How to add Apple Pay to your Watch ahead of your next gym visit

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Apple today revealed it’s offering a rewards program to incentivize going to the gym by making certain ones “Apple Watch Connected.” Now when you make more of an effort to close your rings, you’ll be earning rewards. At the moment, the connected gyms include several from familiar franchises: OrangeTheory, Crunch Fitness, YMCA, and Basecamp. The rewards vary based on which gym you go to, with some benefiting you personally and others benefiting the community — most…

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip may use bendable ‘ultra-thin glass’ instead of plastic

The general assumption about folding phones is that they have to use a plastic display. After all, glass doesn’t bend… right? It turns out Samsung may have something different under its sleeve for its next folding phone, rumored to be called the Galaxy Z Flip. Two leakers, Max Weinbach of XDA and @IceUniverse have so far mentioned Samsung using an ‘ultra-thin glass’ panel. As noted by The Verge, Samsung also applied for a trademark for the term. The front display is 0.1″. You can use it to check charging speeds and battery info. It will also work as a view…

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How to add people to Twitter lists without notifying them

Twitter lists are a useful, if little-discussed feature that allow you to group your many different follows into coherent categories. If you’re like me and follow people from a wide swathe of society, you might find it helpful to break them down into lists. That way you can check those lists when you’re interested in seeing updates from, for example, personal friends or news sites. But if you’re like me in another way, you’re kind of a hypocrite and get a little annoyed when you get a random notification that you’ve been added to a list. I’m slightly flattered, but…

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A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse: Wall-E syndrome

This is the second article in TNW’s “A beginner’s guide to the AI apocalypse” series highlighting the potential existential threats AI poses to humankind. Read the first article, “Misaligned objectives,” here. Artificial intelligence promises to revolutionize every facet of technology from healthcare to space exploration. Simply put: all technology in the year 2020 and beyond is AI technology. But, what if making everything better actually makes everything worse? Wall-E syndrome (not a real thing) describes the fear of a future dystopia inhabited by oblivious people who are totally reliant on technology to perform even the simplest of tasks. The idea…

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