Kansas City just installed free public Wi-Fi and dozens of ‘smart’ streetlights

Kansas City, a place long known for jazz and barbecue, now wants to be known as one of the most futuristic cities in America. Last week, the city announced plans to install free public Wi-Fi covering 50 blocks of its downtown, 125 “smart” streetlights that automatically dim when no one is underneath them, and a(…)


Plane carrying dozens bursts into flames as it crashes near Russian airport

A Boeing 737-800 passenger jet crashed as it was trying to land at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southwestern Russia early Saturday local time, according to Russian authorities. The Russian Ministry of Transport and the Southern Regional Emergency Center confirmed the crash of the FlyDubai airliner at 3:50 a.m. local time. Early reports indicated all passengers(…)


Russia detains dozens of protestors demanding release of jailed Ukrainian pilot

Police in Moscow detained dozens of peaceful protesters demanding the release of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as top U.S. officials added their voices to the growing chorus of Western leaders and diplomats calling on Russia set her free. Around 100 demonstrators gathered in Moscow on March 8, International Women’s Day, to demand that the Kremlin(…)


Maker Studios announces new original content program with dozens of creators

LOS ANGELES — Maker Studios wants creators to “SPARK” with its new talent and programming incubator of the same name. The Disney-owned digital entertainment company announced Thursday it has invited 34 creators from the digital space — including “Ellen” alum Sophia Grace, prank superstar Magic of Rahat and Viner Nampaikid — to collaborate and pitch original concepts that could be developed(…)