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“You need to look no further than Apple’s iPhone to see how fast brilliantly written software presented on a beautifully designed device with a spectacular user interface will throw all the accepted notions about pricing, billing platforms and brand loyalty right out the window.” –  Edgar Bronfman, Jr. The iPhone rumor mill 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone; therefore, pundits are expecting significant changes to the existing design. The original iPhone was announced in 2007 where, on January 9, Steve Jobs announced to the world that his company was transforming the iPod, revolutionizing the mobile phone, as well… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone

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Facebook is rolling out a new food ordering option on its app and desktop site. If you go to the desktop “Explore” section, or the app menu, and click on the hamburger icon, you’ll be redirected to a page full of nearby restaurants that deliver through Facebook. From the restaurant list, you can either go to each place’s Facebook page and order there, or select Start Order. You select the items you want to order on the restaurant’s menu, then you select a tip, and pay for it within the app. That said, it doesn’t work for everybody yet. Some,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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If you were one of the thousands of people effected by the WannaCry ransomware attack that started last week, then there’s a fix for you — provided you haven’t rebooted your computer. The fix was created by security researcher Benjamin Delpy, a.k.a. “gentilkiwi,” and is called “wanakiwi.” It’s based on an older fix called “WannaKey” created by Adrien Guinet, and works on Windows version XP to 7. Here’s how it works: It searches the computer’s memory for prime numbers that are the basis of the encryption, which would be wiped if you’d restarted your computer. It then uses those to generate unlock… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple is refusing to compensate a woman whose Beats headphones exploded in her face, claiming the batteries were not at fault. Earlier this year, the anonymous woman says she was asleep on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne when she was awakened by an explosion and heat searing her face. The sparking headphones burned her face and neck, and half-melted to the floor where she threw them before flight attendants managed to douse them in water. The Australian news site news.com.au reports that Apple — who bought Beats for $3 billion in 2014 — blames the batteries in the headset: “Our investigation indicated the issue… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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Professional writing isn’t easy. As a blogger, journalist or reporter, you have to meet several challenges to stay at the top of your trade. You have to stay up to date with the latest developments and at the same time write timely, compelling and unique content. The same goes for scientists, researchers and analysts and other professionals whose job involves a lot of writing. With the deluge of information being published on the web every day, things aren’t getting easier. You have to juggle speed, style, quality and content simultaneously if you want to succeed in reaching your audience. Fortunately,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Intel

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A landlord in Israel has successfully sued a couple who mislead him with emoji, with the judge ruling that the tiny pictures constituted a statement of intent. The landlord, Yaniv Dahan, posted an ad on a classified site for his home, and received a response from a couple. After giving him the impression they wanted to rent the house, he took down the ad — and then the couple stopped responding to his texts. Incensed at being ghosted, Dahan took the couple to small claims court. One piece of evidence used against the defendants was an emoji-filled text message they sent to Dahan, which mentioned the house… This story continues at The Next Web

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Blogging platform Medium has introduced audio to its premium membership, meaning that paying Medium users will be able to listen to stories as read by either the author or a voice actor. According to VentureBeat, every member-exclusive story will have audio, as well as a few selected by Medium staff. Medium says on its membership page: Our audio content is designed to give you a direct, emotional version of each story with professionally recorded narrations – no automated voices allowed. According to TechCrunch, Medium is using voice actors in some cases, and the author’s own voice in others. While Medium… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Medium

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A new study lends credence to what you’ve probably always suspected: social media is having a pretty negative effect on teenagers — Instagram and Snapchat being the worst culprits. The study, published today and called “Status of Mind,” was conducted by researchers for the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. The researchers surveyed 1,479 British youths ages 14-24, asking them how they felt the different social media networks effected their mental health. They took in several factors such as body image, sleep deprivation, bullying, and self-identity. The results suggest the two worst social media networks for kids are… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram,Snapchat

