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The question of how Virtual Reality will transform creative industries such as Film is a big one, but Cannes certainly seemed like an appropriate place to tackle it. So in between attending red carpet screenings, gawking at mega yachts and indulging in some celebrity spotting (Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Mads Mikkelsen all in one day!) I attended a series of talks and panels hosted by HP, most of which revolved around the interplay between technology and creativity, with VR being a hot topic. “Believe me, when we are looking at VR today we are looking at the punch cards… This story continues at The Next Web

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The new trailers — yes, trailers — for Far Cry 5 hit YouTube today, giving more details about the series’ first American entry. Three of the five trailers focus on in-game characters, who give vague portents of conflict with an encroaching religious army. Another trailer shows the countryside and hints at returning gameplay staples such as attacking animals and vehicles. The trailers themselves are not very forthcoming about story specifics. According to Kotaku, the antagonist heard shouting about fatherhood in the trailer is Joseph Seed, the leader of a religious cult called The Project at Eden’s Gate. In the fifth trailer, Dan Hay, the… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Adobe Creative Suite packs in so many features to service so many different types of creative pursuits that sometimes it’s easy to lose track of how much just one of those individual Adobe programs can offer. If you’re eyeing a career in digital design (or just want to add a cool new skill set to your resume), consuming this Digital Design with Adobe learning bundle may be just your ticket. With this limited time deal, you can pick up three courses focusing on three different Adobe design apps for only $31 – an over 90 percent savings, from TNW… This story continues at The Next Web

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Last Friday (19th May), another unforgettable chapter of TNW Conference 2017 came to a close in Amsterdam. With the likes of Imran Khan (Chief Strategist, @Snapchat), David Karp (CEO, @Tumblr) and Ray Chan (cofounder and CEO, @9GAG) joining the stage as speakers, the event turned out to be nothing less than the perfect nerd date. We also learned what really goes on when TNW staffers dismantle the event… What REALLY went on after #TNW2017 closed… 😆 pic.twitter.com/BEoO0afbMe — Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) May 20, 2017 The TNW Conference social setup This year, our conference attracted over 25,000 attendees to Amsterdam. This physical… This story continues at The Next Web

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The sheer ubiquity of on-demand music streaming has made it easier than ever to play your favorite jams. Things, however, tend to get much messier when sharing songs with friends – especially when they all subscribe to different services. But there might be an app that turns this ordeal into less of a hassle. Available for free, Songwhip is a new music linking tool that lets you share the same song from a multitude of available sources – all with one link. Anybody with the URL can then open the song with their preferred streaming service. Here is a screenshot of how this works:… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple Music,YouTube,Apple,Spotify

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Deforestation is still increasing exponentially in tropical regions. Some of the worst regions in the world are the Amazon rainforest, South East Asia and Central Africa. Between 2010 and 2015 there was an annual loss of 7.6 million ha of forest leading to changes in rainfall patterns, loss of biodiversity and contributing to local and global climate change. Regions in South West Cameroon have also been seriously affected by deforestation. Until recently, forests in this province remained relatively intact because they were so remote and inaccessible. But that all changed 11 years ago with the start of a major road… This story continues at The Next Web

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While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence. Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has leveraged the latest developments in the field of machine learning to build a neural network that, once fed with raw screenshots of graphical user interface, proceeds to automatically generate code. What is particularly intriguing is that the so-called Pix2Code model has the capacity to produce code for three different platforms, including Android and iOS as well as other web-based technologies. As UIzard founder Tony Beltramelli… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Intel

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Google wants to be the Giphy for turning boring data into awesome animated illustrations – sort of. The search engine titan announced it has launched a handy animation tool that essentially lets you turn tedious number charts into slightly more entertaining GIF illustrations. The so-called Data GIF Maker practically allows users to set their desired parameters and effortlessly transform them into data visuals. Google data editor Simon Rogers says the company built the app to make it easier for journalists to rely on data when telling stories; but virtually anyone can benefit from using the tool. While the Google team says it typically resorts… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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Dubai has gotten a lot of attention over the past several years, now considered one of the richest cities in the world. It’s an incredibly popular tourist destination, offering the towering Burj Khalifa, desert safaris, and endless indoor and outdoor attractions. It has also been home to an inordinate population explosion, growing from one million people just a decade ago to over nine million today. But one of the most interesting features of Dubai is its place as an entrepreneurial Mecca, offering many unique opportunities to prospective business owners looking to get a foot in the area and sponsoring dozens… This story continues at The Next Web

