Lyft marks its 1 billionth ride as it expands beyond cars

Lyft may be an underdog relative to Uber, but it’s still huge in the transportation world. The ridesharing firm has officially provided 1 billion rides, including 233 million shared rides. That pales in comparison to Uber’s 10 billion trips. However, Uber also got a three-year head start (2009 versus 2012) and has focused on international […]

The Productivity Paradox: What Is It And How Can We Move Beyond It?

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in productivity. Put another way by Robert Solow, a Nobel laureate in economics, “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” In other words, just because our computers are getting […]

Beyond Ethereum: The battle to own blockchain’s ‘layer two’

GUEST: Ethereum  —  as the current incumbent among general-purpose permissionless blockchains  —  has to date offered the best resources, tooling, and incentives for developers to build on top of its protocol. These “layer-two” projects combine off-chain software with some number of smart contracts (which may include a native ERC20 toke…Read More

Beyond Blue Challenges Players To Explore Under The Sea

The gorgeous depths of the ocean has attracted players for years, perhaps most recently in the terrifying darkness of SOMA and the vibrant life of Abzu and Subnautica. Beyond Blue leans more toward the latter’s wonders of nature, but its realistic blue abyss and resource management means exploring the game’s near-future ocean is no simple […]

In photos: Beyond the surf, Ghana’s coast is a kaleidoscopic dream

Share this article After making plans to visit Ghana for a vacation, photographer Adrian Morris just couldn’t help but put his camera to work. From east to west, along the coast, Adrian captured candid and ethereal moments that aren’t easy to come by. In early 2018, Australian photographer Adrian Morris traveled to Ghana. Initially, he […]

Beyond Petra: Hiking borderlands and finding community in northern Jordan

Share this article On a hike along the northern stretches of the Jordan Trail, our featured contributor Lola Akinmade Åkerström finds a world of farm-to-table dining, local beekeepers and storied traditions. Wind lightly rustled through the branches of oak trees and straws of wheat while herd dogs barked in the distance. Apart from the crunching […]

Exciting New Airline Routes for May 2018 and Beyond

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‘Beyond insane and sick’: Parkland parents lash out at school shooting simulator

Parents of students murdered in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have lashed out at a new video game that lets gamers play the role of a school shooter, stalking through classrooms to rack up kills. “Active Shooter” is billed as a “SWAT simulator’, and will be released on Steam, an online […]

One side effect from Trump’s trade war could linger for years beyond his presidency

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s abrupt, erratic approach to trade, even when he does not follow through on the harshest protectionist threats, is already damaging faith in the global trading system.  “The Trump administration’s increased willingness to argue that conventional imports are a threat to national security  could have an adverse impact on the […]