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Google just killed off one of its biggest features – and you won’t even notice

Google Search just killed off Instant, one of the most unique features of its desktop search engine – and one you probably never used. For those not familiar with the nomenclature, Instant was first introduced in 2010 and provided immediate search results as you type them on a desktop. While Google will continue to provide search suggestions as you type, it won’t actually load any search results until you select one of those suggestions or press enter. Here’s a video of how Instant worked if you need a refresher: The company provided the following statement to Search Engine Land, which…This story continues at The Next Web
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Why This Wedding Industry Disruptor is Taking a Personalized Approach to Customer Service

If you’re married or have ever been part of a wedding-planning process, you know that the lead-up to the walk down the aisle is equal parts exciting and stressful. Couples, and their families, go to great lengths and make significant investments to coordinate a celebration. So it makes sense that, often, when aspects of the planning process go astray, tempers flare. The last thing any bride wants to experience during wedding prep are vendors and companies that are unwilling to make accommodations or provide extra customer support. The digital landscape has changed customer expectations regarding customer service; people want immediacy…This story continues at The Next Web

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Smart Vacuum Cleaners Making Map Of Your Home — And Wants to Sell It

What if I say that your cute, smart robotic vacuum cleaner is collecting data than just dirt? During an interview with Reuters, the CEO of iRobot, the company which manufactured Roomba device, has revealed that the robotic vacuum cleaner also builds a map of your home while cleaning — and is now planning to sell this data to third-party companies. I know it sounds really creepy, but this is

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Ruby on Rails is out: major coding bootcamp ditches it, due to waning interest

Is the end of Ruby on Rails nigh? Everything seems to point that way. Developer interest is waning, and now Coding Dojo, one of the largest programming bootcamps in the United States, has ejected it from its curriculum. This, it explains, is due to lower employer demand for the technology. Coding Dojo, which has campuses in seven US cities and plans to expand to two more locations, is removing its Ruby on Rails course from all of its on-site locations, although the company plans to continue to offer it as an online course, as well as through its on-site workshops.…This story continues at The Next Web

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Google now blasts autoplay videos straight into your Search results

No one asked for this. In a move that is bound to piss off netizens across the globe, Google has enabled autoplay videos in Search. Following a report from The SEM Post, the internet giant confirmed with Search Engine Land it is currently running a small-scale experiment which involves automatically playing videos in search results. Despite this sucky move, one positive thing is that the Big G hasn’t yet decided whether autoplay videos will roll out globally. “We are constantly experimenting with ways to improve the search experience for our users, but have no plans to announce [the feature] at this…This story continues at The Next Web
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5 ways to help developers be more productive

As much as we’d love it to be true, developers don’t actually spend all day furiously coding new features and functionality. In reality, the majority of a developer’s time is spent on other tasks. Things like meetings, planning sessions, code maintenance, and fixing bugs all interfere with building new code. Companies shouldn’t expect developers to churn out new features and functionality at a constant, breakneck speed without making sacrifices on code quality or overall team productivity. So how do you move fast, and not break things? By working smarter, not harder. Chatbots are your friend, not your enemy Managers and…This story continues at The Next Web

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Russia Bans Proxy Services And VPNs To Purge Extremist Content

Earlier this year, China announced a crackdown on VPNs and proxy services in the country and made it mandatory for all VPN providers and leased cable lines operators to have a license from the government in order to use such services. Now, Russia is also considering to follow a similar path. The Russian Federation Council has just approved a bill that would outlaw the use of virtual private

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This smart cross-trainer works your ass off for the right to watch Netflix

Is your lackadaisical Netflix and Chill routine preventing you from keeping an active and healthy lifestyle? Then the Cycflix might be what you need. Developed by engineering student Ronan Byrne, the Cyxflix is an exercise-powered home entertainment system that takes the guilt out of binge-watching your favorite shows by working your ass off for the right to see them. The DIY cross-trainer works in a simple way: Fill in your workout routine, select the movie or show you want to see, and the device will load up the title in Netflix. Once you start training and reach your desired tempo,…This story continues at The Next Web
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