BBC Parliament
2 minutes
We are bound to this in a way that other countries can use as an excuse not to make steps forward on this important matter. Now, David Cameron, and I don't often see this, David Cameron does deserve praise for his leadership at the G8 summit, yet we cannot claim leadership in this area until we get our houses in order.
Cnet
5 minutes
Doppler Lab's new totally wireless earbuds don't quite live up to the hype, but these feature-laden headphones are one of the best AirPods alternatives we've tested to date.
BBC News 24
5 minutes
The government doesn't want to do that. It is on the way to, famously, fixing the roof while the sun is still shining to an extent. Could we be accused of a negative narrative here, because on the face of it this is just good news. Tax receipts month by month are pretty volatile, but yes, I don't think we have a negative narrative.
The Washington Times - Baseball
6 minutes
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders. Don't try to label this guy with a position. He can play just about all of them. "Man, it's fun," Peterson ...
BBC News 24
9 minutes
Public finances are still in debt and the government is still borrowing £60 billion a year. It has to take a lot of money to service about that. I don't expect too much larger as when they get the budget, though that might be some tweaking around the two big issues, business rates, which we have been reporting on, and the NHS, which would have been reporting on all day. A little bit of tweaking but nothing they could get. The Treasury is concerned that economic pain might be ahead with the Brexit process was featured article 50 and once we start negotiating to get out of the European Union.
BBC News 24
10 minutes
Businesses are paying more tax and better performance for the economy into the government gets more income and that is why you are seeing this larger surplus. Philip Hammond is a different Chancellor from George Osborne. I think he knows, or beliefs, but his biggest test will be balancing the books, getting rid of the deficit during the next Parliament and I don't think he is the kind of Chancellor he will come out with a spending spree on any career.
Sky News
12 minutes
4.9 million people severely food insecure, which will rise quickly to five to 5 million if we don't do something now. Within these numbers, over a million children are essentially facing life-threatening hunger, of which over 270,000 starving now.
SiteProNews
16 minutes
It provides protections for both sides and delivers a clear path to close the transaction in the second quarter, Marni Walden, Verizon executive vice-president and president of product innovation and new businesses, said. We have always believed this acquisition makes strategic sense. We look forward to moving ahead expeditiously so that we can quickly welcome Yahoo's tremendous talent and assets into our expanding portfolio in the digital advertising space. Walden's statement is also a significant change from the doubts she expressed last month about the deal going ahead. When asked at the beginning of January if the transaction would still occur, she was quoted by Reuters as saying: “I can’t sit here today and say with confidence one way or another because we still dont know.” Marissa Mayer Yahoo and Verizon struck the $4.
The Event Chronicle
16 minutes
By Kalee Brown President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks have stirred up some controversy in the U.S., and his latest selection is no exception. The Senate just confirmed Steven Mnuchin as U.S. Treasury Secretary after voting 53-47, suggesting that Trump may not be as “anti-establishment” as he would like us to believe. A highly experienced business associate, and chairman and CEO of the hedge fund Dune Capital, Mnuchin may seem like a suitable fit to those who dont see the bigger picture. Mnuchin spent 17 years working at Goldman Sachs, where he eventually made partner and created a fortune of $46 million. Mnuchin also worked at Soros Fund Management, whose founder, George Soros, is a key member of the shadow government disguised as a philanthropic billionaire. What makes Trump’s decision even more bizarre is that, according to electoral commission records , Mnuchin has donated multiple times to the Democratic party, including to Trump’s former opponent, Hillary Clinton.
The Event Chronicle
16 minutes
He continued by noting the importance of advancing our research into AI with caution: “I think we need to be very careful in how we adopt artificial intelligence and that we make sure that researchers dont get carried away. Sometimes what will happen is a scientist will get so engrossed in their work that they dont really realize the ramifications of what they’re doing.” Musk also relayed concerns that autonomous technology will impact jobs, and he noted that we will likely have intelligent, massive-scale automation for transportation relatively soon—within the next few decades, in fact: “Twenty years is a short period of time to have something like 12-15 percent of the workforce be unemployed,” he said, pointing out the extent of how automation will disrupt car-based transportation specifically. However, displacement due to automation isnt just limited to transportation, it will sweep across a number of industries, and Musk argues that the government must introduce a UBI program in order to compensate for this.
Hackaday
16 minutes
In addition, the low power modes are super low. Don't let the Makefile put you off. The standard Blink sketch looks identical to an Arduino version. Here's the required Makefile: BOARD_TAG = stm8sblue include ../../sduino/sduino.mk That's it. Not too hard. There's support for a simple breakout board that is inexpensive, as well as the ESP-14 pictured at the top of this article which has an ESP8266 and an STM8 controller onboard. For about $3 you get an STM8003 CPU and the WiFi capability. Hard to beat that. [Elliot Williams] just gave that board a try and found the ESP-14 to be weird . He may be right, but this gives you an easy way to use it. Support for the STM8 version of the Discovery board is supposedly forthcoming. Filed under: Arduino Hacks , Microcontrollers
TechCrunch
21 minutes
Researchers at MIT have created a power supply for small electronic devices that sips energy by turning devices on with packets of energy rather than a steady stream. Most power converters release a steady voltage. This means theyre generally inefficient for small devices like sensors and other devices that dont need to be constantly on. The MITs Read More
Bleacher Report
21 minutes
In other words, don't be looking here for Julien Faubert et al; nothing was expected of them, and that's precisely what was achieved. Begin Slideshow
Deadline
26 minutes
EXCLUSIVE : On the final day of Oscar voting, the Bombay-born British novelist Salman Rushdie has written for Deadline a guest column on the timeliness and importance of Lion , up for six Oscars this Sunday including Best Picture. Often, when it's Oscars time, I don't feel as if I have a dog in the fight. There just isn't one particular movie I'm rooting for above all the others, one particular movie I want to see recognized and raised up so that everyone can see...
