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Still driving a gas-powered car? Use it to help change driver behavior

Are you still driving a gas-powered car? As you no doubt know by now, its YOUR fault that the planet is getting hotter and the world is ending. But dont worry, theres a way you can assuage some of that guilt without even leaving your car. In fact, please stay right there, in your car. Amsterdam and Helsinki are two of my favoritesmart cities.Researchers are looking for local car drivers to help make these cities more liveable. The project is called Code the Streets. Theyre seeking car drivers to

18 Oct 2021 9:38 pm
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
Amazon puts its own brands first above better-rated products

It took Robert Gomez about five months to get his Kaffe coffee grinder to the big leagues in e-commerce: among the first three search results for coffee grinder on Gomez, founder of Atlanta-based consumer goods startup 4Q Brands, said he obsessively refined his photos and description, amassed reviews from happy customers, and paid Amazon $40,000 a month on advertising to boost sales, one of the elements Amazon tells sellers will increase search ranking. Robert Gomez, owner of startup

17 Oct 2021 1:18 pm
9 reasons why youll never become a Data Scientist

Disclaimer: This story is not meant to discourage you. Rather, it should serve as a long hard look in the mirror. So youre enthusiastic about Data Science, youve read a couple dozen blog posts and completed a few online classes. Now youre dreaming of making this your career. After all, its the sexiest job of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review. But despite your enthusiasm, Data Science might not be for you. At this moment in time, youre holding too many illusions and false ste

16 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
This Linux and Git training can be a big step in your web development career

TLDR: The Mastering Linux and Git Certification Bundle offers insight into the open-source operating system, even if youve never touched a line of Linux code before. Everybody knows about Windows and MacOS. But everybody doesnt know serious computing. While those operating systems may run all the personal PCs you see, the worlds most powerful computers run on the operating system real experts swear by: Linux. In fact, in a check of the worlds 500 fastest supercomputers, each and every one of the

16 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
Whats a digital twin? And why do we need it for EV batteries?

Although lithium-ion batteries have long been the focus of EV development, issues such as battery aging and safetystill arent fully understood. Thats mainly because current battery management systems can obtain little information from a battery, and with poor real-time capability. They also cant store or process large amounts of data during the operation of a vehicle. But dont lose your hope just yet, because digital twin tech could actually be a huge game-changer. Whats a digital twin? Basicall

16 Oct 2021 4:33 pm
How many office days a week are enough? You shouldnt need to ask

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our relationship with the office. After the enforced experiment of lockdowns pushing about 40% of the labor force into working from home, few of us want to return to the pre-pandemic status quo. Yes, we miss the sociability of the workplace, but surveys show at least three-quarters of us want the option to spend a few days working at home and a few days in the office. But what exactly is the right balance? The experience of working from home has helped break do

16 Oct 2021 2:30 pm
Everything we know about Googles Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro so far

Googles Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will officially be launched on October 19, and in typical fashion, we know a ton of details about the phones well before their release. Thats in part due to unintentional leaks, but also because Google itself has already told us a ton of information about the devices hardware. Theres a lot to be excited about with the Pixel 6, as it seems Google is taking hardware for the first time since well, ever. Pixel phones have always been vehicles to show off Googles softw

16 Oct 2021 7:17 am
Sorry former Pentagon expert, but China is nowhere near winning the AI race

Nicolas Chaillan, the Pentagons former Chief Software Officer, is on a whirlwind press tour to drum up as much fervor for his radical assertion that the US has already lost the AI race against China. Speaking to the Financial Times in his first interview after leaving his post at the Pentagon, Chaillan said: We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years. Right now, its already a done deal. Chaillans departure from the Pentagon was preceded by a blistering letter where he s

16 Oct 2021 2:34 am
AI project brings the climate crisis to your home

Scientists have developed a novel way of making people care about climate change: flooding their homes. Not their real homes, of course; the destruction is merely a simulation for now. But projecting catastrophic consequences onto familiar places could generate awareness through empathy. Shock is not the endgame here, said study lead author Victor Schmidt, a PhD candidate at the Mila Quebec AI Institute in Montreal, Canada. We want to trigger and leverage emotions towards actions. ClimateGAN si

