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Uber hits 10 billion trips

Last month, Uber hit 10 billion completed trips across rides and deliveries, the company announced today. This comes about one year after Uber hit five billion trips. Lyft, Uber’s main competitor in the U.S., hit half a billion rides last October.<p>Uber officially hit the milestone on June 10, 2018 …


Five years later, the Chromecast still holds its own

There aren't many gadgets that I'm still using five years after I buy them, except for maybe a laptop. Even then, that's getting quite long in the tooth given how quickly upgrades arrive these days. Chromecast and Google Cast are still things that I use multiple times a day, every day. When Google …


Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Uber will finally stop letting your ex-drivers see your exact address

Did you know that Uber currently stores your complete ride history and shows your exact pick-up and drop-off locations to drivers? We'll pause while you involuntarily shudder. The good news is that the ride-hailing giant is launching a pilot program to change that.<p>The program would give a broader …

How to set up Routines on your Google Home device

Your Google Home device is an extremely capable smart speaker. It can play music, let you make hands-free calls, and adjust your thermostat, to name …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …


Vincent Callebaut's greenery-covered tower bears fruit

Arboricole would rise to 35 m (114 ft) and comprise a total floorspace of 9,400 sq m (101,180 sq ft) split between 50 apartments, a hotel, concert …

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

5 apartments to copy if you have less than 70m2

For all the advice on living smartly in a small home, sometimes it just helps to peek inside another home design that just works. This doesn't mean …

How Was Your Smartphone Made? Nobody Really Knows

A startup called Fairphone pulls back the curtain on an electronics supply chain plagued by forced labor and armed militias. Is a truly ethical smartphone possible?<p>Most of us don’t know how to open up our smartphones, much less what’s inside. Believe it or not, even phone makers can’t account for …

Forced Labor

See the birth of a distant planet - CNN Video

Rosetta comet landing: Why we should all be excited -

<i>The Art of Movement is a monthly show that highlights the most significant innovations in science and technology that are helping shape our modern world.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- From the realms of science fiction to science fact, the Rosetta mission reached its climax this week when when the mission's scientists …

5 Real Life Haunted Houses | What the Stuff?!

Nature's smallest factory: The Calvin cycle - Cathy Symington

What is Alzheimer's disease? - Ivan Seah Yu Jun

Why is ketchup so hard to pour? - George Zaidan

Cell vs. virus: A battle for health - Shannon Stiles

How tsunamis work - Alex Gendler

The fundamentals of space-time: Part 2 - Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie

Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future - Kim Preshoff

How the heart actually pumps blood - Edmond Hui

A digital reimagining of Gettysburg - Anne Knowles

The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade - Shannon Harris Castelo

How to choose your news - Damon Brown

Why do honeybees love hexagons? - Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson

A brief history of religion in art - TED-Ed

A guide to the energy of the Earth - Joshua M. Sneideman

What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis