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It seems these days that there's a DNA test for everything — from your wine preferences to testing for what "superhero" genetic variants you might have.And for those interested in seeing how that genetic information could inform their health, the field is starting toOne test in particular, called Fertilome, launched in January
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The refreshed user interface was first announced earlier this month, but was only available to Android users at the time with a promise that it would reach iPhone users soon.The app has long been criticized for being too hard to navigate – something that gave it a bit of secret club status among its core demographic of young adults.After all, if the grown-ups can t figure out how to use the app s complicated swipe-gestures to move around and find its features, maybe they ll just stay away.While this has helped to contribute to the app s coolness factor, it s maybe not as good a look for a company that now wants to cater to brands and advertisers, grow its revenue, and potentially IPO in the year ahead.With the new search bar, Snapchat aims to make it easier for its users to find friends, groups, Discover publishers and Our Stories.By tapping into the Search box, a new overlay appears, letting you quickly access friends messages or stories through its Quick Chat suggestions, connect with your group chats, flip through a list of new friends, add others, or find friends in your contacts.
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By Matt Heinz, President of Heinz MarketingLate in 2015 we started producing a radio program called Sales Pipeline Radio, which currently runs every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Pacific.We ve already featured some great guests and have a line up of awesome content and special guests coming up.Our very first guest was Funnelholic author and Topo co-founder Craig Rosenberg.Recent Guests: Jim Keenan; Joanne Black; Aaron Ross; Josiane Feigon, Meagen Eisenberg, and Trish Bertuzzi.We cover a wide range of topics, with a focus on sales development and inside sales priorities heading into and throughout the year.
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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is losing its head of international and primary English-language spokesperson Hugo Barra after he announced his exit from the company.Former Android executive joined Xiaomi joined the company 3.5 years ago, in what was then a major coup, so his exit naturally raises questions about why he is departing.This year, for the first time, Xiaomi declined to provide annual sales figures, raising doubts about whether it can continue the impressive growth that gave it a $45 billion valuation two years ago.Brazil-born Barra said in a Facebook post announcing his departure that his primary motivation is home sickness.What I ve realized is that the last few years of living in such a singular environment have taken a huge toll on my life and started affecting my health.My friends, what I consider to be my home, and my life are back in Silicon Valley, which is also much closer to my family.
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Samsung says bad battery design and a rush to release an updated version of the Galaxy Note 7 caused some of the devices to overheat and explode in a new report the companySamsung said in the report that two separate battery malfunctions caused some Note 7 phones to overheat and even catchThe first problem affected the first batch of Note 7 phones that
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This video offers a simple, easy-to-follow demonstration of exposure and how it works when shooting video.If you are into still photography then chances are that you have at least heard of the terms aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.These three items are what combine to produce the exposure of your image, and they are often referred to as the exposure triangle.Learning and understanding how these elements interact is important for any growing photographer.But what about videographers, or photographers looking to shoot more video?Do the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO all act and function the same way when shooting video?
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A fried chicken restaurant has captured the hearts of San Franciscans.The Bird landed in the city's SoMa neighborhood in October, and has been drawing lines out the door since.The counter-service restaurant is part of restauranteur Adriano Paganini's growing empire, which includes Super Duper Burger, Unos Dos Tacos, and about 20 other Bay Area restaurants.Like the popular burger chain, The Bird features a limited menu of just two entrées and fries.We stopped by The Bird on a recent afternoon to see if it's worth the wait.
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What is the Asustor AS3202T?A two-bay NAS with a high-end quad-core processor for fast file transfers and video transcoding, and an HDMI output so you can show those videos on your TV.There are no fancy slide-out trays for your disks; once you ve taken the metal case off, the inside is all bare metal like a cheap PC case but without the sharp edges, at least .The quad-core 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor is seriously powerful by NAS standards, so the AS3202T shouldn t have a problem transferring files at a rate of knots and streaming video over your network.You can use the setup CD in the box, a mobile app or go to start.asustor.com.Considering RAID 0 will lose all your data if one drive fails, it s more of a high-performance, high-risk configuration than a balanced one.
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MWC 2017 is almost upon us, and there's a lot to look forward to, not least an expected new flagship from Chinese firm Huawei.The company is thought to be gearing up for the launch of the Huawei P10, a follow-up to last year's impressive P9, and now it looks like we've got a decent idea of what the phone will look like.Three new renders have appeared in China, via GSMArena which appear to show the P10 from various angles, revealing what looks to be a dual camera setup on the rear.It's a feature that's long been mooted, and while the renders are far from confirmed as legitimate, they certainly look like plausible designs.There's also a fingerprint scanner on the front of the device, which is significant as there's been much discussion about where Huawei is planning to place the sensor, with some reports claiming it would be added to the rear of the handset.The renders seem to reveal the P10 will come with a dual curved-edge screen, too, with reduced bezels – a design feature which is set to be particularly popular in 2017.
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YouTube, for all its grand scale in video, hasn t really done much to disrupt the traditional TV market.But the time is ripe for YouTube to strike, according to Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves, who laid out a possible battle plan in a note distributed on ability to deliver video across platforms position it to disrupt traditional pay TV and capture TV ad dollars, in our view,
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We all know the looming dangers of hackers, natural disasters and human error.The question today is should you continue the common practice of using basic cloud storage providers such as Google Drive and Apple iCloud for data backup when they're not designed for this task, or should organizations and individuals use backup-specific tools such as Carbonite and Moxy?After all, if you are paying for cloud services from one of the major cloud providers, why would you want to pay even more for backup software?Let s first discuss the differences between cloud storage services and cloud back-up software.The primary purpose of cloud companies is to synchronize data between devices so that documents, videos, photos or music can be accessed or shared regardless of the location.Unlike public cloud storage services, today s more complete backup solutions can back up everything to both the cloud and local disks and drives.This includes pictures, videos, documents, contacts, calendars, reminders, even an entire computer, explains Pete Wermter, vice president at software backup company Acronis.
