CHEAP: Find tranquility with $100 off Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! If you work in a busy office, travel a lot, or just find yourself distracted by the outside world, you should probably get a pair of active noise-canceling headphones. And you know what’s great? You can now get the Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones for only $179,95, a full $100 off the list price. Thank you, universe. Bose headphones are still the high-water mark for noise-cancelation and the QuietComfort 25 are no exception to this. They’re a brilliant pair of comfortable and great-sounding cans, which deliver a wonderful… This story continues at The Next Web

DOOM speedrunning is a complicated, frustrating sport

Now, here’s a blast from the past. Remember DOOM? I’m talking about the one from 1993. For a lot of people – myself included – Carmack and Romero’s first-person shooter was a formative cultural experience, a bit like how LARPing Wolfenstein was for people born in the 1920’s. It may come as a surprise, but for a game that’s now old enough to have a pension plan and a couple of kids, there’s still a thriving ecosystem of DOOM speedrunners that continue to break records, almost 26 years later. Most recently, competitive DOOM player 4ShockBlast completed the iconic Hangar level… This story continues at The Next Web

South Korean police use AI to bust $19M Bitcoin-fuelled pyramid scam

South Korean police have caught the masterminds of a Bitcoin-fuelled Ponzi scheme responsible for generating almost $19 million in revenue. The scam, called “M-Coin,” is said to have targeted those with poor understanding of the technology – mostly elderly people, retirees, and housewives – with promises of free cryptocurrency and recruitment bonuses for signing up others, reports Korea Joon Gang Daily. The Seoul Special Judicial Police Bureau for Public Safety, which acts independently of local police, arrested the CEOs of “a Bitcoin enterprise” and an online store over their part in the scam last week. Ten other recruiters were also arrested.… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Bitcoin

Lady Bits #2: On genderless Siri, shitty NASA, and clitoris games

Welcome back to Lady Bits, our newsletter… And whoever else wants to read it. Today, we talk about genderless voice assistants, NASA being shit, and what the fuck happened during the Lady Bits launch. the bloody news Physicist Dr. Jess Wade has written over 500 biographies of women scientists on Wikipedia. The Guardian reported the founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican’s women’s magazine all quit. They claim they were discredited by the Church for denouncing the abuse of nuns. The Cut interviewed Jessica Knoll on how to be a writer and still get really, really rich. As journalists, we’re allllll ears… VICE looked back at the cult… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: NASA

Moonday Mornings: Cryptocurrency market at 5-month high, Paxful under fire, and more

It’s Monday which means it’s time for a wrap-up of the weekends top cryptocurrency and blockchain headlines. Here’s Moonday Mornings for you. 1. The United Global Resolve For Peace is petitioning the Central Bank of Nigeria after thousands of the country’s residents claim to have been “defrauded” out of millions of dollars earned from trading cryptocurrencies on exchange service Paxful, The Guardian, a local Nigerian outlet reports. 2. After last week’s cryptocurrency upheaval, total market capitalization now sits at over $180 billion reaching a new five-month high, according to CoinDesk. 3. South Korean lawmakers are calling for a deregulation of… This story continues at The Next Web

Here’s why you can’t use AirPlay with Netflix right now

Last week, Netflix removed support for AirPlay from its platform. That means you can’t beam Netflix shows from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV. Instead, you’ll have to rely on the Netflix app for Apple TV, and use the remote for the set-top box to navigate the platform. Boo. As per the streaming company, the reason behind this is Apple’s newly formed partnership with major TV makers to integrate AirPlay2 into their newer smart TVs. Netflix told The Verge in a statement that because of this new development, it can’t identify if a user is beaming to an Apple… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Netflix

UK to regulate social networks to curb the spread of harmful content

The UK‘s set to kick off this week with a move to regulate social media platforms, so as to hold them accountable for the spread of “online harms,” like misinformation, terrorist propaganda, and content depicting child sexual abuse. “The era of self-regulation for online companies is over,” said Jeremy Wright, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, as the proposal was revealed, reported the BBC. The UK‘s Home Office, and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport jointly announced measures that would see social networks fined or blocked if they violated the code of practice that they hope to implement. The… This story continues at The Next Web

Google accidentally revealed its mid-range Pixel 3a phone is on the way

Google just can’t stop info about its Pixel phones from leaking, can it? It happened several times last year ahead of the Pixel 3‘s launch, and now, the latest news about the handset’s successor comes from, um, Google itself. 9to5Google noticed that the company accidentally listed its upcoming mid-range phone, the Pixel 3a, on its site last week. That indicates that the new device could launch real soon. Both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL – names that were confirmed in an Android Q listing –were listed on Google Play Developer console last week under codenames Sargo and Bonito.… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Google

Your business’ website is outdated — here’s how to fix it

For 20 years, a business’ homepage was its front door. When consumers needed information about a company, they would simply go to the brand URL, choose a navigation option like “menu,” and arrive at a transactional landing page where they could take a specific action, such as “order online.” However, with the growth of third-party digital experiences, the customer acquisition “funnel” is no longer on your website. The funnel is now increasingly on search engines, voice assistants, maps, apps, and directories. Once a customer has found the information they need in these places, they often go directly to a transactional… This story continues at The Next Web

Building a second product is hard, here’s how not to be a one-hit wonder

In the Valley, there’s a perception that serial entrepreneurship is just a glamorized way of saying “serial failure.” And while ‘serial entrepreneur’ has a nice ring to it, just because you’ve been successful once doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be successful again. After all, not all lessons in one industry are applicable to different business models or markets. For me and for founders like me, we are motivated to build companies that last. And to do this, it means expanding beyond your first product. If you’re running a high-growth startup, and you’re approaching double-digit market share and 10x growth, your company… This story continues at The Next Web