Wednesday, January 04, 2017

TPS Consulting Daily


TECHNOLOGY

LG unveils 4K speaker, to go with your 4K TV. Huh?

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arstechnica.co.uk - I can see from your perplexed countenance that you too thought "4K" referred to display resolution—specifically 4096×2160 or 3840×2160—but clearly we were wrong. To be honest, I'm relieved: instead...

Vive Expands Accessories With Launch of Hardware Tracker - VRScout

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vrscout.com - Strap on the Vive Tracker to your next accessory and bring it into VR. It was only a year ago that HTC revealed their Vive Pre headset to attendees at CES. And if 2016 was the year VR had its comin...

Meet the 12 finalists at ShowStoppers’ LaunchIt startup competition at CES

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techcrunch.com - Startups are taking over CES. While the Sonys and Samsungs of the consumer electronics industry are presenting their latest and greatest devices today, hundreds of companies are also making their w...

You can’t unsee Tedlexa, the Internet of Things/AI bear of your nightmares

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arstechnica.com - It's been 50 years since Captain Kirk first spoke commands to an unseen, all-knowing Computer on Star Trek and not quite as long since David Bowman was serenaded by HAL 9000's rendition of "A Bicyc...

HTC teases Netflix-style subscription service for Viveport VR app store

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techcrunch.com - Today at CES, HTC announced that it’s going to be adding a Netflix-like subscription service to its Viveport store, allowing VR users to download hosts of apps as part of a larger monthly subscript...

BMW, Intel and Mobileye will put 40 self-driving test cars on roads in 2017

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techcrunch.com - Automaker BMW is teaming up with suppliers Intel and Mobileye to deploy a fleet of test vehicles, numbering 40 in total, targeting a street date of sometime during the second half of 2017. The flee...

Tesla’s Gigafactory starts mass producing battery cells

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techcrunch.com - Tesla’s massive Nevada Gigafactory has started producing lithium-ion battery cells in mass capacity, with the aim of supplying products including the upcoming Model 3 electric vehicle and the Power...

VR shoes and a flying machine

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techcrunch.com - If this VR stuff fails to take off again, man are we going to feel silly about all of the things we tried over the past few years. Two fairly solid examples right here from a CES kickoff event. Bot...

Facebook adds automatic subtitling for Page videos

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techcrunch.com - Facebook pulled the world back into the silent film era with its muted, auto-play videos, but its latest tool could make it easier to repurpose traditional clips. Facebook has launched a free, auto...

Taking a ride in Hyundai’s driverless car at CES 2017

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techcrunch.com - Hyundai’s driverless Ioniq pulls up smoothly up to pick up me and TC’s Rebecca Friedman – though a driver is actually in the cockpit at this point, controlling the vehicle, so its performance is ha...

LG tries the smart home hub thing on a fridge and a friendly helper robot

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techcrunch.com - When we first heard about LG’s Hub robot, it sure sounded a lot like a cross between an Amazon Echo and a Roomba. Turns out the company has gone for a much more friendly robot approach to the tech....

Netgear’s new baby monitoring camera arrives dressed like a bunny

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techcrunch.com - Netgear really likes to show a slide from NPD every time it announces a new Arlo product. It did a few months back when it showed off its new security cameras and it’s doing so again with its lates...

Roll your own car sharing service with Vulog

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techcrunch.com - Vulog is not a big name in the car sharing space, especially in the US, but the French company is hoping to change that at CES 2017. Alexandre Thibault, VP of business development, said it’s the on...

OhMiBod invites developers to make cybersexy apps for its sex toys

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techcrunch.com - Sex toy maker OhMiBod just announced that the company is looking to open up its relationship… with developers. Best known for its digitally-connected vibrators, OhMiBod will release an open SDK to ...

HTC shows off the Vive Tracker to bring objects and tools into VR

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techcrunch.com - After months of creative developers building cool virtual reality devices that relied on HTC Vive controllers duck taped to them, HTC has introduced a cool peripheral called the Vive Tracker to all...

Qualcomm kicks its automotive ambitions up another gear, partners with VW and more

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techcrunch.com - While Qualcomm continues to work on closing its $47 billion acquisition of automotive chipmaker NXP, it’s also driving ahead with developing car technology on its own steam. Today at CES, the chipm...

