Do you have a dirty Windows hard drive running the NTFS file system, are experiencing issues with it and don’t feel like rebooting into Windows? If so, don’t worry! It is possible to fix up a non-working Windows hard drive running Microsoft’s NTFS file system directly from the terminal, and it’s called NTFS-fix. Install NTFS […]
Have you ever attempted to shut down a Linux system, only to find that it refuses to power off? We’ve all been there! Even the greatest open source technology has problems sometimes! If you’re sick of having to hit the power switch to shut down an unresponsive Linux PC, or, maybe you can’t physically turn […]
Blocking a website on a desktop, whether it’s a Windows 10 PC, a Linux PC, or a Mac, is as simple as editing a hosts file. For desktops, you can also find lots of different content blocking apps which make for great parental control tools. On mobiles, things are different and on iOS, things are […]
Broadcasting game play from your desktop has become a thing now. Twitch is practically built on a need to broadcast and view game play. YouTube tired to copy it but with little success. Microsoft is no different however, it doesn’t try to rival Twitch. Instead, it added the Game Bar which allows users to broadcast […]
The default shell on macOS Catalina has changed from Bash to Zsh. You have to run a command to actually make the change and many think that Zsh is better. If you’ve made the switch and want to change back to Bash as the default shell whenever you open Terminal, it’s an easy change to […]
The Steam client has problems playing some games on Linux with Nvidia graphics cards if the operating system it is installed on does not have 32-bit graphical libraries installed. The reason? Even though the Steam app is 64-bit, many of the video games in the Steam store do not run in 64-bit. Instead, they rely […]
When using Debian Linux, you may find yourself downloading DEB packages from the internet to install the software you need to use. Much like Ubuntu Linux, developers that focus on Debian often don’t bother setting up dedicated software repositories and give out packages for users to download and install. Most DEB packaged software that is […]
So, you’ve created an Ubuntu Live USB stick, and you’re trying to load it from a USB. The only problem is, the live USB system will not boot since you have a graphics card that doesn’t fully support the open-source drivers included within the operating system. Don’t worry! All is not lost! As it turns […]
The Steam client is hardly the most aesthetically pleasing app in any sense of the word. It’s slow to start and navigation isn’t the greatest. You can’t really speed it up but you can take some of the ugliness out of it if you install a Steam skin. Here’s how. Find Steam Skins Skins for […]
Records and ID documents accessed and fake invoices sent in ‘malicious’ hackStudent data has been stolen in a “sophisticated and malicious” cyber-attack on a university.Records and ID documents of some Lancaster University students were accessed in the phishing attack and fraudulent invoices were se ... Read More
Chinese firm was blacklisted by Donald Trump over national security concernsHuawei Technologies, the Chinese company put on a US blacklist because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless network, the Washington Post reported on Monday, ci ... Read More
Tech firm settles class-action lawsuit but denies it is unfair to older applicantsGoogle has settled a lawsuit alleging age discrimination in its hiring practices, paying $11m to more than 200 jobseekers who were over 40 when they applied to join the company.Although it has settled the case, Google ... Read More
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Jordan Erica Webber talks to Laura Hudson, who wrote about video game producers making games that present players with situations where a character might choose to have an abortion. She also chats to Mary Flanagan of Tiltfactor about the potential impact games can have on changing opinions Continue ... Read More
You don’t have to spend a fortune on headphones to get noise cancellation, decent bass and fine detail at high volumeWhile you can pay hundreds of pounds for a pair of audiophile or status headphones, if you’re mainly going to be wearing them in the gym, listening to a podcast or leaving them on the ... Read More
A Dutch solar-electric prototype with a range of up to 450 miles could be a ray of hope in the darkLightyear OnePower SolarRange 450 milesAvailable 2021Reservations £3,600, lightyear.oneWe talk a lot about how ‘clean’ electric cars are and how much better they are for the environment, because they h ... Read More
Mihika Sharma’s smart stick, which helps blind people cross the road, is one of the winning entries in this year’s Tech4Good awardsNine months since the government unveiled its social prescribing strategy to tackle loneliness, progress is still patchy. One in 20 adults in England feel lonely often o ... Read More
Following the panic over this viral app, the moral of the story is: don’t worry too much about ‘the Russians’. You should worry about everythingOver the last few days the #faceappchallenge has taken over social media. This “challenge” involves downloading a selfie-editing tool called FaceApp and usi ... Read More
