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Jeff Bezos beats Elon Musk's SpaceX in the reusable rocket race

Blue Origin, the private space firm owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has just dropped a huge gauntlet in the race to develop a reusable rocket. It just launched its New Shepard space vehicle (video, below), consisting of a BE-3 rocket and crew capsule, to the edge of space at a suborbital altitude of …

Space Travel

7 cool financial technologies we wish were big in the US

The USA is at the forefront of this, with $31.6 billion invested in fintech over the last 5 years. But there are still some innovative ideas and companies that have yet to make it big in America.<p>We've rounded up some of the most exciting and innovative fintech businesses set up outside of the US. …

Megastructures: seven wonders of the modern world near completion

From Britain to the Middle East and China, engineers and architects are pushing the boundaries of possibility as they strive to create the biggest and the best

Middle East

Faraday wants you to believe it's not a front for the Apple Car, but probably is

Billion dollar car companies don’t pop up overnight.<p>Well, except<p>Apple Faraday.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>It plans to release its first vehicle in 2017, and claims it’ll have 15 percent more range …

Mysterious electric car start-up in Gardena has ties to Chinese multibillionaire

In an industrial corner of Gardena, near a credit union and pet cemetery, a small white sign in front of a metal building reads “Faraday Future,” with a number to call for deliveries.<p>It's the only indication of the high-tech hive of activity inside, where a mysterious electric car start-up is …

Did Starbucks Just Create The Most Epic $250 Million Recruiting Tool Ever?

In early April, I covered Starbucks Coffee’s announcement that it would offer a four-year college education for every Starbucks employee working 20 or more hours, at zero tuition expense. At that time, Starbucks committed up to $250 million to ensure that each of its U.S. employees–whether full or …

Customer Service

Want the best hotels in the world? Look no farther than Vista, Calif. ... or Tanzania ... or Wyoming

The Cal-a-Vie health and fitness spa in Vista, Calif., ranked sixth in the 100 best hotels in the world in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2015.<p>It's the only California hotel to make it into the top 10.<p>Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, a sprawling Mediterranean-style resort that caters mostly to …

Meet Venture Capital’s Teenage Analyst

Binary Capital’s Tiffany Zhong searches for the next hot consumer-tech startups<p>In Silicon Valley, a place where the college-dropout startup founder—think Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg—is lionized, it is hard to stand out on account of precociousness or youth. But as she takes me on a …

Venture Capital

The 13 Sexiest Hotel Rooms in the World

Dim lighting, a glass-encased fireplace, and leather embellishments set the stage at this darkly masculine Philippe Starck–designed hotel in midtown …

If the UAE Wants a Hyperloop, Peter Diamandis Will Build It by 2020

The X Prize founder said the technology is about “reinventing transportation.”<p>The hyperloop could someday make the trip from Abu Dhabi to Dubai less than 15 minutes, according to a new plan announced by Peter Diamandis on Monday.<p>Diamandis, founder of the XPrize and several space companies, …

Elon Musk says he has a design for an electric jet

In fact, when asked during a recent Marketplace interview what Musk would be doing if Tesla didn't exist, he revealed that he already has a design for such an aircraft ready to go.<p>"I do like the idea of an electric aircraft company. I think one could do a pretty cool supersonic, vertical, take-off …

Tesla batteries to power office buildings in California

A big real estate developer and a well-connected tech startup have a plan to install batteries from electric car company Tesla at office buildings in …

10 tallest buildings under construction or in development around the world

In the race to build vertically, Asia has a commanding lead<p>Frank Lloyd Wright once proposed The Illinois, a mile-high skyscraper set on the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago, a towering giant of a building powered by atomic elevators. It's clear symbol of the current race to raise skylines around …

Skyscrapers

This tree-covered Italian skyscraper gives new meaning to 'green architecture'

The 256-foot and 344-foot towers are covered head to toe in more than 700 trees and 90 species of plants, an achievement that was ingenious enough to land Bosco Verticale second place in this year's Emporis Skyscraper Award.<p>During the winter, sunlight can easily pass through the bare plant life and …

SILICON ALLEY'S BILLION-DOLLAR CLUB: Meet the most valuable startups in New York City

But only a handful of those companies have billion-dollar valuations.<p>Pulled from our recently published Silicon Alley 100 list, these are the most valuable startups in New York City.<p>All the companies on this list are private tech companies based in New York City that have raised venture-capital …

This is why Tesla always overpromises and underdelivers

Analysts at Morgan Stanley, Baird, and Barclays all lowered their price targets. Tesla target share prices among the analysts community are all over the map, with some banks offering bullish expectations while others think the stock will slide from its current level of about $220.<p>From the outside, …

Hyping The Hyperloop: How A Moonshot Technology Could Become A Reality

In downtown L.A., millions of dollars and hundreds of labor hours are being spent on a technology most people don't believe exists. But as powerful political players start to get involved with the company, traveling just under the speed of sound is getting a little more real.<p>Brogan BamBrogan wants …