Category Archives: Technology

Pacific nations lose shortwave radio services that evade dictators and warn of natural disasters

US Geological Survey Alexandra Wake, RMIT University As a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands, triggering a tsunami warning across the Pacific, many residents of the tiny country would have turned to shortwave radio for

Photos Shine A Spotlight On Just How Beautiful Traffic Lights Can Be

These photographs are simply traffic-stopping. Lucas Zimmermann’s long exposures of a set of traffic lights near Weimar in central Germany are going viral, for all the right reasons. The 23-year-old Bauhaus University student actually snapped the images in 2013, but they

Here's How To Find Your 9 Best Instagram Posts From 2016

It’s time to reflect on your year on Instagram, guys. Remember last year when there as a generator that allowed everyone to make those collages of their best posts on the ‘gram? You know, the ones with the hashtag #2015BestNine? 

You Can Now Order Plan B On Seamless

Need some Plan B, but don’t want to leave your apartment? Seamless it.  According to Reddit user Geneverve, Seamless users can now buy snacks, dinner, dessert and Plan B One-Step; that is, if you live near the Lower East Side in

Mom's Instagram Account Highlights The Hilarious Things Her Kids Say

Parents know that kids say the darndest things. And this U.K. mom wants to remember all the magic.  Since May, Lisa Brazier aka “Mummy Piggles” has been posting photos of her daughters on Instagram ― with some of their funniest

These Dolls May Be Spying On And Recording Your Children

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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week’s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then

Students Create Brilliant Extension That Identifies Fake News

As the influence of fake news on the recent presidential election continues to be a hot topic, one group of students may have found a solution to getting duped by inaccurate sources.  A team of four graduate and undergrad students

San Francisco Mayor Rejects Tough Restrictions On Airbnb

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) vetoed a bill Thursday that would have restricted short-term rentals in the city to 60 days a year, notching another win for Airbnb and other home-sharing companies. The bill, introduced by San Francisco city

Weekend Roundup: How Social Media Splits the Global Conversation

Every year The WorldPost joins with MIT collective intelligence research scientist Peter Gloor and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to measure the most influential thought leaders and the top platforms for the exchange of ideas in the global digital realm.