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A number of Twitter users tonight are claiming their accounts have somehow automatically followed the Twitter accounts, @POTUS, @FLOTUS and @VP – now in the hands of the Trump administration – even though they had never followed the White House accounts, had unfollowed these accounts before the transition, or had the accounts blocked.As reported earlier, all the tweets from Obama s term as president were archived under the new Twitter account, @POTUS44, and his then 13 million-plus followers were also migrated.The account is up to over 14 million at the time of writing.In addition, Obama s followers were also set to automatically follow the new @POTUS account, now operated by the Trump team.It s possible that some of the Twitter complaints are related to a misunderstanding about how this transition process works.They may not have been aware that they were going to be auto-followed to Trump s @POTUS account when he took office.
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Crossover SUVs are hot right now, and the Honda CR-V is a worthy contender in the compact segment.Honda's CR-V has posted seven straight years of sales gains and was the automaker's most popular vehicle in 2016.As I make my way through different SUVs, like the Subaru Forester and the Nissan Rogue, it only made sense to take the CR-V out for a spin too.The CR-V is a comfortable and easy drive for someone interested in a reliable ride without a lot of pomp and circumstance.Scroll down for a closer look: View As:
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Samsung s rumoured personal assistant for the Galaxy S8 smartphone appears to be shaping up quite nicely.According to SamMobile sources, the Bixby assistant will benefit from a powerful visual search feature that could set it apart from the likes of Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant.The sources say there ll be an in-camera button enabling Bixby to identify individual objects while also processing text spotted within the frame.Thanks to a high degree of interconnectedness' with other applications Bixby will help users find the item online and even make a purchase.This appears to be what makes it different to the Google Googles app, which has been available for years.Bixby, a product of Samsung s purchase of Viv Labs, is expected to make its debut on the Galaxy S8 this spring, but could find its way to Samsung s older phones.
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Experts and the media heavily discussed all the possible benefits, the future, and the value bots could create for businesses and consumers.Since then, many developers and consumers have massively experimented with bots and tested their limits to find the most suitable use cases for bots.During this trend, the U.S. market has proven to be highly interested in bots.The increasing interest and importance is also reflected in the job market, where more and more companies are explicitly looking for machine learning specialists.Even though the U.S. has taken the lead, the future for bots in Europe looks bright too.The European Bots Landscape focuses particularly on the chatbot market to underscore this.Previous landscapes show that the U.S. has been quick to invest in this new chatbot market.Many startups have emerged to build a great array of chatbot services and bots.
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How the retail pharmacy chain uses customer data to make its marketing messages relevantPersonalization is no longer just a buzzword.Walgreens is one brand that seems to rise above these rankings.Walgreens launched its rewards program Balance Rewards in 2012.Indeed, Walgreens targets members at each stage of their customer journey, such as through its acquisition, win-back, and loyalty and retention campaigns.Personalization is really the future of Balanced Rewards, Mindy Heintskill, VP of loyalty and personalized marketing at Walgreens, said during a panel discussion moderated by emnos' managing director Ron Orgiefsky at Retail's Big Show in New York.
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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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AT added 1.5 million wireless subscribers for a total of 133 million.The carrier did lose 268,000 postpaid phone subscribers, but the majority of those losses were customers with cheaper feature phones.AT posted a US wireless operating margin of 29.6 percent "and a best-ever US wireless service EBITDA margin of 50.1 percent," .Even so, the total wireless revenue of $18.2 billion was down 0.7 percent year-over-year, "due to decreases in service and equipment revenues."Raising the activation fee will help AT get a little more from each customer.
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NetApp s growing focus on as-a-service platforms continues with BaaS UK rolloutStorage and data management provider NetApp has launched it s Backup-as-a-Service BaaS in the UK, in partnership with Node4 and Daisy Group, following previous rollouts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.The cloud-based service enables UK organisations to securely store their data without any additional hardware investment, ensuring business-critical data is not lost in the event of a power outage or cyber attack.The launch marks the next step in NetApp s continuing strategy to focus more on as-a-service platforms and less on traditional hardware in line with a changing industry.Speaking in London, Matt Watts, NetApp s director of technology and strategy for EMEA, explained the reasoning behind the BaaS offering: We rely more on data, but our data is more at risk than it has ever been before.Therefore we have to have better processes, procedures and technologies in place to protect it to a level that we have never had to do before.
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Nintendo's upcoming video game console, the Switch, is versatile.In the image above, we see a pretty standard setup: a wireless gamepad, which looks relatively traditional, controlling a console connected to a television.If the gamepad looks a little "off," that's because it is.
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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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Microsoft may have dumped its Cache experimental note-taking app, but Windows users have alternatives to the sometimes overwhelmingly complex Evernote, Google Keep, or Microsoft's own OneNote.These four Windows 10-compatible apps combine the convenience of digitized notes with the old-fashioned simplicity of scribbling on a notepad.Capture your notes in text or images on individual stickies just as you would on their paper counterparts.The app provides three sticky sizes—small, large, and wide—and a variety of colors to help you keep things neat and organized.You can pin your notes to the Windows 10 Start screen and sync them to OneDrive for access on all your devices.Sticky Notes is available in an ad-supported free version, which you can upgrade for $2.
