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Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

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Teenager opens plane's emergency exit and slides down wing

A teenager has been arrested after opening a plane’s emergency exit door and sliding down its wing, an airline has confirmed.<p>The 17-year-old US citizen, who has not been identified, was on a Copa Airlines flight from Panama City to the US on August 1.<p>He opened the emergency door just minutes after …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science

Consider this when making big career choices.<p><i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from</i> …

Red Hydrogen One $1,200 Smartphone Appears On Video

We recently heard about the new Red Hydrogen One smartphone from high end camera maker RED. Now we have a video from Marques Brownlee showing the …

Europe News | The Next Web

All stories in Europe<p>GDPR is an opportunity for AI companies to build trust<p>One of the domains where GDPR will leave its mark prominently is the artificial intelligence industry. Data is the bread ...<p>Ben Dickson<p>EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager: ‘Now is the time for citizens to take …

Motorola inaugurates exclusive stores in India to strengthen its retail presence

After being online-exclusive since its resurgence in the Indian market, Motorola has now launched six exclusive retail stores in India. These experiential stores – Moto Hubs – sport an open layout and allow users to experience and purchase all Motorola products under one roof.<p>The first Moto Hub …

LG confirms curved OLED screen for its next flagship phone | Trusted Reviews

<b>LG has confirmed the upcoming LG V30 will make the switch to an OLED screen, marking the first time the company has used the tech since 2015’s G Flex</b> …

Race to $1 Trillion: Tim Cook, Apple Redefining 'Winner Take All'

Hard as it may be to believe, Apple is just a few weeks away from the sixth anniversary of Tim Cook taking over as CEO of the company. Often criticized as lacking vision or being responsible for some shortcoming in Apple ‘s technology and strategy, the Cook era instead looks to be on its way to the …

GE spin-out SmartAssist.io raises $5M Series A for its AI-based customer service platform

Last November, GE acquired the AI-centric startup Wise.io to bolster its machine learning capabilities. While Wise.io’s core competency was in machine learning, its main product focused on helping enterprises manage customer service requests. Maybe unsurprisingly, GE has now spun out Wise.io in a …

Deliveroo is giving riders GoPros after a rise in acid attacks

Following the sharp rise of acid attacks, especially in inner city areas, food delivery service Deliveroo has introduced new measures aimed at keeping its riders safe as they navigate the streets. The startup announced today that it's hired 50 new staff members to oversee rider welfare, who will be …

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Apple Used Bluetooth Low Energy Audio for Cochlear Implant iPhone Accessory

Late last month Apple revealed it had partnered with hearing aid company Cochlear to launch the first Made For iPhone Cochlear implant, which can stream audio from an iOS device directly to a surgically embedded sound processor.<p>Now, in a new <i>Wired</i> article titled "How Apple is Putting Voices in …

The All Controller aims to be a universal remote for your game consoles

Launching next year after a successful Kickstarter campaign<p>With the addition of the Nintendo Switch, I now have five video game consoles connected to my television. That means a lot of HDMI cables, but it also means a lot of controllers laying around. When you start adding second (or third, or …

This $1 Billion App Can't 'Kik' Its Huge Child Exploitation Problem

Soon after Raleigh, North Carolina police arrested registered sex offender Thomas Paul Keeler II in March last year, they discovered he was an avid user of Kik Messenger, the Canadian communications app billed as the West’s alternative to WeChat. He was a member of more than 200 Kik groups with …

Savings app Qapital now offers a checking account and debit card

Savings app Qapital wants people to make more conscious decisions around their money. While to date that meant helping its users build up savings, now Qapital will help manage their day-to-day spending through a new checking account and debit card.<p>Qapital was founded about four-and-a-half years ago …

Personal Finance

BBC is trialling an AI that lets you control iPlayer with your voice

The artificial intelligence-based system uses a ‘voiceprint’ to allow people to log into their accounts and find programmes by speaking<p>Shouting at …

