PewDiePie announced plans to take a break from YouTube, but it’s not the first time the platform’s biggest creator has struggled with burnout

PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, said in a recent video that he will be taking a break from YouTube in early 2020. He said he will be away “for a little while” because he’s “feeling very tired.” Kjellberg has taken at least two breaks during his nine years on YouTube because of burnout and stress. This time, he could be taking some time to himself because of the big life changes he’s experienced this year, such as getting married to his long term partner Marzia Bisognin, and buying a house in Japan. He could also be distancing himself from the constant criticism he receives for his controversial mistakes and opinions.… Read More

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Greta Thunberg clapped back at Deutsche Bahn after it appeared to accuse her of staging a picture of her sitting on the floor of an ‘overcrowded’ train

Greta Thunberg clapped back at German rail company Deutsche Bahn after they accused her of staging a picture of her sitting on the floor of one of their trains. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn appeared to suggest the photo was staged, saying that Thunberg was treated to “friendly” and “competent” first class service on their trains. Thunberg responded in her typical no-nonsense fashion— saying she had in fact sat on the floor on two different trains before getting a seat after the train reached the German city of Göttingen. The 16-year-old climate activist was travelling home from Madrid after attending the UN climate conference in Madrid, a journey she made… Read More

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Why researchers should make sure robots don’t become weapons

Robotics is rapidly being transformed by advances in artificial intelligence. And the benefits are widespread: we are seeing safer vehicles with the ability to automatically brake in an emergency, robotic arms transforming factory lines that were once offshored and new robots that can do everything from shop for groceries to deliver prescription drugs to people who have trouble doing it themselves. But our ever-growing appetite for intelligent, autonomous machines poses a host of ethical challenges. Rapid advances have led ethical dilemmas These ideas and more were swirling as my colleagues and I met in early November at one of the… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Harvey Weinstein says he has done more for women in Hollywood than any other filmmaker, and says rape accusations made him the ‘forgotten man’

Film producer Harvey Weinstein, who faces trial on allegations of rape and sexual assault against numerous women, has broken his two-year silence in an interview with the New York Post. Weinstein said he should be remembered as the man who “pioneered” women in Hollywood, and that allegations of sexual assault against him have ruined his legacy. “It all got eviscerated because of what happened. My work has been forgotten,” he said on Friday. “I made more movies directed by women and about women than any filmmaker, and I’m talking about 30 years ago.” “I want this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become,” Weinstein said, referring… Read More

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CHEAP: Say ‘CHEESE,’ fool — the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 bundle has 40% off

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! One of the best parts about modern phones is the photography. I’m old enough to remember having to get photos developed. Or going out to nightclubs and literally bringing a separate camera along. And people uploading hundreds of out-of-focus, crappy pictures to Facebook. It was awful. Thankfully though, things are different these days. Now, technology has moved on so much, that fancy little smartphone in your pocket is a photography powerhouse, one that you can actually compare (on some level) to a professional-level camera.… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Cryptocurrency isn’t a sausage-fest? Study suggests 43% of Bitcoin investors are women’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Hannah Arendt used to say: Time to learn some stuff about Bitcoin! Bitcoin price We closed the day, December 15 2019, at a price of $7,152. That’s a minor 0.39 percent increase in 24 hours, or $28. It was the highest closing price in one day. We’re still 64 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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