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Google’s new privacy standards want to save us from creepy ad practices

%name Google’s new privacy standards want to save us from creepy ad practices by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

This might strike you at first blush as a bit ironic, coming from one of the most data-hungry tech giants out there. Nevertheless, Google has rolled out the sketches of a plan that it presents as an attempt to both make the web more private, putting increased limits on the ability of sites to track and follow you around the web, while at the same time helping to keep the company’s all-important advertising business generating a steady stream of revenue.

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Google’s new privacy standards want to save us from creepy ad practices originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 18:04:17 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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India’s Moon lander just snapped its first photo of the lunar surface

%name India’s Moon lander just snapped its first photo of the lunar surface by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has had a big week already. The group’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft successfully entered orbit around the Moon a few days ago, which is a major milestone for a mission that could make India the fourth country on Earth to successfully perform a soft landing on the Moon. Now, with the spacecraft comfortably orbiting Earth’s tiny neighbor, ISRO just released the first photo of the Moon snapped by the lander.

The photo was tweeted out by ISRO earlier today as the group gears up for the ultimate test, which will be landing near the Moon’s south pole.

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India’s Moon lander just snapped its first photo of the lunar surface originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 17:33:29 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Maybe get this 4TB external hard drive for $70 instead of waiting for your cloud account to get hacked

%name Maybe get this 4TB external hard drive for $70 instead of waiting for your cloud account to get hacked by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Cloud backup services are awesome because they’re just so simple. All you have to do is set it up once and then all of your files back up automatically so you don’t have to worry about it. Well, you don’t have to worry about performing backups, at least, because you do have to worry about the fact that these services are always in danger of being hacked. If you have sensitive files you really want to keep private, you need your own hard drive to back them up to. Check out the Seagate Expansion 4TB External Hard Drive, which is on Amazon right now for just $69.99!

Seagate Expansion Desktop 4TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop (STEB4000100): $69.99

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:

  • Enjoy enormous desktop storage space for years to come for photos, movies, music, and more
  • Designed to work with Windows computers, this external USB drive makes backup easy with a simple drag-and-drop
  • Setup is easy! Just connect the external hard drive to your Windows computer for automatic recognition—no software required
  • Includes an 18-inch USB 3.0 cable and 18W power adapter
  • Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included one-year limited warranty

Seagate Expansion Desktop 4TB External Hard Drive HDD – USB 3.0 for PC Laptop (STEB4000100): $69.99

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Maybe get this 4TB external hard drive for $70 instead of waiting for your cloud account to get hacked originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 17:06:59 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony thinks it can make billion-dollar Spider-Man movies without Marvel. It can’t.

%name Sony thinks it can make billion dollar Spider Man movies without Marvel. It can’t. by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The Sony vs. Disney saga continues with new revelations from behind the scenes of one of the worst decisions Sony has ever made. The company decided to pull its beloved character out of the MCU over a money dispute with Disney, ignoring the massive backlash the entire thing would generate. Both companies will suffer as a result, although it’s obviously Sony that will take the biggest hit. The company thinks it can make billion-dollar Spider-Man films of its own. But no, Sony, you can’t and you almost certainly won’t.

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Sony thinks it can make billion-dollar Spider-Man movies without Marvel. It can’t. originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 16:43:27 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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$40 HDMI cables at electronics stores are a ripoff – get these $4 cables instead

%name $40 HDMI cables at electronics stores are a ripoff – get these $4 cables instead by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Television prices at local big box electronics stores have actually gotten quite competitive in the last couple of years. On top of that, they often price match deals that you find from big online retailers, so there’s nothing wrong with buying your next TV at a local store. That said, definitely don’t let the sales associates there sucker you into buying overpriced HDMI cables to go along with it. Instead, pick up a 3-pack of AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cables for $11.99 on Amazon. They’re just as good and they’re only $4 per cable!

AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet, 3-Pack: $11.99

Here are some key details from the product page:

  • HDMI A Male to A Male Cable: Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K video and Audio Return Channel (ARC)
  • Connects Blu-ray players, Fire TV, Apple TV, PS4, PS3, XBox one, Xbox 360, computers, and other HDMI-enabled devices to TVs, displays, A/V receivers, and more
  • Cable allows you to share an Internet connection among multiple devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable
  • Meets the latest HDMI standards (4K Video at 60 Hz, 2160p, 48 bit/px color depth); supports bandwidth up to 18Gbps; backwards compatible with earlier versions
  • Cable Length: 6 feet (1.8 meters) – 3 units; Backed by AmazonBasics Lifetime warranty

AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet, 3-Pack: $11.99

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$40 HDMI cables at electronics stores are a ripoff – get these $4 cables instead originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 16:20:29 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Spotify matches Apple Music with a three-month free trial of Premium

%name Spotify matches Apple Music with a three month free trial of Premium by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Spotify remains the biggest music streaming service on the planet, but, at least in the United States, Apple Music is hot on its tail. One of the reasons why Apple was able to grow its market share so quickly was undoubtedly the three-month free trial that Apple opened up to iOS users when the service launched. Conversion rates were subsequently much higher for Apple Music, but Spotify is finally ready to fight fire with fire.

