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How I cleaned up my embarrassing Twitter history

This may be hard to imagine, but I, a now hilarious 24-year-old with impressive self-control and impeccable taste in movies, music, and celebrity crushes, have not always crafted the best tweets. Sure, my Twitter fingers are professionally trained at this point. But when I first made my debut in 2011, I was an...

2018-02-12
LISTEN: Tim O’Reilly Eyes The Future Of The Tech Industry By Peering Into The Past

On the latest episode of the “Bottom Line” podcast, the media guru draws on lessons of history to help understand high-tech’s current perils and promise. Lots of folks have expressed amazement at the speed with which Facebook, Google, and Apple have gone from being at the center of “the...

2018-02-12
How to Build Engaging Video with Lumen5

By now everyone knows that video content drives most engagement on social media. On Facebook for example, it gets more likes, more shares, and more clicks than any other content […] The post How to Build Engaging Video with Lumen5 appeared first on Find and get the most out of the best marketing tools to promote...

2018-02-12
Your Twitter Followers May Be Damaging your Engagement and Reach

When was the last time you analyzed your Twitter followers? How many of them are fake? How many of them haven’t tweeted in the last year or have zero followers? […] The post Your Twitter Followers May Be Damaging your Engagement and Reach appeared first on Find and get the most out of the best marketing...

2018-02-12
Digital darwinism opens the door to an age of assistance

For business transformation to succeed, the whole of innovation must be greater than the progress of its parts. But in an era of digital Darwinism, as technology and society evolve faster than many businesses can keep up, it may be up to the “parts” to lead the way toward holistic business transformation. Digital...

2018-02-12
TNW’s Big Spam: Inside Instagram’s foot fetish community

Happy Monday. We’re taking a break tomorrow 😢 Don’t miss us too much ❤️ Top trending tech news: 💰 Government websites have quietly been running crypto coin mining scripts (TNW)😮 Russian election meddling is up for ad awards (TechCrunch)🤑 Alibaba invested another $1.3 billion in offline...

2018-02-12
Report: Android P to have ‘dramatic redesign’ and notch support, because iPhone X

Thanks to the Apple, you can expect a plenty of devices to copy the iPhone X’s unholy notch in the years to come (even though Essential was first). Now seems Google is preparing for this notch-filled future by building support for screen cutouts directly into the UI for Android P. According to report by Bloomberg,...

2018-02-12
Facebook is illegally collecting user data, court rules

A German court today ruled Facebook was collecting data illegally from its users. The ruling, handed down by a Berlin regional court, states that Facebook didn’t obtain the consent from its users to collect data used for targeting in its own advertising platform. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations...

2018-02-12
The Best Printers for Graphic Designers in 2018 & How To Choose What’s Right For You

What is the best printer for a graphic designer? Here we we review the top best most effective printers on the market for graphic design in 2018.

2018-02-12
The Best Laptops for Graphic Designers 2018

We look at the best laptops for graphic design and art in 2018, including models from Apple, Dell, Microsoft, HP, Acer and more.

2018-02-12
Top 12 Courses to Take on Udemy in 2018

A curated list of 12 of Udemy's top courses, in the fields of design, development, digital marketing and creativity. What will you learn in 2018?

2018-02-12
Creative Chats with Jacob Cass

Jacob Cass has a "Creative Chat" with HUNTERHunter, discussing New York agency life and how he travels the world while working as a graphic designer & blogger.

2018-02-12
New Logotype Masterclass with Jessica Hische

Take your logos from good to great, with the award-winning designer and letterer, Jessica Hische in this Logotype Masterclass.

2018-02-12
[Podcast] Creating a Personal Brand with Jacob Cass

Learn how Jacobs been able to travel the world working as a freelance designer, how he designs a logo, & how he makes a passive income from affiliate marketing.

2018-02-12
AI-fueled edtech is our only hope for tech literate leaders

Imagine, if you will, a President of the United States that truly understands AI’s potential: how to use it, when to trust it, and how to stop it if necessary. Is this prospect terrifying or exciting? It’s hard to say for sure. It seems obvious that up-and-coming generations will bring a new, if not radically...

2018-02-11
How you can train AI to convert design mockups into HTML and CSS

Within three years, deep learning will change front-end development. It will increase prototyping speed and lower the barrier for building software. The field took off last year when Tony Beltramelli introduced the pix2code paper and Airbnb launched sketch2code. Currently, the largest barrier to automating...

2018-02-11
Niantic’s Harry Potter game will be a defining moment for AR

Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO, has recently announced that they’re working on a follow-up to their monumentally successful Augmented Reality (AR) game. Pokéballs and Pocket Monsters move aside; and wands and wizardry will take their place as next AR craze will be J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter being...

2018-02-11
Chatbot data cannot fall into the hands of big tech

Imagine the world a decade from now. It’s no longer ruled by powerhouse countries such as the US or China, but by a handful of tech corporations that know everything about us; what we need, buy, say, and ultimately what we desire. So join me for a short imaginary trip to our possible future. Welcome to the FAMGA...

2018-02-11
Smartphone data tracking is even creepier than you think

  Smartphones rule our lives. Having information at our fingertips is the height of convenience. They tell us all sorts of things, but the information we see and receive on our smartphones is just a fraction of the data they generate. By tracking and monitoring our behaviour and activities, smartphones build a...

2018-02-11
This incredible tweetstorm breaks down where all your favorite GIFs come from

Filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry (known for 2012’s “The Last Fall” and “Almost 30”) unleashed a Twitterstorm on Friday that answered the prayers of many social media fanatics—he promised to dig up the backstory and original video of any GIF that his Twitter followers sent to him....

2018-02-11
How to switch back to the old version of Snapchat (before it sucked)

All is not well for Snapchat. The app has ticked off its most loyal users with its latest redesign which merges your friends' snap messages with their Stories.  It's the app's first major #facepalm. But good news! There's a way to switch back to the old Snapchat, and we're gonna show you how do it. But it does...

2018-02-11
What my team and I have learned in the first 3 weeks of Y Combinator

About a year ago, my team and I were just starting to build our MVP. Back then we were a small team of three and had a huge vision. Fast forward to three months ago: a team of six and an entry ticket to Y Combinator. And today, we’re an incredible team of nine, best I could think of, living in Sunnyvale, California...

2018-02-10
Madagascar has a hi-tech waterless toilet that charges your phone

Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial...

2018-02-10
Gain a competitive career advantage and learn the powers of machine learning and data science

With its reach increasing, it’s time for the tech-savvy to start truly understanding the global implications of these technologies with the Machine Learning and Data Science eBook and Course Bundle. It’s a package that’s on sale now for just $34 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.

2018-02-10
6 things UI designers should keep in mind for iPhone X

There is nothing more pleasing for a creative designer than a new challenge. User Interface designers are sick and tired of standard screen sizes and similar UIs. Apple has provided an opportunity for those who want something extraordinary — the iPhone X with its unusual screen is the most exciting task for UI...

2018-02-10
Falcon Heavy is a fully reusable middle-finger to the environment

  SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most important thing about this reusable spacecraft is that it can carry a payload equivalent to sending five double-decker London buses into space – which will...

2018-02-10
Do’s and dont’s of sending emails under GDPR

I hate to break it to you, but the days of scattergun marketing emails are numbered — the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in sight now, and once it’s arrived, there’ll be no hiding from the major issue of consent. No longer will you be able to add new addresses to your endless email lists, or send...

2018-02-10
This neural network wants to be your Valentine... we think

Research scientist Janelle Shane came up with a novel way to woo your tech-savvy partner this Valentine’s Day. Shane collected all the phrases from the popular Valentine’s heart candy — the one with messages like “Love You” or “Be Mine” — and fed them into a machine learning algorithm. The algorithm...

2018-02-10
Hate Slack’s new Emoji? Here’s how to bring back the old ones

Slack now forces you to use specific emoji depending on your system of choice. Mac and iOS users will still see Apple’s emoji, which used to be the default for all users. But now Windows, Android, and Linux users will see Google’s very divisive emoji introduced with Android Oreo. In comparison with Apple’s...

2018-02-09
Uber and Waymo reach settlement over allegedly stolen self-driving tech

The arduous legal battle between Uber and Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, has finally concluded, with both parties reaching a settlement. Alphabet sued Uber after it acquired Otto in 2016. Otto was founded by Anthony Levandowski, a former lead in Alphabet’s self-driving car efforts. Alphabet argues that...

2018-02-09
Steve Bannon says #MeToo movement will be bigger than the Tea Party

Steve Bannon, the former White House insider and deposed head of Breitbart News, has high hopes for the #MeToo movement. In an interview published Friday in Bloomberg News, Bannon noted his belief that the movement against sexual misconduct–spearheaded by the #MeToo and Time’s Up organizers–will...

2018-02-09
Facebook is giving $10 million to its top online community leaders

The social network has announced that over 100 of its top community leaders will receive a share of the $10 million pot, reports Reuters. The initiative was announced at a Facebook Communities Summit in London and will aim to reward people who have set up Facebook groups that have created “meaningful”...

2018-02-09
Facebook is testing a downvote button

The social media giant is testing the button, which allows users to flag and hide inappropriate comments, reports CNBC. When a user clicks on the button, they then have the option to label the related content as “offensive,” “misleading,” or “off topic” before it is hidden...

2018-02-09
Twitter’s profitable. Now it’s time to address the bot issue.

