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Crunch Report | Google Maps Launches Location Sharing with Others

Google Maps launches a location-sharing feature, Coffee Meets Bagel has a new paid membership tier and AI expert Andrew Ng leaves Baidu. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Rolling out across LinkedIn's apps and website in the U.S now, the feature uses a combination of human editors and algorithms to curate feeds based on topics that are trending in the news and among different groups. These feeds are then personalized to each users' tastes so an engineer, for instance, may see stories about new research in their field while someone in finance may see news about the markets.  Read more...

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LinkedIn tries to make a smarter news feed with ‘trending storylines’

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LinkedIn is trying to make its home feed more useful.

The professional network introduced a new feature Wednesday called "trending storylines," which surfaces a personalized feed of news stories based on topics you're likely to be interested in. 

Rolling out across LinkedIn's apps and website in the U.S now, the feature uses a combination of human editors and algorithms to curate feeds based on topics that are trending in the news and among different groups. These feeds are then personalized to each users' tastes so an engineer, for instance, may see stories about new research in their field while someone in finance may see news about the markets.  Read more...

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Emojipedia has the mock-ups to tide us over. Weirdly, there are elves.

New for 2017, this year's fresh crop of icons will expand its people offerings to include a woman wearing a headscarf, a man with a beard and three gender-inclusive emojis

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Wellness is also a theme in this year's additions, with emoji dedicated to yoga, rock-climbing and even saunas. Come fall, you'll have an emoji to accompany all those steam-room selfies you've been hoarding. Read more...

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Mermaid, vampire and zombie emoji are coming to your iPhone in 2017

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Though new emoji won't hit iPhones until June, Emojipedia has the mock-ups to tide us over. Weirdly, there are elves.

New for 2017, this year's fresh crop of icons will expand its people offerings to include a woman wearing a headscarf, a man with a beard and three gender-inclusive emojis

Image: 2017 emojipedia

Wellness is also a theme in this year's additions, with emoji dedicated to yoga, rock-climbing and even saunas. Come fall, you'll have an emoji to accompany all those steam-room selfies you've been hoarding. Read more...

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new travel restrictions on electronics suck, and they're going to make flying more of a pain in the ass for passengers.

If you're flying to the U.S. from the affected Middle East and North African airports, you won't be able to bring any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights. This means tablets, laptops, etc. will need to be placed in checked luggage, which increases the chance of them getting damaged during transport.

For many Apple users, the big question is: Will AppleCare cover damage for iPads or MacBooks damaged in checked baggage?

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Does AppleCare care about the electronics travel ban? Maybe!

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There's no nice way to say it: The new travel restrictions on electronics suck, and they're going to make flying more of a pain in the ass for passengers.

If you're flying to the U.S. from the affected Middle East and North African airports, you won't be able to bring any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights. This means tablets, laptops, etc. will need to be placed in checked luggage, which increases the chance of them getting damaged during transport.

For many Apple users, the big question is: Will AppleCare cover damage for iPads or MacBooks damaged in checked baggage?

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But, in light of the new electronic device restrictions being implemented for flights into the United States from 10 international airports, some travelers won't have a choice anymore.

For passengers affected by the restriction, there are only two options: ship your laptop to your destination or put it in your checked luggage. Well, there's a third option — don't take your laptop — that's not so realistic for business travelers.  Read more...

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Confused? Here’s how to get your laptop to your destination

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Search the internet about how to pack your laptop in checked luggage, and you'll find a recurring theme: don't. 

But, in light of the new electronic device restrictions being implemented for flights into the United States from 10 international airports, some travelers won't have a choice anymore.

For passengers affected by the restriction, there are only two options: ship your laptop to your destination or put it in your checked luggage. Well, there's a third option — don't take your laptop — that's not so realistic for business travelers.  Read more...

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If you've got several hundred dollars to spare, you're in luck. Part of the proceeds from the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices will go to the organization, so buying one is for a good cause. (Sort of, anyway: Apple's contributed $130 million from sales of (RED) products over 10 years and made $45.7 billion in profit just last year, so, uh, the margins are pretty slim.) 

