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WeChat WORLD #1 ‘Super-App’, Future of Social

HUI, a boisterous four-year-old living in Shanghai, is what marketing people call a digital native. Over a year ago, she started communicating with her parents using WeChat. She is too young to carry around a mobile phone. Instead she uses a Mon Mon, an internet-connected device that…

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Courtesy of Global News and Tech in Asia

…Like most professionals on the mainland, her mother uses WeChat rather than e-mail to conduct much of her business. The app offers everything from free video calls and instant group chats to news updates and easy sharing of large multimedia files…

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…Most importantly, over half of WeChat users have been persuaded to link their bank cards. That is a notable achievement given that China’s is a distrustful society and the internet is a free-for-all of cybercrime, malware and scams. Yet using its trusted brand, and putting to work robust identity and password authentication, Tencent was able to win over the public. In contrast, Western products such as Snapchat and WhatsApp have yet to persuade consumers to entrust them with their financial details…

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Five Creative Ways to Use Medium by Kate Chan via new

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Is Computer Security Becoming a Hardware Problem? by Michael Byrne via vice_motherboard_logo

Simple Terminal Commands to check 32/64-bit Version and Installed RAM on Ubuntu Computer

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When you want to check if you have a 32-bit or a 64-bit Linux you can open a Terminal and just type:

file /sbin/init

or

arch

If you prefer to know how much about the RAM you installed on the PC, type:

free -m

or

grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo

for more detailed info you can try:

cat /proc/meminfo

or

grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo

if you prefer to monitor your RAM in real time.

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“We’ve come to expect that virtually all of our problems can be solved with code, so much so that we summon it unthinkingly before doing almost anything: from choosing what movie to watch, to finding a doctor, to deciding where to wake up the next morning and who with. But what if music is somehow different?”

Inside The Playlist Factory by  via buzzfeedlogo

It’s time to find the best Linux Distro for your old laptop!

tuxAre you looking for a up-to-date Linux Distro to use that old laptop you have in the dust in the far corner of your garage? It could not be so easy to find the best Linux Distro to install on it but howtouselinux.net did some great twests for all us:

What is the best Linux distro for Laptop? 

The review is really well-done and the graphic display of results let you to quickly choose what is the best Distro candidate for your laptop depending on hardware, your tastes and the final use you want to give to your laptop.

In my experience the howtouselinux.net review let me to save a lot of time because I was able to focus my tersts just on the two Distros that seemed to have the right prerequisites for my old eeepc 900:  Peppermint OS and Macpup. Recommended!

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