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This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. It’s only been five years since the last major redesign of the Ford F-150, not a long time historically in the truck world, but with competition heating up both in the traditional competitors and newcomers, Ford is pushing forward with the introduction of the all-new 2021 F-150, a remake of its best-selling and most… This story continues at The Next Web

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In recent interviews, the American soccer player Crystal Dunn expressed the joy and fear she felt when her teammate Megan Rapinoe decided to take a knee against police brutality and racism in 2016. While Dunn wanted to join her teammate she worried “they could rip up [her] contract” and as a result chose not to. The fact that Rapinoe felt she could take a knee while Dunn could not speaks volumes. The US Soccer Federation did condemn Rapinoe’s kneeling. However, Dunn was worried the repercussion would be worse for her as a black player. Psychologists have found that when a… This story continues at The Next Web

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Many great movies and television shows, including the Lost in Space reboot, show various versions of interstellar travel. SpaceX and the new space race are making space geeks salivate at the thought. To those like myself who’ve cherished the idea since the debut of the Starship Enterprise, the question becomes, what is the reality that we could achieve such a feat in our lifetime? There are two answers to that question. The first involves unmanned travel, which I consider cheating. I mean, where is the fun in that? None if you ask me. Robots could beat us there Not to say there… This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: These seven electronics offers in celebration of the Fourth shave up to $130 off your purchase price. It’s July 4th — and if ever there was a year to celebrate a calendar reaching the halfway mark, it’s 2020.  But despite all of our problems, the world spins madly on and everyday life still demands action. From your job to your home office to just sitting around trying to listen to music or even just be comfortable, there are tech upgrades screaming your name — even now. Since TNW Deals is only here to help, check out these seven electronics… This story continues at The Next Web

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Days after India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok and UC Browser, the government announced a new project today for local developers to create ‘made in India’ apps. The app innovation challenge under Atma Nirbhar Bharat (Self-dependant India) campaign is a challenge for developers to create apps in eight categories such as social networking, e-learning, entertainment, news, and games. In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there’s immense enthusiasm among the tech & startup community to create world-class apps made in India. Today there is immense enthusiasm among the tech & start-up community to create world class Made in India… This story continues at The Next Web

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This article was originally published by Michael Lange on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. The electric motorcycle has reignited an optimism in design the likes of which we haven’t seen in over a century. The very structure of the motorcycle we’ve come to know is largely rooted in its function, a fuel tank gravity feeding gasoline to an internal combustion engine. As is often the case, the evolution of… This story continues at The Next Web

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Few things are more exciting than launching a new product. For e-commerce brands, the landing page is a big part of pushing sales, especially shortly after the initial launch. Unfortunately, this is one area where I’ve seen far too many e-commerce sellers fall flat. It doesn’t matter how well you manage your multi-channel marketing. If your advertising efforts take potential customers to a landing page that fails to convert, even the best campaign in the world won’t do you much good. The good news is that there are several actionable tips you can implement today to boost the conversion rate… This story continues at The Next Web

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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. It is a truth universally acknowledged that we don’t always have access to our streaming services online. Maybe you’re on a plane, or stuck in a hotel, or don’t want to eat up your data just to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender. In the case of almost every streaming platform out there, the way to watch stuff offline is to download it. So how do you do that? Here’s how it works with almost every service.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Netflix

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Horizon Zero Dawn, one of Sony‘s flagship PS4 exclusives, is coming to PC. We’ve known it was coming for months, but now we finally know when the game will be coming to Steam — namely, August 7. Check out these beautiful new screenshots from Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC Coming August 7 – Pre-order now! Steam: https://t.co/8aUMQZWd27Epic Games Store: https://t.co/eoagDoT151#HorizonZeroDawnPC #BeyondTheHorizon pic.twitter.com/CP3XbgcYmN — Guerrilla (@Guerrilla) July 3, 2020 Developer Guerrilla Games updated the Steam page for the game with the release date, which we originally knew was just sometime in the summer. Since the original PS4 game is… This story continues at The Next Web