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How Millennials and Baby Boomers Consume User-Generated Content Infographic 47% of millennials trust user-generated content, vs. 36% of their baby boomer counterparts.However, each generation shared a relative distrust of content created by brands.This infographic shows the generation gap of UGC.Survey: 60 percent of voice users want more answers and fewer search resultsPeople who use voice search — the majority of whom prefer to do so in private vs. public — use it because it s fast, doesn t require reading, and gives you fewer answers to sort through.
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Shia LaBeouf unveiled yet another piece of online performance art, and this one is aimed directly at US President Donald Trump.On Friday, the day of Trump's inauguration, LaBeouf announced a project called "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US," which is live-streaming footage from a camera installed outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
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The day before Donald Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton, the Swedish ad agency Round & Round put out an invitation to all Americans: Escape Trump.Two months later, the nearly 900 applications the agency has"A lot has happened since November," Round & Round's head of content, Nahir Aslan, told the Swedish edition of the Local news site on Friday, the day Trump became the 45th US president.
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Some of you might already known about the upcoming Elephone P25 which is said to be launched with a healthy 6GB of RAM.Today, Elephone released an image of the camera that will be equipped on the P25.Let s have a look!Honestly, I m not 100% sure if that s a photo or a render skewed towards the latter for sure but it looks alright, who knows it might even take nice photos, but as of now we ve no idea what the sensor will be or any other info.All we can say is the camera lens looks quite big, so hopefully that will give better results, we ll have to wait and see.What else do we know about the Elephone P25?Well, we already know it ll sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display and it ll have a metal unibody design available in differente colors, Mocha Gold is one of them, as we ve already seen before, as well as a black version photo above Other specs will include 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and, given the phone s moniker, we may assume it ll pack a MediaTek Helio P25 CPU, but that s all it is, an assumption.That s everything we know as of now, we ll inform you when more info come out.In the meanwhile, you can check out Elephone s official website or Facebook page for the latest details.
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Don t know if there s anyone out there with this beauty in his hands, but if there is, then you re in for a treat!Sony announced that Xperia Z4 tablet joins the Z5 series and Xperia Z3 on the list of Sony devices receiving Android Nougat this week.ICYMI Android 7.0 now rolling out for Xperia Z5 series, Z4 Tablet & Z3 & Dual variants https://t.co/0o0f3KbhJH— Sony Xperia News @SonyMobileNews January 19, 2017The confirmation of the rollout was made with a tweet yesterday alongside a trailer for the new software.According to the video, the Z4 Tablet update was the fastest ever given to a tablet, since it only came 3 months after the official announcement.Have a look at the trailer for the new software and check what you will find once you hit the update button.Let us know in the comments what you think of Sony s take on Android Nougat.
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The chief executive of Italy's Mediaset said the door was still open to a deal with Vivendi, the French media group that has antagonised the Berlusconi family by building a stake in the Italian broadcaster to rival its own.Mediaset and Vivendi have been at loggerheads since July, when the French giant ditched an agreement to take full control of
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Now that we are a few weeks into the New Year, it s a great time to recognize what affiliate marketing trends from last year might follow us into 2017.I was struck by the recent eMarketer webinar when they announced that this was the year that US digital ad spending surpassed TV ad spending.There is no doubt that we will see the continued rise of influencers in 2017. eMarketer estimates that in 2016, influencer marketing revenues on Instagram alone will total more than $570 million.That suggests this space is easily a multibillion-dollar industry right now, and it s likely to grow.In 2017, as advertisers make a concerted effort to build out their programs and networks enhance their platforms, it will be a win-win for everyone.Influencers can bring their followers a personalized selection of products while using best practices to properly label their posts ; brands can create a dialog with their customers and make new connections; and most importantly, consumers will benefit from a curated review of products with content that is detailed and beautifully displayed.
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Just a week after the Android 7 Nougat update procedure began in Japan, we get reports today that the same Nougat update file for Honor 8 is being pushed to several other countries around the world as well.The update includes – obviously- EMUI 5.0 interface, the same one we saw for the first time along with Huawei Mate 9, but be prepared: the update file size is approximately 2.27GB, meaning you will have to be patient while downloading it.Huawei hasn t released a relevant changelog for this update, so we will stick with the one Huawei Japan gave us.It mentions that aside from the usual Android 7.0 Nougat changes, the update contains some system optimizations, stability improvements and better app versatility.How about you guys?Have you received the update, or are you still waiting for it?
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Mobile payments are so 2016.That s the belief of one start-up that is hoping consumers will ditch the device altogether and use their fingerprints instead.Touché, a start-up based in Singapore, raised US$2 million last June and is launching in restaurants and stores this year, allowing consumers to sign up with their fingerprints and attach their aliases to a credit card, which would enable them to use their fingerprint on any Touché device globally.But the devices are only at a handful of venues thus far, while the consumer adoption rate has yet to be seen.While more and more airports globally are requiring biometric information, it is less clear how willing customers will be to hand over their fingerprints for the promise of more convenience.I ll be lying to say no, Sahba Saint-Claire, founder of Touché told CNBC.
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