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Inside the ‘World Cup of E-sports’

November 11th, 2018 at 7:05 pm » Comments Off

The League of Legends World Championship Finals in Incheon, South Korea, on Nov. 3. Two squads battled it out at a 50,000-seat stadium in the South Korean city of Incheon. Photography by Jean Chung This weekend, legends were created in South Korea, the birthplace of esports. Watched by tens of millions of people each year, […]



North, South Korea begin removing landmines along fortified border

October 10th, 2018 at 10:29 am » Comments Off

SEOUL (Reuters) – Troops from North and South Korea began removing some landmines along their heavily fortified border on Monday, the South’s defense ministry said, in a pact to reduce tension and build trust on the divided peninsula. Project details were agreed during last month’s summit in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, between its […]



The first Fortnite World Cup with $100 million in prize money is happening in 2019

July 16th, 2018 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

Qualifiers start later this year, and anyone can participate. Epic Games announced more details about its e-sports plans for Fortnite, revealing today during its live celebrity-streamer ProAm tournament in Los Angeles during E3 that the competitions will all be part of what’s called the Fortnite World Cup. The prize pool, first announced earlier this year, […]



18 exponential changes we can expect in the year ahead

January 1st, 2018 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

Where will the trajectory of the tech world, from cryptocurrencies to Silicon Valley culture, take us in 2018?



Saudi women celebrate news they will finally be allowed to drive

September 28th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (CNN)Women in Saudi Arabia have been celebrating the news that they will finally be able to drive, a landmark step that brings the conservative kingdom in line with the rest of the world and will allow many more women to work.



Self-driving doctor brings the doctor to you

June 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]



The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media

March 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives, from how we buy goods and services, to the ways we socialize with friends, to the Arab Spring, to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yet, in the […]



Robots will replace over 250,000 government jobs — and that’s just the beginning

February 24th, 2017 at 4:17 pm » Comments Off

Automation could replace 250,000 jobs in government over the next 10 to 15 years — with potentially one million more under threat. The UK’s public sector workforce stood at around 5.3 million in the middle of last year, and has been falling since 2009, when it stood at 6.4 million. But that could be slashed significantly […]



How Japan can solve its huge sex problem

February 21st, 2017 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

It’s the kind of stat you might casually tell a friend at a bar: For the last six years, Japan has sold more adult diapers than baby diapers. But Japan’s fertility problems are far more grave than toilet-related trivia. Over the last decade, Japan has seen its elderly population swell, new family-planning stall, and its economy shrink because of persistently low […]



Shell to start installing electric vehicle chargers at its gas stations

February 16th, 2017 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

In a future where the world’s car fleet is rapidly transitioning to electric vehicles, gas stations will be forcefully downgraded to simple convenience stores and consequently, they will lose a significant revenue stream brought in by people stopping for gas but buying something at the convenience store.



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