This was the email that convinced the billionaire Emir of Dubai to rescue a community centre in a rural British village

Submitted by Tech Insider on June 29, 2017 - 7:27am

Emir of Dubai

A rural British village has succeeded in an audacious appeal for funding from the billionaire Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The villagers of Godolphin Cross, in Cornwall, wrote to Sheikh Mohammed asking that he support their campaign to raise up to £100,000 ($130,000) to buy the local Methodist chapel.

Xiaomi's $1,470 projector brings cinema-quality visuals to your home

Submitted by Android Central on June 29, 2017 - 7:20am

Xiaomi's high-end laser projector is amazing.

Xiaomi is known for selling budget products that offer amazing value for money, and while its latest product costs $1,470, it comes out to be fairly affordable when you look at the features on offer. Xiaomi says that the Mi Laser Projector is the "world's first truly cinema-level laser projector TV," offering 5,000 lumens brightness, 3,000:1 contrast levels, and covering over 85% of the NTSC color gamut.

Google DeepMind is giving 3 NHS trusts free access to its Streams app (GOOG)

Submitted by Tech Insider on June 29, 2017 - 7:20am

Nurse NHS hospital

Google DeepMind is giving three NHS trusts free access to a patient monitoring app known as Streams, which delivers push alerts to doctors and clinicians when their patients' conditions suddenly deteriorate.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust confirmed on Thursday that DeepMind — a London-based artificial intelligence startup acquired by Google in 2014 for £400 million — is letting it use Streams for free.

Rupert Murdoch's £11.7 million quest to take full control of Sky just suffered a setback

Submitted by Tech Insider on June 29, 2017 - 7:15am

rupert murdoch

Rupert Murdoch's attempt to take control of the entirety of the Sky broadcasting network suffered a setback on Wednesday, as the government said it intends to refer the £11.7 billion ($15.2 billion) deal to regulators.

The media billionaire's US company 21st Century Fox already owns 39% of the British broadcaster and wants to spend more cash to buy the remaining 61%.


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