is, uhm, not as good as its human counterpart

AI still needs some time to figure out how cats work. That is the idea one gets when visiting Just like its human counterpart that we covered last week, the algorithm behind the site generates an image of a cat based on how it ‘learned’ a cat looks from o … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

ActionDash works great for visualizing the time you waste on your Android phone

ActionDash, a free app for Android, comes in awfully handy for visualizing how much time you waste on your phone each day. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Arkadium CEO Jessica Rovello on Solitaire’s enduring appeal

There’s a certain kind of computer game everyone plays, the kind that have been around for so long most people don’t even know a time when they weren’t always available to play. No, I’m not talking about Fortnite. I mean the really ubiquitous games: Minesweeper, FreeCell, or Mahj … | Continue reading | 10 hours ago

Predictive policing is a scam that perpetuates systemic bias

Predictive policing exacerbates inherent systemic bias, covers up unlawful policing, and perpetuates misinformation. It's time we deleted the algorithms. | Continue reading | 11 hours ago

Marketing and CX enter the age of machine learning, but are businesses ready?

There is no longer a delineation between digital and traditional customers. Anyone with a smartphone traverses between online and offline activities without a second thought. As they do, they gain a penchant for modern conveniences, such as speed, utility and real-time assistance … | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

Can foldable phones deliver where tablets failed?

Maybe. | Continue reading | 15 hours ago

Meet the lawyer-turned-artist behind classical cryptocurrency paintings

The words cryptocurrency and fine art rarely appear in the same sentence. But that’s changing as one artist is making these worlds collide. | Continue reading | 16 hours ago

A brief history of cryptocurrency and blockchain white papers

White papers have played an important role in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

This $20 course breaks down the secrets to successful freelancing

Ilise Benun is one of the world’s most vocal advocates for not only dreaming about life on your own terms, but actually doing it. With her course Command the Fees You Deserve with Ilise Benun ($19.99, 79 percent off, from TNW Deals), you’ll get her battle-tested road map for stri … | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

TNW and the Financial Times partner for TNW2019

Our annual technology conference is fast approaching. On May 9 and 10, we’ll bring together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss the future of tech, through inspiring keynotes, in-depth roundtable discussions, hands-on workshops, and more. We’re very excited to announce … | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

Zuckerberg’s ‘blockchain login’ plan makes absolutely no sense

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is exploring blockchain technology for the company's third-party login services, but his plan seems really, really dumb. | Continue reading | 19 hours ago

Elon Musk thinks Bitcoin is ‘brilliant’ — but only owns 0.25 BTC

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Inside NEO’s plans to get Microsoft .NET devs to build apps on its blockchain

We spoke with NEO insiders to find out about NEO 3.0, and understand its plans to decentralize the blockchain (and get Microsoft .NET devs to build on it). | Continue reading | 20 hours ago

Full moon patents: Disney’s acrobatic robots and Ford’s drive-by drone deliveries

Ugh, the Gregorian calendar is so boring. That’s why we’re disrupting monthly series with a lunar cycle-based series about the best patents of the last synodic month, picked by the PatentYogi team. Get ready when that moon gets gibbous, y’all. This February-ish roundup lands on t … | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

Here are the 5 hottest startups in the UK

By Marta Dawydzik and Andrea Hak In recent months when you heard about the UK there’s a 99 percent chance it was about Brexit (and a 1 percent chance it was about Theresa May’s painfully awkward dance moves). However, the shaky negotiations and a very uncertain future (both econo … | Continue reading | 22 hours ago

Our relationship with dick pics is complicated

Why do men send dick pics? Some research and popular commentary suggests it’s for reasons of narcissism and over-confidence. Some men no doubt send them in the hopes of receiving a nude photo in kind, or because they genuinely believe that’s what women desire. Dick pics are widel … | Continue reading | 23 hours ago

Why you should be excited for foldable phones — and why you shoudn’t

Foldable phones are going to be all the rage in 2019, now that Samsung's thrown its hat in the ring. But do you need one this year? Let's unpack this. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

How to stop Facebook from tracking your location

Facebook is know to be notorious to track your data. You can at least limit the location data the social network collects from the app | Continue reading | 1 day ago

How to cancel your Twitch/YouTube/Mixer subscriptions

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Subscribing to channels on livestreaming and video sites is a great way to support a favorite content creator, for only a few bucks per month … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G: All the specs you need to know

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Angel/Devil: Should I buy Apple Airpods?

Ever wondered if you should buy some Airpods? Us too. Luckily for you, we got an angel and a devil to weigh in and solve the issue once and for all. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

How to choose the right musical instrument for you

We hope we've convinced you to start playing an instrument. From traditional drumsets to playing actual lightning in a bottle, here's our reccomendations. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Master three tools for building fast, fluid web apps in this $15 bundle

With the plug-and-play tools you’ll wield like a pro with the training found in The Automation Test Engineer Masters Certification Bundle ($15.60, over 90 percent off with limited time promo code: PREZDAY60), you’ll unlock three time-saving operations that will have your apps and … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

An entrepreneur’s guide to Moscow: Scaling between the golden domes

The majesty of Moscow is no secret, but relatively few Westerners have had the chance to get to know it up close. Fulfilling a longtime dream, a team member recently had the special opportunity to see and explore Russia’s larger-than-life capital. He returned telling us of the aw … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Here’s how to watch Samsung’s Galaxy S10 event live

