REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Basic income has finally reached the White House.In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, President Obama was asked directly about his feelings on basic income, a system of wealth distribution in which people receive a monthly check on top of their existing income to help cover expenses, thereby strengthening the social safety net.A 2013 Oxford report, for example, found automation could replace 50% of all jobs within the next 20 to 30 years.A McKinsey report released last year even suggested today's technology could feasibly replace 45% of jobsright now.Economists and entrepreneurs alike have started turning toward basic income as a way to avoid that looming unemployment crisis.He pointed to the advent of driverless cars as one sign that disruption is knocking on the auto industry's door.People who work for companies like Lyft and Uber will soon have to face a reality where may no longer have jobs.
Head of operations Dave McCarthy told MCV that Microsoft hopes to support the medium with its new console, specifically referencing Minecraft on Samsung Gear VR."We re excited about VR, he said We brought Minecraft to Gear VR in the spring and Oculus this summer.There s a tonne of healthy activity, especially in the high fidelity space on Windows 10, right now."Related: Steam Summer Sale 2016While Microsoft has no plans to manufacture its own VR headset, HoloLens remains a primary focus at the company."From a practical consideration, the HoloLens team is focused on their developer edition that they are putting out right now.Microsoft has partnered with Oculus to include an Xbox One controller with each headset, so we wouldn t be surprised if the platform comes to Xbox in the coming years.
With France scheduled to hold national elections in 2017, a large number of voters are less than enthusiastic about their choices for the country s next president.France is currently led by the Socialist Party, but President François Hollande has nearly invisible approval ratings.Naturally, the trick here is prevent random people from gaming the process and turning it into pure nonsense.To do that, Favre built a Telegram chatbot called Victoire de La Primaire.The process uses a person s telephone number and a series of questions to confirm their identity and their eligibility to vote.Once a person has been confirmed, they use the chatbot to make a nomination, view the list of candidates already nominated, or express their support for a nominee.When nominating someone, the bot scours the web to find information about the person and start building a profile on them.So far, there have been 203 people nominated.The cutoff for nominations is July 14 Bastille Day!In France, ballot access is determined by the mayors of cities.While the effort certainly remains a longshot, the response since launching just a few weeks ago with little publicity or fanfare has been strong.
The company's new focus on productivity in addition to storage could be bad news for some app makersAn illuminated version of Dropbox's logo hangs in the company's San Francisco office.The company announced a flood of new features in an update to its iOS app Wednesday, including the ability to scan physical documents into its service.The file service has been integrated more tightly with Office, so its now easier from within Dropbox to create and save PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.That's tough news for any third party apps with similar features that would benefit from the same promotion.On top of all that, Dropbox is building its own collaborative document editor in Paper -- something that the company released in private beta last year and has been quietly updating since then.Dropbox is still actively courting partners to extend its capabilities as a service, especially in areas that the company isn't focused on, like providing enterprises with analytics and content protection services.
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Those games included Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, Dying Light, Lego Jurassic World, Lego Dimensions, and Mad Max.Warner has succeeded in part because its titles such as the Batman Arkham series have stayed far away from movie-related stories.Warner has released Lego Marvel s Avengers, and it has new content coming for Lego Dimensions, the toy-game hybrid that launched last year.But Haddad assures us that Warner Bros. isn t backing off on its commitment to make internally produced console and PC games.Here s an edited transcript of our interview.GamesBeat: Do you have any strong impressions from the press conferences?David Haddad: It s certainly interesting when, on the console side, there s a hardware conversation.They re the ones that will help us crack the code on that.To be in the top 10 we have to commit to that.GamesBeat: How do you start making decisions now about which of the new consoles to support?Nintendo is coming.Haddad: We have great relationships with all the console platforms.
Loved this thought piece, the image of the guy on the square wheeled bicycle pretty much said it all and I know we've all been there!
The leak contained 2.6 terabytes of data, 11.5 million documents, and more than 3 million database files.Combined, these technologies would help the consortium directly impact the resignations of the PM of Iceland, and Spain's minister for industry.Aside from the questionable nature of the dealings that have been highlighted by the leaked documents, the poor standardisation of data also brought to light poor data management from the law firm.Working through an intuitive search box it is possible for a user to enter a name which brings up a node, double clicking on that node expands the network to be able to see connections.One of the features of this technology is the ability to find the shortest path between connections.This means that they controlled access and the companies had no insight into what work was being done, protecting all that were working on it.
