• Huge designer portfolio created entirely in Instagram

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  • HBO Max has launched — here’s what you need to get started

    HBO Max has launched — here’s what you need to get started
    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. The time has come: HBO Max, the latest competitor in the streaming wars, has launched. You can sign up for the 7-day free trial now and get started watching some classic films or some excellent TV shows. Here’s how you can get started on the new platform. The wait is finally over. #HBOMax is officially here. If you need me, I'll be streaming. https
  • Scientists are using AI to predict which lung cancer patients will relapse

    Scientists are using AI to predict which lung cancer patients will relapse
    A new AI tool could predict which lung cancer patients will suffer a relapse by analyzing genetic data and pathology images. Pathologists trained the tool to differentiate between immune cells and cancer cells in tumors. This revealed that while some parts of the tumor were packed with immune cells — which they describe as “hot” regions — others appeared completely devoid of them. The research team, led by Dr Yinyin Yuan of London‘s&nb
  • JK Rowling releases free story The Ickabog to help kids in lockdown

    JK Rowling releases free story The Ickabog to help kids in lockdown
    J.K. Rowling, the author who defined the childhoods of a generation, is publishing a new children’s story called The Ickabog. She’s offering the whole thing for free to help children and parents who are struggling to get through the pandemic. Rowling warns that this isn’t Harry Potter. Judging from the first chapter, it’s got much more in common with fairy tales aimed at younger children — the chapter even begins “Once upon a time.” The story
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  • 13 YouTube channels to turn yourself from wagecuck to finance god

    13 YouTube channels to turn yourself from wagecuck to finance god
    It seems budgeting, saving, and investing are all the rage nowadays, and that everyone’s joining the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement. This is reflected by the increasing popularity of budgeting and trading apps, ETFs (exchange traded funds, baskets of stocks you can invest in to spread your risk), and business news sites. But who do you turn to learn the tricks of the trade? How does the economy actually work? How do the financial markets work? Where do you even start
  • Just putting it out there: It’s embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn

    Just putting it out there: It’s embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn
    In this column, “Just putting this out there…,” we write about the odd ways we engage with tech and the unpopular opinions we form about it. You can read the rest of the articles in this series here. I’m not all that active on social media. I barely tweet, and I’m rarely serious when I do. I still use a fake Facebook profile, practically to stay in touch with some old acqaintances. I do post on Instagram every once in a while, but I think of it as an exercise
  • UK cities trial ‘red carpet’ crosswalks to reduce pedestrian accidents

    UK cities trial ‘red carpet’ crosswalks to reduce pedestrian accidents
    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. The cities of Liverpool and Hull in the UK will trial new pedestrian crosswalks, informed by behavioral insights, to reduce road accidents and deaths. This includes a ‘blinge
  • Click here if your virtual meetings are insanely inefficient

    Click here if your virtual meetings are insanely inefficient
    Not to be dramatic but… ineffectual meetings were a huge problem before coronavirus. Meetings during lockdown are getting even more out of hand: what was once a quick chat by the water cooler is now a scheduled 30-minute Zoom call. Our work calendars are filling up with unwieldy video chats, which are actually slowing us down. On March 31st, 2020 Microsoft Teams recorded a record-breaking 2.7 billion meeting minutes in one single day. Zoom downloads increased by 1330% from February to Ma
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  • Researchers use drones and AI to detect Soviet ‘butterfly’ landmines

    Researchers use drones and AI to detect Soviet ‘butterfly’ landmines
    Scientists have developed a method of automatically detecting hidden landmines by using AI to scan images captured by drones. Researchers from New York’s Binghamton University designed the system to detect Soviet PFM-1 landmines — nicknamed “butterflies” due to their wing-like shape. Their small size and largely plastic construction make them hard for humans to spot and almost invisible to the metal detectors used in landmine clearance. More than a million of t
  • World’s top companies, including Apple, borrowed $1 trillion in just five months

    World’s top companies, including Apple, borrowed $1 trillion in just five months
    Apple and Disney are among a swathe of world-leading companies to have collectively borrowed $1 trillion to weather the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — cash raised in just five months. Software giant Oracle, aircraft manufacturer Boeing, and telecoms giant AT&T have borrowed the most; they’ve issued corporate bonds worth $25 billion, $20 billion, and $12.5 billion respectively in 2020, reports the Financial Times citing data gathered by Refinitiv. [Read:&nb
  • The invisible labor powering Silicon Valley — and the ethics behind ‘ghost work’

    The invisible labor powering Silicon Valley — and the ethics behind ‘ghost work’
    TNW Answers is a live Q&A platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers and editors for an hour.  How does an early-stage startup grow from the ground up to turn into an influential money making machine? Does it all boil down to the equation of strong leadership, generous investors, and an original ‘innovative’ idea? While this might sound like the answer, according to Mary L. Gray, the co-author of &ls
  • Spotify’s removed its 10K library limit — but it won’t replace my MP3 collection

