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Interesting Articles - April 30th 2017


After a brief hiatus, I am back. The world is moving at a break neck speed, and the news in every single sector doesn't stop for anyone. As I am writing this  post, there are so many things that I can talk about or share with everyone.

1. Trump 100 Days and 100 Lies! (Rabbit hole:-) )

News in US is dominated by Trump and his 100 days and there are so many great articles that can be shared, but the buzzfeed article really captures the 100 days for me. If you look back at all the lies from the past 100 days, you realize that Trump makes this shit up and how easily he moves from one topic to another. Remember Bowling Green Massacre?

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/100-lies-and-false-statements?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email&utm_term=.snr1ZeRO1#.gkexm2Kgx


2. Books are in fashion - eBooks sales are on decline. (4 mins)

I have moved away from eBooks and my first preference is always hard copy. For me, the only reason is that there are no distractions when reading a physical book.
I hope this trend continues.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/27/how-ebooks-lost-their-shine-kindles-look-clunky-unhip-?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

3. Flexible Work = Long Hours! (5 mins)

Who knew! Well, the article captures what we all see in today's times - There is never an "off" switch.


https://qz.com/765908/flexible-working-is-making-us-work-longer/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email


4. Sex Robot - Anyone? (12 mins)

For $15000, the robot can talk, listens, learns, and never say no!

Holy Crap!

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/27/race-to-build-world-first-sex-robot?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email


5. Textalyzer - Texting while driving (5 mins)

As I am driving, with every passing car I see people texting or navigating the web. This proposal by NY state will allow police to examine the phones to determine the findings based on an app. I understand the benefits of figuring out who the responsible party is when an accident happens, but what about Privacy? I have two conflicting thoughts about this one.

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/04/27/525729013/textalyzer-aims-to-curb-distracted-driving-but-what-about-privacy?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprpresents&utm_term=aboutnpr&utm_content=20170430




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