• I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump

    I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump
    I dig my MacBook Air. It’s not a mighty machine by any means, but it’s lightweight, has a decent screen, an excellent trackpad, and does the job. There’s one thing I despise about it, though: The butterfly keyboard. If you’ve purchased a MacBook model recently, you’re likely familiar with the term, but for those out of the loop: In 2015, Apple dropped the standard scissor key in favor of the so-called butterfly switch. The new design was supposed to reduce travel a
  • US tech execs have dumped $3.6 billion in company stock this month

    US tech execs have dumped $3.6 billion in company stock this month
    Stock markets are floundering in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and while many are stuck assessing its long-term effects — loads of tech executives have dumped their shares for major profit. In fact, insiders at US tech companies — from fintech to cloud services — collectively unloaded more than $3.6 billion worth of company shares since May 1, with chief executives from major players like Facebook, General Electric, Cloudflare, and A
  • Icon Rewind is a time machine for your phone’s app icons

    Icon Rewind is a time machine for your phone’s app icons
    As dull as I find the current flat design trend, I’ve come to expect developers will stick to it when sketching icons for their apps. It’s tough to admit it, but it’s certainly an improvement over the 3D aesthetic that used to dominate the scene — with some exceptions. But if you’re still struggling to let go of the past, there might be a solution. Enter Icon Rewind — a web-based app that lets you switch up the icons of some of your favorite apps with an
  • Podcast: How mobility startups need to adapt and grow in 2020

    Podcast: How mobility startups need to adapt and grow in 2020
    Sustainability is one of the most important areas of growth across industries, and some will need to adapt more than. The mobility industry, for example, has been historically pretty bad for the environment — cars, planes, need we say more? — but it’s now one of the areas undergoing the most exciting and disruptive evolution. Introducing the second episode of Data Market Services Inspiration Series, a new podcast produced and hosted by Tech.eu to support startups in
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  • These are the 3 least volatile tech stocks paying out high dividends

    These are the 3 least volatile tech stocks paying out high dividends
    Dividends allow shareholders to directly benefit from a company’s profits, by paying out part of it on a yearly, quarterly, or monthly basis. For investors seeking reliable income — so-called fixed income — stocks paying out dividends offer a great opportunity, especially in the current ultra-low interest (on other investment vehicles like bonds) environment. In short, dividend investors are less focused on stocks’ depreciation or appreciation in price. The financia
  • These cool gadgets are all perfect Memorial Day presents to you

    These cool gadgets are all perfect Memorial Day presents to you
    It’s a holiday. Summer is starting. You’ve suffered through a pandemic. Time to get yourself somethin’ nice. Check out these sweet deals on gear and gadgets included as part of this Memorial Day sale, with savings of up to more than $100 off. Mu6 Space 2 Smart Active Noise Cancelling Headphones ($136 with promo code: SUMMERSAVE20) Built with a powerful 40mm dynamic driver and a cutting-edge polymer diaphragm for distortion-free bass and a balanced soundstage, the Space 2&rsquo
  • Zwift companion app not working? Try this

    Zwift companion app not working? Try this
    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. Over the past winter, and sporadically ever since, I’ve been using virtual the video game-like cycle training platform Zwift and a Tacx NEO indoor smart trainer. It’s allowed me to exercise with focus and efficiency when I’m crunched on time or the weather outside is not so great (or you know, lockdown). But I’ve had a huge problem wit
  • Emissions have dropped 17% — but it doesn’t mean we’re addressing climate change

    Emissions have dropped 17% — but it doesn’t mean we’re addressing climate change
    The global COVID-19 quarantine has meant less air pollution in cities and clearer skies. Animals are strolling through public spaces, and sound pollution has diminished, allowing us to hear the birds sing. But these relatively small and temporary changes should not be mistaken for the COVID-19 pandemic actually helping to fix climate change. Quite the contrary: the pandemic that made the world stop offers a glimpse of the deep changes in lifestyles and economic structures that we need to implem
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  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin continues downtrend with 5% loss in one day’

