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    Bouncebacks could be killing your email marketing. TrueMail makes sure it never happens again
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  • 7 strategies to design landing pages that convert in 2020

    7 strategies to design landing pages that convert in 2020
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  • SpaceX successfully launches astronauts into space for the first time

    SpaceX successfully launches astronauts into space for the first time
    SpaceX created history today as it successfully launched astronauts in the space for the first time. The space agency became the first commercial agency to carry out a crewed space flight. NASA Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are making a trip to the International Space Station (ISS), and will stay there from 6 to 16 weeks. The liftoff was successful in the second attempt after the first attempt on May 27 had to be called off due to the bad weather.  Earlier today, NASA sa
  • SpaceX successfully launches astronauts in the space for the first time

    SpaceX successfully launches astronauts in the space for the first time
    SpaceX created history today as it successfully launched astronauts in the space for the first time. The space agency became the first commercial agency to carry out a crewed space flight. NASA Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are making a trip to the International Space Station (ISS), and will stay there from 6 to 16 weeks. The liftoff was successful in the second attempt after the first attempt on May 27 had to be called off due to the bad weather.  The @SpaceX #CrewDrago
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  • How accurate is your commercial fitness tracker?

    How accurate is your commercial fitness tracker?
    In a 2019 study, 18 senior citizens took a stroll on some treadmills while armed to the hilt with fitness trackers. They had devices strapped to their wrists and ankles, fastened to their belts, and wrapped around their chests. But even with all these trackers, the seniors couldn’t get an accurate step count because their movements were too slow to trigger the sensors in the devices. Commercial fitness trackers are being used for all kinds of things other than tracking steps. They measure
  • Social media isn’t a one-size-fits-all marketplace. This training explains it all

    Social media isn’t a one-size-fits-all marketplace. This training explains it all
    TLDR: The courses in The 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle explain how to launch effective digital campaigns to drive sales on all the top social media platforms. There’s more to being a social media expert than logging into Facebook every day or making sure you’re keeping a close eye on your Twitter mentions. True social media experts need to fully understand their target audience, where they congregate and how to connect with them effectively. And with doze
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    With a single click, Word Pigeon turns a Google Doc into WordPress website content
    TLDR: Word Pigeon cleans up content creation by turning a Google Doc into a WordPress website post with just one mouse click. WordPress is usually a godsend for most people looking to build and maintain their own website. Its drag-and-drop simplicity and truckloads of customization options make it easy for almost anyone to get a site up and running, even if they’ve got no programming experience.  But creating content in WordPress? That can often be a different story. Copying and past
  • These ‘self-driving’ shared scooters will automatically return to base after each use

    These ‘self-driving’ shared scooters will automatically return to base after each use
    This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. A fleet of 100 remote-controlled scooters is being piloted at the city-owned Curiosity Lab technology testing ground in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It is understood to be the first
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  • How cosmic rays may have sparked life on Earth — and what this could mean for life on other planets

    How cosmic rays may have sparked life on Earth — and what this could mean for life on other planets
    Long before animals roamed the Earth, before the first bacteria, and even before the development of DNA, tiny molecules found they could make simple copies of themselves. Cosmic rays pouring down from space constantly bombarded those molecules as they replicated, and developed over time. These particles, raining down from distant stars and galaxies, could have played a significant role in the what would become the chemistry of life. Mirror, mirror, on the wall… Molecules can take on vari
  • Fix SEO Problems and Rise up the Google Search Rankings with this $25 tool

    Fix SEO Problems and Rise up the Google Search Rankings with this $25 tool
    While social media marketing gets loads of attention, Google is still the most important source of traffic to any website. But how exactly do you reach the top of the results page? SSEOZI is a platform that helps you optimize your site, with a range of tools for finding and fixing SEO problems. It's simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts. Right now, you can get lifetime access for just $25.
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  • Xbox Series X will make old games look prettier

