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How to recycle your used and unwanted gadgets

You're probably used to sorting your garbage into bins: green for paper or blue for plastic and glass. But when it comes to electronics, we're still used to selling those off or tossing them into the trash heap. Unfortunately, our gadget addiction has real consequences for the planet, making it …

2 Nintendo Switch Emulators Are Live And Running Gameplay

While hackers are busy transforming Nintendo’s portable console into a fully operational Linux tablet, two Switch emulators — yuzu and RyujiNX – are now up and running on PC.<p>Earlier this month DSOG reported that RyujiNX, a Switch emulator programmed in C#, was already <i>booting</i> some commercial Switch …

Retrogaming

Google releases Android companion app for its DIY AI hardware kits

Last year, Google launched do-it-yourself artificial intelligence hardware kits for both voice and later image recognition. A new Android companion app released today makes it even easier to set up and get the kits online after assembly.<p>The Google AIY Projects app “lets you easily connect your …

'Sonic the Hedgehog' and other Sega classics are coming to the Switch

Sega's latest nostalgia trip isn't limited to a mini Genesis and <i>Shenmue</i> ports. In the wake of a Japanese announcement, Sega has confirmed that it's releasing a swath of classic Master System and Genesis games on the Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe this summer. The titles will fall under …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

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Sega's Mega Drive Mini is its response to the SNES Classic

Sega announced last week that it was making a new mini console based on the Genesis, also known as the Mega Drive. It’s called the Mega Drive Mini — why someone passed on the chance to call it the “Mini Drive,” I have no idea.<p>Sega joins its former rivals Nintendo and Atari on the mini console …

LawGeex raises $12M for its AI-powered contract review technology

Can Artificial Intelligence replace lawyers? Perhaps sometime in the distant future, but in the meantime AI is already augmenting the work done by legal professionals as startups race to reach that ultimate goal.<p>One burgeoning player in the AI-powered legal tech space is Tel Aviv-based LawGeex, …

Artificial Intelligence

Front raises $66 million to replace Microsoft Outlook

Front is raising a $66 million Series B round led by Sequoia with DFJ and existing investors also participating. There are now 2,500 companies using Front to manage shared inboxes and collaborate. The startup now wants to go one step further and become the definitive email product.<p>“I decided that I …

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Snap lays off two dozen employees, including some from branded content teams

The Discover section probably isn’t going anywhere, though<p>Snap has laid off two dozen employees today, including some from the company’s content division, according to a report from <i>Cheddar</i>. That group focused on working with publishing partners like <i>BuzzFeed</i> to produce original content for the …

These Are the Biggest Risks for Businesses in 2018, According to the World Economic Forum

A slew of security, financial, and environmental threats will pose the greatest risk to businesses around the world in 2018, according to a …

This Service Is Just For Women Who Want To Be Digital Nomads

Behere offers a cost-effective way for women to work overseas and still feel part of a local community.<p>“Dear Boss,” the letter begins. “Working remotely isn’t like going on vacation, it’s a way to increase employee morale, creativity, performance, and passion. It also allows for ‘outside the box’ …

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>[Adapted essay from <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>]<p>When Katherine Krug raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to manufacture …

Business Strategy

Chevron's CEO Just Wrote an Extraordinary LinkedIn Message That Is a Master Class in Leadership

John Watson, who is retiring next month, reflects back on his 37-year journey at Chevron.<p>After 37 years working at Chevron, CEO and Chairman John Watson, who took over the helm in 2010, is hanging up his cleats and headed for retirement.<p>In a moment of transparency while reflecting back on his …

Leadership

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother

Hiring people on this trait will make leaders sleep well at night.<p>Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, …

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'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches

<i>Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.</i><p>Type the words “climate change” into Google and you could get an unexpected result: advertisements that call global warming a hoax.<p>“Scientists blast climate alarm,” said one that …

Massive leak exposes data on 123 million US households

The door to your personal data got left wide open once again.<p>Researchers revealed Tuesday that earlier this year they discovered a massive database -- containing information on more than 123 million American households -- that was sitting unsecured on the internet.<p>The cloud-based data repository …

Personal Information

MyFitnessPal's founders leave Under Armour

Under Armour's $475 million buyout of MyFitnessPal in 2015 may have put a major health app under its wing, but it didn't secure the undying loyalty of the smaller company's founders. Albert Lee and Mike Lee are leaving Under Armour in January to "pursue their next entrepreneurial ventures." Just …

The Ultimate UX Guide to Color Design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

A bookmark-able guide detailing the fundamentals of color theory and practice for designers<p>“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color …

The man behind some of America's most recognisable logos, Ivan Chermayeff, has died

Ivan Chermayeff mightn't have been a household name, but his work certainly was.<p>Born in London, the American graphic designer died on Saturday, aged …

Graphic Design

10 huge graphic design trends to know for 2018

What were the biggest graphic design trends of 2017, and what graphic design trends will be big in 2018? As 2018 takes off, we asked leading …

California axes self-driving car rule limiting liability for crashes

California has been happy to tweak the rules to get more self-driving cars on the road, but it still has its limits. The state's DMV has eliminated a planned rule (suggested by GM) that would have let companies avoid liability for an autonomous vehicle crash if the machine hadn't been maintained to …

Home.me turns your 2D floorplan drawings into 3D renderings

It’s easy enough to draw a basic floorplan of your home, but turning that floorplan into 3D rendering typically falls into the realm of professional designers. With home.me, TechCrunch Berlin Hackathon hackers Charles Wong and Aravind Kandiah, who are both students at the Singapore University of …

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Apple's head designer Jony Ive says he 'hears' your MacBook criticism

In the past year, some of Apple's most vocal fans have been expressing issues with the company's oldest line of products: Mac computers.<p>Complaints about Apple's new MacBooks include:<p>The touchscreen integrated into the keyboard, Touch Bar, is an expensive gimmick.<br>• The keyboard is too prone to …

Neither Google nor Facebook: An Israeli startup is bringing India’s small businesses online

Millions of Indian mom-and-pop stores may be getting a technology leg-up from an unexpected corner.<p>Launched by Silicon Valley’s Singularity University alumni—Asaf Kindler, Vito Margiotta, Gabriel Gurovich, and Alberto Iore—Seemba is a mobile phone-based platform that helps businesses build their …

Small Business

PlayStation continues to dominate Xbox and Nintendo as gaming ads ramp up for December

Y’all really like watching commercials for PlayStation games, as Sony has again has more TV ad impressions than any other video game publisher in the U.S.<p>GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven …

U.S. tax bill, Russian probe whipsaw financial markets | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks, the dollar and Treasury yields fell on Friday in a volatile session tied to developments in a probe into Russia’s involvement in the U.S. election as well as by progress with a tax bill in Congress.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in …

WeChat owner becomes first in Asia worth over $500B

Remember the Chinese company that offered a helping hand to Snap? Well it just became the first in Asia to be worth more than half-a-trillion dollars.<p>Tencent, the owner of WhatsApp-esque WeChat in China, crossed the $500 billion mark when markets closed in Hong Kong yesterday, Bloomberg reports. It …

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