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  • WhatsApp delays it privacy policy update by three months — but what’s the point?

    WhatsApp delays it privacy policy update by three months — but what’s the point?
    After a ton of backlash and user exodus, WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of its controversial privacy policy by three months. Instead of applying the new privacy policy on February 8, the chat app will now apply it on May 15. In a statement, the company said that it’s going to make an extra effort to educate people about the app’s privacy and security practices: We’re now moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms. No one will have their
  • Report: Apple is building foldable iPhone prototypes

    Report: Apple is building foldable iPhone prototypes
    It’s been a pretty busy day for Apple news. After reports that the company would remove the touch bar and rienstate MagSafe on its upcoming MacBook Pros, as well as launch redesigned iMacs with an all new design, a new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is actively working on a foldable iPhone. While the report stresses the company “hasn’t solidified plans to actually launch a foldable iPhone,” the company has started work on some prototypes in its lab. At the momen
  • Scientists figured out how to turn black holes into power sources

    Scientists figured out how to turn black holes into power sources
    A group of scientists from Columbia University recently published a paper detailing how humanity could power an off-Earth colony by tapping into one of the universe’s largest and most powerful resources: black holes. The big idea here is that a spinning black hole gives off a certain amount of energy. If we enveloped this energy field with an external gravity source (a big gravity gun?) we could force the singularity to generate negative energy. This negative energy would, theoretically,
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  • New self-supervised AI models scan X-rays to predict prognosis of COVID-19 patients

    New self-supervised AI models scan X-rays to predict prognosis of COVID-19 patients
    Researchers from Facebook and NYU Langone Health have created AI models that scan X-rays to predict how a COVID-19 patient’s condition will develop. The team says that their system can forecast whether a patient may need more intensive care resources up to four days in advance. They believe hospitals could use it to anticipate demand for resources and avoid sending at-risk patients home too early. Their approach differs from most previous attempts to predict COVID-19 d
  • Electric vehicles can now use bus lanes in the UK — and cyclists aren’t happy

    Electric vehicles can now use bus lanes in the UK — and cyclists aren’t happy
    In December, the UK county of Cambridgeshire started a traffic regulation trial that let electric vehicle drivers use bus lanes, which are typically reserved for buses, taxis, motorcycles, and cyclists. The county council said that letting electric vehicles use the bus lanes serves as an additional incentive to get drivers out of their combustion engine vehicles and into EVs. Cambridgeshire County Council trial 'Tesla lanes' which could see cyclists sharing bus lanes with electric vehicles http
  • Starchive doesn’t just keep your files. It’s the cloud storage option that content creators need

    Starchive doesn’t just keep your files. It’s the cloud storage option that content creators need
    TLDR: This lifetime subscription to a 1TB Starchive Cloud Storage plan offers safe, secure, and fully curated and archived access to all your files instantly.  Content creators create. They can’t help it. It’s who they are. But whether they’re a writer, a filmmaker, an artist, or a multi-hyphenate that does it all, all that content they create starts to stack up. Research documents, raw video, recording session tracks, and other work product can take up a fair amount of d
  • 4 ‘minor’ features that will have a BIG impact on upcoming gadgets

    4 ‘minor’ features that will have a BIG impact on upcoming gadgets
    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), usually held in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, went virtual for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, we still saw some bizarre and some forward-looking products. The show is also a showcase of some standards we’ve been hearing about, but haven’t seen in devices. Here are some of those technologies that we might see a lot in the coming years. Mini-LED We’ve all been used to the LCD tech, which uses a white ba
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  • Swarms of robot fish could soon monitor our oceans for environmental hazards

    Swarms of robot fish could soon monitor our oceans for environmental hazards
    Harvard scientists have created a swarm of swimming robots that could pave the way for new methods of environmental monitoring and searching coral reefs. The autonomous “Bluebots” synchronize their movements like a real school of fish, basing their individual decisions on the behavior of their neighbors. The collective Blueswarm deploys a 3D vision-based coordination system and 3D locomotion to navigate, while each individual bot uses two cameras and LED lights to follow its sc
  • How to manipulate date and time in JavaScript

    How to manipulate date and time in JavaScript
    In theory, handling dates as a developer is as simple as creating, storing, and, if necessary, manipulating dates. But as a JavaScript developer, you would know this theory doesn’t hold long after you start working with dates for real. On top of different date-time formats, you have to consider timezone and local differences. For this reason, plenty of JavaScript developers seek help from third-party libraries when they have to manage dates in an application. While these libraries reduce
  • Week-by-week breakdown of my $15M virtual fundraising journey in 2020

    Week-by-week breakdown of my $15M virtual fundraising journey in 2020
    My company was positioned to grow rapidly in 2020 — but that meant raising growth capital remotely in a shifting VC landscape. We ended up closing a $15 million Series A without ever meeting an investor in person. Here’s what that process looked like, along with a week-by-week breakdown of how it progressed.  Let’s start by setting the scene. When I co-founded Stream in 2014, I could never have guessed how 2020 would transform our business. As makers of enterprise-grade A
  • Ring the Vatican bells, Apple might get rid of Touch Bar from the MacBook Pro

