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NASA seeks to build a quieter supersonic plane for passenger flight

NASA seeks to build a quieter supersonic plane for passenger flight

NASA has designed a supersonic plane that it hopes will help reduce flight time for international travelers, and its design is intended to reduce the noise of the jet to well below that of the Concorde.

Starting in August, Bloomberg …

by July 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
OneWeb is merging with Intelsat, SoftBank to invest another $1.7B in new satellite co.

OneWeb is merging with Intelsat, SoftBank to invest another $1.7B in new satellite co.

Yet more consolidation is afoot in the satellite industry. Today, OneWeb — which last December raised a whopping $1.2 billion from SoftBank for its yet-to-launch satellite internet service — announced that it would merge with large satellite incumbent Intelsat. SoftBank …

by July 5, 2017 0 comments Tech
How do we change the dynamics of the VC industry?

How do we change the dynamics of the VC industry?

People are up in arms after the recent reporting by The Information that six women entrepreneurs were sexually harassed by the managing partner of a VC firm, and rightly so.

While the news is making headlines globally, the more substantive …

by June 30, 2017 0 comments Tech
Free choice must be free

Free choice must be free

Facebook recently came under fire for allegedly targeting at-risk youth in Australia. A 23-page leaked document details the power of the company’s algorithms to approximate the emotional state of users as young as 14 years old by monitoring their interactions …

by June 30, 2017 0 comments Tech
These homemade chiffon cakes are way too cute to be eaten

These homemade chiffon cakes are way too cute to be eaten

A Singapore home baker is lighting up the internet with her adorable creations.

Susanne Ng’s pastel works of art are sculpted from chiffon cake, a foam-like cake that’s fluffy and lighter than the typical butter cake.

The 37-year-old stay-at-home-mum is …

by June 29, 2017 0 comments Tech
‘Power Rangers’ becomes the first mainstream superhero movie to feature an LGBTQ lead

‘Power Rangers’ becomes the first mainstream superhero movie to feature an LGBTQ lead

Power Rangers may be based on an old property, but it’s breaking new ground.

The upcoming reboot features a character who’s being touted as the first LGBTQ protagonist in a big-budget superhero movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second …

by June 25, 2017 0 comments Tech
Intel steps up security efforts in Israel with Team8, Illusive and a new cyber center

Intel steps up security efforts in Israel with Team8, Illusive and a new cyber center

Israel is one of the world’s centers for cybersecurity technology, and today Intel is announcing a trio of developments in the region to help it take better advantage of that. The company is embarking on two new collaborations with Israeli …

by June 21, 2017 0 comments Tech
Master and Missy: ‘Doctor Who’ villain gets a dual-gender reunion

Master and Missy: ‘Doctor Who’ villain gets a dual-gender reunion

Double your pleasure, double your fun: John Simm and Michelle Gomez

Doctor Who has brought the title character’s regenerations together a few times before, most recently Matt Smith and David Tennant in the fan favorite 50th anniversary special "Day of …

by June 17, 2017 0 comments Tech
70,000 march in Budapest to protest legislative attack on Central European University

70,000 march in Budapest to protest legislative attack on Central European University

Joe writes, "Hungarians rose up in one of the largest protests against the seven-year rule of right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday, protesting against new legislation that could force out of the country one of its top international universities."…

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Tech
The bank-approved alternative to Venmo, Zelle, is here

The bank-approved alternative to Venmo, Zelle, is here

Can I Zelle you?

Just as Apple launched its own attack on Venmo with iMessage payments, so did the banks.

The bank-approved peer-to-peer payment tool Zelle went live Monday morning in most mobile banking apps.

Zelle is basically Venmo, only …

by June 12, 2017 0 comments Tech