Thursday, April 06, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

6 reasons to avoid DIY website builders for business - Manawire

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www.manawire.com - As a business owner, you’ve more than likely put a lot of thought into your website. From how it looks, to what it’s going to say. At some point in your thoughts, you’re going to ask yourself an im...

Android devices can be fatally hacked by malicious Wi-Fi networks

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arstechnica.com - A broad array of Android phones are vulnerable to attacks that use booby-trapped Wi-Fi signals to achieve full device takeover, a researcher has demonstrated. The vulnerability resides in a widely ...

Moto G5 Plus Preview - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Sometime next week, I should take possession of a 5th generation Moto G Plus, an intriguing and affordable new Android handset. Is it possible to find smartphone happiness for less than $300? I’ll ...

Scorpio is console hardware pushed to a new level

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www.eurogamer.net - In 2005, Microsoft launched Xbox 360: a piece of hardware at least a year ahead of its time from a technological standpoint, introducing multi-core CPU processing and state-of-the-art advanced grap...

Xbox Takes Technological Leadership Over PlayStation with Project Scorpio - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - In a stunning reveal, Microsoft’s new Xbox “Project Scorpio” was evaluated by an independent outside party and found to significantly out-perform Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. It appears that Microsoft...

Lawmakers propose law requiring warrants to search electronics at US border

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arstechnica.com - There's a big area in the US where the Constitution doesn't apply, at least when the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure is concerned. It's calledthe US border, o...

Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices

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techcrunch.com - Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices – following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon. The network says its entire library will be su...

Apple’s Clips app is social video editing that’s simple to a fault

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techcrunch.com - It was hard to know what to make of Clips at launch. Sure, Apple launches its own standalone apps from time to time, but it’s never offered up anything quite like this. For Apple, Clips is another ...

Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile

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techcrunch.com - Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well. The company today announced its new business, Xfinity Mobile, a wireless service offer...

Transcript: Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and John Ternus on the state of Apple’s pro Macs

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techcrunch.com - Apple invited a handful of journalists to Cupertino to talk about the future of the Mac platform. The Mac Pro is receiving a minor update this week, but the most significant updates are coming late...

The Xbox One Scorpio is a six-teraflop gaming beast

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft couldn’t wait until E3 in June to unveil the Scorpio, so the company shared some details with Digital Foundryand we now know all of Project Scorpio’s tech specs. As expected, it’s going t...

The leaked DJI Spark looks to be the Mavic Pro’s little bother

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techcrunch.com - DJI appears to be about to launch a drone even smaller than the Mavic Pro. Supposedly called the Spark, pics of the little drone has been popping up on several sites though DJI has yet to officiall...

How Osmo decides to make its tangible, high-tech toys

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techcrunch.com - A huge number of toys today include high-tech and interactive components that keep kids in front of screens. But when it comes to health and educational development, multiple studies have found tha...

Blue Origin’s first crewed test flights probably won’t happen until 2018

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techcrunch.com - Blue Origin, the spaceflight company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, had originally been aiming for late 2017 as the target gate to begin sending human crew up to space aboard its rockets, with the...

Facebook Messenger’s AI “M” suggests features to use based on your convos

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techcrunch.com - Write “You owe me $20” and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says “goodbye”, Messenger will recommend a “bye-bye” GIF. That’s how Facebook’s new M Suggestions work. Fa...

Ben Casnocha and Erik Torenberg are raising a $50M investment fund

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techcrunch.com - A member of the founding team of Product Hunt and a LinkedIn veteran are teaming up to invest in early-stage startups. Sources tell us that Erik Torenberg, who was employee No. 1 at Product Hunt, a...

Facebook puts link to 10 tips for spotting “false news” atop feed

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techcrunch.com - Today Facebook begins fighting misinformation with news literacy education, in addition to product features. This week, users in 14 countries including the US will see an alert above the News Feed ...