    Ring the Vatican bells, Apple might get rid of Touch Bar from the MacBook Pro
    Hallelujah, it’s finally happening. Apple might finally get rid of the dreadful Touchbar from MacBook Pros this year. As noted by 9to5Mac, renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the company will replace the touch panel with physical buttons in its upcoming devices. Plus, it’s also planning to bring back IO ports and the Magsafe method of charging. This is wonderful news as the Touchbar has been a useless and hated accessory. My colleague Callum dedicated a whole piece to&
  • Outgoing Trump administration puts Xiaomi on an investment blacklist

    Outgoing Trump administration puts Xiaomi on an investment blacklist
    In a shock move, the Department of Defence under the outgoing Donald Trump administration has put nine Chinese companies on a blacklist citing military connections. Tech giant Xiaomi is the surprise inclusion in the list. The blacklist bars US individuals and companies from investing in these firms. This is different from Huawei‘s trade ban where Americans were blocked from doing with the tech giant. So, Xiaomi won’t be barred from using Android, Google Play Store, or Qualcomm&rsquo
  • The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s answer to the AirPods Pro

    The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s answer to the AirPods Pro
    Samsung today announced its competitor to Apple’s AirPods Pro: the Galaxy Buds Pro (how original!). Samsung promises the headphones are an improvement over the Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Buds Live in every respect, offering better sound and microphone quality, as well as “the most intelligent” active noise canceling (ANC) on any true wireless earbuds. Bold claims, given the myriad of earbuds launching every week. Still, Samsung says the headphones can “reduce background noi
  • Stanford team behind BS gaydar AI says facial recognition can expose political orientation

    Stanford team behind BS gaydar AI says facial recognition can expose political orientation
    Stanford researcher Michael Kosinski, the PhD behind the infamous “Gaydar” AI, is back with another phrenology-adjacent (his team swears it’s not phrenology) bit of pseudo-scientific ridiculousness. This time, they’ve published a paper indicating that a simple facial recognition algorithm can tell a person’s political affiliation. First things first: The paper is called “Facial recognition technology can expose political orientation from naturalistic facial i
  • Samsung reveals the Galaxy S21 series, $200 cheaper this time

    Samsung reveals the Galaxy S21 series, $200 cheaper this time
    Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra. While we knew there were some significant changes to the lineup coming perhaps the biggest surprise is the price: The S21 starts at $799, the S21+at $999, and the Ultra at $1,199. Each is a full $200 less than last year’s base models, and while not exactly cheap, it’s a welcome course correction from the flagship price tags that have been climbing every year. There are some concessions to get to that price point on the chea
  • This cute AI pet will fill the deep, dark void in your life

    This cute AI pet will fill the deep, dark void in your life
    If lockdown life has left you craving the companionship of a cuddly pet but you’re wary of dirty doggies and conniving kittens, a Japanese tech firm has created a more amenable alternative. Meet Moflin, an AI pet with “emotional capabilities that evolve like living animals.” The creature, which looks like a cross between a hamster and a slipper, won the Best of Innovation Award in Robotics at CES 2021 this week. [Read: How Netflix shapes mainstream culture, explained
  • What this simple TikTok prank taught me about work

    What this simple TikTok prank taught me about work
    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! There’s a hilarious prank making the rounds on TikTok and Instagram where people pretend to have their hands stuck in glasses or vases. What’s exactly so funny about that? Well, it’s best if you watch it for yourself — as i
  • Tesla can’t be forced to recall 158,000 cars in the US… yet

    Tesla can’t be forced to recall 158,000 cars in the US… yet
    News surfaced yesterday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking Tesla to recall more than 158,000 vehicles over problems with their touchscreens. Sure, it’s pretty crummy when you get news that your vehicle might be destined to failure due to a manufacturing defect. But the real kicker is that Tesla isn’t legally obligated to fix them, yet. [Read: Meet the 4 scale-ups using data to save the planet] In a letter to the manufacturer the NHTSA asked Tesla
  • Looking to break into cybersecurity? Here’s the white hat hacking training you’ve been looking for

    Looking to break into cybersecurity? Here’s the white hat hacking training you’ve been looking for
    TLDR: The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle brings together 10 courses covering everything a new IT pro needs to know about cybersecurity for only $39.99. The stakes in the international game of cyberterrorism have literally never been higher. While U.S. forces spent 2020 focused on defending systems tied to last November’s presidential election, it appears Russian hackers took that as a prime opportunity to attack almost everywhere else. The Solar Winds hack covered mon
  • Chatbot shut down after saying it ‘really hates lesbians’ and using racist slurs

