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So you’re interested in AI? Then join our online event, TNW2020, where you’ll hear how artificial intelligence is transforming industries and businesses. Some UK care homes are to deploy robots in an attempt to allay loneliness and boost mental health. The wheeled machines will “initiate rudimentary conversations, play residents’ favorite music, teach them languages, and offer practical help, including medicine reminders.” They are being introduced after an international trial found they reduced anxiety and loneliness. These robots can hold basic conversations and be programmed to people’s interests. This is positive, but they are not a viable alternative to human interaction.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Schools that rely on remote learning during the pandemic are trying to ensure that all kids have the devices and internet bandwidth they need. While important, it takes more than everyone having comparable equipment and working WiFi for all children to get an equal shot. In my new book based on the sociological research I conducted at three middle schools before the COVID-19 pandemic, I explain how even if all students could get the same hardware and software, it would fail to even the academic playing field. I saw many technologies used in unequal ways. And I observed teachers responding… This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: This collection of 10 awesome apps will become daily players in your phone rotation — and they’re all at massive savings off their regular price. If you’re like all the rest of us, your phone is probably jammed to the gills with apps. Lots and lots and lots of apps. Some may have been used once or twice, some may never have been used at all. In fact, three out of four apps downloaded never even get opened. And while the average smartphone user has anywhere from 60 to 90 apps at the ready, they usually spend about 77… This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: Dashlane Password Manager creates strong, unique passwords for all of your accounts or website logins with one-click access from all of your devices. With almost everyone working from home these days, it’s no surprise that the overall state of web security isn’t great right now. In most cases, each of us is responsible for maintaining our own vigilance over passwords and other exploitable security measures. Unfortunately, that attention to our own digital health and safety isn’t as focused as it should be. It’s no mystery how most cyberattacks happen, with more than 4 out of 5 hacks traced back… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ve used a dating app, you’ll know the importance of choosing good profile pics. These photos don’t just relay attractiveness; a recent study suggested that 43% of people think they can get a sense of someone’s personality by their picture. You might guess that someone who has included a photo of themselves hiking is an outdoorsy type of person. But as scientists who study human-animal interactions, we wanted to know what this meant for pet owners – in particular, male cat owners. If you’re a guy who owns a cat, what kind of effect does it have on suitors… This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: Here are 10 phone accessories that no serious gadget lover should be without — and you can now get an extra 20 percent off each. We don’t need to tell you…but every day, your phone inches closer and closer to being the absolute center of your universe. It’s understandable. It’s happening to all of us, so there’s no need to fight it. In fact, just turn into the skid. To help, we’ve assembled 10 phone accessories that you definitely should consider that are not only already discounted, but now have added savings as part of the TNW Three-Day VIP Sale.… This story continues at The Next Web

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If we don’t analyze statistics for a living, it’s easy to be taken in by misinformation about COVID-19 statistics on social media, especially if we don’t have the right context. For instance, we may cherry pick statistics supporting our viewpoint and ignore statistics showing we are wrong. We also still need to correctly interpret these statistics. It’s easy for us to share this misinformation. Many of these statistics are also interrelated, so misunderstandings can quickly multiply. Here’s how we can avoid five common errors, and impress friends and family by getting the statistics right. 1. It’s the infection rate that’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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iPhone users are about to receive access to Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 14. It will come with the usual array of shiny new features, but the real game-changer will be missing – at least until January. For the first time, iOS 14 is to require apps to get permission from users before collecting their data – giving users an opt-in to this compromise to their privacy. This caused a major backlash from companies that rely on this data to make money, most notably Facebook. So why did Apple decide to jeopardize the business models of major rivals and… 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’s that time of year again: another iOS update is out, and it’s time to start considering the upgrade. But iOS upgrades generally take up a lot of room, and if you’re like me, you’ve been complacently accruing stuff on your phone for months. Luckily, there is a built-in solution for trimming down what’s in your phone to make room — and you don’t have to take the blunt force approach of just deleting apps or… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS,iPhone

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We’ve been hearing rumors about a new Android TV-powered Chromecast — with a proper remote control, finally — for months. There have been sporadic leaks since, but today we’re getting our first good look at the fable remote control, courtesy of WinFuture. Behold:   Ooooo. Ahhhh. As usual with Android TV remotes, the physical interface is kept fairly sparse. There’s a directional pad, a volume rocker, the usual navigation buttons, as well as YouTube and Netflix presets. Of course, this being Google, there’s an Assistant button on tow as well. Notably, there’s a power button too; Chromecast modules are normally… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Chromecast,Google

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Had Hergé been into businesses, this article would have been a point of interest to him. And he could have avoided the Big Data errors in his ‘Tintin’ enterprise.  Are you willing to follow down the line too? Not yet intrigued? #Sigh# Thought so! Let’s get you hooked! Here’s the modern business landscape – Data data everywhere, not a drop to waste! Data has become considerably crucial for modern businesses. In this age even AI is getting powered by Big Data. The secret lies in the capability to collect, sort through, and collate data from diverse sources,This brings in the… This story continues at The Next Web

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The US government today announced a new initiative to restrict TikTok in app stores, a move which comes after weeks of uncertainty over whether the app would be banned in the US. It’s not banned yet, but the restrictions are very close — and it could be banned outright by November. In case you haven’t kept up, the administration led by President Donald Trump has issued executive orders that would both restrict transactions with the app — which is what this new ban is about — and would force the parent company to find an American buyer for its American… This story continues at The Next Web