In a news post on Thursday, Spotify announced that it has tripled its free trial to match Apple Music, giving new users 90 days to try out the service before asking them to pay for Premium. You are only eligible if you haven’t signed up for a Spotify Premium trial before, but this is not a limited-time deal. It’s the new normal.

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Spotify matches Apple Music with a three-month free trial of Premium originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 15:57:03 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This top-rated 4K action cam costs only $40 right now

%name This top rated 4K action cam costs only $40 right now by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

If you’re trying to capture video while doing some seriously extreme stuff, spending the extra cash on a GoPro action camera is a good idea. You’re simply never going to find a budget action cam with the same type of sophisticated image stabilization. If you’re more of a casual user as opposed to a base jumper though, there’s no reason whatsoever to spend hundreds of dollars on a camera. Instead, check out the top-rated Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera, which is only $39.99 right now on Amazon!

Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi…: $39.99

Here’s some important info from the product page:

  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range from 1.0X to 4.0X.
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can’t reach. Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof.
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2″ SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2” screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, charger and accessories which available for most action camera even Gopro.
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this sports camera to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation. This action camera is not Mac compatible.

Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi…: $39.99

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This top-rated 4K action cam costs only $40 right now originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 15:34:29 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google ditches Android dessert naming scheme, dubs the latest update Android 10

%name Google ditches Android dessert naming scheme, dubs the latest update Android 10 by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

I often wondered what would have happened once Android Z launched on the Pixel 13. Would we ever get there with Android, or would Fuchsia take over with a better naming scheme? It turns out that Google didn’t have the patience to deal with the entire alphabet — no pun intended — and moved to a more user-friendly naming scheme for Android. Either that, or desserts that start with the letter Q just weren’t good enough.

Android Q is no more, starting today, as Google is rebranding its OS to Android 10, which was Android Q’s other name, anyway. We also have a new logo and font to go with the name change.

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Google ditches Android dessert naming scheme, dubs the latest update Android 10 originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 15:11:25 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Turn any TV into a smart TV with a $25 Roku Express

%name Turn any TV into a smart TV with a $25 Roku Express by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

There are some seriously great deals out there right now if you’re looking for a new media streaming device, like Amazon’s Fire TV Stick for just $29.99. If you want to turn a TV into your home into a smart TV while spending as little as possible, however, there’s really only one deal you should consider. Head over to the Amazon site right now and you’ll find the Roku Express High Definition Streaming Media Player on sale for just $24.99. It gives you access to the same great content you’d get with any other Roku device, but it costs next to nothing!

Roku Express | Easy High Definition (HD) Streaming Media Player: $24.99

Here are the bullet points from the product page:

  • Simple setup with an included High Speed HDMI Cable
  • Easy to use remote, intuitive navigation
  • 500,000+movies and TV episodes, with voice search across 1,000+ top channels. Plus, catch hit movies, popular shows and more with no subscription or fees on The Roku Channel
  • Tons of streaming services available. From movies and series on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO NOW and SHOWTIME to cable alternatives like Sling TV or YouTube TV to live sports and news on CBS News, ABC News and ESPN
  • Free Roku mobile app for private listening, voice search and more.Power Consumption <2.2 Watts

Roku Express | Easy High Definition (HD) Streaming Media Player: $24.99

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Turn any TV into a smart TV with a $25 Roku Express originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 14:48:02 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Air pollution can kill you, even when it’s considered ‘safe’

%name Air pollution can kill you, even when it’s considered ‘safe’ by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The air quality in many major cities around the world falls well below acceptable limits, and the death toll is rising. However, a new study shows that even when air quality meets or exceeds established guidelines, it may still be dirty enough to claim lives, suggesting that we’re not doing nearly enough to protect ourselves from, well, ourselves.

The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, spans three decades and over 650 cities around the world, painting a broad (and frightening) picture of how poor air quality is affecting public health.

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Air pollution can kill you, even when it’s considered ‘safe’ originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 14:25:21 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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