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Social media pages for Dominican Republic resort vanish after woman claims violent attack

The pages were flooded with angry comments from users wondering why the resort hasn’t responded to the woman’s claims. The social media accounts for an all-inclusive resort chain in the Dominican Republic have vanished after a woman’s Facebook post about an alleged attack in January at one of the...

2019-05-31
If you want to change Facebook, you have to change Zuckerberg

An investor asked Mark Zuckerberg if he would give up some of his power for the good of the company. She didn’t get an answer, but she asked the right question. At Facebook’s annual shareholder meeting, a shareholder stepped up to the microphone and asked Mark Zuckerberg if he’d be willing to cede...

2019-05-31
This $20 affiliate marketing super-course could change your career

You can find out if you’ve got what it takes to launch successful campaigns with the skills learned in the SEO Affiliate Domination course. It’s available now at 90 percent off the regular price, just $19 from TNW Deals.

2019-05-31
Google is cracking down on Drive and Chrome extensions that abuse your data

Google is expanding its privacy audit to make third-party developer access to Chrome and Google Drive more secure. To that effect, developers must rework their Chrome extensions to request only minimum permissions without compromising their functionality “We’re requiring extensions to only request access to the...

2019-05-31
When companies say they’re using “100% renewable energy,” take it with a grain of salt

There’s a big difference between “100% renewable” and “100% carbon-free.” When companies commit to 100% renewable electricity–or reach that goal, like Apple, Lego, Google, and others already have–they celebrate it as a win for the climate. But a new study makes clear...

2019-05-30
Russia! Russia! Russia! Dictionary.com explains Trump’s palilogy

Here’s why Trump’s tweet sounded familiar. This morning, the Tweeter in Chief of the United States issued a bite-size missive on the “Witch Hunt Hoax,” which he believes was orchestrated by angry Democrats who are bitter that they lost the White House (even though the U.S. intelligence...

2019-05-30
Why Facebook investors should vote no on Zuckerberg

For years, my organization has engaged deeply with Facebook’s leadership to address an ongoing pattern of dangerous and racist practices. But they have not truly prioritized solutions to these problems. Outside investors in Facebook should vote no on reelecting Mark Zuckerberg to Facebook’s board of...

2019-05-30
Facebook is investing hundreds of millions in a gigantic new solar farm

The Texas installation is part of the company’s goal to get to 100% renewables by next year. On a huge piece of land in West Texas about five and a half times larger than Central Park, a massive new solar farm–one of the largest in the U.S.–is now under construction. For Facebook, which is...

2019-05-30
Some Facebook shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg to step down

They want Zuck to give up his role as chairman so he could better focus on being CEO. Today a vote of Facebook shareholders will take place regarding whether Mark Zuckerberg should step down from his role as Facebook’s chairman, reports the BBC. Zuckerberg is currently both the chief executive of Facebook as...

2019-05-30
How to land a job you’re not qualified for

It doesn’t hurt to apply, even if you feel underqualified. But there is a strategy you should follow. Laszlo Bock says he wasn’t qualified to be the head of people operations when Google hired him for the job in 2006.Read Full Story

2019-05-30
Exclusive photos go inside the home of one of the century’s most important designers

Documentarian Gary Hustwit takes us inside the home of Massimo Vignelli just a year before the legendary designer’s death in these never-before-seen photos. Massimo Vignelli was one of the 20th century’s most prominent designers, creating everything from New York’s subway map to logos for...

2019-05-30
Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has a $2.5 trillion plan to lift up the working class

Hughes, who made waves with his call to break up the company, helps lead the Economic Security Project, which is building support for boosting tax credits for working people. You may well have seen plenty of headlines about Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes’s recent essay, in which he spelled out the dangers that...

2019-05-30
Regulate Big Tech? That’s not a top priority for most voters

Sorry, Elizabeth Warren! One of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) top agenda items should she be elected president of the United States is to regulate big tech companies and break up the likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple on antitrust grounds. However, she may want to focus her campaign on...

2019-05-29
This game reveals the hidden racial bias of dating app algorithms

It should be no surprise that racial bias factors into swiping matches on dating apps, like Tinder — but algorithms used by these apps may also reinforce prejudice. This is why developer, Ben Berman, and designer, Miguel Perez created MonsterMatch, a game that simulates a dating app while exposing the inherent...

2019-05-29
Here’s how much Binance paid to move $1.26 billion worth of Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance moved a gut-wrenching $1.26 billion worth of Bitcoin today – and it paid just $124.60 in network fees for the service. The epic transfer was signaled by Binance CEO Changpang Zhao earlier this morning in a tweet. We will be moving some funds between our cold wallets. A tell tale sign...

2019-05-29
The Best Gear for Graphic Designers (Sorted by Career Level & Price)

The best software, hardware, equipment and tools for graphic designers, for all stages of their design career.

