REUTERS/Danny MoloshokElon Musk is one of the most accomplished tech leaders inYou'd think this guy never sleeps. he does in fact sleep!In a Reddit AMA from 2015, the Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO said he sleeps "almost exactly 6 hours on average."That's slightly below the average amount of daily sleep Sleep Foundation, which recommends that adults over 18 get
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Amazon has avoided a $1.5bn (£1.2bn) tax bill in the US after a court ruled that it was legal for online retailer to have paid tax on its European sales through a Luxembourg sub-company.The lengthy court battle between Amazon and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) came to a conclusion after Judge Albert Lauber ruled in favour of Amazon.In his ruling Lauber said it was legal for Amazon to have funnelled its European sales through a low-tax Luxembourg sub-company in 2005 and 2006, rather than pay the tax in the US.Had Amazon lost the case it would have been facing a US tax bill of around $1.5bn and could have been forced to deal with "“significant” tax liabilities for several years .Colin Sebastian, an analyst at Baird Equity Research told Reuters the ruling “should shield Amazon from potentially significant tax obligations to the IRS covering years beyond the ones covered in the lawsuit."The company may not be clear of tax lawsuit yet though, Brussels could take further action over European tax bills.
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On Friday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin answered a slew of questions in an interview with Axios' Mike Allen about the global economy and US labor market, including about the threat of artificial intelligence (AI) affectingConcerns about AI and jobs are so far way "it's not even on our radar screen... 50-100 years" away, he said, according to Axios.
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Nearly 20 years after its release and StarCraft is still one of the best real-time strategy games ever made.So good, in fact, that it’s retained a dedicated fan base even with a modern sequel—three modern sequels, really—released and ready to play.Late last night Blizzard unveiled StarCraft: Remastered, arriving sometime this summer.Here’s the brief, straight from Blizzard’s official site:“We’ve remastered our units, buildings, and environments, improved game audio, and broadened our supported resolutions.Illustrated interludes bring the struggles and victories of heroes like Artanis, Fenix, Tassadar, Raynor and Kerrigan to life like never before.
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Neither company took the iPhone, with its iOS platform, seriously when it was introduced in 2007, and within five years their kingdoms had fallen to the iPhone and phones using Google’s Android.By the time Nokia and BlackBerry stopped making phones, in 2014 and 2016 respectively (the former was first sold to Microsoft and later passed to Finnish start-up HMD Global, while BlackBerry became the property of Chinese company TCL), the brands had been irrelevant for so long, no one but the most hardcore of mobile geeks cared – and even that was out of pure nostalgia.No one can objectively say the five new handsets (four Nokias and one from BlackBerry) introduced at the Mobile World Congress are going to do much damage to Samsung and Apple phone sales – not with their modest specs and solid but unspectacular hardware – but all five phones do have specific features that cater to niche audiences.Plus, nostalgia is a powerful emotion, and both brands are designed to conjure up plenty of that among fans.BlackBerry’s KEYOne, for example, is a clear continuation of the once mighty portable work machines, a mostly black aluminium device with a physical keyboard attached to a modest 4.5-inch 1080P display.The problem is that few consumers today are clamouring for a physical keyboard, and the KEYone also runs on an underpowered Snapdragon 625 processor – a far cry from the Snapdragon 835 that will feature in Samsung’s Galaxy S8.
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Uber is suspending its entire self-driving car program while it investigates a serious crash of one of its vehicles in Arizona.Uber confirmed the accident after a photo was posted on Twitter showing an Uber SUV Volvo on its side next to another dented car with broken windows.The crash occurred in Tempe, but Uber offered few other details.A spokeswoman told Tech Crunch that Uber’s autonomous car program — currently being tested in Arizona, Pittsburgh and just recently again in San Francisco — has been suspended pending an investigation.No one was injured in the Tempe crash, and the accident was not the fault of the Uber car, Tempe police told Bloomberg News.Another car failed to yield the right of way, and the Uber car flipped onto its side.
