• Scientists built an AI to discover new stars in the quest to explain our galaxy’s origin

    Scientists built an AI to discover new stars in the quest to explain our galaxy’s origin
    An AI system has spotted thousands of new stars that could hold clues about the formation of the Milky Way. Researchers from Leeds University made the discovery by analyzing images collected by the Gaia satellite, which the European Space Agency launched in 2013 to create a 3D map of our galaxy. After applying machine learning techniques to the data, they found more than 2,000 new protostars — infant stars that form in clouds of gas and dust in space. Sc
  • Zoom and Tesla have grown faster than any other NASDAQ 100 stock this year

    Zoom and Tesla have grown faster than any other NASDAQ 100 stock this year
    2020 has been a stellar year for the world’s biggest tech companies — but none have added more to their market values than video conferencing darling Zoom Video and Elon Musk’s Tesla. Indeed, both Zoom and Tesla have multiplied their market caps this year, growth that outstrips every single company in the NASDAQ 100 (a popular index of large-cap stocks that includes tech’s biggest firms). [Read: Civil unrest pushes US gun stocks to outpace tech’s biggest
  • Coming out trans in tech: An entrepreneur’s experience

    Coming out trans in tech: An entrepreneur’s experience
    Welcome to 🏳️‍🌈TNW Pride 2020!🏳️‍🌈 All throughout June we’ll highlight articles that focus on representation for LGBTQPIA+ people in the STEM communities. Let me start this off right. I am transgender. I am a trans woman in tech. And I am an opportunity that you don’t want to miss.  I’ve been working in tech for 10+ years now – ever since I started selling MySpace design and automation as a teenager. I’ve w
  • How to reboot shared mobility in a post-pandemic world

    How to reboot shared mobility in a post-pandemic world
    Shared mobility must reinvent itself somewhat to adapt to the coming challenges resulting from COVID-19. Operators, software developers, vehicle manufacturers, and public services will all need to be creative in order to find ways to deal with a wide range of social/technical/business issues created or exacerbated by the pandemic. In this article (in 6 parts), we will explore a few ideas on how to build resilient shared mobility solutions for the near future. 1. Safety & hygiene: reconnect
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  • Everyone can now use Facebook’s Google Photos export tool

    Everyone can now use Facebook’s Google Photos export tool
    In 2019, Facebook started testing a tool that lets you transfer your images from the social network to Google Photos easily. Earlier this year, the company rolled it out in selected countries including the US, Canda, the UK, and some regions of the Asia Pacific and Africa. [Read: Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app] Now, the company is making the tool available to everyone around the globe. You can use it on desktop and mobile both. Fo
  • Why entrepreneurs need to find their ‘inner clown’

    Why entrepreneurs need to find their ‘inner clown’
    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! Contrary to what many people may think, learning how to be a clown is not part of a circus school curriculum. I know, because I dropped out of school when I was 15, signed up for circus school, and graduated as a professional juggler three years l
  • ‘51 Worldwide Games’ is now a relaxing part of my lockdown life

    ‘51 Worldwide Games’ is now a relaxing part of my lockdown life
    Gaming has been a blessing during lockdown. And while I haven’t been pumping hours into Valorant or cruising GTA V online, I have been spending the past couple of weeks unwinding to the incredibly therapeutic 51 Worldwide Games on the Nintendo Switch. “What’s that?” I hear you say. Well, it is what it says on the tin: a collection of 51 games from around the world. You can find the full list of the titles here, but it includes a whole range of fun activiti
  • Elon Musk only has to sell 59 Teslas to offset the CO2 from a single SpaceX launch within a year

    Elon Musk only has to sell 59 Teslas to offset the CO2 from a single SpaceX launch within a year
    Elon Musk is an interesting character. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I don’t always understand what he’s going on about. For example, I find his involvement in SpaceX and Tesla somewhat contradictory. Some might call it a hedge or diversification, I call it dissonant. On one hand, Tesla’s mission is to usher in a new era of clean vehicle and energy solutions and improve the world. On the other, SpaceX is an active attempt to leave the world. What’s m
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  • Tim Cook addresses George Floyd’s killing with a statement on racism

