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Hyperloop One and Dubai Future Accelerators will build the first ‘hyperloop for cargo’

Back in August there were clear signs that Hyperloop One (HO) might be building its super fast transportation system at the Jebel Ali port in Dubai. The Royalty-led government of the United Arab Emirates and the CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, appeared to be entertaining the idea of a …

Transportation

YouTube says some games are weirdly popular by region

Some games are universal -- <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>, for instance, are popular in almost every country despite being different from each other in nearly every way. <i>Pokémon Go</i> is also a hit everywhere except, not surprisingly, Russia. After checking game streams against regions, YouTube …

Duolingo adds AI-powered chatbots to help you learn languages

Can bots make learning a new language easier? Duolingo is about to find out.<p>The language learning startup updated its app Thursday with a new feature …

Scientist Rebukes Global Warming Alarmists

As the creator of “gaia theory,” James Lovelock warned for decades that global warming would virtually wipe out humanity, but in a recent interview, …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Financial fitness for women<p>12:48 p.m. June 29, 2018<p>This man says his credit score was damaged by his former partner’s shenanigans.<p>10:48 a.m. June 29, …

Sub-Saharan Africa

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Self-improvement

Fifty Years — The new Silicon Valley VC that wants to save the world AND make money

<b>“We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium. Synthetic food will, of course, also be used in the future. Nor need the pleasures of the table be banished. That gloomy Utopia of tabloid meals</b> …

Startups

Starting a Giving Business is the Key to Abundance

Recent years have seen the rise of a new breed of entrepreneur, the social entrepreneur. These entrepreneurs believe in profits but they also believe …

How to build a good credit score – and what can ruin it

Sustained low interest rates have Canadians embracing debt like never before. But do they know someone is tracking how they're managing that borrowed money?<p>"It takes years to build a really good credit rating and high credit score, and you can blow it in six months," says Scott Hannah, chief …

10 Weird Ways to Save Money and Increase Your Savings

If you are looking to increase your savings, here are a few ways to save money. Keep track of the money you save using these ten tricks and put those …

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Think Technology and Business are Confusing Now? Wait Until The Third Wave

In little less than a decade, we have gone from only using phones to talk to using phones for almost everything- – social media, emails, games, apps, …

Don't tie California's fate to Wall Street volatility. Vote no on Proposition 55

California's finances were in such trouble in the not-too-distant past that by 2009, even many tax-shunning Republican lawmakers were pleading with their constituents to temporarily increase sales, income and vehicle license taxes.<p>Voters said no repeatedly, until Gov. Jerry Brown offered them this …

Udacity's self-driving car engineering degree lures over 11,000 hopefuls | News Home | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley online education platform Udacity has already received more than 11,000 applicants for its so-called nanodegree in self-driving car engineering, Udacity president and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun said.<p>Sebastian Thrun, co-founder and CEO of Udacity, …

Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

In Mountain View, Calif., a couple of miles down the road from Google, there's a new pizza shop. Only instead of a dozen blue-collar workers pouring marinara sauce, Zume Pizza has — you guessed it! — robots and algorithms running the show.<p>Their job is to solve a familiar problem: It's game night. …

Sweet Corn

30 Tips to Keep Yourself Positive as an Entrepreneur - Small Business Trends

Running a business is hard. So staying positive as an entrepreneur isn’t always easy. But there are some things you can do to improve your mindset …

Small Business

The UN plans to go to space in 2021

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has been kicking around in one form or another since the late 50s, becoming fully official in 1962, when it was established under the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs as the wonderfully named Committee on the Peaceful Uses of …

Space Exploration

Jets owner, Hollywood producer, Wall Street titans helped drive Trump’s $18M day

The Donald Trump campaign’s massive $18 million, 24-hour fundraising haul this week was orchestrated by some of the biggest names in politics, Wall Street and philanthropy -- including New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and Hollywood producer Steve Mnuchin.<p>The campaign announced the total on …

A conservative in Silicon Valley: Why Oculus Rift's co-founder is taking flak.

Palmer Luckey of Oculus Rift revealed he donated to a pro-Trump group that creates memes attacking Hillary Clinton. The virtual reality community …

Oculus Rift Founder Supports Trump—And Lost Developers Over It

You could say there's a rift between him and the public.<p>He may be a 24-year-old billionaire and pioneer of virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, but Palmer Luckey has had to face actual reality after it emerged he supports Donald Trump.<p>Luckey was rumored to have been the founder of a group called …

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey's role in Clinton smear group remains murky

The man who's become the face of virtual reality is apologizing -- but not for his decision to fund a Hillary Clinton smear organization.<p>On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, 24, was the mysterious "NimbleRichMan" funneling money to a pro-Trump organization called …

Palmer Luckey Funding Alt-Right Memes Is Just One Example Of Silicon Valley’s Hidden Right-Wing Activism

This morning, Twitter is abuzz with the bizarre story of Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, who turns out to have been pouring at least some of his fortune into a superPAC that makes anti-Hillary memes and acts obnoxiously on the internet. But Luckey is just the most visible example of an ongoing trend …

Silicon Valley

Report: Oculus Founder Bankrolling Anti-Clinton Memes

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey secretly bankrolled an Internet meme group circulating anti-Hillary Clinton propaganda, according to The Daily Beast.<p>Luckey (pictured, right) financially backed pro-Donald Trump organization Nimble America, which describes itself as a crowdfunded nonprofit focused on …

San Francisco is getting tiny self-driving robots that could put delivery people out of a job

A robot that looks like the love child of an icebox and R2-D2 pulls up outside a house in San Francisco. The lid pops open, uncovering a box of pastries inside.<p>"I got a delivery from a little roaming cooler, it looks like," Julie O'Keefe, 67, tells the San Francisco Chronicle.<p>A recent test run of …

Long Lost Proposal Shows Plan for EPCOT's Cashless City of the Future

Before Walt Disney’s Epcot was a theme park, it was supposed to be an actual city. With actual humans inside of it around the clock. After Walt died …

Want To Supercharge Global Economic Growth? Give Everyone A Bank Account

Financial inclusion is a $3.7 trillion opportunity–but not enough businesses are seizing it.<p>If everyone in the world had a bank account and access to credit, the economic benefits would be enormous. According to a new report, broad-based “financial inclusion” would increase global GDP by $3.7 …

50 Business Ideas for Introverted Entrepreneurs - Small Business Trends

If you like working alone and can sometimes get overwhelmed being around crowds of people all the time, you’re probably an introvert. But there are …

Small Business

This Beautiful Copper Coin Could Transform How We Spend Money

The way we pay is flawed. One of the best industrial design firms in Silicon Valley wants to redesign it.<p>It hurts to spend cash. Literally. And in a way, that’s a good thing. Because we’re living in a time where most people have less than $1,000 in their bank accounts, and almost $5,000 in credit …

Apple Pay

Ever wonder how that shop stays in business? You’re right to wonder.

You know that little boutique around the corner that never seems to have any customers? Or the frozen yogurt store that sits lonely in February? Or the little café that seems empty most of the time? C’mon, you probably think to yourself: How do these places stay in business? How many …