• Auro is the fitness trainer app that makes working out as easy as listening to a podcast

    Auro is the fitness trainer app that makes working out as easy as listening to a podcast
    TLDR: The Auro Fitness and Wellness app gives users access to more than 700 guided audio workouts and more than 1,000 videos to help craft a healthier, better you. Even though 2020 was a year unlike any other, there are some things that never change. Despite all the turmoil and fear and worry of the last 12 months, when you ask people about their resolutions for 2021, the answers are essentially unchanged from any other year. According to a YouGov.com survey, the top three resolutions for 2021
  • Sofa Summit is the first virtual event you need to join this year — here’s why

    Sofa Summit is the first virtual event you need to join this year  — here’s why
    Much of the world is still online, but just because we’re at home doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy an event with great speakers, sessions, and networking potential. Most conferences in 2020 went fully virtual so that no one would miss out on the experience — TNW 2020 included — and now we can begin the year right with the Sofa Summit. Sofa Summit is organized by Smartly.io, and it’s the world’s largest social advertising event. Lasting for almost 15 ho
  • 5G-powered drones will soon deliver packages in Florida

    5G-powered drones will soon deliver packages in Florida
    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. Verizon has announced a collaboration with United Parcel Service (UPS) to test 5G to deliver retail packages via drones to residents at The Villages retirement
  • Stone River eLearning is almost 5,000 hours of premium tech training for under $100

    Stone River eLearning is almost 5,000 hours of premium tech training for under $100
    TLDR: Stone River eLearning offers more than 800 courses covering dozens of tech training staples to help get you hired or ready to tackle new challenges in your current job. Almost a year into the upheaval of COVID-19, the reverberations are still being felt. Jobs are upended, careers are in doubt, and millions are looking at other options for what to do next professionally. While charting a new life course can seem demoralizing at times, take heart — the tech industry remains eager for
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  • Tesla backtracks on hiring someone to fight Elon Musk’s Twitter critics

    Tesla backtracks on hiring someone to fight Elon Musk’s Twitter critics
    Reports published yesterday suggested that EV maker Tesla was on the hunt to hire someone specifically to fight against social media messages directed at the company’s CEO Elon Musk. However, it seems the company has already gone back on the idea. It hasn’t even been 24 hours yet, and the job description for a customer service post at Tesla has been changed to now omit any mention of them being required to fight messages leveled at Musk. [Read: How Netflix shapes mainstream culture,
  • Social media marketing is more competitive. This collection can help you master Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more

    Social media marketing is more competitive. This collection can help you master Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more
    TLDR: The Silicon Valley Social Media Marketing Course and Certification is a complete package to understand how to sell and engage on seven of the most popular social platforms. Social media is the town square of the 21st century. Today, even your grandparents have an Instagram account. No, really…about half of the Baby Boomer generation uses social media now. As a brand manager, when you’ve got half of the world’s population all in one place, you better be able to take adva
  • Astronomers just detected the oldest and most distant quasar ever

    Astronomers just detected the oldest and most distant quasar ever
    More than 13 billion light years from Earth, the quasar J0313–1806 radiates vast quantities of electromagnetic radiation. This body, formed just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is seen shining with 1000 times the total light produced by the Milky Way Galaxy. The supermassive black hole at its center is more than 1.6 billion times more massive than the Sun. At a distance of more than 13.03 billion light years from Earth, J0313–1806 is the most distant— and thus the most a
  • 3 EV economy metrics you need to know

    3 EV economy metrics you need to know
    Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. Humans have measured the efficiency of gasoline cars using miles per gallon (MPG) and liters per 100 kilometers (L/100km), for as long as anyone that’s alive can remember. Both these figures offer drivers a quick and understandable number that represents the efficiency of their vehicle. For MPG a higher number is better, and with L/100km a lower number is better. The m
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  • After firing Timnit Gebru, Google is now investigating another researcher in its ethical AI division

    After firing Timnit Gebru, Google is now investigating another researcher in its ethical AI division
    Google has suspended the corporate account of Margaret Mitchell, Timnit Gebru’s former co-lead of the Big G’s ethical AI division, claiming she shared thousands of internal files with people outside the company. A source told Axios that Mitchell had been using automated scripts to find messages showing discriminatory treatment of Gebru, whose recent ousting from the tech giant sparked outrage among colleagues. A Google spokesperson said the company was investigating the in
  • MediaTek’s 2021 flagship chip comes with big promises: 168Hz display and ray tracing

