Uber Copter offers on-demand JFK helicopter service for top-tier users
Uber is adding regular helicopter air service to the heaviest users of its platform with Uber Copter — a new service line launched today that will provide on-demand transportation from Lower Manhattan to JFK airport for, on average, between $200 and $225 per person, which includes car service… ... See more
Google Stadia launches 4K game-streaming in November for $9.99/mo – TechCrunch
It’s not quite a “Netflix for games” but Google Stadia is making an aggressive sell for their service that’s aiming to kill game consoles. We got the full rundown on Google’s Stadia game-streaming platform this morning in the company’s livestream launch ahead of … ... See more
A first look at Amazon’s new delivery drone
For the first time, Amazon today showed off its newest fully electric delivery drone at its first re:Mars conference in Las Vegas. Chances are, it neither looks nor flies like what you’d expect from a drone. It’s an ingenious hexagonal hybrid design, though, that has very few moving par… ... See more
Amazon debuts a pair of new warehouse robots
Amazon kicked off its first re:MARS conference with some ringers last night, bringing out Robert Downey Jr., Boston Dynamics’ Marc Raibert and Disney Research’s Morgan Pope and Tony Dohl during the opening keynote. This morning’s big event puts the focus back on its own offerings — namely th... ... See more
Orange County homeowners rush to sell as listings jump 27% in a year
House hunters have not been as active. New escrows in past 30 days totaled 13,715 — up 0.9% in a year.
The Robots Want to Steal (the Boring Parts of) Your Job
MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson on why the Westworld dystopia is (hopefully) far off and why you should never use a telepresence robot to tell someone they’re dying.
U.S. State Department begins social media screening for nearly all visa applicants
Yesterday the U.S. State Department began implementing its requirement that nearly all U.S. visa applicants submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers as part of the application process. The new requirement, which could affect up to 15 million would-be travelers.... ... See more
Gold Hits Three-Month High on Trade Tension
Gold prices climbed to the highest level in more than three months on Monday, lifted by ongoing trade tensions and concerns about the global economy.
Deutsche Bank Hits Fresh Record Low as Recession Risk, ECB Rate Decision Looms
Deutsche Bank shares slumped to a fresh record low Monday as pressure continues to mount on the region's biggest lender amid calls to increase its capital buffer and record low interest rates in the struggling European economy. ... See more
Meet the Robots at Amazon
Will robots take over the world? Most researchers don’t think so. But how about our jobs? NOVA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NOVAonline NOVA on Twitt...
Inside A Warehouse Where Thousands Of Robots Pack Groceries
Ocado's new warehouse has thousands of robots zooming around a grid system to pack groceries. The thousands of robots can process 65,000 orders every week. T...
Payback Time: How China Could Retaliate for U.S. Huawei Ban
U.S. companies counting on China for a major part of their growth have targets on their backs as Beijing and Washington ratchet up trade-war tensions.
TikTok parent Bytedance is reportedly working on its own smartphone
It’s been a busy couple of months for Bytedance, one of the world’s most valuable startups and the operator of globally popular video app TikTok. The Beijing-based company has continued to grow its list of apps to include the likes of work collaboration tool Lark, an instant messenger c… ... See more
The all-electric Honda e is bringing its side view mirrors inside
Honda e, the compact electric vehicle that’s coming to market in spring 2020, is bringing its side-view mirrors inside. The company confirmed Tuesday that its side-camera-mirror system, which was on the prototype version, will be a standard feature when the car enters production. The side-ca… ... See more
The Looking Glass Pro might be the weirdest all-in-one PC ever – TechCrunch
All-in-one PCs have adopted some pretty odd designs over the years, but I’ve never seen one quite like this. The Looking Glass Pro is an all-in-one gaming PC that’s focused on one thing, visualizing 3D content on its bizarre lenticular display that makes you feel like you’re stari… ... See more
MIT's new robot takes orders from your muscles/mit-robot-senses-muscles
We're used to technology that responds to a voice command, keystroke, or tap. But this robot focuses on your biceps to get information.
Elon Musk’s Boring Company lands $48.7M contract for underground ‘people mover’ in Las Vegas – TechCrunch
The Boring Company (TBC), Elon Musk’s tunneling and transportation startup, has landed a $48.7 million project to shuttle people in an underground Loop system around the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is the company’s first commercial contract. The initial design for the project, dub… ... See more
Boom wants to build a supersonic jet for mainstream passengers; here’s its game plan – TechCrunch
While much of the world remains fixated on the competition to build autonomous cars, there’s another race that’s gaining momentum fast. It centers on supersonic jets that can fly faster than the speed of sound, or 767 miles per hour. Indeed, while most commercial airliners today fly at … ... See more
In Ford’s future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries
Autonomous vehicles might someday be able to navigate bustling city streets to deliver groceries, pizzas and other packages without a human behind the wheel. But that doesn’t solve what Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington describes as the last 50-foot problem. Ford and startup Agility Robotics are … ... See more
Investors Slowly Wake Up to Fears of a New Cold War
The U.S.-China trade conflict might be a repeat of a pattern that is all-too common in markets when it comes to geopolitical risks: ignore them, then panic.