• This AI can perfectly dub videos in Indic languages — and correct lip syncing

    This AI can perfectly dub videos in Indic languages — and correct lip syncing
    People in India watch a lot of videos on the internet. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Indians spend more than 8.5GB of mobile data on average, and most of it on video. Last year, YouTube said more than 95% of content consumption is in regional languages. So naturally, there’s a lot of appetite for vernacular videos, but not all creators know all Indic languages. One solution is dubbing. Last week, just after Parasite won the Oscar award, Mother Jones claimed dubbing i
  • The sustainability of wearables will depend on how we use them

    The sustainability of wearables will depend on how we use them
    Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring how tech can help achieve the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this year? Check out the full ‘Sustainable Societies‘ program here. The pace at which various high -tech products have proliferated in consumer markets during the past few decades has been furious. Think for instance the emergence of mobile phones in the 1980s in comparison to today’s nearly 5 billion mobile phone users. Yet the future
  • Google finally opens up about having its apps banned on new Huawei phones

    Google finally opens up about having its apps banned on new Huawei phones
    Huawei is unable to license Google Mobile Services because of its placement on the Commerce Department's entity list.because it considers the Chinese manufacturer to be a threat to national security due to its allegedly close ties with the communist Chinese government. Once Huawei was placed on the list, the company was banned from accessing the U.S. supply chain it spent $11 billion on in 2018; because of the ban, Huawei is not allowed to enter into any licensing deal with Google.
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  • How to become an SEO expert for less than $30

    How to become an SEO expert for less than $30
    Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most important skills to learn in 2020. Why? Because SEO is free.
    As companies jostle for brand recognition and audiences online, the biggest ones are pouring money into paid advertising channels and, quite frankly, the smaller ones simply cannot keep up. That's what makes SEO so important. It's a viable growth strategy that is relatively inexpensive to implement and just requires some internal expertise. You could be that (well-paid) expertise aft
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  • Human emotions must adapt to thrive in the machine age

    Human emotions must adapt to thrive in the machine age
    Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to bringing the biggest names in tech to showcase inspiring talks from those driving the future of technology this year? Tim Leberecht, who authored this piece, is one of the speakers. Check out the full ‘Impact‘ program here. “If there is pain, nurse it, and if there is a flame, don’t snuff it out, don’t be brutal with it. Withdrawal can be a terrible thing when it keeps us awake at night, and watch
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Review: Love for all the wrong reasons..

  • For under $30, train to be an AWS-certified Big Data expert

    For under $30, train to be an AWS-certified Big Data expert
    This in-depth training course is perfect for those looking for a new method of working big data projects. Over 17 hours of advanced training, users will get all the background they need on the collection, storage, processing, analysis, visualization and security of big data in AWS. 
  • What developers can teach us about responsive design

    What developers can teach us about responsive design
    Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring new design trends this year? Check out the full ‘Sprint‘ program here. Since the dawn of web design, we have measured our websites in pixels. A somewhat absolute measurement that describes the smallest visual unit of a screens resolution. I’ve developed a rather love-hate relationship with these little gremlins, certainly from an engineering point of view. On the one hand, the pixel is a ubiquitous measu
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  • This Apple Maps feature is better than Google's version of the same thing

    This Apple Maps feature is better than Google's version of the same thing
    Ever since Apple Maps launched in 2012, Apple has been playing catch up with Google Maps. Much of this is due to the navigation app's poor launch; incorrect directions and mislabeled countries and cities were par for the course. And you might recall that after Apple Maps led Australians into the Outback where poisonous snakes and 115-degree temperatures are a fact of life, the police in the countrySo Apple has been rebuilding Apple Maps, replacing third-party mapping data with information it min
  • Google Fit update makes the app much easier to use

    Google Fit update makes the app much easier to use
    Great news for those using Google's fitness app without a Wear OS-powered smartwatch. The Mountain View company has justthat Google Fit is much easier to use after the latest update that's now rolling out to Android and iOS devices.Simply put, if you have an Android phone, you can now tap or swipe on the widget to access your Google Fit stats. If you're using an iPhone, you can now swipe to the widget in the Today view to see your detailedstats. If you have a Wear OS smartwatch, swiping left is
  • Google Pixel 5 and 4a Features LEAKED on Android 11?!

