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Can We Really Predict The Future Technology?

The coming decades will bring exciting innovation, but can we predict future technology? The development of technology is an essential part of human life and has been used to change the world we live in. But the uncertainty of what technology will look like in the future can be daunting. In just over 100 years, we have come from inventing ... Read More »

Use social media to inspire, not advertise

Embrace Church Lead Pastor Adam Weber views social media as a way to speak the language of the fast-growing church’s young worshippers, as well as a way to spread the message of the church to a broader audience. From Embrace’s start at Sunnycrest Church in 2006, the church’s physical congregation grew from 30 members to about 4,000. But that’s just a ... Read More »

Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions

A private hotel investor and operator bought the Grand Motor Inn, at 72-51 Grand Avenue in Queens, for $7.5 million. CreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Blue Dog Cafe has signed a two-year lease, with an option for an eight-year extension, for a 2,500-square-foot ground floor space in this five-story commercial building, built around 1900 in Gramercy Park. The ... Read More »

Locations for mobile speed cameras in Derbyshire revealed

The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team. The locations where mobile speed cameras will be in force across Derbyshire this week have been revealed. The list of where the devices will be this week has come from the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team, which forms part of the ... Read More »

SXSW 2017: If the Internet Has a Kill Switch, We Are It

Christopher Mondini of ICANN, Christian Dawson of the i2Coalition, Shane Tews of the American Enterprise Institute, and Matt Perault of Facebook gather to discuss the Internet’s vulnerabilities—and what we can do about them Austin, Tx.—If you’ve ever wondered whether there is a single point of failure that could take the entire Internet down in one fell swoop, rest assured: experts (at ... Read More »

Finance companies grapple with the age of uncertainty

Just over a year ago, when Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, and Gary Cohn, the investment bank’s then president, wrote their annual message to the company’s shareholders, they talked of “pervasive uncertainty”. They cited worries about economic growth, monetary policy and investor sentiment, and wrote that the UK’s referendum on EU membership, the US presidential election and market ... Read More »

Our education system is failing. It’s time to give grammar schools a go

‘The high fees of private schools, unaffordable to the majority, bring social success. This is an unacceptable situation for an advanced democratic country,’ writes Tony Pitman. Photograph: Alamy Simon Jenkins (The return of the 11-plus is Theresa May’s first real Trump moment, 9 March) seems to be happy with the status quo in education, but few others are. Employers are ... Read More »

10 most influential portable gadgets – in pictures

Kodak Brownie, 1900 The Brownie was responsible for bringing snapshot photography to the masses in 1900. A very simple cardboard box with a lens that took Kodak’s 117 roll film, the camera was named after cartoonist Palmer Cox’s popular Brownie character that adorned the box. It cost $1 (just under $30 in today’s currency) and proved very popular, selling 150,000 ... Read More »

Eye blink technology allows vicar sex abuse victim to give evidence

A former vicar has been jailed for sexually abusing a choirboy who gave evidence using eye-tracking technology which turned his blinks into words. Cyril Rowe was sentenced to four years for three counts of indecent assault at a London church in the late 70s. His victim Michael Kelsick, 47, died of motor neurone disease in a hospice before hearing the ... Read More »

Real estate mogul says this purchasing secret helps him find perfect buys

Sidney Torres has made millions developing real estate. The secret, he says, is in the buy, not the sell. In other words, renovations are not where the money’s at. “A lot of people think, ‘Oh I’m going to go in there and I’m going to renovate [the property] for a lot less and that’s where I’m going to make my ... Read More »