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2018 iPhone X with USB-C: Why we want it and why we won't get it

Believe it or not, the launch of the 2012 iPhone 5 was highly controversial for two reasons. The first one -- the replacement of the Google-powered Maps app with Apple Maps -- was rendered moot when a proper Google Maps app came to the phone three months later. But the sting of the second took …

Mobile Technology

An IBM computer debates humans, and wins, in a new, nuanced competition

We saw computers beat humans at chess in 1997, beat humans at Jeopardy in 2011 and vanquish the world's best human players of the ancient game of Go in 2017. On Monday, a computer edged out a victory over people in a far more nuanced competition: debate.<p>IBM created a system called Project Debater …

Artificial Intelligence

Ignasi Monreal Discusses Gucci SS18 Campaign | HYPEBEAST

Gucci

The mad, twisted tale of the electric scooter craze

Every homeless person has like three scooters now. They take the brains out, the logos off and they literally hotwire it.<p>Michael Ghadieh<p>The angry people, they were angry.<p>Michael Ghadieh

San Francisco

9 crazy things we learned about Pluto in the past year

What the GDPR means for Facebook, the EU and you

I think the GDPR in general is going to be a very positive step for the internet.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

James Martin

Blockchain helps us take green power into our own hands

<i>This is part of "Fight The Power," a series about the people, organizations and countries transforming the way we think about energy for the better.</i><p>One way to get a job with the company you think will help save the planet is to say you'll work for free.<p>That's what Canadian Meagan Cojocar told David …

Blockchain

Red's new 8K 3D camera uses Hydrogen One phone as viewfinder

On Saturday, high-end cinema camera maker Red held an event to show off its unreleased Hydrogen One phone. Red was eager to let people experience the phone's 4-View holographic screen, which displays 3D content without the need for glasses.<p>Booths from companies partnering with Red on the phone …

Independent Film

3 signs Google is turning to the dark side

Don’t be evil.<p>Since 2000, this phrase has served as a motto-of-sorts for Google. It was even the first sentence in Google’s Code of Conduct – …

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn't everyone doing it?

This is not science fiction, this is for real.<p>Mark Diesendorf, associate professor, University of New South Wales

Renewable Energy

I saw the Red Hydrogen One phone with my own eyes

It's been 10 years since we had a 'Hey dude, check out my phone' experience.<p>Jim Jannard, Red

Prototypes

Facebook is exploring blockchain tech. Here's what they may be up to.

Facebook is diving headfirst into the blockchain.<p><i>Recode</i> reports the social media giant is creating a team dedicated to blockchain, headed by former …

Preview: the Ethereal Summit is coming for Brooklyn, and they are bringing Deepak Chopra with them

If you’ve spent any time in the Bay Area in the last year, you’ve likely overheard some kind of conversation about someone’s ICO, or someone’s …

Senate votes to save net neutrality: Here's what you need to know

Democrats were victorious in their final stand to save net neutrality. And you can thank a few Republicans who decided to switch sides.<p>The clock has been ticking on net neutrality, with those rules set to expire next month. On Wednesday, the US Senate approved a resolution to turn back the Federal …

Net Neutrality

Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

The Amazon finalists are already building tech economies. Which are the best?

In the race to land Amazon.com's second headquarters and its 50,000 jobs, experts say that writing a big subsidy check to the company probably won't tip the scales.<p>Instead, what curries favor with Amazon and other tech firms are long-term commitments to education, innovation and livability. These …

SEC seeks court order to force Jay-Z's testimony in Iconix investigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday it's seeking a court order asking singer-songwriter Jay-Z to testify in an investigation into …

Financial Regulation

Couple converts $7,000 Joshua Tree cabin into a sophisticated desert oasis

When Kathrin and Brian Smirke decided to buy an abandoned property in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree for $7,000, they knew that they had a …

Soak in views of the Indian Himalayas at this bamboo-clad hotel villa

Perched high in the mountains of Uttarakhand, India sits The Kumaon, a rustic yet elegant hotel with breathtaking Himalayan views. Zowa Architects …

Why Do People Still Think That Classical Sculptures Were Meant to Be White?

Alexandros of Antioch, <i>Venus de Milo</i>, 130-100 B.C. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.Les Menottes de Cuivre, .<br>René Magritte<br>Art LithographiesIf you’ve ever …

Old electronics could be more profitable than literal gold mines

Forget panning for gold or extracting copper ore. A new study shows that recovering metals from discarded electronics, a process known as urban …

Here's The Difference Between A $200 Transmission And A $20,000 Transmission

You know how race cars make that satisfying <i>clunk</i> as they go into gear? How they whine as they fly by? Well, now you’re gonna see and understand …

Evan Rachel Wood Turns Her Trauma Into Good. On ‘Westworld’ and in Life.

NASHVILLE — When Evan Rachel Wood needs a jolt of confidence, she puts on a certain playlist, a compendium of feminist anthems and feisty classics — “I Will Survive,” “These Boots Are Made for Walking,” Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, some head-whipping grunge and hip-hop. It was piping through her house …

Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley's Old Boys' Club

Silicon Valley

Physicist Michio Kaku has some powerful predictions for the future

No one knows more about the world of tomorrow than Michio Kaku.<p>Equal parts theoretical physicist, futurist, and popular science communicator, Kaku …

Amazon is really serious about making healthcare a part of its future

Unlike <i>some</i> <i>other Twitter-loving tech CEOs</i> <i>we know</i>, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos likes to keep his company’s plans fairly quiet. Some even call Amazon …

The last male northern white rhino is dead, but the subspecies could still survive

No one can say Sudan, a northern white rhino, didn’t live a full life. He was the subject of countless works of art. Famous actresses and heads of …

Scott Pruitt's latest EPA gambit is as clever as it is evil

The more information, the better, right? Except when it’s not. Like when it’s just a tactic weaponized to obscure the truth. And now environmental …

Watch Out, Rolex: Japan Takes On Swiss in Bid for Wealthy Wrists

In a factory surrounded by snow-covered peaks, technicians in lab coats use tweezers to assemble tiny metal parts into self-winding watches.<p>Once …

How I went dark in Australia's surveillance state for 2 years

August 1, 2016. The day I'd been dreading. Sydney had finally abolished paper train tickets and I was getting ready to erase my identity.<p>The Australian state of New South Wales had been gradually transitioning away from paper tickets for more than two years. In the interests of entering the digital …

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