    Tim Cook addresses George Floyd’s killing with a statement on racism
    Apple has updated its home page with a statement from Tim Cook, addressing the tragic death of George Floyd and asserting the company’s commitment to “creating a better, more just world for everyone.” “Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions,” the Apple CEO writes. “To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage rightly provoked by the senseless
  • Prehistoric climate change damaged the ozone layer and led to a mass extinction, study finds

    Prehistoric climate change damaged the ozone layer and led to a mass extinction, study finds
    Mass extinctions are very important to how life evolved on Earth. For example, when an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, the resulting dinosaur extinction led mammals to take their place. My colleagues and I have published new research on the mass extinction that took place 359 million years ago at the boundary between the Devonian and Carboniferous geological periods. There have been many previous speculations as to the cause of this event, including volcanic eruptions, asteroid imp
  • The ‘average’ Robinhood trader is no match for the S&P 500, just like Buffett

    The ‘average’ Robinhood trader is no match for the S&P 500, just like Buffett
    Robinhood users simply can’t catch a break. First, a series of interruptions rocked the platform on some of the most volatile days in stock market history, for which the company offered only lacklustre subscription discounts. Now, fresh analysis has shown that the average Robinhood trader hasn’t just underperformed in 2020 — they’ve also posted 6.2% fewer returns than the S&P 500 (a basic index of top US companies) over the past two years. [Read: 
  • Big data and machine learning are growing at massive rates. This training explains why

    Big data and machine learning are growing at massive rates. This training explains why
    TLDR: The Complete 2020 Big Data and Machine Learning Bundle breaks down understanding and getting started in two of the tech era’s biggest new growth sectors. It’s instructive to know just how big Big Data really is. And the reality is that it’s now so big that the word big doesn’t even effectively do it justice anymore. Right now, humankind is creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. And it’s growing exponentially, with 90 percent of all data created in
  • California blocks bill that could’ve led to a facial recognition police-state

    California blocks bill that could’ve led to a facial recognition police-state
    As images of police brutality flashed across our screens this week, Californian lawmakers were considering a bill that would have expanded facial recognition surveillance across the state. Yesterday, following a prolonged campaign by a civil rights coalition, the legislators blocked the bill. The Microsoft-backed bill had been introduced by Assemblyman Ed Chau, who argued it would regulate the use of the tech by commercial and public entities. But the ACLU war
  • Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over tracking users in incognito mode

    Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over tracking users in incognito mode
    Google is facing a $5 billion class action lawsuit over tracking Chrome users — even in incognito mode. The lawsuit, which was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California on Tuesday, accuses the company of collecting information about what people view and what pages they visit online despite claiming incognito mode is private, Reuters reports. The complaint further alleges gathering data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, and various mobile apps helps the company lea
  • Germany to give citizens up to $10K towards a new electric car — doubling its subsidy

    Germany to give citizens up to $10K towards a new electric car — doubling its subsidy
    As other countries cut subsidies for battery electric vehicles (BEV), Germany is doubling down. As highlighted in a tweet from European automotive market analyst, Matthias Schmidt, Germany is literally doubling its stimulus payments for buyers of electric vehicles. In short, new EV buyers could receive up to €9,000 ($10,000) towards purchase of a new BEV. 🚨BREAKING🚨 Petrol and diesel cars omitted from the German government's stimulus package. BEVs will see a government cont
  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Traders accuse Coinbase of pulling the plug when Bitcoin makes sharp moves’

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Traders accuse Coinbase of pulling the plug when Bitcoin makes sharp moves’
    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 Locke used to say: Whip it, whip it, whip it! Bitcoin price We closed the day, June 03 2020, at a price of $9,656. That’s a minor 1.28 percent increase in 24 hours, or $122. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 51 percent below Bitcoin‘s
  • UK launches yet another vehicle-to-grid charging trial — but only for 100 Nissan drivers

