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The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

Bill Gates told new grads to read this book. Now it’s surging on Amazon.

Since stepping down as Microsoft's chief executive in 2000, Bill Gates has seen his reputation transform from that of a hard-nosed businessman intent on shutting out the competition — which produced comparisons to oil magnate John D. Rockefeller — to that of a wise, inspiring philanthropist seeking …

Self-improvement

United fallout: Airline offers compensation, passengers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two more security officers have been placed on leave and passengers say they are receiving compensation after a United Airlines passenger's violent removal from a flight on Sunday.<p>A total of three Chicago Department of Aviation officers are on leave following the incident, which has turned …

Flying

Take better smartphone photos with these simple tips and tricks

Lights, smartphone camera, action<p>By now we're all familiar with the basics of smartphone photography: You pull out your phone and push a button. But if you really plan to preserve those memories for posterity, then you'll want your phone snaps to look their best. So up your phone photo game with …

Mobile Photography

Tesla Is Building a Pickup and a Semi-Truck

Following up on earlier tweets indicating several new battery vehicles were under development, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company was planning to introduce a new semi-truck in September, with an electric pickup truck to follow in about 18 to 24 months.<p>The big truck was first hinted at …

Tesla

How to Make Cubist Photos

Using Photoshop to make cubist photos (inspired by Pablo Picasso):<p>Why?<p>For me, I don’t think photography is the most important thing. Rather, making …

Delta will now offer up to $9,950 to fliers on overbooked flights

Delta Air Lines began Friday offering its agents greater flexibility for dealing with overbooked flights, including eye-popping compensation up to $9,950 to travelers who agree to give up their seats.<p>While it sounds generous, tickets themselves such as a last-minute fare from Atlanta to …

Aviation

Bond king Bill Gross agrees to settlement in lawsuit against Pimco, ending nasty dispute

Investment manager Bill Gross has reached a settlement with Pacific Investment Management Co., the Newport Beach investment giant he co-founded and led for decades, then sued in 2015 after an acrimonious split.<p>In a joint news release Monday, Gross and Pimco executives called the settlement …

Investing

Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.<p>At a White House event with the second-largest U.S. …

Donald Trump

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

Airline Staff Violently Assaulted at Shenzhen Airport

A passenger at Shenzhen Bao’an Airport has been arrested after assaulting a Juneyao Airlines worker.A man named Qiu approached the Juneyao Airlines …

Aviation

Record heat expected for Northwest, already parched by drought

<b>(CNN) —</b> Though only six days old, summer is wasting no time and continued Saturday to bake the Northwest, threatening a second day of record-setting 100-degree-plus temperatures even as the region reels from drought.<p>An inland stretch between Seattle and Portland is forecast to roast in temperatures …

Climate Change