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With Readitfor.me, you’ll have access to some of the greatest books ever written on business and self-improvement, all boiled down to their essence. Readitfor.me curates high-quality summaries of over 300 of the most popular and impactful works, allowing you to digest the core of each in just 12 minutes.

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The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly designing and engineering a robot, you could just tear open a packet of primordial soup, toss it in the microwave on high for two minutes, and then grow your own ‘lifelike’ robot? If you’re a Cornell research team, you’d grow a bunch and make them race. Scientists from Cornell University have successfully constructed DNA-based machines with incredibly life-like capabilities.… This story continues at The Next Web

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April 20th is a holy day for many who imbibe cannabis. For some, it’s just a great day to watch stoner flicks and smoke herb all day. Others view it with more import; especially those who consume cannabis medicinally. To them it’s a celebration of the day they found a therapeutic treatment that works. Every year, around this time, we see an outpouring of testimony in the news and on social media from people whose lives have been positively changed through the addition of medicinal cannabis. These inspiring stories include children who’ve found the first relief in their lives after… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Roland Corporation is a global powerhouse in the field of music technology. We interviewed Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, Roland Corporation CEO and Representative Director, to find out how the company continues to drive innovation and customer growth. TNW: How does Roland approach the ‘people who are new to music’ market? JM: At Roland, our mission is to continuously devote ourselves to bringing a “Waku Waku” experience to everyone in the world. For those that don’t know, “Waku Waku” is a Japanese phrase that describes thrill and excitement, and at Roland we apply this to creative expression. With this in mind,… This story continues at The Next Web

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In the blink of an eye, it’s suddenly Friday again. The countdown to TNW Conference is going by in a flash! With only 20 days to go, let’s review this week’s TNW2019 highlights. Here’s what you might’ve missed You can now sign up for the House of Talent to find your next career challenge during TNW Conference. Apply now for 1-on-1 meetings with the biggest digital brands, including Nike and PwC We surpassed 350 confirmed speakers! Check out the official schedule to see what they’ll talk about, and when they’re speaking about it Want to build your own itinerary via the… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BitcoinSV) blockchain has suffered a series of “block re-oganizations,” putting the integrity of its network in question. “On 18th April 2019, our Bitcoin Cash SV [sic] node experienced two block re-organizations. First, a three block re-organization, followed by a six block re-organisation,” tweeted BitMEX Research, the analysis arm of digital asset exchange BitMEX. Block re-organizations occur when cryptocurrency miners are forced to “orphan” blocks after they’ve been mined. This can happen when the network is too slow to “propagate” blocks effectively, and bigger blocks (like the ones featured by BitcoinSV) are especially susceptible to orphaning. The last time this occurred… This story continues at The Next Web

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The importance of dogs should never be understated. One town in Japan is taking this to heart — its appointed its area’s official mascot as Yukimaru Skywalker, a mechanical drone puppy who flies above the town of Oji. Yukimaru the drone dog flies over Oji town in Nara, Japan, where he’s the mascot. pic.twitter.com/9I9IE5AneG — Mondo Mascots (@mondomascots) April 19, 2019 This isn’t new — it was announced back in 2017 as a tourist attraction, but this is (unforgivably) the first time I’ve come across it. My (late) introduction was all thanks to the Twitter account @MondoMascots, which chronicles “the weird and… This story continues at The Next Web

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We’ve already seen flagship phone launches with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the Huawei P30 Pro. So, now it’s time to turn our attention to the OnePlus 7. The company already told us last year that its next device will be one of the first to use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor. Last October, OnePlus also hinted that it’ll launch a 5G-enabled phone in 2019. That’s not telling us much though – so let’s take a look at the latest leaks and rumors to paint the whole picture. In March, Pricebaba published renders of the OnePlus 7 in partnership with OnLeaks,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Logic Pro X makes the tools for creating music on par with a professional studio available to everyone. This package includes eight courses and 45 hours of training that can help the fledgling artist or producer unlock all the secrets to creating top quality music.