    UK launches yet another vehicle-to-grid charging trial — but only for 100 Nissan drivers
    Powering your home using the energy stored in your electric vehicle (vehicle-to-grid) isn’t commonplace yet, but it could be if trials are successful. Speaking of which, a UK power distribution firm, that manages the energy grid across West England and Wales, has just launched a V2G trial and is giving away free smart chargers to Nissan EV drivers to test its platform, but there’s a catch. [Read: The future of electric motorbikes according to post-war inspired BMW concept art] In an
  • Protesting? Here’s how to turn off location services on iOS and Android

    Protesting? Here’s how to turn off location services on iOS and Android
    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. Following the murder of George Floyd by the US police, protests have erupted across America. While this is a legally protected right, Trump’s attempt to label Antifa as “domestic terrorists” and the police’s brutal responses suggests this isn’t a given. Which is why you need to protect yourself when protesting. And, spe
  • How to blur faces and remove metadata from your photos

    How to blur faces and remove metadata from your photos
    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. People all over the world have taken to the streets to support the Black Lives Matter movement and many of you might be taking photos to spread the word. However, images may have a lot of personally identifiable data attached to them, such as faces of people or location stored in its metadata with device information. So it’s important to remove thi
  • 7 experience architecture trends your organization can’t afford to ignore

    7 experience architecture trends your organization can’t afford to ignore
    There’s a big difference between having a creative idea and actually bringing that idea to life. Marketing, sales, commerce, and service delivery systems must be built with careful, deliberate attention to every step in the process of designing and implementing the idea. Miss a key step or ignore a key process, data, or technology component in the architecture, and the entire experience might fail. Enter the need for ‘experience architecture’ — a new frontier that blends
  • Astronomers found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting the solar system’s nearest star

    Astronomers found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting the solar system’s nearest star
    Proxima b an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in the habitable zone of the nearest star to our own in the Proxima Centauri solar system — located just 4.2 light-years from Earth — has been confirmed by an international team of astronomers from the University of Geneva. The team used the Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanets and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) spectrograph, attached to the Very Large Telescope (VLT) located in the Chilean desert to make their observatio
  • Only you can turn every pointless meeting into a productive session

    Only you can turn every pointless meeting into a productive session
    There are very few things I hate more than emails but meetings are one of them. I know we all need to have the occasional meeting to discuss project specifics or brainstorm new ideas — and this really isn’t an issue. The problem arises when you’re constantly being pulled into countless (and pointless) meetings, where everyone sits around talking about doing stuff but nothing of substance gets agreed or there are no real action points follow. With this in mind, I’ve put t
  • Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app

    Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app
    Thousands of people are protesting against police brutality and to support the Black Lives Matters cause. If you are a part of the protests, you might post photos of the demonstration around you on social media or send them to your friends — and that’s not entirely safe, because it could help identify people there and put them in danger. While its important to share these moments, it’s also important to use tools that might stop authorities from snooping on people in thos
  • How to make STEM a safe place for trans and non-binary people

    How to make STEM a safe place for trans and non-binary people
    Welcome to TNW Pride 2020! All throughout June we’ll highlight articles that focus on representation for LGBTQPIA+ people in the STEM communities. It feels weird to talk about trans and non-binary people right now. It feels odd to celebrate Pride while the US government attacks its own citizens. But it also feels necessary because these are not separate struggles. Black trans women are among the most at-risk communities in the world. In 2018 one agency tracked the murders of 26 trans peop
  • Snapchat refuses to promote Trump’s account over his controversial tweets

    Snapchat refuses to promote Trump’s account over his controversial tweets
    Snapchat, of all things, today joined the debate among social media platforms about the words of President Donald Trump — and it’s taken the side of Twitter, putting the Trump account on notice for his words. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat parent company Snap, said in a memo to his employees over the weekend (which was published on the company blog on Wednesday) that “we simply cannot promote accounts in America that are linked to people who incite racial violence, whether they
  • Review: The Burley Travoy is an almost-perfect bike trailer for city life

    Review: The Burley Travoy is an almost-perfect bike trailer for city life
    If you ask me, every e-bike should be able to carry some cargo. Some cyclists do everything to minimize the weight and maximize the aerodynamics of their two-wheel machines. But as someone who uses e-bikes as veritable car (and subway) replacements rather, I need to be able to run most of the errands I’d regularly do using a larger vehicle. The Burley Travoy makes it so I needn’t have to choose. An ingenious cross between a bike trailer, a handtruck, and a granny cart, the Travoy ha
  • Facebook now allows you to swiftly delete your most embarrassing posts

