Month: April 2019

The Atlantic Daily: Line of Succession

What We’re Following(Lucas Jackson / Reuters)Venezuela’s crisis continues, and the opposition leader now calls for an uprising. Juan Guaidó appeared alongside soldiers today to demand the ouster of President Nicolás Maduro—leading to a spate of violent clashes. Economic strife has...

/ April 30, 2019

Life-like Gaming is Now Possible (Thanks to A.I.)

A.I. is making its way into gaming, with real-time ray tracing now possible, what other things does A.I. have in store? #Raytracing #unrealengine4 #graphics #AI New Thinking Book: http://bit.ly/NewThinkingbook New Thinking on Google Play: http://bit.ly/NewThinkingGooglePlay Subscribe here: https://goo.gl/9FS8uF Become a...

/ April 30, 2019

‘It’s a Glimpse of Things to Come’: A Show of Virtual Reality Art Offers Collectors a Look Into the Future at Frieze New York

Daniel Birnbaum, the former leading museum director and current virtual reality art impresario, is making his New York debut as a curator of the high-tech medium at Frieze New York. The non-selling show within the fair, titled “Electric,” could give collectors of...

/ April 30, 2019

Calgary Underground 2019 Review: LOST HOLIDAY Beautifully Combines Boozy Comedy With Character and Crime

For many of us who grow up in comfortable lives, there comes a point when we should probably stop partying with the uncaring narcissistic abandon of those in their early twenties. (Unless, of course, you are a Matthew McConaughey character,...

/ April 30, 2019

Zali Steggall takes on Tony Abbott over hospitals-to-tax-haven deal

Tony Abbott has come under pressure from Warringah independent, Zali Steggall, over the Government’s decision to approve the sale of the new Northern Beaches Hospital, and 42 other Australian hospitals, to an obscure company in the Cayman Islands. Steggall, an...

/ April 30, 2019

At F8, Zuckerberg Explains Facebook’s Shift Toward Privacy

Mark Zuckerberg once promised Facebook would move fast and break things. Now, Zuckerberg says Facebook is trying to fix the things it broke.Standing on stage before an audience of developers at the annual F8 Conference on Tuesday, Zuckerberg—the same guy...

/ April 30, 2019

The 5 Real Questions to Ask Your Potential Web Design Agency

If you’ve been tasked with finding a web designer for your project then you already understand it’s a daunting process. There is often a lot of money at stake and even more to be made if the project is successful....

/ April 30, 2019

Two Charged With Running ‘Shadow Banking’ Service for Crypto Exchanges

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has hit two individuals with bank fraud charges in connection to a system for depositing funds to cryptocurrency exchanges. In a statement, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York...

/ April 30, 2019

Artist Ruth Asawa’s Hanging Wire Sculptures Are Getting a Google Doodle Today

Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013), known for her intricate looped wire sculptures, will be the subject of the next Google Doodle, as the search engine will change its homepage logo to feature the artist creating her hanging woven works today...

/ April 30, 2019

Former DHS Analyst: Trump Administration Not Taking White Nationalist Threat Seriously Enough

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.AMY GOODMAN: We turn right now to our last segment. Funeral services held Monday in San Diego, California, for Lori Kaye, a 60-year-old Jewish congregant who was shot...

/ April 30, 2019

British zookeeper is reunited with elephant he cared for 32 years ago

A British zookeeper has shared a fond reunion with an elephant he cared for more than 30 years ago. Peter Adamson was instantly recognised by his old friend Kirsty, an Asian elephant who lived at a Glasgow zoo in the 1970s...

/ April 30, 2019

Struggling EV firm Faraday Future gets another financial lifeline with new $225M investment

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. It may have lost its original founding team, but the wheels are still rolling for embattled electric vehicle (EV) maker Faraday Future. The company, famous...

/ April 30, 2019

UNDERCOVER TAXI PRANK IN A SAFETY CAR & FAN RIDES | eVLOG

Hit the link to join us in Monaco for the race on the 11th!! http://bit.ly/MonacoEPrix Subscribe to my channel by hitting this link!! https://www.youtube.com/user/nicorosbergtv?sub_confirmation=1 Super fun day in Monaco ahead of the Formula E-Prix on May 11th. 8 races, 8...

/ April 30, 2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito begins historic abdication

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe day's ceremonies began with several private rituals in the Imperial Palace Emperor Akihito is preparing to step down from the throne, becoming the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in more than...

/ April 30, 2019

‘It’s a shemozzle’: Trust in politicians at 50-year low ahead of federal election

When Australians head to the polls on 18 May, it is expected that more people will cast a vote than ever before.But while enrollment numbers are at record highs, according to a Grattan Institute report, the trust voters have in...

/ April 30, 2019

R.I.P., Anki: Yet Another Home Robotics Company Powers Down

Today brings sad news in the world of consumer robotics. Anki, maker of Vector, a toy-like autonomous countertop robot, is shutting down, and hundreds of people are losing their jobs. It’s a brutal answer to a question we asked last...

/ April 30, 2019

US Abandons All Semblance of Rule of Law to Go After Assange

By Joe Jarvis The US government can’t simply charge the man behind WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, with rebel journalism. So they charged him with computer crimes, because he published classified evidence of US war crimes. But before the US could punish...

/ April 30, 2019

New York City’s First Public Telescope Is Coming to Dustin Yellin’s Nonprofit Art Space in Brooklyn

Artist Dustin Yellin has big plans for Pioneer Works, his non-profit community space for the arts and sciences in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The space, which opened in 2012, is embarking on a $30 million capital campaign that will involve building...

/ April 29, 2019

The once-hot robotics startup Anki is shutting down after raising more than $200 million

Anki, the robotics company that has raised over $200 million in venture capital, is laying off its entire staff and the startup is shuttering, Recode has learned. In a teary all-hands meeting on Monday morning, CEO Boris Sofman told his...

/ April 29, 2019

ES6, ES7, ES8 & Writing Modern JavaScript Pt6

Table of Contents Arrow functions, sometimes also called fat arrows, and Promises are two frequently highlighted features of ES6. This part of ES6, ES7, ES8 & Writing Modern JavaScript series will help you learn all you need to know about...

/ April 29, 2019