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While the initial batch of reviews widely praised Samsung and the brand-new Galaxy S8 for its gorgeous design and silky smooth performance, one complaint tech aficionados across the board shared was the inability to freely remap the dedicated Bixby button to launch other apps and features.Crafty developers were quick to come with workarounds that allowed users to customize the button, but Samsung was even quicker to shut down such solutions.But it seems not all hope is gone: Developer Dave Bennet has found a new way to repurpose the Bixby button to open Google Now.The solution is a simple app that essentially overrides the Bixby button in favor of Google Now.There’s a small catch though: Bixby will still open once you click the button, but it will be quickly backgrounded while Google Now launches.Bennett has made a short demo video to show how the app works.
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Therese Jamaa talks the future of mobility, the IoT and her secret singing ambitionHow long have you been in IT?I have been in the IT/Telecoms sector for more than 20 years, working for companies like GSMA, Qualcomm, Vodafone and Sema Group Schlumberger.I’ve been based in Paris, then London, then Barcelona, and I have had the opportunity to work in global positions developing new businesses, markets, and partnerships.I have always felt that technology was interesting, but useless if it didn’t change someone’s life positively.For example, a visually impaired person can orientate themselves and connect with their environment thanks to haptic technology on their smartphone.
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A recent merger of digital marketing agency Modus Operandi with creative branding and motion graphics company Eyeball has resulted in its first major project as the merged agency, Mod Op: a ‘Culture Wall’ for the Microsoft flagship store in New York City.Microsoft tasked Mod Op with helping the company utilize its street-facing wall at the NYC flagship store to create an artistic reflection of what technology can bring to the community in an artistic sense.They are collaborating with local artists to bring architecture to life in a digital and dynamic format.“The idea of the culture wall, which is what they call this giant 40-foot LED display that’s on the façade of the store, is really to serve as a connection between Microsoft and the community,” said TJ McCormick, partner and executive creative director at Mod Op.“The bigger objective they have with it is for people to start to view Microsoft less as a maker of hardware and software and more of a company and brand whose focus is on empowering people.Bringing in local artists and showing their creativity is a great representation of that mission.”
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If you can’t beat them, join them.As promised, Elon Musk has released more details about his newest company.San Francisco-based Neuralink aims to link human brains to computers in an answer to the rise of artificial intelligence, which Musk has warned could be humans’ greatest existential threat.His worries about AI have prompted Musk to donate money to research toward ensuring it benefits humanity instead of hurting it.He has also established the nonprofit research company OpenAI along with tech figures such as Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel and others.Now, Musk will be chief executive of Neuralink, which was registered as a medical research company last year.Details had been scarce since, but today we have been provided with so many details we hope our brains can take it.Musk says we don’t want machines to become way smarter than we are, that we don’t want to become irrelevant as AI becomes more powerful.So the time to act is now — even though he’s already running Tesla and SpaceX.“The pace of progress in this direction matters a lot,” Musk told Wait But Why blogger Tim Urban.“We don’t want to develop digital superintelligence too far before being able to do a merged brain-computer interface.”Neuralink, whose website says it is hiring engineers, scientists and others in San Francisco, will create tiny electrodes that can be implanted into the brain to essentially speed up communication — perhaps giving humans a fighting chance in keeping up with the machines.But he also envisions those electrodes, which Musk calls “micron-sized devices,” doing something else in as little as four years: help treat severe brain injuries including strokes and cancer lesions.Marketing such a use for the devices could help support Neuralink’s ultimate goal, which Musk says can be reached in about a decade.“I think we are about eight to 10 years away from this being usable by people with no disability,” he told Wait Buy Why.
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We've mentioned informally that Microsoft's plan has been to offer feature update to Windows 10 every six months or so, but now it's officially official.Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus will both have synchronized releases, with the intent being to make those releases every six months or so.The next such update is planned for September.Those releases will each be supported for 18 months.This was already approximately the case, but now it's standard policy.This means that if you want your Windows 10 or Office ProPlus installation supported long-term, you'll have to update it from time to time.
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If you have a web or mobile app, then this post is for you.I help companies set up their analytics for a living and I have done quite a few projects on Mixpanel.If you never heard of Mixpanel before, it can help understand what your users are doing inside your product.Think onboarding funnels, user retention and engagement.This can be a really powerful tool, if its implemented properly.If you never implemented a tool like Mixpanel before, it's easy to get it wrong.