  • The new Google Assistant rolling out to Pixel 4 users with G Suite accounts

    The new Google Assistant rolling out to Pixel 4 users with G Suite accounts
    This is just a heads up for those who own aand a G Suite account. It looks like the new Google Assistant interface is making its way to people who were skipped from the initial rollout. As some of you probably know by now, when the new Google Assistant was released two months ago, it wasn't compatible with Pixel 4 units with G Suite accounts.Also, the digital assistant was restricted to US English. The good news is the new Google Assistant isn't just available to Pixel 4 users with G Suite accou
  • No spoilers: How to mute words and phrases on Twitter

    No spoilers: How to mute words and phrases on Twitter
    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. Twitter is kind of the wild west of social media. Everything’s thrown together in one big news feed, and even if you’re scrupulous with the use of lists, some things can still sneak through your filters. Twitter allows you to mute hashtags and accounts, but imagine my surprise when I discover you can do this with individual words — and
  • Facebook plans to clarify when pro-Bloomberg posts come from staffers

    Facebook plans to clarify when pro-Bloomberg posts come from staffers
    Former New York City mayor and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is spending an unprecedented amount of money on his campaign. A big chunk of that is going into his social media efforts, where members of his campaign have been posting Pro-Bloomberg messages. The problem is there’s no obvious way to tell these messages come from paid staffers. According to CNBC, Facebook is considering taking steps to make it clearer that these messages come from paid staffers, though it did not dis
  • PSA: Your WhatsApp groups may not be as private as you think

    PSA: Your WhatsApp groups may not be as private as you think
    Don’t count on your private WhatsApp group being as private as you think. An important PSA has been making the rounds today after DW journalist Jordan Wildon noted that using Whatsapp’s “Invite to Group via Link” feature lets groups be indexed by search engines. Your WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as you think they are. The "Invite to Group via Link" feature allows groups to be indexed by Google and they are generally available across the internet. With some wildca
  • Android 11 lets you assign shortcuts to a double-tap on the back of your phone

    Android 11 lets you assign shortcuts to a double-tap on the back of your phone
    When I moved from a Pixel 3 to 4, I found myself missing the fingerprint sensor much more than expected. Not because of the fingerprint reader itself – Google’s Face ID works surprisingly well – but because I used the fingerprint reader to pull down the notification shade all the time. It turns out Google is working on an alternative in Android 11 As spotted by XDA Developers, Android 11 includes a hidden double-tap-on-the-back-of-your-phone gesture for Pixel devices. Codename
  • How to find that one Instagram filter everyone else is using

    How to find that one Instagram filter everyone else is using
    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. Instagram introduced the ability for users to make their own augmented-reality filters last August, via the Spark AR Studio. Since then, we’ve seen a steady stream of user-made filters, and users have made some very creative ones that you’ll no doubt want to try out for yourself. So how do you get those effects on your face? It’s&hellip
  • Freespire 6.0: A Return to GNOME2's Simpler Linux Days

    If you are tired of distro hopping and want a computing platform that works without drama, check out the latest Freespire Linux release. Freespire, a U.S.-based distribution built on Debian/Ubuntu, is a no-nonsense OS that is uncomplicated to install and use. Freespire is released biannually. Developers on Feb. 11 released the latest MATE edition, the first of two updated versions. KDE will come out soon. Two age-old sayings are apt when it comes to Linux distributions: "Something old is new aga
  • Etisalat will discontinue BlackBerry Internet Service on March 10

    Etisalat will discontinue BlackBerry Internet Service on March 10
    Etisalat UAE recently announced they would be discontinuing BlackBerry Internet Service, including BBM, PIN to PIN, and email services for BlackBerry OS smartphones on March 10, 2020.Following in the footsteps of EE and others, Etisalat UAE recently announced they would be discontinuing BlackBerry Internet Service, including BBM, PIN to PIN, and email services for BlackBerry OS smartphones on March 10, 2020. As part of the announcement, Etisalat noted customers will still be able to use their da
  • We need more colorful consoles like this pink Nintendo Switch Lite

    We need more colorful consoles like this pink Nintendo Switch Lite
    Nintendo announced this week a new color for the Nintendo Switch Lite, the first since the handheld launched, and it’s a lovely shade of coral-pink. While I had no intention of getting a new Switch that I don’t need, I admit this one color is making me question my own color preferences, but also why we don’t have more brightly colored consoles out there. A new splash of color joins the #NintendoSwitchLite lineup! The vibrant and playful coral Nintendo Switch Lite system arrive
  • How I use note-taking to understand my team better

