Hello Everyone it’s Soheil here with your Nerd News for this week! We’re looking to the future!!!. We want to sharing the  5 news topics that are interesting to us! Stick around and make sure to comment on this video!

David Attenborough Themed Raves Are Taking The UK By Storm.

Source:  http://mixmag.net/read/david-attenborough-themed-raves-are-taking-the-uk-by-storm-news

Jungle Boogie, an all-night dancing affair that pays homage to the world’s most beloved biologist, has recently sold out two 600 – 800 capacity shows in both Leeds and Liverpool.

Playing episodes of Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II behind a DJ who throws down samples of the 91-year-old naturalist’s narration, ravers don cut-out masks of the wildlife expert’s head, take photos with a life-size cutout of Attenborough and dance the night away to house, funk and disco under the fake foliage of each venue’s jungle-themed atmosphere.

The S9 Keeps the 3.5mm Headphone Jack!

Source:  https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/circuitbreaker/2018/2/25/17046338/samsung-galaxy-s9-headphone-jack-leak-confirmed

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S9 today, and yes, as indicated by previously leaked images, there is a headphone jack. While many companies have opted out of including a headphone jack — the iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro — some, like Samsung, have continued to include the headphone jack and be… just fine.

Sure, Samsung could have readily ditched the 3.5mm connector, but why? As said before, wireless audio is fine, not great. No one is asking for headphone jacks to be removed, and, “dongles are stupid, especially when they require other dongles,”

  1.  Life imitates art as Disney opens STEM center in Oakland with that Black Panther money.

Source: https://www.avclub.com/life-imitates-art-as-disney-opens-stem-center-in-oaklan-1823337661

Disney is just shoveling up money thanks to Marvel’s Black Panther, but there are only so many disappointing Toy Story-themed Disney World attractions you can blow your money on at one time. So, in what seems to be an overt nod to Letitia Wright’s teenage genius Shuri, Disney has announced that it’s donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Club Of America to help expand its STEM programs. That comes from ComingSoon, which says Disney’s money will also be used to establish a STEM Center Of Innovation in Oakland, California.

  1. Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities – “ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead.”

Source: https://apnews.com/e47ebfaa1b184130984e2f3501bd125d

BOSTON (AP) — One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead.

And in what could be a new wrinkle, a service by Uber called Express Pool now is seen as directly competing with mass transit.

Uber and Lyft argue that in Boston, for instance, they complement public transit by connecting riders to hubs like Logan Airport and South Station. But they have not released their own specific data about rides, leaving studies up to outside researchers.

And the impact of all those cars is becoming clear, said Christo Wilson, a professor of computer science at Boston’s Northeastern University, who has looked at Uber’s practice of surge pricing during heavy volume.

  1. Amazon will be buying the Ring for $1 Billion Dollars.

 

Amazon is expected to keep Ring as an independent business, much like it has with its other acquisitions, like Zappos and Twitch, according to GeekWire, which earlier reported details of the deal. Financial details of the move were not disclosed, but Reuters reported it could be worth more than $1 billion, making it one of the largest acquisitions in Amazon’s history.

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/27/amazon-buys-ring-the-smart-door-bell-maker-it-backed-through-alexa-fund.html

  • Amazon is reportedly buying smart doorbell maker Ring for more than $1 billion.
  • Amazon has previously invested in Ring through the Alexa Fund, its investment arm exclusively investing in Alexa-powered devices.
  • Ring has raised $209 million so far and was last valued at $760 million, according to Pitchbook.

 

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