Damian Sirakov

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Xiaomi’s Mi TV 3S is a curved 65-inch, 5.9mm thin 4K Android-powered TV that costs under $1400

At an event in Beijing this morning, Xiaomi unveiled its latest huge TV. The Mi TV 3S is the company’s newest Android TV and comes with a large, curved 65-inch panel made by Samsung and measures an impossible 5.9mm thin. For reference, that’s thinner than practically every smartphone on the …

Five Reasons Why Virtual Reality Is A Game-Changer

Humanity has had an uncanny obsession with technological innovation since its earliest days.<p>From the invention of the wheel, to the subsequent birth of the automobile, or the dawn of modern means of communication such as the television and radio, to the more recent rise of personal computers and …

Virtual Reality

Understand the payments industry in one hour with this report

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Flying a drone with the flick of a wrist made me feel like a Jedi

The Hexo+ drone will soon come with gesture control it has dubbed the Magic Wand<p>As drones get more advanced, these aerial cameras increasingly require less piloting, handling the flying and filming for you. We got our first taste of these capabilities a year ago, when we raced a car through the …

How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software

John Sung Kim Contributor<p>John Sung Kim is the founder of Five9 and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo).<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups<p>I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just …

TAG Heuer smartwatch production to be increased due to high demand

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer announced that it will be increasing the production of its TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch, in order to meet the anticipated (heavy) demand. Despite carrying a luxurious $1,500 price tag, making it the most expensive Android Wear based smartwatch, retailers and …

Wearable Tech

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

Quantum Computing

Bragi's in-ear assistant wants to make you healthier and happier

From a cramped office in Munich, Nikolaj Hviid is busy creating Europe's most ambitious consumer hardware product. It's a device so complex that not …

This Chrome Extension Makes YouTube a Serious Music Player

YouTube launched its music platform late last year to little fanfare, offering all you can eat music for $7.99/month on the site, with no ads.<p>While many of us use YouTube to listen to the occasional song, it’s no match for a real music service like Spotify or Google Music since it doesn’t offer …

Boy, 13, builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee.<p>The California …

15 programming languages you need to know in 2015

If you're a programmer, these are good times. Jobs in the segment are projected to grow 8% over the next seven years, according to the U.S. Bureau of …

Apps

How to Optimize Blog Images for Social Posts

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’ve likely heard the advice to add visual content to your blogposts whenever possible. Visual content is more than 40 times more likely to get shared on social media.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business …

Meet the vigilante who hacks jihadists

Anonymous isn't doing anything new by hacking Islamic extremist websites. A mysterious figure known as "The Jester" has been at it for five years.<p>Jester has single-handedly taken down dozens of websites that, he deems, support jihadist propaganda and recruitment efforts. He stopped counting at …

RHA T10i Review: Luxury earphones with tunable sound

Choosing headphones is confusing. Some sets are tuned to get the bass pumping during your workouts. Others are better suited to quietly enjoy classical music. And every manufacturer has its own idea of what sounds “best”.<p>But what if you could tune the sound to your liking without the need for an …

Apple Laptops May Be Vulnerable To A Virus That 'Can't Be Removed'

The attack, which is being called Thunderstrike, is virtually undetectable and would require an attacker to get access to a machine for mere moments. And because it is new, no security software will even be looking out for it.<p>Trammell Hudson, who works for New York hedge fund Two Sigma Investments, …

21 Earbuds That Can Handle the Bass

When your earbuds aren’t busy getting tangled in your pockets and purse, they’re probably helping you drown out the noise on your commute to work or they’re letting you quietly watch your Netflix shows during your lunch break. Despite our frustrations with untangling the darn things, we feel like …

Consumer Tech

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Here’s a typical day for a pampered Google engineer

Year after year, list after list, Google consistently ranks as the best place to work in America. Great pay, fun projects, and a downright astounding number of perks make it so.<p>But what’s it really like to work there, as in what’s a typical day in the life of a Google engineer? A lot more ordinary …

Why Amsterdam means business

With the recent news that Uber are about to open shop in the heart of Amsterdam, we wanted to take the chance to offer our own perspective on the (in)famous city. Perhaps only a small portion of our readers know this, but The Next Web’s headquarters can also be found in the same small city. …

Atomic Floyd's SuperDarts Earphones Pack a Punch

Earphones and sunglasses don’t have a great deal in common, but for me they do have one shared trait: They’re both indispensible accessories that I’m generally averse to spending a lot of money on.<p>This goes against the grain of my general philosophy of buying the best things within my budget for …

I typed text on a computer with my thoughts - Top Shelf

Asus ROG G751 review: Asus uses Nvidia's latest mobile graphics to push games at 4K - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Asus G751 has excellent performance, can drive games at 4K resolution, and includes a few handy shortcut keys gamers will appreciate.<p><b>The Bad</b> You could buy about a dozen game consoles for what this costs. Battery life and design are stuck in the past. You'll need an external 4K TV or …

Computer Hardware

ASUS' ROG G751 review: a properly oversized gaming laptop

So, you noticed that NVIDIA has trotted out its latest GPU architecture and you're wondering if you should retire your old gaming laptop for something with a little more... pep. You aren't alone. Every time NVIDIA downsizes its flagship GPUs for the notebooks, manufacturers flood the market with …

From bass to beanies: The battle of the headphones

After the success of Beats, scores of companies have jumped into the headphone market. The hundreds of available models mean there are now headphones to suit every type of listener, from audiophiles to runners, and every budget - particularly if you already thinking about shopping for gifts.<p>Among …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

If You Don't Do These 3 Things for Your Website, You're Losing Customers | Inc.com

No matter what type of business you run, you need a strong Web presence. These days, entrepreneurs are so focused on building their company's influence on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networks, it's easy for them to neglect the company's headquarters on the Web.<p>Unfortunately, without a good …

Alpine's high-end headphones let you feel the music, literally

Alpine is a name that usually comes up when discussing which new audio wares to install in your car, but the company is diving into headphones, too. Its first set of cans certainly look the part with high-end aesthetics, and they boast Full Frequency Immersion tech that's meant to simulate the …

The Cities With The Most Computer Science Jobs

One of the brightest spots in the employment picture for the last few years has been the tech job sector and the outlook remains quite sunny. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for what it calls “computer and information research scientists” will increase by 15% between …