Study: Riders with black-sounding names have more difficulty getting an Uber or Lyft

Data shows that having a black-sounding name in the United States could prove problematic. Recent studies reveal the difficulties faced by African-Americans — or those with African-American-sounding names — when searching for jobs, attending class, or trying to rent an Airbnb. Now, you can add getting a ride with popular ride-sharing apps like Uber and …

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RIP Vine: 100 six-second videos you need to watch right now

It’s a sad time for anyone who loves Vine’s quirky six-second videos. I know that I’ve spent way too much time staring at a lot of the beautifully-crafted short videos, and now that era is coming to an end. In the three years that it has been around, it created a beautiful mix of comedy gold, brilliant dancing …

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Pagico 8 Task Manager is the ultimate planning app (62% off)

Staying organized these days can be impossible, thanks to our packed schedules. Luckily, we don’t have to rely upon hefty ledgers to log all our to-dos, not with apps like the Pagico 8 Task Manager. For a limited time, you can grab the Pagico app for just $19 from TNW Deals. Pagico works by turning …

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How Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian persevered in the face of tragedy

Starting a business is hard at the best of times. But in 2005, when he was just launching Reddit at barely 22 years old, Alexis Ohanian experienced a series of traumatic events that would shape his approach to work and life forever. His girlfriend at the time had fallen out of a fifth-floor window in …

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This crazy RC helicopter doesn’t care about physics at all

Drones are cool, but like all technology, still imperfect. Because of their tendency to make crash landings and smash windows, flying them is becoming illegal in more and more places. But while the tech world is obsessing over drones, radio-controlled helicopters are becoming ridiculously great. For example, take the ALIGN T-Rex 800E DFC performing a series of impressive …

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Survival of the fittest

One of the most misunderstood quotes has to be ‘survival of the fittest’. Biologically speaking, people assume it means that only the strongest survive. But for us humans, ‘strong’ and ‘survival’ cover a plethora of aspects. From healthy and fit, to powerful and rich. What it should mean is ‘those most adaptable to change’. Blackberry …

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The new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar already fell prey to this ridiculous fart app

With the advent of new technology, there’s a short period of time when we all think it’s magical. Big ideas flourish, and everyone tries to make the most out of its potential. And then people start creating fart apps. When the iPhone’s App Store launched, it only took a few months for one to appear — …

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Master the world’s most popular programming language with The Novice to Expert Java Bundle

Whether you’re completely new to programming or a seasoned veteran, Java is one invaluable tool to add to your arsenal. It’s one of the world’s most popular programming languages, powering everything from Android apps to Big Data technologies. And the Novice to Expert Java Bundle is key to getting up to speed. For a limited …

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4 offers from TNW Deals you won’t want to miss

We’ve featured some great offers from TNW Deals this week, and compiled the best of them in one place. This time around, our selection features an affordable (yet powerful) smartwatch, a nifty wireless charger, a robust VPN client, and a tech startup certification course. Martian Notifier Smartwatch – 76% off The Martian Notifier Smartwatch is …

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Apple will no longer make external monitors

Apple has given up on making its own external display panels. If you want that long rumored Cinema 5K monitor, you’ll have to look at LG instead. It already seemed suspicious that the company chose to highlight an LG display instead of one of its own during its MacBook Pro announcement, but Apple confirmed to The Verge’s …

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