Future

Take a look at Maidstone’s past on Back to the Future day

This is heavy… October 21, 2015, or Back to the Future Day, the day Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) and Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travelled to in Part 2 of Robert Zemeckis’ comedy sci-fi trilogy. The film depicted America in the future, where Nike had self-lacing shoes, cars flew and there had been 19 Jaws films. But just how ... Read More »

I Fear For Ghana – Akufo Addo

    Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, says considering the economic hardships, rampant and widespread corruption, rising cost of living, and the high levels of unemployment, it comes as no surprise to him that Ghanaian youth are angry, hungry and have given up any hope of the country offering them a bright ... Read More »

I’m Adam Leibsohn, COO of Giphy, and This Is How I Work

So much can be said with a GIF. It can be an exaggerated reaction, a visual analogy to something said in a conversation, or simply a non sequitur to punctuate online communication. But usually it’s just a funny animation. Giphy made life easier for everyone on the internet in 2013 when they launched a a search engine just for GIFs. ... Read More »

Migration and Turkey top agenda This WEEK

As Europe’s refugee crisis heads into winter, EU leaders will discuss, again, how to tackle its causes and how to manage the flow of people without dismantling the visa-free Schengen zone. On Monday (9 November), EU interior ministers will discuss efforts made so far on relocations, after last week saw the first asylum seekers being transported out of Greece to ... Read More »

‘Lives put at risk’ as cuts see police unit facing axe

Officers work on counter-terrorism, tackle drug smugglers and human trafficking in home waters, and provide a platform for firearms officers to protect VIPs at major events based on the water. Now the force and police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes must decide if they can afford to maintain the unit from its own dwindling budget. The force is facing a ... Read More »

10 Surefire Signs That You’re Dating a Man-Child

Your boyfriend may look like a man, but if his actions seem to reflect those of a 17-year-old boy, you may have yourself a “man-child.” We’re not talking about a guy who loves to play video games all day and eat Cap’n Crunch for dinner; this is about the deeper issues that can prevent you from having the relationship you ... Read More »

Johnny Manziel’s second-half struggles shouldn’t send him to bench

That’s the way Johnny Manziel described his second half of Thursday night’s 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cleveland Browns quarterback started the night by telling the NFL Network that this game couldn’t be as bad as last year’s in Cincinnati, when he threw for 80 yards in a 30-0 loss. By game’s end, and after a strong first ... Read More »

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in U.S.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Silicon Valley is diving into artificial intelligence technology, with start-ups sprouting up and Google and Facebook pouring vast sums into projects that would teach machines how to learn and make decisions. Now Toyota wants a piece of the action. Toyota, the Japanese auto giant, on Friday announced a five-year, $1 billion research and development effort headquartered ... Read More »

New Horizons is now on track to explore the outer solar system

After snapping beautiful images of Pluto, New Horizons has set its sights on an ancient body in the Kuiper Belt. The space probe has completed the last of four maneuvers and is now on course for “2014 MU69” with an expected interception date of January 2019 (if the project gets NASA’s seal of approval). As glorious as a trip into ... Read More »

Leasing the Future

An Uber investor said the reason behind Uber’s success is that millennials are not interested in buying cars, but they want convenience. “[Millennials] view cars as a utility, not as a social statement,” said Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital. John Zimmer, the co-founder of Lyft, believes that most millennials will not own a car in 5 years. In the world of ... Read More »