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The McFly project wants to launch flying taxis on the blockchain in Nairobi

The McFly project has announced that they are in the process of setting up infrastructure for their autonomous flying car taxi service in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi will be part of the 23 cities around the world where the Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) urban flying taxis service is hoping to …


Target Just Released 1700 Swimsuits, Zero Airbrushed Images

Target has been one of the mass brands that has lead the way as far as depicting true-to-life images in its campaigns. And its latest campaign for …

Photo Manipulation

Plattsburgh has become the first city in the US to ban cryptocurrency mining

The mayor says the city has the cheapest rates of electricity in the world, leading cryptocurrency miners to use it as a base<p>Plattsburgh, New York, has become the first city in the US to ban cryptocurrency mining in the city for the next 18 months<i>.</i> The city council unanimously voted to impose the …


Snapchat stock loses $800 million after Rihanna responds to offensive ad

Rihanna is the latest celebrity to send Snap's stocksliding.<p>The singer tore into the app on Thursday for allowingan offensive ad to appear on its platform. Her remark sent Snap (SNAP)'s stock down nearly 4%, erasing nearly $800 million from its market value. Snap's stock closed down 1% on …

Social Media

'Superman' retires: Hong Kong billionare Li Ka-shing steps down from CK Hutchison Holdings at age 89

Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka-shing, announces his retirement as chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, bringing to a close a rags-to-riches story that made him a hero in the freewheeling capitalist hub. Sareena Dayaram reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook

Hong Kong

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If you’re over 40 and work, you’re in for some big surprises

This article is reprinted by permission from<p>Boomers and Gen Xers: Your working world is in for major disruptions between now and …


Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

Papua New Guinea

Why Trump’s admission that he made stuff up to Justin Trudeau is particularly bad

In a fundraising speech Wednesday, President Trump admitted once and for all that he just makes stuff up. The man who has racked up more than 2,000 false and misleading claims as president said he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that United States runs a trade deficit with Canada …

Donald Trump

Microsoft’s new gaming cloud division readies for a future beyond Xbox

Cloud services seen as the future of games<p>Microsoft shipped its first video game in 1981, appropriately named <i>Microsoft Adventure</i>. It was an MS-DOS game that booted directly from a floppy disk, and set the stage for Microsoft’s adventures in gaming. A lot has changed over the past 37 years, and when …

Satya Nadella

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Harley-Davidson going all-in on electric motorcycles

The last time a trade war happened in the U.S., things didn't go well for the economy. Will history repeat itself as Trump puts a tariff on steel and aluminum? Here are the facts. Just the FAQs<p>Looking into buying an electric motorcycle? We tested the Zero SR and here is what you need to know about …


This drone has an origami arm that unfolds to pick up objects

Thanks, scientists for literally arming the drones<p>In a quest to make drones more functional (and just a little bit creepier), scientists have created a foldable robotic arm that allows drones to pick up objects inside narrow ditches.<p>The arm, described in a study published today in <i>Science Robotics</i>, …


Toys R Us tells workers it will liquidate and sell or close all stores

Take a trip back to your younger days with one of the nation's best-known retail chains. USA TODAY<p>Toys R Us, a nostalgic favorite even as many shoppers moved to Amazon and huge chains like Walmart, plans to close up to 182 stores, or about 20 percent of its U.S. locations. (Jan. 24) AP

Toys "R" Us

YouTube didn’t tell Wikipedia about its plans for Wikipedia

Well, this is awkward<p>At SXSW yesterday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the platform would start adding information from Wikipedia to conspiracy-related videos within the next few weeks. “We will show a companion unit of information from Wikipedia showing that here is information about …


Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Stephen Hawking

Palestinian Prime Minister survives assassination attempt in Gaza, PA says

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an assassination attempt in northern Gaza on Tuesday morning, according to Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency.<p>Hamdallah, who was making a short trip to the coastal enclave to mark the opening of a new water …


Prosecutors will seek death penalty in Parkland school massacre

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prosecutors will seek to put Nikolas Cruz to death for carrying out last month's massacre at a Parkland, Florida, high school, they announced in court filings Tuesday.<p>A Broward County grand jury last week indicted the 19-year-old gunman on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first …


Consumer Reports' worst car brands for 2018

We're looking at the worst car brands as ranked by Consumer Reports. In first place is Fiat. Here's the 2018 Fiat 500L FCA US LLC, © 2017 FCA US LLC<p>In second place is Jeep. Here's a Renegade, which has changed little from its 2015 model-year introduction Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images<p>In third …

Automotive Industry

The Navy keeps encountering mysterious UFOs — and no one can figure out what they are

"I can tell you, I think it was not from this world," retired US Navy pilot Commander David Fravor told ABC News in an interview in December 2017.<p>"I'm not crazy, haven't been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I've seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this …


Meet In-N-Out’s Billionaire Owner, a Millennial Drag Racing Enthusiast Who Has Been Married 4 Times and Escaped Kidnapping Twice

And she's very serious about the burger chain's future.<p>In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948, but new blood has recently taken over. The …

Jay Leno

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets — by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. Its services have previously …

San Francisco

Google cofounder Larry Page has been secretly testing flying taxis in New Zealand

Kitty Hawk, the flying car startup financially backed by Google cofounder Larry Page, has been quietly testing flying taxis in New Zealand. We first saw the news via The New York Times.<p>The company has been testing what looks like a hybrid between a helicopter and a glider over the South Island of …

Jacinda Ardern

Why You May Want to Avoid These 2 Types of Blood Pressure Meds

For people with high blood pressure, fluctuating readings are a warning sign that you might need to change medication.<p>New research presented today at …


The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Amazon Web Services

A new bill could finally ban predatory inmate phone costs

For nearly two decades, criminal justice reform advocates have been fighting to fix a persistent and egregious flaw in the US prison system: the frequently exorbitant cost of inmate phone calls, which can run up to $17 for a 15-minute local phone call. A confluence of market failures, political …

Mignon Clyburn

Rex Tillerson has been fired. Experts say he did damage that could last “a generation.”

Tillerson was “one of the worst secretaries of state” in modern history, according to experts from across the political spectrum.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired by President Donald Trump, according to White House officials’ statements on Tuesday morning.<p>He was in office for a little over …

Donald Trump

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

3D Printing

12 Simple Habits That Will Make Your Professional Life and Personal Life Better

Nice guys (and gals) don't finish last.<p>I'd be the first to admit that as a young entrepreneur, I was in it for myself. Credit? Yep, I'll take some. Money? I could always use more of that. Attention? Sure, put the camera on me.<p>It's sad and strange to think about now. Over time, I've been fortunate …

Work-life Balance

Google’s Project Fi is the best cellphone plan you’re not using

Google has a solution for everyone who is tired of seeing astronomical cell phone bills at the end of each month. Launched in 2015, Project Fi is an …

Cellular Networks