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Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

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Tesla Model 3 review

The Model 3 doesn't just exceed expectations, it completely resets them.<p>The Model 3 doesn't just exceed expectations, it completely resets them.<p>The …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Bill Gates: cryptocurrencies have 'caused deaths in a fairly direct way'

Bill Gates, the philanthropist and former chief executive of Microsoft, is concerned by the crytocurrency craze, saying that the anonymity offered by the new technology has “caused deaths in a fairly direct way”.<p>Speaking during a Reddit AMA, Gates argued that “the government’s ability to find money …

Bill Gates

Intel expands bug bounty program to include Spectre-style vulnerabilities, ups reward to $250,000

It’s no secret that the whole Spectre and Meltdown situation has been a bit of a nightmare for Intel. In response to what is an ongoing PR disaster, …

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

Meet MiniBrew, a counter-top brewery for making any type of beer at home

I’d never started out a day of shooting film with a beer, but there’s a first time for everything. At MiniBrew‘s canal-side office in the Dutch city of Utrecht, co-founder Olivier van Oord introduced me to their product and their ambitious plans for the future.<p>The company was founded in 2014, and …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

An MIT professor says this 1996 logic puzzle may be the hardest brain teaser on the internet

Are you itching to test your smarts? You've come to the right place. The Harvard Business Review may have published this logic puzzle back in 1996, but people are still scratching their heads over it today. (If you prefer numbers over words, find the missing one in this puzzle.)<p>Mathematician …

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems …

Mathematics

Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity a year than Ireland

Bitcoin’s “mining” network uses more electricity in a year than the whole of Ireland, according to statistics released as the currency broke $9,000 for the first time.<p>According to Digiconomist the estimated power use of the bitcoin network, which is responsible for verifying transactions made with …

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Google is finally, officially starting work on its new $1.3 billion London HQ

Better late than never.<p>Google is finally, officially starting work on its new British headquarters in London, years after it was first announced.<p>On Tuesday, Google held its official groundbreaking of the site, where it will build a "landscraper" designed by famous architect Thomas Heatherwick.<p>Ruth …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

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Everything you need to know before selling on Amazon

Before the days of Amazon, eBay was the premier online marketplace for anyone looking to sell their vast collection of Beanie Babies and vintage …

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This zero-emission boat will make its own hydrogen fuel and sail around the world

‘Energy Observer’ is a unique boat, covered with solar panels, which produces its own hydrogen-based fuel.<p>It set sail from France, where the …

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A bus powered by formic acid could hit the road this year

Creating sustainable vehicle fuel is rife with challenges, not least in finding the balance between developing a viable solution and putting forward ideas that have mainstream appeal: poo-powered cars sound great in theory, but, y'know...<p>However, students from the Eindhoven University of …

Alternative Fuel

Sundar Pichai just hinted at how Google will make money from maps, and it sounds like lots of ads

That's by design — Google admits it has been slow to monetize the app.<p>"We take a long term view," Google CEO Sundar Pichai told a Wall Street analyst who inquired about potential plans to turn Maps into a more significant moneymaker during the company's Q1 earnings call on Thursday.<p>Pichai noted …

Facial recognition is increasingly common, but how does it work?

Using computers to identify people’s faces can be helpful as well as worrisome<p>The Trump administration’s efforts to impose new immigration rules drew attention — and legal fire — for its restrictions on the ability of people born in certain majority Muslim countries to enter the U.S. In the frenzy …

How Peer-To-Peer Payment Pioneer Venmo Grew Up And Got Serious

Under parent company PayPal, the millennial-focused payments app is finally ready to make some money.<p>It started with a simple dare: All Mike Linshi had to do was buy a certain shirt from a store nearby and wear it.<p>The bet was offered up in the easy evening hours after a music and innovation …

These 25 companies will pay you the highest salaries, according to Glassdoor

Shocker: for the highest salaries, go to Google.<p>Glassdoor put together a list of the 25 companies that pay the highest salaries in the United States, …

Tech's biggest players tackle climate change despite rollbacks

Some of America's biggest tech companies say they're still committed to battling climate change, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, two days after President Trump signed a sweeping executive order that rolls back many Obama-era climate policies. Not only will it be good for the environment, they say, it will be …

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Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you

Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don’t know where to go.<p>It was created this weekend at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London hackathon by a team of three coworkers from Seattle-based Azuqua. One of them, Skyler Hartle, told me that they were …

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company’s map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Tesla’s SolarCity Powers Entire Island To Show Off Strength Of New Solar Panels

Tesla Motors is powering an entire island in the South Pacific Ocean with solar power, according to a post in the SolarCity blog.<p>“There are …

Tesla Model S is the best-selling US luxury sedan, by a wide margin

Third-quarter sales of the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan surged 59 percent from last year to 9,156 units, the company confirmed to <i>Autoblog</i> today. The sales are about five percent more than our previous third-quarter estimate, since that was a guess based on Tesla's disclosure of its global …

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How to create an SMS app part 1 - sending & receiving msgs

Remember when phones were just phones? While you might use your Android device for pretty much anything <i>but</i> sending and receiving text messages most of the time (even to the point of preferring WhatsApp and other tools for written communication); SMS is still technically one of your phone’s primary …

Alphabet Executives Canceled Launch of a Google Robotic Arm

Google published research this week detailing how its software enables robots to learn from one another. To demonstrate, the company’s scientists …

How to encrypt your Facebook Messages

All 1 billion Facebook Messenger users can now encrypt their messages so that governments, hackers, and even Facebook itself can’t read them. Facebook announced its “Secret” messages feature back in July. Now it’s fully rolled out, but still a bit tricky to use. Messenger threads aren’t Secret by …

Klever has unveiled a new line of electric bikes with an ultra-quiet design and impressive speed

The electric bike market is quickly expanding with new options each month, it seems. However, finding the right fit for your situation can be a daunting task. Klever, a brand out of Europe, has introduced a new line of e-bikes designed to fit your exact needs. Dubbed the ‘X Electric Bike’, the …