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It quickly became apparent Fitbit’s Versa would be the company’s best smartwatch yet when it was announced over a month ago. I’ve been testing one for a couple of weeks, and yeah, it’s the easiest Fotbit to recommend in years. Problem was, most people couldn’t actually get their hands on one. Fret no more: the Fitbit Versa is now officially on sale around the world. As a recap, the Versa is Fitbit’s successor/cheaper sibling to last year’s Ionic, addressing several of that watch’s weaknesses. The Versa is far smaller, for one, making it more suitable for a wide range of wrists.… This story continues at The Next Web

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The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people, this new technology will decide who to kill with almost no human involvement. Once complete, these drones will represent the ultimate militarization of AI and trigger vast legal and ethical implications for wider society. There is a chance that warfare will move from fighting to extermination, losing any semblance of humanity in the process. At the same time, it could widen… This story continues at The Next Web

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You can train up and get the credentials to back your knowledge at the same time with this giant Complete Cyber Security Certification course bundle. Right now, you can pick up all this security education for virtually any price you want to pay.

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Amazon is easily the most successful company of the Internet age. It boasts online retail operations in five different continents. Wherever it goes, it inevitably dominates. But there’s a huge human cost to this. Amazon’s success is partly fueled by exploitative practices. For those working in its fulfillment centers, conditions resemble a Dickensian nightmare. A recent piece from Business Insider UK’s Shona Ghosh puts this into perspective, and tells stories of low-wage warehouse workers being forced to urinate into bottles rather than take normal work breaks. Rushed fulfilment workers, who run around Amazon’s warehouses “picking” products for delivery, have a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon

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Another day, another heist: Ian Balina, a cryptocurrency YouTuber known for his (sponsored) ICO reviews, was apparently hacked out of $2 million during a livestream session. Balina was reviewing ICOs on his channel as usual, when a viewer suddenly notified him that “someone” had moved all tokens out of his wallet. “Ian, did you know that somebody transferred all your tokens from your account,” one user asked in the comments. “Hope that it’s controlled movement.” While Balina continued with his review, not taking any notice of the comment, the live feed eventually went down 15 minutes later. The livestream was purportedly… This story continues at The Next Web

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What are the most innovative tech projects in the cannabis industry right now? How did your military training prepare you for your role as a CEO? Silicon Valley VC’s have a newfound intense fascination with cannabis. Any trepidations there? How has your company dealt with America’s political and cultural resistance to marijuana? What’s your favorite strain? Ask all this and more to tech ganjapreneur, Socrates Rosenfeld. Rosenfeld is the CEO of Jane Technologies and online cannabis marketplace, Jane. As a former platoon leader in the US Army, he faced a difficult transition back to civilian life. Cannabis saved his life, and… This story continues at The Next Web

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You’ve heard it works, you want in. But how do you spot the red herrings? By those, I mean the fake Instagram influencers who have bought their likes and followers and duped companies into putting their reputation into their entirely unsuitable hands. Influencer marketing on Instagram can be a huge drain on your resources and a massive waste of time – or it can be one of the best marketing tactics you’ve ever used. It’s all about who you choose. If you’re going to work with an Instagram influencer, here’s what you need to do before sealing the deal: Evaluate… This story continues at The Next Web

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Thankfully, attaching cool, graphically-pleasing icons to a web project doesn’t have to be a laborious process. You can get your hands on nearly a million of ‘em with a subscription to one of the service plans from Iconscout. Right now, you can get access to their archives for as low as $29.99 with savings up to 91 percent off.

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Making users stick with your app is getting more and more challenging as their choices keep increasing. There are well over 2.8 million Android apps and 2.2 million iOS apps out there and still counting. The competition is fierce and there is little room for mistakes. In most cases, you’d never know that your mobile app is on its way to the cemetery. Even if you know it, there’s little you can do when users start losing interest in your app. It calls for proactive planning, in-depth analysis, and regular monitoring right from day one that will help you stay… This story continues at The Next Web

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The cloud is mainstream but that’s old news. Cloud technology has been evolving and introducing better innovative solutions to enterprise requirements. Initially, with Amazon leading the pack, it was just AWS (Amazon Web Services) and S3 (Simple Storage Service). The cloud market has come a long way from there and it didn’t take much time either. I’d say innovation is a lot faster now than it used to be. Before long, cloud storage wasn’t the only solution available. Backup and disaster recovery industries soon followed and now we have a ton of available cloud technologies in the market. The two… This story continues at The Next Web

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Quantum computing is promising to be one of the biggest technological revolutions of the modern era. By harnessing the power of quantum mechanics, machines will be able to achieve data processing of speed and complexity unattainable with current computers. Traditional computers are based on a binary model on a system of switches that can be either on or off, represented with a 1 or a 0. Quantum computers are different in that their switches can be in both the on and off positions at the same time, called ‘superpositions.’ This ability to be in two simultaneous states is what makes… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’re just looking for professional quality slides completed in minutes rather than hours, you may want to give Slidebean a try. A lifetime subscription to Slidebean is on sale right now from TNW Deals for only $34.99, an over 90 percent savings off the regular price.

