Andrew Einhaus

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With No Airbus A380 Sales at Dubai, It's the End of an Airliner Era

At this week’s Dubai Airshow, one of aviation’s most important annual events, it’s unlikely Airbus will ink any new sales of its A380 superjumbo jet, …

How Google quietly revved up its very own car company

Google has set up its own car company. The tech giant has flirted with major car firms as it explores driverless cars but has also quietly set up its own auto company, according to documents obtained by the Guardian.<p>Google Auto LLC is headed by Chris Urmson, project lead for Google’s self-driving …

University of Washington

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Stop Everything: There's a New Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon and Is Better for You Than Kale

Researchers from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center say they’ve created and patented a new type of seaweed that has the …

Crazy paving: Rotterdam to consider trialling plastic roads

The Netherlands could become the first country to pave its streetswith plastic bottles after Rotterdam city council said it was considering piloting a new type of road surface touted by its creators as a greener alternative to asphalt.<p>The construction firm VolkerWessels unveiled plans on Friday for …

Sustainability

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

Eight essential apps for Muslims observing Ramadan

The alarm on your phone buzzes at 2:39am. Bleary eyed, you wolf down your toast and sip your water in the last minute before the day of fasting begins. No eating, no drinking, and no getting angry before sunset. You roll your eyes as your phone pings with notifications of yet another message with a …

Apps

The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike …

Helsinki’s free, city-wide Wi-Fi network is faster than your home internet

Many cities offer Wi-Fi hotspots for visitors. Very few local governments, however, offer free, unrestricted, high-speed Wi-Fi, fast enough for streaming video—the sort that makes your paid-for home Wi-Fi look sluggish. And even fewer provide upload speeds on par with download speeds.<p>Yet visit the …

WWDC preview: Apple's music streaming service to be announced

Apple to launch a Spotify killer at its Worldwide Developer Conference alongside iOS 9, Apple Pay and other new software that could be used on the iPhone 7<p>Ever since Apple paid $3bn (£1.8bn) for Beats Electronics and online music streaming service Beats Music last May, music lovers, the Apple …

Jeff Bezos has a rocket now, too

Blue Origin, the space company created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, had its first successful test flight yesterday.<p>Its launch vehicle, the New Shepard, powered by a BE-3 engine, reached an altitude of 307,000 feet, where the space capsule separated to float gently back down to earth. The only …

Spotify's Mobile Advertising Grew 380% In The Past Year

While originally a desktop-focused business, many users have now gone mobile, and the advertisers have followed them. Year over year (from Q1 2014 to Q1 2015), the company’s mobile advertising revenue grew an astounding 380%. Mobile is quickly becoming a go-to for many listeners, but it is also …

Creepy Or Brilliant? This Dating App Is Like Tinder… For Strangers You See In Public

Happn is a fast-growing European mobile dating startup, launching in its second U.S. market today.<p>You’re waiting in line at the deli when your phone buzzes. The new dating app you downloaded has arisen from slumber to alert you that somebody thinks you’re cute. They want to chat. But it’s not your …

Are These $1 Billion Startups A Bad Bet? The 10 Most Capital Inefficient Unicorns

We are living in an age of startups that grow big fast. But does that mean they’re truly worth the hype they’ve stirred up? Not always.<p>Last year there were 20 “unicorn” startups worth at least $1 billion, based on their valuation compared to the amount they’ve raised from investors. So far this …

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

World History

How The Fed Fostered The Oil Glut And Price Drop - Wall Street Losing Patience

Let’s start with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> article, “Banks Struggle to Unload Oil Loans,” which reveals the Fed’s role in encouraging excess oil production that led to the inevitable price drop (italics are mine):<p>Energy-sector deals have been a bright spot at a time when once-lucrative businesses, …

Interest Rates

Behind The “Wheel” Of The Mercedes Driverless Car

LED touchscreens and laser projections promise a safer, more luxurious commute.<p>It's the year 2030 and your daily commute begins with the press of a button. Using a smartphone app, you summon an autonomous car — the Mercedes F015. The car starts, exits a parking garage, and drives itself to your …

Autonomous Cars

The stalled Alibaba-Snapdeal deal is proof India’s e-commerce valuations are insane

On March 18, one of India’s most celebrated startups received a huge blow.<p>Alibaba Group Holding, promoted by Jack Ma<b>,</b> China’s third-richest man, backed off from buying a stake in Snapdeal, one of India’s largest online marketplaces. This would have been the Chinese e-commerce giant’s first direct …

Venture Capital

Why Richard Branson Thinks Failure Should Be An Option For All Entrepreneurs

Opportunities for startup success may be global, but when it comes to the risk of failure, there are still some big cultural divides.<p>If your business goes under in Europe, the stigma can set your entrepreneurial prospects back years. Tank in the US, and your experience is much more likely to be …

Entrepreneurship

Only one company has a chance to end Facebook’s dominance over news apps

<i>When it comes to the most basic form of news delivery, facts keep piling up in a way that makes native apps seem more and more questionable. Here is why it’s worth considering a move back to mobile sites or web apps…</i><p>One of the most shared statistics on mobile use is this one: Applications account …

How machine learning will feed innovation

Machine learning is rapidly approaching a golden age, and with it we’re beginning to see the possibilities that were formerly reserved for science …

Is the U.S. Vs. Foreign Stock Allocation 80/20 Rule Conspiracy?

U.S. Versus International Stock Allocation<p>How much international stock exposure should you have?<p>It’s a great question. And I’ve been looking into my …

Engineering a mass-transit app for a city without mass-transit

Our company has a simple mantra: public transit should be more accessible.<p>After spending the last few years reducing commute times in some of the world’s largest metropolises — Paris, New York, London — our riders have shown us how to best deliver on that promise.<p>With millions of commuters relying …

Here's What We Know About How Users Will Interact With The Apple Watch

"The most advanced timepiece ever created."<p>The Apple Watch, which the company debuted today at its keynote event in San Francisco, is going to be a notification machine.<p>The watch will be accurate to within 50 milliseconds and come with a fully customizable watch face. A new feature called Glances …

The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Pebble’s smartstraps are a big deal and bad news for Apple

One of the biggest criticisms of the Apple Watch, even before its officially launched, is the limited number of sensors built into the device. That’s why I suspect there’ll be some sore heads in Cupertino today after Pebble announced its plan for smartstraps.<p>After launching its color screen Pebble …