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HBO Max has launched - here‘s what you need to get started

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. The time has come: HBO Max, the latest competitor in the streaming wars, has launched. You can sign up for the 7-day free trial now and get started watching some classic films or some excellent TV shows. Here‘s how you can get started on the new platform. The wait is finally over. #HBOMax is officially her

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Scientists are using AI to predict which lung cancer patients will relapse

A new AI tool couldpredict which lung cancer patients will suffer a relapse by analyzing genetic data and pathology images. Pathologists trained thetool to differentiate between immune cells andcancer cells in tumors. Thisrevealed thatwhile some parts of the tumor were packed with immune cells - which they describe as ‘hot‘ regions - others appeared completely devoid of them. The research team,led by Dr Yinyin Yuan of London‘sIn

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JK Rowling releases free story The Ickabog to help kids in lockdown

J.K. Rowling, the author who defined the childhoods of a generation, is publishing a new children‘s story calledThe Ickabog. She‘s offering the whole thing for free to help children and parents who are struggling to get through the pandemic. Rowling warns that this isn‘tHarry Potter. Judging from the first chapter, it‘s got much more in common with fairy tales aimed at younger children - the chapter even begins ‘Once

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13 YouTube channels to turn yourself from wagecuck to finance god

It seems budgeting, saving, and investing are all the rage nowadays, and that everyone‘s joining the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement. This is reflected by the increasing popularity of budgeting and trading apps, ETFs (exchange traded funds, baskets of stocks you can invest in to spread your risk), and business news sites. But who do you turn to learn the tricks of the trade? How does the economy actually work? How do the

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Just putting it out there: It‘s embarrassing to exist on LinkedIn

In this column, ‘Just putting this out there,‘ we write about the odd ways we engage with tech and the unpopular opinions we form about it. You canread the rest of the articles in this series here. I‘m not all that active on social media. I barely tweet, and I‘m rarely serious when I do. I still use a fake Facebook profile, practically to stay in touch with some old acqaintances. I do post on Instagram every once in a whil

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UK cities trial ‘red carpet‘ crosswalks to reduce pedestrian accidents

This article was originally published bySarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. The cities of Liverpool and Hull in the UK will trial new pedestrian crosswalks, informed by behavioral insights, to reduce road accident

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Click here if your virtual meetings are insanely inefficient

Not to be dramatic but ineffectual meetings were a huge problem before coronavirus. Meetings during lockdown are getting even more out of hand: what was once a quick chat by the water cooler is now a scheduled 30-minute Zoom call. Our work calendars are filling up with unwieldy video chats, which are actually slowing us down. On March 31st, 2020 Microsoft Teams recorded a record-breaking 2.7 billion meeting minutes in one single day. Zoom downloa

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Researchers use drones and AI to detect Soviet ‘butterfly‘ landmines

Scientists have developed a method of automatically detecting hidden landmines by using AI to scan imagescaptured by drones. Researchers from New York‘s Binghamton University designed the system to detect Soviet PFM-1 landmines - nicknamed ‘butterflies‘ due to their wing-like shape. Their small size and largely plastic construction make them hard for humans tospot and almost invisible to the metal detectors used in landmine clea

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World‘s top companies, including Apple, borrowed 1 trillion in just five months

Apple and Disney are among a swathe of world-leading companies to have collectively borrowed 1 trillion to weather the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic- cash raised in just five months. Software giant Oracle, aircraft manufacturer Boeing, and telecoms giant ATT have borrowed the most; they‘ve issued corporate bonds worth 25 billion, 20 billion, and 12.5 billion respectively in 2020, reports the Financial Times citing data gath

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The invisible labor powering Silicon Valley - and the ethics behind ‘ghost work‘

TNW Answers is a live QA platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers and editors for an hour. How does an early-stage startup grow from the ground up to turn into an influential money making machine? Does it all boil down to the equation of strong leadership, generous investors, and an original ‘innovative‘ idea? While this might sound like the answer, according

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Spotify‘s removed its 10K library limit - but it won‘t replace my MP3 collection

You‘re gonna have to pry my digital music library out of my cold, sweaty hands. Yeah, I have a subscription to a music streaming service (who do you think I am? your grandad? come on) - but this is in addition to my MP3s, not as a replacement. But - and here comes the part you‘re interested in - Spotify has gotten substantially better at being your central music hub.And I‘m gonna tell you why: because it has removed its 10K libr

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You can finally customize your Mac in India but it‘s cumbersome

Until now, Apple has been selling preconfigured Macs - MacBooks and iMacs - in India. Now, the company will let you choose specs such as processor, RAM, and storage according to your need - but it‘s not straightforward. Apple sells all of its devices through authorized resellers. So, you‘ll need to contact a reseller to order a MacBook or iMac according to your configuration, and they‘ll ship it to you in four to five weeks afte

