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YouTube has historically had a seemingly insurmountable problem with the toxicity in its videos’ comments sections. Now, in what seems like an effort to prevent viewers from being exposed to this filth, the streaming service is testing out a feature to hide comments by default on its Android app. As XDA Developers reported, the feature is currently visible only to users in India. The change means there’s a new button to access the comments section next to the Like and Dislike buttons. And instead of showing comments below the video, YouTube’s showing what video will play next. Also, in order to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,YouTube

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In what is perhaps an appropriate maneuver for its subject matter, spy game Alpha Protocol has vanished from Steam with no fanfare to speak of. Unfortunately, the reason for its disappearance is not as exciting as this stealthy exit would imply — and there’s a slight chance we may see it again. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way for those who are worried: if you already own Alpha Protocol on Steam, you’re good. You can still download the game and play it when you like. It’s just no longer available for new customers to buy, which is… This story continues at The Next Web

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Niantic just revealed the launch date of its much-anticipated Harry Potter-branded AR follow-up to Pokémon GO. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite starts its world domination attempt in two days — hope you didn’t have any better plans this weekend, because I no longer do. The worldwide launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite begins this Friday, June 21! Keep your eyes peeled and wand ready for more information as the game goes live in your region soon. #WizardsUnite pic.twitter.com/ckk4s4mi8a — Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (@HPWizardsUnite) June 19, 2019 We first heard about Wizards Unite back in November 2017, and the finished product is looking pretty much… This story continues at The Next Web

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Kano is a company best known for its build-it-yourself Linux computers, which are primarily targeted at education users. But today, its direction changed somewhat with the announcement of a new Windows-based machine, which will go on sale later this year. The Kano PC is an 11.6-inch Intel Atom-based tablet/laptop hybrid that runs Windows 10. Squint a bit, and you’d see it bears a passing resemblance to the diminutive Surface Go. Obviously though, it’s still got a child-friendly design that betrays the fact that this is obviously a tool for the education sphere. Before we dive into things, let’s talk about… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Windows

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When Samsung sent the first batch of Galaxy Folds to reviewers, it quickly became apparent there were some problems. Phones failed due to dust getting caught under the screen, due to reviewers removing a protective layer that appeared to be a standard screen protector, and seemingly just by being used as regular phones. Samsung then had to retrieve said units and make some fixes, delaying arguably the most anticipated phone of the year. Now it seems the phone is finally nearing a release date. As reported by The Korea Herald, Samsung Display VP Kim Seong-cheol said “most of the display… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung

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Europa, a frozen moon around Jupiter, is believed to be one of the most habitable worlds in the solar system. It was first imaged in detail by the Voyager 1 probe in 1979, revealing a surface almost devoid of large craters. This suggested that water regularly floods up from inside, resurfacing the satellite. Europa is also criss-crossed with long troughs, folds and ridges, potentially made of icebergs floating around in melt-water or slush. But it was in the late 1990s that Europa got really interesting. The Galileo mission found evidence that it had a sub-surface liquid salt water ocean. The… This story continues at The Next Web

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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Oh daaaamn, you best move quickly: Best Buy is running a limited time flash sale on MacBooks. At the time of writing, the deal has under 14 hours left, so if you’ve been on the hunt for a new Apple laptop, this is your chance. Yep, you can save up to $250 on a range of MacBooks, the benefits of which we probably don’t need to go into too much detail about, right? Almost everyone is familiar with the company’s famous computers. So, the offers.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: MacBook

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Everyone in the world of cryptocurrency knows the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin and author of its eponymous white paper. If you believe everything you see on the internet, it might seem as if Nakamoto is not yet done with their writing exploits. Over the past few weeks, two books allegedly written by none other than Satoshi Nakamoto have appeared on Amazon.com. According to a BitcoinTalk thread, they’re due to be released over the next month. One book, titled The Official Bitcoin Coloring Book claims to be 64 pages of zen-inducing, cryptocurrency coloring fun. It’s even printed… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon

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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. Resumes are important. They help showcase your experience, skills, and potential to possible employers. Do them right and you’ll land yourself an interview for your dream job. Get it wrong, and you’ll end up at the top of a pile of disregarded resumes. The fact of the matter is you need an awesome resume but don’t fret because it’s easily done and it shouldn’t take you too long. Firstly, don’t over complicate things. A resume should… This story continues at The Next Web

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The new Kindle Oasis e-reader has been announced and it has a fancy new feature: a color adjustable backlight. Basically, rather than simply changing the brightness of the screen to help with evening reading, it can alter hue as the day progresses. Basically, it’ll turn from a cool blue during the day, to a warmer yellow color at night. Users can either change this themselves, or set the device to do so automatically. Our eyes will thank us. Amazon‘s Kindle Oasis is the premium version of the company’s range of e-readers, this means it’s normally the first to get exciting… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Kindle

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Mozilla has warned hackers are exploiting a critical “zero-day” exploit in its Firefox browser — and cryptocurrency owners are most at-risk, ZDNet reports. Details of the bug are scarce, but Mozilla has described it as a “type confusion vulnerability” that could occur when interacting with JavaScript objects. “This can allow for an exploitable crash,” reads Mozilla’s latest patch note. “We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw.” Samuel Groß, one of the security researchers who found and reported the bug, confirmed he did so way back on April 15 — over two months ago. “The first public fix then landed about… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Firefox,Mozilla

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As companies place an increasing premium on data science, there is some debate about which approach is best to adopt — and there is no straight up, one-size-fits-all answer. It really depends on your organization’s needs and what you hope to accomplish. There are three main approaches that have been discussed over the past couple of years, and it’s worth taking a look at the merits and limitations of each as well as the human element involved. After all, knowing the capabilities of your team and who you’re attempting to serve with data science influences heavily how to implement it.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Thankfully, there's LiveXLive, an all-in-one platform with an emphasis on the live music experience. With LiveXLive, members have access to livestreams from more than 35 global music festivals all year long.