    Xbox Series X will make old games look prettier
    Microsoft continues its campaign of putting out details on the Xbox Series X, and today revealed that, in addition to having backwards compatibility, the XSX will employ some techno wizardry to make the older games much better looking than they originally were. Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for the new console, revealed in an Xbox Wire update that Microsoft’s augmenting the launch line-up of the XSX with older games. We already knew the console would be backwards compa
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    Switzerland has launched a pilot program for SwissCovid, a contact tracing app based on Apple and Google's jointly developed APIs. The APIs will work with iOS 13.5 and devices running Android 6.0 or higher. The pilot involves several thousand workers at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, ETH Zurich, the Swiss Army, and staff at some hospitals and cantonal administrations. The app will monitor people in real-world situations, notifying participants who have been in contact wi
  • Google’s Android Studio 4.0 is a major upgrade for the app development tool

    Google’s Android Studio 4.0 is a major upgrade for the app development tool
    Google has launched Android Studio 4.0, adding a host of new features to the app development environment. The most eye-catching of the upgrades is a souped-up Motion Editor, Android’s interface for creating MotionLayout animations in apps. In previous versions of Android Studio, developers had to manually create and modify complex XML files to design their animations. The new Motion Editor generates the XML files for you, allowing you to create complex animations through a simpl
  • It’s time for a sequel to The Social Network and Quentin Tarantino should direct it

    It’s time for a sequel to The Social Network and Quentin Tarantino should direct it
    Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino revealed in a recent interview that he believes The Social Network is the best film of its decade. He’s wrong. Space Boobs in Space is the best film of the 2010s. Space Boobs is a perfect film, it told the whole story. The Social Network, on the other hand, has plenty of room for improvement (2010? Ha, those were the innocent days for social media). That’s why I think it’s time for a sequel. And since Tarantino’s such a biii
  • Sony announces a PlayStation 5 reveal — here’s what to expect

    Sony announces a PlayStation 5 reveal — here’s what to expect
    After months of trickling out information about the PlayStation 5, Sony‘s finally putting on a show. Specifically, it’s going to reveal some of the games that’ll be available on its new console. It’s likely not going to be a console reveal, but at least it’s something. Join us Thursday, June 4 at 1:00pm Pacific time for a look at the future of gaming on PlayStation 5: https://t.co/Yr8fafcOVd #PS5 pic.twitter.com/F0yBbDmOtC — PlayStation (@PlayStation) May 29,
  • Elon Musk just earned $780 million from Tesla — but there’s a catch

    Elon Musk just earned $780 million from Tesla — but there’s a catch
    It’s a big day for Elon Musk. The enigmatic billionaire just unlocked almost $800 million worth of cheap Tesla shares — the first payout in what’s considered the largest compensation package of its kind in history. Indeed, Musk can now buy around 1.7 million Tesla shares for $350.02 each, a total cost of just over $595 million. Tesla stock currently trades at $808.32, which means Musk hypothetically stands to profit $778.6 million in just two trades. [Read: A lo
  • Tech promised ‘disruption’ — but they’re still selling us sex

    Tech promised ‘disruption’ — but they’re still selling us sex
    This is from Plugged In, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter on gear and gadgets. Subscribe to it (and our other great newsletters) here. Let’s start with simple question: have you ever bought a bit of (non-erotic) tech because you thought it’d help you weasel your way into someone’s nether-regions? No, me neither. But these people must exist. Surely. I mean, what other explanation is there for LG advertizing its new phone with a TikTok highlighting its ability to
  • OpenAI’s new text generator writes sad poems and corrects lousy grammar

    OpenAI’s new text generator writes sad poems and corrects lousy grammar
    OpenAI has quietly unveiled the latest incarnation of its headline-grabbing text generator: GPT-3. The research lab initially said its predecessor’s potential to spread disinformation made it too dangerous to share. The decision led terrified journalists to warn of impending robot apocalypses — generating a lot of helpful hype for GPT-2. Now, OpenAI has unveiled its big brother. And it’s enormous. The language model has 175 billion parameters — 10 times mo
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  • Iconscout can bring new life to any web design project

