This is the next-gen lionfish vacuuming robot

Roboticists have the strangest pet projects. For Colin Angle, it’s vacuuming up lionfish. The iRobot CEO is also the cofounder of RSE (that’s Robots in Service of the Environment), a volunteer-based organization designed to create what it says in the name. The organization’s first project, announced back in 2017, is …

Basic income experiment increased wellbeing but did not encourage people to find work

  Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years improved their self-perceived wellbeing but did not lead them to find work, researchers have concluded. In the trial, from January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns were paid a monthly flat amount of €560.  The aim was to …

Elon Musk defends tweets in SEC’s contempt proceedings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk argued Friday that his Twitter use did not violate a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and that the agency’s request to have him held in contempt is based on a “radical interpretation” of the order, according to court papers filed in Manhattan …

Disrupt Berlin 2018 early-bird pricing ends in three days

What could be better than spending two adrenaline-packed days at Disrupt Berlin 2018 focused on the best of everything coming out of Europe’s early-stage startup scene? Saving up to €500 while doing it, that’s what. Just think about how much Red Bull or good German beer you could buy with that …

What Richard Dawkins can teach us about ergonomics and the value of pain

In his book The Greatest Show on Earth, the evolutionary biologist Professor Richard Dawkins devotes a section to the biological rationale for pain. Although this is an ethical issue as far as humans are concerned, and most of us might think it’s one thing we could easily do without thank …

Binance says more than $40 million in bitcoin stolen in ‘large scale’ hack

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has confirmed a “large scale” data breach, in which hackers stole more than $40 million in cryptocurrency In a statement, the company said hackers stole API keys, two-factor codes and other information in the attack. Binance traced the cryptocurrency theft — more than 7,000 bitcoins at the …

Facebook Messenger will get desktop apps, co-watching, emoji status

To win chat, Facebook Messenger must be as accessible as SMS, yet more entertaining than Snapchat. Today, Messenger pushes on both fronts with a series of announcements at Facebook’s F8 conference, including that it will launch Mac and PC desktop apps, a faster and smaller mobile app, simultaneous video co-watching …

The Best 7 Tools for Building Websites and Pages

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Website-building solutions have been around a long time. But a new generation has arrived. One that exploits new technologies like responsive and mobile platforms. Today, you can build anything …

5 reasons real estate agents must prioritize online privacy, and how to get started

In today’s world, every kind of business with assets on the web faces online privacy and security risks. And this is especially true for industries that deal with personal and financial information, like the real estate industry. Working in real estate today requires using technology like apps, databases and websites, as …

Royal wedding takes turn for the NSFW with BBC subtitle error

British royal weddings are usually posh affairs, steeped in tradition, and not really the place to make mention of, uuuh, people’s private parts.  That is nonetheless what happened when BBC News subtitled its coverage of Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank.  SEE ALSO: Cara Delevingne rocks up to royal wedding …

A16Z interview, 5G, Peloton, handling Big Tech issues, and offering better benefits

Unraveling the “Secrets of Sand Hill Road” and the VC thought process, with Andreessen Horowitz’s Scott Kupor Our Silicon Valley editor Connie Loizos hosted an Extra Crunch live conference call with Andreessen Horowitz GP Scott Kupor, who manages all ops for the firm and was formerly head of the National …

Innovative ideas for brick-and-mortar stores this Christmas

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of retail has been grossly exaggerated. In fact, the 2017 holiday spending season surpassed industry expectations in brick-and-mortar stores. The Harvard Business Review points out that the issue isn’t that brick-and-mortar stores are going extinct — they’re simply being forced to evolve with the changes brought …

48 hours left to apply for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF and win $100,000

What’s on your to-do list in the next 48 hours? Move “launch my awesome early-stage startup to the world” to the top of the list and apply to compete in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4 in front of 10,000 live attendees and tens of thousands online. Your …

The IRS Just Made it Easier to Save for Retirement. Here’s How to Take Advantage

Savers can put more money into their retirement accounts in 2019. The IRS announced on Thursday that under annual inflation adjustments, the agency would increase the limits on 401(k) and IRA contributions for next year. The cap on annual contributions to a traditional and Roth IRA, which hadn’t changed since …

The Predictive Index brings in $50M to help businesses create winning teams

Funding will get you a long way, but people, at the end of the day, are the key to a successful business. The Predictive Index, which develops behavioral and cognitive employee assessments, has raised a $50 million round of growth-stage capital from venture capital firm General Catalyst to help companies choose …