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Review: The Roborock S5 robo-vacuum is fast, powerful, and quiet(ish)
Robot vacuum cleaners were, a long time ago, the preserve of the cashed-up early adopter. Back in 2002, if you had deep pockets and wanted to make your gaff look like the set of The Jetsons, you could spend an ungodly amount of money on an iRobot Roomba. Flash forward to 2019, and the robot vacuum cleaner is a lot more competitive – and dare I say, exciting? There’s a lot of competition from upstart brands like Eufy, Neato, and DEEBOT, as well as legacy players like Shark and iRobot. Moreover, robot vacuum cleaners are more capable than ever, both… This story continues at The Next Web
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The notchless Meizu 16s is a rock-solid flagship for the budget conscious
It used to be that a mid-range phone would give you, well, a middling performance, but now? Devices like the $599 Meizu 16s show that you can have your cake and eat it. Take that, Marie Antoinette. I’ve been using the Meizu 16s for the past couple of weeks and found it to be a rock solid, feature-rich phone — especially for the price. Is it perfect? No, but it comes pretty close. Let’s start with the basics, what specs does the Meizu 16s have? For the cost (around $600), they’re incredibly impressive: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform 3600mAh 24W mCharge… This story continues at The Next Web
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Review: Oculus Quest is exactly what VR needs to hit the mainstream
Wanna feel old? It’s been seven years since Doom-creator John Carmack first unveiled his ski-goggles contraption that would eventually become the Oculus Rift. A lot has happened in the years that have since passed, including Oculus’ 2 billion dollar acquisition by Facebook. What was then only a finicky but promising prototype, is now a multi-billion dollar industry.  However, virtual reality still isn’t very accessible or mainstream. Sure you can get a PlayStation VR headset for like 250 bucks, but that still needs to be hooked up to a PlayStation 4. Other solutions are even more expensive and require beefy computers,… This story continues at The Next Web
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Take down cybercriminals with this $39 ethical hacking training bundle
With cybercrime an ever-expanding global threat, the need for ethical hackers -- men and women who spot network weaknesses and help stop illegal incursions -- has never been greater.
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Meth-smoking football coach who blew $2.1M on Bitcoin: ‘I’m still a believer’
Disgraced football coach Mark “Bomber” Thompson has admitted to abusing crystal meth and obsessively trading cryptocurrency for 12 hours a day in the lead-up to his arrest, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Today, Thompson (53) told Melbourne Magistrates Court that cryptocurrency was something he’d “been looking for” since the end of his career, and that he’d been consumed by watching YouTube tutorials. This, combined with methamphetamine intake, is said to have led the renowned footballer to trade up to $2.1 million (AU$3 million) worth of Bitcoin over a two-year-period. In 2015, Thompson was fined $30,000 for his role in the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Here’s why you need to consider a Samsung Chromebook for under $100
Why not save depreciation cash by buying an almost new computer at a used price?You can do just that right now with this deal on a refurbished Samsung Chromebook. It’s a $599 value priced for the budget-conscious (read: everybody) at just $99.99 right now from TNW Deals.