16 Oct 2021 12:37 am
Confused Waymo robotaxis keep flooding dead-end street in San Francisco

Residents of an otherwise quiet neighborhood in San Francisco have been dealing lately with a very weird affliction: the constant buzzing of several Waymo vehicles crowding a dead-end street. The self-driving taxis are flooding the end of 15th Avenue, appearing rather confused as they enter the area, residents told local news station KPIX. What the f is happening? I noticed it while I was sleeping, said resident Jennifer King to the outlet. I awoke to a strange hum and I thought there was a spac

15 Oct 2021 9:09 pm
4 things to know about Chinas longest-ever crewed spaceflight mission

Chinas Shenzhou-13 spacecraft is about to begin its voyage to the Tiangong space station. The spaceflight is set to feature a range of pioneering moments and intriguing tasks. Here are four key facts about the mission. Its Chinas longest crewed mission yet The crew is heading for Tiangong, Chinas first long-term space station, which is being constructed inlow Earth orbit. China aims to complete the station by December 2022. The six-monthmission will be the longest time that Chinese astronauts ha

15 Oct 2021 8:41 pm
If you suffer from snoring, this smart eye mask could stop the rumble in its tracks

TLDR: The VVFly Smart Snore Eye Mask sends gentle vibrations to adjust your sleep and knock out snoring once and for all. For decades, snoring has been played for laughs. From Popeye to Fred Flintstone, a sleeper loudly sawing logs has been a comedy staple for film, TV, cartoons, and beyond forever. But the reality is that snoring isnt really all that funny. Just ask anyone who snores or those that try to live with them. Medically speaking, snoring is usually a sign of a type of sleep apnea, a

15 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
This Jupiter-like planet survived its dying star and it could offer clues for our own Solar System

How will the Solar System die? Its a hugely important question that researchers have speculated a lot about, using our knowledge of physics to create complex theoretical models. We know that the Sun will eventually become a white dwarf, a burnt stellar remnant whose dim light gradually fades into darkness. This transformation will involve a violent process that will destroy an unknown number of its planets. So which planets will survive the death of the Sun? One way to seek the answer is to look

15 Oct 2021 6:51 pm
Dear robot, I have diarrhea: Why we trust machines with embarrassing problems

Many TV shows have a scene where a customer attempts to buy a potentially embarrassing product a pornographic magazine perhaps or a diarrhea treatment only to have the assistant loudly check the price or ask questions for other people to hear. Situations like this do happen in pharmacies and other shops. And they tend to make people squirm. But, what if they could interact with a robot instead of a human employee? In our recent research, my colleagues and I found the use of robots, rather than

15 Oct 2021 3:56 pm
Forget ladders, think of your career as a river

Something seemed very wrong with the way Id been taught to think about my career progression. Like so many of us, Id heard professional journeys described as climbing a ladder or following a path. But as I moved forward in my work as a journalist, I wasnt moving in a straight line. The field I was pursuing, called audience engagement, was relatively new. I certainly hadnt taken any courses on it in college, and two of the companies I would later work for didnt even exist when I graduated. How wa

15 Oct 2021 12:30 pm
HTCs lightweight Vive Flow is a VR headset you can take anywhere

HTC today announced the Vive Flow, its smallest and lightest VR headset yet. While the reflective lenses on the outside make it seem like this may be an AR headset one that lets you see the outside world this is strictly a VR affair. The $499 device tethers to an external power source and is more focused on lightweight immersive experiences than the high-end gaming VR headsets are normally used for. HTC says the Vive flow is taking technology in a new direction, focusing not on what we do, but

15 Oct 2021 5:28 am
Vvolt Sirius review: This low-maintenance ebike is like riding on a cloud

New ebike companies enter the crowded market seemingly every other week. They tend to fall into one of two categories: copycats sourcing generic designs, or companies promising a myriad of gimmicky features that do little to add to the actual ride experience. Many seem more interesting in cashing in on the trend than actually building bikes meant to last, crowdfunding bikes with little support afterward. Vvolts launch this year was a refreshing change of pace. While it goes without saying that y

15 Oct 2021 4:29 am
WhatsApp now offers encrypted backups. Heres how to opt in

WhatsApp is finally letting users encrypt the backups of their messages. Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the feature is now being rolled out to iOS and Android users globally. The feature secures backups stored on Google Drive or Apples iCloud with end-to-end encryption. This encryption will provide more privacy and security, but its not enabled by default. Heres how to turn the feature on: Make sure youve got the latest version of WhatsApp. OpenSettings. TapChats>Chat

