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Enable autosave on any Windows app with this free tool

Ever lose hours of work because the power went out, or you closed an app by accident? We’ve all been there, and it isn’t fun in the least. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix for Windows users – and it doesn’t cost a dime.<p>Autosaver does just what its name implies: it runs in the background and hits …

Apps

Adobe figured out a way to copy realistic photo styles from one picture to another

A bunch of researchers from Adobe and Cornell University have come up with one of the coolest developments in imaging tech in recent times: the ability to transfer photo styles from one picture to another.<p>It’s kind of like Prisma, the app that applies artistic filters based on the work of …

Photoshop

Lyft is turning cabs into fixed-route shuttles in its latest experiment

Lyft is trialing a new service called Shuttle, which sees cabs operating along a fixed route with set pickup and drop-off points in San Francisco and Chicago.<p>That’s handy for people who commute the same way each day. In addition to increasing reliability for frequent users, Shuttle brings the added …

Uber

Google Calendar is finally available for the iPad

I can’t believe that Google Calendar wasn’t available for iPads until now, but that’s the way it is (I’m an Android guy, so please pardon my ignorance). Anyhoo, the company has just launched a new version of its calendar app, complete with optimization for tablet-sized screens.<p>That’s about it, …

Google

Facebook is bringing chatbots to groups on Messenger

Messenger chatbots will soon be available to groups, according to a report by TechCrunch.<p>To clarify, these won’t be “chatbots” in the sense that they won’t be trying to make conversation with you. Instead they’ll function more like news tickers, updating group members on outside information.<p>The …

Facebook

Samsung's DeX dock for the Galaxy S8 should turn it into a laptop, not a desktop

In case you’ve been living under a rock today, Samsung just announced the Galaxy S8 today. It’s powerful, it’s gorgeous, and it brings some ambitious ideas to the table as well.<p>DeX, a dock that transforms your shiny new smarphone into a shiny new desktop, is arguably the most impressive of these. …

Samsung

The best 3 ways to protect your data after Congress’ repeal of privacy rules

The House’s decision to revoke the FCC’s broadband privacy rules can be huge deal for the future of your digital life. The decision effectively puts your data at the mercy of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with little or no oversight.<p>This means ISPs will be virtually free to market and monetize …

Net Neutrality

Paralyzed man can move his arms again thanks to brain-connected prosthesis

Eight years after being paralyzed, a man can move his own arm again.<p>Bill Kochevar was paralyzed from the neck down in a bike accident. Now, with a new mind-controlled prosthetic, he can move his own arm with his thoughts.<p>The prosthetic works thanks to implanted sensors in his motor cortex and 36 …

Assistive Technology

Lies, false flags, and conspiracy theories: Exploring the rise of alt

It’s become popular to criticize mainstream media outfits. <i>The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN</i>, and others have all recently come under fire by Trump cabinet members. Steve Bannon, former <i>Breitbart</i> chairman and current White House Chief Strategist, even went so far as to refer to mainstream …

Conspiracies

Samsung's Gear VR headset gets a sorely-needed motion controller

Samsung has announced a motion controller for the Gear VR, at last addressing the headset’s biggest problem. It was first introduced during Mobile World Congress, but now we have a date and a price: It will be available April 21 for $39 on its own, or $129 paired with the headset.<p>The controller …

Virtual Reality

Man says 'Fuck it, I'll sell my browser history before ISPs can'

As you might have heard, the United States Congress has repealed Obama-era internet privacy rules. The upshot of this is that your internet service provider can sell your browsing history and anything else it has collected without your consent.<p>But not everyone is content to wait for big business to …

Twitter

Read This Before Naming Your Business

I’ve learned a lot from the development of NameLayer, and I’m ready to divulge every trick in my arsenal. In this guide, I provide realistic solutions to the frustrations encountered when naming a company. Plus, I’ll have some fun analyzing both good and bad company names.<p>This guide is divided into …

Spelling

Facebook opens 360 livestreaming to everyone

Prepare to see a whole lot more 360 videos on your Newsfeed. Facebook now allows anyone to stream 360 videos to their Page or Profile, provided they have the right camera.<p>Facebook launched 360 videos last year, but only to select Pages. Now anyone from your college buddies to your grandmother can …

Facebook

Xbox One update adds a bunch of long-awaited features

It’s a big day for Xbox One gamers. Several big updates previously available only to insiders are coming to everyone.<p>Microsoft is sprucing up Beam, its livestreaming client, in an effort to help it compete with Twitch. That might be a bit of a lost cause considering the size of Twitch’s audience — …

