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  • Cloudflare promises to protect your site from DDoS attacks for free
    Content delivery network service Cloudflare turns seven this week, and is celebrating by offering its customers free protection from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. That means that if someone tries to take your site down by blasting it with traffic – like how GitHub has been attacked in recent years – Cloudflare’s CDN will continue to keep it online, and won’t boot you off the networ...
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  • This app lets you download Netflix, Amazon, and HBO shows to stream offline
    Streaming your favorite shows on a spotty internet connection can be quite the nuisance – but it doesn’t have to be. There is a handy app that lets you save any show for offline watching and the best thing is that it works with practically any streaming service, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO. Available for Android and iOS, PlayOn Cloud makes it possible for users to record and download t...
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  • 6 tricky SEO challenges – and how to overcome them
    Since the advent of search engines, the importance of SEO has only increased. It’s important for every company to get the word out about their business while reaching an audience that matters. What business wouldn’t want to be found on the coveted page one, position one ranking in Google? However, SEO changes every single time Google tweaks its algorithm. In order to stay ahead in the competition,...
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  • Autonomous flying taxis take to Dubai’s skies in field test
    Dubai’s authorities on Monday announced that a successful ‘concept flight’ of an autonomous hover-taxi service had taken place. Details are scarce about the route taken, although (predictably) no passengers were taken along for the ride. The prototype electric hover-vehicle was designed by Germany’s Volocopter. Specs wise, it can soar across the Dubai skyline for 30 minutes, with a maximum speed o...
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  • EU is voting on ‘dysfunctional’ copyright proposal October 10
    On October 10,  EU lawmakers will vote on the extremely controversial Copyright Reform. The new legislation threatens to strangle platform businesses by siding with rightholders and large corporations over users. “This is a dysfunctional proposal. It’s bordering on the absurd as to why it would be proposed on an EU level,” Raegan MacDonald, Senior Policy Manager and EU Principal at Mozilla, told T...
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  • 6 tips to crush your influencer outreach campaign
    Influencer marketing is a reinvented form of celebrity endorsements but, where celebrity endorsements utilized celebrities that were known to a general audience (which usually include the general population), influencer marketing rather utilizes people who are looked up to in specific niches. With influencer marketing, content regarding the brand that is sponsoring the campaign is published by a t...
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  • CBS’s Showtime caught secretly stealing visitors’ CPU power to mine cryptocurrency
    It turns out torrenting platforms are not the only ones toying with alternative methods to convert traffic to cash. A week after The Pirate Bay admitted to secretly running a cryptominer to borrow visitors’ CPU resources to bank on Monero coins, television giant CBS was caught doing the same with Showtime. In fact, the popular broadcaster had purportedly implemented the mining solution on two offi...
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  • SpaceX’s Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket simulation is out of this world
    Elon Musk today gave us our first glimpse at what interplanetary travel and colonization could look like. In an Instagram post, Musk provided a series of five videos offering a look at a computer simulation of the SpaceX Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket, and how it could, conceivably, one day shuttle humans between Earth and Mars. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Sep 25, 2017 at 2:41am...
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  • Every flagship phone in 2018 will probably feature an AI chip
    Next year’s gadgets, at least beyond the second quarter, won’t want to be caught dead without the killer fashion accessory of 2018: an AI chip. Yoo Hoi-jun, professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Technology, told The Korea Herald: Competition for AI chips is so intense globally that we will be able to see AI chip-equipped smartphones in the second half of next year. Samsung will reportedly begin...
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  • Mac users can download macOS ‘High Sierra’ now at Apple’s App Store
    Apple’s newest update to macOS is now available. While it’s not chock-full of fancy new features, there are a few updates worth mentioning. The first is to Photos, which looks stunning. The Apple-specific photo editor now pays more attention to, you know, editing, through a couple of key additions: the color dropper and a curves palette for pro-level fine adjustments. It also has smarter AI, a “Co...
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  • Report: Steve Bannon attempted to plant a mole at Facebook
    Former White House strategist and Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon apparently wanted to plant a mole in Facebook via DC job posting, according to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed obtained emails between Bannon and Chris Gacek — of the Family Research Council — that discussed a job opening at Facebook. The email, from Gacek, read: LinkedIn sent me a notice about some job openings. This seems perfect for Breitbart...
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  • Fitbit’s Ionic smarwatch and Flyer headphones launch on October 1
    Fitbit’s new smartwatch finally has an official release date: October 1, or this Sunday. The company also announced the Flyer, it’s new headphones, will go on sale the same day. We said we enjoyed the device in our review, but it’s more of a smart fitness tracker than a bonafide smartwatch. Though Fitbit is seeking to expand its app community, the company’s smartwatch features amount to controllin...
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  • The new case for student loan forgiveness
    Since 1980 the cost of college tuition has tripled while the average income has remained basically the same. As a result families have struggled to send their kids to college at a time when a college education has become more critical than ever to even just being able to survive in the job market. The result has been an explosion in student loan debt, and it’s starting to wreak havoc on the econom...
