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Microsoft Azure continues its explosive growth. Accelerate your tech career with this $30 course bundle

TLDR: The training in The Complete Microsoft Azure eBook and Video Course Bundle explains everything it takes to keep a cloud-based network running in tip-top shape. Career change is never easy. Especially in the midst of economic uncertainty, societal upheaval and a worldwide medical emergency. But if you want to help hedge your bets when making this big professional leap at this particular moment in history, take a close look at businesses that are thriving regardless of the chaos. The fact is

9 Jul 2020 5:30 pm
Heres how much all the SNES games on Nintendo Switch Online wouldve cost back in the day

Some pretty exciting ape-related news happened yesterday: theDonkey Kong Country SNES game is coming to Nintendo Switch Online. More #SuperNES and #NES games will arrive on 15/07 for #NintendoSwitchOnline members, including the 1994 classic #DonkeyKong Country! pic.twitter.com/Rp7wYfgE2x Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 8, 2020 Now, if you dont know what Nintendo Switch Online is, its a subscription service that not only allows you to play games over the internet, but also access two v

9 Jul 2020 5:08 pm
How to plug in your USB cable first time, every time

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. Before we start talking about USB cables, I know some people will read the headline and go bonkers. I am expecting, This is not true journalism, You are a clickbaiter, and Everyone knows this, shut up. Now that weve established that, lets move on. Plugging in a USB cable should be an easy task right? But there are countless times Ive flip-flopped USB cables to

9 Jul 2020 4:34 pm
A developer explains how creative coding could heal our relationship with technology

Should creativity be an essential part of our learning process? Or does creativity have no other purpose than fun and entertainment? What are the possible benefits of taking a more creative approach to learning programming? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for software engineers is expected to see a26% increase by the end of 2028. Coding bootcamps have seen a rapid expansion, from producing a mere 2,000 graduates in 2013 to over 20,000 graduates in 2018 . [Read:How the Dut

9 Jul 2020 4:30 pm
Fujifilm now lets you turn your camera into a webcam on macOS

A couple of months back, Fujifilm made it easier to turn your X-series mirrorless camera into a webcam for Windows users at least. Well, Mac users no longer have to feel left out. The Japanese camera-maker has released its webcam software, X Webcam, for macOS. The app practically lets you convert your camera into a webcam so you can look gorgeous on those soul-sucking conference calls with the marketing team no special hardware required, other than a USB cable. That said, theres one catch: it

9 Jul 2020 4:21 pm
Satoshi Nakaboto: Bitcoin stable, trading at around $9.5K for two months

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you whats been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Kant used to say: If you love yourself, you wont do drugs! Bitcoin price We closed the day, July 08 2020, at a price of $9,428. Thats a minor 1.89 percent increase in 24 hours, or $175. It was the highest closing price in fourteen days. Were still 53 percent below Bitcoins all-time h

9 Jul 2020 4:04 pm
Elon Musk brags Tesla has figured out Level 5 autonomous driving it hasnt

In a pre-recorded message to attendees of World AI Conference in Shanghai, Teslas flamboyant CEO Elon Musk bragged that the company has pretty much figured out self-driving. The company is very close to having a fully autonomous, no-driver required vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report, Musk claimed that the company has resolved many of the fundamental challenges associated with building a Level 5 self-driving vehicle: Im confident that we will have the basic functionality of L5 autonomous dr

9 Jul 2020 3:45 pm
NVIDIA takes the US chipmaker crown from Intel a first since 2014

NVIDIA overtook seminal computing giant Intel to become the largest chipmaker in the US by market cap on Wednesday, a first for the Santa Clara firm. NVIDIA opened yesterdays trade with a market cap of $242.8 billion just $4 billion short of its rival Intel. [Read:Watch Teslas meteoric rise set to techno-remixed Elon Musk tweets] Both companies would go on to close the day in the green; NVIDIAs 3.5% jump added $8.5 billion to its market value, while Intels grew by just $1.5 billion.This put NVI

9 Jul 2020 3:05 pm
5 reasons why Germany is the best country for startups

Germany has been a startup ecosystem on the rise for quite some time now. Its produced a number of global success stories including SoundCloud, Zalando, Flixbus, and HelloFresh. In 2019, the country was ranked number one in Europe for startups by NimbleFins. EY reported that Germanys top 100 startups received a total of $11.1 billion in funding in 2019, a significant increase from the $6.3 billion reached in 2018. While startup ecosystems across the globe have taken a hit during the pandemic, we

9 Jul 2020 1:33 pm
The evolution of home security and the latest trends keeping us safe

If you had to render an opinion, would you say the world is a more or less dangerous place today than it was, say, ten years ago?Popular perception, driven perhaps by media sensationalism of both factual and fictional violence, is that we live in more perilous times. But statistics tell a different story. In the U.S., violent crime hasdeclined by more than halfover the past quarter-century.Property crimehas declined at an even greater rate. Even in those countries that have relativelyhigh crime

9 Jul 2020 1:30 pm
Work perks are changing and thats a good thing

Catered lunches. Gym memberships. Meditation rooms. Work from home Fridays. These are a few of the perks tech companies commonly dangle in front of current and prospective employees. In a COVID-19 world, however, budgets are being cut, people are being laid off and these shiny office perks are no longer within reach. Shelter-in-place orders have accelerated the adoption of remote work by years but it also leveled the playing field to eliminate the work perks that are costly and unimpactful. So i

9 Jul 2020 1:30 pm
Ford workers want to stop making US police cars, CEO dismisses idea

A diverse group of employees at Ford in the United States have come together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement to demand the company stop supplying the nations police with vehicles. According to Jalopnik, a group of Black and white employees penned a letter to the companys CEO, Jim Hackett, and chairman, Bill Ford, to broach the topic of Fords involvement in police violence that both spurred on and occurred during BLM protests. [Read: Uber to launch London boat taxis but its operati

9 Jul 2020 1:30 pm
Newly discovered Moon metals make scientists rethink its origin story

How was the Moon formed? The most-widely-accepted theory suggests that billions of years ago, our young planet was struck by a body as large as Mars, forming the Moon. However, new observations of the levels of metals on our companion world suggest this origin story may need updating. Roughly 4.5 billion years ago, Theia a Mars-sized world is thought to have collided with the upper crust of the Earth, a region of our planet relatively poor in metals. This impact kicked large quantities of mate

9 Jul 2020 1:12 pm
Indian Army asks its personnel to delete 89 apps including Facebook and Tinder

The Indian Army has asked its personnel to remove 89 apps from their phones including Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Tinder over security concerns. This list also includes most of the 59 Chinese apps the Indian government banned last week. According to a report by Times of India, the Army has set a deadline of July 15 for their personnel to delete these apps. An unnamed officer told ToI that this step was taken to thwart increased targeting from intelligence agencies of Pakistan and China. Ear

9 Jul 2020 12:43 pm
How 1-on-1 meetings can boost team alignment and clarity for your employees

Youre in yet another boring 1-on-1 meeting. It seems like all you do is go over random updates, or just chat about life. You could be using this time to doreal workinstead! But it doesnt have to be this way. The 1-on-1 meeting, when done right, can be the most powerful tool for building alignment and clarity in teams. If youre a manager, youneedto be using them to their full potential, otherwise youre flying blind. You might still make it to your destination, but youll smash into a lot of obstac

9 Jul 2020 12:00 pm