App Cloud Mobile combines several existing tools with new back-end services to speed up the processSalesforce App Cloud Mobile aims to let business users create apps without writing any code.Salesforce has already rolled out several tools that aim to let business users create their own mobile apps, and on Tuesday it unified them into a suite and added some new services on the back end.It also includes the development services of Force and Heroku, and the ability to bring Wave Analytics and Lightning Snap-ins to any mobile app.The security features include user identity, two-factor authentication, encrypted offline database, and transaction security policies.Integration features allow users to bring contextual data to apps from an Oracle or SQL Server database, for instance, or streaming event data from connected devices via REST APIs.Also Tuesday, Salesforce announced the general availability of its Pardot Engagement Studio tool for business-to-business marketing automation.
If you thought the history of computers started with Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, think again!In fact, the world s oldest computer is a 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator created by the ancient Greeks, called the Antikythera Mechanism.Discovered more than a century ago by sponge divers at the bottom of the ocean, the Antikythera Mechanism was a source of mystery for many years.Hublot manufacture with data from the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project What the Antikythera Mechanism has taught us is that ancient Greek mechanicians were able to design and build highly complex devices, on a remarkably small scale, on mathematical principles and serving a scientific agenda, Professor Alexander Jones, a foremost world expert on the history of ancient astronomy, based at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York, tells Digital Trends.Needless to say, it was enormously ahead of its time.We look forward to more details about this astonishing machine emerging in the weeks, months and years to follow.
Websites have suggestions, Walmart has robotic personal shoppers doubling as shopping carts — or at least it wants to.The company is reportedly collaborating with Five Elements Robotics to help consumers ease the burden of pushing around a shopping cart, all while offering up suggestions to shoppers.The report came from last week s Bloomberg Technology Conference, and follows another that Walmart was looking at ride-hailing services to offer at-home delivery to customers.Walmart s technological ambitions are becoming clear, and both moves could offer up a bit of insight into how it plans to compete with online stores that have taken a bite out of store revenue for the better part of a decade.Hopefully, Walmart can keep these robots from escaping.
All eyes are on the European Union as the U.K. approaches its controversial Brexit vote.International travelers passing through New York s JFK will all commiserate over the brutal American welcome of a four-hour customs line that s the average wait time on weekends, according to a recent study led by various travel advocacy groups .The problems we ve had with this in the U.S. are going to replicate in the U.K.—and it s going to be a mess, he said.But others are more optimistic; Luke Petherbridge, public affairs manager for the Association of British Travel Agents ABTA and a co-author of the report What Brexit Might Mean for UK Travel, isn t particularly worried about this point.The general consensus is that the British pound would take a hard hit on the heels of a split, which would have a domino effect on global economies.The EU has made big strides in reducing the cost of mobile data roaming—currently there are strict caps on roaming charges, and by April 2017, the concept of roaming will be completely obsolete across the continent.The fate of locally beloved foods may also be hanging in the balance.
Image Source: robbreport.comOver the past several years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become infamous for saying ridiculous things in public forums, but even if you don t think we re all living in a computer simulation, you can t dismiss everything he says.You can see the video of the swimming Model S below:An impressive feat, but one you should avoid at all costs even if you re extremely tempted after seeing this video .Shortly after the first tweet, Musk noted that Tesla is still planning to do a sports sub car, but that it will only be a side project because of limited market potential.Limited market potential, yes, but unlimited YouTube video potential for the crazy people who actually go out and buy a submersible Tesla.If curious abt TSWLM car, am still planning to do a sports sub car that can drive on roads.Here are a few signs that you need a new phone.
