Cornell scientists create 'living' machines that eat, grow, and evolve

The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly designi … | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

No country for old devs: How to solve tech’s ageism problem

When it comes to job hunting, a common concern is not having enough experience. In tech, the fear riddling job seekers and holders alike is the opposite. They worry they have too much experience. Experience comes with age, and age is proving an issue in tech careers. As many as 6 … | Continue reading | 9 days ago

YouTube TV's hikes price (again)

As the price and channel count on YouTube TV increases, Google's streaming service looks more and more like that which it was meant to destroy. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

We can’t fix the data scientist talent shortage with $40 online courses

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EU proposal requires platforms to delete ‘terrorist content’ in 1 hour

The EU's proposed terrorism regulation could lead unwanted censorships and will be tough for smaller platforms, risking further centralization online. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Average life of a dead Google product is just four years

Google shut down Google+ and Inbox last week, and and we’re still in mourning (for the latter). Recently, we’ve seen sites like Killed By Google and Google Cemetary crop up to show us the Mountain View company’s notorious habit of killing off products. Now, a new feature in the G … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Algorithms that mimic the human brain and the results don't suck

Researchers are kicking it old school with new biologically-feasible algorithms that appear to be able to hold their own with today's modern techniques. | Continue reading | 15 days ago

PayPal makes its first blockchain startup investment

The payments giant, PayPal, has invested in Cambridge Blockchain, a startup developing digital identity management software for financial institutions. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

HackerRank report shows Gen-Z women are ready for the tech workplace

The kids are alright. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

GitHub’s fight to protect devs from EU’s disastrous Copyright Reform

The EU will have a final vote on its controversial Copyright Reform and March 26. If it's passed, it could risk open source projects. | Continue reading | 26 days ago

An entrepreneur’s guide to Kazakhstan's startup scene

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AI can be trusted to take our 911 calls

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Why banning phones from schools is a backward step for education

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Bitcoin scammer boasts $760k payday through dark web domain squatting

A scammer is claiming to have made 200 BTC ($760,000) through 'typosquatting' criminal dark web sites on the Tor network, over the past four years. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Facebook’s reportedly been storing millions of user passwords in plain text

Facebook revelaed last night that it stored password of millions of users in plaintext. What's more shocking is that this has been going on since 2012 | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he will pay you to work on Bitcoin full-time

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has made an offer to the cryptocurrency community: he will pay devs to work on Bitcoin full time. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

How to be a better boss, according to Google

Being a great leader is important for many reasons: your team gets more work done, your staff are engaged and enthusiastic, and co-workers will invite you to their dinner parties. But there’s a lot more on the line than just your team’s performance. According to Gallup’s 2017 sur … | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The upcoming Angry Birds AR game for your iPhone looks like a ton of fun

Game studio Rovio Entertainment just dropped a trailer for its upcoming augmented reality iOS game, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

The earth’s fate isn’t on individuals — it’s on society

Saving the planet shouldn't be on each individual, as history has shown. In order to secure our planet's fate, society needs to work together. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

This Day In Deals – 16th October

634 years ago, Jadwiga was crowned King of Poland – although she was a woman. Imbibe her spirit today and do something people don't want you to. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Google explains the magic behind the Pixel 3’s Super Res Zoom

Google Pixel 3’s camera has a lot of impressive tricks up its sleeve. One of them is Super Res Zoom, which improves digital zoom for clear pictures, and allows for decent results when working with a single-lens setup like the one on the Pixel 3. The company’s AI team explained in … | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Dev sends Bitcoin without using the web or the power grid

One day we might all be able to send Bitcoin from literally anywhere in the world, with no electricity and no internet connection. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

MIT is spending $1 billion to open a college in 2019 just for AI

MIT will create a new college with courses combining AI, machine learning, and data science with other academic disciplines. With $1 billion in funding, this will be the largest financial investment in AI by any US academic institution. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

Palm’s new companion phone is the comeback we didn’t ask for

The Palm brand is back, and this time, it's on a 'companion phone' that you might use on weekends. Sadly, it's not the return to greatness I was hoping for. | Continue reading | 6 months ago

What happens when the AI bubble bursts?

The experts are warning that an AI winter is coming, but what does that even mean? We examine the AI bubble to determine whether it's time to worry. | Continue reading | 10 months ago

It’s time to boycott Amazon

Amazon is easily the most successful company of the Internet age. It boasts online retail operations in five different continents. Wherever it goes, it inevitably dominates. But there’s a huge human cost to this. Amazon’s success is partly fueled by exploitative practices. For th … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Crypto YouTuber hacked out of $2 million during a livestream

Another day, another heist: Ian Balina, a cryptocurrency YouTuber known for his (sponsored) ICO reviews, was apparently hacked out of $2 million during a livestream session. Balina was reviewing ICOs on his channel as usual, when a viewer suddenly notified him that “someone” had … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Got questions for a marijuana mogul? Socrates Rosenfeld is joining us on TNW Answers on 4/20

What are the most innovative tech projects in the cannabis industry right now? How did your military training prepare you for your role as a CEO? Silicon Valley VC’s have a newfound intense fascination with cannabis. Any trepidations there? How has your company dealt with America … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

