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Qualcomm says cars, not phones, will see the most innovation

Remember that excitement when you held the original iPhone?<p>You may get that feeling back, only it'll likely be behind the wheel of a car.<p>That's according to Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf, who believes the most exciting advances in tech over the next decade will come in the automotive realm.<p>"The car …

Cord-cutting is happening faster than anyone predicted

Cable companies are terrified by the onset of “cord-cutting,” the term that analysts have attached to the trend of young people not wanting to fork …

'Crazy' ICOs are driven by Bitcoin millionaires who need to diversify but don't want to pay tax

LONDON — Where is all this ICO money coming from?<p>That was the question I wanted to ask when Business Insider was invited to lunch last week with Lightspeed Venture Partners investor Jeremy Liew and Blockchain founder/CEO Peter Smith at The Hoxton, a trendy hotel much favoured by tech startups in …

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Tesla envisions mobile EV battery swapping machines

Tesla has filed a patent application for a machine that will enable technicians to swap EV battery packs in as little as 15 minutes. The EV-maker initially toyed with the idea of building rigs that can quickly replace its cars' battery packs back in 2013 -- it even demoed the system at an event. …

DNA 'robots' could sort molecules in your blood

Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldn't it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a 'robot' made from a single DNA strand that autonomously picks up molecules and moves them to specific places. It certainly …

No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

It’s cold and lonely and empty and unsatisfying. It’s also worth your time.<p>At Recode’s annual Code Conference in June, venture capitalist Elon Musk made the provocative argument that reality is not reality at all, but a massive simulation built on top of some other reality.<p>“There’s a billion-to-one …

Jay Z's Roc Nation sues Rita Ora for $2.3m

Company issues countersuit in response to Ora’s demand to be released from the label – but a settlement is expected soon<p>The path of separation rarely runs smooth, and so it appears at first sight in the case of Rita Ora, who is seeking to disentangle herself from Jay Z’s Roc Nation empire. In …

LeBron James' shrewd contract decisions will push his career earnings past $400 million

When LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, he raised some eyebrows by signing what was essentially a one-year deal. Two years later, we are starting to see the genius behind the move and why James will probably do it again.<p>If James had signed a full, max-level contract his first …

NBA

Scientists Uncover A New Material That Could Transform Solar Power Use

Using solar power to produce energy is no new subject, but even though it has been around now for quite some time, there are still massive …

Clean Energy

The 73 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Productivity apps<p><b>57. Google Keyboard</b> (free)<p><i>Better than 99%</i> …

Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

The relatively short ranges and long charging times of current lithium-ion battery packs have hindered the development of electric long-haul …

Warren Buffett Wages Quiet War on Solar in the West

There are solar battles blazing all across the West right now, as utilities anchored to fossil fuel power plants strain to avoid the inevitable …

Dinosaur Decline Started Long Before Asteroid Impact

The dinosaurs — the so-called tyrants of the Mesozoic era — weren't exactly thriving during their last few million years on Earth, a new study …

Watch a great explanation of how Formula E’s all-electric race cars work

There's a wealth of information to be found about the cars of Formula E, if you're looking for it. The FIA's website for the series has done a decent job of making the series accessible, and the leading dedicated publication, Current E, posts all sorts of infographics, car breakdowns,<p>All of that is …

Formula E

The White House wants to give NASA $19 billion for the 2017 fiscal year

The White House has released its budget plan for NASA for the 2017 fiscal year, requesting $19 billion from Congress to fund the space agency. That's more than the $18.5 billion requested for NASA last year. But it's also $300 million less than the agency actually received in the recent 2016 …

The 74 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around<p>Best Android apps 2018: Productivity apps<p><i>Never forget anything from your phone</i> …

Apps

Microsoft will stop hiding what's inside Windows 10 updates

Microsoft's Windows 10 updates have been constant and regular since the operating system's release in July last year. While updates are always welcome, Windows 10 users don't really know what's changing when a patch gets applied. Microsoft rarely releases detailed release notes, and the updates are …

Hip-Hop

Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 14 hours ago 2 Comments<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest monument to forgiveness in pop culture history.<p>Caitlin …

Adele Tells Donald Trump to Stop Playing Her Music at Rallies

Donald Trump is just like millions of Americans in that he loves Adele’s music.<p>The former reality TV host and current Republican presidential …

Latin America dominates 50 most violent cities list, but you might be surprised how many are in the US.

Overall, Latin America confirmed its statistical reputation as the world’s most violent region. According to a new study by Mexican think-tank the …

Coffee Could Help You Live Longer, Says Harvard

Another study suggests something we all want to believe: drinking coffee is super-healthy.<p>Coffee drinkers might be getting something in their cups …

Zika outbreak: Where is the virus spreading?

Zika has shocked the world with its rapid growth, as well as its suspected link with microcephaly, a disease that can cause brain damage in babies.<p>The mosquito-borne virus, that arrived in Brazil last May, has found its way into 40 other countries in the Americas - now including Florida in the …

Microsoft starts downloading Windows 10 automatically through Windows Update

Software update upgraded to ‘recommended’ status, meaning those with automatic updates set will see it downloaded in the background and a request to install Windows 10 over Windows 7 and 8<p>Microsoft has followed through with its plans to push adoption of Windows 10 by downloading it in the …

One-Seventh Of The Global Population Now Uses WhatsApp

Only a few companies in the world can claim more than 1 billion active users and as of last night, WhatsApp was one of them.<p>Founder Jan Koum and Facbeook CEO Mark Zuckerberg both announced on Facebook that the 7-year-old messaging service had gone past the 1 billion user mark. Facebook itself also …

Messaging

Will Smith explains where he's at right now with #OscarsSoWhite

Will Smith thinks the Hollywood community needs to lead in a time of regression and separatism in the U.S.<p>The star appeared on the <i>The Graham Norton</i> …

Report: UFC Releases Danny Castillo, Mike Pierce, 9 Other Fighters from Roster

Lightweight and Team Alpha Male veteran Danny Castillo and welterweight Mike Pierce are among 11 fighters who have been released from the UFC.<p>That's according to a Friday report from Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting. Though Castillo (17-10) and Pierce (17-7) are both known and respected by the MMA …

Must-have Android apps for your new device [2016]

There are so many Android apps out there that it can be difficult to tell which one is a necessity for your new smartphone or tablet. We here at Talk …

Mercury rising – the planets as you have never seen them before

When Nasa first sent lunar probes into space, the world got a glimpse of the moon and Earth in orbit. Recently enhanced, the images star in a new exhibition celebrating five decades of planetary photography<p>For more than half a century, robot spaceships have swept through our solar system, returning …