The Sustainable Future of Food Must Bring Everyone to the Table

Nov 24, 2022

How can we feed the world sustainably? Right now, 325 million people are acutely hungry. 35 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. The world’s food systems are uneven, fragile, and only becoming more fragile with the climate crisis. “When we talk about from farm-to-fork, we need to transform the food system in a way that, yes, it supports our environment, yes, it supports our health, but also that it provides the economic return to all of the stakeholders ac ...read more

The Different Types of Animation Styles: Which One is Right For You?

Nov 24, 2022

Animation is one of the most versatile and powerful mediums filmmakers have at their disposal. It can be used to tell any story, in any genre, and to communicate any message. And with so many different types of animation styles available, it can be challenging to know which one is right for your project. This blog post will discuss the different types of animation styles available and how you can choose the right one for your project. What You Need to Know About Animation What is Animati ...read more

TikTok seeks 1 billion DAU and plans to expand in Brazil: report

Nov 24, 2022

TikTok is reportedly setting a goal of reaching more than 1.05 billion daily active users worldwide by year-end. Credit: 123RF With less than two months to go until 2023, the wildly short video platform TikTok is reportedly setting a goal of reaching more than 1.05 billion daily active users (DAUs) worldwide by year-end. The platform will have to add more than 200 million DAU to achieve this goal. A TikTok spokesperson told Chinese media outlet LatePost that the company hopes TikTok t ...read more

Smartphone shipments fall 9% worldwide in Q3

Nov 24, 2022

Global smartphone shipments fell 9% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022, the worst quarter since 2014, according to a new report released on Tuesday by Singapore market analysis firm Canalys. Major Chinese vendors Xiaomi, Oppo (including OnePlus), and Vivo together accounted for 33% of the global smartphone market by shipments in the third quarter of this year. However, while Xiaomi stood still with a market share of 14%, Oppo and Vivo saw slight yearly decreases in their global ship ...read more

Israel eyes government bond issuance via blockchain technology - Reuters

Nov 24, 2022

JERUSALEM, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Israel's government is preparing to issue government bonds using a blockchain technology platform, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) said on Wednesday. Implementation of advanced technologies such as blockchain, the TASE said, would reduce costs, shorten the duration issuance and clearing of government bonds, improve transparency and mitigate risks. The issuance is still in the planning stage and the Finance Ministry and TASE (TASE.TA) are examining an application ...read more

Robotic sleeves can provide arm control to kids with cerebral palsy

Nov 24, 2022

Children with cerebral palsy might soon use technology to gain some independence. UC Riverside researchers are developing robotic sleeves that provide arm control to kids with cerebral palsy-related mobility issues. Rather than augment the arm like an exoskeleton, the technology will use voltage sensors to detect muscle contractions and predict what the wearer wants to do, like bend the elbow. Inflatable bladders will then push the arm toward the intended destination. Soft robotics will play ...read more

Google will soon test Project Starline video chat booths in the real world

Nov 24, 2022

Google's elaborate video chat booths will soon exist as more than just a clever design exercise. Ars Technica reports the company will start installing Project Starline prototypes in some of its corporate partners' offices for "regular" tests later this year. In other words, Google will see how its "magic windows" work beyond on-campus demos. Program partners include Salesforce, T-Mobile and WeWork, among others. The in-house demos have included over 100 companies spread across healthcare, medi ...read more

FPV Drone Racing: The Definitive Beginner’s Guide

Nov 24, 2022

Few activities get the blood pumping, like FPV drone racing. If you haven’t yet heard, FPV, or “first-person view,” drone racing is a fast-paced, high-octane sport that has taken the world by storm. The premise is simple: pilots race drones around a track at breakneck speeds, navigating through tight turns and obstacles. FPV racing is exciting to watch and even more exhilarating to participate in! If you’re interested in FPV drone racing but don’t know where to start, this guide is fo ...read more

9 Ways to Talk to the Dead

Nov 24, 2022

Photo: Jakub Vana (Shutterstock) According to Psychology Today , as many three-quarters of bereaved people report some kind of after-death communication with loved ones. This could come in the form of a dream, a feeling, a favorite song on the radio, just about anything, really. I’m going to discount the most likely and most boring explanation for this—the emotional upheaval of losing a loved one makes us imagine things to give ourselves comfort—and assume that it’s at ...read more

'Liz Truss the brief?' World reacts to UK political turmoil

Nov 24, 2022

Image source, Reuters Image caption, It's not just the UK's media that has been following the political chaos The UK's economic and political turmoil over the past few weeks - culminating in nearly all of Liz Truss's original finance plans now being axed - has been watched around the world. It is rare for close allies to comment on each other's key policies at home - and if they do, it's unlikely to be an outright criticism. But at the weekend US President Joe Bide ...read more

Baidu secures approval to deploy HD maps for driver assistance systems

Nov 24, 2022

Baidu said on Monday that it has received permission from regional authorities in the southern Chinese cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou to provide automakers with its high-definition mapping technology to enable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) on production vehicles. The company claimed that its lane-level HD map and in-car software would allow vehicles to change lanes and recognize traffic lights automatically. Automakers must apply for licenses to collect and use geographic data i ...read more

European shares extend gain with technology in lead - Reuters

Nov 24, 2022

Avanza Bank tops STOXX on strong Q3 beat Publicis gains on raising full-year guidance Focus on Q3 earnings season Oct 18 (Reuters) - Europe's STOXX 600 rose for the fourth straight session on Tuesday, building on the previous session's rally that was driven by Britain's reversal of its fiscal plan, with investors keeping a watch on earnings to gauge the economic outlook. The region-wide index (.STOXX) ended 0.34% higher. It logged its best day in near two weeks on Monday after Britain's n ...read more

8 Wonderful Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Coworkers

Nov 24, 2022

Is it that time of year again? You know, when you have to buy a Secret Santa gift for a colleague and you have no idea what to get them? Yes, it’s that time of year. Secret Santa gifts don’t have to be expensive, but they should be thoughtful. After all, this is a person you see every day, so you want to get them something they will appreciate. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of ten great Secret Santa Company Gifts gift ideas (with all the juicy deets) f ...read more

Should You Get a Rowing Machine?

Nov 24, 2022

Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) Rowers are having a moment. Hydrow seems to be forcefully inserting itself into our Instagram feeds (or is that just mine?), and even Peloton is selling one of them. We can probably credit the Crossfit boxes of the world for the machines’ ubiquity, as rowers provide a brutal workout but also stand up neatly against the wall when you aren’t using them. So is a rower right for you? Let’s take a look. Rowing is not strength training ...read more