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Honda sets 2025 deadline to perfect self-driving cars

Honda sets 2025 deadline to perfect self-driving cars

Japanese car giant Honda has broken down its plans for fully autonomous vehicles, confirming that it intends to introduce cars that require no driver intervention by 2025. In a statement, the company clarified that it will install its autonomous freeway …

by June 8, 2017 0 comments Tech
Harvard revokes acceptances for at least 10 students for vile Facebook memes

Harvard revokes acceptances for at least 10 students for vile Facebook memes

Harvard rescinded admissions offers to at least 10 prospective students in April who were part of a private Facebook messaging group called “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.”

The students in the group exchanged obscene images and memes "mocking sexual …

by June 6, 2017 0 comments Tech
Samsung’s Bixby gets a straight line to banks

Samsung’s Bixby gets a straight line to banks

You could be one step closer to asking your voice assistant to do your banking chores.

Samsung is partnering with three of South Korea’s largest banks — Shinhan, Woori and KEB Hana — to integrate Bixby, the tech giant’s voice …

by June 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
Target just gave Casper $75 million

Target just gave Casper $75 million

Target has reportedly rolled $75 million into Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress startup you may have heard about in all those podcasts. The funding is a good chunk of what should end up being a more than $100 million round, according …

by May 26, 2017 0 comments Tech
Spread love, not pasties: Miley Cyrus ponders politics out loud

Spread love, not pasties: Miley Cyrus ponders politics out loud

Miley Cyrus at the Women’s March in L.A.

Can’t we all just get along? Miley Cyrus thinks we can, especially if her new track "Malibu" (out May 11!) is playing in the background.

The oft-memed 24-year-old artist has changed a …

by May 24, 2017 0 comments Tech
Softbank confirms it’s putting $5BN into Didi Chuxing, the ‘Uber of China’

Softbank confirms it’s putting $5BN into Didi Chuxing, the ‘Uber of China’

Japanese telco giant Softbank has confirmed the size of its investment into Didi Chuxing, aka the Uber of China, and the figure is $5 billion (~¥550,000M).

The last item in Softbank’s fiscal year 2017 earnings report, released today, lists the …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Tech
Fintech unicorn TransferWise reaches profitability, planning ‘new financial services’

Fintech unicorn TransferWise reaches profitability, planning ‘new financial services’

What’s more mythical than a unicorn? A unicorn that is profitable. Six years after launch, TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer startup, which was most recently valued at a reported $1.1 billion, has announced that it has finally reached profitability …

by May 21, 2017 0 comments Tech