Kenneth Pennington

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'Party In A Pod' Takes Vegas Extremes To, Well, The Extreme

File this under things you might-probably-never will spend money on.<p>That's right, the world's tallest observation wheel is now home to the world's silliest way to spend a grand.<p>This is Party in a Pod, a new event at the High Roller -- aka the really huge wheel -- in Las Vegas. Just invite 39 of …

Eerie Video Shows Masdar City–The Sustainable City Of The Future–Has No One In It

What happens when you spend billions to build a renewable-energy powered, entrepreneur-fueled city in the middle of the Arabian desert? As this video shows, you can build it, but no one comes.<p><i>Masdar City–Abu Dhabi’s $18 billion experiment in high-tech, low-resource living–was designed to be the</i> …

Renewable Energy

Why Are They Building a Skyscraper in the Middle of the Amazon?

Why Brazilian and German scientists are collaborating to erect a climate observation tower as tall as Paris's Tour Eiffel in the middle of the rainforest.<p><b>On August 15, construction began on what</b> will become the tallest skyscraper in South America—a structure as high as Paris's Eiffel Tower. But …

Climate Change

The Sweet Rides Of Tech's Millionaires And Billionaires

We all know these tech moguls can be humble, but we thought it'd be fun to round up what tech cofounders and CEOs are driving these days, which range from extremely modest to ridiculously expensive.<p>Some of the wealthiest living in Silicon Valley own flashy $100,000 sports cars, while others are …

Silicon Valley

Amazon Might Start Testing Its Delivery Drones In India, Since It Can't In The US

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos first announced the company's drone delivery ambitions back in December 2013, which would let customers receive packages in as little as 30 minutes.<p>The company hit roadblocks in its initial testing because commercial drone use is currently illegal in the US. The Federal …

Drones