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MS-DOS viruses were so much cooler than the ones we see now and you can finally re-live what it was like to lose everything in the 90’s all over again. The Malware Collection is a set of interesting viruses that affected MS-DOS in the 1990’s that you can actually use in your browser. Many of those old-school viruses were incredibly devastating, but did so in a far more impressive manner showing messages and sometimes even playing music as they slowly destroyed your computer — it’s basically an art form. The destructive parts of the malware has been removed, but it’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you use Chrome and have it set to save your passwords, you already have a repository of login details for the sites you frequently visit. It’s easy enough to access from your primary device in case you need to look up a password (load Settings > and find ‘Manage passwords’ in the advanced section) — but what if you’re not at your desk or can’t load Chrome for some reason? Google has a Passwords page that you can log in to from any browser with the account details you use to sign into Chrome. Once you’re in, you can… This story continues at The Next Web

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See Jason Fried at TNW Europe in Amsterdam this May.   Jason Fried is the co-founder and president of Basecamp, a Chicago-based company that builds web-based productivity tools, and was previously known as 37signals. Last year at TNW Conference in New York, we had the pleasure of having an AMA with Jason. Whether it’s about Basecamp, the future of working or his daily routine, Fried’s honest, often humorous responses are full of essential advice for anyone in tech. One such response is when he is asked about how the prices of Basecamp’s products are decided. Fried’s answer: “Never ask people what they… This story continues at The Next Web

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Read-it-later service Pocket has updated its iOS app for Premium subscribers. A subscription costs $4.99 per month and can now get you a new “customizable reading experience,” which includes seven new fonts to choose from and the ability to alter the page layout with custom margins and spacing options. Pocket has also added a new font that’s specifically tailored to make the reading experience easier for people with dyslexia. The font, called Dyslexie, is the only new feature that is also available in Pocket’s free tier. A new Auto-Dark Mode allows Premium users to adjust the app’s reading theme depending on… This story continues at The Next Web

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Customer success, a relatively new term mostly attributed to the SaaS field, has evolved dramatically since its inception just a few years ago. The concept of customer success is to arm customers with information about your product to increase adoption, to help with retention, and to reduce customer churn. Having an effective customer success plan means ensuring that your customers are happily using your tool, product, or service, but also ensuring that there are people there along the way to manage the customer lifecycle so that the customer is consistently given top notch treatment. Customer success managers are a new breed of employees focused on this… This story continues at The Next Web

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WhatsApp’s latest update for iOS and Android comes with a significant increase in the number of participants that can join a group chat. Previously, the Facebook-owned app allowed group chats with up to 100 users, but its latest version more than doubles the limit to 256.   For now, the update has not yet been implemented in other platforms, which means that BlackBerry and Windows phone users might have to wait a little longer to take advantage. Unlike previous updates that introduced features like the ability to run WhatsApp on desktop and the option to archive your chats on Google Drive, this iteration of the… This story continues at The Next Web

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At an event on Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his intentions known: he hopes to have 5 billion active users on Facebook by 2030. To accomplish that goal of getting nearly 60 percent (using population estimates for 2030) of the world’s population on the social network in the 14 year timeline, it’s going to take a strong push to continue connecting most of the third world, including large portions of Africa, India, China and the Middle East. Initiatives like Internet.org (if it’s not completely killed off first) and an ambitious plan to provide internet to refugee camps through use of solar-powered drones… This story continues at The Next Web

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Visa is introducing a new developer program aimed at accelerating mobile payments, and will be opening the technology behind its platform up. Dubbed Visa Developer, the program will provide access to account holder identification technology, as well as p2p payment solutions. It will also lean on Visa Checkout for in-store and online transactions, and has dedicated offerings for security and fraud protection. Visa says it will roll out more access over the course of this year, including a marketplace where developers can share what they’ve made and connect with potential new partners. The program has been in the works for… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ve got a broken iPhone you don’t know what to do with, we’ve got good news. It seems Apple may soon let you trade it in for credit towards a new device. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is preparing to take trade-ins for iPhones with broken screens, cameras or buttons. How much will you get? While it’s not an official program, here’s what the report says you may be able to squeeze out of Apple: $50 for an iPhone 5S $200 for an iPhone 6 $250 for an iPhone 6 Plus To prevent you from coming back with another broken… This story continues at The Next Web

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One of the biggest arguments against cutting the cord is the lack of good options when it comes to streaming sports. While slower than most of us would prefer, this is changing, which could be the final piece of the puzzle for millions of sports fans who haven’t quite been able to cut the cord entirely. February 7, you’ll be able to watch the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers battle it out for NFL supremacy in Super Bowl 50. Well, probably. If you have AppleTV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire (stick or box), or an Xbox One, you can download the CBS… This story continues at The Next Web

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On the precipice of the big VR boom — did you order your Oculus Rift? — game engine developer Unity will be holding its Vision VR/AR Summit next Wednesday in Hollywood, California. But if you can’t make it down and still want to know the hottest news happening in this space, there will be a free livestream for you to get in on the action. According to a press release about the event, users will be able to stream the opening keynote, which includes participation from unity execs as well as Oculus CEO Palmer Luckey and other luminaries from Google, NASA and… This story continues at The Next Web

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Moovit wants to help you find your way home, even if it’s not the route you’re used to traveling. Today, the app updates with a new feature named ‘Best Way Today,’ which keeps track of the places you visit most often — like home or work — to help you get there faster. If your normal route has traffic or other slowdowns, Best Way Today will suggest an alternate path automatically. It can even track when you’re likely to travel, and preemptively suggest a new route as you leave home or the office. Moovit says a large percentage of us travel the… This story continues at The Next Web

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While Facebook may be celebrating Friend’s Day – its anniversary – it looks like not all is well in the social media world: Twitter appears to be experiences outages across the globe. Down Detector is showing multiple reports of service interruptions in different locations. These outages happen from time to time, but it’s pretty ironic this one happened on Facebook’s birthday. We’ve contacted Twitter for more information, and will update this post if we hear back.

