Monday, June 26, 2017

Social media firms facing fresh political pressure after London terror attack

Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. “There should be no place for terrorists to hide,” said Home Secretary Amber Rudd,...

‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is much too much of everything

The name "Michael Bay" is practically synonymous with excess at this point, and he's not reining it in now. Transformers: The Last Knight has much too much of everything: characters, plot...

Grindr wants you to know it’s not just a hookup app, launches online magazine

Image: grindr / mashable composite Grindr might be your go-to place for a date, but it will now also hook you up with some hot #content too. The dating app has...

France wants to start testing driverless high-speed trains in two years

French SNCF high-speed trains could take to the tracks without conductors. France's state-run railway operator SNCF is working to develop driverless high-speed trains for its national rail system, effectively putting "drone...

The coder who built Mastodon is 24, fiercely independent and doesn’t care about money

Eugen Rochko wants Mastodon to operate on a 'different paradigm.' Mastodon, that giant cartoon mammal that's been rampaging across the internet this week, is not the product of a Silicon Valley...

Wahed Invest wants to make investing easier — and ethical — for Muslim millennials

Wahed Invest is bringing halal investing to roboadvising. For anyone who wants to start investing for the first time or switch from an old-school system to a roboadvisor, there are a...

Microsoft joins the open source Cloud Foundry Foundation

Microsoft today announced that it is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation, the non-profit behind the open source Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service project that’s currently in use by about half of the Fortune...

Trump’s cabinet meeting was a lot like the opening of ‘King Lear’

"Don't say you want me. Don't say you need me. Don't say you love me. It's understood." The first full cabinet meeting of the Trump administration, held on Monday at the...

Kentucky coal museum installs solar panels because conventional energy is too expensive

The Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham, KY, spends $2,100 a month on electricity; to save money, they're putting in 80 solar panels, which will save them $8,000/year. When Southeastern Kentucky Community...

Facebook’s augmented reality push may mean good things for the next iPhone

Facebook’s big augmented reality announcements at its F8 developer’s conference in California are the clearest sign the next iPhone will have built-in AR hardware. It’s true, Apple’s interest in and affinity...

He can't fly, has crooked toes but this disabled rook has definitely landed on his feet!

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The Royal Navy's largest ship HMS Queen Elizabeth has set sail.
Lorna Gordon was quayside answering your questions.
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"It's like somebody scratching you from inside, all the time."

NHS England is using mesh to repair hernias which leaves many patients in chronic pain, surgeons say. bbc.in/2tMSwVa (Via Victoria Derbyshire)
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