Tuesday, January 08, 2019

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Parcel Guard’s smart mailbox protects your packages from porch thieves

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techcrunch.com - Maybe you won’t need a glitter bomb to protect your Amazon packages from porch thieves after all. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Canadian appliance maker Danby is showing off its newl…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY The government shutdown is driving users to illegal router settings Shared by Reg Saddler www.theverge.com - On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission closed the majority of its o…

Qualcomm’s Cockpit Platform promises to make cars smarter

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techcrunch.com - Qualcomm used its CES press conference today to announce the third generation of its Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform, its latest AI-centric platform for building in-car experiences that includ…

Nvidia dives into a new business segment with Drive AutoPilot

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techcrunch.com - Nvidia’s automotive ambitions seemed targeted solely on creating a platform to enable fully autonomous vehicles, notably the robotaxis that so many companies hope to deploy in the coming decade. It t…

Apple’s trillion dollar market cap was always a false idol

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techcrunch.com - Let’s face it, we love large numbers. We are obsessed with them, whether it’s Forbes list of wealthiest individuals or tech unicorns, if it’s a big number we can’t get enough. Such is the case with t…

Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple is taking 3 to 5 commercial trips a day

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techcrunch.com - A little more than a year ago, autonomous trucking startup TuSimple —flush with a fresh round of venture capital — was preparing to scale up its testing to two full truck fleets in China and the U.S.…

Tile partners with BLE chip makers to bring its location-tracking technology to more products

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techcrunch.com - Tile, a company best known for its keychain-style lost item trackers aimed at consumers, is expanding its location-tracking technology to new devices besides its own. The company today announced it h…

I used VR in a car going 90mph and didn’t get sick

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techcrunch.com - VR headsets make me queasy. I’m not alone. It’s a common complaint about virtual reality content but this startup might have solved the problem in the most unlikely way. Holoride wants people to use …

Open source monetization startup Tidelift raises $25m series B

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techcrunch.com - The curse of open source software is that it is used in pretty much every application and device on the planet, and yet, has pretty much no business model. Sustaining open source is a critical proble…

Meural shows off a newer, smaller version of its smart art display

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techcrunch.com - When Electric Objects was bought by Giphy, the company soon shutdown the hardware team and got rid of the subscription fees for existing content. While Meural actually bumped up its annual subscripti…

DuckDuckGo: No, we’re not using browser fingerprinting to track you

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techcrunch.com - Non-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo has denied a claim made in a forum post suggesting it’s doing browser fingerprinting as “absolutely false”. The post has been shared on social medium by some sec…

Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit

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techcrunch.com - Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, the public transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existi…

Plex plans to offer ad-supported movies and more premium subscriptions

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techcrunch.com - Media software maker Plex is preparing to take on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Video Channels, possibly as soon as this year. The company is in discussions with rights holders and content provid…

Netgear adds gigabit routers to its Orbi mesh

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techcrunch.com - My favorite mesh gear, Netgear’s Orbi, has gotten a considerable speed update. The new router, called the RBK50, supports Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax technology which will send gigabit wireless speeds from rout…

Intel, Comcast ink deal to enable 10 Gigabit broadband, WiFi 6 in homes

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techcrunch.com - As Comcast continues to hone its ambitions to be the hub around which our many connected devices and services revolve in your home, and Intel continues to build smaller, faster and more efficient chi…

Moon-bound billionaire supplants nugget lover’s most retweeted tweet

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techcrunch.com - A Japanese billionaire who’s paying Elon Musk to fly him around the Moon, assuming all goes to plan with SpaceX’s giant metal phallus, has bought himself a rather different ride in the meanwhile. The…

AfterShokz launches bone conduction sunglasses

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techcrunch.com - Where does one go after launching a fairly successful bone conduction headphone line? Sunglasses. Seems as good an option as any. This week at CES, AfterShokz announced the launch of sub-brand OptiSh…

Motorola Solutions acquires VaaS, makers of automated license plate readers, for $445M

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techcrunch.com - Motorola Solutions, which split off from Motorola Mobility back in 2011, has added a new license plate capture tool to it law enforcement suite with the acquisition of VaaS International Holdings tod…

