Facebook courts video makers for 'Watch' tab with financial incentives

For the many digital publishers who have been shifting their focus to video content, Facebook ’s new “Watch” video platform is a sight for sore eyes.

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SpaceX's next Hyperloop contest will focus on one element: Speed

SpaceX’s next Hyperloop contest is set to be the most exciting yet as it’ll focus on a single element: speed. Teams from around the world will test their passenger pods on a track in California to see who has the fastest design.

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Mindset headphones have an integrated EEG that helps your brain focus

Often lose focus when you’re trying to get work done? Mindset is a pair of headphones that comes equipped with an electroencephalogram, which is used to monitor your brainwaves in real time. It can tell when your mind is focused.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/15/mindset-headphones-have-integrated-eeg-that-helps-your-brain-focus.html

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Marketo VP Mike Telem: ABM Lets You Dust Off Old Marketing Techniques

“Account-based marketing is all about targeting key accounts. It’s a strategy for marketers to focus most of their efforts on key accounts,” said Mike Telem, vice president of product marketing at Marketo. “In most B2B businesses, you have a small number of accounts that are the most valuable. So it makes perfect sense that focusing on those accounts provides a better return on investment. Instead of generating a lot of leads and then qualifying them, you define your key accounts and go after them.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84084.html?rss=1

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Dresses made from brain scans

To showcase the focus on fashion of Europe’s largest festival of technology this year, designer Brooke Roberts curated a selection of designs and prototypes from the forefront of London’s fashion tech community.

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Apple denies plan to kill music downloads, as evidence mounts Apple Music can delete existing libraries without permission

Apple is denying claims that it will kill off download music sales to focus more on streaming. Given the high-profile problems currently affecting Apple Music, that’s probably a good thing. While it may be rare, at least some users are reporting the loss of hundreds of GB of music that they can’t replace.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228316-apple-denies-any-plan-to-kill-music-downloads-as-evidence-mounts-apple-music-can-delete-existing-music-libraries-without-permission

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Apple 2016 spring event liveblog: 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro launch March 31st

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Today at 1PM ET, Apple will be holding a “special event,” and it seems as if the focus will be on strengthening its mid-range offerings. Smaller iPhones and iPad Pros seem to be getting the most attention in the rumor mill, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see updates today across many of Apple’s product lines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225083-apple-2016-spring-event-liveblog-iphone-ipad-mac

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Apple patents a new type of LiDAR system for 3D mapping

Article Image With Apple’s aggressive expansion into geospatial data has come a new focus on research into foundational sensors and systems related to the field, including a newly granted patent that covers an in-house LiDAR device for more accurately capturing three-dimensional scenes.

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Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

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Facebook Uses AI to Map Population Density

Facebook has been using artificial intelligence to sharpen its focus on the roughly 10 percent of the world that has been overlooked by the Internet revolution, the company announced Sunday at the Mobile World Congress. The work has been led by the Connectivity Lab, Facebook’s research and development wing, which is tasked with making the breakthroughs needed to connect the world to the Internet. The research was done in collaboration with the Core Data Science, FAIR and Applied Machine Learning teams.

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Mozilla Launches Free Ad Blocker for iOS 9

Mozilla on Monday launched Focus by Firefox, a free ad blocker for Safari users on iOS 9. It lets users block the same trackers blocked by Private Browsing with Tracking Protection in Firefox for the Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. The protection is based on Disconnect’s open source block list. Focus by Firefox doesn’t work with Firefox for iOS because Apple doesn’t make content blocking available to third-party browsers on iOS, Mozilla said. It’s exploring ways to provide Focus on Firefox for iOS.

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AppleInsider podcast talks Apple Pencil, official Apple Watch dock and safe payments practices

Article Image Apple’s new Apple Pencil and Apple Watch charging stand are the focus of this Thanksgiving edition of the AppleInsider podcast, as Neil and Mikey share their thoughts on the Pencil after a week’s worth of testing.

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AppleInsider podcast goes deep on iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, gaming controllers, 4" iPhones, more

Article Image Apple’s new iPad Pro and accessories are the focus of this week’s AppleInsider podcast, as Neil and Mikey share their thoughts on the giant tablet after a week’s worth of testing. Shane drops by to discuss iOS-Mac convergence theories and we break down rumors about a supposed 4-inch iPhone set to debut next year.

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The Wireless Industry Is Changing Again

Wireless is one of the strongest industries today. However, it continues to change. Every few years, the focus changes and the industry goes in new directions. It happened a few years ago with the iPhone and Android. Now change is happening once again. The wireless industry growth wave is changing. It is cresting. That is not a problem for the network and handset companies that are creating the next growth waves to ride. The problem is for companies that don’t recognize what is happening.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82740.html?rss=1

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Many iPhone fitness apps ignore comprehensive workout guidelines, study finds

Many workout apps for the iPhone are too narrow in focus and omit important guidelines recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine, according to a recent study.

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Will Google Win the Alphabet Game?

Earlier this week I planned to focus this column on saying farewell to Google+. Then Google suddenly announced something much bigger. It is splitting itself into several different companies under one master brand called “Alphabet.” Splitting up is what Google has needed to do for several years. The idea of creating a master brand makes enormous sense for a company like Google, which is an octopus with many arms. However, it is only right if it is done correctly. Some companies attempt it and win big time, but others fail.

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Inside iOS 9: Apple's Maps app gets smarter with automatic directions based on user habits

A major focus for Apple in building iOS 9 is making it even easier to access the information you need, in part by predicting what you want before you unlock your phone. One way the upcoming operating system update will do that is by knowing when you get into your car, and predicting where you’re probably planning to drive.

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Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps from seeing other installed apps

As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.

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Apple supplies developers with new betas of iOS 8.4, OS X 10.10.4

While the focus this week is on iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, those won’t become available to the public until this fall. In the interim, Apple has new updates for iOS and OS X that remain in testing, patching bugs and issues for each platform.

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