• Review: The GoCycle GX is a fun, foldable ebike with few drawbacks

    Review: The GoCycle GX is a fun, foldable ebike with few drawbacks
    As a road cyclist, I’ve kept folding bikes at a safe distance. In my defense, I’ve never had a need for one. I’ve either always had access to garages to store bikes, or, as is the case now, live in the Netherlands where the majority of us ride sit-up-and-beg bikes, which are parked haphazardly on the street. Folding bikes make lots of sense in big cities like London or New York, where commuters use more than one mode of transport to reach their destination. It takes the hassle
  • Trump pardoned the guy who founded the Church Of AI

    Trump pardoned the guy who founded the Church Of AI
    With all the hullabaloo surrounding Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trump’s last-minute pardons slipped under the RADAR a bit. Sure, Trump’s pardoning of Steve Bannon nabbed plenty of headlines. And his snub of Joe Exotic, the Tiger King, made the trades. But what’s arguably the most interesting story of them all is 45’s pardoning of Anthony Levandowski, the founder of the Church of AI. Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the intellectual theft of Google
  • Amplitude celebrates 10 years with a free weekend of Endless games

    Amplitude celebrates 10 years with a free weekend of Endless games
    Amplitude Studios, makers of the excellent Endless games and the upcoming 4X title Humankind, is celebrating 10 years in the gaming industry with a slew of news, announcements, discounts, and freebies. Happy birthday Amplitude: If you haven’t played the Endless games or checked out the teasers for the highly-anticipated Humankind, now’s your chance. Before we dive into the details of the celebration, let’s take a look at the games we’re talking about. Endless Legend Endl
  • Facebook’s Trump ban could be lifted by its Oversight Board

    Facebook’s Trump ban could be lifted by its Oversight Board
    Facebook’s “indefinite” ban on Donald Trump could be lifted by the company’s Oversight Board, the company announced on Thursday. The former US president’s Facebook and Instagram accounts were blocked in the wake of the US Capitol insurrection, due to concerns that Trump would use the platform to foment further violence. At the time, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the ban would remain in place at least until Joe Biden replaced him as president. But now
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  • This AI can tell if you have prostate cancer by looking at your pee

    This AI can tell if you have prostate cancer by looking at your pee
    Researchers at the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) recently developed a machine for detecting prostate cancer that only needs 20 minutes of your time and a few ounces of your pee to achieve near 100-percent accuracy. Human oncologists are only about 30% accurate when it comes to detecting the disease. This is a big deal. Background: Detecting prostate cancer is, quite literally, a pain in the ass. Under the current paradigm the disease is confirmed through a combination of lab
  • The 6 best developer laptops for 2021

    The 6 best developer laptops for 2021
    Computers, in particular laptops, are the essential tool for any developer. Sure having a nice keyboard and mouse can boost your productivity and comfort, but developers can’t even work without a good computer. There are many types of developers out there – those who use the terminal for everything, even coding, and those like me that use IDEs built on Java, which is resource-intensive. There are web developers, desktop developers, game developers, and much more. Because of so many
  • How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix of Finland

    How this company leveraged AI to become the Netflix of Finland
    Twenty years ago, Facebook did not exist. Google had just failed to sell itself to Yahoo for $1 million. Netflix was a fledgling startup struggling to establish a working business model around selling and renting DVDs online. Today, Facebook and Google are among the top ten most valuable companies, and Netflix, now the most popular online streaming service with nearly 200 million users worldwide, is worth over $200 billion. Yahoo sold its assets to Verizon for a fraction of Google’s value
  • Waiters and employees are in charge — you’re just paying them

    Waiters and employees are in charge — you’re just paying them
    Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! My daughter is currently working in a restaurant, thus getting a crash course in economics, problem-solving, planning, and social behavior. While she’s learning new skills — I’m listening. Recently she educated me on the true pow
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  • Google union slams company’s treatment of AI ethics researchers

    Google union slams company’s treatment of AI ethics researchers
    The Alphabet Workers Union (AWU)  has slammed the company’s treatment of two prominent AI researchers as “an attack on the people who are trying to make Google’s technology more ethical.” The newly-formed union issued a statement on the “retaliation” against AI ethics lead Margaret Mitchell, whose corporate account was recently suspended by the Big G. Mitchell had reportedly been using automated scripts to find messages showing mistreatment of
  • This white hat hacker training can get you ready to defend any network, big or small

    This white hat hacker training can get you ready to defend any network, big or small
    TLDR: With The Ultimate 2021 White Hat Hacker Certification Bundle, students get schooled in more than 100 hours of cybersecurity and ethical hacking expertise. In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. has been at the center of a building cybersecurity meltdown in recent months, including everything from suffering staggering widespread hacking attacks to disappointing setbacks in costly attempts to improve the safety of vital defense systems. Those alarming missteps could be on a path toward i
  • Otter will now let you transcribe Google Meet calls from your browser

