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The $30 Roku Express is the perfect gift for your non-techy friends

2016 continued the push towards cord-cutting that Roku helped pioneer. But with more alternatives to cable subscriptions than ever, (...)

Super Mario Run storms the charts with 40 million downloads in 4 days

Despite running into some bad press, Super Mario Run has so far stacked an impressive amount of downloads, cruising through the 40 (...)

The secret sauce to creating dynamic, advanced websites is this PHP and MySQL training

If you’re going to build for the web, you need to know PHP and MySQL. In tandem, these vital web development tools can produce function-rich, (...)

500 Startups founder Dave McClure is coming to TNW Conference

500 Startups‘ Founder and Partner Dave McClure is one of the most renowned angel investors in Silicon Valley. His name is often (...)

Apple insiders claim Mac development may no longer be a priority

In light of the stunning financial success the iPhone has proven to be over the last few years, it seems Apple has significantly scaled (...)

Apple’s hits and misses in 2016

Rounding up Apple’s triumphs from 2016 is harder than you think. That’s because Apple didn’t really do all that much in 2016. (...)

This powerhouse of a charging station juices up ten devices at once

Between your phone, tablet, laptop, and other assorted devices, you probably constantly find yourself with too many power needs and (...)

Watch Zuckerberg’s Jarvis AI make him toast and shoot him a shirt

Mark Zuckerberg announced he was building an AI system for his own home called Jarvis back in January. After a year of coding, he’s (...)

Facebook Live gets an audio-only mode for all the podcasters out there

While last week Facebook built on Live’s video chops with the introduction of 360-degree video, this time around it’s paring down (...)

Our CEO Boris just won an award for putting on pants

We’re no stranger to awards at The Next Web. When we won ‘Best European Conference’ in 2016, it was a culmination of hard work, (...)

Prisma’s filter app gets a clever location-based photo feed in huge update

A few months ago, Facebook decided it would flat-out copy Prisma’s artsy filters which had become popular throughout major social (...)

Facebook takes on Google Doodle with News Feed messages

Google’s Doodles are a simple but effective way for the search engine to mark holidays and current events without interrupting the (...)

This amazing flash drive adds 128GB to your iPhone and latches to your keychain

Running out of device space is a huge annoyance, especially when you’re shooting pictures or video that you suddenly realize you (...)

Viber update adds instant video messages and chat extensions

Today, Viber is rolling out a brand new update that brings the ability to share short video messages with your friends list, as well (...)

How to avoid being hacked this holiday season

In 2015 50 million IoT devices were sold during the holiday season. It’s safe to assume that this number will grow dramatically (...)

Save hundreds on the one cloud sharing tool trusted by the likes of Facebook

There’s a reason why industry titans like Slack, HBO, Facebook, The New York Times and Tumblr swear by CloudApp… because there’s (...)

Smarp is the perfect toolkit for turning your employees into brand ambassadors

Each week we’re profiling one promising company that’s been selected for SCALE – our early-stage startup growth program. Catch (...)

Marketing the TNW way #15: How TNW uses Google Optimize 360

In this blog series, we shed some light on our marketing approach at The Next Web through Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (...)

Tesla update forces you to keep your hands on the wheel... or else

Tesla Motors started pushing a software update to its Autopilot system that disables automatic steering for drivers that aren’t (...)

Indian ISPs delight pirates by offering higher speeds for torrenting

If you visit or live in India, you’ll find it lacking in options to stream video and music: major services like Spotify, Pandora, (...)

Report: Clinton staff emails were part of DNC breach (and Julian Assange may have them)

After last week’s email dump that saw nearly 20,000 emails from leading Democratic National Convention leaders end up on WikiLeaks, (...)

Open-source Wire messenger gets encrypted screen-sharing

Chat app Wire has been rapidly adding feature as of late as it looks to gain some traction against the myriad of competitors out there. (...)

Scoble: VR will create a ton of jobs, but it’s going to be a bumpy ride

Robert Scoble is no longer worried about job creation. And that’s good, right? I mean… one less thing. ‘Scobleizer,’ (...)

This mobile app wants to end awkward conversation (or silence) forever

When meeting new people, sometimes you gel and conversation flows for hours. More often than not though (at least for me), it ends (...)

