Power Company Sends Fire-Spewing Drone to Burn Trash Off High-Voltage Wires

Electric company maintenance workers in Xiangyang, China used a fire-shooting drone to burn garbage from electrical wires (Photo by Wang Hu/VCG) What happens when your power lines get all kinds of trash hanging from them and it’s not safe to send up a human? In Xiangyang, China, you send in the drones. Specifically, the drones […]

Real Estate Is Latest Target for Would-Be Disrupters – WSJ

A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has hired hundreds of sales agents away from older rivals, collected $225 million from marquee investors and amassed a valuation of over $1 billion, all with the pitch that its software can make brokers more efficient. Real-estate veterans say they’re baffled by how the four-year-old firm, active in only […]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk deletes three tweets critical of Trump’s immigration ban – Silicon Valley Business Journal

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PewDiePie Was Always Kinda Racist—But Now He’s a Hero to Nazis | WIRED

YouTube star PewDiePie’s fall from grace riled up his 53 million subscribers, but unless you’re a Gen-Z video gamer, you may find the name splashed across many a headline this week unfamiliar. Lucky you. After the Wall Street Journal reported on his pattern of using anti-Semitic jokes in his videos, Disney’s Maker Studios cut ties with the internet celeb and YouTube […]

PewDiePie Show Canceled by Google’s YouTube – WSJ

YouTube canceled its top star’s show on Tuesday over his anti-Semitic jokes, complicating its efforts to court television advertisers while also retaining its edgy video stars. YouTube, a unit of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, distanced itself from its most popular creator—27-year-old Felix Kjellberg, who goes by PewDiePie—after The Wall Street Journal reported he made anti-Semitic jokes or showed Nazi imagery in […]