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Bro culture is poisoning Silicon Valley

In an hour-long talk today at SXSW, best-selling author Dan Lyons broke down bro culture in three parts: What is it? Why does it exist? How do we fix it?<p>Lyons, author of the New York Times bestseller <i>Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble</i>, delivered a compelling talk in on his experience …

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North America is going to get a new billionaire every 6 days

North America can expect to mint a new billionaire every six days for the next five years.<p>That's according to Credit Suisse's 2016 global wealth report, which charts the number of millionaires and billionaires around the world, and forecasts trends in global wealth.<p>North America leads the world in …

Inside Uber's Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars

In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the idea of flexible labor and gutted the American taxi industry. The company launched a fleet of …

Uber expects its Flying Car "VTOL Aircraft" in 10 years. Uber Elevate is On-demand Aviation service

Watch DARPA's Robot Copilot Fly a Cessna

DARPA hopes its ALIAS robotic copilot will one day fly reconnaissance missions, leaving humans free to look around.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency—DARPA, that is—is currently working on a robotic copilot called the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS). The project is …

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DARPA is building a drone to provide 'persistent' surveillance virtually anywhere in the world

If it's implemented, the Tern program would see fully-autonomous drones on small-deck ships throughout the world that can take off and land vertically. Once in flight, they transition to wing-borne flight at medium altitude and become the eyes and ears for its ship for long periods of time.<p>Among …

A real flying car

Despite Toyota Patent, Flying Cars, Though Technically Possible, Have A Long Way To Go Before They're Ready For The Masses

Toyota’s recent “Aerocar” patent has thrust the subject of flying cars into the spotlight. The Japanese automaker’s so called stackable wing seems to …

Flying Cars, JetPacks, And Passenger Drones - Which One Will Rule The Skies?

At CES this year, the Ehang 184 passenger drone was unveiled. It marked a new entrant in a transportation war that has never really materialised, and yet we continue to obsess over it – a war waged since the 1950s to own the skyways as well as the highways.<p>Think of the Ehang as a giant-sized toy …

The flying machine in your back garden

It's clean, quiet and easy to operate: Can the battery powered Lilium personal jet at last fulfill the promise of the flying car?<p>A German startup called Lilium Aviation is working on a 100% electric short-haul private jet that may at last fulfill the promise of the flying car.<p>The company was …

Japanese engineers say their flying cars will be in the air by the Tokyo Olympics

A team of young Japanese engineers is developing a flying car with the goal of launching it in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.<p>The futuristic vehicle – dubbed Skydrive – is fitted with three wheels, a motor and four rotors, enabling it to take off and land vertically from public roads without the …

The Flying Car We Were Promised

In a late night session of brainstorming in 2015, my AirMap co-founder Ben Marcus and I were discussing drones. We were contemplating the challenges the industry faced, and our belief that drone based technology would unleash countless innovations and deliver enormous benefits to society. While we …

Let The Flying Car Wars Begin

You don’t want a flying car? Too bad. This is 2016, and Larry Page is setting two flying car companies in a duel for the future.<p>The Volocopter is a clownish beast of a vehicle. Priced at $280,000, it looks like an R/C drone that’s been dropped into a vat of mutagen alongside a Mach3 razor, with 18 …

Google Co-Founder Larry Page Owns Two ‘Flying Car’ Companies

Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk are among startups working on personal aircraft<p>Google co-founder Larry Page is privately funding two flying-car companies, according to two people familiar with the firms, the latest example of the tech executive’s ambitious efforts outside of internet search.<p>Mr. Page owns …

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Google's Larry Page Is Secretly Investing in Flying Cars

The Google cofounder poured millions into small R&D startups.<p>Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Larry Page, cofounder of Google, is personally funding two startups, Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, both dedicated to developing a flying car.<p>Zee.Aero was founded in 2010 by inventor and NASA scientist Ilan …

Larry Page has dueling flying car companies, but it’s self-driving tech that will get them off the ground

The most dangerous part of the car generally sits in the driver’s seat. And that’s doubly true if the car is a <i>flying</i> car.<p>The notion of such aerial vehicles has always fascinated, but the pesky need to pilot the things has generally grounded it — as if the engineering and legal challenges weren’t …