HTC’s next consumer virtual reality headset is the first PC VR hybrid

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techcrunch.com - Vive has seemed to be devoting a lot of attention to the enterprise, but the company teased their new consumer VR headset called the Vive Cosmos at CES today. The positionally-tracked headset boasts …

Jack to the future for Huawei? P30 leak hints at the return of the headphone port

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techcrunch.com - Huawei, currently the world’s second-largest smartphone company by sales, has won over users partly by loading its devices with a ton of new features, from wireless charging to top-class cameras and …

Samsung steps up its game with the new Notebook Odyssey

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techcrunch.com - Reviews of the Notebook Odyssey line have been…mixed. Hopefully the electronics giant can right the ship as it navigates the tricky waters of high-end gaming systems. At very least, the latest versio…

Audi spins out Holoride to put VR in every car

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techcrunch.com - Audi has spun out a new company called Holoride that aims to bring a VR experience to the backseat of every car, no matter if it’s a Ford, Mercedes or Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Holoride was announce…

Harley Davidson reveals more about its push into electric vehicles

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techcrunch.com - Harley Davidson released new specs for its electric motorcycle and pulled the covers off the concept designs for its electric bicycle and scooter as the company’s push into electrifying its product l…

Byton has added yet another screen to its upcoming all-electric M-Byte SUV

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techcrunch.com - Byton, the China-based electric car startup that made its debut at CES last year, is back to show what the finalized interior of its upcoming M-Byte SUV will look like. The giant 48-inch wraparound d…

Daily Crunch: Nvidia breaks with tradition at CES 2019

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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. Nvidi…

D-Link thinks 5G will cut your cords forever

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techcrunch.com - Network gear maker D-Link just announced a 5G router that sends high-speed Wi-Fi through your house without cables. The router, called the DWR-2010, should allow users to get massive speeds over 5G n…

Key By Amazon adds garage and business delivery, new locks and Ring compatibility

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techcrunch.com - Alexa may be front and center for Amazon’s play this CES, but the just unloaded a whole bunch of news about Amazon Key. The list includes a name change to the more passive Key By Amazon, a title desi…

China’s Baidu says its answer to Alexa is now on 200M devices

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techcrunch.com - A Chinese voice assistant has been rapidly gaining ground in recent months. DuerOS, Baidu’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa, reached over 200 million devices, China’s top search engine announced on its Weib…

Roku tops 27M accounts & 24B hours streamed by end of 2018, announces more TV partners

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techcrunch.com - Ahead of its announcements of new TV partnerships at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Roku today shared some new numbers about the growing traction of its overall platform. The com…

OtterBox and PopSocket teamed up and made an iPhone case with a built-in PopGrip

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techcrunch.com - I have an OtterBox case on my phone, mostly because my five month old loves to knock my phone out of my hands. I also have a PopSocket on my phone, again, because my five month old loves to knock my …

Rokid debuts Project Aurora computing interface

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techcrunch.com - Augmented Reality has been a bit of a sleep at this year’s CES. It seems likely we’ll see a bit more on that front next month at Mobile World Congress. After all, smartphones are largely considered t…

Petcube upgrades its pet cameras, which now have Alexa built in

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techcrunch.com - Petcube’s popular line of pet cameras let people monitor, talk to and interact with their dogs and cats while away – including by doing things like doling out treats or turning on a laser toy, for ex…

In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL

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techcrunch.com - A veteran TV maker just got a notable refresh as it enters the age of connected devices. Xiaomi, the Beijing-based firm best known for budget smartphones, has bought 65.2 million shares, or 0.48 perc…

LG’s ridiculous retractable TV takes a step closer to reality

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techcrunch.com - Will LG’s over-the-top rollable TV ever be real? And at the end of the day does it really matter? The company offered another glimpse at the 65-inch LG Signature OLED TV R (model 65R9) during its CES…

Huawei debuts a new laptop and tablet at CES

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techcrunch.com - A pair of new devices from Huawei are making their debut on-stage at CES in Vegas this week. The more interesting of the two is the MateBook 13, a slim addition to the company’s line of premium Windo…

