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We reported in September that the UK was making the installation of EV chargers a prerequisite for newly built homes and offices. But now it’s official, with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally announcing the initiative at the CBI annual conference. From 2022, new homes and buildings such as supermarkets, shopping malls, and workplaces will be required to install electric vehicle charging points.  Specifically, new office blocks will need to install a charge point for every five parking spaces, and the regulations also apply to large scale renovations with over ten parking spaces.    If you’re just getting going, here’s 4…This story continues at The Next Web

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Time and again, I see too many businesses overlooking their email signatures when communicating with customers. You might think that this small detail at the end of every email you send is insignificant. But just think about it — it’s at the end of every email you send. And with 310 billion emails expected to be sent and received every day in 2021, you want your emails to stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression. That’s why I’m going to convince you that your email signature is the handiest tool you have for boosting customer satisfaction. #1…This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple is making a car. Maybe. Supposedly. Probably? Rumors about the mythical Apple Car, codenamed ‘Project Titan,‘ have been making the rounds for a good 6+ years now, with the project reportedly stagnating and pivoting multiple times. Now the latest batch of rumors suggest the project is back on again, this time focusing on a shared autonomous vehicle that may not even have a proper steering wheel (although a driveable version may be in the works too). Apple is reportedly aiming for a 2025 launch. I’ll admit it, an Apple car would be cool, and I’m mighty curious to see…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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Researchers at the University of Houston and the University of Washington today published new research indicating gender stereotypes play a huge role in whether children choose to pursue an eventual career in computer science or engineering. Up front: The researchers conducted a series of studies and experiments involving more than 2,200 children. The team’s goal was to determine how gender stereotypes affected school-aged children in order to glean insights into the ongoing diversity problem in STEM. The scope of the study was apparently limited to measuring the interest of “boys” and “girls,” with no apparent mention of non-binary students. Background:…This story continues at The Next Web

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New York recently passed a bill providing guidelines for the operation of automated hiring software in the city. Allegedly, city council’s aim with this legislation was to protect New Yorkers from biased AI. But, from where we’re sitting, it looks like it’s going to do the exact opposite. Up front: The bill, dubbed int 1894-2020, was meant to address the issue of bias in AI software. Companies such as HireVue claim their algorithms can actually remove hiring bias – the schtick here is that computers can’t be bigots. But the reality is that there’s no magic way to remove bias…This story continues at The Next Web

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Crypto bros could soon have a new dream destination. At a conference on Saturday, the president of El Salvador unveiled plans to build the world’s first “Bitcoin City.” Dressed in all white and donning a backward baseball cap, President Nayib Bukele looked more like a pop star than a politician as he described an ecological metropolis funded by Bitcoin-backed bonds. He compared his strategy to that of Alexander the Great founding cities that he humbly named after himself: The idea behind it was that these Alexandrias be the beacons of hope for the rest of the world; that all of…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

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Is there ever a week without some kind of fuck up at Tesla? If it was a lesser brand, I’d think it was a ploy for publicity, but the latest app bug was way too severe for that. Last Friday, the BBC wrote that about 500 users reported an error on the Tesla app at around 4:40 ET (10:40 CET) that left car owners unable to unlock the doors or start their cars. Since the company has no PR team (Elon sacked them), it was Elon Musk to the rescue. So he went on Twitter to keep stranded drivers updated.…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tesla

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If you use “123456”, “password” or “qwerty” as a password, you’re probably aware that you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to hackers. But you’re also not alone – these are three of the top ten most common passwords around the world, according to a new report. In partnership with independent researchers, password management service NordPass compiled millions of passwords into a dataset to determine the 200 most commonly used passwords around the world in 2021. They analyzed the data and presented results across 50 countries, looking at how popular various choices were in different parts of the world. They also looked at…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The Complete Limited Edition Mac Bundle is our best Mac package of the year, 12 killer apps on sale for an obscenely low price while it lasts. Every year, it’s one of TNW Deals’ most popular holiday season items, so it’s no surprise Mac users who have been good all year are now asking for the latest edition of The Complete Limited Edition Mac Bundle ($16.22 with code MACBUNDLE40).  Yep, it’s this year’s collection of 12 of the greatest and coolest Mac apps, all gathered up into one tidy package and topped off with an incredibly attractive price as…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The 2022 Javascript Developer Bootcamp Certification Bundle features over 120 hours of intensive JavaScript training to turn any learner into an expert fast. Johnny-come-latelys to the coding scene can gush about their Pythons or their Ruby on Rails all they want. But when it’s all said and done, JavaScript still rules the programming roost. The venerable language has been the core of the web and web development for 25 years, with no real signs that its dominance will come to a close anytime soon. That means any coder who really wants to work in web production better be fluent…This story continues at The Next Web

