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Google tech guru Urs Hölzle explained the company's plan to beat one of the oldest laws of technology (GOOG, GOOGL)

For the last few years, there's been increasing evidence that we're reaching the limits of Moore's Law, the prediction made by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore in 1965 that computing power will double ever two years or so.

That's a potentially huge problem for companies like Google, which needs ever more computing brawn to power its various web services, even as it looks to next-generation problems like artificial intelligence.

On stage at the


You'll get some pretty sweet perks if you use Apple Pay on the web (AAPL)

Earlier this year, Apple announced the second phase of its mission to "kill cash."

It introduced Apple Pay on the web: Basically, if you're shopping in Safari on your Mac, instead of putting in your credit card and address, you can use Apple Pay and your fingerprint to check out quickly. 

If you've got one of the new MacBook Pros, you can use the built-in fingerprint scanner. Otherwise, your computer will use your iPhone's fingerprint scanner. 

Apple Pay checkout buttons have already started popping up around the web.

But Apple wants to give its users even more incentive to use it. So it's offering various deals and perks if you use Apple Pay on the web, according to a holiday page it posted on Tuesday. 


Out of 1 billion election tweets, one zinger from Hillary Clinton was the most popular

This election has been called the Twitter Election as everyone has taken to the social media site to share opinions, make statements, and fire insults and come-backs — especially the candidates themselves.

Twitter was even the star of one of Hillary Clinton's favorite and often-repeated one-liners: "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."

Twitter was certainly a favorite tool for Donald Trump, who used it to voice everything from thank-you's to supporters to displeasure with those who didn't support him.

So


Why Tesla is buying a German manufacturing company you've never heard of (TSLA)

Tesla announced on Tuesday that it intends to acquire Grohmann Engineering, a German manufacturing company with expertise in automated production.

If Grohmann sounds obscure, that's because it is. But let's put that obscurity in context.

Germany is a manufacturing powerhouse. The country is full of companies that are exceptionally good at making stuff. 

Making stuff is a practice that's been getting more automated since the first assembly lines were developed over a century ago. So it makes perfect sense that Tesla would be looking to Germany for this type of innovation. Tesla manufacturing boss is a former Audi executive — a guy who understands the German manufacturing landscape. 

But that's just part of the story. 


A complete history of Nintendo consoles, by the numbers

Nintendo is a juggernaut in the video game world, having created iconic characters like Super Mario and Donkey Kong. 

Nintendo is, in many senses, the Disney of video games.

But for all of Nintendo's strengths, the Japanese company's game consoles have consistently sold worse across the past 30 years. And Nintendo's latest, the Wii U, is an outright flop — Nintendo's only managed to sell 13 million since launching in holiday 2012. 

That could all change with the Nintendo Switch, which is planned for a March 2017 launch:

Before the new console arrives, we're taking a tour of the company's past game consoles — successes and failures alike. This is the history of Nintendo as a video game console-maker, by the numbers:

10. Wii U

Launch date: November 18, 2012

Lifetime sales to date: 13.36 million units


Escape Election Day hell with 2,540 gorgeous new photos of Mars

Tuesday marks the 58th quadrennial US presidential election, bringing to a close one of the most contentious campaign seasons in memory.

Which means you're probably stressed out of your gourd and looking for escape while the votes roll in.

If it's quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place than the surface of Mars.

Mars has earned its moniker as the red planet, but the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) can transform the subtle differences of soils into a rainbow of colors:

For


These big tech companies are giving their employees the day off to vote

Tech companies are known for their perks, from slides connecting floors of an office to the lavish cafeteria lunches employees get for free three times a day. 

Yet, this year some tech companies are introducing a new one: getting Election Day off to vote. 

Hunter Walk of Homebrew Ventures started the "Take Off Election Day" movement and has been keeping a running tally of companies that have promised to give their employees the day off. 

So far, more than 340 companies of all sizes and industries have pledged to give their employees a free holiday, including Patagonia, Columbia University, Ford, and General Motors. Others, like Slack, are letting employees volunteer their time for the elections instead of coming into work. 

Here's some of the biggest tech names on the list and just how many people are getting the day off: 

AboutDotCom: 201 to 500 employees in New York Autodesk: 5,001 to 10...

A heart-pounding video of a lizard escaping a minefield of snakes is going viral

The first episode of "Planet Earth II," the sequel to BBC's acclaimed documentary miniseries, aired Sunday. And it was amazing.

Possibly the most stirring moment in the episode involved a lone lizard and a minefield of snakes.

It's shot (and edited) cleverly to resemble a heart-pounding action thriller. But the moments of tension, bursts of speed, death-defying leaps, and near-captures are all real.

There's dramatic tension.

And terror.

And biting!

Watch below, and see how it ends.

Possibly the greatest scene in documentary history. Incredible. #PlanetEarth2 pic.twitter.com/01dDjDJcdX

— ?? (@MrLukeJohnston) November 7, 2016


These are the 100 new Pokémon coming to 'Pokémon GO'

It looks like Pokémon Go is about to get a lot bigger, by about 100 Pokémon or so!

That's huge — like, Snorlax-huge — the game currently features the original 151 Pokémon, the so-called "Gen 1" Pokémon. But in reality, there are hundreds of Pokémon, and based on code hidden within the game's most recent update, it looks like the 100 "Gen 2" Pokémon are heading to Pokémon Go at some point in the not-so-distant future. 

So, what are these mysterious 100 Pokémon? Let's find out, care of the offical Pokédex (#152 to 251!):

152. Chikorita

Facebook will fight the lawsuit that claims its 'ethnic affinities' ad targeting tool is illegal (FB)

Facebook is being sued for letting marketers exclude ads from being shown to specific "ethnic affinities," genders, and religions.

A lawsuit seeking class action status filed in California federal court on November 3 alleges that Facebook's ad targeting options violate federal fair housing and civil rights laws, which make it illegal to show a preference for certain groups of people in housing and employee recruitment advertisements.

Facebook said the "lawsuit is utterly without merit" in a statement shared with Business Insider on Monday.

"The lawsuit is utterly without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously," a company spokesperson said. "Multicultural marketing is a common practice in the ad industry and helps brands reach audiences with more relevant advertising. Our policies prohibit using our targeting options to discriminate, and they require compliance with the law.”