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Here's what it means when an item is marked 'Amazon's Choice'

Amazon has started explaining its choice to highlight certain products.<p>The "Amazon's Choice" label, with its sleek graphite background and orange-and-white lettering, has been popping up on more and more items on the retailer's website.<p>At first glace, it's a way to make Amazon's maze of millions of …

eCommerce

Scientists Measure The Pressure Distribution Inside The Proton

The proton is a positively charged particle that makes up every single atom in our Universe. We’re normally taught in schools that protons are really, really, really, REALLY, tiny dots of charge. But if we delve deeper into the proton we find that the proton does have an internal structure. Within …

Physics

Google's Grasshopper app is a fantastic way for beginners to start coding

Google's workshop for experimental projects, Area 120, released a really interesting new app for Android and iOS.<p>Grasshopper: Learn to Code for Free …

Android Phones

Amazon leads $12M investment in India-based digital insurance startup Acko

Amazon appears to be restarting its funding efforts in India after Acko, the digital insurance startup in India, confirmed that the U.S. retail giant led a new round of funding for its business.<p>Amazon — which has been linked with an Acko investment since the start of this year — backed lending …

Insurance Industry

APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Two people were injured.<p>Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it picked …

Tesla

Here's how the Alexa spying scandal could become Amazon's worst nightmare

An Amazon Echo device r ecorded a couple having a private conversation and sent it to someone in their contact list.<p>Here's what happened, according to Amazon:<p>Amazon says this type of thing is an "extremely rare occurrence," and that the company "takes privacy very seriously," and is "taking steps …

Amazon Echo

Why Managing Up Is A Skill Set You Need

You’ve heard it said and you know it’s true: People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.<p>For many people, the primary ingredient in job satisfaction is not the quality of food in the lunchroom. It’s not the office layout or equipment. It’s not even the workload, salary, or benefits. It’s the …

Leadership

Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.

Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the market for location-based gaming.<p>It’s one of several companies (many based in Los Angeles) that are …

Virtual Reality

The Untold Story of Robert Mueller's Time in Combat

One day in the summer of 1969, a young Marine lieutenant named Bob Mueller arrived in Hawaii for a rendezvous with his wife, Ann. She was flying in …

Military

10 Slow Cooker Recipes That Work for Two People (Who Like Leftovers) — Recipes from the Kitchn

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

Cooking

How Amazon and Entrepreneurs Can Pay Zero Federal Income Tax, and Do So Legally

To learn how they, too, can pay no taxes, entrepreneurs should closely review all the things the government wants them to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the recent news that Amazon paid zero federal taxes for 2017, every entrepreneur should be asking, :"How can …

Income Tax

Amazon Sumerian, a platform for building AR, VR and 3D apps, is now open to all

Last November, AWS announced a new product called Amazon Sumerian, a toolkit and platform for developers to build “mixed reality” apps — that is, using virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D — without needing to have any specialised programming or graphics skills. And today, after running the …

Augmented Reality

Instagram will soon let you buy movie tickets and book restaurant tables

Instagram is gearing up to become a major shopping and commerce platform in the near future, with the introduction of support for payments.<p>TechCrunch reports that the company is presently testing a feature to allow some business accounts in the US and the UK to accept payments natively for booking …

Apps

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

Interactive: The making of a microchip

From raw materials to retail shelves, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds an unprecedented potential to transform supply chains. Businesses are beginning to understand this: In a recent survey of supply chain professionals (most at the executive level), 55% of respondents believe the IoT will create …

Internet of Things

Dijon Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"The Dijon mustard provides a slight tang that really kicks these potatoes to the next level! These are a family favorite at our house."<p>Ingredients<p>2 …

Dijon Mustard

The best projector for a home theater

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>The Sony VPL-HW45ES is the best projector for a dedicated home …

Credit card companies unite for a checkout button to take on PayPal

Even if you don't use PayPal to send money to friends, there's a good chance you've reached for their checkout button in online stores, which is tied to all of your payment information. It's simply easier than getting up and finding your wallet. Now, the major credit card companies -- Visa, …

NASA’s stunning video of the Lagoon Nebula will put your dumb life in perspective – Quartz

In case you thought your problems were of any significance whatsoever, a new NASA video of the Lagoon Nebula is here to remind you that they absolutely are not.<p>Oh, did you have a bad day at work? The Lagoon Nebula doesn’t care. Maybe you won a big prize and impressed everyone? Well, this nebula …

Nebulas

YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators

YouTube says it’s rolling out more tools to help its creators make money from their videos. The changes are meant to address creators’ complaints over YouTube’s new monetization policies announced earlier this year. Those policies were designed to make the site more advertiser-friendly following a …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

Connected Commerce

The manufacturing, logistics, and retail sectors are undergoing profound transformation. Follow along to see what the future holds.<p>Industrial sewing machine<p>Sensors in factory equipment stream data to cloud-based IT systems. There, algorithms track machine vibration, changes in power consumption, …

Manufacturing

Prosecutors, Cohen's attorneys wrangle over documents seized in FBI raid

Federal prosecutors and attorneys for Michael Cohen on Wednesday suggested seven candidates who could be picked by a federal judge to review materials seized in an FBI raid of Cohen’s home and office last week and determine whether any should be protected under attorney-client privilege.<p>Attorneys …

Corruption

Google futurist and director of engineering: Basic income will spread worldwide by the 2030s

As it becomes apparent that artificial intelligence will replace ever-more jobs in the coming years, a growing number of politicians, nonprofits, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have started thinking about how we'll cope with a world in which not everyone can — or needs to — work.<p>Basic income …

One map shows how much more money men make than women in every US state

Fifty-five years after the the United States passed the Equal Pay Act, women in the US still face a substantial gender wage gap. On Tuesday, the country is recognizing Equal Pay Day, which was established in 1996 to highlight this disparity.<p>Today, on average, an American woman earns around 80 cents …

Demographics

Furious customers say they've been mysteriously locked out of their Amazon accounts — and they have no idea why

Hundreds of Amazon customers say that the company has closed their accounts with no explanation.<p>Last week, a wave of Amazon customers took to social media to complain that Amazon had mysteriously shut down their Prime accounts. With Amazon's increasing omnipresence in users' lives, that means …

Customer Service

The Pentagon is close to awarding a $10 billion deal to Amazon despite Trump's tweets attacking the company

The Pentagon is close to awarding a cloud-services contract worth as much as $10 billion to Amazon, even as President Donald Trump attacks the e-commerce giant from the White House, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.<p>The Pentagon has not yet publicly announced a winner of the …

5G Is Coming Soon. Do You Care? You Should. Here’s Why.

Upgrading U.S. wireless networks has been called our most important infrastructure project. It’s actually happening.<p>Progress is generally a highly subjective term. But for those who understand what it is and what it means, the advent of 5G is unequivocally good news. As it develops and grows, the …

Could Higgs Bosons and Primordial Black Holes Explain Dark Matter?

Without an actual discovery, it can be difficult to convince us laypeople that there’s really such a thing as “dark matter.” It seems to interact …