• From religion to politics — here’s how genes influence our preferences

    From religion to politics — here’s how genes influence our preferences
    Social media algorithms, artificial intelligence, and our own genetics are among the factors influencing us beyond our awareness. This raises an ancient question: do we have control over our own lives? This article is part of The Conversation’s series on the science of free will. Many of us believe we are masters of own destiny, but new research is revealing the extent to which our behavior is influenced by our genes. It’s now possible to decipher our individual genetic code, the se
  • This Mac app automatically detects your duplicate files

    This Mac app automatically detects your duplicate files
    I use a 2017 MacBook Air with 128GB of internal memory. So, between photo samples, apps, and other downloads, I don’t have much space and I constantly need to delete stuff. A lot of times, I have duplicate files, especially photos and videos, and it’s a pain to detect and remove them manually. Thankfully, a tool like Gemini II from MacPaw helps me find and clear duplicate files. Now, the app is getting a new update that automatically detects identical files and helps you remove them
  • Help kill the ‘Bernie sitting’ meme with this easy-to-use image generator

    Help kill the ‘Bernie sitting’ meme with this easy-to-use image generator
    If you’re even slightly ‘online,’ the Bernie sitting meme has been unmissable. It hit fever pitch just before the weekend — and that means one thing: it’s now passé. The internet moves so quickly that a few days of popularity is a practically an epoch. But just because the Bernie sitting meme is over, doesn’t mean it’s dead. Far from it. To paraphrase an excellent tweet, we’ll soon enter its ‘mom phase.’ You know, that terrible
  • Uber expands its low-emission ride options to 1,400 more North American cities

    Uber expands its low-emission ride options to 1,400 more North American cities
    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. Uber is set to expand its Uber Green service across 1,400 new North American towns and cities, including Austin, Calgary, Houston, Miami, New York City, Tucson, Wi
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  • 3 reasons why almost every VC investor passed on Zoom

    3 reasons why almost every VC investor passed on Zoom
    We now live in a Zoom world. Since founding the now-iconic video-conferencing company in 2011, Eric Yuan has elevated Zoom to one of the most successful SaaS businesses in recent history. With 400,000 paying customers, $600+ million in quarterly revenue, and a market cap north of $100 billion, Zoom is ubiquitous in post-pandemic 2020.  But when Yuan was raising his Series A round back in 2012, dozens of institutional venture capital firms — including those focused on early-stage, clo
  • It’s happening! World’s biggest diesel factory pivots to electric motors

    It’s happening! World’s biggest diesel factory pivots to electric motors
    If ever there was a sign that the times are changing, it’s this: the world’s biggest diesel engine factory is winding down production of combustion motors as it pivots to making electric motors. Electric motor production at the Peugeot Citroen PSA plant in Tremery, France, is expected to double this year to 180,000 units. By 2025, the factory is aiming to produce 900,000 motors a year. When that happens, the factory will be producing more electric motors than combustion engines. [Re
  • This nearly inexplicable exoplanet has the density of cotton candy

    This nearly inexplicable exoplanet has the density of cotton candy
    The exoplanet WASP-107b may be as large as Jupiter, but this super-puff planet only contains one-tenth as much mass as the king of our Solar System. The density of this world is lower than what astronomers thought possible. The discovery of this bizarre exoplanet — sometimes called a cotton candy planet — provides astronomers with a unique target for further study. “With a mass in the Neptune regime and a radius of Jupiter, WASP-107b presents a challenge to planet fo
  • The future of US government vehicles is electric

    The future of US government vehicles is electric
    US President Joe Biden has vowed to replace the nation’s government vehicles with an American-made electrically powered fleet, CNBC reports. The commitment came as part of the “Buy American” executive order, which is designed, as its name suggests, to stimulate government procurement of US-made products. America’s switch to electric vehicles won’t happen overnight though. It’ll also be quite expensive and challenging because there isn’t a huge amount of
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  • Signal is drama-free for now, but it should prepare for the worst

