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Samsung is at long last getting a bit less stubborn about the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Redditors have spotted that the latest software update for Samsung’s own virtual assistant finally makes it possible to disable the dedicated physical button for Bixby. TNW has since been able to confirm this is indeed the case – and the best thing is you can probably do the same, here’s how: You will need to get the latest version of Bixby and Bixby Home. To get the latest updates, open the Galaxy Apps Store Select the settings indicator… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung

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Up until about ten years ago, choosing a career in accountancy was considered a safe bet. It came with a decent salary, plenty of job opportunities and all sorts of benefits. Robots were still a distant reality. Something to worry about for blue-collar workers, maybe, but in no way threatening to those in the financial industry. Oh, how times have changed. In 2013, two researchers from Oxford University published a study examining to what extent jobs are susceptible to computerization. The results, at least for accountants and bookkeepers, were pretty grim: Bookkeeping had a 97.6 percent chance of being automated… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following reports from last week, Google has launched Tez, a payments app designed for Android and iOS users in India to send money to each other, as well as pay for purchases at businesses that allow digital transactions. The app (whose name translates from Hindi to ‘fast’) is built on top of the country’s inter-bank Unified Payments Interface (UPI), which allows for instant money transfers at no charge. Your UPI ID (which looks like ‘[email protected]’, but can be edited) is automatically generated if you don’t have one already, and is linked to your bank accounts and phone number. You can… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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If you’re interested in buying one of the new iPhones Apple revealed on Tuesday, you might find the prices a little hard to stomach. Between the iPhone 8’s beautiful glass back and the iPhone X’s glorious lack of bezels, they make a tempting package, but the price — the $999 price tag on the X in particular — can be a little daunting. Knowing this, several outlets offer trade-in deals on iPhones that make it easier to upgrade. Keep in mind, this isn’t a comprehensive listing of iPhone X deals. Those will probably change daily, up to and including pre-order… This story continues at The Next Web

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of U.S. home-based employment increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015. Many remote workers come from the management, business, financial, writing and education fields. 68% of U.S. workers also claim that they expect to work remotely sometime in the near future. With more startups continuing to move into the digital space, working from home is becoming an increasing reality for many professionals today. The lack of online etiquette is quietly brewing in remote companies, and it is critical to address and fill this growing gap of communication. Remote workplaces… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’ve always been fascinated by dev culture, considered by many to be the lifeblood of the tech industry. Popular culture portrays developers as introverted, however my experiences have shown a different side to the industry. A quick browse of workshops, hackathons, Reddit subgroups, or platforms such as Hacker News reveals an engaged community quick to contribute and offer advice to other people’s work. From open source to APIs, developers have created an ecosystem that is strengthened by wider contributions across the globe. Over the last decade, dev culture has gone through a sort of renaissance period. Today coding bootcamps, accelerators and online… This story continues at The Next Web

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We knew one day we would have to face the prospect of weaponized AI, but now Kalashnikov has made a lot of people nervous with its line of robot soldiers. The Terminator is already here. This was science fiction just a few years ago. It was the stuff of Hollywood fantasy. Now, suddenly, we are faced with armed robots that can make independent decisions. Defense departments and private companies are ploughing billions of dollars into development and we’re at the tipping point. Soon it will be too late to turn back the tide of Artificial Intelligence in modern warfare. So,… This story continues at The Next Web

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We often make assumptions about a tech company’s culture based on where it’s from. Valley startups are perceived differently from those in London, which are seen as different again from those founded in Amsterdam, Berlin or Paris. It’s not hard to find information about the competing merits of starting a business in different locations, and we assume that the surrounding culture of the tech hub becomes absorbed into the business itself. To be fair, it probably does. This isn’t always a bad thing. Tech hubs bring with them a feeling of momentum and an ecosystem — huge talent pools, meetups,… This story continues at The Next Web

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“Justice is blind.” It’s a wonderful concept that represents an even-handed legal system that is impartial and objective in equal measure. But there’s no denying the fact that the justice system is deeply flawed. So, could Artificial Intelligence provide the answer? Yes, in the end, but not yet. We can see the problems in the legal system. The courts are jammed with appeals, cases get thrown out on technicalities and each and every day we see outrageous stories of a judge handing down overly lenient or absurdly severe sentences. Sentences shouldn’t depend on food intake Sometimes it seems that people’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma proved to be a flashpoint for several tech companies, as several of them came together to help victims and provide relief in the aftermath of the two massive storms. Tech played a large part in both financial and practical aid efforts in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean. Some companies gave money to help areas rebuild, while others aided response workers and civilian rescuers. After such a rough couple of weeks, seeing people in the tech sphere help out people devastated by the natural disasters has a heartwarming appeal. Here are some of the ways tech companies… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple has tried its best to channel Steve Jobs’ showmanship during its recent presentations, as seen during the company’s recent iPhone X launch. But perhaps it goes deeper than that: an AI speech analyzer thinks Steve Jobs and Tim Cook actually have the same speechwriter. There’s plenty of reason to doubt the claim, but it’s an interesting finding nonetheless. The AI, called Emma, was created by the developers of Unicheck, a site for detecting plagiarism in college papers and such. Emma uses self-learning algorithms based on natural language processing to analyze a writer’s style, and the site’s press kit claims… This story continues at The Next Web

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Despite our best efforts, we’re teaching AI the wrong lessons. Bias has crept into our machines and, unless we urge developers to change business as usual, it’s there to stay. We’ve asked the computers to try and see the world as humans do, and they’ve responded by showing the potential to be as racist and ignorant as we are. Don’t get me wrong, not all robots are bigots; but the existence of the ones that are is an area for concern. Tay, the Microsoft bot who learned to hate Jewish people and spew racial epithets, was the victim of its… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s easy to overlook Bing. Launched with great fanfare in 2009, it’s otherwise failed to dislodge Google in the search space. Despite that, it has fans, not least in the UK where it accounts for almost 25 percent of all search volume. Catering to this market, British startup Booxscale has announced a partnership with Microsoft, allowing UK-based Bing users to order pizza and hire handymen, all with the press of a button. Microsoft plans to use Booxscale’s technology to enhance Bing local search, as well as within Cortana and Skype. At the time of writing, customers are able to order… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bing

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A Washington man has been convicted of sending illicit images of a child — the child in question being him. An ill-advised selfie took a harassment case to the state’s Supreme Court, who ruled that even a selfie can be considered child pornography if sent to an adult. According to the Seattle Patch, the sender of the selfie was, at the time, seventeen. He sent it to an adult woman, telling her it was for her and her underage daughter. The woman called the police, saying the young man was harassing her. He was convicted earlier this year and registered… This story continues at The Next Web

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With the unveiling of three brand-new iPhone models released on Tuesday, consumers were quick to jump online and share their thoughts about their (more than) exorbitant prices. UK Software engineer, Felipe Schmitt took this opportunity to develop The real cost of an iPhone, a website providing consumers in different countries a quick and visual way to understand how many hours they need to work to afford each model. This gonna be me when i see the new iPhone prices at the #AppleEvent 😂 pic.twitter.com/HLyVHtzxwO — Appie (@AppieTweets) September 12, 2017 As explained by Felipe via email “The main goal behind enabling… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone

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Every post-secondary institution wants its students to succeed. But while a great education might help get students on the right track, doesn’t it make sense to invest in some students – particularly entrepreneurial ones – in other ways, too?  I mean actually invest in them, with VC funding. But before calling me out for being too idealistic, this is actually an initiative a few universities have already taken on. In fact, this month UC Berkeley announced its currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 cohort of its SkyDeck accelerator program, in which for the first time ever, each of the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Large corporates don’t tend to have much of a sense of humor when it comes to cybersecurity. Most ascribe to the “lock ‘em up and throw away the key” mentality, which often sees them push for young hackers to be sent to jail, and upon release, faced with punitive parole conditions. But then again, Dutch bank Bunq isn’t really your typical corporate. The challenger bank fits the mould of other fintech disruptors, like Monzo in the UK, and Simple in the US. Last week, a severe DDoS attack nearly brought Bunq to its knees. According to Djurre Njip, a company… This story continues at The Next Web

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We all know that branding is a vital part of any business. If it wasn’t, you wouldn’t have well-established brands spending many thousands of dollars each year promoting it, and protecting it. Branding improves recognition, establishes trust, and it represents you and your promise to customers. Your brand is made up of many components, but the one that is seen frequently is your logo — so you better make sure it’s good. We’ve come some way from the day’s when small businesses would slap together their own logo using Clipart in Microsoft Word and a free font. However, even though… This story continues at The Next Web

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Western cultures place an emphasis on being individualistic rather than collective. As a result, people pride themselves on being original. But when was the last time that you made something completely original? Jim Jarmusch, an independent American film maker claims that: “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.” Copying is an innate human skill that we need for survival. Albert Bandura, an American psychologist, coined the social learning theory which proposes that new behaviors can be acquired by observing and imitating others. He also claims that people can learn to partake in behaviors… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’m a huge fan of Blue’s microphones and premium wired headphones: the company knows how to build equipment that sounds as good as it looks. Naturally, I was excited to try its newest effort, the Satellite wireless headphones. At $400, they’re not cheap – but they do offer Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in amplifier, active noise canceling, and a premium over-the-ear design and build. But with a range of similar options out there, I wanted to be sure that these were worth their asking price, and spent a month with them to find out. Design With the Satellite, Blue wasn’t going… This story continues at The Next Web

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Like many of you out there, I picked up English as a second language. An avid learner, I used every opportunity available to further hone my command of the language: Playing video games, paging through foreign magazines (some of which I later found out were in German), and especially watching movies. What made movies particularly important to this endeavor was the fact that, unlike most games and magazines, they often came with subtitles in my mother tongue. This in turn made it easier to learn English without really trying to learn. But as a result of a non-sensical court judgement,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Releasing a poorly thought-out product can leave a company struggling to regain ground.

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