TNW2019 Daily: Over 300 speakers confirmed!

Fun fact: 31 days is the gestation period of a baby chipmunk, and it’s also the amount of days left until TNW Conference! Coincidence? Probably. 300 speakers and counting 300 is the name of a movie, and it’s also the amount of speakers we have confirmed so far for TNW Conference! That’s definitely a coincidence, but it’s true. We recently confirmed some really cool names, including: Michael Gidney, CEO of the Fairtrade Foundation Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify Priyanka Carr, SVP at SurveyMonkey Check out the full list of speakers, and stay tuned for even more amazing names! Speaker spotlight:… This story continues at The Next Web

Danish hustler jailed for laundering $500,000 worth of dirty Bitcoin

Bitcoin is not as anonymous as you might think. A Danish man has been handed a prison sentence after using the digital currency for ill-gotten gains. The 33-year old has been sentenced to four years and three months after pleading guilty to laundering dirty Bitcoin, a local police report states. The perpetrator acknowledged in court that he had received several large sums of money which he knew came from criminal activity. He then exchanged the money into Bitcoin, and deposited the funds into overseas accounts belonging to his accomplices, local news outlet Trijo reports. According to the police report, the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

Average life of a dead Google product is just four years

Google shut down Google+ and Inbox last week, and and we’re still in mourning (for the latter). Recently, we’ve seen sites like Killed By Google and Google Cemetary crop up to show us the Mountain View company’s notorious habit of killing off products. Now, a new feature in the Google Cemetery site shows us the average life span of the company’s discontinued products: 4.1 years. While you may think that doesn’t sound half bad, you have to keep in mind that Google has killed over 150 products in the last 13 years. The page also has a handy table that shows you… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Google

Stop trying to solve Brexit with blockchain

When Brits headed to the polls in June 2016 and narrowly voted to Brexit, the United Kingdom was thrown into a dark puddle of water – one so murky that it’s proved difficult for lawmakers, politicians, government, and civilians to navigate ever since. If, and when, it happens, Brexit will change the course of UK and European history for generations to come. With so much at stake, it’s incredibly frustrating that technologists are taking the opportunity to tout blockchain as a solution to a problem that’s so far has proved difficult, painful, and expensive. Although this may help bring blockchain into… This story continues at The Next Web

Digging Into The Display Property: The Two Values Of Display

Digging Into The Display Property: The Two Values Of DisplayDigging Into The Display Property: The Two Values Of Display Rachel Andrew 2019-04-08T13:00:59+02:002019-04-09T00:07:05+00:00A flex or grid layout starts out with you declaring display: flex or display: grid. These layout methods are values of the CSS display property. We tend not to talk about this property on its own very much, instead concentrating on the values of flex or grid, however, there are some interesting things to understand about display and how it is defined that will make your life much easier as you use CSS for layout. In this article, the first in a short series, I’m going to take a look at the way that the values of display are defined in the Level 3 specification. This is a change to how we defined display in earlier versions of CSS. While it may seem unusual at first for those of us who have been doing CSS for many years, I think these changes really help to explain what is going on when we change the..

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EU proposal requires platforms to delete ‘terrorist content’ in 1 hour or face fines

Just 12 days after voting ‘yes’ on the controversial Copyright Reform, the EU is discussing new regulation that might further hurt smaller platforms. The EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE) will vote today, April 8, on implementing a one-hour deadline for any platform to delete terrorist content. On Monday at 4:30, @EP_Justice will vote on the terrorism regulation #TERREG. While the compromises include many improvements, most notably the deletion of mandatory #uploadfilter, one huge problem remains: hosts must delete terrorist content within 1 hour https://t.co/1Lia7aXv6z — Julia Reda (@Senficon) April 4, 2019 The current proposal… This story continues at The Next Web

Mercifully, the GPS ‘millennium bug’ was a massive letdown

A little-known bug on GPS receivers saw many devices set the clock back to 1999 this weekend. This event, which takes place every 19.7 years, has the potential to disrupt any system that relies upon GPS satellites for precise timing information. TNW explained the bug in more detail a few weeks ago, but here’s a recap: GPS satellites transmit data and time information to terrestrial-based devices. Because the data packets are so small, the satellites are unable to encode this information in a standard DD/MM/YY format. Instead, they transmit a 10-bit number which counts upwards from an epoch. This represents… This story continues at The Next Web

Snapchat’s reinventing itself to fight Instagram

Last week, Snapchat held its first partner summit, where it described the company’s new approach to standing out from competitors like Instagram. Key announcements included new AR features for lenses, new Snap original content, a multiplayer gaming platform, and a new developer kit to integrate Snapchat stories in other apps (like Tinder). Let’s break down these announcements to understand what the company wants to do. First, the new AR features include: Solving math problems by pointing the Snap camera to a problem. AR effects for monuments, pets, and people. Integration with Amazon.com, – so that you can shop what you see.… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Instagram,Snapchat

How to Use CSS Logical Properties to Control Layout

CSS logical properties define a new way of working with layout. Their primary goal is to help developers support different writing systems such as right-to-left (RTL) and vertically displayed scripts. These new features make it possible to control layout through logical rather than physical properties. For example, with logical properties you might describe the start and end of an element, rather than its left and right boundaries. See the difference? Even if you don’t work with non-LTR languages and multi-directional websites, it’s worth getting familiar with the new specifications. Logical properties will help establish a new philosophy of creating more flexible layouts with CSS. Browser SupportAs browser support still has much space for improvement, logical properties are not yet production-ready. However, newer versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari already support them, so you can certainly get started with testing. Older versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Safari also provide part..