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Tumblr is an Internet property known for its pronounced activist streak. That’s as true for its community as it is for the company as a whole. Where other businesses have remained silent, the youth-oriented blogging service has been at the center of several fraught battles, including net neutrality, reproductive rights, and the fight against SOPA — the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act. David Karp, speaking on-stage at TNW Conference with with Martin Bryant, former TNW Editor-at-Large and current community editor at Tech North, discussed how he reconciles his role as a business leader, with his desire to effect change in… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tumblr

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Everybody wants to know what you’re doing online. Whether it’s businesses trying to extract marketing data or hackers and thieves mining information for more nefarious purposes, trackers and malware worm their way into devices all the time, collecting personal details and even slowing down your phone or tablet. Shake yourself free from all those data sponges — and get your device running faster again — with a lifetime premium subscription to Disconnect. It’s on sale right now for a limited time at $49, a 90 percent savings, from TNW Deals. Lauded with a SXSW Innovation Award and dubbed the “anti-tracking… This story continues at The Next Web

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Most early adopters of apps, online services and gadgets find themselves on Product Hunt to hear about new releases. Getting featured on the discovery platform can start companies on the road to success – but it’s worth remembering that Product Hunt is a success story in its own right, having served as the launchpad for about 25,000 companies over the past four years and being acquired by AngelList last December after just three short years in existence. It’s therefore no surprise that founder Ryan Hoover has numerous insights into how to build a great product. On stage with me at… This story continues at The Next Web

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Emoji are weird. While there are enough of them that people somehow manage to use them for entire conversations, there always seem to be odd omissions. Why are there about 10 different types of trains, for instance, but there is no disco ball? Why did it take until 2017 to approve a dinosaur emoji? At the TNW Conference 2017, we got some insight. Jeremy Burges, Founder of Emojipedia and member of the Unicode committee that decides on new emoji took to the stage to discuss some of the process behind adding new emoji. One key point Burges emphasized is to hold back on… This story continues at The Next Web

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No it’s not just you: Twitter is down for many users. According to DownDetector.com, outages began to spike around 9:00AM Eastern time, and are being reported all around the world. We’ll keep you updated as we wait for the service to resume. Way to rain on TNW’s ongoing conference, Twitter. Update 10AM ET: The service has resumed for many, but we’ll continue to keep an eye out as we await a full recovery.Or just read more coverage about: Twitter

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Did you know: Over six billion emojis are shared every day! Clearly, using emojis within messages, tweets, and all kinds of communication has become very popular over recent years, particularly on mobile devices where emoji buttons and keyboards have become quite ubiquitous. But what if you’re working from a desktop and hoping to add an emoji or two to a message? We’ve got a little-known emoji tip just for you — one that is easy to remember and quick to use. In this post, we’ll cover the little-known shortcuts to share emojis from Mac and Windows desktop as well as sharing how to… This story continues at The Next Web

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Microsoft’s next Surface event is happening on Monday, where it’s rumored to be announcing an update to its Surface Pro line. But a fresh batch of leaks is giving us an early look at the new Surface Pro. The leaks come courtesy of ever-reliable leaker Evan Blass on VentureBeat. Notice that there’s no ‘Pro 5’ moniker. Microsoft appears to no longer be numbering the series, taking more of a MacBook-style approach. That would also nicely explain Panos Panay’s comments that there’s “no such thing” as a Surface Pro 5 in an interview with CNET earlier this month. The name change is probably… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Surface Pro,Microsoft

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All signs seem to suggest Apple is gearing up to release a special blood sugar tracker for the Apple Watch. As it turns out, none other than CEO Tim Cook has been spotted wearing what appeared to be an Apple Watch-connected glucose tracker in the vicinity of the company campus, CNBC reports. Unfortunately, details remain pretty scarce as of now – with the exception that the new wearable module is directly connected to the Watch. Assuming the Big A manages to fine-tune the rumored blood sugar tracker, the technology could become a must-have for millions of people suffering from – or… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple Watch,Apple