    Facebook now allows you to swiftly delete your most embarrassing posts
    Facebook today announced a new feature that will finally let you get rid of your embarrassing old posts en masse. Manage Activity essentially lets you select posts from your Activity Log and trash them if you wish. The company frames the feature as a way to tailor your Facebook when you go through a major life change, such as a breakup or a job hunt. Personally, I don’t think the impetus needs to be quite that much. Goodness knows we all go through that Facebook-awkward phase where we pos
  • This $350M ‘quant fund’ played the stock market using real-time data — then 2020 happened

    This $350M ‘quant fund’ played the stock market using real-time data — then 2020 happened
    Coatue’s $350 million data-driven ‘quant fund’ made a swift exit from the market in early April — having realised the coronavirus pandemic had rendered its algorithm unreliable, Business Insider reports. The tech-focused fund, launched by billionaire Philippe Laffont just over one year ago, joins a growing list of “quant funds” to have failed to turn a profit due to 2020’s unpredictable nature. Quant funds use complex algorithms to find hidden trad
  • The asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit at worst possible angle, study finds

    The asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit at worst possible angle, study finds
    Around 66 million years ago, an asteroid larger than Mt. Everest ripped through the atmosphere of Earth, striking our planet at the Yucatán Peninsula, on the southeastern coast of Mexico. This event set off fires around the globe, and the dust kicked into the air blocked out the Sun over large portions of the world. Soon, the era of dinosaurs, which lasted 175 million years, was snuffed out. Simulations show the impactor struck Earth at an angle around 60 degrees to the surface of Earth.
  • AI conference NeurIPS extends paper submission deadline amid BLM protests

    AI conference NeurIPS extends paper submission deadline amid BLM protests
    The deadline for AI mega-conference NeurIPS has been extended by 48 hours, to give people affected by the ongoing protests in the US more time to finish off their papers.  The new deadline for submissions to the conference, which starts December 5, is 1pm PDT on Friday, June 5. In its announcement of the extension, the NeurIPS board said: Today, NeurIPS grieves for its Black community members devastated by the cycle of police and vigilante violence.Today, NeurIPS mourns for Georg
  • Autonowashing and the dangers of putting too much trust in ‘self-driving’ cars

    Autonowashing and the dangers of putting too much trust in ‘self-driving’ cars
    The first truly autonomous self-driving car will no doubt be one of the most historic technical achievements of our generation, but it seems we’re still a long way off because contemporary technology doesn’t yet fulfill the promise of keeping use safe 100% of the time. However, this isn’t stopping some automakers from talking as if we’re already there, and that behavior is creating new challenges. Numerous automakers already present their driving tech as being capable of
  • The future of electric motorbikes according to post-war inspired BMW concept art

    The future of electric motorbikes according to post-war inspired BMW concept art
    Automotive design has been transformed over the past 100 years. Body shapes are smoother, more refined, and vehicles are bigger all round, but there are some general design cues that still hold up. But what about vehicles like motorcycles, how is the electric revolution likely to change how our motorized two-wheeled vehicles look?  [Read: BMW is reportedly working on a 1,000HP all-electric M5 that’ll rival Tesla’s Plaid Model S] Firstly, let’s take a look at a few iconic
  • Xiaomi dual driver earbuds cost only $11, but they handle Zoom calls just fine

    Xiaomi dual driver earbuds cost only $11, but they handle Zoom calls just fine
    I got the Xiaomi’s dual-driver earphones in February. It had been a while since I used wired earphones, because I don’t like sticking dongles in my phones.phones — especially when there are wireless alternatives out there. So, I didn’t really have a clue how this review will turn out at the time. But then, the lockdown happened, and a lot of us spent hours on video calls. All of a sudden I had a use case for these $11 (₹799) wired earbuds. Before we dive into
  • YouTube sells subscriptions with just one word — here’s how you can emulate it

    YouTube sells subscriptions with just one word — here’s how you can emulate it
    I don’t really watch YouTube. Rather, I listen to it. You’ll find an overwhelming amount of podcasts, lectures, and music playlists in my recommendations — and yes, I keep my phone screen lit 24/7. Naturally, the YouTube Premium ad came for me. It popped right when Joe Rogan asked Jordan Peterson a tricky question. Obviously, time expanded right then, and I couldn’t bear waiting. So I took my phone out of my pocket to skip the ad. Yet, instead of pressing the button, I f
  • Apple ‘begs’ Escobar for extension on $2.6B lawsuit — Escobar DENIES

    Apple ‘begs’ Escobar for extension on $2.6B lawsuit — Escobar DENIES
    The $2.6 billion legal saga between Roberto de Jesús Escobar Gaviria — brother of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar — and Apple (which is most likely an elaborate publicity stunt on the former’s part) continues. Apple has responded to Escobar’s lawsuit, asking for a 30-day extension to properly evaluate the allegations, according to emails Escobar Inc. CEO Olof Gustafsson shared with TNW. Here’s where things get heated: Gustafsson adds Escobar has al
  • The BBC has launched a digital assistant to take on Alexa — but Amazon won’t be worried

    The BBC has launched a digital assistant to take on Alexa — but Amazon won’t be worried
    The BBC has launched an early version of a voice assistant called Beeb, which it’s given a male voice to avoid reinforcing gender stereotypes. Beeb can access the broadcaster’s radio, music, podcasts, news, and weather services. It was built with Microsoft’s AI tech and is being tested on PCs by members of the Windows Insider Program ahead of a wider roll-out. Notably, the BBC has eschewed the trend for giving digital assistants female voices — another exa
  • The new iPad Air ditching the Lightning connector is the shape of things to come

    The new iPad Air ditching the Lightning connector is the shape of things to come
    That’s right, the new iPad Air might well drop the Lightning port and come with a USB-C connection instead. And one thing’s for certain: there’s gonna be a whole lot more of this sorta news over the next year or two. Anyway, back to the new iPad Air. A report from Japanese tech site Mac Otakara states that the 4th generation of Apple’s tablet will discard the Lightning connector, instead coming with a USB-C connector. The outlet has stated this information come
  • The key differences in how COVID-19 is impacting EU and US mobility tech

    The key differences in how COVID-19 is impacting EU and US mobility tech
    These are certainly interesting times we live in. While the world is in the process of being completely transformed (in some ways for the better) due to the COVID-19 crisis, there has been an unequal response seen in the mobility ecosystem. In many ways the crisis has laid to bare the ongoing trends that have been brewing for some time. Trends between Europe and the United States These trends are related to the complete disruption that has occurred in the mobility sector over the past few years
  • How certification can promote responsible innovation in the algorithmic age

    How certification can promote responsible innovation in the algorithmic age
    In an age of more and more powerful autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS), how does industry retain trust with its customers? Hardly any means has been available to organizations for credibly communicating to their customers—and maybe even their own employees—the trustworthiness of their operations and use of A/IS. In the absence of such a method, often uninformed fear, uncertainty, and doubt of A/IS has festered. Moving forward, concerns about the unintended consequences of&nbs
  • Sodium-ion breakthrough is a step towards significantly cheaper and ethical EV batteries

    Sodium-ion breakthrough is a step towards significantly cheaper and ethical EV batteries
    Batteries are some of the most expensive components of an electric vehicle. Anything that can make them cheaper is a good thing for the consumer. If one of the latest breakthroughs pans out, scientists may have made a good step forward towards making that a reality. Researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have reportedly developed a Sodium-ion based battery that can perform as well as Lithium-ion type batteries, that are found in everything from smar
  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin plummets almost $700 in an hour, back below $10K’

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin plummets almost $700 in an hour, back below $10K’
    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: To infinity, and beyond! Bitcoin price We closed the day, June 02 2020, at a price of $9,529. That’s a worrying 6.23 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$633.17. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We’re still 52 percent below Bit
  • Muto’s $1,800 ebike is a wonderfully simple and adaptable ride that’s fit for life about town

