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Apple Vowed To Revolutionize Television. An Inside Look at Why It Hasn't

Earlier this month, Apple Inc. poached the chief of Amazon's Fire TV unit to run its television operations. Timothy D. Twerdhal brings hardware and …

Meltdown of Toshiba’s Nuclear Business Dooms New Construction in the U.S. - MIT Technology Review

Toshiba’s dramatic exit from the business of building nuclear power plants lands another blow to a beleaguered sector, undermining new development …

This press conference is proof Donald Trump will never be presidential

Trump spent his first solo press conference as president berating the press and dodging any serious questions – and none of it is ever going to be normal<p>It was an exhausting 77-minute extravaganza, and any five-minute segment would have been enough to make front-page headlines around the world.<p>For …

Donald Trump

The First Ever Blueprint For a Mind-Bendingly Massive Quantum Computer Has Been Released

"Life will change completely."<p>Scientists chasing the dream of quantum computing - technology that would grant us unprecedented processing power - …

The best movies and TV shows coming to iTunes, Amazon, and HBO Go in February

On iTunes you'll be able to buy (and soon rent) titles like "Arrival," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Manchester by the Sea," and "Moonlight" (to name a few).<p>And Marvel hit "Doctor Strange" (Oscar nominated for best visual effects) is also available on iTunes as well as Amazon.<p><b>Below are all the titles that will</b> …

Entertainment

10 best economics books

Almost a decade on from the start of the financial crisis and the consequences of the upheaval are still with us – as well as new challenges after …

Animal photos of the year 2016

Downing Street

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

Pulp Fiction

Everything You Should Know About Nuclear Fusion, Explained in Six Minutes

A colorful primer on the power source that could change everything.<p>Fusion power is the holy grail of energy production. Short of building some sort of Dyson sphere around the sun, it's the cleanest, most efficient source of power we could hope to achieve. The only catch is that is expensive, …

120-mile beer run made by self-driving truck

SAN FRANCISCO — If you're sipping a Budweiser somewhere in Colorado Springs, you just might have a robot to thank for that thirst-quenching brew.<p>Last week, self-driving truck start-up Otto teamed with Anheuser-Busch to successfully deliver a semi-tractor full of beer from Fort Collins, through …

Trucking

Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1 Software Update

Apple has released the macOS Sierra 10.12.1 software update for its range of MacBooks and iMacs’the update comes a couple of days before Apple’s …

Gear & Gadgets

23 Books Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Recommends You Read

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, started a book club.<p>He ended up recommending and discussing 23 books with the group — about one every two weeks.<p>…

A Data Scientist Has Mapped The Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Fail-Safe Nuclear Power - MIT Technology Review

In February I flew through the interior of a machine that could represent the future of nuclear power. I was on a virtual-reality tour at the …

The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit

<b>Raspberry Pi 3</b><p>Learn to Code & Build Programs with this Family-Friendly CPU Designed by Leading Computer Science Educators<p>Raspberry Pi is a compact …

Magical 'Harry Potter' news abounds with Ilvermorny

<b>(CNN) —</b> Think of it as Hogwarts, American style. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has written a piece which reveals more about the U.S. based magical community in a new entry on her Pottermore site.<p>In the second installment of the "Magic in North America" series, Rowlings takes readers inside of …

Film Industry

Google's quantum computer inches nearer after landmark performance breakthrough

Google has come up with a new quantum computing technique that could remove key limits on scalability today.<p>Google engineers have found a way to make …

28 incredible roads to drive in your lifetime

From a mountain pass in Abu Dhabi to routes that wind through the Swiss Alps, these roads make for a drive you won't soon forget.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Minimalist Travel: The World in One Backpack

Escape the oppression of the rolling luggage cart!<p>About two years ago, I spent a lot of time living out of a backpack. My original Minimalist One-Bag …

The new Captain America movie has the 5th best opening ever at the box office

The third Captain America movie, "Captain America: Civil War," did not just have the biggest opening of any of the Cap movies but the fifth-largest domestic opening ever with an estimated $181.8 million, according to pro.boxoffice.com.<p>Though the film didn't hit the rarefied-air of a $200 million …

11 Ways To Beat Procrastination

Procrastination strikes everyone, and once it gets ahold of you, it can be very difficult to shake it off. When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground …

iPhone 7 Leak Reveals Significant Feature Removed

Do you want an iPhone 7? In past years this would’ve been a rhetorical question. <i>Of course millions and millions</i> of Apple customers wanted the latest and greatest iPhone. But doubts are growing about what users might get in 2016…<p>And now according to the usually reliable Macotakara, Apple’s latest …

Mobile Technology

Hotels Already Selling Out for 2017 Total Eclipse

Better make your plans now.<p>It’s still more than a year away, but hotels already are selling out as people prepare for the total eclipse happening …

43 Apps and Extensions Making Google Chrome the Best Small Business Browser

From collaboration to productivity, Google Chrome does it all for business users. In honor of National Small Business Week, here are 43 add-ons that …

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting | Inc.com

Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be able to get my message across effectively to my [team/employees/potential investors]."<p>But here's the thing: …

Public Speaking

Tesla and Faraday Future — meet Atieva, your newest rival

Tesla Motors, of course, is now well-established, although its Southern California counterpart Fisker Automotive declared bankruptcy and is now hoping for resurrection under a new owner.<p>More recently, the mysterious Faraday Future, with supposedly lavish funding from Chinese billionaire Jia …

Electric Vehicles

Driverless cars always obey the law—and it's a problem

But the incident shined a spotlight on a very real issue with driverless cars: they're too safe, and that simply doesn't mesh with the way humans drive.<p>The fact of the matter is humans don't obey traffic laws all the time — sometimes we zip through yellow lights or commit a rolling stop at stop …

Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

A workout keeps not only your body flexible, but also your brain.<p>Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the …

The Brain