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The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

iPhone X review: face the future

Works in progress can still be great<p>After months of hype, endless speculation, and a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays, the iPhone X is finally here. Apple says it’s a complete reimagining of what the iPhone should be, 10 years after the original revolutionized the world. That …

Uber’s CEO was brought down by a God complex—and that should scare the rest of Silicon Valley

Disruption isn’t just a buzzword in Silicon Valley—it’s a religion. And its high priest is undeniably Uber, the ride-sharing service that revolutionized transportation by allowing customers to hail a cab with the push of a button.<p>Uber has long prided itself on ignoring the status quo and rewriting …

Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city

Welcome to Amazontopia<p>Amazon’s drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology actually work. One of these is getting drones near enough to large populations so they’re more efficient than regular road …

​DNA data storage landmark: Now it's 215 petabytes per gram or over 100 million movies

Synthetic DNA could be the answer to the world's accelerating data-storage needs, and now researchers have shown that it can have a much higher …

Warren Buffett just shared his best investment advice, and said the 'elite' have wasted $100 billion ignoring it

The letter covers a bunch of topics, touching on everything from stock buybacks to his favorite book of 2016, and also provides some investment advice.<p>"Over the years, I've often been asked for investment advice, and in the process of answering I've learned a good deal about human behavior," …

Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this

The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I’m a believer. An incredible amount of money is pouring into companies focused on AI/ML, as it …

Architects Reveal What They Think "The City of the Future" Will Look Like

When you imagine what the cities of the future will look like, it’s hard to think that we can do more than what some nations have already achieved. …

Aurora, meet Alexa: Nanoleaf gets new Amazon Echo controls

Nanoleaf's smart bulbs and color-changing Aurora wall panels already work with Siri -- now, you can control them with Alexa commands, too.<p>"Alexa, turn the wall on."<p>Saying that sentence out loud while alone at home might have made you seem like a crazy person just a few years ago, but times have …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe

When the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was announced in September, it was with the stated goal of educating the public on artificial intelligence, studying AI’s potential impact on the world, and establishing industry best practices. Now, how those goals will …

Artificial Intelligence

Chemical-free community swimming pool is filled with recycled rainwater filtered through plants

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill neighborhood swimming pool. Instead of harsh chemicals and bland concrete, this elegant pool, designed by Philippe …

The new world order, 2017

One insistent question that will shape 2017 is whether we’re witnessing the gradual decay of the post-World War II international order, dominated by the economic and military power of the United States.<p>After the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, it became fashionable to talk of the United States as …

Geopolitics

UAE to facilitate sending tourists to space in future

Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016<p>Abu Dhabi: The UAE is trying to create an environment in the space sector to facilitate sending tourists to space in future, a …

Space travelling passenger jet could make London to New York in two hours

A newly designed hypersonic jet could take passengers from London to New York in as little as two hours.<p>The Paradoxal would make the trip in record …

Get the Apple TV 'Aerial' Screensaver on Your Mac (or PC)

The Apple TV has a lovely screensaver called "Aerial." It shows beautiful, drifting scenes from around the world (you can spot New York, San …

Stephen Hawking

One killed after World War II-era bomb goes off in western Germany

At least one person has been killed after a bomb dating back to World War II went off near the western German city of Bonn. The explosion was …

Pope Francis: Christmas has been ‘taken hostage’ by materialism

Birth of Jesus should remind world of the suffering of children today, pontiff says in Christmas Eve address at Vatican<p>Pope Francis said Christmas has been “taken hostage” by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war-weary.<p>…

Pope Francis

Canada well on its way to a renewable-energy future

<i>Christopher Barrington-Leigh is assistant professor in the School of Environment at McGill University</i><p>In 2016, renewable energy surpassed coal as the largest source of installed power capacity in the world. China's carbon emissions peaked. The German upper house, the Bundesrat, voted to ban …

GOP’s next battle against gay rights: Proposed First Amendment Defense Act will use “religious freedom” to legalize discrimination

<b>FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a rally at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin, Ind. Cruz won 11 states and finished a surprising second in a Republican presidential primary, but his popularity may be slipping</b> …

Futuristic power plant complex generates clean power through wind, solar and geothermal energy

A newly designed futuristic power plant complex, EXOSPHERE, pioneers a unique paradigm for sustainable buildings in the Dominican Republic. Four wind …

2016 wasn't so bad: 5 ways this year will shape the future

When we look back, 2016 could be the year we started to live longer, better and beyond Earth.<p>It's been hard to miss all the ink and pixels declaring 2016 the year of humanity's discontent. That judgment's tough to deny in the realm of geopolitics, given awful conflicts in places like Syria, acts of …

5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) has officially gone mainstream. Industry research firm Gartner named AI as its number one strategic technology for a second year in a row. The acquisitions race among giants like Google, IBM, Salesforce and Apple to purchase private AI companies keeps heating up — 2016 …

The Sex-Haver’s Guide to Using the New iPhone Emoji

In the latest iOS 10 update, Apple added hundreds of new and redesigned emoji. The world of the emoji can be difficult to navigate, for sex-havers …

Welcome To The City Of Trump

Some may cast blame on blue-city urbanites for overlooking the needs of Americans in rural flyover states during this election, but the fact of the matter is that America is urban. Over 60% of the U.S. population currently resides in cities–a figure likely to only grow. And if most Americans live …

The Super Affluent City That’s Surrounded By Poverty

In Chapter 4 of Trump City, Trump’s tax plan offers more autonomy to big cities, but at a big cost to the poor.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance, and social reform to</i> …

The Privatized City Where Everything Is Tolled

In Chapter 1 of our Trump City series, we look at Trump’s privatization plan, and a city that charges you for everything.<p><i>This article is part of our seven-part series on the future of cities under President-elect Trump, for which we asked experts in urban planning, city surveillance, and social</i> …

Technophobes can relax – there’s no such thing as the fourth industrial revolution

The theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum (“WEF”) in Davos was the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Professor Klaus Schwab, WEF’s founder, has even …

Artificial Intelligence

Solar-Panel Roads to Be Built on Four Continents Next Year

Electric avenues that can transmit the sun’s energy onto power grids may be coming to a city near you.<p>A subsidiary of Bouygues SA has designed rugged …

Clean Energy