 2018 Nissan Rogue wears the corporate V grill proudly. If you like angles and creases, you'll find a lot to like in the Rogue's styling. The rear hatch is powered, and loading and unloading cargo…

Tim Cook on merging macOS and iOS: “I don’t think that’s what users want”

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arstechnica.com - In an interview published in The Sydney Morning Herald today, Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested that Apple is not working toward eventually running the same operating system on Macs and mobile devices lik…

Can Internet Freedom Really Exist?

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themerkle.com - We’re all tired of hearing about Cambridge Analytica by now. And we’re basically used to the fact that whatever we do online, we’re leaving a digital footprint. Even the famed anonymity of Bitcoin an…

Scam Twitter Profile Impersonates 6 Different Crypto Accounts - CoinDesk

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www.coindesk.com - In an egregious example of the "blue checkmark" scam infecting crypto-Twitter, a fraudulent account that recently aimed to dupe users of the cryptocurrency Verge moved onto Bitfinex - that is, before…

Reddit Community: A Game Predicted Bitcoin 28 Years Ago

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cointelegraph.com - Another prediction of Bitcoin (BTC) emergence has been recently discovered by a Reddit user that posted a screenshot from Japanese role-playing video game Final Fantasy III on April 16. The user refe…

This Is A Journey Into Sound: A Look at Old-School Headphones - Flashbak

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flashbak.com - The first true headphone was made in 1910, but for the next forty-plus years they weren’t used for listening to music. Headphones were worn almost exclusively by military personnel and telephone ope…

Our Password-Free Future Is Near (But Not Really)

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www.wired.com - Password-free logins have long been the stuff of dreams for security researchers and privacy advocates—not to mention regular people who fat-finger their account passwords into a browser every day. I…

China's Weibo bans LGBTQ content, takes it back after huge outcry

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mashable.com - Chinese social media company Sina Weibo has reversed its decision to ban LGBTQ-related content, after an overwhelming amount of backlash online. One of the largest social media platforms in China, of…

Facebook’s 2017 Privacy Audit Didn’t Catch Cambridge Analytica

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www.wired.com - Two years after Facebook learned that a university researcher had given political consultancy Cambridge Analytica personal information on millions of Facebook users, a government-mandated outside aud…

Toyota still refuses to carry Android Auto in their cars

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androidcommunity.com - If you were hoping that this was the year when Toyota would finally relent and let Android Auto into their cars, then we’re sorry to say that this is still not that time. The Japanese car company has…

US Judge says Samsung can continue manufacturing and selling in China

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androidcommunity.com - A Chinese court has already previously ruled on the case that Huawei filed against Samsung and has ordered the latter to stop manufacturing and selling smartphones in the country, However, a US feder…

Huawei Honor 10 debuts with 19:9 display, dual cams with AI features

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androidcommunity.com - Huawei is scheduled to launch the new Honor 10 today, April 19. D-Day has come and so now we’ve got a glimpse of the new Honor smartphone. We’ve seen the leaked photo and possible official renders th…

Grasshopper app from Area 120 teaches you basic coding

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androidcommunity.com - Gone are the days when coding was a very specialized talent. Now both kids and adults can actually learn how to code without necessarily having extensive programming background. The folks over at Are…

Microsoft Translator now has AI-powered translation even when offline

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androidcommunity.com - Chances are, when you’re traveling and you need to have things translated on your mobile device, you probably don’t have roaming or Internet connection at that time. Microsoft wants to help solve tha…

How Cosmetics CPGs Can Build Customer Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - Like other consumer packaged goods companies, beauty brands struggle to build customer loyalty due to challenges that include no direct relationship with consumers and disintermediated purchase chann…

For to YA | Engage, Brands Must be Fast and Flexible to Meet the Ever-Changing Customers

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www.loyalty360.org - Consumer loyalty seems to be evolving with the passing of each hour these days. Expectations are high and loyalty is low, which presents a unique issue of adaptation that is needed. Mark Allen, SVP o…

Sandwiches to the S&P 500 with the Bumped App

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www.loyalty360.org - Loyalty has been rewarded in some innovative ways. Cash, discounts, gifts. Cryptocurrency is an example from the 21st Century. Now start-up company Bumped has created a new method: Stock. By register…

This Is Your Golden Ticket to Predictable Customer Growth

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www.loyalty360.org - We all want to give our customers the best experience possible. Constantly, we hear marketers prioritizing the customer experience and personalized messaging while staying within budget and seeing tr…

CX: Give it to Get it

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www.loyalty360.org - The conversation at the forefront of marketing discussions continues to revolve around the shifts in loyalty with Millennials and Generation Z. With technology eliminating the term “patience,” and th…

What is a Landing Page? Best Practices & Tactics To Grow Your Business!