    MediaTek’s 2021 flagship chip comes with big promises: 168Hz display and ray tracing
    When it comes to smartphone chipsets, usually, Qualcomm, Apple, and Samsung rule consumer debates. However, Taiwanese firm MediaTek, which became the largest chipset vendor in Q3 2020, is no small fish. The chipmaker released its new flagship processor, called the Dimensity 1200, today. The chip is the firm’s first high-end mobile CPU since 2019, when it released the Dimensity 1000. It also released a toned-down cousin of the 1200, called the Dimensity 1100. The 6nm chip follows
  • 3 creative ways to use your brand’s data to improve marketing measures

    3 creative ways to use your brand’s data to improve marketing measures
    Marketing is an undeniably creative medium. But all too often, I’ve seen marketers lean a bit too heavily on the creative side — to the point where they ignore or overlook the messaging that would have the greatest impact on their customers. When it comes to understanding your customers’ needs and communicating how you can address those needs, you’re going to have to rely on data. While data may not always seem like a natural match with a creative activity like advertisi
  • How machine learning enhances customer segmentation

    How machine learning enhances customer segmentation
    One of the key challenges that marketing teams must solve is allocating their resources in a way that minimizes “cost per acquisition” (CPA) and increases return on investment. This is possible through segmentation, the process of dividing customers into different groups based on their behavior or characteristics. Customer segmentation can help reduce waste in marketing campaigns. If you know which customers are similar to each other, you’ll be better positioned to target your
  • Alibaba shares jump 8% as Jack Ma surfaces after 3 months

    Alibaba shares jump 8% as Jack Ma surfaces after 3 months
    Jack Ma is back. Well, not in an Arnie-in-terminator way, but the Alibaba co-founder, who was believed to have gone missing for several weeks until recently, made a video appearance in an educational event where he addressed teachers working in rural China. The ecommerce company’s shares jumped by more than 8% on the Hong Kong stock exchange on the back of Ma’s first sighting in three months. Ant Group, Alibaba’s affiliate company, confirmed the video’s authent
  • Facebook’s AI for describing photos in your feed is way smarter now

    Facebook’s AI for describing photos in your feed is way smarter now
    The internet is not easy to navigate for people with visual imparities. While there are screen reader applications to help them, often, websites or users don’t add alt text to images. In turn, the reader can’t describe to the user what the picture looks like. Thankfully, we have seen plenty of AI models in the last few years that make this task easier by automatically captioning photos. Facebook, which introduced a model called Automatic Alternative Text (AAT) in 2016, has
  • Trump gets suspended from YouTube for another week

    Trump gets suspended from YouTube for another week
    Last week, YouTube suspended President Trump from its platform for seven days following the riot at the Capitol, saying a recent video on his channel had incited violence. At the time, YouTube said it would revisit the move at the end of the suspension, and today the video platform announced it is extending the ban for another seven days. Although Trump’s previous videos — other than the one that was removed — are still available on his account, the suspension prevents th
  • The best vampire games and mods to play until Bloodlines 2 releases later this year

    The best vampire games and mods to play until Bloodlines 2 releases later this year
    Paradox Interactive’s Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 is among the most anticipated games of 2021. Unfortunately it’s been pushed back toward the second half of the year. And that’s a long time to keep the beast at bay for those of us who were excitedly expecting it last year. However, as we’ve recently seen what can happen when a much-anticipated game is released a little too early, we here at TNW commend Paradox and developer Hardsuit Labs for making the decision
  • Google Chrome update makes it easy to fix all your weaksauce passwords

    Google Chrome update makes it easy to fix all your weaksauce passwords
    Let’s face it, we’ve all had some terrible passwords in our past. Whether it’s using the same password for every site, using some combination of personal information, or simply not using enough unique characters, many of us would do well to strengthen our online security habits. To that end, Google‘s latest update to Chrome (version 88) makes it easy to fix all your weak passwords in one go, assuming you’re already using the browser for password management. On the
  • GPT-3 is the world’s most powerful bigotry generator. What should we do about it?