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Tesla‘s Model S and Model X EVs are now 5K cheaper - but there‘s no more free Supercharging

One of the biggest perks with buying a Tesla is access to its international network of fast-chargers, also known as the Supercharger network. Though it‘s a little less sweet than it used to be as Tesla has removed free Supercharger access for new Model S and X customers. The update came earlier today along with news that Tesla is lowering the prices of its Model X and S, Reuters reports. All things considered, it‘s probably not such b

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How do marketers actually connect with a post-COVID audience? This might help

TLDR: With The Complete Digital Content Marketing Mastery Bundle, learn who to turn social media, Google, emails and even Zoom into major brand builders and money makers. As the U.S. cautiously starts to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumer casualties of the economic plunge caused by the virus have only just begun. In recent days, major retail names like Pier 1, Victoria‘s Secret and J.C. Penney‘s have all announc

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What this massive rotating disk galaxy tells us about our early universe

Current models of massive galaxy formation suggest that they evolve as part of a slow growth process, gradually increasing in size through mergers with smaller galaxies and the accumulation of clumps of hot gas. This means that most galaxies should have reached massive size relatively late in the course of the Universe‘s 13.8 billion years history. However, the discovery of a massive rotating disk galaxy, much like our own Milky Way, when t

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If you‘re seeking the path to a six-figure role as a project manager, your journey starts here

It‘s one thing to recommend a new professional gets certified in some core disciplines of their job if they‘re looking to advance. But the real trick is often in deciding what exactly are the right credentials to reach that destination. In the project management field, certification is important - and also a lot more complicated than you might think. And we don‘t mean the testing itself. With so many schools of thought and pract

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Fujifilm‘s new app makes it easy to turn your camera into a webcam

Fujifilm is making it easier to turn your camera into a webcam - if you use Windows that is. The Japanese camera-maker has released a new piece of software, called Fujifilm X Webcam, which convertsX Series and GFX cameras into webcams. It‘s an excellent solution for anyone looking to flex on their colleagues‘ fuzzy, cheap-ass webcams during their next Zoom call. All you need is the right camera - pretty muchGFX100, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, X

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How to succeed in a post-coronavirus job market, according to Vice‘s SVP

In the series ‘Staying inside with,‘ we pick the brains of experts and interesting people in tech to find out their favorite books, courses, movies, and podcasts they‘ve been enjoying during lockdown. Mark Adams, SVP and Head of Innovation at Vice, is the latest to share what‘s been keeping him busy whilst staying at home. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on both people and businesses. A total of 81% of the g

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A step-by-step guide to building your first Telegram bot

Chatbots are often touted as a revolution in the way users interact with technology and businesses. They have a fairly simple interface compared with traditional apps, as they only require users to chat, and the chatbots are supposed to understand and do whatever the user demands from them, at least in theory. Many industries are shifting their customer service to chatbot systems. That‘s because of the huge drop in the cost compared to actu

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Pablo Escobar‘s brother is suing Apple for 2.6B

Let‘s get this out the way immediately: Pablo Escobar‘s brother is suing Apple for publicity. That‘s it. His company - Escobar Inc. - has used lawsuits in the past to gain public attention. It then uses this increased visibility to ‘launch‘ phones (which are literally just relabelled models by other manufacturers) and then scam the public into giving them money. Really, covering this is probably giving Escobar Inc. t

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘S&P 500 outperformed Bitcoin over the past year‘

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what‘s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Aristotle used to say: Let‘s get it! Bitcoin price We closed the day, May 26 2020, at a price of 8,835. That‘s a minor 0.83 percent decline in 24 hours, or -74.54. It was the lowest closing price in one day. We&lsqu

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Everything you need to know about artificial neural networks

Welcome to Neural Basics, a collection of guides and explainers to help demystify the world of artificial intelligence. One of the most influential technologies of the past decade is artificial neural networks, the fundamental piece ofdeep learning algorithms, the bleeding edge of artificial intelligence. You can thank neural networks for many of applications you use every day, such as Google‘s translation service, Apple‘s Face ID iPh

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Don‘t confuse following your gut with your ego - or your business will fail

Justas Janauskas was once told to always follow his gut. It was, he says, the worst business advice he‘s ever received. Why? Because instinct and ego can easily be confused. If you don‘t know Janauskas you will almost certainly know Vinted, the online marketplace he co-founded with Milda Mitkute in the earlynoughties. Vinted, which profits from allowing its users to sell second-hand clothes, has had a decent run over the years - a suc

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Amazon-backed Rivian reopens factory to build parts for upcoming electric SUV

The electric car startup specializing in long-range SUVs, Rivian, has reopened its factory in the US following a temporary shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Back at the end of March, Rivian closed its factories and offices to help quell the spread of COVID-19. But it seems that production is already starting to return to Normal, Illinois, where one Rivian factory is based, Week.com reports. A company spokesperson confirmed yesterd

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