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Facebook introduced version 2.9 of its Graph API (application-programming interface) at its developers conference in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday.said in a blog post that Graph API v2.9 contains new features, including:Places Graph, which provides free access to the social network’s data on more than 140 million places around the world.Updates to Facebook’s subscription-based push service for applications, Webhooks.Support for Read-After-Write API calls.New features enabling developers to take advantage of the
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During the Facebook's F8 conference 2015 told Marc Zuckerberg to the company's chat application Messenger would be the future of customer service tools, and during this year's edition of the conference we got a glimpse of what he meant by it.under the name of the Messenger Platform 2.0 demonstrated a range of new features up which are all targeted towards companies who want to reach their customers in new ways.perhaps The biggest news is the tab Discovery that Facebook itself is similar in the Yellow pages.A single tab will be used to reach out to the consumers with their services or offers.”We are linking the telephone directory, people directory, with yellow pages is the business directory,” says Messengers product manager Stan Chudnovsky to the site Engadget.In the Discovery view, the user can communicate directly with businesses or with their chattbottar, who can answer simpler questions, or keep track of information such as orders and deliveries.
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China’s UCAR INC. (神州优车 in Chinese) has initiated legal action in California against former Baidu SVP Wang Jin and his startup, requesting that they cease of employment with its four former core employees at the company’s American subsidiary, local media is reporting (in Chinese).UCAR sent lawyer’s letters to the four departed staff members on March 23, alleging that they have infringed on intellectual property and leaked commercial secrets of the company during and after their tenure at the company’s laboratory in Silicon Valley.The four employees, who were in charge of the R of UCAR’s autonomous driving project, resigned en masse on March 14 and joined Jingchi Corp (景驰科技 in Chinese), a startup registered in California and set up by Wang Jin.Wang, Baidu’s former senior vice-president and general manager of the company’s autonomous driving unit, resigned from the internet behemoth in April and started Jingchi.In the reshuffle of Baidu’s senior management team earlier this year, Wang was kicked out of the game, with the autonomous driving unit integrated into the company’s Intelligent Driving Group or IDG.As the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (N.D.issued the Temporary Restraining Order to the four employees on March 29, it signals that these people and any related party shall not commit infringement of UCAR’s intellectual property rights or divulge its commercial secrets in any manner before the court makes an official decision.This will obviously cast a shadow over Wang Jin’s new venture.UCAR listed on the country’s over-the-counter market last July, valued at RMB 40.93 billion.The company’s chauffeured car service, Shenzhou Zhuanche (神州专车 in Chinese), together with Yidao Yongche (易到用车 in Chinese) and Didi Chuxing  (滴滴出行 in Chinese) remained the top three players in the ride-hailing market, each with a 1.7%, 3.6% and 94.6% share in the third quarter of last year, according to a report (in Chinese).
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The Master & Dynamic MW50 is audio luxury for the discerning listener.But while Beats are for the guy wearing the new Jordans, Master & Dynamic are for the guy wearing Allen Edmonds.The MW50 looks much like the rest of the Master & Dynamic line of headphones but with added refinement.Gone are the posts of the MH40 that mated the earcups to the headband, which looked awkward.While non-functional, the grills give the MW50 the same visual DNA found across Master & Dynamics headphones.All of the switches and buttons are located on the outer ring of each earcup.
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Yep, so do millions of small- and medium-sized businesses.And so do all those huge national chains with thousands of locations scattered across the country.Fortunately, about three dozen of the world’s smartest local SEOs have come together again to share their wisdom in the 2017 Local Search Rankings Survey, which was published earlier this week.It’s an in-depth look at what the experts believe is driving local SEO wins across all kinds of different industries — a must-read for everyone who cares about local search.On this week’s episode of Marketing Land Live, we take a high-level look at the survey with its organizer, Darren Shaw.We talk about the changing role of links and citations, plus the increased importance of reviews to local SEO success.
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The device was found in the truck after the attack on the Drottninggatan shopping street are examined by the Swedish Defence research agency, FOI.In the truck that was used in the terror attack on the Drottninggatan shopping street, found a subject, or a device of any kind, as was first suspected to be a bomb.Now, FOI, Swedish Defence research agency, examined the device.the Results of a first analysis was included as a part of the substrate at the häktningsförhandlingen against the suspected offender on Tuesday.What the analysis is punishable with confidentiality.It is also unclear how much the fire in the car has destroyed the device.
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Vi har tidigare rapporterat att det lär dröja innan Samsungs nya digitala röststyrda assistent Bixby dyker upp på svenska.Men nu kommer en klen "tröst" i form av att Bixbys röststyrning i själva verket kommer dröja för så gott som alla användare då funktionen inte heller kommer finnas tillgänglig på den amerikanska premiären av Samsung Galaxy S8.Istället kommer Bixbys röststyrning – som presenterats som en av de hetaste nya funktionerna som till och med fått en dedikerad fysisk knapp på telefonen – att dyka upp först senare i vår för amerikanska användare.Röststyrningen ska däremot finnas tillgänglig på koreanska.Samsung själva presenterar nyheten om förseningen knappt en vecka innan dess att telefonen släpps den 21 april.När Bixbys röststyrning kommer dyka upp i Sverige är fortsatt okänt, men med tanke på att Tyskland ska få funktionen först under fjärde kvartalet 2017 lär det dröja ett tag för oss också.
