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A third of millennials have used Venmo to pay for drugs

July 18th, 2017 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

A new survey finds that 33% of millennials have used Venmo, the payments app owned by PayPal that’s popular with the demographic, to buy illicit drugs.



The tiny satellites ushering in the new space revolution

July 5th, 2017 at 5:41 pm » Comments Off

Planet Labs and other companies are sending hundreds of low-cost satellites into orbit. We’re only beginning to understand how that will change life on Earth.



Drone fight clubs may be coming to a city near you

June 29th, 2017 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

Two drones go in, one comes out. This is the mantra for a new underground sport known as drone dueling. In it, quadcopters of all shapes and sizes take to the skies to duke it out until only one remains. For a pilot, the mission is simple: kill or be killed.



The difference between how millennials and baby boomers consume news, in one chart

June 27th, 2017 at 2:58 am » Comments Off

How you stay informed on what’s happening in the world probably depends on your age.



The factories of the future could float in space

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

This past summer, a plane went into a stomach-churning ascent and plunge 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico. The goal was not thrill-seeking, but something more genuinely daring: for about 25 seconds at a time, the parabolic flight lifted the occupants into a state of simulated weightlessness, allowing a high-tech printer to spit out cardiac stem cells […]



A.I. killed 800,000 jobs in the U.K., but created 3.5 million new ones

June 15th, 2017 at 5:50 am » Comments Off

First Amazon announced plans to fully automate its new brick and mortar store with robots. Then we learned that Foxconn plans to automate 30 percent of its factory workforce by 2018. And recently, Wendy’s announced plans to add automated kiosks at more than 1,000 stores. One thing is clear — robots are changing the way […]



The changing demographics of entrepreneurship

June 10th, 2017 at 7:47 am » Comments Off

Who are today’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs? That answer is very different than it was 20 years ago. Most new entrepreneurs are still white and male, but the U.S. entrepreneurial population is becoming much more diverse in terms of age, race and region. Cities in the southern half of the U.S., such as Los Angeles, Miami and Austin, […]



Intel predicts a $7 trillion economy for self-driving vehicles

June 10th, 2017 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

The race to be the first to deploy autonomous vehicles is on among carmakers, emerging startups, and tech giants. Amid this constant news cycle of deals and drama, the purpose of all of it can get lost — or at least a bit muddied. What exactly are these companies racing for?



Electric car sales go exponential

June 9th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

Until very recently, consensus opinion has viewed electric cars as at best a niche market and at worst a passing fad. That’s changing as production and sales take off.



We’re running out of domain names—what happens when they’re all gone?

June 8th, 2017 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

The world is nearly out of good “.com” domain names—and even the fourth circuit of the United States Court of Appeals agrees. As global internet usage rises, .com naming is going to get more and more complicated. Our languages only contain a finite number of meaningful words, so brand naming is becoming much more than […]



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