LIVE from Samsung’s 2017 CES press conference

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techcrunch.com - CES is off and running, but nothing truly begins until Samsung gets on stage for its annual show-opening press conference. The Korean tech giant has historically put on quite a show at CES — I’m st...

UVify’s plucky little Draco drone hits speeds up to 100 miles an hour

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techcrunch.com - For all the grandiosity of its ancient Grecian name, the Draco is a fairly unassuming thing. It’s surprisingly small and unimposing in fact — and if it weren’t for those four rotors, it would fit c...

Fitbit announces integration with a nutrition service and a virtual reality bike

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techcrunch.com - Fitbit’s already got some of the top-selling fitness trackers on the market, but as the space faces a potential over-saturation, continued success lies in partnerships. As such, the wearable maker’...

Toyota’s Research Institute head says full autonomous driving is “not even close”

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techcrunch.com - While the rest of the world is fixated on a future of full autonomous driving, Toyota Research Institute CEO Gill Pratt is urging everyone that it’s more complicated than that and to take things sl...

Casio’s new outdoor watch is one of the first Android Wear 2.0 devices

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arstechnica.com - LAS VEGAS—Casio continues to go after the most outdoorsy among us with its newest smartwatch, the WSD-F20. The company officially announced the follow-up product to the WSD-F10 at CES, and it looks...

Amazon Fire TV edition coming to selected 4K UHD Smart TVs soon - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re thinking of getting a new Smart TV to celebrate 2017 (because that’s the best way to celebrate right?), you might want to consider waiting for a new line of 4K Ultra HD TVs from Element E...

JLab Audio Party Series brings a music party to your whole house - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - If you live in a house with many rooms and you always want to have music in all places possible, then the advent of multi-room speakers is probably one of the best news you’ve heard, gadgets-wise. ...

How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Will Bring Down Telcos

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wired.com - Just about everything you see on TV is presented by one of a handful of media conglomerates. A similarly small number of telecommunication companies provides your cable service. If you have Comcast...

Increasing Sales With Personalized Marketing

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loyalty360.org - In today’s “show me you know me” marketing world, it’s imperative that brands understand and engage their shoppers on a personal level with personalized marketing. Obviously, that’s easier said tha...

Textr : Group Messaging App - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Sam Getty”, Founder of the Atlanta, Georgia – USA based start-up “Textr” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and wha...

SpareFoot.com: The World's Largest Marketplace for Self-Storage - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Sparefoot is a simple and efficient solution for locating storage facilities, comparing prices, and booking storage units online. According to Mr. ‘Betts'; Sparefoot is a simple and efficient solut...

BigMarker.com: A Global Network of People and Communities that Meet Face-to-Face Online - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - BigMarker offers a community based management platform for teams, groups and organizations to video conference and collaborate online. “BigMarker” enables anyone to host webinars and video conferen...

CUBICUS SMART TOYS : Child's Daily Activities - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Gema ParreƱo Piqueras”, CEO of the Madrid – Spain based start-up “CUBICUS SMART TOYS SL” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly tha...

SmartUse: Mobile Application To Handle Construction Projects - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - Start-Ups.Co really enjoyed interviewing the brilliant entrepreneur; Ms. ‘Lucie Perrier'; Marketing Director of the New York-based start-up “SmartUse”. Below, is the full interview that we have con...

CES 2017: Here Comes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - The disrupter has been unveiled at last. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to meet the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Right, I know. It doesn’t sound that exciting. And if you take Qualcomm’s claims for th...

CES 2017: Acer Announces New Gaming PCs - Thurrott.com

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thurrott.com - The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) doesn’t even start until tomorrow—today is “day 0”—but the new PC announcements keep rolling. And next up is Acer with a new family of gaming PCs. Are you lookin...

Samsung Just Revealed at CES That It's Sold 5 Million Virtual Reality Headsets

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adweek.com - While Samsung may have made some less-than-friendly headlines last year thanks to concerns about exploding phones, the Korean tech powerhouse has no doubt been a leader in bringing virtual reality ...

