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  • Amsterdam-based Peaks lets you invest using your spare change; raises €5M from two Dutch investors

    Amsterdam-based Peaks lets you invest using your spare change; raises €5M from two Dutch investors0

    Investing platform Peaks is an Amsterdam-based app that lets you invest your spare money (start from €1). In a recent development, the company announced that it has raised €5M in its growth capital from two Dutch investors, Haerlem Capital and Rithmeester. To make this deal possible, Peaks existing investor Rabobank Frontier Ventures (RFV) – that invested an undisclosed

  • Microsoft Word will predict words with AI

    Microsoft Word will predict words with AI0

    The AI ​​continues to learn based on user behavior. Over time, the predictions should better reflect the user’s writing style. Those who are not satisfied with the predictions can also switch off the function completely. According to Microsoft, the privacy of the position is well organized: employees of the company do not have access to

  • First Hydrogen-Powered Bicycle Rides Around Groningen

    First Hydrogen-Powered Bicycle Rides Around Groningen0

    Groningen introduced a hydrogen bicycle into use for the first time. These bikes run on one hundred percent green hydrogen. The municipality of Groningen is going to test this sustainable bicycle, and if it goes well, more will be introduced. The bicycle was welcomed in Groningen as an addition to its hydrogen-powered vehicle fleet of, among other

  • Spreading personal data to become a criminal offence in NL

    Spreading personal data to become a criminal offence in NL0

    The Netherlands is to make ‘doxing’ – sharing personal details such as addresses and telephone numbers on the internet without permission – a criminal offence, justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus has told MPs in a briefing. The minister has drawn up draft legislation which will impose a maximum sentence of a year in prison on people

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  • Amsterdam Mayor: Netanyahu Remarks ICC Hurt Commentary

    Amsterdam Mayor: Netanyahu Remarks ICC Hurt Commentary0

    In a multinational meeting of the mayors of Israel, the Israeli Ambassador to the Netherlands is repressing Twitter; Femke Halsema is criticising the prime minister. JTA — At a conference on fighting anti-Semitism by 32 mayors from around the world, the one from Amsterdam took aim at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for allegedly cheapening

  • Microsoft Word will predict words with AI

    Microsoft Word will predict words with AI0

    The AI ​​continues to learn based on user behavior. Over time, the predictions should better reflect the user’s writing style. Those who are not satisfied with the predictions can also switch off the function completely. According to Microsoft, the privacy of the position is well organized: employees of the company do not have access to

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  • Erasmus Univ. students threaten lawsuit over dual webcam exam proctoring

    Erasmus Univ. students threaten lawsuit over dual webcam exam proctoring0

    Students of Erasmus University in Rotterdam have threatened to take the institution’s Executive Board to court if the university does not stop requiring students to set up two cameras to monitor them when they take exams at home, NRC reported. For several months now, Erasmus University has required students to place a smartphone behind them when they

  • The Dutch inventor of the audio cassette tape has died at the age of 94

    The Dutch inventor of the audio cassette tape has died at the age of 940

    Lou Ottens, inventor of the magnetic tape and a CD pioneer died aged 94 at his range in Duizel in Brabant on Saturday, Dutch media report. Ottens, who studied to be an engineer, started working for Philips in 1952. Eight years later he became head of the firm’s recently introduced development department. Within a year

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