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The cloud of mystery surrounding the Apple Car is unlikely to dissolve anytime soon, and the only thing we can do for now is piece together clues from here and there. An interesting attempt has been made by UK car leasing company Vanarama, using genuine patents filed by Apple to create a virtual rendering of the iCar. Let’s take a closer look. Vanarama has gone for the SUV style. That’s not a bad idea given the popularity of SUVs in the US market, on which we expect Apple will initially focus. Credit: Vanarama Regarding the exterior, the company has drawn…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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There’s a worldwide talent shortage in software development, and nearly one-third of hiring managers have hired someone from a coding bootcamp to help fill the void. 72% say bootcamp graduates are just as good or better than other hires, but 28% feel they are not equipped to handle their jobs. Considering coding bootcamps graduated more than 23,000 students in 2019, there are likely thousands who entered the workforce unprepared last year. That’s not to say coding bootcamps are bad. They offer efficient and affordable paths for people to jump-start careers in software development, and they help expand talent pipelines for…This story continues at The Next Web

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As it hits new highs, there is no shortage of bold predictions about Bitcoin reaching US$100,000 or more. Often these are based on not much more than extrapolations by people with vested interests: the price has gone up a lot so it will keep going up. If it gets above its previous high, it must keep going up. There is also “charting” or “technical analysis” – looking at graphs and seeing patterns in them. There may be fancy terms such as “resistance levels” and “Tenkan-Sen”. There is talk about “fundamentals”. Let’s examine this last idea. Does Bitcoin have a fundamental…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: This WiFi Digital Microscope connects to your smartphone or laptop, has recording and streaming capabilities, and a great holiday discount price. If your last run-in with a microscope happened back in high school biology class, then you may not even have realized that viewing the miniature world around us has changed in a major way. Most microscopes are digital now, equipped with powerful cameras that make viewing all those tiny details and chronicling them so much easier. Even if you don’t have a chemlab quiz to take in the near future, you’ll still enjoy all the abilities for looking…This story continues at The Next Web

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Google is being fined €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion) for hindering competition in the EU after a 2017 decision has been upheld on appeal by the general court of the European Union. This is a saga dating back over 15 years, in which the European Commission has been accusing the tech giant of using its search results to give preferential treatment to its comparison shopping service over those of competitors. The fine, of which a share will directly go to the UK by virtue of the EU withdrawal agreement, is also a vindication of the long fight against big tech by…This story continues at The Next Web

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While the art of conversation in machines is limited, there are improvements with every iteration. As machines are developed to navigate complex conversations, there will be technical and ethical challenges in how they detect and respond to sensitive human issues. Our work involves building chatbots for a range of uses in health care. Our system, which incorporates multiple algorithms used inartificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing, has been in development at the Australian e-Health Research Centre since 2014. The system has generated several chatbot apps which are being trialed among selected individuals, usually with an underlying medical condition or…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The 2021 Ultimate AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Exam Prep Bundle explores the world’s top cloud platform in detail, including training any IT pro needs. If you needed more evidence of the importance of well organized and well managed cloud services to virtually every business on Earth, consider this — there’s an estimated $1 trillion on the table for companies who do it right. Granted, those are valuations for major Fortune 500-level corporations reaping a lion’s share of those benefits, but it highlights the game-changing nature of handling a company’s digital management just the right way. Today, Amazon Web…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: uTalk Language Education offers innovative games and a host of other learning tools to get fluent in the language of your choice quickly. Who woulda thought a little TV show from South Korea would be the hottest program throughout the English-speaking world? Sprinkle a little Hunger Games over Southeast Asia and you’ve got Squid Game, the worldwide smash that has the planet talking.  And the way you really know how ginormous a program it is can be summed up in one simple fact: the number of people interested in learning Korean is up 76 percent in the UK, and…This story continues at The Next Web

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We’ve been hearing rumors about a ‘Pixel Fold‘ for years now, but leaks have ramped up lately, suggesting Google may finally be ready to unveil it early next year. But if the latest leaks turn out to be true, the Pixel Fold may not be quite as premium a device as many were expecting — and might not be such a bad thing. Last week, 9to5Google reported that the foldable Pixel may not be using the same giant camera sensor in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, instead opting for what appears to be the same old, small sensor in…This story continues at The Next Web

