WhatsApp extends support for BlackBerry and Nokia handsets until July 2017

Good news for folk with a Nokia S40, a Symbian S60 or a BlackBerry running the proprietary BB OS, including BB10. WhatsApp has today announced that it will be extending support for its service on the older mobile software platforms through June 30, 2017. Unfortunately for those with a smartphone running any version of Android earlier than 2.3 Gingerbread, Windows Phone 7 or iOS 6, the Facebook-owned company will be sticking to its self-imposed deadline of terminating access to its messenger by the end of 2016. So what are you supposed to do if you’d like to carry on using…

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If anyone can popularize self-driving cars, it’s Apple

By now, you’ve probably read that Apple is working on a self-driving car. The rumors were right. In a letter to US regulators, the company said there were “significant societal benefits of automated vehicles,” and it is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.” The five page letter to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that the company is investing heavily in the concept, and that it wants to help develop industry best practices. It also acknowledged that there are significant ethical issues relating to autonomous cars. These are as follows: At least three areas…

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CodeMade.io is a place to find open-source Internet of Things Inspiration

Most people who learn to code typically encounter the same problem during their first few months. They’ll read a book or two and learn the basics of a programming language. They’ll write a few short programs. They’ll figure out how to print “Hello World” to the screen, and then they’ll figure out how for-loops work. And then they’ll hit a brick wall, and struggle to figure out where to go from there. At this point, I typically recommend that the person reads some open-source code on GitHub, checks out Project Euler, and the Daily Programmer subreddit. But going forward, I’m going…

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FindLectures is curated database of free, mind-expanding talks

The Internet has fundamentally democratized education. Now if you want to, say, become fluent in a new programming language or brush up on a new machine learning algorithm, you’re just as likely to head to YouTube or Coursera than step foot in a classroom. There are an insane amount of lectures and talks online ripe for the downloading, many of which are free. The problem is that they’re spread across literally hundreds of disparate platforms, like university websites, YouTube, Vimeo, Coursera, and so on. FindLectures is an effort to centralize the vast quantities of free online lectures and talks into one searchable…

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Forget PowerPoint: Slidebean lets you create pro-quality presentations with one click

There’s no questioning the versatility of crafting a presentation with PowerPoint, but the program can be cumbersome to use and hard to learn. Instead, create top-notch presentations with a single click thanks to Slidebean. Right now, you can get lifetime access for only $19 thanks to TNW Deals. All you have to do is open up the program, add your content, and Slidebean takes it from there. Customization is intuitive, whether you’re changing color schemes and templates, or adding text, bullet points, images, or video. All this means you’ll be able to assemble stunning, impressive presentations in a matter of…

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Jury DEADLOCKED In Trial Of White Cop Who Shot Fleeing Black Man In The Back

why do juries keep ignoring video footage of black people being murdered?

Contrary to what you might hear on Fox News, the Black Lives Matter movement is neither a paramilitary organization, nor an advocate for violence. It was not created with the intention of sparking race riots, but of drawing attention to any injustices being committed against African Americans in this country by law enforcement officers.

In the three years since its founding, so many cases of innocent black (and even white) people being murdered in seemingly cold blood has created an unsettling atmosphere in urban America: Eric Garner (7-17-14), John Crawford III (8-5-14), Tamir Rice (11-22-14), Freddie Gray (4-19-15), Alton Sterling (7-5-16), and Philando Castile (6-6-16) are among the most notable in this inexcusable body count. With Micah Xavier Johnson’s vengeance-driven assault on the Dallas cops in the summer of 2016, it is clear that race relations have not improved at all in the 25 years since Rodney King.

related: Police Department Disgustingly Humiliates Terrified Black Addict In Sick Facebook Post

However, what everyone has to understand about Black Lives Matter, or any other minority concerned about police brutality, is that their main problem is with the lack of justice. When a police officer kills an unarmed black man, it is horrible and reflects terribly on police culture in the United States. But even more startling is when these cops get cleared of any wrongdoing in a court of law, because the fact that you have video evidence being ignored by jurors and judges is pure incompetence, corruption, and/or bigotry.

We see this happening even now, as today was the first hearing of Michael Slager. To give some backstory, on April 4, 2015, a video surfaced of a black man by the name of Walter Scott being shot by police officer Michael Slager as he was running away. The situation hearkened back to the Supreme Court case Tennessee v. Garner (1985) which determined that an officer may only shoot a fleeing suspect if there is “probable cause to believe that the suspect poses a significant threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or others.” Anyone who looks at that footage can tell you that there was no clear danger present to justify the death of Scott in the slightest.

But of course, everyone is entitled the right to a trial by jury, and Slager is getting his day in court. However, as was stated above, when you have such visceral proof that a crime was committed, why is it that the jury remained deadlocked enough to push the case back to next Monday? Granted, this whole fiasco occurred in New Charleston, South Carolina, a state widely known for its racist past. At the same time, though, we literally have hate crimes being committed by law enforcement officials that are supposed to be protecting the people. It is a problem that will not be addressed any time soon, though, courtesy of our racist President-elect.

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Take to the skies with the slick, nimble SKEYE Hexa Drone (40% off)

Sure, quadcopters are fun. But to distinguish yourself from other drone daredevils, go for the model with six propellers powering it through the air — the SKEYE Hexa Drone. You can pick up this cool little aerobatic wonder right now at the discounted price of $34.99 from TNW Deals. Take the Hexa Drone outside, flip it into the air, and the six-axis flight control system does the rest — stabilizing the craft for all the aerial maneuvers you’ll want to try. The extra propellers provide the Hexa added control and precision in the air, which is all at your command…

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