Paul Ekwere

2,792 Flips | 10 Magazines | 602 Likes | 93 Followers | @paulekwere | Paul is a data analytics professional with a background in aerospace and aviation. He has a passion for the analytical and how we can manipulate data to drive business success. Paul has also always had a fascination with technology - its effects on our lives, its trending changes, and how its fast-paced morphology makes our world a much better (and in some cases, more distracting and dizzying) place to live in. In his spare time, he tweets about daily trends in aerospace, technology, and all things data, keeping his followers (and strangely, himself too) abreast of the whiplash inducing changes in our ever-connected world. Follow paul on twitter at twitter.com/paul_ekwereii

Parker Solar Probe Launches on NASA Voyage to ‘Touch the Sun’

By Kenneth Chang<p>Atop three columns of flame at 3:31 a.m. Eastern time, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe lifted toward space on Sunday. The launch was the second attempt to carry the spacecraft, which NASA touts will “touch the sun” one day, into orbit after a scrub early on Saturday.<p>The probe — which will …

Astronomy

Heavens to shine with new ‘star’ as first space sculpture prepares for launch

Look up into the night sky towards the end of October and you may catch sight of a brand new ‘star’ twinkling in the cosmos.<p>The tiny speck of light is not the offspring of a seething nebula, but the world’s first space sculpture, which will orbit the Earth for three weeks this autumn.<p>The length of …

Space Exploration

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Retirement Easier

Why leave your future up to chance? Put some or all of these smart moves into action, and you may end up with tens of thousands -- or hundreds of …

Retirement

Opinion: Passengers hit by Ryanair strikes deserve to know if they'll get compensation

The Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation has not revealed whether it received any appeals by customers who were refused compensation by the …

Compensation

Being a pilot isn't what it used to be

The Ryanair strike once again focuses attention on working conditions in the cockpit. And they are particularly harsh at the Irish budget airline, …

Ryanair

Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Right Out of the Box

Security meltdowns on your smartphone are often self-inflicted: You clicked the wrong link, or installed the wrong app. But for millions of Android …

Information Security

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to …

Project Management

Woman held in Dubai with daughter after drinking wine on flight

A woman was detained in Dubai for three days with her four-year-old daughter after drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London, an NGO has said.<p>Ellie Holman, a dentist originally from Sweden who lives in Sevenoaks, Kent, with her English partner, Gary, and their three children, …

Human Rights

One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change.<p>The world spent its entire natural resource budget for the year by August 1, a group of analysts at HSBC said in a note that cited research …

Climate Change

Hacker swipes Snapchat's source code, publishes it on GitHub

Snapchat doesn’t just make messages disappear after a period of time. It also does the same to GitHub repositories — especially when they contain the company’s proprietary source code.<p>So, what happened? Well, let’s start from the beginning. A GitHub with the handle i5xx, believed to be from the …

Source Code

NASA Has Finally Named a Winner in the SpaceX vs. Boeing Race to Send Astronauts Into Space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is going to start putting people on its test flights in April next year, ahead of Boeing, NASA has revealed in a schedule …

Space Exploration

PwC: Among Digital Assets, Only Digital Currencies ‘Can Really Be Used at Present’

A PwC Switzerland executive said that among the various types of digital asset, only digital currencies are can reasonably be used at present, …

Cryptocurrency

Why Gala Dalí—Muse, Model and Artist—Was More Than Just Salvador’s Wife

<i>Gala Salvador Dalí: A Room of One’s Own in Púbol</i>, a new exhibition at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, derives its name from …

Art

Amazon Accidentally Makes Rock-Solid Case For Not Giving Its Face Recognition Tech To Police

Photo: AP<p>Days after the ACLU released a damning report on Amazon’s face recognition product Rekognition, Amazon’s general manager of AI, Dr Matt …

Machine Perception

Google fined $5.04 billion for forcing its apps onto Android phones

Europe has imposed a record-setting €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine on Google for antitrust violations around its Android smartphone operating system. In 2016, the EU Commission charged Google with forcing mobile network operators to install Chrome, search and other Google apps as the default or …

Google Search

Spotify, Snapchat, and more are down following Google Cloud incident (update: fixed)

<i>Updated at 1:35 p.m. Pacific time. Google has fixed the problem.</i><p>Multiple online services are experiencing outages and slow responses today due to a problem with Google’s Cloud platform. The company has confirmed that it is having issues with many of the tools that websites and services like …

Google Cloud Platform

Thousands of engineers put Apple self-driving car in high gear

Apple stays quiet about it, but the company is clearly developing a self-driving car. And this week the world was given a glimpse inside this project, showing that it’s much larger than many had previously thought.<p>The FBI arrested a former employee on Apple’s autonomous car design team for …

Autonomous Cars

10 questions data scientists should ask employers during a job interview

Looking for a data scientist job? Here are some questions you should prepare to ask during your interview.<p>Data scientists are in high demand, taking …

Microsoft’s collaborative Whiteboard app is now available

Microsoft's Whiteboard app, which lets users collaborate on an intelligent canvas through their Windows 10 devices, is now out of preview and available for download. As with a physical whiteboard, Whiteboard lets you draw, erase and attach sticky notes. But unlike a traditional whiteboard, you can …

Microsoft is updating the Windows Notepad app for the first time in years

A surprise for Windows users<p>Microsoft is giving its Notepad app for Windows a surprising amount of new features. While the software giant hasn’t updated Notepad for years, the next Windows 10 update will include some highly requested additions. Microsoft is clearly listening to Windows 10 users who …

Software

Microsoft is putting Slack on notice

Microsoft announced that it’s launching a free version of its Teams software today, July 12.<p>The company first introduced Teams last year as its answer to the communication tool Slack that has swept workplaces across the US, and raised reams of cash in its short history. Slack currently has around 8 …

Software

Cipro's Safety Warnings Just Got Scarier

I was prescribed Cipro once. When I got the bottle of pills home, I took a minute to read the leaflet that the pharmacy stuffs in the bag—mostly just …

Medicine

Meet Kareen Waris aka Waspa: 11-year-old kid with a tremendous drawing talent

I think the title says it all basically! Meet Kareen Waris who is also known as Waspa that is currently living in Lagos, Nigeria. What is particular …

Drawing

How To Use Python To Automate Almost Anything

Testers of all kinds can benefit from learning approaches to automating daily tasks. In this three-part series, you’ll be walked through a task that …

Azure and AWS Compared

Is your enterprise considering moving to cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service? Amazon and Azure are the two primary players, but which one is …

We'll Never Get Tired of This Video of Astronauts Falling Over on The Moon

Guess they had a good trip!<p>We've all seen footage of astronauts bouncing around on the Moon, looking like they're having the best time ever.<p>But …

What is the difference between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

In the <b>first part of this blog series</b>, we gave you simple and elaborative definitions of what is artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and …

Special Forces Commandos Eat Like This To Build Muscle & Drop Fat

Your nutrition has a massive effect on your athletic performance and your aesthetics. Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, soccer, …

Special Forces

The mobile airbag may be coming to save your phone

People drop and break their smartphones all the time, but a German engineering student named Philip Frenzel may have the solution to save everyone some time, money, and unneeded stress. Spotted by <i>DesignBoom</i>, Frenzel has created the mobile airbag, a case that senses when your phone is in free fall …

Mobile

Tech companies just woke up to a big problem with their AI

Tech companies are beginning to accept that the artificial intelligence they’re building their futures on could be flawed. From studies showing that language-processing AI can be sexist to more recent research on facial recognition’s failures on darker skin tones, years of research have erupted …

Artificial Intelligence