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Sure, quadcopters are fun. But to distinguish yourself from other drone daredevils, go for the model with six propellers powering it through the air — the SKEYE Hexa Drone. You can pick up this cool little aerobatic wonder right now at the discounted price of $34.99 from TNW Deals. Take the Hexa Drone outside, flip it into the air, and the six-axis flight control system does the rest — stabilizing the craft for all the aerial maneuvers you’ll want to try. The extra propellers provide the Hexa added control and precision in the air, which is all at your command… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you had any misgivings about Donald Trump’s impact on climate change, look no further than the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Twitter feed. The committee today retweeted a story from Breitbart perpetuating a myth that climate change is a hoax. Another group ‘dealing’ w/ climate change in a non-scientific way, along w/ the other green groups who value politics & emotion over facts https://t.co/PF5lrWyXBu — Sci,Space,&Tech Cmte (@HouseScience) November 30, 2016 And it wasn’t the committee’s first. It compounds the growing problem of a stat-adverse populace ignoring near-unanimous support in the scientific community surrounding climate change. It could be… This story continues at The Next Web

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We’ve seen voice assistants integrated into small household speakers the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo, but what about the more common, portable Bluetooth speaker variety? That’s what the market the Alexa-powered Fabriq speaker aims to address. It’s a cute little speaker, and I’m particularly for of the red ‘Jack Plaid’ of my review unit (there’s a motley blue ‘Splat’ and a an ‘Earl Gray’ option too). The bulk of the speaker is covered by these fabrics, adding a touch of style to what could’ve been an ordinary cylindrical design. It feels well built, and it won’t shout “I’m technology!” next to your décor. That said, there is… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon

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When an entrepreneur creates a product – any product – they’re trying to solve a problem. The creators of the ludicrously-named Legs Jacket want to solve the problem of having to remove your shoes before you take off your pants. No, I’m not making this up. The Legs Jacket (no, really, that’s what it’s called) is a pair of waterproof pants with a zipper on each leg. That’s literally all it is. See! The $129 pants ($150 when it hits retail, seriously. What the fuck are they made out of? Unicorn hair?) are currently being flogged on KickStarter where they’ve soared past… This story continues at The Next Web

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Fertility clinics probably aren’t the most comfortable places to “extract” sperm. I haven’t had the pleasure, but being handed a receptacle and led into a room with visual aids and hearing that door close behind you has to be a bit awkward. More awkward is the thought that everyone outside this room knows the dirty things I’m about to do to this cup in the name of science. A new product, ‘YO Sperm Test,’ lets you skip all that. The at-home test kit uses a mini-microscope that clips on to your smartphone and allows you to not only test your… This story continues at The Next Web

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You’d be forgiven for assuming fake Apple chargers were only lacking the (legitimate) logo. Thousands of these are sold each year, and according to a recent study: 99 percent of them failed safety tests. Commissioned by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) — the UK consumer protection body — the study tested 400 chargers purchased online, of which three passed a basic safety test. The most common problem was insufficient insulation to protect users from electric shock, a problem that could also cause fires. Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe from the Department for Business, Energy and Industry says: The Government is committed to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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There are few things we look forward to more than DJ Earworm’s annual mashup. Through carefully chosen lyrics and placement, this year’s ‘United States of Pop’ — the orgasmic recap of the year’s hits coupled with intricately-edited video — reminds all of us that 2016 was definitely one to forget. Starting with a line from The Weeknd — “the whole year put in the worst mood’ — and ending with one from The Chainsmokers — “I can’t stop” — the melodic tangling weaves its way through all of the best 2016 had to offer, 25 songs in total. Along the way we’re… This story continues at The Next Web

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Earlier today I got an email from a PR representative for the Copenhagen-based studio Hugo Games. He emailed to let me know Hugo Games had teamed up with Spanish soccer club Real Madrid for their next smartphone game, due to come out in 2017. Unusually for a PR email, it was pretty short on details. The PR representative wouldn’t disclose anything about the nature of the game, or share any visuals; he didn’t even tell me what the game would be called! Although he did carelessly let slip that the game will involve soccer in some capacity. This drought of information lead me to speculate… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you use a mouse with your computer, you probably use a scroll wheel. Except, you’re probably using it wrong. At least, that’s what possible scroll wheel ‘inventor’ and Oculus Co-Founder Jack McCauley says in an interview with IGN: It’s not used in the way that I intended it to be used…. I intended it to move forward into an application. So you can go X and Y with a cursor, but I wanted to go into it. I say “possible” creator because though McCauley says he came up with it, and has numerous hardware credits to his name, a quick glance… This story continues at The Next Web