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To understand technology addiction (or any addiction for that matter) you need to understand the Q-tip. Perhaps you’ve never noticed there’s a scary warning on every box of cotton swabs that reads, “CAUTION: Do not enter ear canal…Entering the ear canal could cause injury.” How is it that the one thing most people do with Q-tips is the thing manufacturers explicitly warn them not to do?  “A day doesn’t go by that I don’t see people come in with Q-tip-related injuries,” laments Jennifer Derebery, an inner ear specialist in Los Angeles and the past president of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. “I… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sweden’s Director of Public Prosecutions has announced it has dropped the investigation into Julian Assange’s rape charges, which have dogged the Australian-born Wikileaks founder since 2010. Assange was initially charged with two separate allegations — rape and molestation. The charge of molestation was dropped in 2015, due to prosecutors running out of time to question him. In a statement, the prosecutor’s office said, “Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange.” The Swedish prosecutor has also withdrawn the arrest warrant for Assange. Moments ago, a triumphant WikiLeaks tweeted: BREAKING: Sweden… This story continues at The Next Web

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Joining the ranks of fellow end-to-end encryption messengers WhatsApp and Signal, Telegram just announced support for short video messages. In addition to the ability to record short clips, the company is also launching a dedicated video hosting platform where users can freely share content with followers. The best thing is that Telescope – as it is called – lets practically anyone follow your feed, no registration required. All videos uploaded to Telescope will get public URLs so you can further share your clips with your friends and acquaintances. Here’s how you can send a video message: To send a video message, go… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Google Assistant was the star of Google I/O for the second year in a row. Now that the technology has been available for well over a year, Google is adding numerous features that will expand the AI’s reach in Google’s quest to dominate your home. In other words, expect to be talking to your phone a lot more in the coming years. Visual responses with Chromecast Getting voice answers Google Home or your phone is fine and all, but sometimes it helps to have a visual aid. Google is leveraging Chromecast to do just that. Now if you ask the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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On May 19, I’m going to unveil the Semantic Bank to the The Next Web audience, and wrote a bit about it the other day here.  I thought I would expand a little more on the background to the Semantic Bank by talking in more depth about artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning, which are the building blocks of the Semantic Bank.  There is a difference between machine and deep learning, in that deep learning has been introduced with the objective of moving machine learning closer to its original goals of enabling artificial intelligence. As MIT Review puts it: Deep-learning software attempts to mimic the… This story continues at The Next Web

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Growth Story is a new 4-question format we’re doing about startups finding and influencing a defining metric that helped to really grow their company. This week, the CEO and co-founder of MisterFly, Nicolas Brumelot, shares some valuable insights into taking over an established market as travel bookings. MisterFly is a young French travel startup, founded in 2015, that makes booking flights and/or hotels so easy it’s rapidly taking over the market. The company MisterFly is an innovative travel platform that aggregates, connects, compares and books an extensive range of products and services sourced at multiple suppliers. It was co-founded in… This story continues at The Next Web

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Facebook is swinging for the fences with a new livestreaming deal with Major League Baseball. The social media site will stream 20 MLB games this season, one per week. The announcement confirms rumors about the deal that cropped up earlier this year. The games will all be livestreamed for free via a feed from local broadcasters. According to Forbes, Dan Reed, Facebook’s Head of Global Sports Partnerships said in a statement: Baseball games are uniquely engaging community experiences, as the chatter and rituals in the stands are often as meaningful to fans as the action on the diamond. By distributing a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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Former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is posting photos of her first day out of prison on Instagram. Manning was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, but had her sentence commuted by Barack Obamaduring his last days in office. She was released yesterday, and today posted her first picture of herself: Okay, so here I am everyone!! =Phttps://t.co/NuyZlcWfd9#HelloWorld pic.twitter.com/gKsMFTYukO — Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) May 18, 2017 Her very first Instagram post was of her “first steps of freedom” in a pair of black Converse sneakers. She has also detailed eating her first greasy… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram

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Uber today revealed its new app: Freight, a spin-off of the popular ride-sharing service aimed at long-haul truckers. If the promotional video is anything to go by, Uber Freight works similarly to Uber. Drivers pick an available load through the app, sorted by payment, destination, or deadline. Within seconds, the app confirms the booking. According to the company’s announcement: We take the guesswork out of finding and booking freight, which is often the most stressful part of a driver’s day. What used to take several hours and multiple phone calls can now be achieved with the touch of a button. Uber promises to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Uber

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