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Pokmon GO adds raids to help you make new friends

Pokmon GOis getting a major update this month, incorporating gameplay from older Massively Multiplayer games in order to keep its audience hooked. Today, Niantic revealed the collection of changes that are coming to the game. The most immediate change will be noticeable at the gyms. Gyms inGOwill now have slots that can be filled with the controlling team‘s monsters. These guardians lose ‘motivation‘ over time, making it easier

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Time Warner inks 100M deal with Snapchat to win back millennials

Time Warner today announced it will provide content for Snap in an advertising and content mash-up worth 100 million. The deal involves a two-year agreement that will have Time Warner using its Turner, Warner Bros, and HBO brands to provide short pieces of original programming for the Snapchat messaging service. It‘s unclear if we‘ll be seeing Aquaman or Jon Snow in original content pieces though Time Warner did say they plan on airi

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Quantum entanglement is the future of the internet whether we understand it or not

Scientists in China have taken the next step in creating an internet that can‘t be hacked or compromised. The future of data transfer is called quantum networking and it relies on a complex concept that takes the ‘signal‘ out of sending data. Hackers can‘t intercept or steal data that never travels, so there‘s no signal - the source and destination, in quantum networking, are one in the same. With the new quantum int

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Facebook‘s AI accidentally created its own language

Researchers from the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab (FAIR) recently made an unexpected discovery while trying to improve chatbots. The bots - known as ‘dialog agents‘ - were creating their own language. Using machine learning algorithms, dialog agents were left to converse freely in an attempt to strengthen their conversational skills. Over time, the bots began to deviate from the scripted norms and in doing so, started

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Facebook, revenge porn, and the federal laws that fail us all

If you‘re one of the people who doesn‘t typically worry about images of you being shown online without your consent, congratulations. For the rest of us, who may have been in the vicinity of a camera and another person, we should point out there‘s still no federal regulation preventing another person from distributing intimate images without your consent. Such images are colloquially known as ‘revenge porn‘ because o

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5 Steps to Develop a Successful Influencer Marketing Platform

With traditional advertising methods slowly dying out, everyone who is somehow involved in the marketing industry is looking at new ways of approaching their audiences. All the surveys and statistics point towards the same things; the majority of marketers believe in influencer marketing and are looking to launch at least one such campaign in the future, if they have not done so already. With that in mind, let us take a look at 5 steps necessary

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What falling e-book sales tell us about technology in 2017

The e-book is no longer forcing print books out of existence what does this mean? E-books are a symbol of the transition into the technological age, and when devices like the Kindle and Nook exploded onto the scene, it seemed books were going to disappear. For a while, it seemed certain that technology was going to oust physical text, but along the way, something changed. According to Nielsen, e-book sales fell 16% in 2016 compared to the year p

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Why Microsoft isn‘t the smartphone leader it should be

Earlier this year, I read a piece at ArsTechnica about Microsoft‘s annual shareholder meeting, where many in attendance expressed their belief to CEO Satya Nadella that Microsoft had effectively ceded control of the smartphone market to Apple and Google, and had ceased to be a serious competitor. One Windows Phone-using shareholder, Dana Vance, expressed his dismay that Microsoft had released certain apps on iOS and Android before Windows 1

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Starting your own business? One founder has some suggestions for you

There‘s a startup popping up every minute. It can be a real uphill battle trying to get yours off the ground and into the public eye. ProductHunt, Facebook ads, shaking hands with other entrepreneurs at bars, all of these are ways that can help get your product noticed, but these are all things that are usually implemented once the product or service is in place. What if you‘re just getting started? What if you have nothing more than

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The Xbox One X and PS4 Pro prove the old console cycle is dead

For almost all of console gaming history, a game‘s graphics were written in stone. Barring remakes and re-releases, Mario 64, Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger, etc, look the same to everyone playing. Unlike PCs, where visual fidelity correlates strongly with your rig (and wallet), consoles democratized the gaming experience. The PS4 Pro and Xbox One X change all that. For the first time, console gamers have the option to play the same game

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Here‘s how much it costs to make an iPhone 7

It‘s important to preface this entire piece by saying that Apple CEO Tim Cook once said that these types of estimates arenever ‘anywhere close to being accurate,‘ and that they are typically ‘much different than the reality.‘ That said, the iPhone 7 is more expensive to manufacture than last year‘s 6s - headphone jack be damned. The total cost of the build, according to data from IHS Markit, adds up to 219.80.