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TNW NYC was a blast (see the photos here, and watch the videos here). Not only did 12 world-class speakers share their personal make or break moments, but it was also the opportunity for 60 of the world’s hottest startups to show thousands of tech influencers the next game-changers. Out of these startups, 30 startups pitched to an audience of journalists and investors during TNW NYC, after which three were selected to go through to a final pitching round on the main stage. Ultimately,  one startup managed to convince the jury and take home the grand prize: Clean Capital. And… This story continues at The Next Web

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After the LG G5‘s lackluster reception and Google scrapping Project Ara, Motorola’s Moto Z line seems to be the last hope for modular phones. Of course, that won’t work if you don’t have any mods to use, but Motorola says it’s hoping to deliver a relative onslaught of them next year. According to Phandroid, the company plans on releasing Mods more quickly than it did in 2016, aiming for four new ones per quarter. Sixteen Mods is a pretty hefty number, but we’ve already seen multiple concepts from Motorola, such as a secondary display or more powerful cameras. One of the Mods… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Motorola

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For everyone who’s already sick of the average propeller-topped drone, we dare you to say the Bionic Bird is like any other you’ve ever seen. You can now get one of the most unique (and fun to fly) drones on the market right now at a generous markdown: We’re dropping the price from $149.95 to just $99.95 via TNW Deals. With its flapping wings and natural movements, the Bionic Bird easily passes for the real thing when it’s in action. Expertly engineered, you can sync up the bird to your iOS or Android smartphone and start zipping its foam body… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s hardly the heist of the century, but you’ve got to (perhaps grudgingly) admire the sheer tenacity of this one Taiwanese Foxconn manager who managed to steal 5,700 iPhones from his employer, and went on to sell them for a cool $1.56 million profit. Foxconn is a tech manufacturing giant. It makes a lot of things, including laptops for HP, phones for Apple, games consoles for Sony, and its workers so depressed it has to install suicide nets. The Taiwanese manager at the center of this crime – known only by his family name, Tsai – worked in the testing… This story continues at The Next Web

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After testing the Bose QC35 for my review five months ago, I was completely sold on them. They’re comfortable, look great and are the best at blocking out sound. Bose might not be an audiophiles’ choice, but the noise cancellation technology it uses for its QuietComfort series of products has never been beaten — until now. A challenger appears Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones were announced at this year’s IFA with much ado. The company talked at length about its new SENSE engine, calling it a new industry-leading standard for noise cancellation and audio enhancement. Bose owners, including me, were instantly sceptical. A new entrant to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Sony

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It has been a little over three weeks since Donald Trump edged out Hillary Clinton to become the new President-elect of the US, but millions of people still refuse to accept the outcome of the election. A petition urging electors of the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Clinton instead of President-elect Trump has amassed over 4.6 million signatures on Change.org, becoming the most signed campaign in the history of the platform. Titled ‘Make Hillary Clinton President,’ the petition argues that, as the winner of the popular vote, the Democrat should be the next President of the US. It goes on to label Trump… This story continues at The Next Web

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WordPress powers over a quarter of the world’s websites, making it the uncontested title holder for world’s most widely used content management system. Make sure you’re maximizing your WordPress time with this comprehensive WordPress Mega Bundle. Right now, you can pick up these vital WP learning tools for 94 percent off from TNW Deals.   This package begins with full access to Zellus Academy’s expansive library of WordPress courses, which cover everything from program basics to WordPress’s most advanced options. You’ll learn how to go from building merely functional pages to constructing interactive sites that demand user attention. Once you’ve… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: WordPress

