George Takei: ‘At Least During the Internment, We Remained a Family’

Star Trek actor George Takei, who was detained in a Japanese American internment camp when he was 5 years old, said Tuesday that the Trump Administration’s family separation policy is worse “in one core, horrifying way.” “At least during the internment of Japanese-Americans, I and other children were not stripped from our parents…”

via George Takei Slams Family Separation Policy: ‘At Least During the Internment, We Remained a Family’ — TIME

The Most Compelling Drama at the World Cup is Off the Field

The decision by FIFA, the body that governs international soccer, to award the 2026 World Cup to the combination of the United States, Canada and Mexico instead of Morocco — a nation widely considered unqualified to host the tournament — was a huge relief to many people who love the game…

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George H.W. Bush Becomes First U.S. President to Turn 94 Years Old

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — George H.W. Bush enjoyed a relaxing birthday on Tuesday as he became the first former U.S. president to turn 94. The nation’s 41st president was receiving calls and taking it easy at his seaside home eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure…

via George H.W. Bush Becomes First U.S. President to Turn 94 Years Old — TIME

The Xerox Star… a post-modern update

What’s a computer? In 1981, Xerox released a workstation called “Xerox Star.” It was the first commercial device to be what we consider a computer these days, with a bit-mapped display, a graphical user interface, a mouse, and access to e-mail. More than 30 years later, Apple is now working on a new device, code-named Star…

via Apple’s secret Star project revealed: ARM-based, touchscreen hybrid computer with LTE — 9to5Mac

$1.3 billion+ invested globally in 2018 YTD, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals

Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital from investors. One of the latest to do so is Circle, which recently announced a $110 million Series E round…

via With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals — TechCrunch