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The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, which is where CSSReference.io comes in. This site is a comprehensive reference guide to the CSS properties you’re most likely to use. There are a lot of these, like the authoritative and (justifiably) respected Mozilla Developer Network. But what separates CSSReference.io from the pack is that it’s actually… This story continues at The Next Web

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Internet registry company dotHealth today officially released the .health domain for medical websites. The .health domain works just like .com or other top level domain extensions, though sites can only register for one after being validated as a qualified member of the health industry. Some of the largest names in medicine and tech, including Pfizer and Google, have already registered for .health domains. Jose Ignacio Rasco, CEO of dotHealth, had this to say: While education has .edu and organizations have .org, there has never been an identifiable place people could go for focused, meaningful health information online. Searching for health information… This story continues at The Next Web

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As hardware and software evolve further away from their 8-bit beginnings, preserving the past in a medium worthy of the present gets harder to do. To keep the essence of the artform alive, games need to remain playable — even decades after their initial release. This, obviously, is easier said than done. So what are our options? Each of the three major console manufacturers have their own solutions. Nintendo: Older games? Have this niche console! Until recently, Nintendo consoles were compatible with one previous generation. The Wii can play GameCube games, the Wii U can play Wii games, and the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Look, I get it, a lot of us barely have enough money to spend on bills and normal expenses, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be working on systems and using services that can help save us some money here and there. In the wonderful world of app stores, there are quite a few out there that can help you save a little cash money and while the immediate benefit may not seem that impressive, it’s when you extrapolate your savings that you can see it really start to pay off. I’ve compiled a list of five apps that all… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google’s Street View has captured 360-degree imagery of roads everywhere, but there’s one place that’s been strictly off-limits: outer space. That frontier has now been crossed. Google had launched a Street View tour of the International Space Station – cheekily dubbed Outer Space View – captured over by Astronaut Thomas Pequet during a six-month mission. The imagery includes notes with more information on life in the ISS, including how the astronauts eat and work out. As you can imagine, collecting 360-degree photos using a camera floating around in freefall isn’t easy, so Google and Nasa teamed up to figure out… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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YouTube TV launched to much fanfare earlier in the year, but it was only available in a handful of cities. Now the service is expanding to nine new markets. Starting today, the DC, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, and Charlotte metropolitan areas will have access to the service. That joins New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, and Chicago. YouTube says that its service now covers “over a third” of the country. There are still plenty of major metro areas left out – not to mention people who live outside of cities –… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube

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Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have both opined about the dangers posed by artificial intelligence, with Musk famously comparing it to “summoning a demon,” and Hawking suggesting it could end mankind. But when they said that, I don’t think they were talking about an undercooked chicken leg. That’s right, AI is making its presence felt in all parts of life, and nowhere is this more pronounced than in the kitchen. I’m not talking about the wide variety of AI-powered kitchen tools (like Samsung’s ludicrous smart Family Hub 2.0), too. Today, MIT announced it had created an artificial intelligence program that… This story continues at The Next Web

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China today announced plans to become the global leader in AI research and development. It will increase government spending on core AI programs to $22 billion in the next few years, with plans to spend nearly $60 billion per year by 2025. The announcement sends a clear message: this is the age of artificial intelligence. Reuters reports the Chinese government will soon put forth AI regulations in areas concerning safety, implementation, and control. The US issued a similar statement last year in a White House review of the future of AI. The US and China lead the field in both private-sector… This story continues at The Next Web

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We all have a superpower fantasy. We all wish we could fly or read minds or perform any of a series of extraordinary feats. However, there are talents exhibited by ordinary men and women just like you that seem almost superhuman – and they can offer some very real advantages for those who can master them. Speed reading is one of those amazing talents that almost anyone can develop with the right training and initiative. The training part is covered if you pick up this award-winning speed reading learning bundle, which is on sale right now for only $19 (over 90 percent… This story continues at The Next Web

