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Amazon’s been on a bit of a roll with its cheap tablets; this year’s Fire HD 8 is one of the best you can buy right now on a tight budget. Now the company is bringing the same value to a larger screen size with the new $150 Fire HD 10. I was able to briefly demo the tablet in person, and it looks like another solid offering, especially considering Amazon has actually dropped the price compared to the previous HD 10. The specs are very respectable for the price point: 10.1-inch FullHD display (1920 x 1200) 224 ppi 32/64… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPad,Amazon

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Software engineer Quoc Le grew up in rural Vietnam, in a small village that had no electricity till he was nine. But that didn’t stop him eventually becoming a PhD candidate at Stanford in 2007, working out a strategy that would let software learn things by itself. Academics had begun to report promising but very slow results with a method known as deep learning, which uses networks of simulated neurons. Le found a way to speed that method up significantly—by building simulated neural networks 100 times larger that could process thousands of times more data. It was an approach practical… This story continues at The Next Web

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Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported. The Pirate Bay has since confessed its sins on its official blog, claiming the JavaScript mining implementation was “only a test” as part of their efforts to “get rid of all the ads” clustered on their site. “[W]e also need enough money to keep the site running,” the admins said. But should you feel this excuse isn’t cutting it for you – and if you want to stop other websites from doing… This story continues at The Next Web

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Several months after Apple announced the new and improved iOS 11 at Wolrdwide Developers Conference, the company is at long last gearing up to release the revamped version of its operating system for mobile. But there might be a nasty surprize in store for some iPhone users. While Apple has been running beta tests with the latest iteration of iOS for some time now, updating to the official version 11 could slow down – and perhaps even make unusable – a series of apps that are yet to be optimized for the new release. This is admittedly a nuisance, if… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS,iPhone

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Facebook is in the middle of a fraught battle. No, it’s not over the pernicious tide of fake news surging onto our newsfeeds, nor is it about privacy issues on the platform. Rather, it pertains to how the social media giant deals with the open source community, the code it releases to the world, and one cool piece of software called React. Put simply, React is a JavaScript library that makes it easier for developers to write sophisticated front-ends. It was built by an engineer at Facebook, and in 2013, Facebook released it to the developer community under an open-source… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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We need to double food production by 2050, and resources are running scarce. Can AI help fix the problem?

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While there have been numerous attempts to enable wireless charging in mobile devices, the closest we’ve come to a market-ready solution is Qi charging, which still requires you to either have a specially designed phone or case, as well as a pad on which to place your handset. Now, Pi, a new startup founded by MIT alumni, has demonstrated a desktop charger that can power up your gadgets up to a foot away in any direction, without requiring any physical contact. Sure, your phones and tablets will require custom cases or support for resonant induction like the new iPhones have… This story continues at The Next Web

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Having tested a bunch of wireless earphones over the past few months, I’ve been glad to not have to wrestle with a cable that tangles in seconds in my pocket. But I haven’t been particularly impressed by the sound of sets that cost between $150 and $200. That’s why I’m excited to hear what Shure has in store. The pro audio brand has just launched its new SE112 and SE215 Bluetooth buds, which cost $100 and $149 respectively. Now, these aren’t truly wireless as the buds are connected with a short cable – but hopefully they’ll manage to pump out… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple is usually lauded for raising the bar for product and interface design, since way before it launched the first iPhone. But designer Ryan Lau has noticed a number of design issues in iOS 11 which lead him to believe that the company’s software development division is no longer paying as much attention to detail as it once used to. And he’s right. In an exhaustive post over at Hacker Noon, Lau lists several gross inconsistencies in UI elements, ranging from font rendering problems to alignment issues and buggy or redundant animation across iOS’ core interface and bundled apps. They… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS

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Keybase, a tool for creating a secure online identity and privately messaging others, has launched Teams, an end-to-end encrypted group chat app that closely resembles Slack. Built by the folks behind OkCupid and SparkNotes, the service is currently in alpha, is completely free and promises to keep conversations hidden from prying eyes, even if your company’s servers are hacked. That’s because messages and files shared through Teams are encrypted the moment they’re sent, and stay encrypted when they’re received. Keybase Teams is currently free to use for the time being, though it told Fortune that it’ll eventually begin charging businesses… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Slack

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A popular extension that helps gamers buy and sell digital goods on the Steam platform is now attempting to track their movements all over the web. Steam Inventory Helper, or SIH, today prompted users to accept new permissions that, according to Redditor ‘wartab,’ would: Monitor when you are entering the site, where you are coming from on this site, when you are leaving the site, when you are clicking something, when you are moving your mouse (which they even failed to do properly), when you are having focus in an input, and you are pressing a key! It is not monitoring… This story continues at The Next Web

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The recent Equifax data breach has prompted a congressional review of the company’s security practices. This follows the announcement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is also investigating the company. What, at first, appeared to be a situation where Equifax was as much the victim as more than 140 million people whose data was potentially leaked, it now seems like the company didn’t take the most basic of precautions to safeguard our data. So far the inquiry has made the company look buffoonish. In one particularly jarring revelation it’s been reported that a server in Argentina, by which attackers could… This story continues at The Next Web

