Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Ripple's "200+ Institutional Clients" Claim Is A Scam - Trolly McTrollface's Blog

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www.tr0lly.com - Ripple is scraping the bottom of the barrel, trying to make it look like someone is using its “technology”. Its “partnerships” are nothing but non-binding promises of maybe one day have a look at its…

The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its Newest Sponsor : The Apache Software Foundation Blog

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blogs.apache.org - The Apache Software Foundation Welcomes Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its Newest Sponsor The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) today welcomed Amazon Web Services (AWS), the latest company to sponsor th…

Apple is doing more to police Facebook than the U.S. government

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www.motherjones.com - When Apple said on Wednesday that, in response to a revelation that Facebook was monitoring minors’ cellphone usage, it would curtail the platform’s ability to distribute apps, it overshadowed the U.…

Digital-Trends 2019 und die Folgen fΓΌr die Cloud Security

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www.cloudcomputing-insider.de - Die meisten Technology Trends betreffen direkt oder indirekt Cloud Computing. Die aktuellen Prognosen fΓΌr 2019 sollten deshalb immer auf ihre Auswirkungen auf die Cloud und die Cloud Security hin bet…

Facebook adviser rebukes 'lax' child checks

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www.bbc.co.uk - One of Facebook's independent child safety advisers has criticised the firm over a scheme that gave it access to teenagers' highly personal information, without taking more effort to verify their par…

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability

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techcrunch.com - Google today announced that Cloud Firestore, its serverless NoSQL document database for mobile, web and IoT apps, is now generally available. In addition, Google is also introducing a few new feature…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY It’s time to pay serious attention to TikTok Shared by Susan Cooper techcrunch.com - If you haven’t been paying attention to TikTok, you haven’t been paying attention. The short-form video…

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ get Android 9 Pie with One UI from Verizon

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androidcommunity.com - Verizon Wireless has finally served the Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. This is the official Pie serving from Verizon that already includes One UI. This particular software has been t…

The mistake developers make when coding a hamburger menu

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medium.freecodecamp.org - What do The New York Times’ developers get wrong about the hamburger menu, and what do Disney’s and Wikipedia’s get right? As far as I know, I’ve found only one way to style the hamburger menu’s open…

Nintendo posts $958M profit but cuts Switch target despite strong Christmas sales

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo has cut its ambitious annual Switch sales forecast despite enjoying a strong Christmas Q3 quarter. The Japanese games giant recorded a 104.21 billion JPY ($958 million) profit on revenue of …

Nintendo rumored to be working on a smaller, cheaper Switch

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techcrunch.com - Remember when the rumor mill suggested that Nintendo was already working on a sequel to the Switch? Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa shut that down pretty quickly, saying that no successor was in…

Pandora-powered channels will come to SiriusXM’s app this year

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techcrunch.com - SiriusXM this week offered a few more details on how it plans to leverage its newest asset, Pandora, following its $3.5 billion acquisition of the streaming music service last year, which officially …

Daily Crunch: Facebook beats Wall Street estimates

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techcrunch.com - The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Faceb…

After bans from Apple and Google, Sarahah debuts Enoff, an iOS app for anonymous feedback at work

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techcrunch.com - Sarahah, the anonymous messaging app founded in Saudi Arabia that became an unexpected viral sensation with teens, clocking up over 300 million registered users before getting banned by Apple and Goo…

Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

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techcrunch.com - Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan R…

Foxconn pulls back on its $10 billion factory commitment

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techcrunch.com - In 2017, Foxconn announced the largest investment of a foreign company in the United States when it selected Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin for a new manufacturing facility. Buttressed by huge economic de…

Tencent moves into automotive with $150M joint venture

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techcrunch.com - China’s internet firms are getting pally with giant state-owned automakers as they look to deploy their artificial intelligence and cloud computing services across traditional industries. Ride-hailin…

Twitter cuts off API access to follow/unfollow spam dealers

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techcrunch.com - Notification spam ruins social networks, diluting the real human interaction. Desperate to gain an audience, users pay services to rapidly follow and unfollow tons of people in hopes that some will f…

Cheap Internet of Things gadgets betray you even after you toss them in the trash

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techcrunch.com - You may think that the worst you’ll risk by buying a bargain-bin smart bulb or security camera will be a bit of extra trouble setting it up or a lack of settings. But it’s not just while they’re plug…