Next-generation ThinkPad X1: More carbon fiber for one, aluminum for the other

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arstechnica.com - 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon from the rear, showing the weave pattern in the lid. 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon from the left, showing the power button, one USB 3.1 generation 1 port, and a …

Zeroday exploit prices are higher than ever, especially for iOS and messaging apps

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arstechnica.com - The prices for James Bond-style hacks keep growing, especially for those that hijack iPhones and secure messaging apps. It's the latest sign that governments and police forces around the world are as…

HTC announces Vive Pro Eye, a new VR headset with built-in eye tracking

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arstechnica.com - HTC kicked off its CES 2019 presence with a press conference that began with a significant product reveal: the HTC Vive Pro Eye, a new, standalone virtual reality headset for PCs. While specs and pri…

TIL: Firefox has a little-known feature to spare your blushes on the new-tab page

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arstechnica.com - For many of us, our browsers' new-tab pages are something of a liability. Whichever browser you use, they all follow a fairly similar style: a bunch of boxes linking to the sites that we use and visi…

AT&T decides 4G is now “5G,” starts issues icon-changing software updates

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arstechnica.com - Welcome to AT&T's 5G plan, where perception and marketing is all that matters, so AT&T is just going to start calling 4G LTE "5G E." The company started rolling out a software update to several Andro…

Envious of 5G hype, cable cos. unveil potentially confusing “10G” trademark

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arstechnica.com - The cable industry has begun a marketing campaign for 10Gbps broadband services, even though cable companies haven't finished rolling out 1Gbps connections. The first 10Gbps cable broadband connectio…

These 12 FreeSync monitors will soon be compatible with Nvidia’s G-Sync

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arstechnica.com - In addition to the entirely expected news about the upcoming RTX 2060, Nvidia CES presentation this weekend included a surprise about its G-Sync display standard. That screen-tear and input-lag-smoot…

Apple, Samsung come together to bring iTunes to new Samsung Smart TV models

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arstechnica.com - Two of tech's biggest rivals are working together: Apple and Samsung partnered to make it easier for people to watch iTunes content. In an announcement coming out of CES 2019, the companies stated th…

Bay Area: Join us 1/9 to talk about personal data security in 2019

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arstechnica.com - The Cambridge Analytica scandal. Data breaches at hotels, banks, rideshare companies, and hospitals. Facial recognition. DNA databases. We're living through the data privacy apocalypse, and it's time…

Hobbyists resurrect Kojima’s “lost” game P.T. as a free PC download

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arstechnica.com - Spooky lighting, check. Ominous sentences appearing on walls for no reason, check. A creepy message appearing underneath a faded, Laura Palmer-esque portrait, checkity check check. And that says noth…

A Free CRM Lets Small Businesses Take On The Giants - Joel Comm

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joelcomm.com - This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SharpSpring CRM for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine. There’s one lesson that every entrepreneur learns very fast. If you’re a new compan…

Top JavaScript Frameworks and Topics to Learn in 2019

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medium.com - It’s that time of year again: The annual overview of the JavaScript tech ecosystem. Our aim is to highlight the learning topics and technologies with the highest potential job ROI. What are people us…

22 Best Photoshop Plugins for Designers and Artists in 2018

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www.mockplus.com - Photoshop plugins provide a quick and easy way to extend your design creativity. Here we handpicked 22 best photoshop plugins for designers and artists in 2018. Photoshop is a design tool that every …

Winter Is Coming: What Does This Mean For Marketing In 2019?

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www.forbes.com - Anyone who has spent time in the corporate world has probably heard that inspirational quote from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky: “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” Wayne actuall…

Jabra’s Elite 85h brings SmartSound, 100% hands-free Voice Assistant access

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androidcommunity.com - At the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, not all eyes will just be on smartphones or smartwatches. Other devices like headphones will also be on display for your consideration. One such brand, Jabr…

JBL shows off new wireless Bluetooth streaming headphones, speakers

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androidcommunity.com - JBL is showcasing several new products at this week’s CES. It’s a busy week for many brands and OEMs as they bring new stuff to Las Vegas. JBL has announced a new wireless headphone series, a kid-fri…

