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

June 21, 2017

… polled supported the demolition of the house. However, in their explosive statement last week, Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang claimed the prime minister and his wife are behind what is represented as government initiatives to preserve the house. They further alleged Lee Hsien Loong threatened them and demanded their silence over their father’s wishes “hoping to inherit the faith Singaporeans had in Lee Kuan Yew through the visible symbol of the house.” FUTURE revelations …

Read More >>

Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 19, 2017

… that’s pretty much all you have in terms of regulations. Guarantees that you won’t lose your ETH are feeble, and even the name of a known figure from the cryptocurrency world, like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, doesn’t mean much as recently explained by the man himself. 1. This is me socially precommitting that I will not be an advisor for FUTURE ICO projects. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 5. Most existing projects that listed me as an advisor …

Read More >>

A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… its massive platform safe and free from the worst the world has to offer, especially in light of a leak of internal documents outlining Facebook’s content moderation policies last month. The task falls to the moderators, who are forced to sift through the worst of the muck to keep everyone else’s internet experience (relatively) pleasant. Facebook says it offers psychological support and wellness resources, and pledges to do more in the FUTURE but, in the case of the Iraqi-born Irish …

Read More >>

Research say youll love mobile VR video in 2021, but it’s questionable

June 17, 2017

… you out there haven’t even tried it yet. The more curious among you have probably noted hearing one of the following comments in the last 12 months: “Like 3D movies, regular people just aren’t that interested in VR.” “Oculus failing at Best Buy is proof VR is doomed as a mainstream platform.” “Gaming is the only viable FUTURE for VR as we know it.” These are all generally sensible and appropriately conservative comments I’ve heard in recent …

Read More >>

Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

… to eliminate, and one that has shielded hundreds of thousands from deportation. By Friday, the Trump administration was insisting that the president hadnt gone back on his promise to end DACA. And even defenders of the program remain cautious about its FUTURE prospects. Still,nearly 150 days into his time in the White House, Trump hasnt rescinded DACA not on Day One of his presidency, as he pledged during the campaign; not when he radically reshaped immigration policy early in his …

Read More >>

Travis Kalanick, your Uber drivers don’t know you and they don’t really care

June 16, 2017

… However, Mohammed still prefers Uber because “rich people use Lyft.” Firas sticks with Uber because he can’t imagine having four phones in his car. He’s also not sweating the Uber mess because ride-sharing is not his FUTURE. “Hopefully, I’ll become a physical therapist and then I’ll treat Uber drivers,” he said. One other attribute all the drivers shared was their willingness to talk. Perhaps it was their desire to get a good Uber rating my drivers …

Read More >>

GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

June 11, 2017

… hear every quarter during the company’s earnings calls. SEE ALSO: GoPro’s palm-sized Fusion 360 camera is the equivalent of 6 GoPros But those who are bearish on GoPro’s FUTURE don’t understand the company. They’re misguided by focusing on what GoPro was as opposed to what it is today. GoPro isn’t just a hardware company selling action cameras anymore, it’s a lifestyle brand and movement intensely focused on helping creators tell better stories. …

Read More >>

Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor is really ultrawide

June 11, 2017

… provide the most stunning visuals to deliver the ultimate gaming experience, Samsung’s vice president for product marketing Andrew Sivori said in a statement. These QLED gaming monitors represent the FUTURE of gaming for both casual and dedicated players alike, and were confident that our innovative design and state-of-the-art features will enhance the entire gaming arena. Samsung first revealed its QLED Quantum Dot technology at CES back in January. SEE ALSO: Besides asking Bixby to call …

Read More >>

Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… traditional form with a single document outlining a constitutional charter. However, most other modern states in the world do have one of these. Instead the UK’s unwritten constitution has evolved over the centuries from an amalgamation of Acts of Parliament, court rulings that lay down precedents for FUTURE decisions and accepted conventions. Two of its historic building blocks are the 1689 Bill of Rights which established the supremacy of Parliament over the Crown and Magna Carta of …

Read More >>

This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos

June 9, 2017

A YouTuber unboxes a "loot crate."Image: youtube Eric Feng thinks he’s found the perfect intersection of media and online retail, and it’s, well, a little outside the box. The former Hulu executive and Kleiner Perkins partner is launching a new shopping platform built entirely around an obsession among certain parts of the internet with so-called “unboxing” videos. SEE ALSO: The FUTURE of retail is permanent pop-up shops, according to this startup The company …

Read More >>

Frank Lloyd Wright: What his 5 best buildings tell us about his life and work

June 8, 2017

… architect’s “most beautiful job.” Wright’s star was in the reascendant. A museum since 1964 and in danger of collapse by the end of the century, Fallingwater has been beautifully restored to enchant and inspire FUTURE generations. A rhyme in a caf on nearby Route 381 said “Frank Lloyd Wright built a house over falling water/which he really shouldn’t have oughta.” Most of us are glad he did. 1959: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York) …

Read More >>

Lyft teams up with another self-driving car partner to bring its first autonomous rides to Boston

June 8, 2017

… approval” to avoid an Uber-esque fiasco. When asked exactly how many vehicles will be involved in the pilot, Green had no specifics to share. He said to start the size of the fleet was “TBD,” but that engineers from Lyft and nuTonomy are currently working on the platform on several vehicles to integrate the systems. Ultimately, the goal is to have “thousands of vehicles” on the road in the FUTURE; when that FUTURE will be exactly was left unclear. The cars, which …

Read More >>

Companies get ready for day of protest to save net neutrality

June 7, 2017

… (FCC) has proposed rules that would gut net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015, which assured that internet service providers would provide equal access to all sites. Fight for the FUTURE, Free Press Action Fund, and Demand Progress are organizing companies to make sure those rules stick around. “The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online,” the protest website states. “If they get their way, theyll allow …