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For a blog post to be truly effective, it must be persuasive. This is especially true when you’re marketing a product, brand, or business online. You must persuade the reader that your idea, opinion, or business offering is superior to that of your competitors. Once you have learned how to write persuasive content, you’ll be surprised by the success that follows. Your brand awareness will increase, your content will be considered more authoritative, and your sales will skyrocket. To help you get started, here are five essential tips for creating persuasive blog posts. 1. Make your content credible For a… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you have a ‘four eyes is better than two’ approach to, you know, seeing; the Christmas season jut got a lot less blurry. Thanks to Rochester Optical, a lens manufacturer in Rochester, New York, you can now cop prescription lenses for your brand new Spectacles — if you can find them. Rochester Optical seems a trustworthy source for this type of customization. The company once made waves for being the first to sell prescription lenses for Snap Inc.’s equally ugly — but undoubtedly cool — predecessor: Google Glass. If you have a pair, Rochester Optical is still offering the custom lenses for Glass,… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’re like me, you take any opportunity to spruce up your phone’s UI a bit, including keyboard themes. Now SwiftKey, one of the best keyboards on both iOS and Android, is making all of its themes free. I mean, it wasn’t exactly much to pay a dollar for the old themes, but the update makes it easy to try out multiple designs without the cash adding up quickly. On Android, trying out the themes means clicking on the ‘hamburger’ button on the top left of the keyboard, tapping ‘Themes,’ and then entering the SwiftKey Store. On iOS, just open… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google’s humanoid robot, Atlas, finds new ways to amaze us with each update. In its latest lesson, Atlas learned how to walk over uneven terrain. Over a series of trial-and-error sessions, engineers managed to teach Atlas a skill that few robots, and even fewer humans, have mastered: walking over obstacles without falling on your face. To accomplish this using human-like feet, the team trained Atlas to ‘feel’ for a point on an uneven surface and to begin shifting its weight accordingly to avoid toppling over once committing to a foothold. It’s essentially the same way humans do it, although some… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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Suqarespace is giving businesses a new way to accept payments today: PayPal. It’s a small but welcome update for small businesses on the platform. PayPal is often preferred by international users because it removes some of the verification hassles with standard payments methods, plus it’s just easier to use an email and password than taking out your credit card. It also adds a bit of flexibility with PayPal Credit for installment payments and PayPal One Touch for quick, password-less transactions. PayPal support is launching today (as a beta) for online stores on any of Squarespace’s plans. Simply go to your settings, and click ‘Connect… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: PayPal

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In this blog series, we shed some light on our marketing approach at The Next Web through Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), social media, and more. During MeasureCamp London a few months ago I shared parts of our set up and promised to blog more about the custom data that we save. In a previous blog post I talked more about the 24 calculated metrics that we’re using. But it’s about time I do that as well for the 59+ custom dimensions what we have. So in this blog post I’ll try to share the pros and cons… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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It’s been over two months since Apple released its new flagship phone. That’s two months iPhone owners — for the first time in almost a decade — had to make a tough choice: buy third party headphones, or suck it up and live with another adapter. I’m always on the side of third-party headphones. Apple’s EarPods were functional, but most of the utility came in the intuitive control system. The EarPods themselves were a good freebie, but iPhone owners could do much better for just a little bit of cash. When AirPods were announced back in September, I was anxious to give the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Product Hunt, the popular web resource for finding new apps and products, has been acquired by startup platform Angel List.Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover described the merger as “peanut butter and jelly” in a blog post. While AngelList focuses on fundraising and recruiting, Product Hunt helps get the word out to the world; it seems like a logical tier to add. It’s a company that’s helped launched tools and apps from individual developers to the likes of Google and Instagram. The purchase came in at around $20 million, according to Recode. AngelList is quick to clarify that Product Hunt will remain… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Product Hunt

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Purchasing a piece of history sure doesn’t come cheap. The oldest surviving Nikon camera has sold for a staggering $406,000 at an auction in Austria to become the most expensive piece of photography ever manufactured by the iconic brand. The device, which is said to be the third ever camera Nikon put together, was first built back in April 1948, but still dons the original F2 Nikkor H lens it shipped with; it also comes with its original and extremely rare double strap case. As inscribed on its body, the antique was “made in occupied Japan.” The camera was initially introduced simply as the Nikon, but it later took… This story continues at The Next Web

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