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The San Francisco housing market is so dire that people are leaving in droves — here's where they're headed

The San Francisco Bay Area is on the brink of an exodus as a low supply of homes and high demand drive housing prices— and the cost of living — to new heights.<p>A recent report from the real-estate site Redfin found that San Francisco lost more residents than any other US city in the last quarter of …

Silicon Valley

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

Self-awareness

Nvidia just unveiled a terrifying AI supercomputer

Nvidia has unveiled several updates to its deep-learning computing platform, including an absurdly powerful GPU and supercomputer.<p>At this year's GPU …

Artificial Intelligence

China's Tiangong-1 space station likely to crash over weekend

China's out-of-control space "palace" is about to fall from the heavens, and predictions are zeroing in on April 1 for the station's demise. No fooling.<p>China's Tiangong-1 space station is likely out of control and about to collide with Earth's atmosphere. One official prediction for when it will …

Space Exploration

Netflix Growing To 262M Subscriptions And 72% Of America, Analysts Say

Netflix will grow to 262 million subscriptions within a decade, including 72% of the United States, says Citi Research.<p>That’s a big jump from its current 118 million.<p>“At a high level, our $305 price target implies that in ten years Netflix has 262 million total subs (representing 72% U.S. …

Televisions

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Lab-grown meat is inevitable. Will we eat it?

In 2013, two people tasted a burger made from cultured meat live on the air, and for many, it was their first introduction to lab-grown meat and the researchers creating it. The two were tasked with trying this first cultured burger and giving their honest thoughts on how it tasted, how it felt and …

Self-driving cars: A level-by-level explainer of autonomous vehicles

Your guide to understanding the road to self-driving vehicles, as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers.<p>Here at Roadshow, we spend a great deal of time covering the rapidly growing field of self-driving car tech. Because both today's and tomorrow's vehicles offer dramatically varying …

Autonomous Cars

These Tesla Semi Photos Reveal the Incredible Feat of Engineering

Tesla’s upcoming electric truck was spotted in a series of images on Wednesday, and it looks like CEO Elon Musk could be on track to revolutionize …

Tesla

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.<p>Now the former Google engineer is turning that dream into a reality …

Construction Industry

IBM has created a computer smaller than a grain of salt

If there's one downside to powerful computers, it's that they're too damn big.<p>Luckily, that's about to change. At least, if IBM has anything to say …

Exclusive: Amazon's internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer's bet on original video is paying off.<p>The documents also show that Amazon's U.S. …

Cloud Computing

Do Tiger Woods' progress, history at Bay Hill portend a ninth victory there? Not so fast

ORLANDO – Tiger Woods exudes a palpable lightness of being these days that is both disarming and impenetrable. At least for now.<p>As he prepares to make his first start in five years in the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won a record eight times, Woods is riding a high from his runner-up …

Golf

Now we know why Siri was so dumb for so long

It's no secret that Siri is way behind other voice assistants like the Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa when it comes to comprehension and total …

27 foods you should stop buying immediately

Some foods are just not worth buying at the supermarket, whether it's because they're overpriced, misleading or bad for your health.<p>Here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.

E.coli

What you need to know about the new Rules of Golf

The new, modernized Rules of Golf have been finalized and released by the USGA and R&A, and will go into effect at the beginning of 2019. Though the general premise for this update was to clarify the sport's notorious ambiguity around its guidelines, let's be honest: rules language can still be …

Golf

Apple is a services company, too, and Eddy Cue’s vision is very different from Google’s | Ars Technica

The talk covered news, music, App Store curation standards, and TV programming.<p>Apple has always been known as a hardware company, and it still is, …

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

Over the weekend, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk expanded on his rationale for launching a car toward Mars last month.<p>After Musk said in December that he'd launch his cherry-red Tesla Roadster to the red planet, many people did not believe him. But the tech billionaire delivered.<p>On February 6, SpaceX …

Space Travel

Galaxy S9 can’t match iPhone’s 4K video recording

Samsung tries desperately to outdo the iPhone every year, but it doesn’t always work. Its bid to battle the iPhone X with the Galaxy S9 looks a little weak, with early benchmarks suggesting the South Korean company’s flagship is nowhere near as powerful.<p>That might explain why the Galaxy S9 can’t …

Saudi Arabia's Gift To America's Shale Producers: A Supertanker And An IPO

It’s amazing how fast we’ve come to take for granted that the United States is now a petroleum-exporting nation. The first crude exported in over 40 years left the Port of Corpus Christi for Italy on a small tanker on December 31, 2015. Exports have risen so fast that now America ships out more …

Oil

Tesla Semi defies laws of physics and is passing us by if true, says Daimler’s head of trucks

Daimler has several electric truck programs in the works and today it revealed the latest progress on the eActros heavy-duty electric trucks.<p>During the event, an executive compared the vehicle to the Tesla Semi and cast doubts about Tesla delivering on its promises.<p>The German truck manufacturer …

“Always Connected” Windows on ARM machines coming this quarter | Ars Technica

At launch, systems from HP, Lenovo, and Asus will be available.<p>Always Connected Windows 10 PCs that use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 ARM processors will …

Mobile Technology

A $42 million '10,000 year clock' is being installed on Jeff Bezos' property

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.<p>Conceived back in 1986 by American computer scientist Daniel Hills, the clock’s mechanism is …

Amazon Just Unveiled Its Grand Plan For Whole Foods: To Make The 'Last Mile' The First Mile

Ever since Amazon spent $13.7 billion on Whole Foods last June, theories have been swirling as to why the world’s biggest e-commerce firm would get into the old-time business of selling groceries in stores. Now it’s becoming clearer that what Amazon really wanted was a slice of real estate closer …

eCommerce

Here’s some of our favorite new iPhone features on iOS 11.3

Apple isn’t waiting until iOS 12 to bring some major changes to your iPhone or iPad. Apple just released iOS 11.3, a mid-year update that brings …

Apple Watch

DOD “Red Flag” exercise ushers in GPS jamming season across West | Ars Technica

War games in the sky, at sea, on ground block GPS to add a dose of reality.<p>This is the official 2018 season kickoff for Sitrep, a (mostly) regular …

Overwatch League’s first two seasons will air on Twitch

Blizzard has been putting a lot of work into its upcoming <i>Overwatch</i> professional league it introduced in late 2016. The company spent all of 2017 building it up, announcing teams based in large cities in the US, England, South Korea and China. Days before the league's first-ever match on January …

Gaming

Online graphic design startup Canva is now worth $1 billion

Canva is Australia's first unicorn of 2018, after raising $40 million (AUD$50.9 million) to push the design startup's value over $1 billion.<p>Now …

Graphic Design

Nanoleaf wants to cover your walls in color-changing light

Nanoleaf's color-changing light panels were a game changer for the company. Now, at CES 2018, the company's turning the idea up to 11.<p>Nanoleaf began as a little LED lighting startup selling odd-looking light bulbs and smart bulbs, but those bulbs have since taken a backseat to the company's …

Home Automation

Fisker's luxury electric car hits Tesla where it hurts

Picture the Distracted Boyfriend internet meme, where the boyfriend is a Tesla owner and the girlfriend is the Model S.<p>The other woman? That's gotta …

Electric Vehicles