2019-05-29
Leaked doc: Google has more temporary and contract workers than full-time staff, raising concerns about its growing reliance on them

There are fears Google is creating a caste system of workers inside the company. Google and other tech giants are known for their workplace cultures where employees are paid handsomely, 401K plans are generous, and the company health insurance offerings are second to none. And while this may be relatively true for...

2019-05-28
Facebook is so insanely big, it had to design a brand new DHCP server

You can tell a lot about the direction of a company by looking at its tech stack. A great example of this comes from Facebook, which today announced the creation of a brand new open-source DHCP server, as it had outgrown the existing products. This tool, called DHCPLB, will allow it to more efficiently scale its data...

2019-05-28
I miss blind, dumb enthusiasm for new tech

Today marks 10 years since Google stoked great excitement in the tech community by unveiling a new product called Wave. I remember it clearly, because that day I sat down on my sofa 5,000 miles away from Google’s developer conference and wrote my first ever post as a paid tech journalist, trying to make sense of...

2019-05-28
7 Top-Notch Notebooks for Creatives

Are you a designer, artist or illustrator looking for the the best notebook available on the market? Look no further.

2019-05-27
These 9 courses can turn you into a digital marketing pro—and they’re on sale for $15

For those ready to tackle 21st century commerce, but unsure where to start, The Complete Digital Marketing Super Bundle ($37, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals) is a smart place to begin.

2019-05-25
How to access Android’s hidden developer options

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. One of the advantages Android has over iOS is the control Google gives you over its operating system. Case in point is Android’s ‘developer options,’ a secret menu that...

2019-05-25
Ikea won’t sell customers this rug until they take a heart and brainwave scan

For the last five years, Ikea has teamed with notable designers and artists to create high-dollar goods. Its “Art Collection” offered customers the opportunity to buy limited edition furnishings and art at prices customers could stomach. Ikea’s 2019 Art Collection was to feature rugs, eight of them from notables...

2019-05-25
“Drunk” Nancy Pelosi video provokes starkly different reactions from Facebook and YouTube

Video manipulation technology is only going to get more sophisticated. Where will social media companies draw the line? Facebook has apparently decided to permit the posting of an altered video making House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear drunk or otherwise impaired, while YouTube has taken the video down from its...

2019-05-24
The cult classic Little Printer is back

Berg’s popular product was sunset after the pioneering studio shut down. But a new, open-source app is bringing it back to life. In 2012, we were all still figuring the internet of things out. And while most of the tech world was asking if our toasters could connect to the cloud, a London studio called Berg...

2019-05-24
Hey Google, bring me a chalupa! Hangry people can now order food without a separate app

Google integrates restaurant ordering, no apps required. Hey Google, what’s for dinner?Read Full Story

2019-05-24
These are the top 10 programming languages in blockchain

Okay, okay: we all know that blockchain and cryptocurrency developers are in demand these days, but what are the most popular programming languages in blockchain development? It turns out that Ethereum‘s Solidity takes the top spot, followed by JavaScript and Java in second and third spot respectively, according to...

2019-05-24
Brave now lets you tip people on Twitter with cryptocurrency

You can now tip your favorite Twitter users directly with cryptocurrency with the latest build of the Chromium-based open source browser Brave. The latest Nightly build of Brave will let users send digital tokens as a tip to tweeters of their choosing. Bear in mind though, the Nightly build is the latest beta of the...

2019-05-24
Report: Facebook will launch “GlobalCoin” cryptocurrency in 2020

The end game for Facebook in the cryptocurrency wars is to elevate its coin above all others and make it the de facto leader among cryptocurrencies that people turn to. Facebook is on the verge of launching its cryptocurrency next year, reports the BBC. Internally the currency is known as...

2019-05-24
Leave your DSLR at home: The Huawei P30 Pro is the only camera a traveller needs

A few weeks ago, when my colleagues were busy listening to Mark Zuckerberg yanking about a ‘Privacy-first future’ of Facebook, I was exploring the streets of Europe, drinking fresh beer. The iPhone Xs, with my main SIM card, was one of the phones I was carrying for the trip. But, I had to decide what my secondary...

2019-05-24
Facebook is launching a ‘global’ cryptocurrency in 2020 – we’re all doomed

Rumors that Facebook has been working on a cryptocurrency haven’t exactly flown under the radar. And with the latest revelation, the Facebook cryptocurrency machine looks set to step up a gear. Facebook says it will be launching its cryptocurrency – GlobalCoin –  “in about a dozen countries” by the first...

2019-05-24
Meet Karen Wickre, the editor who helped Twitter and Google find their voice

We often think of tech companies as faceless platforms; social networks where we imprint our personalities, empty documents we fill, and conduits for communicating. But tech giants do have their own voices, carefully crafted by editors, designers, and product developers. Karen Wickre is one such editor, and she’s...

