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Just another day on the internet. Someone, somewhere decided to test out their speaker system by playing a sound clip of what appears to be the world’s single loudest orgasm. It’s just a short clip – probably cutting off just before the neighbors came crashing through the door to ask what the hell was going on. Oh, by the way, I know it’s fake. The original is just way less fun.

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A few years ago we realized that people tend to spend most of their waking hours at work. And if that is true wouldn’t it make sense if the office would be a place even more comfortable and awesome than their homes? That kinda made sense to us, so we strive to make the TNW offices as comfortable and cool as possible. We have nice couches, fresh fruit and an overal good atmosphere. And music. You need good music. Not all day, because people want to focus on their work, but often around 5pm someone will start the Sonos and… This story continues at The Next Web

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I was out of cereal for breakfast this morning, which kind of sucked. However, it’s good to remember there are always people out there having a worse time than you. This truck driver in Russia is a perfect case in point. Just driving along with a load of yellow paint. In an unlucky turn of events, the truck crashed into something – dropping its entire load all over the highway and into the cabin. The best/worst part of the video is that while he’s stuck in the truck, someone still thought it would be funny to document everything for us, the… This story continues at The Next Web

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WhatsApp took its own sweet time to introduce end-to-end encryption for keeping users’ data private – something that rival services offered a long time ago. But as it turns out, the service isn’t entirely secure as it still doesn’t do a great job of erasing your messages when you delete them. iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski noted in a blog post that deleted WhatsApp messages leave behind a forensic trace on your device, allowing anyone with physical access to your phone or backups of its data in the cloud to retrieve your conversations. In addition to being stored on your phone, these… This story continues at The Next Web

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Not so long ago, people used to actively complain when an online video was filmed in portrait mode. Nearly all video was viewed landscape and these viewing habits dictated the format. However, in just the past year or so, this silent yet pervasive trend has been completely flipped. A very important reason for this change has been Snapchat and their dogged insistence on pushing portrait video. Embracing vertical video poses technical challenges for brands who would like to repurpose their video content on other platforms. This change also requires a different artistic eye and thematic bent. This article will illustrate… This story continues at The Next Web

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I love watching YouTube videos on my phone, but I don’t like being restricted to having the app open to enjoy them: why can’t I have it play clips in the background or in a small window while I continue to browse Reddit or flip through my to-do lists? That’s where Flytube comes in handy. This clever Android app plays YouTube videos in a pop-up window that can sit on top of any other app or your homescreen, so you can multi-task like a champ. Once you’ve set it up, Flytube will load every time you tap a link to… This story continues at The Next Web

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GIFs are great. And they’re everywhere. We use them at Buffer in our customer service tweets, our emails, our Slack channel. We include GIFs in marketing emails and team announcements. Anywhere there’s a message; there’s the chance for a GIF. And what’s more, we’ve found GIFs get great results! GIFs in tweets are one of our top tips for more Twitter engagement. One of our most popular transactional emails we send to customers features a GIF. Want to know how to create GIFs yourself? And know when and where to share them? We’ve collected all the best tools, tips, and tricks… This story continues at The Next Web

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Want to make half a million dollars disappear in no time? Try using a VPN in the UAE and the government will fine you that amount right quick. Last week, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued a new federal law that bans the use of VPNs for any sort of digital crime, which includes obscuring your IP address and accessing blocked services: Whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address) by using a false address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sure, Pokémon Go is the only game people want to play right now. But come August 9, the world will have another incredible title to obsess over. No Man’s Sky, developed by indie studio Hello Games, is a procedurally generated survival adventure set in space, that will see players explore 18 quintillion planets in an attempt to reach the center of the galaxy. The game has a brand new trailer that gives you a glimpse of some of the alien lands, poisonous plants and massive dinosaur-like creatures you’ll encounter and – and hopefully, live to tell the tale. Personally, I… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Samsung Note 7 is believed to be on its way, and one Redditor with a good track record of Samsung leaks is dumping all the details in an AMA. Samsung’s Note 7 is said to have 4GB RAM and 64GB Memory standard, and a “body is similar to the S7 edge” with rounded edges and a nearly edge-to-edge display. Blue with a gold bezel will be the flagship model, while a black unit with a grey or silver bezel will also be available. The gold option is said to be international only. The 12-megapixel camera has a slow motion feature… This story continues at The Next Web

