Coindar is the nifty cryptocurrency trading tool that every investor should use

Cryptocurrency trading can be a fickle mistress – and if you hang out in Telegram channels long enough you’ll see these questions asked incessantly: When moon? Why dump? When new exchange? Well, a new service has opened up that can help answer in real time. Coindar is primarily a web-based cryptocurrency calendar for your desktop – but one that has a direct line to the developers of blockchain projects. This creates a rather ingenious ecosystem that allows teams to add tech updates, meet-up information and other milestones, meaning that the information is primarily from official sources. We are happy because 50… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight the spread of fake news

WhatsApp is making yet another change to its service to prevent the spread of misinformation by neutering its message forwarding function. Users will now only be able to forward messages to 20 contacts at a time; people in India will be limited to forwarding messages to only five people at a time. In addition, the shortcut button for forwarding messages that appears next to images and video will be removed. The company is applying a more stringent limit on forwarding to users in India, where the spread of misleading messages over the past year has led to a nationwide spree… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Instagram’s new status dots tell you if your contacts are online – but you can turn them off

Back in January, Instagram began revealing when your contacts were last active on the platform. It’s now building on that functionality to enhance its messaging tool with status indicators that tell you if your friends are online. The next time you pop into the Direct messaging section of the app, you’ll see green dots next to your contacts’ names if they’re presently online. The company says this is meant to make it easier to connect with people. That’s good for folks who extensively use Instagram’s DMs for chatting with their mates – but if it’s not your bag and you’d… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Photographer Chase Jarvis partners with Apple to create Photo Lab to teach the craft in 500 stores

Chase Jarvis speaks at Apple’s Union Square store in San Francisco. (Instagram Photo via @ChaseJarvis) Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis has been capturing images and teaching people how to make better ones for years. Now he’s going to be doing it with the help of Apple. Jarvis is teaming with the tech giant for a collaboration called Photo Lab: Crafting Your Shot, an endeavor that will bring classes on photo technique to more than 500 Apple stores around the world. RELATED: How to take great smartphone pics: Photographer Chase Jarvis shows GeekWire the potential of iPhone X Jarvis is the founder and CEO of CreativeLive, which he calls “the largest and… Read More

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Sony announces limited edition ‘Amazing Red’ PlayStation Pro bundle

Sony today announced a custom-edition PlayStation 4 that features a bright red exterior adorned with the logo of everyone’s favorite web-slinger. I’m not a fan of custom-edition consoles. I’d like to think that when I fork over upwards of $500 that the console I just bought is going to be, visually speaking, something I’ll have to live with for the next several years — until a new version takes its place. I’m not one that can justify forking over a few hundred dollars extra for something that’s more visually appealing than my still-working console. Most of the time, anyway. Lacking… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Startup Spotlight: Skillspire helps immigrants build tech skills in a supportive environment

Skillspire students working together. (Skillspire Photo) Despite his background in computer science, one of Yasmin Ali’s students had been stuck working warehouse jobs. The man is an immigrant to the U.S. from Congo. His tall, fit stature told employers at a glance that he was qualified for physical labor, but as he explained to Ali, “I want to use my brain.” So he signed up for classes at Skillspire, a Bellevue-based startup launched in 2016 that offers technology boot camps and specifically targets immigrant and refugee students. Now he’s interviewing for positions in the tech sector. “Once they get to the other side, to a job, it’s extremely rewarding,” Ali… Read More

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