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

4 days 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

4 days 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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Toronto is the only Canadian city on Amazon's North American HQ top 20 list

Toronto is the only Canadian city on Amazon's North American HQ top 20 list

Global e-commerce giant Amazon has released its list of the top 20 cities in the running for the company's second North American headquarters. Unsurprisingly, the majority of... Read more ...

New chaiOS bug uses Messages app to freeze your iPhone

New chaiOS bug uses Messages app to freeze your iPhone

IOS 11 has had some interesting bugs, including one that would cause "i" to autocorrect to "A" and another that'd cause the iPhone X to become unresponsive after a rapid... Read more ...

Samsung working to embed camera and fingerprint sensor into a smartphone's...

Samsung working to embed camera and fingerprint sensor into a smartphone's display

Although it comes as no surprise that a company like Vivo manage to score a world's premiere with the launch of the first in-display fingerprint scanner, it's a bit... Read more ...

Mystery ZTE phone gets certified by Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.1...

Mystery ZTE phone gets certified by Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.1 installed; is it the Axon 8?

ZTE is not a brand that dominates the conversation around the dinner table in the states, although its profile might have received a little boost with the release of the ZTE... Read more ...

NASA's Jeanette Epps won't be joining the space station as its first...

NASA's Jeanette Epps won't be joining the space station as its first African-American crew member this year

NASA astronaut Jeannette Epps was on track to become the first African-American crew member on the International Space Station this year, but the space agency announced today... Read more ...

You're not imagining things: Facebook Messenger on iPhone has a weird bug...

You're not imagining things: Facebook Messenger on iPhone has a weird bug right now

Facebook Messenger is one of the go-to chat platforms on mobile devices, with more than a billion people having it installed on their mobile devices. But if you're an iPhone... Read more ...

Fallout 4's New Vegas and Fallout 3 remake mods show off progress

Fallout 4's New Vegas and Fallout 3 remake mods show off progress

One of the few certainties in this ever-changing world is: right now, someone, somewhere, is remaking an old Bethesda open-world RPG inside a newer game from that series. Fans... Read more ...

Avoid losing your Nintendo Switch's tiny game cards with this DIY storage...

Avoid losing your Nintendo Switch's tiny game cards with this DIY storage controller

When I bought my Nintendo Switch last year, I was a little surprised at just how small the individual game cards were. With a small child at home, I've been extra vigilant... Read more ...

Tech Talk: How Will This Year Play Out For The VR Industry?

Tech Talk: How Will This Year Play Out For The VR Industry?

There's no doubt that VR is an exciting industry with plenty to offer the consumer who has either a healthy appetite for the technology or a growing curiosity for what's on the... Read more ...

Apple, Samsung face antitrust probe in Italy over planned obsolescence claims

Apple, Samsung face antitrust probe in Italy over planned obsolescence claims

Apple‘s confirmation that it slows older iPhones with aging lithium-ion batteries kicked off a round of severe criticism around the world, with many tossing around accusations... Read more ...