The first week of Paul Manafort’s high-stakes criminal trial took off with a bang: Here’s everything you need to know

The first week of Paul Manafort’s high-stakes criminal trial took off with a bang: Here’s everything you need to know

On Friday, Cindy Laporta, a longtime accountant for Paul Manafort, admitted to helping Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, falsify financial documents in an effort to commit tax fraud. In one notable exchange, Asonye asked Laporta to describe a conference call in September 2015. During the conference call, Laporta said Gates asked Manafort’s tax preparers…

LEGO launch their first sustainable blocks made from sugarcane – and they hope to roll it out to most products by 2030

LEGO launch their first sustainable blocks made from sugarcane – and they hope to roll it out to most products by 2030

Danish toymaker LEGO has high ambitions for its sustainability program: by 2030, the company intends to manufacture most of its products and packaging using environmentally friendly materials or recycled sources. In 2018, the company took its first step towards these goals by introducing plastic blocks made of plant-based materials — in the shape of plants.…

Here’s our first look at Facebook’s dating feature, now being tested by its employees

Here’s our first look at Facebook’s dating feature, now being tested by its employees

Facebook is trying to get into the dating game — and we’ve just had our first proper glimpse at how it might look. The company is now testing its „Facebook Dating” feature internally. App researcher and reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong dug up the signup screen for the new feature, and shared screenshots on Twitter…

First woman wins world yacht race

First woman wins world yacht race

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWendy Tuck: „It’s a great day for sailing”Australian Wendy Tuck has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper round-the-world yacht race. Thousands watched her team return to Liverpool, nearly a year after 12 yachts set out from the city. The 53-year-old told the Australian Daily…

This is what first, business, and economy class looks like on a double-decker Airbus A380

This is what first, business, and economy class looks like on a double-decker Airbus A380

Portuguese airline Hi Fly allowed us onto its Airbus A380. The Airbus A380 is a double-decker plane that can hold up to 800 passengers. Inside business class Hi Fly passengers get a 15.4″ screen to watch films or play games; they also get seats that fully recline to make a bed. In Hi Fly’s luxury…

First malaria drug in 60 years approved

First malaria drug in 60 years approved

Image copyright Science Photo Library A drug to treat malaria – the first such pill to get approval in 60 years – has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria, which makes 8.5 million people ill each year. This type of…

The first reviews of Apple’s new MacBook Pro are out — here’s what critics had to say

The first reviews of Apple’s new MacBook Pro are out — here’s what critics had to say

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple released new versions of the MacBook Pro last week, which included quieter keyboards and new specs that boost performance. Some publications have received MacBooks to review from Apple, and the consensus seems to be that there’s a big improvement in performance, but other features like the quieter keyboards aren’t as exciting.…

First video of Thai soccer team since their rescue shows them waving as they recover in hospital

First video of Thai soccer team since their rescue shows them waving as they recover in hospital

Thai officials have shown the first videos documenting the recovery of the boys who this week made a dramatic escape from a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand. In a series of videos shown at a press conference on Wednesday evening, members of the Wild Boar soccer team can be seen wearing face masks and…