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The new reality of old age in America

Old Age

Group of 17 Apple Auto Engineers Join Startup Zoox

A group of automotive engineers has left Apple Inc. for self-driving car startup Zoox Inc. after the world’s most valuable technology company backed …

Autonomous Vehicle

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

I can't believe I'd never heard of Ctrl-Shift-T.<p>If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a …

A Boeing Dreamliner drew a giant outline of itself in the air, and it’s awesome

On Wednesday afternoon, a Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner took off from Seattle and flew about 2,000 miles to Marquette, Mich. It would have seemed an inconsequential flight — if not an odd city pairing — had the plane not turned back immediately and begun cruising southwest.<p>Just after reaching the tip …

Boeing

A DNA App Store Is Here, but Proceed with Caution - MIT Technology Review

A Silicon Valley startup called Helix is betting on the notion that not only do people want to learn more about their DNA, but they'll also pay to …

This Couple Has Lived 1,000 Nights in Airbnbs

Some brands have their fans—and then they have their superfans. Apple has legions of fanboys (and fangirls). Harry Potter has Potterheads. T.J. Maxx …

Here’s Something Every Photographer Needs to Hear

<i>SLR Lounge</i> recently published this 8-minute video on 10 ways you can light and shoot the same scene. But it’s the short monologue at the end, …

Escape to another world

As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. …

Inside an ISIS Bunker

Booby-trapped houses above. A city strewn with bombs ahead. And below, a network of tunnels fit for a terror army.<p>BAA’SHIQA, Iraq—The ISIS fighter’s …

Peshmerga

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

American Philosophy

The dark side of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was an unpleasant man who wrote macabre books – and yet children around the world adore them. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise us, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>Once upon a time a small orphan was packed off to live with his aunts. They were a sadistic pair, these sisters, and rather than …

Books

What’s on Michelle Obama’s mind? Meet the speechwriter who puts it into words.

When Sarah Hurwitz sits down at her laptop, she puts on her noise-blocking headphones and imagines Michelle Obama’s exacting voice in her head.<p>The voice might say: <i>No, that transition is clumsy.</i> Or: <i>Are we really telling this story in a way that honors these people?</i><p>Hurwitz, the first lady’s head …

Michelle Obama