Opera shows off its smart new redesign that’s just like all the other browsers

Enlarge / Both the new dark view and light view look good. (credit: Opera) Opera has unveiled a new look and feel for its browser. Expected to ship in version 59, codenamed “Reborn 3” (R3), the new appearance adopts the same square edges and clean lines that we’ve seen in other browsers, giving the browser […]

This massive rocket creates a fireball as it launches, and that’s by design

About five seconds before liftoff, fire consumes the Delta IV Heavy rocket cores. [credit: United Launch Alliance ] Anyone who watched the launch of United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket on Saturday was treated to an up-close view of the liftoff. This vantage point, showing the three-core rocket taking off beneath blue skies, offered […]

The Argentinean river that’s two dams from disaster

Share this article Following in the footsteps of explorers Fitzroy and Darwin to Argentina’s Atlantic coast, Leon McCarron finds wildlife and wonders aplenty on the Rio Santa Cruz. But he also discovers a huge threat to this region’s biodiversity. What was immediately apparent was how little had changed. We stood there—three people and five horses—at […]

‘That’s massive for us’: Spurs fear the worst as striker crisis deepens

Tottenham Hotspur could face a striker crisis after leading scorer Harry Kane was injured during stoppage time in their damaging 1-0 defeat by Manchester United in the English Premier League. With the in-form South Korean Son Heung-min playing his last match before heading off to the Asia Cup, the last thing manager Mauricio Pochettino needed […]

Meet the startup that’s on a mission to help 100,000 people buy homes in the next 5 years, and recently raised $30 million to do so

_ Divvy Divvy provides alternative financing options for potential home buyers who don’t qualify for traditional mortgages.  Divvy buys homes outright and allows customers to pay it back in a series of monthly payments — 25% of which goes toward building equity and 75% goes toward paying “rent.”  The company’s COO, Adena Hefets, told us: […]

Waymo is the first company that’s allowed to test autonomous cars without a backup driver in California (GOOGL)

Waymo Waymo received a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Tuesday to test autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers on public roads, the DMV said in a statement. The Google spin-off is the first company to receive permission to test unmanned self-driving cars in California. California adopted regulations that allow for the […]

The CEO of a startup that’s raised $20 million deleted email from his phone and sometimes goes 2 weeks without checking on his team

Van Sarki Hinge founder and CEO Justin McLeod doesn’t have email on his smartphone. He said it makes him a better leader because he has time and space to think, and doesn’t get wrapped up in the minutia of running a business. McLeod sometimes disconnects from his team for weeks at a time for the […]

LEGO DC Super-Villains is more of the same, and that’s just fine

Enlarge / Never fear, the… Justice Syndicate is here? (credit: Traveller’s Tales) Traveller’s Tales has been developing licensed Lego games for more than a decade now, and though the series has made some leaps and bounds, the core formula remains the same: jump into a familiar pop-culture universe, embody Lego-fied versions of your favorite characters, […]

The US has a major truck driver shortage — but the co-founder of a trucking startup that’s attracted $80 million in funding says there are 3 other issues that are making the shortage seem worse than it is

Courtesy of Transfix The truck driver shortage has dominated America’s headlines in the logistics space this year. However, Transfix CEO Drew McElroy said the driver shortage isn’t the only thing that’s dragging the industry down. With billions of miles being driven empty every year and technology like GPS not being widely implemented, McElroy said the […]