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While I’m generally cynical when it comes to most fintech startups (I’m British – cynicism is my default position), I’m a huge fan of Monzo. This UK-only banking startup lets you track your spending through a gorgeous mobile application, as well as spend with abandon while overseas without incurring any fees. Monzo, like many fintech startups, hasn’t fully developed its infrastructure yet. When it comes to spending money through the cards, it depends on a third-party payment processor called Global Processing Services (GPS), which is based in Dubai. Monzo isn’t alone in this. Other hot fintech startups that depend on… This story continues at The Next Web

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Microsoft is holding an event on October 3 to discuss the latest on its mixed reality efforts. The company has just sent out press invites for the event, which will take place in San Francisco. Mixed Reality head honcho Alex Kipman will be there to elaborate on and show off the “final Windows Mixed Reality experience coming this holiday to Windows 10 PCs” .The company will likely show off virtual reality headsets from its partners, but don’t get your hopes up for a new HoloLens; The Verge reports the company isn’t expected to show off a new model at the event.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft

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Augmented Reality is used to define technology that creates a computer-generated image that the user can see in the real world. A physical environment is created whereby the elements therein are augmented and extracted through real-world sensory inputs such as audio, video, graphics or GPS data. The computers involved are used to manipulate and modify the user’s view of reality. This enhances the user’s current perception of reality in comparison to virtual reality which replaces the real world with a partially interfered and simulated one. Advancement of Augmented Reality over the years In 1961, Morton Heilig, a cinematographer developed an… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple’s iOS 11 rolls out to everyone tomorrow, but it turns out you’ll have to wait a bit longer if you want to use one of its headlining features, Apple Pay Cash. The company quietly announced the feature is “coming this fall with an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4,” for devices in the US.  There’s no word on when it will arrive in other regions. The feature is Apple’s take on Venmo-style cash transactions. Facebook Messenger has had money transfer since early 2015, and as someone who uses the feature all the time, there’s definitely a certain convenience… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple Pay,iOS,Apple

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AI will be the next general purpose technology (GPT), according to experts. Beyond the disruption of business and data – things that many of us don’t have a need to care about – AI is going to change the way most people live, as well. As a GPT, AI is predicted to integrate within our entire society in the next few years, and become entirely mainstream — like electricity and the internet. The field of AI research has the potential to fundamentally change more technologies than, arguably, anything before it. While electricity brought illumination and the internet revolutionized communication, machine-learning… This story continues at The Next Web

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Huawei is taking a playful swipe at the iPhone X with a recent little Facebook ad. It’s really rather cringey, but at least it tells us a bit about what to expect for its next flagship, the Mate 10. The ad pokes fun at the iPhone X’s FaceID, using a rather crestfallen clown emoji to imply FaceID won’t be very reliable. Meanwhile, a caption below the post says “Let’s face it, facial recognition isn’t for everyone.”  While I agree with that sentiment, let’s hope Huawei doesn’t end up copying Apple a few years down the road and having to eat… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple,Huawei

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Retail is changing at breakneck speed. While it’s become pretty clear that brick and mortar is here to stay, it’s becoming much more difficult for brands to compete in a saturated omnichannel retail market. In fact, 92 percent of American’s retail shopping still occurs offline, meaning offline retailers that try to move at the pace of the industry stand to pick up a good number of customers and potential revenue. So what are the ways that retailers are making strides to change for an evolving market? Some of the biggest involve technologies deployed to help support business functions and increase… This story continues at The Next Web

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Right now, you can unpack all the means that have put Cisco at the head of the integrated networking game with this Complete Cisco Mastery learning bundle, now on sale for just $74 from TNW Deals.

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VideoBlocks has been offering savvy creatives an alternative to the traditional Getty and Shutterstock’s of this world with their Netflix-like stock media service. All-you-can-eat subscription packages for video, audio, and images has seen the company and its smorgasbord of content outgrow its current branding. Step forward StoryBlocks, a new brand that will allow the company to bring all of their content libraries together. StoryBlocks CEO, TJ Leonard told me in a recent podcast interview how they wanted to provide a one-stop-shop for digital storytelling. Essentially, this new identity and image marketplace advances their mission of supporting the mass creative class.… This story continues at The Next Web

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While technophiles might have to wait a few more years (but not really) for most Android phone makers to gather the courage to put a notch at the top of the display – like Apple did with the iPhone X (pronounced ‘ten’) – there might be an app that will help you simulate this awkward-looking interface right about now. One terribly bored programmer has found a solution to the notch-envy every Android user must be feeling when peeking at the gorgeous X. Developed by GitHub user idoideas, XOutOf10 is an amusing app that lets you simulate the iPhone X notch… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,iPhone

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Now this is an ironic flub-up. Popular utility tool CCleaner (short for ‘Crap Cleaner’), which promises to clean up your system for enhanced performance, was hacked to distribute malware directly to its users, Cisco Talos reports. The app, which touts more than two billion downloads and over two million active users according to parent company Avast, was infected with a malicious payload that made it possible to download and execute other suspicious software, including ransomware and keyloggers. While developer Piriform and Avast have already confirmed the attack, the good thing is that there is currently no evidence to suggest the exploit was… This story continues at The Next Web

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So much for Google’s vows to deliver an ad-free watching experience for its premium YouTube Red service. Peeved users have taken to Reddit to voice their frustration the search engine giant has begun displaying ads in its paid Red subscription service, which promised to deliver original content unobstructed by any promo materials. Here are a couple of mildly annoying examples from users: As you can see in the screenshots, the service now runs ads both on the home page and underneath certain clips. One user who reached out to Google to express his dissatisfaction with the development, shared the following… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube,Google

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