I hate Apple for making me shake my MacBook like a chump

I dig my MacBook Air. It’s not a mighty machine by any means, but it’s lightweight, has a decent screen, an excellent trackpad, and does the job. There’s one thing I despise about it, though: The butterfly keyboard. If you’ve purchased a MacBook model recently, you’re likely familiar with the term, but for those out of the loop: In 2015, Apple dropped the standard scissor key in favor of the so-called butterfly switch. The new design was supposed to reduce travel and speed up your typing (it also makes the device thinner), but it breaks awfully easily. [Read: What the…
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Humility, trust, and empathy: The skills needed to work with robots

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to bringing the biggest names in tech to showcase inspiring talks from those driving the future of technology this year? Tim Leberecht, who authored this piece, is one of the speakers. Check out the full ‘Impact‘ program here. Kate Darling, a robotics researcher at the MIT Media Lab, conducted an experiment: she asked the participants to hang out with robots (which were dressed up as cute baby dinosaurs), give them names, stare at them, and talk to them. After a couple of hours of human-machine “quality time,” she then surprised the…
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Why your startup should market content, instead of your product

With millions of people subscribing to streaming services today, it’s no surprise that platforms like Netflix and Amazon are doubling down on their efforts to create original content to keep their audiences engaged. With the ability to binge-watch an entire season of a show at any time — on any device — it seems there’s no shortage of content to fulfill every niche interest. And while the media world is busy creating unique, binge-able content to earn brand loyalty, the business world continues to invest in tactics they’ve leaned on since the ‘50s — short video ads that do more…
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Build an awesome website code-free with Dragify, now nearly 60%

With Dragify, the tools for assembling a high-functioning, visually compelling business website experience are all laid out in front of you. Just sort through Dragify’s eye-catching site templates, pick your favorite, then start dragging and dropping a host of different customization features to your new page.

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20 Best Cheap WordPress Themes (Quality Budget Website Designs for 2020)

Understanding what customers value, how value is defined and what drives customers towards opting or refusing to commit to a certain purchase is a topic of high interest and research. Different customers value different things, and cost is by far the most popular factor taken into account when it comes to the decision of purchasing something.
As a customer, you’ll look to maximize the design value and functionality of a WordPress theme relative to its price. After all, building a website almost always means working to a budget.
On the other hand, when a theme author prices their work, there’s a risk of pricing a product too low. Pricing too low doesn’t always pass along a feeling of a “premium” product and can actually work against the seller.
Cheap (But High Quality) WordPress Themes on ThemeforestWe have put together a compilation of premium WordPress themes that we believe combine a fair share of features, sleek and beautiful designs, and are priced below the market average price p..

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AI sent first coronavirus alert, but underestimated the danger

Research suggests that an AI beat humans to the punch in warning the world about the coronavirus. But it didn’t get all the credit, because it needed humans to recognize the danger. Earlier reports had suggested that a Canadian epidemiologist had raised the first warnings of the outbreak, using an algorithm called BlueDot that scanned news reports and airline ticketing to predict the spread of the disease. Associated Press reporters Christina Larson and Matt O’Brien were dubious about the claim, and decided to draw up a timeline of when global alert systems noticed the signals. They determined that the first warning outside China of the…
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Binance CEO says Bitcoin halving will raise its price’

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 Rousseau used to say: Live, laugh, love! Bitcoin price We closed the day, February 20 2020, at a price of $9,608. That’s a minor 0.21 percent decline in 24 hours, or -$20.85. It was the lowest closing price in fifteen days. 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…
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How To Build A Simple Cryptocurrency Blockchain In Node.js

How To Build A Simple Cryptocurrency Blockchain In Node.jsHow To Build A Simple Cryptocurrency Blockchain In Node.js

Alfrick Opidi

2020-02-21T10:30:00+00:002020-02-21T18:35:52+00:00The unprecedented rise of cryptocurrencies, and their underpinning blockchain technology, have taken the world by storm — from the humble beginnings of being an academic concept over a decade ago to current increased adoption in various industries.

The blockchain technology is receiving a lot of attention because of its ability to enhance security in trustless environments, enforce decentralization, and make processes efficient.

Traditionally, Python has been the de facto programming language for blockchain development. However, with the proliferation of this amazing technology, the development options have also increased — and Node.js has not been left behind.

In this tutorial, I’m going to talk about how to build a simple cryptocurrency blockchain in Node.js. It’s not going to be too fancy, but just..

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How to stop bias from creeping into the recruitment process, a diversity expert explains

TNW Answers is a live Q&A platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers and editors for an hour. A lack of diversity is one of the biggest problems the tech industry faces, despite a significant growth in the number of women working in the tech industry, female representation has stalled over the last decade. Currently, just 18% of leadership roles are filled by women, and the stats are even bleaker for women of color. Research has proven time and time again that diverse teams are good for…
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Elon Musk says he doesn’t care about degrees, Tesla job listings suggest otherwise

Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted he was organizing a ‘super fun AI party/hackathon’ at his house with Tesla’s AI/autopilot team. In response, one Twitter user asked what the educational requirements were to participate. Elon Musk quickly tweeted the following: It comes in a long history of statements, in which the renowned entrepreneur suggests degrees — even highschool degrees — aren’t a necessity to work for him. In a 2014 interview, for instance, Musk mentioned he’s interested in people with demonstrable capabilities rather than a fancy degree. “If there’s a track record of exceptional achievement, then it’s likely…
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