• This AI storyteller fools humans 3 out of 5 times

    A recently developed neural network is capable of captioning a series of images in a method which imitates human storytelling. Rather than simply identifying and describing objects, the AI makes inferences about what’s happening in a picture. And it’s eerily good at its job. The team, researchers from UC Santa Barbara, developed the AI to determine if a neural network could be used to deduce novel, abstract stories from images. According to a whitepaper published by the the team: Di
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  • New Ubuntu Rethinks Desktop Ecosystem

    Canonical on Thursday released Ubuntu Linux 18.04, which utilizes live patching and a new metric data collection system. Notably missing is the Unity desktop that had distinguished the distro but was poorly received. Canonical last year made the switch from Unity 7 to upstream GNOME as Ubuntu's default desktop environment. Unity is not an option in Ubuntu 18.04 and will not be available in desktop offerings moving forward. "The overall response was positive," said Will Cooke, engineering directo
  • Snapchat to test unskippable ads because money is nice

    It’s a banner week for Snapchat. The company has announced a new version of its Spectacles which appear to be an improvement on the original. It’s also shown off Snappables, AR games you can play with friends. In between that news, however, it’s come to light the company is also going to start testing unskippable video ads. The details: According to DigiDay, Snapchat is flirting with the idea of running unskippable six-second ads on some of its biggest shows —
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  • Become a Salesforce wizard with this $30 certification bundle

    Salesforce is a huge asset for many companies looking to become more efficient, and they are willing to pay experts big bucks to help them out. Get yourself in the running for that next big payday, and learn what you need to know now.
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  • Autonomous fleets will make Uber and Lyft cheaper than owning a car by 2027

    Owning a car will be more expensive than relying exclusively on ride-share apps for transportation by 2027. At least, according to a study released earlier this month. The impact: The study, conducted by Quote Wizards, focused on Seattle and Denver, two cities which already embrace ride-sharing. It also assumes that driverless car technology will quickly mature and become status quo. By the numbers: It might be hard to wrap your head around it, but the math adds up. Based on current trends, Quo
  • Meet the world’s only identity theft comedian

    So, I’ve got a joke for you. A man walks into a bank and asks the manager “Can I have a mortgage?” The bank manager says “sure!”, but then changes his mind upon discovering the man owes hundreds of thousands of pounds to a variety of creditors — loans, credit cards, phone contracts, you name it. Someone had stolen his identity, and used it to go on a massive spending spree. The man then loses his house, his job, and has to move in with his parents. He spends
  • Working parent? We’ll babysit your kids for free at TNW2018

    Sometimes it’s hard to keep your work life and private life separate. At TNW, we’re all for merging the two together and finding a balance. As our CEO Boris said last year, bringing your kids to work can be a great learning opportunity. It’s also a great lesson for us adults. Promoting inclusivity reminds us that being a parent doesn’t make you any less of a badass in the office. Of course, it’s not always possible to bring your kids along — like when you&rsq
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  • Mt. Gox moves 16,000 BTC and 16,000 BCH coins out of its wallets

    You can expect some serious volatility in the cryptocurrency market over the next few days, if history is any indication. Notorious cryptocurrency exchange desk Mt. Gox – which went down in 2014, along with 850,000 of its users Bitcoin – has moved another huge batch of its remaining funds to consolidated wallets. The now-defunct exchange desk seems to have transferred 16,000 BTC and 16,000 BCH to two separate addresses, according to a Mt. Gox cold wallet monitor. The 16,000 BTC have
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    From over-exposed selfies to speed-smeared action shots to mis-cropped, poorly composed portraits, we can collectively use some help with our photo game. That’s where the Adobe Photoshop & Editing Mastery Bundle ($41, 86 percent off from TNW Deals) comes in.
  • Add 200GB of storage to your KEYone or Motion for just $56 today

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    Expand the capacity.This 200GB card normally sells for closer to $70 and this is the lowest price drop on it since Black Friday. You can use it to expand the storage in your phone, tablet, action camera and much more. It has transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s and it is shockproof, waterproof and can even withstand X-rays.If you are looking for more storage, Amazon has the 400B variant of t
  • The podcast industry wants to befriend Alexa

    This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement of such impressive growth. Acast is a Swedish audio technology company founded in 2013 by Karl Rosander, Mans Ulvestam, and Johan Billgren. Over the past three years, the company has grown
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  • Emergency apps can now work across Europe thanks to new initiative

    The European Emergency Number Association (EENA) just announced the launch of PEMEA architecture at its conference in Slovenia. PEMEA stands for Pan-European Mobile Emergency App and the architecture was created by EENA, Beta80, and Deveryware to enable emergency apps to contact emergency services across borders in Europe. This hasn’t been possible up until now with most emergency apps only working within limited areas. TNW is in Ljubljana, and we spoke with Christina Lumbreras, technical
  • Gmail Privacy and Security Get Ruggedized