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In a first, Facebook will hand over hate speech data to France
Facebook has agreed to hand over identifying information on French users suspected of using hate speech on its platform, making it the first deal of its kind between the social media giant and a government. According to Reuters, the decision appears to have been a result of successive meetings between Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg and French President Emmanuel Macron. “This is huge news, it means that the judicial process will be able to run normally,” Cédric O, France’s Minister for Digital Affairs, told Reuters in an interview. “It’s really very important, they’re only doing it for France.” Until now, the tech giant has… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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Mt. Gox founder facing lawsuit for losing 80,000 BTC
Serial entrepreneur Jed McCaleb, and creator of the now-defunct Mt. Gox, is facing a lawsuit over his handling of the failed cryptocurrency exchange.  Former Mt. Gox traders Joseph Jones and Peter Steinmetz allege McCaleb was “fraudulent” and “negligent” in his representation of the exchange, partly leading to the loss of their Bitcoin when it was hacked in the notorious hacking incident from 2014, CoinDesk reports. The complaint, submitted on May 19, claims Mt Gox was already suffering from safety issues in January 2011. Two security breaches, the document says, resulted in the loss of “thousands of a Mt.Gox user’s Bitcoin.” McCaleb, who… This story continues at The Next Web
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There are now over 5,000 cryptocurrency ATMs around the world
The number of cryptocurrency ATMs worldwide continues to grow. The 5,000 milestone appears to have been reached in the past few weeks. As of June 1, there were 4,858 cryptocurrency ATMs. According to data from CoinATMradar.com, there are now 5,011 of the machines around the world, at the time of writing. The cryptocurrency ATM manufacturer General Bytes is responsible for most of this growth, having installed 69 new machines since the start of the month. Genesis Coin put 24 new BATMs online, while Lamassu and Bitaccess added a further 13 and 11 cryptocurrency ATMs, respectively. The United States still leads… This story continues at The Next Web
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Razer drops streamer for tweeting ‘men are trash’ in response to sexual harassment
Gaming hardware brand Razer announced that it won’t renew Gabriela Cattuzzo’s contract, a popular Brazilianvideo game streamer with almost 90k followers on Twitch. The decision comes after Cattuzzo posted a series of tweets stating that “men are trash” in response to the online sexual harassment she has faced — which Razer Brazil considers to be “extremism.”  Cattuzzo’s ‘extremist’ remarks were in response to a male Twitter user commenting on a photo of Cattuzzo riding a mechanical bull with “you can ride me as much as you want” in Portuguese. Pode montar em mim a vontade :) — Rhaegar (@Rhaegar___) June 21,… This story continues at The Next Web
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The Wayback Machine can now highlight changes in copy on websites
Since its launch in 2001, the Wayback Machine has been a very useful digital archive of the World Wide Web. By frequently crawling and caching pages for the archive, the Wayback Machine has amassed over 366 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4 million videos, and tons of software programs. Now the Internet Archive, the San Francisco-based nonprofit behind the tool, is making it easier to track changes between two snapshots. The new feature, called “Changes,” lets you compare two different archives of a given URL. It gives a side-by-side comparison, with changes highlighted in blue (added content) and yellow… This story continues at The Next Web
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We can’t recycle black plastic, but now we can use its carbon for renewable energy
The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use. Since plastics were invented in the 1950s, about 8,300m metric tonnes (Mt) have been made, but over half (4,900 Mt) is already in landfill or has been lost to the environment. In 2010 alone, an estimated 4.8 to 12.7 Mt went into the oceans. Only a small proportion of the hundreds of types of plastics can be recycled by conventional technology. But there are other things we can do to reuse plastics after they’ve served their original… This story continues at The Next Web
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Facebook’s Libra partners remain cautious amid growing scrutiny from regulators
Facebook‘s Libra partners have reportedly signed non-binding agreements, meaning they’re not obliged to promote or use the digital token and can abandon the project if they decide to do so. According to the New York Times, which cites anonymous executives from seven of Facebook‘s partners, some of the companies are being cautious about associating themselves too closely with Libra due to the company’s ongoing issues with regulators. The technology giant made headlines last week after it announced Libra’s upcoming launch and revealed its 27 partners, including Mastercard, Uber, and Visa. Not long after that, Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the House of… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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Cyber criminals steal $27M in Bitcoin by impersonating popular cryptocurrency exchange
Police agencies from the UK and the Netherlands have arrested six people in connection with the theft of €24 million ($27 million) worth of cryptocurrency. According to a statement, the gang stole Bitcoin from at least 4,000 victims across 12 countries. This is likely just the start, as more are beleived to have been affected; victims continue to come forward. Following a 14-month long investigation, the group of five men and one woman were arrested at their homes in the south of England, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam, in a coordinated operation yesterday. Beyond this, details are sparse, but it appears the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Twitter’s bringing lists to the home screen and I’m jumping with joy
