The YouTubers Who Changed the Landscape for #NaturalHair

“Oh, you are gonna want to do jojoba and sweet almond oil instead of castor,” Whitney White, one of YouTube’s most famous black beauty vloggers, told me over the phone last month. The changing of the seasons was making my hair flake a bit and the castor oil I’d been massaging into my scalp was …

Google announces $1B, 10-year plan to add thousands of homes to Bay Area

The housing crisis in the Bay Area, particularly in San Francisco, is a complex and controversial topic with no one-size-fits-all solution — but a check for a billion dollars is about as close as you’re going to get, and Google has just announced it’s writing one. In a blog post, CEO Sundar Pichai explained that …

4 days left to score the best price on Disrupt SF 2019

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you an important message: You have just four days left to buy your pass to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 before the super early-bird price expires on June 21 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). There’s a pass priced for every budget (even yours), and you can spread your payments …

Sandvik created the world’s first 3D-printed diamond composite

Ask most people what words they associate with diamonds, and they’ll say “proposal”, “love”, “down on one knee” or “three months’ salary”.  But if you work in the mining industry—or if you’re a huge Minecraft nerd—diamond takes on a different meaning entirely. It’s the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth, much more durable than common …

Scala di Milano, in arrivo Dominique Meyer al posto di Pereira. Sala: “C’è consenso sul nome”

Salvo sorprese dell’ultimo minuto a guidare il teatro alla Scala di Milano sarà Dominique Meyer, manager francese che lavora a Vienna. Non fa esplicitamente il suo nome il sindaco Giuseppe Sala che è anche presidente della fondazione, ma al termine di un cda durato tre ore ha assicurato che “c’è consenso” sul nome del successore …

A Plan to Stop Breaches With Dead Simple Database Encryption

Data breaches and exposures have been so rampant over the last few years that it’s difficult to even keep track at this point, much less step back to mull a solution. But, perhaps out of necessity, researchers from the database giant MongoDB have spent the last two years developing a new database encryption scheme aimed …