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Its ridiculously hard to find EV chargers hopefully this hackathon will fix it

Ok, theres a lot of bullshit hackathons that mine people for their IP. Theres also situations where people swap a weekend of sleep deprivation and unpaid labor for little more than swag and some pizza. Then, theres the issue of hackathons being prohibitive to folks with kids or carer responsibilities So when I find one I can get behind, I make an effort to find out more. Give me a hackathon that works on real-world problems and offers great benefits to participants. Even better, if its participa

18 Oct 2021 8:16 pm
Facial recognition to eat lunch? Why stop there, you cowards!?

Facial recognition has arrived in school canteens. Nine schools in Scotland have started taking lunch payments from schoolchildren by scanning their faces, the Financial Times reports. The system reportedly speeds up the lengthy payment process and is more Covid-secure than using cards and fingerprint scanners. Of course, these issues could have been resolved by making school lunches free. But why invest in healthy meals for children when you can splurge on technosolutionism instead? In fact, fa

18 Oct 2021 7:34 pm
This handheld gaming console will make you nostalgic for the 90s, even if you werent there

TLDR: This Handheld 3 LCD Video Game Console comes with 400 built-in games to relive the glory days of 8-bit gaming today. In this age of nostalgia and retro gaming, few consoles still hold the magic and allure of the granddaddy of modern handheld gaming, the Nintendo Gameboy. During the 90s, it was the undisputed king, selling over 118 million units and still holding the distinction as the third best-selling console of all time. For those with a soft spot for 8-bit gaming, this Handheld 3 LCD V

18 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
Join Sams Club for a year, load up on freebies and its all under $20 right now

TLDR: With this limited time deal, you can become a Sams Club member for 12 months and enjoy some popular Sams Club items for free, all for less than $20. The holiday season wasnt quite the same in 2020. With some travel restrictions still in place and general unease over safety a major concern, many celebrated a little more quietly last year, with fewer family and friends than a more traditional year-end holiday celebration. Well, the holidays are swinging back around again and many are intent

18 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
In defense of the sensible embargo: How tech startups can do PR right

Theres no denying it: the trusty embargo remains a positive and productive tool for professionals on both sides of the press-PR divide. If anything, embargoes have only become more important in recent years, and theyre certainly not going anywhere. Why? Its simple. Virtually every industry that depends on new releases and new information to push its news cycle forward makes use of the embargo. This includes arts and entertainment, publishing, science and medicine, gaming, and, of course, tech. W

18 Oct 2021 7:24 pm
Foxconns 3 EV prototypes are here and damn, their range is loooong

Remember Foxconn, Apples iPhone assembler? The Taiwanese company is now officially expanding its business areas and joining the EV game. At the Hon Hai Tech Day (HHTD21) on Monday, Foxconn unveiled three electric vehicle prototypes, hoping to grow its emergent auto segment into a $35.88 billion (NT$1 trillion) enterprise within the next five years. The three EVs an SUV, a sedan, and a bus were made by Foxtron, a joint venture between Foxconn and Yulon Motor, a Taiwanese automaker, which also p

18 Oct 2021 5:29 pm
Ill raze Cupertino to the ground if the new MacBook Pro has a notch

There are two simple words that sum up how Im feeling about the new MacBook Pro: oh no. In case you havent heard, Apple is holding an event today. Supposedly, this will be the announcement of the M1X MacBook Pro. Theres a lot to be excited about. The rumors are that Apple will ditch the traitorous Touch Bar,MagSafe is making a return, and the displays will be sharper and larger. On paper, this is fantastic. The new MacBook Pro doesnt sound like an update, its an entire refresh something the mac

18 Oct 2021 4:17 pm
This is what happens to your body if you die in space

As space travel for recreational purposes is becoming a very real possibility, there could come a time when we are traveling to other planets for holidays, or perhaps even to live. Commercial space company Blue Origin has already started sending paying customers on suborbital flights. And Elon Musk hopes to start a base on Mars with his firm SpaceX. This means we need to start thinking about what it will be like to live in space but also what will happen if someone dies there. After death here

18 Oct 2021 3:49 pm
Heres how to watch Apples M1X MacBook Pro event

While Im dying to watch the new season of HBOs show Succession, tonights primetime slot is reserved for Apple. The event will supposedly focus on its modified M1X chips and a few new MacBook Pros powered by it. You can watch the live stream of the event on Apples website or the companys YouTube channel at 10AM PT/1PM ET/10.30PM IST/7PM CET. Last year, Apple introduced its ARM-based indigenous chip M1. At the launch, the company also announced the MacBook Pro, the MacBook Air, and the Mac Mini a

18 Oct 2021 3:25 pm
Facebook wants you to believe its AI is working against hate speech

In the middle of the last decade, Facebook decided it needed to build AI to fight hate speech. While the technology did work in some cases, weve also seen glaring failures. After the Christchurch shooting, for example, Facebook wasnt able toquicklyremove the video. Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal published a new report indicating Facebooks AI cant identify first-person shooting videos and racist rants consistently. Plus, there was a bizarre incident where the algorithm wasnt able to se

18 Oct 2021 12:45 pm
Python is now no. 1. This training can make sure youre a certified expert

TLDR: The Python Programming and Git Certification Bundle includes beginner and advanced training in how to use Python to code all your biggest programming projects. Well, it finally happened. After years of knocking on the door, Python is now the worlds most popular programming language. Dutch firm Tiobe has charted the popularity of all coding disciplines for over 20 years, featuring two decades of Java and C controlling the top of the survey leaderboard. But after years of steady ascension, P

17 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
Support scientific interest with a price drop on this comprehensive robot arm kit

The pursuit of scientific and technological understanding and innovation requires consistent dedication and a desire to learn. For many eventual individual successes in the industry, that journey starts at a young age. If youre looking to inspire a young person with a curious mind, then youll enjoy watching them become captivated by the WLKATA Mirobot 6-Axis Mini Robot Arm Education Kit. For a limited time, this comprehensive package, which is primed to provide years of mental stimulation and he

17 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
7 reasons why programmers burn out and 7 ways to prevent it

When Jerry started their job as a junior developer, they couldnt wait to get to work each morning. And each evening, even after their 10-hour workdays, theyd still feel energized. Now, two years later, Jerry looks like the shadow of what they used to be. Getting out of bed is hard these days, getting to work even harder. By the end of the day, they feel exhausted and drained. And theyre already dreading the thought of going back tomorrow and wasting yet another day of their lives. Sounds familia

17 Oct 2021 6:32 pm
Wow, theres an actual use for blockchain? Helium can democratize internet connectivity

Im always looking for good blockchain use cases. There are only a few companies that I rate. One isHelium, who calls itself The Peoples Network. It was co-founded by Shawn Fanning (Napster co-creator) and Amir Haleem in 2013 with a mighty mission: to democratize access to the internet. They achieve this by creating their own P2P internet network. This is a radical shift to wide area networks and internet connectivity. I spoke to Frank Mong, Heliums COO to find out more about the company, their t

14 Oct 2021 2:07 pm