Twitter is considered to be a handy tool for journalists looking to stay on top of the news – I”ve written some great news stories based on tips and leads from the social network. However, I’m always bummed out that Twitter’s lists feature, that lets me curate different feeds to cater to my interest, is buried deep in the app and is hard to access. The company’s finally addressing that: Twitter said that it’s currently rolling out a feature for some users that allows them to swipe through their lists on the home screen. Customizable timelines that are easy to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
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Opera officially launches its blockchain-ready browser for the iPhone
Earlier this year, Opera launched its cryptocurrency and blockchain-ready browser for Android and PC users. Today, it’s finally launching its equivalent for iPhone, Opera Touch. With the launch, Opera Touch for iOS provides the same Web 3.0 and cryptocurrency wallet integration as its Android and PC-based counterpart. Opera says that it allows users to interact directly and seamlessly with Web 3.o (read: decentralized) applications on the Ethereum blockchain. Typically, users would need a browser add-on, like MetaMask, to do this, but with Opera Touch, it all comes as part of the package. “We believe that all modern browsers should integrate… This story continues at The Next Web
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Vivo claims its new 120W tech can charge your phone in just 13 minutes
Vivo said it just showed off its new charging tech at Mobile World Congress Shangai that can juice up your phone in just 13 minutes. The Chinese phone maker said that phones with this technology can support charging at 120W.  The new method, called Super FlashCharge 120W, uses Vivo‘s custom USB-C cable and travel charger. The company tested this method with a 4,000 mAh battery in the lab and was able to charge from 0 to 50 percent in just five minutes – and subsequently 100 percent in another eight minutes. View this post on Instagram Charging a battery from 0 to 100%… This story continues at The Next Web
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GameClub wants to preserve forgotten iPhone games for a new generation
Ever wonder what happened to the iPhone games that you can no longer find, that one day just disappeared from the App Store with no explanation? While mobile gaming in recent years has blown up, and the more popular games have spawned bonafide franchises — Candy Crush, Angry Birds, Monument Valley — the early years of App Store game development were a bit more Wild West than Hollywood, and, like the former, traces of its existence have vanished into the ether. A developer called GameClub is trying to bring back some of those early, forgotten gems by acquiring the rights to the games,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone
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Inside Shopify’s brave API gamble
A platform-as-a-service company is only as good as its APIs, and Shopify has dozens of them. These expose a specific part of the Shopify’s product to third-party developers, who can then incorporate them into their own applications. And last week, at the annual Shopify Unite summit, the company announced it was moving away from traditional REST-based APIs to Facebook’s GraphQL technology. While REST isn’t going away, much of the internal development interest will be focused on GraphQL, and the company is placing a great emphasis on ensuring its most popular external endpoints are available via GraphQL. This isn’t the most… This story continues at The Next Web
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Review: The SVS Prime Elevation are Atmos speakers that can do it all
There are few things you can do to upgrade your home theater experience like adding a pair of height speakers. Whether you’re listening to Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro 3D, the added vertical dimension makes the sound more immersive and helps transport you to the scenes on film. But while most speakers designed for Atmos compromise on the acoustics, SVS’ $400 Prime Elevation are good enough to deserve a spot in almost any part of your home theater setup. Dolby Atmos speakers usually fall into two categories: speakers meant to be embedded in a ceiling or speakers that are placed… This story continues at The Next Web
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This IBM Code Pattern makes it easy to create your own object recognition AI
IBM developer Nicholas Bourdakos recently created a new Code Pattern that lets just about anyone develop and train an AI model to recognize objects using computer vision. Bourdakos’ Code Pattern, called “Create a real-time object detection app using Watson Machine Learning,” relies on a tool called Cloud Annotations. It’s basically a blueprint for training an AI model to recognize whatever objects you train it on, with a tool that makes labeling your data dead simple. According to Bourdakos’ LinkedIn post on the project: I saw someone doing emoji classification and I thought it would be a cool project to work on… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: IBM
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Watch: Shutterstock recreates the Stranger Things trailer using only stock footage
