Alejandro Tauber, The Next Web

Alejandro Tauber

The Next Web

Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

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Recent:
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Past:
  • The Next Web
  • VICE

Past articles by Alejandro:

PRIME CHEAP: Bark sweet nothings at your lightbulbs with 57% off an Echo Dot + 2 Philips Hue bulbs

There are few things that feel more like the future than walking into your home and barking an order to your lightbulbs to switch on. Your lightbulbs don’t have feelings. Go ahead, treat them like shit. They might not deserve it, because they seem to work most of the time. But Mondays can be frustrating, […] → Read More

A Twitter bot that translates jungle sounds to existential questions might just help save the rainforest

On Thursday, March 21, at 00:36, a cricket in Borneo chirped “fuck me and you and he he he and his and what he really?” At least, that is what a not-particularly-good speech-to-text ... → Read More

A Twitter bot that translates jungle sounds to existential questions might just help save the rainforest

On Thursday, March 21, at 00:36, a cricket in Borneo chirped “fuck me and you and he he he and his and what he really?” At least, that is what a not-particularly-good speech-to-text ... → Read More

Actually, reading books on a phone is great

As a physical book apologist, it pains me to write this. I love books. I love the unwieldy weight, the slowly yellowing pages, the (ugh, sorry for the cliché) smell, and the fact that ... → Read More

Ask TNW's founders ANYTHING about our Financial Times deal

By now, you might have heard the news that TNW has been acquired by the — and we don’t use this word lightly — venerable Financial Times. For us, it’s an honor and a tremendous ... → Read More

thiscatdoesnotexist.com is, uhm, not as good as its human counterpart

AI still needs some time to figure out how cats work. That is the idea one gets when visiting thiscatdoesnotexist.com. Just like its human counterpart that we covered last week, ... → Read More

Philips devs are coding algorithms that help detect cancer accurately

One in three people are expected to develop cancer during their lifetime. With the help of AI-based algorithms, pathologists will be able to deliver better and faster diagnoses. New ... → Read More

Philips devs are coding algorithms that help detect cancer accurately

One in three people are expected to develop cancer during their lifetime. With the help of AI-based algorithms, pathologists will be able to deliver better and faster diagnoses. New ... → Read More

This startup is putting degrees on the blockchain to beat fake diplomas

Fake diplomas and embellished work experience is a bigger problem than you might realize. There is a growing number of websites that offer fake degree certificates, from fake universities. ... → Read More

Medieval monster-drawing monks and why it's ok to hate-follow shitty people on Twitter

What would a social media feed be without monsters? I’m talking figurative monsters here; your racist uncles, your Trumps, your worst influencers – people who so terrible you have ... → Read More

German artists brilliantly honeypot 'Nazis' into exposing themselves and their friends

In an elaborate scheme, the German political art collective Center for Political Beauty (ZPS) tricked thousands of potential far-right supporters to unknowingly reveal themselves. Earlier ... → Read More

Don’t post your kid online

As we set out on two-hour drive, my pregnant girlfriend told me she didn’t want anyone, including ourselves, to share pictures of our child on social media. I was completely opposed, ... → Read More

Our genius colleague made a Black Mirror-like short film you should watch right now

Anouk Vleugels, who heads up our creative division that works with clients to make cool stuff like trading tips we can learn from raccoons and background stories on how the Dutch police ... → Read More

Blockchain.io wants to reshape your experience with cryptocurrencies

The world of cryptocurrencies has come a long way since the invention of Bitcoin in 2008. It still has a long way to go. As a new user who wants to become engaged in the industry, you ... → Read More

We just launched Plugged – a place where we write about gadgets for humans

Plugged is TNW's new section where we discuss gadgets from a human perspective, come check it out, you won't regret the click. → Read More

We just launched Plugged - a place where we write about gadgets for humans

Plugged is TNW's new section where we discuss gadgets from a human perspective, come check it out, you won't regret the click. → Read More

Environmental crime is a huge invisible problem — IoT will expose it

It’s a problem so big, that the police force of one of the world’s smallest countries is planning on reaching out to citizens to help them manage it. → Read More

Apple's emojified execs sure look awful as humans

Today’s World Emoji Day. To celebrate this stupid holiday I turned Apple’s executive staff – who had some poor corporate artist turn them into emoji – back into humans. Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies? So do we. VISIT HARD FORK Why? Maybe to protest the both the creation of idiotic holidays and the subsequent corporate … → Read More

The EU sucks for women tech founders

Research done by TNW’s Index team shows the EU ranks worse than Silicon Valley when it comes to tech startups founded by women – a paltry 15 percent of companies started in 2017 in the EU were (co-)founded by women. By analyzing data collected from news sites and other public resources, the Index team determined … → Read More

How the Dutch police is using AI to unravel cold cases

The AI will rank cases by solvability, giving the forensic detectives a clearer view on where to focus their limited resources. This is a huge boon, especially for regional units that have less manpower to investigate cases from long ago. → Read More