• SpaceX’s Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket simulation is out of this world

    Elon Musk today gave us our first glimpse at what interplanetary travel and colonization could look like. In an Instagram post, Musk provided a series of five videos offering a look at a computer simulation of the SpaceX Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket, and how it could, conceivably, one day shuttle humans between Earth and Mars. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Sep 25, 2017 at 2:41am PDT Use the right arrow button to see additional videos in the series The series of five short vid
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    Next year’s gadgets, at least beyond the second quarter, won’t want to be caught dead without the killer fashion accessory of 2018: an AI chip. Yoo Hoi-jun, professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Technology, told The Korea Herald: Competition for AI chips is so intense globally that we will be able to see AI chip-equipped smartphones in the second half of next year. Samsung will reportedly begin manufacturing AI chips soon with hopes for commercialization within a matter of y
  • Mac users can download macOS ‘High Sierra’ now at Apple’s App Store

    Apple’s newest update to macOS is now available. While it’s not chock-full of fancy new features, there are a few updates worth mentioning. The first is to Photos, which looks stunning. The Apple-specific photo editor now pays more attention to, you know, editing, through a couple of key additions: the color dropper and a curves palette for pro-level fine adjustments. It also has smarter AI, a “Compare” feature to check edits side-by-side with the original, and more
  • Report: Steve Bannon attempted to plant a mole at Facebook

    Former White House strategist and Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon apparently wanted to plant a mole in Facebook via DC job posting, according to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed obtained emails between Bannon and Chris Gacek — of the Family Research Council — that discussed a job opening at Facebook. The email, from Gacek, read: LinkedIn sent me a notice about some job openings. This seems perfect for Breitbart to flood the zone with candidates of all stripe who will report back to you
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  • Stop searching for a place to plug-in and charge with the $5 RAVPower mini battery pack

    This is the tiniest portable charger you'll find, and it's down to its lowest price ever with this code.
    This small portable charger can fit in your pocket keep your phone charged to full!The whole point of the smartphone revolution was we could carry the power of a full-blown computer in our pocket. We didn't have to make room for more stuff... until it came time to charge the battery. Then you needed a backpack just to carry all your cords and power adapters and giant, monolithic, battery pack
  • Fitbit’s Ionic smarwatch and Flyer headphones launch on October 1

    Fitbit’s new smartwatch finally has an official release date: October 1, or this Sunday. The company also announced the Flyer, it’s new headphones, will go on sale the same day. We said we enjoyed the device in our review, but it’s more of a smart fitness tracker than a bonafide smartwatch. Though Fitbit is seeking to expand its app community, the company’s smartwatch features amount to controlling Music, playing Pandora, and using a Starbucks gift card. On the other han
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    Since 1980 the cost of college tuition has tripled while the average income has remained basically the same. As a result families have struggled to send their kids to college at a time when a college education has become more critical than ever to even just being able to survive in the job market. The result has been an explosion in student loan debt, and it’s starting to wreak havoc on the economy. Many experts are warning that this is an economic bubble that is going to burst, much like
  • Inst10 for Instagram gets a new look and plenty of minor fixes and tweaks

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    Inst10 remains of the best ways to access Instagram on BlackBerry 10 and the latest update rolling out through BlackBerry World aims to ensure it stays that way. The latest release brings a new UI and plenty of minor fixes and tweaks. Luckily, Nemory Studios included a full range log for us all, so no need to guess at what all has been
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  • Study: Millennials most concerned about losing their jobs to robots

    Smartsheet last week released its “State of Automation 2017” study which provides a breakdown of industry attitudes toward automation. While an overwhelming percentage of those surveyed believe that automation can improve their workplace (97 percent), it’s clear that millennials are far more likely than any other group to consider automation a threat to their employment. The study was based on a survey conducted on behalf of Smartsheet by Market Cube and took into account answ
  • Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft's Mistake