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We talk a lot at SHIFT about materials innovation, especially advancements in battery ingredients, size, and range. Battery electric cars are growing mainstream with firm commitments from OEMs to replace ICEs with electric (and to a lesser extent hydrogen) powered vehicles. But there’s another form of energy that’s even older — extweb.com/news/this-solar-generator-system-can-keep-the-lights-on-when-everyone-else-goes-dark-and-its-over-25-percent-off” data-mce-href=”https://thenextweb.com/news/this-solar-generator-system-can-keep-the-lights-on-when-everyone-else-goes-dark-and-its-over-25-percent-off”>solar. While solar has undergone a comparable revolution in photovoltaic development, a mass-produced solar car has yet to hit the market anywhere in the world.  I wanted to know why, so I decided to do a bit of research.  What is a solar vehicle? Firstly, when we talk…This story continues at The Next Web

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Timing is everything when it comes to product launches. Look at Subaru. For months, it’s been counting down the debut of the company’s first all-electric SUV, the Solterra, at next week’s LA Auto show. Then suddenly, overnight, the company unveiled its battery electric vehicle online in Japan. Highly strategic, if you ask me, with the timing of COP26. But before we dig into the bigger issues this suggests, let’s take a quick look at what’s on offer. Innovation born out of friend rivalry A protoype of the Suburu Solterra The Solterra is the result of a two-year project: the development…This story continues at The Next Web

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Mobile phones and online technologies are frequently used by perpetrators of domestic and family violence to coerce, control and restrict the freedoms of victims and survivors. Recent death reviews have found that stalking by technology and the use of fake social media identities are becoming more common elements in cases of domestic and family violence homicide. In Australia, there are two leading agencies working to reduce this kind of technology-enabled abuse: WESNET and the eSafety Commissioner. Both provide training for advocates and practitioners, as well as resources for victims and survivors. WESNET also provides replacement phones. Their work – and…This story continues at The Next Web

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What is the worst part about searching for a new role? Writing CVs, dealing with pushy recruiters, or preparing for those daunting Zoom interviews? For me, it’s figuring out which roles to apply for. You have to ask yourself a lot of questions. Do I like this company? Do I believe in their mission? Would I be a good fit for this role? Evaluating a job spec is even more difficult when the salary is nowhere to be found, or worse still, it’s simply listed as ‘competitive’. Recently I found myself asking what exactly does competitive mean? Will a competitive…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: These awesome holiday gift ideas are not only guaranteed hits…they also an extra 15 percent off for a limited time. Flash forward a month. You’re gonna be racking your brain for an incredibly cool holiday gift on a short timeline…and you’re going to think back to this moment. Right now. Because this is the moment you could have scratched a whole bunch of people off your gift list with all 10 of these super fun toys and puzzles featured in this pre-Black Friday sale. And you’re really going to be kicking yourself because you could have saved an additional…This story continues at The Next Web

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Is there a better way to celebrate a classic car’s anniversary than with a spectacular reinvented version of the original? No, folks, there isn’t. And that’s exactly what Hyundai has done. Remember the 1986 Grandeur, the company’s original flagship? That’s exactly the car shape I have in mind when I think of the 1980s. On Tuesday, it was the car’s 35th anniversary. To honor it, Hyundai unveiled an electrified concept based on the classic vehicle. OH BOY. Credit: Hyundai Exterior-wise, the Grandeur concept is still boxy as hell, although the lines have been smoothed out with a more elegant touch.…This story continues at The Next Web