    How I use note-taking to understand my team better
    Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! How hard could it be to take notes? You might not have considered this question, but I think about it a lot. Note-taking hasn’t just helped me with my own work, but it also helps me understand my team.  I don’t do this through my
  • UN will use AI to learn what people want from peace deals

    UN will use AI to learn what people want from peace deals
    The UN will help people in warzones to influence peace deals through an AI conversation tool they can access through their smartphones. The system will be launched within the next year, the Financial Times reports. The technology was developed by UN officials alongside a startup called Remesh, which produces a tool that creates online conversations with up to 1,000 participants. Their thoughts are analyzed in real-time through polls and open-ended questions to provide insigh
  • Video: The Canvia digital art frame is gorgeous, expensive, and flawed

    Video: The Canvia digital art frame is gorgeous, expensive, and flawed
    I just moved into a new apartment. This process threw up a lot of things I wasn’t expecting (why did no one tell me how fucking expensive dining chairs are?), but one of the elements that has most surprised me is the artwork. I thought choosing some cool things to hang on your walls would be easy. But it really isn’t — especially when there are two of you having to decide on something. It’s also damn expensive if you want something beyond a Bob Marley poster. And then wh
  • Morgan Stanley’s $13B E-Trade buyout is the biggest bank deal since the financial crash

    Morgan Stanley’s $13B E-Trade buyout is the biggest bank deal since the financial crash
    Morgan Stanley has just struck the largest deal made by a global bank since the 2008 financial crisis. Pending regulatory approval, the Wall Street veteran is to acquire trading platform E-Trade for $13 billion in a bid to capture the “everyday investor” market. The move will bring E-Trade’s 5.2 million clients onto Morgan Stanley‘s books, along with its $360 billion in assets. According to Financial Times, the bank considers those users as a “pipeline of emerging
  • I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump

    I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump
    I dig my MacBook Air. It’s not a mighty machine by any means, but it’s lightweight, has a decent screen, an excellent trackpad, and does the job. There’s one thing I despise about it, though: The butterfly keyboard. If you’ve purchased a MacBook model recently, you’re likely familiar with the term, but for those out of the loop: In 2015, Apple dropped the standard scissor key in favor of the so-called butterfly switch. The new design was supposed to reduce travel a
  • Humility, trust, and empathy: The skills needed to work with robots

    Humility, trust, and empathy: The skills needed to work with robots
    Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to bringing the biggest names in tech to showcase inspiring talks from those driving the future of technology this year? Tim Leberecht, who authored this piece, is one of the speakers. Check out the full ‘Impact‘ program here. Kate Darling, a robotics researcher at the MIT Media Lab, conducted an experiment: she asked the participants to hang out with robots (which were dressed up as cute baby dinosaurs), give them names,
  • Why your startup should market content, instead of your product

    Why your startup should market content, instead of your product
    With millions of people subscribing to streaming services today, it’s no surprise that platforms like Netflix and Amazon are doubling down on their efforts to create original content to keep their audiences engaged. With the ability to binge-watch an entire season of a show at any time — on any device — it seems there’s no shortage of content to fulfill every niche interest. And while the media world is busy creating unique, binge-able content to earn brand loyalty, the
  • Build an awesome website code-free with Dragify, now nearly 60%

    Build an awesome website code-free with Dragify, now nearly 60%
    With Dragify, the tools for assembling a high-functioning, visually compelling business website  experience are all laid out in front of you. Just sort through Dragify’s eye-catching site templates, pick your favorite, then start dragging and dropping a host of different customization features to your new page.
  • AI sent first coronavirus alert, but underestimated the danger

    AI sent first coronavirus alert, but underestimated the danger
    Research suggests that an AI beat humans to the punch in warning the world about the coronavirus. But it didn’t get all the credit, because it needed humans to recognize the danger. Earlier reports had suggested that a Canadian epidemiologist had raised the first warnings of the outbreak, using an algorithm called BlueDot that scanned news reports and airline ticketing to predict the spread of the disease. Associated Press reporters Christina Larson and Matt O’Br
  • Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

    Since Android's unveiling in 2007, the platform has stayed true to its commitment to provide open and free source code. The source code is freely available to developers and device manufacturers who can, at their own discretion, install the software without worrying about the hassles of licensing fees. The consequent reduction in fees allows device manufacturers to bring Android devices to the market at significantly lower prices than the competition, with the average price of an Android smartph

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