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How Airbnb is glad-handing its way to legality in Australia

Since Airbnb officially arrived in Australia in 2012, the short-term property rental giant has been extending its power and popularity, all with the …

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field …

Wikiverse turns Wikipedia into a glorious galaxy of knowledge

If recklessly clicking through hundreds of Wikipedia entries at a time no longer does it for you, Wikiverse is about to become your new favorite way of browsing the internet’s richest encyclopedia.<p>Built by Owen Cornec, it’s a Web-based interactive 3D map of Wikipedia that visualizes the website as …

Wikipedia

China launches quantum-enabled satellite Micius

<b>China has successfully launched the world's first quantum-enabled satellite, state media said.</b><p>It was carried on a rocket which blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China's north west early on Tuesday.<p>The satellite is named after the ancient Chinese scientist and philosopher …

Quantum Physics

Michael Bloomberg Has a Lot to Lose From a Trump Presidency

Michael Bloomberg’s decision to endorse Hillary Clinton for the presidency very much reflects his belief – first articulated in a Bloomberg View …

Making data science accessible – Neural Networks

By Dan Kellett, Director of Data Science, Capital One UK<p>Neural Networks are a family of Machine Learning techniques modelled on the human brain. …

Never worry about picking a movie with this vast film database

If you tend to waste hours surfing the Web before you eventually give up and settle for a movie you’ve already seen because there’s nothing better to watch, Cinesift is about to change your life.<p>Built by Redditor yombato, it’s a massive film database that sources information from popular websites …

Rotten Tomatoes

The Rock continues quest to dominate all media, launches YouTube channel

Fresh off being named 2015's highest paid actor in Hollywood by Forbes last week, The Rock launched his own YouTube channel on Monday and he's called in a few ringers to show him the ropes.<p>Chief among them is vlogger and comedian Lilly Singh, who gives Johnson the guided tour of YouTube's secret …

Theresa May to Become British PM After Brexit Shocks

Theresa May will take over the job of British prime minister from David Cameron on Wednesday after a series of political shocks caused by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.<p>May, who has been interior minister for six years and is seen by her supporters as a safe pair of hands to steer …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware

Sen. Mike Lee goes on epic rant about Donald Trump

Pressed during a telephone interview Wednesday night to explain why he has not yet endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential bid, Sen. Mike Lee unloaded.<p>“Hey look, Steve, I get it. You want me to endorse Trump,” Lee (R-Utah) told NewsMaxTV host Steve Malzberg. “We can get into that if you want. We can …

Santander, Deutsche Bank: U.S. stress test repeat offenders

New York (Reuters) - U.S. units of Deutsche Bank DBKGN.DE and Santander (SAN.MC) suffered the ignominy of failing U.S. stress tests yet again this year, less than a week after Britain’s shocking vote to leave the European Union sent their investors running for cover.<p>Spanish bank Santander chairman …

Amazon Prime Day returns with its biggest sales event ever on July 12th

Amazon's second annual Prime Day will take place on July 12th, the company announced today, and will become the biggest Amazon sales event ever, with more than 100,000 price cuts for Prime subscribers around the world. The retail giant is also planning to run countdown deals in the week running up …

Google's 'Faster' undersea internet cable goes live

Internet users in Japan are about to get a speed boost. Google's 9,000km undersea internet cable from the United States to the country has been …

This Is the World's Most Expensive City for Expatriates

An annual report by global consultancy firm Mercer has declared Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city for expatriates to live in. The survey …

Net Neutrality upheld by appeals court

An appeals court in Washington DC has upheld the FCC's Open Internet Order, affirming that Net Neutrality can live to fight another day. While the appellate judges have had to rule in favor of telecoms companies in previous cases, the FCC's law is now watertight and is acting within its powers. The …

The price of bitcoin is skyrocketing ahead of the 'halvening'

The digital currency has gone on a wild streak over the weekend, peaking above $700 on Monday, and is currently hovering around that point — $700.58 as of writing.<p>(All figures come via bitcoin news site CoinDesk's price analysis tool.)<p>In the space of a month, bitcoin's value has jumped by more than …

Cryptocurrency

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Entrepreneurship

Warren, Biden endorse Clinton, call Trump 'racist'

Top Democrats launch a rip-roaring attack on the Republican presidential nominee.<p>Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren both ripped into Donald Trump as a “racist” on Thursday — but not before Biden tipped his hand for his official endorsement, saying “God willing,” Hillary Clinton will …

Samsung might launch phones with foldable screens in 2017

Bloomberg reported that Samsung is working on ‘Project Valley’, a program to develop smartphones with bendable and foldable screens.<p>The company is said to be aiming to reveal two new devices next year, including one that folds in half a la flip-phones, as well as a 5-inch handset that unfurls into …

Brazil's New Anti-Corruption Minister Quits Over Corruption Probe Leaks

Brazil’s Transparency Minister Fabiano Silveira resigned on Monday after leaked recordings suggested he tried to derail a sprawling corruption probe, …

Microsoft reportedly launching 'Xbox TV' devices next month

Microsoft is said to be planning to unveil new Xbox streaming devices at E3 next month. The software giant has been considering an "Xbox TV" device for at least three years, and it appears a variant of it will be unveiled in June. Brad Sams, executive editor at Petri, revealed that Microsoft is …

Microsoft announces up to 1,850 more layoffs, mostly a result of failed Nokia acquisition

Microsoft has announced plans to lay off up to 1,850 employees, a move that will largely impact its mobile hardware division in Finland.<p>The news is the latest in a long line of setbacks to emerge from Microsoft’s doomed $8 billion Nokia acquisition. Three months after the deal was closed back in …

Satya Nadella

Backblaze's server failure report details best practices for building your own

How often do servers really fail? If Backblaze’s 61,523 operational hard drives are any indication, not often.<p>On average, Backblaze reports its drives have a fail rate of 1.84 percent in Q1 2016. That’s 266 failures with over 5 million days in operation.<p>Cumulatively, Backblaze drives have over one …

Seagate Technology

Here's the big news you missed at Google I/O

Google is betting its near term future on virtual reality, encrypted messaging apps, and bringing digital personal assistants further into your …

Android News

Tesla is selling $2 billion of its stock to accelerate its Model 3 production

Tesla is selling $2 billion of its stock to finance the increased production capacity needed to meet the demand for its new Model 3 car.<p>The Model 3 is expected to hit roads by the end of 2017. With a starting price of $35,000, it will be Tesla's first mid-priced vehicle. Tesla's other two vehicles, …

Tesla

A hacker is selling 117 million LinkedIn logins on the Dark Web

It’s no surprise to anyone that emails and social media accounts are hacked every single day. And if you cast your mind back to 2012, you might remember how millions of LinkedIn users were left vulnerable after it emerged that a Russian hacker was offloading over 6 million of their login details …

Selling