If Silicon Valley were a country, it would be among the richest on Earth

With $128,308 per capita in annual gross domestic product, Silicon Valley residents out-produce almost every nation on the planet Were it real, the Sultanate of Silicon Valley would be among the worlds richest countries. Cranking out $128,308 per capita in annual gross domestic product (GDP), residents in Californias tech belt out-produce almost every nation on the planet. The valleys output, pegged at $275bn by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, is higher than Finlands. Depending on how one counts it, Qatars per-capita GDP, estimated by the World Bank at $128,647 in 2017, is the worlds highest. The per-person output from Silicon Valley more precisely, the San Jose metro area actually outpaces Qatars by some measures, and puts the valley squarely …

Hotels at centre of rape allegations promoted on TripAdvisor

Woman told by website to leave first person review detailing sexual assault Hotels around the world at the centre of sexual assault allegations are continuing to be promoted on TripAdvisor, despite some complainants contacting the travel company to warn them of alleged attacks by staff members. TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world, with 456 million people visiting the site every month to search for accommodation and other hospitality sites ranked according user reviews. But two women who alleged they were raped by staff employed by businesses currently promoted on TripAdvisor said the company is failing its duty to public safety in the way it handles such complaints. They said they fear others are at risk without information …

Virtual reality game shows Danish teenagers how to party without a hangover

Online tool will tackle the worst youth alcohol problem in Europe So youre 16 and at a schoolfriends party. Youve had three or four drinks already, and are just starting to feel it. The most popular guy in the class comes up and demands you have another. And then another. What happens next? Rather than finding out in real life, researchers in Denmark, who are trying to cure Europes worst teenage binge-drinking problem, hope the likely consequences can be shown virtually in a game due to launch later this year. Virtual reality can provide a really intense experience, the feeling of actually being there, but without the real-life harm of getting drunk and blacking out, said Gunver Majgaard, a robotics …