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TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS BRIEFING: Uber and Lyft in talks with new investors — Autoliv to break off tech business — Barriers to drone adoption in construction

Welcome to Transportation & Logistics Briefing, a new morning email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting transportation and delivery, produced by BI Intelligence. Get the free Top 5 Disruptive...Show More Summary

A sex doll sharing service has been banned in China after people said it would be a 'bad influence on society'

Sharing is the latest trend. We share our cars, we share our homes, and we even share our dogs through companies that are all looking to cash in on this sharing craze. But there are probably some things that shouldn't be shared. A sex...Show More Summary

Huawei takes a jab at Apple's iPhone X, says that 'The real AI phone' is coming next month (AAPL)

Apple unveiled the iPhone X last week, and with it comes the A11 bionic chip, which features an industry-first neural engine built specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) tasks like Face ID's three-dimensional scanning. Huawei,...Show More Summary

Millennials might not be the nightmare employees everyone was worried about

Much of the millennial generation is now safely ensconced in the office. And, surprisingly, they're not half bad. A new study released by boutique research firm 747 Insights in partnership with consumer intelligence platform Collaborata...Show More Summary

The CEO of a $36 billion tech company breaks down the intense daily schedule that he says sets him up for success (INTU)

For Intuit CEO Brad Smith, time is everything. "The three resources we have in our jobs are dollars, people, and time," he told Business Insider. You can always ask for more money and volunteers, he said. "But you can never get any more time," he said. Show More Summary

We played a VR horror game where you have to escape a hospital in a wheelchair and it was absolutely terrifying

We played a virtual reality horror game set in an abandoned hospital and it was absolutely terrifying. The game is called Hospital Escape Terror and the aim is to escape within the time limit, but there are surprises on the way. YouShow More Summary

This device projects your sat nav onto a transparent screen so it doesn't hinder your vision

The HUDWAY is a device that turns your smartphone into a heads-up display for your car. After connecting your phone to the device, it projects the GPS onto the transparent screen in front of you, allowing you to see directions without...Show More Summary

The Pirate Bay is hijacking visitors' web browsers to mine cryptocurrency

The Pirate Bay is experimenting with an unconventional way of raising money: Hijacking visitors' web browsers to "mine" cryptocurrencies. Torrent news site TorrentFreak is reporting that the pirate site has introduced a piece of software...Show More Summary

Hackers used a massively popular PC cleanup tool to distribute malware

It turns out you can't even trust your own antivirus provider not to infect your computer with malware. Hackers managed to hijack a popular PC cleanup tool, CCleaner, meaning that anyone who downloaded or updated it between mid-August...Show More Summary

Microsoft is being forced to build its own power station in Dublin (MSFT)

Microsoft is being forced to build its own powerstation in Dublin for its data centres because the local electricity grid can't cope, according to The Irish Independent. The US tech giant is planning to install 16 gas-powered generators...Show More Summary

A 36-year old who manages $4 billion breaks down why Amazon is his most bullish bet (PRWAX, AMZN)

It's been smooth sailing this year for anyone in the stock market that bet on big tech companies. The so-called FAANGs, including Facebook, Alphabet, and Netflix, have earned their stripes in 2017 by outperforming the broader stock market,...Show More Summary

Slack is officially worth $5.1 billion after raising a monster $250 million round

It's official: Workplace messaging app Slack is worth $5.1 billion (£3.8 billion) after raising a $250 million (£184 million) funding round from SoftBank's Vision Fund, Accel, and other investors. The new valuation is up from $3.8 billion...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (FB)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Monday. 1. Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the US election, obtained a warrant for Russian-linked ads that ran on Facebook during the campaign. Show More Summary

Hulu pulled off something Netflix has never been able to do at the Emmys

Despite 91 nominations at the 2017 Emmys, Netflix will once again not be taking home the top prize of the evening: best drama series. And to add a little salt to the wound, one of its streaming rivals took the prize. With Hulu's "The...Show More Summary

Saturn ruled this scientist's life for 40 years — here's why she's begging NASA to go back after Cassini's death

Linda Spilker began researching Saturn at NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory four decades ago. She worked on the Voyager mission and was on the Cassini mission to Saturn, which recently ended, from start to finish. Because there's a chance...Show More Summary

7 awe-inspiring train stations across America

New York City's nightmarish Penn Station is undergoing massive renovations to restore it to something close to its original grandeur. Central Station's original beauty, however, is still visible. It does more than chauffeur commuters. Show More Summary

I gave up Starbucks for a week and drank this high-fat, buttered coffee drink instead — here's the verdict

• Bulletproof Coffee, a "biohacking" wellness brand, is bringing a bottled version of buttered coffee to market. • The ready-to-drink product will roll out to over 400 Whole Foods stores nationwide this fall. • The drink taps into aShow More Summary

Bill Gates thinks an infectious disease outbreak could kill 30 million people at some point in the next decade — here’s how worried you should be

As hurricanes and other natural disasters ravage the world and the threat of nuclear war looms, it's hard to assess which risks for humanity are really the scariest right now. But one of the biggest threats out there is one of the oldest:...Show More Summary

If you think the iPhone X's $1,000 price tag is expensive, see how much it costs around the world

Apple set a new pricing bar for ultra-premium smartphones with the iPhone X, which costs a whopping $1,000 in the US. Indeed, few phones, at least their base models, break the four-digit price mark. $1,000 is a lot to ask for a device that may only last a couple years before you buy another one. Show More Summary

What you need to know about egg-freezing, the hot new perk at Google, Apple, and Facebook

Companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google are offering female employees the chance to freeze their eggs. The policy is meant to give employees more freedom to pursue family planning according to their own timeline. Critics say the policy...Show More Summary

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