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The Narrative Clip was a fun, wearable camera that took a photo every 30 seconds, allowing you to log your day with visual memories. I enjoyed it, even if it got me into trouble at an airport once. We knew a second-generation Clip was on its way but Narrative has today announced a neat additional feature; it’ll shoot 1080p video too. A double tap on the camera will shoot a 10-second video clip with audio, although longer videos can also be recorded and default settings can be tweaked in the Narrative app. The Clip 2 features an 8-megapixel camera and… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s been a long time coming: you can finally watch Hulu without ads. The streaming video company today introduced a third price tier for its customers, this time costing $11.99 a month. For comparison, Hulu Plus costs $7.99 a month, but only provides a wider selection of older episodes compared to the free tier. As for why it took so long, Hulu explains that it simply was difficult for the company to get the appropriate rights. So difficult, in fact, that it couldn’t secure ad-free playback for seven shows: ‘New Girl,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Once Upon… This story continues at The Next Web

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This post was brought to you by Somewhere, the visual platform for sharing what you do and seeing how the world works.“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life”, says Heidi Golledge, the CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss. However, happiness doesn’t just give employees the benefit of having a satisfied life as it also has economic benefits for the company. A recent study by the law school of Illinois regarding happiness and business profitability found that implementing workplace policies that foster happiness may increase productivity thereby increasing the company’s wealth. They also found policies designed to maximize profits such has having strict rules or output, may be counterintuitive as they displace employee happiness,… This story continues at The Next Web

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There was a time when the phrase ‘young entrepreneurs referred to people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, who founded Microsoft and Apple respectively at ages 23 and 21. Mark Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook at 19. Following this trend, entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger. So young, in fact, the latest crop of founders includes CEOs who haven’t yet legally become adults – some aren’t even old enough to drive. Gone are the days of simple lemonade stands, and with it, hopefully the stereotype that children are unmotivated and lazy. With access to technology from the moment they are born, this generation… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sony has launched three new Xperia smartphones today in the form of the Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium. As the company has cleverly hinted with its naming convention, the Z5 family all share a common look and design ethos. Equally clearly, the Premium is going to be more expensive and offers up some higher-end features than the other models. One such feature is its 4K display, which can’t be found on either of the other two. All three devices are resistant to dust and water though, Sony says. The Z5 and Compact – physically smaller, but otherwise very similar – do… This story continues at The Next Web

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At Apple’s September 9 event, we expect iOS 9 will begin rolling out. The software update for iPhones and iPads comes with a major new feature called content blockers, which allows mobile users to block advertising, trackers and other third-party scripts easily for the first time. A content blocker improving load times on Bloomberg.com Last week, we illustrated how test versions of the software can improve browsing speed, but I wanted to put the tests in the context of the wider Web. Over the last few days I’ve been running tests on a range of websites, from various categories. The test A tool… This story continues at The Next Web

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Amazon made its Dash buttons available for all Prime members in July and now it’s adding eleven new buttons to the program for items such as trash bags, table wear, supplements and even gum. Amazon is also incentivizing Prime members to avail of the service by offering $4.99 account credit for every $4.99 spent buying a button, so they are essentially free. Since they were released, the push-to-order buttons have been automatically ordering and shipping specific items like Bounty and Cottonelle directly to the houses of Prime members with virtually no effort involved. The latest update brings the total number of brands available to 29. Some of… This story continues at The Next Web

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Getting a job in IT is about practical knowledge. The CompTIA Certification Bundle at TNW Deals is designed to teach you the skills from scratch, and help you prove your abilities to prospective employers. If you’re reading this, you have enough experience with digital hardware to start training with this bundle. It includes four video courses, which form a linear syllabus for you to learn from. The tuition starts with a look at how to set up new laptops and PCs, and the basics of networking. The second course focuses on how to configure desktop operating systems and commonly used… This story continues at The Next Web

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‘Monument Valley’ was such a smash hit that the game was even featured in Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’, but while its levels are often described as featuring “impossible architecture,” that’s actually false. There are places in the world that look a lot like environments from its fantasy worlds. Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman first encountered the stepwells of India over 30 years ago and published an extensive essay on them featuring some incredible images back in 2013. It’s just resurfaced thanks to social media. The massive, subterranean temples were designed as way to access water in regions where the weather flips between brutally hot dry months and torrential… This story continues at The Next Web