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The eye-popping sale price of US$69 million on March 11, 2021, for a non-fungible token created by the digital artist Beeple sent shock waves through the art world. More multimillion-dollar sales of these digital assets that exist on a blockchain and are maintained on networked computers soon followed. At the same time, art museums have faced substantial financial shortfalls accelerated by a decline in visitors and donations induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have considered taking drastic measures, such as selling treasured artworks, to plug budget gaps. Can NFTs generate the revenue many museums sorely need? Some are issuing their…This story continues at The Next Web

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We’ve been all-in from the get-go. Committed to total transparency about electric vehicles’ climate impact, and our progress towards a sustainable mobility. When we published our first Polestar 2 Life Cycle Assessment in 2020, including its full methodology, we encouraged other car makers to become more transparent about their products’ climate impact. Instead, several well-known brands released their own report that attempted to contradict ours. The Astongate scandal, as it became known, now has its own Wikipedia page, where you can read about how their greenwashing campaign quickly fell to pieces. We recently doubled down on our commitment to transparency…This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s usually around this time of year you hear people complain about their phones slowing down. Apple and Google release new versions of their operating systems (OS) and suddenly there’s a slew of people claiming their old devices have started to lag – conveniently just before Christmas. But do manufacturers really slow down our phones on purpose to nudge us towards shiny new ones, as has been claimed? The answer to this, as usual, is complicated. Let’s take a look at the evidence. The ol’ operating system shuffle Every year, usually around May and June, tech companies announce their new…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: With more than 90 courses included, the complete Infosec4TC Platinum Membership Cyber Security Training can help anyone become a knowledgeable cybersecurity specialist. If you think foreign hackers and cybercrime are mostly just stuff out of the movies, the headlines refute that theory almost every day. Earlier this month, we learned cybercriminals had breached nine different organizations in the defense, energy, health care, technology and education industry, including at least one in the U.S. And if it can happen to major organizations in sensitive sectors, then how safe are you or your business from infiltration? For those with digital protection…This story continues at The Next Web

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In the midst of the scandals of the Facebook papers, Facebook rebranded the company as Meta. The new name was designed to reflect a focus beyond the Facebook social network platform, and into the metaverse — the extension of the internet into three-dimensional virtual reality (VR) spaces. However, given Facebook’s handling — or mishandling — of their current social responsibilities, we should be cautious about how much control a single company should have over the potential metaverse. We have an opportunity to be proactive regarding the construction of social worlds within virtual reality rather than the reactive state we find…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The VPN Unlimited and PlayStation Plus Subscription Bundle offers a year of premium PlayStation Plus membership, as well as a lifetime of online security for under $50. If you’re salivating at the thought of the biggest and best games coming to your PlayStation in the coming year, the 2022 calendar is already filling up with some amazing top-shelf possibilities. From God of War Ragnarok to Batman spinoff RPG Gotham Knights, from Horizon Forbidden West to a pair of new Final Fantasy games, 2022 is already shaping up to be a bumper year. Of course, fans will be missing out…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The 2022 Premium Computer Science Career Path Certification Bundle features nearly 90 hours of training in computer science to understand data analysis tools and how they work. Amazon is one of the biggest companies in the world, which means they’ve proven they know a good thing when they see it. So it should come as no surprise that one of the planet’s largest retailers — and a company that hosts an estimated 1 billion GBs of data — is investing heavily in the future of computer science. From India to DeKalb County, Georgia, Amazon is funding computer science education…This story continues at The Next Web

