Thursday, August 10, 2017

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TECHNOLOGY

The iPhone 8 will be able to tell when you're looking at it, leak suggests

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www.theguardian.com - More details have been revealed about the highly anticipated iPhone 8 by software leaks from Apple, including the device’s ability to mute notifications when it detects you are looking at it. While t…

Facebook’s New TV Feature Isn’t a Threat to YouTube. It’s a Threat to Twitter.

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www.slate.com - This week, Facebook began rolling out a new hub for online video, called Watch. The feature, which will show up as a separate tab from the news feed in the Facebook app, will encourage users to subsc…

Opinion | To Protect Voting, Use Open-Source Software

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www.nytimes.com - But there’s resistance to this obvious solution. Microsoft and companies that bob along in its wake don’t want their proprietary voting systems replaced by open-source software balloting systems, hav…

vSphere APIs and SDKs at VMworld US 2017 - VMware {code}

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blogs.vmware.com - It’s August and you know what that means… The countdown to VMworld has begun! This year we have a bunch of sessions focused on the vSphere APIs and SDKs. There are intro sessions, integration session…

FTC must scrutinize Hotspot Shield over alleged traffic interception, group says

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arstechnica.com - In its 14-page filing, which was submitted Monday morning, the Center for Democracy and Technology claims that the company displays persistent cookies and works with various other entities for advert…

Originator of web's Password Rules admits he was wrong - SlashGear

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www.slashgear.com - A complicated, mixed up password is not any more secure than a password that’s all lower-cased letters. The reason the internet told us (and continues to tell us) to make a password with numbers and …

My Android's battery charges faster than an iPhone : Here's Why - SlashGear

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www.slashgear.com - Advances in mobile battery charging over the past half-decade have been extraordinary. Not in their capacity – sadly we’ve still got science to blame for that – but in their speed to recharge. Compar…

Four Top Cybersecurity Officials Are Leaving US Government

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www.buzzfeed.com - Four senior cybersecurity officials are stepping down from their US government positions, raising concerns that an exodus of top leaders may make the federal government more vulnerable to hacking. Tw…

Diamond and Silk accuse YouTube of 'censorship' after company demonetized '95%' of their videos

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twitchy.com - Trump supporters Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — better known as “Diamond” and “Silk” took to Twitter on Thursday to accuse YouTube of “censorship” and a violation of their 1st Amendment…

Backblaze’s unlimited backup service increases upload and restore speeds, adds file sharing and more

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techcrunch.com - Backblaze is one of the few unlimited backup services standing — in part because of its prowess in securing its own hard drives and building its own cloud services. Today, the company launched versio…

500 Startups’ Australia accelerator program is axed by its partner before it even launched

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techcrunch.com - 500 Startups continues to feel the impact of a sexual harassment scandal involving its co-founder and former managing partner Dave McClure. Two weeks after the closure of its Canada-based fund, its m…

Microsoft wants to make blockchain networks enterprise-ready with its new Coco Framework

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techcrunch.com - Interest in blockchains is at an all-time high, but there are still plenty of technical issues to solve, especially for enterprises that want to adopt this technology for smart contracts and other us…

Uber adds in-app messaging between riders and drivers

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techcrunch.com - Uber is starting to roll out a new in-app chat feature globally today, which will allow riders to send text messages directly to their driver once they book a ride, and vice versa. The new feature re…

Google’s Sundar Pichai cancels internal meeting on gender issues in light of online harassment concerns

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techcrunch.com - Google CEO Sundar Pichai was expected to hold an all-hands meeting this afternoon in light of now-former Google engineer James Damore’s post about differences between men and women. Shortly before it…

PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs

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techcrunch.com - There are lots of reasons scammers send a phishing email. They may want to get access to the company network or perhaps a quick payout with ransomware. Maybe it’s just a good old-fashioned con to tri…

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft today announced a new version of Windows 10 that’s specifically geared toward professional users that use high-end hardware to support mission critical workloads. As rumored, Windows 10 Pro…