For those of us who don't have big bucks to shell out on a new iPhone, decal company dbrand has a solution. In a tweet Tuesday, dbrand ribbed Apple's shiny new device with the offer of a $10 red skin you can wrap around any iPhone:  Read more...

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This phone decal company is going in hard on Apple’s new red iPhone, and we’re here for it

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Apple announced a new red iPhone Tuesday — the latest in the company's decade-long partnership with (RED) to combat HIV and AIDS. 

If you've got several hundred dollars to spare, you're in luck. Part of the proceeds from the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices will go to the organization, so buying one is for a good cause. (Sort of, anyway: Apple's contributed $130 million from sales of (RED) products over 10 years and made $45.7 billion in profit just last year, so, uh, the margins are pretty slim.) 

For those of us who don't have big bucks to shell out on a new iPhone, decal company dbrand has a solution. In a tweet Tuesday, dbrand ribbed Apple's shiny new device with the offer of a $10 red skin you can wrap around any iPhone:  Read more...

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Detecting skin cancer with computer vision

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When the term “Artificial Intelligence” gets thrown around, images are immediately conjured of fire-spewing killer robots playing chess against a post-apocalyptic backdrop. And when they aren’t busy terminating, they’re swamped winning millions of dollars on a certain trivia-based game show. 

Yeah, film isn’t too friendly to the kind of high-level technology that’s making waves across the world. However, fiction is no reason to discount the amazing benefits technologically advanced computer systems are making in the world of healthcare. 

Enter Watson, IBM’s next generation technology that can understand natural language, reason with confidence and learn from its mistakes.  Read more...

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Facebook is rolling out the capability for all members to broadcast live directly from their personal computers via web browser, expanding the service that was previously only available on mobile devices. 

Computer-based live access was granted to publishers back in January after page managers requested the feature, which helped streamline the production process for professional crews using the service. Facebook reps told us then that the capability would soon be given to the general user population, too.  Read more...

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Kiss your sane news feed goodbye, everyone can now use their computers for Facebook Live

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Give your Facebook news feed one last long, indulgent scroll. It's going to be a much busier, more ridiculous place very soon. 

Facebook is rolling out the capability for all members to broadcast live directly from their personal computers via web browser, expanding the service that was previously only available on mobile devices. 

Computer-based live access was granted to publishers back in January after page managers requested the feature, which helped streamline the production process for professional crews using the service. Facebook reps told us then that the capability would soon be given to the general user population, too.  Read more...

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Adobe Summit 2017: How brands stay relevant, informed and awesome

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The annual Adobe Summit in Las Vegas has become a destination for digital marketers looking to transform their business – click by click, content by content.    

In a packed room nestled within the Venetian Hotel, thousands of people eagerly awaited marketing wisdom and advice to kick of this year’s conference. Lucky for them, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was on hand to provide just that and more.  

Narayen took the stage just after 9:00 am to give the 12,000 attendees some insight on the biggest things to hit the digital scene in 2017 and spoke about brand awareness, brand experience, and how disruption is vital for growth.      Read more...

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OnePlus 3T, which gives you high-end features and performance for only $440? A matte black OnePlus 3T.

The startup phone maker announced on Wednesday plans to sell a "Midnight Black" version of its flagship OnePlus 3T. 

As part of a limited run, the Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 3T will only be available with 128GB storage for the standard $480 price tag. OnePlus hasn't announced a firm release date, but says it'll be revealed at a later date. 

Aesthetic-wise, it's identical to the special Colette edition — sans logo, of course — that was announced last week. Read more...

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OnePlus 3T in Midnight Black is the phone Batman’s been waiting his whole life for

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What's better than a OnePlus 3T, which gives you high-end features and performance for only $440? A matte black OnePlus 3T.

The startup phone maker announced on Wednesday plans to sell a "Midnight Black" version of its flagship OnePlus 3T. 

As part of a limited run, the Midnight Black version of the OnePlus 3T will only be available with 128GB storage for the standard $480 price tag. OnePlus hasn't announced a firm release date, but says it'll be revealed at a later date. 

Aesthetic-wise, it's identical to the special Colette edition — sans logo, of course — that was announced last week. Read more...

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