Read More >>

10 students are no longer welcome at Harvard after sharing offensive memes

June 6, 2017

Harvard University students walk through the campus.Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images If you’re hoping to attend a university after graduating high school, you might wanna seriously think before you meme. Moreover, if you thought life within the ostensible privacy of secured Facebook pages has no bearing on the FUTURE of one’s educationlet alone one at the place Mark Zuckerberg created Facebookyou definitely want to take a step back from the keyboard. Harvard recently rescinded the …

Read More >>

A comprehensive look at the antics of national court jester Sean Spicer

June 5, 2017

… exciting than Press Secretary on his resume Remember when everyone found out Sean Spicer was the White House Easter Bunny during his time in the George W. Bush administration? A truly great moment in American history. Dippin dots is NOT the ice cream of the FUTURE Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) April 8, 2010 He festered for over a year about the disappointing dots, and 18 months later, reiterated his claim. If Dippin Dots was truly the ice cream of the FUTURE they would not have run out of …

Read More >>

Waymo is now working to add trucks to its self-driving fleet

June 3, 2017

… autonomy The move to bigger vehicles isn’t a shocker for Waymo the company has made it clear that it’s focused on more than just consumer transportation and has its sights on the FUTURE of mobility on the whole, through statements made by CEO John Krafcik and aggressive moves outside the direct consumer market, like its deal with Lyft. Self-driving trucks could transform an entire industry. Autonomous vehicles could increase productivity and efficiency along freight routes, making …

Read More >>

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

June 1, 2017

… to develop the tech. Cadillac became the first automaker to introduce a V2V system as a standard feature in one of its models so it’s not too far-fetched to imagine the new tech coming to the CTS in the near FUTURE. SEE ALSO: Android makes a big move to power FUTURE cars Cadillac tested out the V2I system by rigging two traffic signals near the GM Warren Technical Center campus to send data to its demo CTS vehicles. The automaker said the stop lights were able to use Dedicated …

Read More >>

Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… slogans.” The first minister also claimed a promise that Wales would not lose out in funding has been “ditched”. “From 2020 that money will disappear,” he told the audience. Image caption Leanne Wood says extremism can be fought if communities work together “Talking about farming, we are hearing from Whitehall civil servants – they expect Australia and New Zealand to produce our lamb in the FUTURE – not Welsh farmers – and I will not …

Read More >>

General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… “always make the case that Scotland should have the right to make our own decisions on Scotland’s FUTURE – and stand against any Tory attempts to diminish the powers of our Scottish Parliament or reverse the gains of devolution”. She added: “Only the SNP can provide the strong opposition that Scotland needs to protect our schools, hospitals and vital public services from deeper Tory cuts and further damaging austerity. “And if the SNP win this election in …

Read More >>

How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 29, 2017

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

Read More >>

5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… critical to the production of Hollywood films. The partnership will kick off with the Google’s Made with Code + Wonder Woman launch event, where Kirsch will serve as the keynote speaker. But the partnership goes beyond coding. By tapping into the essence of Wonder Womans trademark wisdom, its also about learning and creating a problem-solving, FUTURE-thinking mindset that leads to the development of strong, effective leaders and visionaries. A Snapchat game paying homage to 16-bit The …

May 26, 2017
Read More >>

Our Generation Is Apparently Way Less Racist Than Older People, So There’s Hope

… racist or prejudiced than older generations, but by a very slim margin. Beyond the US, ethnic divisions continue to be a central cause of violent conflictworldwide. Long story short, there are many reasons to feel hopeful for the FUTURE in terms of the world becoming a more openminded, tolerant place, but we still have a lot of work to do. Perhaps more than anything, what this conversation reveals it that progress does not come easily its a slow and steady endeavor. More From this publisher : …

May 25, 2017
Read More >>

The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… to put one on Google Chromecast, a gadget that puts apps and video on your TV. Same result. Virtual Unreality Nowadays, the prevailing narrative is that virtual reality will re-energize the porn industry. After I spoke to Alec Helmy, the publisher of XBIZ, whocalled Mikandi the FUTURE, he wrote back and mentioned VR. Buzzfeed, in its lengthy porn feature, paints VR as the great porn hope. You hear the same thing from, well, WIRED. But the FUTURE is more complicated than that. Think of Chris …

May 23, 2017
Read More >>

Trump Reportedly Asked Intel Chiefs To Publicly Deny Russia Ties

… investigation while weighing Comeys FUTURE at the Justice Department. I hope you can let this go, the president said to Comey, according to notes Comey reportedly wrote soon after the meeting. On Thursday,the Justice Department announced it was appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation. Trump attacked the appointment on Twitter, calling the investigation the single greatest witch hunt in U.S. political history. The same …

May 23, 2017
Read More >>

How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… control, our desire to solidify tools and processes from the top down. Ironically, the antidote comes from a relationship to tech that unshackles tools and processes, instead, from the bottom up. Polycom Executive Vice President, WW Engineering Michael Frendo: The FUTURE of work will be driven by technology, but technology at home and at work is and always will be bound by the desires, wants, passions, and needs of human beings. In enterprises, its a trend known as the …

May 18, 2017
Read More >>

Treasure trove of new plant discoveries revealed – BBC News

… the FUTURE. Image caption Prof Kathy Willis inside the arid zone at Kew Lara Jewitt, nurseries manager at Kew, said some of the plants kept in the nurseries at Kew are the last of their kind in the world. “We have about 10,000 species here, 29% of which are natural source – so that means they’ve been collected from the wild,” she said. “That makes them much more important for conservation, for scientific research, for restoration. This is a living scientific …

May 18, 2017
Read More >>