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This article was originally published on .cult by Nate Rosidi. .cult is a Berlin-based community platform for developers. We write about all things career-related, make original documentaries and share heaps of other untold developer stories from around the world. You’re a fresh graduate and you’re thinking of starting your career in a data-related role, but on the LinkedIn Jobs portal, you come across so many different job descriptions for data analyst, data scientist, business analyst, data engineer, machine learning engineer, the list goes on and on. You wonder which of these roles might be more appropriate for you, or if…This story continues at The Next Web

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Another day, another problematic AI study. Today’s snake oil special comes via Tel Aviv University where a team of researchers have unveiled a so-called “lie-detection system.” Let’s be really clear right up front: AI can’t do anything a person, given an equivalent amount of time to work on the problem, couldn’t do themselves. And no human can tell if any given human is lying. Full stop. The simple fact of the matter is that some of us can tell when some people are lying some of the time. Nobody can tell when anybody is lying all of the time. The university…This story continues at The Next Web

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MIT researchers working with funding from Google’s Jigsaw group recently conducted a pair of studies to determine what, if any, potential impact deepfake AI technology political ads could have on US voters. In total, more than 7,500 people in the US participated in the paired studies – as far as we’re able to determine, that makes this the largest set of experiments on the subject. Participants were split into three groups; one group watch a deepfake video, the second read a text transcript of the video, and the third acted as a control group so they received no media prompts.…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The 2022 All-in-One Learn to Code Certification Bundle features over 230 hours of intensive training to learn all the top lessons to know about programming for the web. Hard skills can include learning how to do things like typing, or bookkeeping, or learning a trade. However, when you talk about hard skills these days, that usually means understanding computers and technology. And while you can delve deep into learning disciplines like SEO or graphic design, almost all of those talents lead back to one central ability nearly any tech-savvy 21st century professional needs. You need to learn how to…This story continues at The Next Web

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The next generation of legal highs could be discovered by AI. Scientists in Canada have developed a model that identifies future designer drugs before they even hit the market. But don’t get too excited: the researchers aren’t planning to provide your next buzz. Instead, they want the cops to find it first. High times It wasn’t easy introducing AI to the drug game. First, the neural needed a crash course in pharmacology. Instead of a traditional education in a meth lab, the neural network was trained on a database of known psychoactive substances. After diligently studying the structures of these…This story continues at The Next Web

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Following leaked reports that the UK government would be scrapping plans for the UK’s long-awaited high-speed rail to extend to Leeds, transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced in the House of Commons that the eastern leg of HS2 will now reach only from Birmingham to the East Midlands, and that an additional high-speed line between Leeds and Manchester would no longer be built. Instead, the newly published Integrated Rail Plan for the North and the Midlands, sets out proposals to upgrade existing lines to reduce journey times between the cities sooner (although not by as much). This contrasts with previous…This story continues at The Next Web

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Among the various EVs currently on display at the LA Auto Show, there’s one that definitely steals the show. It’s glittery af and has a bubblegum pink interior. It’s the life-size Barbie Extra Car. Yep, that’s a Barbie car all the way. Credit: Mattel And, boy, is it extravagant! It has winged doors, an all-pink interior with fluffy headrests, star-shaped head and taillights, and rainbow-painted five-spoke wheels.  Credit: Mattel Credit: Mattel And wrap your head around this: the Barbie Car at the Auto Show is actually drivable, because it’s a modified Fiat 500e convertible. As such, it has an electric…This story continues at The Next Web

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Twitter launched its topics feature almost two years ago to group tweets under different interest categories. It’s nice to see tweets or news on topics that I care about on my timeline. However, sometimes the social network’s tagging goes horribly wrong. The funniest example I’ve seen is of the algorithm tagging cat pictures under dog topic (and vice versa). Here are some examples: I do so hate the Twitter algorithm suggestions, but this one takes the prize for perfect stupidity in highlighting that it's wrong: a picture of a cat in the Twitter feed of the cat, with cat in…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter

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