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185 studies reveal men's sperm count has plunged worldwide over the last 40 years

The swimmers are going missing — and no one knows why. According to an analysis of 185 academic studies, sperm counts around the world have been declining steadily over the last four decades, such that today's counts are roughly half...Show More Summary

Alphabet’s 'other bets' are still exactly what they sound like (GOOG)

As a behemoth, Alphabet has tried in recent years to expand beyond Google’s core search and advertising businesses and tackle certain “big picture” problems. Many of the resulting projects — like Waymo, which works on self-driving cars,...Show More Summary

Apple did not make Arcade Fire enforce a 'HIP & TRENDY' dress code at a concert livestreamed by Apple Music (AAPL)

Canadian rock band Arcade Fire has found themselves in a bit of a controversy over an upcoming show that will be livestreamed on Apple Music.  Fans headed to the Brooklyn concert this Thursday received an email on Monday asking themShow More Summary

Trump says Apple promised to build 'three big plants' in the United States (AAPL)

President Donald Trump said that Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to build "three big plants" in the United States in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “I spoke to [Cook], he’s promised me three big plants—big, big, big,” Trump told the Journal. This isn't the first time that Trump has said he talked to Cook about a big manufacturing facility. Show More Summary

Uber drivers will now get $15 to return phones and other items people forget in their cars

Uber took the wraps off of a basket of new perks for drivers on Tuesday, the ride-sharing company's latest effort to improve one of the most crucial relationships in its business. Among the changes Uber introduced: a new $15 fee forShow More Summary

GoDaddy overhauled its performance review process in an effort to become 'the most inclusive company in tech' (GDDY)

Everyone is biased, whether they know it or not. The not-knowing-it part is called unconscious bias, and if left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on an organization. In an interview with the New York Times, GoDadd y's leadership says that...Show More Summary

Despite all the perks tech companies offer their people, there's one crucial area they fall short

Tech companies are famous for their stellar perks. But, according to a recent study from ratings platform ViewsHub, they're lacking something far more important than foosball tables, bean bag chairs, or having rosé on tap. A poll ofShow More Summary

This $10,000 tiny home can be built with a single tool in less than a day

Homes can be expensive in Beijing, China. A design firm in the area, called People's Architecture Office (PAO), heard from a woman who was struggling to afford a home, and had taken to living in a small, dilapidated house in the courtyard of her parents' residence outside the city. Fed up with the poor conditions, Mrs. Show More Summary

Nielsen's ratings will start counting Hulu and YouTube's new TV services, as it moves to embrace the digital realm

In a push to more accurately reflect the new ways people watch TV, Nielsen announced Tuesday that it will start incorporating YouTube TV and Hulu's live TV programming into its traditional TV ratings. Hulu and YouTube both launched their...Show More Summary

This computer mouse by Logitech is considered the best you can buy — here's why

No matter how popular touchscreens have become, the good old fashioned computer mouse is here to stay when it comes to productivity. Few computer mice have gotten as much love and attention than Logitech's acclaimed MX Master, and the...Show More Summary

CITI: Alphabet's earnings are good news for Facebook (FB, GOOGL)

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, beat expectations in its second quarter earnings report on Monday, which is good news for Facebook, according to one analyst. Facebook reports its second quarter earnings on Wednesday, and Mark...Show More Summary

Once Google’s youngest employee, this woman just unveiled a new search company that might make Google worried

Searching on Google can often feel like a useless pursuit. Type something into the search box, and millions of results pop up with endless information that can take hours to sort through. San Francisco-based startup Node wants to change...Show More Summary

New leaked photos claim to show Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

The next Active version of a flagship Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone is going to look a lot different from past models, if new leaked images are any indication.  On Sunday,  a  Reddit user posted images  of what the person claimed to be the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, a new version of the latest Galaxy S phone. Show More Summary

The Chevy Equinox is a comfy and spacious SUV that won't break the bank (GM)

People are clamoring for compact SUVS, and with so much competition, General Motors is changing its focus. The Equinox has boasted reasonable sales, but has conventionally fallen behind frontrunners like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. This...Show More Summary

Traffic deaths are surging in Japan because of all the seniors behind the wheel

As people age, they tend to lose sharpness when it comes to reaction time, spatial awareness, and vision. In Japan, where the elderly population has been swelling for the past two decades, that shift has led to an alarming trend on the...Show More Summary

The 'Keurig for food' wants to bring instant fresh cooked meals to everyone — here's how it works

We got a chance to demo the Tovala, the $399 appliance that is aiming to replace your other kitchen appliances. Join the conversation about this story »

The top barista in the US freezes his coffee beans with dry ice — here's why

Kyle Ramage won the 2017 US Barista Championship using a controversial method. Ramage used dry ice to freeze the beans, giving them a better grind and flavor. In a Nature journal study, scientists used liquid nitrogen and dry ice to freeze coffee beans to extreme temperatures. Show More Summary

Your salary info might be exposed due to this Google Groups setting mistake (GOOGL, IBM)

Hundreds of companies are inadvertently sharing private information via Google Groups, including everything from employee salary compensation to customer passwords. And it's all thanks to the click of one little button. An audit from...Show More Summary

How a little-known frozen food startup is boosting its footprint through Instagram

Frozen food has traditionally had a bad rap, making one think of sloppy pizzas and microwavable TV dinners  — not nutritious fruits and vegetables. But soup and smoothie subscription service Daily Harvest has been able to successfully...Show More Summary

The FAA rules and regulations you need to know to keep your drone use legal

Recreational vs. Commercial Drone Regulations One of the biggest hurdles to mass adoption of drones is the numerous regulations that restrict what drone owners and operators can do. In the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration has...Show More Summary

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