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Amid a growing backlash over AI‘s racial and gender biases, numerous tech giants are launching their own ethics initiatives — of dubious intent. The schemes are billed as altruistic efforts to make tech serve humanity. But critics argue their main concern is evading regulation and scrutiny through “ethics washing.” At least we can rely on universities to teach the next generation of computer scientists to make. Right? Apparently not, according to a new survey of 2,360 data science students, academics, and professionals by software firm Anaconda. Only 15% of instructors and professors said they’re teaching AI ethics, and just 18% of students indicated they’re learning about the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Originally planned to roll out in May, the UK’s track and trace app has now been delayed until winter. Part of the government’s wider test, track and trace strategy, the app uses Bluetooth on smartphones to see who infected people have been in close contact with, and uses this information to message people at potential risk of infection. The app will require high levels of engagement from lots of people if it’s to be useful. So, while the delay is disappointing, it’s also an opportunity to incorporate knowledge from behavioral science into the app’s design and the communications around it,… This story continues at The Next Web

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A new challenger has appeared in the internet-from-space race: the UK government, which CNBC reports has committed $500 million to reviving bankrupt satellite startup OneWeb. The UK government won a 20% stake in OneWeb during an auction in New York on Friday, pending court approval. The bid, reportedly made through a consortium, was worth more than $1 billion in total. [Read: A look inside Europe’s $7 trillion technology market] The move sets the UK government squarely against billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, both of whom are pouring huge sums of cash into their own broadband-beaming satellite plays, Starlink and… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google wants to give developers a better idea of what they can expect from Android 11. In a post on the Android Developers subreddit, Google announced it’ll host an AMA with the community on July 9. If you were hoping to sneak in a question, you might want to hold your horses — unless you’re a developer at least. “Please note that we want to keep the conversation focused strictly on the engineering of the platform,” the announcement reads. “This is your chance to ask us technical questions related to Android 11 features and changes.” Google quietly dropped the public developer beta… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Google,Reddit

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Last month, the Australian Academy of Science published a report showing the COVID-19 pandemic would disproportionately affect women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) disciplines. The report noted before COVID-19, around 7,500 women were employed in STEM research fields in Australia in 2017, compared to around 18,400 men. The authors wrote: The pandemic appears to be compounding pre-existing gender disparity; women are under-represented across the STEM workforce, and weighted in roles that are typically less senior and less secure. Job loss at a greater rate than for men is now an immediate threat for many women in Australia’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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According to people in the know, Boeing looks like it’s discontinuing its iconic 747 jumbo jet. In just two years time, the last of the twin-aisle jumbos will leave its Seattle-based factory. The news comes from a Bloomberg report that cites “people familiar with the matter,” who say the news hasn’t officially been announced to Boeing‘s employees but can be “teased out from subtle wording changes in financial statements.” I guess we’ll just have to take their word for it, for now. [Read: Remembering the Nucleon, Ford’s 1958 nuclear-powered concept car that never was] Here’s what Boeing told Bloomberg on… This story continues at The Next Web

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Tesla stock surged again this week, this time by more than 8% to set a new price record of $1,228. If you were Elon Musk, you’re likely already hard at work on a sick new club track to celebrate — but those who’ve bet against it are probably pissed. Thursday’s Tesla pump not only solidified its position as the world’s most valuable car company, it also meant its chief exec Musk has added $20 billion to his wealth since March. But it absolutely wrecked the company’s short sellers, who lost $1.33 billion yesterday according to data shared by industry analyst Ihor Dusaniwsky of data… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tesla