Xbox

Become a polished Python programmer with this bootcamp - now an extra 15% off

If you’re thinking about coding as a new career path, you won’t find many programming building blocks more foundational than Python. Make it an integral tool in your coding repertoire with the complete Python Programming Bootcamp, available now for only $39 from TNW Deals.<p>If you’ve never tackled …

Artificial Intelligence

This is the Samsung Galaxy S8

You can stop reading rumors now: the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally official, and will go on sale on April 21.<p>They make a stunning first impression, but not because they’re in any way surprising. Samsung is terrible at keeping secrets, and nearly all the major rumors ended up being true. …

Samsung Galaxy

5 startups making globetrotting the world a hassle-free affair

I recently moved to Amsterdam to work for TNW and so far it has been an absolute blast. New city, culture, food and people – what else could any self-proclaimed globetrotter ask for?<p>I have always loved to travel and tend to seize every opportunity to explore the world. I was only a couple of months …

Travel

Banking bots should get their version of Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics

Writing more and more about chatbots, robots and AI, I can see a day coming in the not too distant future where we won’t be able to tell the difference between the human and the machine. That’s not scary science fiction, as it’s now almost science fact. However, there is still a long way to go, as …

Singularity

VPN searches skyrocket after Congress killed your right to internet privacy

Searches for VPN services on Google have experienced a wild surge over the last 24 hours – and the trend is likely here to stay.<p>In a move that could only be described as a vile disservice to all American citizens, Congress yesterday voted to kill all restrictions stopping your local internet …

Net Neutrality

Windows 10 Creators Update: Everything you need to know

Macs are for creatives, PCs are for getting work done. Or so the dogma goes.<p>Recently, the conversation has started to shift. As Apple prioritized its mobile products and showed minimal innovation on macOS, Microsoft began to sell itself as the new platform of choice for creative-types. This …

Microsoft

Why conversations are reinventing software

In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software — particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging.<p>Even the most technically complex …

Analytics

Marketing the TNW Way #19: Site speed, a publishers dilemma

<i>In this blog series, we shed some light on our marketing approach at TNW through Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), social media, and more.</i><p>We all want a fast experience on the web to make sure users can easily access all the pages on a site. For …

Google Analytics

What can Britain's technology industry expect from Brexit?

Any minute now, Sir Tim Barrow, the British ambassador to the European Union, will hand EU president Donald Tusk a letter. Inside will be the UK’s formal Article 50 notice, saying that after 44 years of membership, it wishes to exit the bloc.<p>This will fire the starting pistol on a two year race to …

European Union

Watch Android Auto and Apple CarPlay face off in real-world navigation battle

Thanks to these two Canadian YouTubers, you will no longer have to wonder who to trust as your virtual on-road assistant: Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.<p>In their latest video, Jakub and Yuri from autotech channel The Straight Pipes decided to square off the two rivalling driving companions in a …

iOS

Using a cheap VPN service to protect your privacy is a bad idea

Yesterday, US Congress voted in favor of rolling back Obama administration guidelines designed to protect consumers from ISPs that sought to collect, and sell personal data from customers. This information included, but isn’t necessarily limited to internet browsing history and search data. This …

VPNs

Where to watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 launch event live

Following the catastrophe that was the Galaxy Note 7 last year, Samsung has its work cut out for it in regaining customers’ trust and impressing gadget fans with its next flagship, the Galaxy S8.<p>The company is finally ready to unveil the new model today at its Unpacked event. If you’d like to tune …

Samsung

Get your time back with these marketing templates, tips, and time-savers

One of the cultural values at Buffer is to live smarter, not harder.<p>We like to think this extends into our workflows as well.<p>This is why marketing spreadsheets have been such a boon for us, helping us to track important social media metrics, see our blog growth, and get more work done in less …

Social Media Marketing

Google's new site showcases its open source projects and favorite tools

Over the years, Google has not only implemented numerous pieces open source software in its own products and services, but also contributed several tools for people to use in their own projects.<p>That includes things like a JPEG encoder which can reduce file sizes by 35 percent, beautiful usable …

Google

Apple lets developers respond to iOS app reviews at last

Along with the recent release of iOS 10.3, Apple has updated its App Store with a much-needed feature: the ability for developers to respond directly to users who leave app reviews.<p>People often report issues with apps in their reviews, and request features and changes as well as ask questions about …

Apple

Amazon now delivers groceries straight to your trunk in 15 minutes

Amazon’s latest experiment in retailing will see the company deliver groceries to your vehicle at a designated pick-up point at a time you choose, with a minimum of just 15 minutes.<p>The service, dubbed AmazonFresh Pickup, has just launched in beta in two Seattle locations and builds on the company’s …

Amazon