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    Apple isn’t big on options. Its $159 headphone, the AirPod, is a prime example. It only comes in two colors: white, and the color white used to be after you’ve used it six months. Ahem, moving on. Colorware, the company behind the retro-themed iPhone and MacBook, is back at it. For the ridiculously ridiculous price of $289, you can gloss over the standard white, and customize your AirPods using one of 58 colors. Or, drop an additional $30 for a matching case. At
  • Open Source IoT on Steady Enterprise March

    Enterprise IT decision makers have been exploring the potential of Internet of Things technologies, but they are not rushing IoT projects into development and are showing caution in their adoption commitments, according to survey results Red Hat released Wednesday. Of the 215 participants in the company's survey, "Enterprise IoT in 2017: Steady as she goes," 55 percent indicated that IoT was important to their organization. However, only a quarter of those organizations actually were writing pro
  • Tesla plans to build at least 3 new Gigafactories

    Do you want the good news, or the bad news? Tesla’s day really depends on how you frame it. After a less-than-stellar Q4 saw Tesla miss earnings by a wide margin, we still have reason for optimism. The disappointing earnings report took a turn for the better when Tesla representatives announced they were looking to build as many as five Gigafactories over the next few years. The first, Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada, is set to hit full capacity at some point next year. Once at full
  • NASA discovered seven nearby planets that could support life

    Pack your bags, everyone! NASA announced today its discovered seven new Earth-sized planets, at least three of which could potentially support life. And, they are relatively close by. All of the planets orbit TRAPPIST-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star roughly the size of Jupiter. The system is close to Earth, relatively speaking – TRAPPIST is located in the Aquarius constellation, less than 40 light years from us. The TRAPPIST-1 star & 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting it, are r
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  • Instagram now allows you to share up to 10 pictures or videos with one post

    Picture and video sharing app Instagram is adding a new feature today, giving you one more way to share your visual media on the app. Subscribers to Instagram can now include more than one picture or video in a post. Up to ten photos or videos (in any combination) can be shared at one time, with your followers able to swipe through the images. When it comes time to upload your feed, a new icon will be seen. Press it and you can select the pictures and videos to include in your post. You can chan
  • Rich Content Makes WhatsApp Look a Lot More Like Snapchat

    Facebook has rolled out a WhatsApp update that could threaten Snapchat's share of the mobile app messaging market. The update allows WhatsApp users to share photos and videos through the app's status area. Moreover, like WhatsApp text messages, content shared through status updates is protected by end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption is a key distinction between WhatsApp and its competitors, noted Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT. "That's an important point for people sharing p
  • AMD’s new Ryzen chips offer i7 performance at a fraction of the price

    AMD’s Ryzen desktop processors are finally here, and they’re poised to go directly into battle with Intel. Today, AMD unveiled their new powerhouse chip at a special event in San Francisco. These specific variants on the Ryzen 7 were front and center: The 1800X, the 1700x, and the 1700. The Ryzen 7 has eight cores, 16 threads, and is based on the Zen architecture, which uses a 14nm manufacturing process. According to AMD CEO Lisa Su, Zen shows a 52-percent improvement in instruction
  • Customer service on Twitter is about to get more human

    If you’ve got a problem that can only be resolved by speaking to a human being, you need Twitter. From airlines to supermarkets, companies have whole-heartedly embraced the platform as a way to acknowledge and resolve the issues of their customers. But there’s a problem. It’s a bit weird – inhuman, even – to hold a conversation with Tesco or United Airlines. They’re not people. They’re companies. Recognizing this is a bit off, Twitter has introduced cus
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  • BlackBerry brings back the 48-hour flash sale on the BlackBerry Passport!

    Back by popular demand, BlackBerry's 48-hour flash sale on the BlackBerry Passport is back on ShopBlackBerry. Sadly, there's no Silver Editions left but you can score an original Passport for a great price!
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  • Instagram now lets you share 10 photos and videos in one post

    Following up on its test a couple of weeks ago, Instagram is making a major change to its platform: you can now share multiple images in a single post. The feature has long been available to advertisers, but this is the first time it’s becoming generally available to the public. To access the feature, simply press the new icon on the bottom right of your images you can select up to 10 of them. You can also tap and hold on images to change the order in which they appear. Your friends
  • Amazon is offering $8.63 off nearly any purchase of $50 or more today only!