    Signal is drama-free for now, but it should prepare for the worst
    Technology journalist Casey Newton has a worrying revelation in the latest issue of his Platformer newsletter: amidst rapid growth, Signal is reportedly not ready for all the ways it could be misused. The messaging app presently runs as a non-profit, and is funded by donations from users and a $50 million loan from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton. Between its lack of vested business interests, its promise of end-to-end encryption via the open-source Signal protocol, and the recent changes to Wh
  • Birdwatch is Twitter’s new community-based fact checker

    Birdwatch is Twitter’s new community-based fact checker
    Twitter has tried a variety of fact-checking measures in the past few years, but these normally only apply to tweets from prominent accounts or popular topics. Now the company wants to add context and labels to more tweets by implementing a community-driven fact-checking system called Birdwatch. To start, a group of contributors will be able to “respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable.” Currently, this context will be a
  • How AI can make the world more fair for ‘gifted’ kids

    How AI can make the world more fair for ‘gifted’ kids
    A team of researchers from Las Vegas recently developed an AI model capable of judging a human pianist’s skill level. On the surface, it might not sound like the kind of breakthrough research that could change the world overnight. And it’s probably not. But it represents what could be a crucial component in a machine learning stack that could make the world fair for smart kids. Education doesn’t work the same way for everyone. In the US, for example, most public school systems
  • Google Maps is adding COVID19 vaccine sites

    Google Maps is adding COVID19 vaccine sites
    With COVID19 vaccines beginning to make their way around the world, there’s a glimmer of hope for this pandemic to end sometime within the next year. Searches for “vaccines near me” have increased fivefold, according to Google, so in the coming weeks, the company will begin to make vaccination locations available on Google Maps and Search. The feature will roll out initially in Arizona, Louisiana, Mississipi, and Texas, “with more states and countries to come.” The
  • Maker of Sophia the robot plans to sell droids to people seeking company during COVID

    Maker of Sophia the robot plans to sell droids to people seeking company during COVID
    The maker of Sophia the robot plans to sell droids to people craving company during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hanson Robotics aims to roll out four models — including Sophia — in the first half of 2021. “Sophia and Hanson robots are unique by being so human-like,” CEO David Hanson told Reuters. “That can be so useful during these times where people are terribly lonely and socially isolated.” The Hong Kong-based firm aims to sell “t
  • Report: Brexit could help China and the US in the global AI race

    Report: Brexit could help China and the US in the global AI race
    The EU is falling further behind the US and China in the AI race, and will lose more ground after Brexit, according to a new report. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation assessed the trio’s AI capabilities by analyzing data across six categories: talent, research, commercial development, hardware, adoption, and data. The think tank found that while the US still holds a substantial overall lead, China is reducing the gap in several im
  • Fintech may end up the real buzzword of 2021. Here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor

    Fintech may end up the real buzzword of 2021. Here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor
    TLDR: The Ultimate Fintech and Blockchain Bootcamp Bundle explains the revolution in financial services happening around the globe right now — and how you can join in. If you aren’t all that familiar with the term Fintech yet, you might want to address that deficiency. Because after a mostly stellar year for many companies applying new technology to financial businesses, even in the teeth of the pandemic, investors are dumping millions into growing and developing more tech-driven fi
  • Skyrim modders are using AI to generate new spoken dialogue

    Skyrim modders are using AI to generate new spoken dialogue
    If you’re unimpressed by some of Skyrim’s hilarious dialogue, a new AI app called VASynth lets you take over the scriptwriting. The tool uses voice samples from Bethesda games to convert text into speech. You can generate dialogue in the style of many voices from the publisher’s back catalog, including Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Morrowind. YouTuber Adriac used it to produce a pretty impressive trailer — although the tone of voice sounds slightly artificial at times: Others a
  • Night at the Museum brought to life by new mixed reality tech

    Night at the Museum brought to life by new mixed reality tech
    For millions of children, being dragged to a museum is a singularly painful experience, marked by time standing still rather than history coming to life – as it does in the film “Night at the Museum,” starring Ben Stiller. But that all could change with the development of new “mixed reality” (MR) technology, which could inject new forms of interactive storytelling into our museums – introducing holographic tour guides and immersive digital displays in place o
  • Engineers have built machines to scrub CO2 from the air – and it could halt climate change

