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Tesla is taking direct aim at Uber and Lyft with plans...

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the company's plans to compete with Uber and Lyft by using an autonomous ride-hailing fleet, which will be made up of what Musk described as robo-taxis. These robo-taxis will operate on the Tesla Network, which is basically a ride-hailing platform. Robo-taxis can be essentially any Tesla vehicle with…

The three fungi that kill more than a million people each...

By Justin Beardsley Updated April 17, 2019 06:11:43 Humans and fungi have always coexisted. In fact, among microbes, fungi are our closest relatives, with far fewer genetic differences than there are for bacteria or viruses.So why are we now hearing so much about "mysterious" infections and "killer superbugs" emerging from the fungal world?When they hear…

‘Tonight is the night’: The secret recordings that revealed a $20...

Posted April 16, 2019 15:39:49 A secret recording has revealed how a Perth businessman urged an associate to set fire to the former state headquarters of hardware chain Bunnings as part of a multi-million-dollar insurance scam. Key points:Hossean Pourzand was sentenced to more than seven years for organising the plotHe was recorded instructing an accomplice…

Snap could run out of cash in 3 years because it...

Snap has burnt through an average of $68 million a month since going public in 2017 and could, in theory, run out of cash in three years unless it turns a profit.It follows a difficult period for the company, including a wildly unpopular Snapchat redesign, a delayed update for Android users, and competitors like Facebook…

The cost of keeping Mark Zuckerberg safe rocketed to a massive...

Mark Zuckerberg's security costs hit $20 million in 2018 after a disastrous year for Facebook, in which it became a lightning rod for the techlash.By way of comparison, Amazon and Uber spent $1.6 million and $2 million respectively on protecting their CEOs, Jeff Bezos and Dara Khosrowshahi, last year.Facebook said "negative sentiment regarding our company…

Shazam! scores a win for DC at box office with $53.5...

In addition to their crop of better-known superheroes, it seems DC now only need say the words “Shazam” to produce results at the box office. The Zachary Levi-led superhero film easily strutted its way to the top of the box office this weekend, taking in an estimated $53.5 million across 4,217 cinemas. It’s not record-breaking…

Michael Avenatti charged for attempting to extort more than $20 million...

Michael Avenatti was charged on Monday with attempting to extort more than $20 million from Nike. According to a charging document from the Southern District of New York, Avenatti attempted to extract the money by "threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial & reputational harm on the company if his…

Captain Marvel shatters box office ceiling with $153 million opening weekend

Captain Marvel is going higher, further, faster at the box office. The Marvel film easily soared past its competition for the biggest opening weekend of 2019 and the first title of the year to open to more than $100 million. It won the box office with an estimated opening total of $153 million in ticket sales…

Game of Thrones final season trailer viewed a record 81 million...

The Game of Thrones season 8 trailer has crushed HBO records. According to the network, the final season trailer, which was released on Tuesday, was viewed a whopping 81 million times across all platforms (including YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter) within its first 24 hours. HBO says this is a record for the network, noting the…

Alita: Battle Angel tops Presidents’ Day box office with $33 million

Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel may be winning the box office battle, but it’s likely losing the war. The sci-fi epic is on track to win the weekend with an estimated $27.8 million in ticket sales at 3,790 theaters in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday ($33 million through Monday). The film opened on Thursday bringing…
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