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In an age of digital advancement, the tourism industry has embraced new tech to deliver improved user experiences. With the summer fast approaching, I wanted to learn more about how travel companies like Booking.com are preparing for advancements like machine learning and artificial intelligence to fine-tune our holidays. I sat down with Gillian Tans, CEO of Booking.com, to ask her all about it. As a powerhouse woman in tech and a keynote speaker at our upcoming TNW Conference, I asked her about diversity, sustainable tourism, and the future of the industry. You have been vocal and passionate about diversity in… This story continues at The Next Web

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Move over John McAfee, there’s a new kid on the block, and they just cemented their position as the cryptocurrency presidential candidate for the 2020 election race. Andrew Yang released a statement on cryptocurrency and digital assets yesterday, making a bid to regulate virtual assets if elected. If Yang wins the 2020 race he wants to promote innovation and economic growth by creating clear guidelines for digital assets. He thinks people and businesses should be able to invest without fear of a sudden random change in regulations. The presidential candidate believes the underlying challenge that needs to be addressed is… This story continues at The Next Web

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With smart home technologies constantly growing in popularity, there are several things consumers should understand about these devices in regards to features and long-term benefits, as well as potential issues or privacy risks. To find out which aspects of this developing technology people should be more aware of, I asked a panel of entrepreneurs from YEC the following question: What is the most important thing consumers should know about smart home technologies? Why is it so important? Here’s what they said: 1. There are some security issues The smart home devices will obviously be working based on the information about… This story continues at The Next Web

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For a while, it seemed like live streaming was going to be the future. Social media platforms like Facebook introduced a way for people to share their experiences in the moment, and some dedicated streaming platforms arose purely to satisfy the world’s demands for live streaming. Now, a variety of technical limitations, content problems, and user preferences are pressuring major tech companies to give live streaming a major overhaul. The question is, will this be enough to maintain live streaming’s trajectory as a visual medium of choice in the online world? Defining live streaming First, note that “live streaming” is… This story continues at The Next Web

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Before there was WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or WeChat, there was BlackBerry Messenger. Launched in August of 2005, BBM was the first popular mobile chat to pull people away from text messages or desktop clients.  Nearly 14 years later, the service will meet its end – unless you pay up. Since 2016, BBM has been managed by Emtek, which today announced the service would be shuttering on May 31 – at least the consumer version most people use. You can download the enterprise version of the app in the Play Store – and Apple’s App Store soon – but it’ll cost you… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Blackberry

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Lin Classon, Director of Public Cloud Product at managed cloud provider Ensono and former Googler, has spent her entire career attending technology conferences – places where, unlike the public restrooms at most events, women tend to have the toilet all to themselves. The reason? Only about 25 percent of the speakers and audience of the average tech conference are female. That the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields have a problem with discrimination, harassment, and inequality towards women is a well-documented and almost universally known fact. But in the field of AI, where a lack of representation directly leads to… This story continues at The Next Web

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Facebook today revealed it’d discovered millions of improperly secured passwords on its server. So, you know… business as usual. Facebook revealed in March it’d discovered a cache of Facebook passwords being stored in plain text form — meaning several thousand Facebook employees who had access could have read them at any time. The company stated then that the passwords included those of “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users” and only (only?) “tens of thousands of Instagram users.” The company today updated the same post with this: “Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook,Instagram

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When people submit their DNA to companies such as 23andMe for testing, they’re usually not too surprised to find out they have relatives they haven’t met. But, it’s a bit different when you realize you have a cousin who works in the same field, shares some colleagues and friends, and once collaborated with you on research that appeared in a science journal back in the 1970s. Byron Rubin and Bruce Gaber aren’t your average, run-of-the-mill septuagenarians. Rubin’s a PhD scientist and an incredible sculptor who works with metal to produce amazing recreations of molecular structures. Gaber is a gifted scientific… This story continues at The Next Web