    Engineers have built machines to scrub CO2 from the air – and it could halt climate change
    On Wednesday this week, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was measured at 415 parts per million (ppm). The level is the highest in human history, and is growing each year. Amid all the focus on emissions reduction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says it will not be enough to avoid dangerous levels of global warming. The world must actively remove historical CO₂ already in the atmosphere – a process often described as “negative emi
  • Not all developers want to be leaders — but here’s how to help the ones that do

    Not all developers want to be leaders — but here’s how to help the ones that do
    For some developers, building software is only a small part of their bigger professional purpose. By nature, developers grow things — they make a product come to life, work with multiple moving parts, and constantly nurture projects to their maximum potential. They also have to regularly help teammates and negotiate deadlines with stakeholders. It’s not surprising then, that some developers discover that they prefer working with humans as well as computers. Still, it can be difficul
  • SpaceX breaks India’s record by launching 143 satellites on a single rocket

    SpaceX breaks India’s record by launching 143 satellites on a single rocket
    SpaceX created a unique world record of launching 143 satellites on a single vehicle on Sunday night. The firm broke the record previously held by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which launched 104 satellites in 2017.  The US-based space company launched 143 satellites through its Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket took off at 10AT EST on Sunday from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The launch was originally slotted for the previous day, but there was a
  • GameStop stocks hit record high — thanks to Redditors

    GameStop stocks hit record high — thanks to Redditors
    In an unusual event, video gaming company GameStop’s shares touched a record-high price of $76.76 — thanks to a battle between Redditors and short sellers. Just to give you an idea of this bizarre growth, GameStop’s shares were trading between $3-$4 this time last year. All of this began when short selling company Citron was scheduled to explain its stance on Gamestop on a live stream last Thursday. However, the company said it had to cancel the event because of too many
  • Winning the web means winning Google searches. This $29 SEO training can get it done

    Winning the web means winning Google searches. This $29 SEO training can get it done
    TLDR: The Pro Google SEO and SERP Certification Bundle can turn you into an SEO expert with tips and tactics for putting your brand at the top of those valuable Google search results. If you have any responsibility for a brand or play any role in marketing, then you know about search engine optimization (SEO). And you probably know that deft use of SEO practices can draw a straight line from you and your product to heightened web exposure and higher sales. Google drives over 2.5 trillion web se
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  • Here are 15 of the most asked Node.js interview questions

    Here are 15 of the most asked Node.js interview questions
    Got a programming interview coming up? Preparing for it is as important as developing your coding knowledge to ace it. It’ll give you the confidence to handle the interview and shake off the jitters. This is especially true if you are facing a programming interview for the first time in your life. To help Node.js developers achieve the necessary preparedness for an interview, I have put together a list of 15 commonly asked Node.js- and web development-related interview questions
  • Earth has been habitable for billions of years — simulations show it was ‘just luck’

    Earth has been habitable for billions of years — simulations show it was ‘just luck’
    It took evolution 3 or 4 billion years to produce Homo sapiens. If the climate had completely failed just once in that time then evolution would have come to a crashing halt and we would not be here now. So to understand how we came to exist on planet Earth, we’ll need to know how Earth managed to stay fit for life for billions of years. This is not a trivial problem. Current global warming shows us that the climate can change considerably over the course of even a few centuries. Over geo
  • Whitehouse.gov Chooses WordPress, Again

    Whitehouse.gov Chooses WordPress, Again
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  • Green UI/UX Trends: Designing with Sustainability in Mind

    Green UI/UX Trends: Designing with Sustainability in Mind
    https://medium.muz.li/green-ui-ux-trends-designing-with-sustainability-in-mind-cf553bab973e
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    Clipboard Checker - Keep your clipboard safe from JS injections
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  • 7 Essential Variables To A/B Test in Your Email Campaigns

    7 Essential Variables To A/B Test in Your Email Campaigns
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