Monica Coney

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7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

Why no one should multitask — and how I finally stopped

Usually, at any given time, I have about 10 to 20 tabs open on Chrome. I'm also juggling several tasks at once: answering emails as they come in, …

Tesla May Repay Government Loan Tomorrow, 9 Years Ahead Of Schedule

Last week, Tesla announced it would take advantage of its soaring stock price to raise more money, which it would use to make the payment.<p>The $465 million loan was part of the DOE's Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) program, created by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act …

Inside The Orwellian World Of Ad-Funded Face-Recognition Technology

Big business has refined facial identification. And it is everywhere.<p>As Lesley Stahl reported on "60 Minutes" last weekend, "the ability of computers to identify faces has gotten 100 times better, a million times faster, and exponentially cheaper."<p>The "60 Minutes" segment gives an in-depth account …

Machine Perception

French Tax Soars Over 100%

Over 8,000 French households paid taxes topping 100% of their incomes, according to French Finance Ministry data. See Taxes on Some Wealthy French Top 100% of Income. You may scratch your head in disbelief. How is that possible?<p>Stateside, you might guess it was the alternative minimum tax. In …

“There are fifty or so…

“There are fifty or so billionaires and tens of thousands of millionaires in Silicon Valley.” Think about that for a second: tens of thousands of millionaires, almost all them created by companies that didn’t exist two decades ago.<p>The defining difference between Silicon Valley companies and almost every other industry in the U.S. is the virtually universal practice among tech companies of distributing meaningful equity (usually in the form of stock options) to ordinary employees. Before …