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The future will be tokenized: how blockchain will free you to control your financial destiny

I believe in freedom.<p>I believe we should be able to make our own choices and shape our lives however we wish.<p>I long for a world without borders, …

Blockchain

Why Real Estate Investing is Now One of the Easiest Ways to Earn a Supplemental Income

A five-year study by Tom Corley, the author of “Rich Habits,” found that on average, 65% of self-made millionaires had three income streams. As …

Real Estate

Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay a Mortgage?

Welcome to “Ask Stacy,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. You can learn how to send in a question of …

Personal Finance

It’s the No. 1 Power Source, but Natural Gas Faces Headwinds

As environmental concerns drive power companies away from using coal, natural gas has emerged as the nation’s No. 1 power source. Plentiful and relatively inexpensive as a result of the nation’s fracking boom, it has been portrayed as a bridge to an era in which alternative energy would take …

Fossil Fuels

Why Aren't Stocks Climbing The Wall Of Worry Anymore?

For the first time since the Great Recession, the real policy rate for the Federal Reserve is positive.<p>In the not-so-distant future, key borrowing …

Stock Markets

Real estate players are looking to corner the market on both baby boomers and millennials

Whether you call them the Selfie Generation, Generation Me or the Do-Gooder Generation, it's clear that millennials are the biggest and most economically powerful population on the planet. And that fact isn't lost on the real estate and business worlds. Everyone from condo developers to landlords …

Real Estate

20 Best Foods to Start Eating Immediately For Weight Loss

Welcome to the Best Foods For Weight Loss Treasure Trove. Contrary to popular opinion, slashing as many calories from your diet as possible is not …

Scientists detect signal from ‘cosmic dawn,’ when stars first lit up the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected a signal from “cosmic dawn” — the moment when the universe's earliest stars emerged.<p>The signal, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature, is little more than a blip in the radio echo of that ancient era, as difficult to detect as the wingbeat of a …

Black Holes

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it

Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokes<p>Blood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a …

Medical Research

Starbucks tests a cashless store in Seattle

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Starbucks is running a single-location cashless pilot in a store located in the lobby of a Seattle-based office building, according to …

eCommerce

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …

Several major banks are banning customers from buying crypto on credit

Purchasing cryptocurrencies with a credit card is about to get significantly harder. Earlier today, the UK’s Lloyds Banking Group announced that it would prevent customers from purchasing cryptocurrencies with its credit cards.<p>Lloyds Banking Group is easily of the largest retail banks in the UK, …

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

Cabo San Lucas

UVify's racing drone can reach speeds of 100 mph

The UVify Draco is a modular racing drone that can fly at lightning-fast speeds.<p>UVify is showing off its new racing drone this week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The Draco modular drone is easy to repair, lightweight and lightning-fast. UVify claims it can reach a top speed of 100 miles per …

Drones

Neodriven is a rearview mirror replacement that can make your car semi-autonomous

And it’s built off of George Hotz’s open source plans<p>In late 2015, iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz teased a project that sounded like a dream: his new company would produce a $1,000 consumer product that could grant your car semi-autonomous capabilities. Eleven months and one terse …

Autonomous Cars

Cardiogram raises $2 million to predict heart health issues using wearables

Health tech startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in a seed round led by the a16z Bio Fund for an app that screens users’ cardio health and gives them help improving or maintaining it.<p>The company started out with an Apple Watch integrated app, initially. But it is ultimately planning to be a …

Digital Health

How to make the most of Spotify playlists

Tips for a better, more personal Spotify<p>A playlist is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.<p>Playlists — where emotions lurk in every shadow and the mysterious alchemy of memory is constantly bubbling and brewing! Playlists — where you can cut the filler tracks and go all killer, all the time. …

Playlist

10 Best Password Cracking Tools Of 2016 | Windows, Linux, OS X

<i>Short Bytes: Password cracking is an integral part of digital forensics and pentesting. Keeping that in mind, we have prepared a list of the top 10</i> …

How To Access Blocked Websites? 12 Easy Ways To Bypass Them

Short Bytes: Restrictions and bans over websites are always annoying, and governments are now censoring content more than ever. Check out the 10 easy …

Sony filed a patent for contact lenses that take photos

With all these smart eyewear patents and research studies popping up over the last couple years, it's looking more and more like we're all going to …

The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

Universe

10 things you might not know about U.S. Special Operations forces

<b>(CNN) —</b> The troops that make up U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) include some of the most elite fighters in the U.S. military across all branches, including the Army Green Berets and Navy SEALS.<p>They're perhaps best known for going after high-value targets like Osama bin Laden and ISIS leader …

Military

A former Microsoft engineer says the company's crazy holographic headset felt so real it actually scared him during a test

It seems so realistic, in fact, that one former Microsoft engineer almost believed that the virtual objects the HoloLens projected on to the scene were actually there in the room with him.<p>Michael Hoffman left Microsoft in June after working at the company for about a year as a principal engineering …

Augmented Reality

Samsung Electronics Now Mass Producing an Extremely Fast, Low-powered PCIe SSD for Today’s Notebook PCs

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun …

Computer Hardware

Samsung's latest SSD is absurdly fast and uses virtually no standby power

Samsung has started manufacturing a PCIe (M.2) SSD that pulls off a rare trick -- it'll be the fastest drive your laptop has ever seen, while consuming almost no power in standby mode. The new SM951 SSD succeeds the Korean company's XP941, a drive that can already read data at a mind-melting 1.4 …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Hong Kong

Netgear's ultimate WiFi router gives you full speed on any frequency

Watch out, ASUS: you're not the only one with an extremely fast WiFi router these days. Netgear has just released the Nighthawk X4, the latest version of its sinister-looking flagship hotspot. The X4's four antennas let it deliver 802.11ac wireless as quickly as possible on any frequency; it offers …

For 21st-Century Kids, Home Microfluidics And Neurology Kits

Take that, ye olde 1950s chemistry sets.<p>We've seen a lot of nostalgia for ye olde chemistry sets lately. Nobel Laureates have reminisced about playing with them. These days, sets containing radioactive uranium dust or toxic lead are not going to cut it anymore, but that doesn't mean kids can't get …