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The 5 best new songs you can stream right now
Posted August 26, 2017 0:6 AM
The 5 best new songs you can stream right now

This week, Beck released a new song from his upcoming tenth album, and the Wu-Tang Clan dropped its first single as a collective since 2014.

Here are the 5 best songs from the past week that you can stream right now:

Wu-Tang Clan — "People Say" (feat. Redman)

Led off by two sharp verses from Method Man and Raekwon, and featuring an intricate 16 bars from longtime Wu affiliate Redman, "People Say" finds the Wu-Tang Clan uniting in peak form on its first collective single in three years. 

 

 

Four Tet — "SW9 9SL"

English electronic producer Four Tet continues his streak of


The world's most anticipated game may never come out — so its writer leaked the story

For nearly 10 years, a highly-anticipated finale to the "Half-Life" video game franchise has eluded fans. Mere mention of the words "Half-Life 3" has become farce.

It appears as though the game's writer just leaked the conclusion fans have been waiting on all this time.

Long-time Valve Software writer Marc Laidlaw tweeted out a link on Thursday night to a story that sounds an awful lot like what could've been "Half-Life 2: Episode 3" (aka "Half-Life 3").

Epistle 3 https://t.co/8BEG25AV7A

— Marc Laidlaw (@marc_laidlaw) August 25, 2017

Silicon Valley's ultimate status symbol is the sneaker — here are the rare, expensive, and goofy sneakers worn by the top tech CEOs

The inhabitants of Silicon Valley are not exactly known for haute couture.

It's a land where jeans, T-shirts, and hoodies reign supreme, and where sneakers are the footwear of choice.

But don't let the pedestrian fashion item fool you. These sneakers can be as rare and as status-defining as the fine watches adorning the wrists of Wall Street bankers or the designer handbags clutched by elite art dealers.

For many of the Valley's technorati, the right pair of kicks is a trademark accessory carefully selected to convey a mix of power and nonchalance, creativity and exclusivity.

With help from the team at the


Elon Musk has raised $27 million to link human brains with computers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has raised $27 million for Neuralink, a company he created last year to link human brains with computers.

Neuralink has sold $27 million worth of equity out of a total offering of $100 million, according to a document published by the SEC on Friday. The form lists 12 unnamed investors and says that equity was first sold on August 15, 2017.

Despite the filed paperwork, Musk tweeted on Friday that "Neuralink is not seeking investors," which suggests that he may be significantly contributing to the funding himself or has already locked in others backers. The paperwork lists Jared Birchall as Neuralink's president.

Representatives for Musk and Neuralink didn't respond to requests for comment.


The 12 most high-tech concept cars unveiled in 2017 so far

For some automakers, the crazier the concept car, the better.

Concept cars might seem like a strange part of the auto industry. The cars are often nowhere near practical and simply bizarre.

But automakers use concept cars to show how they think the auto industry will change with advents in battery tech, self-driving software, and artificial intelligence. They may not be road-ready anytime soon, but they act as a litmus test to explore changes to come.

Scroll down to see the most futuristic concept cars already unveiled in 2017:

1. Airbus got creative with its latest concept car: an electric two-seater that can be airlifted by a drone. Called the Pop.Up System, the car has a range of 100 kilometers (62 miles). The Pop.Up can easily unhook from its chassis for a drone can pick it up with ease. The autonomous drone is powered by eight rotors.

Nintendo's SNES Classic Edition will come with three of the four most popular games made for the original version

Consumers who are lucky enough to get their hands on one of the new Super Nintendo Classic Edition consoles will not only be getting an inexpensive remake of the popular game machine, they'll also be getting some of the top games that were made for the original version.

The SNES Classic Edition is a miniaturized version of Nintendo's original Super Nintendo Entertainment System from the early 1990s. It costs only $80 and comes loaded with 21 classic games. Among those are six of the 10 most popular games that were made for the original console, as this chart from Statista — which is based on data from VGChartz and Nintendo — shows. 


Google will let its cloud customers give up a huge advantage to save a wad of cash (GOOG, GOOGL)

When it comes to cloud computing, Google has long maintained that it has an edge: When a business customer uses Google Cloud, its software runs from the very same servers as Google itself, with the data traveling on Google's privately-owned global computer networks.

Today, though, the search giant made a surprising change, as announced in a blog entry.


Apple's autonomous car tech is 'where Google was three years ago' says someone who has seen it (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL, TSLA)
Apple is still "playing catch-up" with its self-driving car technology, one person who's seen the tech says. The scaled down unit is still in turmoil after a major reorg last year but is hiring again. Apple seems to be eyeing the ride hailing market but isn't yet working on becoming the next Uber itself.

The development of Apple's autonomous driving technology is at about the stage where Google's self-driving car project "was three years ago," according to a person who has seen Apple's tech and is familiar with the technology of several other autonomous car front runners.

"Apple is just trying to play catch up," this person told Business Insider.


Wall Street alum Sallie Krawcheck just raised $32 million for her investing platform — here's what it's like to use it

Investing — when done right — is one of the best ways to make your money work for you, and it's critical for retiring comfortably.

But the uncertainty and risk that comes with the markets is very often a major deterrent, especially for women, who invest at a much lower rate than men in the US.

To combat this, former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck launched Ellevest in 2016, a digital investing platform that puts female investors' money in low-cost ETFs based on a pick-and-choose set of goals, like starting a business, buying a home, having children, and retiring comfortably.


'Sir, these numbers are disastrous': Jake Tapper burns Trump for dismal poll results

CNN anchor Jake Tapper delivered a stinging critique of President Donald Trump in the wake of a poll that showed Americans disapprove of his actions this month.

"President Trump is a man who looks to numbers and to ratings," Tapper said on "The Lead." "These numbers, sir, these numbers are disastrous."

Tapper cited unfavorable results from a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday that called into question Trump's ability to lead the nation.

In the poll, 68% of respondents said Trump was not levelheaded, 62% said he doesn't provide the US with moral leadership, 61% said he wasn't honest, and 62% said Trump was doing more to divide the country than unite it.

Finally, 59% of respondents said Trump has encouraged white supremacist groups rather than discourage them.

"You are no doubt pleasing your base, but your behavior is causing great concern among the majority of the American people," Tapper said.


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