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Trump has met with 81 executives since being elected president — here's who made the cut

One of the main reasons Donald Trump won the presidency is because he convinced enough Americans that their country needed a successful businessperson at the helm, someone who knows how to make lucrative deals and who lacked political baggage. The first 100 days in the White House have been an adjustment for Trump, who's never held elected office. Show More Summary

Apple just won a big victory in China

A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported. Last...Show More Summary

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that's straight out of Westworld

Ask Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like skin and she'll give you a simple answer. "I decided it was time to start helping people," Bao, a chemical engineering professor at Stanford, tells...Show More Summary

I tested out the newest version of Kim Kardashian's favorite iPhone case — here's how it went

Bringing a LuMee case to a party means you're coming armed with a fool-proof party trick. The case, which has built-in lights to brighten up your photos, is synonymous with selfie-takers, Kim Kardashian, and the Insta-famous set. It's unlike anything else on the market, and at the very least, the lights are incredibly bright. Show More Summary

A self-driving Uber got in an accident in Arizona and flipped onto its side

A self-driving Uber was involved in an accident in Tempe, Arizona late Friday night. A photo posted on Fresco News' Twitter feed shows Uber's self-driving Volvo flipped on its side. Another car in the background is pictured with dents and smashed windows. Show More Summary

Critics have it all wrong about the new 'Mass Effect' game

I'm a huge "Mass Effect" fan, and I've been looking forward to "Andromeda" for a good five years. Like so many other devotees to the series, I wanted this game to be good. So when the reviews dropped this week, my heart sank a bit. My colleague Ben Gilbert called "Andromeda" the worst game in the "Mass Effect" series. Show More Summary

This Austin-based startup is gunning to be the next FedEx killer instead of Uber

When Uber unveiled its same-day delivery service, UberRush, it was supposed to be the FedEx killer, dominating local business deliveries and changing how businesses move goods around a city. Two years later, UberRush is still only in...Show More Summary

Here are the 11 fastest-growing apps in the US

Apps that improve your daily life are the fastest-growing type in the US. That's according to the measurement and analytics firm comScore, which ranked the 11 fast-growing apps in the country over a period of two years — December 2014 to December 2016. Show More Summary

A lawyer explains what you should do if your private photos are posted online

Imagine, for a moment, that you're an up and coming singer and actor. Your debut album was well-received by critics and fans alike, and you've just been cast in an indie movie that could see you break Hollywood. But then you get a text message from a friend: A naked photo you took of yourself years ago has been posted on an online forum. Show More Summary

A visit to a Seoul escort-karaoke bar by a party of Uber execs in 2014 led to a HR complaint from a female employee

In 2014, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, his then-girlfriend Gabi Holzwarth, and five Uber employees visited an escort-karaoke bar — an outing that prompted a complaint to HR from a female marketing executive at the company who was a member...Show More Summary

This chart shows how much more expensive 'brand-safe' video ads are versus YouTube videos (GOOG)

A growing number of global brands have pulled their advertising campaigns from YouTube over the past week after finding their ads had appeared next to extremist content. Google, which owns YouTube, has vowed to tackle the issue by working...Show More Summary

The judge in the Uber versus Google spat is looking for a good book recommendation (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google and Uber each need to choose a good book for the judge presiding over their lawsuit, according to the "request for literature" filed in California federal court on Friday. It's a book recommendation, though, that comes with higher...Show More Summary

'Life' is an alien horror movie that riffs on some eerily plausible science

Warning: Some spoilers for "Life" are ahead if you haven't seen the movie. "Life" is a space horror movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, and more. The plot is about a Mars sample return mission gone terribly...Show More Summary

Uber is considering leaving Seattle if drivers join unions

Uber could say goodbye to Seattle if drivers in the city unionize as a result of a new law that recently took effect, according to a new report from GeekWire. One option on the table is leaving Seattle entirely if it finds it can't operate,...Show More Summary

Some of the biggest tech stocks in the world have been outpaced by… Domino’s Pizza

The biggest success story in tech may have nothing to do with iPhones or Facebook news feeds or Amazon Prime subscriptions — instead, it might just be about pizza. The revival of Domino’s Pizza is well-documented at this point, but this chart from Statista shows just how staggering the company’s success has been over the course of the decade. Show More Summary

At one end of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, there is a scene you must see to believe

The Trump administration granted a presidential permit March 24 for a multibillion-dollar underground pipeline that would move Canadian oil through the US. Called Keystone XL, the project is a new segment of the existing Keystone Pipeline...Show More Summary

The director of the mind-blowing new sci-fi thriller 'Life' explains how he pulled it off

Perhaps it's because he refuses to live in LA or he tends to liken the way he makes movies to the classics he grew up on, but when Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa was given the chance to direct the sci-fi thriller "Life," he didn't see a blockbuster. Show More Summary

A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for New York City could be the longest building in the world

Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record. His firm, O iio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the "Big Bend" that aims to become,...Show More Summary

There's a new TV show about infamous Mexican drug lord El Chapo — here's who's playing him

Univision just revealed its El Chapo. Stage and television actor Marco de la O will play Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán on the new Univision series set to debut on Sunday, April 23, at 8 p.m. From Mexico City, de La O has...Show More Summary

Children who eat too much sugar are developing diseases that only alcoholics used to get

Eating too much sugar isn't just a problem for our waistlines. It's making us sick, very sick. Here, Robert Lustig, who is a professor of pediatric endocrinology at UC San Francisco, explains just how much our health has taken a turn for the worse since the '70s and '80s. Show More Summary

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