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This post was brought to you by Adobe.Searching for the right stock photo can be rewarding when you find the perfect one that fits your design needs. Often, however, designers are interested in making the stock photo their own by adding unique techniques or styles to add personality or keep within an organization’s visual identity guidelines. Adobe’s new Stock is one of the fastest, most simple ways of finding the right photo and making it work for you. Instead of searching through a stock library, downloading it, and then opening it in your native photo editor to make changes, you can search, tweak, and download your edited… This story continues at The Next Web

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Huawei has confirmed that its first Android Wear-based smartwatch is available to pre-order in the US from today – but more excitingly, the company has confirmed that the newest version of Android Wear is compatible with iOS devices, which is a huge step forward for Google’s wearable OS. Huawei says the Watch will go on sale in Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Italy “this month” and will be available in the UK, Japan and UAE in October. The device has a 1.4-inch AMOLED display (400 x 400 pixels) and comes with a choice of strap – leather, stainless steel link strap or stainless… This story continues at The Next Web

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Pornhub wants you to know it cares. Really. It’s just launched what it’s describing as a “philanthropic endeavour” literally called Pornhub Cares. For a business whose entire reason to be is monetizing the masturbatory urge, it seems slightly high-handed – pun honestly not intended – but let’s… um… crack on and see what it’s all about. The first public product of the Pornhub Cares initiative is a $25,000 Pornhub Scholarship. The company is accepting applications from students anywhere in the world. Look! Cartoon people doing stereotypical student graduating things… The criteria for being awarded the money include “leadership and creativity,… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you play Minecraft – and if you’re reading this, it’s likely that either you or one of your kids does – then you’ll know that installing and launching the game on OS X has been as awkward as a creeper with a bucket on its head. That about to change! The Mojang development team has revealed that it has a new native launcher that doesn’t require Java to play nice. Here’s the news straight from the dev’s mouth: You may have noticed that launching Minecraft on OS X is kind of a pain in the butt. We’ve been trying for… This story continues at The Next Web

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Acer was due to announce six new smartphones as part of its Liquid range at IFA in Berlin today – four running Android 5.1 and two with Windows 10. In a press release sent out by the company it stated the phones would be “unveiled today at the next@acer press event at IFA Berlin in Germany.” However, it seems like the reveal was either forgotten or left out on purpose as the press conference swiftly came to an end without any mention of the handsets. The six phones are the Z530, Z330, Z320 and Z630, which all run Android; and the M330… This story continues at The Next Web

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Twitter is well known for testing out new features for its service, whether that’s replacing stars with hearts, showing you tweets from accounts that your friends follow or turning favorites into retweets. Now, however, it looks like its ramping up the experimental side of things ahead of Christmas with a way to easily share personalized festive messages through the account @CrimboStory. @rubes here is your personalised #ChristmasPostcard to share with your friends & family. Happy Christmas! pic.twitter.com/jkMeb7Vuru — Christmas Story (@CrimboStory) September 2, 2015 I’ll stress here, there’s no indication that this is a an official Twitter experiment, aside of the… This story continues at The Next Web

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I’ll be honest, when I first heard of Bristlr (tagline:’connecting those with beards to those who want to stroke beards’), I thought it was a parody of a dating startup. But what did actually start out as a joke has gained traction, international press attention and 100,000 registered users. Bristlr has been described as ‘Tinder for beards’ and is quite simply an app and website devoted to helping men use their facial hair to attract a mate. John Kershaw was a freelance developer in Manchester, UK who built the service for fun but found that he’d hit on something that… This story continues at The Next Web

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A problem with a form on the UK retailer WHSmith’s website is resulting in masses of spam email and customer details being indiscriminately sent out to anyone who enquires about magazine subscriptions. Of course, being the sort of patient, calm nation that the UK is, almost no one took to Twitter to complain. Oh, wait, yes they did. Loads of them. Sounds like a problem with @WHSmith IT, emailing customers’ contact details to other customers. See @WHSmith mentions… #data #dataprotection — Jonathan Hewett (@jonhew) September 2, 2015 @WHSmith why are you not addressing the data breach? I've received a variety… This story continues at The Next Web

