Tesla Just Passed GM to Become Americas Most Valuable Carmaker

General Motors Co. to become America’s most valuable carmaker, eclipsing a company whose well-being was once viewed as interdependent with the nation’s.A week after topping Ford Motor Co., Chevrolet Bolt with a price and range similar to what Musk has promised for his Model 3 sedan coming later this year,

Driving Teslas Model 3 Changes Everything

If you’ve ever driven Tesla’s flagship vehicle—the $140,000 Model S P100D—you’ve experienced an unparalleled version of driving power. Zero to 60 in 2.3 seconds punches you back in the seat while making the stomach turn somersaults. Some people live for that feeling. I’m not one of them. Sure, driving a fully loaded electric beast is as thrilling

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose?The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to

Jeff Bezos Briefly Tops Bill Gates as the World’s Richest Person

A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.Shares of the online retailer fell 0.7 percent to $1,046 at 4 p.m. in New York, after climbing as high as $1,083.31 four hours earlier,

Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for deathMicrosofts next Windows 10 update, called the list. Paint 3D. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian

This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking

We cant go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape itAs a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the worlds great universities. Within

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfills a long-held goal of selling more groceries.Amazon agreed to pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, including debt, a roughly 27 percent premium to

Alibaba, Tencent Need to Deliver on Their Riskiest Bets in Years

Alibaba and Tencent can count themselves among the world’s costliest technology companies after a stellar run. To justify those lofty valuations, China’s two largest corporations have to deliver on some of the riskiest bets they’ve placed in years.Tencent Holdings Ltd. is extending a gaming empire built around social phenomenon WeChat, buying