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Proving the sharing economy is dominating every aspect of our lives, we now have an app for cleaning up dog poop. The new app, Pooper (seriously), is designed to keep dog owners from having to pick up after their four-legged friends when they do their business. Its motto? “Your dog’s poop in someone else’s hands.” Well, if you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York anyway. “There’s been a mixture of real excitement and skepticism,” said the Pooper creators in a press release. “But we think the debate over whether the app is real is definitely a net positive… This story continues at The Next Web

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Whether you’re playing Pokémon Go, texting, sending an email, or just checking out fantasy baseball scores. In some cases, this leads to dire consequences. Design firm Büro North created a concept to help avoid these kinds of new-age accidents — a street tile that alerts phone users when they’re approaching danger. Smart Tactile Paving, a concept that would alert walkers — much like a street light — when they’re nearing traffic with the standard red, yellow, green system. The only difference is, this alert will be placed at your feet within easy viewing distance for those with their heads down. It’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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Have you ever been curious what the person in front of you in line at Chipotle is thinking about while Snapchatting? Now you can find out with Whatsgoodly. Whatsgoodly claims to be “the largest database of millennial attitudes,” and is now searchable by anyone. Via a familiar Google-ish search bar (and corresponding ‘I’m feeling Goodly’ button), you can find surveys on just about anything. Those surveys were filled out by millennials, all done via ‘micropolls’ on college campuses across the United States. Whatsgoodly CEO and Founder Adam Halper says “In just under a year we’ve collected more survey responses from… This story continues at The Next Web

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According to a new report, Apple’s mysterious car project is now focusing on software, and may end up serving as a platform for existing manufacturers. It’s said Apple has hired Dan Dodge, the former head of BlackBerry Ltd.’s automotive software division (and former CEO of QNX, which BlackBerry acquired) to lead the charge. He’s said to report directly to new ‘Titan’ boss Bob Mansfield. There could still be an autonomous car in the works, though: The initiative is now prioritizing the development of an autonomous driving system, though it’s not abandoning efforts to design its own vehicle. That leaves options… This story continues at The Next Web

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According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, the reason we don’t have actual TV channels on the Apple TV is because the company tried to strong-arm networks — and failed. Apple’s Senior Vice President Eddy Cue is said to have taken the wrong approach. In one meeting, he reportedly told TV executives that “time is on my side.” Cue is also accused of bluffing executives by claiming other networks — specifically Disney and Fox — were already signed up. The company also refused to show off the Apple TV interface, or “sketch it on the back of a… This story continues at The Next Web

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Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Reddit yesterday to participate in an AMA (ask me anything) in the pro-Trump sub-reddit, r/The_Donald. The AMA, for the most part, royally sucked. Trump answered a total of 12 rather weak questions and stuck to broad generalities rather than diving into specifics. Curious though — and far more interesting than the AMA itself — was the post-AMA thread where r/The_Donald subscribers accused Reddit administrators of censoring the Trump session by artificially inflating (upvoting), or deflating (downvoting) the vote counts, as well as shielding it from the front page — a move that would have… This story continues at The Next Web