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Raspberry Pi, the makers of those affordable single-board computers, and the CoderDojo Foundation, which runs a network of coding clubs for school-age children, have announced they’re merging in order to give more young people opportunities to get into compsci. CoderDojo is a global phenomenon, with over 1,250 clubs spread across 69 countries. These are attended regularly by 35,000 young coding enthusiasts. Phillip Colligan, CEO of the Raspberry Pi foundation, says it wishes to increase these to 5,000 by 2020. The CoderDojo will retain its status as an independent charity, registered in the Republic of Ireland. The curricula will also remain… This story continues at The Next Web

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For most people, wired headphones are simply too inconvenient to use on a daily basis. The only reason why many people still used wired earphones is that they are incredibly cheap. However, wireless headphones offer an entirely different experience that should not be missed. Here are some things to consider before buying your next pair of wireless headphones. Sound quality Audiophiles are not the only ones who should be concerned about the sound quality of their headphones. Before committing to any single pair of wireless headphones, considering audio quality is of paramount importance. These days, many wireless headphones are equipped… This story continues at The Next Web

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Texas-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse announced yesterday that it was having a special screening of Wonder Woman where everyone present would be a woman, even the staff. No boys allowed, in other words. Some people always want what they can’t have, so this was not met with unanimous approval. Despite the fact that Wonder Woman is expected to be a global blockbuster and will probably be playing in every theater, every hour until weeks after its release — some people want this one screening for one night in one theater to be open to everyone. Many theaters would be weather this storm in silence. After… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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Last week, rumors were circulating that a certain Disney film had been stolen by hackers. Disney CEO Bob Iger now says the whole thing was much ado about nothing. In an interview with Yahoo Finances‘ Nicole Sinclair, Iger said Disney were threatened, but most likely not hacked: To our knowledge, we were not hacked. We had a threat of a hack, of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required … we didn’t believe, by the way, that it was real, and nothing has… This story continues at The Next Web

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Industrial designer Marc Newson, one of the people behind the Apple Watch, has designed a beautiful, expensive timepiece that’s worth $12,000. Sound enticing? Feast your eyes on the Hourglass. The Hourglass is made of pyrex, about six inches tall, and filled with 1,249,996 copper ball bearings — oh, excuse me, “nanoballs” — which keep ten minutes’ worth of time. Should you choose to buy it, you must put down a $6,000 nonrefundable deposit. It’s not the most expensive timepiece Newson has ever designed. He also had a hand in designing the original Apple Watch Edition, the most expensive version of… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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Back in March, Andy Rubin, co-creator of Android and former exec at Google, teased the secret smartphone he’s been working on with his new company, Essential. Now it seems we’re finally getting a date for its reveal: May 30. Essential tweeted for the first time earlier today, teasing the announcement: Hi, welcome to our Twitter page. We're here to let you know something big is coming May 30th! Stay tuned… — Essential (@essential) May 25, 2017 Then just a few hours later, it shared what appears to be a sillhouette of the next device, along with some sort of protruding accessory (probably… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android

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Smartphones changed a lot, but now Artificial Intelligence is taking care of business Since we live in the age of technology, it seems like every other day there is a new gadget or system that is changing how we live our lives. And while it may be some time before we drive hovercrafts and have robotic maids (like Rosie from The Jetsons), Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a huge player in technological innovation right now. On a smaller scale, there are smart apps that allow you to turn off lights in your home or start your car. On a larger and… This story continues at The Next Web

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The world is changing: physical, slowly but steadily, becomes digital. This is also the case with marketing. Long gone are the days when marketing was done only with multiple physical-world media, such as billboards, radio and TV ads, and so on. Today, international, national and local companies push hard to market their brands in the digital space using a wide variety of tools and methods: SEM, PPC, SMM, content marketing, email marketing, etc. They realize the importance of being on the potential clients’ radar in the digital space. If you truly want to go digital as well, you can choose… This story continues at The Next Web

