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What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money
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In the space of a few years Vitaliy Rizhkov launched three companies, closed two, sacked 100 staff and burnt through $1.5m of his money. Here's his story.

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Elon Musk Denies SpaceX Is Raising Money At ~$10 Billion …
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Musk has ambitious plans to establish a colony on Mars using the company's rocket technology. The Falcon Heavy Rocket, another new craft, aims to be one of the world's most powerful spacecrafts. It could be be tested by …

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2 degrees: The most important number you've never heard of
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(CNN) tl;dr version: You can vote on the first story I'll report as part of this new series on 2 degrees Celsius — which is the agreed-upon threshold for dangerous climate change. Go here … mammal; I flew to a lawless town in Alaska to learn why …

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Privacy guidance for drone operators issued by US agency
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 The NTIA has published best practice privacy guidelines for the use of commercial and non-commercial drones to gather personally identifiable data. The guidance was agreed by all the various stakeholders involved, including drone companies, consumer privacy groups and news organizations. Read More

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France’s tax on tech giants passes first vote
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The lower house of the French parliament has voted in favor of the new tax on tech giants without any modification. Big tech companies that generate significant revenue in France will be taxed on their revenue generated in France. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has been lobbying other European countries so that big tech companies […]

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Microsoft takes its 4K console power argument directly to Sony
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I dunno… I still see some jagged edges on this logo… Remember earlier in the week when we described the emerging competition over the coming world of 4K console gaming? That contest just got a little more direct and personal, judging by comments Microsoft head of Xbox planning Albert Penello made about the PS4 Pro in […]

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Go Deep Inside A San Francisco Vibrator Factory
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For all the mystique surrounding the female orgasm, vibrators are a surefire way for lots (and lots) of ladies to get off. I recently took a tour of Crave, a sex toy company that prototypes and fabricates its products in San Francisco; here’s a peek inside your new favorite mini pleasure machine. Read more…     

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Google Pumps Funds Into Africa’s Biggest Wind Power Project
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Google investing in Africa’s largest wind power project, two years after it invested $12 million in the continent’s largest solar power project. The post Google Pumps Funds Into Africa’s Biggest Wind Power Project appeared first on WIRED.

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Future Samsung Phones Will Have a Working FM Radio Chip
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A few months ago, LG announced a partnership with NextRadio to unlock the FM chip in its smartphones. Now, Samsung is doing the same. Android Police reports: NextRadio made the announcement, rightly explaining that FM radio is essential in areas with low connectivity and in emergency and disaster situations where a connection might be difficult […]

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