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Any company worth its salt recognizes that it’s important to get the right person leading its major projects, and you can rise to the occasion with the Ultimate Project Certification Bundle. This training packs enough material on landing nine stellar project management certificates, and clocks in at a regular $4,299 value — but you can now grab it for only $69 from TNW Deals. These nine courses will prep you to ace the following certification exams: PMI Risk Management Professional Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Project Management Professional (PMP) Six… This story continues at The Next Web

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Wearables and fitness trackers will be among the hottest gifts under the tree this year… so check a few names off your list by picking up the Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker. Best of all, you can get that holiday shopping done while saving some serious money: The Striiv is valued at $79.99, but you can grab it for just $49.99 from TNW Deals. Strap on the Striiv Fusion’s slick yet durable frame, sync it to your smartphone, and you’ll instantly have access to personal fitness stats. At a glance, you’ll know how far you’ve traveled, how many steps… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google might’ve only been shipping its smart speaker Google Home for a few weeks now, but early adopters are already finding inventive ways to put the device to use. Redditor Hovee has devised a nifty setup for his apartment that conveniently lets him use his Home speaker to remotely turn on his fireplace – and it looks neat as hell. Unfortunately, integrating your fireplace with your Home device isn’t exactly an easy task. For starters, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi processor, a Global Cache iTach TCP/IP relay as well as a Google Assistant-connected IFTTT account. In addition to this, you’ll have… This story continues at The Next Web

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Just as Google’s preparing to start shipping its Wi-Fi router, Apple has reportedly reassigned the engineers tasked with developing its AirPort wireless routers to other product teams, reveals Bloomberg. It’s believed that the company has been slowly shutting down the division over the course of the past year to “sharpen [its] focus on consumer products that generate the bulk of its revenue.” Wi-Fi routers — which fit into the “other products” category of Apple’s annual financial results — accounted for around 5 percent ($11.1 billion) of the firm’s total sales in fiscal 2016. Apple’s hoping to use the extra manpower to… This story continues at The Next Web

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Shortly after Samsung announced that it would be discontinuing the Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of handsets bursting into flames while on charge, a slew of reports emerged online from Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge owners claiming that they’d experienced similar issues with their devices. However, today Samsung issued an official statement on its website reassuring customers that there’s been no evidence of “internal battery failure” among the ten million Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge units currently being used by consumers in the US. The firm then went on to confirm that there have been a number of instances where… This story continues at The Next Web

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Game of Thrones has some of the most devoted followings on the internet and UpIsNotJump is undoubtedly one of the show’s most loyal fans. The YouTuber has decided to recreate the very first trailer of HBO’s smash-hit series using only bits and pieces from the popular game Skyrim. To make sure every detail “looks just right,” UpIsNotJump has used more than 260 Skyrim mods – from faces to costumes – to put together a shot-for-shot remake of the show’s original trailer. While the remake is not entirely perfect, it’s still a pretty impressive and admirable effort – especially when taking into account… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on Snapchat’s Spectacles, but didn’t live in one of the few places the company put its vending machines, you might be in luck today. This morning at 6 AM EST, one of the company’s Snapbots randomly appeared in the heart of Manhattan, inside what’s probably the weirdest pop-up shop ever. The entire facade of a building close to 5th Avenue got a makeover, now donning an enormous yellow banner with Spectacles’ eye logo looking out over the city and the Apple Store on the opposite side of the street. The opening was announced on Twitter… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you don’t watch where you’re going on the internet, you might be headed down a dark alley before you know it. Like a lot of big websites, we use Google Analytics to keep track of traffic on TNW. A few weeks ago, however, we spotted something that looked a bit out of the ordinary. Yep, that’s some proper Analytics spam to vote for Trump. It looks like you can get special access to something by copy-pasting the link to a Google website. But something seems a bit off about the link — the capital G seems smaller than normal, being… This story continues at The Next Web

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You may soon be able to use your NFC-enabled Android Wear smartwatch to pay for goods and services by touching it on various contactless terminals, reveals Android Police. The feature, which was discovered by the popular Android blog during a teardown of the latest Google Play Services APK, is expected to launch with Android Wear 2.0 next year. At present, information on the plaftorm is a little sparse. All we know for certain is that strings pertaining to tap-to-pay functionality were found in the Play Services application package, which has led many to believe that it’s currently being tested. It’s hardly… This story continues at The Next Web