Facebook plans new products as Instagram Stories hits 500M users/day

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techcrunch.com - Roughly half of Instagram’s users 1 billion users now use Instagram Stories every day. That 500 million daily user count is up from 400 million in June 2018. 2 million advertisers are now buying Stor…

Lowe’s is killing off and bricking its Iris smart home products at the end of March

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techcrunch.com - If you’ve got any gear from Lowe’s Iris line of smart home products, it’s time to start looking for alternatives. Lowes has announced that the line is toast, with plans to flip the switch on “the pla…

Houzz resets user passwords after data breach

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techcrunch.com - Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent …

Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules

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techcrunch.com - In response to TechCrunch’s investigation of Facebook paying teens and adults to install a VPN that lets it analyze all their phone’s traffic, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Mark Zuc…

Nintendo is making Dr. Mario for iOS and Android

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo held off on building smartphone games for years, but now they just can’t stop. They started with a little stumble with the short-lived Miitomo, but then found an audience with Super Mario Ru…

Apple’s FaceTime bug will be investigated by New York’s Attorney General

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techcrunch.com - Earlier this week, a bug was found in FaceTime that could let others listen in to your Apple device’s microphone (or, in specific cases, view video from the camera) without you accepting the FaceTime…

Nintendo’s Mario Kart mobile game won’t launch until the summer

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techcrunch.com - It’s been a long year for Nintendo fans waiting on Mario Kart to come to mobile and, unfortunately, more patience is required after the game’s launch was moved back to this summer. Nintendo announced…

Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

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techcrunch.com - After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data, Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificate as punis…

Poor smartphones sales drag LG to first quarterly loss in 2 years

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techcrunch.com - We’ve written extensively about LG’s struggling mobile business, which has suffered at the hands of aggressive Chinese Android makers, and now that unit has dragged its parent company into posting it…

Microsoft promises to make Windows setup error messages useful

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arstechnica.com - Windows has a pretty poor reputation when it comes to error messages. All too often you'll get a meaningless hexadecimal number or perhaps a reference to a Knowledge Base article. The Windows setup p…

Amazon begins testing deliveries with sidewalk drones

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arstechnica.com - Amazon said on Wednesday that it will start delivering packages using a six-wheeled sidewalk robot called Amazon Scout. "Starting today, these devices will begin delivering packages to customers in a…

FBI, Air Force investigators mapped North Korean botnet to aid shutdown

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arstechnica.com - On January 30, the US Department of Justice announced that it had partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to engage in a campaign to "map…

Amazon Go debuts, and its prying cameras foil our shoplifting attempts

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arstechnica.com - SEATTLE—A little more than one year ago, I tried, and failed, to sneak into Amazon Go. The pilot version of Amazon's first grocery store experiment advertised a first in the world of brick-and-mortar…

Terabyte smartphones are coming, thanks to new Samsung storage chip

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arstechnica.com - Smartphones hold most of our lives now in photos, videos, music, and more, and Samsung's latest tech will make it so they can store even more. The Korean manufacturer announced that it has created th…

Nintendo’s next Switch model will reportedly shrink the size, cost, features

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arstechnica.com - Nintendo's rumored plans to produce a revised Nintendo Switch model picked up steam on Thursday with a tantalizing bit of new information. Last year's rumor mill simply predicted a new model could ar…

You can now download the long-lost (and unfinished) SimCity NES port

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arstechnica.com - This title screen was captured from the original, incomplete ROM. Thanks to glitches in the prototype, you never really have to pay the bank back. When you receive a new "present," a cute animation w…

Aetna makes an Apple Watch app—promises not to use activity data against you

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arstechnica.com - Health insurance giant Aetna has teamed up with Apple to create a health-tracking app for Apple Watch that will have access to Aetna members’ medical data and offer monetary rewards for meeting perso…

Apple revokes Facebook’s developer certificate over data-snooping app—Google could be next

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arstechnica.com - Both Facebook and Google have used Apple's Enterprise Developer Program—which is intended for exclusive use by companies to give system administrators the ability to distribute apps to employees' dev…

FBI catches another man allegedly stealing Apple self-driving car secrets

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arstechnica.com - Last July, we reported that federal prosecutors had arrested a man for stealing secrets from Apple's self-driving car project and attempting to take them to a new job at a Chinese startup. This week,…

Bloomberg report reveals details about iOS 13, plus iPhones and iPads through 2020