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It’s more fashionable than ever to hate on Facebook. But it sure has been a long time coming — the proverbial excrement hit the fan only after the social media helped the Democrats lose the election, showed increasingly just how much they wanted to control information we see, and made their contempt for us, our privacy, and our control over our personal data all too plain. We’re the product. Facebook shouldn’t piss off the product. It’s time for the product to find greener pastures. Let’s #DeleteFacebook, we’re told. But how? We don’t want to abandon our friends. Let’s move, sure,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Values matter. Not only for large companies, but especially for startups. Over the course of my time working for a VC, I’ve seen companies struggle with the absence of a proper value system more than with anything else. The dethronement of Uber and its battered image is a powerful example of what happens if you neglect building a proper corporate culture and pursue the wrong values. Growth requires fundamentals In the beginning of the life of a company every employee sits in the same room as you, the founder. You watch them and they watch you. There is clear transparency… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple has recently begun warning users about 32-big application compatibility. These applications are relics — although some are still in heavy use without a development team to support or update them — and will one day be phased out for the 64-bit versions most developers have been spitting out for at least half a decade. Chances are that you aren’t using anything essential that can’t be easily replaced with something more current. But regardless, here’s how to check to see what you’ll need to replace in the coming months. Hold the Option key on your keyboard and click on the   logo… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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A recent memo detailed the lengths to which Apple is willing to go to stop employees from leaking information about upcoming products. It’s an on-going problem. Last year’s iPhone X launch, you might remember, was spoiled by a leak to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. And while that may have been the largest, it certainly wasn’t the only leak Apple had to deal with. All told, the company caught 29 leakers last year, all of whom were fired. 12 were arrested. Some employees, however, didn’t seem to get the memo. But the press did, right after an Apple employee leaked it to… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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Google appears to have just leaked a major feature coming to Android P, the next version of its OS. According to an image that appeared briefly on the Android Developers blog for an unrelated feature, Android P will come with support for gestured based navigation – and it’s about time. This is the image Google posted: Notice anything odd? Look at the navigation bar: Here’s what it normally looks like on a Pixel 2 running Android O (or the current Android P beta, for that matter): Where did the recents button go? Why is the back button using the old hollow… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,iPhone,Google

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The latest bizarre piece of gossip from the video game community is the public fall of video game record holder Billy Mitchell, who today got his entries in the Guinness Book of World Records struck off thanks to being publicly exposed as a cheater. Mitchell, a.k.a. the “King of Kong,” used to hold the world record for the high scores in Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. His competition for the high score in the former is the stuff of legend — and the subject of a movie. Now, after a review that’s stretched back years, video game record tracking organization Twin Galaxies has determined… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s a good time to get into VR gaming. We’re finally starting to see some premium titles launching on PC platforms, such as Skyrim VR and L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files. In order to play them you’ll need a fairly powerful gaming rig, and if you’re in the market and on a budget, Dell’s Inspiron 5680 is definitely worth a look. This new addition to Dell’s lineup is intended reach gamers who aren’t ready (or can’t afford) to dive in to its Alienware brand yet. But make no mistake, the 5680 is here to game. It’s got bright LED… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Dell

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Just a few days after Dell revealed its new budget oriented-gaming laptops, HP is announcing a similar line of its own. While they won’t knock your socks off regarding total specifications, they provide a solid spec sheet for their price point. Omen is HP’s brand aimed specifically at gamers, but these new products fall under the mainstream Pavilion series, with a price to match. The simply-named Pavilion Gaming Laptop starts at $799, and offers the following at that price: A 8th gen, quad-core i5 processor A Radean 560X 8 GB of RAM 1TB Hard drive with 16GB Optane storage 15.6-inch… This story continues at The Next Web

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Runescape is coming to mobile devices, with the Old School version of the popular MMO rolls out a long-awaited beta test for iOS users this week. Developer Jagex first announced mobile versions of both Old School Runescape and regular Runescape last July. It specified the app would have a full mobile client for the game users are already playing, and it wouldn’t be a separate game — it will even have cross-platform compatibility with the desktop version. Jagex invited beta testers to try out the Old School Runescape iOS app this week. Users on the Old School subreddit report the game… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS

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There’s no future for social media networks. When millennials are in their 40s, they’ll look back on the days of social media networks with the same sense of nostalgia Generation X remembers AOL. Facebook and most of the others will be gone before you know it, and there won’t be any replacements. I just wish we could do something to speed up the process. Before we dive in, it’s important to keep one thing in mind: Facebook is probably the most ubiquitous man-made thing in history. Billions of people use it. And among the handful of people on the planet who don’t,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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Tim Draper, American venture capital investor and a known name in the cryptocurrency industry, showed up on Fox News last night to talk about a plan to cut California into three states. But it turns out people could not care less about the future California – they were much more interested in Draper’s attire choice. The famed cryptocurrency investor didn’t want anyone to doubt his devotion and chose to wear a Bitcoin tie to make his point. Tucker Carlson, the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight at Fox News tweeted a snippet of his interview with Draper where he can be… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin,Reddit

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The OnePlus  6 is one of the most anticipated phones of the year, and has been leaked to death at this point. So what’s one more leak going to hurt? Well, it’s not quite a leak, but case-maker Olixar made its OnePlus 6 cases available to pre-order yesterday, with designs based on renders of the device. Presumably, these are based off of official CAD files, so they should at the very least provide a close approximation of what to expect. Just look at one of the renders with a transparent case, and imagine it without the case. Voilà. As expected, there’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’re mulling over plans for a new home, major home modifications, or just like putting together crazy layout ideas, the Ultimate Home Improvement Software Bundle ($19.99,  81 percent off from TNW Deals) is an amazing way to visualize nearly any architectural project.

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