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Facebook‘s new Creator app brings pro graphics and analytics to your videos

Facebook has rolled out Creator, a new app for video broadcasters on its platform, to enhance their content with custom graphics, and tools to interact with their audience better. The mobile app (available now for iOS, with an Android version in the works), will let you add intros and outros to your Live broadcasts, as well as graphic frames and stickers through the duration of your stream. There are also additional camera effects to play around

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12 ways influencer marketing will change following new FTC guidelines

The FTC has issued an Endorsement Guide, making sure social media influencers clearly disclose brand relationships for promotional use.

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Tesla‘s surprise 400kmph+ Roadster is coming in 2020

Just when the audience at Tesla‘s Semi launch though the event was over, the company rolled out quite the surprise: a sleek red Roadster. The convertible 2+2 seater manages a top speed greater than 400kmph, runs for nearly 1,000km on a single charge (that‘s enough to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back), and manages 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds making it the first production car to hit that rate of acceleration. It can go from

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Tesla‘s electric Semi does 0-60mph in 5 seconds, and 500 miles on a single charge

At an event in Los Angeles today, Tesla unveiled its new Semi electric truck, which is capable of traveling 500 miles on a single charge with a loaded trailer. Powered by four independent motors, the vehicle can go from 0-60 mph in just five seconds; it‘ll take 20 seconds while paired with an 80,000 pound load. The idea with the Semi is to create a shipping solution that‘s not only more environmentally friendly than a diesel truck, bu

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GitHub will now alert you of security flaws in your project dependencies

If you‘re working with dependencies on your GitHub-hosted projects, you‘ll be happy to know that the repo platform will now alert you about vulnerabilities in things like React, so you‘re aware of security flaws that might harm your site or app. The company says its new feature will also point you to fixes suggested by the GitHub community, so you can sort out these issues and keep your project running smoothly. It‘s curre

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Facebook is killing a feature you forgot you hated

Facebook today announced in a blog post it would be phasing out third-party app invites - a feature that was often reserved for games such as Farmville or Bejeweled. Unless you‘re a sucker for pain (or, mercy forbid, someone who actually uses them), you‘ve probably long-since blocked out app invites from showing up in your Facebook notifications and feed. After all, who wants to get constant notifications to help out with a friend&lsq

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How blockchain will change the gaming industry

Home to nearly 2 billion gamers and a growing USD 94.4 billion in revenue from ‘direct-from-publisher‘ digital goods, the gaming industry is truly booming. And it is only expected to grow, as experts project a number north of USD 128 billion in annual volume by 2020. Despite its meteoric rise in popularity, there are still many rocks waiting to be turned over in the industry. Specifically, there is a massive, untapped opportunity to i

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Trump administration wants racist AI for ‘Extreme Vetting Initiative‘

It‘s becoming increasingly evident the Trump administration doesn‘t understand technology, or perhaps fears and hates it. The seemingly imminent abrogation of net neutrality, and its quest to build AI for its ‘Extreme Vetting Initiative,‘ appear to lend credibility to any theories suggesting we‘re being led by Luddites. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this June sent out a letter detailing an initiative t

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Trust Indicators let you know more about a publisher on Facebook

Facebook‘s latest attempt at fighting fake news is through ‘Trust Indicators‘ and joining a collaborative effort with the Trust Project. In arecent announcement the company introduced Trust Indicators: these appear at the top of articles published on Facebook and allow users to gather further information about the publisher, including their policies on fact-checking, ethics, and corrections. The trust indicators were developed b

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Why brands are getting serious about targeted content

In marketing circles it is well understood that the foreseeable future of customer engagement is content. The public is wary of advertising, particularly younger generations. In your face advertising has lost its appeal-evident in the declining effectiveness of banner ads and TV commercials. Today banner ads achieve only a .06 percent click through rate. But content is less salesy. By presenting interesting information or entertainment, a brand c

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Hands-on: The OnePlus 5T closes the flagship gap with tiny bezels and better photos

When the OnePlus 5 arrived earlier this year, it was the closest the company had ever come to its original ‘flagship killer‘ mantra. But for many potential buyers, there was one thing holding it back in after a year full of excellent smartphones: Bezels. Cue the OnePlus 5T. After months of rumors and speculation, the OnePlus 5T is now official, and it‘s looking to close the gap with the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google‘

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How the digital economy continues to evolve as popularity and interest grows

You‘ve no doubt heard of cryptocurrencies by now that weird, digital currency that went from being only used for buying drugs and paying off hitmen to now being common talk at restaurants and bars all over the world, with legitimate business groups investing millions into the digital tokens. Values in cryptocurrencies continue to skyrocket and new ICOs are popping up almost daily. Yet, there is still a huge disconnect when it comes to the

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Belgian gambling authorities investigate Overwatch and Battlefront 2 loot boxes