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SCOUT is the portable charger that’s thought of everything — and now, it’s half off

With so many different device standards, power protocols, connecting cables and more, your power answer needs to start with versatility. A great place to start is the SCOUT Wireless 5,000mAh Portable Charger. Right now, you can pick it up at half-off its retail price, just $34 fr … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Xiaomi Mi 9 is a worthy competitor to Huawei Mate 20 Pro – on paper

We finally have 2019’s first flagship launch: the Mi 9. This is Xiaomi’s ambitious device, that has Qualcomm‘s new Snapdragon 855 processor, and a triple-camera system led by a 48-megapixel sensor. Plus, its highest variant features a massive RAM of 12GB. On paper, the device has … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Shutting down the internet doesn’t work, but governments keep doing it anyway

As the internet continues to gain considerable power and agency around the world, many governments have moved to regulate it. And where regulation fails, some states resort to internet shutdowns or deliberate disruptions. The statistics are staggering. In India alone, there were … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

How to decentralize social media, according to Wikipedia’s co-founder

The problem about social media is that it is centralized. Centralization empowers massive corporations and governments to steal our privacy and restrict our speech and autonomy. What should exist are neutral, technical standards and protocols, like the standards and protocols for … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Here are the 5 hottest startups in Poland

You may know Poland for its unpronounceable surnames and sour cabbage in absolutely every meal possible, however, this Central European nation is so much more than pickled vegetables and delicious comfort food. In recent years, Poland has been receiving more attention on the star … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Logitech is bringing back its best gaming mouse with essential upgrades

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Chinese cyberattacks on the US are on the rise again after a years-long truce

After a few years of slowdown, it looks like China’s back to hacking US entities, according to a report by Crowdstrike, a cybersecurity firm. The report notes China’s collecting intelligence for its “Made in China 2025” plan that will make the country a world leader in manufactur … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Listen up, Apple: This is our wishlist for the (rumored) 16-inch MacBook Pro

A report emerged this weekend with rumors of a new Apple laptop lineup. If analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is right — and he’s hands-down the most reliable source of information about Apple’s supply chain — then we could see a new MacBook Pro that’s between 16 and 16.5 inches. Kuo noted tha … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The PlayStation Vita started what Nintendo’s Switch perfected

PlayStation‘s Japanese store recently marked the PS Vita as scheduled for discontinuation (soon), as we all suspected it would. Now seems like the perfect time to remember what it contributed to the transformation of gaming hardware — namely, the co-mingling of handheld and stati … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The VR revolution is already here — and it isn’t gaming

The people saying VR is an over-hyped technology might be fixating on the gaming aspect of virtual reality a bit too much. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Something magical happens if you google Rihanna and your birthday

Seriously. Do it. Go to, type in “Rihanna (your DOB),” you’ll get… a picture of Rihanna taken on the anniversary of your birth. Do you like good gadgets? Those sweet cool gadgets? Oh, yeah To Rihanna fans (me), seeing her in a fabulous and perfect outfit IS magic — bec … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

How to use two-factor authentication on popular PC gaming platforms

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an easy-to-implement method of protection for online accounts. If you’ve never used it before for one reas … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Why French unicorn BlaBlaCar still believes in ‘done is better than perfect’

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This $20 course shows you how to shoot amazing videos right on your DLSR

As an accomplished director and cinematographer, Jessica Dimmock knows all the tricks for shooting quality video that can be both visually compelling and tell a story. Now, you can take advantage of her reservoir of knowledge with the Use Your Photography Skills to Master Videogr … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

This video game lets you throw tampons at ‘menstrual haters’ and I love it

Tampon Run aims to remove the stigma surrounding menstruation. Luna, the main character, throws tampons at her enemies for the sake of education. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

How Google’s Jigsaw think tank is fighting radicalization online

Jigsaw — a tech incubator created by Google — is one of the most important projects working towards countering cyber attacks, censorship, and online extremism. Using AI and machine learning, Jigsaw is tackling political challenges with technology, not policy. One of their most re … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

The differences between cryptocurrencies, virtual, and digital currencies

Hard Fork put together a primer on the differences between cryptocurrencies, digital, and virtual currencies – three terms that are often used indiscriminately but don’t actually mean the same thing. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Jack Dorsey’s latest idea for kinda-editable tweets sounds like a reasonable compromise

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently described a possible implementation of an edit button that would let you clarify or annotate a tweet you've already posted. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Homenum Revelio! AI will destroy sperm donor anonymity

Anonymous sperm donors have been around for more than a century, but that's soon to change thanks to the modern evolution of AI and DNA-phenotyping. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

What big cities can learn from the small Swiss town with a driverless bus

It was like navigating traffic in an electric-powered egg on wheels. The canton of Schaffhausen is just 30 minutes away from the Swiss capital of Zurich, but the municipality of 81,000 residents is home to less than one percent of the country’s population. It’s a beautiful and hi … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

2.7 millions audio recordings of calls made to 1177 Vårdguiden were left online without any authentication or encryption. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

4 unconventional phones we reviewed in the past 3 months, ranked

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Master the Adobe Photoshop essentials with this $29 complete bundle

Your photos of the gorgeous world around you are only going to be as gorgeous as your photographic editing capabilities. You might as well brush up now with the training in the Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle, now just $29 from TNW Deals. | Continue reading | 3 days ago