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LG‘s more powerful G6+ doubles the storage and adds a high quality DAC

LG‘s G6 is one of the best phones you can buy right now, but it faces stiff competition from Samsung‘s S8. Now LG is trying to gain an edge over Samsung with a premium version of its flagship, the G6+. To be clear, the device isn‘t any larger than the current G6; the ‘plus‘ designation only indicates a couple of new features: The G6+ doubles the storage to 128 GB and adds a premium32-bit HiFi Quad DAC, as found in th

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AppNext Actions brings Facebook Messenger-like suggestions to every app

It feels like ages ago now, but do you remember Facebook‘s most recent F8 event? One thing that captured my attention was M Suggestions. This was Facebook‘s effort to make messenger more useful by anticipating the user‘s desires. So, if you were to message a friend about going for a pizza, it‘ll bring up the Seamless app. It‘s super clever stuff. At the time, I couldn‘t help but feel sad that the technology was

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3 strategic ways your digital services agency can make more money

For small and medium-sized digital agencies, making more money comes down to three options. 1) You could raise your rates, making more money for the same work without changing much else. 2) You could get better at attracting and retaining clients, increasing your work load. 3) Or, you could add real value to your product offering, setting your agency apart and creating a competitive advantage that‘s based on much more than price. Regardless

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Be your own online ad agency with this digital marketing training - only 39

Digital marketing may seem as simple as setting up a website and posting to social media. But finding true business success in the online world requires a real understanding of your customers and the digital environment, as well as a cohesive strategy. You can assemble that roadmap for getting your message through the web clutter with the Digital Marketing Guru Bundle, which is available now for just 39 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals. In al

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Three Strategic Ways Your Digital Services Agency Can Make More Money

For small and medium-sized digital agencies, making more money comes down to three options. 1) You could raise your rates, making more money for the same work without changing much else. 2) You could get better at attracting and retaining clients, increasing your work load. 3) Or, you could add real value to your product offering, setting your agency apart and creating a competitive advantage that‘s based on much more than price. Regardless

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Gillette launches online blade delivery service to take on Dollar Shave Club

Seeking to replicate the stunning success of California-based grooming accessory vendorDollar Shave Club, Gillette has launched a new online-only razor blade delivery service. Customers will have the option to choose between three different razor blade packages, starting from 11 for the entry-level Sensor 3 disposable razors and going all the way up to 22 for the high-end Fusion Proshield blade. With this move, Gillette continues its long-lasting

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The NSA (yes, that NSA) has a Github account now

The National Security Agency is amongst the most secretive of the US‘ intelligence agencies. It employs genius-level coders and mathematicians in order to break codes, gather information on adversaries, and defend the country against digital threats. Unsurprisingly, the NSA has always to preferred to work in the dark. But ever since the Snowden leaks in 2013, the organization has gradually increased its public presence. A few years ago, it

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While US STEM education market declines, China invests heavily

The United States is a global superpower, but recent political decisions have called to question its commitment to certain core concepts, including science, technology, engineering and math education. In fact, between the conflicting interests of US Secretary of State Betsy DeVos‘ pro-STEM education stance and President Donald Trump‘s intention to cut NASA‘s education office, the world is questioning the fate of STEM education i

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Come meet TNW at Cannes Lions

Straight from the white sandy beach of Cannes, five steps from the azure blue sea of the French Riviera, TNW is reporting in. As part of the Embassy of Dutch Creativity, we‘ll be doing live streams with the crme de la crme of the worldwide advertising industry. Catch our streams every day on our Facebook page, and watch co-founders Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick de Laive try to get their guests drunk before they are. From time to

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Come meet us at Cannes Lions

Straight from the white sandy beach of Cannes, five steps from the azure blue sea of the French Riviera, TNW is reporting in. As part of the Embassy of Dutch Creativity, we‘ll be doing live streams with the crme de la crme of the worldwide advertising industry. Catch our streams every day on our Facebook page, and watch co-founders Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Patrick de Laive try to get their guests drunk before they are. From time to

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AI is our best weapon against terrorist propaganda

In the past four months alone, there have been three separate terrorist attacks across the UK (and possibly a third reported just today) and that‘s after implementing efforts that the Defense Secretary claimed helped in thwarting 12 other incidents there in the previous year. That spells a massive challenge for companies investing in curbing the spread of terrorist propaganda on the web. And although it‘d most certainly be impossible

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How secure is your favorite messaging app?

We place too much trust in messaging apps. But are they as secure as we think? Here‘s how you can find out.

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Is AI our best weapon against terrorist propaganda?

In the past four months alone, there have been three separate terrorist attacks across the UK (and possibly a third reported just today) and that‘s after implementing efforts that the Defense Secretary claimed helped in thwarting 12 other incidents there in the previous year. That spells a massive challenge for companies investing in curbing the spread of terrorist propaganda on the web. And although it‘d most certainly be impossible

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