Technology is constantly evolving, some of it is weird and wonderful, some thoroughly useful and capable of changing our lives for the better. We've been on the lookout for some of the most interesting gadgets and gizmos from around the world. The tech we've found just scratches the surface of how incredible things can get. Come with us on a journey of technological discovery and marvel at what's on offer. Edible aid dronesThere's no better altruistic tech use than disaster relief - putting gadgets to work to aid those most in need during desperate times is the ultimate human endeavour.We've seen technologies employed in different ways to help save and aid people in regions that have been hit by natural disasters (tsunamis for example), but this is one of the most interesting.The Pouncer is an inexpensive drone that's designed to be able to reach remote disaster areas where roads are blocked or impassable. The drone can not only deliver life-saving resources … [Read more...] about Weird and wonderful life-changing tech from around the world
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source jekjob/Shutterstock With dozens of flights a day operated by several major airlines, the New York-London route is a fiercely competitive one. American Airlines and British Airways operate a trans-Atlantic joint venture, and together offer the most flights a day between the two cities. I recently flew a round-trip with one flight operated by American Airlines, and one by British Airways. Here’s how they compared. American Airlines and British Airways have been relatively tight-knit partners since at least 1999, when the Oneworld airline alliance launched. They became even more intertwined in 2010 when they formed a trans-Atlantic joint venture – along with fellow Oneworld member and Spanish flag carrier Iberia. Unlike alliance or code-share partners, joint venture partners collaborate to set routes and prices, and operate specific routes together as one business with immunity from anti-trust regulations. Effects of the joint … [Read more...] about I flew long-haul economy on both American Airlines and British Airways to see which was better — here’s the verdict
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Updated 3:58 pm CDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 He's been attached to basketball since he was young “If I wasn’t holding a basketball, nine times out of 10 I was crying,” he told SLAM. “It just showed at a young age that I was drawn to it. It was like a chemical reaction. I wanted it.” less He's been attached to basketball since he was young “If I wasn’t holding a basketball, nine times out of 10 I was crying,” he told SLAM. “It just showed at a young age that I was drawn to it. It ... more Photo: Billy Calzada / Staff Photographer His taste in music is a little bit of everything Walker told SLAM he listens to Frank Sinatra, G Herbo and Pusha T. His taste in music is a little bit of everything Walker told SLAM he listens to Frank Sinatra, G Herbo and Pusha T. … [Read more...] about 6 things that make Spur Lonnie Walker the ‘world’s most interesting rookie’
WoW is a game that is near and dear to my heart. I have played it on and off for over 13 years, starting out in the original game (referred to as vanilla or classic), all the way up to now, the eighth expansion, dubbed "Battle for Azeroth." An expansion is an odd way to describe World of Warcraft's huge fully-priced content drops, which contain hundreds, possibly thousands of hours worth of juicy gameplay, dwarfing the definition of "expansion" as we know it in other games (looking at you, Destiny 2). Of course, World of Warcraft is funded by a subscription-based model, with well over ten million players paying $15 per month for the right to access the gargantuan open worlds that make up the land of Azeroth and the game's other planets (yes, planets). Yes, you can travel to those mountains. World of Warcraft has many imitators (and WoW itself borrowed heavily from other MMOs that preceded it), but few have managed to achieve Blizzard's level of execution. WoW is an action RPG that is … [Read more...] about Should you play World of Warcraft in 2018? Here are the pros and cons.
caption VIPKID Founder and CEO Cindy Mi speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco, California. source Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch The Chinese education startup VIPKid, which connects fluent English-speaking teachers with Chinese students, raised $500 million in April for a valuation of over $3 billion. The company is led by its 35-year-old high-school dropout founder, Cindy Mi, who believes the company can help bridge cultural gaps between China, the US, and elsewhere while making high-quality education accessible and increasing interactions between people of different cultures. The company faces stiff competition but has thus far succeeded in large part because of its fervent community of more than 38,000 teachers, who generally seem enthusiastic about both the mission and the opportunity for supplemental income. At the same time, some teachers of color have reported … [Read more...] about A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it’s led her to the forefront of a tech startup worth $3 billion