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Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now out, new ‘Light’ theme included
Keeping to its promise of semiannual updates, Microsoft today announced it’s made the next big version of Windows 10 available. The simply-named Windows 10 May 2019 update isn’t as packed with features as its predecessors, but there are still a few things to note. In particular, it includes a new ‘Light’ theme; dark mode haters rejoice. The Light theme was first announced back in November, but it was only available to members of the Windows Insider Program – essentially beta testers. While Windows 10’s default theme largely includes light and white elements, major components like the Task Bar and Start… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Windows,Microsoft
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This teacher earns six figures teaching Dungeons & Dragons classes online
Most people play games like Dungeons & Dragons to get away from their problems. But Megan Hardy isn’t most people. She used it to solve hers. When her husband was laid off in 2016, she signed up to teach D&D classes on Outschool, an online learning platform for kids up to age 18. Hardy told TNW “I was just trying to think of some way to make ends meet. I thought maybe a handful of kids would be interested.” She was wrong in the best possible way. Hardy’s classes were an instant hit and proved incredibly popular with both children… This story continues at The Next Web
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You can build your own Lightsaber and Droid at Disney’s new Star Wars attractions
Disney’s finally lifting the veil on its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction set to debut at Disneyland on May 31. And while we were all expecting a glut of rides and properly attired characters roaming about, its the souvenirs that have us most excited. Who goes to Disneyland just to buy overpriced souvenirs aimed at drooling tourists? Normally that sentence would have answered the question it asked. But the opportunity to relive the best part of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – designing and building your own Lightsaber – and/or step into Anakin Skywalker’s shoes by building your… This story continues at The Next Web
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What’s a flagship phone anyway?
Recommending phones used to be easy. A few years ago, if a friend was coming to the end of their contract and needed to pick a new model, I’d tell them to grab the newest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S-whatever. Now, it’s a lot more nuanced, and the top-tier segment of the phone market has lost its shine. So, what happened? In short, the entire concept of a flagship phone became… I’m not sure redundant is the right word, but perhaps blurred? Take the Honor 20 series, for example, which Huawei announced today at an event in London. The top-tier… This story continues at The Next Web
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Sony shows off PS4 Spider-Man game on PS5
We’ve allegedly had our first look at what Sony‘s next-generation PlayStation console will be capable of doing — and, unfortunately, what we saw didn’t show us much of anything except that the PS5 will be able to run PS4 games very well. That’s great for backwards compatibility, but it doesn’t tell us as much about the PS5’s capabilities as we’d all like. The footage comes from Wall Street Journal tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki, who appeared to take the footage at a management meeting showing off the new hardware. The presenters compared the performance of last year’s Spider-Man game on the PS4… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Sony
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The future of AI is collaborative
AI is becoming increasingly widespread, affecting all facets of society — even Sonic drive-ins are planning to implement artificial intelligence to provide better customer service. Of course, every time a new innovation appears in the realm of AI, fears arise regarding its potential to replace human jobs. While this is a reality of adapting to a more tech-driven society, these fears tend to ignore the collaborative and job-creating attributes that AI will have in the future. The future’s most successful businesses will be those that learn to combine the best attributes of machines and human workers to achieve new levels… This story continues at The Next Web
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The new Honor 20 series has great specs, but terrible luck
It’s a bit of a tough time for Huawei‘s budget sub brand Honor to release its latest flagship phone, but, the show must go on. And, to be quite honest, the Honor 20 series has some impressive looking specs for a mid-tier device, even if this is the worst possible timing. Still, let’s take a look! The models There are three models of the Honor 20 series: the Pro, the regular, and the Lite. In regards to the rest of this piece, we’re going to be focusing on the Honor 20 Pro and the Honor 20. Processors and displays Each… This story continues at The Next Web
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Research reveals surprising relationship between climate change and fertility rate
Climate change will shape every aspect of human life – often in complex ways. Take the question of deciding how many children to have, for example. A new analysis suggests that climate change could increase fertility rates in tropical countries, in turn magnifying the impacts of climate change on those countries and widening the gap between wealthy and poorer nations. In the study, researchers built a model that combined standard economic theory with data on how climate change is likely to affect different sectors of the economy. Climate change is widely held to affect agriculture more than other sectors of… This story continues at The Next Web
