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The day has finally arrived. People have been asking for a recording feature on Clubhouse since the app launched. And after maintaining the “real-time audio-only” stance for months, the app is introducing Replays. This new feature will let you record your sessions, so that anyone can play them later. The company says that users will get to experience the same stuff as live rooms like “leave quietly, and watch the dynamic of the stage and audience shift and evolve throughout the discussion, including PTRs, mic taps, and all the special moments that only happen here.”  This sounds like a podcast,…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Podcasts

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The Chinese market is one of the most appealing for brands looking to expand into new territories. And it’s clear why — the ecommerce market in China is $2.7 trillion, four times the size of the US ($843 billion), and is growing twice as fast. What’s even more exciting is that the share of ecommerce sales to total retail is expected to be at about 52.1% in 2021, growing from 44.8% just a year before. While this is promising, I’ve found that there’s a widespread delusion among many executives that since there are 1.4 billion people in China, they’ll definitely…This story continues at The Next Web

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Whenever I unbox new wireless headphones for review, the first thing I do is connect them to a charger so I can have a nice long listening session the next day. But rather than connect a charger to the Urbanista Los Angeles‘ USB-C port, I simply set the headphones near a window. By the time I actually listened to them, they’d been topped up by nothing other than the power of the sun. It kind of feels like magic. Solar power obviously isn’t anything new, but beyond that cheap calculator you used in high school, most of us aren’t accustomed…This story continues at The Next Web

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US Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, recently blamed the perceived loss of American masculinity on liberal ideologies, video games, and pornography. Speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Florida last week, Hawley asked the crowd: Still, can we be surprised that after years of being told they are the problem, that their manhood is the problem, more and more men are withdrawing into the enclave of idleness, and pornography, and video games? In the wake of his speech, Hawley’s decided to call “masculinity” one of his “signature political issues.” And he recently reiterated his position during an interview…This story continues at The Next Web

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Ahead of its anticipated initial public offering (IPO) on November 9, Rivian is facing a lawsuit by a former sales and marketing vice president for alleged gender discrimination, the Wall Street Journal reports.  The lawsuit was filed on Thursday and alleges that Laura Schwab, the former executive in question, got fired after reporting gender discrimination to the company’s HR department. In addition to that, Schwab filed a statement of claim with the American Arbitration Association (ΑΑΑ) and came forward to the public in a blog post published on Medium.  She states in the blog post: Rivian publicly boasts about its…This story continues at The Next Web

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Speech recognition systems struggle to understand African American Vernacular English (AAVE). In a 2020 study by Stanford University researchers, the software performed so poorly for AAVE that some leading systems made correct transcriptions for barely half the words spoken. The researchers speculated that the systems had a common flaw: “insufficient audio data from Black speakers when training the models.” A startup called Speechmatics has developed a technique that appears to reduce this data gap. The company announced last week that its software had “an overall accuracy of 82.8% for African American voices” based on datasets used in the Stanford study.…This story continues at The Next Web

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Back in June, Australian startup Alauda Racing unveiled its Airspeeder MK3. The company defines the aircraft as a full-sized remotely-operated electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL).  The Airspeeder though isn’t your average eVTOL — it’s a flying race car. On Thursday, Alauda set two Mk3s to fight against each other down a 300m drag strip over the deserts of  South Australia. And it’s a true battle of speed, with the aircraft reaching over 154km/h during the video.  The two teams were composed of Alauda’s engineers and official remote test pilots. The aircraft do have space in their cockpit for…This story continues at The Next Web

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Elon Musk’s tweeting is causing controversy again. This time, the world’s richest person has pledged to sell 10% of his Tesla stock after… a Twitter poll. While billionaires don’t typically let tweets dictate their investment strategies, Musk has several motivations for his unusual approach. They range from slightly shady to risibly egotistical. Being a better billionaire Musk launched his poll amid rising anger about inequality. While COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on working people, American billionaires reportedly grew more than $2 trillion richer during the pandemic.  These extreme contrasts have triggered calls for billionaires to pay new taxes on…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Tesla

