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Robots are set to take the jobs of millions of Asian workers in the coming years

In the next few decades, about 56% of all salaried workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam could be displaced by automation and advanced technologies, such as 3D printing. That’s the conclusion of an extensive series of new studies by the International Labour …

Clothing

Review: iKlip A/V Smartphone Pro Camera Rig - Technabob

Today’s smartphones are shooting better and better video, making them more than sufficient for most purposes. However, one area where smartphones …

AAA auto club says not all gasoline is the same

Many motorists are clogging their car's engine by not using gasoline with enough added detergents.<p>That's the conclusion of a study released Thursday …

General Motors

Registering your hobbyist drone in the USA only costs $5 and here's how to do it

We posted about the new drone regulations for commercial drone use a few days ago, but what about hobbyists? For most hobbyists, all you need to do …

hobbyist

People are getting bored of Facebook and Instagram, study says

Publicity-shy internet users are abandoning Facebook and Instagram for more private apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram, according to new research.<p>The study, which analysed time spent on four social networking apps including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, found that Instagram showed the …

Social Media

Why Your Likes Don't Actually Mean Anything

Stop checking your notifications.<p>How many hours have you spent waiting for people to like your Instas or watch your Snaps? For Essena O'Neill, an 18-year-old Instagram model with more than a half million followers, it was too many. Last fall, she made headlines for deleting thousands of photos, …

Social Media

The U.S. is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to launch a nuclear missile? You'll need a floppy disk.<p>That's according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found that the Pentagon was still using 1970s-era computing systems that require "eight-inch floppy disks."<p>Such disks were already becoming …

Cemeteries

Ex-McDonald’s CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs

A former McDonald’s chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less.<p>“I guarantee you if a $15 minimum wage goes across the country you’re going to see a job loss like you can’t believe,” said Edward Rensi in …

McDonald's

DIYP reviews Samsung's 1 terabyte T3 SSD

The folks over at Samsung were kind enough to send us a 1 Terabyte SSD drive for review (yes you read that right, 1 terabyte). We’ve been using it …

As Bots Rise Up, Some Level the Playing Field

When Joshua Browder was in his mid-teens, he approached what he viewed as the top 20 human-rights organizations in the world and offered to build …

We're about to see a mind-blowing demographic shift unprecedented in human history

The world is about to see a mind-blowing demographic situation that will be a first in human history: There are about to be more elderly people than young children.<p>For some time now, demographers and economists have observed that the proportion of elderly adults around the world is rising, while …

Geography

6 statistics that prove we’re addicted to Facebook

Facebook FB, -1.55% is in the news again this week, this time over accusations from former staffers that it routinely suppressed news stories that …

Fifteen Art-Inspired TED Talks to Boost Your Creativity

JR x TED - Turn the World Inside Out<p>One of the most iconic TED Talks ever features JR and his global project entitled <i>Inside Out</i>, which was introduced …

Art

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Workload

Windows users: Uninstall Apple’s QuickTime now

By Andrea Peterson<p>, Reporter<p>If your Windows PC still runs Apple's QuickTime, it's time to find another video player.<p>The Department of Homeland Security just issued a warning that recommends removing QuickTime for Windows after cybersecurity firm Trend Micro reported finding two "critical …

Trend Micro

Ford's self-driving car can operate in complete darkness

Ford said Monday that it has successfully tested one of its self-driving Ford Fusions in complete darkness — no headlights and no street lighting whatsoever. It was so dark you actually needed night vision goggles to even see the cars.<p>"The purpose for doing the testing at night was to test a …

Autonomous Cars

One in Three Americans Have Nothing Saved for Retirement

Nothing was more important to Winnie than her young children. The married mother of three took care of their needs but seldom took care of her own. As Winnie neared retirement, she divorced her spouse without a pension, 401-k or any significant savings. Because of an illness, she was forced to …

Turn your Apple Pencil into over 100 technical pens

Since the arrival of computer-aided design, designers have been able to create amazing drawings quickly on an iPad without having to splash out on …

Apple Pencil

20 Space-Saving Fold-Down Desks

<b>Fold-down desks</b> are perfect for compact spaces. Not only do they maximize square footage by neatly folding away when the room is needed for other …

Leak: Tesla Model 3 Goes 0-60 in Under 4 Seconds, Has 300-Mile Range

According to an insider, the Model 3 will get optional all-wheel-drive and a range of over 300 miles.<p>Tesla won't officially introduce the $35,000 Model 3 until tomorrow, but a wild leak is already spilling the beans on the car's performance specs. And they're pretty astonishing, if they're to be …

Juno wants to woo Uber drivers with a more ethical ride-sharing app

And I was the first user to hail a ride<p>It was a sunny afternoon in Manhattan and I needed a ride from Rockefeller Center to The Verge's office on West 40th Street. So, like thousands of people do everyday, I pulled out a smartphone, tapped an app, and requested a ride. Minutes later, a black GMC …

Japan Opens a Futuristic Bullet Train Line from Tokyo to Hokkaido

This weekend Japan’s iconic rail network launched the newest addition to its system of <i>shinkansen</i> “bullet trains,” connecting Tokyo for the first time by high-speed rail with the northern island of Hokkaido. The new Hokkaido Shinkansen travels the 825 km (513 miles) from Tokyo to near Hakodate, …

High-speed Rail

1 in 4 people have almost nothing saved for retirement

Basically nothing. That's what one quarter of Americans have saved for retirement.<p>About 26% of workers said they and their spouse have saved less than $1,000, according to a new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Another 16% said they have between $1,000 and $10,000 stashed away …

7 Simple Tips to Improve Your Photography Skills

With the creative flexibility that photo editing tools like Adobe Photoshop offer, many rely on post-processing to improve their photos. However, if you are not keen on getting all techie and learning the ropes of photo editing tools, you can still come up with nice photos.<p>Below are seven simple …

Lyft and GM are offering free rental cars to get more drivers

Can you complete 65 trips in a week?<p>General Motors and Lyft are ready to take their two-month-old relationship to the next level, jointly announcing the launch of a short-term vehicle rental for people who want to drive for the ride-hail service but lack the wheels to do so. But this is not your …

Buzz Williams taught his Virginia Tech players to respect the national anthem

Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams, whose Hokies have won six straight after Wednesday’s win over Florida State in the ACC tournament, makes sure that his players understand the importance of the national anthem. Before the 2014-15 season, Williams’s first in Blacksburg, he printed …