Vincent Stoessel

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Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

How tech is breaking the bank<p>Thirty years ago last Monday, the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> fell by 508 points.<p>The 22.6% drop, known as <b>Black Monday</b>, was the biggest decline ever recorded on Wall Street. The culprit was an algorithm run amok: software automatically started selling off futures when …

Silicon Valley

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

End of the road: Uber and millennials help US cities cut car addiction

The growth of car-free homes, a drop in driver’s licences and increased car-sharing could all be signs of a move away from the automobile<p>If all goes according to plan, next year construction will begin on a 30-storey residential tower in Austin, Texas. Nothing new in the daily life of a booming …

Carsharing

Gamers Create Amazing 'Photos' in Uncharted 4

Quick synopsis for the non-gamers out there: Uncharted 4 is a brand new game available on the Playstation 4. It is, according to most reviews I've …

Review: 'The Martian' is just the movie space travel needs

You get the impression that Ridley Scott read Andy Weir's 2011 hit sci-fi survival novel <i>The Martian</i> -- with its detailed descriptions of chemical …

How to Live Like a Victorian

Historian Ruth Goodman wants us to learn about history from the men and women who lived it, not just the kings and queens we fetishize.<p>Arranging the …

SXSW 2015: 10 things we learned

1. SXSW: where rock and hip-hop fans peacefully come together<p>For a music festival crowd SXSW has to be one of the most diverse. The film and tech days felt like most festivals (ie largely white and mostly male), but as the week went on the crowd became more mixed and interesting. Jaded hipster …

This is the best explanation we've heard for why Docker has become such a hot startup

Less than two years after its founder Solomon Hykes awkwardly previewed his creation at the PyCon conference, the biggest names in tech were on their knees asking it to be their partner: Amazon, Dell, HP, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware, etc.<p>Why? It was hard to explain. Literally.<p>Docker …

Docker

Meet the 3 Winning Startups of ReleaseIt at SXSW

<b>SXSW</b> is a great venue for smaller stage entrepreneurs looking to pitch their new ideas, launches, or companies to the masses. However, it’s also easy …

Uber is the world's largest job creator, adding about 50,000 drivers per month, says board member

According to Gurley, Uber has 300,000 drivers and it's onboarding about 50,000 new drivers per month.<p>"Uber is probably the largest job creator in [San Francisco]," Gurley said during the keynote with Gladwell. "I don't know of another entity that's adding jobs at that level."<p>He adds that the jobs …

San Francisco

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains the harsh reality of getting your product into a major retailer

As the founder of clothing line FUBU and an investor on the hit reality pitch show "Shark Tank," millions of Americans see Daymond John as an entrepreneurial mentor.<p>Whether entrepreneurs are pitching to him on the show or elsewhere, John says that one of the most common questions he gets is if he …

Entrepreneurship

Roald Dahl Wrote This Painful Plea For Vaccinations After His Own Daughter Died Of Measles

Author Roald Dahl penned a heartbreaking letter in 1988, urging parents to vaccinate their kids, in which he shared the story of his heartbreak over his own daughter's death from measles.<p>According to the author's website, Olivia "Twenty" Dahl, the oldest daughter of Roald and his wife, Patricia, …

Amazon reportedly wants to buy RadioShack stores to better compete with Apple

Electronics chain is on the brink of bankruptcy<p>Amazon is reportedly in discussion with RadioShack to buy some of the company's brick-and-mortar stores after the troubled electronics chain files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Bloomberg says that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant is considering using …

Are driverless cars the future of Uber?

Taxi app Uber is taking its biggest steps yet towards a driver-free world, launching the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh “to do research and development, primarily in the areas of mapping and vehicle safety and autonomy technology”.<p>It’s a massive investment in the future from a …

Autonomous Cars

Future of Programming - Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and fall of the craftsman)

Level [C3]<br>[<i>Disclaimer: I am by no means a Scientific Programmer but I just want to become one</i>] It is the turn of yet another year and the time is …

All 50 states participate in First Day Hikes event

If "be more active" or "get in shape" was one of your New Year's resolutions, the First Day Hike can help you get started. Jan. 1, 2015 marks the …

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins

The most important job inside any cell is making proteins, and they are all made using instructions from DNA. This process is practically gospel in …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

Worst over? Hackers claim responsibility for gamers' offline misery

Disrupted PlayStation and Xbox networks frustrated gamers much of Friday, one day after going down on one of the busiest gaming days of the year.<p>Neither Sony or Microsoft, which own PlayStation and Xbox, respectively, have had much to say about the outages that have kept millions of its gamers from …

Tesla's Original Roadster Is Getting A Big Upgrade

Tesla Motors officially unveiled an update to the Tesla Roadster, the two-seater sports car that was also the company's first car. It's Tesla's "Roadster 3.0 package."<p>CEO Elon Musk hinted at the upcoming update in a tweet to a fan earlier this week, and again on Christmas Day.<p>In the Friday blog …

Tesla

Amazon signs 10 million new Prime members during the holidays

Amazon, in its annual day-after-Christmas debrief, announced Friday that this holiday season it signed up 10 million new members to its Prime service, which costs $99 a year.<p>Prime's two-day shipping was likely the big draw for customers -- particularly last-minute shoppers -- but Amazon is also …

Hacker Gang 'Lizard Squad' Says It Has Stopped Attacking PlayStation Network And Xbox Live — And Will Never Do It Again

You can thank Kim Dotcom for that, the group says on Twitter.<p>Kim Schmitz, a.k.a. Kim Dotcom, is the German founder of the defunct file-hosting service Megaupload, and the current founder of his new file-hosting service, Mega. He is also the founder and main funder of New Zealand's "Internet …

Dot-com

A Bitcoin Battle Is Brewing

Did you know the Bitcoin community is riven by tension, drama, competing agendas, and at least two starkly different visions of our economic future? That even as major banks who thought of Bitcoin as snake oil re-assess its blockchain technology as a major breakthrough, and smart money pours into …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon

On November 30th, Japan's Hayabusa 2 will be leaving leaving Earth aboard a Mitsubishi-made rocket to make its way to an asteroid -- but not to blow it up. The Japanese spacecraft will follow in its predecessor's footsteps and observing a space rock for science (of course). But unlike the first …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

T-Mobile is excited to announce its Nexus 6 has no branding or bloat

Brands. Some people love them, some people hate them. For companies however, brand logos are like endless free advertising. In the mobile world, brand awareness can get pretty noticeable if not downright obscene. Like two birds of a feather, these logos often flock with a lot of <i>bonus</i> software: …

T-Mobile

If you help someone’s tweet make a splash, wouldn’t you like to see the ripples?

At some point in the past couple of weeks, Twitter switched off the notifications that let me know someone retweeted or favorited a tweet that I retweeted. I’m not sure exactly when, but they’ve definitely gone. It sounds like a small thing to cut, but I really miss it.<p>It’s not like the feature is …

Uber’s black week: Media focused too much on threat to journalists

The Beverly Hills School Board Is Wasting Your Money Fighting the Subway

Some days are better than others in the campaign to expand public transportation in Los Angeles. Which is why I was delighted to open an email yesterday from a woman I have never met. Mary Weiss, a Beverly Hills resident, must have read of my ongoing effort to get the Beverly Hills School Board to …