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One of the biggest barriers to realizing Elon Musk’s bold infrastructure ambitions is regulatory. Expansive, underground tunnels and hyperloops are largely untested technologies, and the legal framework simply isn’t there to bring it to life. But according to Elon Musk, things are picking up pace, and his ‘Boring Company’ has apparently gained “verbal approval” to build a hyperloop stretching from Washington D.C., to New York City. Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017 City center to city center in each case,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Japanese cosmetics maker Shu Uemura recently revealed a holiday beauty line patterned after — of all things — the Super Mario Bros games. It’s the crossover you never wanted and never expected, and it’ll be out in Japan in November. According to Kakuyasu Uchiide, Shu’s artistic director, the connection between the two brands is based in … well, I’m not sure exactly: This collection is not so much about creating, but it is about playing. I want people to be able to play with their individual style. I really want to show what is our spirit, our DNA, our creativity.… This story continues at The Next Web

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In post-crisis Spain things are beginning to pick up. The country is the 4th destination for international tech talent and Barcelona, the second largest city after Madrid, is ranked at number 5 of 60 European startup hubs in Europe by the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Attracted by the lifestyle, a relatively low cost of living, and dozens upon dozens of co-working spaces, you’ll find many startups, “digital nomads” and European entrepreneurs operating in the city. Nevertheless, unemployment in the country is still hovering at 17.8 percent. Youth unemployment is at a staggering 38.6 percent – and this means that there… This story continues at The Next Web

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Editor’s note: Canada Day 2017 marks the sesquicentennial of Confederation. While the anniversary is a chance to reflect on the past, The Conversation Canada asked some of our academic authors to imagine what our world will be like in 2167 – or “Canada +150”. Scientist Robert Hanner looks at how an emerging technology of today will be part of our everyday life in the next century. A Canadian technology that can identify a substance by scanning it — as a character in Star Trek might — could become a crucial tool to capture DNA data in the environment and protect… This story continues at The Next Web

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In a shocking turn of events, Europol has revealed that the National Dutch Police had surreptitiously taken over and operated the second largest drug marketplace on the dark web, Hansa, for at least a month now. “Months of preparation and coordination have resulted today, 20 July 2017, in the takedown of two of the largest criminal Dark Web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa,” Europol said in a press release. #NEWS Press event today (16:00 CET) on major intl cybercrime action w/ @TheJusticeDept & @FBI🎥Live-streamed on https://t.co/8u3XvqMNew pic.twitter.com/uxbN4quz2L — Europol (@Europol) July 20, 2017 The news follows the unexpected disappearance of the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google is making it even easier to look up the dictionary definition of words straight into Search. It appears the company has quietly updated the dictionary box in Search to include its own search function. While the change might seem somewhat counter-intuitive and unnecessarily meta, it makes it easier to look up multiple words at a time without having to fill in a new Search query each time. We’re not entirely certain when the Big G rolled out the update, but this is how the revamped dictionary box looks now: Despite this minor modification, the feature practically works exactly like… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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Machine-learning algorithms made possible by a combination of deep learning and artificial intelligence has dominated 2017. The dramatic rises in consumer expectation levels are also forcing businesses to simplify and personalize everything in a bid to remain relevant to their tech savvy customers. We now have access to unlimited music to accompany us on our travels thanks to all-you-can eat packages offered by the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. However, discovery algorithms on these digital services could never replace the art of manually creating your playlist, or could they? Music fans will have fond memories of the Nick Hornby… This story continues at The Next Web

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It has been years since the intercom began falling out of style, but thanks to Raspberry Pi and Google – it might be making a comeback… sort of. True to his passion to bring vintage and modern technology together, recreational tinkerer Martin Mander decided to convert an antiquated 1986 Radio Shack intercom he copped for a puny £4 into a legitimate wall-mounted Google voice assistant. To put this quirky smart speaker together, Mander removed the old parts from the box and replaced them with a Raspberry Pi board and a Google AIY (like DIY, but for AI) kit. While the parts did… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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The 19th of August 2016 was marked as a very exciting event for Samsung and the fans of Samsung’s higher-end devices but, at the same time, also marked a devastating moment in this brand’s life. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched last year came with brand new features that got everyone excited. Thousands rushed to get their hands on this new device. Just as people started to enjoy the new features introduced by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, however, problems also started to develop that not only caused concern amongst the millions of Samsung fans but also gave them… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung

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The act of withdrawing money from an ATM has largely remained the same, ever since Barclays Bank introduced the first “Hole in the wall” in London, way back in 1967. But now it’s about to see a radical update with CashDash — a range of ATMs launching in London where your debit card is your smartphone. To withdraw cash, you first need to download the CashDash app, and top up your virtual wallet with funds. When you get to the ATM, you key in your phone number, and authorize the transaction on your phone. The machine will then spurt out… This story continues at The Next Web

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Time and again, we hear of incidents involving identity theft, stealing of account passwords, installation of malware from web sources, and even ransomware. All of these security breaches have a certain attack vector in common, and that is social engineering – when you’re tricked into clicking on a link you’re not supposed to, and when you open files or applications from dubious sources. It’s an easy mistake to make, especially when the website looks legitimate, but it’s also easy to avoid — if you know what SSL is. If you think about it, you’ll probably recall that there’s a green… This story continues at The Next Web

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Robots have been taking our jobs since the 1960s. So why are politicians and business leaders only now becoming so worried about robots causing mass unemployment? It comes down to the question of what a robot really is. While science fiction has often portrayed robots as androids carrying out tasks in the much the same way as humans, the reality is that robots take much more specialised forms. Traditional 20th century robots were automated machines and robotic arms building cars in factories. Commercial 21st century robots are supermarket self-checkouts, automated guided warehouse vehicles, and even burger-flipping machines in fast-food restaurants.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Yael Eisenstat has an interesting past. She ‘came out’ as a long term CIA employee in January 2017 after Donald Trump delivered a poorly received speech in front of the C.I.A. Memorial Wall. She didn’t intend to be sensationalist or release state secrets like some previous ex-secret service employees who revealed their identity, rather she had had enough of Trumps stream of insults to her country and hoped that her actions could make a difference. She has advised vice-presidents and major corporate companies and now works at New York University as an adjunct professor. Whilst at the eccentric and eclectic Tech… This story continues at The Next Web

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Since last August, India has been championing its Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a simplified system that lets people pay for purchases and transfer money instantly via mobile across banks. And now, Uber’s taking advantage of it by allowing users to pay for rides using UPI. That’s huge, because it negates the need for passengers to add a credit or debit card, and also takes digital wallets – a growing phenomenon in India, with major players like PayTM, Freecharge and Mobikwik – out of the equation. With that, Uber is the latest major global player to adopt UPI; Truecaller introduced a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Uber

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If the recent cyber attacks have taught us anything, it is that most people are dangerously unprepared for them. Cyber security should be at the forefront of virtually every industry yet it is often treated as an afterthought. Small businesses are in a particularly disadvantaged position. Even so, many are unaware of the dangers they are already facing. The truth is that an estimated 43 percent of cyber-attacks target small businesses, so there are many lessons to be learnt here. 1.Attacks are random and unpredictable Cyber-attacks cannot really be predicted, unless we are talking about very specific targets which constantly… This story continues at The Next Web

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Emergency averted. Following reports from concerned users experiencing abrupt reboots when dialing the emergency hotline 911 from their all-new OnePlus 5 handsets, the Chinese phonemaker has managed to promptly patch the glaring bug. “We have been in touch with the customer and have tested a software update that has resolved the issue,” a spokesperson for OnePlus told TNW. “We will be rolling out the software update shortly,” he assured. The issue first became apparent after one OnePlus 5 owner took to Reddit to warn users about the vulnerability. Following his post, many other users reported being able to reproduce the… This story continues at The Next Web

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