Huawei Technologies founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said he expects the Chinese telecom giant to ship 30 per cent more handsets globally this year despite being blacklisted by the US from doing business with American suppliers.The Shenzhen-based company’s two smartphone brands, Huawei and H ... Read More
When Ares Chow Yuqing decided to strike out on his own after working 10 years at a number of domestic Chinese mobile phone suppliers, he looked to a country few of his fellow entrepreneurs would ever think of going: EthiopiaIn 2013 Chow established his new business in the northern African country, w ... Read More
China, the world’s biggest producer of television displays, is poised to benefit from a new wave of demand for connected televisions and related devices as consumers upgrade their hardware to take advantage of the functionality afforded by the shift to 5G superfast telecom networks, according to in ... Read More
The DJI Osmo Action is a rugged 4K action camera designed with vloggers in mind. The front-facing screen makes it unique among action cameras, and it stands up well against the competition. I’ve spent the past several weeks using the Osmo Action, using it to shoot outdoor summer activities like div ... Read More
China’s 5G network investments are predicted to surpass those in North America between 2019 and 2023, as the world’s second largest economy rapidly shifts from 4G to the next-generation mobile technology amid trade tensions with the United States. Total spending on 5G in China will be “more than twi ... Read More
I finally had a chance to try out the world’s first foldable phone -- the Royole FlexPai. Being able to fold a phone like this certainly feels super cool. But the cool factor here is negated by the FlexPai's awful design and buggy software. Let’s get some of the bad stuff out of the way first. ... Read More
Ruan Long works as an internet professional in Beijing but even he was surprised at some of the unexpected uses of the smart speaker he recently brought home. Ruan’s second child, an 18-month-old toddler, has already been interacting with the gadget, though he is unable to recite the full names of s ... Read More
A supplier of drone technology to dozens of state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies, located in the United States and a handful of other countries, will stop working with Chinese drone manufacturers, citing security concerns.Cape Productions, a Redwood City, California-based start ... Read More
Breaking Down the Business of Startup Growth: Did you know that each day we provide a snack to founders? The Snack daily newsletter provides tips for startup growth-hacking that are fun and easy to digest. Founders sign up to learn some cool new things, help their startups grow, and to have a quick laugh. Here are a couple of examples: The Snack // July 4, 2019 Don’t send email from a no-reply send address…! You’re missing out on a chance to get user replies to train inbox prioritization & opens! Also a reply helps with customer insights, can be a potential conversion gateway, and is arguably the ultimate activation / engagement metric! The Snack // July 1, 2019 When asking ...
At 500, it’s our mission to back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, whether they’re on the other side of the globe or in our own backyard. The latest San Francisco accelerator batch was no exception. Over the past three months, companies from 12 countries participated in our flagship program, building their companies and preparing for Demo Day on August 22nd. Competition was fierce, and these companies represent the top 2% of applicants for our accelerator. We’re thrilled to see that diversity is in no short supply with the group: 33% of companies are women-led, 40% of founders self-identify as Black or Latinx, and sectors represented range from FinTech, to Digital Health, to EdTech, to E-Commerce, and beyond. Meet the Batch ...
Applications are now open for Batch 2 of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program 500 Startups and Misk Innovation will host the second batch of its accelerator program based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to fuel startups throughout the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Batch 2 of the Misk 500 Accelerator Program will bring experts from Silicon Valley and beyond to educate 15-20 early-stage startups from MENA. The program will consist of 14 weeks of mentorship and workshops that will have an emphasis on growth hacking techniques, product design, and fundraising. In addition to the educational component of the program, participants will have a unique opportunity to make long-lasting connections with investors and corporate partners from the region. Following the ...
Guest Post: Justin McLoughlin is the Founder of airCFO. Under no circumstances should any of the below content be construed as legal, tax or investment advice from 500 Startups or any of its affiliates. The early days of any company are all about resource management. Life as a startup is perilous. The companies who survive and thrive are usually the ones who find ways to do more with less. That could mean having employees who pull double duty and fill multiple roles. It may mean working a grueling schedule. It could also mean outsourcing certain key functions. Outsourcing can be a great way for a startup to leverage experienced and skilled talent without breaking the bank. You only pay for ...