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After a stand-off that’s lasted years, Google and Amazon have made peace and finally agreed to put their streaming apps on each other’s platforms. Yes, that means Prime is coming to Chromecasts, while YouTube will finally be available on Fire TVs. The two companies announced today they’d come to a detente. Google will bring the YouTube app to Amazon’s Fire TV devices and smart TVs, along with YouTube TV and Kids later this year. Amazon, meanwhile, will add Chromecast streaming support to the Prime Video app. It’s a welcome, if surprising handshake, given the feud between the two has lasted… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Chromecast,YouTube,Amazon,Google

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In yesterday’s daily TNW Conference newsletter, I shared a Day 1 sample itinerary of unmissable keynotes. With only 21 days left until TNW2019 kicks off, let’s explore what your second day could look like! Want to tailor your day to certain tracks or other preferences? Check out the official schedule to build your own. 10:00 – Ankiti Bose, Growth Quarters Ankiti Bose is the co-founder of Zilingo, an ecommerce fashion platform. She’s set to become the first Indian female co-founder and CEO of a unicorn. TNW2019’s Growth Quarters track will showcase the success stories of top entrepreneurs and leaders. If… This story continues at The Next Web

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When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released 50 years ago, flying cars were a flight of fancy. Now, these futuristic vehicles are entering the outer fringes of reality. According to a new study published in Nature, for some journeys flying cars could eventually be greener than even electric road cars, cutting emissions while also reducing traffic on increasingly busy roads. However, gaps in necessary technology and practical uncertainties beyond the cars’ promising physics mean that they may not arrive in time to be a large-scale solution to the energy crisis and congestion – if at all. How to make a… This story continues at The Next Web

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Welcome to TikTok Watch. You know, 2019’s version of Vine. This new series unearths the latest TikTok trends, so you don’t have to. Let’s face it, if you signed up, it’d just make you feel really old. When I was in school, a long time ago, teachers were called ‘sir’ or ‘miss.’ Never, under any circumstances, were we permitted to address them by their first names. It was a cardinal transgression, guaranteed to earn the offender a stern bollocking and almost certainly an after-school detention. Fast forward to 2019, and what was once an unpardonable sin is now the latest… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ransomware attacks are still doing the rounds and one in particular appears to be gaining pace. Cryptocurrency payments made to ransomware attackers increased nearly 90 percent in Q1 2019 over the previous quarter, according to ransomware support firm Coveware’s latest report. In the first quarter of the year, the average daily ransom being paid to attackers rose to $12,762 from $6,733 in Q4 2018. According to the report, an increase in expensive infections is responsible for the jump. As ever, Bitcoin remains the most popular payment method for ransomware; 98 percent of attacks ask for the cryptocurrency as payment. Coveware… This story continues at The Next Web

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Viddyoze is set up for users to turn out quality video animation without sinking days of time and effort into the process. Thanks to TNW Deals, you can get in on a full lifetime subscription to all that Viddyoze has to offer at hundreds of dollars off its regular price, all the way down to just $89.

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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Boy, do we have a wonderful deal for you today: an original 128GB Google Pixel XL for only $270. Yes, it might’ve been released three years ago now, but it’s still an excellent buy – especially if you’re on the lookout for a second device, have recently broken or lost your latest phone, or simply want something a bit different. Specs-wise, the Google Pixel XL is still good value. For that $270 you get the aforementioned 128GB of storage, 5.5 inch QHD display, a… This story continues at The Next Web

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Last night, 9to5Mac reported that Apple is working on an app – codenamed GreenTorch – that’ll replace Find My iPhone and Find My Friends app with merged functionality. The company is also supposedly working a tag-like hardware device – internally known as “B389”– to help you find non-Apple products. The report suggested that the company is already testing the app, which will be available on iOS and MacOS (as a Marzipan app). Apple‘s aim is to make an app that’ll help you track Apple devices and items with the new tag The tag will be synced to your account through iCloud. Once… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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