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Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there.<p>It's a car, and you plug it in to get …

Electric Vehicles

Trump’s Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy

They’re already building the inaugural stand on the west side of the Capitol building. In six weeks, Donald Trump will stand on it, in front of …

Donald Trump

Taylor Swift Reports for Jury Duty in Nashville Morning After 2016 VMAs

<b>UPDATE, 3:31 p.m. ET:</b> According to TMZ, <b>Taylor Swift</b> has been dismissed as a potential juror inan aggravated rape and kidnapping case because she has …

Here's the Major Crisis the Airlines Are Facing Now

It’s been seven years since Adam Niewood’s father, a professional musician, was killed in an airplane crash. But Niewood is still wracked with guilt. …

Aviation

A rare infection has killed 18 people in two US states. What do we know about it so far?

Those named Elizabeth King won’t be pleased to read this story. What was to-date a rare bacteria, <i>Elizabethkingia anophelis</i>, has infected more than 50 people in the US in what appears to be an outbreak, based on the threshold set by the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 18 deaths …

Public Health

Watch this drone make the record 72-minute flight across the English Channel

Sure — short distances and quick jaunts are no problem, but lengthy drone trips rarely make the news (mostly because they just don't happen all that often).<p>But now, one British pilot has upended the drone world, guiding a custom quadcopter across the English Channel in a stunning 72-minute flight. …

High school team cancels season amid disturbing hazing, rape allegations

The remainder of a Tennessee high school boys basketball team’s season has been canceled in the wake of an incident in which three teammates allegedly assaulted and raped a freshman in a hazing incident, rupturing his colon and bladder with a pool cue.<p>The decision to end the season came after …

Hitachi’s new tech could double your smartphone’s battery capacity without increasing size

Hitachi Maxell has developed a new lithium-ion battery which could increase a portable product’s capacity without increasing its battery’s thickness. In fact, it has twice the capacity of its current technology, thanks to a newly developed silicon-based material used as the battery’s negative …

Magellan's new dash cam gives you a 340-degree view

GPS specialist Magellan has announced a number of new dash cams, including a high-end model with a hyper-wide field of view. The RoadMate 7670T-LM is a navigation system that also offers dual HD cameras, each with 170-degree wide-angle lenses. The idea is that you mount one at the front of the car …

This Is The Future Of Airbnb: A Candid Conversation With The Company's Head Of Hospitality

When Airbnb hired longtime hotelier and Joie de Vivre founder Chip Conley to serve as the company’s head of hospitality in 2013, it was a clear signal that the company was looking to evolve beyond its low-rent couch-surfing roots, and class up the user experience. Since coming onboard, Conley has …

Hospitality

Streaming is making the music industry more unequal

This year we saw that streaming music favors the few<p><i>This year, in lieu of the traditional Best Of Lists, we thought it would be fun to throw our writers into a draft together and have a conversation. Jamieson Cox and Micah Singleton talk about how the rise of streaming music is making one of the</i> …

VMware is trying to hire angry employees away from crashed unicorn Good Technology

That would be Sanjay Poonen, the general manager running VMware's competitor to Good.<p>He's reaching out to disenfranchised Good employees, trying to hire them for VMware, sources tell us.<p>To recap, Good Technology sold to its long-time competitor BlackBerry for $425 million in September, but as the …

How Retailers Could Trick You Into Buying Expensive "Sale" Items

Calculate how big a discount you're really getting.<p>How good are you at evaluating whether a store discount actually delivers a good deal? Even …

eCommerce

Gabriel Stricker Returns To Google To Lead Policy And Communications For Fiber

During all of Twitter’s changes this year, one move stuck out as quite significant…its Chief Communications Officer Gabriel Stricker announced that he was leaving the company. A “shift in strategy” is the way the story went.<p>Before Twitter, Stricker held down the role of “Director of Global …

Instacart increases its minimum grocery delivery fee by 50%

Instacart, a startup that delivers grocery orders placed through its web and mobile apps, announced today that it will start charging more for its services.<p>Until now (excepting the first time people use the service), Instacart has charged $3.99 for deliveries — made within two hours or at later, …

NASA Gets $55 Million To Build A Habitat For Living On Mars

Congress has asked NASA to figure out how astronauts might set up camp on the Red Planet (assuming they survive the six-month journey).<p>NASA has been tasked with developing a “habitation module” that could be used for deep space missions. The news was initially reported in <i>SpaceNews</i>, which picked up …

Space Science

The great bitcoin gold rush may already be over

Venture fundraising in the bitcoin-related space has fallen sharply from the first quarter high, with big banks on Wall Street now looking to develop technology in-house rather than putting money to work in the space.<p>"Unfortunately, many banks and institutions have focused on the creation of their …

Why Video Evidence Wasn’t Enough to Get Justice for Tamir Rice

We have been here before and we will find ourselves here again. The extrajudicial killing of black people like 12-year-old Tamir Rice is not new, and …

Justice

Is Google Maps draining your battery? Here's how to fix it

Battery life – it’s one of those things every single one of us wants more of. And while it’s understandable apps will make that juice trickle out of your phone little by little, it seems some are just punching a whole through the battery and letting all the goods stream out.<p>Even more annoying is …

Google Maps

The revolting slut-shaming of Bristol Palin

Yes, she’s a hypocrite. But that doesn’t excuse the glee with which the media is reporting her pregnancy<p>Bristol Palin is pregnant again, and the first thing she wants you to know is that she’s ashamed.<p>“I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and …

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

23 best songs of 2015 so far

The first half of 2015 has been good to music fans. Drake released a surprise mix tape, Sleater-Kinney came through with their first record in a …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

Cooking

Orlando police chief: No reason to suspend officers who kicked man

<b>(CNN) —</b> The video shows a police officer repeatedly winding up and kicking a man sitting on the curb, and while Orlando's police chief says the officers involved remain on duty, attorneys for the man who got kicked say the video is all they need to demand the officers' arrest.<p>"If it were you or I …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.<p>An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the …

The Real Marlboro Man

Darrell Winfield, star of the most successful campaign in tobacco history, sold the spirit of the cowboy to American men—and, surprisingly, women too.<p>The real Marlboro man died in Wyoming last month. Darrell Winfield, who modeled for the brand from 1968 to 1989, was the ideal poster child for the …

University of California

The Drone Defender

Meet the lawyer fighting for freer skies, one lawsuit at a time.<p>Twenty-nine floors up, inside a conference room of the New York law office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Brendan Schulman is hovering a drone in front of my face. It’s a Blade Nano QX—barely 2 inches tall—a four-rotor, …

Drones