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Days after Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Yard (and visited out in his old room), a mischievous prankster accessed Harvard’s newspaper The Crimson to tell him what they really thought of him. The hacker accessed the site hours before Zuckerberg gave the commencement speech to Harvard’s class of 2017. The newspaper’s front page was covered with digitally-altered images of Zuckerberg, with such pithy headlines as “MARK ZOINKERBURG AT IT AGAIN” and ““Zuck! Zuck! Zuck!” cheers Zuck at commencement.” A spokesperson from The Crimson told Gizmodo: Earlier today, The Harvard Crimson’s website was altered by an unauthorized user. We are currently working to repair… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Pokémon Company just released Magikarp Jump, a mobile game starring the world’s least-loved finned Pokémon. To use the developer’s own words, “What is this world coming to?!” If you’re hoping for a Pokémon game similar to Pokémon GO, you’re going to be disappointed. Jump‘s borderline-mindlessness puts it closer to Flappy Bird. The goal is to make your fish jump the best. You can train it to jump higher using a variety of minigames, getting help from the Pokémon you actually enjoy, such as Pikachu. It seems the developers are just as aware of the absurdity of the premise as gamers are. The app description is thoroughly tongue-in-cheek: “It’s famous… This story continues at The Next Web

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Selling can be a hard nut to crack sometimes. When it gets really tough, begging customers (sending them apologetic follow-ups) can seem like the only viable escape. The truth, however, is that begging can easily make prospects think other people are not buying from you because you haven’t been providing enough value that attracts customers. But come to think of it, do businesses really beg customers? You’d be surprised. Many businesses do beg customers. Only that they mostly don’t realize it. What it typically means to beg customers Marketing guru Ian Altman shared a typical “begging” illustration in a post… This story continues at The Next Web

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Uber and Lyft are returning to Austin after leaving one year ago, thanks to some new state legislation. Lyft spokeswoman confirms the company will also be resuming services in Austin on Monday. #txlege https://t.co/rzSi02u7kR — Alexandra Samuels (@AlexSamuelsx5) May 25, 2017 Alexandra Samuels of the Texas Tribune said spokespeople from both companies confirmed their apps would be in Austin again by next week. Uber told her, “Our local team is focused on making sure that Uber works for Austinites and helping our driver-partners earn.” Uber and Lyft left Austin after the city voted against a law which would allow the ridesharing apps to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Uber

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Snapchat introduced the ability to let you create your own Geofilters – effects that are only available in specific physical locations – early last year, but you had to be familiar with design tools like Photoshop or Illustrator in order to make anything decent. Fret no more: you can now create your own filters from scratch right from your browser. The tools comes with a few preset categories, like Birthdays, Weddings, Business, Food, etc. Each category then has various templates you can modify by entering your own text, changing colors, or adding your own graphics (including Bitmoji). Snapchat’s clearly looking to expand… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Snapchat

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Struggling to find the perfect time to publish a new article or when to share that new fire meme on Facebook? Well, you’re in luck, web analytics firm, KYA, has released new findings that show when the highest amount of internet users are engaged across multiple fields and has broken it down into some easy to read charts. While it might seem that all engagement is the same – engagement’s engagement, right? – that simply isn’t the case, and knowing the best times to get your stuff to the public could be the difference in gaining social traction through shares… This story continues at The Next Web

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What could possibly go wrong? Walkers is a popular brand of crisps (potato chips, if you’re a Yank) in the UK. Right now, it has a campaign where people can tweet in selfies, and Walkers will tweet back a video of them at the UEFA Champions League final, starring soccer legend and junk food pitchman, Gary Linekar. I ask again, what could possibly go wrong? A lot, actually. Because British people are piss-takers by their very nature, and have been tweeting in photographs of serial killers, serial gropers, and… er… Ric Flair. Walkers has been removing these as fast as… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter

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Microsoft’s livestreaming service is now Mixer, the Site Formerly Known as Beam. In case you forgot about it, Mixer/Beam is Microsoft’s answer to Twitch and YouTube Gaming, a livestreaming service known for it’s extremely low-latency videos. The new name comes in the middle of a larger, site-wide rebranding. The team behind Mixer chose the new name to reflect its new social focus: We believe so much in the power of the platform and want to grow it in every major market around the world. Unfortunately, that wasn’t something we could do with the Beam name. We chose Mixer as our new… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft

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