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The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks the startup model is broken — here's how he's trying to keep the tech industry from 'making the same 10,000 mistakes over and over again'

If you ask Phil Libin, the tech industry doesn't do a very good job these days at promoting innovation.<p>They may seem a strange thing to say, given that the industry has a reputation for being the most innovative in the country, if not the world. But Libin's not just some crank.<p>He's been in the …

Startups

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

iOS 12: ARKit 2 extends Apple's lead in mobile augmented reality

Apple is serious about augmented reality. Tim Cook has been clear about how important it is, saying it will “change the way we use technology …

The robots are killing Tesla

The robots are killing Tesla.<p>In a rare win for humans over robots in the battle for labor efficiency, Wall Street analysts have laid down a compelling argument that over-automation is to blame for problems at the billionaire Elon Musk's electric-car company.<p>That is to say, the very innovation and …

Tesla

Uber avoids legal battle with family of autonomous vehicle victim

TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.<p>Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney with …

Autos

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Air Travel

Fired police officer who refused to shoot suspect gets $175,000 settlement

U.S. news<p>CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia police officer who was fired after he refused to shoot a man who had a gun has settled a lawsuit for $175,000.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia announced the settlement with the city of Weirton on Monday.<p>In the lawsuit, Stephen Mader …

Law Enforcement

How rich are the rich? If only you knew

“If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.”<p>Actor and comedian Chris Rock made this astute statement during a …

Trump just dealt a major blow to the fastest-growing job market in the US

Nearly every solar panel that will be put on a roof in the US just got a little more expensive.<p>On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed off on a new, temporary, 30% tax on imported solar panels.<p>Trump heralded the tariff as a job-creating measure on Tuesday, saying "we're going to make our own …

Solar Power

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

There's new evidence of how our DNA shapes depression and other disorders like it

When you fall and break a bone, an X-ray shows the crack. There's no equivalent diagnostic for disorders of the brain — a shortfall that's made it difficult for millions of people with conditions ranging from anxiety to obsessive-compulsive disorder to get treatment.<p>A spate of new research may …

Genetics

Virtual Reality Gets Naughty

In early 2014 Ela Darling, 31, a pornographic actress, recorded her first virtual reality sex scene. She was in a college dorm room at the University of Maryland dressed in an R2-D2 swimsuit and high athletic socks. She sat on a twin bed, next to a wooden desk, and spoke to the camera as if it were …

This is the new 'giant sucking sound' you hear. It's changing the economy and disrupting politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> To understand two of the most volatile currents in modern politics, the best place to start is with a fundamental shift in the geography of economic opportunity.<p>Reversing the pervasive urban decline of 20th century's final decades, opportunity is once again flowing into the urban cores of …

Income Inequality

The founder of the world's largest hedge fund just shared brutal analysis of the US economy

Brutal.<p>There's no other word for Ray Dalio's latest note on the US economy, and the situation it describes. The founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund with about $160 billion in management, posted the note on LinkedIn on Monday, and sets about splitting the US economy in two: the …

Hedge Funds

Trump’s latest big interview is both funny and terrifying

POTUS swings and misses at the softest softballs.<p>It’s not exactly a news flash at this point that Donald Trump isn’t very fluent on questions of public policy, but his interview over the weekend with Fox Business Channel’s Maria Bartiromo is really a sobering reminder of the levels of ignorance and …

Google Brain chief: Deep learning takes at least 100,000 examples

While the current class of deep learning techniques is helping fuel the AI wave, one of the frequently cited drawbacks is that they require a lot of data to work. But how much is enough data?<p>“I would say pretty much any business that has tens or hundreds of thousands of customer interactions has …

Machine Learning

Google launches native add-ons for Gmail

Business focused<p>Earlier this year, Google announced it would allow add-ons for Gmail, and the time has finally come. Launching today, add-ons will allow third-party developers to integrate their services with Gmail directly. The first partners include Asana, Trello, DialPad, Intuit QuickBooks, and …

Google

Nvidia's newest chip has a secret weapon in the AI race (NVDA)

• <b>Nvidia's Volta GPU was announced to much fanfare.</b>• <b><br>The company has since started shipping its Volta chips to data centers.</b>• <b><br>The Tensor Core units of the chips provide Nvidia with a distinct advantage over</b> <b>its competition.</b><p>When Nvidia announced its Volta graphics processing units, the stock jumped about …

Artificial Intelligence

Trump deals another blow to H-1B visa holders

The Trump administration is making it more difficult for employment-based visa holders to extend their status in the U.S. — another blow to companies …

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s start-ups have always had a recruiting advantage over the industry’s giants: Take a chance on us and we’ll give you an ownership stake that could make you rich if the company is successful.<p>Now the tech industry’s race to embrace artificial intelligence may render …

Artificial Intelligence

How Google's Quantum Computer Could Change the World

Hartmut Neven believes in parallel universes. On a recent morning outside Google’s Los Angeles office, the 53-year-old computer scientist was …

Google’s DeepMind achieves machine learning breakthroughs at a terrifying pace

It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of itself that’s never had a single human lesson.<p>Google is making progress in the field of machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Renewable Energy Threatens the World’s Biggest Science Project

The world’s biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power.<p>Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 …

There's a Hidden Spacecraft Dump in The Middle of The Ocean - Here's What's Down There

This is crazy.<p>The most remote location on Earth has many names: It's called Point Nemo (Latin for 'no one') and the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility. …

MicroLED explained: The next-gen display technology

While OLED technology is currently enjoying its time in the spotlight, display innovators are already turning their attention to the next big technological shift – microLED. Major product companies, including Samsung, Apple, and Facebook’s Oculus, are already looking at this technology for future …

OLEDs