Category: Technology

Where the billions spent on driverless cars by US and China is heading

Where the billions spent on driverless cars by US and China is heading

An Apollo Robotaxi runs at Shougang Park as Baidu launches China's first driverless taxi service in the city on May 2, 2021 in Beijing, China.He Luqi | Qianlong.com | Visual China Group | Getty ImagesFor years, Alphabet's Waymo and others leaders have promised autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. But that future has not arrived yet. Why not?"In one word, it's complexity," said James Peng, CEO and co-founder of Pony.ai, an autonomous vehicle company. "Every time there is a technical breakthrough, there are challenges. We have the AI, the fast computer chips, the...

At Gary Vaynerchuk’s ‘VeeCon’, the only way in is an NFT ticket

At Gary Vaynerchuk’s ‘VeeCon’, the only way in is an NFT ticket

Those seeking evidence of the recent crypto meltdown need not look to Minneapolis — at least for the next few days.This weekend, thousands of NFT-holders are descending upon the Twin Cities for Gary Vaynerchuk's "VeeCon" — a four-day conference bringing together business leaders, entrepreneurs and Web3 evangelists to discuss digital transformation in everything from art to assets.In addition to being a serial entrepreneur and social media influencer, Vaynerchuk is well known for his early investments in companies, including Facebook and Coinbase.Vaynerchuk's "VeeFriends" NFT collection is comprised of 10,255 character nonfungible tokens available for purchase...

SpaceX paid to settle Elon Musk sexual misconduct claim, report says

SpaceX paid to settle Elon Musk sexual misconduct claim, report says

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet late Thursday that "wild accusations" against him are not true after a Business Insider report said the aerospace company had paid $250,000 in severance to a private jet flight attendant who accused the billionaire of sexual misconduct.The report, which cited interviews and documents obtained by Insider, said the woman claimed that during a massage she was giving Musk he exposed his erect penis, touched her thigh without her consent and offered to buy her a horse if she performed sex acts. CNBC could not...

Nasdaq records first seven week losing streak since 2002

Nasdaq records first seven week losing streak since 2002

Tech companies haven't seen a selloff like since 2001 and the bursting of the dot-com bubble.The Nasdaq declined 3.8% this week, falling for a seventh straight week. It's the longest losing streak for the tech-heavy index in 21 years.Inflation, rising interest rates, the war in Ukraine and pandemic lockdowns in China are adding up to a disastrous market in general and a particularly brutal stretch for investors in technology and growth stocks, after historic rallies in recent years.The Federal Reserve has signaled it will continue to increase rates to fight inflation, leading to concern...

9 things to do at home before you leave for vacation

9 things to do at home before you leave for vacation

As you're packing for your trip and quadruple-checking your luggage, it's a good idea to prepare your home for your absence. From throwing away soon-to-expire food to making sure everything is safe and secure, doing some simple chores ahead of time can make a world of difference when you come back from vacation. Here are nine things you should do around the house before you leave on your next vacation. For more pre-travel tips, here's how to cut down on your air conditioning bill while you're away and what you should know about travel insurance.Read more: I've Traveled...

2022 Acura MDX Type S Review: Power and Poise Without Overkill

A number of mechanical improvements do wonders to the MDX, but the real showpiece is the Type S' standard air suspension. This is Acura's first implementation of such a technology and it's super good. Combined with adaptive dampers, the Type S is both more comfortable and more agile than the base MDX. Even on large, 22-inch wheels with low-profile tires, the MDX rides like a dream over nasty stretches of highway while still being appreciably fun to hustle along a winding road.The Type S comes standard with Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, which shuffles power...

Renault says electric-hydrogen concept will have 497-mile range

Renault says electric-hydrogen concept will have 497-mile range

Details of Renault's Scénic Vision concept car were presented to the public on May 19, 2022. The firm's idea of developing a passenger vehicle that uses hydrogen technology is not unique.Benjamin Girette | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesRenault has released details of an electric-hydrogen hybrid concept car, with the French automaker describing hydrogen technology as being "one of the options to make electric vehicles more convenient."The design for Renault's Scenic Vision incorporates a hydrogen engine, electric motor, battery, fuel cell and a hydrogen tank. The 2.5 kilogram tank is located at the vehicle's front and,...

Best Smart Home Deals: Save  on Nest Thermostat,  on iHome Power Strip and More

Best Smart Home Deals: Save $35 on Nest Thermostat, $20 on iHome Power Strip and More

There are plenty of smart home devices on the market, and they come at a variety of prices for every shopper, depending on what you need or want. However, some of them can be quite costly. If you're looking for the best smart home deals, you don't have to scour every website on your own for discounts. Whether you're looking for a single smart plug or need to outfit an entire house, let our team of experts help you build the smart home of your dreams for less.Best Smart Plug DealsSmart plugs can be...

Skullcandy Indy earbuds review: An $80 AirPods alternative that doesn’t quite stand out

Skullcandy's Indy earphones are part of a growing number of "pipe-style" true wireless models that have a design that's somewhat reminiscent of Apple's AirPods but that cost a lot less. However, like Anker's SoundCore Liberty Air earbuds ($80), what's different is that the Indy earbuds have a noise-isolating design with silicone tips that seal off your ear canals and passively muffle noise around you. The AirPods are "hard" buds and have an open design that lets sound in. The Good The Skullcandy Indy earbuds cost half the price of Apple's AirPods, offer solid wireless performance, are comfortable...

Lucid Group to build first factory outside the U.S. in Saudi Arabia

Lucid Group to build first factory outside the U.S. in Saudi Arabia

U.S. electric vehicle maker Lucid Group will set up its first overseas factory in Saudi Arabia, the company announced.Javier Blas | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesU.S. electric vehicle maker Lucid Group will set up its first overseas factory in Saudi Arabia, the company has announced.The manufacturing facility will be able to produce 155,000 vehicles a year, and will initially serve the local market, the luxury car maker said in a press release Wednesday. The vehicles will later be exported to global markets.Lucid's factory in Arizona can produce 350,000 units a year."That means we can accelerate...