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  • I FINALLY Found A Decent Bluetooth Receiver For My Car

    Richard Goodwin22/02/2017 - 1:40pmWhat’s The Best Bluetooth Receiver For Your Car? Simple: this one – HAVIT V4.1 Bluetooth Transmitter/ ReceiverIf you don’t buy new cars, chances are your car’s entertainment system leaves quite a bit to be desired. Mine’s a 2007 E92 and while she looks stunning and drives like a champ, there are things missing – things like Bluetooth connectivity, for instance.
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  • France is sending out eagles to snatch terrorist drones from the sky

    France has a nasty surprise in store for ill-intended drone pilots. Local military forces are training eagles to hunt down enemy drones in cases of incoming aerial attacks, The Washington Post reports. The four eagles – named d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, like the characters from the literary classic The Three Musketeers – hatched last year, but have only recently mastered to perfection the art of snatching tiny aircrafts from the sky. Now they&rsq
  • Is your business really ready to grow?

    It’s not selfish to go into business with expansion in mind. But expanding too quickly can cause serious growing pains. As tempting as it may seem, the real signs that your business is ready for the next level includes more than just cash flow and distribution demands. So how do you know you’re really ready? There are four major areas you need to get right – strategy, people, execution, and ambition. Here are some helpful tips to see if you’re growing on a whim or i
  • This site transforms your doodles into atrocious cat monsters

    Machine learning has provided humanity with a powerful tool for creating horrid images of doom. Not only in the figurative ‘AI will kill us all’ sense, but also in the literal ‘OMG LOOK AT THIS ‘ sense. Remember Google’s DeepDream? Now you do. No image, however innocent or cute, is safe from being transformed into a nightmare that can only be dreamt up by a depraved inhuman mind, whose sole purpose is to take all that is beautiful and turn it into something rotten.
  • A Quick Guide To Sonos Speakers: Everything You Need To Know

    Richard Goodwin22/02/2017 - 11:50amGetting started with SONOS – everything you need to know about buying Sonos speakersThinking about updating your home’s audio system? Flirting with the idea of going wireless? Keep hearing good things about Sonos? You’re in the right place.
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  • 5 of the best Android apps for speed camera and road hazard alerts

    Having the intent to drive safely and responsibly is crucial, but it can only go so far if you aren't aware of the road's challenges. Ignorance or outright failure to obey speed cameras, traffic jams, dangerous curves, and driving limits can make you lose valuable time, money, and the pleasure of driving.
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  • Make a career developing for the brand new Android Nougat — for under $40

    Ever since its widespread release last August, developers everywhere have been digging into all the new features of the Android 7 operating system known as Nougat. You can now learn the best tricks those trailblazers found in one place with this comprehensive Ultimate Android N Development Bundle. The collected ins and outs of Android’s most powerful OS yet are available to you right now for only $39 (a 90 percent saving) from TNW Deals. Whether you’re a complete novice or a re
  • Facebook is down for many users – Panic! [Update: Works fine now]

    It’s not just you: Numerous users are reporting experiencing downtime on Facebook. It appears the issue is mostly affecting netizens in Europe, but US users in some areas have also confirmed experiencing the outage. The Twitterverse was quick to notice the downtime too: Facebook is currently down for people in these regions…#facebookdown pic.twitter.com/HTo7gVhEFd — Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) February 22, 2017 Facebook is down since https://t.co/DZGGWz5
  • iPhone 8 Specs Detailed In Report: Apple’s First $1000+ iPhone

    Richard Goodwin22/02/2017 - 9:09amThe iPhone 8 – Apple’s Mac Daddy update for 2017 – has been detailed inside a new report from TrendForceThe iPhone 8 is coming in 2017 alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and while that might sound odd it kind of makes sense, given the state of the mobile space (declining sales) and the demand for new iPhone designs, which is at an all time high.
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  • Google’s new tech turns VR headsets invisible

