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Inside Marshall Islands’ plans to launch its own legal tender cryptocurrency

You would be forgiven for letting the Marshall Islands slip your mind. The tiny nation of around 53,000 people sits in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, cast away from Silicon Valley or Switzerland’s Zug Valley, but it’s quietly plotting a project that could have a major impact on how cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

5 BEST WIFI SMART LIGHT BULBS (LED COLOR CHANGING) – Page 5

BEST OVERALL SMART LIGHT<p>1. Philips Hue LED Starter Kit<p>WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT<p>Expect to just fall in love; everyone else uses that word to describe their …

Home Automation

Amazon taps Best Buy to begin selling its smart TVs with Alexa

Amazon is looking to sell its Fire TV Edition smart televisions in a big box store, but thankfully it’s not Whole Foods. Instead, Amazon will be tapping a retailer whose life it has made incredibly difficult over the years, Best Buy, to begin selling smart televisions with its Fire TV capabilities …

Televisions

HomeKit lights maker Lutron buys Texas-based Ketra smart LED company

Popular HomeKit accessory maker Lutron has acquired smart LED company Ketra. The announcement was made via a press release today, with Lutron touting the acquisition as a “natural extension” of its existing smart accessory efforts…<p>In the press release, Lutron co-CEO Mike Pessina touts that Ketra’s …

Home Automation

Tesla batteries retain more than 90% capacity past 160,000 miles, informal study shows

While traditional gasoline powered cars can more or less travel the same distance on a tank of gas over their whole lifetime, electric cars don't …

Electric Vehicles

California could see self-driving cars with ‘remote drivers’ in April

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.<p>Relying on a remote human operator – who could control …

China has a supermarket unlike anything in the US — and it has 2 major advantages over Amazon Go

The biggest e-commerce company in China, Alibaba, is growing a chain of cashless supermarkets unlike anything in the US. The chain, called Hema, will double its locations in China to nearly 60 this year.<p>Shoppers use their phones to pay for food at Hema, much like at Amazon's new cashierless stores, …

eCommerce

10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Spices

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Testing a self-driving car on the Las Vegas strip

Self-driving cars are cruising the Las Vegas streets this week, and anyone can catch a ride.<p>Well, anyone who walks to the Las Vegas Convention Center, opens the Lyft app, and is going to one of more than 20 pre-set destinations.<p>Lyft and automated car tech company Aptiv have teamed up for a …

Autonomous Cars

Apple researchers offer best look yet at self-driving program

It's believed to be the first public paper from Apple's secretive efforts.<p>Apple's self-driving car program has been known for some time, but its research has remained somewhat mysterious -- until now.<p>Some of Apple's computer scientists have published a paper on 3D object detection, Reuters reports. …

Autonomous Cars

Self-Driving Car Tech Can Help Another Form of Transport: Wheelchairs

Autonomous vehicle technology often prompts discussions about profit, safety, efficiency, jobs, and more. But this innovation can change millions of …

7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read | Inc.com

There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Want to start (or …

Bill Gates

How to get your smartphone, tablet or laptop battery to last for years | ZDNet

Introduction<p>There's a lot of voodoo written about how to take care of the rechargeable batteries inside smartphones, tablets or notebooks. While a …

Smart Homes

Baidu teams with ride-hailing service to fast track self-driving cars

If Chinese search giant Baidu is going to fulfill its dreams of building a self-driving car platform, it needs maps accurate enough that vehicles can safely get from point A to point B. Thankfully, it has a solution: the company has just forged a partnership with the state-backed ride-hailing …

Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt stripped down to try this new kind of shower head and wound up investing

You might spend $699 on a new iPhone 8, but would you shell out that much for a shower?<p>Nebia, a startup based in San Francisco, wants to disrupt the most intimate part of your morning routine. Its debut product, the Spa Shower System, surrounds users in a warm cloud of mist and uses up to 70% less …

San Francisco

Anker unveils new Capsule Portable Projector w/ AirPlay, Chromecast, more

It’s been a busy 2017 for Anker thus far, as the brand has expanded in many ways to smart home technology and other categories. Today, it’s launching a new campaign on Indiegogo under its Nebula sub-brand for the upcoming Capsule handheld projector.<p>Called the “world’s most advanced pocket cinema”, …

You can now play with SpongeBob and Elmo on Amazon’s Alexa

The experience is designed for kids, or kids at heart<p>Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa now supports skills aimed for kids ages 13 and under, as spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>. This provides developers with a simpler way to create voice apps for children, in a space where some may have been hesitant to do so …

Kids

Jaguar's steering wheel of the future revolves around AI

The steering wheel as we know it doesn't have a bright future -- in fact, it might disappear altogether as self-driving cars hit the road. Jaguar Land Rover, however, has an idea as to how it might survive. The British automaker has unveiled a concept steering wheel, Sayer, that's designed for an …

Driverless Cars

Alexa will recommend third-party skills for things it can’t do

When Amazon's Alexa doesn't know how the answer to a question, the digital assistant typically just says so. Now, though, instead of "Hmmmm. I don't know that," Alexa may start to recommend third-party skills to help you out more effectively.<p>In a video shot by <i>V</i><i>oicebot'</i>s Bret Kinsella, you can …

Smart Homes

£100 Smarter fridge camera tells you whether you're running low on food - and suggests recipes using whatever's left in your chiller

THERE'S nothing worse than coming home to a fridge that you thought was filled to the brim with food but has been demolished by your flatmates or …

Amazon's $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy proves the concept of the 'tech company' is coming to an end

Now consider this: we just passed the six-year anniversary of venture capitalist Marc Andreessen's famous declaration that "software is eating the world," which ran in the Wall Street Journal on August 20th, 2011.<p>These two things have everything to do with each other. Because software, in the form …

Tech Industry

The introduction of driverless lorries will have a far-reaching impact on society

For all the fuss about the trial of a driverless convoy, or “platoon”, of lorries making its way onto our roads by the end of the year, this is …

Tesla streaming music service hinted at in recent software update

Tesla CEO Elon Musk himself has dropped hints that the car and energy company wants to also offer its own musical solution for playlists in the car, and now we have more evidence that’s on its way. Electrek reports that software clues from the most recent updates pushed out to Tesla cars include a …

Tesla

Report: Apple’s Car Project ‘Titan’ went from reinventing the (spherical) wheel to just a PAIL/carOS

A new report this evening about Apple’s secret car efforts, Project Titan, sheds light on what’s been happening with the company’s plans over the last few years, how much it has changed course, and why.<p><i>The New York Times</i> was in touch with five anonymous sources close to Project Titan to get details …

Anker's new Alexa smart speaker is a dirt-cheap Echo Dot

The Alexa-enabled Eufy Genie from Anker offers voice-activated access to Amazon's popular virtual assistant for just $35.<p>The Genie is an Alexa-enabled smart speaker that'll sell for just $35. It's the newest gadget in Anker's Eufy range of smart home products, which Anker -- previously best known …

Smart Homes

Tesla's upcoming electric semi truck will be able to drive itself

Autopilot, big rig style<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing an electric semi truck for a while now, ahead of an official unveiling this fall. But a report in <i>Reuters</i> adds a new, if somewhat unsurprising, wrinkle to the mix: the Tesla big rig is probably going to have self-driving</i> …

Autonomous Cars

Updated Cooking section, Recipe card seem to be more widely rolling out in Google Feed

Google has long possessed a number of cooking-related tools, including a recipe-optimized Search functionality. Back in April, the Assistant on Google Home added the ability to verbally walk users through creating a dish. The Google Feed is now gaining more food-related smarts as its built-in …