Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

The Insanity and Brilliance at Ethereum’s Developer Conference

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medium.com - It’s 4am and I’m sitting in a hotel room in Shanghai, China. The second ever Ethereum developers conference is set to kick off in a few hours. The time-zone shift woke me up early, and I’m sitting ...

GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti: Nvidia’s mega-budget cards arrive October 25

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arstechnica.com - At those prices, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are in direct competition with AMD's RX 460, which costs £99/$99 for a 2GB version, and $129/£135 for a 4GB version. In theory, Nvidia's cards should b...

Why the IoT security nightmare could be a dream for Ubuntu

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arstechnica.co.uk - A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how the poor design of Internet of Things devices poses a serious threat to the Internet. By an interesting coincidence, security guru Bruce Schneier wrote abou...

Samsung 960 Pro review: The fastest consumer SSD you can buy

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arstechnica.com - The all new Samsung 960 Pro, released today, is the follow up to last year's 950 Pro. It offers the same core set of features, with an M.2 form factor, four-lane PCIe 3.0 interface, NVMe communicat...

The Perfect Office - HP Envy AIO Desktop, Leica Rolf Sachs Camera and Office Ideas

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abduzeedo.com - We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd l...

Google Assistant is only an incremental advance over current voice search

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searchengineland.com - You want it to do more. That was my feeling about the Google Assistant after using the new Pixel XL for several days. The Pixel is a very nice phone with a great camera and a beautiful screen. It’s...

How Trump & Clinton have failed to use free space in Google for US presidential candidates

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searchengineland.com - With the US presidential election hotter than ever, Google’s program to give the major candidates valuable yet entirely free space in its search results wasn’t used by either campaign for the past ...

Instagram highlights Stories on Explore tab to boost viewership

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marketingland.com - Instagram has started displaying Stories atop the Explore tab in a bid to get more people to tune into its two-month-old clone of Snapchat Stories. Unlike the Stories found atop Instagram’s main fe...

HireOwl : Connects Startups to Talented University Students for Internships - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “John Lidington”, Founder of the NY – United States based startup “HireOwl” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do a...

Why an ex-Apple design chief got Square to abandon the audio jack

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mashable.com - Think of the Square Reader as an argument for ruthless simplicity. "It's iconic, it's simple, it does exactly what it's supposed to do and nothing more." Or so says Jesse Dorogusker, head of hardwa...

Rumors point to new MacBook Pros in October. Here's the most likely date

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mashable.com - It's no secret that Apple's MacBook Pro (and MacBook Air, and Mac Pro, and iMac) line of products is in dire need of an upgrade. And after it became apparent there would not be a MacBook Pro updat...

Label 59: A Web-Based Application that Requires No Coding Skills and That Helps you to Label Anything Interactively on your Own in Minutes - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Label 59 is a web application that helps you to label anything interactively on your own in minutes. It is ideal for creating engaging presentations that have interactive labels attached to them. “...

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is a lovely piece of self-contained 80s nostalgia

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo’s got a gift for repurposing. In the 30+ years since it was first released, the NES and its beloved range of intellectual properties have been repackaged in just about every way imaginable...

Samsung begins rolling out Note 7 exchange points at airports

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techcrunch.com - The Galaxy Note 7 is no longer permitted on flights from the U.S. and a number of other countries, and so there is lots of potential for difficulty at airports where customers who haven’t yet been ...

Electric Objects slims down its digital art display and unveils a subscription art club

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techcrunch.com - Electric Objects is announcing new ways to bring art into your home, with an affordable price tag. The New York City startup, led by Jake Levine (formerly of Betaworks), launched a Kickstarter camp...

The Pixel’s camera proves Google is a smartphone imaging leader

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techcrunch.com - Google’s new Pixel is an attempt by the Android maker to showcase the very best of Google, and that includes its imaging chops. Both on the hardware and software side, the Pixel has some neat photo...

Highly-awaited robot Cozmo is now ready to come out and play - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - A few months ago, we told you about a cute little robot that may be the signal of a new generation of AI-powered devices that could change the consumer robotic landscape. Well, Cozmo is now ready t...

Trendii : Social Commerce Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Christopher Latter”, Co-Founder at London – UK based start-up “Trendii” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

Study: full-page interstitials alienate users, send them racing for the X-it

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marketingland.com - Various studies appear to show that people don’t like interstitial ads. Google wants to ban most interstitials following a search click. And a recent “neuroscience” study from MediaBrix and Neurons...

WTF is a container?

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techcrunch.com - You can’t go to a developer conference today and not hear about software containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos and a bunch of other names with a nautical ring to them. Microsoft, Google, Amazon and...

Lobster adds Verizon Cloud to its AI-powered photo licensing arsenal

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techcrunch.com - Lobster, a Startup Battlefield company from 2014, is breathing new life into its AI-powered media licensing platform by partnering with Verizon Cloud. Advertisers, publications, agencies and the me...

Practicing What You Preach | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

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fourhourworkweek.com - “Prove your words by your deeds.” – Seneca the Younger My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, I pr...

In its VR/AR push, Twitter trolls itself

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techcrunch.com - PR recovery 101: when you screw up this reality, move on to the next one. Twitter seems to be slowly building up its AR/VR hires as its other real-world hopes and dreams rise and fall around it. Ne...

Evercar abruptly shuts down

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techcrunch.com - On September 7, 2016, Evercar sent out a press release announcing that it had expanded from its Los Angeles home base to San Francisco and Oakland and had financing for buying up to 3,000 vehicles ...

Internal expense fraud is next on machine learning’s list

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techcrunch.com - Chris Baker is managing director of UK Enterprise at Concur. What reactions did people have to the movie trailer for Morgan (which was created entirely — and for the first time — by an AI bot, and ...