Hyperloop One completes Vegas test track tube, reveals 11 proposed U.S. routes

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techcrunch.com - Hyperloop One is in Washington on Wednesday, presenting to policy makers and others in the nation’s capital details regarding its progress, and revealing 11 teams from the U.S. presenting proposed ...

Meet the 14 startups in Techstars NYC’s winter class

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techcrunch.com - The entrepreneurs in the TechStars NYC program are going to spend today meeting with investors, reporters and other folks from the tech industry — but luckily, I had a chance to do rapid-fire inter...

Rash of in-the-wild attacks permanently destroys poorly secured IoT devices

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arstechnica.com - Researchers have uncovered a rash of ongoing attacks designed to damage routers and other Internet-connected appliances so badly that they becomeeffectively inoperable. PDoS attack bots (short for ...

YouTube won’t put ads on videos from channels with fewer than 10K views

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arstechnica.com - YouTube has comeup with a new restriction on who can make advertising money off of the online video platform. The company announced in a blog post that starting today it will not serve ads on video...

Analysis: What Xbox One Scorpio means for the future of the console wars

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arstechnica.com - This improvement will come at a price, of course, and that exact price is one of Scorpio's biggest remaining unknowns. Eurogamer's Richard Leadbetter guesses that Scorpio will cost $500 when it lau...

America takes on Japan in terrifying giant mech battle this August

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arstechnica.com - In 2015, a team of American engineers created the MegaBots Mk. II, a 15fttall, 5,400kg, paintball cannon-armed mech of nightmarish proportions. Which is impressive and all, but the question was: wh...

Xbox Scorpio: Are its 4K chops masking a change of VR heart?

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arstechnica.com - Microsoft has finally revealed most of the hardware going into its Project Scorpio console. Digital Foundry was shown the hardware exclusively and has come away broadly impressed. While there are s...

Review: Apple’s $329 iPad is for people who have never upgraded their tablet

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arstechnica.com - Apple isn’t shy about admitting it: the biggest feature of itsnewest iPad is the price. At $329, it’s $70 cheaper than the iPad Air 2 used to be, $270 cheaper than the smaller iPad Pro costs now, a...

3 Ways to use Video for Your Social Media Marketing - Blue Sky Video Productions

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www.bsvp.com - We all know there are more than 3 ways to use video for your social media marketing, but I was in front of a live audience and had about 8 minutes to deliver this presentation. Blue Sky Video Produ...

Beginner’s Introduction to Java EE - Developer Drive

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www.developerdrive.com - Java is incredibly popular, and for good reason. The programming language is easy to learn and is often a university’s first choice for the code it teaches its students. On the other side of it, Ja...

4 Ways to Revolutionize Customer Experience With AI

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www.cmswire.com - Many define artificial intelligence (AI) as machines that can think — and perhaps even act. As businesses and consumers make decisions every day, AI-infused customer experience solutions that inclu...

Parrot drones easily taken down or hijacked, researchers demonstrate

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arstechnica.com - In two separate presentations at Def Con in Las Vegas last weekend, security experts demonstrated vulnerabilities in two consumer drones from Parrot. The simplest of the attacks could make Parrot d...

How to Optimize Your Social Profiles for Search : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you thought about optimizing your social accounts for search? Do you know where to use keywords in your social profiles? In social media, there are two search engines you have to optimize for:...

6 Ways Content Marketing Has Changed Public Relations

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thenextweb.com - Shannon Byrne is the Content and PR Manager at Mention where she crafts words, creates strategies, and recruits loyal advocates. Back in 2007-2008, when Twitter was really taking off, the PR indust...

Democrats aren't backing down on internet data privacy

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www.engadget.com - Rosen's not the only politician looking to put pressure on the government to restore consumer privacy protection, either. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) said yesterday that he's leading a group of seven ...

Guy leaves bad review about smart garage opener, gets unexpected response from company

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mashable.com - If you're happily plunging into the world of smart home appliances, take heed: These devices can sometimes be remotely disabled, and something as easy as getting in or out of your own garage can su...

