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Elon Musk Is Right To Be Pissed About Media Coverage Of The Tesla Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced this week it is opening an investigation into the three Tesla Model S fires over the past two months, stoking the flames of a controversy of whether or not electric cars are safe.<p>In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote a blog post pointing …

Bold Boeing workers refuse to screw over next generation

<b>A Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash. (AP/Ted S. Warren)</b><p>By rejecting a contract that amounted to corporate extortion, employees have taken a stand for the middle class<p>Richard Kirsch<p>November 23, 2013 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Next New Deal.<p>In a remarkable act of courage and …

Guitar Center Workers In Las Vegas Vote To Unionize, Marking Third Union Win This Year

Following in the footsteps of colleagues in New York and Chicago, employees at a Guitar Center store in Las Vegas voted on Friday to unionize. If the federal labor board ratifies the election, the store will be the third location in the Bain Capital-owned music equipment chain to go union this year.<p>…

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Andrew Stoloff Gives Recovering Addicts and Ex-Convicts Jobs At His Second Chance Bakery

On paper, Andrew Stoloff knew it made no sense to buy Rubicon Bakery in Richmond, Calif.<p>But the former Wall Street analyst’s decision to take over …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

War Tourists Flock to Syria’s Front Lines

When Tyler Smith visited northern Syria this January, he found himself in a dance-off with Syrian rebels at a training area near al-Bab. “I tried to …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

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Childbirth in the Arab world: No longer so early or so often

Rising expectations of newlyweds living in their own homes and broader use of family planning in certain parts of the Arab world have drastically changed population dynamics in the region, with women marrying later and having few children, the statistics firm Gapminder reported Friday.<p>In a series …

Driving with Google Glass could earn you a ticket

California is technology's spiritual home in the US, where Teslas roam free, and Google Glass is already a social norm. Well, unless you're a member of the San Diego law enforcement that is -- as one unlucky driver just found out. That commuter was Cecilia Abadie, and she's (rather fittingly) taken …

How is the NSA’s vault of secrets being unlocked?

<b>Media organisations have revealed startling details about US espionage in recent weeks. The disclosures can be traced back to three people who don't play by the rules - intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and his chief disseminators, the Guardian newspaper reporter Glenn Greenwald, and independent</b> …

20 Things No One Tells You About Your 20s

The time you spend in your 20s is perhaps the most crucial to your development as a person. This is the first time you are living independently in a …

Project Loon: Google's stratospheric Internet plan

The technology giant is launching another one of its 'moonshot' projects, an attempt to beam down wireless Internet signals to remote and rural communities with poor access to broadband connections

Are Smartphones Turning Us Into Bad Samaritans?

In late September, on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, a man shot and killed 20-year-old student Justin Valdez. As security footage shows, …

Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds

A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch armor plating, impaling the car with a "peak force on the order of 25 tons" according to company CEO …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Big Changes To Student Loans

BOSTON -- College graduates struggling to repay their student loans should have an easier time getting their debt eliminated if they go into bankruptcy, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Saturday.<p>Warren laid out several reforms to address the rising costs of higher education in a speech at the …

Poll: 39 Percent of American Adults See College as an 'Economic Burden'

But the majority of parents still expect their kids to go.<p>Average yearly tuition at a four-year college has risen to over $21,000, student loan debt is at an all-time high, and the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is 7.9 percent. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Americans are questioning …

Chevrolet shows apocalyptic Black Ops Silverado

It comes loaded with a winch, armor, gas masks, food and water. But what? No gun rack?<p>As if most big pickups weren't intimidating enough, along comes the Black Ops concept version of the Chevrolet Silverado.<p>The truck, apparently designed to show the new 2014 Silverado at its macho best, is "a …

Government shutdown halts car recalls, crash tests

NHTSA, recall<p>The impact of the federal government's shutdown is just beginning to be felt. One area affecting car owners is that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be posting any new recall notices as of today.<p>A note on NHTSA's website, which isn't easy to locate if you're …

Chicago Tylenol murders remain unsolved after more than 30 years

The unsolved investigation into the deaths of seven people who swallowed cyanide-laced Tylenol is returning to where it started more than 30 years ago, as a group of Illinois law enforcement agencies said Friday that the FBI will no longer lead the probe.<p>Police in Arlington Heights — where three of …

14 Rules Of The New Workplace That Millennials Need To Master

To navigate the new workplace, Schawbel says millennials need to master a new set of rules that aren't taught in school. Advances in technology, the rise of social media, and 24/7 connectivity mean young people have to promote themselves and take ownership of their careers in ways that previous …

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

The reason American tech firms like Ireland isn’t just the low taxes

Airbnb, the accommodation rentals website, just became the latest American tech company to set up its European headquarters in Ireland. It joins Google, Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn, Apple and countless others on an island that is colder and wetter even than its British neighbor.<p>In a blog post …

Google Street View driver makes case for robo-driven cars -- he hits two buses (and a truck)

One day, Google Street View cars will all be self-driving. Then, every crash will be the fault of some human who doesn't work for Google.<p>For now, we have to put up with the idea that there's a human at the Street View wheel who might do what humans sometimes do.<p>One Street View driver in Bogor, …

Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Some early Google employees have become entrepreneurs. Others are angel investors. A few are happily retired.<p>A Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers and where they are now.<p>In light of Google's 15th birthday (which is today), we did some additional digging to find out which roles …

The Week in Review: The Final Frontier

Inside Flipboard / August 23, 2013<p>Being an astronaut is tough enough. But what about being a one-way astronaut? More than 165,000 adventurers have …

Detroit's Packard Complex Could Sell Below $100,000 If Deal Fails

The Packard plant, which once symbolized the might of America's auto industry, is at risk of heading to auction if a pending development deal fails. If that happens, <i>The Detroit Free Press</i> reports, the 35-acre site eventually could be sold "for as little as $21,000," a figure that comes from Wayne …