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Web design sounds like a simple principle, but it’s not easy — and there’s a lot to it. There’s a GitHub repo that promises to get you up and running in as little as four minutes. Really, its a base for a tutorial that seems to show how the website you end up on was built. It walks you through things like text formatting, adding custom font styles and background colors. Will you be qualified for a front-end Web developer position after your four minute tutorial? No, but you’ll have a better idea of how that type of job works.… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’ll be the first to say this is a first-world problem, but it’s been bothering me for a while: Android’s navigation bar – the space with three virtual buttons at the bottom on many phones – is pointless. They waste space, add nothing to the experience, and sometimes hinder it too. Why Google and others use them It all started with the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0, for you weirdos who prefer numbers to desserts), when Google decided Android phones would look better if they didn’t have any buttons on their fronts (Microsoft has since adopted the style for Windows Phone as… This story continues at The Next Web

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Starting today, Chicago’s annual music festival Lollapalooza kicks off at around 7pm ET. If you can’t make it to Chicago to catch the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, Major Lazer, Bloc Party, M83, A$AP Ferg and others, have no fear, Red Bull is here to save the day. To watch, grab the Red Bull TV app, or you can stream it on the web. There are app solutions for nearly anything you can throw at it, like Android, iOS, Kindle Fire and Windows 10, or you can stream from your living room using Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sony is making a lantern for camping, but it’s also a speaker — and costs $800. The ‘Glass Sound Speaker’ (what a terribly boring name) is a lantern up top, but basically speaker everywhere else. Just under the lighting module is a two-inch woofer for midrange sound, while the top of the glass cylinder has a “translucent passive radiator” for deeper tones. There are also three pillars that vibrate the glass to produce “realistic” sound. Speakers can also be connected, like Sonos, and work in tandem. Sony also has a proprietary app for iOS and Android called SongPal that can… This story continues at The Next Web

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Way back in the mid-90s. people around the world were breaking their heads about this weird new technology that was taking the world by storm — the Internet. It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when people were still writing about the internet with a capital I, while using terms like ‘cybervoyagers’. In 1995, MTV decided it was time to let their audience in on this hidden secret — and what better way to do it than by opening a can of celebrities? Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Sandra Bullock, Ozzy Osbourne, Moby and — yes — Coolio, they’re all… This story continues at The Next Web

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Here’s something you probably don’t want: future Apple iOS devices may have a rotary wheel on them, much like the Digital Crown on an Apple Watch. Via a recently published patent application (discovered by Patently Apple), we find that Apple may put a ‘rotary input’ add-on for its hardware. According to the patent, this spinning wheel will allow you to do things like zoom in on text, lock or unlock your device, adjust volume and scroll through pages. And it’s a terrible idea. The Digital Crown on the Watch does most of what is described in the patent, but it’s necessary; such a small… This story continues at The Next Web

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When New York City launched its public Wi-Fi kiosks, our ears perked at the sound of 300 megabits per second… for free! And while you may be using this speedy Wi-Fi to download an MTA subway map or look for cool new restaurants to check out, some men are here to remind you why we can’t have nice things. In June, homeless men and school kids were reportedly using LinkNYC’s kiosks to stream porn (and on occasion, masturbate along it) on the city’s dime. This lead LinkNYC to add filters to block inappropriate content from being accessed via these kiosks,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Wikipedia is getting a fresh new look on Android and set of features, following up on an update to the iOS app a few months ago. The main screen of the app now shows you an ‘explore’ feed which will recommend photos, articles and other content based on your previous reads and current events.  The feed is divided into Google Now like cards depending on the type of suggestion. “In the news” occupies the top of of your feed. As you’d expect, it includes new or updated articles based on current news ‘Trending articles’ includes the five most popular articles of… This story continues at The Next Web

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God knows Facebook is the only reason you remember most of your friends’ birthdays. Well, the company is now taking advantage of that monopoly by introducing birthday recap videos, according to TechCrunch. Recently Facebook’s been on a roll with automated videos. It introduced the ever popular friendship videos in February, and more recently created a nifty slideshow tool. Then there’s the older new years videos as well. In its usual style, Facebook’s birthday recap videos are cutesy and colorful, automatically editing in photos from your life over the past year as well as comments you’ve gotten on your wall. For that… This story continues at The Next Web

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