14 Oct 2021 11:09 pm
Being successful is a state of mind so adopt it

Boris is the wise ol founder of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! I have a reputation for being a successful entrepreneur, but the rumors of my success have been greatly exaggerated. Mostly by me. I have learned that perception is reality for a lot of things in life. So over the years, I have always celebrated my wins and

14 Oct 2021 7:53 pm
Artists create AI that predicts who the police will kill next

A new artwork has inverted the application of predictive policing. Instead of forecasting crimes committed by civilians, the project predicts which civilians will be killed by police. The future victims are memorialized on a website called Future Wake. None of them, however, are real people. Each identity and story is generated by AI. Yet he predictions about their deaths are based on historical events. The AI-generated victims explain how they died. Credit: Future Wakes. Future Wake was funded

14 Oct 2021 7:38 pm
Master the markets of cryptocurrency, NFTs, day trading, and more with these low-cost course bundles

The fallout of this COVID-19 era has dramatically alteredthe job market, presenting new pathways to professional success for full-time work or supplemental income. Fortunately, if you develop the necessary knowledge and skills, there are highly lucrative industries awaiting that allow you to work from home. Get on top of your finances and start building your wealth with modern insight on the evolving markets that will ultimately help shape the future of global economics. For a limited time, you

14 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
Save more than $60 on this versatile Apple iPad

The iPad is among the most notable innovations from technology giant, Apple, and for the last decade, generations of this device have made a major impact on daily lifestyles for users of all ages. From professional purposes and customer service to in-class learning and personal entertainment, the iPad provides plenty of capabilities in a small package. In a world that requires many of us to be able to work andlearn from anywhere, these devices are more valuable than ever. You can accomplish a lo

14 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
The new Electron-Ion Collider could solve the mystery of how matter holds together

When the Nobel Prize-winning US physicist Robert Hofstadter and his team fired highly energetic electrons at a small vial of hydrogen at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in 1956, they opened the door to a new era of physics. Until then, it was thought that protons and neutrons, which make up an atoms nucleus, were the most fundamental particles in nature. They were considered to be dots in space, lacking physical dimensions. Now it suddenly became clear that these particles were not fundam

14 Oct 2021 7:10 pm
William Shatner is the oldest person in space but we shouldnt promote space travel to the elderly

Is space really the final frontier? William Shatner has found out after boldly going where no 90-year-old has gone before. Some 55 years after Captain James T Kirk hit our screens in the original Star Trek, Shatner recently launched to the edge of space aboardBlue Origins New Shepard for a ten-minute sub-orbital flight. Arent we all adorbs! William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 11, 2021 Shatner has become the oldest person to go to space, breaking the record set o

14 Oct 2021 3:55 pm
The transport industry isnt doing enough to halt climate change, report says

Despite a global push towards cleaner forms of energy, we are not on track to battle global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warns in its World Energy Outlook 2021 report. Even more alarmingly, the scenarios mapped out in the report show that announced pledges fall far short of the emission reductions needed to limit the temperature rises to 1.5 Celsius degrees beyond which the worst impacts of climate change will be felt. Feeling depressed yet? Me too. Transport at the core of th

14 Oct 2021 2:39 pm
3 simple (but difficult) steps to grow your startup ecosystem

Growing a startup ecosystem can sound daunting youve got to attract talent, streamline regulations, build capacity, ensure sufficient capital and a quick glance at the Global Startup Ecosystem Report from my organization, Startup Genome, might not disabuse you of the notion. For our latest edition, released September 22nd, we analyzed 280 ecosystems, crunched data on 3 million startups, and used more than 100 metrics to quantify their performance. As Startup Genomes founder and CEO Im here to of

14 Oct 2021 2:08 pm
Instagrams new practice mode will help you avoid live video goof ups

If youve attended an Instagram live video session, you know that the first couple of minutes are dedicated to the host and guests syncing up. Sometimes it all goes smoothly, but other times its just messy. To avoid live video startup mistakes, Instagram is adding a new feature called practice mode. Itll let you and your guests join the live video before its broadcasted to your followers. This will help you set up the video and check the sound, light, and stability of connections so it looks like

14 Oct 2021 11:28 am
Review: The Surface Laptop Studio is the most versatile PC ever made

Lets get this out of the way: The Surface Laptop Studio isnt the laptop you buy if you want the best specs for the money. If thats what youre looking for, you can stop reading. Microsoft says its the most powerful Surface ever, but the device simply isnt going to provide you with the performance per dollar youd get from some traditional laptop Windows competitors, let alone Apples MacBooks and their overpowered ARM chips or gaming PCs with mega-powerful GPUs. Theres not much sense in comparing i

