Monthly Archives: May 2018

Robot company Starship Technologies plans 1,000 delivery bots

Image copyright Starship A company which specialises in delivery robots plans to expand its operations from two campuses to twenty by 2019 with a fleet of a thousand. Starship Technologies is partnering with the Co-op in Milton Keynes to deliver groceries there. It follows trials with Just Eat to deliver takeaways in South London. One expert told the BBC he thinks it will be a long time before they become a regular sight on normal streets. The machines have a top speed of 10mph (16.1 km/h) and […]

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The ultimate gift guide for college grads

Ah, graduation. It’s a big step in the lives of young adults everywhere, a time for them to say goodbye to their college years and enter the world of adulthood. It’s a time for celebration. And with any celebration comes gifts. While sentimental items like Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and framed photographs are certainly touching, there’s an even better idea out there: Get recent graduates gifts you know they’ll use.  Not sure what that might be? Never fear. We’ve compiled a list of presents sure to […]

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The best weed gifts for a very special Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and let’s face it — the typical gift of flowers is just boring. Your mom deserves a better flower. Given the recent leaps in cannabis legalization, there’s a good possibility your mom enjoys toking up, or at the very least, is open to the possibility. So, this Mother’s Day, consider giving your mom the gift of weed. Whether it’s a lotion to ease some aches and pains or a nice vape to help bring your mom’s toking into this century, […]

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Cancer researchers need phones to process data

Image copyright Getty Images A cancer research team hopes to build a network of more than 100,000 UK smartphones to help process data while their owners sleep. Phone owners can get involved by downloading an app and donating some of their wi-fi or data plan. The handsets will need to be switched on and charged for six hours per night. The aim is that they will form a huge network that processes data about different drug combination, using an algorithm built by the team. It would take […]

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WhatsApp cofounder leaves following Cambridge Analytica scandal

Cofounder and CEO of WhatsApp Jan Koum is leaving his Facebook-owned company. Image: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images for Discovery By Sasha Lekach2018-04-30 23:44:01 UTC The man who Mark Zuckerberg says taught him about the power of encryption is leaving the Facebook family. The departure of WhatsApp CEO and cofunder Jan Koum comes after Facebook’s biggest privacy scandal to date. And six months after WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton left the company and joined the #DeleteFacebook movement. Facebook bought the chat app, which highlights and promotes encryption and user privacy, […]

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