James Strainer

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Robo-car, go! Google's latest self-driving prototypes are heading to public roadways

The company's bubble-shaped autonomous vehicles will soon take to the streets of Google's hometown to see how they fare in real traffic -- and how we respond.<p>If you find yourself in Mountain View, California, in the coming months, keep an eye out for Google's newest self-driving cars.<p>There may not …

Self-Driving Cars

A 26-year-old MIT graduate is turning heads over his theory that income inequality is actually about housing (in 1 graph)

Wealthy tech founders and the automation of middle-class jobs are often blamed for increasing concentrations of wealth in fewer hands. But, a …

Housing

Retirement: Is the 4% rule still relevant?

For the last 20 years there has been a steadily consistent rule of thumb by America's financial planners when it comes to retirement — the 4% rule.<p>And what exactly is the 4% rule?<p>In short, it's a guideline that helps retirees determine how much money they should take from their nest egg each year. …

Cutbank Creek ~ East Glacier Montana

The day Nick Saban wins a shootout to avoid SEC Armageddon

"Iron Bowl: The Video Game" produces wild a Alabama win and the SEC avoids possible elimination from College Football Playoff.<p>TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- …

What we learned in the SEC: Week 14

A wild final weekend of the regular season in the SEC ended with Alabama's 55-44 win over rival Auburn in a memorable Iron Bowl on Saturday …

College Sports

Alabama, Oregon rise above the rest

Did we just watch the two best teams in the country Saturday night?<p>During a season in which no team seems overly dominant, and choosing the four …

College Football

#33 – “The Great Depression was a Calamity of Unfettered Capitalism” | Lawrence W. Reed

<i>The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) is proud to partner with Young America’s Foundation (YAF) to produce “Clichés of Progressivism,” a series</i> …

Economics
Personal Finance

Uber Is Destroying The Value Of Taxi Monopolies In A Bunch Of American Cities

This is a huge part of Uber's entire business model: That cities have these artificial, rent-taking taxi commissions that license a limited number of operators for taxis.<p>Because licensing creates a cartel or local monopoly, taxi company "medallions" (a badge that gives you the right to drive a …

Transportation

Ayn Rand Myths

<b>To respond to a myth on this site:</b><p>Email your answer to any myths posted, with references, to:<br>submit, at, aynrandmyths, dot com<p><b>Myth</b><p><b>Details</b><p><b>1</b><p><b>The Myth -</b> …

Bernie Ecclestone does not want double-points F1 finale next season

• Innovation opposed by F1 personalities and fans • Hamilton and Rosberg battle for world title in Abu Dhabi • Nico Rosberg wins in Brazil to set up Abu Dhabi showdown<p>Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One chief executive, has said he does not want a repeat of his controversial scheme to award double …

West Loop Groups Opposing Apartment Tower Near Park

WEST LOOP — As new buildings continue to sprout up in the West Loop, two neighborhood groups are voicing their concerns about a proposed 13-story …

Real Estate

Jawbone’s newest activity tracker can measure REM sleep

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Kif Leswing/Gigaom<p>Jawbone announced two new fitness trackers on Wednesday. Although there isn’t a firm release date …

Google Calendar 5.0 now available for download

Earlier this week Google pulled the curtains off the biggest update to the Calendar app in a long while. Now the update is rolling out to users, and the APK file is available for download.<p>Calendar 5.0 brings lots of visual changes, with the app receiving a complete Material makeover. The iconic …

Google Calendar

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Print Media

Wearing the Microsoft Band, the next big thing in fitness tracking

I've been wearing it for two hours, and I'm still acutely aware that it's there. This is the first and most unavoidable thing you should know about the Microsoft Band: it's big, and it's heavy. It's not an object with a strap, like a smartwatch or a Fitbit; there's technology in every part of this …

Steve Spurrier Isn't Going Back to Florida

Unfortunately, the discussion of which college football coaches are about to get fired has begun. And Will Muschamp is at the top of the list …

This is why girls are better than boys at school

As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher grades than boys. Not just in the United States, but across the globe, in countries as far afield as Norway and Hong Kong.<p>This finding is …

University of Pennsylvania

REVIEW: Samsung’s First Nook Tablet Is Cheap And Has One Key Advantage Over Amazon’s Kindle

Since Barnes & Noble no longer makes its own Nooks, it has teamed up with the biggest Android mobile device makers in the world to create the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook— a full Android tablet that also comes with Barnes & Noble's Nook app store and software.<p>If you're already familiar with Samsung's …

Apps

Israel Has a Moral Right to Its Life

As yet another appalling suicide bombing takes place in Israel, killing nineteen people and wounding dozens more on a bus packed with schoolchildren …

Galaxy S5 is Very Good But Not Amazing

After spending several days using the new Samsung Galaxy S5, I’m generally impressed but not overjoyed. It’s a solid phone and an incremental improvement over last year’s Galaxy S4 but it’s not a game changer.<p>Still, there are some features worth mentioning. Although I haven’t yet dunked mine in …