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Kano’s next computer kit is a $300 Windows convertible laptop for kids
Kano is a company best known for its build-it-yourself Linux computers, which are primarily targeted at education users. But today, its direction changed somewhat with the announcement of a new Windows-based machine, which will go on sale later this year. The Kano PC is an 11.6-inch Intel Atom-based tablet/laptop hybrid that runs Windows 10. Squint
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Scientists discovered table salt on Jupiter’s moon, Europa
Europa, a frozen moon around Jupiter, is believed to be one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system. It was first imaged in detail by the Voyager 1 probe in 1979, revealing a surface almost devoid of large craters. This suggested that water regularly floods up from inside, resurfacing the satellite. Europa is also criss-crossed with long t
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CHEAP: Scream at the sky, time’s running out to save up to $250 on a MacBook
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Oh daaaamn, you best move quickly: Best Buy is running a limited time flash sale on MacBooks. At the time of writing, the deal has under 14 hours left, so if you’ve been on the hunt for a new Apple laptop, this is your chance. Yep, you can save up to $250 on a r
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Amazon is selling two new books supposedly authored by ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’
Everyone in the world of cryptocurrency knows the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin and author of its eponymous white paper. If you believe everything you see on the internet, it might seem as if Nakamoto is not yet done with their writing exploits. Over the past few weeks, two books allegedly written by none other than Sat
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A quick and easy guide to writing a good CV
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. Resumes are important. They help showcase your experience, skills, and potential to possible employers. Do them right and you’ll land yourself an interview for your dream job. Get it wrong, and you’ll end up at t
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The new Kindle Oasis’ adjustable hue makes night reading much easier
The new Kindle Oasis e-reader has been announced and it has a fancy new feature: a color adjustable backlight. Basically, rather than simply changing the brightness of the screen to help with evening reading, it can alter hue as the day progresses. Basically, it’ll turn from a cool blue during the day, to a warmer yellow color at night. Users can e
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Hackers exploit Mozilla Firefox bug reportedly affecting Coinbase users
Mozilla has warned hackers are exploiting a critical “zero-day” exploit in its Firefox browser — and cryptocurrency owners are most at-risk, ZDNet reports. Details of the bug are scarce, but Mozilla has described it as a “type confusion vulnerability” that could occur when interacting with JavaScript objects. “This can allow for an exploitable cras
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How to pick the best approach to data science (fyi, there are three)
As companies place an increasing premium on data science, there is some debate about which approach is best to adopt — and there is no straight up, one-size-fits-all answer. It really depends on your organization’s needs and what you hope to accomplish. There are three main approaches that have been discussed over the past couple of years, and it’s
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LiveXLive streams live music festivals around the world for only $19.99
Thankfully, there's LiveXLive, an all-in-one platform with an emphasis on the live music experience. With LiveXLive, members have access to livestreams from more than 35 global music festivals all year long.
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CHEAP: Photograph your loved ones’ SOULS with $200 off the Google Pixel 3 XL
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! One of the best things to come from the smartphone revolution is the camera. If you were around before this period (read: old), you’ll remember having to lug around a dedicated device to snap weird pictures. But, today, you’ve got a top quality camera with you e
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Google’s new extension will help you report dubious sites with a click
Google’s just rolled out a new Chrome extension called Suspicious Site Reporter, that’ll help you report sketchy sites with just the click of a button. The extension will help you to stay away from sites that might steal your data or financial information. Google’s developed it to warn you of deceptive sites, and crowdsource a list of malicious web
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Industry bigwigs explain ‘blockchain’ in as few words as possible
The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is always changing. Every week there seems to be new legislation, new technological developments, or new scandals capturing the headlines. It can be tough trying to keep up with how it’s all developing. At this year’s annual TNW conference, Hard Fork took the opportunity to ask a number of industry experts
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Flexer charged with trafficking Bitcoin-purchased drugs in Australia
A man who frequently flaunted his wealth on social media has been found guilty of importing and trafficking drugs purchased with Bitcoin on the dark web. Brendan Leigh Baker, 27, a former cafe owner in Canberra, was found guilty in the ACT Supreme Court this week. According to a report, his most serious charge was attempting to import a commercial
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Blockchain is the fastest growing skill in Singapore, says LinkedIn
Blockchain is one of the fastest growing skills among workers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, according to a LinkedIn report published Wednesday. LinkedIn analyzed the skills listed by its members from the APAC region over the last five years to identify the top 10 rising skills. The report found blockchain to be the fastest growing skill in Sin
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Google wants to be a ‘good neighbor’ by pledging $1B to Bay Area housing