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Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! One of the best things to come from the smartphone revolution is the camera. If you were around before this period (read: old), you’ll remember having to lug around a dedicated device to snap weird pictures. But, today, you’ve got a top quality camera with you everywhere you go. And one of the best camera systems around today is on the Google Pixel 3XL – a phone we love for this and a myriad of other reasons, too. Oh — and who would’ve thought… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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Google’s just rolled out a new Chrome extension called Suspicious Site Reporter, that’ll help you report sketchy sites with just the click of a button. The extension will help you to stay away from sites that might steal your data or financial information. Google’s developed it to warn you of deceptive sites, and crowdsource a list of malicious websites through user reporting, in order to keep your information safe. The Suspicious Site Reporter extension will notify you when you’re browsing a possibly harmful website, with reasons it thinks it might not be safe. You can click on the extension to send… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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The blockchain and cryptocurrency industry is always changing. Every week there seems to be new legislation, new technological developments, or new scandals capturing the headlines. It can be tough trying to keep up with how it’s all developing. At this year’s annual TNW conference, Hard Fork took the opportunity to ask a number of industry experts to explain blockchain in as few words as possible. We hoped to get a bit of insight into how the tech is developing and what the industry currently makes of it. Here’s what they said: 1. “Blockchain is a chain of blocks. That’s the… This story continues at The Next Web

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A man who frequently flaunted his wealth on social media has been found guilty of importing and trafficking drugs purchased with Bitcoin on the dark web. Brendan Leigh Baker, 27, a former cafe owner in Canberra, was found guilty in the ACT Supreme Court this week. According to a report, his most serious charge was attempting to import a commercial quantity of Methylone, a synthetic form of MDMA, which carries a maximum sentence of life behind bars. The case against Baker was centered around the testimony of a former drug dealer turned police informant who provided detailed evidence of the operation.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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Blockchain is one of the fastest growing skills among workers in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, according to a LinkedIn report published Wednesday. LinkedIn analyzed the skills listed by its members from the APAC region over the last five years to identify the top 10 rising skills. The report found blockchain to be the fastest growing skill in Singapore and among the top three in China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. According to LinkedIn, blockchain as a skill is mostly utilized for setting up and managing distributed and decentralized public ledgers. The workers with these skills often… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: LinkedIn

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San Francisco is home to the tech elite, and is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, thanks to scores of tech firms moving in over the past couple of decades. Now, Google wants to make it a little more affordable. The internet giant said it will help build 20,000 homes in the Bay Area over the next ten years by pledging $1 billion toward the goal. To that effect, The company will repurpose at least $750 million worth of the land it already owns in the Bay Area for residential housing. “We hope this plays a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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If you’re obsessed with makeup tutorials on YouTube, we’ve good news for you. You can now try out makeup with your favorite YouTubers using augmented reality. The tool is called AR Beauty Try-On, will let you virtually try products on your face with AR while following along with guides on YouTube. The streaming platform said it’s tuned the algorithm to make virtual beauty products work on all skin tones. YouTube’s testing out an alpha version of this feature with FameBit, Google’s branded content platform. It has partnered with M.A.C Cosmetics so you can try out their products. The new tool will be available… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube

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CNET reports that Samsung is gearing up to unveil its Galaxy Note 10 phone on August 7 at the Barclays Center in New York. That lines up with the Korean firm’s usual annual schedule for Galaxy Note launches – but it’s possible that the date might change, seeing as how August is still a while away. I usually don’t care for this range of giant stylus-equipped handsets, but the rumors surrounding the Note 10 have my interest piqued. This year, Samsung is said to be working on two variants – the 6.3-inch Note 10 and a larger Note 10 Pro,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung

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Exactly one year after buying GitHub for $7.5 billion, Microsoft has now purchased Pull Panda to beef up the software development platform with more collaborative tools. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the two companies. “Joining GitHub will allow our products to be fully integrated and offered to millions more developers around the world. I will be joining the GitHub team to integrate Pull Panda and continue to grow its features as part of the core product,” wrote Abi Noda, Pull Panda’s founder and CEO, announcing the move. Pull Panda, a startup that builds code review… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: GitHub

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Robotics company Nuro will soon unleash its self-driving vehicles on the streets of Houston. This isn’t a ride-sharing partnership, or a new Tesla competitor, but a trial run at the future we’re all waiting for. Starting this fall, Domino’s plans to employ a fleet of Nuro vehicles, each electric and self-driving, to deliver piping-hot pizza directly from its ovens to your doors. Each of the electric autos has a top speed of around 25 miles-per-hour, and they’ll soon share the roads with human-driven cars. These vehicles, however, aren’t built for humans. Each is about half the height and width of… 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. Fitbit‘s smartwatches, the Ionic and Versa, come with a number of apps pre-installed. These apps — which include three music apps, a weather tracker, and a timer — might offer all you need, and you’d never think to try putting more on there. But if that’s the case you’re missing out, because both watches have a number of great apps. Sure, neither of them have a whole App Store at their disposal, but the number… This story continues at The Next Web

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People have been clamoring for Tesla to make a pickup truck for years. Though Elon Musk has repeatedly promised it’s on the way, there’s yet to be any indication of what it’ll actually look like, let alone a firm release date. Simone Giertz, an inventor known for her wacky robots like the most effective/deadly alarm clock ever, took it upon herself to make the Tesla Truck a reality. The ‘Truckly’ is a collaboration between Giertz and a host of inventors, mechanics, and creators. Giertz actually purchases the car specifically for this video, which is rather gutsy considering it’s her first… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tesla

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