Many Tanzanians were surprised when 600,000 mobile subscribers in the country disconnected from their ISPs. 600,000 mobile subscribers in Tanzania has been disconnected from their ISPs. This is because the country's regulatory authority to access fake mobiles used for fraud and other crimes. Many Tanzanians were surprised by the disconnection. - When I woke up, I saw that there was "no service" and then I realized that my mobile was blocked, says a food vendor in Dar es Salaam. The fake phones are imported, mainly from Asia and are used by criminals because they are difficult to trace, according to the sin authority Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority TCRA.
Come squat in lovely Hertfordsh... what?Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader who chanced upon the latest job ad for a network technical architect at everyone s favourite public sector parasite Crapita - we enjoyed the irony too.The integrator, often referred to as Capita by Private Eye, listed the location of the vacancy in the rapidly expanding team as Hertfordshite.Link to the ad, on LinkedIn here, was active at the time of publication.Maybe some mix-up between the naming of the location and the working conditions that some staff historically moaned about?
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BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news, including the news that Microsoft is going to buy professional networking website LinkedIn.Plus, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket explodes on its return journey.
Nancy Lublin, center, the founder of the Crisis Text Line.Carlton Cuse is maybe best known as an executive producer and co-showrunner on Lost, which rejuvenated the serial format that s become the definitive way TV is made in the streaming era.Since then, he s only become more prolific as showrunner on Bates Motel, The Strain, and Colony, among his many projects.Sukhinder Singh Cassidy is the founder and CEO of video-shopping startup Joyus as well as the founder of theBoardlist, a marketplace for female business talent that aims to close the gender gap in the boardroom.Nancy Lublin had the realization that to truly help young people in crisis, you needed to communicate with them the way they communicate, which led her to found Crisis Text Line.We ll be releasing the names of more speakers soon—oh, say, around the time we reveal who s on our annual Next List of the most important doers in business, coming in the May issue.
Tim Mahlman, who on Wednesday was appointed as AOL Platforms president, thinks his promotion is typical of the way the company values entrepreneurship.Mahlman joined AOL in 2014 when it acquired Vidible, the video content exchange company he founded."Mahlman points to AOL's $238 million acquisition of mobile ad network Millennial Media in September last year, which he said is "one of the most successful acquisitions we have had," thanks to the way its technology and team quickly integrated into AOL.While Millennial Media CEO Michael Barrett and president Jason Kelly left the business after the acquisition, several of the ad tech company's senior team are now in top roles at AOL.The former CEO of Millennial Media property Nexage, Erinie Cormier, is now AOL Platforms chief and Nexage has grown 60% this year, according to Mahlman ; the former president of Millennial Media's platform business, Matt Gillis, is now SVP and global head of AOL's publisher platforms Mahlman describes him as a "fresh set of eyes" who is already making changes ; and Alia Lamborghini was SVP of mobile sales for North America at Millennial Media and is now SVP of product sales and strategy at AOL.Mahlman said: "I'm also part of an acquisition and it speaks to how AOL allows entrepreneurs to come in and step into roles to look at things from a fresh perspective and not just working from the same point of view.One by AOL works with more than 75,000 publishers and offers advertisers a platform where they can plug in lots of different components of their spend — across AOL products, other digital ad tech, TV, and analytics — and view it one place.Last year, AOL said this "open" strategy can help it compete to be number three to Google and Facebook in the online advertising arms race.Google and Facebook are often accused by competitors of building out "walled gardens" that lock advertisers into using only their products.Whatever Verizon wants to do, for me, we are focused on what we are building and how we execute against that."The next 12 monthsAOL Platforms has five key areas of focus, according to Mahlman: Mobile, video, data, open, and global.Mobile is key — especially now it can utilize Verizon's subscriber data to help AOL correctly identify and target groups of consumers as they move across desktop and mobile.
Within two weeks, they had the entire plot points for the first three months of videos.Her days are spent on the internet, doing homework or hanging out with her one friend Daniel.He d moved to Los Angeles a year before and was one of the few who came into the audition not looking like he stepped out of an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue – Daniel was always meant to be kind of dorky, so his look clearly worked in his favour.Of course, they weren t talking to Bree at all – they were messaging Amanda Goodfried, who maintained the page in between her day job at the Creative Arts Agency.Eventually, he managed to scrape together enough information to verify this was her.But you never wish that it didn t happen, you re always kind of grateful that it did.