Elon Musk’s proposed fare for his Los Angeles-based, 150-mph subway system is low enough to make New Yorkers’ mouths water. The billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX said that rides on his Boring Company’s Loop mass transit system could cost as little as $1 per person. Loop, which Musk says will be able to carry up to 16 passengers per […]Read more
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Publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Dontnod Entertainment revealed more details about their upcoming action role-playing game “Vampyr” during a Twitch livestream Thursday. “Vampyr” takes place in 1918 London during the height of the Spanish Flu. As physician-turned-vampire Dr. Jonathan Reid, the player will work on a cure while fighting other supernatural creatures and stalking human prey throughout the city. […]Read more
Following their successful sophomore edition last year, organizers of the Viva Technology expo focused on developing the show along a few key fronts in order to help its upcoming third edition — being held from May 24-26 at Paris’ Porte de Versailles convention center — stand out from the pack. “We feel that there’s a major gap between the first two […]Read more
Apple has already conquered the world of smartphones, laptops and tablets, and is continuing its move into self-driving cars. The technology company is growing the number of autonomous vehicles it can test on the roads in California, according to macReports. Apple is going toe-to-toe with tech rivals Google, whose subsidiary Waymo is developing its own autonomous car that will presumably […]Read more
Normally when you see a story about someone claiming that aliens are hanging out here on Earth, its origins can be traced to a misguided conspiracy theorist or crackpot ranting on YouTube. So when an international group of actual scientists releases a report theorizing the existence of an alien species living right under our noses, it’s worth a look. The […]Read more
The stars are aligning for big gains in bitcoin, astrologers claim, and some investors are actually following that out-of-this-world advice. When Chicago-based investor Marcus Thomas first heard about cryptocurrency in 2017, he was skeptical. “I couldn’t understand how something digital could have any value like the dollar, gold or silver,” he said. But he has since invested more than $11,000 […]Read more
There's a new 'Yanny or Laurel' viral audio clip already – this time it's 'Green Needle' or 'Brainstorm'
First there was the dress. Then Yanny or Laurel. And now, there’s a new viral internet sensation seriously messing with us. The freaky video with accompanying audio works like this: if you think of the word “Brainstorm” you will hear “Brainstorm”. If you think of the words “Green Needle” you will hear “Green Needle”. We’ve tried it a bunch of […]Read more
Cambridge Analytica — the political-analytics firm at the center of Facebook’s recent user-data scandal — has officially filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. In a filing late Thursday, the U.K.-based company declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York. Cambridge Analytica listed assets in the range of $100,001 to $500,000 and liabilities between $1 […]Read more
In the run-up to this weekend’s Royal Wedding celebrations, it can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of it all. But if you see one Royal Wedding post on Twitter , it’s probably best to steer clear of it. The post claims that you can work out your ‘royal name’ by revealing the answers to a number […]Read more
Chinese telecommunications companies ZTE and Huawei are banned on national security grounds from receiving federal funding in the United States; ZTE has been guilty of systematic bribery and sanctions busting; and Huawei was prevented in 2012 from supplying Australia's National Broadband Network, also for security reasons. And yet both Chinese companies are on Telstra's shortlist for the rollout of 5G, the […]Read more