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Stephen Hawking has died at 76 — here are some of the most remarkable and memorable things he ever said

Stephen Hawking died early in the morning on March 14, 2018 — Pi Day and Albert Einstein's birthday — but left behind one of the most incredible legacies for a human being on Earth.

Hawking was a theoretical physicist who pioneered new understandings of black holes and the cosmos at large. What's more, he did so while struggling with a severe neurodegenerative disease that confined him to a wheelchair for the vast majority of his life.


A brief history of Stephen Hawking's time on planet Earth in one chart

Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist who pioneered new understandings of black holes, the universe, and how much one person can achieve.

Hawking died early in the morning on March 14, 2018 — Pi Day and Albert Einstein's birthday.

In passing, he left behind an incredible legacy, especially as a person who struggled with


Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been forced to give up majority control of the company to resolve charges of a 'massive fraud'

Theranos, its CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and its former president Sunny Balwani have been charged by the SEC with fraud. The agency said Wednesday that Theranos and Holmes have agreed to resolve the charges against them. As part of the resolution, Holmes has to give up majority voting control over the company and reduce her equity in the privately-held company.

Theranos, its CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and former president Sunny Balwani, have been charged with "massive fraud" by the SEC.

The SEC alleged that Theranos "made numerous false and misleading statements in investor presentations, product demonstrations, and media articles" about the company's blood-testing technology while raising more than $700 million.

Theranos and Holmes have reached a resolution with the SEC, while Balwani,


Theranos claimed it would generate 1,000 times more revenue in 2014 than it actually did

Theranos, along with its CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former president Sunny Balwani have been charged by the SEC with "massive fraud." The agency said Wednesday that Theranos and Holmes have agreed to resolve the charges against them. The SEC alleged that Theranos had overstated its program with the US Department of Defense as well as the revenues it generated in 2014. 

Theranos, its CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and a former executive have been charged with fraud by the SEC. 

Theranos and Holmes have resolved the charges with the SEC in an agreement that involves Holmes giving up a lot of control over the blood-testing company. 


We drove a $43,500 Chevy Colorado ZR2 and a $38,000 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport to see which pickup we liked better — here's the verdict (GM)

Both the Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 are aimed at people who want to go off-road in their pickups. We sampled these midsize off-road warriors back-to-back. The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a nicer truck. The Toyota TRD Sport is very capable, though less refined.

Chevy is credited with single-handedly reviving the compact-pickup-truck segment in the US, but the truth is that Toyota has long ruled it with its Tacoma. It was just that the "Taco" stood more or less alone, with only the Nissan Frontier to challenge it in the entry-level-pickup space.


An island nation that told a libertarian 'seasteading' group it could build a floating city has pulled out of the deal

The Seasteading Institute set out on a mission to build a floating, libertarian utopia in the middle of the ocean. French Polynesia, an island nation that once agreed to let the institute develop the "seastead" off the coast of Tahiti, has now backed out of the deal. Locals in Tahiti feared that seasteading would bring tech colonialism to their shores. The project has long been criticized for its costs and elitism.

 

A South Pacific island nation is cutting ties with tech billionaires and libertarians.

In 2017, government officials in French Polynesia signed an agreement with the Seasteading Institute, a group founded by investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, that would give the libertarian group access to build a floating and politically autonomous city, called a seastead, off the coast.


Trump wants to create the first US military branch to fight in space — here's what the 'Space Force' could look like

President Donald Trump suggested creating a branch of the military for space on Tuesday. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act originally called for establishing a Space Corps under the Air Force, and also a United States Space Command under USStratcom.  While the language in the bill was struck down, it did vaguely lay out what the new force would look like.

President Donald Trump suggested creating a branch of the military for space on Tuesday while speaking to US Marines in San Diego.

"My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain just like the land, air, and sea," Trump said, speaking at Miramar Air Station. "We may even have a Space Force."

Although Trump appeared to propose the plan from the stage, the idea is by no means novel.


Amazon and Twitch are giving free games to Prime members every month (AMZN)

Gamers will now be able to get a handful of free games every month through Amazon's Twitch Prime service. Each month, new games will be made free to download and to keep forever. The first games to be made free through the program come from Twitch's "Indie Amplifier" program.

Amazon has a new perk for Prime members: five free video games a month, for keeps.

The program is offered through Twitch, an Amazon subsidiary for livestreaming video games. 

Starting Thursday, Twitch Prime, included with Amazon's $13 a month Prime membership, will make a handful of PC video games free each month for members to download and keep forever. That supplements existing membership perks such as in-game loot, exclusive content and ad-free viewing.


Here's a look at the hectic schedules of two high powered ad executives at SXSW

Navigating through the thousands of sessions, events, people and parties at SXSW can easily feel like making your way through a maze. So we got two executives — Chrissie Hanson from OMD and Jeriad Zoghby from Accenture Interactive — to chart how they spent a typical day at the festival. Despite the two coming from different ends of marketing spectrum, it turns out that their days aren't quite as different from each other as you'd expect.

South By Southwest has long been a sacred annual pilgrimage for brands, tech companies and ad agencies alike, offering a heady mix of technology and creativity under the Texan sun.

But amid the sprawling chaos of downtown Austin, navigating through thousands of sessions, events, people and parties can easily feel like making your way through a dizzying maze.


A trading technology firm has built a Wall Street-grade platform for cryptocurrency

Trading Technologies is launching a crypto version of its signature trading platform aimed at non-professional traders. The product, which is only available to a few customers right now, offers the same automated trading tools as its main trading platform. 

Trading Technologies, which creates trading software used across Wall Street, has launched a cryptocurrency trading platform aimed at retail investors.

The new product is a spin-off of its professional trading platform TT, which provides users access to futures and options, and recently added crypto capabilities. People familiar with the matter told Business Insider the retail product is in the soft-launch phase with just a few customers using it.