• Report: The PS5 is so expensive to make, Sony may sell it at a loss

    Report: The PS5 is so expensive to make, Sony may sell it at a loss
    The new PlayStation appears to be giving Sony one heckuva headache, with components now allegedly forcing the price of the console up. Waiting on Microsoft to set a price on its own console isn’t helping, either. According to a report from Bloomberg, the PS5’s current unit cost is up to around $450, which would push the retail price of the console almost $100 more than its predecessor. The company is struggling to obtain enough DRAM and flash memory, already in high demand from smar
  • Virgin Galactic keeps bleeding cash — but says demand for spaceflights has doubled

    Virgin Galactic keeps bleeding cash — but says demand for spaceflights has doubled
    Virgin Galactic’s latest earning reports confirmed it still doesn’t make any money. But, eager space nerds looking to be shot into (sub)orbit by Richard Branson can now pay a $1,000 deposit, so that’s something. The Mojave-based firm only made $529,000 revenue last quarter, leading to a loss of $55 million, higher than analysts anticipated. The quarter previous saw it generate more than $800,000 in revenue, but lose $51.5 million overall. While losses mount,&nbs
  • Chew on this: These 7 startups are changing the way we eat

    Chew on this: These 7 startups are changing the way we eat
    Now for something we could all use more of in our lives: quicker and more convenient access to products and delicious (yet surprisingly healthy) foods.  Say goodbye to your ever so creative dinners of croque monsieur (grilled cheese with ham) or consommé avec noodles (cup of instant ramen). This category of Tech5 scaleups is going to whip us into shape by making deliveries quicker, easier, and better for our health — and even the health of our lovable pets. Tech5 2020: On the
  • AI-penned manga Paidon to be published this week

    AI-penned manga Paidon to be published this week
    A new manga designed by AI and drawn by a robotic hand will be published in this week’s edition of Japan‘s Morning magazine. The AI developed the characters and plot by studying the works of Osamu Tezuka, known as “the father of manga” and the “Walt Disney of Japan” for creating classics such as Astro Boy and Black Jack before his death in 1989. Humans helpers completed the work by adding details such as clothing and dialogue, the Japan Times reports. Th
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  • Deep learning advances are boosting computer vision — but there’s still clear limits

    Deep learning advances are boosting computer vision — but there’s still clear limits
    This article is part of Demystifying AI, a series of posts that (try to) disambiguate the jargon and myths surrounding AI. Since the early days of artificial intelligence, computer scientists have been dreaming of creating machines that can see and understand the world as we do. The efforts have led to the emergence of computer vision, a vast subfield of AI and computer science that deals with processing the content of visual data. In recent years, computer vision has taken great leap
  • Apple won’t let villains have iPhones in movies, Star Wars director says

    Apple won’t let villains have iPhones in movies, Star Wars director says
    This tidbit will ruin mystery movies forever, but there you go: Apple strictly forbids filmmakers from putting iPhones (or any of its other products) in the hands of villains — or so says director of Knives Out and Star Wars: Episode VIII, Rian Johnson. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the director divulged that Apple is pretty draconian about how its gadgets are portrayed in movies. “I don’t know if I should say this or not,” Johnson says, giggling. “[A
  • The next version of Wi-Fi might detect your movement in home

    The next version of Wi-Fi might detect your movement in home
    Wi-Fi is an important connectivity standard we rely on an almost daily basis. The standard was formed by IEEE‘s 802 connectivity group when it began exploring possibilities around wireless connectivity. Originally, the group was investigating solutions under 802.4 (the wireless bus group), but it quickly spun off and became the 802.11 — the group we know today as people who shape the standard. Last year, Wi-Fi.org, the organization which handles Wi-Fi standards, released a new
  • We shouldn’t ban AI surveillance tech — we must fight to own it

    We shouldn’t ban AI surveillance tech — we must fight to own it
    The London Metropolitan Police Service initiating the use of Live Face Recognition technology, as they’ve done recently, is another step in the by-now inevitable erosion of our traditional notion of privacy.  The EU dropping their ban on facial recognition — devolving the issue to its member states — is yet one more.   In China, face recognition cameras have widely replaced ID checks, and are in public use to catch not only serious criminals but jaywalkers, and
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  • For under $30, SlideHeap will save you hours on your next presentation