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According to corroborating reports from The Information and Business Insider, GitHub is having major internal issues about which way to steer the company. According to both reports, GitHub brass wants to score more enterprise contracts, which are lucrative. Others at GitHub want to continue on its current trajectory and focus efforts on helping developers get what they need from the platform. While not specifically laid out, the reports also suggest the move towards enterprise would be a culture change for GitHub. Both also suggest that while GitHub operates profitably, VC backers want it to accelerate its monetary growth via enterprise… This story continues at The Next Web

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The upcoming spectrum license auction has been talked about in tech circles as the ideal opportunity for T-Mobile, or less likely, Sprint, to improve its network by picking up low-band spectrum licenses to compete with the likes of AT&T and Verizon. Spectrum licenses were never easy to come by, as made apparent by Dish Network’s reported use of shell companies to snatch spectrum away from T-Mobile at the last auction, and at a heavy discount to boot. As hard as it was to acquire spectrum in the past, it may be even harder now for T-Mobile as Comcast has just entered… This story continues at The Next Web

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Android wear is getting a big update today that will add a few much-wanted features – especially if you have a recent model. Most interestingly, Android Wear is finally adding speaker support – meaning you can finally be the spy you always wanted to be and take phone calls from your wrirst. The feature is only available on two watches for now – the Huawai Wtch and the ASUS Zenwatch 2 – but we assume future models will begin making the hardware a priority. Meanwhile, Google is expanding voice support for sending messages. While before it was basically just limited… This story continues at The Next Web

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Have you ever played six degrees of Kevin Bacon? Well, as it turns out, you probably need a lot less than six degrees to get to him when you throw Facebook in the mix. According to a report from Facebook’s research team, the average degrees of separation between regular folks on the platform is less than 3.5. This is down from the research done five years ago, which had the average degrees of separation at 3.74. Each person in the world (at least among the 1.59 billion people active on Facebook) is connected to every other person by an average… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple Pay is now available at over two million retail locations, and is currently rolling out to Chick Fil A, Au Bon Pair and Crate & Barrel. In-app, online shoe retailer Zappos is also expected to work Apple Pay into the mix for checkout. Just yesterday, Square’s new NFC card reader became available in Apple Sores nationwide, which should serve to accelerate the growth of mobile payments. Similarly, other retailers like KFC and Starbucks are planning Apple Pay integration sometime this year. If you’re not sure where Apple Pay is accepted, I suggest downloading Pay Finders. It’s an app that… This story continues at The Next Web

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Diversity is a tricky thing to get right, demonstrated well this week when a man sacked from Yahoo in 2014 filed a lawsuit against his former employer for gender discrimination. This, in a company where 76 percent of leadership roles were done by men in January 2015 and 62 percent of staff were male. Slack, meanwhile, has been beavering away since it released its first diversity report in September last year trying to work out how it can do better. We are trying to change the culture that can make Silicon Valley feel like an unwelcome place for many people. Part of… This story continues at The Next Web

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Bing for iPhone and Android is getting a bit more contextual, and will now find you deals, nearby gas prices or let you scan barcodes to compare prices. The price scanner tool lets you scan any item, which returns results from major retailers like Target, Amazon and Walmart. You can launch it by long-pressing the search icon in the Bing app, or using 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s/6s Plus. GasBuddy is providing the real-time gas price comparisons in your area, and all you have to do is search for ‘gas’ or select gas from the ‘near me’ carousel. Bing’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ready for a professional upgrade? Get all the tools you need to ace the PMP and CAPM qualification exams with the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Training offer, now just $49.99, on TNW Deals. You’ll learn how to control project costs, mitigate project risk, estimate time budgets, develop a project plan, and meet milestones on time. Whether you’re already working in project management or want to break in, these skills and certifications will impress current and prospective employers alike. Learn to not only earn the Project Management Professional, but knock out projects on time and under budget in this comprehensive… This story continues at The Next Web

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Canonical’s Ubuntu OS perhaps isn’t the household name that iOS and Android are, but as each year passes, it inches closer to its dream of a fully converged platform – one that runs the same core code across all of its devices. In part, it’s already achieved this with the launch of its latest BQ (M10) tablet, but it’s a flexibility that’s yet to be fully supported on smartphones. For this tablet, it means you get a custom-designed UI, not a stretched version of the smartphone version, and if you dock it or plug it into a monitor, the UI… This story continues at The Next Web

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There’s endless ways to find design inspiration out there, but how about letting it all come to you every time you open a new tab? Muzli’s updated extension does exactly that, bringing you the best of a number of inspirational sites, news and design sources so you can get a dose of creativity on each new tab. The extension curates a number of ‘top’ interesting stories and designs every day for you to look at, as well as offering you a selection of sites to keep up with; you’re able to add and remove as many as you like. I already… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’m trying to stay away from the circus that is this year’s US elections, but there’s one thing I can’t resist: this website that lets you blow a trumpet in the Donald Trump’s face. The way his hair blows is just so perfect. ➤ Trump Donald

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Tech companies are making a helluva lot of money. In fact, in terms of market capitalization Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook are now all beating their closest competitors: the oil companies. Yes, tech is bigger than oil, and you can see just how much money these companies are making every second with this data visualization from trading information portal Penny Stocks Lab. Click above to view the full version [h/t PennyStocksLab]. Combined, they’re making more than $2,000 profit per second, or over $140,000 a minute. Of course, not all tech is the same, and Apple takes home a pretty whopping 50 percent… This story continues at The Next Web

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