Hans Hofmann

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“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the “eigenvector of a matrix,” humongous wealth, and extraordinary power.<p>In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, <b>Larry Page</b> and <b>Sergey Brin</b> watched from …

Silicon Valley

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

Think Power's Expensive in Texas This Year? Just Wait Until 2019

Massive coal plant retirements are already pushing up Texas power prices, and next year it could get even worse.<p>Vistra Energy Corp. eliminated more …

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

Silicon Valley

Ditch Your Smartphone Keyboard For Gboard

Whether on Android or iOS, you likely already use Google Maps for navigation. You use Gmail for email. You use YouTube to watch videos. And you’re …

The Declaration of Independence was a plea for help

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>Americans celebrate July 4 as their independence day, a moment of patriotic pride and exuberance. On this …

iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides

iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean <b>a lot</b> -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps.<p>There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this …