If you build a flying car, will they come?

 Flying cars have been a sci-fi promise for decades, and we’re hearing that they may be a reality soon. Maybe. But are consumers really waiting with bated breath for a flying car? Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle at the University of Michigan’s Sustainable Worldwide Transportation group surveyed 508 Americans online in April 2017 to find out what people think of this sci-fi… Read More

A call to action for tech

 Tech is uniting against Trump. From 127 tech firms teaming up against Trump’s immigration ban, to Google employees’ massive walkout in response to the immigration ban, to Lyft’s $3 million donation to the ACLU, tech has taken up the language of protest and spoken loud and clear. However, as the tech community’s voice grows louder, it must be strategic in how it directs… Read More

Uber targets 2020 for on-demand VTOL demo flights in Dallas and Dubai

 Uber is making its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) plans more concrete, via new partnerships announced today during its Elevate conference focused on the VTOL industry. The partnerships are with established aeronautics and emerging VTOL players, including Aurora Flight Sciences, Embraer, Bell Helicopter, Pistrel Aircraft, Mooney and ChargePoint, and will focus on two markets initially… Read More

Venture capital firm launches in Charleston

Good Growth Capital , a venture capital firm, has launched in Charleston with the goal of raising $20 million to invest in startups, according to a news release. South Carolina has long struggled to raise enough early and later-stage funding for startups, spurring entrepreneurs to seek funding from other tech hubs, including Silicon Valley and Boston.

Oscar Health officially rolls out its small business product Oscar for Business

 Oscar Health, a startup rethinking health insurance for the digital age, is rolling out a new product for small businesses called Oscar for Business. The rollout moves Oscar further away from its original bet on individual insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a move which vaulted the company, now valued at $2.7 billion, to initial success. Oscar was the only startup that had the approval… Read More

Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects

 Today, Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers, which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. In terms of quality, the parts produced by Desktop Metal systems compare to injection-molded items, says the startup’s CEO and cofounder Ric Fulop. While metal 3D printers have been around for decades… Read More

Watch Uber’s Elevate electric VTOL summit live right here

 Uber’s Elevate summit, which brings together experts in the vertical take-off and landing industry, is happening in Dallas, Texas starting today and continuing through tomorrow. The conference includes a number of sessions, with participation from experts from some of the largest aeronautics companies in the world, as well as regulators and leading academics. Basically, if… Read More

Hilarious footage of ‘drunk’ elderly couple goes viral

Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago 'I'm sorry' in sickening plea for forgiveness as Arkansas puts him to death in America's first double execution in 17 years 'The truth will come out... and when it does you will be shaken': Bill O'Reilly says he's 'sad that I'm not on television anymore' and 'surprised' in his first podcast after being fired by Fox News Beyonce and Jay Z bid $120m bid for new 30,000sqft Bel Air mansion with a 15-car garage, servants' quarters and BULLETPROOF windows Trump 'will NOT ask for money to build the wall in crucial spending bill': President may avoid a government shutdown by delaying his bid to get funds for the border project Waiter who was fired for calling his boss a 'nasty mother f*****' on Facebook should NOT have lost his job, rules judge Entire Senate invited to White House for classified briefing on North Korea ... (more)

Hilarious footage of ‘drunk’ elderly couple goes viral

Killer tells the woman who saw him rape and murder her mother 22 years ago 'I'm sorry' in sickening plea for forgiveness as Arkansas puts him to death in America's first double execution in 17 years 'The truth will come out... and when it does you will be shaken': Bill O'Reilly says he's 'sad that I'm not on television anymore' and 'surprised' in his first podcast after being fired by Fox News Beyonce and Jay Z bid $120m bid for new 30,000sqft Bel Air mansion with a 15-car garage, servants' quarters and BULLETPROOF windows Trump 'will NOT ask for money to build the wall in crucial spending bill': President may avoid a government shutdown by delaying his bid to get funds for the border project Waiter who was fired for calling his boss a 'nasty mother f*****' on Facebook should NOT have lost his job, rules judge Entire Senate invited to White House for classified briefing on North Korea ... (more)

Facebook shows Related Articles and fact checkers before you open links

 Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article. In its next step against fake news, Facebook today begins testing a different version of its Related Articles widget that normally appears when you return to the News Feed after opening a link. Now Facebook will also show Related Articles including third-party… Read More