Saturday, April 21, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

WebKit code references suggest dark mode coming to macOS 10.14

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9to5mac.com - Earlier today, we reported on WebKit’s mailing list suggesting that iOS 12 will support iPhone 5s. Following that, I decided to look into WebKit’s source code to see what else could be found about fu…

Assange has ‘physical proof’ Russia didn’t hack DNC – Congressman

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www.rt.com - Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London in August 2017 and met with Assange. He brought up that meeting on Wednesday evening’s episode of Breitbart Radio. “By no…

5 Seriously Underused Paid Search Strategies

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www.wordstream.com - There’s no doubt that advertising with AdWords is one of the best ways to raise brand awareness and acquire new users – but unfortunately, paid search can be tricky, and if you’re making mistakes, it…

Google allowed Facebook to siphon your call and text logs

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nypost.com - The news that Facebook’s Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its u…

Exclusive: Flickr bought by SmugMug, which vows to revitalize the photo service

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www.usatoday.com - These are the best underwater photos in the world... Buzz60 A logo for Flickr website, then owned by Yahoo, in 2013. In 2018, Smugmug said it had bought the photo sharing website for an undisclosed s…

Florida Keys Captain Catches MASSIVE 600-Pound Swordfish That Looks Like A Dinosaur

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brobible.com - Capt. Nick Stanczyk is arguably the best fisherman in the world when it comes to catching swordfish. In 2017, he was tied for the most swordfish tagged and released in the Atlantic but he also keeps …

May Update for Xbox One to Add Game Group, 120 Hz Support, More - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft announced today that the May Update for Xbox One will add a number of useful new features, including the ability to group games and apps in your library. Groups. Answering a long-time featu…

3D facial recognition technology delayed until late 2018

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androidcommunity.com - The adoption and practical usage of facial recognition has been slow in growing, and this might be one of the big reasons why manufacturers are delaying the launch of 3D facial recognition technology…

“Drupalgeddon2” touches off arms race to mass-exploit powerful Web servers

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arstechnica.com - Attackers are mass-exploiting a recently fixed vulnerability in the Drupal content management system that allows them to take complete control of powerful website servers, researchers from multiple s…

Android Go review—Google’s scattershot attempt at a low-end Android OS

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arstechnica.com - Here in the US and other developed countries, the smartphone and Internet markets are more or less saturated—most people are online and swiping away at their smartphones. This isn't the case everywhe…

Musiio uses AI to help the music industry curate tracks more efficiently

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techcrunch.com - A former streaming industry exec and an AI specialist walk into a bar, they leave starting an AI company for the music industry. That’s not exactly how Singapore-based startup Musiio was formed, but …

ZTE says export ban will ‘severely impact’ its survival

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techcrunch.com - It’s been a hell of a week for ZTE. News Monday that it was being hit with a seven-year export ban sent the company scrambling. The Chinese handset maker suspended its earnings report and reportedly …

Facebook starts its facial recognition push to Europeans

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techcrunch.com - Facebook users in Europe are reporting that the company has started giving them the option to turn on its controversial facial recognition technology. Jimmy Nsubuga, a journalist at Metro, is among s…

Nintendo Labo review

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techcrunch.com - I’m here to tell you first-hand: Nintendo Labo is no joke. I’m a grown-up human person, who has spent many hours of his life building things: office furniture, websites, a model of the Batmobile from…

Twitter bans Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads

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techcrunch.com - The U.S. government isn’t the only one feeling skittish about Kaspersky Lab. On Friday, the Russian security firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky confronted Twitter’s apparent ban on advertising from the …

YouTube ads for hundreds of brands still running on extremist and white nationalist channels

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techcrunch.com - It’s been more than a year since YouTube promised to improve controls over what content advertisers would find their ads in front of; eight months since it promised to demonetize “hateful” videos; tw…

Pivotal Software closes up 5% following IPO, raised $555 million

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techcrunch.com - Stock market investors showed lukewarm enthusiasm for Pivotal Software’s debut on Friday. After pricing the IPO at $15, the company closed the day at $15.73. Although it didn’t “pop” for new investor…

AT&T CEO says a new $15-per-month, sports-free streaming service is launching in a few weeks

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techcrunch.com - AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson revealed on Thursday the carrier’s plans to launch another live TV service called “AT&T Watch,” which would offer a cheap, $15-per-month bundle of channels for customers, …