TC Makers: Inside The IT Room Of A High-Tech Cruise Ship

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techcrunch.com - In order to prevent electrical fires, cables on a ship can’t be spliced. This means that a cable that starts at one end of the massive Quantum Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean’s latest pleasure ship, has…

Google cancels all-hands diversity meeting over safety concerns

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arstechnica.com - According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has abruptly canceled a company-wide meeting, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, that was intended to address employee questions about the company's divers…

The BMW i3 revisited: A better battery solves half its problems

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arstechnica.com - The BMW i3 uses a clever lightweight design and drives well for an EV, but it was handicapped by a small battery and hefty price tag back in 2014. BMW has bumped the battery size, so we've taken a fr…

AMD Threadripper 1950X review: Better than Intel in almost every way

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arstechnica.com - If Ryzen was a polite, if firm way of telling the world that AMD is back in the processor game, then Threadripper is a foul-mouthed, middle-finger-waving, kick-in-the-crotch "screw you" aimed squarel…

Bloggers Guide to WordPress Security

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bestvpn.org - Roughly 30,000 websites are hacked every day. Could your website become one of them? In a perfect world, using a popular content management system like WordPress would end many security woes -- but u…

Web Design Don'ts (And How to Fix Them)

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1stwebdesigner.com - Now more than ever, a website is the first point of connection between product/content creators and potential users. Because a face-to-face interaction is out of the picture, credibility and connecti…

4 great applications for today’s Website/UI & Brand creatives

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medium.com - Branding When it comes to branding, I personally always found Adobe Illustrator (AI) the best option. That’s why it makes this list. Adobe Illustrator is a free-form vector based application which al…

LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

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www.cnet.com - LG Display, the screen-making subsidiary of LG, is dedicated to OLED panels, and it has unveiled an impossibly thin television to prove it. At a press event in its home country of Korea on Tuesday, L…

Google DeepMind AI Declares Galactic War on StarCraft

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www.wired.com - Tic-tac-toe, checkers, chess, Go, poker. Artificial intelligence rolled over each of these games like a relentless tide. Now Google’s DeepMind is taking on the multiplayer space-war videogame StarCra…

In the red corner: Malware-breeding AI. And in the blue corner: The AI trying to stop it

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www.theregister.co.uk - Feature The magic AI wand has been waved over language translation, and voice and image recognition, and now: computer security. Antivirus makers want you to believe they are adding artificial intell…

AnchorFree's Hotspot Shield VPN sharing data and information to third parties - Android Community

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androidcommunity.com - You think your VPN is safe? Sorry to say but not all VPNs are created equal and really safe. What is supposed to be private and secure isn’t always reliable. If you happen to use the Hotspot Shield V…

Podcasting Is the Ultimate Side Hustle for New Growth In Your Core Business

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www.inc.com - It has become easier and cheaper than ever to commoditize any good or service and as a business owner you must find ways to build a brand around your customer experience from the beginning of the buy…

The Best Flat Design WordPress Themes In 2017

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marketaire.com - If you’ve used iOS or used any of Google’s revamped products, you’ve experienced flat design, a trend that’s overtaking digital design everywhere. With increasing popularity (and my personal love of …

Fitnescity : Allows Users To Connect With Personal Trainers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Leila Zemrani”, Founder and CEO of the New York – US based start-up “Fitnescity” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do …

Vertical Method : Posture Strength For Techies and The Desk-Bound Workforce - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Ms. “Jennifer Davis”, Founder and CEO of the San Francisco- United States based startup “Vertical Method” Below is the interview we conducted with her: 1. What is i…

My Tour Deal : Mobile ONLY Booking App - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - We had an interesting chat with Mr. “Patrick Ncho”, Co-Founder at the California – USA based Startup “MyTourDeal” Below is the interview we conducted with him: 1. What is it exactly that you do and w…

MeasurableMediaLabs.com: A Company that Conducts Advertising Case Studies for Online Publishers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - MeasurableMediaLabs.com is the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” for online advertisers by validating the CPM publishers charge in order for publishers to be successful. “MeasurableMediaLabs.com” …

