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Google’s AI experiment syncs every ‘Bad Guy’ song cover in an endless video

We’ve seen some cool AI-based musical experiments from Google’s team recently, including a virtual piano and a voice-to-music converter. The company’s latest experiment is a bit different: an infinite version of Billie Eilish’s hit song, ‘Bad Guy.’ Don’t worry. It’s not just one song being repeated...

2020-12-02
Salesforce is buying Slack for $28 billion

In one of the most notable tech acquisitions of recent years, Salesforce will buy Slack for approximately $27.7 billion. It’s Salesforce’s biggest purchase ever, and a shot in the arm for Slack, which has been facing increasing competition from platforms like Microsoft Teams and Google Chat. In the announcement...

2020-12-02
How to analyze results from Google PageSpeed Insights

Wondering if your website is fast enough? You ran Google Page Speed Insights test and you got a low score but the stats displayed are a bit confusing? Then this article is for you. It will help you understand how to use the PageSpeed test and how to interpret the results. Why is website page […] The post How to...

2020-12-01
How DeepMind’s protein-folding breakthrough could transform drug development

An AI system developed by Google‘s DeepMind has made a “once in a generation” breakthrough that could have a dramatic impact on the way we treat diseases: accurately predicting how proteins fold into shapes. Proteins underpin almost every biological process. Each one is comprised of strings of amino acids that...

2020-12-01
Is working from home straining your eyes? These industrial designers have a solution

Task lighting gets a glow up. If you’re working from home for the first time, it’s quite possible you’re working with lighting solutions you have already: overhead lights, bright task lights, or maybe daylight—and before you know it, you’re sitting in complete darkness, save for the...

2020-12-01
This MySpace clone is the social media nostalgia hit you need right now

SpaceHey re-creates a simpler form of social networking—complete with custom CSS profile pages. Forget Snapchat or Instagram. The new social network of the moment is a shameless MySpace clone, created by a student developer who was only a few years old during that site’s heyday.Read Full Story

2020-12-01
Here’s what the future of search and navigation looks like, according to experts

For many of us, the portal to the rest of the internet begins with a search. Whether it’s a random trivia hunt or detailed dive, our quest for information most often relies on a search engine of some sort.  In July 2020 alone, Verizon Media processed 2.23 billion searches in the United States. Search isn’t an...

2020-12-01
6 effective ways to use Instagram in your job search

Instagram is now an essential job search tool in many industries. Here’s how to make it part of your search. We all know that the go-to social media platform for recruiters is LinkedIn, right? Well, it’s 2020, so nothing can be assumed. In Jobvite’s new 2020 Recruiter Nation report, social media...

2020-12-01
Boston’s Mayor has big plans for EVs in the city

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey 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...

2020-12-01
Google smartwatches, drones, and more Cyber Monday deals to check out

TLDR: This collection of great Cyber Monday discounts should not be ignored. Look, we don’t want to make a big deal about this, but…Cyber Monday is not an ongoing holiday. Sure, Cyber Monday deals aren’t often restricted to just the Monday after Thanksgiving, but they aren’t indefinite either. After a few...

2020-11-30
A brief history of Tab, the iconic diet soda that’s headed to the graveyard

After more than 50 years on the market, Coca-Cola is dropping Tab. Here’s a look back at its rise and fall. Tab, the Coca-Cola company’s original diet soda brand, is headed to the soda graveyard, joining retired brands such as Like, Leed, and Limette.Read Full Story

2020-11-30
Spotify’s Stories should feature music suggestions, not artists’ video messages

If you’re not over Twitter‘s shaky Fleets rollout, I have more “Stories” news for you. After social networks ranging from Facebook to LinkedIn have adopted this format, music streaming giant Spotify is testing the waters with ephemeral images and videos feature. As Twitter user TmarTn noted, if you search...

2020-11-30
Give someone the gift of relaxation with these 11 wellness and self-care products

A mini massager, artisanal jigsaw puzzles, and the softest cotton robe you can find. These holiday gifts are made for chilling out. 2020 has been… a challenge—for us, for you, for literally everyone you know and then some. Google Trends reported an all-time high in searches for “self-care”...

2020-11-30
Facebook said It would ban holocaust deniers. Instead, its algorithm provided a network for them

Last month, Facebook announced a crackdown: The platform would no longer permit content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust” as part of its larger policy prohibiting hate speech. While noting that successful enforcement could take time, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice president of content policy, explained...

2020-11-29
The end of unlimited Google Photos storage is part of a bigger pivot

Google is still an advertising company. But as ad growth gets tougher, there are plenty of signs that it sees subscriptions as a big part of its future. There are two ways to look at Google’s recent announcement that it will discontinue unlimited Google Photos storage starting next June.Read Full Story

2020-11-28
Square stock on fire: Jack Dorsey’s beard sets 3 share price records in 3 days

Square, the fintech stock led by Twitter billionaire and beard-of-the-people Jack Dorsey, is on fire. In the past three days, Square‘s share price has set three consecutive all-time highs, both intraday and closing. It peaked at $208 on Monday, hit $209.36 on Tuesday, and broke $214 on Wednesday to close the day up...

