Puretta promises to clean the poop particles from your toothbrush

Puretta promises to clean the poop particles from your toothbrush
Where do you store your toothbrush? Mine is often stored in an old, toothpaste-stained salsa jar (label removed) next to a mug of hydrogen peroxide, where I leave my retainer to soak. These are precariously placed in the top-left corner of my pedestal sink, a decidedly bad place to store anything of importance. But I keep my toothbrush on the farthest left ledge of the tiny sink because I’m driven by fear — fear of poop particles and all other manner of germ accumulation that happens in the o…
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China is forcing internet companies to end online anonymity

China is forcing internet companies to end online anonymity
China is cracking down on censorship once again, but this time things are a touch more serious. According to new rules published by China’s main internet censor last Friday, netizens who want to post comments online will now have to register with their real names. They can still use pseudonyms, but those names are tied to their real identities. These new rules come ahead of the communist party’s 19th National Congress, which convenes this autumn and is usually a time when the regime tightens …
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Five Questions With Aaron Levie On How AI Is Revolutionizing The Cloud

Five Questions With Aaron Levie On How AI Is Revolutionizing The Cloud
ThinkStockPhoto There’s untapped potential for transforming entire businesses using the insights and intelligence locked in files today.  Aaron Levie and his company Box are on a mission to unleash that potential for their 74,000+ customers currently storing 30B+ files in the Box Cloud Content Management system. Box recently announced support for Google’s Cloud Vision APIs that have the ability to define, interpret and tag any image in their Cloud Content Management System to…
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Ecommerce & Entrepreneurial Insights: Audience Survey Results for 2017

Ecommerce & Entrepreneurial Insights: Audience Survey Results for 2017
Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. Many of us start businesses on our own without the help of partners, mentors, instructors or teachers and we fight our own way through the hustle and grind that it takes to get a business up and running. Everyone who’s started their own business knows that it’s not easy, and when you’re pursuing the journey alone it can seem even more difficult because you may not have connections to reach out to, mentors to guide you and other entrepreneurs to share exp…
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Drones and AI Take On Killer Sharks Down Under

Drones and AI Take On Killer Sharks Down Under
Whether or not shark attacks are a major problem in Australia (spoiler alert: they're not), the Australian government has devoted an enormous amount of resources into trying to mitigate the risk of sharks near popular beaches. They've tried nets to keep the sharks out, they've tried electronic gadgets to dissuade them, and they've tried lots of different ways of killing them, without much in the way of evidence that any of it is particularly effective.  After six months of …
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DJI update removes plugins that shared user data without their knowledge

DJI update removes plugins that shared user data without their knowledge
DJI says a third-party company collected data about drone users without their permission, and it's now revoking the plugin's access in a new software update. The company clarified the situation in a blog post today, saying that a third-party plugin called Jspot was used in its DJI GO and DJI GO 4 apps for Android to help serve push notifications when video files were uploaded to DJI’s SkyPixel video sharing platform. Although Jspot wouldn't have needed much data to complete the job, DJI says…
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Facebook now blocks ads from pages that spread fake news

Facebook now blocks ads from pages that spread fake news
Facebook added an additional defense today against the spread of fake news and viral hoaxes. If a Facebook page is found to be repeatedly sharing false stories, the company will ban the page from advertising on Facebook. The company uses third-party fact-checking organizations to flag stories that are false. Under Facebook’s rules, advertisers are already not allowed to run ads that link to false stories, but this new update takes that ban a step further. In a blog post, the company says it i…
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WhatsApp Verified Accounts, Xiaomi Mi 5X India Launch Date, Vodafone's Latest Offer, and More: Your 360 Daily

WhatsApp Verified Accounts, Xiaomi Mi 5X India Launch Date, Vodafone
WhatsApp has announced that it is introducing verified business accounts to the app in order to increase the convenience with which users are able to communicate with businesses. WhatsApp, the chat app that has a massive user base in India, is already being used by small businesses and charitable organisations to reach out to their audience. For the longest time, WhatsApp has been focused on adding features that individuals find useful, with not much going the way of businesses. This move should…
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Google will brand certified Android device boxes with a Google Play Protect logo

Google will brand certified Android device boxes with a Google Play Protect logo
There are basically two kinds of Android devices out there in the world — ones that are certified by Google and come preinstalled with Google apps (including the Play Store), and ones that aren’t. While Google has been certifying Android devices for a while, today the company announced that it’s making it a bit easier to make sure that you’re getting a certified Android device with a new program that will put a Google Play Protect logo directly on your phone’s packaging. Google Play Protect …
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WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones

WireX DDoS Botnet: An Army of Thousands of Hacked Android SmartPhones
Do you believe that just because you have downloaded an app from the official app store, you're safe from malware?Think twice before believing it.A team of security researchers from several security firms have uncovered a new, widespread botnet that consists of tens of thousands of hacked Android smartphones.Dubbed WireX, detected as "Android Clicker," the botnet network primarily includes infected Android devices running one of the hundreds of malicious apps installed from Google Play Store …
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