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Dubai Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World's First Blockchain-Powered Government

Dubbed as the “city of the future”, Dubai, which plans to have robot cops, flying taxis and autonomous vehicles on its roads in coming years and appointed a minister in-charge of Artificial Intelligence recently, is planning yet another transformation: to become the world’s first blockchain-powered …

Blockchain

The startup that facilitates deliveries for HelloFresh in SF and LA raises $4.3 million

AxleHire, a last-mile logistics startup that facilitates deliveries for companies like HelloFresh, Freshly, Sun Basket, La Boulangerie and others, has raised $4.3 million from Acorn Pacific, RGA Ventures and others.<p>AxleHire, which started back in 2015, is doing more than 150,000 shipments per month …

Startups

Trump says he asked Saudi king to list oil company on New York exchange

President also tweeted he would ‘very much appreciate’ if Saudi Arabia would list its state-run oil company Saudi Aramco, due to go public in 2018, on NYSE<p>Donald Trump says he spoke to the king of Saudi Arabia about listing its massive state-run oil company, Saudi Aramco, in the US.<p>Trump told …

Donald Trump

Kyoto Morning

In China, an e-commerce giant builds the world's biggest delivery drone

JD.com's robot can carry 1 ton of cargo by air.<p>JD.com, also called Jingdong, is China's largest online retailer, with a national distribution network matching the coverage of Amazon in the United States. It'll soon have something its American counterparts doesn't: super-sized delivery …

China

How AI Could Change Amazon: A Thought Experiment

How will AI change strategy? That’s the single most common question the three of us are asked from corporate executives, and it’s not trivial to answer. AI is fundamentally a prediction technology. As advances in AI make prediction cheaper, economic theory dictates that we’ll use prediction more …

Artificial Intelligence

Be a glass half full leader

Richard Branson and Virgin StartUp on Virgin Atlantic flight to Detroit<p>Richard Branson and the Virgin Sport team in New York<p>Richard Branson and the …

Space Travel

Islamic State families moved to site north of Mosul, Iraq confirms | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - About 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants have been moved to a new site north of Mosul, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Monday, dismissing the concerns of aid organizations, who were not warned about the move.<p>A foreign wife of Islamic State …

Middle East

ZAZ - Eblouie Par La Nuit (K F C)

Changes (Léon - Tired Of Talking Remix)

Remixes

List of pastries

This is a <b>list of pastries</b>, which are small buns made using a stiff dough enriched with fat. Some dishes, such as pies, are made of a pastry casing …

15 Delicious Breakfast Pastries That Will Give You Life

Do you smell that? That sweet smell of caramelized sugar and bread in the oven? That's your future calling. Whether you need to make something …

Breakfast

Breakfast Pastry Recipes: Croissants, Danishes And More (PHOTOS)

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but have you ever realized that it's also the best meal? It's true that lunch and dinner include favorites such as mac and cheese, french fries and burgers, but breakfast is the only meal of the day where it's completely acceptable …

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France

Nicholas Kristof

Powerful journalism: The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the toll of heroin in a single week. Drugs now kill more Americans every year than the Vietnam …

With Ariel Sharon gone, Israel reveals the truth about the 1982 Lebanon War

It was a different era. Journalists roamed freely in the company of the senior officers they knew, also because both sides knew that the (pre-High …

Israel

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

A baguette a day . . . 🥖🥖🥖 (📸: @thebritishnewyorker)

Western powers press Iraq Kurd leaders to shelve 'very risky' independence vote | Reuters

ERBIL/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - The United States and Western allies pressed Iraqi Kurdish leaders to ditch a “very risky” independence vote on Thursday, presenting an alternative plan in an attempt to avoid conflict between the oil rich region and central government in Baghdad.<p>Governor of Kirkuk …

Middle East

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

Lytro’s 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen

Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.<p>The company’s light field solution is a truly beautiful technology that may eventually be in every camera we snap a shot or video with. The tech essentially uses data on all of the available light in a …

Augmented Reality

Flyboard Air Hoverboard Doesn’t Use Wheels To Get Around

It has a top speed of 93 mph.<p>Zapata Racing’s Flyboard Air may still be in the testing stages, but it’s definitely closer to the concept of a …

Hoverboards

The International Community Is About To Debate Killer Robots

To ban or let be?<p>Nobody wants a robot apocalypse. From the mechanical worker’s revolt in R.U.R. (the play that gave us the word “robot”) to the bleak, nuke-scarred hellscapes of the <i>Terminator</i> and <i>Matrix</i> films, the idea of humanity destroyed by tools of its own creation is compelling, if still the …

War

Toby and Anton’s Guide to NYC

Toby and Anton have lived in New York City their whole lives (which is crazy for this Midwesterner-at-heart to think about), and they’ve fallen in …

New York City