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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” …

Tesla

Instagram now lets you 4-way group video chat as you browse

Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat, FaceTime and Houseparty launches today. TechCrunch scooped back in March that Instagram would launch video calling, and the feature was officially announced at F8 in May. Now it’s actually rolling out to everyone on iOS and Android, allowing up to four …

Social Media

Android Messages will let you send texts from your computer starting today

Text, images, and stickers all work in the web version of Android Messages<p>Google is beginning to roll out desktop browser support for Android Messages, allowing people to use their PC for sending messages and viewing those that have been received on their Android smartphone. Google says the feature …

Apps

The Coolest Blockchain Startups at NYC's Consensus

Thousands of crypto entrepreneurs and technologists descended upon the city for NYC Blockchain Week. Here are the up-and-coming companies that stood out.<p>6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p><i>By Rob Marvin</i><p>New York's first-ever Blockchain Week (May 11-17) features scores of conferences, …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Microsoft Starts To Make Serious Progress On The Intelligent Edge Vision

Azure IoT and Edge Computing announcements dominated the keynote at Microsoft Build, the annual developer conference. Microsoft is on track to deliver the promise of Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge.<p>First outlined by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, at Build 2017, Intelligent Edge is a …

cloud

Adobe CTO leads company’s broad AI bet

There isn’t a software company out there worth its salt that doesn’t have some kind of artificial intelligence initiative in progress right now. These organizations understand that AI is going to be a game-changer, even if they might not have a full understanding of how that’s going to work just …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk's Boring Company is 'a few months' from offering free rides beneath L.A.

Elon Musk's Boring Company (how many companies does this guy run now?) has officially completed its first tunnel underneath Los Angeles, paving the …

Google Drive gets a new look to match Gmail's redesign

In case you haven’t heard, Gmail got a big redesign recently that’s in the process of rolling out. Now Google Drive is getting a look to match.<p>The company today made a small announcement on its G Suite blog detailing the update. Here’s Google’s descriptions of the changes:<p>The logo in the top left …

8 Products You Didn’t Know Were Made From Recycled Materials

As brands continue to be more transparent with their codes of conduct, ethics and materials, it allows consumers to keep track of every single …

The Future of Software Is No-Code

It's accelerating how businesses are able to impact their strategy.<p>Early digital computers weren't very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, …

Software Development

Apple tried to sue a small iPhone repair shop in Norway, the repair shop won

It's no secret that Apple doesn't want you to be able to easily repair your devices. While almost anyone can open an Android repair shop, opening an …

Tim Cook doesn’t care if you use your iPhone to look at porn

Tim Cook doesn’t have the same problem with porn that Steve Jobs did.<p>During a recent interview, Cook made it clear that he feels comfortable with people using their Apple devices to check out, err, adult materials online.<p>The Apple CEO was talking about accessing adult websites through Safari during …

Tim Cook

Huawei’s P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans

If only you could buy one of these in a US carrier store<p>This week in Paris, I witnessed a subtle but profound moment of change in the mobile industry. It came when Huawei announced its next flagship phone, the P20 Pro, will cost €899 (more than $1,100), and no one in the audience blinked, winced, …

Amazon got bigger than Microsoft by beating it at its own game

• <b>Amazon officially passed Microsoft's market capitalization last week, and continues to outperform the market at large.</b>• <b><br>Amazon's cloud-computing business is growing three times faster than Microsoft's — and the potential market continues to expand.</b><p>When Amazon came online in 1995 selling books, …

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

Entrepreneurship

Uber settles dispute with Alphabet's self-driving car unit

Uber has settled its courtroom battle with Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo.<p>Uber will pay Waymo a 0.34 percent equity stake amounting to about …

Waymo

Ad of the Day: Absolut's staff induction video features a whole load of naked Swedes

Absolut has released a spoof staff induction video starring real employees that takes the vodka’s commitments to openness and transparency to the …

Elon Musk’s Boring Company unveils a flamethrower, starts pre-orders for $500

Well, it looks like Elon Musk has officially lost it and he is adding ‘arms dealer’ to his long list of occupations. After joking about raising money for his new startup, the Boring Company, through selling hats, Musk said that their next product (before actual tunnels and electric transportation …

A new hologram generator uses a tractor beam and lasers to make 3D images

Ever since we first watched <i>Star Wars</i>, and saw the scene in which R2-D2 beams a hologram of Princess Leia into thin air, we’ve dreamed of having our …

Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin

Google is testing a tool called Bulletin that would allow anyone to publish local news stories and events, according to a report from Slate, which Google later confirmed. The company described Bulletin as a way for others to communicate information of local interest, like bookstore readings, high …

News Industry

Samsung slips up, gives us an early look at potential 860 Pro 4TB SSD

<b>Update 1/23:</b> Samsung has officially announced the 860 Pro and 860 Evo consumer SSDs. Storage sizes range from 256GB to the rumored (and now confirmed) 4TB, with prices going from $139.99 for 256GB Pro to $1,899.99 for the 4TB Pro model. Samsung’s 860 Evo 256GB starts at a much more approachable …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

CES 2018: 20 most innovative gadgets at show

LAS VEGAS — The trade portion of the Consumer Electronics Show will open Tuesday, but we've got a sneak peek at some of the coolest technology set to debut there.<p>Each year, the Consumer Technology Association, which stages the CES, selects 20 products for the CES Innovation Awards, "honoring …

CES

Marketers and Agencies Are Struggling to Find Top Talent, Even as Spending Increases

While marketing budgets continue to grow, agencies and marketers both say finding top talent remains a problem.<p>A recent New Year Outlook survey by …

Marketing

This Irish Anti-Smoking Ad Is So Good, It’s Now Running in New York

You know you have a good advert on your hands when organizations similar to yours, thousands of miles away, want to pick it up and run it.<p>That’s the …

Public Health

‘Alexa, sell me something!’ Amazon may explore digital advertising in 2018

Negotiation with several household product sellers indicate that Amazon may be bringing paid advertising to Echo devices, possibly as soon as this …

It looks like Snap has big plans for the Chinese advertising market

Under pressure to boost its slowing revenue growth and a stock price that's been in the dumps for months, Snap is turning to China.<p>The company is planning on an "ambitious" effort to attract advertisers from China and other Asian-Pacific countries to its Snapchat app. Snap has a goal of quickly …

VW's iconic microbus is making a comeback in 2022 — and it's getting a big update

Once a symbol of American counterculture during the 1960s and '70s, Volkswagen's microbus was discontinued in 2013 due to safety concerns.<p>But in 2017, Volkswagen revealed a concept for a new, fully-electric microbus — the I.D. Buzz — and confirmed it would go into production and reach dealerships …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …