A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Carlsen. He Had One Month to Train.

Max Deutsch, a speed learner who conquered back-flips, Hebrew and perfect pitch, is testing the limits of self-improvement. Next up: the world’s greatest chess player.

Outcome Health Offers Voluntary Buyouts to Employees

Outcome Health, a Chicago startup, offered voluntary buyouts to employees, and Harvard Health Publishing and the American Medical Association put their partnerships with the company on pause.

Did You Say ‘Clothes’ or ‘Closed?’ Voice Recognition Hits Home Appliances

As voice recognition enters the kitchen and laundry room, appliance makers grapple with the different ways people talk about cooking and cleaning.

Tesla Plays the Long Game With Semi Truck

Elon Musk is taking on the commercial truck market with an approach that defies conventional expectations: all-electric vehicle capable of traveling for hundreds of miles on a single charge.

U.S. Warned of Russian Firm Kaspersky as Early as 2004

A Russian cybersecurity firm whose products current and former U.S. officials suspect Moscow has used as a tool for spying was flagged by U.S. military intelligence as a potential security threat as early as 2004.

EA Pulls Microtransactions From ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ After Backlash

Electronic Arts halted in-game sales of virtual goods in its sequel to “Star Wars Battlefront” on the eve of the game’s launch, bowing to pressure from customers fearing big spenders could gain an unfair edge.

Vanu Bose Found Ways to Bring Cellphone Service to Unserved Areas

Vanu Bose while working on his doctoral degree in engineering in 1998 set up his own company to exploit new technology for cellular communications.

Even With Beijing Pushing, Electric Cars Prove Hard to Start

Electric vehicles aren’t yet living up to the hype, auto makers in China are finding, as they churn out more EVs than they can sell—even with generous government subsidies—to satisfy Beijing’s directives.

Reddit CEO Cracks Down on Abusive Content to Protect Users, Attract Advertisers

Steve Huffman is trying to weed out violent and abusive content from Reddit, and he’s also personally been investigating whether Russian-linked entities used his platform to spread divisive messages. He hasn’t found much yet.

Tesla Reveals Semi Truck With 500-Mile Range, New Roadster Car

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the company’s first all-electric semitrailer truck and a $200,000 super car, his latest attempt to stir excitement as the company struggles to mass-produce an affordable sedan.