    Otter will now let you transcribe Google Meet calls from your browser
    In the years before the pandemic, I had to spend hours transcribing interviews or events recorded in noisy hallways or hotel coffee shops. While the coronavirus has put a halt to all of that for now, I still have to get on a ton of video conferencing calls. So, I appreciate any tool that helps me with recording and transcribing. Today, one of those apps, Otter.ai, announced that its new Chrome extension will allow users to transcribe Google Meet calls directly from the browser. That’
  • New AI tool detects hiring discrimination against ethnic minorities and women

    New AI tool detects hiring discrimination against ethnic minorities and women
    Research shows that various industries have big ethnic and gender pay gaps, but the extent to which discrimination affects these inequalities is tricky to assess. A new AI tool developed at the London School of Economics has shed some light on how recruitment prejudices influence these outcomes. The system uses supervised machine learning algorithms to analyze the search behavior of recruiters on employment websites. The researchers applied the algorithms to the online recruitmen
  • 3 most important predictions for mobility and smart cities in 2021

    3 most important predictions for mobility and smart cities in 2021
    1. Micromobilty market consolidation in Europe Given the speed and timing of COVID, there has been a rapid transformation in the European micromobility market. According to recent news stories and press releases, many of the largest operators have been in active late-stage fundraises to shore up their consumer offers, expand their fleets, and increase their geographic service areas. Namely, Tier, Voi, and Bolt have been the standout micromobiity operators that have not only weathered the COVID-
  • Hubble spots remains of a supernova humans saw explode 1700 years ago

    Hubble spots remains of a supernova humans saw explode 1700 years ago
    The opening years of the Fourth Century saw work begin on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, and the astronomer Pappus of Alexandria wrote details of his observation of an eclipse of the Sun. In the southern hemisphere, a star was seen erupting within a small, fuzzy patch of the night sky. Unfortunately, no records survived telling of this celestial event south of the equator. However, astronomers have now turned the mighty gaze of the Hubble Space Telescope to examine the remnants o
  • Report: Android phones lose twice as much value as iPhones in first year

    Report: Android phones lose twice as much value as iPhones in first year
    When we buy a phone, most of us hope that it’ll last for a couple of years. We also hope that it’ll still have some decent buyback value at the end of its life. However, the buyback value depends a lot on the brand and model of the device you own. According to a report from BankMyCell, a site that tracks trade-in prices for phones, Android flagships lose twice as much value (-33.62%) in the first year compared to an iPhone (-16.70%). After two years, an Android phone’s pr
  • Why we need to start looking at Europe as one tech ecosystem

    Why we need to start looking at Europe as one tech ecosystem
    2020 in a nutshell has been challenging, unpredictable, and isolating for many across the continent, and indeed the world. However, the COVID-19 pandemic did have some silver linings, as it has spurred innovation and cooperation between different countries in the interest of global public health and safety.  Europe’s tech industry would benefit from the same kind of inter-country collaboration. By allowing Europe’s individual tech communities to grow holistically as one integra
  • Hyundai’s ultra-fast new EV charge station used to pump gas

    Hyundai’s ultra-fast new EV charge station used to pump gas
    South Korean carmaker Hyundai has given a glimpse into what might become a common sight in the future after it converted an old gas station into a collection of ultra-fast chargers for electric vehicles. As the Korea Herald reports, Hyundai this morning unveiled the charging station in southeastern Seoul, which consists of eight high-voltage EV chargers capable of delivering 350 kWh of power, and peak at 800 volts. In other words, that should be enough to charge a wide array of electric vehicle
  • KEF’s new basketball-sized subwoofer promises ‘maximum bass in minimum space’

    KEF’s new basketball-sized subwoofer promises ‘maximum bass in minimum space’
    We do a fair amount of high-end speaker and headphone reviews at TNW, but it’s rare we talk about other audio system components. Every once in a while though, such a product ends up earning our attention. Case in point: KEF, a hi-fi audio company, just launched a tiny subwoofer with some wild performance claims. First things first: this subwoofer is expensive, at $1,500.  The price might be justified, though, once you see the KC62 has a claimed frequency response of 11 – 200 Hz
  • GitOps has been ‘controversial’ — but the truth is your organization needs it

    GitOps has been ‘controversial’ — but the truth is your organization needs it
    There’s a popular (and, not that it matters, wholly untrue) myth that says we only ever use 10% of our brains, with the rest locked away as untapped potential. Sometimes I think Git is a bit like that.  We all know Git. It’s the foundation of the modern software development workflow. But if you’re merely using it as a tool to host and manage code, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to bring order and consistency to your infrastructure deployments.  GitOps
  • LG reportedly wants to sell its phone business to a Vietnamese manufacturer

    LG reportedly wants to sell its phone business to a Vietnamese manufacturer
    LG might exit the smartphone business and it’s already in talks with potential suitors to buy its unit. After yesterday’s reports of LG‘s internal memo informing staffers of this step, Korean dailies are reporting today that the company might sell the smartphone segment to a Vietnamese conglomerate, VinGroup. According to Business Korea, VinGroup has the most attractive offer on the table for the Korean tech giant’s phone business. The Vietnamese group already produ
  • The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed

    The White House website reinstates Spanish version that Trump removed
    Following President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, the White House‘s  official website has promptly re-instated a Spanish version of its website. ¡Por fin! For those wondering, @WhiteHouse already has a Spanish-language page up.https://t.co/veEo5k443Y pic.twitter.com/nbjx4PqJsl — Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) January 20, 2021 As noted by Julio Ricardo Varela of Latino Rebels the Spanish page is directly accessible from the White House website’s main menu, o
  • After years of testing, Netflix confirms it’s launching a shuffle play feature this year

    After years of testing, Netflix confirms it’s launching a shuffle play feature this year
    If you’re struggling to find something worth watching from Netflix’s vast catalog and you don’t trust the recommendations of your friends, the streaming service has some good news for you. The company is finally launching a “shuffle play” feature for users who would rather let an algorithm pick their next series to binge on. The streaming service confirmed it will roll out the feature globally during a Q4 investor interview on Tuesday. “Our members
  • Scientists developed an AI system for predicting human psychosis

    Scientists developed an AI system for predicting human psychosis
    A team of European scientists led by researchers from the Max Planck institute recently developed the world’s first cybernetic system for predicting psychosis onset in high-risk patients. According to the NIH, about three percent of the general population (data is US-specific) will experience psychosis in their lifetimes. To put that in perspective, the odds you’ll be stung by a bee are approximately six million to one. Unfortunately, predicting psychosis in high-risk patients is a
  • New AI system counts endangered elephants from space

    New AI system counts endangered elephants from space
    Scientists have unveiled a new tool for monitoring endangered wildlife: an AI system that automatically counts elephants from space. The tech combines satellite cameras with a convolutional neural network (CNN) to capture African elephants moving through forests and grasslands. In tests, the surveying technique detected elephants as accurately as human observers, while eliminating the risk of disturbing the species. The research joins a growing range of AI projects that are seeking to
  • Sofa Summit is the first virtual event you need to join this year — here’s why

    Sofa Summit is the first virtual event you need to join this year  — here’s why
    Much of the world is still online, but just because we’re at home doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy an event with great speakers, sessions, and networking potential. Most conferences in 2020 went fully virtual so that no one would miss out on the experience — TNW 2020 included — and now we can begin the year right with the Sofa Summit. Sofa Summit is organized by Smartly.io, and it’s the world’s largest social advertising event. Lasting for almost 15 ho
  • 5G-powered drones will soon deliver packages in Florida

    5G-powered drones will soon deliver packages in Florida
    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. Verizon has announced a collaboration with United Parcel Service (UPS) to test 5G to deliver retail packages via drones to residents at The Villages retirement
  • Stone River eLearning is almost 5,000 hours of premium tech training for under $100

    Stone River eLearning is almost 5,000 hours of premium tech training for under $100
    TLDR: Stone River eLearning offers more than 800 courses covering dozens of tech training staples to help get you hired or ready to tackle new challenges in your current job. Almost a year into the upheaval of COVID-19, the reverberations are still being felt. Jobs are upended, careers are in doubt, and millions are looking at other options for what to do next professionally. While charting a new life course can seem demoralizing at times, take heart — the tech industry remains eager for
  • Tesla backtracks on hiring someone to fight Elon Musk’s Twitter critics

    Tesla backtracks on hiring someone to fight Elon Musk’s Twitter critics
    Reports published yesterday suggested that EV maker Tesla was on the hunt to hire someone specifically to fight against social media messages directed at the company’s CEO Elon Musk. However, it seems the company has already gone back on the idea. It hasn’t even been 24 hours yet, and the job description for a customer service post at Tesla has been changed to now omit any mention of them being required to fight messages leveled at Musk. [Read: How Netflix shapes mainstream culture,
  • Social media marketing is more competitive. This collection can help you master Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more

    Social media marketing is more competitive. This collection can help you master Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more
    TLDR: The Silicon Valley Social Media Marketing Course and Certification is a complete package to understand how to sell and engage on seven of the most popular social platforms. Social media is the town square of the 21st century. Today, even your grandparents have an Instagram account. No, really…about half of the Baby Boomer generation uses social media now. As a brand manager, when you’ve got half of the world’s population all in one place, you better be able to take adva
  • Astronomers just detected the oldest and most distant quasar ever

    Astronomers just detected the oldest and most distant quasar ever
    More than 13 billion light years from Earth, the quasar J0313–1806 radiates vast quantities of electromagnetic radiation. This body, formed just 670 million years after the Big Bang, is seen shining with 1000 times the total light produced by the Milky Way Galaxy. The supermassive black hole at its center is more than 1.6 billion times more massive than the Sun. At a distance of more than 13.03 billion light years from Earth, J0313–1806 is the most distant— and thus the most a

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