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Apple Is Dead To Me... I’m Switching To Windows

Apple Is Dead To Me… I’m Switching To Windows!<p>I converted to Apple over 5 years ago when it was clear to me Apple made the best products for creative …

How To Search The Deep Web Safely

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web — those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing — are not for the …

Privacy

The bank that fintech built: Number26 and TransferWise team up to re-invent banking

Two European fintech startups are teaming up to give a glimpse of what the bank of tomorrow could look like.<p>Number26, a Peter Thiel-backed German startup that’s setting out to create the bank account of the future, has announced a tie-up with London-based peer-to–peer money-transfer firm …

Peter Thiel

How Stephen Wolfram’s image-recognition tool performs against 5 alternatives

This week Stephen Wolfram, founder and chief executive of Wolfram Research, announced a new component of the Wolfram Language for programming called ImageIdentify. Wolfram also introduced a new website, dubbed The Wolfram Language Image Identification Project, that demonstrates the language’s new …

North America

Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to save power and water by heating up precisely the amount of water you need and no more.<p>The kettle was …

TunnelBear for Chrome brings the VPN to your browser

As virtual private networks (VPNs) go, TunnelBear is one of the most user-friendly, with a cute ursine themed UI and a simple on/off switch to make it appear you’re elsewhere in the world.<p>Its newly-released TunnelBear for Chrome extension isn’t actually a full-on VPN. Instead, it’s an encrypted …

Apps

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …

Export all Google Sheets to csv · Code and stuff

I had a Google Apps spreadsheet with around 40 sheets. Wanted to export them to csv. Unfortunately Google only lets you export one sheet at a …

Write is My New Favorite Text Editor for Drafting Articles

When I joined The Next Web full-time nearly six months ago, I was looking for ways to streamline my workflow — writing up articles, in particular.<p>I tried out a ton of Windows apps to help me compose posts, but nothing to seemed to fit the bill. I previously used a combination of a little-known …

Netflix's New Original Series, Marco Polo

What inspired screenwriter John Fusco (of <i>Hidalgo</i> fame) to create <i>Marco Polo</i>, a new Netflix series based on the life of the 13th-century Venetian …

Squarespace buys Dropbox-powered site builder Brace to expand its developer tools

Squarespace is acquiring the team behind Brace, a minimalistic website building service powered by Dropbox and Amazon’s cloud, the companies announced today.<p>With this deal, Squarespace plans to bolster its “developer workflow” and eventually convince more third-party developers to use its flagship …

Tech companies want you to have free web encryption

Ideally, you'd encrypt everything you do on the web to keep it away from spies and thieves. However, getting a security certificate to enable that encryption on your own site can be both costly and difficult -- many people don't even bother. That's not good enough for the Electronic Frontier …

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

With Vyte.in, Schedule Meetings Without Long Email Threads

Scheduling a meeting usually takes a few emails. Add a third person, and you are now stuck in an email nightmare. French startup Vyte.in knows this too well, and will let you schedule meetings in a few clicks right in your browser.<p>“I’ve worked for 4 years in big companies and small startups — from …

How the iPhone Activation Lock hack works

The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.<p>One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business trip: the killer, who was thirty-three, liked to travel, and often documented his journeys around …