    Spotify’s removed its 10K library limit — but it won’t replace my MP3 collection
    You’re gonna have to pry my digital music library out of my cold, sweaty hands. Yeah, I have a subscription to a music streaming service (who do you think I am? your grandad? come on) — but this is in addition to my MP3s, not as a replacement. But — and here comes the part you’re interested in — Spotify has gotten substantially better at being your central music hub. And I’m gonna tell you why: because it has removed its 10K library limit. Considering th
  • You can finally customize your Mac in India – but it’s cumbersome

    You can finally customize your Mac in India – but it’s cumbersome
    Until now, Apple has been selling preconfigured Macs — MacBooks and iMacs — in India. Now, the company will let you choose specs such as processor, RAM, and storage according to your need — but it’s not straightforward. Apple sells all of its devices through authorized resellers. So, you’ll need to contact a reseller to order a MacBook or iMac according to your configuration, and they’ll ship it to you in four to five weeks after you place an order. You can v
  • Tesla’s Model S and Model X EVs are now $5K cheaper — but there’s no more free Supercharging

    Tesla’s Model S and Model X EVs are now $5K cheaper — but there’s no more free Supercharging
    One of the biggest perks with buying a Tesla is access to its international network of fast-chargers, also known as the Supercharger network. Though it’s a little less sweet than it used to be as Tesla has removed free Supercharger access for new Model S and X customers. The update came earlier today along with news that Tesla is lowering the prices of its Model X and S, Reuters reports. All things considered, it’s probably not such bad news for potential new Tesla customers, but Su
  • How do marketers actually connect with a post-COVID audience? This might help

    How do marketers actually connect with a post-COVID audience? This might help
    TLDR: With The Complete Digital Content Marketing Mastery Bundle, learn who to turn social media, Google, emails and even Zoom into major brand builders and money makers. As the U.S. cautiously starts to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumer casualties of the economic plunge caused by the virus have only just begun. In recent days, major retail names like Pier 1, Victoria’s Secret and J.C. Penney’s have all announced plans to close entirely or shutter hundreds of
  • What this massive rotating disk galaxy tells us about our early universe

    What this massive rotating disk galaxy tells us about our early universe
    Current models of massive galaxy formation suggest that they evolve as part of a slow growth process, gradually increasing in size through mergers with smaller galaxies and the accumulation of clumps of hot gas. This means that most galaxies should have reached massive size relatively late in the course of the Universe’s 13.8 billion years history. However, the discovery of a massive rotating disk galaxy, much like our own Milky Way, when the Universe was just 1.5 billion years old calls
  • If you’re seeking the path to a six-figure role as a project manager, your journey starts here

    If you’re seeking the path to a six-figure role as a project manager, your journey starts here
    It’s one thing to recommend a new professional gets certified in some core disciplines of their job if they’re looking to advance. But the real trick is often in deciding what exactly are the right credentials to reach that destination. In the project management field, certification is important — and also a lot more complicated than you might think. And we don’t mean the testing itself. With so many schools of thought and practice around how to set up, run and oversee a
  • Fujifilm’s new app makes it easy to turn your camera into a webcam

    Fujifilm’s new app makes it easy to turn your camera into a webcam
    Fujifilm is making it easier to turn your camera into a webcam — if you use Windows that is. The Japanese camera-maker has released a new piece of software, called Fujifilm X Webcam, which converts X Series and GFX cameras into webcams. It’s an excellent solution for anyone looking to flex on their colleagues’ fuzzy, cheap-ass webcams during their next Zoom call. All you need is the right camera — pretty much GFX100, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, X-H1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3, X-T2,
  • How to succeed in a post-coronavirus job market, according to Vice’s SVP

    How to succeed in a post-coronavirus job market, according to Vice’s SVP
    In the series “Staying inside with…,” we pick the brains of experts and interesting people in tech to find out their favorite books, courses, movies, and podcasts they’ve been enjoying during lockdown. Mark Adams, SVP and Head of Innovation at Vice, is the latest to share what’s been keeping him busy whilst staying at home. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on both people and businesses. A total of 81% of the global workforce have had their workplace
  • A step-by-step guide to building your first Telegram bot

    A step-by-step guide to building your first Telegram bot
    Chatbots are often touted as a revolution in the way users interact with technology and businesses. They have a fairly simple interface compared with traditional apps, as they only require users to chat, and the chatbots are supposed to understand and do whatever the user demands from them, at least in theory. Many industries are shifting their customer service to chatbot systems. That’s because of the huge drop in the cost compared to actual humans, and also because of the robustness and
  • Pablo Escobar’s brother is suing Apple for $2.6B

