Bernie Madoff, the financial manager serving 150 years in prison after the collapse of his $65bn pyramid scheme, is dead at 82. The former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, Madoff operated the world's largest investment fraud, with his 4,800 clients ultimately disclosing some $18bn in losses going back to the 1970s. The scheme collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis; he was turned in by his sons.
A 6-year-old girl who fell 100 feet to her death from a mineshaft-themed ride at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado was not properly secured in the ride, report investigators. Investigators found the girl, Wongel Estifanos, was sitting on the two seatbelts instead of wearing them across her lap, and the ride's two newly hired… READ THE REST
George Holliday, who filmed the savage beating of black motorist Rodney King by a gang of angry white cops from Los Angeles Police Department, is dead at 61. On March 3, 1991, Holliday stood on the balcony of his apartment and used his Sony Video8 Handycam to record four white Los Angeles police officers using… READ THE REST
Clive Sinclair, the British entrepreneur whose tiny and inexpensive gadgets pioneered a computing revolution in the UK and beyond, is dead at 81. [The Guardian. ↬ Joel Johnson] His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for… READ THE REST
Video conferencing has become a necessity, as working from home has grown by 173% since 2005. With all of these people working from home, virtual backgrounds during video calls have never been more important. A virtual background is the easiest way to avoid cleaning up your messy office, add some creativity to your boring work call, and… READ THE REST
Whether it's a music festival or your buddy's backyard, a little cannabis never fails to bring people together. But your purse and backpack simply aren't designed to carry delicate smoking accessories, like rolling papers or filters, and if these things get damaged, your good time is bound to be a bummer. No matter where you're… READ THE REST
Just because you know how to whip up a mean spaghetti bolognese doesn't mean you have what it takes to open a successful restaurant. The same can be said with business and software development — the two are based in somewhat different wheelhouses but go hand in hand in a wide range of industries. Whether… READ THE REST