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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Tesla's giant battery farm is now live in South Australia

With a little lot of help from Tesla, Australia is now home to the world's largest lithium-ion battery. Back in March, Elon Musk told Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes that he could create a 100MWh battery storage farm within 100 days -- otherwise, his company would do the job for free. The Twitter …

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

<b>SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.</b><p>By harvesting …

Snorkeling

What the World's Central Banks Are Saying About Bitcoin

Nine years since the birth of Bitcoin, central banks around the world are increasingly recognizing the potential upsides -- and downsides -- of …

This is the Tesla Semi truck

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar<p>The Tesla Semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words: it’s exactly what we expect to see from …

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry’s future: it has no future

It’s not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world.<p>“It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era,” he writes this month for Automotive …

General Motors

Photographer melted his drone to capture lava flows. It was worth it

Photographing volcanoes can be dangerous, but it’s certainly an experience to remember. Israel-based photographer Erez Marom traveled to Hawaii to …

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

Warnings grow louder over cryptocurrency as valuations soar

Joe Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy clan, said he knew it was time to exit the stock market after a shoeshine boy gave him stock tips. If everyone thinks it’s time to buy, it’s time to sell, reasoned Kennedy. Then came the great crash of 1929 to prove him right. Perhaps some of that thinking …

Cryptocurrency

No, Your Incognito Browser Isn’t Actually Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet

Because investing in your online privacy has never been more critical.<p>With data breaches like the Equifax hack becoming more common, investing in …

6 Stunning Destinations for People Who Hate Tourists

Avoid the crowds.<p>Travelers have clocked 369 million international trips so far this year, an incredible sum equal to nearly 1.6 million trips per …

Here’s what the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild

Customers are sharing photos of the new solar tiles—and how well they perform<p>When Elon Musk started taking preorders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles in 2017, he said they’d be installing the roofs on Tesla employees homes first as a way of test-driving the technology before it was available to the …

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

5 Door Locks That Will Keep You Safe and 5 That Won't

Most break-ins are committed by criminals who come right through the front door, according to Department of Justice statistics. Even if you're …

I Drove a Tesla Model 3. Here’s What You Need to Know

The Tesla Model 3 might be the newest and "affordable" vehicle in the electric automaker's lineup, but as I pushed my foot down on its accelerator, I …

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

Tesla Model 3 first drive: this is the car that Elon Musk promised

I felt like I was driving in an Eames chair. That was my first impression as I climbed into the driver’s seat of the Tesla Model 3 at the Fremont Factory on Friday afternoon. It took a moment to orient myself — no gauges, no speedometer, no airplane cockpit cues. Instead, one continuous smooth line …

Infinity book store looks like an endless tunnel of books

Imagine an infinite row of books as far as your eye can see.<p>This bookstore and library in Yangzhou, eastern China, has transformed its space into an …

Pickpockets beware! This smart wallet will take a photo if stolen

The 'Volterman' wallet combines security and convenience with a built-in phone charger, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, a GPS tracking system, and a …

GPS Tracking

Are you cashing in on the ‘Fintech Revolution’ happening now?

<i>This story is sponsored by IBM.</i><p>A cashless economy encourages widespread adoption of digital technology<p>Today, making a money transfer or making a …

This real-time software transforms regular movies into vibrant HDR

High Dynamic Range, known more colloquially as HDR, promises the best picture quality you'll ever see on a TV (at least until the next big leap).<p>It …

This zero-emission boat will make its own hydrogen fuel and sail around the world

‘Energy Observer’ is a unique boat, covered with solar panels, which produces its own hydrogen-based fuel.<p>It set sail from France, where the …

The electric car revolution may hit the world 'harder and faster' than predicted

Electric vehicles are still rare sightings on most roads today. But in a couple of decades, more than a third of all passenger cars will run on …

This startup helps Uber drivers make extra cash by selling random stuff in their cars

Anyone who's been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in an Uber probably could have used a pair of headphones or an Altoid at some point.<p>Cargo is a …

The best Wi-Fi mesh networking kits for most people

<i>By Jim Salter</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Mesh-networking kits, …

Microsoft made its AI work on a $10 Raspberry Pi

When you're far from a cell tower and need to figure out if that bluebird is <i>Sialia sialis</i> or <i>Sialia mexicana</i>, no cloud server is going to help you. That's why companies are squeezing AI onto portable devices, and Microsoft has just taken that to a new extreme by putting deep learning algorithms onto …

This solar-powered car might be better for the planet than a Tesla

You can keep your measly <i>normal</i> electric cars, Elon Musk — the real future of automotive power will be fully powered by the sun.<p>That's the vision a …

Traditional wedding attire around the world [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’re so used to weddings where weddings wear a white dress and grooms a black suit, we tend to see anything different as an innovative take on the …