• 4 Online Shopping Trends Retailers Must Adapt To in 2021

    4 Online Shopping Trends Retailers Must Adapt To in 2021
    As the world became consumed with the novel coronavirus in 2020, the way consumers shop and the way retailers interact with customers has changed drastically. Online shopping trends are changing fast as the pandemic...
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  • Brompton Electric review: A tiny folding ebike you’ll take almost everywhere

    Brompton Electric review: A tiny folding ebike you’ll take almost everywhere
    Electric bicycles can be the fastest way to get around a city like New York, but they can also be a pain when you’re not actively using the electric components. For one, ebikes typically command large price tags that make them compelling targets for thieves; carrying two heavy duty locks with you everywhere is usually a minimum. For another, they tend to weigh 50-70 pounds, making them a pain to manuever while not riding them. God forbid you need to carry your bike up a fifth floor walkup
  • A beginner’s guide to AI: Ethics in artificial intelligence

    A beginner’s guide to AI: Ethics in artificial intelligence
    Welcome to Neural’s beginner’s guide to AI. This long-running series should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. In addition to the article you’re currently reading, the guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, artificial general intelligence, the difference between video game AI and real AI, and the difference between human and machine inte
  • MyHeritage’s new AI tool turns photos of the dead into unnerving videos

    Genealogy site MyHeritage has unveiled a new AI tool that turns photos of deceased relatives into creepy videos. The DeepNostalgia feature is powered by tech developed by Israeli tech firm D-ID. MyHeritage says it uses several drivers to animate the faces: Each driver is a video consisting of a fixed sequence of movements and gestures. Deep Nostalgia can very accurately apply the drivers to a face in your still photo, creating a short video that you can share with your friends and fam
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  • The ins and outs of JavaScript reducer — a simple, yet powerful array method

    The ins and outs of JavaScript reducer — a simple, yet powerful array method
    JavaScript’s reduce is one of the most useful array methods that should be in a developer’s arsenal. Introduced in ES5, it’s somewhat similar to for…each and map methods that are used with arrays, but improves on their performance and simplicity in specific situations. The reduce method executes a callback function that we provide on each element stored in an array and outputs the final value the operation generates. It’s a cleaner way of iterating over and proces
  • How to automatically delete your embarrassing tweets for free

    How to automatically delete your embarrassing tweets for free
    Twitter’s great for sharing stolen memes, vapid opinions, and occasionally interesting news. But some of the toilet humor and “edgy” hot takes you tweeted in the past might not suit your new image as a wise-cracking sage. If some malicious cyber-stalker digs them up, you could end up publicly-shamed, dumped, or even unemployed. Unfortunately, Twitter doesn’t provide a way to bulk-delete tweets (assholes). Instead, the site suggests you manually remove the offen
  • Want $10,000 in Bitcoin and Ethereum? Just give back and enter for your chance to win

    Want $10,000 in Bitcoin and Ethereum? Just give back and enter for your chance to win
    TLDR: The winner of The Complete Bitcoin Investment Giveaway takes home $10,000 in crypto-seed money with the training to grow that nest egg, all for the cost of an entry. What’s better than winning $10,000 in cryptocurrency as the uber winner of The Complete Bitcoin (BTC) Investment Giveaway Contest? Well, the fact that those winnings also come with the means to turn that $10,000 into $15,000, or $20,000, or even more. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving… To get involved, you
  • An ode to portable CD players — you were ugly in a beautiful way

    An ode to portable CD players — you were ugly in a beautiful way
    This is adapted from Plugged In, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter on gear and gadgets. Subscribe to it here. Hey, P— Hey, P— Hey, P— Fuck. Let me stand still for a second… Hey, Plugged In is back again, and this time we’re talking about portable CD players.  Longterm readers will know I’m a man of many “phases” and, currently I’m in what I’d call my Compact Disc Ren
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  • The skills to turn you into a true backend web developer are right here for under $30

    The skills to turn you into a true backend web developer are right here for under $30
    TLDR: The Backend Developer Bootcamp Bundle includes five courses cover C#, APIs, SQL, object-oriented programming and other core skills in creating your own awesome web apps. Front-end development gets all the press. It’s the forward-facing, sexy part of web design that gets people talking. All those colors and sleek navigation menus and other whiz-bang features of a web page or app are eye catching and instantly garner the lion’s share of attention. But oh, don’t forget abou
  • LA’s light rail extension could help revitalize neighborhoods and improve air quality

    LA’s light rail extension could help revitalize neighborhoods and improve air quality
    This article was originally published by Christopher Carey 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. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has granted the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) a Record of Decision for its Ea
  • You SHOULD wave at the end of video calls — here’s why

    You SHOULD wave at the end of video calls — here’s why
    It’s been brought to my attention that some people think you shouldn’t wave at the end of video calls. Those people are incorrect. Zapier was remote before it was cool/mandatory. We’ve been running on video calls for almost a decade, and we’re all big end-of-meeting wavers. I did a quick Slack poll (which was unnecessary because I already know that every call here ends with a lot of waving), and the group unanimously favors waving. I literally can’t remem
  • Twitter’s new ‘Communities’ and ‘Super Follows’ will make it more like Facebook and Patreon

    Twitter’s new ‘Communities’ and ‘Super Follows’ will make it more like Facebook and Patreon
    At its core, Twitter hasn’t changed all that much in the past few years. For the most part, people use it the same as they always have — a mostly public-facing ‘microblogging’ platform. But the company today unveiled highlighted multiple upcoming features that could significantly change the way people interact with one another on the platform, in many ways making it more versatile — and more like some of its competitors. The announcements came as part of Twitter&rs
  • How to shift your AI focus from accuracy to value

    How to shift your AI focus from accuracy to value
    “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” This is a famous quote from 20th century statistical thinker, George E.P. Box. This might seem like a strange message- shouldn’t all the models we build be as correct as possible? However, as a data scientist myself, I see great wisdom in this statement. After all, businesses don’t buy AI for model accuracy, they buy it to drive business value. Many businesses are investing in AI today without fully realizing its potential to
  • AI-Powered information operations and new citizenship

    AI-Powered information operations and new citizenship
    Digital information is power, and today citizens have this new power at their fingertips, channeled through reactions, comments, shares, saves and searches on our everyday digital platforms. However, this new power is ubiquitous and its direct effects remain obfuscated by the AI-powered black boxes of tech giants.  Unfortunately, we’re many times too eager to tell Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, or Jack Dorsey how to change their platform policies and algorithms to make the world a b
  • Robot artist gets its first major exhibition — but is it truly creative?

    Robot artist gets its first major exhibition — but is it truly creative?
    A robot artist called Ai-Da will get its first major exhibition at London’s Design Museum this summer. But is the humanoid truly creative? Ai-Da’s works are based on photos taken by cameras in the droid’s eyes. Algorithms then transform the images into a set of coordinates, which guide the robot’s drawing hand. Ai-Da’s co-inventor, Aiden Meller, describes Ai-Da’s fragmented style as “shattered.” We didn’t want tight repre
  • Bollywood movies continue to associate beauty with fair skin, AI study finds

    Bollywood movies continue to associate beauty with fair skin, AI study finds
    Bollywood continues to associate female beauty with fair skin, according to a new AI study by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. The researchers explored evolving social biases in the $2.1 billion film industry by analyzing movie dialogues from the last 70 years. They first selected 100 popular Bollywood films from each of the past seven decades, along with 100 of the top-grossing Hollywood movies from the same period.  They then applied Natural Language Process
  • Stop listening to your #yesbut brain if you want to grow

    Stop listening to your #yesbut brain if you want to grow
    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! It’s all too natural to go on the defensive when someone challenges you. You don’t even think about it, it’s so instinctive it feels like an integral part of the conversation. You’re challenged, so you defend. But is it rea
  • This teensy Chinese EV outsold Tesla last month — and it’s cheaper than some ebikes

    This teensy Chinese EV outsold Tesla last month — and it’s cheaper than some ebikes
    Over in the US, General Motors has made its statement of intent, pledging to go electric and remove tail-pipe emissions from its light passenger vehicles by 2035. It looks like GM still has a way to go before we see its electric dreams realized on English-speaking shores. However, if we turn our gaze to China, GM is already helping to produce electric vehicles, and it turns out, the fruit of its labor is outselling Tesla, by a long way — last month at least. Let me introduce you to the Wu
  • These 10 tools can help any freelancer be more productive and make more money

    These 10 tools can help any freelancer be more productive and make more money
    TLDR: From marketing tools to social media helpers to cloud storage, these 10 deals can help a freelance entrepreneur spend more time working and less time running their business. Freelancing is a grind. You’re not only scratching to get work done. You’re also constantly trying to sell yourself to new potential clients as well as developing new opportunities to expand your mighty business of one.  Considering how much those scrappy self-starters already have on their plates, we
  • A handy list of India’s new rules for policing social media and streaming platforms