Huawei P30 smartphone image renders, 360-degree video shared online

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androidcommunity.com - Aside from the Samsung Galaxy S10, another major premium flagship that we’re anticipating this first quarter is the Huawei P30. We’re assuming it will also have a Pro variant as in the previous years…

Sony Xperia XZ4 tempered film shows 21:9 aspect ratio display

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androidcommunity.com - Our favorite Chinese leakster Ice universe (@UniverseIce) is at it again. Well, what can he do if sources keep on sending clues. This is not the first time we’re learning about the upcoming Sony Xper…

Huawei unveils cutting edge chips, servers aimed at big data and AI

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www.scmp.com - Huawei Technologies, the world’s largest telecoms equipment vendor, on Monday unveiled a new self-designed CPU and server series, which it says sets new standards in terms of big data capacity and di…

Survey Reveals Opportunity to Drive Customer Loyalty in the Food Delivery Space

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loyalty360.org - As recent mobile applications like GrubHub and DoorDash have made ordering food from restaurants easier, take-out orders have seen a massive spike in popularity. People seem to love the convenience o…

Razer Introduces Its First Gaming Monitor, Updates Blade 15 With RTX GPUs - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Razer is launching some new products at CES 2019 today. The company’s new announcements aren’t anywhere near extravagant as some of the other manufacturers like Dell, HP, etc, but its new products ar…

Huawei's MateBook 13 Is a Powerful MacBook Air Clone - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Huawei’s MateBook line is getting a new addition today: the MateBook 13. The company’s MateBook line of products always had a resemblance to Apple’s MacBook products, and the latest addition is no di…

Acer's New Gaming Laptop Comes With a Crazy Hinge - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Acer is launching two new powerful gaming machines today: the Predator Triton 500 and the Predator Triton 900. The company’s new gaming notebooks pack all the power you need for gaming on the go, but…

Asus ROG Mothership Is a Huge Surface Pro Built for Gaming - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - And now, a Surface Pro for gaming. Asus today announced the new ROG Mothership, a gaming laptop that’s built for portability and gaming on the go. The device is essentially a bigger Surface Pro, with…

Roku Now Has 27 Million Active Users - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Roku announced today that there are currently 27 million active accounts using its living room streaming devices, up about 40 percent year-over-year. Additionally, the firm says that its users stream…

Lenovo Launches Next-gen ThinkPad Laptops With Lighter Design, Upgraded Internals - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - At CES 2019 today, Lenovo is launching a range of new ThinkPad products. The company’s ThinkPad line for its business customers is getting two new laptops, two new monitors, and some other accessorie…

In 2019, your smartphone will no longer be king

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www.marketplace.org - Hey, happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to Marketplace Tech 2019 edition! The future looks about the same as yesterday, right? This week, we've been looking at what the near future of this year might …

Taking Local Inventory Online: An Interview with Pointy’s Mark Cummins

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moz.com - Let’s go back in time 20 years so I can ask you the question, “How often do you look at a paper map every month?” Unless you were a cartographer or a frequent traveler, chances are good that your ans…

Guide to voice search optimization: Six steps to undertake in 2019 - Search Engine Watch

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searchenginewatch.com - Have you ever tried to search for some data online when you were multitasking and couldn’t type the text? It would be quite challenging without the opportunity to conduct voice search. According to P…

January 7th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #718

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theconservativetreehouse.com - I wrote this comment in the great piece Sundance posted here today about the trade delegation going to China. He listed several squeeze points…#4 really got my attention, the idea of the possibility …

Sphero’s latest toy turns colors into music

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www.theverge.com - Sphero acquired fellow Colorado-based company Specdrums back in June, and today it’s debuting the results of that purchase in the form of... the same product that Specdrums already released. Sphero i…

We, The Technocrats – blprnt – Medium

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medium.com - In Brussels he spoke of courage, of defending principles, of cultivating a ‘healthy suspicion of authority.’ He lavished praise on the GDPR, and called for a new comprehensive privacy law in the Unit…

Made A New Goal This Year? Do These 4 Things On Your Phone Stat

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www.mindbodygreen.com - Apps are to wellness goals what warm leggings are to outdoor running: The former makes it so much easier to achieve the latter. Goal-tracking apps like Way of Life and Strides make it easy to input t…

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