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An addict’s tale: My week without social media

By Monday I’d deleted Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn applications off my phone and logged out of all accounts on my laptop: it had begun Hi, my name is Inés and I’m a social media addict. But this week, I decided to go through digital detox by turning off all of my major distractions. The challenge The first day was tough. I would constantly press the Twitter bookmark on Chrome, or type in facebook.com, in the hope that something would show up. Nada. The login page would stare me right in the face saying “Nope. Nothing to see here.”…This story continues at The Next Web by Inés Casserly #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/insider/2017/10/16/addicts-tale-week-without-social-media/

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Finding the needles in the haystack: How to meet journalists at conferences

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s not only due to the changing autumn leaves. Much less romantic, I particularly enjoy this time of the year as it offers a chance for our team to regroup after the madness of the conference season summer months. With so many new events popping up, it can be hard to choose which conferences to attend. While it would be great to go to every event, this would be extremely expensive, time consuming and — from my personal experience — exhausting. As such, most CEOs assess events based on the ROI they…This story continues at The Next Web by Conrad Egusa #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2017/10/16/finding-needles-haystack-meet-journalists-conferences/

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These gadgets are all you need to be a ‘professional’ ghost hunter

With Halloween around the corner its time to forget about smartphones and drones in favor of more important technology. Aliens are among us, the end is near, and ghosts are everywhere – these are the devices you’ll need to hunt down and expose all things paranormal. First, let’s get an EMF meter, because that’s how other people know you think you’re a paranormal investigator. You can spend $60.00 and get one that, as one reviewer put it, “When used to detect ghosts the readings will pulsate at higher than normal readings. A great tool for electricians as well as ghost…This story continues at The Next Web by Tristan Greene #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/distract/2017/10/16/gadgets-need-professional-ghost-hunter/

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5 science fiction books Hollywood needs to turn into amazing movies

As you all line up to see Blade Runner: 2049, the sequel to the enormously influential Blade Runner, this week, remember the first film was based on an atmospheric story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick. So we started thinking: what other science fiction novels need a big screen adaptation? Caves of Steel Some might protest that I should put Asimov’s Foundation novels on the list, given their much broader scope and deeper ideas. But I would propose that this book, starring hard-bitten human detective Elijah Baley and his human-like robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw, would be a little…This story continues at The Next Web by Rachel Kaser #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/evergreen/2017/10/16/5-science-fiction-books-hollywood-needs-turn-amazing-movies/

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Microsoft warns overreaching warrants could hamstring US cloud storage companies

The Supreme Court today announced it would hear the Justice Department’s complaint against Microsoft concerning the company’s refusal to comply with warrants demanding it turn over emails residing on foreign servers. The implications of this case could determine the future of individual online privacy, and US-based cloud storage companies. The 2nd Court of Appeals last year ruled Microsoft had no onus to turn over emails residing on servers located in Dublin. The court declared the Justice Department’s jurisdiction – and a judge’s power to issue a warrant – did not apply to data residing on computer systems outside of the…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Microsoft by Tristan Greene #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2017/10/16/microsoft-warns-overreaching-warrants-could-hamstring-us-cloud-storage-companies/

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How to Disable Notifications During Video Playback on an Xbox One

Notification pop-ups can get annoying when they appear over a video you’re trying to watch on Netflix. The Xbox One allows you to hide notifications while watching videos, preventing such distractions. by Chris Hoffman #HowToGeek #tech #tips #news

https://www.howtogeek.com/328848/how-to-disable-notifications-during-video-playback-on-an-xbox-one/

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‘MeToo’ hashtag lights up Twitter and Facebook with sexual assault stories

To say the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal has been making waves would be to downplay it. Ever since the story in the New Yorker where the women who’d encountered him spoke out, others on social media have been speaking out. As the stories rolled in from other women who’ve been victimized by Weinstein, others also spoke up about their own experiences with sexual assault and harassment — men and women alike. Now those stories are accumulating under the hashtag #MeToo, which is spreading on social media like wildfire. The hashtag started when Alyssa Milano, former costar of firebrand Rose…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Facebook,Twitter by Rachel Kaser #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2017/10/16/the-metoo-tag-lights-up-social-media-with-stories-of-sexual-assault-and-harassment/

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‘MeToo’ hashtag lights up Twitter and Facebook with sexual assault stories

To say the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal has been making waves would be to downplay it. Ever since the story in the New Yorker where the women who’d encountered him spoke out, others on social media have been speaking out. As the stories rolled in from other women who’ve been victimized by Weinstein, others also spoke up about their own experiences with sexual assault and harassment — men and women alike. Now those stories are accumulating under the hashtag #MeToo, which is spreading on social media like wildfire. The hashtag started when Alyssa Milano, former costar of firebrand Rose…This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Facebook,Twitter by Rachel Kaser #TheNextWeb #Internet #tech #news

https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2017/10/16/the-metoo-tag-lights-up-social-media-with-stories-of-sexual-assault-and-harassment/

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Windows 10 Tip: Get started with the Windows 10 Maps app

To get started, select the Start button, then select Maps. If you’re on a Windows 10 PC, you can click here to open the app. Drop a pin If you see a location that you want to save on the map, just press and hold (or right-click) the location, then select Drop a pin. Once your pin is dropped, select Save in the details pane, and then choose Favorites or a collection where you want to save it. Add any search result to your favorites or a collection Select Search and type a name or address. Select the location you want in the search results, and, in the details pane, select Save, and choose where you want to save it: Favorites, a collection you created earlier, or a new collection. View favorites and collections Select Saved places to see all your favorites and collections. Your home, work, and car are always at the top of favorites, so you can quickly get directions to them from anywhere. If you sign in at Account on the upper-right before you save places, so you can see them in Maps on all your Windows 10 devices. Head over here for four ways you can use ink in Maps, and have a great week! by Elana Pidgeon #Windows #Microsoft #tech #WindowsBlog #news

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/16/windows-10-tip-get-started-windows-10-maps-app/

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Samsung’s new connected tags monitor pets or kids for week on a single charge

Samsung has something worth your time if you like to keep tabs on kids, pets or other cherished items. The Korea electronics giant just announced Connect Tag, a small internet-enabled device that tracks location and lasts a week between charges. In other words, this is a similar offering to existing electronic tagging devices from the likes of Tile, the U.S. startup that pulled in $25… Read More by Jon Russell #TechCrunch #Microsoft #tech #gadgets #news

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/16/samsung-connected-tag/?ncid=rss

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