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What comes after the iPhone?

Brexit deal reached

The EU and the UK agreed on a Brexit deal, but there are many hurdles ahead. Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party said it’s still not backing the deal, BBC reports. Their support is essential if Johnson wants to pass it through parliament on Saturday.

Brexit deal reaction as PM heads to EU summit - BBC News

We now have a hastily-agreed, last-minute deal, an agreement that would ensure a reasonably orderly British departure from the EU. But despite Boris Johnson’s fanfare, the devil’s in the detail. The Tory party’s own partner in this strange minority government, Northern Ireland’s DUP, won’t back this

We now have a hastily-agreed, last-minute deal, an agreement that would ensure a reasonably orderly British departure from the EU. But despite Boris Johnson’s fanfare, the devil’s in the detail. The Tory party’s own partner in this strange minority government, Northern Ireland’s DUP, won’t back this deal, making it unlikely it’ll get through Parliament.

The pound surged on Brexit deal news. It was a rollercoaster day for the sterling: It sank after the Democratic Unionist Party said it didn’t support the deal. It surged to $1.29 against the dollar after the EU and the UK announced a deal had been reached. It’s a five-month high.

The pound is rallying on a highly uncertain Brexit deal

The Brexit news is rippling through global markets, but the pound’s gain is fading and much remains uncertain. A key question is how much prime minister Boris Johnson can promise members of parlaiment to get his deal over the line. Devolved powers to Scotland and Northern Ireland, perhaps? And would that be enough?

The future of work

Is there age bias in your workplace? The “global lead of cross-generational intelligence” at software analytics company SAP spoke with Quartz on identifying and addressing ageism.

Is there age bias in your workplace? These simple exercises will tell you

I like the idea of someone tasked with “cross-generational intelligence”. Gender parity and good representation of ethnic minorities and LGBTQ at work are still important. Yet as we live longer, being inclusive on colleagues who are “older” is equally critical.

UK transit protests

The world in 50 years

What will we eat? “A lot more plants,” says scientist and author Bill Nye. Check out the predictions from artist and activist Mai Khôi, Andreessen Horowitz general partner Vijay Pande, transhumanist Zoltan Istvan, and more thought leaders.

The World in 50 Years: What will we eat?

First, what a great project Quartz has put together here. Second, eating will be determined by how fast the microprocessor evolves. If we become full cyborgs dependent on solar, etc, we could very quickly as a species lose our need for biological food altogether. That’s what the Singularity is sbout

First, what a great project Quartz has put together here. Second, eating will be determined by how fast the microprocessor evolves. If we become full cyborgs dependent on solar, etc, we could very quickly as a species lose our need for biological food altogether. That’s what the Singularity is sbout. Radical transformation. Super radical!

Surprising discovery

Marking 30 years of the web

The mysterious sounds that defined the early days of the internet. Before we were always online, logging on to the internet was a journey through sound. Here’s what those sounds actually meant.

A series of mysterious bleeps and bloops defined the early days of the Internet

The dial up sound was the soundtrack to a very distinct period in my life, and I never thought about that until I saw a video of the reactions of kids who had never heard it. I found this piece deeply satisfying for a question I never knew I had.

My dad worked on satellites when I was a kid, so my house was an early adopter of many things—including dial-up. I’d constantly request my dad “make the computers talk”—I was obsessed with the sounds modems made! I didn’t realize till I read this article how spot-on my childhood simplification was.

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Trump administration abandons peace push as Israel kills dozens in border struggle

Trump administration abandons peace push as Israel kills dozens in border struggle

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  • I have no expectation whatsoever of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to bring peace to Israel and Palestine, but I, at least, expected them to show a modicum of sympathy for the Palestinians who are mourning for those who have lost their lives. Although it is a somber start to Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak.

  • Trump's admin could have sent a message that both sides could celebrate, but instead he backed Israel and only Israel as the body count rises higher.

  • Since Israel is truly the last vestige of colonialism in the Middle East, I find these allegations that the Arabs, also known as "the indigenous people" would take umbrage with having their lands, once more carved up by outside powers, to be problematic. When British Zionists began moving back to Palestine

    Since Israel is truly the last vestige of colonialism in the Middle East, I find these allegations that the Arabs, also known as "the indigenous people" would take umbrage with having their lands, once more carved up by outside powers, to be problematic. When British Zionists began moving back to Palestine in the 1800s it's always been a suspect rationale; but that's always the case when anyone claims divine right about anything.

  • Utterly disappointed and heartbroken. I would expect more grace, compassion, and sensitivity from our peace makers. This is not okay.

  • Seriously? Hamas advertised for weeks their plan to storm the borders with women and children. Israel dropped fliers over the Gaza Strip warning them not to approach the border or they would be shot. Then the Hamas cowards hide behind the women and children they used as shields at the border so that

    Seriously? Hamas advertised for weeks their plan to storm the borders with women and children. Israel dropped fliers over the Gaza Strip warning them not to approach the border or they would be shot. Then the Hamas cowards hide behind the women and children they used as shields at the border so that you can be duped into blaming the Trumps for what Hamas planned to happen all along. Hamas exists to give the media (who willingly comply) ammunition to make Israel look like the aggressor when it's there for all the world to see. Hamas sacrificially murders their own for their evil purpose. Interesting to see you have been duped as well.

  • where is the rest of the article????

  • The premise of this article is wrong