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Richard Branson Reveals ‘Revolutionary’ Virgin Hyperloop One Plan

Richard Branson is throwing his weight behind “the world’s most revolutionary train service.” The entrepreneur announced on Thursday that his Virgin …

High-speed Rail

Google set to dominate Apple, Amazon and Samsung in the race for the best voice assistant

The concept of virtual assistance has been in consumers’ mind for more than half a century, first introduced through Sci-Fi movies such as <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> (1968) featuring virtual assistant HAL and infamous quote “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”<p>Portrayed as a must-have feature by …

Amazon is on a hiring spree to keep Alexa on top

Amazon is the unexpected early winner of the digital assistants, as Alexa is available not only on the increasing number of distinct Echo smart …

Smart Homes

CEO Secrets: AI boss says build a smart, thinking machine

Vishal Chatrath is the CEO of Cambridge-based artificial intelligence start up Prowler.io. He told #CEOSecrets that all bosses can strive to turn their businesses into smart, thinking machines.<p>Follow #CEOSecrets on our website here.<p><i>Video journalist & series producer: Greg Brosnan. Follow Greg on</i> …

Habito, an app that helps you find the right mortgage, raises £18.5M Series B led by Atomico

Habito, a London startup that is bringing the entire mortgage process online, has raised £18.5 million in Series B funding. Atomico, the European VC firm founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, led the round, with participation from existing investors Ribbit Capital, Mosaic Ventures, and Revolutionary …

The Best TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)

<i>This list has been updated to include October releases.</i><p>In the Peak TV era, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of television available. …

Samsung is attacking the Apple Watch with two new fitness wearables

In a few weeks, Apple is expected to unveil the first Apple Watch with built-in LTE. Naturally, Samsung should be worried, right?<p>But rather than …

Apple Watch

A New Cancer Treatment Could Be More Effective Than Chemotherapy

Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD)<p>Scientists have discovered a new process to kill cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), …

‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

SEATTLE — The crowded pack of voice-controlled digital assistants — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — are good at numerous things. They can help people play music, set up calendar appointments and check the weather.<p>They can even get two rival tech executives, …

Satya Nadella

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers

Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of …

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles - MIT Technology Review

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation …

The Web’s Most Toxic Trolls Live in … Vermont? | WIRED

Points of Interest<p>Bellflower, CA<p>Bellflower wins the distinction of being the most unlike its neighbors; while it isn’t the most toxic city in the US, …

Chat Bots Aren’t a Fad. They’re a Revolution.

<b>In August,</b> the White House’s chief digital officer announced a new way to catch President Obama’s ear: a Messenger bot, allowing citizens to “speak” …

Chatbots

Instagram posts can reveal depression better than anything patients tell their doctors

Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help. In a paper published today (Aug. 8) in the journal EPJ Data Science, a pair of researchers found that an algorithm flagging a few key signs in people’s Instagram posts may be able to diagnose depression more …

Mental Health

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Why Roku Is Doing Better Than Google And Apple

Some good news for Internet set-top box maker Roku as it readies to go public: the company now makes the most popular streaming video device, …

Here's everything Tesla wants to accomplish by 2020

Elon Musk's plans for the coming decade are nothing short of ambitious.<p>Among other things, Tesla's CEO has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch several completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles by 2020.<p>Here's a closer look at what exactly Musk has promised Tesla …

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Clinical Trials