    For under $30, SlideHeap will save you hours on your next presentation
    With SlideHeap, you’ll have unlimited access to over 600 premium, fully-customizable infographics to use in any way you like. Slides are specially designed to fit into 25 different niche categories that can then be assembled into one killer presentation for you. Whether you need a graphic to represent a timeline, a SWOT analysis, an organizational chart or more, SlideHeap has a base slide ready for your use. 
  • New AI-powered sensor can predict heart failure days before it happens

    New AI-powered sensor can predict heart failure days before it happens
    Scientists have created a prototype of a new AI-powered wearable that could save lives and dramatically reduce hospitalization rates by predicting heart failure days before it happens. The adhesive patch — which is yet to be named — is equipped with a  sensor that monitors the user’s heart rate and rhythm, breathing patterns, sleep quality, body posture, and physical activity. It sends the information via Bluetooth to a smartphone app that uses AI to t
  • Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin down along with global markets, thx corona 😞’

    Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin down along with global markets, thx corona 😞’
    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 Habermass used to say: To infinity, and beyond! Bitcoin price We closed the day, February 25 2020, at a price of $9,341. That’s a notable 3.20 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$309.60. It was the lowest closing price in twenty days. We’re still 53 percent below Bi
  • Social media conspiracies blame coronavirus on 5G internet

    Social media conspiracies blame coronavirus on 5G internet
    Conspiracy theorists are infecting YouTube and Facebook with bogus theories that 5G mobile internet is responsible for the coronavirus. One prominent anti-5G Facebook group has shared a number of erroneous posts, claiming 5G is the culprit behind a virus that has infected more than 80,000 people worldwide. Its creator, Dutch “UFO researcher” John Kuhles writes: “I challenge anyone to watch this video at least twice and claim there is nothing to it, [or] it is all a coinci
  • Porn sites are designed to keep us hooked — and take all our hard data

    Porn sites are designed to keep us hooked — and take all our hard data
    Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring new design trends this year? Check out the full ‘Sprint‘ program here. I’m looking at porn with a woman I met on the internet.  To the left of our Skype video chat, a checkerboard of video stills merge into one single disingenuous orgasm. Bodies grind and groan in their windows, holding positions with dexterous ease. As we scroll and browse the various clips, animated porno Gifs bounce irritatingly in th
  • Fujifilm unveils the X-T4, its new and improved flagship mirrorless camera

    Fujifilm unveils the X-T4, its new and improved flagship mirrorless camera
    After the announcement of its new and improved X100V compact camera, Fujifilm has unveiled its flagship mirrorless shooter, the X-T4. True to the “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” adage, the Japanese manufacturer has changed little about the camera on the outside — not that this is a problem, factoring in the excellent built quality of its predecessor, the X-T3. That said, there are some minor tweaks, like sleeker, sharper edges, similar to the path Fujifilm took w
  • 3 top tips to help you be a good boss

    3 top tips to help you be a good boss
    Attracting — and retaining — talent in the startup world is beyond challenging and in the very early stages, it’s a task that’s largely down to the founder, who has to sell their vision to prospective candidates. Founders are the most important brand ambassador for their business and are responsible for shaping company culture with their leadership style. But startup life isn’t always easy. The pace and pressure of running a small business are just two things that
  • IBM and David Clark Cause announce 2020 Call For Code Challenge

    IBM and David Clark Cause announce 2020 Call For Code Challenge
    IBM and its partner David Clark Cause today announced the official commencement of the 2020 Call For Code Challenge. The annual contest will focus on climate change this year and begins accepting submissions on March 22. Call For Code, returning for its third year, is a five year developers’ challenge issued by David Clark Cause, IBM, the Linux Foundation, and United Nations Human Rights. Each year the coalition issues a global challenge calling for solutions to some of the world’s
  • Customer Success: Metrics are worthless if you don’t deliver outcomes

    Customer Success: Metrics are worthless if you don’t deliver outcomes
    Why is it that things always move towards becoming more complex? If you’re not careful, complexity leads to overwhelm, which leads to procrastination, and then we just turn our attention to what to have for dinner. Take Customer Success, for example. As the positive impact of the emerging discipline of Customer Success has become more widely understood, new metrics, systems, approaches, and models abound. If you’re considering launching a Customer Success program for the first time
  • Share what you’ve learned running a startup on Growth Quarters