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  • Study: Millennials most concerned about losing their jobs to robots
    Smartsheet last week released its “State of Automation 2017” study which provides a breakdown of industry attitudes toward automation. While an overwhelming percentage of those surveyed believe that automation can improve their workplace (97 percent), it’s clear that millennials are far more likely than any other group to consider automation a threat to their employment. The study was based on a s...
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  • Snapchat is celebrating its sixth birthday with ‘Sky Filters’ and more 3D Bitmoji Lenses
    Snap today announced, in celebration of its popular app turning six-years-old, it will be adding ‘Sky Filters’ and more 3D Bitmoji lenses to its Snapchat app. ‘Sky Filters’ brings an entirely new set of filters to the app, designed to detect the sky in your photos and offer a carousel of effects that can then alter the sky’s appearance. Snapchat is adding a new set of 3D bitmojo after introducing ...
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  • Apple ditches Bing in favor of Google on iOS and macOS
    Apple is switching Siri’s default search provider from Bing to Google. It’s also making the switch on iOS Search and Spotlight for Mac. This means, if you ask Siri a question for which she needs to visit the web — either by asking her a question she doesn’t know the answer to or by asking her to search the web directly — the results you get will be from Google, not Bing. According to Apple, this i...
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  • The next era of crowdfunding: why entrepreneurs need to look beyond the launch
    When was the last time you watched Shark Tank and thought to yourself, “I could do that. All I need is one good idea and my life could change forever.” Although the show is entertaining, it is an atypical representation of what it’s really like to successfully launch a product and grow a company. Coming up with a groundbreaking idea is actually the easy part, the steps that come next–finding capit...
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  • LinkedIn profiles are coming soon to your Microsoft work apps
    Microsoft wants to grow your LinkedIn network with everyone you collaborate or converse with, so it’s adding ‘Profile Cards’ to its Office 365 apps for making quick connections. The new feature, which will surface your contacts’ LinkedIn profiles in Microsoft services starting next month, should make it easier to learn about who you’re working with, whether they’re your colleagues from a remote te...
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  • iPhone users complain iOS 11 slows down their apps
    Apple is catching some heat over the release of the new iOS 11. A litany of iPhone users are reporting experiencing a significant drop in performance after updating to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. The issues range from reduced battery life to noticeably slower app performance, according to numerous posters on Reddit. Among other things, users are complaining that apps eit...
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  • Amazon India wants customers to try its products in retail stores
    Furthering its battle against its ecommerce rivals in India, Amazon has cut a deal with clothing chain Shopper’s Stop to set up Amazon Experience Centers at the brand’s stores, where people can try out products from the Seattle giant’s catalog. Amazon has a few of its own brands in India, including Solimo, which offers cookware and home furnishing, Symbol, a men’s fashion label, and the global bra...
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  • The infamous Brexit Bus is now being used to promote a fintech startup
    Remember the Brexit Bus? During the fraught campaigning surrounding the UK’s referendum on its EU-membership, the Vote Leave campaign hired a bus, and plastered on it the words “We send the EU £350 million a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead.” They didn’t realize it at the time, but this would come to symbolize the fact-free nature of the Leave campaign. For starters, there was no £350 million; whe...
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  • Short Trip is an aimless game that is all about a delightful web experience
    Not every game needs a purpose or a thrilling ending to suck you in – and this little web experience nothing but proves this. Unlike most game, Short Trip has no apparent aim or a quest set in sight. It starts off unassumingly, without a bang and without any instructions. All you have to go by is its cat-like residents, its gorgeously drawn landscape and the soothing sounds that come along with it...
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  • How to support the accelerating growth of the used smartphone market
    Although many consumers will be replacing their smartphones to purchase the new flagships that Apple, Samsung, Google and others are launching, their old devices will not wither and die. They’ll most likely be integrated into the growing market of used and refurbished phones. According to IDC, used smartphones will triple in sales by 2020 and become a $30 billion market. This secondary market will...
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  • Facebook re-licenses React under MIT license after developer backlash
    A major barrier to the adoption of Facebook’s React front-end library has been its license. Facebook chose to use a BSD-derived license that contained some troubling terms surrounding patent litigation. But this is no longer an issue, as Facebook has announced it intends to re-license React – and several other Facebook-owned open source projects, including Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – under the ...
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  • The parents guide to picking the right video game for your party
    A great party needs good food, appropriate beverages, and the perfect video game. Unfortunately, finding the best game for a party isn’t exactly easy. Mixed groups of young children, teens, and grown-ups make finding something appropriate in a sea of titles a challenge. I’m here to help you find a game or two for your library that you can pull out to get the party started every weekend, and keep i...
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  • Why Shanghai is the next Silicon Valley — and why you should care
    This summer, I had the opportunity to spend some time in the lively city of Shanghai, China. I gorged on juicy soup dumplings, visited historic Confucius temples, and most importantly saw China’s rapidly growing tech-scene.Shoutout to my friend Eric for the awesome photos 

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