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20 cities where Americans have the longest commutes

Most working Americans commute about 26 minutes each way to and from work. But when you live in one of these major US cities, you wind up spending more of your life commuting. Using data collected from the US Census Bureau, personal-finance...Show More Summary

New Jersey just escalated the fight for Amazon’s headquarters with a $7 billion incentive

In perhaps the largest civic competition in modern North American history, more than 50 cities are vying to host the next home of Amazon. Bids are due on Thursday, the deadline for cities that want the e-commerce giant to build a second headquarters in their hometown. Show More Summary

Former Tesla factory workers are suing the company over claims of 'racially motivated abuse' (TSLA)

Three former workers for Telsa's Fremont factory have filed a lawsuit against the company over claims they experienced racial discrimination and harassment on the job. The lawsuit, first reported by Mercury News, was filed in Alameda...Show More Summary

Microsoft says its new laptops are twice as powerful as the MacBook Pro — here's what that means (AAPL, MSFT)

Microsoft is mounting a direct challenge to Apple's MacBook Pro laptops. In recent years, Apple's MacBook Pros have been the high-end notebook of choice for those who need a high-performance laptop. Now, Microsoft wants its Surface Book to be that device. Show More Summary

What you need to know in advertising today

For Google, TV is the final frontier. So it would make sense that to get there, the search giant started with Star Trek. As CBS bets big on the latest original "Star Trek" series as the anchor series for its fledgling streaming subscription...Show More Summary

College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse

Before your produce reaches your fridge, it goes through a chain of suppliers: a farm, a truck, a packing, washing, and sorting facility, another truck, until it finally reaches your local grocery store. A new solar-powered home that grows leafy greens indoors skips most of those steps. Show More Summary

Tesla fired scores of employees after annual performance reviews — here's what to do if you get a bad review of your own

• Tesla recently fired scores of employees in the wake of performance reviews. • A negative performance review doesn't guarantee you're about to be fired. • If you want to turn things around, you need to stay calm and take proactiveShow More Summary

Scientists turned the skin of mice green — using a process that could someday help treat genetic diseases

(REUTERS) British scientists are testing cutting edge gene editing techniques in mice, by inserting a jelly fish gene that makes their skin green. The research uses CRISPR-Cas9, a gene editing tool that works like a pair of 'molecular scissors', cutting out and replacing specific parts of a cell's DNA. Show More Summary

Google’s Pixel 2 phones are the best Android phones you can get

Google's Pixel 2 is the second generation of the company's flagship phone. Starting at $649, the phone is very similar to its predecessor, the original Pixel. The two phones have similar designs and specs. Our own Avery Hartmans and Antonio Villas-Boas, have spent about a week with the phones already. Show More Summary

Samsung taps the IoT to allow consumers to track their luggage, pets, and even their kids

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Samsung unveiled the Connect Tag, a new smart tag that connects to Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) networks and is designed...Show More Summary

The escalating battle between Walmart and Amazon is moving into your home — and it raises privacy concerns

Walmart and Amazon are working on similar programs that involve delivery people entering customers' homes when they are not there. At least one expert is concerned that this has the potential to lead to privacy violations. The companies'...Show More Summary

Check out this new photo of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in an upcoming movie about the Queen singer

Last month, a fan released on-set footage of Rami Malek performing as Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody," an upcoming biopic on the late singer of Queen.  Now, the film's director, Bryan Singer, has taken to Instagram to share an...Show More Summary

Tesla fired scores of employees after bad performance reviews — but the rest of us probably shouldn't panic

Tesla recently fired scores of employees after annual performance reviews. A former Tesla employee told Reuters "about 400 people" in a range of positions were shown the door. As Business Insider's Bryan Logan reported, Tesla declined to confirm how many people were fired. Show More Summary

REVIEW: If I were to buy an Android phone, it would be the Pixel 2 XL

Google's original Pixel was one of the best Android smartphones you could buy this year, and it's a tough act to follow — even for Google itself.  The new Pixel 2 XL, is the larger version Google's new Pixel line-up, boasting a 6-inch...Show More Summary

UNVEILED: Microsoft's new MacBook Pro killer — they say it gets 17 hours of battery life (MSFT, AAPL)

Meet the Surface Book 2, an upgraded version of Microsoft's most powerful laptop, packing an impressive 17 hours battery life and more computing horsepower under the hood. The Surface Book 2 will be available on November 16th, for a starting price of $1,499. Show More Summary

REPORT: Uber has lost its European policy chief

Uber has reportedly lost yet another senior executive, with the company's head of European policy and communications leaving to join electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint. Christopher Burghardt joined Uber in September 2016, meaning he has been with the company for little over a year. Show More Summary

HTC may launch a new version of its U11 flagship smartphone to go against Google, Apple, and Samsung (GOOG, HTCXF)

HTC may soon announce a new flagship smartphone to compete with top devices from Google, Apple, and Samsung, as first reported by The Verge. The Taiwanese company has reportedly sent out invitations for an upcoming event, which willShow More Summary

Hillary Clinton isn't happy with her friend Sheryl Sandberg's explanation of how Russians bought ads on Facebook (FB)

Hillary Clinton and Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg are good friends. So much so, Sandberg endorsed Clinton during her 2016 presidential bid and there were rumours she might take up a political post in a Clinton administration. But...Show More Summary

Google is now using facial recognition tech to identify your pets (GOOG)

Welcome to the future: Google is now using facial recognition technology to identify people's pets. The Californian tech giant's photo storing app, Google Photos, can now automatically recognise pets via their faces, it announced inShow More Summary

An Uber executive's lawyer invoked LeBron James when asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a woman who was raped by an Uber driver

Emil Michael, Uber's former senior vice president of business who resigned in June, asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against him on Monday. The documents were filed in the US District Court of Northern California in San Francisco. The lawsuit concerns the medical files of a woman who was raped in India by her Uber driver in December, 2014. Show More Summary

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