Month: January 2018

Increasing minimum wage could replace employees with automation

It’s no secret that increasing the minimum wage has been a hot topic of debate across the country recently. States like California and Washington have already taken the step of raising minimum wage among workers. One hazardous side effect of this increase in minimum wage is that some companies will now look to automation in order to make up for the difference in expenditures. Some industries will be affected more than others, and that is evident with the restaurant industry, which makes up 10% of the overall U.S. workforce. The fast-food industry in particular could see a rapid decline in...

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Jay-Z on Donald Trump’s derogatory comments toward African countries

The alleged comments President Donald Trump made about certain African countries has riled up a storm in the media cycle. Jay-Z, an esteemed rapper, entrepreneur, and cultural icon, expressed his disappointment in the U.S. President’s rude behavior. “Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s looking down on a whole population of people and he’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people.” Jay-Z commented....

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Donald Trump says free speech should be limited after controversial book is published

After Michael Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House dropped, the U.S. president’s behavior became the center of attention for Americans and arguably the world. From government officials to lay audiences, people intrigued by the most controversial presidency in U.S. history got a taste of the perceived chaos from within the White House. Trump immediately took to Twitter to defend himself, claiming all negative accusations were a complete fabrication. ….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone...

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Ambitious entrepreneur aims to create ‘brain chip’ with his neuroscience company

Bryan Johnson, founder of the neuroscience company Kernel, wants to revolutionize brain functionality and mental disorder treatment by placing brain augmentation chips in your skull, hoping to expand the bounds of human intelligence. Brain augmentation technology poses risks of creating an unequal society due to socioeconomic factors, as not all humans will be able to afford such innovative technology. Johnson aims to make brain chips available to all human beings. “Can I increase my rate of learning, scope of imagination, and ability to love?” Johnson postulates on Crypto-Radar. “Can I understand what it’s like to live in a 10-dimensional...

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Snapchat considers integrating 3-second ads in between snaps

Snapchat’s has always been a prime media space for advertisers to get messages out, often being confined to less that one second to create brand awareness. But as the messaging service’s popularity begins to level out, advertisers are finding less incentive to work with Snap Inc’s platform, as users almost always skip advertisements on Snapchat. Although Snapchat has typically aired on the cautionary side of imposing ads on its user base, the ad sales team has pushed for the company to consider implementing three-second, non-skippable ads. Much like Youtube’s advertising model, certain ads on Snapchat will not be able...

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