    If you’ve ever watched someone wear and use a VR headset, you know how odd they look with a high-tech blindfold on. That’s not good for demonstrating the emerging technology, especially while it still has a lot to prove before it enters the mainstream. That’s why Google’s Research arm and Daydream Labs have partnered to figure out a way to let spectators see VR headset users’ full faces while they’re immersed in an experience – as if the headsets were p
  • Microsoft announces Skype Lite for low connectivity areas, launching in India first

    At its Future Decoded event in Mumbai, India, today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the launch of Skype Lite, a retooled version of its voice and video calling service, designed for use in areas with limited connectivity on Android devices. The new app takes up just 13MB of space and will support nine regional languages, as well as chatbots for connected services. It also lets you read and reply to SMS messages, and includes a tool to help you track your mobile data usage. There are also
  • Uber’s self-driving cabs are hitting the streets in Arizona

    Commuters in Tempe, Arizona can now hail a self-driving Uber, as the company has begun testing its autonomous vehicles in the city with the blessings of the state government. News of the trials follow a ban on Uber’s self-driving cabs in San Francisco last December; the company was barred from testing those vehicles for failing to register them, and was subsequently invited to Arizona by Governor Doug Ducey. This is the third city where Uber will be putting its autonomous taxis to the tes
  • HP returns to the 80s for its best commercial yet

    I normally don’t scour the internet for printer ads, but HP’s latest retro commercial is an absolute gem that’s worth watching till the end. To demonstrate the speed of its new PageWide printer, HP hit up the adorably awkward Computer Show, a webseries that parodies now-ancient TV programs like PBS’ Computer Chronicles, about futuristic technology. Host Gary Fabert talks to two HP executives about how their new printer is like “those hats with two cans of beer,&rdq
  • LG teases sturdy weatherproof G6 with a big screen and a small body

    LG has been teasing us about its upcoming G6 while we await Mobile World Congress – not to mention the myriad of leaks. Now the company has released the results of a survey “in celebration” of the device. The queries asked American users what features they most wanted in a smartphone, as well as their biggest grievances with current or older ones. Given the context, it’s pretty obvious LG is planning on addressing those points with the G6. Here’
  • LG G6 survey: More people prefer big phone screens to big “body parts”

    LG has been teasing us about its upcoming G6 while we await Mobile World Congress – not to mention the myriad of leaks. Now the company has released the results of a survey “in celebration” of the device. The queries asked American users what features they most wanted in a smartphone, as well as their biggest grievances with current or older ones. Given the context, it’s pretty obvious LG is planning on addressing those points with the G6. Here’
  • Live MLB games could be coming to Facebook

    Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball to bring streaming games to the platform. The deal — which insiders are describing as 50/50 at this point — could be a boon for the company. Facebook has displayed an increase focus on video of late, and a streaming deal with one of the “big three” American sports (football, baseball, basketball) certainly wouldn’t hurt. A Reuters report says the deal would be for one game a week to start &md
  • Bull charging through NYC takes social media by storm

    A runaway bull in Queens got millions of views on Facebook Live during its short stint of freedom. The New York Times reports the bull escaped from the Aziz Slaughter House in Jamaica at 10 a.m. and was spotted 20 minutes later by frantic 911 callers. Within minutes, a news helicopter had spotted the bull, and the footage was streamed to Facebook Live. At the time of writing, the ABC7NY broadcast had been viewed over 1 million times. Live footage of the bull’s capture on CBS New York&rsqu
  • Withings to join Nokia for "an exciting keynote announcement" on February 26

    Whitings, the French company acquired by Nokia last year, confirmed it would join HMD Global's MWC 2017 press conference, which will be held on February 26.Not many details have been offered by Withings, just the fact that it wants to share “an exciting keynote announcement” with the world. The French company is mostly known for its connected health devices, but Withings built a smartwatch as well.Withings launched the Activite Sapphire smartwatch back in 2014, followed by two differ
  • One man builds 48 of SwiftKey's over 150 language models supported by the Android keyboard app

    Perhaps many won't be surprised to learn that SwiftKey now features support for more than 150 languages, but you know what's really impressive? Apparently, one man is responsible for building 48 of SwiftKey's over 150 language models.His name is Julien Baley, a SwiftKey engineer who speaks fluently English, French and Mandarin. He also has varying degrees of knowledge of other languages like German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Breton, Armenian, Greek, Hungari
  • This robot butler follows you around and carries your stuff