    Pablo Escobar’s brother is suing Apple for $2.6B
    Let’s get this out the way immediately: Pablo Escobar’s brother is suing Apple for publicity. That’s it. His company — Escobar Inc. — has used lawsuits in the past to gain public attention. It then uses this increased visibility to “launch” phones (which are literally just relabelled models by other manufacturers) and then scam the public into giving them money. Really, covering this is probably giving Escobar Inc. the publicity it wants, but the story
  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘S&P 500 outperformed Bitcoin over the past year’

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘S&P 500 outperformed Bitcoin over the past year’
    Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Aristotle used to say: Let’s get it! Bitcoin price We closed the day, May 26 2020, at a price of $8,835. That’s a minor 0.83 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$74.54. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We’re still 56 percent below Bitcoin‘s all
  • Everything you need to know about artificial neural networks

    Everything you need to know about artificial neural networks
    Welcome to Neural Basics, a collection of guides and explainers to help demystify the world of artificial intelligence. One of the most influential technologies of the past decade is artificial neural networks, the fundamental piece of deep learning algorithms, the bleeding edge of artificial intelligence. You can thank neural networks for many of applications you use every day, such as Google’s translation service, Apple’s Face ID iPhone lock and Amazon’s Alexa AI-p
  • Don’t confuse following your gut with your ego — or your business will fail

    Don’t confuse following your gut with your ego — or your business will fail
    Justas Janauskas was once told to always follow his gut. It was, he says, the worst business advice he’s ever received. Why? Because instinct and ego can easily be confused. If you don’t know Janauskas you will almost certainly know Vinted, the online marketplace he co-founded with Milda Mitkute in the early noughties. Vinted, which profits from allowing its users to sell second-hand clothes, has had a decent run over the years — a success Janauskas says was mostly due to
  • Amazon-backed Rivian reopens factory to build parts for upcoming electric SUV

    Amazon-backed Rivian reopens factory to build parts for upcoming electric SUV
    The electric car startup specializing in long-range SUVs, Rivian, has reopened its factory in the US following a temporary shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Back at the end of March, Rivian closed its factories and offices to help quell the spread of COVID-19. But it seems that production is already starting to return to Normal, Illinois, where one Rivian factory is based, Week.com reports. A company spokesperson confirmed yesterday that a small group of essential workers return
  • Facebook reportedly knew its algorithms promoted extremist groups, but did nothing

    Facebook reportedly knew its algorithms promoted extremist groups, but did nothing
    Facebook has long struggled with controlling extremist content on its platform. From the 2016 US elections, when Russians were able to manipulate American voters through polarizing ads, to propaganda that spread through the social network and led to violence in Myanmar. A new report by Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman in the Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook knew that its algorithm was dividing people, but did very little to address the problem. It noted that one
  • YouTube removed phrase critical of Chinese government due to AI error

    YouTube removed phrase critical of Chinese government due to AI error
    For the last few weeks, users have noticed that particular Chinese expressions have been automatically removed from YouTube comments. After rampant speculation about why Google would want these phrases — both of which are critical of the Chinese government — to be banned, it now claims it was an error by its machine learning software. YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao (五毛), an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist Party. Who
  • Microsoft brings Edge’s hidden Surf Game to everyone

    Microsoft brings Edge’s hidden Surf Game to everyone
    Back in February, Microsoft hid a nifty little surfing game into its Edge browser, which started out as an easter egg to celebrate the browser‘s new logo. (Get it? Like surfing the web?) At the time, it was only available to users on the canary and dev builds of the browser, but now, it is available for anyone to try. To give it a go, first make sure you’re on the latest version of Edge. (You can go to Settings> About to check for updates). Once updated, simply type in
  • Twitter embeds fact-checking links in Trump’s lying tweets

    Twitter embeds fact-checking links in Trump’s lying tweets
    It looks like Twitter’s finally had enough of US President Donald Trump‘s abuse of its platform. Today, keen observers may have noticed the president‘s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has been splashed with a couple of fact-checking embeds on tweets where he’s attempted to misinform the US voting public by lying about the mail-in ballot process. To the best of our knowledge this is the first time Twitter’s embedded links in the president’s tweets. The result
  • How to tell HBO Max, Now, and Go apart

    How to tell HBO Max, Now, and Go apart
    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. HBO‘s parent company WarnerMedia is launching its streaming platform, HBO Max, this week. With this launch, WarnerMedia can join the rest of the massive media companies vying for attention in the streaming wars. But how does HBO Max relate to HBO Now, or HBO Go, for that matter? What do these services have in common, besides the name? Whoever in Wa

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