Huawei Honor 8 Pro Review: things you need to know - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - With all the media coverage afforded the likes of Samsung, LG, and even HTC, it might be too easy to forget that there are other players in the market equally deserving of attention. Especially whe...

Learn to code with Java and save over $900 [DEALS] - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - Interested in a career as a professional computer programmer? Then you’ll need to know how to use Java. Learn all you need to know about this popular coding language with The 2017 Complete Java Bun...

Pebble app for Android updated, now geared for Fitbit transition - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - What’s the latest about Pebble? The company which was recently acquired by Fitbit has been working on the transition and next steps for the users. It’s not the only startup bought by Fitbit as the ...

T-Mobile lets you compare LTE coverage with competitors in a map - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - T-Mobile is a company that doesn’t believe in not mentioning its competitors in any of their messaging. They’ve not shied away from calling out AT&T and Verizon over their offers and comparing them...

Are you ready for the internet of toll roads?

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techcrunch.com - Michael Morton is the chief technology officer of Dell Boomi. With the appointment of Ajit Pai as the new FCC chairman and his public opposition to current regulations, the death of net neutrality ...

7 Surefire Ways to Build Your Email List – and Your Community - Indiegogo Blog

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go.indiegogo.com - Building an email list isn’t just an item to cross off on your crowdfunding checklist. List growth is more than adding names to a database. It’s part of growing the community around your product, a...

Loyalty360 Customer Loyalty Award Finalists Announced

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - After deliberation by an objective judging panel of top-level customer loyalty executives, the finalists for the 2017 Loyalty360 Customer Loyalty Awards have been announced. Each of these brands ha...

Building a Better B2B & B2G Customer Experiences with Advanced Analytics

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loyaltyexpo.loyalty360.org - Michael Marchand, Executive in Strategy, Innovation, Corporate Development and Operations, Dell EMC Michael loves to build innovative solutions that solve hard problems, create new business models ...

3 Ways to Step Up Your Organization's Digital Sense

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www.inc.com - Transform or die --a mantra that rules the day in our technology- and experience-driven business environment. Business leaders know they must adapt to the ever-evolving needs of their customers, bu...

Vital Facebook Advertising Objectives That Will Make Or Break ROI

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marketaire.com - You’ve worked hard on your website, and traffic doesn’t appear from thin air. It’s time to use Facebook ads to send people there. First, let’s take a look at the Facebook ad campaign setup process....

Count.ly: An Innovative, Open Source, Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Countly is an innovative, open source, real-time mobile analytics platform intended for game studios, marketers, agencies, operators, and pretty much everyone with an aim to increase loyalty, user ...

ShopLocket.com: An E-commerce Platform that Lets Anyone Start Selling Professionally Online in Minutes - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - ShopLocket is the easiest way to sell online. Rather than having to build out a full online storefront or get lost in a marketplace, sellers are able to quickly sell from anywhere that they already...

Mekiwi : Easy-To-Use StartUp to Manage Daily Life - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Antti Kananen”, CEO of the Finland based start-up “Mekiwi” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly that you do and what your start-u...

Fanaka : Automates Sales, Projects and Accounting - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Michael Mbugua”,Founder and CEO at the Nairobi, Kenya based start-up “Fanaka-Hybrid” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that yo...

Wob.io: An Online Jukebox that was Designed with the Express Aim of Being Simple and Easy to Use - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailored online radio per user, and lets you connect with artists and friends. According to Mr. Alp; Wobio provides free music streaming, special tailor...

GetQuantify.com: A Real-Time Online Collaboration Application for Small Businesses - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - Getquantify is real-time online collaboration application for small businesses. Organize your tasks into projects and keep your team up to date. “GetQuantify.com” is areal-time online collaboration...

BunchCut : Sort Large Volumes of Images Fast - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Nathalie du Preez”, CEO and Co-Founder of the London and New York based start-up “Bunchcut” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is it exactly ...