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BMW G 310 GS Launch – George, Western Cape

Oubaai, the Ernie Els golf estate development at Herolds Bay, just outside George, was the scene of the official launch of the G 310 GS. Anything …

The final GOP tax bill is complete. Here’s what is in it.

Republicans were joyful Friday as they finalized their tax plan, bridging differences between the House and Senate bills and moving another step closer to getting legislation to President Trump by Christmas.<p>They also appear to have locked down the votes they need to pass the measure through the …

Health Care

Tesla Model 3 Long Range First Test

We get the first instrumented test of the electric car that could change the world<p>Tesla’s product unveilings are notoriously wild nights. If you’re with the press, you’re outnumbered by a rooting section of invited owners who show up psyched, chic, and ready to party. Hors d’oeuvres waft by every …

A legendary auto exec says Tesla is doomed — and he could be right

The former General Motors executive Bob Lutz returned to Tesla-skeptic mode last week and said the company was doomed.<p>This isn't the first time Lutz — who retired from General Motors in 2010 after also working for Ford, Chrysler, and BMW — has foretold Tesla's demise.<p>For the record (and I've asked …

Tesla

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

What Trump's opioid announcement means -- and doesn't mean

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump declared a nationwide public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis Thursday at a White House event, rather than issuing a national disaster declaration.<p>Both are forms of national emergency declarations, but the primary difference is the scope and …

Health Care

What Trump's opioid announcement means -- and doesn't mean

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump declared a nationwide public health emergency to combat the opioid crisis Thursday at a White House event, rather than issuing a national disaster declaration.<p>Both are forms of national emergency declarations, but the primary difference is the scope and …

Health Care

Yamaha reveals wild electric motorcycle concept

Yamaha is bringing a radically-designed electric motorcycle to this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.<p>Called the MOTOROiD, technical details on the futuristic bike have not been fully revealed, but it features cylindrical batteries marked “Caution: High Voltage” where the engine is typically located and …

Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

Apple is finally putting its money where its mouth is, setting aside $1 billion to pursue the original programming agenda it's been making so much noise about it recent times. In June, the company poached Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg -- the TV execs behind <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Crown --</i> from …

How the House and Senate bills would change "Obamacare"

Here is a rundown of the main elements of the Affordable Care Act, which ones would be wiped out and which could survive under the House and Senate …

Health Care

Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs

The head of the most valuable company in the world talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy.<p><i>Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., was</i> …

Employment

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand Entering Week 6

Teams such as the Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians are right where we expected them to be through 30 or so games.<p>However, the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies are surprise division leaders, while the Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers …

Baseball

Facebook is launching an app for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV

The new app will let users kick back and watch Facebook videos from the couch.<p>Facebook is coming to your television.<p>The social network on Tuesday announced a new app for set-top boxes, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and the Samsung Smart TV. The app will let you watch the same kinds of video …

Smart TV

How WeWork Capitalizes On Aging Architecture

The coworking company is remaking historic and aging buildings across America.<p>“They don’t build ’em like they used to.” It’s an oft-repeated phrase by those who wax nostalgic. But in the case of the Corbin Building–an office building architect Francis H. Kimball designed in 1888–the saying holds …

Real Estate

Uber’s self-driving cars start picking up passengers in San Francisco

Uber’s self-driving cars are making the move to San Francisco, in a new expansion of its pilot project with autonomous vehicles that will see Volvo SUVs outfitted with sensors and supercomputers begin picking up passengers in the city.<p>The autonomous cars won’t operate completely driverless, for the …

Autonomous Cars

Apple’s new TV app shows how painfully behind it is

Digital media is a mess, and Apple is far from fixing it<p>Apple’s latest attempt to crack digital TV arrived Monday in the form of a name change most consumers might not even notice. It’s simply called TV, and the new app replaced Apple’s Videos app with the release of iOS 10.2. It’s a neat addition …

Smart TV

Facebook tips and tricks everyone should know

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Robert Galbraith/Reuters<p>More than a billion people use Facebook every single day.<p>It's the app you likely spend the majority of your time using on your phone or the website you pull up more than you care to admit. Whether you're finding the latest news or trying to stay …

Social Media

How to give the gift of VR

Looking for a unique and special gift? Here's everything you need to know about buying VR gear (and apps) for someone else -- and spending surprisingly little in the process.<p>What do you get for the person who has everything? How about an entirely different reality -- like, say, the virtual …

Virtual Reality

Best Business iOS Apps Available Right Now

We can all benefit from a little help from time to time whether it’s in regards to running a business or completing our job the best we can. And now …

Blink wireless security cameras run for two years on a pair of AA batteries

Hands-on with the anywhere (but outside) camera<p>Over the last year or so we’ve seen an uptick in availability of small and relatively cheap wireless security cameras. I mean truly wireless, using Wi-Fi to transmit data and batteries to provide power. That magical combination of features allows this …

Home Security

The 10 most memorable moments of the presidential debate

Here are the most memorable and important moments of the night from the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday.

Presidential Debate

YETI 1400 Lithium Solar Generator – Power Anything, Anywhere

<b>For the last 8 years, US based company GoalZero has been on a mission: to bring power to the people, literally. Their latest product seems to be a</b> …

Clean Energy

Exciting iOS 10 concept reinvents notifications, adds home screen widgets

If 2016 is like previous years, Apple will unveil its annual iOS refresh at next month’s WWDC event.<p>While currently we haven’t heard too much about the milestone iOS 10, a group of dedicated Apple fans have taken it upon themselves to imagine what the upcoming improvements and feature set mat look …

The Failed Promise of Legal Pot

New laws on marijuana were supposed to boost tax revenues and free up cops to go after “real” criminals. But underground sales—and arrests—are still thriving.<p>It’s just after four o’clock on a hot Seattle afternoon, and Thomas Terry is standing in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. Known for …

Cannabis

This week’s top stories: iPhone 7, Apple Music’s iOS 10 redesign, Tim Cook interview, new apps & more

In this week’s top stories: Tim Cook hints at a “can’t live without” feature for iPhone 7, we detail Apple Music’s upcoming redesign planned for iOS 10, and the latest round of iPhone 7 reports.<p>And other top shared stories include Apple’s announcement of a new enterprise-focused partnership with …

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Smart TV

Apple Unveils the iPad Pro With Pencil & Smart Keyboard

“Thin. Light. Epic.”<p>Hot off the presses of today’s Apple Special Event at the Civic Center in San Francisco, California are the announcement of its new product line, including the highly rumored iPad Pro, which is now official. Coming in at 12.9 inches, the new tablet still uses its tried-and-true …