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin continues downtrend with 5% loss in one day’
    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 Satoshi Nakamoto used to say: Time to learn some stuff about Bitcoin! Bitcoin price We closed the day, May 24 2020, at a price of $8,790. That’s a notable 4.57 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$421.90. It was the lowest closing price in twelve days. We’re still 56
  • Adobe’s top tips to adapt your commerce strategy during the pandemic

    Adobe’s top tips to adapt your commerce strategy during the pandemic
    Concern over COVID-19 had an impact on online shopping behavior early on in the pandemic, according to data from Adobe Analytics, which monitors the ecommerce transactions of 80 of the top 100 U.S. retailers. As with any crisis situation, businesses must adapt to these rapidly changing conditions and modify marketing, operations, and business models to best serve customers. Integrity is a critical foundation for modern business and ensuring that you execute a planned response to this situation
  • Space is full of junk because private companies keep launching satellites

    Space is full of junk because private companies keep launching satellites
    Since the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, the lower orbit around the Earth has become an increasingly congested environment with more than 2,200 satellite launches to date. Those satellites – along with launch vehicle components and debris from mechanical disintegration, collisions, and explosions – now fill this region with a “fog” of space debris. And it’s getting busier. In the last few weeks, SpaceX has launched 60 new satellites as part of its Starlink program. T
  • UK getting 200 mile route to test self-driving vehicles on public roads

    UK getting 200 mile route to test self-driving vehicles on public roads
    A mobility consortium in the UK has begun work on a real-world test route for self-driving vehicles as part of local government trials exploring the future of mobility tech. The project, led by Midlands Future Mobility, is building the route to include 300 km (190 miles) of roads around the University of Warwick, Coventry, Solihull, and central Birmingham, Coventry Live reports. [Read: Engineer finds Tesla Model 3 is secretly equipped with hardware for powering homes] It should give autonomous
  • Technology start-ups that fail fast succeed faster

    Technology start-ups that fail fast succeed faster
    Failure rates of new technology-based companies are shockingly high. It is estimated that 75% of technology start-ups do not generate profits. Other data suggest upwards of 90% of new technology enterprises completely fail. However, some failures of products or technologies have been positive and lead to success. It took Thomas Edison thousands of attempts before he succeeded with his lightbulb design. Although learning from failure has been described as critical to the success of technology-ba
  • Pardon the Intrusion #18: Marcus Hutchins, the ransomware hero

    Pardon the Intrusion #18: Marcus Hutchins, the ransomware hero
    Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. Two contrasting developments unfolded in the US and Germany last week. While the US Senate voted to reauthorize the USA Freedom Act, allowing law enforcement to collect Americans’ browsing and internet search records without a warrant, Germany’s constitutional court ruled that the country’s intellig
  • Research: political hashtags make online news discussions more extreme

    Research: political hashtags make online news discussions more extreme
    Whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, you have most likely come across a political hashtag in an article, a tweet or a personal story shared on Facebook. A hashtag is a functional tag widely used in search engines and social networking services that allow people to search for content that falls under the word or phrase, followed by the # sign. First popularized by Twitter in 2009, the use of hashtags has become widespread. Nearly anything political with the intent of attracting a wi
  • We’ve got 10 super-useful apps with lifetime subscription offers on sale right now 

    We’ve got 10 super-useful apps with lifetime subscription offers on sale right now 
    TLDR: From security to productivity to incredibly helpful, check out Memorial Day deals on 10 of the best software and app offers from TNW Deals. Not to take away from the true meaning of Memorial Day, but the unofficial start to the summer season has become — like most American holidays — a great time to find some awesome deals. Since many of us still aren’t ranging too far away from our homes just yet, we pulled together 10 of the best apps and software packages on sale this
  • Algorithms associating appearance with criminality have a dark past

    Algorithms associating appearance with criminality have a dark past
    ‘Phrenology’ has an old-fashioned ring to it. It sounds like it belongs in a history book, filed somewhere between bloodletting and velocipedes. We’d like to think that judging people’s worth based on the size and shape of their skull is a practice that’s well behind us. However, phrenology is once again rearing its lumpy head. In recent years, machine-learning algorithms have promised governments and private companies the power to glean all sorts of information fr
  • A designer’s guide to creating effective dashboards