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The Big A has teamed up with Canadian rap star Drake to drop a fresh Apple Music advert, continuing its “distractingly good” campaign. And as you can expect from hip-hop’s goofiest performer, the video is nothing but meme-worthy. The commercial captures Drake in a typical Drake fashion pumping iron in the company of a friend while listening to some hot Drake joints. He wraps up a set of shoulder presses and promises “no mercy” with his workout as his friend walks out of the gym. As soon as his buddy leaves, the hip-hop star reaches for his iPhone to put on Taylor Swift’s particularly egregious “Bad Blood”,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Whether you love or hate the idea of the Touch Bar – the most notable new hardware feature in Apple’s latest MacBook Pro – it’s probably best to judge it after trying it out. That’s where Touché comes in. The app simulates Apple’s new touchscreen display for shortcuts by bringing up a row of Touch Bar options for whatever software you’re using on your Mac, on your screen. This helps to give you an idea of the functionality the Touch Bar will bring you on a new MacBook Pro, without having to use the cumbersome simulation tool from Apple (which… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple acknowledged today that some iPhone 6s handsets have been shutting down unexpectedly. As such, the company will replace the batteries for these devices at its branded retail stores and authorized service provider centers for free. If you’re facing this problem with your iPhone 6s, Apple says there’s no cause for concern as it isn’t a safety issue. Plus, the company believes it only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015. You can find more information on this page. The issue is separate from the ‘touch disease‘ problem seen in some… This story continues at The Next Web

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Last month, Tesla announced that it would pack all forthcoming vehicles that it produces – including its presently available models and the Model 3 – with all the hardware necessary for full self-driving capability. It also demonstrated an autonomous car in action. That was certainly impressive, but it’s even cooler to see what the car sees while navigates through a suburb and drops off a passenger at a Tesla facility without any human intervention, in the company’s latest video. In addition to a first-person view from near the cockpit, the clip above shows you three on-board camera perspectives, as well… This story continues at The Next Web

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Speech and image recognition, shopping recommendations, improved search results, even Google’s self-driving cars — all products of advances in machine learning. The process of teaching machines to learn as they work is an exploding field, and you can learn how to be a part of that tech revolution with the Complete Machine Learning Bundle. This package with over 63 hours of training in AI basics is worth $780 and is normally discounted to $39. But now’s your chance to grab it for a one-day only price — just $29 from TNW Deals. Across 10 courses, you’ll get the full Machine… This story continues at The Next Web

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Back in 2005, I was on the phone with a good friend of mine from college, Aaron Patzer. Aaron had an idea for a startup. His idea was to make managing your personal finances a cinch. I thought it was a very much needed idea, but I saw one major hurdle standing in Aaron’s way. He was living in Austin, TX, which at the time had some startups and investors, but not nearly the ecosystem of Silicon Valley. I persuaded Aaron to move to Silicon Valley where there would be more technical talent, investors, and a vibrant ecosystem he could… This story continues at The Next Web

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External storage drives seem convenient — until you start realizing they plug up a USB port and require you to tote that bulky drive around everywhere you go. Instead, travel lighter while still adding 256GB of storage capacity with the Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter for Macbooks. This super-handy storage solution is normally worth $39.99, and we’ve already discounted it to $36.99. But for a limited time, we’re dropping the price even further to only $32.99 via TNW Deals. The MiniDrive slides seamlessly into your MacBook’s SD card slot… and once you’ve loaded in a MicroSD card, you’re ready to… This story continues at The Next Web

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Budget isn’t a marketer’s most valuable asset—it’s time. Who has enough hours in the day, especially these days, to achieve the optimal balance of campaign planning, testing, iterating, and further optimization? In an ideal world, companies would have entire teams devoted to these efforts. But often, companies are lucky to have just five marketers—or even two or three. How do you make the most out of your hours in your day? Instead of wasting time on routine operational efforts, save time. Free up brain power to do more creative things that you enjoy. Here are 6 easy ways that you… This story continues at The Next Web