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Trump’s xenophobic dream of building a “big, beautiful wall” along the Mexico–US border has moved a step closer to (virtual) reality. The White House just struck a deal with Palmer Luckey’s Anduril Industrial to erect an AI-powered partition along the frontier. Anduril will install hundreds of surveillance towers across the rugged terrain, The Washinton Post reports. The pillars will use cameras and thermal imaging to detect anyone trying to enter “the land of the free” and send their location to the cellphones of US Border Patrol agents. US Customers and Border Protection confirmed that 200 of the towers would be installed by 2022,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. I got into the habit of listening to soothing music to help me sleep a few months ago. My playlist varies from post-rock tracks to low-fi instrumentals. When I started this habit, I often woke up after some hours to find the music is still playing. Thankfully, I found a handy sleep timer option in the Spotify app that helps me save my phone’s battery, and prevents it from playing songs all night long. The procedure… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Spotify

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Yesterday, Bavarian automaker BMW announced that it’s going to start offering some vehicle features as paid for options as part of its in-car “connected” services. In the future, BMW drivers could be able to add features to their vehicle as and when they please, by purchasing options — like cruise control and heated seats — from BMW through the vehicle‘s ConnectedDrive store or the “My BMW App.” It’s not gone down well If you needed convincing that this is probably a terrible idea, read this piece by Jason Torchinsky over at Jalopnik. As he points out right away in the… This story continues at The Next Web

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So you’ve cracked product-market fit for your startup and it’s time to scale. As a founder, the first and possibly biggest challenge you’ll experience at this point is how to grow your team. Attracting and identifying talented potential employees who share your vision is vital.  However, for the significant majority of founders, who have little to no hiring experience, it’s easy to fall into several traps — not least, underestimating the time and effort the hiring process demands. Last year some 71% of tech startup founders in the UK and Ireland reported experiencing difficulties hiring staff over the past year. … This story continues at The Next Web

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Capiche is a secret society for SaaS power users, building a new community of people who care about software to make the SaaS industry more transparent, together. This article was written by Matthew Guay, Capiche‘s founding editor and former senior writer at Zapier. The problems with email were there from the beginning. You’d be reading documentation, see something to improve, and wish you could tell the author. For MIT’s programming staff in 1965, that idea led to the invention of email. “A new command should be written to allow a user to send a private message to another user which may be… This story continues at The Next Web

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There’s no doubt US tech stocks have thrived in 2020, but a raft of their European counterparts have returned huge profits for investors during the first six months of this year. Sinch, the Stockholm-based cloud telecoms firm, is up a teeth-kissing 170% year-to-date. Second-best is Dutch fintech play Adyen: its market cap grew from $223 billion to $389.4 billion, driving its stock price up by 74%. Swedish accounting gem Fortnox just beat Germany’s TeamViewer for third place, but they were close, both up around 52% in the past six months. It’s far less than its US counterpart Zoom Video, but still impressive.… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you Google “freelance developer vetting process,” you’ll be bombarded with more than a quarter million results.  Most of the advice follows the same general themes:  Review work samples Put them through a test project And evaluate their English skills (if the developer is overseas) These screening tips are all useful, but something important is missing: the “Falafel Test.” Let me explain. Businesses can’t afford to be wrong when it comes to hiring developers. Sinking precious time and hard-earned money into finding a freelance developer — who turns out to be pompous, with poor email etiquette — is devastating. It’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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Intel Capital, the investment arm of chipmaker Intel, has invested $253 million in India’s Reliance Jio in exchange for a 0.39% stake. This is the 12th investment in Reliance Jio in the last 11 weeks, taking the tally to $15.5 billion. Jio Platforms has raised more money in 2020 than all of India’s startups combined last year. Jio is India’s biggest mobile network provider with more than 388 million customers on board. Jio Platform is an umbrella company for its digital businesses including the carrier. Intel Capital invests in startups with a focus on 5G and communication, AI, and next-gen… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Intel

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Facebook this week revealed it’s shutting down two of its experimental apps, one of which is its first ever TikTok clone. But don’t worry, Facebook‘s not giving up its usual tricks — it has another TikTok clone waiting in the wings. Specifically, the two apps Facebook’s closing down are Lasso, the aforementioned TikTok clone, and Hobbi, a Pinterest lookalike. Both were developed by Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team and released within the last few years. Both were immediately called out for their similarities to other apps — even the positive reviews for Lasso compare it to TikTok. I guess I… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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