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This AI program can make 3D face models from a selfie

A group of AI experts from The University of Nottingham and Kingston University managed to create a new method by which two-dimensional images of faces can be converted into 3D using machine learning.<p>The researchers trained a convolutional neural-network to perform the task by feeding it tons of …

13 ways to create a prototype on a limited budget

A well-designed app or website can dramatically increase interest in a company or product, but both require an investment of time and capital. As these resources are often in short supply for many startups, releasing a poorly thought-out product can leave a company struggling to regain ground.<p>To …

Dell's sleek VR headset is now up for pre-order

Dell’s Visor – the company’s first VR headset – is now available to pre-order. That makes it one of the first consumer headsets you can secure in time for Microsoft launching its Windows 10 Mixed Reality support on October 17.<p>I was able to briefly check out the VR headset a while back, and I think …

5 tips for designing the perfect logo

We all know that branding is a vital part of any business. If it wasn’t, you wouldn’t have well-established brands spending many thousands of dollars each year promoting it, and protecting it. Branding improves recognition, establishes trust, and it represents you and your promise to customers. …

Build amazing websites without a single line of code with Blocs 2 for Mac — only $39.99

For the past several decades, one tech axiom has held remarkably true: You can’t build for the web without knowing how to code. That’s not entirely the case anymore, as the knowledge barrier between wanting to build a cool website and knowing exactly how to do it continues to shrink.<p>Say hello to …

As Bitcoin prices climb, Siacoin offers an attractive alternative

Everyone is looking for the next Bitcoin. Finding a currency with potential not just to change the world, but also net multiple thousand percent returns over the next several months, though, isn’t as easy as an influx of new contenders would have you believe.<p>But it doesn’t matter. Wealth creation …

HEROcoin is the Ethereum based cryptocurrency for gamers who gamble

Herosphere is preparing an ICO to issue HEROcoin, an Ethereum based cryptocurrency for betting. On September 14th customers will be able to spend ETH for HERO and become part of a community that’s being designed to rub out the middle-man, and make sure the “house” never wins again.<p>HEROcoin is a …

Google algorithm automatically removes watermarks from stock photos

Stock photo distributors must be squirming in fear. Researchers from Google have developed an algorithm that completely removes watermarks from images in a matter of seconds – and it works entirely automatically.<p>Photography professionals will often slap watermarks on their images to protect their …

This tiny $500 gadget can hack the passcode of any iPhone 7 and 7+

Apple is well-known for its maniacal approach to security, but it turns out not even the Cupertino heavyweight is safe from breaches: Popular YouTuber EverythingApplePro has stumbled upon a miniature hacking device that can crack the passcode of any iPhone 7 handset.<p>The device has a fairly compact …

Microsoft's new Surface Plus program lets you upgrade your PC every 18 months

Upgrading computers is an expensive hassle. Microsoft wants to make it less so if you’re buying on of its Surface PCs.<p>The company today introduced a new Surface Plus program that lets you pay off your computer in 24-month installments with zero percent interest if paid off in time (19.99 percent …

Get a computer science degree’s worth of education — at a fraction of the tuition

The cost of a computer science degree from a respected institution will generally run you about $40,000 to $50,000 a year. Despite the obvious advantages of such top-notch education, that’s a price tag that’s cost-prohibitive for many ambitious young tech-heads looking to break into the field.<p>Take …

Facebook's new $200 Oculus VR headset won't need a phone or PC

The Oculus Rift sparked the virtual reality race, but so far, VR has mostly remained the realm of extreme enthusiasts and one-off gimmicks. Now Facebook is looking to achieve true mass market appeal with a standalone Oculus headset.<p>According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Facebook is planning to unveil an Oculus …

The science behind why you can’t put down your phone

If you’ve ever played Candy Crush for three hours, don’t worry, you’re not completely to blame.<p>The developers and designers behind every popular app intentionally design them to be “addicting.” The endless scrolling, 24/7 sharing, and constant notification checking are all actions that were planned …

Evergreen | The Next Web

All stories in Evergreen<p>Understanding quantum computers: The basics<p>Theoretical physics for people without PhDs. Here's what you need to know about quantum computer systems so you can belly-up ...<p>Tristan Greene<p>Check out these 5 wild and wacky quantum computer facts for cool people<p>Quantum computers …

