The Obamas are worth 30 times more than when they entered the White House in 2008 — here’s how they spend their millions

Pool/Getty Images Barack Obama’s net worth is estimated to be $ 40 million. Aside from the six-figure pension he receives as a former president, Obama has made millions from speaking engagements and his best-selling books. While Obama spends his money in various ways, he loves to donate to charity and take vacations with his wife, […]

Why millions of lasers on a chip could be the future of lidar

Enlarge (credit: Ouster) Dozens of startups are working on lidar, a type of laser sensor that many experts see as essential for fully self-driving cars. In my view, one of the most interesting companies is called Ouster. I first wrote about Ouster back in May, when I explained how it was bucking an industry trend […]

Billionaire Marc Benioff celebrates after San Francisco votes for new tax that will take millions from big tech firms to solve the city’s homelessness crisis

Kimberly White / Stringer Proposition C, a measure which will tax San Francisco’s largest companies in order to combat homelessness, passed on Tuesday. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a vocal proponent of Prop C and hailed the victory in a tweet. Prop C would target Salesforce, which Benioff has estimated will pay between $ […]

It's a Bird! It's a Plant! Millions Turn to A.I. to Discover New Species

Imagine you’re a biologist with camera traps in the savanna or samples of algae from a bloom in Florida waterways. If you pinpoint endangered species’ migration corridors, your research could draw the boundaries of a new preserve. Determining which algae are blooming — and why — could have massive public health implications. Either way, the […]

No winners drawn in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, sending its jackpot soaring over $620 million while Mega Millions is over $1.6 billion

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images There were no winners in Saturday night’s Powerball lottery drawing, putting the jackpot at $ 620 million. No one won the last Mega Millions drawing either, sending its jackpot soaring over $ 1.6 billion. The two jackpots are now worth more than $ 2.2 billion combined. The massive Mega Millions jackpot has […]

The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn — here are the winning numbers

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The $ 1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn — here are the winning numbers: 15-23-53-65-70 Mega-ball: 7 Shortly after the numbers were drawn, the California State Lottery website crashed.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Why horseshoe crab blood is so expensive See Also: The Mega […]

The record-high Mega Millions jackpot is worth nearly $1 billion — here are 3 things you should do if you win

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images The Mega Millions jackpot is at a record-high ahead of Friday night’s drawing: $ 970 million, with a cash payout of $ 548 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are slim, but what should you do if you win the Mega Millions? If you have the winning numbers, don’t […]

Italy airport closed: Milan Airport to shut for three MONTHS affecting millions travelling

Italy’s Milan Linate Airport is one of the busiest in the country, welcoming more than nine million passengers annually. In 2019, renovation projects have been planned for the airport to tarmac the single runway, according to airline news report OPSGROUP. This will mean the closure of the airport for three months between 27 July and […]

Hackers stole millions of Facebook users’ personal data — here’s why you should be worried (FB)

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Some 30 million Facebook users were victims of the hacking attack it revealed recently. That attack exposed the personal information of many users, including their names, phone numbers, birth dates, and more. That kind of information could be used for identity theft and to compromise users’ financial and other accounts, security and […]

15 Successful People with Autism Who Have Inspired Millions of People

There are those who merely roll over and accept whatever hand fate deals them as the perfect excuse to settle for mediocrity. Then, there are the other type of people: The inspirational figures. The highly successful leaders, innovators and creators. The heroes who take what other people would see as a limitation and turn it […]