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Facebook may have changed its corporate name to Meta Platforms, but that won’t end its troubles – nor efforts to rein in the social media company’s business practices. Lawmakers are pondering new ways to regulate Facebook, whose CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, wrote in 2019 that he welcomed new “rules governing the internet.” With that in mind, we asked three experts on social media, technology policy, and global business to offer one specific action the government could take about Meta’s Facebook service. Let users control more of their data Anjana Susarla, Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University Social media sites like…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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If you’re tired of hearing the word ‘metaverse,’ I don’t blame you — I’m there with you. For now, it looks like all talk and no substance. At best, we’ve seen legless avatars floating around in a virtual meeting room, and that doesn’t sound appealing. While many of us are struggling to imagine what the metaverse might look like, it’s a certainty that virtual reality/mixed reality headsets will play an immense role in it. There are two big companies that might release a new headset next year, and finally launch us into the rich experiences that have been promised to…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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After seeing WordPress top the most dreaded platform on Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey for two years in a row (2019 and 2020), a few weeks ago we explored why developers hate using the CMS. Interestingly enough, we ended up getting some impassioned responses from developers who love WordPress. Just visit some of the many Quora and Reddit threads about the CMS and you’ll find die-hard WordPress haters and lovers battling it out. We decided to dig deeper into this story. What’s actually fueling this rift within the developer community and what could WordPress do to appease Stack Overflow respondents? Seeing…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: WordPress

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Something’s very wrong with the traditional 9 to 5: it doesn’t work. Scandinavian countries dominate the World Happiness Report — Norway being the third most productive country in the world and Helsinki winning the title of the best city for work-life balance. And their standard working week is less than 40 hours long. They work a whopping 359 hours less than Americans every year. How I began working 5-hour workdays (by accident) When I quit my job in the great resignation of 2020 to become a freelance writer, I was determined to continue working eight-hour days. I was a “real”…This story continues at The Next Web

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There are two types of ebike riders: those who want as much power as possible, weight be darned, and those who prefer something that balances power with a natural riding experience. The Urtopia ebike, a futuristic carbon fiber ride currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo, is the latter. The bike is currently being offered at an introductory price of $2,000 and the company plans to ship to early backers in February 2022. As of the publication of this article, the bike has raised over $1 million, with 26 days left on its campaign. I’ve been able to test ride a prototype unit…This story continues at The Next Web

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Bad news, my fellow haters: YouTube has started hiding dislike counts on videos. While the thumbs-down button is staying, the tally will only be available to the person who uploaded the video. YouTube says the move will shield creators from harassment and “dislike attacks.” In tests, the changes made people “less likely to target a video’s dislike button to drive up the count.” YouTube is now gradually making the switch a permanent feature. Viewers will still be able to dislike videos, which will tune their recommendations, but the counter will be concealed within the creator’s analytics dashboard. That could reduce…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube

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I regularly fly with KLM from Minneapolis to New Delhi, and always stop over in Amsterdam. I am frequently in Minneapolis for research and this is my route to go home to take a break from work. I have done the journey so many times that I know almost all the shops at Schiphol inside out. However, one time in summer 2019, the predictability was broken when I missed my connecting flight to New Delhi. I was tired, hungry, sleepy, and the customer-service counter was closed. I had the choice to make the long walk to customer services at the…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: iMazing is the must-have app for easily maneuvering files from iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices without battling iTunes to do it. This holiday, liberate your favorite Apple device user from the horrors of iTunes forever. For all their innovation and tech adulation, Apple is also responsible for unleashing the iTunes file management process to the world — and there’s nobody who’s all that happy about it. iTunes is finicky. iTunes is clunky. iTunes hates anything that isn’t an Apple-created file. Of course, that’s all by design. Apple doesn’t want iPhone or iPad users easily digging into their…This story continues at The Next Web

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The days are getting shorter, the weather is worsening, and people’s mood is souring. ‘Tis the season… yay. Fortunately, there’s a solution to our collective predicament: make memes to mask the pain, using a piping hot batch of ‘Hide the Pain Harold’ stock photos. Sorry, we’re always going to think of these as memesCredit: Hide the Pain Harold András Arató, AKA Hide the Pain Harold, just dropped pics from an autumn photoshoot he did with Karola Tariszekely — and they’re gorgeous. For those of you who don’t know ‘Harold,’ he’s a Hungarian stock photo model who accidentally found internet fame…This story continues at The Next Web

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Technology has given people more ways to connect, but has it also given them more opportunities to lie? You might text your friend a white lie to get out of going to dinner, exaggerate your height on a dating profile to appear more attractive or invent an excuse to your boss over email to save face. Social psychologists and communication scholars have long wondered not just who lies the most, but where people tend to lie the most – that is, in person or through some other communication medium. A seminal 2004 study was among the first to investigate the…This story continues at The Next Web

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