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Expert Guest, Chad Bown, critiques the Ryan Avent's new book, the Wealth of Humans and the future of… - View from the Peak

EQUITIES UPDATE: Cindy discusses Indian Banks' constructive earnings results<p>The Nifty Bank Index (NSEBANK) has rebounded 10% from its March lows on …

FCC approves first wireless 'power-at-a-distance' charging system

Charging your mobile device wirelessly is certainly less of a hassle than plugging it in, but still requires the device be in physical contact with its station to actually work. That's about to change now that the Federal Communications Commission has approved the first wireless charger that works …

Using drones to build the ambulance fleet of the future

Alice Lloyd George Contributor<p>Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”<br>• Behind the scenes with Tezos, a new …

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Saudi Arabia recently announced plans for a $500 billion techutopia mega-city Neom, with 100% solar energy, fully autonomous transportation, hydroponic farms, artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing, open to all races and religions - a “new civilization.”

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Texas population grows to 28.3 million in 2017

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First Republican Congressman Demands FCC Delay Net Neutrality Vote

With the fate of Thursday’s net neutrality vote resting almost entirely in the hands of the Republican Party, a lone conservative has emerged to …

How can we forecast future trends in the global economy?

When statistical and mathematical methods were first being introduced in economics, Lawrence Klein showed up on stage. He became a leading figure in …

Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the Middle East today is in Saudi Arabia. Yes, you read that right. Though I came here at the start of Saudi winter, I found the country going through its own …

CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

The new delivery mechanism completely turned off a gene responsible for high cholesterol in mice.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK<i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future. Follow along here.</i><p>Since its was first harnessed by scientists in 2013, the natural …

Amazon is transforming Whole Foods into a tech store

Amazon is launching tech-focused pop-up shops in Whole Foods stores.<p>The stores display the e-commerce giant's devices — such as its Echo smart speakers, Kindle readers, and Fire tablets — and occupy about 300 to 500 square feet of Whole Foods' store space.<p>They're staffed by Amazon employees, said …

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Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

How to Make Cars Cooperate

As giant companies race toward self-driving technology, smaller firms are using vehicle to vehicle technology to work toward a more profound — and in some ways opposing — goal.

Facebook will teach the unemployed digital/social media skills in 30 cities

Whether it’s to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost. Facebook tells me it’s investing tens of millions of dollars into the program that will travel to 30 cities around the U.S. in 2018. It will teach digital job skills to the …

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These Students Built The Anti-Bot Algorithm Twitter Desperately Needs

“There’s a lot of low-hanging fruit in terms of what Twitter can do to work toward a solution,” say the two students behind a new bot-identifying tool.<p>In recent Senate hearings, lawmakers grilled representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google about how the Russian state used their platforms to …

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot Sophia

Saudi Arabia claims to be the first country to have granted citizenship to a robot. But the decision has garnered mockery from social media users as …

Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160-terabits-per-second cable 4,100 miles across the Atlantic

Enough bandwidth to stream 71 million HD videos at the same time<p>Microsoft, Facebook, and the telecoms infrastructure company Telxius have announced the completion of the highest capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. The cable is capable of transmitting 160 terabits of data per …

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Verizon Closes in on 1 Gbps in LAA Tests with Ericsson, Qualcomm

NewsVerizon issued the latest salvo in the gigabit LTE wars this week, reporting speeds only a hair shy of the 1 Gbps mark in real-world tests with …

Clever Camera App Uses Deep Learning to Perfectly Retouch Your Photos Before You Take Them

Professional photographers often spend hours painstakingly perfecting their images in Lightroom and Photoshop before sharing them with the world. But …

New Night Vision Means Soldiers Can Shoot Around Corners

A new night vision and weapon camera system allows shooters to fire around corners without exposing themselves and eliminates the dead time between …

Millennials overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation

Millennials now number 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million Baby Boomers.

New nanomaterial promises batteries that charge in seconds

Despite often annoying us with shorter-than-ideal lifespans and the occasional explosion, modern rechargeable batteries are actually quite …

South Miami Is Now the First City in Florida to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

The Sunshine State has been resisting solar energy for years.<p>More than a year ago, a 16-year-old high school student named Delaney Reynolds wrote to half a dozen mayors in Florida, urging them to require citizens to adopt solar energy. South Miami mayor Philip Stoddard was the first to respond.<p>On …

Volvo, Betting on Electric, Moves to Phase Out Conventional Engines

Volvo Cars on Wednesday became the first mainstream automaker to sound the death knell of the internal combustion engine, saying that all the models it introduces starting in 2019 will be either hybrids or powered solely by batteries.<p>The decision is the boldest commitment by any major car company …

'No shrinking violets' in room with Trump as drone CEOs lobbied hard for looser regulations

Executives from several drone companies who met with President Trump at the White House lobbied hard for looser rules for their industry and found …

Massive crack in Antarctica ice shelf grows 11 miles in only 6 days

A massive crack in an Antarctic ice shelf grew by 11 miles in the past six days as one of the world's biggest icebergs ever is poised to break off.<p>The crack in the Larsen C ice shelf is now about 120 miles long, and only eight miles remain until the crack cuts all the way across, producing an …

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Global warming is forcing the Global Seed Vault to make an early upgrade

The Global Seed Vault is sometimes called the doomsday vault, as it is meant to store the Earth's genetic bounty in the event of a natural or …

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

Jimmy Wales' new project is like Wikipedia, but to 'fix' the news

Jimmy Wales, one of the minds behind the internet's cheat sheet, Wikipedia, has launched a new, unaffiliated website called the WikiTribune.<p>On the …

Obama’s Barrage of Complete Sentences Seen as Brutal Attack on Trump

CHICAGO (The Borowitz Report)—In an appearance at the University of Chicago on Monday, former President Barack Obama unloaded a relentless barrage of complete sentences in what was widely seen as a brutal attack on his successor, Donald Trump.<p>Appearing at his first public event since leaving …

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Judge Clears Way for Police Body Cameras in New York

A long-delayed pilot program under which 1,200 New York City police officers are to wear body cameras can begin next week as planned, after a federal judge in Manhattan on Friday denied a request by civil lawyers to halt the plan for review.<p>In an order, Judge Analisa Torres said an objection filed …