Oliver Needham

80 Flips | 6 Magazines | 3 Likes | 10 Following | @OliverNeedham | Keep up with Oliver Needham on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Oliver Needham”

20 takeaways from Meeker’s 294-slide Internet Trends report

This is a must-read for understanding the tech industry. We’ve distilled famous investor Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report down from its massive 294 slides of stats and charts to just the most important insights. Click or scroll through to learn what’s up with internet growth, screen …

Google’s Selfish Ledger ideas can also be found in its patent applications

‘Detecting and correcting potential errors in user behavior’<p>I trust by now we’ve all seen and been at least a little disturbed by <i>The Selfish Ledger</i>, the nearly 9-minute-long concept video from inside Google’s “moonshot factory” X labs. In the wake of it becoming public this week, Google quickly …

Google's Digital Wellbeing initiative: Everything you need to know

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced Digital Wellbeing. It's a brand new approach to OS and app development that'll equip users with tools to help …

Tesla recalls almost half the cars it ever built, as shares tank and Musk's billions shrink

Tesla is recalling almost half of all the vehicles the company has so far produced, after corroding bolts that could lead to the loss of power steering has forced the company to fix 123,000 of its Model S sedans.<p>The service action comes at a particularly inopportune time for the California …

Tesla

'The art of the deal': Why this veteran strategist isn't concerned by the trade war headlines

• <b>Stock market volatility has increased noticeably in 2018.</b>• <b><br>Trade tensions between the US and China, along with higher short and longer-dated borrowing</b> …

A Physicist’s Farewell to Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking delighted in reminding audiences that he was born three hundred years to the day after the death of Galileo, on January 8, 1942. Imagine how Hawking would have reacted could he have known that he would die on March 14, 2018—the hundred and thirty-ninth anniversary of Albert …

Amazon to reportedly stop selling Google's smart home products

It's last call for Google's Nest users to buy their products on Amazon.<p>Amazon reportedly let Google know in a phone call late last year that it …

James Sadler - the First English Aeronaut

A view of the balloon of Mr. Sadler’s ascending. Print illustrating Sadler’s ascent on 12 August 1811<p>On February 27, 1753, English chemist, pastry …

Sight by Jessie Greengrass review – a stunning debut novel about minds and bodies

This poised meditation on medicine, pregnancy and parenthood considers what we can know of our bodies, our selves and of others<p>The man who invented the x-ray, Wilhelm Röntgen, happened upon his discovery by accident, devoting a few weeks to it before moving on. Nevertheless he revolutionised …

Books

The heroes Lawrence of Arabia pushed out of the limelight

<b>Saul David reviews Behind the Lawrence Legend by Philip Walker</b><p>TE Lawrence, better known as “Lawrence of Arabia”, has been given most of the credit for the British intelligence operation that helped the Arabs throw off the yoke of Turkish rule in the Arabian Peninsula during the revolt of 1916-18. …

Electric Vehicles Could Be As Ubiquitous As Smart Phones By 2040 In California: Report

Zero-emission vehicles could become “as ubiquitous as smartphones” in California by 2040, according to the author of a report out today that analyzes the state’s progress toward Gov. Jerry Brown’s goals to transform the state’s automobile stock.<p>In 2012, Brown called for 1.5 million zero-emission …

Electric Vehicles

Sydney man charged over allegedly travelling to war zone delays bail application

Belal Betka charged with incursion into foreign countries with the intention of engaging in hostile activities<p>A young Sydney father charged with terror offences for allegedly travelling to a war zone in the Middle East has delayed his bail application until the new year.<p>Belal Betka, 25, was …

The best books on drink of 2017

Henry Jeffreys discovers the controversy surrounding champagne and the magic of brewing beer<p>Out of this year’s bumper crop of drinks books, it’s good to see one that gets to the point of why we drink. From <b>A Short History of Drunkenness</b> (Viking) I learned how alcohol affects different people and …

Victorious Century by David Cannadine review – a sparkling history of 19th-century Britain

An era in which the UK enjoyed unparalleled influence in the world seems long distant but its contradictions remain embedded in our own<p>“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens wrote in 1859, imagining France on the eve of revolution. He may as well have been describing …

When They Go Low, We Go High review – the best ever political speeches

Tony Blair’s former speechwriter Philip Collins considers the greatest hits and why they matter, with orators from Elizabeth I to Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama<p>In Philip Collins’s new book, 25 great speeches through history are given around 10 pages or so each. They include a potted biography of …

Barack Obama

Here’s some glow-in-the-dark ‘Plutonium’ soap that will make your showers slightly less boring

Your bathroom is probably the most boring place in your house — unless you’re one of those people that has the multi-person walk-in showers with like …

Bike-sharing schemes might seem like a waste of space but the economics makes sense

Have you ever walked past (or tripped over) a shared bike and wondered how it’s possible for the business to survive with a ride costing as little as …

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

How much sleep, and what type of sleep, do our children need to thrive?<p>In parenting, there aren’t often straightforward answers, and sleep tends to …

Hear Van Morrison’s Smoky Rendition of ‘Goin’ to Chicago’

Van Morrison delivers a simmering version of “Goin’ to Chicago” for the latest sampling of the singer’s upcoming new LP <i>Roll With the Punches</i>.<p>The …

Guide to the Classics: Homer's Odyssey

The Odyssey of Homer is a Greek epic poem that tells of the return journey of Odysseus to the island of Ithaca from the war at Troy, which Homer …

Ancient History

Rock On! A Geology Game

Spark kids' interest in rocks, geology, and our magnificent Earth via this teacher-recommended, fun, learning game from iLaughnLearn. This American …

10 of the Most Powerful Moments From Ariana Grande's Manchester One Love Benefit Concert

Ariana Grande held a benefit concert in Manchester, England, on Sunday to honor the victims of the suicide bomber who killed 22 fans and injured dozens more at her May 22 concert in the British city—as well as those who were casualties of Saturday night's terrorist attack in London. She was joined …

Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues

Bone Marrow<p>Early in fetal life, hematopoiesis begins as red blood cell precursors appear in the yolk sac at 2 weeks gestation. In the first …

Expert culture has killed the innovator in workplaces

Over the last few decades, the Western world has had an increasingly specialised workforce, with workers trained in narrow skills, for increasingly …

Moneyball: was the book that changed baseball built on a false premise?

Scarcely a week goes by without some franchise being credited with successful use of Moneyball statistics – but is Michael Lewis’s book all it’s cracked up to be?<p>We now know virtually everything about Moneyball except one thing. Is it real? The book, of course, and the hugely popular movie with …

Supply Chain 4.0 in consumer goods

In Supply Chain 4.0, supply-chain management applies Industry 4.0 innovations—the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, analytics, and big data—to …

How To Have Breakthrough Ideas

<i>You can learn to cultivate great ideas. That’s the bold promise</i> of The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking<i>, by</i> …

Creativity