2020-11-26
Is Salesforce going to buy Slack?

Rumor of a merger resulted in Slack’s stock spiking and Salesforce’s being suspended for volatility. Salesforce is among the most acquisitive companies in the tech business, so it’s never a shocker when there’s rumor of it buying something. But a Wall Street Journal report that it has held...

2020-11-25
YouTube is testing AI-generated video chapters

YouTube‘s video chapters could soon get a time-saving AI upgrade. The streaming giant recently started testing using machine learning to automatically add chapters to videos. The company announced the trial on the YouTube test features and experiments page of the Google Support website: We want to make it easier...

2020-11-25
This new Google mapping tool shows cities where they need to plant more trees

Trees improve urban life, but they’re not equitably distributed. As cities try to fix this, they now can quickly get a sense of what neighborhoods and streets need them most. A new map of Los Angeles highlights one form of inequality: which of the city’s streets and homes get the benefit of shade from...

2020-11-25
The 9 most gorgeous dishes to serve on Thanksgiving, according to designers

Virtual Thanksgiving means visual eye candy is on the menu this year. While Zoom is great for conference calls, it’s no Smell-O-Vision. That means your virtual Thanksgiving guests won’t get to experience all the sensory pleasures of your meal. But there’s a silver lining for design aficionados:...

2020-11-25
Android might separate emoji from OS updates so you can get new ones faster

Emoji are important. Heck, they were the biggest reason I wanted to write about the recent iOS 14.2 update. More emoji = better expression. Whenever Unicode consortium, a non-profit organization that handles dissemination and approval of emoji, releases a new set, there’s palpable excitement to start using them...

2020-11-25
Top 10 Design & Creativity Tools for Designers

Stand out & save time with the latest graphic design tools - from creating custom typography, to editing social media images & videos plus producing mock-ups. The post Top 10 Design & Creativity Tools for Designers first appeared on JUST™ Creative.

2020-11-25
Snapchat is ripping off TikTok — the cycle is now complete

As surely as the student succeeds the master, the cannibalized social media service shall, in turn, cannibalize another. It’s the axiom of social survival in the ongoing battle for the attention of the Youth. What did the Youth love before? Snapchat. What do they love now? TikTok. So now Snapchat’s ripping off...

2020-11-25
Are you a poet? / Google’s new AI will help / Rewrite your shit prose

If you’re an aspiring poet who doesn’t know your sonnets from your stanzas, a new Google AI app could transform you into a legendary wordsmith. Or at least, a decent impersonation of one. Verse by Verse is described by the Big G as “an experimental AI-powered muse that helps you compose poetry inspired by...

2020-11-24
Too many designers worked for free in 2020

A survey of 11,000 designers from around the world reveals how hard it has been to be a freelancer in 2020. How have freelance designers survived the pandemic? A new survey of more than 11,000 of them across 147 countries tells a bleak story.Read Full Story

2020-11-24
Battle of the affordables: Pixel 4a vs OnePlus Nord vs Poco X3

In the Indian smartphone market, the ₹10,000-₹20,000 ($135-270) price bracket is extremely popular. Many folks get their first or second handset in that range. However, when they are upgrading, they might have to look for devices beyond the ₹35,000 ($470) mark to get a good value for money products. However...

2020-11-24
Targeting Trump fans, QAnon ad slips through Facebook’s filters

Despite Facebook’s efforts to tamp down on the fringe conspiracy QAnon movement, its backers are still finding ways to push its message on the platform — even paying Facebook to do so. Just days after announcing last month that it would ban QAnon theories from the site, Facebook allowed an advertisement featuring...

2020-11-24
Google wants you to complete simple tasks for hard cash in its new app

If you’ve ever wanted to work for Google, now’s your best chance. The company has a new app called Task Mate that lets you earn money by completing tasks such as taking pictures of storefronts or recording short voice clips. At the moment, the app is live only for users in India. Plus, you’ll need an invitation...

2020-11-24
Twitter now warns you before liking a tweet labeled for misinformation

The US election may be all but over, but social media networks are still trying to fight rampant misinformation spreading on their platforms. Twitter today revealed that it will warn users if they try to so much as like a tweet that contains information believed to be misleading. Giving context on why a labeled Tweet...

2020-11-24
Facebook’s new ‘Drives’ help collect food and clothing for people in need

Facebook today announced a new feature called Drives. No, that’s not a ‘drive’ in the sense of yet another cloud storage service, but instead in the sense of “clothing drive” or “food drive.” It builds on the social network’s fundraising tools for emergencies and community causes, except this time...