2019-05-24
Review: Brilliant’s smart home controllers are the antidote for smart-speaker hell

My home is inundated with smart speakers. I’ve got Echo Dots aplenty, Google Minis to spare, and enough third-party voice-assistant devices to reproduce Plugged’s Bluetooth speaker symphony. And that’s not even getting into all the other “smart” gear I have. I need help. We were promised smart homes by...

2019-05-24
Google data shows 2-factor authentication blocks 100% of automated bot hacks

Two-factor authentication is annoying. Getting flustered because you have to find your phone and tap on a prompt every time you log into your accounts from a new device is peak first-world problems. But if you ever had any doubt whether it really made you that much safer, Google has the data to dispel that...

2019-05-23
A peek at legendary architect John Storyk’s design process

John Storyk, the founder of WSDG studios, is a legend in the music world. He’s a world-class architect and acoustic designer whose built recording studios for everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Jay-Z. As someone whose built more than 4,000 audio/video studios, he knows a thing or two about getting a project started,...

2019-05-23
The dramatic moment when an Amazon worker asked Jeff Bezos to protect planet Earth

The Amazon CEO stayed backstage as employees stood up to demand change in an unusual show of force. “Speed is everything,” Amazon employee Emily Cunningham said during a speech at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Seattle on Wednesday. It sounded like a company motto or one of CEO Jeff...

2019-05-23
Watch a plastic water bottle decompose over 450 years in the longest live stream ever

This live stream is built to last until at least 2469. It’s pretty clear that humans cannot handle plastic water bottles responsibly. If they’re not leaving them in the finale of Game of Thrones, they’re leaving them in the bottom of the ocean, rivers, streams, and littered along the beaches...

2019-05-23
Facebook stops paying employees commissions for political ad sales

Facebook now reportedly views political ads on its platform as a civic duty rather than a revenue driver. Political ads on Facebook have been an albatross around the company’s neck since 2016 after it became known that Russia was buying up political ads to try to influence elections in the United States and...

2019-05-23
Yelp fights to combat an anti-Yelp documentary with Google ads and a domain name

Yelp is using Google ads to redirect users who may be searching for a movie that accuses it of extortion. Yelp is still hoping to avoid a Blackfish-style takedown after the recent release of a long-gestating documentary in which business owners take aim at the review platform for what they say is an extortion...

2019-05-23
The problem with aspirational design (and what designers should do instead)

Design often exploits people’s anxieties about who they think they should be. Instead, it should focus on who they actually are, says sex-tech designer Ada-Rhodes Short. Ada-Rhodes Short is the senior mechatronics design engineer at the sex-tech company Lora DiCarlo. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo...

2019-05-23
Here’s a first look at Ikea’s utopian urban gardening project

The Swedish company, alongside British designer Tom Dixon, is now turning its ambitious vision for local farming into a series of real products, coming to stores in 2021. The title of Ikea and the designer Tom Dixon’s urban farming experiment, which has opened at the Chelsea Flower Show in...

2019-05-23
Huawei’s next big challenge is building its own OS

After a bunch of companies stopped trading with Huawei, the company is preparing for life after that. Most important of them all was Google, whose ban means the Chinese tech giant can’t use Android, Google Play Store, Play Services, and apps like Gmail for its upcoming devices. As Ars Technica’s breakdown...

2019-05-23
Thailand’s oldest bank hints at new blockchain app powered by Ripple

Thailand‘s oldest bank, Siam Commerical Bank (SCM), has hinted it will be experimenting with blockchain technology powered by Ripple. Earlier this week, rumors of its blockchain pilot surfaced online after eagle-eyed users took to Twitter to share images of what appears to be a Ripple-based app for cross-border...

2019-05-23
As Bitcoin surges, hackers rush to spread cryptocurrency malware on Google Play

An unfortunate consequence of Bitcoin’s price revival in recent weeks is the resurgence of cryptocurrency malware on Google Play. ESET security researchers, have verified that there were at least two apps on Google Play specifically designed to steal users’ coins. One such app, called Trezor Mobile Wallet, was...

2019-05-23
Google and Facebook are gonna hate Apple’s new privacy-preserving online ads

Apple has outlined a new plan to make online ads private. A new Safari feature, called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, aims to stop ads from tracking you across the web. The company says the proposed solution will allow advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their ad campaigns on the web without...

2019-05-23
The Best Phones for Creatives in 2019

Looking for the best phones available today? We've ranked the top mobile smartphones for creatives & designers including the best Apple & Android phones.

2019-05-23
The Best Apple MacBooks for Designers & Creatives in 2019

Looking for Apple's best Macbooks & their cheapest deals? We list the best Apple laptops inc. Macbook Pro, Macbook Air & Macbook models from 2018 and 2019.

2019-05-23
Gen Z’s 20 most-loved brands, ranked

Morning Consult Brand Intelligence, a brand tracking platform that surveys thousands of brands daily, announced which companies are favorited by Gen Z. Google is a hit with Gen Z. In a new poll, those born between 1995 and 2015 ranked it as their generation’s most beloved brand.Read Full Story

2019-05-22

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