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Getting new audiences — including teenagers — to like The Huffington Post is a big priority for the publisher in 2017.Rather than piping in Huffington Post content, for the first three months the page only posted images from Tumblr and Reddit (with permission).The Huffington Post page amassed 20,000 followers in less than a month, two months ahead of its goal.The Canceled Plans page now has more than 130,000 followers.Now, the publisher has seven Facebook-only communities including Tomorrow, Inshallah (for millennial Muslims), Pack Light, Go Far (for women who love to travel) and There’s More to the Story (local politics).“Why create content for an audience that you don’t have yet?”
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The best Minecraft mods should be more easily accessible in the marketplace, but you will need real money to buy them.In an effort to standardize the Windows Minecraft experience and add a new way to monetize the game it spent several billion dollars buying, Microsoft has detailed more about the upcoming Discovery update for Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10.This brings a standardized version of the game to both iterations for consistent updates and a new in-game store for adventure maps, skins, and more in the Minecraft Marketplace.Although user-generated content has been a major component of many PC games over the years, Minecraft has been built upon a foundation of such content.While the base game has always offered a strong, creative experience, it’s the mountains of modifications and user creations that really bring it into its own.Paid-for modifications is something that several companies have flirted with in the past, with mixed results, but Microsoft is taking another stab at it with the Marketplace for Minecraft.
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The National Archives and Records Administration has said the White House is definitely saving President Trump's tweets – even those he deletes or corrects.As per the Presidential Records Act, officials have a duty to preserve Trump’s public communications, and according to reports published last week archive head David S. Ferriero informed two Democrats that the leader's tweets are being preserved for posterity.Ferriero said in a letter to two senators last week that the White House told the archives department Trump's entire back backlog of tweets will be archived, but gave no details as to how officials were doing so.This means that Trump's Twitter blunders from his own personal account @realDonaldTrump – including misspellings and mistakes – will be saved for future generations.The evolving social landscape means it is now commonplace for world leaders to hand over digital assets.When Obama's term ended at the start of this year the former commander in chief's tweets were preserved by Twitter after he gave the @POTUS handle to Trump.
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the advance votes have been calculated and published.according to Them, the coalition is gaining 30.3 percent of the vote.the Greens, the current result is 21.9 percent of the vote.These parties taking place between the actual mayor's race.Though green supporters to give their votes mainly on the actual election day and the final vote can change several percentage points.the SDP is the accumulation of 14.3 percent, the left of 11.0% and the finns 5.9% of the vote.
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Suorassa listautumisessa hinta määräytyy kysynnän ja tarjonnan mukaan kaupankäynnissä ilman lähtökohtana toimivaa merkintähintaa.Suosittu ruotsalainen musiikin suoratoistopalvelu Spotify valmistautuu listautumaan ehkä jo syyskuussa, kirjoittaa Wall Street Journal.Lehden haastattelemien lähteiden mukaan Spotify harkitsee niin sanottua suoraa listautumista.Siinä osakkeet asetetaan vapaan kaupankäynnin kohteeksi ilman listautumiseen liittyvää antia.Yleensä listautumiseen liittyy anti, jossa yhtiön omistajat myyvät osan omistuksestaan ja lisäksi yhtiö myy uusia osakkeita.Spotify on koonnut tähän mennessä yli miljardi dollaria yksityistä pääomaa.
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Among the massive curved monitors for gaming, BenQ displays were already pretty well-priced.Today, Newegg is selling a BenQ curved display for even less: Right now, you can get the BenQ XR3501 35-inch curved monitor with 2560x1080 resolution for $550.The deal is scheduled to end around 11:59 Pacific Time Thursday night, unless supplies sell out earlier.The XR3501 has a 144Hz refresh rate with a 4ms response time, which is great for gaming.It's also got three different gaming presets: one for racing games, and two for first-person shooters.It also supports picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture modes, offers a low-blue light mode to help with eye strain during late night gaming sessions, and has a color engine designed to improve visibility in dark scenes.
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Developing a Small-Business Marketing PartnershipThe concept is quite simple: You find other small businesses nearby that are trying to reach the same target audience as you: families, engaged couples or other business with photography projects, etc.The businesses you select for your marketing partnership would be based on what kind of photography products and services you offer.Selecting and Approaching Potential PartnersStart with a small number of partners, one to three, at most.If you’re located in a commercial or retail setting, then the potential partners of your partnership may be right next door.
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