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Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core beast

Last year at Computex, Intel unveiled its first 10-core consumer CPU, the company's move into the world of a "megatasking." It was a pricey chip, launching at around $1,700, but it satisfied users who needed to juggle several intensive tasks at once. Now, Intel is upping the ante with a new family …

Intel claims 8th-gen chips will be 30 percent faster than 7th-gen

Intel's upcoming eighth-generation processors could be more interesting than we initially thought. While the company previously said they would represent a modest 15 percent improvement over seventh-gen chips -- a performance gain it's been achieving steadily over the years -- Intel revealed today …

Deutsche Hires Tax Structuring Expert to Join Investment Bank

SAN FRANCISCO — Deutsche Bank has hired an expert in tax structuring as a managing director in its investment bank.<p>The bank said Tuesday it had hired Jeffrey Mensch, who was most recently at MacAndrews & Forbes, the holding company of the billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, as a senior vice president …

Deutsche Bank

Does College Matter? Drop-Outs Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates Are Exceptions To The Rule

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was asked to give this year’s commencement address at Harvard, he asked for advice from Bill Gates.<p>Zuckerberg …

Amazon just launched a cashier-free convenience store

No lines, no registers, no self-checkout machines<p>Amazon just unveiled a grocery store without lines or checkout counters. Amazon Go, a 1800-square-foot retail space located in the company’s hometown of Seattle, lets shoppers just grab the items they want and leave; the order gets charged to their …

Shinzo Abe Will Be First Japanese Leader To Visit Pearl Harbor Memorial

<b>Updated at 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 8</b><p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor later this month, becoming the first Japanese head of state to visit the memorial at the site of the surprise attack.<p>President Obama will accompany Abe on the visit, which is scheduled for Dec. 27. The 75th …

Japan

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

Donald Trump agrees to $25-million settlement in lawsuits against Trump University

A $25-million settlement was reached Friday resolving three fraud lawsuits filed against Donald Trump and his now-defunct Trump University, averting the prospect of a trial for the president-elect.<p>The settlement covers two class-action suits filed in San Diego and a third suit brought by the New …

Donald Trump

'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's

Some tiny clusters of brain cells grown in a lab dish are making big news at this week's Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.<p>Known as "minibrains," these rudimentary networks of cells are small enough to fit on the head of a pin, but already are providing researchers with insights into …

Neuroscience

Facebook partners with Google, others to launch a new JavaScript package manager

Facebook today launched Yarn, a new package manager for JavaScript. If you’ve every worked with JavaScript and Node.js, chances are that you’ve used the npm package manager to find and reuse existing code (or maybe publish your own libraries, too). At Facebook’s scale, though, npm didn’t quite work …

Amazon reportedly planning to build a series of physical stores selling groceries

Amazon’s next step in its global domination of commerce could be much closer to home. The internet retailer, which has grown into a $397bn company in the 22 years since its founding, is reportedly planning to build a series of bricks and mortar corner stores selling milk, meat, orange juice and …

Jeff Bezos

It's official: This is what Uber's first self-driving car looks like - Pocket-lint

Uber has confirmed it made a self-driving car, with an official photo and more.<p>Exactly one year ago, a different photo surfaced showing what looks …

$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ cancer

SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Sean Parker, famous for his founding roles at Napster and Facebook, is backing an unconventional $250 million effort to attack cancer that involves persuading hundreds of the country’s top scientists — who often are in competition with each other — to join forces and …

Immune System

Supercar Mad Scientist Christian Von Koenigsegg Explains Why Gravity Doesn't Make Sense

Christian Von Koenigsegg is a lucky man. His unconventional ideas about automotive engineering—pioneering FlexFuel, camless engines and gearless …

Facebook begins using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind users

Second sight<p>Ask a member of Facebook’s growth team what feature played the biggest role in getting the company to a billion daily users, and they’ll likely tell you it was photos. The endless stream of pictures, which users have been able to upload since 2005, a year after Facebook’s launch, makes …

Here's How Laurene Powell Jobs Plans To Fix High Schools

Laurene Powell Jobs is using the vast fortune left to her by her husband, late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, to tackle the one institution that …

Steve Wozniak thinks Amazon's Echo is the Next Big Platform

In a newly-released interview with CNBC, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said that he thinks Amazon’s Echo is “the next big platform for the near …

$50 million 'Smart City Challenge' finalists announced at SXSW

In Austin, Texas, US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has just unveiled the seven cities that are still in the running for $50 million in funding that could radically reinvent their streets.<p>It was just over a month ago that the US Department of Transportation said it was "blown away" by the …

Smart Cities

ExoMars mission: ‘13 years of British research strapped to massive bomb’

The British-backed ExoMars mission will launch on Monday March 14 with the hope of finding life on Mars<p>British scientists are facing a nail-biting wait ahead of next week's ExoMars mission launch, warning that 13 years of research is now ‘strapped to a great big bomb.’<p>The huge proton rocket, which …

NASA successfully tests rocket engines designed for deep space

NASA says that its latest tests are a milestone towards the next stage of space exploration — and Mars. It successfully fired an RS-25 rocket engine for 500 seconds on Thursday March 10th. This is the same engine that will eventually send astronauts on the first deep-space mission in more than 45 …

Scientists have created a single chart that illustrates the circle of life with every known species on Earth

The animal kingdom is massive, but scientists know that they have only found a portion of its members. They are currently aware of about 2.3 million species—but that number increases by about 15,000 new additions per year, according to some estimates.<p>Researchers from 12 institutions in the US …

Biology

Chinese boy regains sight after receiving pig's eye transplant

A 14-year-old boy from Jiangxi, China, is able to see normally again after undergoing a successful cornea transplant operation in Guangzhou.<p>Doctors …

China's New Spaceship Looks Like SpaceX's — Here's Why

There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same<p>China recently unveiled drawings of the capsule it plans to use to carry humans and cargo into space in the 2020s, and the design looks strikingly familiar. With a flat top, sloping sides, and a wide bottom, all of …

Space Exploration

I drove the 6,600-lb 'car' that NASA designed for astronauts on Mars, and I'll never see space exploration the same way again

The SEV is one of NASA's concepts for a new generation of flexible vehicles that can transport astronauts across near-earth asteroids and Mars. To see what this might be like, we got inside this 6,600-pound behemoth of a machine for a test run.<p>As you might expect, driving something that's designed …