    A handy list of India’s new rules for policing social media and streaming platforms
    The Indian government has released guidelines for social media intermediaries such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Along with that, it also framed rules for over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. This code, officially known as the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, will affect how large tech companies operate in India and their content moderation policies. Here are the most important points from the code: Social
  • Just how big are Elon Musk and Bill Gates’ carbon footprints? You might be surprised

    Just how big are Elon Musk and Bill Gates’ carbon footprints? You might be surprised
    Tesla’s Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos have been vying for the world’s richest person ranking all year after the former’s wealth soared a staggering US$160 billion in 2020, putting him briefly in the top spot. Musk isn’t alone in seeing a significant increase in wealth during a year of pandemic, recession, and death. Altogether, the world’s billionaires saw their wealth surge over $1.9 trillion in 2020, according to Forbes. Those are astronomical numbers,
  • What you need to know about ’15-minute cities’ — the future of sustainable urban life

    What you need to know about ’15-minute cities’ — the future of sustainable urban life
    Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold, many of us started working from and spending much more time at home. The situation has made us far more aware of how our neighborhoods are built around driving, working life, and commuting by car. It’s got many of us asking: are our neighborhoods really as good as they can be? Over the past year, cities around the world have exper
  • Edinburgh plans to make its public transit net-zero by 2030 — here’s how

    Edinburgh plans to make its public transit net-zero by 2030 — here’s how
    This article was originally published by Christopher Carey 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. Edinburgh City Council has published a ten-year plan aimed at delivering a more integrated and sustainable net-zero transport system. The City Mobility Plan &ndash
  • 5 reasons to include Clubhouse in your brand strategy — before the hype dies

    5 reasons to include Clubhouse in your brand strategy — before the hype dies
    Is Clubhouse all you hear about recently? The pandemic gave us a new way to communicate, and everybody seems to be crazy into it. To me, Clubhouse feels like LinkedIn mixed with Facebook and Skype without those irritating algorithms. But why did it get so hot so fast? Insider’s Shona Ghosh says “It’s insider-y vibe fuels desperation rather than cool,” and I second it. Its core strength is the need not to miss out on great opportunities. You can chat with great minds on C
  • Benefits of Quality Web Design to Grow your Business

    Benefits of Quality Web Design to Grow your Business
    Having a good quality website can be very important in very advantages for your business. There are numerous advantages of having a better-quality web design. Quality web design can not only help you to...
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  • NASA’s TESS found 3 exoplanets orbiting a young sun-like star

    NASA’s TESS found 3 exoplanets orbiting a young sun-like star
    Roughly 400 light years from Earth, a young star named TOI 451 travels within a river of stars. An international team of astronomers has now found three previously unknown exoplanets orbiting that star. The Pisces-Eridanus stream of stars was only recently discovered — at the end of 2018 — despite stretching across one-third of the sky. Stars within this stream average only around 3% of the age of our own solar system. “This system checks a lot of boxes for astronomers. I
  • How to share text and links across your devices via your browser

    How to share text and links across your devices via your browser
    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. It’s easy to share links and text if you operate in Apple’s world, i.e. you have an iPhone and a Mac. If you don’t know how to do that yet, you should read my colleague Callum’s mind-expanding guide. However, what if you have an iPhone and a Windows laptop or an Android phone and a MacBook? Don’t worry, I got you. This free
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender fans are getting new animated movies and series

    Avatar: The Last Airbender fans are getting new animated movies and series
    Fans of the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender‘ and ‘The Legend of Korra‘ (including yours truly) just recieved a surprise piece of awesome news today: Nickelodeon is making an animated movie to replace the godawful live action one. Production begins this year. Better yet, Nickeloden is creating a whole new studio dedicated to expanding the universe. Fittingly dubbed Avatar Studios, it’s being helmed by series’ creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Kon
  • Advertisers have until February 2022 to adjust to Google’s new Partner Program requirements

    Advertisers have until February 2022 to adjust to Google’s new Partner Program requirements
    https://searchengineland.com/advertisers-have-until-february-2022-to-adjust-to-googles-new-partner-program-requirements-346371
  • When did generic grocery brands get so good looking?

    When did generic grocery brands get so good looking?
    https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/when-did-generic-grocery-brands-get-so-good-looking/

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