SkilledWizard.com: A Professional Social Network Platform Dedicated Exclusively to Skilled Workers - Start-Ups.Co

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www.start-ups.co - SkilledWizard is a platform for Skilled Workers Worldwide. They set out to erase the void that currently exists today. “SkilledWizard.com”‘s mission is to unite skilled / blue collar workers worldwid…

6 Newly Funded Tech Startups That Aim to Alter Digital Marketing

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www.adweek.com - Whether investor cash can continue to be poured into marketing and advertising technology startups at the break-neck speed we’ve seen in recent years remains to be scene. What’s clear is that up-and-…

Digital Transformations Are Forcing Brands Like Keds and Pernod Ricard to 'Change or Die'

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www.adweek.com - About a year ago, Keds started noticing that women were posting lots of photos of themselves on social media wearing the brand’s shoes at weddings. So, its social media and web developer teams starte…

Want to Avoid Social Media Bloopers for Your Business?

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www.adweek.com - Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and the like can be fantastic for businesses looking to generate new leads, satisfy customers, increase referrals, reduce mark…

What are the risks for businesses that are getting fake reviews on Google?

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searchengineland.com - Recently, someone emailed me some information about a private Facebook group run by an SEO company in Austin, Texas, that is encouraging businesses to “swap reviews” on Google. In the post, the SEO c…

Walmart apologizes for 'Own the school year' gun display

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www.usatoday.com - Walmart is apologizing over a photo that appears to show a display marketing guns as back to school items. Buzz60 Walmart is facing heat after a photo showing a school-themed gun display went viral. …

Report: More Than 50% of Google Employees Are Against the Firing of James Damore - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - In a survey conducted by the “anonymous corporate chat app” Blind, 56 percent, or more than half, of the 441 alleged Google employees who took part disagreed with the company’s decision to fire Damor…

Google Supports Free Speech For Child Traffickers, Not Conservatives

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thefederalist.com - Google, the tech giant that recently fired one of its top engineers for penning a memo that stated men and women are different, has been funding organizations that are defending human traffickers’ ri…

Inc: Google Can't Just Fire People for Political Views, 'I'm Sure a Lawsuit Will Be Forthcoming' - Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Damore was fired from Google this week after publishing a viewpoint diversity manifesto, which explained why there are not more women in tech jobs and called for more ideological diversity in Google’…

How to Easily Turn Blog Posts Into Videos

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Interested in repurposing your blog posts into videos? Looking for a no-cost tool to simplify the process? In this article, you’ll discover a partially automated tool that turns your blog posts into …

The Nation's Telcos Are Hemorrhaging Customers Because They Refuse To Upgrade Their Networks

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www.techdirt.com - So we've noted for a while how despite all the hype surrounding next-gen wireless and gigabit fiber builds like Google Fiber, vast swaths of this country are actually facing less broadband competitio…

Why we’re switching Ulysses to Subscription – Building Ulysses – Medium

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medium.com - Today, we are switching Ulysses to a subscription model. The short story is this (tl;dr): Our users expect a continuously evolving high quality product — and subscription is the only way we can truly…

Plants vs. Zombies 2 and Black Hat Gamification

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yukaichou.com - Motivation Matters: An Insightful Lesson in Game Development from the Plants vs. Zombies Franchise This interview was conducted by Clark Buckner from TechnologyAdvice.com (they provide coverage conte…

Krieger Asks: Is Google A Search Engine Or 'Deep State' Organ?

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www.zerohedge.com - Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Today’s post should be read as Part 3 of my ongoing series about the now infamous Google memo, and what it tells us about where our society is he…

Expert Advice On How To Use Facebook For Marketing

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duracmarketing.com - Knowing how to market your business’ products or services can be difficult. Facebook marketing just might be the avenue for you. You have the ability to reach millions of people. Read this article to…

Simple Tips For Use With Your IPad

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laptopsandnotebook.com - The iPad offers so much to so many different types of users. This article is filled with information and tips to help you might not have known about. Did you just launch a loud app? You can quickly t…

