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Become certified as a Salesforce Trailblazer with the help of this 24 complete bundle

That puts a lot of power and potential in the hands of those who can utilize all of Salesforce‘s ingenious tools. You can join those ranks and get employed quick with the instruction in The Salesforce Certification Training Bundle. It‘s discounted now down to only 24.00 from TNW Deals with promo code: GREENMONDAY20.

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This tech company has a very, very unfortunate name

KnowTechie is one of my favorite blogs. Earlier this week, it published a post about a super-cheap ‘smart‘ RGB bias light from Chinese tech brand MINGER. Yes, you read that right. MINGER. It‘s unfortunate the branding team at MINGER didn‘t stop to Google it first, as MINGER is a rather cruel British insult. Here‘s how Urban Dictionary defines it: ‘Someone who was not just touched by the ugly stick at birth but

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Hello Big Brother: EU wants to manage your digital identity on the blockchain

Blockchain promised us freedom and liberation from centralized authorities like governments, but in the latest report from the EU Blockchain Forum (EUBF), the technology is starting to sound more like 1984 than ever before. The EUBF‘s latest report details that for blockchain to realize its potential within government institutions, they must focus on using the technology to build two things: digital identity systems, and digital versions of

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Find a gift for your parents with our massive personality-based guide

Here at Plugged we cover gadgets differently. Rather than giving products an arbitrary rating (five out of seven! Nine stars!), we conclude our reviews by describing the person that an item would be perfect for. We wanted to take this same approach to our gift guides. So instead of doing a normal list, we‘ve split the items intopersonality types. Specifically, the MyersBriggs Type Indicator, a system that orders people into 16 specific grou

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Mozilla is deeply concerned about Microsoft killing EdgeHTML

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it would discontinue the EdgeHTML browser engine. Future versions of Edge woulduse Google‘s Chromium rendering engine, which powers a swathe of browsers, including Chrome and Opera. Edge was never a popular browser, and at the time of writing commands just 4.34 percent of the market,according to NetMarketShare. However, the increasing homogenization of the browser space doesn‘t sit well with

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The week‘s best Android games to play while weaning yourself off Facebook

Welcome to our weekly column, in which YouTuberNimbleThorbrings you a short list of the best new mobile games for your Android device.Whether you‘re into casual time wasters or hardcore shooters, you‘ll find something in here to exercise your thumbs with. Facebook has been on a downward spiral for months now, as we‘ve come to realize there‘s no reason to spend hours on a platform that does not care about our privacy, and t

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DeepMind‘s AlphaZero AI is the new champion in chess, shogi, and Go

Till now, we were trying to develop an AI which can beat Human players at respective board games. But the race has now shifted to beating other top AI players at their own games. Alphabet Inc.‘s AI division, DeepMind, has developed an AI named AlphaZero, which can learn and master games like chess, Go, and shogi without any human intervention. In a paper published in The Journal Science, the DeepMind team notes that AlphaZero is an improved

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SEC pushes long-awaited decision on Bitcoin ETF to February 2019

If you had any hopes that a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) would be coming in early 2019, to bring Bitcoin to Wall Street, it‘s time to put them aside again. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday released an update stating it is pushing its decision on the VanEck Bitcoin ETF back to February 27, 2019. According to the update, the SEC has received over 1,600 comments on the proposed rule change which would enable the la

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12 creative virtual reality uses businesses should consider

Virtual reality (VR) has made massive bounds in recent years. We‘re now seeing VR as an innovative and creative experience catered to customers. To find out about the creative ways entrepreneurs are using VR - and which methods have true applicability - I asked a panel of entrepreneurs fromYoung Entrepreneur Council the following question: What‘s the most creative use of VR you‘ve seen, and how has it inspired your own business

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Researchers found a psychological link between conspiracy theories and creationism

Ask a three-year-old why they think it‘s raining, and she may say ‘because the flowers are thirsty‘. Her brother might also tell you that trees have leaves to provide shade for people and animals. These are instances of teleological thinking, the idea that things came into being and exist for a purpose. Teleological explanations for natural phenomena are rejected by scientists because these explanations appeal to intentions. But

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WordPress 5.0 introduces a flexible block-based content editor

Automattic has just released version 5.0 of its immensely popular WordPress CMS, with a bunch of new features centered around customizable content blocks catching up at last to its rivals who have offered this for years now. At the heart of this new version is the content editor, which lets you insert all kinds of media in blocks, and adjust them so they‘re displayed however you like: as horizontal banners, full-width images, or narrow sid

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Qualcomm‘s new Snapdragon 8cx chip for PCs promises greater performance and graphics capabilities

Qualcomm has previously developed some ho-hum chips for Windows 10-based always-connected PCs. But this time it means business, with its first 7nm Snapdragon 8cx (Compute Extreme) chip for laptops that promises significantly greater performance than its predecessors. The company first introduced connected PC support with the Snapdragon 835, and last year it modded the Snapdragon 845 to build the Snapdragon 850 for Windows 10. However, the 8cx is