    Iconscout can bring new life to any web design project
    TLDR: A two-year subscription to an Iconscout Unlimited Icons Plan gives you access to more than 2 million royalty-free icons to use in any of your web design projects. In one quick glance, you get it. That’s the whole purpose of an icon. If your eye can scan across a screen, find a simple recognizable symbol and instantly understand why it’s there and what it means, then your icon has done its job. Icons are key signposts pointing users to what’s important in your web page or
  • China’s Xpeng ‘copies’ Tesla’s website after allegedly ‘stealing’ Autopilot source code

    China’s Xpeng ‘copies’ Tesla’s website after allegedly ‘stealing’ Autopilot source code
    Chinese carmakers taking too much inspiration from western brands isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but one China-based EV maker has zero-chill and is now even copying Tesla‘s web design. [Read: UK automotive production at lowest level since WW2, to cost industry $15B] Spotted by an unnamed individual, who then tipped off Electrek, Xpeng appears to be copying Tesla‘s website design. I say appears, but take a look a the screenshots below and decide for yourself. The similarities
  • Chrome moves to automatically block abusive notification requests

    Chrome moves to automatically block abusive notification requests
    You won’t have to endure annoying notification popups from random sites when using Chrome for much longer. Google has announced it’s cracking down on sites that abuse notifications starting from Chrome 84, which will drop on July 14. Sites with intrusive notifications and permission requests will be filtered under a “quieter notifications UI,” which will also warn users that the site might be trying to trick them. “Abusive notification prompts are one of the top us
  • Google Maps data shows which European countries took lockdown most seriously

    Google Maps data shows which European countries took lockdown most seriously
    A substantial part of humanity is slowly emerging from weeks of lockdown. What we have experienced is truly rare: a real global threat, menacing to all wherever we lived. But how did humanity respond to this pandemic? Did people consistently stay at home as most governments asked them to? And if they didn’t, where did they go? We can answer these questions thanks to Google. It has released data on people’s movements gathered from millions of mobile devices that use its software (And
  • How cosmologists finally found the ‘missing’ half of our universe’s matter

    How cosmologists finally found the ‘missing’ half of our universe’s matter
    In the late 1990s, cosmologists made a prediction about how much ordinary matter there should be in the universe. About 5%, they estimated, should be regular stuff with the rest a mixture of dark matter and dark energy. But when cosmologists counted up everything they could see or measure at the time, they came up short. By a lot. The sum of all the ordinary matter that cosmologists measured only added up to about half of the 5% what was supposed to be in the universe. This is known as the &ldq
  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Winklevoss deal brings BTC trade to Samsung users in US and Canada’

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Winklevoss deal brings BTC trade to Samsung users in US and Canada’
    Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Stephen Hawking used to say: Let’s get this bread! Bitcoin price We closed the day, May 28 2020, at a price of $9,525. That’s a respectable 3.71 percent increase in 24 hours, or $340. It was the highest closing price in eight days. We’re still 52 percent bel
  • UK automotive production at lowest level since WW2, to cost industry $15B

    UK automotive production at lowest level since WW2, to cost industry $15B
    With auto factories closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that production was going to take a hit. Now we know just how big an impact it had in the UK. In the month of April, carmakers based in the United Kingdom produced 197 premium or luxury vehicles, just 45 of these actually made it to customers. That’s a 99.7% drop compared to the same time period last year, BBC reports. [Read: CVS is testing driverless vehicles in Houston for safe, socially distanced medical deliv
  • How coronavirus is reshaping the mobility industry, from EVs to supply chains

    How coronavirus is reshaping the mobility industry, from EVs to supply chains
    The current crisis is first and foremost humanitarian, with 300k casualties to date worldwide and massive joblessness. It is also economic, with almost all companies having financial difficulties and many collapsing. However, a few sectors are currently booming (e.g. deliveries), some will benefit from a crisis-induced tailwind, while others will continue to suffer for years to come. Many countries are still largely shut down, while others are re-opening. Economies are initiating a reboot. Depe
  • CVS is testing driverless vehicles in Houston for safe, socially distanced medical deliveries

    CVS is testing driverless vehicles in Houston for safe, socially distanced medical deliveries
    Self-driving vehicle startup Nuro announced yesterday that it will deliver medical prescriptions autonomously to residents in parts of one Texas city. It could be a boon for the health and safety of those made even more vulnerable because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a company announcement, Nuro will partner with CVS, one of America’s biggest pharmacy chains, to deliver prescriptions to customers in a “pilot area,” which is made up of three zip codes in Houston, T
  • How to convince your boss to let you work from home — forever!