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Uber on Saturday said it has pulled all its self-driving cars from the road following a rollover crash involving one of its vehicles in Tempe, Arizona on Friday.Cars in Pittsburgh and San Francisco were to remain out of service Sunday, and the company said it had no set date for their return.Uber already had stopped its self-driving car program in Arizona, and said its fleet there would remain off the roads while the company continues its investigation into the crash.“We are continuing to look into this incident,” and Uber spokeswoman wrote in an emailed statement, “and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle.”The self-driving Uber wasn’t to blame in the crash, according to the Tempe Police Department.Another vehicle failed to yield to the Uber while making a left turn at around 6:25 p.m. Friday, causing the two vehicles to collide, and the Uber to roll onto its side, Sgt.Josie Montenegro wrote in an email.There were no serious injuries, and police cited the driver who failed to yield.Uber says its car was in self-driving mode at the time.
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Windows 10 users have a new reason to be concerned about their privacy.It's emerged that Microsoft's latest computer friendly operating system has been recording everything you've typed since it first launched without you knowing.That means everything from your boring work documents to your private emails, via that occasional smutty instant message to your partner, has been tracked.The keyboard logger feature is automatically enabled when downloading Windows 10, and keeps tabs on every keystroke you've made.According to Microsoft, the feature tracks "your typing and handwriting info to improve typing and writing services."Although you can opt out of the feature in Settings, worryingly with every major Windows 10 update released, it's claimed that Microsoft has reset the feature to on as default.
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The Amazon Echo was the must own gadget of 2016, and its impressive skills have rolled seamlessly into the new year.Playing host to Amazon's impressive Alexa voice assistant, the Echo lets you get answers to questions, check the weather, play music and control a range of synced smart home devices using nothing but your voice.However, despite its impressive abilities, this might be the worst time to buy a new Amazon Echo speaker.That's because Google's rival device, Google Home has been tipped to be heading to the UK in the coming days.The search giant has issued invites to an upcoming UK-specific launch event.Although not stating the exact device set to be unveiled, it's widely believed that the Google Home will be the focus of the announcements.
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Taking selfies in space without ever leaving the ground?That’s not rocket science any more.SnapPlanet is a social network that brings earth observation data to the mass market, so users can play around with and post the latest space imagery on social networks.The fact that ordinary people and businesses can now access space data easily through ESA is not only changing consumer perceptions but transforming the way companies do busines.For example, German insurance company, Munich Re is leveraging geospatial satellite data to accurately calculate costs and risks related to wildfires, and to gain insights into the future probability of wildfires.The digital aspect developed over the centuries into its modern day form.
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If you’re a fan of Chrissy Teigen’s hilarious tweets, you’ll love her in a behind-the-scenes clip from her partnership with Smirnoff.The supermodel and co-host of Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle,” has teased the partnership with the vodka brand with a video of her burping, giggling, eating a burrito and more.On Instagram, where the videos has over 1.6 million views, Teigen wrote, “Guys.I’m in a relationship with @SmirnoffUS!I could have gone for a fancy vodka, but I didn't.I chose one that keeps it real instead.
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Do you regularly calculate your YouTube view-through rate (VTR)?It’s understandable that in the online ad world, impressions are the reigning statistic that advertisers go off of to determine the value and effectiveness of an ad campaign.And while impressions are great, they don’t paint the entire picture.To get an accurate count of an ad’s conversion, you need to acquaint yourself with VTR.VTR is measured as “the number of completed views of a skippable ad over the number of initial impressions.”Basically, VTR takes your impressions statistics and puts them into greater context, next to the raw number of people that have completed views of your skippable ad.