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Inside Larry Page's flying car startups | Recode Daily: June 10, 2016

A Google co-founder's efforts to bring "The Jetsons" to life.<p>Google co-founder Larry Page has poured more than $100 million into two startups that want to build flying cars, the timeless nerd fantasy. The thing is, these companies are actually working on some promising, cutting-edge stuff. Here's a …

What Your CEO Is Reading: Flying Cars and Catered Lunches; Re-Engineering HR; Chatbots

By<p>Tom Loftus<p>Tom Loftus<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>thomas.loftus@wsj.com<p><i>Every week, CIO Journal offers a glimpse into the mind of the CEO, whose view of technology is shaped by stories in management journals, general interest magazines and, of course, in-flight publications.</i><p>The revolution will …

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Flying cars and drones that carry people could be a reality

Anyone who has seen <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> has joked that the movie lied to us because flying cars hadn't filled the skies by 2015.<p>Maybe the movie just had the year wrong.<p>In the last week, three major announcements came that pertained to flying cars and drones that can actually ferry human …

Larry Page, Making A Car Fly Is The Easy Part. The World's Not Ready For It.

If you’re an American, over the age of 40 and male, you probably dreamed growing up that one day you would fly to work in your own space car, just like George Jetson.<p>Google co-founder Larry Page, age 43, fits that description. Only as a computer scientist/billionaire worth around $30 billion, he …

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Well, of course, Larry Page invested in two flying car startups

Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page is much quieter than other leaders in the industry, rarely attending events (even Google I/O), speaking in public, or publicizing his investments.<p>So it comes as a surprise when earlier this week a Bloomberg report revealed one of Page’s secret …

Why Google isn't investing in Larry Page's flying car startups

Don't expect Google to jump on the flying-car bandwagon anytime soon.<p>On stage at the Bloomberg Technology Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Bill Maris, CEO of Alphabet's venture capital firm Google Ventures, called off any speculation that Google will pour money into Larry Page's top-secret …

Silicon Valley's Obsession With Flying Cars Flies In The Face Of Business Logic

This article first appeared as an op-ed on my column in Forbes.<p>Bemoaning the state of innovativeness, Peter Thiel-- don of the PayPal mafia, Silicon Valley VC, and most recently revealed as the nemesis of Gawker -- remarked, "We asked for flying cars. Instead, we got a hundred and forty characters. …

FAA Approves Terrafugia Flying Car Prototype As Light Airplane

Still miles to go before it’s road- and sky-ready<p>Terrafugia’s Transition is a flying car. It’s an awkward, gangly beat, with wings that fold perpendicular to the ground like too-tall sails, and a wide, bubbly cockpit that seems out of place in the sky. It flies, and it drives, and now it has a …

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Flying Cars Try to Take Wing

Air and road travel present very different demands, but entrepreneurs’ designs are becoming more sophisticated<p>LONDON—A group of entrepreneurs are revving up efforts to bring to market a new generation of personal transport, the flying car.<p>Competing designs—some already flying, others still on the …

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PAL-V opens the first flying car school in North America

Pal-V is opening the first flying car school in North America to help prospective clients obtain a pilot's license before the company distributes the first commercial flying car in 2018. The video has incorrect information about the type of license needed in the U.S. A full pilot's license is …

Fighting Fires from the Sky, No Pilot Necessary

Lockheed Martin is using a fleet of drones and automated helicopters to extinguish flames and rescue people.<p>Where there’s smoke, there’s fire—and …

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Just in Time for Christmas, AeroVironment Unveils Its New Drone

<b>AeroVironment</b> (NASDAQ: AVAV) has a new drone -- and this one doesn't blow anything up.<p>Image source: Aerovironment.<p>For years, AeroVironment has been one of the Pentagon's leading suppliers of military drones. Its products range from the Switchblade exploding drone to the insanely popular Raven …

AirMule: Autonomous Cargo Delivery, Beyond Line of Sight

The 'AirMule' Vertical TakeOff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) successfully completed its first untethered flight at the Megiddo …