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'Ghana is the future of Africa': Why Google built an AI lab in Accra

<b>Accra, Ghana (CNN) —</b> "Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money," this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time.<p>I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through …

Artificial Intelligence

Furniture startups skip the showroom and go straight to your door

Startups making delivery and transport easier than ever are a hit with venture capitalists, so it’s not a surprise that young tech companies delivering home staples — living room sets, dining room tables, couches and more — are raising big dollars.<p>From 2010 through 2017, venture investors have …

Startups

Motorola surprises everyone with its first Android Go smartphone

• Motorola announced the Android Go version of the Moto E5 Play.<br>• Interestingly, there are some differences between the regular E5 Play and the Android Go version.<br>• The new E5 Play will launch in Europe and Latin America sometime in July.<p>Motorola announced that the Moto E5 Play will launch in Europe and …

Mobile Technology

Car dealers don't want you to have electric vehicles

The <i>Nature Energy</i> analysis shows that salespeople steer people away from EVs to get them behind the wheel of a traditional gasoline car. Because plug-in vehicle technology is still new, and people’s experience at a car dealership influences their decision, the dismissive attitude of dealers towards …

Electric Vehicles

Lockheed Martin creates its largest 3D-printed space part to date

Lockheed Martin has just finished the final series of quality control tests for an enormous titanium dome meant to serve as caps for satellite fuel tanks. It's not just any ordinary dome, though: the enormous component measures four feet in diameter and is the company's biggest 3D-printed space …

Aviation

Diabetes: Smart patch micro needles 'to revolutionise' care

<b>Smart patches fitted with micro needles to deliver insulin could "revolutionise" treatment for diabetes sufferers, scientists have claimed.</b><p>The 0.7mm hollow needles would be less intrusive than standard needles by only perforating the surface of the skin.<p>The patch would monitor insulin levels and …

Diabetes

See Seven Famed Ancient Ruins Restored Back To Their Former Glory

The Ancient Wonders of the World are but seven. In truth, every country has a building, a monument, a relic of something ancient and historic that could qualify as a ‘wonder’.<p>Fascinating as these ruins are, every visitor will at some point start to imagine what they were like in their heyday and …

Archaeology

6 technologies that make you go WTF

This is the tech that make you go WTF?!

Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin

Scientists can program the stealth cells to die before creating new tumors.

Cancer

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Who needs Paris? 10 smaller cities with just as much culture and style

Forget Paris, Rome and Vienna; these smaller cities are just as big on culture and style.<p>1. Vintage Seville<p>Andalucia’s lively capital may lack size, but it offers an atmospheric old town, 12th-century architecture, the Moorish Alcázar palace and the grand square of Plaza de España, combined with …

European Travel

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

Watch out, retailers. This is just how big Amazon is becoming

You knew Amazon was big. But did you know it was this big?<p>Amazon's e-commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to reach a staggering $258.2 billion …

eCommerce

Americans' Sentiment Falls as Worries Multiply Over Tariffs

U.S. consumer sentiment dipped to a six-month low in July as Americans became increasingly concerned about the fallout from an expanding trade war, a …

University of Michigan

Trump's trade war is a 'darkening cloud on the horizon,' and Americans are starting to get worried

US consumers are starting to get nervous about President Donald Trump's ever-expanding trade battles, according to the latest University of Michigan consumer confidence survey.<p>"The darkening cloud on the horizon, however, is due to rising concerns about the potential negative impact of tariffs on …

Economy

Inflation Is Eating Away Worker Wage Gains

For the second month in a row, annual inflation fully offset workers’ average hourly wage growth<p>By<p>Paul Kiernan<p>Paul Kiernan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@pkwsj<p>paul.kiernan@wsj.com<p>WASHINGTON—U. S. inflation hit its highest rate in more than six years, with consumer prices eating away at modest wage …

Economy

Prices are rising faster than they have in six years

If you feel like stuff has been getting more expensive lately, you're right.<p>The Consumer Price Index, which tracks most items on the average city-dwelling American's shopping list, rose 2.9% last month — its fastest pace since 2012.<p>When prices speed up, paychecks don't go as far. Average hourly …

Price Index

Red-state governor sticks with Trump on China trade war but warns US farmers can’t take much more pain

Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told CNBC on Monday that he gives “confidence and latitude” to President Donald Trump in the China trade war …

World Trade Organization

Here Are All the Foods Being Screwed by Trump's Trade Wars

Everything from beer to soybeans to lobster to pork is in the crosshairs.<p>Earlier this year, President Trump made good on his promise to work to cut the national trade deficit. (In a nutshell, the trade deficit refers to the difference between the amount of international imports vs. American exports …

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How Trump's trade war is already costing consumers

This is how a trade war begins. The Trump administration imposed a 25 percent tax on $34 billion worth of Chinese imports July 6, mostly on parts …

Trump Administration

Europe keeps setting clean-energy records

This week, two of the biggest economies in Europe set new records for clean energy.<p>The UK’s electrical grid has not burned any coal for about 1,000 hours so far this year. Though it’s just a symbolic achievement, the pace at which the UK is reaching such figures shows the pace of the energy …

Renewable Energy

Now you can 3D print an entire bike frame

Arevo’s new bikes are made from a thermoplastic embedded with carbon fiber, and can be printed locally, instead of waiting for parts to ship.<p>A typical bike sold in a U.S. bike shop today was made in China and shipped thousands of miles to the store. But a new bike-building robot makes it possible …

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Why do some in the tech community support universal basic income? They’re ‘terrified’ about the future.

So says Annie Lowrey, the author of a new book called “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World.”<p>Giving cash directly to poor people has been shown to alleviate poverty in countries like Brazil, Mexico and India. And now, techies …

Universal Basic Income

Larry Page invests in another flying car startup

Google cofounder Larry Page is so serious about flying cars that he just poured a bunch of money into a second startup focused on the technology.<p>Page invested an undisclosed sum in Opener, which unveiled a single seat, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft called BlackFly this week.<p>Page …

Flying Car

The best gaming laptops you can buy right now

Gaming laptops are much better now<p>The world of gaming laptops has never been better than this year’s batch of PCs. They’re thinner than you’d expect, yet they still have VR-ready GPUs, six-core Intel Core processors, and vibrant, high refresh rate displays. Pricing for these laptops remains high, …

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First-ever color X-ray will deliver more accurate diagnoses

Scientists from New Zealand recently performed the first-ever 3D, color X-ray on a human being.<p>Developed by the European Organization for Nuclear …

New Zealand

This little robot moves in and out of the sun to care for a plant that lives on its back

Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, has created a delightful mod of his robot Hexa which cares for a houseplant when the owner is too forgetful to water it.<p>Hexa is a small crab-like looking robot, which is available to buy for $949 and is designed to give people the chance to experiment with …

Robotics

Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides - sources

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.<p>Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue …

Space Travel

What is an air purifier? Everything you need to know

If your home is feeling dusty, moldy or just kind of funky, there are several small appliances ready to come to the rescue. Dehumidifiers and humidifiers mediate the moisture in your home, solving a host of climate issues and problems like mold growth. Air purifiers, sometimes referred to as air …

Science

Grim space photo shows the horror of demolishing forests

While orbiting some 250 miles above Madagascar this week, International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold captured a grim picture of the island's …

Biodiversity