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  • Banning anonymous social media accounts won’t stop hate speech

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    It’s iPod’s 20th birthday and people have a lot of feelings
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    20 years later, the iPod is still my favorite gadget
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  • Google channels Big Tobacco with dystopian research censorship

    Google channels Big Tobacco with dystopian research censorship
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    Conservatives say Twitter suppresses their voices. Twitter says it amplifies them
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    Finally! Someone made a motorbike that looks exactly like a desk
    Today, I came across a cool foldable motorbike that looks like a desk, can fit under a desk, but has one big problem: it can’t turn into a desk. Yes, this thing that looks like a PC tower is actually a motorbike. Credit: Icoma Okay, let’s talk about the bike itself first before I name my reasons why I’d want it to be a desk too. Built by Japanese startup Icoma, the so-called Tatamel motorbike is made to embody the “free parking wherever you like” concept, according
  • 4 tips for startups in the booming plant-based dairy market

    4 tips for startups in the booming plant-based dairy market
    People care about climate change and animal welfare — so it’s no wonder the demand for plant-based products has exploded in the last couple of years. The alternative dairy market is expected to triple over the next decade, reaching a whopping $32 billion USD by 2031. But what exactly is it that will determine success within this fast-growing industry? And what do startups need to know in order to attain partnerships with the corporates that can get their products on the map? Well, i
  • Unlock your Mac’s secret features with a subscription to this tool

    Unlock your Mac’s secret features with a subscription to this tool
    One of the most beautiful things about Mac OS is that you don’t really need to do much for it to be truly functional—it already is. But if you want to do some customization, there’s very little you can do since the platform is designed to be minimalist. The good news is there are loopholes, and you can unlock features you didn’t know your Mac has if you knew how to uncover them. Rated 4 out of 5 stars on MacUpdate, MacPilot is a tool that can help you unleash Mac’s
  • Microsoft’s Windows 11 is here…and it’s different. This course can get you up to speed on all the changes

    Microsoft’s Windows 11 is here…and it’s different. This course can get you up to speed on all the changes
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  • Facebook’s smart glasses could lead to Black Mirror-style privacy concerns

    Facebook’s smart glasses could lead to Black Mirror-style privacy concerns
    Facebook’s smart glasses ambitions are in the news again. The company has launched a worldwide project dubbed Ego4D to research new uses for smart glasses. In September, Facebook unveiled its Ray-Ban Stories glasses, which have two cameras and three microphones built-in. The glasses capture audio and video so wearers can record their experiences and interactions. The research project aims to add augmented reality features to smart glasses using artificial intelligence technologies that co
  • Android devs, rejoice! Google will take less of your cash — here are the details

    Android devs, rejoice! Google will take less of your cash — here are the details
    Google made a significant announcement for developers last night by reducing fees for recurring subscriptions to 15% or less for all apps. There are still tons of caveats and conditions to be eligible for that, so let’s dive right into it: If your app offers subscriptions (like Bumble or Spotify) through the Play Store payment system, you’ll have to pay 15% fees to Google. In March, the company had reduced the fees from 30% to 15% on the first million dollars earned for any develope
  • Here’s one reason why SMEs aren’t meeting sustainability targets

    Here’s one reason why SMEs aren’t meeting sustainability targets
    According to the UN, we now have five times the number of recorded weather disasters than we had in 1970, from wildfires across Greece and Turkey to flash flooding in Indonesia, Germany, and Belgium. As Secretary General António Guterres said earlier this year, “we have reached a tipping point on the need for climate action.”  The EU has set ambitious targets with its new Green Deal, namely the goal to cut emissions by 55% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2030. But the solut
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    The new MacBook Pros look amazing, but I just want a MacPad
    PC’s may outnumber Macs in the real world, but as a tech journalist, I sometimes feel like the odd man out. I’m used to seeing a sea of MacBooks at big tech events — back when that sort of thing happened — with just a sprinkle of Windows laptops here and there. Yet even after Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pros, which seem to outclass their closest Windows competitors in nearly every performance metric, I don’t have the slightest interest in switching. Not because
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    NASA wants to build nuclear space craft – What could go wrong?
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    If you’re waiting with bated breath to ride a hyperloop, prepare to turn blue. I’m sorry, but it’s not going to happen anytime soon. But you might just be able to get a very poor second, a car ride in a tunnel. It’s courtesy of Elon Musk’s Boring Company, and if you are feeling underwhelmed, you’re not alone. Tunnels under the city of Las Vegas  Vegas Loop is expanding – 29 miles and 51 stations! Thanks to the Clark County team for the great p
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    SelectTV can pull your entire streaming universe together in one place for life for under $80
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