David Perel

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You thought Dieselgate was over? It’s not.

The scandal of Volkswagen caused political turmoil in Germany<p>It’s been an electrifying month for the German auto industry. Mercedes-Benz presented its first all-electric SUV. BMW offered a glimpse of its upcoming EV strategy by unveiling a concept car. And Audi is going electric, as well. On …

Automotive Industry

Twitter’s fear of making hard decisions is killing it

What the Alex Jones controversy and its move to limit third-party apps have in common<p>Why does Twitter move so slowly?<p>It’s a question that has been on my mind since Monday, as we watched the company belatedly tiptoe into enforcement of its guidelines against inciting violence. It came up again …

Elon Musk Is Working Too Hard

It does actually happen occasionally that a short seller will bet against the stock of a company and then do something to sabotage the company. There’s that guy who shorted the stock of Borussia Dortmund, the soccer team, and allegedly planted a bomb on the team’s bus. That’s sabotage! And then …

Opinion

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Movie? Pass.

At this point, MoviePass is beyond a punchline. What they’re doing on a daily basis now to stay afloat walks a previously undiscovered line between …

Former Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne, a legend of the modern auto industry, has died at 66 after shoulder surgery

Sergio Marchionne, the outspoken former CEO of both Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ferrari, has died at age 66.<p>FCA's chairman, John Elkann, said in a statement, as cited by Reuters: "Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone."<p>On FCA's second-quarter …

Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain the 2001: A Space Odyssey Ending In a Rare, Unearthed Video

The director famously refused to give his interpretation of the sci-fi masterpiece.<p>When it was originally released in 1968, audiences didn't really know what the hell to think of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. In fact, 250 critics walked out of the New York premiere, literally asking aloud, "What is this …

Science Fiction

Mr. CrossFit vs. Big Soda: A profane fitness guru’s wonky war with the soda industry

<b>On a bright November morning</b>, Congressman Scott Taylor is meeting with a visitor at his Capitol Hill office. Even in his dark suit and striped tie, the steely eyed, fit Republican from eastern Virginia looks every bit the Navy SEAL he once was. His visitor — Greg Glassman, founder and sole owner of …

Chronic Disease

Apple’s Soft Bulletin

A few thoughts ahead of WWDC 2018Last year ahead of WWDC, I wrote about the notion of Apple “slipping”. Not necessarily in major ways, mind …

Behind the Process of Felipe Pantone's 'ULTRADYNAMIC' 1994 Chevrolet Corvette

Watch as the artist painstakingly completes his masterpiece.<p>Felipe Pantone has released footage of the process behind his ‘ULTRADYNAMIC’ art piece, …

Screwing Your Vocal Minority

Twitter’s old habits die hardThe new Tweetbot for Mac is good. Very good, even. But it’s just short of great. And that’s not Tweetbot developer …

Die Hard

Apple To Abandon Massive iPhone Feature

Ming-Chi Kuo has struck again. Widely respected as “the best Apple analyst on the planet”, the KGI Securities analyst has revealed Apple will cancel a massive feature in its next-generation iPhones…<p>Digging into a new Kuo report obtained by Feng, CultofMac has spotted the analyst states the death of …

Apple

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

A lingerie startup used feedback from 6 million women to make the perfect wireless bra — and it works for larger cup sizes

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase</i><p>True & Co<p>Like most people who regularly navigate Facebook, I've grown a bit suspicious of all the ads chasing me.<p>Don't get me wrong, I've …

Clothing

2 Founders of $32 Million Centra Virtual Currency Project Are Arrested

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal authorities have arrested two founders of a virtual currency that raised $32 million from investors last year and won an endorsement from the boxer Floyd Mayweather.<p>The co-founders of the Centra virtual currency, Sam Sharma and Robert Farkas, were arrested on Sunday, a day …

Initial Coin Offering

Dozens of local TV news anchors were forced to recite a speech about 'false news' controlling 'exactly what people think'

It also echoes one of President Trump's favorite issues: The idea that the news is <i>always</i> biased. "Some media outlets publish these same fake stories … stories that just aren't true, without checking facts first," Deadspin reported:<p>"The script, which parrots Donald Trump's oft-declarations of …

Cuba Gooding Jr: ‘I had 10 years in the wilderness’

Life was all private jets and limos after his Oscar win. Then came a decade of bad roles and flop films. Now, he’s making up for lost time<p>“Somebody asked me backstage, when I won the Oscar: ‘Did you ever imagine this?’ And I was like, ‘Never in a million years!’ But it was bullshit. It was a lie,” …

Tom Cruise

Tesla's newest rival has highlighted a big problem that no one is talking about

Tesla has been selling an all-electric luxury SUV, the Model X, since 2015. The vehicle has done relatively well in the market, helping Tesla to deliver a record 100,000 vehicles in total for 2017.<p>The Model X is also a potential profit-driver for profitless Tesla: it can sell for upwards of …

Apple's new iPad is a total misfire that shows how out of touch the company is with schools and kids

Apple's executives seem to have forgotten anything they ever knew about kids.<p>They also seem to have completely lost touch with what's going on in the education market.<p>At least that's the overwhelming sense I have after reviewing Apple's education-focused announcements on Tuesday. Because from where …

Doha's luxury airport is half the fun of going to Qatar (photos) | CNN Travel

Facebook Has Lost the Plot

“A silhouette of a man holding a burning torch next to a huge bonfire” by Mohamed Nohassi on UnsplashFoot-in-MouthbookFacebook has lost the plotIf I …

Social Media

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Mark Millar Has an Interesting Theory About Why Marvel Movies Work and DC Movies Don't

Marvel vs. DC is a debate that keeps on giving. It’s been filtered through every medium imaginable and, in recent years, played out in grand fashion …

YouTube finally notices Infowars is peddling dangerous conspiracies

It removed a video that claimed a school shooting survivor was an actor.<p>Earlier this week, YouTube took down a video from one of Infowars' channels. It was one of many videos out there claiming that students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are not in fact students and school shooting …

Internet

Meet the $12 billion investor who's beat the market since the financial crisis mostly by ignoring it

Ignoring your benchmark is one way to consistently beat it.<p>At least, that approach has helped the $12 billion Oppenheimer Global Fund outperform its MSCI benchmark since 2008, according to data compiled by Morningstar.<p>Sure, the portfolio of large-cap US and foreign stocks has recently benefitted …

I Don't Hate Cryptocurrency, But...

<i>Jason Calacanis is an angel investor in 150 startups including Uber, robinhood, Abra, thumbtack, Wealthfront and Talla. He's also the author of ANGEL.</i><p>…

There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.<p>The latest revelations about President Trump have, once again, excited the interest of the public, leading to speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have amassed sufficient evidence to charge the …

Donald Trump

A little-known token may be fueling Bitcoin's rise. Critics say it's a scam.

Bitcoin has been on a run. Despite its recent dip, the cryptocurrency has impressed skeptics and believers alike in its monumental rise in value …

Cryptocurrency