When I think of #Hashtags I think of tiny, usually satirical, jokes. Turns out that Hashtags were actually supposed to serve a metadata purpose. Who knew? You did? Oh okay. Hashtags make it possible for users to search for content with a particular theme on social networks. Why anyone would want to search for say #disapointingsex or #deadcat is beyond me. I must admit though, there are a couple good ones with some pretty hysterical results. I did some digging and this is what I found… [Read more…]
The Great Barrier Reef is at risk. From humans, you ask? Of course. What aspect of nature is not at the mercy of cruel, heartless, unthinking humans that all but breathe in fresh air and exhale pure menace so foul it is capable of drawing tears from the eyes of environmentalists. One such demonstration of cruelty is the crown-of-thorns starfish that has begun to infest the Great Barrier Reef. Wait, starfish? That’s not a human. [Read more…]
There is making a great sandwich and enjoying it. Then, there is making a great sandwich and posting a photo of it on Instagram as an invitation to the world to bask in its glory. Which of these two scenarios provides the most satisfaction? The one where others get to look at an image of your sandwich, of course! What is a sandwich if not a thing to make the centre of community discussion? [Read more…]
The recent conference calls and earnings reports had bad news for the bigger Las Vegas casino operators: MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment both reported soft Q2 numbers for their multiple properties on the Sin City Strip, and things don’t look too good for Q3 either. [Read more…]
Tinder has become one of the most popular phone applications in the world. As is well known, Tinder aims to connect singles via a simple yet highly effective swipe left for no, swipe right for yes system. A new application called Peanut, however, is making waves of its own. Described as Tinder for mothers, it uses a very similar system to Tinder, only with the aim of connecting moms. [Read more…]
New Zealand is a wonderful part of the world to live in. From the stunning landscapes to the world-class cities, there is little that a resident can complain about, and spending time in the sun is part and parcel of the local lifestyle.
However, there is one aspect of the country that is only recently being properly investigated, and that is that New Zealand has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Australia, New Zealand’s nearby neighbour, comes in second place, highlighting just how much of an issue the disease is in this part of the world. [Read more…]
Tesla is a truly interesting company. If you do a bit of research, and read up on what the company is attempting to achieve, it really is striking how the company’s history, and goals, are like something out of a quirky film script.
Tesla makes, for those who are not aware, batteries, and by extension futuristic electric cars. And, let’s just be honest about this, I would be truly terrified trying to commercialise electric cars myself in this day and age. Why? Well, because most of the civilised world runs on petrol, and I’d be terrified that a petrol overlord would have me killed in my sleep, attempting to steal revenue from him. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever been in a large church or cathedral you’re probably familiar with the feeling of being awestruck. The interiors of churches are specifically designed to inspire feelings of immense, overbearing scale. The exteriors of churches are likewise generally beautiful and impressive. We know that architects can create impressively beautiful structures, so why exactly are so many buildings eye-wateringly ugly these days? [Read more…]
It all started in Sweden, and now fitness fanatics around the world are showing that saving the planet is all part of that daily jog. Plogging, the new earth-minded fitness trend taking the world by storm, is a mash-up of the Swedish term plocka upp (pick up) and jogging – and according to those who do it, it makes a difference. [Read more…]
Sports, to this day it remains one of the highest paying occupations in the world. Those who partake and are talented and lucky enough to ascend the upper echelons of their preferred sport are made into demi-gods. The prestige, the money, and the power is an aphrodisiac. Don’t believe me? Look at their significant others. Of course not all manner of sport is created equal. [Read more…]