    Say goodbye to bags, luggage, and purses – and hello to your own cargo ‘bot. Piaggio – the company behind the Vespa scooter – created “Gita,” a ball-shaped blue robot whose name means “short journey.” Piaggio says that Gita rolls after its owner on two wheels at speeds up to 22 mph, and carries items up to 40 lbs. Gita creates a map of its surroundings using a network of cameras and sensors on its round body. This allows it to navig
  • Microsoft Makes VR Drone Fight Simulator Available on GitHub

    Microsoft has introduced an open source virtual reality toolkit for the training of autonomous drones. Part of Microsoft's Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform, the beta software became available last week. It is designed to allow developers to "teach" drones how to navigate the real world by recreating conditions such as shadows, reflections and even objects that might confuse a device's on-board sensors. The software allows researchers to write code for aerial robots such as drones, and to
  • Roborace’s driverless racecars hauled ass in Buenos Aires this weekend

    Two self-driving racecars put the pedal to the metal this weekend in Buenos Aires. The prototype racers put in 20 laps, each topping 115 miles per hour at the Puerto Madero street circuit before one of their days came to an abrupt end. We’ve been stoked about Roborace since Formula E first made the announcement over a year ago. Unlike Formula E — an electronic vehicle racing circuit — Roborace vehicles have no driver. Instead, engineers focus on who can build the best AI.
  • Urban Outfitters hawks the AOL shirt no one asked for

    Want to remind everyone that America Online was a thing in the 90s? Urban Outfitters thinks you do. UO is selling an (admittedly comfy-looking) t-shirt emblazoned with the familiar AOL triangle logo for $45. That’s almost $20 more than you’d pay for AOL’s most expensive subscription service, and the latter comes with a Verizon discount. Not that the price is a big surprise – you go to Urban Outfitters when you want to disappoint Macklemore. As nostalgia goes, the AOL log
  • Download this free BlackBerry Secure wallpaper!

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    It's become increasingly diverse the ways with which we can show our support for BlackBerry. Be it in smartphones, or enterprise software, collaboration tools or communication platforms there's a core tenant that BlackBerry upholds - security.
  • Facebook Puts More Work Into Social Networking

    Facebook last week launched new features for advertising job openings on the network. Although many companies already have been using Facebook to find workers, the new functionality formalizes its job search capabilities, the company said. U.S. and Canadian businesses can use the company's new jobs bookmark to list open positions and allow users to apply directly from the site. Page administrators can track applicants and communicate directly with them using messenger. They also can boost job po
  • Everything you need to know about the T-Mobile ONE unlimited plan

    A complete breakdown of T-Mobile's ONE plan and everything else you can get when you sign up for service from Big Magenta.
    A complete breakdown of T-Mobile's ONE plan and everything else you can get when you sign up for service from Big Magenta.In the United States, there are a lot of companies that can get you and your phone online, but most people use one of the four biggest: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Choosing between them can be difficult. Your first priority should be what serv
  • YouTube is down for many users

    It’s not just you: YouTube is down for many users. The outage appears to be mostly affecting European users. YouTube is working fine for TNW writers stateside (though we’ve seen some intermittent outage), but multiple European staff  members are getting a ‘500 Internal Server Error’ message. Youtube is dead pic.twitter.com/53dcydbLzt — where am i (@Bamanboi) February 21, 2017 YouTube is having issues… it’s not just you! #youtubedown pic.twitt
  • UPS successfully delivered a package with a drone

    When it comes to innovation in the delivery space, nobody comes even remotely close to UPS. The iconic courier company has figured out several different ways to increase the fuel efficiency of its vehicles, while simultaneously lowering delivery times. For example, did you know that UPS routes drivers using the least-possible left turns? It sounds counterintuitive, but the move has saved 20.4 million miles, and allowed it to deliver 350,000 more packages. It’s for this reason why I’
  • Samsung Flow app to allow Galaxy smartphone users to unlock their Windows 10 PCs with fingerprint

