Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

June 21, 2017

… country’s leader, has limited his ability to launch full-frontal attacks on his brother and sister. The parliamentary meeting on July 3 will be an opportunity for Lee to clear his name, but in doing so he will have no choice to throw light on a number of issues that have unsettled many Singaporeans, including: Was there a conspiracy to get Lee Kuan Yew to reinstate the clause to demolish the house? Why was a ministerial committee appointed to look into options for the property with …

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Repeat viewers beware: Netflix limits the number of times you can download videos

June 17, 2017

… rethink that decision, because those are the downloads that appear to be limited, Android Police reported. Android Police points out that rights holders to the movies and shows have the ability to put a limit on how many times content can be downloaded, and since Netflix doesn’t own most of the shows and movies it provides, they really can’t bear all the blame here. The company does state on its site that there may be a limit on the number of times a title can be renewed. However, …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

… will be replaced by David Richter, Uber’s VP of Strategic Initiatives, according to an internal email obtained by the Times. “David is an extremely talented leader and I have high confidence in his ability to drive the company forward,” Michael wrote in the email. But with the shakeup, the leadership at the top is extremely bare. …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… bulldozer. That said, it’s hard to encourage anyone to be a bulldozer because, simply put, it’s really hard to break through some barriers. It takes more than wearing a bulldozer badge to get yourself on the path to success; you’ve got to truly hone your skills to get past those hard-to-break-through barriers and build lasting trust. As I’ve studied those in my network, as well as partners, employees, and fellow company leaders who have the ability to knock down trust …

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reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… along the left edge. You can hide the menu options if you just want a clean drawing or writing surface. Pen options include markers, pencil, pen, ink and all are nuanced enough to satisfy the demanding artist or note taker. There are more sophisticated tools like layers, and the ability to marquee portions of your notes or sketch and move, resize, rotate or copy them. Obviously, none of this is, ahem, remarkable in the world of tablets, but to see it all work easily and smoothly in electronic …

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Cadillac’s future cars could ‘chat’ with traffic lights

June 1, 2017

… rolled out a feature to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication back in March, which made its 2017 CTS sedan the first car on the market with the ability to “talk” to other enabled vehicles in its vicinity by sending data about road conditions back and forth through a connected system. V2I is just a test feature in demo CTS cars for now, as GM’s Research & Development arm is working with Michigan Department of Transportation and the Macomb Country Department of Roads …

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Trump’s budget would allow for the slaughter of America’s wild horses

… government-run pastures means less money spent on feeding and containing them. The proposal would also cut the Bureau of Land Management’s meager horse and burro contraception program. Ranchers and interest groups such as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association have long wanted the ability to sell wild horses for slaughter. The more horses sold, the more room in those pastures, which means ranchers can round up more of those 75,000 free-roaming horses to keep them from trampling …

May 26, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… BITNATION Founder Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof Technology has the ability to connect people across the artificial lines in the sand we call nation-state borders. At BITNATION we’re using the blockchain technology to help people create their own nations, based on their beliefs and desires, rather than on where they were arbitrarily born. Using the blockchain we’ve helped refugees. People have used our technology to get married, to title their land, to write birth …

May 18, 2017
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Hands on with the world’s first 4K TV with built-in Alexa voice controls

… With the most recent Fire TV update, Amazon gave the UI a reboot to put content front and center. Westinghouse and Elements Fire TV Editions take the new UI and build on top of it, creating a smart TV interface that just makes sense. Features like the ability to rename inputs to PlayStation, or Xbox, or Blu-ray instead of trying to remember what HDMI 1, or HDMI 2, or HDMI 3 are will leave you in awe. Sure, most smart TVs let you rename the inputs, but Ive never seen anyone do it. The only reason …

May 18, 2017
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GOP Still Trusts Trump With Classified Intel After He Gave It To Russians

WASHINGTON A day after The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump shared highly classified intelligence with Russian officials, Republicans on Capitol Hill said they feel perfectly comfortable with the presidents ability to handle sensitive information. Sure, said Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) when asked if he trusts the president with classified materials. No reason not to. The White House disputes those reports, and Trump sent out his national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, …

May 17, 2017
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