Significant Digits For Wednesday, May 24, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. $5 A U.S. court of appeals ruled you don’t have to register your drones with the Federal Aviation Administration because small drones are just model airplanes. Save the $5 on that registration. In other news, drones are about to get way […]


Top 5 Reasons You Should Install An In-Car Camera

This article originally appeared on ValuePenguin You may have noticed in recent years that people have begun to install cameras inside their cars. At first blush, these gadgets, which can cost as little as S$30 and as much as around S$1,000 plus the price of installation, may seem like just another method of parting you from your hard-earned cash. However, our team at ValuePenguin think they are a smart investment that can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars in the long run. In the following guide, we’ll walk you through a list of reasons why installing an in-car camera, also known as a dashboard camera or “dashcam,” is well worth the cost. Installing a dashcam can save you thousands in the long run. 1. Save on your car insurance premiums One of the most direct ways you can personally benefit from installing an in-car camera is by potentially saving on your car insurance premiums. Some insurers will offer a discount on their premiums to new or renewing customers who have a camera installed. DirectAsia, for example, will discount your premium by 4% for having a dashcam installed in your car; United Motor Insurance’s Unidrive plan offers a discount as […]

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A happy ending to a poignant NBA storyline


J.R. Smith was living the dream: He got married to girlfriend Jewel Harris last summer right after his Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship; soon after, a baby daughter was on the way. 

But that dream turned scary in January when baby Dakota was born five months early. Nearly a week after birth, she still weighed just one pound. It fell beneath the mainstream radar, but Dakota’s future was a poignant storyline basketball fans followed for much of this NBA season. 

Now that story has a happy ending. 

Smith announced via Instagram on Tuesday that Dakota has finally gone home after spending the better part of five months hospitalized.  Read more…

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Apple takes a step toward lightning fast 5G


Apple is one step closer to the super-fast wireless networks of the future — or at least being able to test them, anyway. 

The company applied for a license to experiment with millimeter wave wireless technology, aka 5G, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to Business Insider. The future wireless tech is expected to massively expand networks’ bandwidth and speed, which will likely make your iPhone much faster than it is today. 

The application doesn’t share many details about the tests. It does, however, state that testing “will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks.”  Read more…

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Clever anti-cheat feature subtly makes ‘Pokémon Go’ worse for offenders


Pokémon Go is cracking down on players manipulating the game with third-party software, offenders claim. Instead of banning the players, though, developer Niantic is just making the game slightly worse for them.

Players who are caught using third-party software to find rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go are not seeing the same kind of Pokémon that regular players are seeing, Pokémon Go Hub reported earlier this week. Ironically, the players using third-party software say they’re only seeing boring, common Pokémon, no rare Pokémon.

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Canadian police officer goes to house party to break up jam sesh, plays drums instead


Members of Toronto-based rock band Vinyl Ambush feared their private gig would be shut down after police showed up to a party they were playing on Saturday. But much to their surprise, the Peel Regional Police officers didn’t break up the jam sesh, they joined in.

According to a local report from Canada’s City News, after receiving a noise complaint, cops showed up to the party and came to an agreement that the band would turn down the noise and stop playing by 9:30 p.m. That seemed pretty chill, but when the police returned later that night, the teen rockers were sure they were in trouble. Read more…

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Dude attempts to do a backflip at graduation and fails miserably

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Hackers reportedly bypass Samsung Galaxy S8’s ‘airtight’ iris scanner


Hackers have once again proved there’s no such thing as true security for your phone.

Researchers at the Chaos Computer Club (via Motherboard) claim to have bypassed the iris scanner on Samsung’s Galaxy S8 using a simple photo of a person’s iris and an ordinary contact lens.

Samsung’s “airtight” (the company’s word, not mine) iris scanner is included on the Galaxy S8 as an alternative form of biometric security in addition to the built-in fingerprint sensor.

Galaxy S8 users can choose to set up the iris scanner, which is more secure than the face recognition, to unlock the phone or authenticate Samsung Pay mobile payments.  Read more…

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Want to score a second date? Order the fried chicken and a bloody Mary


Just when you thought fried chicken couldn’t get any better, it turns out it’s the ideal first date food.

Seriously, this is the best dating news we’ve had in a long time. It comes from a newly released survey from the dating app Hinge. They asked 8,000 of their members across five U.S. cities about which kinds of first dates led to those illusive second dates. The results are instructive — and may make you thirsty. 

That’s a good thing since grabbing drinks was definitely the most effective first date move. Thirty-seven percent of people said that drinks had led to a second date. That was followed by the equally casual coffee date (34 percent saw success). Lunch and dinner, both far more of a serious time commitment, were lower on the list.  Read more…

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Significant Digits For Tuesday, May 23, 2017

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 12 years At least 22 people were killed and dozens more were injured when an apparent suicide bomber attacked a crowd leaving an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Many of the victims were children and teenagers. It was Britain’s deadliest […]


Salary Negotiation : Steps To Maximise Your Career’s Worth

Salary Negotiation: You’re Worth it Asking the boss for a raise or discussing remuneration with a prospective employer can be a daunting idea. The thought of pushing yourself into the spotlight and assigning a monetary value to your skills gives some employees stage fright, while job-seekers are fearful that a job offer will slip through their fingers if they ask too much. Such jitters are unfounded! All you need is to learn the steps for successful negotiation and apply them in an objective discussion with your boss or employer-to-be. Most bosses are prepared for such discussions, so don’t be afraid to grab your opportunity. Preparing For Your Salary Negotiation Market research Researching the market’s current rate for the salary range of your particular position is highly recommended. In fact, this should be your utmost priority! You need to clue yourself in on some reasonable parameters because requesting an excessive income could ruin your reputation, give the impression that you are money-grubbing and maybe even make you appear immature. On the other hand, asking for too little would devalue your skills and leave you treading water on developing the best possible lifestyle for yourself. Along with the salary range, research your […]

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Offers of help flood in online after Ariana Grande concert explosion


Look for the helpers. 

Within hours, if not minutes, of the events at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that saw several people dead and dozens more injured, offers of help were flooding in online.

On Twitter, one of the first hashtags to emerge from the incident was #roomformanchester, in which local people advertised rooms in their homes for anyone affected by the incident and the ensuing travel chaos. 


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Deadly Explosion Rocks Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert

Updated on May 23, 1 p.m. Ariana Grande posted her statement on Twitter after the bombing attack that left her speechless. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 Her manager Scooter Braun also released a statement via Twitter thanking the […]

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