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MIT robot masters the ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’

Over the past week or so, one celebrity after another has stepped up to offer their take on nailing the Bottle Cap Challenge. I thought Mariah Carey’s was particularly funny, as she used one of her signature high notes to seemingly de-cap a bottle. Regular people have likewise offered a number of creative takes on Read more about MIT robot masters the ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’[…]

Court papers reveal how much Jeffrey Epstein actually is worth

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is hardly a billionaire, according to the financial-disclosure form his lawyers filed in seeking bail for him. The single-page document had been kept under seal away from the public until the Manhattan federal judge overseeing Epstein’s sex-trafficking case released it Monday, dismissing it as “cursory.” Epstein lists in the filing Read more about Court papers reveal how much Jeffrey Epstein actually is worth[…]

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

In these predominantly digital times, it's all too easy to build up a long trail of unused accounts that are now gathering dust: free trials that you never followed up on, streaming services you abandoned, on-demand clothing boxes that in the end weren't quite what you were looking for, and so on. In some ways Read more about How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts[…]

The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul's IEDs and Unexploded Bombs

Two years ago this month, a US-led military coalition declared victory against ISIS in Mosul, liberating one of Iraq's largest cities after three years of occupation by the radical Islamist group. While the eastern part of the city is on the road to recovery, West Mosul, where ISIS made its final stand, remains in ruins, Read more about The UN Operation to Disarm Mosul's IEDs and Unexploded Bombs[…]

Democrats now reject the whole concept of citizenship

Democrats celebrated last week after President Trump was forced to wave the white flag over his administration’s effort to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 US Census. But for all the bipartisan bluster over the issue, the immediate stakes were much lower than either Trump or his critics claimed. The cultural symbolism, however, Read more about Democrats now reject the whole concept of citizenship[…]

Video shows moment lights turn back on after NYC blackout

It’s truly electrifying video. Click Here: online rugby store malaysia Amazing footage shows the moment a big chunk of New York got its power back Saturday night — with huge cheers erupting as the city’s skyline lit up once more. Illustrator Gizem Vural had been filming the eerily dark views from the balcony of her Read more about Video shows moment lights turn back on after NYC blackout[…]

How ‘Grand Theft Auto’ kingpin Robert Alexander gambled his fortune away

Not that long ago, Robert Alexander was a Las Vegas whale. He blew thousands in nightclubs, bet even more at craps and bragged about winning $7.8 million at the Golden Nugget. He boasted about his role in the success of the hit video game “Grand Theft Auto” and sat on the board of its parent Read more about How ‘Grand Theft Auto’ kingpin Robert Alexander gambled his fortune away[…]

Marcus Stroman shows Yankees all they need to see

Doing nothing can’t be an option. No option ranks as a slam-dunk, can’t-miss, blame-the-baseball-gods-if-it-doesn’t-work situation. Such is the vise in which the Yankees find themselves as they approach the July 31 trade deadline, understanding full well that their pitching requires an upgrade. That vise turned Sunday in an interesting way, if nothing else, when they Read more about Marcus Stroman shows Yankees all they need to see[…]

Robinson Cano comes through again to give Mets rare club feat

MIAMI — They’ll always have Little Havana. It took only three months for the Mets to again win a road series, but they got there Sunday with a near-complete performance against the NL East basement dwellers. One small step for the Mets, but no giant leap of faith yet with their 6-2 victory over the Read more about Robinson Cano comes through again to give Mets rare club feat[…]

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

From 2010 to 2011, I worked on YouTube’s artificial intelligence recommendation engine—the algorithm that directs what you see next based on your previous viewing habits and searches. One of my main tasks was to increase the amount of time people spent on YouTube. At the time, this pursuit seemed harmless. But nearly a decade later, Read more about The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop[…]