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The 25 Best Productivity Apps For 2018

From wrangling words to shooting photos, these productivity powerhouses will help you get more done in less time.<p>Sometimes the best way to escape from a productive rut is to switch up your tools. Whether it’s a simple word processor, a smarter to-do list, or a more efficient way to transcribe …

Apps

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

SpaceX just launched two of its space internet satellites — the first of nearly 12,000

They’re hitchhiking to space with another satellite<p><i>Update February 22nd, 1</i><i>1</i><i>AM ET:</i> <i>SpaceX successfully launched and deployed its primary satellite after a smooth Thursday morning launch.</i><p><b>Original story:</b> Now that the dust has settled from SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy mission, the company is getting back …

Bitcoin fever has hit the jobs market

Riding the mania over Bitcoin, crypto-currency specialists — from developers to technical writers — have emerged as the best-paid new skilled workers …

Cryptocurrency

Disney CEO says their streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix

Back in August during an earnings call, Disney stated that it would start pulling its content off Netflix in order to start a streaming service of its own. The company currently plans to launch it sometime in 2019 and include its expansive film library along with media from its various channels. To …

World Solar Car Challenge in Australia’s Outback: Pictures

Travel (Australia)

Elon Musk will give a big SpaceX talk about Mars this week. Here's what we know

No one will ever say that Elon Musk lacks ambition.<p>The billionaire entrepreneur has founded multiple successful companies like Tesla and Solar City, …

Lyft ups its driver game, adds 24/7 phone support

In its bid to gain on rival Uber, the ride-hailing company updates its driver app with new features like immediate assistance.<p>In its push to be the nice guy, Lyft is rolling out new driver initiatives.<p>The ride-hailing company said Monday it's adding features like 24/7 phone support, faster online …

Transportation

Package delivery startup Doorman is shutting down

Doorman, a startup delivering packages when you schedule them will be no more after October 6th, 2017.<p>The startup sent a letter over the weekend letting customers know it would no longer be in business in two weeks, saying it was “joining forces with a larger team.”<p>We’re not sure if this joining of …

Startups

Artificial intelligence could be a $14 billion industry by 2023

A visitor speaks to Baidu's robot, Xiaodu, at the 2015 Baidu World Conference in Beijing, China, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon A recent report asserts that the artificial intelligence (AI) industry will reach a compound annual growth rate of 17.2% by 2023. The market is set to swell to …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber's new chief says the company is paying for its bad rep

New company chief Dara Khosrowshahi has sent out an email to his employees about London, and it shows that the company might truly be under a different kind of leadership now. One that doesn't sound like it'll encourage "hustlin'" and overlook bad behavior, such as obtaining rape victims' medical …

Dara Khosrowshahi

CoinDash heist: Alleged Ethereum hacker gave back $3m sparking mystery about the heist

In July, a hacker stole $7m worth of Ethereum from CoinDash in less than 5 minutes during an ICO.<p>In an extremely puzzling turn of events, a hacker …

Tesla looking to add convenience stores to some Supercharger stations

With a broader adoption of electric cars, there are numerous other facets of the transportation industry that need to be upgraded as well. Take the …

Tesla
Transportation

Google Pixel 2: Release date, best features and everything you need to know

Google has announced its Pixel 2 smartphone, the follow up to its successful Google Pixel smartphone released in 2016, featuring a more powerful camera, the Android Oreo operating system and "Active Edge" sensors.<p>The software giant also released a new Google Home Mini smart speaker, new Daydream …

Cryptocurrency

In photos: Final roll call of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

A show of superlatives<p>The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show has been up there with the best we've seen in terms of debuting and previewing advanced …

Auto Shows

This accessory turns your Echo Dot into a portable speaker that sounds better than an Echo

The VAUX Cordless Home Speaker + Portable Battery for Amazon Echo Dot is easily one of our favorite accessories ever for Amazon’s popular Alexa …

Tech Trends
Transportation

Apple's former GPU maker Imagination agrees to £550 million sale

Losing Apple as a customer can be rough for a supplier, as Imagination Technologies found out. In April, the UK chipmaker announced that the folks in Cupertino planned to develop their own mobile GPUs and would no longer rely on its PowerVR tech for iPhones and iPads. The A11 Bionic chip inside …

Volvo wants you to treat your car just like your smartphone

Volvo is hoping that drivers will be ready to upgrade their cars just like they do their phones: on an annual schedule.<p>The Swedish automaker will now …

Michelin-starred restaurant hits out at blogger's 'cheeky' request for free meal

A Michelin-starred restaurant has hit out at a blogger’s “cheeky” request for a free meal in exchange for “online exposure”.<p>Garrett Byrne, owner of the Campagne restaurant‏ in Kilkenny, Ireland, says he gets around ten similar requests from bloggers a year and has “had enough”.<p>The chef proprietor …

Hospitality

WeChat reminds users of its privacy statement [Update]

Surprise, surprise: it has been confirmed that WeChat gives your personal data to the Chinese government.<p>The company declared in its 2015 overseas privacy policy:<p>“We may be required to retain, preserve or disclose your Personal Information for a longer period of time:<p>in order to comply with a court …

Privacy

The Most F**ked Up Sci-Fi Movie of the Year

‘Before We Vanish,’ a thrilling alien invasion saga from acclaimed director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, casts an insightful eye on what makes humans tick.<p>While …

iPhone 8: muted reaction and small queues lead to questions over demand

Apple’s star might be shining a little less brightly with the iPhone 8, which is overshadowed by impending release of the £999 iPhone X<p>As the iPhone 8 goes on sale, questions remain over the demand for Apple’s latest offering following smaller crowds outside stores and a muted customer reaction.<p>The …

Mobile Technology

Facebook and Microsoft's big undersea cable is finally finished

More than 17,000 feet below the ocean's surface, there now lies the "most technologically advanced subsea cable," providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) …

New Jersey

iPhone 8 teardown reveals few surprises, but more camera details

The always hotly anticipated iFixit teardown of the iPhone 8 has arrived, and while it doesn’t harbor much in the way of surprises, there are a few tidbits you may want to know about hiding in there. Especially if you like hearing about things like “pixel pitch.”<p>Basically, the phone is, as you …

Mobile Technology

Target just solved the one problem everyone has when shopping in-store

That's an area where digital retailers have an edge because as long as the consumer knows the name of an item, it's only a few keystrokes away.<p>Target plans to solve that problem by adding technology to its app that will show customers where to find what they are looking for.<p>What is Target doing?<p>The …

eCommerce

15 Secretive Places You Can Now See on Google Earth (And 3 You Can't)

Photo Credit: CNES/Airbus/Google<p>Slide 1 of 37<p>Blurred out and pixelated<p>The advent of easily-accessible satellite imagery in the form of Google Maps …

Google Earth