    Samsung Flow isn't a great Android app judging by the 3.7 rating (out of 5) it's got on Google Play Store. However, the application will soon expand its functionality to a wider range of products, which might boost its appeal among users.At the moment, Samsung Flow allows Galaxy Tab Pro S users to unlock their tablet with a compatible Galaxy smartphone's fingerprint scanner. Here are the supported smartphones confirmed by Samsung: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 e
  • Jay Z entering venture capital market

    Startups, take note: Rapper and businessman Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is launching his own venture capital fund. He’s starting the fund with business partner Jay Brown, president of Jay Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation. They are currently looking for a third partner. Both Jays are allegedly partnering with startup foundry Sherpa, though Sherpa staff might not be heavily involved. No one knows the target fund size, but Axios reports that the focus is on seed-stage tec
  • Xbox One S Review: More Than Just A Console

    Michael Grothaus21/02/2017 - 6:07pmIt’s Microsoft's best-engineered console yet, this is our review of the XBOX ONE S! £249.00 It’s a rare feat that a company could drum up excitement around a repackaged almost-four-year-old games console, but that’s exactly what Microsoft has done with the Xbox One S. First announced early last year and then finally shipping last autumn, the Xbox One S served as a rebranding and redesign for Microsoft’s signature entertainment devi
  • Remote Apps: Die Vernetzung von Smartphones und Smart TVs - USP-Forum.de

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    Smartphones übernehmen abseits von Navigation, Recherche und Kommunikation in immer mehr Bereichen des Alltags zentrale Aufgaben. Auch zum Fernsteuern des heimischen Smart TVs sind sie längst im Einsatz. Remote Applikationen für das mobile ...
  • Yahoo’s valuation slashed by $350 million following high-profile hacks

    Last year, news broke that US telecommunications giant Verizon had its eyes on Yahoo, and planned on snapping it up in a deal valued at $4.8 billion. Everything was going well. And then it wasn’t, as hackers broke into Yahoo’s systems. Not just once, but twice. The first attack allowed hackers to illegally access the records of hundreds of millions of users. The second compromised over one billion acounts, making it easily one of the most significant hacking episodes ever. These epi
  • iPhone 8 might pack ‘revolutionary’ front camera that snaps 3D selfies

    As the iPhone 8 rumor mill continues to swing in full speed, the latest report suggests Apple might be gearing up to introduce a ‘revolutionary’ front camera that has the capacity to register 3D space and enable facial recognition. The new components will allow combining depth information with 2D images from the front camera for applications such as face and iris recognition as well as 3D selfies, according to a note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by 9to5Mac. Kuo
  • Become an ethical hacker for less than $25

    As the cyber world grows, so does the requirement for security personnel. One of the best ways to test security is to breach it — it's often hard to find a hole until something passes through it.
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  • Danish police first in the world to hunt down criminals using bitcoin

    It’s hard being a criminal. Surveillance techniques and forensic science are constantly being improved and people are working full-time to destroy your livelihood. That’s why many criminals around the world probably celebrated when the cryptocurrency bitcoin was launched back in 2009. With untraceable internet currency, crooks could finally enjoy the anonymity of cash without risking being caught red-handed out in the physical world. This beautifully idyllic criminal vision cou
  • New Chrome hack prompts users to download ‘missing font’ to sneak in malware

    Hackers are getting more impish by the day. Security researchers have discovered a new hacking vector for Chrome that prompts users to download a ‘missing font’ and then tricks them into installing malware on their systems. The infection was first spotted by Mahmoud Al-Qudsi from cybersecurity firm NeoSmart Technologies, which has since detailed the attack in a blog post. The researcher initially noticed the trap while browsing an unnamed WordPress website that was alleged
  • Fintech is not just fintech anymore

    There’s been a lot of talk about fintech lately. We talk about the billions of dollars being invested in fintech; the wave of unicorns and start-ups in this space; the challenge they bring to banks and incumbents; the way in which they are reaching new spaces and places; but what is fintech? It is no longer this big bucket of finance and technology. In fact, saying ‘fintech’ is like saying ‘retailer.’ But what exactly are they retailing and, in the fintec
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