    Share what you’ve learned running a startup on Growth Quarters
    If you’ve ever founded a startup, used your expertise to grow a company, or even just been part of a workplace, then you’ve got thousands of stories to tell and plenty of advice to share. And we’d love to have them on our site — only the good ones though! So what are we looking for? Well, Growth Quarters is a media brand by TNW that strives to go beyond generic ‘fortune cookie advice’ and provide real actionable guidance to help our readers grow professionall
  • Smithsonian Institute just released 2.8 million high-quality images for free

    Smithsonian Institute just released 2.8 million high-quality images for free
    Smithsonian Institute has just released a massive trove of 2.8 million high-quality two-dimensional and three-dimensional images to the public domain. Which means you can download them free of charge. These images were sourced from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo. These images are a record of some famous artifacts such as Muhammad Ali’s celebrated headgear, a portrait of Ida B. Wells, and an early contract for the legendary
  • Researchers found a cure for diabetes (in lab mice)

    Researchers found a cure for diabetes (in lab mice)
    More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, approximately 10% of the population according to the American Diabetes Association. To date, the most common treatment has been to manage the disease with a carefully controlled diet and regular insulin shots, if needed. But a cure may be on the horizon. A research team led by Jeffrey Millman at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri found last year that infusing mice with stem cells could offer a better treatment option. Building on that rese
  • New Kansas: the world's most loved font, made New!

    New Kansas: the world's most loved font, made New!
    https://newlyn.com/news/the-worlds-most-loved-font-made-new/
  • How to see where you’re logged in on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

    How to see where you’re logged in on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
    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. I’ll bet money that you’re logged into your social media platforms on multiple devices. Phones, tablets, computers — it’s convenient to be able to have your multi-hour social browsing sessions from anywhere. But you should always know what devices your apps are logged into, as a matter of basic digital security. And every now and
  • 3 design thinking techniques to get started in your organisation

    3 design thinking techniques to get started in your organisation
    https://www.creative.onl/posts/3-design-thinking-techniques-to-get-started-in-your-organisation/
  • What I’ve learned from designing for experts

    What I’ve learned from designing for experts
    https://fossheim.io/writing/posts/ux-domain-experts/
  • 22 Rules for Designing Sign-Up & Sign-In Journeys

    22 Rules for Designing Sign-Up & Sign-In Journeys
    https://blog.marvelapp.com/rules-for-designing-sign-up-sign-in-journeys/
  • Top Design Capitals of the World

    Top Design Capitals of the World
    https://vectornator.io/blog/design-capitals/
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to use diversity to remove bias in AI

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to use diversity to remove bias in AI
    Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, said that it’s important to have a team of people with a diverse background to reduce bias in AI models. He was speaking at the company’s Future Decoded event in India. Nadella said that it’s great that we have all the AI and data available to us, but developers should think about privacy as a human right and removing biases while developing applications: One of the best things you can do (as a developer) to have ethics around AI. For exam
  • Making Things Better: Redefining the Technical Possibilities of CSS

    Making Things Better: Redefining the Technical Possibilities of CSS
    https://aneventapart.com/news/post/making-things-better-aea-video
  • This Giphy/Jif peanut butter collab over GIF pronunciation is a no-brainer

    This Giphy/Jif peanut butter collab over GIF pronunciation is a no-brainer
    Sometimes you just look at a thing that suddenly exists and ask yourself “Holy shit, why didn’t someone think of this sooner?” So when I booted up Twitter this morning and saw a peanut butter jar with “GIF” written on the side, my jaw dropped because… holy shit, why didn’t someone think of this sooner? If you've ever called a GIF a JIF…we forgive you!!!! …but, so it never happens again, we've made some GIFs (and a collectible jar) with @J
  • AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer screening

    AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer screening
    A new system that uses sensors and AI to quickly detect tumors can screen women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The device invented by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada analyzes microwaves to detect even small, early-stage tumors within minutes. It took 15 years of research to develop the prototype, but less than $3,800 ($5,000 CAD) to build it. The device is comprised of a small sensor inside an adjustable box, which is placed under an opening of

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