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Overalls and the Everyday Elegance of Chance the Rapper

Obsolescence is the engine of style, and the sad fate of any fashionable garment is to die after each season, as the fashion historian Olivier Saillard once said. Yet there is at least one article of clothing that is seemingly inoculated against this inevitable death sentence. And that is …

Apple reportedly wants to buy Jay Z's Tidal

Apple is reportedly considering buying Tidal, the high fidelity music streaming service owned by Jay Z.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech …

IBM's Watson may provide a shortcut to treating cancer

Here's a question IBM supercomputer Watson never got to ask on "Jeopardy": What is a cure for cancer?<p>Watson, best known for beating champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on the game show, will get its chance as it aids scientists using analysis of gene structures to figure out the cause of and …

Artificial Intelligence

Who Will Build the Next Great Car Company?

Illustration by Gianmarco Magnani for Fortune Magazine<p>Silicon Valley and Detroit are in a race to create our driverless future. And for the first …

Pandora hopes you’ll listen more in an Uber

Uber already integrates with Spotify so riders can pick their favorite tunes to jam to on their trip, but now Pandora is teaming up with the rideshare giant to do the same — this time for drivers.<p>It’s not clear how many riders actually use the Spotify integration but not many drivers seem to have …

Should we fear AI? Google reveals its top five concerns about the future of robots

Alarmists may foresee a terrifying dystopian future in which robots rule the Earth with a cold, harsh, metallic grip. But a Google research paper …

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: From Professor To Pugilist

It was April 15, 2009, in the depths of the financial crisis. Elizabeth Warren was backstage at <i>The Daily Show</i>, about to make her national TV debut, but her head was not in the clouds.<p>It was in the toilet. She was throwing up.<p>"I had stage fright — gut-wrenching, stomach-turning, bile-filled stage …

Secretive Alphabet division funded by Google aims to fix public transit in US

<b>Exclusive:</b> Documents reveal Sidewalk Labs is offering cloud software Flow to Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade bus and parking services<p>Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet, wants to radically overhaul public parking and transportation in American cities, emails and documents obtained by the …

Jaunt CEO Steps Down, VR Company Now Looking For A Growth-Oriented Replacement

Disney was the lead investor on a $65 million round in the company last year.<p>The CEO of Jaunt, one of the most high-profile virtual reality companies, is stepping down.<p>Jens Christensen, who cofounded the Silicon Valley-based company, is leaving the company, <i>Fast Company</i> has learned. Jaunt will …

The Secret Lives of Hillary and Bill in the White House

Broken lamps, shouting matches, sneaking away to the pool—and other scenes from the Clinton residence during the Lewinsky scandal.<p>Emery says he was devastated at the loss of his job, and his $50,000 salary. “I was out of work for a year,” he says. “They ripped the rug right out from under me. You …

Marina Silva’s unlikely climb in Brazil’s presidential race

As a film plot, Marina Silva's life story strains the bounds of credulity (yet a biopic is nevertheless in the works). As the background for a candidate with a real shot at being Brazil's new president, her story is both fantastical and a source of some anxiety: With a life this full of drama, just …

Brazil

Man Charged With Vandalizing Artful Vandalism

Vandalism, like beauty, is apparently in the eye of the beholder.<p>Prosecutors in Park City, Utah, are charging a man who they allege defaced two works of graffiti by Banksy, the elusive British street artist, with criminal mischief, a second-degree felony.<p>“It’s not every day I get to prosecute …

Check out these hacked Netflix apps for Oculus Rift & Philips Hue (videos)

Netflix’s semi-regular company hack events usually produce some pretty awesome ways to combine the streaming video service with gadgets or third-party services — and this year is no different.<p>Today the company revealed a slew of hacked Netflix apps that enhance the TV show or movie watching …

Verizon Says It Has No Plans for Another App Store

Big Red says that, despite a report from The Information, it has no interest in going down the app store road again.<p>Verizon threw cold water Wednesday on a report that it was in talks to set up another app store.<p>The Information reported that Verizon was talking with would-be partners about a …

Nanny service care.com sued over infant's death

The parents of a 3-month-old girl who died while under the care of Waukegan-area babysitter Sarah Gumm have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gumm and Care.com, a nanny screening service that helped the couple hire her.<p>Nathan and Reggan Koopmeiners, of Kenosha, allege that Care.com failed to …