How to Achieve Goals and Increase Your Chance of Success

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Does it ever feel like the things you want to accomplish always end up on the back burner? If the answer to that question is “yes,” you’re not alone. Only about 33% of people consistently work toward their goals. In some cases, their goals may seem too lofty to accomplish, or else they aren’t sure […] Read More…

Apple Revises Vintage-Obsolete Date of 2012 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display to End of 2018

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

A few months ago, in an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple indicated the Mid 2012 model 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display would be classified as vintage or obsolete as of June 30, 2018, marking the end of hardware service from Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. In a notice distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, however, Apple says it “incorrectly classified” the notebook as vintage or obsolete on June 30, and revised […]

The Ken raises $1.5M to grow its subscription journalism business in India

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

The Ken, a subscription news startup from India, is moving through the gears after it raised $1.5 million in fresh funding to build out its media business. We first profiled the company in March 2017 and now, nearly 18 months later, the startup has raised its Series A round led by Omidyar Networks, which has invested in new media companies such as Rappler in the Philippines. Other investors included Yuj Kutumb, the Family Foundation headed by Xander Group founder Sid Yog, and […]

Google fined a record $5B for breaking EU antitrust laws

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

It’s been confirmed: the EU has fined Google a record €4.34 billion ($5 billion). This is in response to the technology giant’s mobile operating software, Android, breaking European antitrust laws. Announced at 1pm in Brussels by the EU’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, she declared that Google must “put an effective end to this conduct in 90 days” or face penalties. Vestager stated in the press conference that “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement its dominance as a search engine,” something […]

Google confirms it will appeal $5 billion EU antitrust fine

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Google has confirmed the expected, that it will indeed appeal the record $5 billion fine that it was handed today by European antitrust regulators for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system. The European Commission announced that it is fining the U.S. firm for “three types of restrictions that [it] has imposed on Android device manufacturers and network operators to ensure that traffic on Android devices goes to the Google search engine.” The press conference announcing the investigation, which has been […]

Mirror activates when someone smiles into it

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Here’s something unusual. Product and experience designer Berk Ilhan‘s Smile Mirror becomes reflective when someone smiles into it. …The purpose of Smile Mirror is to create a delightful personal moment, by surprising people with the reflection of their powerful smiles. …Inspired by the life and work of the real Patch Adams -the doctor behind Robin Williams’ Patch Adams movie- Berk focused on creating experiences and products for cultivating joy. Learning from the numerous studies and research about Positive Psychology, and […]

Netflix and streaming service UK subscriber numbers overtake pay-TV

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

The rise and rise of subscription streaming services continues, with UK media regulator Ofcom revealing that memberships to the top three web-based video distributors (Netflix, Sky’s Now TV and Amazon Prime) now outnumber legacy pay-TV subscribers in Britain. Netflix, NOW TV and Amazon Prime amassed 15.4 million paying account holders, while pay-TV services including Sky’s legacy satellite service only hit 15.1 million subscriptions. Showing the gigantic rise of Netflix, it accounted for 9.1 million of that 15.4 million  figure – […]

How a brutal 1883 blizzard turned an unlucky fisherman into “the fingerless navigator”

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

In 1883 fisherman Howard Blackburn was caught in a blizzard off the coast of Newfoundland. Facing bitter cold in an 18-foot boat, he passed through a series of harrowing adventures in a desperate struggle to stay alive and find help. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll follow Blackburn’s dramatic story, which made him famous around the world. We’ll also admire a runaway chicken and puzzle over a growing circle of dust. Show notes Please support us […]