Samsung Has Shipped More Than 20 Million Galaxy S8 Smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been popular handsets for Samsung. Now according to a recent report, Samsung has shipped more than 20 …

Uber Freight expands to multiple new markets and adds new features

Uber Freight, the on-demand trucking service created by Uber and introduced earlier this year, is expanding from its initial market of Texas to areas in California, Arizona, Chicago, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Uber has also updated the app with new features that personalize the …

Treble.fm is a new social networking app for musicians who want to collaborate

Teaming up made easy<p>A new app called Treble.fm that aims to connect musicians, songwriters, and producers launched to the public today. Artists can build a profile, mark what musical categories they are experts in (such as piano, drums, engineer, or singer), and then search for other musicians to …

Prototype of RED's $1,200 holographic phone shown off

Early last month, high-end digital camera maker RED announced that it would be releasing a “holographic” smartphone called the Hydrogen One. Now, …

Mobile Technology

This gadget makes road trips more tech-friendly

Until cars are equipped with more charging ports, the fight to charge your gadget will be a fierce one.<p>This handy charger fits in the cup holder and …

If you’re not already protected by a VPN, now’s the time [Deals]

The internet is teeming with data thieves, snoops, and annoying location restrictions. With all those headaches and hazards, the need for encryption and anonymity has never been greater. Which raises the question: why aren’t you already using a virtual private network?<p>Windscribe VPN is a solid …

Apple's Sizable Jump in Tablet Sales Wasn't Entirely Driven by New Lower-Priced 9.7-Inch iPad

Apple recently reported sales of 11.4 million iPads in the June quarter, an increase of 15 percent compared to the year-ago quarter. iPad revenue was also up, but only 2 percent year over year, suggesting Apple was selling a lot of new lower-priced 9.7-inch iPads, which start at just $329 in the …

Inside Patreon, the economic engine of internet culture

In 2013, Peter Hollens was an aspiring a cappella singer surviving, in his words, by living on ramen in someone else’s house. Hollens was hardly new to the music business; he’d been a record producer and cruise singer before striking out on his own, and his wife Evynne co-founded the college a …

IDC: Tablet shipments decline for 11th straight quarter despite Apple rebound

The tablet market has now been in decline for 11 quarters in a row. Q2 2017 saw a 3.4 percent year-over-year decline: 37.9 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 39.3 million units in the same quarter last year. The silver lining is that this year the drops are no longer double-digits like …

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Buying Innovation In A Box: ProoV Lands $14M For Its 'Pilot-As-A-Service' Platform

Innovation is critical to business success. It’s also really, really hard, especially for large enterprises with big teams, complex reporting, and internal organizational challenges to breaking out of the box.<p>One solution?<p>Hire an innovation firm to build early-stage products and projects for you. …

Pakistan court sentences Jadhav to death; if executed, it is murder, warns India

A top government source told The Indian Express that New Delhi will explore all “diplomatic and other” options to obtain Jadhav’s release.<p>Written by …

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Donald Trump, Jews and the myth of race: How Jews gradually became “white,” and how that changed America

<b>An anti-semitic cartoon from Judge magazine. (Wikicommons)</b><p>Until the 1940s, Jews in America were considered a separate race. Their journey to whiteness has important lessons<p>Jonathan Zimmerman<p>April 9, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Earlier this year, President Trump denounced the desecration of Jewish cemeteries. …

Tesla next-gen Roadster: unofficial render tries to envision Tesla’s next top-of-the-line model

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a rare and welcomed reference to the next generation Roadster last month after the upcoming vehicle was surprisingly left out of Musk’s product plan last year. He confirmed that the vehicle is still planned, but “a few years away”.<p>In the meantime, designers are attempting …

Google DeepMind open sources Sonnet so you can build neural networks in TensorFlow even quicker

Google’s DeepMind announced today that it was open sourcing Sonnet, its object-oriented neural network library. Sonnet doesn’t replace TensorFlow, it’s simply a higher-level library that meshes well with DeepMind’s internal best-practices for research.<p>Specifically, DeepMind says in its blog post …

Deep Learning