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VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus — the I.D. Buzz — and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

One simple way billionaire investor Peter Thiel identifies game-changing startups

He's most famous for his early investment in Facebook, but he also owns a stake in many startups worth billions of dollars, like Palantir, Stripe, and SoFi.<p>How does Thiel seem to find fast-growing startups so easily?<p>One good rule of thumb: look for startups that can't be articulated in the right …

10 Reasons Why Progressive Web Apps Can Kill Mobile Apps

<i>This guest column is by Malthe Kringelbach, Marketing Manager, Nodes</i><p>Ever since Nokia released their first phones with the now iconic game Snake, …

Germany Orders Facebook to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users

A German privacy regulator issued an order this week prohibiting Facebook to stop collecting user data on German WhatsApp users.

New solar panel integrates battery storage, inverter, and smart software into a single unit

<b>This startup is reinventing the solar panel, and aims to cut the cost of integrating clean power and energy storage to homes by half.</b><p>Home solar has …

The Chevy Bolt is electric, but that's not the really good part

Because the Bolt I drove wasn't the final product, we'll hold off on giving the Bolt the full <i>Verge</i> review treatment, but the first word that comes to mind is "ordinary." And I mean that as a big compliment. The Bolt doesn't feel different from any other car: you get in, press a start button, shift …

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Bill Gates talked Microsoft out of trying to buy $3.8 billion Slack — so now Microsoft is trying to kill it

Gates' argument was that Microsoft would be better served taking Skype, which it bought for $8.5 billion in 2011, and using it as the launchpad for a Slack competitor.<p>Now, it looks like Microsoft took Gates' feedback to heart: Microsoft-focused blog MSPoweruser reports that the tech titan is …

Privacy Groups Say Facebook Must Make WhatsApp Data Sharing Opt-In, Ask FTC To Intervene

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), two of the biggest digital privacy organizations in the …

M1 says gold is going to $10,000

It's proving extremely difficult just to get up to two. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) is the core price deflator, which is what the fed looks at. Currently, it is at about 1.6, 1.7 percent, but it's stuck there. It's not going anywhere. The fed continues to try everything possible to get …

Developing an app for iOS is comparatively easier than for Android

<b>Compatibility Testing</b><p>The main concern of each and every mobile app development company is that while developing an android app they have to make a …

Bitcoin exchange wants to 'socialize' its stolen $72 million

The hits continue for bitcoin owners.<p>After Bitfinex revealed this week that a hacker made off with 119,756 bitcoins (about $72 million), the digital-currency exchange said Friday it is interested in a "socialized loss."<p>"We are leaning towards a socialized loss scenario among bitcoin balances and …

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Enough About The Free Windows Upgrades Already, These Alternate Operating Systems Are Always Free

Frankly, I’m burned out on all of the Windows news as of late, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about some interesting alternate operating systems that are free ALL of the time…<p>If you’re open to the idea of experimenting with Linux, Ubuntu is an easy recommendation. Ubuntu is one of …

Inside Google And Microsoft's Race To Catch Amazon In The Trillion-Dollar Cloud

For months and months, as Google's brain trust searched for the ideal candidate to lead the company’s come-from-behind bid for its biggest new opportunity since Larry Page and Sergey Brin began putting ads on their search engine, one name kept coming up: Diane Greene. Little known outside Silicon …

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Deep learning will be huge — and here’s who will dominate it

Artificial intelligence* is developing much faster than we thought. Just last month, Google’s DeepMind AI beat Lee Sedol, a legendary Go player, at his own game in a defining moment for the industry. What enabled this win is a relatively new AI technique called deep learning, which is transforming …

'Teachers should flip their dull workload to focus on the precious moments – teaching'

Last week, I wrote about <b>flipped learning</b>; a couple of days later, Twitter reminded me of an <b>interesting article about the flipped school</b>.<p>The author,</b> …

Shoes harvest energy from walking to charge gadgets

It can be very tough to keep your gadgets charged up and ready to work or play all day if you aren’t near an outlet. There are several solar chargers …

Microsoft caves and gives 15GB back to legacy OneDrive users

Free cloud storage is great. That is until you've added it to your workflow and the amount of storage you have is being reduced by Microsoft. That's what happened to OneDrive users. In November, Microsoft announced that the 15GB of free storage it was offering was being reduced to 5GB. Naturally …

This Entrepreneur Also Paid All His Employees a Living Wage and It Worked (Even If He Didn’t Get a $500K Book Deal)

Trevor Burgess is the CEO of a small Florida bank who also decided to equalize worker pay. Here's his story on why the more you pay, the more you make.<p>By now you've read the stories about Dan Price, the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, who made an audacious move earlier this year by deciding to …

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Ex-Barclays CEO: Banks are about to have an 'Uber moment' — and it's going to be painful

In a speech in London this week he said: "The incumbents risk becoming merely capital-providing utilities that operate in a highly regulated, less profitable environment, a situation unlikely to be tolerated by shareholders."<p>Jenkins says a series of Uber-style disruptions in the industry could …

A Boeing 757 landed on a blue-ice runway in Antarctica for the first time

In this age of modern air travel, it is relatively easy for anyone with the means to book a flight to almost any corner of the Earth.<p>Unless that …

Leaked TPP agreement requires member countries to honor copyright takedowns

Wikileaks has released what it says is the final text of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a “free trade” deal between the United States and eight other countries.<p>The text contains an interesting provision in the Intellectual Property Rights chapter regarding ISPs and their …

Opinion: Apple’s real cash pile is 99% smaller than you think

You’re one of millions of loyal Apple stockholders. And if there’s anything you love more than your new iPhone 6s, it’s the huge $203 billion in …

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Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …

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This is the type of person you should never do business with

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Portable wind turbine Kickstarter raises almost entire goal in one day

1/3<p>Trinity 50 charging an smartphone<p>The Trinity portable wind turbine starts at 50W, which is small enough to carry in a backpack.