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

Microsoft Pumps Out Another Redstone 5 Build - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft can’t seem to get Windows 10 Redstone 4 (RS4) out the door, but it has no problem releasing new RS5 builds. Today, it released yet another RS5 build to those Windows Insiders who have opted…

There are 100 Million Amazon Prime Subscribers - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - The normally secretive Amazon has finally detailed a key metric of its success: It now has over 100 million Prime subscribers. The number was provided publicly by CEO Jeff Bezos to shareholders in th…

Alexa Answers the Call of Duty - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Activision announced this week that it has released a beta set of Call of Duty skills for Amazon Alexa. Yes, that’s right: You can now interact with the hit game Call of Duty: WWII using your voice a…

Windows Weekly 566: The Queen of RTOS - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss Azure Sphere, more delays for Windows 10 version 1803, OneNote changes, and much more. Download this episode and subscribe to Windows Weekly Tip of the week: Free Kindle b…

One Year After Wunderlist's Death, The To-Do Transition Limps Along - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - If you had the ability to get in a time machine and went back to April 19th, 2017 and asked if Wunderlist would still be around today, the answer surely would have been ‘no’. Why? Because on this dat…

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review Part 2: Camera - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Smartphone buyers frequently cite camera quality as a key purchase criteria. And the Samsung Galaxy S9+ does not disappoint. But as is so often the case on this flagship handset, that quality comes w…

Why These 2 Niche Ecommerce Brands Are Opening Up More Brick-and-Mortar Stores

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www.adweek.com - Instagram first, sell afterwards: that’s an ethos that more ecommerce companies are adopting as they go offline. Opening physical stores (or pop-ups, showrooms, whatever) has become a viable path for…

Why Media Companies Must Purge Zero-Sum Approaches to Partnerships

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www.adweek.com - In the fourth decade of the digital media and advertising revolution, too many industry voices still insist on making a commotion about the zero-sum game in advertising, where some can win only as ot…

Reddit Taps Former Time Inc. Chief Operating Officer as Its New COO

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www.adweek.com - Reddit has hired a former Time Inc. exec as its new chief operating officer. Jen Wong, who joined Reddit today, was Time’s COO and president of digital from 2016 until leaving the company earlier thi…

Measurement Is Still a 'Blind Spot' for Marketers Looking to Improve Ad Targeting

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www.adweek.com - When it comes to accurate ad targeting, agencies and publishers say there is still room for improvement, even as the strict privacy regulations going into effect soon in Europe threaten to upend the …

Digital assistants just took a big step toward real 'human' conversation

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mashable.com - Talking to Alexa is too often a one-sided affair. Certainly, the primary purpose of a digital assistant is to listen, but its responses tend to favor cold efficiency — get in and get out. If a human …

Smart Notebook Connects to an App and stores useful information - Invention a Day™

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inventionaday.com - Throw away all your useless notebooks that just take up space when you can have just one Smart notebook that neatly stores and organizes all the useful information. To order from Amazon:https://amzn.…

The Razer Phone is yet another great phone doomed by its poor camera

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mashable.com - Loudest speakers on any phone • Fastest display refresh rate on any phone • Super long battery life • Fantastic gaming performance No wireless charging • No water resistance • No headphone jack • Ave…

There's no such thing as a flying car

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www.computerworld.com - The phrase "flying car" is code for a futuristic vision of transportation. The dream is that, instead of traveling in earth-bound vehicles, everyday people will be able to avoid gridlock by taking of…

How to Use Facebook Ad Dayparting to Optimize Your Results : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to make sure you serve Facebook and Instagram ads when your followers are online? Have you considered dayparting your ad campaigns? In this article, you’ll discover how to use dayparting to sche…

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