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From HTML and CSS to JavaScript, Git and Python, this coding training bundle has everything you need 

TLDR: With freelance opportunities exploding, The 2020 Ultimate Web Developer and Design Bootcamp bundle can help you master becoming a web creation professional. It’s no revelation to most that the professional world is spinning right now. With unemployment rampant and millions out of work, many companies aren’t rehiring the old full-time workers they shed […]

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A really simple introduction to one-pedal driving 

Welcome to SHIFT Basics, a collection of tips, explainers, guides, and advice to keep you up to speed with mobility tech. In the early days of motoring, cars didn’t have the standardized three pedals, steering wheel, and gear shifter controls that most of us will know. Take the Ford Model T for example: to drive it in reverse you depress the middle pedal, it […]

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This training bundle can get you ready for a career in video game development, even if you’ve never coded before 

TLDR: With the training in The Build a Strategy Game Development Bundle, you’ll have a step-by-step guide to building brilliant strategy-based games and more. Game development doesn’t start the day you decide to build your own Fortnite. That’s the result of hundreds of artists and other game design professionals all contributing thousands of man-hours. Inste […]

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How to delete your TikTok account 

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. So… you want to delete yourself from TikTok, huh? Here’s how you do it. I can think of multiple reasons why you might not want to have a TikTok account anymore. Maybe you don’t approve of the parent company ByteDance‘s que […]

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Ewan McGregor rides an electric Harley length of South America in new Apple TV+ show 

Apple TV+ has just officially announced a new show from actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, which will document their 2019 trip as they ride electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires all the way from the tip of South America to Mexico. The show, called Long Way Up, will see the motorbiking duo cover 21,000 km (13,000 miles) over 100 days. Starting from the ci […]

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How Subaru created the blueprint for selling cars to LGBTQI+ consumers 

When it comes to projecting our identity to the world, there are few products that do so as powerfully as cars. What we drive can tell the world more about who we are than where we live, where we went to school, or who our parents are. You are what you drive, as they say. This automotive extension of identity has only gotten more nuanced and intricate as veh […]

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How to name your baby using machine learning 

When I was young, I always hated being named Dale. This is mostly because my primary image of what Dales looked like was shaped by Dale Gribble from King of the Hill, and also Dale Earnhardt Jr., the NASCAR driver. Neither of these Dales fit my aspirational self-image. On the contrary, I wanted to be named Sailor Moon. I did not like that my name was “androg […]

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Learn the SEO and social media tactics to build a truly thriving online business 

TLDR: The SEO and Social Media Ads Certification Bundle explains how to market, grow audiences, and convert sales in the online world. If you don’t feel 100 percent comfortable that you’ve got a full command over how to reach and market to potential customers online, don’t be discouraged. Between constantly changing avenues and best practices that can shift […]

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Trump says he will sign the order to ban TikTok today 

TikTok might be looking at a ban in the US soon, as President Donald Trump said he could sign the executive order to block the app by Saturday. According to a report from Bloomberg, Trump told reporters on Friday night that the app will be banned from the country,  “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.”  [Read: TikTok’s C […]

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WhatsApp Pay moves one step closer to Indian launch 

WhatsApp’s much-awaited payments launch in India has hit many regulatory roadblocks in the past. However, the company has moved a step closer to launch, as the National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has certified that WhatsApp is now in compliance with data-localization norms. As per a report by Times of India, in a court filing last month, NPCI told I […]

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How to trick deep learning algorithms into doing new things 

Two things often mentioned with deep learning are “data” and “compute resources.” You need a lot of both when developing, training, and testing deep learning models. When developers don’t have a lot of training samples or access to very powerful servers, they use transfer learning to finetune a pre-trained deep learning model for a new task. At this year’s I […]

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Tencent’s offer to buy this Chinese search engine pumped its stock by 50% 

Chinese search engine Sogou‘s stock price jumped 50% after it revealed Tencent had proposed to buy all of the company’s remaining stock above asking price, delist it from the New York Stock Exchange, and take it private. Seeking future profits, traders immediately sent Sogou stock soaring by Monday’s market open. Tencent, China’s largest tech conglomerate va […]

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TikTok owner ByteDance’s AI chief to leave as US pressure rises 

ByteDance‘s head of AI research is leaving the Beijing-based firm amid mounting scrutiny of the company’s video app TikTok. Since Ma Wei-Ling joined ByteDance after leaving Microsoft in 2017, the company has become the world’s most valuable startup — thanks largely to TikTok, the planet’s most downloaded app in Q1 2020. The AI developed at Wei-Ling’s lab has […]

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Two days with the Vivo X50 Pro: a gorgeous phone with a promising camera 

Vivo‘s launching its ambitious X50 pro smartphone with a gimbal-supported camera today in India. While the company’s pushing the camera to be the centerpiece of the show, the build and design of the phone are charming. I’ve been using the device for less than two days, and it has left a good impression in a lot of areas, including the camera. Before I talk a […]

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4 fundraising tips from Europe’s most active VC 

There has recently been much talk of European seed-stage investment drying up. Research from Plexal and Beauhurst revealed that first-time funding for UK startups fell by 83% from March to May this year.  Seeing how our fund is currently Europe’s most active VC, I thought I’d give founders some insight into the current fundraising climate, and spread the goo […]

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