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Furniture startups skip the showroom and go straight to your door

Startups making delivery and transport easier than ever are a hit with venture capitalists, so it’s not a surprise that young tech companies delivering home staples — living room sets, dining room tables, couches and more — are raising big dollars.<p>From 2010 through 2017, venture investors have …

Startups

3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world.<p>Hyper-loquacious and media-savvy, Cody Wilson is fond of telling …

Gun Control

22 Books Highly Recommended by Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are often voracious readers.<p>People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.<p>1. <i>You Are a Badass</i> …

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Learn to code with Unreal Engine 4 by taking this online course that's on sale for $19

What do games like <i>Gears of War</i>, <i>Mass Effect</i>, and <i>XCOM</i> have in common? Besides their shared objective of blowing aliens to bits with great big laser …

Game Development

Facial recognition is here to stay. And we should all probably accept it

For the past few years, the world’s biggest tech companies have been on a mission to put artificial-intelligence tools in the hands of every coder. The benefits are clear: Coders familiar with free AI frameworks from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or Facebook might be more inclined to someday work for …

Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco's newest restaurant has a robot flipping its burgers

If you find yourself in San Francisco and craving a hamburger, you might want to keep an eye out for Creator on Folsom Street. The new joint, which is set to open to the public on June 27, offers burgers at $6, cooked from start to finish by a robot.<p>The machine has been in the making for the past …

San Francisco

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 …

Why China Is Crushing the U.S. in Solar Energy

China is putting its weight behind building a large solar industry, something the U.S. hasn't done in any material way.<p>By any objective measure, …

Technology Gives Healthcare an Adrenaline Shot | U.S. Trust

Capital Acumen Issue 32<p>Technology Gives Healthcare An Adrenaline Shot<p>With technology generating futuristic advances, look for investment opportunities within healthcare — and beyond.<p>BY IAN PRIOR, U.S. Trust<p>Illustrations by Stuart Bradford.<p>The silicon chip and the stethoscope have long gone hand in …

Technics turns out a turntable designed to be an audiophile's dream

Popular audio brand Technics announced a special reissue of its classic SP-10 turntable in the form of the Technics SP-10R, a new product that the …

Apple: expect a radical iPhone redesign for its 10th anniversary

On 12 September Tim Cook’s company will hold its first event at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Here’s what they will (probably) talk about<p>Apple will hold a press event on 12 September to unveil its much anticipated new iPhones, which are expected to introduce a whole new …

Musk and Zuckerberg bicker over the future of AI

It's easy to imagine the world's most powerful people as being mysterious and aloof, but thanks to the wonders of Twitter, we can now regularly witness them being just as petty as the rest of us. Everyone's favorite eccentric billionaire Elon Musk is the latest example of this, publicly slamming …

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

by nbcmach July 14, 2017 Earth & Energy 26104<p>Tereza Pultarova, Live Science Contributor<p>Energy-Neutral<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern …

Clean Energy

A Plasma Rocket Engine May Get Us To Mars In 40 Days (Elon Musk, Are You Listening?)

Born the son of Chinese and Costa Rican parents and with just $50 in his pocket, Franklin Chang Diaz came to the U.S. to do his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut and later, his graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the time, the 18-year-old had no idea …

Space Exploration

The world's first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it's not from Apple

Forget the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8.<p>RED, the company that makes professional digital cameras for shooting Hollywood movies, is making a …

Galaxy Note

10 Stocks You Will Want to Own Forever

Warren Buffett turned 87 on August 30, 2017. And there are no signs that he plans to slow down yet. Given his net worth of $80.2 billion, that can …

Investing

Are You $100,000 Short of Launching Your Business? This Is What You Need to Do

Get ready: These action items will alleviate all of your startup money worries.<p>Whether you're starting a digitally-based business or opening up a storefront retail space, startup costs are commonplace for all entrepreneurs alike. Some can sneak away with a "started in my garage with nothing but my …

Personal Finance

A Search Engine for Programming Language Syntax Is a Pretty Good Idea

Coding very often means Googling.<p>The current search engine for programming language syntax is Google. Knowing how to search for information is a key skill in knowing how to program at all. You can know all of the algorithms and a half-dozen programming languages inside-out, but you will nonetheless …

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth

Trying to beat companies like Procter & Gamble and Airbnb at the innovation game? Wharton professor David Robertson offers an alternative strategy.<p>"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble …

Innovation

How the Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

There's potential to unleash a revolution in productivity.<p>I was eleven years old when my family got its first computer in 1981. It didn't do much. Mostly, I used it for writing reports for school and playing video games. My dad also ran some spreadsheets to help him run his business, but for the …

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A West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics

Robbie Barrat started building AI on a bet.<p>His high school programming club was arguing about whether artificial intelligence could ever accomplish tasks better than humans. Barrat thought the answer was obvious. A few of his peers, however, weren’t so easily convinced and asked for proof by the …

Artificial Intelligence

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as something of a risk-taker, had moved himself and his family from New Jersey to Silicon Valley, and raised some modest seed funding for his new startup focused on self-driving cars.<p>His startup, dubbed AutoX, has done its best to stay under the radar to …

Lenovo got almost everything right with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon

If only it had an SD card slot...<p>IBM’s ThinkPad has always been my paragon for what a good laptop should be. Never mind the general perception of ThinkPads as boring and frumpy machines for office types; I’ve always loved the reliability and unrivaled durability of those IBM designs. But I’ve spent …

The top 18 trends of 2018 are here!

Buzz about turmeric’s anti-inflammatory powers dominated 2017, but 2018 is all about moringa. North American healthy food companies have discovered …

Ever wanted to make your own phone? Cyrcle shows you how

If you've always wanted to know how to make a phone, a new Kickstarter campaign is offering classes to teach you how to build a 3D-printed phone of your very own.<p>The classes will take place in maker spaces around the US in early 2017. Pledge $199 or more to Dtoor's campaign and you get to join the …

Elon Musk turns 47 today — here's the incredible story of how he went from getting bullied in school to the most interesting man in tech

On Thursday, Musk turns 47 years old, and he's already racked up a long string of victories.<p>As CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and cofounder of OpenAI, Musk seems to be everywhere all at once, pushing all kinds of incredible new technologies. He's said he won't be happy …

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