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Billionaire Drugmaker and Wife Found Dead Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances, Police Say

Barry Sherman, founder of pharmaceutical manufacturer Apotex and one of Canada’s richest men, was found dead in his Toronto home on Friday. Sherman’s …

Justin Trudeau

Forget Tesla's Solar Roof: This Startup Tells Us Solar Window is the Future

SolarWindow wants to change the world.<p>While Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been grappling with tiles that harvest sunlight to power homes, Maryland-based …

Clean Energy

Sears Strikes Second Deal With Amazon as Core Business Continues to Collapse

Sears Holdings (shld) said on Thursday it has begun selling jump starters, battery chargers, and maintainers under its DieHard brand on Amazon.com …

Die Hard

Y Combinator launching program for more mature startups

Y Combinator, the well-known Silicon Valley startup accelerator, will add a program for "growth stage" companies next year, a departure from its …

Startups

Electric cars' driving range may be set for a big step forward

New battery-making technique could allow vehicles to cover three times the usual distance before needing a fresh charge.<p><i>In brief: A major difficulty in electric vehicle adoption is their battery capacity and range. One new study could help us potentially triple electric car range, hopefully</i> …

Electric Vehicles

SpaceX buys produce from this high-tech farm in a shipping container — take a look inside

A growing movement of people believes that indoor farming could be a solution to the increasing demand for food. Instead of natural sunlight, crops grow under LED lights and in a nutrient-rich water-based solution that mimics soil.<p>Using this technique, farmers can grow produce year-round in urban …

Aquaponics

Bitcoin Prices Are Headed to $0.00: Peter Schiff

Investors are drunk on the Kool-Aid that is bitcoin, according to veteran market forecaster Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.<p>"No matter how …

Tested: The OnePlus 5T is the fastest-charging smartphone right now

<i>By Mark Spoonauer</i><p>You just realized that your phone is low on juice, and panic sets in. How much charge can you get in a limited amount of time? We tested 10 of the top flagship phones and found that the OnePlus 5T is the fastest in the land.<p>The good news is that most of the premium Android phones …

Mobile Technology

Elusive 'Magnetic Monopole' Phenomenon Found Hiding in Older Chemistry Experiments

You might have scoffed at the “fuckin’ magnets, how do they work” line from the Insane Clown Posse song “Miracles,” but if we’re being honest here, …

Physics

New metallic glass material created by starving it of nuclei

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers …

Tech companies have enough cash to buy most of the auto industry

Tech companies in search of the next market have been eying car companies for years. It turns out they can just buy much of the entire auto industry outright, according to an analysis of public financials by Sherpa Technology Group. Sixteen of the world’s top automakers have an enterprise value of …

This futuristic complex in Cairo will feature indoor 'mega-trees' and 1,000 luxury apartments

Designed by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, the complex will feature nine cylindrical structures covered in plants, which the designers call "mega-trees."<p>Construction began in 2014 and will be complete by 2019, Callebaut told Business Insider.<p>Check out what the futuristic complex, dubbed The Gate, …

Architecture

Exclusive: Kickstarter launches its first new product in 9 years

Amid stagnant growth and a leadership exodus, Kickstarter’s founder returns to the helm<p>When Kickstarter launched in 2009, it caught lightning in a bottle. The platform let creators launch a project with a funding goal and a time limit, and assign rewards to backers based on how much they donated. …

Startups

Faraday Future issues bombastic statement accusing former CFO of ‘malfeasance and dereliction of duty’

Stefan Krause, previously of BMW, calls the claims ‘baseless’<p>Hours after it was made public that struggling electric car startup Faraday Future was losing three top executives, the company is coming out swinging against the one who was most deeply involved in trying to keep the lights on. In a post …

