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New York votes to ban ads for whole apartments on Airbnb

New York already makes it illegal to offer your whole apartment for short-term rentals through services like Airbnb, but it's giving that legislation some added bite. As part of a flurry of end-of-term approvals, the state's assembly and senate have voted for a bill that would make it illegal just …

Brexit Vote, Facebook Meeting, and NBA Champs—5 Things to Know for the Week Ahead

Hello friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>By Monday morning, the NBA will have crowned a champion and Facebook’s shareholders will be gathering for the …

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Air travellers riot as pilot takes off without them after two hour delay because he was worried about being late

Police had to be called to Düsseldorf airport when around 70 passengers rioted after the pilot of their delayed flight took off without them, leaving them stranded on the tarmac, it has emerged.<p>The passengers had already been waiting two hours for their delayed flight to Dresden with Eurowings, a …

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The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …


10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

We now have the tools to record the world in 360 degrees, but using a 360 camera can be much more than just a point and shoot operation. Here are some tips to help you get started.<p>Forget your standard video rules, when shooting in 360 degrees convenience may trump quality. 360 video -- that VR-like …


Whirlpool crowdfunds a beer maker

Like the movie in which Robert DeNiro plays an intern, venerated appliance brand Whirlpool is spreading its wings, dusting off the cobwebs, and crowdfunding a beer maker. The product, called Vessi, ferments and dispenses suds and even has a system for reducing and managing sediment.<p>The system comes …