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Personal robots won’t catch on until they become more than a novelty
Last month, another well-funded social robot startup, Anki, closed its doors for good. And it wasn’t the first. In March, Jibo, which had received $73 million in funding, announced that it was shutting down its servers. Over the past few years, we’ve seen several much-hyped robots take the stage, promising a friendly at-home companion to do, well, just about anything you’d imagine a home robot to do. Your friend, your photographer, your jukebox, your toy. For both Anki and Jibo, two of the main players in the companion robot space, the public reception was quite positive. Media and investors alike… This story continues at The Next Web
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Turn your YouTube channel into a career with this $11 course
It's no secret that you can make a career out of creating videos on YouTube. From gaming videos to toy reviews, the platform's top creators have made a killing producing all manner of content. But even if you aren’t a world-renowned internet sensation, there’s still plenty of money to be made in monetizing a popular YouTube channel.
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CHEAP: Pretend you live on a spaceship with this Google Smart Light Starter Kit for $35
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! The future is pretty cool. We’ve got phones that can take incredible photos, access the entirety of human knowledge, and also be used as flashlights. But that’s not the best part of the future, that award goes to the ability to control lights with your voice. Yes, friends, you too can pretend you’re a Star Trek character and change illumination levels using only your vocal cords. How? Well, with a Google Smart Light Starter Kit for the low, low price of $35. Currently, it’s down from $55,… This story continues at The Next Web
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How to easily type emoji, emoticons, and symbols in Windows 10
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. We’re all used to typing emoji on our smartphones and tablets, but not so much on our PCs. I certainly don’t know of any desktop or laptop keyboards with an emoji button. But shouldn’t we be able to be as expressive on our primary computers? It used to be that you had to access emoji via a virtual keyboard, download a third party app, or copy and paste them from the web. That’s clunky
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How to make one of those ‘Best of’ Instagram collages
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. So you, like most everyone out there, love posting on Instagram. Selfies, food shots, travel photos… you do it all, and your followers love you for it. Or maybe you’re a lesser-known ‘grammer and want to create a little something to commemorate how you’ve done this year or see what your friends enjoyed most. Nine-square grid collages on Instagram aren’t new, but the trend of doing a year-end best-of really kicked off in 2018, with… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram
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How to read a scientific research paper
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. One of the most important skills any discerning media consumer can have is the ability to comprehend a scientific research paper. Reading a paper won’t imbue you with the ability to understand all the science behind it, but it could help you debunk BS when you see it on the news or social media. There are numerous types of research papers, but we’ll just focus on primary research papers – the kind you’re most likely… This story continues at The Next Web
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Everything you need to know about the MacBook’s trackpad gestures
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 trackpad of a MacBook is a wonderful thing. You can do a lot of stuff if you know the trackpad shortcuts off the top of your head. But with so many gestures, it can be a bit hard to remember all of them. So, here’s a nifty list for you to remember. MacBook trackpad gestures Right-click: Tap with two fingers. Scroll: Slide two fingers up or down. Zoom in/out: Pinch with two fingers to zoom… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: MacBook
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Chinese Bitcoin miner arrested for stealing electricity from oil well
Authorities in China have arrested a man after he reportedly stole electricity from an oil well to mine Bitcoin. The arrest was made after the police received a phone call from Daqing Oilfield, located in Haerken district (Tsitsihar, China) on May 28th. According to a local media report, the man laid an electricity cable through a fish pond to steal the power from the oil well. In order to verify the claims, the police used a drone to conduct an airborne investigation and eventually discovered a small metal mining rig containing 20 Bitcoin mining machines. Overall, the damage caused to the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Jack Dorsey answers our questions about Square’s plans for Bitcoin
Square is a company best known for its disruptive card payment technology. Founded in 2009 by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the company sells affordable mobile-based point-of-sale systems. But beyond the world of traditional fiat currencies, the firm is making cautious steps into the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency. Back in March, Dorsey tweeted that Square was actively recruiting a modest team of cryptocurrency developers and designers to work on open-source contributions to the ecosystem. In the months that followed, Square’s kept quiet about its progress. #BitcoinTwitter and #CryptoTwitter! Square is hiring 3-4 crypto engineers and 1 designer to work full-time on… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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How TomTom’s co-founder is empowering future devs
