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11.28.2017

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” 
Orson Welles




 

SoftBank offers to buy Uber shares at 30 percent discount  Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is offering to purchase shares of Uber Technologies Inc at a valuation of $48 billion, a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. - Reuters

Qatar unveils first-ever FIFA World Cup stadium to be built from shipping containers  Qatar has unveiled plans for the world’s first fully modular stadium ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Designed by Fenwick Iribarren, Schlaich Bergermann Partner and Hilson Moran, the 40,000-seat arena, known as the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, would be mainly built of shipping containers to allow for disassembly and reconstruction. - Inhabitat

Waymo’s self-driving cars rack up 4 million miles on public roads  Self-driving cars are still very much a technology of the future, however their presence in the here and now is growing. Alphabet’s Waymo is among the pioneers pushing self-driving vehicles out into real-world testing, and it has just revealed that its cars have passed the milestone of driving more than 4 million miles on public roads. - The Verge

You Can Now Listen to Rolling Stone‘s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in One Streamable Playlist  The magazine may be up for sale, its journalistic credibility in question, but for comprehensive “best of” lists that keep track of the movement of popular culture, don't count them out just yet. - Open Culture

Russia loses contact with new weather satellite  Russia has lost contact with a weather satellite just hours after its launch from a new cosmodrome. "Contact has not been established because it is not on its planned orbit," the space agency Roscosmos said. . - BBC

Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported  Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary send mental health resources to the user at risk or their friends, or contact local first-responders. - Tech Crunch

Prince Harry's Marriage to Meghan Markle Means the IRS Gets a Look at Royal Bank Accounts  The Prince of Wales officially announced the marriage of his son Prince Harry, to Meghan Markle, a US citizen. As such she is subject to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). This means that she must report any foreign bank accounts to the IRS every year, if they have more than $10,000 at any point during the year. - Inc

Apple patent reveals foldable flip phone display that opens and closes just like a book  Apple has filed a patent application for a foldable display. The patent, published by the US patent and trademark office, describes a foldable phone with a display that can be ‘opened and closed like a book’ and comes amid recent rumours the tech giant might be working with LG on the latest model. - Designboom
 
 Iceland Fixed Its Teen Substance Problem By Giving Them Something Better to Do. 
It's a strict, regimented solution to the problem, but let's be real - anything that's truly effective doesn't come easy. 
 A New Phone Comes Out, Yours Slows Down? Conspiracy? No. 
The iPhone 8 & X came out and searches for "iPhone slow" jumped about 50%. Is it a vast conspiracy, or nah? Nah. It's more about the software upgrade. "It’s like changing the plumbing of the house without changing anything else"
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