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Carpooling is a great way to cut driving costs, reduce traffic, save time, and reduce stress. It also improves air qualityand lowers greenhouse gas emissions. Rates of traffic and parking congestionare reduced. Many states in the US use toll roads to encourage carpooling. Cars with over three people (technically known as high occupancy vehicles or HOVs) can then receive a discount of up to 50% off their toll during peak hours. The problem is that people cheat. But a company called Carma has stopped HOV cheating in Texas, a state with over 50 toll roads. I spoke to Carma’s Chief…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: Check out 10 fantastic drone aircraft options for your holiday gift-giving, all at an extra 15 percent off right now. The number of commercial drones filling U.S. skies is expected to double by 2024, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. And that doesn’t even count all the recreational models as well, which are expected to push that number to about 3.5 million by the end of this year. This holiday you can add to that traffic jam in the sky thanks to these deals on 10 fantastic drone models available now as part of the TNW Deals’ Pre-Black Friday…This story continues at The Next Web

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Last month the Australian Space Agency announced plans to send an Australian-made rover to the Moon by as early as 2026, under a deal with NASA. The rover will collect lunar soil containing oxygen, which could eventually be used to support human life in space. Although the deal with NASA made headlines, a separate mission conducted by private companies in Australia and Canada, in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney, may see Australian technology hunting water on the Moon as soon as mid-2024. If all goes according to plan, it will be the first rover with Australian-made components to…This story continues at The Next Web

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If you want to have a career in data science, knowing Python is a must. Python is the most popular programming language in data science, especially when it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence. To help you in your data science career, I’ve prepared the main Python concepts tested in the data science interview. Later on, I will discuss two main interview question types that cover those concepts you’re required to know as a data scientist. I’ll also show you several example questions and give you solutions to push you in the right direction. Technical Concepts of Python Interview…This story continues at The Next Web

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In the past, Telegram has attempted to earn money by creating a cryptocurrency operation, but the idea failed. Now, the firm is relying on an age-old idea to get some cash in the bank: ads. Over the weekend, the app’s founder, Pavel Durov, said that the firm will now allow ads on its platform in a limited capacity. Thankfully, you won’t see any ads in your private chats or channels: Telegram will not show promotional messages in your chat list, private conversations or groups. Advertising will affect only large channels – services where there is already advertising, and the support…This story continues at The Next Web

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If your startup has an app, the fight for the user is a fun and creative process… but it’s also hard. App discovery doesn’t just happen on the app store; teams are competing for crafting the most compelling ads. Creative ideas for advertising do not come out of thin air — it is a systematic process that can be decomposed into various methodologies. But let’s be honest, startup founders and teams don’t always have that many resources to spend on applying special methodologies. Luckily, there are much simpler rules that will help filter out the bad ideas before spending the…This story continues at The Next Web

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This article is part of our reviews of AI research papers, a series of posts that explore the latest findings in artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence has proven that complicated board and video games are no longer the exclusive domain of the human mind. From chess to Go to StarCraft, AI systems that use reinforcement learning algorithms have outperformed human world champions in recent years. But despite the high individual performance of RL agents, they can become frustrating teammates when paired with human players, according to a study by AI researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The study, which involved cooperation between…This story continues at The Next Web

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Whether you are attempting to sleep alongside someone who snores or dealing with that issue yourself, it’s a problem that impacts more people than you might imagine. As a result, there are an abundance of so-called solutions available on a variety of markets, each promising to solve the issue but most of them under-delivering and leaving you increasingly frustrated while searching for other options. Set aside that frustration by gaining a tremendous boost from the Snore Circle Anti-Snoring Sleep Aid Muscle Stimulator, which can now be purchased with a major price drop. For a limited-time, our Pre-Black Friday deal discounts…This story continues at The Next Web

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These days, with more people working, learning, and interacting remotely than ever before, the ability to connect online is a crucial aspect of daily life. While our reliance on internet connectivity expands, so does the threat against personal privacy. Ensure you’re ready to handle an abundance of data, while managing it and your online endeavors in a safe way with The Lifetime Backup & Security Subscription Bundle. Normally sold for $3,799, our Pre-Black Friday sale gives you lifetime access to two tremendous resources for only $76.49 with code SAVE15NOV. Concerned about interference from hackers who covet access to your sensitive data? Put…This story continues at The Next Web