    GPT-3 is the world’s most powerful bigotry generator. What should we do about it?
    GPT-3 is, arguably, the world’s most advanced text generator. It costs billions of dollars to develop, has a massive carbon footprint, and was trained by some of the world’s leading AI experts using one of the largest datasets ever curated. And, in spite of all that, it’s also inherently bigoted. A recent study conducted by researchers from Stanford and McMaster universities found that GPT-3 generates novel statements of bigotry. In other words: GPT-3 can generate completely f
  • GPT-3 has ‘consistent and creative’ anti-Muslim bias, study finds

    GPT-3 has ‘consistent and creative’ anti-Muslim bias, study finds
    GPT-3 has a startling ability to produce text that sounds like it was written by a human. But a new study shows it also has a worrying proclivity for anti-Muslim bias. Researchers from Stanford and McMaster universities probed the neural network on tasks including prompt completion, analogical reasoning, and story generation. They discovered that a Muslim-violence bias appears consistently — and creatively — in various uses of the model: While thes
  • Microsoft partners with GM to make self-driving cars a reality

    Microsoft partners with GM to make self-driving cars a reality
    Driverless car startup Cruise, a GM subsidiary, today announced the finalization of a two-billion dollar equity fund from primary investors Microsoft, Honda, and GM. Leading off: Microsoft’s money is the big ticket item here for Cruise. While the company’s valuation has skyrocketed to about $20 billion from investors, netting one of big tech’s trillion-dollar whales has pushed GM stocks up nearly seven percent. But the cash isn’t the only thing in play here. Per a Reuter
  • Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 870 is an ‘almost-flagship’ chip for Android phones

    Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 870 is an ‘almost-flagship’ chip for Android phones
    Qualcomm has always had a confusing naming scheme for its processors, and today it’s adding to that confusion with the launch of the Snapdragon 870. It represents something of a new category for a company, in that it’s a step below the company’s latest and greatest, while still being an upgrade over the previous year’s flagship. The Snapdragon 888 is the company’s current flagship. It was announced in December and will be the processor found in most top-performing
  • How Bangkok’s 40,000-kilometer transport network was mapped for the first time

    How Bangkok’s 40,000-kilometer transport network was mapped for the first time
    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. London-based mapping company WhereIsMyTransport has completed what it claims is the first comprehensive overview of Bangkok’s transport network, mapping 40,0
  • US regulator approves first-ever fully autonomous commercial drone flights

    US regulator approves first-ever fully autonomous commercial drone flights
    The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the first-ever fully-automated commercial drone flights. The US aviation regulator has permitted American Robotics to fly its Scout quadcopter beyond the line-of-sight of human operators. In approval documents recently posted on the FAA website,  the agency said the exemption only applies to rural areas, daylight visibility, and altitudes below 400 feet. The drones must also have a maximum takeoff weight of
  • The Daily Heller: Keep Politics Out of Design?

    The Daily Heller: Keep Politics Out of Design?
    https://www.printmag.com/post/the-daily-heller-keep-politics-out-of-design
  • An electric Corvette could be on the way — here’s what we know

    An electric Corvette could be on the way — here’s what we know
    This article was originally published by Martin Banks on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines.  The most exciting thing to happen to the Corvette brand was the introduction of the C8 Corvette that rolled off the assembly line in 2019 for the 2020 model year. The mid-engine
  • India wants WhatsApp to retract its controversial privacy policy

    India wants WhatsApp to retract its controversial privacy policy
    After user backlash, governments are also joining in criticizing WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy change. Today, the Indian government asked the app to withdraw its new policy. In a letter addressed to the WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that these “unilateral changes are not fair and acceptable.” This comes a day after WhatsApp’s legal representatives appeared in the Delhi High Court to defend
  • Audi and BMW’s US subscription car service shutdown points to a murky future

    Audi and BMW’s US subscription car service shutdown points to a murky future
    According to Autoblog and Automotive News, German carmakers BMW and Audi are shutting down trials of their US-based subscription services. A spokesperson for BMW’s subscription service told Automotive News that the trial was designed to test the viability of such systems, and the company is now away developing the next iteration of the program. It’s hard to draw any significant conclusions from that, but we can say one thing, the services weren’t working in their current guise
  • UK cities are getting all-electric bus fleets, starting with Oxford and Coventry

    UK cities are getting all-electric bus fleets, starting with Oxford and Coventry
    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. Oxford and Coventry are set to become the first UK cities to run their bus fleets entirely on electric energy through a Department for Transport competition to imp
  • 7 easy tips to negotiate your salary as a developer

    7 easy tips to negotiate your salary as a developer
    This article was originally published by Emma Tracey on .cult by Honeypot, a Berlin-based community platform for developers. For the latest updates, follow .cult by Honeypot on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and YouTube. Developers, like other employees, want to know whether they’re getting paid well enough, how they rank compared to their peers, and whether they could be getting more somewhere else. Yet, people have a hard time asking for a raise – in fact, “how to as
  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Essay Writing Services

    5 Things You Need to Know About Essay Writing Services
    Every college student gets to a point when assignments and essays become overwhelming. You look around, and there is barely any spare time to write the best essays. However, writing good essays still contribute...
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