Daily Archives: July 24, 2017

Amazon juggernaut sets its sights on its next victim: The middleman

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/24/amazon-juggernaut-sets-its-sights-on-its-next-victim-the-middleman.html

Posted in Business

Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door | Technology | The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg’s travels throughout the United States to fulfill his 2017 “personal challenge” to “learn about people’s hopes and challenges” have seen him drive a tractor, meet recovering heroin addicts, don a hard hat and speak out against the staggering wealth

Posted in Lifestyle

Mark Zuckerberg: Elon Musk’s doomsday AI predictions are irresponsible

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent his Sunday afternoon smoking meats and doing a Facebook Live from his backyard in Palo Alto, California. While waiting for his brisket to slow cook, he delivered an admonition to Elon Musk, his fellow Silicon Valley billionaire, and others

Posted in Lifestyle, Technology

Chinese official indicates Beijing to retain tight grip on church

HONG KONG – The Chinese Communist Party’s top leader in charge of religion has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church. Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the elite seven-man Politburo Standing Committee

Posted in Asia, Police State, Politics, Religion

AI POLICE STATE: China to use technology to predict crimes BEFORE they happen | Science | News | Express.co.uk

CHINA is hoping to use artificial intelligence (AI) to look into the future and help police predict crimes BEFORE they have even been committed. By SEAN MARTIN PUBLISHED: 19:05, Mon, Jul 24, 2017 | UPDATED: 19:56, Mon, Jul 24, 2017 239 13 GETTY China

Posted in Asia, Lifestyle, Police State, Technology

Disney’s Next Movie Could Be Watching You, Too

There’s this term in the processed food industry for when something is quantifiably at its most delicious, but also–critically–still unsatisfying enough that you always crave more. It’s called the bliss point, and it’s what ensures that you always want another sip

Posted in Technology

Would-be buyers struggling to find homes – CBS News

WASHINGTON – Surging U.S. housing prices and a shortfall of available properties are putting a dent in home sales. The National Association of Realtors said sales of existing homes slipped 1.8 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million.

Posted in Real Estate, US News

This tech company will start microchipping their workers | New York Post

A tech company in Wisconsin is gearing up to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to employees — and more than 50 workers have already signed up so they can make in-house purchases, open doors and

Posted in Business, Employment, Human Rights, Privacy, Technology, World News

North Korea cancels annual beer festival, tour firms say – Jul. 24, 2017

North Korea’s annual beer festival appears to have run dry after just one year. The reclusive country’s Taedonggang Beer Festival, which debuted last year, was reportedly due to start on July 26 but was abruptly canceled, according to two tour companies that

Posted in Asia, Travel

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