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Google’s self-driving car got in the first accident that was truly its fault, but it was going only 2 miles an hour

Google’s self-driving car got in the first accident that was truly its fault, but it was going only 2 miles an hour

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One of Google’s self-driving cars hit a bus in Mountain View earlier this month, marking the first accident in which one of the company’s robotic vehicles appears to be have been at fault.

While Google’s self-driving cars have been in various fender benders over the years, the accidents have until now always been the fault of other drivers or of the human drivers who occasionally take control of the Google cars, according to the company’s previous self-driving car reports. Read More

Who has to work the longest to buy an iPhone

Who has to work the longest to buy an iPhone?

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How many hours must you work to buy a new iPhone? It varies dramatically around the world, reflecting disparities in productivity and purchasing power.

According to a report by UBS that aims to measure well-being by estimating how many minutes workers in various countries must work to afford either an iphone, a Big Mac, a kilo of bread or a kilo of rice, the average worker in Zurich or New York can buy an iPhone 6 in under three working days. In Kiev, by contrast, it would take 13 weeks (or 627 hours) to buy the same phone. Read More

Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure

Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure

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One of digital currency Bitcoin’s long-time supporters and developers has decided to walk away from it. His reason: Bitcoin has failed.

Mike Hearn, devoted long-time Bitcoin enthusiast who eventually quit a job at Google to work on Bitcoin’s technology full-time, wrote a long blog post on Medium on Wednesday outlining why he’s lost faith in it. “The fundamentals are broken and whatever happens to the price in the short term, the long-term trend should probably be downwards. I will no longer be taking part in Bitcoin development and have sold all my coins,” he wrote. Read More

Does sex in virtual reality feel like real sex

Does sex in virtual reality feel like real sex?

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Werner Herzog believes that virtual reality is getting ahead of itself. “It looked OK, but you get tired of it fairly quickly,” he told the New Yorkerof watching VR film. “The strange thing here is that normally, in the history of culture … you have the content first, and then the technology follows suit. In this case, we do have a technology, but we don’t have any clear idea how to fill it with content.” Read More

The 21 best jobs of the future

The 21 best jobs of the future

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Healthcare and tech are among the fastest-growing sectors of the US economy, and several well-paying jobs in those industries are primed to expand dramatically in the next decade.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its biennialprojections for job growth across hundreds of occupations between 2014 and 2024. Read More

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