San Francisco is home to the tech elite, and is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, thanks to scores of tech firms moving in over the past couple of decades. Now, Google wants to make it a little more affordable. The internet giant said it will help build 20,000 homes in the Bay Area over the next ten years by pledging $1 billion
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YouTube will soon let you try out makeup with AR
If you’re obsessed with makeup tutorials on YouTube, we’ve good news for you. You can now try out makeup with your favorite YouTubers using augmented reality. The tool is called AR Beauty Try-On, will let you virtually try products on your face with AR while following along with guides on YouTube. The streaming platform said it’s tuned the algorith
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Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch its Galaxy Note 10 in August
CNET reports that Samsung is gearing up to unveil its Galaxy Note 10 phone on August 7 at the Barclays Center in New York. That lines up with the Korean firm’s usual annual schedule for Galaxy Note launches – but it’s possible that the date might change, seeing as how August is still a while away. I usually don’t care for this range of giant stylus
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GitHub acquires Pull Panda and makes its code review tools available for free
Exactly one year after buying GitHub for $7.5 billion, Microsoft has now purchased Pull Panda to beef up the software development platform with more collaborative tools. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the two companies. “Joining GitHub will allow our products to be fully integrated and offered to millions more developers arou
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Meet Nuro, the pint-sized robot that could one day deliver your pizza
Robotics company Nuro will soon unleash its self-driving vehicles on the streets of Houston. This isn’t a ride-sharing partnership, or a new Tesla competitor, but a trial run at the future we’re all waiting for. Starting this fall, Domino’s plans to employ a fleet of Nuro vehicles, each electric and self-driving, to deliver piping-hot pizza directl
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How to download new apps to your Fitbit watch
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. Fitbit‘s smartwatches, the Ionic and Versa, come with a number of apps pre-installed. These apps — which include three music apps, a weather tracker, and a timer — might offer all you need, and you’d never think
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Roli’s Lumi is an advanced light-up keyboard that makes learning piano easy
Anyone can learn to play the piano, but it takes dedication. People tend to give up not because it’s too difficult, but because they get bored practicing so much they don’t actually get to make any music. Roli wants to change that with the latest entry in its family of modular ‘Blocks‘ instruments, a light-up keyboard called the Lumi. It’s far from
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Nintendo makes over Dr. Mario for iOS and Android
Nintendo revealed last night that its next mobile game is finally hitting the stores next month, and it’s the comparatively low-key Dr. Mario World. The game appears to be Nintendo‘s attempt to cash in on the Match-3 puzzle genre — sort of like Candy Crush Saga, if that game made me a little less hungry for gummy bears. Unlike the series’ namesake
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Crypto Twitter responds to the reality of Facebook’s Libra ‘cryptocurrency’
Following months of speculation, Facebook finally confirmed the release of Libra next year. The tech giant also unveiled details about Calibra, its corresponding custodial digital wallet, but failed to provide specifics about its launch plans. Given the buildup to the announcement, it didn’t take long for Twitter to go into meltdown, with many comm
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How to avoid spilling coffee on your expensive laptop
DON’T DRINK COFFEE NEAR YOUR EXPENSIVE LAPTOP. For more gear, gadget, and hardware news and reviews, follow Plugged on Twitter and Flipboard.
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EU lawmakers need to look beyond the ‘top layer’ when regulating the internet
Brussels policy makers could be forgiven for wanting to move quickly to regulate ‘the internet.’ Assailed by an avalanche of public opinion and a ‘techlash’ against many of the tech giants, politicians and legislators have quickly sought to target those that loom large. Unsurprisingly, this has meant a disproportionate focus on the well-known consu
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This $29 bundle lays the groundwork for any successful startup
Over eight courses featuring more than 20 hours of instruction, you’ll start gathering insight on the focal points of a winning business plan.
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CHEAP: $270 off Harman Kardon’s Onyx 4 speaker sounds like a sweet deal
We’ve written quite a few times about cute and compact Bluetooth speakers. But today, we’re bringing a mega deal for a top-shelf speaker. Harman Kardon’s gorgeous Oxny Studio 4 Bluetooth speaker is selling at just $179, down from $449. The speaker features premium fabric and a beautiful circular design that will make you want to replace your living
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How YouTube became the app parents love to hate
Over the last several months, YouTube has reeled from a wave of criticism. It has been accused of radicalizing young voters, ignoring harassment of LGBT content creators, and most importantly not doing enough to address toxic videos on the platform. Now it’s got a new problem: the YouTube Kids app. According to a new report published by Bloomberg’s
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How to get started with mind mapping apps
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. List making and note taking have been digitized to help us keep track of shopping lists, to-do lists, and quick notes. But what if your ideas are more complicated than that? What if, like me, your mind is chaotic
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An open letter to my Macbook Pro, on which I spilled coffee this morning
My dearest MacBook Pro, I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry. It wasn’t meant to be like this. We’ve spent five beautiful years together and, honestly, they’ve been the best of my life. We’ve shared almost everything together, the highs and the lows. But… God, this is tough. I was sitting down to write this morning – as I do most days – and, fuck, I don’t e
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