5 Interesting Tips You Can Employ in Recognizing Fake News

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lifehack.org - The tail end of 2016 saw the rise of a new way to effectively spread salacious information on the internet without fear of any repercussion. This method, termed as ‘fake news,’ involves writing som...

7 Tools New Mobile Developers Should Try

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lifehack.org - Mobile app development is a booming business. According to App Annie’s Mobile App Forecast Report, mobile app demand is growing. Expected growth is about 20% between 2015 and 2020. App developers a...

Android TV: Is It Worth It?

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lifehack.org - The big technology to look at these days is the many different kinds of TV streaming services available to you, and it can be tough to figure out which one is the best. Android TV is a popular form...

Ad of the Day: Facebook Creative Shop Built Chevrolet's New Year's Ads Around 360 Video

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adweek.com - It's Jan. 4. Are you already on the verge of scrapping your New Year's resolutions? Well, Chevrolet just launched a campaign on Facebook designed to keep you on track—and in a broader sense, portra...

Why Pandora's Muted Video and Responsive Display Ads Are a Big Hit With Advertisers

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adweek.com - Pandora is expanding its muted video and expandable display ads after six months of beta tests for brands such as Google, Express and Lexus. The ad formats, first announced by the Oakland-based mus...

Annual Planner for Google Sheets

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complementarytraining.net - Google Sheets are an amazing web app that allows real time editing from multiple users. This makes it great for collaboration, since everyone can see changes others made, their history, comments an...

Google HR chief Laszlo Bock leaving to launch startup

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siliconbeat.com - If an HR manager can be called legendary, it would be Laszlo Bock, the man behind the company culture at Google for the past decade, and a driving force behind the firm’s data-driven hiring and fam...

Apple sued over girl's death at hands of driver 'distracted' by FaceTime video call

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siliconbeat.com - Five-year-old Moriah Modisette was killed when Garrett Wilhelm allegedly rear-ended her family’s Toyota Camry with his Toyota 4Runner at 65 miles per hour on an interstate in Denton County, Texas i...

2016 in review: Insights for search marketers from Bing Ads

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searchengineland.com - 2016 marked another year of staggering growth in search as it continues to infuse our lives with more answers, more intelligence and more meaning. It was a year of voice searches, digitized consume...

Pushing the Limits of Advertising With Paid Social, Mobile and Video

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adweek.com - Once upstarts, digital media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube and Twitter have become mainstream. Savvy marketers have developed playbooks of best practices, and the...

Digital media is brutal, and Medium's Ev Williams just showed why

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mashable.com - There's a growing number of people who believe that digital media's ad-supported model is broken. Add the co-founder/CEO of Medium, Ev Williams, to the top of that list, now. Williams, who's also t...

CES 2017 is all about improving how you see the world

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mashable.com - CES is, to a degree, all about appearances. As the first major tech event of the year, it's an opportunity for companies to show off their latest and greatest — so looks matter. SEE ALSO: How to k...

Here's when Intel's standalone wireless VR headset will arrive

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mashable.com - LAS VEGAS — Intel gave everyone a status update on Project Alloy, the all-in-one, "merged reality" wireless VR headset that the chipmaker announced last year. As per Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel...

One of the best 4K mirrorless cameras is now even better

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mashable.com - Today, 4K recording is a feature that's in almost every major camera and in most high-end smartphones. And while it feels like an eon ago, it was only back in 2014 when 4K video recording in a mirr...

PewDiePie hates on rival channel which stars a 5-year-old

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mashable.com - PewDiePie is never one to shy away from calling people out in his videos. The subject of the Swedish gamer's latest rant? A 5-year-old who The Verge and USA Today recently deemed YouTube's biggest ...

Samsung's new 2-in-1 Chromebooks now include a stylus

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mashable.com - LAS VEGAS — Samsung's making Chromebooks interesting again. The company's two newly announced Chromebooks — the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro — sport 2-in-1 designs and a built-in stylus to be...

How To Get More Traffic By Optimizing Your Old Blog Posts

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wpsuperstars.net - As a blogger, creating new content is a never-ending task. Without new content, your traffic would taper off and your blog would stop growing. But did you know your blog has a treasure trove of con...