Zuckerberg Sold His Facebook Shares For CharityBut Hes No Hero Yet

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just sold a chunk of his personal shares in the social networking company. It’s worth about $95 million before taxes, and it’s all designated for charity. This is the first round of funding for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic venture Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced in December. At the time of...

Taiwan slaps Uber with $6.3 million tax bill as it mulls kicking Uber out

Uber in operation in Taipei. Image: udndata/Imaginechina It's tough times for Uber in Taiwan, as the company possibly faces a massive $6.3 million tax bill there. The government has reportedly asked the U.S. ride-sharing firm to pay up in back taxes owed since it entered the market in 2013, reports Reuters. SEE ALSO: Uber drivers are under criminal investigation in Finland Uber had not...

Apple and Google Are Teaming Up to Kill Robocalls Forever

Robocalls are more than an annoyance. They’re a threat. Scammers, identity thieves, and other unsavory types use them to target victims. One particularly enterprising band of low-lifes even posed as IRS agents to pilfer $26.5 million from people.“Americans are fed up,” says Federal Communications Commission bossTom Wheeler. “Robocalls are a scourge. Its the number one complaint that we hear...

Milk, Not Plastic, Will Protect Food in the Future

Much of the plastic packaging we see in the grocery store can be recycled, from egg containers, to milk jugs, to butter tubs. But what about that thin plastic film stretched around wedges of manchego in the cheese bin or the 16-ounce rib-eye in the chiller case? It turns out that kind of plastic is tougher to recycle and might even be adding harmful chemicals to...

How to use your iPhone’s camera flash as an alert

Image: flickr/paul mison Your iPhone can alert you to text messages and calls in a rather clever way by making the LED flash go off. If you're in a scenario when your phone to be set to silent, or you're just trying to practice good phone etiquette, this is an ideal way to visually see when a message comes through without...

How This Hedge Fund Robot Outsmarted Its Human Master

Yoshinori Nomura felt like weeping. It was the morning of June 24, Brexit day, and markets were moving against him. Well, not against him, exactly. It was the hedge fund managers self-learning computer program that had placed the bet, selling Japanese stock-index futures before a sizable market advance. Nomura had anticipated a rally, but decided not to interfere, and his...

Get to Know Each Other Aboard This Self-Driving Motorcycle

It’s time to imagine, design, and develop a new breed of urban vehicle. Something that will minimize the human footprint, that can operate year round in any weather, and run on electricity instead of gasoline. That’s the thinking behind the Cyclotron, a concept I created, inspired by the Tron Light Cycle and Lit Motors’ self-balancing C1. Inside this enclosed, autonomous motorcycle,...

Unamused mom clearly does not want to learn about ‘Pokmon Go’

If you're the only person not playing Pokmon Go in your circle of friends, it has probably been a tough couple of months. Reddit user SamwiseGamchi posted a picture of his or her mom, who is most likely not aPokmon fan, apparently getting a full tutorial on the mobile game from her grandson (the Redditor's nephew). SEE ALSO: Stubborn husky cannot...

Tanning industry blames 10,000 salon closings on ObamaCare | Fox News

June 17, 2016: Kim Arnold stands for a photo outside her Tropical Tann business in Queensbury, N.Y. (AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  The tanning salon industry is feeling burned by "Obamacare." Business owners around the country say the little-noticed 10 percent tax on tanning in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has crippled the industry, forcing the closing of nearly 10,000...

Wheres the Outrage Over Nun Beachwear?

While the French are banning Muslims in burqinis, Italian Catholic bishops find it ironic theres alarm when a woman is overdressed while swimming in the sea!"> SABAUDIA, Italy Go to any public beach in Italy and chances are youll eventually see a woman wearing a veil and long skirt. But she likely wont be a Muslim in a version of...