The stunning San Francisco home of Bebo founders Michael and Xochi Birch is on the market for an eye-watering $39 million and even comes complete with its own pub and library. The Birches purchased the 11,600-square-foot manor-style home on a street nicknamed Billionaire's Row in Pacific Heights for $29 million in 2008, after selling their social-networking site Bebo to AOL for $850 million. If the property sells for its asking price, it would match the record for the most expensive home ever sold in San Francisco. The $39 million record was set last year following the sale of a nearby home by venture capitalist Matt Cohler. The multi-story property is set high above San Francisco city and the bay and it offers sights across the Golden Gate Bridge to Oakland Hills. The stunning San Francisco home, (pictured), of Bebo founders Michael and Xochi Birch is on the market for an eye-watering $39 million and even comes complete with its own pub and library Guests at the … [Read more...] about Perfect pad for a pint! British Bebo founders list their six bedroom home for $39million: It comes with a real British pub and stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge
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She was television's favourite social climber in Keeping up Appearances, who insisted that her surname was pronounced 'Bouquet'. Now you could live next door to the fictional Hyacinth Bucket, who tried to impress others with her perceived affluence and refinement in the popular 1990s sitcom. This included her competing with her upper-middle-class neighbours, Elizabeth and brother Emmet. The real life property where her neighbours lived on the show is on the market for £495,000. The popular 1990s sitcom Keeping Up Appearances followed Hyacinth Bucket and her henpecked husband Richard as she tried to impress others with her perceived affluence This property for sale was used as the home of Hyacinth Bucket's neighbour Elizabeth (with the corner of Hyacinth's home picture on the left) TV sitcom gold: Hyacinth's neighbour Elizabeth Warden is pictured here with her brother Emmet The exterior of the four-bedroom detached house in Binley Woods in Coventry, … [Read more...] about Are you Keeping Up Appearances? Unique chance to be Hyacinth Bucket’s ‘neighbour’ as house featured in the popular sitcom is listed for £495,000
Waymo has emailed a select group or customers to notify them that ‘completely driverless cars are on the way’. The former Google project could soon unleash an autonomous taxi fleet without a human backup driver at the wheel. The email notes that customers who are matched with a fully driverless vehicle in its ride-hailing app will be notified so they won’t be surprised to see an empty front seat when the car arrives. Scroll down for videos Waymo has emailed a select group or customers to notify them that ‘completely driverless cars are on the way’. The former Google project could soon unleash an autonomous taxi fleet without a human backup driver at the wheel Both early Waymo and Waymo One customers have received the email, which says the firm has been has been testing and refining its self-driving tech and that the riders may see Waymo vehicles that have no safety driver behind the wheel. Waymo noted that if the person hailing the ride gets … [Read more...] about Your next taxi might not have a driver! Waymo tells customers in Phoenix that autonomous cabs ‘are on the way’ without a back-up human at the wheel
Politics is raw in Britain today. Remainers rage against Brexiters and vice versa. Pensioners are set against millennials; nationalists against immigrants; populists against elites; rural traditionalists against city liberals. Party politics is characterised by contempt and dogma. To his many enemies, Jeremy Corbyn is an extremist and will never be a legitimate national leader. To Corbynistas, his internal critics are bad losers and traitors to Labour. To many non-Tory voters and MPs, Theresa May’s government is an immoral experiment in austerity and pandering to prejudice. On seemingly every fundamental issue, the country feels even more divided than it did in the turbulent 70s and 80s. There are furious battles over free speech, minority rights, the size of the state, the shape of the economy, social and cultural values, even the truth and selection of relevant political facts. In many other democracies, from the US to Italy to Australia, politics has become just as tribal, … [Read more...] about The death of consensus: how conflict came back to politics
It was on the motorway near Phoenix, Arizona, that I realised fully driverless cars might be quite a distant dream. And that was because our Google Waymo robo-taxi seemed incapable of leaving that motorway.We were in Arizona to record a radio documentary for the BBC World Service about the progress towards creating autonomous vehicles that would make our roads safer and replace human drivers with robots.Google leads this race at the moment and for the past six months has been offering a robo-taxi service, Waymo One, to a select few early adopters in and around the Phoenix suburb of Chandler. Our first ride with Waymo took us through the quiet suburban streets, where traffic is sparse and drivers well mannered. Here, the minivan, fitted out with a battery of sensors and high-definition cameras, performed very impressively, handling slightly tricky left turns, spotting other road users and slowing down as it passed a school.While a Google engineer sat behind the wheel, she never … [Read more...] about Robots on the road – how close is our driverless future?