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What Laptop Ban? Try These Super Portable Gadgets Instead | Inc.com

Flying into the U.S. from Europe? You're free to use a laptop...for now.<p>Yesterday, U.S. and European officials meeting in Brussels decided to postpone a ban on laptops, but that could change in the near future. Next week, there will be additional talks in Washington about imposing the ban on more …

Gear & Gadgets

Soon you'll be able to pay friends by saying 'Ok Google'

Google will make it harder for <i>that</i> friend in your group to make excuses when chipping in for food. The tech titan's voice assistant will be able send personal payments for you in the coming months, just like its rival Siri can, so long you're in the US. Simply tell it to "Send John $10 for pizza" …

Microsoft Just Made a Big Bet on Africa

Microsoft believes the best way to win more business in Africa is by building giant data centers there.<p>The business technology giant said Thursday …

Study: Snapchat and Instagram are the worst for young people

A new study lends credence to what you’ve probably always suspected: social media is having a pretty negative effect on teenagers — Instagram and Snapchat being the worst culprits.<p>The study, published today and called “Status of Mind,” was conducted by researchers for the Royal Society for Public …

Co-founder: "I'm sorry" if Twitter helped elect Trump

On Friday, Twitter co-founder and Internet mogul Evan Williams said that if Twitter is to blame for the presidency then, "Yeah. I'm sorry." He added, …

Social Media

Mercedes-Benz is building cars that know the road better than you do

As we approach a blind corner on a twisty mountain road above Sunnyvale, there's a moment when I'm sitting in the passenger seat of a pre-production Mercedes-Benz S-Class and I'm not sure that the updated Intelligent Drive will really slow the car down in time for what's up ahead. It does and …

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin. That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion.<p>Bitcoin has been on a tear …

Artificial intelligence is now trying to make sense out of the mess that is Congress

Governing is hard. Predicting what the, ahem, disjointed members of Congress are going to do on any given day is even harder.<p>So why not give your …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Is The Biggest Billionaire Gainer On The 2017 List

No billionaire has had a better year than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.<p>Bezos is the biggest dollar gainer on the 2017 World’s Billionaires List, in a year when 56% of billionaires saw their fortunes increase. Bezos’ net worth jumped by $27.6 billion in the past year — more than the total net worth of all …

Emerging Markets

4 Unexpected Ways Artificial Intelligence is a Business Blockbuster | Inc.com

The future is here.<p>Digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, Google Now, are all examples of artificial intelligence in action. Self-driving cars, video games, music recommendations, smart home devices, and programs that make purchase predictions use artificial intelligence as well.<p>News organizations …

Artificial Intelligence

From Automation To Empathy, AI Dominated The SXSW Conversation

Beyond the political underpinning, the fake news agenda and the plethora of VR experiences, the one technology to really know about while at SXSW in Austin this year, was artificial intelligence (AI). That sentence has to be taken with a pinch of salt, because it’s almost impossible to think of AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Drones Are Learning to Land Like Birds

It takes cool new wing tech and the smarts of AI for a drone to execute the landing that nature has already perfected.<p>Although our skies are now filled with quadcopter drones, fixed-wing aircraft have them beat in both speed and endurance—that's why the military's drones don't look like the ones …

AI Hype Over? Startup Investors Announce Serious Plan for Artificial Intelligence

Investors pledge to provide entrepreneurs with hard-to-get resources<p>Y Combinator, the San Francisco startup accelerator which fostered Airbnb and …

Jeff Bezos suits up in giant robot armor as Amazon prepares to take over the world

Looking for another terrifying 2017 moment to keep you up at night? We can't imagine why, but here ya go: Jeff Bezos in a giant mechanical robot …

Margaret Nolan

Margaret Nolan

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Veronica Lake

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Barbara Eden in a publicity still for I Dream of Jeannie, 1967

Barbara Eden in a publicity still for <i>I Dream of Jeannie</i>, 1967


Avril Lund / <i>Penthouse Pet of the Month, March 1973 / photo by Bob Guccione.</i>

Robert McGinnis

Jackie Lane in Tickle Me (1965)

Italian postcard by B.F.F. Edit., no. 3566. Photo: Warner Bros. Publicity still for <i>Tickle Me</i> (Norman Taurog, 1965).