Your boobs are about to be disrupted — here’s why

It’s a private quest every woman has been on since her pre-teens. We’ve all been on various excursions to the mall, high street or local lingerie boutique in the hope that somewhere, out there, exists the mythical perfect bra. The problem is that traditional lingerie and sports clothing stores have long offered standard sizes, fabrics, designs, and capabilities, with little chance for customization. Industry giants like Victoria’s Secret are now seeing major criticism and declining sales numbers due to the demand for lingerie that isn’t just sexy but also designed for different shapes, activities, functions, and, most importantly, comfort. The…
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Huawei’s first OLED TV looks insane — but I’m not sure I want one

TVs are an interesting branch of technology. Despite the constant advancements and how much they’re used, TVs are rarely something I get genuinely excited about. It’s hard to know why: Maybe it’s how rarely I switch models, or possibly the lack of exciting features beyond more and brighter pixels. Well, it seems that Huawei‘s first OLED TV wants to change that. The Huawei Smart TV X65 — which has just had a whole load of details about it revealed — is jam-packed full of interesting features. The thing is, now they’re close to hitting the market, I’m not sure I want them.…
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin climbs above $7,000 for the first time since the coronavirus meltdown’

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 Faraday used to say: Let’s whip up a knowledge omelette! Bitcoin price We closed the day, April 06 2020, at a price of $7,271. That’s a decent 7.12 percent increase in 24 hours, or $483. It was the highest closing price in twenty-five days. We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended…
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Alternative electrode materials could unlock the secret to faster-charging EV batteries

Over the past 10 years or so, electric vehicle battery technology has evolved to the point where cars can be charged from zero to 80% in a matter of minutes. But a group of scientists in the US believe they have made a breakthrough that could lead to even faster-charging batteries. In highly simplistic terms, the researchers witnessed how electrically charged particles move around inside a battery. [Read: Scientists invent a faster and cheaper way to repurpose EV batteries] The scientists, led by the US Department of Energy‘s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, observed in real-time,…
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Scaling your ecommerce startup in the age of Amazon

Recently the New York Times reported how Amazon was flooding the market with new logos and brands. Essentially, Amazon finds cheap manufacturers to produce goods and matches them with sellers that will brand and sell the products on Amazon‘s marketplace. The strategy is to flood the market in a category, leverage the Prime listing, and move on. The products don’t cost much, but by selling such large quantities, participating businesses are making millions of dollars. This is one of the more recent trends in e-commerce that negatively affects businesses who care deeply about their brands, products, and customers. [Read: Focus on the client-side…
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Why the coronavirus lockdown makes you more vulnerable to phishing scams

As the world scrambles to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, social distancing is the best solution we currently have at our disposal to contain the spread of the dangerous virus. For most organizations, companies, and government agencies, this means they must recommend or instruct their employees to work from home and avoid congregating at offices, where they risk becoming exposed to coronavirus contamination. But while remote working provides much-needed protection against COVID-19, it will also open a Pandora’s box of cybersecurity and privacy threats. Among the growing threats are phishing scams, social engineering attacks that trick their victims into downloading…
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WhatsApp limits message forwarding to only one person at a time

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting countries all over the world, misinformation is on the rise on the internet. While it’s easier to track down the origin of posts on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, it’s hard to do the same on end-to-end encrypted platforms such as WhatsApp. In order to limit the damage, the popular chat app is introducing a new limit on forwarding messages: You can now only do that to one chat at a time. That limit kicks in once the message has been forwarded more than five times in total. Just to explain this a bit further, WhatsApp…
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Uber launches a ‘Work hub’ to help drivers find alternative jobs as rides slow down

As the coronavirus spread has caused lockdowns all over the world, ride-hailing companies like Uber, Lyft, and Ola have suspended or curtailed their services in many cities across the globe. As a result, many drivers all over the world are struggling to make ends meet. To help them, Uber has launched a Work Hub to help them find alternative jobs during these tough times via the company’s various platforms. [Read: Uber India starts delivering groceries amid coronavirus crisis] Currently, the offering is available only in the US. If you’re a driver registered with Uber, you can choose to sign up through…
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6 fatal mistakes made by ad tech giants in the 2010s — and what they can teach you

During the last ten years we have witnessed the growth and flourishing of ad tech. Since then, many good things have been said about the roaring success of industry giants. Now it’s time to unveil their fails and learn our lessons. We live in the heyday of recently-born advertising technology. Ads served automatically grew from 0 to 30 million impressions per day. And that’s only within Google Ads network — imagine the combined numbers coming from hundreds of other ad networks and demand-side platforms. Every year something great happened. Real-time bidding grew from the method to sell remnant technology to…
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Blossom Capital launches $5M angel program to invest in 20 European startups

Blossom Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund, is launching a €4.6 million ($5 million) angel program targeting European technology startups. Cultivate will bring together 30 angels investors — including Des Traynor (Intercom), Guillaume Pousaz (Checkout.com), Nilan Peiris (Transferwise), and Shakil Khan (Spotify) — and look to make 20 investments of €230,000 ($250,000) per startup over the next 12 months. The network will be sector agnostic but will focus on seed and pre-seed startups. [Read: How to stay in business during coronavirus: Lessons from running a remote-first company] Ophelia Brown, the founder of Blossom Capital, said in a press release: “Europe’s tech…
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