There’s a lot of generic stock video out there, and most of it is being used in bland corporate videos that you forget about minutes after watching. Turning that trend on its head is Shutterstock, which has created an alternative trailer to the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, using only stock footage sourced from its archives. The trailer was shared earlier today by John Glenday at The Drum. And I have to say, with this clip, Shutterstock has managed to artfully capture the overall eeriness of the series. It effortlessly intersperses creepy, mist-flooded scenes with 1980’s retro imagery, which harks… This story continues at The Next Web
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Token hires don’t help diversity, making core changes does
Discussing diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices in the workplace can be a delicate subject — but it shouldn’t be. Rather than dance around the subject or get defensive about the reason for the imbalance, I believe HR leaders and CEOs must make a conscious and active effort to openly discuss how best to tackle the issue. Simply hiring more women or filling minority quotas isn’t going to cut it. Diversity policies can be short-sighted, with management striving to level the gender playing field for compliance or altruistic purposes. And, the narrative around gender diversity in business culture can be weak,… This story continues at The Next Web
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CHEAP: A bird? A plane? NO — it’s 56% off a DJI Spark Drone
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Listen up, because I’ve got great news! You can finally stop looking enviously at your neighbor enjoying playing with their rad drone. The DJI’s Spark Drone is on sale and now costs measly $280, down from $649! This drone has a 12-megapixel camera which lets you shoot footage at 1080p, making aerial photograph a breeze. It has 16 minutes of flight time on a single charge with a maximum speed of 50 km/h, so don’t drive your car too fast when you’re shooting that… This story continues at The Next Web
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This $29 bundle can get you savvy with Google’s own programming language
You may not have heard a lot about Google Go, but your friends in web development sure have. Go code runs fast, is easy to use and is perfectly suited to designers creating nimble, yet powerful web experiences.
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There’s $70,000 worth of Bitcoin hidden inside this image
Satoshi’s Treasure, the alternate reality scavenger hunt for $1 million worth of Bitcoin, has just released its 14th clue. Best part is: it’s loaded with $70,000 worth of Bitcoin. “[Three] keys and additional $70,000 will be rewarded to hunters who solve the puzzle,” reads a notice on the game‘s website. There are curious things to note here, besides the dope prize. This clue is the “Zero Knowledge Key,” and it comes with a message: “Don’t be so SNARKy”. (Hint: budding cryptocurrency project Zcash utilizes technology known as “ZK-SNARKS” to keep its transactions relatively private.) Satoshi’s Treasure began back in April. Inspired by Ready… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Patients’ social media use can threaten the reliability of clinical trials
Testing new pharmaceutical treatments is a complicated process. Very often, participants have preferences or hopes, either about what the test should measure or about what the outcome should be. Patients often enrol in the trial seeking access to experimental drugs while physicians usually have guesses about which treatment will work better. The sponsor will only recover millions of investment in the drug development if the trial is successful. Making sure that all these preferences do not shape the outcome of the test is crucial for its credibility. For that reason, treatments are often masked –“blinded” – so that neither physicians… This story continues at The Next Web
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Here’s how to delete or deactivate your Facebook account
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. Social platforms like Facebook walk a fine line between being handy and consuming your whole life. Whether your screen time notification says you’ve spent a horrendous amount of time on your phone today, or you just don’t feel the need to share every inch of your life on a news feed anymore — it might be time to finally pull the plug on your online life and delete your account temporarily… or forever. Although… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
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Alleged moderator of dark web drug market AlphaBay facing 20 years in prison
An alleged moderator of AlphaBay, a dark web marketplace, has been indicted for facilitating sales on the site before law enforcement shut it down as a result of Operation Bayonet.   According to court documents, the moderator received numerous payments in Bitcoin. Bryan Connor Herrell, 24, who allegedly operated under the nicknames “Penissmith” and “Botah” has been charged with conspiring to engage in a racketeer corrupt organization.  Herrel was reportedly paid in the cryptocurrency for his services, and was tasked with settling disputes between buyers and sellers. He has also been accused of operating as a scam watcher, monitoring attempts to defraud the… This story continues at The Next Web
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How to install tvOS 13 public beta on your Apple TV
Apple has seeded the beta version of tvOS to its public beta testing group. The first beta of tvOS 13 corresponds to the second tvOS 13 update made available to developers last week. While there aren’t any major changes to the operating system, there is a redesigned Home screen, multi-user support, and personalized recommendations for each user who’s logged into the Apple TV. You also have a new Control Center to swap between profiles. tvOS 13 comes with Apple Arcade, the company’s new game subscription service that’s expected to be available across all of its platforms later this year. Then there’s the support for… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple TV,Apple
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