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The Roadblocks to European Fintech Expansion
“The US market is vast. There are a lot of consumers in the US that use outdated technologies, and from that perspective we see huge potential here [in the US],” announced Nicolas Kopp, US CEO of N26, during a panel at Netguru’s Disruption Forum. Over the past few years, the fintech industry has started to prove that it can be a driving force to disrupt the financial services sector. Banks now have serious competition from tech-forward lending companies, transfer startups, personal finance and investment apps, and non-traditional banks. The majority of this activity has come from fintech companies in Europe.… This story continues at The Next Web
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How the messaging app ‘bthere’ became a sexual assault prevention tool
For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. This story explores how the app bthere wants to combat and prevent sexual assault on college campuses using group messages and geolocation tracking. When it comes to preventing sexual assault, it’s clear we need to look for new ways to do so. New companies and projects are employing emerging technologies, like Callisto, which harnesses blockchain technology to store and record information and anonymize records. Another is bthere, a group messaging… This story continues at The Next Web
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Game of Thrones’ Bronn becomes Master of VeganCoin cryptocurrency (we shit you not)
Before you read this, beware there might be Game of Thrones spoilers in this piece. The actor that played one of the more Machiavellian characters in the HBO series, Game of Thrones, is joining the advisory board of a vegan lifestyle oriented cryptocurrency. Jerome Flynn, the actor that played “Bronn,” is joining an Israel-based cryptocurrency project called VeganNation, CoinDesk reports. The project plans to offer its own cryptocurrency token called VeganCoin. It seems appropriate given that Bronn was appointed as Master of Coin to Bran the Broken on the TV show’s finale earlier this week. According to the report, Flynn… This story continues at The Next Web
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Google searches for how to cancel HBO spiked after Game of Thrones’ finale
BEWARE! If you haven’t finished Game of Thrones yet, there might be some spoilers in here. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Been on the internet recently? Then you’ll be aware that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is all wrapped up. And you know who was happy with how one of the most popular and expensive series ever created ended? If social media is to be believed, no one. You might think HBO – the network that created the show – would be happy, but you’d be wrong. Yeah, the entire world is talking about the series, but it… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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Dear NY Post, didn’t you learn anything about Bitcoin?
It’s that time of the year: NY Post’s in-house cryptocurrency pseudosopher John Crudele has published his annual diatribe against Bitcoin. For those new to Crudele, he is sort of like your local know-it-all who camps on a beer crate in front of the liquor store from dawn till dusk, smugly spewing nonsense to everyone who has the misfortune to step in the vicinity of his imaginary pedestal. He’s also a columnist for the NY Post, where he routinely embarrasses himself with his airheaded musings on cryptocurrency. Crudele has made a habit of voicing his belief (because, really, that’s all it… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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TikTok’s owner is reportedly launching a music streaming app in July
Yesterday, Chinese company ByteDance – which owns TikTok, Helo, and Vigo Video – launched a chat app called Flipchat. Now, a new report from Bloomberg suggests its reportedly launching a music streaming app this year. The report notes that the company has already secured rights from two of India’s biggest music labels – T-series and Times Music – and is in talks with other global record companies. It adds that ByteDance is looking to release the app in emerging markets to rival Spotify and Apple Music. A report from Economic Times fuels the rumor further by saying the company is looking to launch the… This story continues at The Next Web
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Dutch man conned investors out of $26M with fake Bitcoin mining rigs
A man from Apeldoorn, Netherlands has been arrested for fraud and money laundering after convincing over 100 people to invest a total of $26 million in fictitious Bitcoin mining rigs. The 33-year-old named as Berry van M. was director of two companies which claimed to sell Bitcoin mining machines. The perpetrator is said to have operated the machines from a mining firm, De Gelderlander reports. Through what sounds like cloud mining contracts, the Dutch miscreant had promised investors a return of around 0.3 Bitcoin ($2,300 at the time of writing) per month. However, the investors never received these returns, nor… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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These $300 Bang & Olafsen headphones are only $153 today
If you’ve never tried any B&O tech before, you can find out what the excitement is about with a set of their Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones. You can get ‘em while saving some serious cash, knocking over almost $150 off their retail price right now with this limited-time offer from TNW Deals.
