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Airbnb loses CFO Laurence Tosi, company says it won't go public this year

Airbnb is losing its Wall Street-savvy CFO, getting its first COO and ruling out going public in 2018, delaying any payout for employees and early …

Startups

Zaha Hadid's Private Miami Beach Home Is on the Market for $10 Million

You can even purchase the late architect's bespoke furniture<p>The late Zaha Hadid designed many magnificent buildings around the world, including stunning residential towers in Miami and New York. Just as extraordinary: the Miami Beach unit she called home. Located in the W Hotel in South Beach, …

19 Travel Tips I’ve Learned After Visiting 60+ Countries

Dress appropriately.<p>Whether you’re moving to a new country or taking off on a two-week holiday, here are 19 things you should know before you go:<p><b>1. Take two debit cards and two credit cards.</b> Your credit card company will assure you that you’ll have no trouble using your card overseas if you contact …

Zaha Hadid Unveils Luxury Apartment in Mexico That Honors Its History

One of the biggest names in architecture plans to create a series of residential buildings that is inspired by Mayan aesthetics<p>Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), one of the most venerable names in the world of architecture, has spent decades separating itself from other firms by designing swooping …

Man credits Tesla for saving his life after stolen car crashed into his rented Model X the day before his wedding

We heard plenty of crazy stories of Tesla drivers crediting Tesla’s vehicles for saving their lives after severe accidents, like when a Model S driver walked away unscathed from a crash ~500-ft down a hill last month or when a Model X crashed into a semi-truck earlier this year.<p>Now we have a …

U.S.-backed Syrian forces await weapons for summer assault on Raqqa | Reuters

TABQA, Syria (Reuters) - Arab and Kurdish militias expect to storm Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in early summer, one of their commanders said on Friday, with the help of weapons they are awaiting from the U.S.-led coalition against IS.<p>Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters stand in …

Middle East

Think big: Ingenious micro homes from around the world - CNN Style

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Tesla Model 3 on Schedule; New Details on Model Y and Semi

Tesla Model 3 reservations, which have passed the 400,000 mark, continue to track upward. And as CEO Elon Musk mused this week, Tesla isn’t even trying. “We antisell the Model 3, but our net reservations continue to climb week after week,” Musk said. “No advertising, antiselling, nothing to test …

Tesla

Elon Musk reveals more details about the Model Y crossover

Tesla is building a new vehicle platform for its upcoming crossover vehicle. Instead of repurposing the underpinnings of the Model 3 or Model S, Tesla is building something completely new for the Model Y. This comes from Elon Musk speaking on the company’s investor call. Building a new platform …

Tesla

The story of 'Patton's Panthers,' the black WWII tank unit that crushed Nazi forces on the Western front

"Patton's Panthers" was one of the most effective tank battalions in World War II, fighting a continuous 183 days at the front and inflicting heavy casualties on the Germans while crews racked up accolades from their peers, including three Medal of Honor nominations in their first month of …

Midcentury beauty gets sleek refresh and update

Located in the Hoggs Hollow neighborhood of Toronto<p>A midcentury modern house in Toronto has received a sleek refreshment thanks to local firm Superkül. Renovated and extended, the family residence now includes a second floor and a slightly larger ground floor, which respects the original home’s …

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

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Elevators

Isis ‘seeking alliance with al-Qaeda’, says Iraqi Vice President

The leaders of Isis and al-Qaeda are understood to be in talks about a possible alliance between the two groups, the Iraqi vice president has claimed.<p>…

Middle East

The 10 Best Housing Designs of 2017, According to the American Institute of Architects

From private properties to college dorms, these spaces are seriously impressive.<p>From private properties to college dorms, these homes are seriously impressive.

Marvel (quietly) at the top eight most beautifully designed libraries

A good book and a beautiful library certainly sounds like a match made in heaven to us.<p>You can dream on, with these eight libraries recognised in the …

US Customs could require you to open your phone at the border — here's how to protect your privacy

How much power do border authorities actually have? How can you know when they may overstep that authority? Can you refuse to give them access to your phone?<p>Former marine and cyber warfare expert David Kennedy explains what Customs can and cannot demand at the border, and what precautions you can …

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Elon Musk just made his smartest strategic move ever for Tesla

Yes, he's also a billionaire, presiding over Tesla and SpaceX, with plans to save the world and colonize Mars.<p>But when you get right down to it, Musk has never forgotten what it was like to live on the entrepreneurial edge. In 2008, Tesla nearly went bankrupt. Only a last-minute fund-raise staved …

The Tesla Model S Is Officially The World's Quickest Road-Going Car And It's Awesome

Remember how 100-meter sprinting sensation Usain Bolt made history by shaving 0.14 second off his 9.72-second Olympic world record when he posted that earth-shattering 9.58-second time in Berlin back in 2009? What the newly updated pure electric Tesla Model S P100D has achieved is just as …

Luxury Lifestyle

Minimalist Architecture by Carlos Ferrater

A minimalist house for a photographer designed by Barcelona based architect Carlos Ferrater.Situated in Alcanar, Tarragona, Spain, this house for a …

Architecture

ISIS orders Raqqa residents to flee, then stay

<b>(CNN) —</b> Civilians in Raqqa faced uncertainty after ISIS ordered the evacuation of the Syrian city, and then rescinded the command.<p>Residents began to flee the city Sunday and take to higher ground after ISIS issued a statement warning of the expected collapse of the Euphrates Dam, according to local …

Middle East

Islamic State 2.0: As the caliphate crumbles, ISIS evolves

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS is on the back foot.<p>Nearly three years since the group's elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS is reeling from losses across its so-called "caliphate."<p>It is fast losing its grip on Mosul, its biggest hub in Iraq, and its …

Middle East

Tesla’s global fleet reaches 4 billion electric miles driven ahead of Model 3 launch

Tesla’s fleet keeps racking up mileage. Back in October, we reported on Tesla reaching the 3 billion electric mile milestone and the company’s global fleet has managed to add 500 million in less than 3 months – bringing the total to 3.5 billion in December.<p>Over the weekend, the fleet reached …

As Iraqi forces fight to take Mosul, car bomb in Baghdad kills 23 people | Reuters

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.<p>A federal policeman carries his weapon as he stands near …

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Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

Will Iraq survive victory over ISIS in Mosul?

<b>Sulaimani, Iraq (CNN) —</b> In a tea room in Sulaimani's old bazaar that's dense with the smoke of scores of cigarettes, bunches of grizzled, middle-aged men -- some wearing traditional Kurdish baggy trousers, other wearing suits without ties -- are arguing furiously about the great question of the day:<p>…

Middle East

Tesla's massive batteries are powering everything from exotic islands to breweries

Tesla has had an energy division committed to selling its at-home battery, the Powerwall, and commercial battery pack, the Powerpack since 2015. But after acquiring SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion in November, Tesla has doubled down on its renewable energy efforts.<p>The company released …

10 Must-See Houses Designed by Master Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Celebrate the architect's 150th anniversary by sleeping in one of the many homes he created.<p>Architecture enthusiasts are making pilgrimages to homes …

Tesla is discontinuing its least expensive Model S with 60 kWh battery pack next month

Electrek has learned that Tesla is planning to discontinue the least expensive versions of the Model S next month. Today, Tesla started sending out emails to warn potential buyers who have shown interest in the vehicles that the change is coming and Electrek confirmed the news with Tesla.<p>April …