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Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8.Next week’s Unpacked event will have even wider ranging implications for Samsung as its first major phone announcement since last year’s Galaxy Note debacle left a serious scar on the brand for many consumers.In fact, the date of the event itself was a big reveal at an otherwise lackluster Mobile World Congress press conference that was focused on a pair of new tablets.Expect this to be yet another everything-and-the-kitchen-sink device from the company.One thing we know for sure, Samsung’s joining the growing chorus of phone manufacturers opting for their own smart assistant — a fact that’s no doubt rubbing Google the wrong way as the Android maker looks to push its own assistant onto more handsets.An outgrowth of last years’s acquisition of Viv, the AI promises some intriguing next-generation capabilities, like context awareness of other applications on the phone and a lot of third-party support for other apps that are deemed “Bixby-enabled.” The company also has promised to “remove friction” from the learning process, to help make switching interfaces “seamless and intuitive.”
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One of the main reasons Donald Trump won the presidency is because he convinced enough Americans that their country needed a successful businessperson at the helm, someone who knows how to make lucrative deals and who lacked political baggage.The first 100 days in the White House have been an adjustment for Trump, who's never held elected office.However, during this transition he's regularly put himself in his element, talking business at tables full of executives.He started holding these executive discussions shortly after he was elected in November, and invited some of Silicon Valley's biggest names to Trump Tower in December.For his first large meeting as president, he chose to sit down with a group of prominent American CEOs including SpaceX and Tesla's Elon Musk, Ford's Mark Fields, and Lockheed Martin's Marillyn Hewson.Since his election, Trump has met with 81 executives to hear their thoughts on regulation, manufacturing, and trade.Looking at who the president has chosen to meet with offers insight into the direction he wants to take the country, as well as how he leads.
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Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort through the good and the bad.If you need something to watch and don’t want to wade through the digital muck that washes up on the internet’s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies worth a watch.The format of this artsy, autobiographical comedy series is nothing new — Louis C.K.and Larry David have been portraying dark versions of themselves on television for years now.Crashing on couches as he tries to build a career, Pete gets help from other comedians — Artie Lange, Sarah Silverman, and T.J. Miller all play themselves — and tries to bounce back from his failed marriage.Forming in the late ‘60s, the band’s raw sound and intricate compositions did not lead to instant fame, but their influence can be felt in the generations of punk and alternative bands that followed.
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A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported.Last May, a Beijing patent regulator ordered Apple's Chinese subsidiary and a local retailer Zoomflight to stop selling the
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says artificial intelligence is "so far in the future" that it's "not even on my radar screen."He says we won't have to worry about how it affects the workforce for "50 or 100 more years."Mnuchin made his remarks to Mike Allen of Axios, in a moment caught on video that you can watch here:Steve Mnuchin is not concerned one bit with AI and automation.
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HBO Ask Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like skin and she'll give you a"I decided it was time to start helping people," Bao, engineering professor at Stanford, tells BusinessBao's 17-member Stanford team is developing is flexible, stretchable skin that can sense touch and temperature.
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Bringing a LuMee case to a party means you're coming armed with a fool-proof party trick.The case, which has built-in lights to brighten up your photos, is synonymous with selfie-takers, Kim Kardashian, and the Insta-famous set.It's unlike anything else on the market, and at the very least, the lights are incredibly bright.In short, it tends to draw a crowd.I am neither Insta-famous nor a fan of selfies, and yet I've long been fascinated by the LuMee case.Does it really light your photos flawlessly?Would it turn me, a non-selfie-taker, into someone who loves them?
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No segment is currently more important in the auto industry than SUVs.Both compact and mid-size crossover SUVs  account for 35% of all cars and trucks sold in the United States.Honda's CR-V, the best-selling crossover in the United States, has achieved seven straight years of sale gains.Meanwhile, the Toyota RAV4 falls right behind the CR-V in sales — and it's gaining steam.In 2016, Toyota sold 352,169 RAV4 cars — an 11.6% gain from the year prior.The vehicle has been in Toyota's lineup for two decades, but it's really coming into its own with the fourth-generation, rolled out in 2013.I got a chance to drive the RAV4 over the course of a week — here's what it was like: View As:
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