I tried the first self-driving public transit in the United States - and now I'm excited for the future of travel

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

I may have come to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, but there was one other thing I knew I had to do while I was there - I needed to ride the downtown Las Vegas shuttle, the first-ever driverless public transit test program in the country .
Since its launch in November 2017, the shuttle has given 10,000 riders a free lift around a little, 0.6-mile stretch of downtown Las Vegas. The program was co-created by AAA and a French transportation company called Keolis, with the actual shuttle built by a self-driving car startup called Navya ARMA.
On my last day in Las Vegas, I trekked...
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I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a Las Vegas ATM - and it just proves how far bitcoin is from replacing regular money

I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a Las Vegas ATM - and it just proves how far bitcoin is from replacing regular money

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Some Las Vegas restaurants accept payment in bitcoin, so I decided to try to buy bitcoin from a casino's bitcoin ATM.
I lost all my money.
Considering the exorbitant bitcoin ATM fee, I have real doubts as to whether or not bitcoin has a real future as a currency.
LAS VEGAS - I've been in Las Vegas for a whole week, but I've only gambled twice: when I played $1 on The Simpsons slot machine in my hotel, and when I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a casino ATM.
Both times, I lost it all.
I had heard that the D, a casino and hotel in downtown Las Vegas, had a bitcoin ATM that made it easy to...
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Amazon reveals the 5 top-selling items on Prime Day as website glitches fail...

Amazon reveals the 5 top-selling items on Prime Day as website glitches fail to spoil the holiday

Amazon says this year's Prime Day is off to its strongest start ever in the United States, despite technical glitches that prevented customers from shopping. Shoppers gobbled... Read more ...

Amazon Prime Day deals: 50% off Sennheiser headphones

Amazon Prime Day deals: 50% off Sennheiser headphones

Amazon Prime Day is full to the brim with incredible offers on everything from laptops and cameras to kitchen and homeware. But some stand out from the rest, including this 50%... Read more ...

Amazon goes to the dogs after Prime Day downtime

Amazon goes to the dogs after Prime Day downtime

America seethes as offers are replaced by error pages. With dogs Read more ...

Fortnite Season 5 Launches With Map Changes, New Skins, And Battle Pass

Fortnite Season 5 Launches With Map Changes, New Skins, And Battle Pass

A major Fortnite update-v5.0-has been released, which means players that jump into game now will find a fresh crop of content to enjoy. This is all part of Fortnite Season 5... Read more ...

15 months of PlayStation Plus for £34.99 is the best price you'll see this year

15 months of PlayStation Plus for £34.99 is the best price you'll see this year

Last year's Amazon Prime Da y brought us the best PlayStation Plus deal we'd ever seen and it's back again this year and arguably even better value. As you can get 15 months... Read more ...

Keith Ellison slams ‘disturbing' hate group merchandise on Amazon in letter...

Keith Ellison slams ‘disturbing' hate group merchandise on Amazon in letter to Bezos

As Amazon moves ahead with its annual Prime Day sale, the company is still facing criticism for selling hateful merchandise on its platform, and is now facing scrutiny from a... Read more ...

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

Researchers discover a dozen new moons of Jupiter

Today, researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science announced that they have discovered twelve more moons of our solar system's resident monster planet, Jupiter. This... Read more ...

Amazon Prime Day U.S. sales bigger than last year, despite site issues

Amazon Prime Day U.S. sales bigger than last year, despite site issues

Despite the massive glitches that prevented online shoppers from being able to browse and buy from Amazon's Prime Day sale yesterday, the retailer is this morning claiming its... Read more ...

Amazon Prime Day deals: 6 SD memory card bargains

Amazon Prime Day deals: 6 SD memory card bargains

We've spotted some absolutely cracking Amazon Prime Day deals on SD memory cards today. Whether you're into action photography, want to capture 4K UHD video, need more storage... Read more ...

There are some great router and networking deals for Amazon Prime Day

There are some great router and networking deals for Amazon Prime Day

If you're looking to boost your home wireless network, then Amazon Prime Day has some fantastic deals on routers and range extenders. Networking devices from big names such as... Read more ...