Electric Vehicles

Audeze’s $2,995 LCD-MX4 are audiophile headphones you can power with your laptop

It’s tough to think of $3,000 headphones that engulf your head as a “lightweight” or more affordable option, but that’s exactly what Audeze’s new LCD-MX4 cans are supposed to be. Priced a thousand dollars south of the company’s flagship LCD-4, the MX4 are essentially an LCD-4 “lite”: they are 30 …

Audiophile

IBM’s Newest Quantum Computers Are the Most Powerful of Their Kind

IBM has announced two powerful new quantum computer processors, one client-ready and another in the works.<p>Today’s announcement includes both a 20 …

First 6 things to do with your Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL

Opening up the box and pulling out a new Pixel 2 or 2 XL is a wonderful feeling, no matter how many times you've done it or what phone you're …

Vespa’s first electric scooter is coming in 2018 with 62 miles of range

With a hybrid option, too<p>One year to the day from the announcement that Vespa was getting its first electric option, parent company Piaggio has returned to the Milan Motorcycle Show and let loose (almost) all the information about the forthcoming scooter. What’s missing, unfortunately, is the …

Electric Vehicles

Virgin Hyperloop One Says Construction Will Begin in 2019

Testing of the high-speed transport system could follow in 2021, but no word yet on the location of the first route.<p><i>In brief: Virgin Hyperloop One has confirmed that it intends to start construction on a Hyperloop route in 2019. Tests at a production level are set to follow in 2021.</i><p>ARRIVING SOON<p>The …

High-speed Rail

Saudi Arabia's Newest Citizen Is a Robot And She Just Had a Go at Elon Musk

Last year this robot said she would destroy humans.<p>An empty-eyed humanoid named Sophia has become the first robot in the world to be granted a …

Robotics

There Are Three Kinds of Consciousness, And Computers Have Mastered One, Says Study

Blade Runners TBC.<p>Consciousness is a slippery concept to pin down, but a small group of neuroscientists just made a solid attempt at doing just …

Artificial Intelligence

Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints, promises fix for ‘clicking’ noise on the Pixel 2

Shortly after Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL began shipping, some users noted that the devices seemed to have some… quirks.<p>Onscreen colors on the XL seemed faded, some users reported. When switching screens, evidence of previously displayed images sometimes seemed to linger (as if they were …

Pixel 2

Scientists Just Found a Serious Flaw in Ocean Temperature Calculations

Oh no.<p>Models used to estimate past ocean temperatures might be based on a flawed assumption, according to new research.<p>If true, it would mean our …

Global Warming

Alphabet is training law enforcement on how to handle self-driving car crashes

The company has also taught its cars to hear and see sirens and pull over.<p>What happens when self-driving cars gets into an accident?<p>Alphabet’s self driving car division Waymo has been testing its fleet of robot cars in four states across the country — Washington, California, Arizona, and Texas — …

Driverless Cars

Could Dyson Succeed in Launching an Electric Car With a Tesla-Crushing Range by 2020?

Billionaire James Dyson is aiming to outdo Tesla on the electric-vehicle-battery-tech front.<p>At first glance, it might seem crazy that British …

These are the businesses still immune to Amazon

It feels like nothing is safe from Amazon.<p>On Friday (Oct. 13) Bloomberg reported that Amazon was getting into sportswear. The company signed on a vendor that produces clothing for Gap, Uniqlo, and Kohl’s to make private-label athletic wear for Amazon. The news sent a shiver through the market, with …

Hydrogen-Fuel Trucks Are Hitting The Roads in Los Angeles This Month

Their only emission is water vapour.<p>Japanese automaker Toyota is serious about perfecting hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its vehicles, and …

Toshiba's new fast-charging battery could triple the range of electric vehicles

A key focus of electric vehicle (EV) makers is maximizing the range users can get from each charge, and for that reason new battery technologies are …

Electric Vehicles

Quantum Observation Can Make Energy Flow Against The Current, New Study Shows

This shouldn't be possible.<p>One of the most peculiar aspects of quantum theory is the observer effect, the idea that the very act of observing and …