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Work-Bench enterprise report predicts end of SaaS could be coming

Work-Bench, a New York City venture capital firm that spends a lot of time around Fortune 1000 companies, has put together The Work-Bench Enterprise Almanac: 2018 Edition, which you could think of as a State of the Enterprise report. It’s somewhat like Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report, but with …

Workbenches

Porsche and Epic Games show off new lighting features for Unreal Engine

Epic Games today showed off an amazing real-time lighting demo in Unreal Engine 4 featuring the new Porsche 911 Speedster concept car. Best of all, the demo ran on a pair of Nvidia’s just-revealed Turing RTX graphics cards, showcasing the hardware’s real-time ray tracing capabilities.<p>Do you want to …

Game Development

Some maniac took a stock car (think NASCAR) to the Nürburgring

In one of my favorite pieces of (relatively) recent automotive journalism, Sam Smith from Road & Track took lapped a road course setup and very, very cheap ex-NASCAR around Road America and had wildly positive things to say about the experience.<p>Given the fact that ex-stock cars are very plentiful …

Sam Smith

Scientists may have solved one of the biggest problems holding back hydrogen-powered vehicles

One of the biggest obstacles the hydrogen fuel industry is faced with — its transportation and storage — may have been solved by scientists at the CSIRO.<p>With some of the world's biggest car companies, including Toyota, Hyundai and BMW, betting on hydrogen as a future fuel source, the national …

Energy

China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft

<b>(CNN) —</b> China claims to have successfully tested its first hypersonic aircraft, a big step forward in aerospace technology that could intensify pressure on the US military.<p>The China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), based in Beijing and part of the state-owned China Aerospace Science and …

Aviation

The nine types of startups Y Combinator thinks the world needs in 2018

Every year, thousands of startup founders apply to Y Combinator in the hope that their company will be funded and join the ranks of YC alumni like Dropbox, Airbnb, Stripe, Instacart and reddit. Through the application process, we at YC get to see what some of the smartest, most creative people on …

Startups

North Korean state media urge US to drop sanctions immediately

North Korea says it has shown good faith by stopping nuclear tests and handing over the remains of US soldiers.<p>North Korean state media called on the United States to immediately drop its sanctions against the communist country, accusing Washington of "acting opposite" to its plans of improving …

North Korea

The Blockchain Hype Bubble Is About To Burst

Image: Getty Images<p>Every few years a new technology trend emerges that garners headlines and attention in boardrooms. In almost every case, the hype …

Blockchain

Tesla's latest zero-emissions ride is a $1,500 surfboard

Good news: you won't have to wait until 2020 to try a new Tesla-branded ride. However, you may want to learn how to hang ten first. Tesla has quietly introduced a limited-run (just 200 units) surfboard that matches the company's vehicle aesthetic to a tee, including its red-and-black coloring and …

Tesla

How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed …

San Francisco

Worms frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years have come back to life and are eating

Scientists have made a discovery that is quite mind-blowing. Roundworms found in the permafrost in two areas of Siberia have come back to life in …

Biology

Tesla Model 3 teardown gives incredible look at the electric powertrain

On the surface, Tesla’s Model 3 is already highly successful and well-received among those who have driven it.<p>But the vehicle’s architecture and technology are also believed to represent a significant step change by several people doing breakdowns and reverse engineering the vehicle.<p>Now we get a …

Tesla Model 3

The Cloud-Era Of Computing Is Just About Over, So What's Next?

Most technology startups founded in the past decade are either building software for the cloud or running their applications in the cloud. It has become so trendy that many venture investors will simply not invest in any “tech” that is not “cloud-based.” With the cloud as popular as ever, it may …

Artificial Intelligence

10 PowerShell cmdlets you can use instead of CMD commands

CMD has been around for decades, but PowerShell has become a more efficient tool for managing Microsoft products. These PowerShell cmdlets can knock …

Why I left React for Vue.

