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

One year 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

One year 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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France slaps Google with €50m fine for GDPR violations

France slaps Google with €50m fine for GDPR violations

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Motorola RAZR foldable display design revealed by new patent?

Motorola RAZR foldable display design revealed by new patent?

About a week after we learned that Lenovo plans to revive the iconic RAZR as a smartphone with a foldable display , we've learned that the company was just granted a patent... Read more ...

Samsung could release three variants of the Galaxy S10

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Full moon patents: Apple hints at new ‘smart ring' and glass-covered iPhone

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Motorola's foldable RAZR design may have been revealed by patent filing

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Less than a week after we got word that Motorola may be working on a new smartphone with a foldable screen and the RAZR name , we may be getting an early look at the device. A... Read more ...

Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3 XL vs Sony Xperia XZ3

Phone Comparisons: Google Pixel 3 XL vs Sony Xperia XZ3

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Sophie Turner has already told people how ‘Game of Thrones' ends, but it...

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding in fight against misinformation

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WhatsApp will now limit users to forwarding a message only five times, in an attempt to cut down on the spread of misinformation. According to Reuters , the five time... Read more ...