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Welcome to the fifth article in TNW’s guide to the AI apocalypse. In this series we examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts. Previous articles in this series include: Misaligned Objectives, Artificial Stupidity, Wall-E Syndrome, and Humanity Joins the Hivemind. We’ve danced around the subject of killer robots in the previous four editions in this series, but it’s time to look the machines in their beady red eyes and… speculate. First things first: the reason why we haven’t covered ‘killer robots’ in this series so far is because it’s an incredibly unlikely doomsday scenario.… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution was ignited more than half a century ago. In the last decade, AI has grown from an academic scientific field to start being a practical part of our everyday lives. The most common AI business strategies we see are built around data. We believe that proprietary data is currently the most strategic moat for AI companies, but in the coming years, it will become less of a unique asset, making proprietary data differentiation less sustainable. Therefore, we expect a shift in focus, from data-based AI strategies, to knowledge-based AI strategies. The big data advancement, facilitated… This story continues at The Next Web

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In the world of flagship smartphones, there seems to be one clear trend: bigger is better. Manufacturers are trying to strip away anything that might stand in the way of the largest possible slab of screen. There is also growing demand for thinner phones with diminishing bezels (the area surrounding a screen). This trend has now culminated in the latest innovation in smartphone design, the foldable screen phone. These devices sport thin OLED self-illuminating screens that can be folded in half. The newest release is the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 2 – a device that is almost three-quarters screen and… This story continues at The Next Web

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Almost two-thirds of Europeans would consider augmenting their bodies with tech, according to new research from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. The survey of more than 14,000 people in 16 countries showed views vary widely between different demographic groups. People in southern Europe and Morocco — the only non-European country in the survey — were far more open to the prospect than their northern neighbors. A whopping 81% of Italians said they’d consider human augmentation — despite more than half thinking it’s dangerous for society — compared to just a third (33%) of Brits. [Read: Are EVs too expensive? Here are 5 common myths, debunked] Unsurprisingly, the… This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: As part of TNW’s Three-Day VIP Annual Sale, save on 10 different skills training courses and bundles that could change your future, all at the biggest savings of the year. Usually when we bring you one of the products or education packages available through TNW Deals, we like to highlight the item or training itself, then let you know about the great savings. But right now, during TNW’s Three-Day VIP Annual Sale, we’re going to put the money-saving deal aspect front and center…because this is a whole heaping bunch of savings. As part of TNW Deals’ biggest sale of… This story continues at The Next Web

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As a road cyclist, I can tell you wholeheartedly that downhill mountain bikes are lazy*. I know this, because I used to live with them. They would put their bikes in a van, drive to the top of the trails, and then let gravity do all the work as they plummet back to earth. Sometimes, they would even use ski lifts to get to the top of the mountain, where’s the fun in that? If only there was a gadget that could give them a little assistance, so they could actually ride to the trailhead, rather than having to drive… This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 instantly identifies any of 100,000 different colors, paint shades, fabric dyes and more, sealing its place as the design pro’s best friend. If you were born with an eye for style, it never really switches off. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, a particular shade of paint on a wall or the dye of a fabric can instantly catch your attention.  But since there’s no telling when inspiration will find you, it’s best to always be prepared. The Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 is the kind of EDC item any… This story continues at The Next Web

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So you like TNW? Then join our upcoming online event, TNW2020, you don’t want to miss it. Twitter will start nudging high-profile political accounts to ramp up their login security ahead of the 2020 US election. In a blog post, the company announced a select group of Congress members, government officials, news outlets, and even individual journalists will soon start receiving notifications, prompting them to strengthen their password if necessary and activate two-factor authentication. [Read more: These tech trends defined 2020 so far, according to 5 founders] “Starting today, these accounts will be informed via an in-app notification from Twitter of some… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Security,Twitter

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Uber’s London tumult continues as authorities move closer to a ruling over its operating license suspension. On September 28, almost three years to the day since Uber lost its right to operate in London, a judge will announce whether Uber will be granted an operating license in the English capital, Reuters reports. Uber lost is operating license way back in 2017 after Transport for London (TfL) raised a number safety concerns, including how the company reports crimes, and obtains medical certificates and performs background checks on its drivers. [Read: 5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle]… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Security,Uber

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UPDATE: Tunde Kehinde will be joining our flagship online event, TNW2020, October 1 & 2. Secure your free ticket here and hear how the most successful founders kickstarted and grew their companies. Setting your company up for continuous growth and possibly reaching unicorn status is pretty much the holy grail for startup founders — but finding the exact way of how to reach that goal is the tricky part.  I rang up Tunde Kehinde — a seasoned emerging markets entrepreneur who co-founded Africa’s first unicorn, Jumia Nigeria, and now runs Lidya — to pick his brain on how to find the perfect… This story continues at The Next Web

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 So you like TNW? Then join our upcoming online event, TNW2020, you don’t want to miss it. ASMR is the third most popular search term on youtube worldwide. But in case you haven’t heard of it, it stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. ASMR is a complex emotional state that only some people experience when they hear, see, and feel certain “triggers,” such as whispering, delicate hand movements, and light touch. The feeling is described as a tingling sensation beginning at the crown of the head which can spread down the neck and limbs. The tingling sensation comes in waves… This story continues at The Next Web

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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Rousseau used to say: We’re on the highway to hell, so let’s ride! Bitcoin price We closed the day, September 17 2020, at a price of $10,948. That’s a minor 0.22 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$24.26. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We’re still 45 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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Google has removed the Indian payment giant Paytm’s app from the Play Store for repeatedly violating its gambling policy. In a statement, Google said that as a global policy, it doesn’t allow any unregulated We have the same goals for our gambling policy. We don’t allow online casinos or support any unregulated gambling apps that facilitate sports betting. This includes if an app leads consumers to an external website that allows them to participate in paid tournaments to win real money or cash prizes, it is a violation of our policies.  The company also said that if violations are repeated,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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