Month: February 2018

Silicon Valley robotics company creates drone delivery service in Rwanda

Countries like Rwanda with low infrastructure benefit greatly from drone delivery services, as they can deliver vital medicines in record setting fashion. “Some of the biggest, most powerful technology companies in the world are still trying to figure out how to do this. But east Africa is showing them all the way,” Keller Rinaudo, Zipline’s co-founder and chief executive officer told The Guardian. “The work in Rwanda has shown the world what’s possible when you make a national commitment to expand healthcare access with drones and help save...

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Donald Trump announces budget proposal for next fiscal year in the U.S.

Donald Trump laid out his 2019 budget plan, continuing the steady trend of increased spending on military and non-defense. “We will build, we will maintain, and the vast majority of Americans wants to see us take care of our infrastructure,” Mr. Trump said last Monday at the White House. “Washington will no longer be a roadblock to progress; Washington will now be your partner.” The GOP’s spending plan can be seen in detail here, and it truly is a behemoth to...

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Apple slashes heavily on iPhone X production amidst poor opening sales

Apple found themselves in a peculiar situation, as the renowned tech giant fell short of its expected sales numbers for the iPhone X. This latest smartphone iteration is slated to have 20 million units made in Q1 2018, a sharp 50% decline from 40 million in Q4 2017. Perhaps the market didn’t want to buy into a $1000 smartphone, as that is a hefty price for a model that isn’t much different than most other iPhones on the market. The iPhone X is special because its physical components are more costly to produce. Samsung Electronics even has some innovative...

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Forth Worth hires homeless people to clean up litter to earn up to $10/hr

The city of Fort Worth, Texas ended January by helping out the homeless population in the community. City officials are implementing a new plan to pay homeless people up to $10 an hour to help solve the problem of litter and pollution. “It just makes you feel better keeping it cleaned up,” Frank Crist, a 53 year old homeless person told NBC DFW. “It means a lot. I mean, with my record and stuff, I really had no other place that would hire...

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Facebook tests ‘downvote’ button allowing users to easily flag misleading content

Long time Facebook users probably remember a time where they would install fake software that claimed to give you a dislike button add-on. Although Facebook officially launched its Emoji reactions not too long ago, it seems the media company has been pushed even further to give users a means to express disdain. Here's what I see on my end if I click downvote, but since I don't know anyone else with the feature I don't know what it might look on their end. #FacebookDownvote — Christina Hudler (@hudlersocial) February 8, 2018 This doesn’t seem like fake news, as...

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