Top Speed
26 minutes
We here at TopSpeed will take any and every opportunity we can to celebrate the glorious amazing awesomeness that is the automobile. But PresidentsDay is kinda tricky – after all, the Commander-in-chief doesnt drive , he’s driven , right? But that got us thinking – what if a select number of U.S. presidents (both past and present) did drive? What would be their chariot of choice? What four-wheeled machine would accurately reflect their policies, their demeanor, their legacy? These are all very important questions, and we think we’ve got the answers right here in the following special holiday list. Of course, we couldnt give a spot to all 44 men to ever hold the highest office in the land, so instead, we went with just five. Most are relatively recent, but we couldnt resist adding in a bit of a throwback as well. So read on, and dont hesitate to let us know your thoughts on which car you think the president (any president) would drive. Continue reading for the full list.
Futurity
28 minutes
The researchers were surprised to find a big difference in efficiency, with the most active foragers making 40 times the number of trips each day as the least active workers. Interestingly, when we studied the morphology between very active foragers and workers that barely leave the hive, we found that bees with more sensitive antennae foraged more, Russell says. Foraging trips Similar variation has been in observed in honey bees and other eusocial species, where some workers are much more active than others, but no one had seen it to this extreme due to the limits of human observations. If you watch a bee only for an hour or so, you can't say what it will do over the course of a few days or over its whole life, Russell says. We don't yet know why, but it could be that workers that forage less do so because they aren't quite as skilled at foraging as others and make themselves useful by doing more around the hive.
TechCrunch
29 minutes
Researchers at MIT have created a power supply for small electronic devices that sips energy by turning devices on with packets of energy rather than a steady stream. Most power converters release a steady voltage. This means theyre generally inefficient for small devices like sensors and other devices that dont need to be constantly on. The MITs Read More
BBC News 24
32 minutes
That is what you need a cross-party process. The prime ministers agreed to initiate a dialogue. We are attractive fixed at the meeting with health adviser in number ten. I don't know if it will succeed, but I am clear on one thing, you have got to try. We cannot spend three years shouting at each other and the real concern.
Sky News
32 minutes
What is this executive order they signed? It was signed on the 25th January. Today, the Department for Home land Security issued new guidelines or two memos. Here they are. I have been reading through them, don't worry. , you don't have to.
BBC Parliament
33 minutes
We don't want corrupt money, criminal money. I can never quite understand the reason why they don't have a transparent register. While so concerned about having a transparent register which shows they're not so we can all see that they're not. It just leaves that leaves that suspicion that they kind of might be getting a bit of money coming through there that ought not to be going there.
BBC Parliament
34 minutes
We want them to have the same levels of transparency that we have. And when those territories come and lobby and say, yes, but we don't need to do that, and if we do that in advance of Delaware and Panama then we will move people elsewhere where we can make it viable, what they always seem to say is that we don't want dirty money in our territory.
Mondoweiss
35 minutes
It wasn't just me. Over time, as more Jews of Conscience began to speak out, lists of wayward Jews were promulgated by these very Jewish organizations experiencing threats today, thus encouraging, perhaps enabling, violent outliers. Were they also insiders? I don't mean to give the impression that the assault against me and other Jews of Conscience produced only negative encounters. There was humor and building bridges, too. After my bomb-threat lectures, I made a special effort to thank the police who stayed through what were often two to three-hour events. I thought they would totally bored by it all but surprise, surprise, most found the lectures and Q&A interesting. Several thanked me for coming to the university. As with police short-hand, I often had the handle: Rabbi. When a Black police officer kept greeting me as Rabbi, I asked him to call me by my name.
Deadline
38 minutes
EXCLUSIVE : On the final day of Oscar voting, the Bombay-born British novelist Salman Rushdie has written for Deadline a guest column on the timeliness and importance of Lion , up for six Oscars this Sunday including Best Picture. Often, when it's Oscars time, I don't feel as if I have a dog in the fight. There just isn't one particular movie I'm rooting for above all the others, one particular movie I want to see recognized and raised up so that everyone can see...
Futurity
39 minutes
A growing body of literature shows that paternal involvement plays a role in reducing child mortality and morbidity, and improving social, psychological, and educational outcomes. But not every father takes a hands-on approach to caring for his children. I'm interested in understanding why some fathers are more involved in caregiving than others, Rilling says. In order to fully understand variation in caregiving behavior, we need a clear picture of the neurobiology and neural mechanisms that support the behavior. Dont dismiss dads as just the breadwinners Researchers have long known that pregnant women experience dramatic hormonal changes that prepare them for child rearing. Oxytocin, in particular, is traditionally considered a maternal hormone since it is released into the bloodstream during labor and nursing and facilitates the processes of birth, bonding with the baby, and milk production.