    Chatbot shut down after saying it ‘really hates lesbians’ and using racist slurs
    A South Korean Facebook chatbot has been shut down after spewing hate speech about Black, lesbian, disabled, and trans people. Lee Luda, a conversational bot that mimics the personality of a 20-year-old female college student, told one user that it “really hates” lesbians and considers them “disgusting,” Yonhap News Agency reports. In other chats, it referred to Black people by a South Korean racial slur and said, “Yuck, I really hate them&rdquo
  • How to develop a web app with SEO in less than 10 minutes

    How to develop a web app with SEO in less than 10 minutes
    The responsibilities of a web developer are broader than merely designing and developing an application. In addition to adding the right set of features to the app, you have to take proactive actions to make sure the users will embrace it. Taking care of SEO is something that falls under this category. If you want your app to perform well in search engine rankings, incorporating SEO techniques when developing the application is a necessary evil for every web developer. This essential guide to S
  • 5 ways to accomplish nothing and still feel exhausted

    5 ways to accomplish nothing and still feel exhausted
    People ask me all the time: how do you manage to be constantly burnt out while also accomplishing very little? It’s not easy. It takes years of concerted effort. You have to build up habits, to the point where the line between work and time-wasting is essentially blurred. It takes a total lack of self-awareness and an inability to reflect on your own shortcomings. Not to brag, but I’m somewhat of an expert. Here are some proven strategies for burning yourself out while accomplishing
  • Google removes shady loan apps from its India Play Store — but the damage is done

    Google removes shady loan apps from its India Play Store — but the damage is done
    After the loss of several lives and millions of rupees, Google India has finally removed hundreds of shady loan apps from Play Store in the country. These loan apps, the majority of them with Chinese connections, gave out small to mid-sized loans to people, and then used harassment and threats to recover that money. The search giant says that it reviewed hundred of personal loan apps in the country based on user and government agency reports, and removed the ones that were violating its policy.
  • Android Auto is reading notifications in the wrong language — and Google’s solution is terrible

    Android Auto is reading notifications in the wrong language — and Google’s solution is terrible
    Over the past 18 months, some Android Auto users have reported that Android Auto is getting its languages confused and reading notifications in a garbled mess of words that make no sense. Based on what users are reporting, it seems that Google Assistant in the car-based app is attempting to read incoming messages in a secondary language, but is interpreting those messages based on its primary language. One French user, whose phone is set to French, says that Android Auto is trying to read notif
  • This app is helping reunite dogs with their owners using AI

    This app is helping reunite dogs with their owners using AI
    It’s hard to imagine the stress that pet owners go through when their furry friends go missing. A US government survey suggests that 7% of lost dogs are never recovered. That’s why a startup named Shadow is trying to reunite dogs with their owners using AI. The startup has a free iOS and Android app that works with shelters and rescue organizations to help owners find their lost dogs in the US. It also uses AI to match a missing dog’s picture with images posted by shelters, as
  • Jack Dorsey: “I do not celebrate” Trump’s Twitter ban

    Jack Dorsey: “I do not celebrate” Trump’s Twitter ban
    Just a few days ago, Twitter banned outgoing President Donald Trump, taking away his favorite distraction. While many welcomed the move as a preventative step for future violence following the unprecedented attack on the US Capitol, others condemned it as an overreach. Not all of the latter were necessarily Trump supporters either; German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the move “problematic,” a sentiment shared by some who worry about the power held by major social media compa
  • HTC is apparently still making phones, announces the Desire 21 Pro 5G

    HTC is apparently still making phones, announces the Desire 21 Pro 5G
    After Google bought a major portion of HTC‘s phone-making talent back in 2017, the company has been largely quiet in the mobile department, focusing on its VR aspirations instead. But as it turns out, the company is still churning out phones, as noted by today’s unveiling of the Desire 21 Pro 5G. And no, this one has nothing to do with blockchain. Mouthful of a name aside, the phone looks decent enough for roughly $427 (11,990 TWD, as Taiwan is the only confirmed market). You get a
  • How ‘last-mile’ services and shared mobility can streamlining the delivery business

    How ‘last-mile’ services and shared mobility can streamlining the delivery business
    COVID-19-Lockdown-Stay home-Physical distancing-Online shopping-Demand for delivery. The above set of words sum up most of 2020. With the physical world of retail becoming less accessible, the convenience of online shopping has made the former even less attractive and has driven consumers to expect on-demand delivery for almost everything (if not all) they need. As per the World Economic Forum & a report from IBM, E-commerce was projected to grow by nearly 20% in 2020 (if not more
  • How ‘last-mile’ services and shared mobility can streamline the delivery business

    How ‘last-mile’ services and shared mobility can streamline the delivery business
    COVID-19-Lockdown-Stay home-Physical distancing-Online shopping-Demand for delivery. The above set of words sum up most of 2020. With the physical world of retail becoming less accessible, the convenience of online shopping has made the former even less attractive and has driven consumers to expect on-demand delivery for almost everything (if not all) they need. As per the World Economic Forum & a report from IBM, E-commerce was projected to grow by nearly 20% in 2020 (if not more

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