    A designer’s guide to creating effective dashboards
    Sprint: Did you know we have an online conference about product design coming up? SPRINT will cover how designers and product owners can stay ahead of the curve in these unprecedented times. Dashboards are a unique and powerful way to present data-based intelligence using data visualization techniques that display relevant, actionable data as well as track stats and key performance indicators (KPIs). Dashboards should present this data in a quick, easy-to-scan format with the most relevant info
  • Coding is a language — and that’s why kids can learn it faster than you

    Coding is a language — and that’s why kids can learn it faster than you
    Across the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalization” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors. As a result, virtually every country in the world is working towards a digital economy. As this new economy evolves, special skills like computer programming are needed. This is like a language of numbers, known as code, which allows people to write instructions that are executed by computers. The goal is to
  • Everything you need to know about neuromorphic computing

    Everything you need to know about neuromorphic computing
    In July, a group of artificial intelligence researchers showcased a self-driving bicycle that could navigate around obstacles, follow a person, and respond to voice commands. While the self-driving bike itself was of little use, the AI technology behind it was remarkable. Powering the bicycle was a neuromorphic chip, a special kind of AI computer. Neuromorphic computing is not new. In fact, it was first proposed in the 1980s. But recent developments in the artificial intelligence industry have
  • Here are 10 career skills you can start mastering this Memorial Day weekend

    Here are 10 career skills you can start mastering this Memorial Day weekend
    TLDR: Learning never takes a holiday — so dive into these 10 career-redefining skills that could jumpstart your professional pursuits. With so much instability in the global job market, it’s no surprise that everyone is thinking about their career plans. No matter whether you feel fulfilled and secure in your current position or think you’re expecting new challenges soon, expanding your skillset is never a bad career move — and might actually make all the difference in l
  • Shopify helped earn the founder of Ring $1 billion. Here’s how you can follow that gameplan

    Shopify helped earn the founder of Ring $1 billion. Here’s how you can follow that gameplan
    TLDR: The Ultimate Shopify and Ecommerce Expert Bundle will give the complete 411 on building and growing a successful online sales operation. Almost a decade ago, serial entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff couldn’t find any investors to bite on his latest big idea: a home doorbell with a camera to see who was on your doorstep. Kickstarter offered too many problems and Siminoff even famously struck out in front of the sharks on the hit show Shark Tank. So in 2015, Siminoff launched his product, n
  • JS Tools and Libraries for Creating, Customizing and Validation Forms

    JS Tools and Libraries for Creating, Customizing and Validation Forms
    https://flatlogic.com/blog/javascript-tools-and-libraries-for-creating-customizing-and-validation-forms/
  • Worst Logos Redesigned

    Worst Logos Redesigned
    https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/worst_logos_redesigned.php
  • Say Cheese

    Say Cheese
    https://www.awwwards.com/sites/say-cheese
  • 15+ Cool Animated CSS Hover Effects

    15+ Cool Animated CSS Hover Effects
    https://csshint.com/animated-css-hover-effects/
  • How to use pre-trained models in your next business project

    How to use pre-trained models in your next business project
    Most of the new deep learning models being released, especially in NLP, are very, very large: They have parameters ranging from hundreds of millions to tens of billions. Given good enough architecture, the larger the model, the more learning capacity it has. Thus, these new models have huge learning capacity and are trained on very, very large datasets. Because of that, they learn the entire distribution of the datasets they are trained on. One can say that they en
  • Disney debuts Zenimation, which mixes soothing sounds with familiar art

    Disney debuts Zenimation, which mixes soothing sounds with familiar art
    Disney today launched its latest series, called Zenimation, a collection of shorts that combine the company’s animation with some soothing sound effects. I don’t know about y’all, but something like this was exactly what I needed to help cure my quarantine fatigue. Indulge your senses. All episodes of @DisneyAnimation’s #Zenimation, an Original Series, now streaming on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/1NSkirtNvI — Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 22, 2020 Each Zenimation shor
  • How to Build Design Systems that Empower Marketing Teams

    How to Build Design Systems that Empower Marketing Teams
    https://webflow.com/blog/design-systems-for-marketing-teams
  • Introduction to Accessible Data Visualizations with D3.js

    Introduction to Accessible Data Visualizations with D3.js
    https://fossheim.io/writing/posts/accessible-dataviz-d3-intro/

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