August 2019

You’re still you when you’re drunk, science says

Many of us know that feeling of waking up, headache in tow, struggling to remember what we said and did after that extra drink the night before. And then suddenly, the memories vividly resurface. Alcohol disinhibits us, making us say and do things that we’d otherwise keep under wraps. People will often drink to gain “Dutch courage” in a demanding situation. Many of us can understand the appeal of having a drink before a blind date or a social event – it can help to calm our nerves and cultivate confidence. That’s because alcohol has a depressant effect which makes… This story continues at The Next Web

Personal projects make you a better developer

For a lot of developers, the last thing they want to do after being at work all day is to write more code. Staring at a screen all day does take a toll on you. Once you’ve had a chance to go for a walk and eat something, you might consider starting a personal project — and it doesn’t have to be anything too complicated. There might be a framework that you want to learn or a library you’ve been interested in. It doesn’t even have to be related to your job. This is your time to learn something that… This story continues at The Next Web

CHEAP: A Sonos PLAY:1 speaker AND a charging stand for $179? Hnnngg

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! Sorry? What did you say? You use wires to listen to music? Oh my god, I hope you’re okay. While it’s certainly fine to plug your bits of hardware into each other to play tunes — this is a judgement-free(ish) zone — it’s much better to not bother with that. Instead, you should be sending your glorious sounds through the air before they reach your ears by going through the air in a different way. In other words, air is the present and the future. Interested… This story continues at The Next Web

3 Killer Cloud Service Deals That Will Make You Ditch Dropbox

This Labor Day holiday, we’ve assembled three of the best cloud backup and storage options around, each at least 90 percent off their regular price. And if you use the discount code SAVE15STORAGE during checkout, you’ll save an added 15 percent off of your total.

These hackers are supercharging your sex toys for increased pleasure

This article was originally published on SEXTECHGUIDE, an independent publication that looks at the intersection between sex and technology in a non-explicit, as close to a ‘safe for work’ way as possible – including app reviews, adult VR info, sextech devices, privacy, security issues, and much more. It was founded by ex-TNW European Editor Ben Woods, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook. Liberation, education, and pleasure are perhaps not words you’d immediately associate with hacking. Yet a growing community of vibrator hackers, found in online forums, sextech hackathons and DIY sex toy workshops, are programming their sex toys in experimental ways in order to… This story continues at The Next Web

Blissful Thoughts And Embracing Change (September 2019 Wallpapers Edition)

Blissful Thoughts And Embracing Change (September 2019 Wallpapers Edition)Blissful Thoughts And Embracing Change (September 2019 Wallpapers Edition) Cosima Mielke 2019-08-31T09:00:00+02:002019-09-01T00:37:28+00:00Lush green slowly turning into yellows, reds, and browns in the Northern hemisphere; nature awakening from its slumber in the Southern part of the world: September is a time of change. A chance to leave old habits behind and embrace the beginning of something new. And, well, sometimes a small change of routines is already enough to spark fresh inspiration and, who knows, maybe even great ideas. With that in mind, we embarked on our monthly wallpapers challenge more than nine years ago, and since then, artists and designers from all across the globe have accepted the challenge and submitted their designs to it to cater for a bit of variety on the screens we look at so often. Of course, it wasn’t any different this time around. This post features their wallpapers for Septe..

Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin consolidates around $9500’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Kant used to say: Bob’s your uncle! Bitcoin Price We closed the day, August 30 2019, at a price of $9,598. That’s a minor 0.87 percent increase in 24 hours, or $83. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 52 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended the day at… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

How to disable Chrome notifications and finally browse in peace

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. I never thought there’d be anything more annoying about browsing the web than autoplay videos ads with sound, but in the past few years, a challenger has emerged: sites asking permission to send you notifications. Look websites, almost no one wants more notifications. We expect them from dedicated apps, but not from our do-it-all browsers. A pop-up asking me to receive notifications as soon as I open a site does nothing to make me want… This story continues at The Next Web

Go ahead gamers, list those Overwatch skills on your resumé

Worth an estimated $135 billion, the gaming industry is already larger than the film and music industries, combined. Yet for huge portions of the population it’s still seen as a shameful hobby, one meant for kids that you’re meant to outgrow as you settle into adulthood. Game Academy thinks the opposite. This startup believes that there’s quantifiable data to be gained from your gaming tendencies, data that could one day be valuable for anyone looking to leverage these skills into a job. Puzzle games, like Portal, for example, could point to a future in IT. The team found that those… This story continues at The Next Web