European gaming authorities have started investigating gaming loot boxes to see if they are a potential danger to young people. The DutchDe Kansspelautoriteit, or Gaming Authority, issued a warning earlier this month about games with loot boxes, saying it is investigating the relationship between lootboxes and increased chances of winning. The Belgian Gaming Authority is arguing that, because loot boxes offer you hope to get something to improve

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Google flagged its own Chromebook ad as spam on YouTube

Following some summer talk that Google might be gearing up to launch a new Chromebook line, the company eventually released the revamped Pixelbook earlier in October. But, somewhat ironically, it seems that the internet giant is struggling to promote its new Chromebook line on YouTube. Giggly Redditors were swift enough to notice that, for some reason, one of Google‘s promo videos for the new Chromebooks was flagged for spam. ‘This vi

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8 free apps that save you money in London

If you‘ve been living in London longer than a month (about enough time to pay your deposit, pay your first month‘s rent, and wonder where you‘re going to find the money to cover the second month)-you know just how expensive the city can be. Not that it‘s not worth it: after all, where else can you find so much music, art, theaters, and bars where you can drink to forget who you are (or at least how much money you‘ve

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Fujitsu built a blockchain that blockchainifies other blockchains

Yesterday, Japanese IT major Fujitsu announced its new ConnectionChain payments technology aimed at facilitating transactions betweenblockchains. The payments system intends to provide a means for different cryptocurrency networks to interoperate with each other. In astatement, the company said that there is an increasing number of activities around digital currency exchanges and initial coin offerings (ICO). ‘Settlement between virtual cur

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Is personalization the future of marketing?

For the last decade, most of the marketing world has focused on raw traffic acquisition through channels like SEO, content marketing, and digital advertising via Google AdWords and Facebook. But as clicks shift from organic to paid in some verticals, marketers are realizing that we are playing in a new world where driving the growth that seems to have come so easily for the last decade is going to require new strategies and tools. Conversion opti

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Spot all your site problems - and fix ‘em fast - with a SiteGuru subscription, now just 39.99

If questions about stuff like SEO and confusing site code make your eyes glaze over in half-comprehending fear, services like SiteGuru (lifetime subscriptions available now for only 39.99 from TNW Deals) are a simple step for handling those quirks before they become big problems.

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Surface Book 2 (15-inch) Review: Gaming-grade specs with crazy-good battery life

There‘s no laptop quite like the Surface Book. Though it was far from the first laptop that could turn into a tablet and had its fair share of flaws, its combination of light weight, detachable screen, dedicated graphics, and good battery life was pretty much unheard. More than anything, it was Microsoft‘s first proper laptop. But now that the actual Surface Laptop exists, how does Microsoft differentiate the Surface Book 2? Well, by

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WhatsApp is testing a way to send voice messages without that dumb button

WhatsApp rolled out push-to-talk voice messages back in 2013, but the Facebook subsidiary has done little to improve the feature since then until now. The popular messenger is experimenting with a feature to record voice messages without having to hold that irritating button, WABetaInfo has noticed. Here is how it will work: once you start recording a voice message, WhatsApp will display a new sliding interface for the microphone button. After a

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The furore around Zoella‘s teenage tweets proves how low we‘ve set the bar for public shaming

Where did the dragons go? I remember when the Internet was a sword used to bring the most heinous people to justice. Those who quite rightly deserved their comeuppance. Y‘know. Dragons. The Martin Shkreli‘s of the world. People for whom there was no doubt that they were indeed bastards, and therefore fair game. I‘m all for punching up. In fact, I think as a society we‘re obligated to punch up. But the recent public shaming

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5 apps that make user generated content work for your brand

User generated content (UGC) has been a growing trend for business marketing and social media campaigns alike, and the ROI has been astounding. While UGC certainly has its fair share of limitations, it‘s popularity certainly shows no signs of slowing down. Valuable first-party content has, of course, expanded beyond just influencer marketing. More importantly, UGC sells. Several apps have found a way to use UGC to create a powerful platform

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The FCC could kill US net neutrality as soon as December

Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai is prepping to schedule a vote in December to nullify net neutrality principles in the US, which are currently in place to prevent internet service providers from blocking or delivering traffic from various sources at different speeds, reports Reuters. According to the publication‘s sources, Pai is slated to reveal his plans next week; an FCC spokesperson declined to comment on the matter. Th

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These 5 apps make user generated content work for your brand

User generated content (UGC) has been a growing trend for business marketing and social media campaigns alike, and the ROI has been astounding. While UGC certainly has its fair share of limitations, it‘s popularity certainly shows no signs of slowing down. Valuable first-party content has, of course, expanded beyond just influencer marketing. More importantly, UGC sells. Several apps have found a way to use UGC to create a powerful platform

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