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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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FactorDaily reports that Amazon is preparing to set up an outpost of Lab126, its R&D company that conceptualized gadgets like the Kindle ebook reader, Echo smart speaker, Dash buttons, and Fire tablets and streaming devices. When it launches in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai, it’ll be the first Lab126 center outside of the US – it’s already present in six cities there with more than 3,000 employees. The outlet’s sources didn’t specify a timeline, but they did mention that Amazon is already hiring people for this facility. It’ll be interesting to see what it comes up with; there’s a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon

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Don’t you just hate it when you click on a link and it contains a loud ad or video that begins playing on its own? Nobody asked for that, and Google is putting an end to this abhorrence in Chrome soon. Version 64 of the cross-platform browser, which is slated to arrive in January 2018, will only allow autoplay for videos and ads if there’s no sound, or if you indicate that you want to watch that content. This will apply to both desktop and mobile versions of Chrome. Ahead of that, you’ll also get an option in Chrome v63… This story continues at The Next Web

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A group of AI experts from The University of Nottingham and Kingston University managed to create a new method by which two-dimensional images of faces can be converted into 3D using machine learning. The researchers trained a convolutional neural-network to perform the task by feeding it tons of data on people’s faces. From there it figured out how to guess what a new face looks like from an previously unseen pic, including parts that it can’t see in the photograph. The 3D computer vision project really has to be seen to be believed, and you can try it out in… This story continues at The Next Web

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Three women who used to work for Google have filed a class action lawsuit against the company, claiming that it discriminates against women in both pay and promotion opportunities. The three plaintiffs in the case alleged that Google not only paid women less than men for work of equal merit, but also put women in jobs where they were less likely to move up the ranks. If true, this would violate the law in California, where the suit was filed. Meanwhile, Google has its hands full with an investigation from the Department of Labor (DOL) on this same issue. The… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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IBM yesterday announced its researchers had taken the next step toward providing a viable quantum computing solution to understanding the universe. The company’s scientists used a seven-qubit processor to conduct a successful simulation of a beryllium-hydride molecule, the largest ever performed on a quantum computer. Quantum computing, at its most basic, takes the idea of binary computing (ones and zeros) and turns it 3D then tangles it up with itself and – through magical computational anarchy – defies physics in order to provide a more accurate representation of the natural world. If that doesn’t make any sense, don’t worry, the… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: IBM

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Dell’s Visor – the company’s first VR headset – is now available to pre-order. That makes it one of the first consumer headsets you can secure in time for Microsoft launching its Windows 10 Mixed Reality support on October 17. I was able to briefly check out the VR headset a while back, and I think it’s one of the classier looking models offered by Microsoft’s partners. It mounts similar to the Hololens and PlayStation VR, which is to say you don’t have to deal with a bunch of clumsy straps. There’s only one band you need to tighten, so… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Dell

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If the United States is going to stay competitive in the global economy, we need everyone who wants to work working, including working mothers. Workforce participation is at critical low levels, and unless we do everything we can to keep women in the workforce our economy won’t be able to remain competitive with other industrialized nations. Understanding the needs of and supporting working mothers and families as well as professional women who may not even be thinking about motherhood can help keep more people in the workforce who want to be there, thereby ensuring the U.S.’s continued competitiveness in the… This story continues at The Next Web

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