Cory Kobbert

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Qatar approves new law to protect domestic staff

Workers will be able to limit their services to 10 hours a day, work six days a week and be entitled to annual holiday.<p>Qatar has introduced a new law that will provide legal protection for domestic workers, giving them more rights and control over their contracts.<p>The "Domestic Employment Law" …

Human Rights

Shoshin

<i>For the Ryukyuan king, see Shō Shin.</i><p><b>Shoshin</b> (初心) is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning "<b>beginner's mind.</b>" It refers to having an attitude of openness, …

AI-generated pop song puts human composers on notice

At the rate AI-generated music is progressing, it could be old-fashioned to manually compose songs in as little as a decade. The latest step forward …

Japanese Grammar KOTOKARA: The Definitive Guide

Even if you are a beginner of Japanese, you probably recognize the Japanese particles こと and から. But it's usually not until the intermediate or …

Paseo de la Reforma, Ciudad de México - Alexéi Ilich Vtorói

New images show progress on the next world's tallest building

New images of Santiago Calatrava‘s Dubai Creek Tower have emerged, showing construction progress on what is expected to become the world’s tallest …

Liberal ministers go to Canada-U.S. border to warn migrants against crossing

Two Liberal cabinet ministers travelled to the Canada-U.S. border on Monday to warn that people making irregular crossings on foot were not getting a free pass into the country as Ottawa attempts to stem the flow of migrants.<p>"It's very important … that people understand very clearly that Canadian …

Canada

Over half a dozen residents of this San Francisco 'castle' have become bitcoin millionaires — take a look inside

The Crypto Castle is a three-story home in San Francisco where young tech workers eat, sleep, party, and plot the future of money.<p>A majority of the millennial tenants invest in bitcoin, a new kind of payment system that allows people to buy things and send money with anonymity. There are no banks …

San Francisco

Japan is Looking Into Making Auto Parts out of Wood Pulp

The "Kyoto Process" could make car parts that are five times stronger than steel and one-fifth the weight.<p>Rich Press/Getty Images<p>Automakers are …

Halt and Catch Fire is the perfect show about tech innovation

The AMC series starts its fourth and final season this weekend, concluding a smart story about collaboration and compromise<p>Most film and TV stories about innovation suggest that technological progress is the product of isolated, great men — almost exclusively men — working on fresh ideas, …

Lil Peep’s new music video is a lil gift to all the cry babies out there

Good morning, cry babies<p><i>Every week, a slew of new music videos hits the web. Watching them at your desk is not time theft because you deserve it; think of it as a nice reward for surviving another work week. But what if you don’t have time to watch every video — maybe you have a deadline, a hungry</i> …

Lil Peep

The Switch Has Made Nintendo Cool Again

In the past, Nintendo has been synonymous with baffling business decisions and out-of-touch thinking. While that Nintendo still exists, the Japanese …

Fast Forward

The mass-produced automobile changed human society forever. The promise of affordable, long-distance travel made our world a little smaller and our …

What Picasso Can Teach Us About Filmmaking

Hunger Games and Twilight are getting theme park lands in South Korea

Lionsgate Movie World is a thing that is actually happening<p>The <i>Twilight</i> and <i>Hunger Games</i> film franchises may have come to a close, but movie studio Lionsgate will soon offer fans a new way to engage with both thanks to new theme park expansion lands. Today the studio announced that it will be opening …

Film Industry

Texas Republicans will now require women to carry "rape insurance" if they need abortions

HB 214 signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott [R], bans abortion coverage from all public and private health insurance plans, and mandates …

Japanese Street Fashion 2017 — 15 Things You Need To Know

It’s been over a year since our Japanese Street Fashion 2016 article. Considering the speed at which trends, brands, shops, and people come and go in …

Cory Doctorow: Uncanny Japan: a podcast highlighting "all that is...

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Rez Infinite is the greatest VR game to date

I’ll defer from any commentary on the health of the VR industry and speak only personally: until today, there was enough dust on my goggles to craft …

Ombrelle Face Ultra-Fluid Lotion Spf 60 50mL

Breathable skin to wrap around stunning light-filled Book City in Shenzhen

Arts and culture aren’t thought of as Shenzhen’s strong suits, but the manufacturing megacity is making quick work to change its image. As part of …

Netflix’s ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Teaser Suggests Why Adam Sandler Is Getting His Career-Best Reviews

Adam Sandler is perfectly content staying in his lowbrow, audience-pleasing lane. “I didn’t get into movies to please the critics,” he once told the <i>Independent</i>). “I got into it to make people laugh and have fun with my friends.” Can you blame him? He makes millions of dollars to hang out with Chris …

Forget Arnold and the Terminator — bots will make us superhuman

In the first Terminator movie, Arnie’s T-800 is sent back in time to kill a human. In Terminator 2, the T-800 is programmed to protect a human. This idea of having our machines grapple with the concept of “kill/do not kill” is still science fiction for now, but some profound questions about the …

Artificial Intelligence