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

1 day 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

1 day 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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Oreo for Samsung Galaxy S6 could be arriving soon

Oreo for Samsung Galaxy S6 could be arriving soon

Samsung customer care reps have already confirmed the three-year-old Galaxy S6 will be getting the Oreo update. And now, one of them has also revealed the roll out time frame... Read more ...

Moto E5 leak shows Motorola logo on back doubling as fingerprint sensor

Moto E5 leak shows Motorola logo on back doubling as fingerprint sensor

The successor to last year's Motorola Moto E4 has leaked in an image showing both front and back of the device. The most prominent change that you'll notice is the fingerprint... Read more ...

Honor fails to keep its promise, says Honor 8 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo

Honor fails to keep its promise, says Honor 8 will not receive Android 8.0 Oreo

Last month, Honor's CEO, George Zao said in an interview that his company plans to release Android 8.0 Oreo update for Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro very soon. The first of the two... Read more ...

OxygenOS Open Beta 30 adds Face Unlock function to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OxygenOS Open Beta 30 adds Face Unlock function to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

As promised, OnePlus has started to test the Face Unlock feature on the OnePlus 3 and 3T. These will be the last smartphones launched by the Chinese company that will benefit... Read more ...

Resolution to restore net neutrality needs one more vote to pass in the Senate

Resolution to restore net neutrality needs one more vote to pass in the Senate

Back in December, the Trump FCC repealed net neutrality. Originally agreed to by the Obama FCC in 2015, net neutrality prohibits carriers/ISPs from blocking certain websites... Read more ...

Street Fighter V servers down for maintenance Tuesday morning to prepare for...

Street Fighter V servers down for maintenance Tuesday morning to prepare for Sakura & the Arcade Edition patch

Arcade Edition arrives tomorrow! In a long history of server-maintenance Tuesdays for Street Fighter V , the biggest content update for the game to date will be rolling out... Read more ...

The Nintendo Switch could still get a Netflix app

The Nintendo Switch could still get a Netflix app

The Nintendo Switch might be a popular gaming console, but unlike the PS4 and the Xbox One , users of the handheld still can't stream Netflix as there's no official app. There... Read more ...

Gravity Rush 2 Servers Receive A Stay Of Execution Thanks To Fan Support

Gravity Rush 2 Servers Receive A Stay Of Execution Thanks To Fan Support

Even though Gravity Rush 2 just came out back in the middle of January in 2017, Sony was already eyeing the shut down of the game's servers just one year removed from its... Read more ...

Nintendo Switch emulator already in the works from team behind 3DS emulator

Nintendo Switch emulator already in the works from team behind 3DS emulator

Long before Nintendo started packaging classic games on miniature versions of its old consoles, the easiest way to play those games was with an emulator. Despite their... Read more ...

2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 was Ford's one more thing at NAIAS

2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 was Ford's one more thing at NAIAS

Company's today have learned from the showmanship of the late Steve Jobs in ending a presentation with a punch. That has become true even for car shows. At the Detroit Auto... Read more ...