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Fox will premiere its new show ‘Ghosted’ on Twitter before it airs on TV

Fox is partnering with Twitter to promote its fall TV shows by airing select episodes and other related content on Twitter’s social network. This includes the new comedy series “Ghosted,” which will air nightly on Twitter for several days in September, before its television debut on October 1st. While TV networks have traditionally turned to social media to promote their… Read More

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Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump. A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to protecting yourself at the gas station. The CEO and Founder of SparkFun, Nate Seidle, built a free, open-source Android app to detect popular skimmers. The app detects a specific Bluetooth signal and, if found, it tries to establish a connection and send a…This story continues at The Next Web

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HubSpot acquires chatbot builder Motion AI

HubSpot announced this morning that it has acquired chatbot startup Motion AI. Motion AI launched in 2015 and offers an editor for building chatbots that work on websites, Facebook Messenger, SMS and Slack, no coding required. Even before the acquisition, the tool was already integrated into HubSpot Free CRM. The entire Motion AI team, including founder and CEO David Nelson, will be joining… Read More

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#Earthquake Detected! – M 4.8 – 56km SSW of Kahale, Indonesia

Time
2017-09-20 16:25:12 UTC
2017-09-21 00:25:12 +08:00 at epicenter
Location
10.140°S 118.849°E
Depth
12.56 km (7.80 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 4.8 – 56km SSW of Kahale, Indonesia

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USGS Magnitude 4.5+ Earthquakes, Past Hour

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Saudi Arabia opens itself to Skype, WhatsApp and other internet calling services

Lifting a longtime ban, Saudi Arabia will open up the country to online calling services. Apps like Skype and WhatsApp will become functional in the country on Wednesday at midnight local time. The announcement came from the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications regulatory authority. تلبية لحاجة المستخدم… Read More

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Pymetrics attacks discrimination in hiring with AI and recruiting games

Identify the traits of your top performing employees and hire people like them, but without the discrimanatory bias of traditional recruiting. That’s the promise of Pymetrics, an artificial intelligence startup that today announced $8 million in new funding on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Pymetrics’ goal is “making the world a fairer place” by dismantling hiring… Read More

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Nest announces the $499 Nest Secure, its new alarm system

Nest announced a number of new security products today that all aim to keep your home safe from burglars and others you’d rather keep out. In addition to its new Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, the company also launched Nest Secure, its new, fully featured security system. The system consists of three hardware products that can also be integrated with the company’s cameras: Nest Guard, the… Read More

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Google Assistant is coming to Nest Cam IQ

One more quick bit of news out of Nest’s press conference this morning: the company is adding support for Google’s voice-powered Assistant to the Nest Cam IQ line it debuted in March. The move is a natural one, of course: Google acquired Nest 3 years ago, and has been pushing hard into the home ever since. Google already uses Assistant to power its standalone Home speaker; with… Read More

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Steam will now fight review trolls with the power of graphs

Steam has apparently responded to the recent review bombing controversy by implementing a new change in its review section. Now there will be an infograph in the review section which will show spikes in review activity, and whether the activity is positive or negative. In a Steam Community blog post, Valve UI designer Alden Kroll described the thought process that led up to the new graph, mentioning review bombing by name: In short, review bombs make it harder for the Review Score to achieve its goal of accurately representing the likelihood that you’d be happy with your purchase if you…This story continues at The Next Web

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#Earthquake Detected! – M 6.1 – 281km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan

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Time
2017-09-20 16:37:16 UTC
2017-09-21 02:37:16 +10:00 at epicenter
Location
37.982°N 144.669°E
Depth
10.00 km (6.21 mi)

#Earthquake Detected! – M 6.1 – 281km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan

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This is Nest’s new video doorbell

We’re live at a Nest press conference in San Francisco, where the company is debuting new products rapid fire. The latest debut: Nest Hello, a smart video doorbell. If you’re familiar with existing products like the Ring video doorbell, this one is of a similar vein — just with all of Nest’s usual polish. It’s got a microphone/speaker rig built-in so you can… Read More

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Former AOL exec Seth Demsey joins Revcontent as an advisor

As content recommendation company Revcontent plans to unveil new tools for online publishers, it’s also working with former AOL Platforms CTO Seth Demsey to develop its broader strategy. Demsey left his role running adtech at AOL (which owns TechCrunch) over the summer, right before AOL-owner Verizon closed its acquisition of Yahoo. He told me that when he was introduced to Revcontent… Read More

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You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook

Facebook is making it easier for users to access their Instagram profile directly from within the Facebook app. The company confirms it’s rolling out a new addition its main navigation menu on mobile that includes a link to your Instagram account. This option appears just below the link to your personal profile in Facebook’s app, and above the links to any Facebook Pages you may… Read More

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Nest launches a new $349 smart outdoor security camera

Nest today announced its newest camera today: the Nest Cam IQ outdoor. This new outdoor camera brings the features of the company’s smart indoor camera to a more rugged outdoor version. As Nest GM of security products Michele Turner noted during an event in San Francisco today, the number one way that burglars break into a house is simply through an unlocked door. But the most… Read More

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Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android without any bloatware. This marks the first time an Android One phone is available on Project Fi, Google’s own virtual cell network, and it also marks the Moto X4’s arrival in the… Read More

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