Put The Power Of Social Media Marketing At Your Fingertips

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durac.info - Most people today who frequent the internet are quite familiar with the social media websites. The article contains some ideas for running an intelligent social media campaign. Use Twitter in your so…

Password guru regrets past advice - BBC News

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www.bbc.com - The author of an influential guide to computer passwords says he now regrets several of the tips he gave. Bill Burr had advised users to change their password every 90 days and to muddle up words by …

Want a smart home? Read this first

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www.smh.com.au - Smart home devices are still niche products, tested and bought by geeks. But the arrival of the Google Home and the loosening of restrictions around Apple's HomeKit, could see the market growing over…

Move big data to the public cloud with an insight PaaS | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - In fact, global spending on big data solutions via cloud subscriptions will grow almost 7.5 times faster than on-premise subscriptions. Furthermore, public cloud was the No. 1 technology priority for…

Joomla.org

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extensions.joomla.org - An unique Joomla! extension that allows to create a professional Auction website, where site developers can unleash the power of a fully fledged Auction script, as well as taking advantage of Joomla!…

Why people trust Apple with their health data more than Google or Amazon

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www.cnbc.com - It has been two years since the research firm Rock Health surveyed the American public and found that most people would not trust a tech company with their data. Only about 8 percent said they would …

Why You Should Ignore Everything You Have Been Told About Passwords

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www.inc.com - We have all heard the recommendations: Use complicated passwords. Include numbers and special characters in your passwords. Use upper- and lowercase letters. Use different passwords on every website.…

Extreme Engineering Solutions’ XPedite5850 is a NXP QorIQ T4240 12-Core Processor-Based Conduction- or Air-Cooled Basic COM Express® Mezzanine Module

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embedded-computing.com - The XPedite5850 by Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is a ruggedized COM Express® module that complies with the COM Express® Basic form factor (95 mm x 125 mm) and supports an enhanced Type 5-base…

SMS touch a security and privacy nightmare for iOS users

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www.grahamcluley.com - An application known as "SMS touch" constitutes a veritable security and privacy nightmare for iOS users. SMS touch is an application that allows users to send SMS text messages to any mobile device …

46% of Consumer Websites Lack Basic Password Security Requirements

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www.tripwire.com - A new analysis of over 40 popular consumer and enterprise websites revealed that many fail to implement the most basic password security requirements. According to the Password Power Rankings study c…

Three smart cloud services that can help keep your business more secure | ZDNet

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www.zdnet.com - When you hear "cloud," you probably think of file storage and email, with three big names coming to mind first: Amazon, Microsoft, Google. Smaller players with successful consumer cloud offerings, li…

Backblaze Cloud Backup 5.0: The Rapid Access Release

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www.backblaze.com - Announcing Backblaze Cloud Backup 5.0: the Rapid Access Release. We’ve been at the backup game for a long time now, and we continue to focus on providing the best unlimited backup service on the plan…

How to Avoid the New WordPress.com Interface

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lorelle.wordpress.com - For the past three to four years, WordPress.com users have been “experimenting” with the what is known as the “new” WordPress.com interface. A drag-and-drop-meets-wysiwymg interface (What You See is …

Debian move marks beginning of the end for TLS 1.0 and 1.1

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Do you use the internet? Of course you do. Whether you’re at your PC or reading this on your mobile device, you’re using the internet right now. Transport Layer Security, the successor to Secure Sock…

News in brief: Vertus go cheap; Uber debuts chat; Ikea gets smart

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nakedsecurity.sophos.com - Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news Last month, it was announced that Vertu was calling time on producing luxury mobile phones after a scheme to stop the company going into l…

Das iPhone 8 in fast ganzer Pracht

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www.n-tv.de - Der Leak-Strom zum iPhone 8 reißt nicht ab. Täglich werden neue technische Details und Funktionen bekannt. Doch sehenswert sind vor allem die verblüffend authentischen Modelle des Smartphones. Erneut…

How Improv Comedy Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

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www.entrepreneur.com - Improv comedy is a lot like trying to start a business. In both settings, you might have an idea of where you want to go, but you have to think on your feet and react in real time if you want to get …



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