Recently, Vue.js gained more stars that React on Github. The popularity of this framework is soaring these days, and as it is not backed by a company …

SpaceX is one step closer to launching astronauts into space

This week, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule arrived at Cape Canaveral, Florida after completing thermal vacuum and acoustic testing. This means the spacecraft is one step closer to its first launch, which will be an uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station. Demonstration Mission-1, or …

Space Exploration

Elon Musk on Tesla: 'We Were Huge Idiots' | Inc.com

Elon Musk is done patting himself on the back, for now.<p>Having declared Tesla "real car company" and congratulating his employees mightily for hitting Tesla's Model 3 production target of 5,000 cars by the end of June, Musk finally admitted he has only himself to blame for the nightmarish final …

Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a ‘kid-sized submarine’ to rescue trapped soccer team

Made out of a Falcon 9’s liquid oxygen transfer tube<p>Just days after engineers from SpaceX and the Boring Company traveled to Thailand to assist with the rescue of a soccer team trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex, CEO Elon Musk says that they are working on a “tiny, kid-size submarine” …

Elon Musk

RANKED: The 25 most powerful nations on earth

The US remains the world's most powerful country while others have seen their positions fall amid rising instability according to this year's global power rankings.<p>The rankings, published by US News and World Report, look at how the influence of a nation, as well as its political, economic, and …

What Separates Millionaire Entrepreneurs From The Rest Of Us? Hint: It's Not What You Think

Knowing the "what" is not enough to thrive in business.<p>If you are an entrepreneur fighting your way to the top, one great approach to rapidly growing your business is to learn from multimillion-dollar business owners who've been there, done that.<p>At the end of the day, who doesn't love a …

Shouting CEO, changing rules: inside Tesla's Model 3-building sprint

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chief Executive Elon Musk barked at engineers on the Fremont, California assembly line. Tesla Inc tapped workers from other departments to keep pumping out the Model 3 electric sedans, disrupting production of the Model S and X lines. And weekend shifts were …

Tesla

BMW Warns U.S. That Tariffs May Cause Loss in Jobs and Investments

BMW's largest U.S. plant exports nearly 40 percent more vehicles than it sells domestically each year.<p>via Getty Images<p>Treasury Secretary Steven …

Artificial human ovaries created for first time in major breakthrough for infertile women

“Artificial” human ovaries have been created for the first time in a breakthrough that promises hope for infertile women.<p>Scientists successfully grafted follicles, the precursors to eggs, onto a biological “scaffold” which then grew normally.<p>The development, which could be available within three …

Tesla hits Model 3 production goal

Tesla appears to have produced nearly 5,000 Model 3 electric vehicles in the last week of June, coming within hours of hitting a target CEO Elon Musk initially planned to meet by the end of 2017.<p>The 5,000th Model 3 came off the assembly line early Sunday morning, according to Reuters, which spoke …

Light's multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone

A couple of years ago, Light launched its L16 camera, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that features 16 lenses. Ten or more of them capture an image simultaneously but at different focal lengths and the camera then combines those separate images into a single 52-megapixel photo. Now, the</i> …

How Managers Choose The Employees They Promote

Managers don’t just freely hand out promotions. They’re actively observing employees and looking for specific signs that an employee is ready for a promotion. They weigh multiple factors and don’t make those decisions lightly. They’re constantly evaluating performance and monitoring progress. Read …

Employee Engagement

The Final Launch of SpaceX's Block 4 Falcon 9 Was Beautiful

In the early hours on Friday, SpaceX’s Block 4 Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, carrying 5,900 pounds of supplies, …

Razer revamps its mechanical keyboards with the Huntsman’s new optical switches

The company’s new “opto-mechanical” switches combine IR actuation with mechanical parts for fast, clicky keyboards<p>Razer has a pair of new keyboards out today, the Huntsman and the Huntsman Elite, which offer a new spin on mechanical keyboards: they’re Razer’s first models to feature opto-mechanical …

Thousands of Swedish citizens have adopted biochips over wallets

3,500<p>Biohacking is as lively as ever in Sweden, with thousands of citizens now opting for surgically implanted microchips to access their personal information.<p>Published June 28, 2018 | Photo by AP Photo/James Brooks<p>3,500<p>Sweden first adopted the technology in 2015, with roughly 3,000 to 3,500 people …

Personal Information

Google admits it lost out to Microsoft buying GitHub

A Google executive has admitted the search giant lost out on buying GitHub. Speaking at a Fortune Magazine event yesterday, Diane Greene Google’s head of cloud made an interesting admission. “I wouldn’t have minded buying them, but it’s OK,” said Greene, Bloomberg reports.<p>Previous rumors suggest …