At TNW Conference last month, tech leaders came together to discuss the future. Corinne Vigreux, co-founder of navigation tech giant TomTom, explained how her latest venture will equip the next generation with digital skills. Vigreux founded CODAM College, a tuition-free school where anyone can learn to code. On stage, she shared her thoughts on how peer-to-peer learning is the next big thing. After watching her TNW2019 talk, I was curious to find out more about Vigreux’s success in the tech world, how CODAM can make a difference, and how TomTom is helping pave the way for autonomous driving: As co-founder… This story continues at The Next Web
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Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to trace and investigate illicit uses of digital currencies. Europol declared its intentions to help authorities with the announcement of what it’s calling the “cryptocurrency-tracing serious game” at the sixth Cryptocurrency Conference held from June 12-14 at Europol’s HQ, an announcement reads. The game has been developed in collaboration with CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research). It aims to give law enforcement officers hands-on training for tracing cryptocurrencies as… This story continues at The Next Web
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Praise [insert preferred deity], Spotify finally has a podcast tab
When Spotify officially launched in India in February, I was excited for a particular reason apart from its music prowess. I wouldn’t need to use multiple podcast apps across platforms. However, I was utterly disappointed by the podcast experience on Spotify. The section was clumsily placed as a button in the library, and it was hard to discover new podcasts. Now, the company’s finally making a design change and giving podcasts its own tab. Thank fuck. Yesterday, Spotify announced it’s revamping its library layout for premium users. The redesign brings two new tabs: Music and Podcasts. Under the Music tab, you can find Playlists,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Spotify
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Spanish police arrest Bitcoin launderers in international credit card fraud case
Spanish police have arrested 35 people allegedly involved in an international counterfeit bank card ring which laundered its profits using Bitcoin. Criminals made more than $675,855 (€600,000) and laundered more than $891,250 (€1,000,000), according to local media reports. Most of those arrested hailed from Spain, Nigeria, Cameroon, Morocco, and Equatorial Guinea. The criminals defrauded 210 victims in Spain, and a further 20 in Israel, Denmark, Germany, France, and Greece. Spain’s Civil Guard – the force leading the investigation – says it’s detected 104 fraudulent cards made in Spain and other 12 countries. The investigation was sparked after a car rental company in Alicante… This story continues at The Next Web
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CHEAP: Suck it, reality — Samsung’s Odyssey+ VR headset has $200 off
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! The world sucks. You know it, I know it, and your dentist even knows it. That’s why it’s so important we all start spending a lot more time in virtual reality (VR). There, things don’t need to suck. Well, what a stroke of luck that the Samsung Odyssey+ VR headset is on offer then! A $200 reduction type of offer. The sort of offer that makes it a 40 percent discount. An offer where you can get the headset for only $299.99. You know, an… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung
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Facebook signs major partners for its cryptocurrency network and it still sounds terrible
Facebook has begun assembling a who’s who of big tech companies to back its soon to be unveiled cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin. The likes of Mastercard, Visa, Uber, and PayPal are all backing the social media giant’s upcoming digital coin due to be unveiled later this month, and officially rolled out next year, reports The Wall St Journal. The Big F has already signed up more than a dozen companies. Each of these firms will invest a reported $10 million to help support GlobalCoin, and to be part of the coin‘s governing consortium called the Libra Association. Fintech firm Stripe, Booking.com, and… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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Google Chrome 76 will make it easier to bypass paywalls
Google may have released Chrome 75 just last week, but it’s already lining up a few nifty features for its upcoming release. Most importantly, the beta version of Chrome 76, which was officially released a day ago, makes a subtle tweak that may not be welcomed by publishers like The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and others that rely on subscriptions and paywalls. Currently, they prevent you from viewing articles in Incognito Mode (or Private Browsing in Safari and Firefox) to get around free article limits. This is because it temporarily blocks a site’s ability to read or write cookies… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google Chrome,Google
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India will build its own space station in the next decade
Yesterday, Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO) announced its ambitious plan to put up a space station in the next decade. The space agency’s chief, K. Sivan, said the idea is to build the space station in the next seven years, and launch it by 2030. Sivan mentioned that India doesn’t plan to carry out research experiments from the Internation Space Station (ISS), and wants to build its own facility. He added that it’ll be a hub for microgravity research. The ISRO chief stressed upon the fact that the station’s not going to be too big: Our station won’t be… This story continues at The Next Web
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