When social goes wrong: My Vine feed is shockingly racist, and there’s no way to fix it

I’m a Vine addict — or was until recently. Somehow, my Vine ‘For You’ feed has one totally racist on me, and there’s not (...)

Report: iPhone 7 to be released week of September 12

According to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) — who has a stellar reputation for leaking information regarding (...)

Newest WikiLeaks email dump proves DNC officials colluded to secure Clinton nomination

Hillary Clinton just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to email — nor should she. WikiLeaks today, posted a treasure (...)

Find safe haven from Munich shooter using Twitter hashtag #offenetuer (open door)

Currently, Munich is in the midst of an active shooter situation with reports circulating of several deaths already and police still (...)

This ​quirky​ search engine lets you face swap into any ​hairstyle or fashion

Snapchat has made face-swapping a all the rage, but that’s normally just something you do with your friends. A new search engine (...)

Handy’s ‘Pro Team’ feature may keep creeps out of your home for good

On-demand service Handy has a new feature that might make you more comfortable with using its service. Called Pro Team, the feature (...)

Google brings AMP technology to ads so they load instantly on any page

While most of us don’t want ads at all, Google has found a way to deliver them faster. Using its AMP technology meant for stripped-down, (...)

Video: Pokemon Go on HoloLens is the only Pokemon I’d ever want to play

I might be the only one who doesn’t care about Pokemon, and there’s good reason for that. But if it were available in VR, AR or (...)

Genius builds a Pokédex phone battery case, and Nintendo should too

Pokémon Go is rough on your battery. It’s constantly pulling data, using GPS, and rendering 3D graphics. The solution? Make (...)

Hands-on: The Moto Z and Z Force give me hope for modular phones

When Lenovo and Motorola announced their new modular flagship devices – the Moto Z and Moto Z Force – I was only mildy (...)

This insane futuristic video shows a world full of VR and AR – and it’s scary

The rampant success of Pokémon Go has left many wondering whether the smash-hit mobile game is merely another passing fad or the (...)

One god, two god; red god, blue god: What I learned from Richard Dawkins

At the beginning of 2016, the entire team here at TNW resolved to read more this year. To help make this resolution stick, we release (...)

4 awesome examples busting the one-size-fits-all myth

Custom applications have revolutionized the way people use technology to run their businesses. In today’s fast-paced world, (...)

You can download the macOS Sierra Public Beta today (but beware!)

If you’re ready to be on the bleeding edge of desktop software, the macOS Sierra Public Beta is rolling out today. The beta should (...)

Here’s everything you can do with Siri in macOS Sierra

Now that Siri is on your desktop (at least in beta), you’ll probably be yapping at her all day long. Rather than leave you guessing, (...)

You can now download the macOS Sierra Public Beta (but beware!)

If you’re ready to be on the bleeding edge of desktop software, the macOS Sierra Public Beta is now live. The beta should not be (...)

Microsoft wants you to think it’s LIT AF, hilariously fails

Millennial hearts all over the world are crying over an email that Microsoft sent out recently. My roommate received this email from (...)

Marketing the TNW Way #13: Supporting

In this blog series, we shed some light on our marketing approach at The Next Web through Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization (...)

How Facebook helped this guy’s e-commerce store go from zero to $100K+ in 3 months

22-year-old Melvin Chee from Melbourne, Australia went from experimenting with eCommerce dropshipping during his semester break to (...)

Apple is breaking the upgrade cycle this year so next year’s iPhone can be awesome

Here’s a bit of unexpected news: Apple is doing away with the traditional two-year iPhone cycle, according to the Wall Street (...)

Study: Netflix’s $2 price increase could cost it almost 500,000 subscribers

In news not pertaining to Netflix’s new icon: according to a study by Nomura Securities, Netflix’s $2 price increase (...)

Sacramento Kings new stadium to have VR instant replay

The Sacramento Kings are set to open a new $507 million stadium in October. Inside you’ll find screens that are nearly as long (...)

Tumblr is reportedly launching live video tomorrow with a bunch of weird streams

Tumblr is getting into the live video business. At least, it certainly looks like it. TechCrunch spotted a mysterious blog, (...)

Walmart considering robotic shopping carts that follow you around and tell you what to buy

Websites have suggestions, Walmart has robotic personal shoppers doubling as shopping carts — or at least it wants to. The company (...)


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