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Tesla intentionally makes some of its cars worse, and it’s good for everybody

If it were possible, companies would charge every person the maximum they would pay for their product. In this world of maximum pricing, Apple could charge the super-rich the tens of thousands of dollars they would probably be willing to pay for iPhones, while poorer consumers would pay much less …

Tesla

What Trump Really Fears

After decades of giving his top aides autonomy and encouraging them to compete, the president faces an open-ended investigation that may uncover their excesses.<p>As the blast radius of the Russia investigation continues to expand, Donald Trump is facing an unnerving new reality: The fate of his …

Donald Trump

Has the Hadoop market turned a corner?

The recent numbers from Cloudera and Hortonworks show positive signs toward the path to profitability. But as they aim for the black, they are …

What Macron's Victory in France Means for the European Union

The bloc is probably celebrating Macron's win in France, and other recent electoral developments, but it has reasons to worry.<p>Three elections across Europe in the past week have given the European Union reasons for joy, optimism, schadenfreude—and also plenty of cause for worry.<p>The joy came from …

Europe

The Big Question Reader Poll

Vote for your favorite reader response to next month's question.<p>We asked readers to answer our question for the December issue: <b>What was the most significant event to happen on a holiday?</b> Vote for your favorite response below, and we’ll publish the results of the poll in the next issue.<p>Then, submit …

Polling

Marine Le Pen's Real Victory

Her National Front party may have lost on Sunday, but its political future is bright.<p>PARIS—Sunday was undoubtedly Emmanuel Macron’s night. In a race watched around the world and billed as a fight for the future of Europe, the 39-year-old centrist candidate, who started and grew his own party in …

European Parliament

The Antidote to Authoritarianism

Without the open internet, Americans lose an essential tool in the fight against discriminatory mass surveillance.<p>My first known ancestor in the Americas was an Ashanti woman called “the African.” We don’t know her name, but through records kept by slaveholders, we know she existed.<p>We know she was …

How To Become A Developer (Even If You Can't Code)

Many people want to become developers, but just don’t have the time or desire to learn to code.<p>But guess what? Thanks to advances in no-code technologies, workers with zero programming skills can take on roles as software developers. The new term coined for these folks: citizen …

Xbox chief: we need to create a Netflix of video games

In a frank discussion about the modern games industry, Phil Spencer discusses the potential of episodic games and the pros and cons of downloadable content<p>Something big has happened to the video game industry over the last five years – you may have noticed. All the old rules about consoles – the …

North Korea’s Special Operations forces are numerous, mysterious and formidable

By Dan Lamothe<p>, Reporter<p>Dozens of Special Operations troops marched in North Korea’s military parade this month, covered from head to toe in green, brown and black camouflage. Carrying variants of the Kalashnikov rifle with high-capacity “helical” magazines, they shouted slogans in support of Kim …

North Korea

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robotics

Flexible working is making us work longer

<i>“Freedom is slavery.” — George Orwell,</i> 1984<i>.</i><p>Imagine if you could work whenever and wherever you wanted. Would you work less and enjoy more time with family and friends? Or would you end up perpetually working, have work spill over into the rest of your life?<p>Many do not have to imagine what this …

The Workplace

AI learns to play video game from instructions in plain English

An AI has learned to tackle one of the toughest Atari video games by taking instructions in plain English.<p>The system, developed by a team at Stanford …

Using Rape as a Weapon of War Should Cross Every International Red Line

Rape is not just a physical, violent act perpetrated against one victim. It is an assault on humanity. The victim suffers not just from physical …

Open-source EdgeX Foundry seeks to standardize Internet of Things

Fifty companies have joined up to unify Internet of Things edge-computing programming.<p>Security is the Internet of Things' (IoT) Achilles heel. One …

Don’t take France for granted: Three reasons Emmanuel Macron hasn’t won yet

France has a long history of claiming to be a credible alternative to the American model of democracy. For the first time in a very long time, this claim can be taken seriously. As it comes to an end in two weeks, the French presidential race will lead to one of two outcomes: If Marine Le Pen is …

Emmanuel Macron

8 Companies Changing How Machine Learning Is Used

Bots can tackle workloads no human can handle.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What was once only seen in sci-fi movies is now reality -- and it's gaining acceptance across many industries and audiences. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are two terms seen in …

Machine Learning

Getting elected will be the easy part for Macron; governing France is impossible

<i>Through a combination of luck and an inspired reading of France’s rejection of its tired political establishment, Emmanuel Macron rode to a clear victory in the first round of the French presidential election. But getting elected will be easy compared to the messy business of governing a divided,</i> …

Emmanuel Macron

I voted for Donald Trump. Now I feel betrayed.

I voted for Donald Trump because he promised to pursue a new foreign policy. As he said in December, "We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments. Our goal is stability, not chaos, because we want to rebuild our country." He vowed to appoint those with "new approaches, and …

Donald Trump

Recharge, which lets users book hotels by the minute, just launched in New York

Recharge, a two-year-old, San Francisco-based company whose app enables users to book a stay in a hotel for just 66 cents a minute, is opening in select New York hotels today, after testing its service over the last year in San Francisco.<p>The company has also raised an undisclosed amount of funding …

San Francisco

Amazon’s plan to dominate the shipping industry—with almost no humans involved—is taking shape

Amazon is exploring what role autonomous-vehicle technology could have in its business, the Wall Street Journal reported today (paywall). The research is still in an early, exploratory phase, the Journal said, but hints at a larger plan of Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos: to own the delivery and …

Jeff Bezos

Trump: 'I Never Realized How Big It Was'

An interview with the Associated Press shows President Trump slowly coming to terms with the size of the government he now runs, and the challenges he must tackle.<p>Every president faces a steep learning curve when he enters the presidency. There is, as John F. Kennedy reportedly said, no school for …

Donald Trump

What will the stock market do tomorrow?

You probably found this article because you searched online for some variation of the headline. That’s not a bad place to start, so good job. A basic Google search offers about as much insight into the stock market’s future movements as supposedly sophisticated number crunching.<p>The thing is, if I …

You’re Losing Hearing Faster Than You Think

HEALTH

3 Cool AI Projects

Are you ready for AI and machine learning? Here's an overview of three use cases to give you a flavor of just what is possible.

Donald Trump is done pretending the US cares about democracy in other countries

For some, last weekend’s Turkish referendum consolidating power under president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was the end of the Turkish republic as the world knows it. US president Donald Trump, however, called Erdogan to congratulate him on seizing control of the governing apparatus, in a vote that passed …

Human Rights

What's So Bad About Trump Calling Erdogan?

There’s a long tradition of the U.S. subordinating human-rights concerns to other interests. But there was something remarkable about the president’s move.<p>Just after Donald Trump grew disenchanted with Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president appeared to strike up a new fling with Turkish President Recep …

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the …

Artificial Intelligence

Why America Cares About Chemical Weapons

Upholding the norm against their use helps the U.S. win wars.<p>On April 6, Donald Trump initiated his first war, by launching dozens of cruise missiles against the Syrian regime, following its use of chemical weapons. U.S. officials have offered a variety of motives for the use of force—but many of …

War

A deep analysis of Melania Trump’s social media photos reveals a woman in hiding from the world

Why won’t the first lady show up for her job? Why? I became obsessed with this question and eventually looked to Melania’s Twitter history for answers. I noticed that in the three-year period between June 3, 2012 and June 11, 2015 she tweeted 470 photos which she appeared to have taken herself. I …