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Google's "moonshot" projects are crashing to earth

Google’s parent company Alphabet (GOOG) is scaling back its support for money-losing “moonshot” ventures that had little to do with its core search …

Flexible, family-friendly work policies are more popular than ever. So why are we still so stressed out?

Tara Oakman knows what it’s like to work in a high stress, adrenaline-fueled, always-on 21st century workplace. A few years back, she was up against tough deadlines, intense public scrutiny, and the pressure of creating a massive new federal program from scratch as director of a team overseeing …

The Workplace

The £13,000 Glastonbury experience: The swanky options available to loaded glampers at the music festival's Pop Up Hotel

The Glastonbury Festival will reach new heights of luxury this year - thanks to a pop-up hotel with a swimming pool.<p>Revellers who don't fancy staying …

Stay in a unique, custom-built, individually styled tiny house in the Kerns neighborhood in Portland.

Go ahead! Make the really interesting hotel choice in Portland - plan to stay at Tiny Digs, a hotel of tiny houses, located in the hip Kerns …

US airline to charge passengers extra to use overhead lockers

United Airlines, one of the world’s largest carriers, is facing fresh criticism over plans to charge passengers extra for the use of overhead lockers.<p>The airline, which welcomed almost 139m passengers in 2015, will introduce a new “basic economy” fare in 2017. Those who opt for the cheapest ticket …

Amazon unveils smart convenience store sans checkouts, cashiers

Call it Amazon.com’s driverless store.<p>The tech giant has built a convenience store in downtown Seattle that deploys a gaggle of technologies similar …

Fireside Chat with Dollar Shave Club CEO, Michael Dubin - Startups Uncensored #50

Fortune.com

5 Best Productivity Hacks For Solo Entrepreneurs

Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more …

The era of robots: thousands of builders to lose jobs as machines take over, says construction boss

Skyscrapers in the City of London could soon be built by robots rather than by people, according to the boss of one of the UK’s biggest construction firms.<p>The result would be huge productivity gains as more work could be done by fewer people – but also mass layoffs as traditionally labour-intensive …

McDonalds Hires Foreign H-1Bs, Fires 70 American Accounting Staff

An iconic American company, McDonald’s, has quietly outsourced the jobs of 70 white-collar professionals in Ohio to foreign H-1B workers.<p>The H-1B …

Chipotle Teams with Google Parent Alphabet for Burrito Delivery Drone

Mexican fast food chain Chipotle is working with Alphabet, the parent company behind Google, to deliver burritos via drone for students at Virginia …

Virginia Tech

Google’s mysterious new Fuchsia operating system could run on almost anything

Google has a new operating system called Fuchsia in development, with the early results publicly available on Github (and you can even compile and run it yourself, should you feel daring). The new OS differs from both Android and Chrome OS since it doesn’t run on a Linux kernel, and instead uses as …

Silicon Valley's Startup Culture Explains Why Mass Muslim Immigration Must Stop

Ask a startup CEO what the most important thing at his company is, and you’re likely to hear something about the “company culture” — a unique blend …

Silicon Valley

Amazon wants to use lampposts, churches as drone ‘perches’

Amazon has been awarded a patent for "docking stations" for its delivery drones that will be built on tall structures such as lampposts or churches …

This robot-powered restaurant could put fast food workers out of a job

Melia Robinson/Tech Insider<p>A robot-powered burger joint is coming to San Francisco.<p>In 2012, secretive robotics startup Momentum Machines debuted a …

Columbia’s New Clothing Tags Double as Wilderness Survival Tools

The sportswear brand Columbia wants each of its products to serve a utilitarian purpose. The company is converting their once-useless clothing labels …

How Google Beacons Could Transform Local Business

Columnist Chris Marentis believes that the future of personalized advertising is already upon us thanks to Google's new, open BLE beacon format, …

Internet of Things

Trainee robot office manager Betty starts two month trial as artificial intelligence enters workplace

A trainee office manager is set to begin a two month trial, but this is a new starter with a difference - because Betty is a ROBOT.<p>The unusual …

The 17 most successful Kickstarter projects of all time and where they are today

Just look at the success of the legendary Potato Salad, where a guy tried to raise the funds to make, well, potato salad — and ended up raising over $55,000, throwing a potato party for charity and even publishing a cookbook loaded with 24 potato salad recipes.<p>Indeed, without Kickstarter, we'd …

Lenovo foldable smartphone and tablet concept hands on

Foldable smartphones and tablets, it looks like they’re coming soon at some point. We’re here at Lenovo Tech World in San Francisco and a lot of cool stuff were announced here, like the Tango-ready PHAB 2 Pro and the shockingly modular Moto Z and Z Force, but the ones we really thought were cool …

Why Salespeople Need to Develop “Machine Intelligence”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on quite a run, from Google’s AlphaGo, which earlier this year defeated Go world champion Lee Sedol four games to one, to Amazon’s Echo, the voice-activated digital assistant.<p>The trend is heating up the sales field as well, enabling entirely new ways of selling. …

Russian hi-tech spy devices under attack over privacy fears

1 / 3<p>Russian authorities and members of the public have lashed out at recent inventions such as a phone call interception system and a face …

U.S. Set to Approve Moon Mission by Commercial Space Venture

Startup proposes to land payload of scientific gear on lunar surface some time next year<p>U.S. officials appear poised to make history by approving the first private space mission to go beyond Earth’s orbit, according to people familiar with the details.<p>The government’s endorsement would eliminate …

Moon