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Boring but necessary: 4 budgeting mistakes to avoid when growing your company
It may sound boring, but careful and sensible budgeting is crucial to every growing company. Not only does successful budgeting save time and energy, but it also allows you a more thorough understanding of what about your offering and process works and what doesn’t. Yet, many aspiring founders make simple budgeting mistakes which hinder their chances at success. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over my time building and growing my own company, it’s that these mistakes must be avoided. And the good news is, avoiding some of them may be easier than you think. Here are the four most… This story continues at The Next Web
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How an engineer at a crypto-security startup lost $100K in a SIM-swapping hack
Nobody is immune to SIM-swapping attacks – and one engineering lead at a cryptocurrency security startup had to learn this lesson the hard way. In a blog post, Sean Coonce, engineering manager at security-oriented cryptocurrency startup BitGo, has detailed how he lost $100,000 in an unfortunate SIM-swapping hack, which saw his entire Coinbase balance drained. It all began on a Tuesday night, when Coonce noticed that his phone didn’t have any cellular service. Moments later, he received a notification that someone is trying to log into his Google Account. He tried entering his password to no avail; ultimately, he decided… This story continues at The Next Web
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Bitcoin ETFs still a mirage as SEC delays decision yet another time
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is still not keen on approving Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF). In a document published on May 20, the watchdog revealed it has delayed making a decision on an ETF proposal put forth by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. Instead, the SEC “is instituting proceedings” to determine whether it should approve the filing. For the record, such institution of proceedings does not “indicate” the commission has “reached any conclusions.” Rather, it’s simply a call for more input from interested parties. “Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments regarding whether the proposal… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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You can now try out Microsoft’s Edge browser for macOS
Microsoft has officially announced a preview of its Microsoft Edge browser for the macOS. Microsoft originally unveiled plans for the browser at its annual BUILD developers conference held on May 6. The browser is based on Google’s open-source Chromium rendering engine, which also powers other popular browsers like Chrome, Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi, among others. The interface will be a lot familiar if you already use Google Chrome. It means you can install Chrome extensions on Edge to augment your browser’s capabilities. Microsoft has also added privacy features that allow you to choose between varying levels of tracking protection. Then… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft
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Private data (including rates) of 49M Instagram influencers leaked due to agency’s malpractice
Last night, TechCrunch reported that a massive database containing info of over 49 million Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts found in the open. Security researcher Anurag Sen found the growing database hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) without a password. As per the report, the data contained influencers’ Instagram handles, bios, verification status, location, email, and phone number. TechCrunch noted that the database belonged to ChtrBox, an Indian agency that pays influencers to post. The database also had calculation of how much an account is worth paying based on the number of followers and the likes they get on… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram
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Trump delays Huawei ban by 90 days
After a horrid 24 hours, there’s finally some respite for Huawei. The US Commerce Department has given the company a 90-day extension to provide support for existing handsets and network components.  The department has issued a “temporary general license ” to the company “necessary to maintain and support existing and currently fully operational networks and equipment, including software updates and patches, subject to legally binding contracts and agreements” that expires on August 19.  To recap, after US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to ban Huawei last week, US tech companies like Google, Qualcomm, and Intel ceased business with the Chinese company over the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Huawei
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ABN AMRO signs on Accenture and ING Bank for its blockchain inventory platform