    How to convince your boss to let you work from home — forever!
    If you’re reading this it’s likely you’ve transitioned from an office-based role into remote working full-time due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while I’m not advocating for you to continue working from home or stating that the future of work will be fully remote, I think it’s important for employees to have the choice. So, if you’ve fallen in love with working from home over the past few months and would like this to be part of your “new normal,&rdq
  • Best Apple Watch apps

    Best Apple Watch apps
    One of the coolest things about smartphones and smartwatches are the apps — the imagination of thousands of 3rd party developers and creators around the globe has no bounds, and their software enhancements truly flesh out our favorite gadgets. So, what can you get for the Apple Watch?Well, tons of apps, really. Most of them serve as enhancements for an app that you already have on your phone, naturally, but others are really Watch-oriented. There also  out there that you can play
  • Twitter hides Trump’s Minnesota tweet, saying it ‘glorifies violence’

    Twitter hides Trump’s Minnesota tweet, saying it ‘glorifies violence’
    Twitter has just hidden US President Donald Trump‘s tweet about the situation in Minnesota, saying it “glorified violence.” The company didn’t delete the tweet as it thought “it may be in the public interest for the tweet to remain accessible.” In the tweet, Trump was addressing civil unrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and threatened that law enforcement would open fire in response. This comes hours after Trump signed an executive order tha
  • What CSS developers do and why you need one

    What CSS developers do and why you need one
    CSS developers are web professionals whose primary responsibility is to deliver a polished and styled product to the visitor’s browser. Practically every website uses CSS, but CSS is often not considered an “equal” in the modern web development stack. Unfortunately, this misperception can lead to CSS being taken for granted, or even overlooked to some extent. Allowing non-CSS developers to deal with CSS often results in the introduction of CSS hacks and bugs in your code, and
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  • How to avoid stereotypes when designing for global markets

    How to avoid stereotypes when designing for global markets
    Did you know we have an online conference about product design coming up? SPRINT will cover how designers and product owners can stay ahead of the curve in these unprecedented times.  Hello, Bonjour, Hola, 你好, Guten Tag, こんにちは, Привет, Merhaba, Jó Napot, Здраво! Designers at global companies frequently work with geographically distributed teams. We also regularly
  • Twitter now lets you schedule tweets — here’s how

    Twitter now lets you schedule tweets — here’s how
    Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Earlier this month, we reported that Twitter is rolling out a ‘schedule tweet’ option to some users. Now, the social network is making the feature available for all desktop users, so you can set tweets to be published at a time of your choosing. The company said that apart from scheduling, it will also allow users to it will also le
  • BlackBerry 10 users: Update your BlackBerry World app!

    BlackBerry 10 users: Update your BlackBerry World app!
    If you wish to continue using BlackBerry World after May 30, 2020, you'll want to get this update installed.As a bit of a surprise to BlackBerry 10 users in the CrackBerry forums, BlackBerry recently started rolling out a brand new BlackBerry World update seemingly out of nowhere. As it turns out, though, the update is pretty essential to get downloaded and installed if you wish to continue using BlackBerry World after May 30, 2020, as BlackBerry highlighted on Twitter.Read More »
  • This $14 Course Helps You Master Facebook for Business

    This $14 Course Helps You Master Facebook for Business
    If you run a business, any platform with 1.4 billion users is worth your attention. Even if you're not the savviest Facebook user, this social network is still a great place to reach new customers. The 2020 Complete Certified Facebook Marketing Master Class shows you how with six hours of in-depth tutorials from an entrepreneur and top-rated instructor. Right now, you can pick up the course for just $13.99 — that is over 90% off the full price.
    When it comes to marketi
  • How to start a Google Meet session from Gmail