2020-11-24
Watch the mind-blowing skills of the farmworkers harvesting your Thanksgiving dinner

The United Farm Workers shared a series of videos of their members at work. They’re mesmerizing. If cooking Thanksgiving dinner involves a lot of labor, harvesting the ingredients is harder. In a Twitter thread, United Farmworkers—the largest union for farmworkers in the U.S.—shared short videos...

2020-11-23
On-demand public transport sounds like a luxury — but it can actually save cities money

This article was originally published 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. Think going...

2020-11-23
Do these 3 things before you sell or give away your phone

Here’s how to back up your old phone, then wipe it clean—along with some of the best options for turning it into some cash. The fall season’s new smartphones are here, and with them a slight to moderate twinge of gadget envy for some of us.Read Full Story

2020-11-23
A beginner’s guide to web scraping with Python and Scrapy

Since their inception, websites are used to share information. Whether it is a Wikipedia article, YouTube channel, Instagram account, or a Twitter handle. They all are packed with interesting data that is available for everyone with access to the internet and a web browser. But, what if we want to get any...

2020-11-23
How Google Workspace unlocked the market for subscription business software

The software stack of a startup in 2020 looks much different than a company starting in 2007. In 2007, a new company would require large capital expenditures to build a Windows infrastructure for email, file storage, accounting, and marketing tools. It would cost tens of thousands of dollars and require hiring IT...

2020-11-23
Now is the time to boost your digital marketing skills with these 10 training bundles, all under $15 

TLDR: These 10 collections of marketing training explore how to create solid ad copy, build audiences through social media and drive thousands of new customers to your business. If you’re an entrepreneur or somehow responsible for the marketing of a brand or product, 2020 was likely a scary time for you. Many old...

2020-11-22
3 reasons you’re so exhausted and what you can do to help

From social media headlines to conversations with friends and family, information overload may leave many of us feeling as though we have no energy to engage. An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a sensational headline or wrong information...

2020-11-22
The live-action Last of Us HBO series shows signs of life

HBO today revealed the first details on the live-action TV adaptation of The Last of Us game. We now know who’s going to be writing and producing the show, though nothing else about who might be involved. [email protected] gives series order to #TheLastOfUs. @clmazin and @Neil_Druckmann set to write and executive produce....

2020-11-20
UK confidence in public transit at 20-year low

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey 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...

2020-11-20
See inside the stunning homes of the world’s most famous architects and designers

‘Life Meets Art’ goes into the homes of design icons such as Alexander McQueen, Finn Juhl, and Richard Neutra. We could all use a little inspiration right about now, and this new book certainly fits the bill.Read Full Story

2020-11-20
Facebook says it’s deleting 95% of hate speech before anyone sees it

The company has gotten much better about preventing hate from ever showing up. But moderators are unhappy about being pushed to return to office work. On Thursday, Facebook published its first set of numbers on how many people are exposed to hate content on its platform. But between its AI systems and its human...

2020-11-20
10 embarrassing PR fails that show how NOT to pitch

It’s no secret it is hard for a startup to get coverage in top tier tech media. However, PRs learned to be creative and come up with tools and techniques which make even their colleagues’ brows raise. The most wondrous pitches and moves get a moment of fame eventually. Usually, in a reporter’s Twitter post. ...

2020-11-20
Facebook patches a Messenger bug that allowed others to snoop on your calls

We often joke around that hackers or government agencies are listening to our calls. Facebook just patched a bug that would’ve allowed anyone to snoop on your calls on Messenger. The bug was found by Google Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich last month, and it affected Messenger‘s Android users. To...

2020-11-20
How to Create, Sell & Promote Private Label Products

Learn how to start your own private label brand, from finding a manufacturer to setting up an eCommerce store & reaching new customers, with YouTube & more. The post How to Create, Sell & Promote Private Label Products first appeared on JUST™ Creative.

2020-11-20
Watch out Facebook, Apple’s ad tracking user protections are still on track

Apple doubles down on its delayed anti-ad tracking features: “Privacy-focused ad networks were the universal standard in advertising before the practice of unfettered data collection began over the last decade or so.” Back in June during Apple’s first online-only Worldwide Developer’s...

2020-11-19
Here’s how Donald Trump’s election court battles have fared so far. (Not good!)

The outgoing president has now lost multiple dozens of post-election court cases, with one lone exception, despite frequent claims of voter fraud evidence. To use a phrase made semi-famous by a recent Trump court case, the outgoing president’s legal efforts to overturn the election have had a “non-zero...

2020-11-19
Kerry Washington is now a jewelry designer

Kerry Washington joins jewelry brand Aurate as an investor, designer, and activist. You may know Kerry Washington as an award-winning actress and producer. But she’s also an investor in companies like Byte, the Wing, and Community. Most recently, she’s backed the women-owned jewelry startup Aurate and...

2020-11-19
No, that’s not a bug, but Google’s home screen is freaking people out today

Don’t swat your screen—it’s a digital leaf, not an insect. Google’s got a fun little animation on their home page today—but it seems to be having the unintended consequence of freaking people out.Read Full Story

2020-11-19

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