Renault-Nissan will build core mobility tech with a new internal startup

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techcrunch.com - At the Paris Motor Show earlier this month, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn seemed to suggest his company would do more assembling of third-party technologies than creation of their own, but a new ...

Walmart launches a free streaming service, Vudu Movies on Us

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techcrunch.com - Who’s copying Amazon? Everyone! But especially Walmart. Speaking of which, the retailer giant announced today the launch of its own video streaming service, called Vudu Movies on Us. The service at...

Baobab Studios raises $25M as it looks to bring richer storytelling to VR

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techcrunch.com - For all of the technical pizazz that VR can wow users with, at the end of the day, great content is about establishing an emotional connection, and that means building great characters. Baobab Stud...

Amazon might become ISP in Europe, but laws make US launch unlikely

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arstechnica.com - Amazon is reportedly considering offering home Internet service in Europe. However, the company would probably not do so in the United States because US law doesn't guarantee wholesale access to ex...

How to Provide Extraordinary Customer Service

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skipprichard.com - What is it that makes customer service extraordinary? This week is Customer Service Week, a week to remind organizations of the importance of customers and the week to especially celebrate those wh...

9 Pricing Strategies to Explode Your Revenue (Backed by Psychology)

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sumome.com - Get ready, because what I’m about to say is… well, it’s depressing: You’re probably pricing your product or services wrong. I know this because most people don’t take a scientific approach to prici...

What’s new for designers, October 2016

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webdesignerdepot.com - In this month’s edition of what’s new for designers, we’ve included color tools, icon sets, automation tools, design tools, printables, Sketch plugins, and more. And as always, we’ve also included ...

Firefox Launches More Experimental Features Including PageShot, Min Vid and Tracking Protection

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debugpoint.com - As part of Mozilla’s Test Pilot program, three new experimental features have been launched. Mozilla’s test pilot program gives users early access to some amazing features which is still in develop...

Slice Planner: First Notebook Connected to Digital Calendars

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kickstarter.com - We adore digital calendars. They sync across all our devices and consistently keep us abreast of all our upcoming engagements. But we also love paper planners. They have that tactile feel, and the ...

Self-Driving Cars Could Transform the Lives of the Visually Impaired

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futurism.com - Our society demands mobility—in fact, much of the new technology being introduced in this modern age is anchored in this fact. Unfortunately, a significant portion of our population, those people w...

Messaging Apps, Dark Social and Customer Service Bots

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socialmediatoday.com - It’s official - the top four instant messaging applications now have more active monthly users than the top four social networks, and because of this, brands are scrambling to get a strategy in pla...

Newest Pokemon GO update puts a block on driving, moving too fast - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Interest in Pokemon GO may have waned but the game isn’t going away anytime soon. Niantic and Nintendo will only continue to bank on the augmented reality adventure that has beaten numerous records...

Kingdom: New Lands now available on NVIDIA SHIELD devices - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you feel like you were born in the wrong century (or country) because your kingdom building talents are wasted on your current job, you probably let out your frustrations on games that will let ...

Google Flights, hotel search get new features to help plan travels better - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - One of the most stressful things for the holidays, actually even before then holidays, is planning that trip back home or that dream vacation. Fortunately for people living during these times, ther...

Qualcomm rolls out new Snapdragon processors plus 5G modem, gigabit LTE - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Qualcomm may be battling against Meizu right now in different countries but that’s nothing compared to the good news we just heard. The top chipset manufacturer has recently announced a new range o...

Point Shout : Mobile App to Listen, Engage and React to Customers' Needs - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Ionut Danifeld”, Co-Founder at the Brussels – Belgium based start-up “PointShout” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you d...

Marketing Day: Paid search campaigns, Instagram Stories & Facebook mobile apps

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marketingland.com - Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Take your paid search campaigns to the next level Oc...

Will usability issues hinder Google Assistant, the star of Google's new Pixel phone?

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marketingland.com - Why would you choose the new Google Pixel smartphone over one of the many competitors out there, including the iPhone? Google’s betting big that the new “Google Assistant” feature in the Pixel will...

Codility.com: An Automated Tool for Assessment of Programming Skills - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Codility is an automated tool for assessment of programming skills. As per Mrs. Sobantka; Codility is an automated tool for assessment of programming skills. Codility is designed for software devel...

Pawn Essentials : Flea Market Meets Google Search - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Luke Makris”, CEO & Founder of the Annapolis – USA based startup “PawnEssentials” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you ...

Pajap: A DIY Mobile Apps Service embedded with a New Technology that Allows you to Create Full Featured 100% Native and Hardware Accelerated Mobile Applications - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Pajap provides an innovative mobile service, which provides new routes in native mobile application development, end user experience and advertising methods. “Pajap” is a DIY mobile apps service wi...

Sleeves Up Productions : Digital Content For Brands - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Erika Kramer”, CEO and Founder at New York – USA based start-up “SleevesUpProductions” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that...

Conversion In A Box : Web Based Niche Marketing Tool - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Mr. ‘Mark La Fay'; Founder of the – USA start-up “Conversion In A Box”. Below, is the full interview that we have conducted : 1....

Microsoft Brings Single Sign-On Capabilities to Skype - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - Starting next week, Skype users will be able to sign-in to other Microsoft services—like Outlook.com, OneDrive and Xbox Live—using their Skype IDs. It’s all part of an effort to consolidate custome...

Nielsen Marketing Cloud Just Improved Its Digital Couponing Targeting Tools

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adweek.com - Nielsen has partnered with digital coupon specialist RevTrax to bolster Nielsen Marketing Cloud, which can now help clients create offers that should, in theory, generate more sales. The chief conc...