    Google has rolled out a number of new features designed to make its G Suite collaboration and productivity apps more efficient and safer to use. G Suite currently has more than 4 million paying business customers, according to Google. The updates include a new design, enhanced security and artificial intelligence components, and better integration of G Suite apps -- including Gmail, which is getting a brand new look. The overhaul already has been rolled out to some businesses via the G Suite Ear
  • Google Doodle Games: Coding For Carrots & Birthday Surprise Spinner

    Paul Briden26/04/2018 - 12:52pmCheck out a whole bunch of Google Doodle games you can play in your browserGoogle's celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the launch of the coding language Logo - the coding language aimed specifically at helping children learn to code.
    To commemorate the occasion in typical Google style, the firm has released an interactive Doodle game called Coding For Carrots.
    The game tasks players with using basic MIT Scratch programming on-screen by locking coding blocks tog
  • Asia crushes cryptocurrency trading volumes even though the UK has the most exchanges

    It appears that Asian countries are absolutely dominating the charts for cryptocurrency trading volumes – despite the recent string of regulatory clampdowns. Research from banking giant Morgan Stanley indicates that exchanges originating from countries like China, South Korea, and Hong Kong account for the trading volume globally. The research also showed that while the UK has the highest number of cryptocurrency exchanges registered with it, it only accounts for one percent of the total
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  • Facebook to be more transparent over political advertising in the UK

    As the Cambridge Analytica shitshow thunders forwards, Facebook is doubling down on its damage control efforts. The latest announcement from the ubiquitous social network, as it tries to dig itself out of its current predicament, is actually pretty welcome. For starters, it’s being clearer about what’s a political advert in the UK, and what isn’t. From May 2019, Facebook will clearly label political ads as such. The transparency push doesn’t stop there. Facebook intends
  • Reddit News: Why It’s Now My #1 Source For Information

    Richard Goodwin26/04/2018 - 10:59amIf you’re after user-curated content, the latest news, and everything else in between, you need to get Reddit in your lifeI’ve been a user of Reddit for a long time now. I love the platform, the way its setup, and the fact you can find a subreddit for just about anything.
    Reddit News is one of the most popular subreddits on Reddit. In here you’ll find all the latest headlines from all over the world, logged and ranked.
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  • Why Nasdaq’s interest in cryptocurrencies doesn’t mean anything — yet

    Nasdaq is open to the idea of becoming a cryptocurrency exchange in the future. Adena Friedman, the CEO of the New York-based stock exchange, expressed the idea in an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, where she shared her views on the cryptocurrency market and speculated on its future. Friedman said that the space is currently highly unregulated and very immature, but if this were to change in the future, Nasdaq will consider participating in the space actively. There are several concerns
  • Google’s new Tasks app gets the job done, but just barely

    Along with its Gmail design overhaul yesterday, Google relaunched its Tasks app. It’s now available within your Gmail inbox when you activate the new interface, as well as on Android and iOS. Sadly, it’s as barebones as any to-do app I’ve ever used. I’m all for apps that keep things simple and don’t overwhelm users with a boatload of features they won’t use often – but at the moment, Tasks isn’t better than anything else out there, not even Google
  • Snap’s Spectacles v2.0 are coming this week

    Earlier this month, we heard that Snap was working on a new pair of camera-equipped glasses to complement its ephemeral messaging app, Snapchat. We now know that they’ll land in the next couple of days. That’s from a Wired story on the company’s new Snappables AR games, which have you use your face as a controller of sorts. In one of them, you’ll need to train your front camera at yourself and keep raising your eyebrows in order to lift virtual weights quickly to earn a
  • Microsoft is reportedly working on a leaner Windows 10 for low-end devices

    Microsoft’s first attempt to create a lighter version of Windows 10 – which it dubbed Windows 10 S – didn’t go so well, because it did away with the platform’s best feature: its ability to run a crapton of legacy apps. Now, it’s taking another shot with Windows 10 Lean. That’s from the folks at Windows Central, which reports that the upcoming variant of the OS will be 2GB lighter than standard installations of Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. Welcome
  • Despite all your rage, Wall Street still doesn’t give a fuck

    After a string of bad press and the worst crisis in its 14-year history, Facebook today posted gains of 63 percent in profit, and 49 percent in revenue. Or, to put it another way, Wall Street gives zero fucks about your privacy concerns. For a company neither stalled nor slowed by the #DeleteFacebook movement, rapidly shifting public sentiment after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, or the non-story that came of our android overlord Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to brief Congress on the differenc
  • Review: KEF’s LS50W are the best gateway to the world of hi-fi speakers