    Microsoft has learned a lot of very hard lessons over the last couple of decades, and it continues to surprise and annoy me that other firms seem to have the suicidal tendency to learn the same lessons the hard way. My view is that it is far better and cheaper to avoid the mistakes of others, but firms like Apple, Google and, most recently, Sony seem to want to cherry-pick past Microsoft disasters and experience them first hand.The latest issue has to do with interoperability and millennials.
  • Snapchat is celebrating its sixth birthday with ‘Sky Filters’ and more 3D Bitmoji Lenses

    Snap today announced in a press release that, in celebration of its popular app turning six-years-old, it will be adding ‘Sky Filters’ and more 3D Bitmoji lenses to its Snapchat app. ‘Sky Filters’ brings an entirely new set of filters to the app, designed to detect the sky in your photos and offer a carousel of effects that can then be applied. 3D Bitmoji, one of the coolest time-wasters you can use your phone’s camera for, are Snapchat’s way of letting you i
  • Apple ditches Bing in favor of Google on iOS and macOS

    Apple is switching Siri’s default search provider from Bing to Google. It’s also making the switch on iOS Search and Spotlight for Mac. This means, if you ask Siri a question for which she needs to visit the web — either by asking her a question she doesn’t know the answer to or by asking her to search the web directly — the results you get will be from Google, not Bing. According to Apple, this is to make searches more consistent across all its devices. Apple told
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  • The next era of crowdFunding: why entrepreneurs need to look beyond the launch

    When was the last time you watched Shark Tank and thought to yourself, “I could do that. All I need is one good idea and my life could change forever” Although the show is entertaining, it is an atypical representation of what it’s really like to successfully launch a product and grow a company. Coming up with a groundbreaking idea is actually the easy part, the steps that come next–finding capital, developing and testing a product, marketing, and, ultimately, growing a
  • LinkedIn profiles are coming soon to your Microsoft work apps

    Microsoft wants to grow your LinkedIn network with everyone you collaborate or converse with, so it’s adding ‘Profile Cards’ to its Office 365 apps for making quick connections. The new feature, which will surface your contacts’ LinkedIn profiles in Microsoft services starting next month, should make it easier to learn about who you’re working with, whether they’re your colleagues from a remote team or a potential client you’ve been pitching to. In addi
  • BlackBerry Priv was officially announced two years ago today, are you still using it?

    Two years ago today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially announced plans to launch the company's first Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone known formally as Priv by BlackBerry. Are you still using it?
    Two years ago today, as part of their Q2 Fiscal 2016 results BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially announced plans to launch the company's first Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone known formally as Priv by BlackBerry.Read More »
  • Cryptocurrency jobs are popping up like crazy — even for non-techies

    A report released this month by Angel List indicates cryptocurrency jobs have risen by over 100 percent in the past six months. While Bitcoin value fluctuations may be testing investor confidence, the hiring market for blockchain-based technology remains overtly bullish. Not only are more jobs available, but positions working with blockchain also pay better. On average employees are being offered salaries 10-20 percent higher than non-crypto jobs. Job-seekers who prioritize flexibility sho
  • The weirdest things people are doing with Apple’s ARKit

    With iOS 11 comes the iOS ARKit, which makes it easy for developers to create augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads. So far, several developers have released AR apps of varying degrees of usefulness — such as a sudoku app that spoils the game — but one thing’s for sure: Twitter is having a blast with them. Here are some of Twitter’s best uses of ARKit apps, from creative furniture placement to floating money. IKEA Place One of the most popular ARKit apps so far (i
  • iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus – What's The Difference?

    Michael Grothaus25/09/2017 - 4:55pmThese Apple phablets couldn’t be more different – Mike takes a look at how the iPhone 6s Plus compares to the iPhone 8 PlusThis year Apple introduced its newest “Plus” model of the iPhone: the iPhone 8 Plus. The 8 Plus joined the iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 6s Plus in the big boy lineup. But while differences between the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus do exist, they are relatively minor compared to the differences between the iPho
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 2018 To Rock Exynos 7885

