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Snap's Spotlight Ups Ante on TikTok With $1M Daily Fund for Top Videos

2020-11-24 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Spotlight, a new short video service launched by Snap on Monday, is set to take on the leaders in the space. Moreover, it has pledged to prime the creative engines of Snapchatters making videos by divvying up a daily pool of US$1 million for the day's best content. Many Snapchatters will earn each day, and those who create the top Snaps will earn the most for their creativity.

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The Best Hybrid Mid-Range SUV Might Surprise You

2020-11-23 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

When we decided on a plug-in hybrid, after a lot of research it narrowed down to three with the right balance of performance and efficiency. Those were the Audi Q5 e, the BMW X3 Plug-in Hybrid, and the Volvo XC60 Recharge. Let's walk through what we ended up with, and why, because it wasn't at all what we expected.

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Smart Device Life Cycles Can Pull the Plug on Security

2020-11-20 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

The use of smart and connected devices promises to make our lives easier, but it might also give their manufacturers greater control over our lives. Some companies offering smart devices, including Google, Belkin, and Best Buy have killed off their smart device product lines without warning, leaving consumers in the lurch.

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Student Inventor Wins Prize for Breast Cancer Screening Device

2020-11-19 18:40:24| TechNewsWorld

A 23-year-old biomedical engineering student is one of two first-place winners in the 2020 James Dyson Award. Her invention aims to help women around the world afford the cost of early testing for breast cancer. Judit Giró Benet captured the $35,000 cash prize for developing The Blue Box, an at-home reusable breast cancer screening device. Her mother's diagnosis of breast cancer inspired Benet to find an affordable and effective screening mechanism.

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New Internet Protocol Aims to Give Users Control of Their Digital Identities

2020-11-18 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

The @ Company wants to give you a more secure and human-centric Internet built on providing you with true ownership and control of your personal data. To that end, the company has launched an app built on its new privacy protocol. This new standard will attempt to change how online vendors and companies wheel and deal with the personal information of billions of Internet users.

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DevSecOps: Solving the Add-On Software Security Dilemma

2020-11-17 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

A report by open source security and license management company WhiteSource explores various factors contributing to the siloed software development culture and what steps are needed to achieve agile, mature, DevSecOps practices. TechNewsWorld discussed with David Habusha, vice president of product at WhiteSource, the state of DevSecOps in light of the report.

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Apple's M1 ARM Pivot: A Step Into the Reality Distortion Field

2020-11-16 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Last week Apple announced a partial pivot away from x86 to ARM with one of those claims so outrageous it could have only come from Apple. The company claimed its new ARM-based PCs would outperform 98 percent of those already in the market. No proof points, no material examples, no listed benchmarks. Just "trust us," this processor optimized for smartphones is magically better than processors designed to run PCs.

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