The real threat to Facebook is the Kool-Aid turning sour

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techcrunch.com - These kinds of leaks didn’t happen when I started reporting on Facebook eight years ago. It was a tight-knit cult convinced of its mission to connect everyone, but with the discipline of a military u…

iOS 11’s new App Store boosts downloads by 800% for featured apps

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techcrunch.com - When Apple launched its new App Store in iOS 11 back in September, it aimed to offer app developers better exposure, as well as a better app discovery experience for consumers. A new study from Senso…

The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

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www.newyorker.com - Every fifteen minutes or so, as I wrote this story, I moved my cursor northward to click on the disk in the Microsoft Word toolbar that indicates “Save.” This is a superstitious move, as my computer …

FTC: Warranty-voiding language like Nintendo’s and Sony’s is illegal

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arstechnica.com - It's common for manufacturers of cars, video game consoles, and other products to insist that consumers will void their warranty if they use unauthorized repair services or unauthorized third-party p…

LA councilman asks city attorney to “review possible legal action” against Waze

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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 …

Ryzen gains on Intel with second generation

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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…

The FCC loses a fierce consumer advocate as Mignon Clyburn resigns

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arstechnica.com - Democrat Mignon Clyburn is leaving the Federal Communications Commission after nine years of service. As part of the FCC's Democratic majority from 2009 through 2016, Clyburn repeatedly voted for con…

Capcom reminds us why “games-as-a-service” suck, announces end of Puzzle Fighter

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arstechnica.com - The games-as-a-service graveyard grew one larger this week, as Capcom's Puzzle Fighter reboot received an official "sunset" announcement on Friday. The iOS and Android port of the '90s puzzle series …

9 Essential UI Design Trends You Should Stick to in 2018

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uxdesign.cc - The phrase “it’s never too late” doesn’t relate to making a good first impression. You are at risk to lose users if they don’t like the app’s UI at first glance. That’s why user interface is getting …

Walmart.com Gets a Massive Redesign | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - We’re getting another massive redesign, folks, and this time it comes from a true American (and now worldwide) retail institution. Their new design is focused on delivering a modern, stylish aestheti…

The most impressive redesign examples of the brands you love

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futuramo.com - We invite you to a visual travel from 1990 and the first web pages to today’s pixel-perfect masterpieces. Here’s a curated list of popular brands’ websites as we know today and the historical screens…

Why it's finally time to give up on the name JavaScript

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www.techrepublic.com - Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big takeaways: An iOS developer has apparently received a cease and desist notice from Oracle over the use of the word "JavaScript" in the …

The long, incredibly tortuous, and fascinating process of creating a Chinese font

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qz.com - The story of Chinese characters begins with, of all things, turtle bellies. The kings of the Shang Dynasty—which ruled from the 16th to the 11th centuries BC—had questions. Questions about what the k…

Access Blocked Sites in China With Project Fi

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lifehacker.com - Android: Project Fi already makes it cheap and easy to use your phone all over the world without needing to swap a new SIM card in every country, but if you’re planning a trip to China, there’s one h…

Sharing Content isn't Enough, Enlist Employee Advocacy

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mcollier.blogspot.com - Even in today’s era of social media, the number one marketing channel for new leads and customers is word of mouth. In essence this means that you need to have people talking about your company. Wh…

How to Use Microsoft Translator's Enhanced Offline Languages

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lifehacker.com - Microsoft just updated its Translator app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire devices to support new optimized language packs that are (allegedly) up to 23 percent better at helping you figure out how …

Jeff Bezos made 1.2 million times the median Amazon employee in 2017

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www.fastcompany.com - Last year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s net worth ballooned by $35.1 billion. Also last year, the median Amazon employee made $28,446. Do the math, and Bezos made 1.2 million times his typical employee in…

The ‘Terms and Conditions’ Reckoning Is Coming

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www.bloomberg.com - Eleanor Margolis had used PayPal for more than a decade when the online payment provider blocked her account in January. The reason: She was 16 years old when she signed up, and PayPal Holdings Inc. …

Truecaller reaches 100 million daily users milestone

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androidcommunity.com - For people who want to know who exactly is calling them before they accept a call, the arrival of the Truecaller app was a game changer. Initially intended for Blackberry users when it first launched…