    Muto’s $1,800 ebike is a wonderfully simple and adaptable ride that’s fit for life about town
    Welcome to Riding Nerdy, TNW’s fortnightly dive into bicycle-based tech, where we go into too much detail and geek out on all things related to pedal-powered gadgets. When ebike startup Muto got in touch to tell us about their debut machine, also called the Muto, I jumped at the chance to use it as my daily commuter for a week — and boy I’m glad that I did.  [Read: Here’s how many cyclists it takes to charge a Tesla as fast as a Supercharger] My colleagues have revi
  • How to build resilience into your company culture while remote

    How to build resilience into your company culture while remote
    If I were to choose one word to define 2020 so far, it would be resilience. Others might describe it as “challenging.” And most people probably would choose more explicit four-letter words. From bushfires to pandemics, we can all agree it’s been a rocky first quarter. One of the most significant recent changes is the switch from office life to home life to flatten the curve.  While there are articles abound on how to smoothly transition to pleasantly working from home; my
  • Civil unrest pushes US gun stocks to outpace tech’s biggest companies

    Civil unrest pushes US gun stocks to outpace tech’s biggest companies
    Big tech might be thriving thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but the firearms industry is experiencing even faster growth as Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests grip the US. Shares in weapons giants Smith & Wessen, and Sturm Ruger & Co have surged since the first BLM rallies on May 30, up 27% and 14% respectively as of Tuesday’s market close. Taser’s Axon has risen 5%, as has ammo and gun retailer Vista Outdoors. Traders have even flocked to the Olin Corporation, which makes
  • Zoom won’t encrypt free calls because it wants to comply with law enforcement

    Zoom won’t encrypt free calls because it wants to comply with law enforcement
    If you’re a free Zoom user, and waiting for the company to roll out end-to-end encryption for better protection of your calls, you’re out of luck. Free calls won’t be encrypted, and law enforcement will be able to access your information in case of ‘misuse’ of the platform. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan today said that the video conferencing app’s upcoming end-to-end encryption feature will be available to only paid users. After announcing the company’s finan
  • Here’s our best look at Google’s first Android TV device in years

    Here’s our best look at Google’s first Android TV device in years
    I never really understood Google’s Chromecast. It’s a convenient accessory that kickstarted the popularity of video casting, but as far as I’m concerned, any proper streaming device needs a remote and a dedicated UI. And no, opening up videos on my phone and pressing the cast button is not a replacement. At long last, it seems Google is working on a proper Android TV device again – its first since 2014’s ill-fated Nexus Player (of course, there are third-party offe
  • Sega announces a tiny Game Gear Micro launching in October

    Sega announces a tiny Game Gear Micro launching in October
    Remember the Game Gear? AKA the Sega Game Boy? Continuing the never-ending trend of miniaturized retro consoles, and in honor of its 60th anniversary, Sega has seen fit to revive its only challenger to Nintendo’s handheld console. (It also happens to be the Game Gear’s 30th anniversary.) Called the Game Gear Micro, this 8-bit console is truly tiny –  just 80 mm wide and 43mm tall. Indeed, it’s shown to be small enough to fit within the palm of a hand. I hope you hav
  • Zuckerberg won’t budge on violent Trump posts despite employee protests

    Zuckerberg won’t budge on violent Trump posts despite employee protests
    “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” So tweeted Donald Trump on May 29, in response to nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd — an incitement to violence by the ostensible leader of the United States. ….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting star
  • How to quickly disable biometrics on your iPhone if you’re arrested

    How to quickly disable biometrics on your iPhone if you’re arrested
    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. As people around the world participate in protests and demonstrations the world over in support of Black Lives Matter and to honor the late George Floyd, some are running into resistance from law enforcement. Should you be arrested while participating, here’s how you can make sure your iPhone can’t be unlocked without a pin code. My colleague
  • Under duress

    Under duress
    Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. These are dark days for democracy. It hardly feels like the time to address anything other than the brutal murder of George Floyd and the ongoing horrors occurring in the US, but the COVID-19 pandemic is no less dangerous today than it was a week ago. In fact, the selfish actions of impeached US Presid

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