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How the plus sign can save your Gmail inbox from becoming a pit of doom

Everyone — with the exception of old people still clinging to their AOL addresses decades after their 500 free hours have expired — uses Gmail. At this point, it’s almost a byword for email, with individuals and workplaces embracing it enthusiastically. That’s because it’s really good, and offers a bunch of welcome features that allow you to bring sense to your inbox. Here’s a great example. Did you know that Gmail ignores pretty much everything in the address after a plus sign (excluding the @gmail.com bit, obviously)? So, let’s imagine your email is totallyfakeemail@gmail.com. Emails sent to totallyfakeemail+social@gmail.com and totallyfakeemail+shopping@gmail.com…This story continues at The Next Web
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iPhone 8 latest leak is the strongest hint wireless charging is coming

It appears Apple will finally be adding wireless charging capability to the iPhone. Following speculation that the Big A has already begun mass production for its upcoming flagship handset, Dutch tech news outlet TechTastic has unearthed leaked images of what is purportedly iPhone components and schematics for its wireless charging technology. It is difficult to pin down exactly what the pics show, but the publication insists they are a fairly strong indication Apple’s new phone will support wireless charging. For context, the leak comes from repair company GeekBar, which has previously been able to get its hands on legit Apple…This story continues at The Next Web
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Here’s how NEO plans to top Ethereum and Bitcoin

When it was first conceived in 2009, Bitcoin’s creators probably did not have an inkling of how this nascent technology would potentially change the world. Back then, it was meant as a fully decentralized cryptocurrency that would not be under the authority of any government or regulatory body. Blockchain technology has since undergone leaps and bounds, and you may already be familiar with the multitude of blockchains that address different sectors and industries — from finance to legal, to real estate, and beyond. Blockchains have also evolved from simply offering financial transactions to also supporting smart contracts, which is the…This story continues at The Next Web
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The Putin shirtless challenge is the ice bucket challenge of Russia

They say he’s more than a man but less than a god. When they say this, of course, they’re talking about Vladimir Putin — king of the shameless outdoor bare-chested, dad bod(ish) photo. Here he is, for example, flipping a judo opponent (without a shirt on); riding a horse (without a shirt on); swimming butterfly (without a shirt on) and tanning by a lake (without a shirt on). (In fairness, the last two make some shirtless sense.) Previously, it was just something Putin caught a lot of shit for, but now it’s this summer’s Russian equivalent of the Ice Bucket Challenge. In that Pavel Durov, the founder of the social networking…This story continues at The Next Web

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Game of Thrones and HBO — Twitter, Facebook Accounts Hacked

The Game of Thrones hacking saga continues, but this time it’s the HBO’s and GOT’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts got compromised, rather than upcoming episodes. As if the leak of episodes by hackers and the accidental airing of an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones by HBO itself were not enough, a notorious group of hackers took over the official Twitter and Facebook accounts for

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The startup aiming to support your smart home

The idea of a smart home has been knocking around since the Jetsons hit our TV screens in the sixties. However, the oldest science fiction dream is finally becoming a reality. The smart home system refers to a variety of overlapping electrical and wireless systems that will enable a smart home to function as a combined whole unit. A typical scenario of a smart home involves someone driving home from work in their smart car. As they get close to their house, their smart car connects to their garage, and their garage door opens automatically. The lights, heating system and…This story continues at The Next Web

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Silicon Valley is finally lashing out against white supremacists

The President won’t, but it’s about time Silicon Valley spoke out against Nazis and white supremacists in the US. And it’s good to see some of the biggest names in the industry voicing their opinions against bigotry right now, given the state of affairs following the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the past weekend. In a letter to employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed President Trump’s statements about the incident: I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up…This story continues at The Next Web

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Google Home can now make calls and it won’t cost you a dime

Google has just pushed an update to its Home smart speaker that lets you make calls to any phone number in the US and Canada for free. As with its other features, you can place a call with your voice: just say, “Hey Google, Call Abhimanyu,” or whoever else you’ve been dying to talk to, and it’ll do your bidding instantly over Wi-Fi. It’ll recognize your voice to load your own contacts, so when you ask it to “Call Dad,” it’ll phone your father and not someone else’s. Plus, you can also ask Home to ring businesses by name, even…This story continues at The Next Web
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How entrepreneurs can build a website for the modern economy

The most exciting time in any company’s life cycle is a period of strong, sustained growth. While winning is rewarding, sometimes what got you there is what will keep you from getting to the next level. When many startup founders are riding the crest of a wave, they’re most susceptible to the temptation that they’ve figured it all out. Although it seems counterintuitive, the risk is real: success today can sow the seeds of future tomorrow. However, only 10 percent of the Fortune 500 from 50 years ago are on the list today. We know the stories of Circuit City,…This story continues at The Next Web

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