March 4, 2021

A subscription for baby food? It’s not as crazy as it sounds

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By Olga Massov From Mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Internet marketed direct-to-consumer subscription services […]

Virgin Hyperloop One to build $500-million research centre in Spain

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Agence France-Presse From Gadgets.ndtv Virgin Hyperloop One, a US startup developing a near-supersonic rail transit system, has reached an agreement with Spanish state-owned rail infrastructure company Adif to build a $500 million research centre in Spain, its first in Europe, the two companies said Tuesday. The 19,000-square-metre (204,000-square-foot) centre, which is planned to be open […]

How the ‘Biggest scam in Kickstarter history’ almost worked

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By Eric Larson From Mashable Rarely does a crowdfunding platform pull the plug on one of its projects. But on Thursday, June 13 2015, Kickstarter suspended all funding to a campaign called Kobe Red — just hours before the month-long endeavor was scheduled to close. Operated by a group called Magnus Fun, Inc., the project […]

The US has a ‘math problem’ — and it’s a threat to millions of Americans

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By Brian O’Connell, The Street From Business Insider The U.S. has a literacy problem, and it’s a direct threat to the financial health of millions of Americans. That’s no hyperbole – it’s the primary takeaway from a new study from Boston-based American Consumer Credit Counseling, which shows the U.S. ranks 14th on the global list of […]