Fear, panic and despair won’t get you through Monday morning, but a recap of the best tech news and features you missed over the weekend while you were offline doing other things will definitely help get you back into the work rhythm.
All you need to do is clear ten minutes in your schedule, make yourself a drink and peruse the list below. You can thank us at the end.
News from The Next Web
- Malware is just one more reason you’ll probably lose at online poker
- ‘Chatbot Rose’ wins Loebner AI competition, but $100,000 prize remains unclaimed
- Amazon Web Services goes down, taking Netflix, Reddit, Pocket and more with it
- Instagram doesn’t want your #latergrams, suggests you share pictures taken today
- Malware makes its way into Apple’s App Store in its first major security breach
Good reads, features, distractions, deals and more
- Dreamforce’s ‘Women’s Innovation’ panel is why we should stop babying female CEOs
- What has Flash ever done for us? Quite a lot, actually.
- Snip and Share for Chrome makes it simple to post GIFs, videos, an entire Web page and more
- Crowdfunding shouldn’t be marketing in disguise
- Enjoy ad-free personalized radio with Pandora One — 6-month subscriptions with 20% off
- A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity
- Facebook M’s bet and the future of Web interfaces
- Interactive Coding Bootcamp – over 90% off
- Organic ‘computers’ made of DNA could process data inside our bodies
- The rise of Rose Gold: How Apple’s pink is putting the world behind rose-colored glasses
- 10 ways to build a bulletproof push notification
- A Shazam easter egg lets you listen to Ryan Adams’ cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’
- 4 scientifically proven methods to increase your productivity
From beyond The Next Web
- EU’s Internet Rules Don’t Discriminate Against U.S., Says Digital Chief [The Wall Street Journal]
- A New Front: Can the Pentagon do business with Silicon Valley? [The California Sunday Magazine]
- Chinese computer hack attacks slow ahead of Obama summit-experts [Reuters]
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So, there you have it, the biggest news and features from the last two days. Of course, if you fear missing out in the future, you can always subscribe to our individually crafted newsletters or Like our Facebook Page to stay in touch.