Friday, November 09, 2018

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18277 - Windows Experience Blog Shared by Paul Thurrott blogs.windows.com - Happy Diwali for the Indian Windows Insiders who are celebrating! To…

Samsung One UI will be ready with Android 9 Pie

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androidcommunity.com - Together with the Samsung Infinity Flex Display and the future foldable phone, the South Korean tech giant has announced the One UI. It’s a new user interface that is designed to help you focus on th…

Harley-Davidson bets its future on the LiveWire electric motorcycle

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techcrunch.com - It’s been a four-year wait since Harley-Davidson first showed off a concept electric motorcycle. Now, the production-ready bike — called the Harley-Davidson LiveWire — is finally here. Well, almost. …

Facebook starts shipping Portal, clarifies privacy/ad policy

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techcrunch.com - Planning to get in early on the Portal phenomenon? Facebook announced today that it’s starting to ship the video chat device. The company’s first true piece of devoted hardware comes in two configura…

Netflix’s hackathon produces a way to navigate its iOS app with ARKit and Face ID

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techcrunch.com - Netflix’s internal hackathons have consistently produced fun and often silly hacks, from that “Netflixtendo” hack a few years ago that let you run Netflix on the original NES to the more recent “audi…

Abbyy looks to RPA to breathe new life in to scanning and workflow

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techcrunch.com - Abbyy has been around for a long time helping companies with scanning and workflow tools, but like many older vendors it has been looking for ways to extend its traditional business model. One way to…

Charge card startup Brex aims for decacorn success

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techcrunch.com - By now, Brex, the young startup that is trying to reinvent corporate credit and charge cards, is well-known in Silicon Valley. The tender age of the company’s co-founders, Henrique Dubugras and Pedro…

Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S Class sedans are coming to San Jose

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techcrunch.com - Another autonomous ride-hailing test project has popped up in the U.S. This time, Daimler and Bosch, one of the largest automotive tech and hardware suppliers in the world, are partnering to pilot a …

Facebook Dating arrives in Canada and Thailand

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techcrunch.com - On the heels of Tinder’s plans to go more casual, Facebook is today expanding access to its own dating service, Facebook Dating. First launched two months ago in Colombia for testing purposes, the so…

Android developers can now force users to update their apps

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techcrunch.com - At its Android Dev Summit, Google today announced a number of new tools and features for developers that write apps for its mobile operating system. Some of those are no surprise, including support f…

RealtimeBoard, a visual collaboration platform for companies, raises $25M led by Accel

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techcrunch.com - RealtimeBoard, a visual collaboration tool particularly suited to distributed teams, has picked up $25 million in Series A funding. Accel led the round, with participation from existing investor Alta…

Security flaw in DJI’s website and apps exposed accounts to hackers and drone live feeds

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techcrunch.com - It took about six months for popular consumer drone maker DJI to fix a security vulnerability across its website and apps, which if exploited could have given an attacker unfettered access to a drone…

Spotify debuts an analytics service for music publishers

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techcrunch.com - Spotify’s artist dashboard already allows musicians and their managers a way to track the success of their tracks and album releases, as well as view other data about their fans. Now, the streaming m…

Gift Guide: 11 picture perfect gifts for your photographer friends

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techcrunch.com - Photographers are tricky to get gifts for because every one of them has preferences they may already have spent years indulging. But we have blind spots, we photographers. We will spend thousands on …

Google walkout organizers aren’t satisfied with CEO’s response

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techcrunch.com - Organizers of the massive walkouts at Google last week are — rightfully so — not letting up on their demands. Earlier this morning, Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to some of their demands, outlin…

Sony’s new noise-canceling headphones are great traveling companions

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techcrunch.com - I’ll admit that I’ve been caught up in the Bose hype. I’ve worn qBoseSony WH-1000XM3, a pair of wireless/wired cans that truly give everything else I’ve tried a bad name. These $349 headphones come w…

All the Useful Stuff Your iPad and Other Gadgets Can Do With USB-C

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gizmodo.com - Surprise! Apple decided to go with USB-C charging for its latest batch of iPad Pros, which means... well, what exactly does it mean? Whether you’re putting down some cash for one of the new Apple sla…

Oh So Sweet, the iMac Pro

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om.co - When companies want to send me their products, I mostly say no. I am not a reviewer — never have been. I say yes, only when I can incorporate these products into my daily flow and use them with a reg…

Variable-compression engine meets crossover: Infiniti QX50 review

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arstechnica.com - In a world full of similarly priced compact luxury crossovers, one way to differentiate yourself is with what's under the hood. That's the approach Infiniti has taken with the all-new 2019 Infiniti Q…

The media-starved Nintendo Switch just got a YouTube shot in the arm

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arstechnica.com - Following a wave of rumors, Nintendo confirmed on Thursday that its Nintendo Switch console has added an official YouTube app to its meager selection of media-viewing options. Google's app is now ava…

Codewarz, reloaded: programming contest adds pwning, prizes as RunCode

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arstechnica.com - Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz, an online coding “capture the flag” (CTF) contest originally developed as an on-site competition for colleges and training events. Paid f…

Google ends mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases

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arstechnica.com - Just a week after thousands of Google employees worldwide protested the company’s inadequate response to sexual harassment, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company would agree to the first of th…

iPhone XR review: Keeping compromises to a minimum

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arstechnica.com - From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Side by side in the same color, the iPhone XR and iPhone 8 look very similar. The thickness of the iPhone XR (le…

Tesla battery will power unusual community storage project in Western Australia

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arstechnica.com - A community storage pilot project using Tesla batteries went live this week in Western Australia, three months ahead of schedule. The 105KW/420KWh pooled storage will act as a sort of locker for exce…

Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises

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arstechnica.com - The tech industry is obsessed with making things thin, and Acer is no exception. The company bills the new Swift 7 as the world's thinnest laptop, measuring 8.98mm thick at its widest point. Designed…

AMD outlines its future: 7nm GPUs with PCIe 4, Zen 2, Zen 3, Zen 4

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arstechnica.com - AMD today charted out its plans for the next few years of product development, with an array of new CPUs and GPUs in the development pipeline. On the GPU front are two new datacenter-oriented GPUs: t…

How luxury brands use the psychology of sound to make you fall in love with their products

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www.wired.co.uk - Ten years ago, Andrew Diey, the founder of sound design company Radium Audio, was asked by luxury car brand Bentley to do an unusual job. The firm asked Diey to come up with sounds for indicators, al…

How Microsoft rewrote its C# compiler in C# and made it open source

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medium.com - Roslyn is the codename-that-stuck for the open-source compiler for C# and Visual Basic.NET. Here’s how it started in the deepest darkness of last decade’s corporate Microsoft, and became an open sour…

Customer onboarding in SaaS: mistakes & how to avoid them | Hiver blog

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hiverhq.com - Most people stop using a product NOT because it is not useful or does not have the capability to solve their problems. They stop because it takes a lot of effort for them to get used to it. People wa…

YouTube users are running into fake and dangerous videos, study finds

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www.engadget.com - At its best, YouTube is a great resource for people. According to Pew, 87 percent of survey respondents said YouTube is important for learning how to do new things. That benefit reached all age group…

7 Tips For Dealing With Your Most Annoying Coworker

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www.payscale.com - Working with the same people day after day, and sometimes year after year, can be quite a challenge. If you have a couple of colleagues with whom you connect, you’re lucky. Only 17 percent of people …

Bixby Developer Studio to open up to developers for scalable AI

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androidcommunity.com - Bixby is lagging behind the Alexas and Siris of this world, that’s already a fact. But Samsung believes there’s a place for their digital assistant, which they consider to be more than just a voice a…

Samsung’s Voice Media Control API to rollout to apps, services

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androidcommunity.com - Getting your Samsung devices to do things for you without additional hardware or without even picking up a remote control will probably make you use Bixby more often right? That is one of the hopes o…

Nokia 9 will launch ahead of original MWC 2019 schedule

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androidcommunity.com - It has been over a year since we first heard about the Nokia 9. It was teased, rumored, benchmarked, and then canceled. And now, new speculations are being made. It seems the Nokia 9 is back on track…

mophie juice pack for Galaxy Note 9 now available for $99.95

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androidcommunity.com - While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 already has a pretty good battery life at 4000mAh, they say that it will only last you a day, maybe even less if you’re a heavy user. That’s because its QHD+ display r…

Google starts working on Android support for foldables

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung has recently announced the Infinity Flex Display and teased its foldable phone. It’s not the final design yet but we know the display technology is almost ready. The South Korean tech giant a…

Samsung unveils new Infinity Display panels, and some of them are notched

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androidcommunity.com - Samsung is one of the few smartphone holdouts when it comes to having notched displays that enables OEMs to have bigger screen real estate. They’ve even mocked some of their competitors for having it…

Foot Locker Overcomes Silos and Puts the Customer First

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loyalty360.org - Tyler Saxey, Foot Locker’s Director of Customer Experience, came out to speak at Customer Expo. Eschewing formal dress shoes for sporty Air Jordans, he gave a presentation that addressed several aspe…

How Studio Neat Became Physical Product Rockstars

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - Pat Flynn: Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to listen in today. You know, it’s been an interesting week here in the podcast because last week had two episodes come out; one on Wednesday and…

OnePlus 6T Check-In: In-Display Fingerprint Reader - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Going into this, I was told to expect that the in-display fingerprint reader was a bit slow, and so I adjusted my expectations accordingly. Well, here’s a pleasant surprise. It works just fine. In fa…

Samsung to Push Forward with Bixby, Smartphone Notches, and a New UX - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - While Samsung’s foldable display understandably received a lot of attention yesterday, the consumer electronics giant also announced some other interesting initiatives. This is important because Sams…

And You Thought the 1809 Delay Didn't Hurt Anyone - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - A few people told me that complaining about Microsoft’s inability to ship Windows 10 version 1809 was pointless as this is a victimless crime. And that this is the kind of thing that only bothers tec…

SearchCap: Google Ad metrics, Bing Ads scripts & Bing loses Cortana lead - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. Like Google Ads Scripts, the new Bing Ads Scripts can be used to apply multiple changes…

Gab.com Back Online Following Multiple Attempts to Blacklist Site | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Recently, Gab.com, the free speech platform competing with the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe, was taken offline following hosting provider Joyent giving them just 48 hours to find a new host…

Google’s Highly Cited Scholar Wants a ‘Farewell to Free Speech’

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www.newsbusters.org - Tech in Silicon Valley has an increasingly troubled relationship with free speech. Tech writer and former editor Jason Pontin recently gained attention because he was quoted no less than nine times i…

Drivers Wildly Overestimate What 'Semiautonomous' Cars Do

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www.wired.com - Cars are getting smarter and more capable. They're even starting to drive themselves, a little. And they're becoming a cause of concern for European and American safety agencies and groups. They're a…

Recode Daily: Tim Cook wants a GDPR for the rest of the world

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www.recode.net - This flu season, Clorox is using data from smart thermometers to target ads to areas where people are sick. And in another example of internet-connected devices being used for advertising, Amazon was…

Google CEO’s China argument doesn’t hold water

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www.cjr.org - There’s a new interview with Google CEO Sundar Pichai in The New York Times, in which he talks about his upbringing in Chennai, India—where he and his siblings all slept on the floor, and he dreamed …

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