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World's longest, deepest train tunnel opens in Switzerland

The world’s longest and deepest train tunnel has opened in Switzerland, nearly two decades after construction began. Stretching for 35 miles under the Swiss Alps, the Gotthard Base Tunnel will connect the cities of Bodio and Erstfeld, as part of an ambitious high-speed rail line that will eventually stretch from …

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Uber launches car service for bike owners

Uber has announced a new car service geared toward bicycle owners. UberBike, which launches today in Amsterdam, allows users to order rides from cars that have installed bike racks. Uber announced the service on Thursday in a blog post on its Dutch website, saying that the service is designed for those …

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India rises past the US to become the internet's second biggest user

There’s only one set of presentation slides I look forward to every year, and that’s Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report. In 2016, the highlight picked out by Meeker, partner at venture capital firm KPCB, is India’s accelerating growth of user numbers in an otherwise decelerating market. She notes that, at …

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Elon Musk: We’re already cyborgs

Elon Musk is an interesting guy. He’s also a cyborg, just like the rest of us. Musk was in rare form on stage with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at Code Conference 2016. Doffing his futurist cap, Musk the soothsayer laid out a number of possible scenarios for us to …

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Elon Musk promises 'big' event for Model 3 later this year

Tesla already held one huge event for its more affordable, mass-market Model 3 this year — but apparently, there’s another in the works. On stage at Code Conference today, in response to a question from Walt Mossberg about whether the base Model 3 would include Autopilot functionality, CEO Elon Musk teased …

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