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The promise of 5G includes faster internet, greater mobile connectivity for businesses, and the ability to take futuristic digital experiences like VR and AR mainstream. With such limitless potential, the question becomes just how 5G will change the way people use their devices. To find out what’s coming, I asked a group of entrepreneurs from YEC the following question: How do you see 5G changing the way consumers or businesses use the internet in the next five years? 1. Faster internet means more real-time connections  The faster your internet the more you can do with it. Faster internet will allow consumers… This story continues at The Next Web

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The tech industry is constantly innovating and ever-shifting, but there are some persistent truths — such as the fact no programming language is more ubiquitous than Java. Anyone who masters this skillset will turn into a job-ready coder, and the All-Level Java Programming Bundle provides some critical instruction towards that end. For a limited time, this all-encompassing course package is available for just $29 from TNW Deals. In this two-part, 14-lesson course bundle, you’ll be guided from Java newbie through some of the most advanced abilities of this foundational web language. In Java Programming for Beginners, you’ll learn Java syntax… This story continues at The Next Web

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As a lover of all things gaming, and retro titles in general, the offer to take a look at Pixel Pals was just too appealing. These light-up figurines are full of pixelated glory and feature video game icons from both past and present. The first two in the series are some of our all-time favorites, Mario and Mega Man. True to form, both pieces capture every last detail in softly-lit piece of free-standing pixel art.   Each figure stands about six-inches tall and runs on two (included) AAA batteries. A quick flick of the on/off switch in the rear lights up each faux-pixel… This story continues at The Next Web

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When we think about Tesla, the conversation often tips toward Autopilot, its self-driving feature. Less discussed, but equally impressive, are the numerous features that might just save your life while you’re piloting the car. Tesla owner Jason Hughes captured one of these moments. The video above was captured on a rear-mounted dashcam on Hughes’ Model S P85D — the fastest four-door production car on the planet. In the video, we see a distracted driver that hasn’t yet realized Hughes had slowed for a left turn. The scenario plays out numerous times daily and almost certainly spells rear-end collision. The P85D, however, is capable… This story continues at The Next Web

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Facebook’s fake news problem is all the rage these days. After raising hell about Facebook’s role in the recent election — and a misleading response from CEO Mark Zuckerberg — we’re really back at square one. It’s a problem, we all know it’s a problem (save Zuckerberg), and at this point we’re still struggling for a solution — although we do have some suggestions. According to The Washington Post, four students — Anant Goel, Nabinta De, Qinglin Chen, and Mark Craft — may have solved the problem. At a hackathon at Princeton University this week, students were given the challenge of solving… This story continues at The Next Web

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A new study suggests that 70 percent of European Android users want pre-installed apps. No, it is not opposite day. The Application Developers Alliance asked 4,000 Android users in France, Germany, Spain and Italy about their app install preferences. It’s worth noting that Google helped develop the study, and the company is currently locked in battle with the EU over whether its default Android apps are anti-competitive. The results seem to lie in Google’s favor. The vast majority of Android users change their home screen setup (90 percent), and that while Google apps were generally within the top few apps… This story continues at The Next Web

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Italian Amazon users will soon be able to purchase their next car while shopping for toothpaste. Announced today, the deal teams Fiat Chrysler with e-commerce giant Amazon to offer three of Italy’s best-selling cars at discounted prices online — the ‘Panda,’ ‘500,’ and ‘500L.’ “The time has arrived to give consumers a new, more efficient and transparent way to choose a new vehicle,” Gianluca Italia, of Fiat Chrysler in Italy, said during a press conference. After picking their options online, buyers will be contacted by an Amazon representative with details on where they can finalize their purchase and pick up the new vehicle —… This story continues at The Next Web

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McDonald’s has gone fancy. After rolling out a new model called “Just For You” in a number of international locations, we’re now starting to see them in the US. California, Florida and New York all feature the upgraded take on fast food faire, each with their own touchscreen kiosks for customizing your McGreasy, table service and payments made with Android or Apple Pay. It’s still a McDonald’s, but classier. If you’re not lucky enough to experience one of the upgraded locations, McDonald’s has you covered. A simulation created for Google Cardboard — and Cardboard-like — device owners allows you to experience all… This story continues at The Next Web

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