    Paul Briden25/09/2017 - 3:56pmSamsung's Galaxy A5 is being rebooted for 2018 with a faster CPU and more RAMSamsung introduced the Galaxy A series a few years ago - just ahead of the major reboot that was the Galaxy S6, in fact. It was the first line of devices Samsung built with a full metal body design, and on top of that it was a trio designed to fill the lower, medium, and upper-medium tiers of the smartphone market with the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 respectively. The phones were qu
  • Google and Levi’s new smart jacket can control your devices

    Google and Levi’s have partnered to release a denim jacket with touch sensitive controls and Bluetooth connectivity, proving once and for all that we are, in fact, living in the future. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket, as it’s called, allows you to do basic gadget things like Playing and pausing music, getting directions (via audio on your phone), or reading oncoming messages. You can assign different features to gestures via an accompanying app. While the fabric itself is
  • 3 companies that are shaking up traditional markets thanks to blockchain

    The blockchain, and cryptocurrency as a whole, can feel a bit overwhelming. It’s obviously on the rise, but so much of it is a mystery to the average person. Usually the first questions will revolve around the world’s most known cryptocurrency, bitcoin, but eventually, curious minds will start researching more types of “coins” and looking into the digital ledgers we refer to as “the blockchain.” It’s a lot to comprehend and sometimes the best way to und
  • This “airline for millennials” wants to lure passengers with complimentary VR headsets

    Air France is one of the oldest names in aviation. It’s also one of the stuffiest; you don’t instinctively associate it with a hip, young clientele right? It’s perhaps for that reason it’s launching a spin-off airline, called Joon, aimed squarely at millennials. Check out the magnificently cringeworthy launch video below. So, what does an airline for millennials look like? A release, issued by Air France earlier today, unveiled some details about the service. The company
  • What the future of Bitcoin after the scaling forks will be like

    Bitcoin has recently undergone a subtle but major change. I previously discussed here on TNW the blockchain is already falling victim to its own popularity — with limited block sizes resulting in painstakingly slow transactions. With the recent implementation of SegWit and the planned SegWit2X, we are now seeing some potential in Bitcoin Scaling. However, it does not end there. Some parties aren’t satisfied with how limited the proposed changes are, and they even made a “hard
  • Get all the web development training you’d ever want or need — now for an extra $10 off

    Learn anything about web development you want at your own pace with the keys to the educational kingdom — a lifetime subscription to SitePoint Premium Courses, which you can get for an additional $10 off ($39.99) with this limited time price drop.
  • Samsung Galaxy X FFOLED Certified In Korea!

    Paul Briden25/09/2017 - 2:54pmSamsung's folding and flexible OLED phone has been certifiedWe know Samsung is already hard at work on the Galaxy S9, which will likely drop during Q1 2018 (possibly early Q2, though) - but the really BIG products from Samsung next year are going to be the ones which leverage its folding and flexible (Super) AMOLED display technology for the first time ever - we've taken to calling the screens FFOLED for short. At present this is belived to include the Galaxy Note 9
  • Peer-to-peer renewable energy markets are the future — if governments get on board

    Anybody with a modicum of rationality knows that we, as a species, need to make a shift towards renewable energy — or face dire consequences. But the problem with renewable energy is its inconsistency, which makes it harder to implement on a larger scale. A number of startups and companies are working on creating peer-to-peer energy markets that will help systems utilize energy more efficiently (good for Mother Earth) while giving regular people the option of selling their excess energy (
  • BlackBerry KEYone now available from Personal and Frávega in Argentina!

    If you're looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone in Argentina, you now have two official retailers you can order from. Right now, Personal and Frávega are both taking orders for the BlackBerry KEYone.
    If you're looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone in Argentina, you now have two official retailers you can order from. Right now, Personal and Frávega are both taking orders for the BlackBerry KEYone. With each, pricing does vary a bit depending on the plans you ch
  • iPhone users complain iOS 11 slows down their apps

    Apple is catching some heat over the release of the new iOS 11. A litany of iPhone users are reporting experiencing a significant drop in performance after updating to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. The issues range from reduced battery life to noticeably slower app performance, according to numerous posters on Reddit. Among other things, users are complaining that apps either take unusually long to open or crash altogether when loading. One common trait is that is
  • Nokia 8 6GB RAM & 128GB CONFIRMED For October