Twitter today announced the its first profit since the company went public in 2013. Now in the black, the Jack Dorsey-led microblogging platform pocketed a cool $91.1 million in the fourth quarter of last year. Now that Twitter is in the black, it’s time for Dorsey to put that profit to good use. He can start with...

2018-02-08
Reddit bans Deepfakes community that made AI-generated celebrity porn

Reddit is no longer tolerating the bizarre Deepfakes trend that shaped up on its platform: the company has banned the controversial forum that churned out heaps of fake celebrity porn entirely generated by an AI. In addition to the main Deepfakes subreddit which attracted more than 90,000 subscribers, the “front...

2018-02-08
Now Google might make a game console and game-streaming service

Google could try to get serious about gaming with a rumored console and game-streaming service, according to the Information. The service, codenamed “Yeti,” would stream modern games over the internet instead of processing them locally, allowing them to run weaker hardware such as Google’s...

2018-02-07
Facebook’s body-swapping AI has Hollywood written all over it

If you thought DeepFakes, the AI that swaps celebrity faces into any video (like porn), was scary wait until you see what Facebook’s DensePose can do. Facebook’s AI research (FAIR) division last week revealed the details of a neural network that maps 2D images to humans in videos. Basically the team taught AI how...

2018-02-07
Pornhub and Twitter are banning “deepfake” face-swap porn videos

The videos use AI to put the faces of celebrities onto the body of porn stars. Deepfakes were popularized on a Reddit subform where they gained notoriety over the last several months. The practice is obviously done without the celebrity’s consent, leading many opponents of the videos to classify them in the...

2018-02-07
Pornhub and Twitter are banning ‘deepfake’ face-swap porn videos

The videos use AI to put the faces of celebrities onto the body of porn stars. Deepfakes were popularized on a Reddit subform where they gained notoriety over the last several months. The practice is obviously done without the celebrity’s consent, leading many opponents of the videos to classify them in the...

2018-02-07
Patagonia Is Launching A New Digital Platform For Environmental Activism

Patagonia Action Works aims to connect people with environmental nonprofits in their area. Over its 40-year history, Patagonia has donated about $90 million to grassroots environmental organizations. In December the company aimed to galvanize people into taking political action against the rolling back of national...

2018-02-06
12 Interesting Things Silicon Valley’s Congressman, Ro Khanna, Told Me Over Coffee

The freshman congressman talked about how Trump won, nuclear annihilation, Edmund Burke, fake conservatism, job creation, bully politics, and Plato’s Republic (really). Democratic congressman Ro Khanna has an interesting view of the world. He’s one of the few U.S. politicians that sees things through the...

2018-02-06
How To Manage Your Money In The Gig Economy

LearnVest.com founder Alexa von Tobel offers up personal finance tips for the ever-growing number of workers taking on freelance, gig, and contract jobs. Half of Americans no longer receive a steady paycheck, thanks in part to the rise of ride sharing and other gig economy opportunities. But most of our financial...

2018-02-06
How Tappx helped turn ‘Cut the Rope’ into a veritable gold mine

This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement of such...

2018-02-06
Got questions for cat-loving crypto experts? The CryptoKitties team is joining us on TNW Answers

How do you see blockchain transforming pet ownership? What is the future of cryptocurrencies? Do you all own cats, and if so, what are their names in alphabetical order? Ask all this and more to the CryptoKitties team. Just a few months ago, AxiomZen studios launched CryptoKitties, one of the first games ever...

2018-02-06
Where’s the killer app for smart glasses?

Last week, I wrote about the imminent wave of smart glasses that we’ll soon see on store shelves, now that the likes of Intel, Vuzix, Epson, Garmin, and several others are getting in on the game. Now, The Verge has got a close look at what Intel’s been working on, and the company has plenty of good ideas: its...

2018-02-06
All Ledger wallets have a bug that lets hackers steal your cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts who rely on Ledger hardware wallets to keep their coins safe ought to exercise extreme caution when sending funds: sticky-fingered hackers might be out to re-route your digital cheddar away from your intended recipient and straight to their own wallets instead. The company has taken to...

2018-02-06
How to build a UX portfolio with no work experience

A lot of user experience professionals who are active in our industry today have faced the question “How to build a UX portfolio if I have never worked in UX?” when starting their career. Let’s be honest: it’s a bit unfair. “Portfolio” is a mandatory field in almost every job application form, regardless...

2018-02-06
Ehang proves its passenger drones are the real deal in new flight footage

Chinese drone maker Ehang wowed visitors at CES 2016 when it brought along a prototype of its passenger drone; however, it didn’t have much else to show at the time. Now, it’s released footage of the 184 in flight with a passenger for the first time, with the company’s CEO on board. Following ‘1000 tests’,...

2018-02-06

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