Kyle Archer

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If Facebook isn't spying on us, why did I get ads for obscure things I had just chatted about?

A Facebook user has been left spooked after two obscure products she had been chatting about then randomly appeared as targeted ads on her …

Social Media

How Trump's infrastructure plan will crush mass transit and make our cities less competitive

President Trump is stumping for his sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Thursday, as the proposal appears to be stalled in Congress.<p>We …

Most people live in urban areas, but now all the transportation money is going rural

<b>The Trump administration is shifting millions from the city mouse to the country mouse.</b><p>According to the last census, 80.7 percent of the US …

I haven't paid for cable in years — here's how I keep up with TV without it

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>In order to continue to indulge my hobbies of going to concerts and restaurants, I made a compromise for the sake of my wallet and stopped …

Sling TV

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

10 reasons why JavaScript is the programming language you should learn now

Have you ever taken a good look at your browser and wondered why it looks the way it does? Listen, you don't even have to dive into the deep, dark …

I stopped drinking completely for 2 years — and it showed me how the world treats sober people differently

About three years ago, I decided to give up drinking alcohol. The decision was a logical one: I had been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and found that many of the things I had enjoyed were now a source of pain — especially booze.<p>After drinking some wine with friends one night, then waking up …

Alcohol

Stop worrying about the period in your Gmail address — Google says it doesn't matter

My personal email address is my name at gmail.com. Most of the time, it looks like this: kif.leswing@gmail.com.<p>But if I end up giving you kifleswing@gmail.com, don't worry. I'll still get the email.<p>In fact, if you're a Gmail user, the periods in your email address don't matter at all. Gmail …

Online Life

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Mike D Says Beastie Boys Book Is Coming Out This Year

Back in 2013, Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock signed a book deal to write a memoir that was planned to come out in 2015. Ad-Rock later said, “There's no way it’s going to happen [before 2017].” Now, in an interview with Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1, Mike D says that the book will arrive in fall 2018. …

How To Start An SEO Campaign With (Almost) No Money

If you’ve been thinking about starting a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, you’ve likely run into a serious obstacle: money. Big-name agencies charge upwards of tens of thousands of dollars a month to manage a campaign, and hiring a new full-time manager and/or a suite of specialized …

Engines

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

AdWords

One Simple AdWords Trick That Can Boost Online Sales

Google AdWords lets you choose from a number of keyword matching options so that you can control who sees your ad. One of the most popular options is the Broad Match Modifier.<p>Today we're talking about broad match modifier.<p>Why is it so popular? Because if gives you the ability to match on exact …

I'm Scared, Are You Scared? More Elderly Drivers on the Road Than Ever Before

The Federal Highway Administration report comes a few months after government data linking older motorists to an increase in traffic deaths.<p>Rob …

Old Age

Apple just gave us all a look inside the AI of its secretive self-driving car project

Apple is beginning to show the world that it’s undertaking real, competitive research for its secretive autonomous car project.<p>The company is working on a new approach to make self-driving cars understand where other cars, cyclists, and pedestrians are located nearby, by reading data from a LiDAR …

Artificial Intelligence

It's not just self-driving cars, it is a whole New Mobility Now

<b>A new study looks at how AVs are part of a much bigger picture of how we get around.</b><p>Writing in Citilab, Richard Florida writes that Driverless cars …

The End of Cash? Beware sleepwalking into a world without hard currency

As global wealth has accumulated over time, so the demand for hard cash has waned. A mere eight per cent of the world’s money is in notes and coins, …

3 Ways No-Code Development Can Help You Advance Your Career

Development is entering a new era: one where anyone can learn how to build an application quickly and easily, without knowing how to write a single line of code. These “citizen developers” are changing their companies from within by taking the reins and building the tools their teams need to thrive.<p>…

Avoid Thanksgiving traffic with new data from Google Maps

Driving somewhere this Thanksgiving? You’ll be in good company.<p>In 2016, The American Automobile Association projected nearly 49 million Americans …

Resist the Driverless Dystopia!

Two iconic figures in the car industry — former General Motors head of product development Bob Lutz and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn — have recently outlined competing visions for the future of transportation. Lutz's is a merciless dystopia of automated pods run by huge …

Automotive Industry

Shift makes buying a car as easy as ordering a pizza

Buying a car is a pain. Especially if you're looking to save some cash by purchasing something used. You end up scouring tons of random Craigslist listings and dreading the moment a used car dealer sits you down with the hyper-aggressive loan officer. Fortunately, there's a new way to buy a vehicle …

One of the biggest names in the auto industry says no one will own a car in 20 years

Bob Lutz is a former Marine who worked for Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW, usually as the resident "car guy" — a product guru who could guide the bean counters toward automotive glory and gruffly greenlight amazing machines.<p>Now semi-retired, Lutz is partnered with designer Henrik Fisker at …

Automotive Industry

Uber’s Goal Is Not to Operate Alongside Public Transit but to Replace It

And that’s exactly what the company is doing in Egypt<p>Uber has built its reputation on being a 21st-century alternative to the taxi. Its supporters …

Transportation

Microsoft rep installs Chrome mid-pitch because Edge keeps crashing

This is truly half-brutal, half-hilarious. A Microsoft employee was forced to pause his Azure presentation in the middle of a live demo session in order to install Google’s Chrome… because the company’s own Edge browser kept crashing.<p>But here is the best part: this comical occurrence was recorded …

Slack's powerful new screen sharing feature is better than the rest

Slack is finally catching up to rival collaboration apps with the introduction of its screen sharing feature. To make up for its tardiness, the company has baked in a few additional useful features that put it head and shoulders above the competition.<p>Fire it up by clicking the display icon while on …

Alphabet's investment in Lyft was a purely strategic move

Ride-hailing start-up Lyft has a big new investor: Alphabet.<p>Lyft announced on Thursday that CapitalG, Alphabet's investment fund, is leading a $1 billion financing round for Lyft. The move follows an agreement made in May between Lyft and Alphabet's self-driving subsidiary Waymo to work together on …

Lyft

Lyft's cofounder didn't take a salary for 3 years and slept on a couch in an 'apartfice' before his company was worth $11 billion

There was a time in Lyft cofounder John Zimmer's life when sleeping in a full bed was a "major upgrade."<p>Zimmer and his cofounder, Logan Green, had been living in a Silicon Valley space that served as both apartment and office. They called it the "apartfice," and Zimmer slept on the couch. They …

Silicon Valley

Singapore to halt growth of its car and motorcycle traffic | The Star

SINGAPORE—Singapore, among the world’s most expensive places to own a vehicle, will stop increasing the total number of cars on its roads next …

Deb Ballam

Now this is what I have been talking about for years!!!