    Paul Briden25/09/2017 - 2:47pmA new Nokia 8 will arrive in October 20 with tons of storage and RAM!There's been a bit of second-wave Nokia 8 hype following the handset's initial launch, as FCC documents appeared to show a higher-end version with 128GB onboard storage and 6GB of RAM. The good news today is that this has now been officially confirmed by HMD Global.
    According to a report from German tech publication winfuture, the handset will be released in the country from October 20, with a "sli
  • iPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus – What's The Difference?

    Michael Grothaus25/09/2017 - 1:16pmApple's phablets face off!Apple threw everyone for a bit of a loop this year when it announced just one flagship iPhone, but two. Not only did Apple unveil the iPhone X, which doesn’t ship until November, the company also revealed the iPhone 8, its successor to last year’s iPhone 7.
    And like the iPhone 7 before it, the iPhone 8 also comes in two models, the 4.7in version and the 5.5in Plus version. As usual, Apple is not only selling the iPhone X an
  • Amazon India wants customers to try its products in retail stores

    Furthering its battle against its ecommerce rivals in India, Amazon has cut a deal with clothing chain Shopper’s Stop to set up Amazon Experience Centers at the brand’s stores, where people can try out products from the Seattle giant’s catalog. Amazon has a few of its own brands in India, including Solimo, which offers cookware and home furnishing, Symbol, a men’s fashion label, and the global brand AmazonBasics, which covers numerous categories from travel and tech acce
  • The infamous Brexit Bus is now being used to promote a fintech startup

    Remember the Brexit Bus? During the fraught campaigning surrounding the UK’s referendum on its EU-membership, the Vote Leave campaign hired a bus, and plastered on it the words “We send the EU £350 million a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead.” They didn’t realize it at the time, but this would come to symbolize the fact-free nature of the Leave campaign. For starters, there was no £350 million; when you subtract the UK’s rebate, the real figure is
  • IKEA Debuts New iPhone 8/iPhone X Wireless Charging Lamp Called RIGGAD

    Richard Goodwin25/09/2017 - 10:53amIKEA is gearing up for a big sales push with a few new products that leverage the iPhone 8 and iPhone X’s wireless charging capabilitiesIKEA is a stable in the UK and US. The company makes attractive, affordable furniture and goods for your home. And now IKEA is eyeing up some potential sales by leveraging Apple’s newly announced iPhones.
    IKEA has a bunch of new products that take advantage of the new iPhone’s wireless charging capabilities. B
  • Short Trip is an aimless game that is all about a delightful web experience

    Not every game needs a purpose or a thrilling ending to suck you in – and this little web experience nothing but proves this. Unlike most game, Short Trip has no apparent aim or a quest set in sight. It starts off unassumingly, without a bang and without any instructions. All you have to go by is its cat-like residents, its gorgeously drawn landscape and the soothing sounds that come along with it. The setting seems simple at first glance, but it feels palpably mysterious – and not
  • Is Apple’s iOS 11 Update KILLING iPhone Battery Life?

    Richard Goodwin25/09/2017 - 9:12amApple’s iOS 11 update has come under fire, following reports that the new iPhone and iPad update is draining battery lifeApple’s iOS 11 update is now out in the wild and, in true Apple fashion, it is up and running on more iPhones that Google’s Android Nougat update, which has been available for over a year.
    All is not well, though, as multiple reports are now claiming that iOS 11 is having some pretty serious effects on iPhone battery life &nd
  • How to support the accelerating growth of the used smartphone market

    Although many consumers will be replacing their smartphones to purchase the new flagships that Apple, Samsung, Google and others are launching, their old devices will not wither and die. They’ll most likely be integrated into the growing market of used and refurbished phones. According to IDC, used smartphones will triple in sales by 2020 and become a $30 billion market. This secondary market will be especially attractive to the millions of people who can’t afford the insanely expen
  • Facebook re-licenses React under MIT license after developer backlash

    A major barrier to the adoption of Facebook’s React front-end library has been its license. Facebook chose to use a BSD-derived license that contained some troubling terms surrounding patent litigation. But this is no longer an issue, as Facebook has announced it intends to re-license React – and several other Facebook-owned open source projects, including Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js – under the popular MIT license. Explaining the decision, Facebook engineering director Adam
  • iPhone 8 vs iPhone 6s – How Do They Compare?