    Few hobbies exemplify the law of diminishing returns like audiophilia. Buying $500 speakers may be a clear upgrade from a pair that cost you a benjamin, but the more money you spend, the less obvious those improvements become. As you venture into the world of hi-fi, the requirement of a decent amplifier and other components only add to the sticker shock. That’s why the KEF LS50W are so refreshing. If you’ve never invested big money in audio, it might seem absurd to call pair of $2,2
  • YouTube Kids hands the reins to parents rather than fixing its own mess

    YouTube is giving parents greater control over its Kids app, presumably in an attempt to curtail the complaints that it’s not doing enough to keep the app clean. Now parents can get a better handle on what their child watches on the Kids app — which would be great, except for the fact that shouldn’t have been a problem in the first place. The rumors about this change began earlier this month, and it appears the changes are both more and less extensive than we’d heard. Ac
  • Watch: Tesla Model X rudely interrupts man’s workout by plowing into gym

    A trip to the nail salon nearly turned into a harrowing experience for a woman and a gym of go-getters anxious to get their Sunday swole on. The car first crashed into a karate studio — which would normally be full of kids, but had recently relocated — before plowing right through that building and into a second wall at a neighboring Anytime Fitness. In security footage obtained by ABC Action News, we see the black Tesla Model X crashing through the wall and nearly mowing down a loc
  • Someone made Soulja Boy’s old website point to a bunch of dragon dongs

    Soulja Boy is promoting dragon-themed sex toys on Twitter, whether he knows it or not. In what’s possibly the best combination of dungeons and dragons since Dungeons and Dragons, a sex toy company called Bad Dragon makes marital aids for lovers of all things dirty and dragon related. It turns out the company’s website is now getting some accidental promotion from Soulja Boy, the famous rapper, thanks to a mysterious redirect from a website he used to own. And since he used to tweet
  • Scientists can now keep brains alive without a body

    A team of scientists recently revealed they’d successfully conducted experiments on hundreds of pigs that involved keeping their brains alive for up to 36 hours after the animals had been decapitated. Maybe Sergio Canavero, the mad scientist who wants to perform a brain transplant on a human, isn’t so crazy after all. Researcher Nenad Sestan, who lead the team of Yale University scientists, disclosed the nature of the research in a meeting at the National Institutes of Health last m
  • The new Harry Potter game sucks all the magic out of Hogwarts

    The new Harry Potter app brings you to Hogwarts, then proceeds to bog you down in menial microtransactions. It’s enough to kill the magic — for the most part, anyway. My love for the Harry Potter series has been going strong for almost two decades now. When I realized today was the release day for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, I was excited until I remembered the upcoming Niantic game is called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Still, I’m a good Pott
  • Moto G6 Hands-On First Look Review: Return of The (BUDGET) King

    Paul Briden26/04/2018 - 8:35amWe get handsy with the new Moto G6The Motorola Moto G series has proven one of the most popular series of Android phones since Android became a thing.
    That’s in no small part due to the price point, but it’s also due to Motorola’s determination to squeeze a lot of bang for your buck into this low-price range of handsets.
    It’s a strategy that’s seen several generations of Moto G become Motorola’s best-selling devices of all-time, e
  • Moto G6 Hands-On First Look Review

    Paul Briden25/04/2018 - 8:16pmWe get handsy with the new Moto G6The Motorola Moto G series has proven one of the most popular series of Android phones since Android became a thing. That’s in no small part due to the price point, but it’s also due to Motorola’s determination to squeeze a lot of bang for your buck into this low-price range of handsets. It’s a strategy that’s seen several generations of Moto G become Motorola’s best-selling devices of all-time, e
  • 'Holy Grail' Exploit Puts Nintendo Switch Consoles at Risk

    Devices built on Nvidia's Tegra X-1 mobile processor are at risk of attack from a flaw security researchers have revealed. The exploit chain discovered by Katherine Temkin and others affects any device running the chip, including the Nintendo Switch gaming console and some Chromebooks. Called "Fusée Gelée," the vulnerability allows anyone to run code on the chip by overloading a critical buffer when a system boots. "Fusée Gelée isn't a perfect 'Holy Grail' exploit --
  • Review: Brainwavz B-400 quad balanced earphones hit all the right notes

    Brainwavz’ newest entry into the audiophile market is its B-400 earphones. They feature four drivers, a unique 3D-printed design, and a level of sound-quality usually reserved for much pricier gear. The B-400s feature a rich sound stage. I usually prefer over-the-ear headphones because earphones tend to be a little more hit-or-miss whether they handle acoustic bass sounds well. Most mid-to-high end in-ear phones, in my experience, handle dance music and hip hop better than jazz or blues.
  • Amazon teases ‘Fire TV Cube’ that might double as an Echo

