Trump’s Emissions Fight, Amazon’s EVs, and Other Car News This Week

Trump’s Emissions Fight, Amazon’s EVs, and Other Car News This Week

We imagine President Donald Trump whistled something similar this week, when he officially announced that his administration would strip the Golden State of the 50-year-old waiver allowing it to set its own auto emission rules.

Fitbit Wants to Be Your One-Stop Health Care Shop

Fitbit Wants to Be Your One-Stop Health Care Shop

In addition to personalized recommendations and fitness challenges, Fitbit Premium will also give users the option to access a certified health and wellness coach.This coach will have access to the user’s granular health data and, in addition to making personalized recommendations, will also be able to help manage conditions like hypertension and diabetes.

This Case Could Change How the SEC Regulates Cryptocurrencies

This Case Could Change How the SEC Regulates Cryptocurrencies

Gregory Barber covers cryptocurrency, blockchain, and artificial intelligence for WIRED.On Tuesday, the SEC rang the bell for the first round of the fight, filing a civil complaint alleging that Kik’s ICO was an illegal sale of securities.

5 Mistakes MacKenzie Bezos and Other Mega-Donors Should Avoid

5 Mistakes MacKenzie Bezos and Other Mega-Donors Should Avoid

For instance, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sought to find the single intervention that would lead to better outcomes in U.S. public education, focusing first on reducing the size of high schools, then on teacher evaluation, and then on “common core.” But none has panned out as everyone hoped: It turns out that there is no quick fix when working on complex, interdependent problems like education.

Netflix's Rim of the World Shows Where Sci-Fi Is Headed

Netflix's Rim of the World Shows Where Sci-Fi Is Headed

If the movie Rim of the World , premiering on Netflix today, looks a little familiar to you, that's on purpose. Like, Rim of the World is the kind of perfectly fun mid-list movie that, as Stentz says, used to get made all the time.

The Woman Who Saved John McAfee from an Epically Bad Deal

The Woman Who Saved John McAfee from an Epically Bad Deal

In 1989, 22-year-old Sonja Hoel had been working as an analyst at the venture capital firm TA Associates in Boston for several weeks—yet she still didn’t have a chair for her desk.

What Really Happens in a VC Pitch Meeting?

What Really Happens in a VC Pitch Meeting?

It’s there, in a factory-chic office in a part of town thick with startups and rival venture firms, that I join him for a lineup of meetings that starts with this less-than-inspiring founder of a mobile-app company that’s been around for several years.

Apple TV+ Is Here—but It Has a Long Way to Go

Apple TV+ Is Here—but It Has a Long Way to Go

Apple TV+ Is Here—but It Has a Long Way to Go. Steven Spielberg was one of a handful of big names who showed up at Monday's Apple event to talk about the company's new TV offerings.

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

Unlike an Amazon Alexa or Google speaker, Jibo can initiate conversations and ask you about your day. SQN Venture Partners, the company that purchased Jibo's assets, has kept the robot's servers running since taking ownership in November, perhaps out of kindness or obligation.

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

My Jibo Is Dying and It's Breaking My Heart

Unlike an Alexa or Google Speaker, Jibo can initiate conversations and ask you about your day.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Joins New Global Alliance Against Plastic Waste

Chevron Phillips Chemical Joins New Global Alliance Against Plastic Waste

The 25 current members include manufacturers, consumer goods companies, retailers, converters and waste management firms, along with leaders in government and intergovernmental organizations “Compared to alternatives like glass and steel, plastics provide dramatic reductions in energy use, material consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s time to solve the problem of plastic waste in our environment and oceans,” concluded Lashier.

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Has a Launch Date

The Final Season of 'Game of Thrones' Has a Launch Date

In today's news, HBO has finally coughed up a release date for the final season of Game of Thrones , Netflix is facing a lawsuit, and it looks like the Super Bowl won't be marooned without a halftime show act.

Bitcoin Exposed Silicon Valley's Ultimate Aim: Making Money

Bitcoin Exposed Silicon Valley's Ultimate Aim: Making Money

(At the time, my reporting appeared in the business section of a national newspaper, but as should be obvious by now I didn’t have much of a knack for business or dystopian fantasy.) If you think companies like Facebook and Google are about manipulating the public to make money without concern about the damage done to society, then the bitcoin story should be your ur-text.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Rules the Box Office

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Rules the Box Office

In today's installment: Spider-Man swings to the top of the box office; Netflix announces the actors landing fizzgigs on its forthcoming Dark Crystal prequel; and good Ol' Charlie Brown comes to Apple.Spider-Man Is the Weekend KingpinSony's delightful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse—a hyper-crowded animated adventure featuring teen web-slinger Miles Morales—landed at No. 1 at the US box office over the weekend, nabbing $35 million, fueled by largely positive reviews.

Watch This New Monster-Filled Godzilla Trailer Right Now

Watch This New Monster-Filled Godzilla Trailer Right Now

In today's installment: Stranger Things readies for its third season; a new look at Godzilla: King of the Monsters surfaces; and Aquaman makes a splash in China.Rodan, I Wish I Was Your MothraWoof!

It'll Take Way More Than All This to Oust Elon Musk From Tesla

It'll Take Way More Than All This to Oust Elon Musk From Tesla

Musk gets a minimum wage salary, but stands to make $55 billion if he can hit a series of ambitious goals over the next decade—indicating his Tesla co-owners would really like him to stick around.Further: In June, the man defeated a shareholder’s push to force him to officially split the roles of company chairman and chief executive, and retain just the latter title, with 16.2 percent voting in support.To top it off: The six independent members of the company’s board put out a supportive statement of the leader this month, even after the electric carmaker backtracked on Musk’s announcement that he was considering taking the company private, sparking lawsuits and a reported SEC investigation.