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Tesla and Waymo are taking wildly different paths to creating self-driving cars

Autonomous cars won’t happen without tons of data, but Tesla and Waymo have a big head start<p>There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even …

Autonomous Cars

Twitch’s creators and developers gain a new revenue stream with launch of Bits in Extensions

Twitch’s Bits, a virtual good that allows fans to cheer on their favorite streamers, have been one of the ways Twitch creators could make money from their channels while also recognizing and rewarding their top fans. Today, the game streaming site is expanding the power of those Bits by allowing …

Gaming

Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots

Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled …

Enterprise Tech

Alphabet beats estimates with Nest in Google fold

Monday's earnings story is about a sales and profit boost. The question is how much did Nest smart home devices and an investment in Uber play into the results.<p>Alphabet, Google's parent company, started the year off strong, reporting sales and profit Monday that topped analysts' expectations in the …

Google Home

MIT wants to control your dreams with a glove

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a device that allows a person to maintain a semi-conscious state between wakefulness and sleeping.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> There’s now a working “sleep interface,” in the form of a device that allows humans to have a small amount …

Consciousness

11 Lessons I Learned in My 20s That Will Prepare Anyone for Success

If I had mastered them sooner, I'd be retired by now.<p><i>What did you do in your 20s that made you successful later? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ron Rule, CEO at As Seen on TV, on</b> …

Self-improvement

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

University of Pennsylvania

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life.<p>The Transit Exoplanet …

Space Exploration

Holocaust Is Fading From Memory, Survey Finds

For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement.<p>But a survey released Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, found that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened — and this lack of knowledge is more pronounced among millennials, whom the …

George Washington University

Zuckerberg flubs details of Facebook privacy commitments

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chief revealed that he didn't know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.<p>With congressional hearings over and no immediate …

Privacy

Can Leslie Jamison Top The Empathy Exams With Her Mega-Memoir of Addiction?

Four years ago, a 30-year-old writer named Leslie Jamison published an essay in <i>The Believer</i> titled “The Empathy Exams.” In it, she described her life …

Books

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

Spotify files for its unusual IPO

Music streaming giant Spotify today filed for a $1 billion IPO, although that figure is likely a placeholder that will change. Axios had previously …

Morgan Stanley

Here's how much US astronauts can earn working for NASA

As entrepreneurs like SpaceX founder Elon Musk launch increasingly powerful rockets, call for a new space race, and prepare to send astronauts into orbit for the first time, it's an exciting time to think of joining NASA's ranks.<p>But to apply to be an astronaut, you must first pass a stringent list …

Space Exploration

Donald Trump's slow-moving sex scandal

Lost in Russia, and internal intrigue, and FBI trashing and mean tweets: Donald Trump is confronting a slow-moving sex scandal that would easily sink …

Donald Trump

Democratic challenger Andrew Janz seeks to unseat Nunes

MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff travels to Clovis, California to meet Democrat Andrew Janz, who is looking to unseat Rep. Devin Nunes in the midterm election, …

Asian shares mostly lower after US holiday, await Fed notes

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.3 percent in early trading to 21,863.84. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.4 percent to 5,920.10. South Korea's Kospi lost …

Stock Markets

Trump open to improving background checks, spokesman says

<b>West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.<p>Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement on Monday that …

Guns

14 City Squares You Totally Have To Visit

Out of all the nice places of a touristic city, the main squares are probably the most visited ones. Lovely, medieval, mesmerizing and crowded most …

European Travel

No Handshakes as Pence Avoids Kim Jong-un’s Sister at Olympics

WASHINGTON — They stood not 10 feet apart in a V.I.P. box: the 58-year-old vice president of the United States and the 30-year-old sister of North Korea’s reclusive dictator, representatives of two countries locked in a stubborn, ever more perilous nuclear standoff.<p>But Mike Pence and Kim Yo-jong …

North Korea

Kim Jong-un Invites South Korean Leader to North for Summit Meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s reclusive leader, Kim Jong-un, extended an extremely rare invitation to a foreign head of state on Saturday, using the diplomatic opening created by the Olympics in South Korea to ask its leader, President Moon Jae-in, to visit the North for a summit meeting.<p>Mr. …

North Korea

Slab raises $2.2M to build tools for an internal employee information nexus

When Jason Chen first ended up at Salesforce through the acquisition of his last company Stypi, he had the tough task of integrating within Salesforce’s complex infrastructure — and not a lot of documentation to go on.<p>Fortunately, Chen’s company had just been acquired and he was able to get the …

Startups

Multi-Window on phones is the best Android feature you're probably not using

At the end of 2017, I promised that I would spend less time on my phone, since I wanted to reclaim some of that often-wasted time for other things, …

See the posts that matter most on Instagram

Instagram changed your feed and now instead of chronological order, the app decides what you see first. Here's how to avoid missing important posts and regain control of your feed.<p>You may have noticed that Instagram's rearranged your feed. Now instead of seeing posts in chronological order, the app …

Instagram

Mixmax raises $10.35M to improve email

Hundred of startups have tried to kill it, but email is still alive and well. That doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon, though. Mixmax, a startup that aims to make email more useful for businesses, today announced that it has raised $10.35 million from Creandum’s Carl Fritjofsson and SaaStr’s …

Startups

Slack names first-ever CFO

Slack today will announce its first-ever chief financial officer: Allen Shim, who had been serving as the company's senior VP of finance and …

Wall Street

Best Micromax smartphones

Micromax used to be one of the top smartphone manufacturers in India. They offered a wide range of affordable smartphones and had a strong offline retail presence. These days they are still going pretty strong, but have lost a sizable amount of its market to competitors in China and other parts of …

Facebook says parents mostly trust themselves to guide their kids’ internet use

To celebrate Safer Internet Day, Facebook skipped the chocolates and roses and gave its users something else—tips to keep kids safer online.<p>Those tips include teaching kids to think before they share online, being a good role model, setting ground rules, and engaging online with your kids early and …

Kids

As HomePod launches, Spotify cuts off support for some speakers and receivers

Goodbye, built-in streaming<p>Spotify is removing itself from a number of home audio speakers and receivers from the likes of Onkyo, Denon, Marantz, Bang & Olufsen, Pioneer, and Yamaha. Some devices are losing Spotify integration completely, while others will require firmware updates if users want to …

Spotify