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Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%00:00The ScenePlayMute00:00Current Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00FullscreenNeed TextNo compatible source was found for this video.Advertisement 0:15NAIAS 2017: the future of EV motors with Bosch Ars TechnicashareplaysaveI am a skip button.I thought the primary downside to the in-hub electric motor idea was the unsprung weight it imposes on the suspension.Edit: duh, axle is not hub... Never mind!If I believe the salesman at 1:04, the torque starts at 1000Nm and goes up to 6000Nm rather than 'up to 1000Nm' googling for 'axle torque' works startlingly badly, because it gets you lots of hits on what settings should be used for your torque wrench when assembling an axle; on the other hand, 1000Nm is rather more torque than the Tesla P85D is advertised at, so I suspect I'm confused about units here .What I was hearing was a 5-10% cost efficiency, not power efficiency, due to the integration.
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Slack has been busy lately.The two-year-old company has covered a lot of ground since it launched.Beyond growing to 4 million daily active users and 1.25 million paid users, the company also just announced a long-awaited feature: threaded conversations.Plus, Slack has moved into seven global offices, including San Francisco, Vancouver, Melbourne, London, Toronto, Dublin and now NYC.The company has more than 650 employees and is looking to hire to fill the 85 desk spaces at the new NYC headquarters.Alongside enterprise sales staff, new members of the Intelligence team will join former Foursquare SVP of product management Noah Weiss, who is leading Slack s new Search, Learning and Intelligence department.
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It looks like some protective case manufacturers don t keep their non-disclosure agreements with the companies, so after Samsung s Galaxy S8, today it s time to see new leaked images of LG G6, inside a – brand new- protective case!The images below come from the well-known case maker Ghostek and show a – not mentioned- smartphone inside a protective case, that looks a lot like the upcoming G6 flagship model.From the looks of it, the phone must be quite thin, with a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera set up on the back side, but without any annoying camera bumps thank God .The latest rumors insist that LG G6 will be made out of metal and pack a 5.7 inch 2880 1440 pixel touchscreen, with IP68 certification water proof .The Korean flagship is expected to use a powerful Snapdragon 835 SoC along with -at least- 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB of storage.It will be announced during MWC 2017 in Barcelona, but this is more than one month away, so we should just be patient and wait.
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If anything about gets a player to check out early, it will be its length.Like most games, it takes dozens of hours just to get through the main story, most of which is composed of dialogue and cutscenes.I m talking about hours upon hours of seemingly endless character chatter.In fact, if you do play through the central story, you ll probably wind up more than playing it.The vast reams of dialogue are only occasionally broken up by close combat scenarios, running from A to B, and, uh, karaoke mini-games.
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This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers.To learn more and subscribe, please click here.At the World Economic Forum in Davos, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty argued that AI and automation will render some professions obsolete, but, in the long run, create jobs, The Wall Street Journal reports.She made these comments as part of a panel discussing the role AI will play in various spaces moving into the future.As more jobs and tasks are automated, especially in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, AI will become more crucial to industrial operations, creating a larger need for programmers and developers, which is what Rometty seems to be suggesting.Rometty appears to be arguing that AI and automation won't be the job killers many fear them to be.While many individuals in attendance at Davos are concerned that these factors could produce a long-term backlash, Rometty seems to disagree.She elaborated that it's the relationship between AI solutions, such as Watson, and human workers that will create new jobs in the long run, and that platforms like Watson can only succeed in adding to what people are able to do, rather than taking over for them entirely.While Rometty sees reasons to be optimistic in the long term, the growing role of AI and automation is poised to disrupt much of the economy.Workflow automation leads companies to seek out IoT solutions; 52% of IoT users highlighted it as a driver that led their companies to the IoT, according to exclusive results from BI Intelligence s 2016 Global IoT Executive Survey.This disruption to result from automation is just beginning, and will fundamentally reshape workplaces and operations across the globe.The Internet of Things IoT is disrupting businesses, governments, and consumers and transforming how they interact with the world.
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The camera market has long been segmented into three basic categories: Cameras for professionals, models for the so-called serious hobbyists, and models for the newcomer.The market for aerial photography aka drones with real cameras on them is about 150 years younger, and therefore somewhat less segmented.This compact, low-priced $500, cheap for a UAV flyer is the drone equivalent of a cellphone camera, complete with an over-emphasis on selfies.As someone who falls somewhere between the professional and serious amateur markets which is to say I make money off drone cameras, but have not, thus far, felt the need for a pro level drone like the DJI Inspire 2 my first instinct was to scoff at the Breeze.Would I bring it to a high-end real estate photo shoot?The Breeze is lightweight and designed to fit in a backpack, though at 13 ounces, it still needs to be registered with the FAA.
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Netflix surprised Wall Street on Wednesday when it reported fourth-quarter earnings and subscriber growth.In the US, net additions totaled 1.93 million, much better than the consensus forecast among analysts of 1.38 million and Netflix's own prior estimates.Earnings per share were $0.15, two cents above the median forecast.Netflix's performance drove its stock higher in after-hours trading.On Thursday, it hit an all-time high of $143.45, up by 6%, in the first few minutes of trading.The streaming service is making a major push outside the US and investing heavily in original content that works for audiences everywhere."We are in no rush to push margins up too quickly, as we want to ensure we are investing aggressively enough to continue to lead internet TV around the world," the company said in its earnings letter.Below are some analysts' reactions to the earnings results and their ratings of the stock.
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