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  • AI rips objects from video and reimagines them in 3D AR

    There’s an AI capable of teleporting John Travolta and Uma Thurman into your living room and forcing them to dance for you. The machine takes a 2D image, like the dance scene from Pulp Fiction, and reimagines it in augmented reality as a 3D object. The tool is called Volume and it’s being developed by artists Or Fleisher and Shirin Anlen. It’s currently in the experimental stage, but the concept is simply incredible. Fleisher told TNW: Our experiment with Pulp Fiction allows users to step inside...


  • Ethereum scammers disguised as Vitalik Buterin are out to steal your coins

    You might want to be extra suspicious in case you receive an email from Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, cordially asking you to send money: chances are someone is trying to scam you out of your funds. Buterin has taken to Twitter to warn his followers that malicious actors are pretending to be him in order to trick unsuspecting cryptocurrency rookies into sending them their coins. “If you get an email that looks like it’s from me asking for ETH, please do NOT send,” the founder cautioned....


  • Here's how to remove the bias from your UX design

    From the way we ask our users an ethnicity question in an online form to the promise of designing an entire world in Virtual Reality, we, as designers, could be missing the opportunity of breaking stereotypes and misconceptions, instead of perpetuating them. Design can’t just be incidental. Our work has an impact on people’s lives. Inclusion should be a key design principle, just like (if not above) any other design principle your company decides to follow. When inclusion is not part of a...


  • Copywriters command big paychecks, and this $19 training package will get you there

    With so much information flashing past a viewer undetected, the talents of a skilled copywriter are vital to helping key points cut through the clutter, engage that viewer, and convert views to sales. You can identify and spotlight those points yourself with the skills sharpened by the Copywriting Mastery Bundle, on sale for just $19, (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.


  • BitConnect promoters are still targeting naive investors in Indonesia

    Bitcoin investment website BitConnect might have closed down its fraudulent lending and exchange platform, but its task force of dedicated promoters are still at it – and are now targeting gullible “investors” in Indonesia and other parts of Asia. Duped BitConnect community members have tipped off TNW that some of the company’s promoters are now actively seeking to recruit potential investors via local social media channels and WhatsApp groups in Asia. “Stay calm,” the promoters insisted in...


  • Master promoting and selling online with this digital marketing masterclass—only $9

    Digital marketing has advanced by leaps and bounds this century, and it’s time to know all the inside info that can push your business to the next level with the Growth Hacking with Digital Marketing Masterclass. Right now, you can get all this in-depth training for only $9 from TNW Deals.


  • Top-level domains are evolving — and marketers should take notice

    Let’s say that you’re a digital marketing lead at a Fortune 1,000 company. When it comes to achieving your goals—attracting, engaging, and retaining audiences—every card imaginable is stacked against you. Who’s going to listen to your story? How do you ensure that your message gets seen? One approach to tackling this challenge involves creating domain-specific micro-sites like SAP’s Digitalist Magazine, which publishes topics on corporate innovation. Readers come to this destination knowing that...


  • Bitcoin has officially abandoned its claims for fast transactions at low fees… for now

    One of the things that got people excited about Bitcoin in the first place was its promise to deliver fast peer-to-peer transactions at a fraction of standard fees. But following its foray into the mainstream, the cryptocurrency has consistently struggled with slow transfers and excessive transaction costs. Indeed, crypto-obsessed Redditors have long been vocal about the compendium of technical difficulties the hype around Bitcoin has caused to the network – and what it once set out to offer to...


  • 6 signs you’re ready to take your startup to the US

    If you’re running a startup outside of the United States, introducing your product or service to the US market can be a key opportunity to dramatically increase your customer base, get in front of investors, and even boost your credibility. However, launching in the US requires a significant amount of research and a careful execution plan. Despite the overabundance of information available, many startups outside of the US still find the idea of launching in the US incredibly daunting. Over the...


  • Opera's smartphone browsers now protect users against cryptojacking

    Norwegian (well, technically Chinese) browser maker Opera has introduced cryptojacking protections to its family of mobile browsers — Opera for Android and Opera Mini. Cryptojacking is where websites (quite often centered around porn and file sharing) embed cryptocurrency mining scripts in their code. While the user remains on the page, these covertly generate digital coins, like Monero. Generating these coins is extremely resource intensive, however. There are several major user-experience...


  • I trained an AI to copy my voice and it scared me silly

    Over the past year, I wrote about a bunch of companies working on voice synthesis technology. They were very much in the early stages of development, and only had some pre-made samples to show off. Now, researchers hailing from the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms at the Universite de Montreal have a tool you can try out for yourself. It’s called Lyrebird, and the public beta requires just a minute’s worth of audio to generate a digital voice that sounds a lot like yours. The company...


  • HQ Trivia officially launches UK version

    HQ Trivia, the wildly popular smartphone quiz show game, is officially launching in the UK. A Blighty-specific version of the game quietly launched a couple of weeks ago, but it was unclear whether this was merely an experiment with providing region-specific content, or the company had plans to make a longer-term commitment. Now, we know it’s the latter. The main host of the UK version is Sharon Carpenter, who regularly appears on the main game as a replacement for Scott “Quiz Daddy” Rogowsky....