Despite abandoning plans to build its own Bitcoin wallet, ABN AMRO is not quite done with blockchain tech. The Dutch banking giant has announced plans to launch a decentralized trade inventory platform in collaboration with Accenture and ING Bank, according to a press release (spotted by CoinDesk). Codenamed Forcefield, the project will employ Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to provide “real-time insight into trade inventories.” ABN AMRO claims the platform’s monitoring features “will lead to more secure physical handling processes and a reduction of costs.” Upon launch, the project will focus on “refined metals,” but “functionality will be expanded across other dry… This story continues at The Next Web
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Emergency services still struggle with GDPR — but the regulation could be a benefit
GDPR is an incredible piece of legislation that protects our personal data from being abused by companies and organizations. It keeps data handlers in check and gives us a say in the process, but it’s effectiveness is only ensured because it applies to everyone that has our data — and that includes emergency services. Even a whole year after GDPR’s implementation, there’s still a lot of confusion regarding how emergency services can properly operate under it. But despite these early difficulties, there’s actually a way for emergency services to do their jobs and comply with GDPR — and even become… This story continues at The Next Web
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Realme launches in Europe to steal Honor and Xiaomi’s lunch money
The fight for the entry-level segment of the European smartphone market heated up today, as Realme, a sister-company to OPPO and OnePlus, waded into the fray with the launch of its flagship device, the Realme 3 Pro. Specs-wise, the Realme 3 Pro is a standard, middle-of-the-road budget handset. That’s hardly surprising, given that the entry-level model retails at £175 (or €199). So, what do you get for your hard-earned money? Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 platform 4GB/6GB RAM 64GB/128GB ROM 16MP + 5MP rear-facing camera 25MP selfie camera 4,050mAh battery VOOC 3.0 flash 2,340×1,080 FHD+ display (408 PPI) 8 percent screen-to-body… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Xiaomi
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CHEAP: Spy on your sneaky infant with 34% off the Arlo Baby Monitor
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! While many creatures in the animal kingdom are born ready to take on the world, humans are not. A foal can stand-up and walk around within an hour of birth. But human babies? Those podgy meatsacks literally take years before they can walk around. And when that eventually happens, the little people have so little self-awareness or regard for danger, you’re shocked humanity exists at all. Unsurprisingly, this is terrifying. When there are so many menacing things in the world, how are you meant to… This story continues at The Next Web
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TikTok maker’s new app is another shot in the Chinese social media battle
ByteDance, the world’s most valuable startup and the company behind popular apps like TikTok, has released a new app: Feiliao (飞聊). Or, if you translate it into English, Flipchat. The new app has a clever spin on instant messaging. It encourages users to create interest-based chat groups based on common hobbies, likes and preferences. A (rough) translation of its iTunes description reads: Fly chat is an interest-based social app. Here you will find familiar [features like] chat, audio and video calls. In addition, you can discover your friends in the interest group and share what’s fun; as well as share your… This story continues at The Next Web
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Last chance to enter to win a $1,400 iPhone XS Max & Airpods in this giveaway
Get in on the iPhone XS Max 256GB and AirPods Giveaway for a chance to not only win a brand spankin’ new iPhone XS Max, but a pair of AirPods to go with it. And did we mention they’re free?
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Start learning front- and back-end development with this $25 bundle
One step to proving you’ve got the training to tackle all levels of a complex digital creation is with certification like that found in The Beginner’s Full-Stack Engineer Certification Bundle. It’s on sale right now at over 80 percent off, just $24.99, from TNW Deals.
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Bitcoin’s price has pumped beyond its ‘intrinsic value,’ JPMorgan says
Banking behemoth JP Morgan Chase & Co. has taken another shot at Bitcoin, claiming the cryptocurrency‘s latest rally has pushed its price beyond its “intrinsic value.” “Over the past few days, the actual price has moved sharply over marginal cost,” JPMorgan analysts wrote in a note obtained by Bloomberg. “This divergence between actual and intrinsic values carries some echoes of the spike higher in late 2017, and at the time this divergence was resolved mostly by a reduction in actual prices.” To come to this conclusion, the JP Morgan team treated Bitcoin as a commodity, calculating its “cost of production”… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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