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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Amazon bundles an Alexa Voice Remote with its latest Fire TV Stick

Amazon bundles an Alexa Voice Remote with its latest Fire TV Stick

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Galaxy S10 release date, price and specs: Galaxy S10+ hits Geekbench with...

Galaxy S10 release date, price and specs: Galaxy S10+ hits Geekbench with Snapdragon 855

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Forget the Galaxy S10, Oppo just unveiled exciting new smartphone camera and...

Forget the Galaxy S10, Oppo just unveiled exciting new smartphone camera and biometrics tech

The Galaxy S10 is coming soon , but Samsung's new flagship won't be the only exciting phone of 2019. Reports earlier this week said that a Chinese smartphone maker many people... Read more ...

EA cancels open-world Star Wars game

EA cancels open-world Star Wars game

EA's track record with Star Wars games isn't stellar, and a new report suggests that it has cancelled an open-world game based on the series that was being developed by EA... Read more ...

Sony Xperia XZ4 vs Xperia XZ3: What's the rumoured difference?

Sony Xperia XZ4 vs Xperia XZ3: What's the rumoured difference?

Sony is due to announce the successor to its excellent Xperia XZ3 at Mobile World Congress in February, but what will change in six months? Here is how the rumoured Xperia XZ4... Read more ...

Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover

Fortnite bugs put accounts at risk of takeover

With one click, any semi-skilled hacker could have silently taken over a Fortnite account, according to a cybersecurity firm who says the bug is now fixed. Researchers at Check... Read more ...

How much can Netflix raise its prices before customers cancel in droves?

How much can Netflix raise its prices before customers cancel in droves?

Netflix announced the biggest price increase in the history of the streaming service today, hiking prices on all three of its US plan tiers by between 13% and 18%. The most... Read more ...

Nokia cuts more jobs in Finland

Nokia cuts more jobs in Finland

Nokia is to cut another 350 jobs as part of efforts to achieve annual savings of €700 million by the end of next year. The latest redundancies will impact the company's... Read more ...

Radio by Deezer is a subscription free app to stream 30,000 stations worldwide

Radio by Deezer is a subscription free app to stream 30,000 stations worldwide

Music streaming service Deezer has launched a standalone TuneIn rival to give you access to around 30,000 radio stations worldwide, all without a subscription. Radio by Deezer... Read more ...

Bon plan Soldes: l'Asus Zenfone 4 à 149€ sur Rue du Commerce

Bon plan Soldes:  l'Asus Zenfone 4 à 149€ sur Rue du Commerce

L'ancien porte-drapeau d'Asus est disponible pour un fragment de son prix de lancement. Read more ...