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Apple Watch 4‘s ECG heart monitor feature is live, here‘s how to use it

One of the biggest upgrades to the Apple Watch Series 4 from its predecessor is its ability to record an electrocardiogram and detect issues with how the user‘s heart is functioning. The company‘s FDA-approved feature is now live for users in the US. The device can detect irregularities in your heartbeat, which can point to critical conditions like atrial fibrillation that may result in a stroke. If your Watch classifies your rhythm a

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Google is fixing gender bias in its Translate service

Google Translate has previously displayed signs of gender bias by assigning genders to certain adjectives and words describing occupations. Thankfully, the company‘s rolling out an update to fix this. The company said that after the update, Google translate will provide both feminine and masculine translations for gender-neutral words: Historically, it has provided only one translation for a query, even if the translation could have either

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Epic Games‘ store is now open, promises a free title every fortnight

As promised, publisher Epic Games has thrown open the doors to its online store today, with a small selection of PC games on its shelves. The Fortnite developer is hoping to take on Valve‘s popular Steam store with its new shop, but it won‘t be an easy run. To that end, Epic is offering developers a better deal on sales revenue, and it‘ll eventually offer Android titles as well. The store will also release one game for free ever

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Comparison: Is Astro‘s A50 gaming headset worth 200 more than Logitech‘s G433?

Perhaps the best part about Logitech, these days, is the number of products on offer at differing price points. After the company purchased Astro Gaming last summer, it added a high-end line of stellar gaming cans, rivaling anyone in the industry, including Razer, Turtle Beach, and others. And to show off its newfound range in headset availability, the company sent us two to play with: the corded Logitech G433, and Astro‘s A50 Wireless. The

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Valve‘s CS:GO is the latest to shove in a battle royale mode

Valve today revealed it‘d be adding a battle royale mode to its FPS Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. I presume it was feeling left out. The new mode will be automatically added to the files of all existing CS:GO players, and is called ‘Danger Zone.‘ You‘re welcome for getting the Kenny Loggins song stuck in your head. Danger Zone sounds like what you‘d expect from any battle royale mode. According to Valve, Danger Z

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Reddit‘s data hoarders are frantically trying to save Tumblr‘s NSFW content

After Tumblr announced, on Monday, that it was invoking the nuclear option to expel NSFW content on the platform, the internet reacted with predictable rage. At TNW, we speculated about whether the move would kill the platform. Yesterday, I scribbled a piece on those stung by the change. To my surprise, that‘s primarily women and other marginalized groups who sought solace in Tumblr‘s pseudonymous communities. Redditveered in a differ

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Don‘t believe the hype: There‘s nothing wrong with the space station robot

CIMON, an AI-powered robot developed by IBM and Airbus, recently acted perfectly normal during interactions with human crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS). A slew of journalists don‘t agree with that assessment, but we‘ll let you decide. When a crew member tried to ask it to do stuff it got confused, misinterpreted certain voice commands, and generally failed to produce the expected results with any consistency. Yep, sou

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YouTube‘s creators hit meme bingo in Rewind 2018

YouTube today released the 2018 edition of Rewind, its Year-in-Review performance art piece, in which it acknowledged the major trends on the platform. And no surprise, it was full of references toFortnite, K-pop, and, of course, Drake. If you‘ve checked any of the videos in the Trending tab in the past three or four months, you‘ll probably recognize at least a few of the names: Ninja, the Try Guys, Lilly Singh, Liza Koshy, Safiya Nyg

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How the human eye could destroy quantum mechanics

At the very edge of human perception lies our eyes‘ abilityto perceive a single photon of light. Physicists believe this amazing feat could be a catalyst to illuminate some of our universe‘s biggest mysteries. What is the universe made of? Why are we here? One popular theory that addresses both of these questions is called quantum mechanics. It insists the universe operates on a basis of uncertainty that relies on observation and meas

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Coinbase doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 - and that‘s just the beginning

With yesterday‘s addition of Zcash (ZEC), popular exchange service Coinbase has more than doubled its cryptocurrency lineup in 2018 and by the looks of it, the trend is here to stay. Up until August, Coinbase supported a narrow inventory of cryptocurrencies on its flagship desktop and mobile apps, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the last one of which was added last December. But this year al

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Microsoft Edge is officially switching to Chromium in 2019 here‘s why that‘s a good thing

It‘s a new era for Microsoft. After dominating the early web with Internet Explorer and struggling to reach the same prominence with Edge, the company today announced it will be transitioning its browser to a Chromium-based platform in 2019. If you can‘t beat ‘em, join ‘em. But Microsoft doesn‘t just see the move as a case of giving in to the competition. By incorporating Google‘s Chromium into Edge on the desk

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Why you‘re better off surfing the Web with Malwarebytes

Few could have predicted where the Web would take us when it was first getting off the ground. But now, with the average American spending 24 hours online each week, it‘s safe to say the Web plays a major part in our daily lives. This is both a good and bad thing. On one hand, we have a nearly limitless amount of information (and YouTube videos) at our fingertips, but on the other, every minute we spend online is another minute we‘re

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