‘Tackling Real World Issues’: Hackers at ETH New York Build Apps Geared Towards Social Change

A New York Blockchain Week ended last Friday we spent time at an ethereum hackathon where developers came together to build blockchain tools with social impact.

/ May 19, 2019

Ted Cruz’s Space Pirates Comments Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

You know it's been a rough week when Britney Spears apparently withdraws from performing, Grumpy Cat dies, and a sparkly vampire turns into a bat—and those aren't even the worst stories out there. Elsewhere, the Mueller investigation is still in...

/ May 19, 2019

Cannes 2019: DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS First Poster & NSFW Clips For This S&M Drama

One of the most exciting selections in this year's Cannes Directors' Fortnight is Finnish filmmaker Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää's tale of catharsis and bondage, Dogs Don't Wear Pants. This third film from Valkeapää tells the story of a man (Pekka Strang as...

/ May 19, 2019

Austria chancellor calls for snap election after corruption scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMr Strache said he resigned because he did not want to provide a pretext for the government's collapse Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called a snap election following the collapse of his...

/ May 19, 2019

It was the election they couldn’t lose, so what went so wrong for Labor?

The weekend’s remarkable election result left Labor stalwarts and strategists reeling.Labor started the night upbeat and optimistic based on months of polling showing Labor ahead of the Coalition, seemingly confirmed by exit polls released shortly before the count.Bill Shorten (right)...

/ May 19, 2019

Qatar ships LNG to UAE after Dolphin pipeline outage: Report

A major gas pipeline from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates, Dolphin, experienced an outage for several days last month and Qatar filled the gap with additional liquefied gas supplies, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters news agency....

/ May 19, 2019

India elections 2019: Final round of voting under way in 59 seats

Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a six-week-long campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seeking re-election for another five years. Nearly a 100 million people...

/ May 19, 2019

Trump breaks silence amid Alabama abortion ban row

Dina had to give birth to her rapist's child - under Alabama's abortion ban women would have no choice. US President Donald Trump has outlined his "strongly pro-life" views on abortion amid controversy over strict new laws passed in several...

/ May 19, 2019

Why You Should Take Site Speed More Seriously

Designing a compelling website involves many elements, from fonts and images to interactive features and calls-to-action. Yet many marketers neglect one important detail: site speed. Written by Michael Del Gigante Speedy loading times are essential to great customer experience, and they...

/ May 19, 2019

Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanks Australia after ‘miracle’ election victory

Key pointsPrime Minister Scott Morrison has led the Coalition to a stunning election victory on Saturday, securing a third term in government.  The Liberal and National parties are on track to win at least 74 seats combined, while Labor is expected...

/ May 19, 2019

Eurovision 2019: Netherlands wins song contest

The contest's highlights - from singing in the shower and bendy poles to the Netherlands' triumph. The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his song Arcade. He had been the bookmakers' favourite to win, and...

/ May 19, 2019

Equity transcribed: Away’s $1.4B valuation and CrowdStrike’s S-1

Welcome back to another transcribed edition of Equity, the wildly popular TechCrunch podcast that digs deep into the week’s news about … equity. There were no IPOs this week so there was only one episode, but it was jam-packed with...

/ May 18, 2019

After Army Col. Warns of False Flag to Start War with Iran, US Blames Iran for Attacks

By Matt Agorist Often, the American mainstream media becomes a de facto government employee, taking the claims of U.S. officials and reporting them as proven fact — and nothing exemplifies this penchant better than reporting on the Gulf of Tonkin...

/ May 18, 2019

Opinions on Australian election results 2019

Opinions on Australian election results 2019 by Mr. Fussy About four weeks before this week’s Australian federal election, I forecast on social media that the incumbent government would return, but rather than it remaining a hung parliament, they would have...

/ May 18, 2019

Like *Game of Thrones* Languages? Here’s How to Make Your Own

Dothraki. High Valyrian. Those languages on Game of Thrones sound so, so cool. If you're ambitious, you can learn to speak them on your own—and some fans have—but if you really, really want to go for the gold, you create...

/ May 18, 2019

Here’s a Real-World Blockchain app that lets you Create Fixed Hourly Rate Contracts Right Away

Have you ever wondered how you can utilize Blockchain technology in order to secure things today? Maybe apply it to your income or any risky agreements, including those made completely over the internet with strangers? Indeed, you can. And in...

/ May 18, 2019

Space Photos of the Week: The Shrinky, Wrinkly, Seismic Moon

During NASA’s final mission to the moon in 1972, better known as Apollo 17, astronauts explored a region of the moon called Taurus-Littrow Valley. In this image from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been taking photos since 2009, you...

/ May 18, 2019

Omar Khayyam: A Persian astronomer, poet and scientist

Omar Khayyam was a Persian astronomer, writer, poet and mathematician renowned in Iran for his scientific achievements.English-speaking readers know of his extraordinary work through the translation of his collection of hundreds of quatrains (or rubais) in Rubaiyat, an 1859 work...

/ May 18, 2019