    What is it? Amazon is teasing the release of a mysterious new ‘Fire TV Cube‘ on its very website. Well, maybe not that mysterious; based on previous leaks, it appears the device is a small set-top box that combines Amazon’s TV offerings with the Echo’s voice assistant capabilities. The context: Way back in September, we wrote up a leak indicating Amazon was working on a new Fire TV module that could double as  an Echo. The devices were originally rumored to be annou
  • Google swaps revolver for water gun in its emoji armory

    Today Google became the latest company to replace its gun emoji with a non-lethal alternative — namely, a water pistol. I’ve been an iOS user for as long as I’ve owned a smartphone, but I admit one look at this cute squirt gun had me thinking, “You know, there are perfectly good Android phones that are much cheaper than the next iPhone will be…and I’d get to use the new water pistol.” For context: Over the last five years, several companies have quietl
  • Ethereum bug causes integer overflow in numerous ERC20 smart contracts [Update]

    Blockchain security startup PeckShield has come across a critical vulnerability in multiple Ethereum smart contracts (based on the ERC20 protocol) which results in integer overflow – a common issue which occurs when computers deal with numeric values outside of the range that can be represented with a given number of bits. The researchers have noted that their study found that the bug is present in a number of tokens, including UGToken, SMART, MTC, FirstCoin, GG Token, CNY Token
  • Ethereum bug causes integer overflow in numerous ERC20 smart contracts

    Blockchain security startup PeckShield has come across a critical vulnerability in multiple Ethereum smart contracts (based on the ERC20 protocol) which results in integer overflow – a common issue which occurs when computers deal with numeric values outside of the range that can be represented with a given number of bits. The researchers have noted that their study found that the bug is present in a number of tokens, including UGToken, SMART, MTC, FirstCoin, GG Token, CNY Token
  • Amazon announces new Echo Dot and Alexa features for kids

    Amazon today announced its new Echo Dot Kid’s Edition and ‘FreeTime’ content services for parents and children. What it is: Today’s big announcements include a new service for parents and kids called FreeTime, which comes in a free and subscription version, and a new Echo Dot bundle for kids. The unpaid version of FreeTime, available on your existing Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Plus devices starting May 9, will update Alexa with parental controls, to include time limits
  • What To Expect From Apple At WWDC 2018

    Michael Grothaus25/04/2018 - 4:44pmiOS 12 isn’t the only thing that will be revealed.Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will take place June 4–8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Though the conference is aimed at developers, consumers and media tune into the keynote speech to see what Apple has planned for the rest of the year.
    And while Apple isn't expected to unveil new iPhone hardware, it will show off plenty of software and maybe even some new d
  • Turn (almost) anything into a table with this… leg

    When I first read the motto of Tabl, I laughed. It’s hard not to when it declares itself “the world’s most adaptable table leg” – a category I assume it stands alone in. But, the more I found out about it, the more weird sense it made. The idea is this: You get any flat surface under 60kgs, attach legs to it and, boom, there’s your table. The only tool you need is an allen key, which is included. This GIF visualizes the concept well: “I live in New
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  • Lightning Labs CEO is giving scholarships to female blockchain developers

    Lightning Labs co-founder and CEO Elizabeth Stark has announced a scholarship for female blockchain developers. In a post on Twitter, Stark said that she and Bitcoin developer Jimmy Song have secured several scholarship packages for the upcoming Programming Blockchain seminar, which is scheduled to take place on May 17 and 18 in New York City. The scholarships will cover the admission fees for the full two-day course, which usually costs $4,000. One thing to keep in mind is that scholarship rec
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  • How To Download ALL Your Instagram Info

    Michael Grothaus25/04/2018 - 3:29pmSave all the photos, videos, and messages you’ve EVER posted – simple guide on how it's done!The Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal has made people all the more paranoid (and rightly so) about just how much information social media services have about us. Since then, Facebook has been in massive damage control mode, panicked that people will flee its services.
    Of course, Facebook is more than just Facebook. It also owns WhatsApp and Instagram
  • Learn how to self-publish your own work for just $25

    The business of publishers, agents, distributors and more can still be headaches, but thanks to the advantages of the digital age, any author can get a book published now — and keep all the profits. You can follow a step-by-step guide to the world of DIY publishing with the eBook Self-Publishing course bundle, which is only $25 right now from TNW Deals.
  • Open Bionic’s prosthetic Hero Arm is now available in the UK

    Open Bionics is a UK-based company, devoted to creating affordable, robotic prosthetics. Today they’re launching the “Hero Arm” – a 3D-printed, medically approved bionic arm that was designed to “turn disabilities into superpowers.” It is a lightweight, robotic prosthetic device with a customizable look, and it was built specifically for people (aged eight and older) lacking a limb below the elbows. From “How did you get that arm” to “Where
  • What I learned working for Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  — [Attributed to] Mark Twain. Warning: I didn’t understand any of this as I was living through it. You won’t, either, when it happens to you. It would be fair to say that I’m proud of my thirty-five-year career in the computer industry. I’ve had the pleasure

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