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Goodyear is working on spherical tires

Goodyear thinks that if we're going to reinvent the car, we might as well reinvent the tires too.<p>The tire maker has revealed a new concept: spherical rubber tires that can move in any direction. For a self-driving car without a steering wheel, why not try something radically different?<p>Goodyear (GT) …

High-speed Rail

10 most important things in advertising

McDonalds in Sweden is giving away VR headsets in its latest marketing effort. McDonald's Sverige/Flickr<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Google just took a much clearer stance on banning ad blocking apps.</b> Ad blockers that prevent ads from being …

Digital Advertising

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

Google's Go win was a massive step forward for AI, but machines have a ways to go before they're smarter than humans

Considered one of the most challenging games in existence, Go has held out as one of the last traditional board games at which humans are better than machines. So Deep Mind's achievement was no doubt impressive, and Facebook has been making strides in this area too.<p>But AI still has a ways to go …

Artificial Intelligence

Google's Project SkyBender aims to beam 5G internet from solar-powered drones

Google is working in secret at a spaceport in New Mexico to build and test solar-powered internet drones in a new initiative codenamed Project SkyBender, according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i> today. The company is reportedly renting 15,000 square feet of hangar space from Virgin Galactic — the …

New Mexico

This Guy Turns Kids' Fanciful Inventions Into Real Products

Most people who spend time creating cool stuff call themselves designers, developers, or maybe makers. But Dominic Wilcox, who imagines things like …