13 ways AI will change your business in 2018

Artificial intelligence is here to stay. It has proven itself as a valuable and effective way to perform routine tasks in a variety of industries. While AI may not have poked its head around the corner of your office door yet, it doesn’t mean that it is not on the horizon as a to … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Open links on any web page in Chrome using just your keyboard with this handy extension

I can’t be the only one who sometimes can’t be arsed to reach for my mouse when I need to click on things at my desktop; it’s more of an issue than usual when I’m practicing guitar and scrolling through tutorials or scrubbing back and forth on YouTube jam tracks. Thankfully, ther … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

You shouldn’t have to buy coasters for your $350 smart speaker, but here we are

Earlier this week, Apple was called out in the press over the white stains its HomePod smart speakers were leaving on wooden surfaces in owners’ homes. Unsurprisingly, accessory makers rushed to make a quick buck by launching coasters to prevent this from happening: AppleInsider … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Apple says all new iOS apps must accommodate the iPhone X’s notch

If you’re building a new iOS app this year, you’ll have to ensure that it fully supports the iPhone X’s Super Retina Display – which means that it’ll have to accommodate the notch, reports 9to5Mac. The rule comes into effect from April 2018 and concerns apps submitted from then o … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Gmail Go is almost identical to the original Android app, but half the size

Google’s Gmail Go is now available in the Play store for Android devices, bringing most of the functionality of the original app, while shaving off half the file size. It’s part of the company’s Go suite of apps, which are designed to work well on low-end phones with low memory a … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

FCC chief Ajit Pai is being investigated for corruption by his own agency

US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) head Ajit Pai made headlines through 2017 as he fought to repeal net neutrality guidelines that prevented internet service providers from messing with your web traffic – and won. Things aren’t looking quite as rosy for him now, as that’s … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

FCC threatens arrest, hardware seizure for those using popular bitcoin miner

After determining a popular piece of bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with local internet connections, the Federal Communications Commission today took action. T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions c … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail. Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip. Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, su … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

3 reasons augmented reality hasn’t achieved widespread adoption

Augmented Reality (AR) is a visual modification technology that overlays virtual imaging on top of the natural world around the user. AR is very similar to Virtual Reality (VR), both requiring a device such as a tablet or a headset for viewing; however, AR integrates with the rea … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

How technology is helping me learn piano

I’ve spent the past few months trying to teach myself the piano, pretty much from scratch. It’s been tough, and sometimes disheartening, but also hugely rewarding. You might be wondering by now what an article about learning to play piano is doing on a tech blog. The answer is si … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Skycoin: Anatomy of a cryptocurrency scam

What if someone told you there was a cryptocurrency that could help you fight the repeal of net neutrality by getting paid to be on a badass futuristic internet? Furthermore it’s uncensorable, can’t be centralized, and is impenetrable to hacks. Enter Skycoin, the sounds-to-good-t … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Twitter tested its local news stream during the Florida school shooting

Twitter tested a new livestreaming service which allows users to watch local news coverage of events live — by broadcasting during a terrifying school shooting. During the crisis in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student shot and killed 17 people, Twitter sh … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Coinbase admits it accidentally overcharged tons of cryptocurrency buyers

Following numerous complaints from concerned users on Reddit, popular cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has confirmed a bug in its system resulted in accidentally charging tons of users multiple times for the same purchase – some complained being charged 17 times the original … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Facebook partners with business and nonprofits to offer help in crisis

Facebook today announced it would allow certain businesses to post to Community Help, where they may offer aid during a crisis. Hopefully this will make it easier for people to get efficient, organized help. At present, the company is partnering with Direct Relief, Feeding Americ … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Windows 10’s new ‘Ultimate Performance’ mode sacrifices efficiency for raw power

Microsoft generally rolls out new features in its Insider builds for testers before they are released to the public. Yesterday’s build 17101 includes a feature that may be particularly intriguing for power users and professionals: an ‘Ultimate Performance’ mode. It’s basically ex … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Will the freelance economy disrupt workplace realities as we know them?

The freelance economy is taking over. According to recent reports, solopreneurs and independent consultants are expected to become the workforce majority in the U.S. within 10 years. Similar trajectories can be seen in many other regions of the world as well. Let’s think about th … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Cryptocurrency news 2/15/2018 – ask a priest edition

Editor’s note: The following column is written as intentional satire and may or may not have deliberate or undeliberate errors. Nice guys finish last when you run out of gas your Litecoin fork will get you left behind. That’s right it’s your damn cryptocurrency newsletter not del … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

This startup is bringing transparency to the weed industry — with blockchain

Now that cannabis is being legalized in more countries and American states, the industry has seen explosive growth and transformative innovation. Because cannabis has been illegal, or only partly legal, in huge markets like the United States, there is no advanced supply chain in … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Big brands are now using blockchain to fight ad fraud and fake views

Remember when advertising was simple? That all changed when the industry became a digital one. Now that more and more ads are shown on mobile devices, advertisers cannot be sure if every impression they pay for is shown to the right audience. Moreover, the procedure of real-time … | Continue reading | 1 year ago