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Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism

Slate tells the harrowing story of Joshua Neally, a 37-year-old attorney in Springfield, Missouri who claims that his Tesla Model X’s autopilot …

A (nearly) complete glossary of gender identities for your next census

When you settle down to fill in the next census of England and Wales in 2021, there's a good chance an entirely new question will confront you – and the list of potential options could be lengthy.<p>This week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the results of a public consultation on the …

LGBTQI

The 100 Best American Movies in Film History

To make this list—which I’m absolutely sure will be totally definitive, with no need for anyone to ever debate it, right?—critics from around the …

How to customize security on iPhone and iPad

Keep your iPhone and iPad private and secure by locking down your settings!Whether you want to change your passcode or prevent access to certain …

7 state-of-the-art gadgets that'll help keep your house clean

In this age of connected kitchens and smart houses, a future of self-cleaning baths and washing machines that fold laundry for you is probably not …

Faraday Future says its electric car could be more powerful than Tesla's

Having a beer with the secretive car company's head of manufacturing<p>Since I was in Las Vegas this week to attend the Hyperloop's first public demonstration, I thought I'd check in on everyone's favorite secretive electric car company, Faraday Future. If you read <i>The Verge</i>, you know that Faraday …

Here’s the first demo of Viv, the next-generation AI assistant built by Siri creator

Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has been quietly working on a much-anticipated voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and integrations with third-party services. This product is called Viv and, in a world-first, Kittlaus just gave us a demo at TechCrunch Disrupt …

The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible

Viv wowed the crowd during a public demo in New York<p>Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer created the artificial intelligence behind Siri, Apple's iconic digital assistant, and one of the first modern apps to capably handle natural language queries on a smartphone. Today the pair showed off their newest …

Kansas City just installed free public Wi-Fi and dozens of 'smart' streetlights

Gunning for the title of 'smartest city' in America<p>Kansas City, a place long known for jazz and barbecue, now wants to be known as one of the most futuristic cities in America. Last week, the city announced plans to install free public Wi-Fi covering 50 blocks of its downtown, 125 "smart" …

Kansas City

The Rap Round-up: A$AP Ferg, Mozzy, Young Thug and more

<b>Welcome to FACT’s Rap Round-up.</b><p>It’s an unexpectedly big month for New York. A$AP Rocky may have been the New York rapper to attract the most …

Rap & Hip-Hop

25 superb hacks to make your home more stylish

Without a doubt, all of us want to make our home look like a magazine cover. Sometimes, we strive so desperately to change it that it seems like …

Interior Design

These Abstract Paintings Say, "This Is Your Brain on Data"

German artist Tobias Kroeger’s new solo show ‘Playground’ examines what it means to be a “modern, digitized human.”<p>Like many a fellow international contemporary artist, Tobias Kroeger got his start in graffiti. Influenced by the New York scene, the German began his graffito career at the tender age …

Art

How to upgrade your MacBook Pro Retina to a 1TB PCIe SSD (+video)

<i>Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that RAM in MacBook Pro laptops with retina displays could be upgraded. The story</i> …

MacBook Pro

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

San Francisco Says It Is Illegal to Live Inside a Wooden Box

Around a month after a designer’s custom-made wooden box became a viral referendum on sky-high San Francisco rental rates, the city has reportedly …

Domino's robot finally removes last vestiges of human contact from pizza delivery

Even though it's just a prototype for now, this robot could one day deliver pizza to you while you sit at home in your pyjamas on a Friday night. But is that really a future you want to live in?<p>If you want a picture of the future, imagine a bot delivering pizza to a human face -- forever.<p>Maybe …

Robotics

One Chinese Architect’s Quest To Easternize American Cities

Will American cities learn to love China’s best homegrown architect? Ready or not, here he comes.<p>At just 40 years old, architect Ma Yansong has made a mark for himself in his native China through wildly adventurous buildings, such as residential complexes that mimic the look of a hilly horizon, …

Apple Campus 2: The Best March Drone Flyover

If construction on Apple’s new headquarters continues at the current pace, CEO Tim Cook told shareholders at Apple’s (aapl) Feb. 26 annual meeting, …

Fake vomit scandals are happening in Uber rides across America

It’s disgusting, it’s duplicitous, and apparently, it’s being done in Uber cars across the United States. A number of reports have surfaced claiming …

Zara Launches a New Gender-Neutral Collection and the Basics Are Amazing

What with the success of gender-bending pop culture icons and hit unisex fragrances, it was only time for a similarly-minded clothing line to go …

Make Sure You Do This To Rid Your iPhone Of Bacteria

Once upon a time, I used Windex to clean a dusty flat-screen television display. With the first wipe, I knew something was wrong. Lo and behold: The …

Roger Waters Collaborating on Opera Based on Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'

'Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera' opens at Opéra de Montréal in March 2017 with Waters serving as librettist<p>An opera based on Pink Floyd's 1979 …

Roger Waters

This Is What Yeezy Season 3 Officially Looks Like

from last night’s madison square garden show<p>Between highly questionable Taylor Swift lyrics, an understandably upsetting Twitter feed, and some downright confusing album title changes, it's getting hard out there for Kanye West fans. This is a shame, really, because between the controversies, 'Ye …

Kanye West's album performance was interrupted by Apple's email notification sound

Instead of standing on stage, West chose to emcee, standing in a crowd of his friends while models stood on raised platforms.<p>The performance was streamed around the world to theatres and on Tidal, the music-streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z.<p>West had been hyping the show, which he also used to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This is oil's endgame

Others are not so sure. As prices continue to fall, the market continues to be confronted with lower and lower predictions for the price of oil. For example, several bulge-bracket banks recently registered price targets of $20. Not to be outdone, Deutsche Bank suggested prices could fall to …

Democrats Lead Presidential Pack in Rollout of Infrastructure Plans

Investing in America’s infrastructure may not be the top issue on the 2016 campaign trail, but some candidates are adding it to their political agenda. In late November 2015, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton unveiled a five-year infrastructure plan with a hefty price tag of $275 …

Common Sense

The Beacon Begins Construction at 16th and Walnut

<b>Pearl Properties</b> have somewhat quietly started construction on a <b>14-story residential tower</b>, unbeknownst to community stakeholders and civic groups. The building, dubbed <b>the Beacon</b>, sits at <b>1533 Walnut Street</b> and surpassed the Civic Design Review, the need for zoning variances, or meetings with …

Why New Orleans's Back-to-Nature Experiment in Flood Control May Revitalize a Neighborhood

New Orleans was shaped by the river that carves and curves its way through the surrounding swamps and marshlands. Over time, as the city and government has attempted to tame the water using a system of levees and concrete infrastructure, manmade solutions have shown they often exacerbate flood …

Urbanism

Seattle Architect Says the Time Is Right for This Highway-Capping Park Design

A promising swath of real estate runs through Seattle, between the forest of cranes rapidly densifying the downtown core and the hip kingdom of …

These architects are in the process of reshaping New York City’s skyline

New York has long been a laboratory for architecture—a “theater of progress,” as Rem Koolhaas called it in his seminal 1978 text, <i>Delirious New York</i>. Yet even within that tradition, 2016 is poised to be a defining year for New York’s future development. Already dubbed “the Manhattan skyline’s …

Architecture