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Acer unveiled an amazing new PC at IFA 2015 today, called the Revo Build. It’s a modular computer that allows you to build your own computer by magnetically adding components. If you want to add a new hard disk, graphics card or other add-on, you just snap them on. There are no cables and the device automatically recognizes the components as they’re added. At launch, there’s a core block containing the processor and memory, an audio block, power block and storage block. Acer says it’ll release updated add-ons for the device for new graphics cards, Wi-Fi standards and more. One… This story continues at The Next Web

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Following the official launch of Intel’s latest Skylake processors, Lenovo has revamped its laptop lineup with a range of powerful new ThinkPads. The beloved ThinkPad line gets two new E-Series models and a couple of variants. The one you really want is the E560, which includes a 720p Intel RealSense 3D camera that can sense depth and enables a host of cool applications like motion capture and 3D scanning. The Lenovo ThinkPad E460 retains the beloved laptop series’classic looks The 14-inch E460 and the 15.6-inch E560 feature Intel Skylake processors coupled with discrete AMD Radeon graphics cards, extensive memory and storage options, and your… This story continues at The Next Web

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Intel announced its new sixth-generation processors today, called Skylake. Intel says the new processors will offer 10 percent better performance, 30 percent better graphics performance and an extra hour of battery life compared to the previous generation Broadwell chips. Skylake is the “tock” part of Intel’s cadence, so it’s using the same 14-nanometer architecture introduced as a part of Broadwell. The most interesting improvements as part of this generation are in the Intel Core M chips, which are the processors commonly found in ultra-portables like Apple’s new MacBook and the Intel Compute Stick. The first generation of Core M offered disappointing performance, but Intel… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google has a new logo or rather a new wordmark, if you want to be pernickety about it. And let’s be honest, when it comes to typefaces and logo design, people always want to be pernickety. It’s more than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. When it comes to precision in both language and ‘taste’, John Gruber is an absolutist. Many people throw the ‘fanboi’ word around when discussing his work at Daring Fireball, but that’s a lazy shot. Gruber cares deeply about design and while he is well-disposed towards Apple, he’s also dispensed plenty of harsh words in its direction when it falls… This story continues at The Next Web

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My innate fear of boredom has driven me to load up my phone with as many games, reading and video apps as it can fit. While that’s great for long queues and airport layovers, it can wreak havoc on my productivity. That’s where ClearLock comes in. This clever little tool lets you disable distracting apps so you can’t use them for a certain amount of time — something you can’t do on iOS. ClearLock lets you disable time-wasting apps for anywhere between 10 minutes and three hours To focus, you can select distracting apps and then indicate how long you want… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sony is kicking off a beta of its latest PS4 system software today, which adds some nifty features that expand the console’s social capabilities. The new version, codenamed Kenshin, will allow PS4 owners to livestream gameplay on YouTube as well as YouTube Gaming. You’ll also be able to share clips of up to 10 seconds in length to Twitter. If you want to watch a friend in action, you can now send a ‘request to watch’ notification to them and tune into a live broadcast. PS Plus members will get a bump in online storage capacity, from 1GB to 10GB.… This story continues at The Next Web

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You’ve taken the trouble to mount your GoPro action cam for recording your daredevil feats. Now, the company has made it even easier to share them with your awestruck friends and family. GoPro has added a new video Trim and Share feature to its mobile app for iOS and Android, as well as some of its camera models, that will let you extract short clips from your footage to instantly share. The feature is available now in the newest version of the mobile app, and comes as a firmware upgrade to the HERO4 Black with LCD BacPac, HERO4 Silver, and HERO+ LCD, cameras. Press the new Trim icon… This story continues at The Next Web

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An Uber lawsuit in California asserting that drivers are employees — not contractors — has been granted class-action status. U.S. District Judge Edwin Chen ruled that any Uber X, Uber SUV or Uber Black drivers who have worked since August 16, 2009 can apply to be included in the lawsuit. Chen said at issue was whether drivers’ “relationships with Uber are sufficiently similar” to allow for a sweeping judgement rather than a series of lawsuits. Currently, all Uber drivers are considered independent contractors, which absolves the company from providing things like health care or overtime pay. In addition to those… This story continues at The Next Web

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