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Air Taxi Startup Lilium Raises $90 Million For Electric Mini-Jet Service

Self-driving cars and Hyperloop trains that shoot passengers through vacuum tubes at 700 miles per hour aren’t the only next-generation transportation option in the works. German startup Lilium intends to be a big player in the emerging field of on-demand air taxis to ferry people around congested …

Transportation

Bitcoin takes a hit as China bans cryptocurrency offerings

China has a new target on its internet hit list: cryptocurrency.<p>The People's Bank of China banned initial coin offerings -- raising funds by launching new digital tokens -- following a series of investigations, it announced Monday. There was no mention of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or its …

Cryptocurrency

Here's How to Pick Your New Video Camera

"Which camera should I buy?" This is one of the most common questions I hear. Whether the question comes from an aspiring indie filmmaker, a …

Videography

A video game you've never heard of has turned three teens into multimillionaires — and it's just getting started

About three weeks earlier, Balfanz and his business partner had published a cops-and-robbers video game called "Jailbreak" on Roblox. Although Balfanz and his partner had created Roblox games before, "Jailbreak" was their first overnight success, hitting about 75,000 simultaneous players on the day …

There’s a hidden menu in Android that lets you unlock experimental features — here’s how to use it

It's not available on every device — you'll have less luck if yours has a heavy UI skin — but it's worth checking out to see which features may be arrive with future Android versions. For example, some of the features Google brought to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update — where it was first …

Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Could Kill Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it’s a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the <i>Forbes</i> richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the …

Public Health

Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a plan to deploy a passenger-carrying drone as early as this summer.<p>Uber, Airbus and others are still …

Transportation

7 men’s fragrances that you should totally buy for yourself

Who said it’s only a man’s prerogative to ‘get fresh’? Colognes are competing strong against their complex counterparts—eau de parfums—so the ladies …

Tax Refund Delays: Will You Have to Wait Longer to Get Your Money?

Tax season begins on Jan. 23, and many taxpayers who expect to get big refunds from the IRS this year will work hard to file as quickly as possible. But for millions of low-income taxpayers who take advantage of two key tax credits to cut their tax bills and boost the amount they get back from the …

Amazon Is Considering Drone-Friendly Floating Warehouses

Amazon might soon take flight in more ways than one.<p>The e-commerce giant has been awarded a patent that describes a logistics technology it calls …

How to Create a Redbubble Store - Small Business Trends

Redbubble is a free online marketplace that helps thousands of artists reach new audiences and sell their work more easily. The platform could also …

Social Media

Donald Trump has promised to deregulate poison and pollution — with a new Supreme Court justice, he probably will

A new right-wing Supreme Court justice would spell doom for the Clean Power Plan and other EPA regulations<p>Donald Trump is going to be the president now, and that brings with it many horrors. At the top of the list is the fact that because the Senate's Republican majority flatly refused to accept …

Toblerone Is Changing Shape, and Chocolate Lovers Are Not Happy

Popular chocolate bar Toblerone is changing its iconic triangular shape, angering loyal chocolate lovers in the U.K. who are blaming Brexit for the …

Dessert

How Trump Took Over the Media By Fighting It

He made himself the biggest news story since 9/11, and almost neutered the press in the process.<p>No matter who claims the presidency on November 8, the 2016 election was a story about one human being's domination of the media. Not since 9/11 has a single topic so colonized all of the media …

Mall Investors Are Set to Lose Billions as America's Retail Gloom Deepens

The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the …

China may be the one to bail out Deutsche Bank

The German titan has been trying to sell assets to raise money to pay the US Department of Justice its record US$14 billion fine. And there have been rumors that Berlin is applying pressure to get the huge fine reduced.<p>But financial analysts say any figure above $6 billion means DB will still have …

Pentagon Paid for Fake ‘Al Qaeda’ Videos

A controversial foreign PR firm known for representing unsavory characters was paid millions by the Pentagon to create fake terrorist videos.<p><i>By</i> …

Sewbo Robot Sews Up Automated Garment Manufacturing

While robots enter other industries in herds, the assembly of garments has long been a tedious, human privilege. Now, for the first time, a robot has …

Capital One Announces Spark 401k, a Low-Cost, Digitally-Managed Option for Small Businesses - Small Business Trends

Capital One recently announced the launch of a new retirement savings product designed expressly for small business.<p>The product, Spark 401k, provides …

Small Business

Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes

A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here.<p><b>Imagine a private, global super</b> <b>court that</b> empowers corporations to bend …