    How to start a Google Meet session from Gmail
    Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Google has added a feature to Gmail that went missing with the death of Hangouts: namely, the ability for anyone to start a Meet video call right from your inbox. Here’s how it works. Google recently made Meet available free for everyone in the wake of the coronavirus — it’d previously only been available to its business and education G
  • You can now save tweets as drafts and schedule them for later

    You can now save tweets as drafts and schedule them for later
    Twitter is becoming a lot more user friendly. Quite recently, awas rolled out to make conversations more manageable. 
    And now, the microblogging website has announced two nifty features.
    Draft Tweets
    When you are in the middle of writing a tweet and have to leave it midway for some reason, you can now save it as a draft. Just tap 'X' and then select 'Save' to ensure the unfinished tweet is not discarded. To access it later, select Unsent Tweets and you will be able to view all your drafts.
  • Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should take this seriously

    Donald Trump is threatening to punish Twitter. Here’s why everyone should take this seriously
    US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday afternoon declaring social media companies to be broadcasters (as opposed to carriers). While the exact language of the EO has yet to be revealed, an alleged draft has circulated on social media throughout the day. If what we’re seeing is close to the final order, it’s safe to say there will be huge ramifications for the tech community and the billions of us who use social media regularly. For your rea
  • YouTube finally adds built-in timestamps with ‘Chapters’

    YouTube finally adds built-in timestamps with ‘Chapters’
    One of the most annoying things about YouTube is trying to find the right time for the specific content you’re looking for, especially in long videos. It’s become something of a tradition for a good samaritan to comment with the requisite timestamps, but YouTube is now making such crude methods a thing of the past. Starting today, YouTube is officially rolling out a ‘Chapters‘ feature that lets creators embed timestamps right into the video progress bar. 0:00 We heard yo
  • Hulu is testing an official Watch Party feature (for some viewers)

    Hulu is testing an official Watch Party feature (for some viewers)
    In this era of social distancing, online watch parties — watching online content in sync with friends — have become commonplace, but doing so usually requires specialized third party services. It seems that might start to change; Hulu is now testing an official Watch Party feature of its own. Unfortunately, it’s currently only available on the desktop. No mobile apps, no TV apps. Worse, it’s only available to users who are signed up for Hulu‘s ‘No ads’
  • This best-selling business and management bundle is on sale for $30

    This best-selling business and management bundle is on sale for $30
    It's no secret that the economic landscape is shifting at a dramatic pace. As the world continues to wrestle with the fallout and effects of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses of all sizes and in every industry are scrambling to adapt to a new normal in which work is done remotely and teams are managed from afar.
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  • Practically Anyone Can Host Their Own Webinar with Vidthere

    Practically Anyone Can Host Their Own Webinar with Vidthere
    When it comes to learning, live events have always been popular. But with so many people confined to their homes, webinars and virtual discussions are more popular than ever. If you would like to jump on this trend, Vidthere provides an all-in-one solution for hosting such events. You can currently pick up a lifetime subscription for just $49.99, which is over 90% off the full price.
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    Don't be just a bedroom DJ—be an actual DJ with the help of this music production bundle
    You know how every viral tweet these days is riddled with links to SoundCloud profiles under them? Yeah, that's because everyone seems to fool themselves into thinking that they're a musician. And while there's nothing inherently wrong with being a bedroom DJ, many of these self-professed artists aren't exactly churning out quality work, and it's likely because they haven't had proper training.
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    TNW Pride 2020: Why queer representation is so important for STEM
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    Instagram finally offers creators a chance to get paid
    Instagram today revealed that, at long last, it’s rolling out a few ways for its creators to earn money directly from their posts. The platform is currently testing both ads for IGTV and a subscription service for those who use Instagram Live. It’s a start, at least. Ads on IGTV have been in the works for a few months now — we first heard of them back in February. The ads will be about 15 seconds long, and will appear after you click the “Watch IGTV Video” button f

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