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Facebook is testing a feature to help you find people to play games with

Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that lets users find other people to play videogames with.<p>Some users have reported seeing a new icon, <i>‘Find Players</i>,’ in the area used to compose statuses and posts. From what we can tell, this is relatively bare-bones. The things you’d expect from such a …

Dungeons and Dragons

Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity than 20+ EU countries

As Bitcoin continues its stride towards mainstream adoption, it turns out that its surging price rates are not the only thing experiencing a sudden increase. New research indicates that the popular cryptocurrency now consumes more electricity than more than 20 countries in Europe.<p>Researchers from …

Meditation

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Black Friday hasn’t officially arrived, but it’s definitely making its presence known.Tech sales are already flooding the internet, which could mean quantities will be low by the time the real shopping day arrives. Get ahead of the curve and claim your discounts on some of the deals you’ve probably …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Communicate

Facebook's testing an Instagram-style ‘Collections’ feature for saved posts

Facebook is trialing a new feature that should make it easier to rifle through your saved posts and find the ones you actually want to revisit.<p>It’s called Collections, and it’s similar to the Instagram feature of the same name that launched in April: in addition to saving posts from your feed to an …

Facebook

10 Things you Should NEVER Say During Presentations

At our TNW Conferences we see a lot of presentations and I have given a fair share of presentations myself. I often see people making the same mistakes and cringe when I hear the same excuses or basic errors when people get on stage.<p>The easiest way to lose an audience is to make a mistake in the …

Public Speaking

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2 of 5 FCC commissioners favor net neutrality. You have 3 weeks to convince the rest.

As December 14 – the day that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on repealing net neutrality guidelines – draws ever nearer, it’s worth noting that not all of the agency’s members are in favor of eroding the principles that keep the internet open in the US.<p>Jessica Rosenworcel and …

Net Neutrality

Samsung will reportedly unveil its Galaxy S9 and dual-camera S9+ in January 2018

Following the success of its Galaxy S8 lineup this year, Samsung is now reportedly gearing up to show off the next generation of its flagship phones as soon as January 2018, reports VentureBeat.<p>So, what can you expect from the South Korean giant neat year? The upcoming devices, codenamed Stat 1 and …

Samsung

Review: Google's Pixel Buds have significant flaws, but I love them anyway

In many ways, Apple’s AirPods feel like a hardware manifestation of iOS’ defining characteristics: simplicity and design, sometimes at the expense of practicality. Google’s Pixel Buds play the same role for Android. They’re powerful, smart, and sometimes a little bit messy.<p>That’s been reflected in …

Headphones

Uber’s latest privacy scandal already capturing the attention of lawmakers

Uber today was forced to admit it was hacked last year and paid a ransom to hackers before covering it up as a bug bounty program.<p>Within a few hours, international legislators have already responded.<p>According to Reuters, authorities in Britain, Australia, the Philippines, and the US have opened …

Uber

TripAdvisor draws FTC attention after deleting reviews

Dozens, if not hundreds, of cautionary tales have been removed from TripAdvisor for vague reasons, and new reports reveal the company is under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission.<p>An investigation into the deleted reviews reveals that many of them concerned assaults, rapes, or other kinds of …

Democrats

Elon Musk basically confirms AI is coming to eradicate the human race

Elon Musk likes to make predictions. You may have seen a few, like these:<p>We’re living in a computer simulation<br>• Tesla will surpass Apple’s market cap by 2025<br>• Humans can make Mars inhabitable by blasting it with nukes<p>In a recent talk with Musk-led startup Neuralink, the master of predictions made …

Singularity

Facebook will soon let you know if you’re following propaganda pages

Facebook’s latest attempt at transparency lets users know if they liked or followed any pages related to Russia during the US election. Its newest effort furthers its effort to stop the spread of misinformation while increasing transparency at both Facebook and Instagram.<p>This follows recent …

Propaganda

Belgium brings the hammer down on loot boxes

Last week, we reported on Belgium’s investigation into gaming loot boxes and whether or not they counted as a form of gambling. As of today, the judgement is “yes.”<p>According to the Belgian Gaming Commission, “the mixing of money and addiction is gambling” (translation courtesy of Google), and could …

Terrorism

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.<p>In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more …

Teens

Report: There's a new iPhone SE coming early next year

The new iPhone X not small enough for you? Fret not, for a new report has emerged Apple is releasing an updated version of the smallest iPhone SE as early as Q1 2018.<p>The report comes from Chinese publication <i>Economic Daily News</i>. It also suggests the iPhone SE 2 will be built entirely in Bengaluru, …

iPhone

The rise of the human voice and evolution of podcasts

Remember when video content was supposed to kill the written word and create a more visual web? In a digital age where time is the new currency, and there is an increasing pressure to take advantage of every second, it’s the rise of the human voice and evolution of podcasts that is now taking …

Marketing

Experience Google's DeepDream in VR and hallucinate in the name of science

Exploring the complex mechanisms that cause us to hallucinate is an incredibly tricky task. This is largely because hallucinations are usually triggered by psychotic conditions or psychedelic drugs, making it nearly impossible to isolate what really transforms our perception of reality.<p>Instead of …

Consciousness

Get this Black Friday PC Bundle worth nearly $700 - and pay what you want

If you’re shopping for a hardcore computer user this holiday, you may be a little in the dark about what to get them. How do you figure out what apps they have or what apps they need to add to their roster? Instead of picking and choosing programs they might need or want, how about just getting …

Redditors come out strong against the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality

Reddit might have occasionally played host to controversial debates and scandals since its inception in 2005, but in a beautiful turn of events, the members of the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” are standing united against the common evil: the FCC and its non-sensical plan to slay net …

Net Neutrality

TNW New York 2017 | TNW New York 2017

Now / Next<p>for technology, communication & media businesses<p>The fifth edition of TNW New York is designed for decision-makers looking to explore the digital technologies transforming Tech, Communication and Media businesses.<p>This year we're keeping it cosy and curated by operating an invite-only …

Startups

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Social Media

Learn to speak up to six languages — and it’ll cost you less than $30

If you’re looking for a new skill that tells the world that you’re a formidable intellect, there’s nothing like learning another language to get people’s attention. Being conversant in a foreign tongue says you’re anxious to communicate outside your native environment, open to other ways of life, a …

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Some Super Trouper hid an Abba joke in the UNIX man tool

It’s probably one of the weirder Stack Exchange posts I’ve ever come across. Yesterday, Unix administrator Jeff Schaller asked why his automatic tests were failing at one specific time — 00:30 — with a cryptic error message: “gimmie gimmie gimmie.”<p>“Er, that was my fault, I suggested it. Sorry,” …

UNIX

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Programming

Dittach adds a file finder to your Gmail inbox

Looking for an easier way to rifle through your Gmail attachments? There’s a search filter for that, but it’s not of much use when you have tons of messages to comb through. Dittach, on the other hand, makes the whole process go a lot quicker.<p>The free browser extension adds a sidebar to your inbox …

Google

Apple shows off self-driving tech breakthrough in obstacle detection

Over the past few years, Apple vehemently denied that it was interested in building self-driving cars in order to keep its efforts a secret; the company confirmed it was working on autonomous tech only in June, but hadn’t shared much insight into its progress – until now.<p>A paper published last week …

Machine Learning