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5 steps to develop a successful influencer marketing platform

With traditional advertising methods slowly dying out, everyone who is somehow involved in the marketing industry is looking at new ways of approaching their audiences.<p>All the surveys and statistics point towards the same things; the majority of marketers believe in influencer marketing and are …

The Nintendo Switch could soon introduce your child to coding apps

Whether you’re into Nintendo’s Switch for its roster of Mario and Zelda titles or the on-the-go gameplay, you’ll be happy to know that it’ll soon be able to handle double duty as a programming tool, when FUZE Code Studio launches around a year from now.<p>The package will let your child learn to code …

Love letter: local co-op games bring us closer together

The reports of the death of local cooperative gaming have been greatly exaggerated. Developers at E3 showed off titles like <i>A Way Out</i>, <i>Moonhunters</i>, and <i>Cuphead</i> – all designed with offline co-op as their premise. There are numerous others coming as well.<p>Local co-op is making a comeback and I’m here to …

5 beginners tips for Windows users switching to Mac

There seems to be an unspoken rule for OS users to stay in their lane. You’re a Mac user or a PC user, full stop. So when you want to make the leap from one to the other — either because you’re switching teams or you want to try both — there can be a bit of a learning curve.<p>I’m looking at a desk …

A millennial’s guide to killing it at Instagram

Are you furious that you only have thirty-four Instagram followers? Do you fantasize about becoming the next hottest influencer in comedy? Would you pay real money to know the secret formula of Insta-success? If you answered yes to any of those questions, yikes.<p>Just kidding, who wouldn’t want that? …

Pokémon GO adds raids to help you make new friends

<i>Pokémon GO</i> is getting a major update this month, incorporating gameplay from older Massively Multiplayer games in order to keep its audience hooked.<p>Today, Niantic revealed the collection of changes that are coming to the game. The most immediate change will be noticeable at the gyms. Gyms in <i>GO</i> will …

Facebook's AI accidentally created its own language

Researchers from the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab (FAIR) recently made an unexpected discovery while trying to improve chatbots. The bots — known as “dialog agents” — were creating their own language — well, kinda.<p>Using machine learning algorithms, dialog agents were left to …

Roli's new Seaboard Block shows modular design can make beautiful music

Few instruments invented since the turn of the century have garnered as much attention as Roli’s Seaboard line. It’s wavy surface of flexible silicone allowed musicians to modulate and transition between sounds more intuitively than your typical MIDI controller, let alone a traditional piano.<p>Then …

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

I'm so happy external GPUs are finally a thing

Laptops are an exercise in compromise. Faster processors, longer battery life, and quality materials usually mean sacrificing thermals, portability, and/or your bank account. Wanting a decent dedicated GPU will generally sacrifice all of these, and mainstream ultraportables avoid them like the …

Reverso helps you avoid sounding like a robot dork in a foreign language

Learning a language is hard. Schools, in particular, are especially bad at teaching them. If you’re just reciting verb conjugations, and learning words and phrases that don’t interest you, you won’t make any progress.<p>Over the past few years, there’s been several interesting efforts to fix this …

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>GDPR is here, but it doesn’t mean your business is done prepping<p>It’s been just a few weeks since the General Data Protection Regulation came into effect, and aside from some high level lawsuits from activist lawyers looking to prove a point, it’s been pretty much business …

Get certified in Adobe’s powerful graphic art programs — for less than $40

Staring at a blank canvas can be an anxious moment for most artists, but the confident ones often find excitement at all the creative possibilities available to them. As a graphic designer, reaching that level of confidence comes with a mastery of your tools. And with the Graphic Design …

Twitch lets users play the stock market with someone else's money

A new Twitch channel is letting an audience of thousands buy stocks with one man’s $50,000 — and they’re actually doing quite well.<p>StockStream claims to be “the world’s first cooperative multiplayer stock market game using real money.” It was created by Amazon engineer Mike Roberts, who said the …

Your 2017 playbook to becoming a white hat hacker - pay what you want

A skilled cyber infiltrator working for a company can be that firm’s most critical line of defense between vulnerable computer systems and salivating cyber crooks. To crack into the exploding digital security career field, you need a full understanding of what white hat hacking is all about.<p>Learn …