14 Oct 2021 4:49 am
Scientists may have discovered a way to make us forget bad memories

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered a protein in the brain of mice that may act as a biomarker for malleable memories. In other words, they may be able to determine which memories we can erase and which we are, for whatever reason, stuck with. Up front: The researchers conditioned laboratory mice by simultaneously shocking them and making a clicking noise. The mice naturally associated the sound with the shock and, thus, developed a fear response. Because the mice remembered bein

14 Oct 2021 3:48 am
IBM commits high-scale inference platform ModelMesh to open source

IBM today announced it has committed its ModelMesh inference service to open source. This is a big deal for the MLOps and DevOps community, but the implications for the average end-user are also huge. Artificial intelligence is a backbone technology that nearly all enterprises rely on. The majority of our coverage here on Neural tends to discuss the challenges involved in training and developing AI models. But when it comes to deploying AI models so that they can do what theyre supposed to do wh

13 Oct 2021 11:52 pm
AI study: Climate crisis already impacts at least 85% of people

Human-made climate change may already be affecting at least 85% of the worlds population, according to a new AI analysis. Scientists produced the estimate by usingthe BERT language model to extract environmental assessments from research papers. Their algorithm was first trained on more than 2,000 hand-coded documents. It was then applied toa trove of studies published between 1951 and 2018. In total, the algorithm identified more than 100,000 papers documenting the effects of climate change. Th

13 Oct 2021 9:10 pm
These coding and engineering bundles are only $20 each and pack loads of hireable knowledge

TLDR: These programming, mechanical, and electrical engineering bundles can all open new career opportunities for only $20 each. Knowledge is power. If youve got the motivation to really dig in and learn something new, your opportunities skyrocket. Case in point hiring managers say only about 15 percent of job applicants actually have the skills that firms want in their new hire. What that means for the opportunistic go-getter is that learning in areas like coding, mechanical engineering, and m

13 Oct 2021 7:30 pm
How to use 1Passwords nifty password sharing link feature

Welcome toTNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Password managers are handy tools for when you dont want to remember all your credentials. Plus, they provide an extra security layer of not typing in your password or storing it in plain text in a document. But if you share a Netflix account with someone, or want to give a friend your home Wi-Fi password, its difficult to do that. Thankfully, 1Password is roll

13 Oct 2021 6:41 pm
Free wine, buddies, and knitting? 5 tech companies getting employee onboarding right

Did you hear about the company that takes their workers on a free trip to San Fran during their first week? No? You better keep reading. As the race for talent heats up in a post pandemic world, companies need to up their game. Its simply not enough to provide a new employee with a company laptop and a desk on their first day. Here are just some of the amazing onboarding perks that the worlds top tech companies are offering. Buckle up for boot camp Etsy puts all new employees through their paces

13 Oct 2021 5:54 pm
This ultra-powerful space telescope will unveil the Dark Ages of the universe

Some have called NASAs James Webb Space Telescope the telescope that ate astronomy. It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars in cost overruns, the telescope is scheduled to launch into orbit and usher in the next era of astronomy. Im an astronomer with a specialty in observational cosmology Ive been studying distant galaxies for 30

13 Oct 2021 5:27 pm
Apple slashes iPhone production by 10 million units, damn chip shortage

Hardware productions most notorious enemy, chip shortage, has struck again. This time Apple has suffered from it, and as a result, its set to cut this years production targets for the iPhone. According to a report fromBloomberg, the company is set to slash the target by a whopping10 million readjusting the initial target from 90 million units down to 80 million. Apples chip suppliers like Texas Instruments and Broadcomm havent been able to produce and supply enough units. So that has affected iP

13 Oct 2021 1:41 pm
My awkward VC fundraising experience taught me 7 crucial lessons

Like many startup founders, I was excited to hit the fundraising trail and begin pitching venture capitalists my seedling business after many months of late nights, early mornings, setbacks, breakthroughs, research, and planning. As any budding entrepreneur should, I spent countless hours researching every detail of how to raise investment. I read every book, blog, and article I could find, as well as watching YouTube advice videos from the likes of Y Combinator and other VC firms until I could

13 Oct 2021 12:30 pm