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Elon Musk’s advice for when you’re dragged into useless meetings

Were Elon Musk to write a guide to business etiquette, it would likely be a slim volume, though a lively read, if his recent email to employees is any guide.<p>Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, is reportedly pushing to double production, beginning in June, of the company’s Model 3 compact car, an …

Tesla

This 21-Year-Old's $10 Million Business Is Just Nuts (Literally)

Daniel Katz started his first business at the age of 12. Nine years later, he's on his way to building an empire.<p>Daniel Katz isn't good at sitting still. He gets up each day at 2:30 a.m. to do what he calls an hour-long "heavy workout," which, depending on the day, consists of lifting weights, …

Selling

420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a homage to pot's enduring appeal and universal slang for smoking.<p>Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20 p.m.<p>How the marijuana-loving world came …

Cannabis

Double beds and urinals at 35,000 feet – introducing the aircraft interiors of the future

The winners of the 2018 Crystal Cabin Awards were revealed this week at the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The prestigious awards, which this year saw a record 91 shortlisted entries, highlight the most innovative futuristic aircraft cabin designs across eight different categories.<p>Here …

Qatar Airways

Here's Why Knowing The Correct Racing Line Makes You Faster

A lot of street driving novices might try to justify swerving like a maniac all over the road in some sort of effort to hit what they call a “racing …

Karting

YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee is the most famous person you wouldn’t recognize in public

Brownlee’s YouTube channel MKBHD has amassed nearly six million subscribers — and big tech companies are paying attention.<p>Marques Brownlee likes the fact that he still has a bit of anonymity — despite having more than six million subscribers on YouTube and more than 2.75 million followers on …

Podcasting

We visited a Tesla showroom and a Mercedes-Benz dealership — here are the biggest differences between the two

As established automakers move toward electrification, Tesla will compete more directly with traditional luxury brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.<p>Until now, Tesla has had limited competition in the fully-electric luxury space, but that will change in the next decade as auto companies plan to …

Tesla

The World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Is Now Taking Reservations

Here's how much it'll cost.<p>A hotel with an out-of-this-world view is now taking reservations — but it'll cost you.<p>Would-be space tourists have been …

Space Exploration

Aye, aye captain! 7 fun boat trips that your kids will love

1: Narrow boat, UK<p>England is criss-crossed with canals, which were built to transport goods across the country during the Industrial Age. Many have …

National Parks

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Richard Feynman

Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world<p>Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking.<p>The device, …

Artificial Intelligence

RAF Reaper destroys ISIS drone with direct hit from Hellfire missile in latest wave of attacks against extremists

An RAF Reaper destroyed an ISIS drone with a direct hit from a Hellfire missile in the latest wave of attacks against the extremists.<p>Royal Air Force …

Drones

Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere

At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even when filmmakers are careful, hues and tones can vary from shot to shot, so editors usually have to …

Tutorials

What it was really like to fly on Concorde

<b>(CNN) —</b> Earlier this year, a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 Dreamliner hitched a ride on a powerful jet stream and flew from New York to London in a record-setting five hours and 13 minutes, landing almost an hour ahead of schedule.<p>Record-setting, perhaps, but for a subsonic airliner.<p>In 1976 -- over 40 …

Engines

Top Gear's guide to chauffeuring

For the current issue of Top Gear magazine (on sale now, reputable newsagents etc…), Rowan Horncastle and I drove a Rolls-Royce Phantom to …

Autonomous Cars

Here Are the Origins of 10 Tech Terms You Use Every Day

Did you know that Thomas Edison used the term 'bug'?<p>The funny thing about language is how words and phrases seep in everyday use without anyone realizing exactly where they came from. As ubiquitous as technological devices are in our daily lives, so is the vocabulary that is attached to the …

University of Oxford

Six NASA Astronauts Describe the Moment in Space When "Everything Changed"

"This is what heaven must look like."<p>There’s no squinting in space. Things appear small, sure. From your vantage point, 254 miles above Earth, even …

Ancient Civilization

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Mary Magdalene
Game Design

25 years on, devs reflect on the influence and impact of Star Fox

An original Star Fox programmer (who also coded the stretchy Mario 64 face) joins other devs influenced by his work to talk about the development and …

Game Design

United Airlines Employees and Southwest Airlines Employees: Here's 1 Big Difference

Actually, five big differences--and some employees really love it.<p>What's the difference between United Airlines and Southwest Airlines? Here's an example.<p>Recently, United Airlines announced it was going to replace its bonus system with a new lottery bonus system, and employees revolved. But, it …

Southwest Airlines

The most successful people in the world aren't masters

As a teenager, Elon Musk read 14 books per week. At peak Olympic training, Michael Phelps spent six hours in the pool every day. Before they invaded America, The Beatles played eight-hour nonstop gigs in Germany, multiple nights a week.<p>Practice, so they say, makes perfect. And according to author …

Success

Why stress isn’t such a bad thing for young, inexperienced entrepreneurs

Similarly, unless the stressful conditions are too acutely intense, your performance improves because of greater alertness. It’s almost as if the part of your brain that handles stress were a muscle that atrophies when it is not being used.<p>Another side of the story can be found in our immune …

DARPA Is Funding Time Crystal Research

You probably scratched your head last year if you read about time crystals, likely 2017’s most esoteric, widely covered popular science story. Even …

Quantum Mechanics

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

Pew Research Center

How to schmooze your way to a six-figure salary – and why your big break could come on a flight

A former flight attendant has revealed how fine-tuning the art of schmoozing at 35,000 feet helped him land his dream job and a six-figure salary.<p>Ryan Bonnici used to work the aisles for Australian airline Qantas, starting his career as a member of the cabin crew in economy before promotion to …

Immigration

Elon Musk and the creator of Westworld made an inspirational trailer for the Falcon Heavy launch

“We’re hoping this is is the trailer for one part of the next chapter of the human story.”<p>A surprise guest joined the cast and creators of HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> at the end of the show’s SXSW panel on Saturday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, a friend of show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, appeared as a …

Falcon Heavy

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett tells a 14-year-old kid a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason …

Success