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Lyft's redesigned street concept could fix L.A. traffic

Want your city to fix its traffic issues? It should start by narrowing streets and planting treeswhere cars currently drive.<p>A new partnership with Lyft and transportation experts highlights the overlooked secrets of good urban design -- and the answers may sound counterintiutive. For example, …

Transportation

Index is a clean, colorful app for organizing your ideas and digital content

The makers of Index are hoping they’ve created the only app you’ll need to access all your files, notes and links.<p>“We’re giving people a full control panel for the digital world,” founder Brian Cox told me.<p>Cox said he actually developed Index for his own personal use five years ago. And while he …

Ban the Bags: The 6 Best Products to Rid Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Under eye bags, circles, puffiness and/or lines are constant reminders of our busy lives. While some instances can be hereditary, most can be treated …

Watch the world's first electric VTOL jet take flight

Munich-based aeronautics firm Lilium Aviation has just achieved what has, until now, been a dream for technologists and transportation companies: it’s successfully completed a series of test flights with its all-electric vertical take-off-and-landing (VTOL) jet.<p>The two-seater can travel up to 186 …

Transportation

Floating warehouses, pocket-sized drones and a private tunnel network: Look at Amazon’s most ambitious, astonishing delivery patents

Also, self-driving trucks and a way for small drones to assemble into a big drone.<p>Over the past year, Amazon has been on a drone and transportation patent spree as the online retail giant continues to make moves toward becoming its own delivery service.<p>In mid-December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared …

Drones

3D graphene: MIT scientists develop super-light, super-strong structure

MIT researchers created porous samples of graphene that were up to 10 times stronger than steel, with just 5 percent of the density. They also …

This is Lenovo’s Windows Holographic VR headset

Lenovo just showed us its first VR headset, a prototype device that works with Microsoft’s Windows Holographic platform. Next to other tethered PC headsets like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, it’s noticeably smaller and lighter — Lenovo says it’s targeting around 350g for the final product’s …

Donald Trump's Phone Conversation With the Leader of Pakistan Was Reckless and Bizarre

There are few foreign policy topics quite as complicated as the relationship between India and Pakistan, South Asia’s nuclear-armed nemeses. Any …

Elon Musk vows to start company that digs tunnels under traffic

Commentary: His Twitter feed comes alive with an expression of frustration. And maybe hope. He says his new firm will be called The Boring Company. Really?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Traffic can have a numbing effect.<p>For Tesla and …

Uber brings its self-driving cars to San Francisco

Uber's self-driving cars are now roaming beyond the streets of Pittsburgh. The ridesharing firm has started deploying autonomous vehicles in downtown San Francisco, giving UberX passengers a (small) chance at ordering a robotic ride. There's still a driver ready to take over when the car can't …

Movie Posters: Star Wars Series

Check out the original trailer for <i>Star Wars</i> (<i>A New Hope</i>) from 1977.

A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them<p>Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. …