    Michael Grothaus25/09/2017 - 9:17amThere's a TON of differences! We take a lot at how Apple's iPhone 6s chalks up against the new iPhone 8This year is a bit crazy with the iPhone offerings from Apple. The company actually offers 5 iPhone series: the upcoming iPhone X, the iPhone 8 series, the iPhone 7 series, the iPhone 6s series, and the iPhone SE.
    Add the Plus model to those and Apple currently offers 8 different iPhones. In this VS we are taking a look at the latest 4.7in iPhone 8 versus the
  • The parents guide to picking the right video game for your party

    A great party needs good food, appropriate beverages, and the perfect video game. Unfortunately, finding the best game for a party isn’t exactly easy. Mixed groups of young children, teens, and grown-ups make finding something appropriate in a sea of titles a challenge. I’m here to help you find a game or two for your library that you can pull out to get the party started every weekend, and keep it family friendly. It’s easy to party with a bunch of adults – just add boo
  • Why Shanghai is the next Silicon Valley — and why you should care

    This summer, I had the opportunity to spend some time in the lively city of Shanghai, China. I gorged on juicy soup dumplings, visited historic Confucius temples, and most importantly saw China’s rapidly growing tech-scene.Shoutout to my friend Eric for the awesome photos 📷 Don’t judge a book by its cover As I took my first steps into Shanghai Pudong International Airport, I was not sure what to expect. My admittedly narrow-minded worldview coupled with a particular por
  • Use digital marketing tactics to get your business surging — just $15

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  • Morphite - Crescent Moon Games

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    The story of Morphite takes place in a far off future when humanity has long since populated the distant reaches of space. The player takes on the role of Myrah Kale, a young woman residing on a space station and workshop under the care of her surrogate father, Mr. Mason. What starts as a simple exploratory mission to gather supplies to support their shop rapidly turns into a journey revealing Myrah’s un
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - S2 - Telltale Inc

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  • Android or Apple — Who should you develop for first?

    Developing an application can be a daunting task, but launching it shouldn’t be. There’s no simple answer to the question of which one should you develop for first, Android or Apple. It depends on various number of factors and circumstances which may influence the final decision. Even if your budget allows you to build a native application for every existing platform, various factors should be considered beforehand. One Platform Paradigm Building a mobile application for multiple pl
  • Creative ways to boost employee morale

    Employee happiness is one of the biggest things every company should focus on. Considering that a happy team is a productive one, as well as the fact that people are the most important aspect of any firm, it makes no sense why more businesses don’t try and capitalize on such a crucial element. While I can understand that sometimes things get hectic and the morale of a team might not be at the forefront in every single episode, it is something to consider as a top priority. This will impro
  • How marketers can capitalize on ICOs

    Whenever a new industry sector starts gaining momentum, savvy entrepreneurs and marketers can usually get involved on the ground floor and turn a profit. However, they need to get in early before that sector gets oversaturated and they miss the opportunity. So here’s a tip: now is the time for marketers to get involved in ICOs. The reasoning behind this is pretty simple – at this point, ICOs are doing pretty basic marketing in the form of social media posts and white papers to sprea
  • 5 mobile UI and UX strategies your users hate

    Hate is a strong word, but it’s more than appropriate when it comes to these mobile UI and UX strategies. With over 50 percent of website traffic now originating from mobile, businesses need to try harder when it comes to converting smartphone users who have a much lower conversion rate. Remember that some of these strategies are bothersome even on a desktop browser, but can often be detrimental to mobile users. 1. Intrusive pop-ups and interstitials Ethan Zuckerman claims to have wr
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