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  1. fitness
TLDR: The All-In-One Mastering Organization Bundle offers a practical guide for cleaning up your information and physical possessions into a clean, ordered, organized life. “Everything in its right place.” – Radiohead Productivity doesn’t just happen. It comes from a conscientious pursuit of completed tasks. And the only way productivity continues over the long term is with a system. That system eliminates wasted time spent hunting for that particular paper or that important notation. With a system, everything is in its right place — and your entire work pace gets streamlined and kicked into overdrive. If you’re among the majority of… This story continues at The Next Web
  1. technology
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitted this morning that he was unaware of a data breach at the virtual doctor app he controversially endorsed in 2018. The breach at Babylon Health this week allowed users of the app to see confidential video recordings of other patients’ consultations with their doctors. Hancock had notoriously praised the company in a newspaper supplement paid for by Babylon, describing its app as a “revolutionary” service that should be “available to all”. He later called for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to change its rules so that people could more easily access the app. Nonetheless, the former Digital Minster revealed he had no idea… This story continues at The Next Web
  1. business
The old saying goes that there exists but two certainties in life: death & taxes. Turns out there’s a third. Be it global pandemic or widespread civil unrest — US billionaires get richer. Not only has the wealth of the American billionaire class swelled by 19% since COVID-19 shutdowns began (up $565 billion since March 18), but $79 billion was added to their fortunes in just the last week. [Read: The ‘average’ Robinhood trader is no match for the S&P 500, just like Buffett] That, according to long-serving progressive think tank Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), pushed their total wealth beyond $3.5 trillion — a… This story continues at The Next Web
  1. gadgets
That’s right, the new iPad Air might well drop the Lightning port and come with a USB-C connection instead. And one thing’s for certain: there’s gonna be a whole lot more of this sorta news over the next year or two. Anyway, back to the new iPad Air. A report from Japanese tech site Mac Otakara states that the 4th generation of Apple’s tablet will discard the Lightning connector, instead coming with a USB-C connector. The outlet has stated this information comes from a Chinese supplier. The rumor also claims the new iPad Air will take a lot of design influence from… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPad
  1. space
Long before animals roamed the Earth, before the first bacteria, and even before the development of DNA, tiny molecules found they could make simple copies of themselves. Cosmic rays pouring down from space constantly bombarded those molecules as they replicated, and developed over time. These particles, raining down from distant stars and galaxies, could have played a significant role in the what would become the chemistry of life. Mirror, mirror, on the wall… Molecules can take on various shapes as they form during reactions. Some of these molecules can be mirror images of molecules having the same number and types… This story continues at The Next Web
  1. space
Current models of massive galaxy formation suggest that they evolve as part of a slow growth process, gradually increasing in size through mergers with smaller galaxies and the accumulation of clumps of hot gas. This means that most galaxies should have reached massive size relatively late in the course of the Universe’s 13.8 billion years history. However, the discovery of a massive rotating disk galaxy, much like our own Milky Way, when the Universe was just 1.5 billion years old calls these models into question. The discovery that the galaxy DLA0817g — nicknamed the Wolfe Disk after the late astronomer… This story continues at The Next Web
  1. technology
Facebook has long struggled with controlling extremist content on its platform. From the 2016 US elections, when Russians were able to manipulate American voters through polarizing ads, to propaganda that spread through the social network and led to violence in Myanmar. A new report by Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman in the Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook knew that its algorithm was dividing people, but did very little to address the problem. It noted that one of the company’s internal presentations from 2018 illustrated how Facebook’s algorithm aggravated polarizing behavior in some cases. A slide from that presentation said if these algorithms are… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook
  1. space
A new AI tool can track poverty levels in African villages over time by scanning satellite images for signs of economic well-being. The tool searches the images for indicators of development, such as roads, agriculture, housing, and lights turned on at night. Deep learning algorithms find patterns in this data to measure the villages’ wealth. Researchers from Stanford University tested the tool on about 20,000 villages across 23 countries in Africa that had existing wealth data. They say that it successfully estimated the poverty levels of the villages over time. [Read: AI detects plastics in the oceans by analyzing satellite images] Identifying these patterns of growth can show why… This story continues at The Next Web
  1. javascript
Developers today think in Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs. Looking at APIs first helps you concentrate on the problem that you are looking to solve in an application, or as part of a wider service. With communication between components in an application all taking place via APIs, this approach makes it easier to adopt microservices designs and make use of multi-cloud. However, API-driven development (ADD) is not as easy as it sounds over time. Concentrating on APIs first can make it easier to build and maintain an application, but it’s not possible to ignore the infrastructure side completely. If you… This story continues at The Next Web