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arstechnica.com - Bloomberg reporters Mark Gurman and Debby Wu, who have a track record of accurately reporting major Apple product features before they are announced, published a new report today describing features …

Designing for Tomorrow - A Discussion on Ethical Design

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spotify.design - Ethical design is something we’re spending more and more time thinking about at Spotify. How can we build trust? Encourage meaningful consumption? And make sure we’re using our voice responsibly? At …

Conversational AI is the skeuomorphism of VUI – UX Collective

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uxdesign.cc - I think the same is happening with VUI. We’re trying to make them look like real people to get accustomed to them. Will we ever go towards a minimalism of VUI? Like we went from realistic looking app…

Google Arts & Culture now has built-in camera app for more fun interactions

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androidcommunity.com - The Google Arts & Culture app is one of those underrated but really useful apps especially for those who are interested in, well, arts and culture. Now Google is adding another feature to the app tha…

Samsung Galaxy S10 series production in full swing

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androidcommunity.com - All is well for Samsung. We think. The South Korean tech giant is set to launch its 10th Anniversary Galaxy flagship phone next month. We’re assuming the Galaxy S10 phones will be popular at the Mobi…

OPPO RX17 Pro, OPPO RX17 Neo heading to the UK

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androidcommunity.com - OPPO 2019 Innovation Event is happening very soon but we believe that one is reserved for the OPPO F19. We’re looking forward to the 10x hybrid zoom, three cameras, and the wide zone optical fingerpr…

Casper Glow helps you sleep (and wake up) better through smart tech

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androidcommunity.com - Unless you’re the type of person who has no problems with sleeping habits, we all need things to help us fall asleep at night and wake up when we need to. The Casper brand, which has actually branded…

Canadian study shows link between excessive screen time and learning delays

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androidcommunity.com - By this time, we’re already used to seeing studies that say excessive screen time is bad for young minds. This new study from Canada echoes that sentiment as they emphasized that one of the factors i…

Why 5G, a battleground for US and China, is also a military conflict

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www.scmp.com - Apart from its tremendous commercial benefits, 5G – the fifth generation of mobile communication – is revolutionising military and security technology, which is partly why it has become a focal point…

Fake news sites are simply changing their domain name to get around Facebook fact-checkers

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mashable.com - Facebook has been cracking down on the fake news that gets shared on its platform. One problem: one of the biggest fake news websites has found a workaround. In order to avoid Facebook’s fact checkin…

Living on the Edge - Windows Weekly 606 - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Megan Morrone, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss what to expect in Windows 10 version 1903, where Windows 10 is at now, and much, much more. Download this episode and subscribe Enjoy Windows Weekly on YouTube

How To Transfer WhatsApp From iPhone To iPhone | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Buying a new iPhone is exciting, and with all the expectations that come with an upgrade, it is a venture that is worthwhile. The first days with a new iPhone are always spent finding and installing …

How To Pass Your MOT First Time | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Annual Ministry of Transport (MOT) tests are vital to maintaining the good health and condition of your vehicle, but more importantly, they are compulsory for drivers in the UK. Without a valid MOT p…

Reviewing The New Mag Baby Kit By Smok | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Manufactured by the Smok Company the New Mag Baby Kit must be a great deal for vapers. The new mag baby kit comes with a baby mod and a TFV12 baby prince tank. Most products from this company are of …

What to Expect from Vape Hardware in 2019 - Soupwire

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soupwire.com - The vape industry saw a ton of really interesting advances last year. From devices with AI and smartphone-like features, to high quality full-color TFT displays and touchscreens. As it stands now, 20…

Important Questions To Ask Your Cable Assemblies Manufacturer | Bit Rebels

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www.bitrebels.com - Allowing your cable assemblies manufacturer to gain a detailed understanding of your custom wiring needs will help them create a product that is tailored to your exact needs. Understanding the detail…

YouTube SEO: Optimizing your channel in 5 steps - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - Here at Search Engine Watch we have written quite extensively over the years about how to optimize your YouTube videos to make sure they really stand out. Ann Smarty’s top 5 tips from last year is a …

The Best Gaming Monitors

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thewirecutter.com - The best option if you have an Nvidia graphics card. This PG279Q’s 27-inch 1440p screen is the sweet spot for gaming, and it has all the ports you could need and a great adjustable stand. The Asus RO…

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