Harshit Kaushik

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Tesla's critics are ignoring one of the company's biggest strengths

America hasn't seen a new a major new car company since Chrysler in the 1920s, and in just over a decade, Tesla has gone from being a crazy Silicon Valley dream to a viable automaker that will deliver close to 100,000 vehicles by the end of this year.<p>But Tesla is enduring some serious growing …

Stanford professors explain their best strategy to figure out whether you should leave your job

You could theoretically deal with this situation by never taking a risk professionally. Or, you could take a calculated risk after you engage in some careful introspection — specifically by figuring out what it is that you detest most and least about your current work.<p>That second option is called …

This seamless, simple transit app wants to plan and pay for all your trips

Finnish app Whim wants to be your one-stop urban mobility solution<p>As the CEO of a high-tech transportation startup, one that’s trying to get rid of private car ownership, Sampo Hietanen has a surprising idol: Henry Ford.<p>“He introduced the dream of freedom of mobility,” said the Finnish …

Transportation

Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup

We hope you weren't scrimping and saving to put the entry-level Model X in your driveway. Tesla has quietly dropped the 60D version of its electric crossover, leaving the 75D as your only choice. While the Model X wasn't exactly a budget vehicle to start with, that definitely raises the price of …

How Elon Musk Is Using Tesla to Kill Big Oil

Tech & Science Elon Musk Tesla Oil Clean Energy<p>This has been the planet’s hottest summer in recorded history, so it’s nice to know Elon Musk has …

Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness

It has been one of those years. From tragic terror attacks to the fiercely debated Brexit results and a seemingly endless celebrity death toll (David Bowie, Prince, Victoria Wood and Terry Wogan, to name just a few), is it any wonder a recent Telegraph headline asked: ‘Is 2016 really one of the …

Happiness

​Why Microsoft is turning into an open-source company

Microsoft now has its own BSD Unix operating system, supports Ubuntu as a subsystem on Windows 10, and recently open-sourced the Xamarin software …

Solar Energy Is Now as Cheap as Fossil Fuels

<b>Exponential Finance</b> <i>celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance.</i><p>“We are now hitting a crossover point where …

What is Linux?

What is Linux? It means different things to different people, from the purist who considers it to be the kernel, to the GNU advocate who sees it as a …

IMAX to open ‘VR experience’ centers worldwide and develop its own VR camera

IMAX, one company that has more than done its part to push cinema technology forward, is preparing to toss its hat into the virtual reality ring with a set of new initiatives.<p>Following Google I/O, the firm revealed its plan to develop the IMAX VR camera, “a cinema-grade virtual reality (VR) camera” …

Must-Do Road Trips to Make Summer 2016 Unforgettable

Photo courtesy of Booking.com<p>There’s a palpable excitement that fills the air as summer approaches. The season promises long sunny days, …

Hiking

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

How Much Does It Cost to Start a Software Company?

A lot of startups talk about revenue, but not many talk about costs--operating or starting up.<p>How much money do you think it takes to start a software company? $10,000? $100,000? ONE MILLION DOLLARS?<p>A lot of startups talk about revenue, but not many talk about costs--operating or starting up.<p><i>Note:</i> …

A professor built an AI bot to make teaching easier. Will it replace him someday?

Ashok Goel had run into a problem. As a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, he taught an online course on artificial intelligence, and its 300 students sent in thousands of questions via an online forum each semester. The sheer volume of messages overwhelmed Goel and his eight teaching …

Artificial Intelligence

The truth about due diligence

There’s an expression in venture capital. It’s called the “Oh, shit” board meeting. “That’s when you learn all sorts of things that you wish you’d known after writing a company that first check,” says general partner David Hornik of August Capital.<p>It’s easy to imagine that they’ve been happening …

Are Mindfulness and Meditation the Same?

It is difficult to pick up a lifestyle magazine or scroll through your favorite yoga-related social media pages without seeing mention of the …

Mindfulness

Nintendo's next two mobile games will be free-to-play

Titles based on Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem due later this year<p>Nintendo's next two games for smartphones will be released for free on Android and iOS, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The gaming company announced last month that its next two mobile titles would be based on …

If You Love Maps, This Blog Is for You

<i>Authors’ note: All Over the Map has been relocated within National Geographic to the news section: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/all-over-the-map/. You can also follow us on RSS, or at @mapdragons on Twitter and Instagram.</i><p>There is something magical about maps. They transport you to a place …

Geography

Amazon open-sources its own deep learning software, DSSTNE

Amazon has suddenly made a remarkable entrance into the world of open-source software for deep learning. Yesterday the ecommerce company quietly released a library called DSSTNE on GitHub under an open-source Apache license.<p>Deep learning involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data …

Machine Learning

Inside Magic Leap, the startup creating a new type of reality

<i>This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Microsoft kills off Xbox 360 after more than a decade

Microsoft is to cease production of the Xbox 360, 11 years after the console first went on sale.<p>The company's head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that while the console meant a lot to its staff, "the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us."<p>Microsoft will …

Xbox 360

Opera now has free and unlimited VPN built into its browser

Opera has just put a free VPN feature in its browser, and users get unlimited data usage.<p>The VPN function will be available within its desktop …

Falcon wing doors on some Tesla Model X cars won't open or close

As the number of people who've received their Tesla Model X increases, so do the various bugs and glitches their new owners are noticing. Among the …

Tesla CEO Musk: almost 400,000 orders received for new Model 3 | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) has received almost 400,000 orders for its latest car, the model 3 sedan, its CEO said on Thursday.<p>Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2016. …

Tesla

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch

Remember how our homebrew router embarrassed off-the-shelf options? Go make your own.<p>After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf …

Linux

Facebook Inc's Surround 360 Could Shatter GoPro Inc's VR Dreams

<b>Facebook</b> recently unveiled Surround 360, a reference design for a high-end 360-degree video camera. The 17-camera rig lets users capture video in 360-degrees and use web-based software to automatically render the videos. 14 wide-angle cameras are bolted around the circular rig, and a fish-eye …

Virtual Reality

It turns out money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it the right way

We’ve all heard the maxim that money can’t buy happiness. But remember how happy you were at dinner with friends last week, or watching <i>Star Wars</i> in the cinema, or buying all four of the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels? None of that would have been possible without good old money.<p>Now researchers …

Psychology

Burned By The Sun: SunEdison Braces For Bankruptcy, But Why?

SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer based in St. Louis, is reportedly bracing for bankruptcy.<p>In fact, the beleaguered SunEdison may file for bankruptcy as soon as Sunday evening, according to Reuters.<p>The big question is why? Less than a year ago, SunEdison’s stock price had …

Solar Power

101 Most Inspiring Happiness Quotes

All of us look for happiness throughout our life’s, but unfortunately very few of us able to attain so.<p>Most of the time we see those people are …

Happiness