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The week in news #66 – 2017JUL24 … 2017JUL30

For this 66th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: Ram Nath Kovind elected president in India, Michael Phelps racing a shark, Panama Papers force Pakistan’s PM resignation, Microsoft Paint discontinued, forest fires in France, etc.

As mentioned before, most contents are curated (in either English or Portuguese) via Feedly or Wikipedia’s Current Events.

  • Monday, 2017.Jul.24:
    • Ram Nath Kovind becomes India’s 14th President [The Hindu] [First Post] [Independent]
    • Kabul suicide car bomb: 30 killed in Afghan capital [BBC]
    • [2017.Feb.02] The radical future of branding [Fast Company]
    • India’s long-held love for white skin [Quartz]
    • Diogo Agostinho: “Perdemos as grandes empresas, valham-nos as PMEs!” [Expresso]
    • 6 steps to go from procrastinating to productive [Entrepreneur]
    • What cowboys can teach us about feeding the world [Gates Notes]
    • Richard Branson’s 10 quotes on collaboration []
    • Dell S2718D HDR monitor review [Tom’s Hardware]
    • Golf: Jordan Spieth wins 3rd major [ESPN]
    • Michael Phelps loses race with Great White shark [Bleacher Report] [Vox]
Michael Phelps vs Great White Shark

Michael Phelps vs Great White Shark

  • Tuesday, 2017.Jul.25:
    • Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools [The Economist]
    • Two minutes of darkness with 20000 strangers [FiveThirtyEight]
    • 4 things to remember when you’re hiring goal-oriented talent [Entrepreneur]
    • Roomba robot collects data about every house’s layout [MIT Technology Review]
    • Humanscale: the 70’s design manual that shaped everything [Fast Company]
    • Microsoft Paint (replaced by Paint 3D) to be discontinued [The Guardian] [Microsoft]
    • 5 free substitutes for Microsoft Paint [C-net]
  • Thursday, 2017.Jul.27:
    • US Senate rejects Affordable Care Act repeal without replace [New York Times]
    • Donald Trump says transgender people will not serve in the Military [The Hill] [Twitter]
    • USA passes Russia sanctions bill, leaving veto dilemma for President Trump [Washington Post]
    • Thousands evacuated due to massive fires at the Côte d’Azur and Corsica [The Guardianphotos]
    • Beautiful retro style electric bike [Fubiz]
    • Petrol and Diesel cars will be banned in the UK starting 2040 [Sky News]
    • Low-quality lidar sensors will keep self-driving cars in the slow lane [MIT Technology Review]
    • Automatons: the ancestors of the current robots [BBVA OpenMind]
Forest fires in France, July 2017

Forest fires in France, July 2017 (photo: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Friday, 2017.Jul.28:
    • Panama Papers: Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif resigns [Quartz] [BBC]
    • Should the tech giants reprogram capitalism [The Economist]
    • Facebook shuts down AI machine that created its own language [Digital Journal] [PC Gamer]
    • Dactyloscopy – following the prints of a crime [BBVA OpenMind]
    • Now that the iPod is dead, let’s kill iTunes too [C-net]
    • Tesla Model 3 is a success evem before getting to the market [Wired]
    • Tesla Model 3 is a long way from Elon Musk’s great goal [MIT Technology Review]
    • Richard Branson (about Bibian Mentel): “Make us better, not bitter!” [Virgin]
    • Meteor shower season is here, this weekend [C-net]
    • If you could ‘design’ your own child, would you? [Pulse]
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