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To mark Israel’s Memorial Day in 2021, the Israel Defense Forces musical ensembles collaborated with a company that specializes in synthetic videos, also known as “deepfake” technology, to bring photos from the 1948 Israeli-Arab war to life. They produced a video in which young singers clad in period uniforms and carrying period weapons sang “Hareut,” an iconic song commemorating soldiers killed in combat. As they sing, the musicians stare at faded black-and-white photographs they hold. The young soldiers in the old pictures blink and smile back at them, thanks to artificial intelligence. The result is uncanny. The past comes to life,…This story continues at The Next Web

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In the wake of Facebook rebranding as Meta, reflecting its focus on the “metaverse”, Microsoft has now announced it, too, will launch into this space. Meta has proposed that the metaverse will eventually allow us to engage across education, work and social contexts, while Microsoft looks to be focusing specifically on the realm of the virtual office for now. But what actually is the metaverse and to what extent should we believe that the vision being presented to us is really going to be central to our daily lives? The idea itself isn’t new. Science fiction author Neal Stephenson coined…This story continues at The Next Web

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TLDR: The 2022 JavaScript Developer Bootcamp Certification Bundle features more than 120 hours of training in all things JavaScript, all for less than $26. So, Python just overtook JavaScript as the most popular coding language in the world. So that’s it, right? JavaScript is done. No need for any up-and-coming programmers to know it, huh? Not quite. Turns out that even though Python is the darling of coders themselves, the most used programming language today remains JavaScript. Any young coders looking to get a serious leg up on getting employed should definitely consider the training in The 2022 JavaScript Developer…This story continues at The Next Web

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People tend to rejoice in the disclosure of a secret. Or, at the very least, media outlets have come to realize that news of “mysteries solved” and “hidden treasures revealed” generate traffic and clicks. So I’m never surprised when I see AI-assisted revelations about famous masters’ works of art go viral. Over the past year alone, I’ve come across articles highlighting how artificial intelligence recovered a “secret” painting of a “lost lover” of Italian painter Modigliani, “brought to life” a “hidden Picasso nude”, “resurrected” Austrian painter Gustav Klimt’s destroyed works and “restored” portions of Rembrandt’s 1642 painting “The Night Watch.”…This story continues at The Next Web

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There’s nothing quite like the sound of a real grand piano — but these days, digital pianos can get pretty darn close. Unfortunately, the best of them are usually prohibitively expensive and short of spending several thousands of dollars, you’re usually left with something that falls well short of the real thing. But at the risk of sounding like a clickbait generator, there’s one thing piano makers probably don’t want you to know: You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to get amazing sound and solid playability out of a digital piano. As I wrote a few months ago,…This story continues at The Next Web

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Alphabet (the umbrella corp that owns Google and DeepMind) just launched Isomorphic Labs (IL). According to the new company’s blog, it’s “reimagining the entire drug discovery process from first principles with an AI-first approach.” In other words: The CEO of DeepMind, Demis Hassabis, is going to run a drug-discovery spinoff. Up front: This seems like a really good thing. DeepMind’s AlphaFold 2 has supposedly revolutionized how researchers study protein structures. And Hassabis is obviously pretty good at running a lab. But let’s just have a gander at the company’s blog, shall we? Here’s an interesting quote: At its most fundamental…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

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Among the rhetoric of climate change bingo and platitudes, there’s a term I’ve been hearing a lot at COP26 this week — green steel. But what is it, why does it matter, and what does it actually mean for us, the consumers and end-users?  The global steel industry is one of the world’s largest emitters of carbon dioxide, representing approximately 7% of global CO2 emissions. Demand for fossil-free steel is growing substantially with solid interest from global market leaders in automotive, commercial vehicles, white goods, furniture, etc. And the most significant noise is therefore around “green steel”. What is green…This story continues at The Next Web

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Wouldn’t it be great if your car would know when it needs service, before a serious issue occurs? Or warn you about hazardous road conditions before you encounter them? Porsche seems to think so. The company is introducing new “digital twin” technology in its electric Taycan which goes way beyond the flashing engine lights of yore. Wait a minute — what’s a digital twin? Basically, a digital twin is a virtual simulation of a physical asset — which in this case is a virtual replica of a particular model of a Porsche Taycan. While this might still sound a bit like ‘engine lights…This story continues at The Next Web

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