Chris is your newest smart driving companion

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androidcommunity.com - Navigation apps and smart voice assistants are no doubt helpful to drivers going to new or unknown destinations. Now that vehicles are getting smarter with those digital dashboards powered by the lik…

Verizon Smart Family helps parents manage kids’ screen time, implement filters

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androidcommunity.com - The kids will probably hate this but you know, parents need some help in making sure the children are always safe or are doing the right thing. When the young ones get their own phones, the adults st…

Google convincing brands to create How-To videos for Assistant

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androidcommunity.com - Sources are saying that Google wants to bring the battle of the digital assistants up another level by convincing some of the biggest brands to create branded videos in the form of How-To tutorials t…

Samsung highlights “intuitive UX” of its Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+

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androidcommunity.com - While some would say that the new flagship of Samsung doesn’t really differ from the previous one, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ do have some features that will please its new owners. And while most p…

Canon launches new Ivy Mini Photo Printer for #LiveIRL moments

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androidcommunity.com - For the past few years, one current trend among both millennial and the older ones is the merging of digital and analog when it comes to photography. While digital cameras, specifically smartphone ca…

Qualcomm cutting 1,500 jobs to reduce costs

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androidcommunity.com - In a bid to reduce costs by $1 billion, San Diego-based chipmakers Qualcomm is now starting to cut jobs mostly from California. The total positions to be cut will reach to around 1,500 jobs in Califo…

LG V35 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ already in the works

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androidcommunity.com - We’re certain about the LG G7 ThinQ. After several rumors and leaks plus teasers from the South Korean tech giant, we have nothing to do but believe in the existence of the new premium flagship smart…

Edmunds Report: Toyota, Subaru, Honda Customers Exhibit Most Brand Loyalty

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www.loyalty360.org - As the U.S. auto industry readies itself for its most transformative period in history, according to the 2018 Edmunds Trade-In Loyalty Report, Toyota, Subaru, and Honda customers have exhibited the m…

Axwave Increases CX with Fanduel and NBA Partnership

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www.loyalty360.org - The days of stationary, lag-filled sports viewing are nearly extinct. Multi-feed, multi-device synchronization has increased in popularity throughout the last few years, as customers are demanding ne…

The 13-Point Audience Priority List To Refine & Scale Facebook Ads

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marketaire.com - There’s one big common question that Facebook advertisers ask: which audiences should be targeted to complement and maximize the efficiency of campaigns? Thanks to Facebook’s unlimited targeting comb…

Google Calls Out Microsoft on Windows 10 S Flaw - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Google’s security disclosure policy has infuriated Microsoft several times in the past few years. But its latest disclosure comes with a twist: The highlighted vulnerability impacts Windows 10 S, whi…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: April 20 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Because security and privacy are fashionable, this week’s edition of Short Takes examines Microsoft’s new Azure Sphere platform, a Windows 10 S vulnerability, data requests, the race to $1 trillion, …

It’s Time for Marketers to Start Thinking Like Media Companies

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www.adweek.com - Much has been made of the fact that television ratings for this year’s Super Bowl, Oscars and Winter Olympics have decreased significantly compared to past years. These massive live tent pole events …

Be in the Moment or Be Somewhere Else: How Brands Should Leverage Twitter

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www.adweek.com - Regardless of what you’ve heard, Twitter is not dead nor dying. If you’ve watched the news or read a BuzzFeed article within the past 24 hours, you’ve seen screenshots or embedded tweets that helped …

Google confirms rolling out a broad core search algorithm update earlier week - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google has posted on Twitter that they have released a “broad core algorithm update” this past Monday. Google said they “routinely do throughout the year” and references the previous communication fr…

How to force Google to recrawl your website

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searchenginewatch.com - If you have launched a new website, updated a single page on your existing domain, or altered many pages and/or the structure of your site, you will likely want Google to display your latest content …


Facebook to Force Users to Agree to Tracking

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sorendreier.com - Facebook has finally responded to suggestions it could be forced to stop tracking people for advertising purposes. The company won’t, it said. Instead, it will ask all of its users to explicitly opt …

How to Use Facebook Lookalike Audiences With Custom Audiences : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Looking for new ways to target potential customers? To explore creative ways to combine Facebook lookalike audiences with custom ad audiences, I interview Rick Mulready. The Social Media Marketing po…

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