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A two-minute daily review of the top trending stories across the web, including Twitter, Reddit, Google News, Google Trends, Facebook, and Product Hunt.

A two-minute daily review of the top trending stories across the web, including Twitter, Reddit, Google News, Google Trends, Facebook, and Product Hunt.
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Canada

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A two-minute daily review of the top trending stories across the web, including Twitter, Reddit, Google News, Google Trends, Facebook, and Product Hunt.

Twitter:

@itworldca

Language:

English

Contact:

416-290-2015


Episodes

Jan. 22 - Google fined $57 million; the 10-year challenge conspiracy theory; dead battery bounce

1/22/2019
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We all knew it would happen eventually and now it has - Google has been fined for violating Europe’s new privacy legislation. Was the 10-year challenge meme actually some sort of secret plot by Facebook? And the question that we really want answered - do dead batteries bounce?

Duration:00:02:43

Jan. 21 - Apple talks privacy in op-ed; Netflix competes with Fortnite; Cortana throws in the towel

1/21/2019
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Apple’s Tim Cook says the government should introduce new tools for digital privacy, Netflix says Fortnite is their biggest competition, not HBO, and Microsoft admits Cortana won’t compete with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Duration:00:02:02

Jan. 18 - Flip phone returns; Auto-lacing sneakers from Nike; Kremlin’s Facebook pages deleted

1/18/2019
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The flip phone is making a comeback, Nike has new auto-lacing sneakers, and Facebook finally gets around to deleting Kremlin-backed pages on its website.

Duration:00:02:14

Jan. 17 - Executive leaves Snap; Fake job interview leads to hack; Roku pulls InfoWars

1/17/2019
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Another executive has left Snap, a fake job interview over Skype leads to a nasty hack, and Roku pulls the plug in InfoWars.

Duration:00:02:17

Jan. 16 - U.S. police can’t unlock phones; AirPod charging case; Listen App for podcasts

1/16/2019
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A judge rules that the U.S. government can’t ask suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics, a wireless charging case for your AirPods, and a new podcast app you might like.

Duration:00:03:00

Jan. 15 - Australia’s anti-encryption law; Project Alias; Amazon’s ‘passive’-income problems

1/15/2019
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Australia passes a law against encryption; Project Alias lets you choose whatever name you want for your smart assistant; and it turns out not everyone selling stuff on Amazon is getting rich quick, or at all.

Duration:00:03:52

Jan 14 - Huawei executive arrested; hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; China cuts iPhone prices

1/14/2019
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A Huawei executive was arrested in Poland; Anonymous hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; Chinese retailers put iPhone on sale to clear stock.

Duration:00:02:18

Jan. 11 - Older people share more fake news; AI to replace more jobs; Windows needs more space

1/11/2019
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Older people share more fake news; AI could replace 40 per cent of job in 15 years; Windows update needs more space.

Duration:00:02:14

Jan. 10 - Samsung users can’t remove Facebook; face signin breached on phones; Google Chrome to block more ads

1/10/2019
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Samsung phone users can’t uninstall Facebook app; many of phones fail facial sign-in security test; Google Chrome to block more intrusive ads.

Duration:00:02:33

Jan 9. - Bill Gates warns about gene editing; AT&T cheats 5G; 23andMe sells your data

1/9/2019
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Bill Gates is warning about the dangers of gene editing tech, AT&T and its fake 5G update and a genetics testing company 23andMe deal exposes its data sharing.

Duration:00:03:36

Jan. 8 - Rivals Apple and Samsung team up; smart grocery stores; Starship Musk

1/8/2019
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Apple has teamed up with longtime rival Samsung, smart shelves could make your grocery shopping high tech, and the starship Musk, boldly going where no man has gone before.

Duration:00:02:54

Jan. 7 - Germany loses iPhones; AI predicts alzheimer's; Marriott admits passport numbers hacked

1/7/2019
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Apple pulls iPhone models in Germany, artificial intelligence can predict alzheimer’s and Marriott gives more detail on data hack.

Duration:00:03:00

Jan. 4 - China iPhone sales flop; Apple loses $446 billion; ready for CES

1/4/2019
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Weaker demand for the iPhone is China is being blamed for Apple missing targets, Apple loses a whole lot of money and people are already gearing up for CES.

Duration:00:02:45

Jan. 3 - Amazon workers union; Android apps share data with Facebook; $1,000 to quit Facebook?

1/3/2019
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Amazon warehouse workers increase demands for a union, Facebook is tracking data from Android apps, and it's not illegal, and how much money would you take to walk away from Facebook for a year?

Duration:00:03:05

Jan. 2 - VR to make greater splash; wearable sales will rise; more personalized content

1/2/2019
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In 2019, virtual reality experiences are going to look a lot better and will garner more interest among fans, more coaches and athletes will turn to wearables, and targeted content will win over the hearts of millenials.

Duration:00:02:49

Jan. 1 - Everyone using cryptocurrency, a cashless world, and payment data is king

1/1/2019
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Cryptocurrency becomes easier to access, no more cash, and payment data improves businesses

Duration:00:02:59

Dec. 31 - Verified.Me launch, blockchain consolidation, federal regulation

12/31/2018
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10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy Blockchain! We have three blockchain predictions for 2019.

Duration:00:03:33

Dec. 28 - Voice-first fragmentation, Alexa in your ear, Alexa in your boardroom

12/28/2018
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In 2019, voice-first smart assistants will face a fragmentation problem. They’ll also be literally in your ear. And they’ll be in your office boardroom.

Duration:00:03:45

Dec. 27 - More attacks, bigger hacks

12/27/2018
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Every year around this time technology reporters are asked to make predictions for the next 12 months. And every year the first prediction for cyber security is pretty easy: Expect more and bigger data breaches.

Duration:00:04:00

Dec. 26 - SaaS providers will grow; hybrid-cloud emerges the winner; battle for desktops;

12/26/2018
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In 2019, SaaS providers will double down on investments, hybrid cloud will emerge as the dominant solution, and Windows will have its hands full during the war for desktops.

Duration:00:02:54