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Zelle, the Banks’ Answer to Venmo, Proves Vulnerable to Fraud

Big banks are making it easy to zap money to your friends. Maybe too easy.<p>Zelle, a service that allows bank customers to instantly send money to their acquaintances, is booming. Thousands of new users sign up every day. Some $75 billion zoomed through Zelle’s network last year. That’s more than …

Identity Theft

How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream

The global wind turbine industry has transformed from a collection of small companies in Denmark to corporations pulling off enormous feats of engineering.

Clean Energy

The Machines That Could Darken the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Climate change is an increasingly dangerous antagonist, and we’re not doing a great job curtailing it. Which is why, in the not too distant future, …

Climate Change

Construct Your Oil Portfolio: The Capital Appreciation Version

This is Part 3 of a three-piece series aiming to take a long, hard look at how to go about building an oil stock portfolio that fits your personality.<p>…

Investing

Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.<p>It's marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too.<p>Part of the appeal, at least for people who don't want to get high, is that CBD …

Cannabis

I Went on a Tour of America's Biggest Legal Weed Factory

The $15 million facility will have 25,000 plants producing 10,000 pounds of marijuana a year.<p>Adam Bierman, the bullishly confident 36-year-old CEO of MedMen—the first American cannabis company to be valued at a billion dollars—thinks Donald Trump is very good for business.<p>“This administration is …

Cannabis

Glass generating electricity put into mass production

A form of glass which generates electricity has put into mass production in Sichuan's capital, Chengdu after 8 years of research and development.<p>File …

Clean Energy

Carbon Capture Market Set for a Boom

You may not have seen it, but there is a new gold rush underway. Unlike past centuries where prospectors flocked to gold seams and sifted through rivers, today’s gold is much easier to find. In fact, it’s all around us, though invisible to the naked eye. It’s carbon dioxide.<p>In February, the U.S. …

Natural Gas

16 Startups That Have Reached 'Unicorn' Status in 2018

From marijuana retailers to cloud-based solutions, here are some companies you should watch out for.<p>Amid the tech landscape, "unicorns" are few and far between. Last year, CB Insights tallied the odds of becoming a unicorn -- a company valued at $1 billion or more -- at under 1%.<p>But already, within …

Startups

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

Tesla batteries retain more than 90% capacity past 160,000 miles, informal study shows

While traditional gasoline powered cars can more or less travel the same distance on a tank of gas over their whole lifetime, electric cars don't …

Electric Vehicles

A Pasadena garden mixes fresh and modern design with a rustic style

When Nord Eriksson started renovating his garden in Pasadena, he knew he wanted a back yard with a swimming pool and a place for his two young sons to play. But beyond that, he decided to wing it. So work began, a hole was dug and then he and his family left for a vacation in Spain.<p>Eriksson …

Landscaping

Goldman Sachs Says You Must Own Commodities in These Tense Times

The case for owning commodities has rarely been stronger, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.<p>With raw materials rallying on escalating political …

Oil

Meet Bosch EasyCut 12: A Miniature Chainsaw you can Use Indoors

Chainsaws are pretty handy when you need to cut into thick wood without much effort. It’s a great tool for cutting wood outdoors, but generally not …

Woodworking

Makita Power Tool Cordless Coffee Maker

The durable and practical Makita Power Tool Battery Coffee Maker CM501DZ means you'll never be short of a cup of coffee even on a construction site, …

Power Tools

Luminar puts its lidar tech into production through acquisitions and smart engineering

When Luminar came out of stealth last year with its built-from-scratch lidar system, it seemed to beat established players like Velodyne at their own game — but at great expense and with no capability to build at scale. After the tech proved itself on the road, however, Luminar got to work making …

Autonomous Cars

Bank of America: Bitcoin Bubble Is Already Popping

A team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) researchers is arguing that bitcoin is one of the "greatest asset price bubbles in history."<p>In a note …

Stock Markets

This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper - MIT Technology Review

For the last seven years, a startup based in Alameda, California, has quietly worked on a novel anode material that promises to significantly boost …

Clean Energy

Expert Reveals Why South Korea Could Be on Verge of Cryptocurrency Boom

Zhuling Chen sees something big coming.<p>South Korea could be on the verge of a big turnaround in the cryptocurrency space, as the dust settles from …

Cryptocurrency

Tesla Model 3 with dual motor now planned for July, says Elon Musk

Tesla officially planned to release the Model 3 with dual motor all-wheel-drive in “mid-2018” and we have recently seen several signs that the new version of the vehicle is coming.<p>Now CEO Elon Musk linked the release of the new Model 3 powertrain with the automaker achieving a production rate of …

Tesla

Cryptocurrency traders use old gold in drive to draw Islamic investors

DUBAI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - In Dubai's decades-old Gold Souk, customers from around the world haggle over bangles and necklaces. Elsewhere in the emirate, the region's top center for gold trade, bullion is playing a new role in financial engineering.<p>A local start-up company founded last year, OneGram, …

Cryptocurrency

Sodium-ion battery packs a punch

A new sodium-ion battery chemistry that shows superior performance to existing state-of-the-art sodium-based batteries could be the catalyst to …

Clean Energy

Don't Get Greedy With Plug Power, Inc. Stock

It's not shocking to hear that people are charged up about fuel cell solutions. But that doesn't mean they warrant a place in investors' …

Investing

An Indian startup wants to produce water from thin air using solar energy

Uravu is on a mission to generate water out of thin air.<p>If things go according to the Hyderabad-based startup’s plan, its technology to convert atmospheric moisture into usable—even potable—water will be available for household use in around two years from now.<p>The technology itself is not new. Even …

Solar Thermal

Dutch centre that produces energy from seaweed collaborating with the UAE

The Energy Research Centre<p>Founded 50 years ago as a nuclear research institute, scientists at the centre believed nuclear would be the “solution for …

United Arab Emirates

Now India is more interested in ethereum than bitcoin

Bitcoin is not king in India.<p>Ethereum topped bitcoin as the most searched-for cryptocurrency in India over the past five months, commanding a 34.4% share of currency searches overall versus bitcoin’s 29.9%, free internet provider Jana found in its latest Mobile Majority report. The next most …

Cryptocurrency

Raspberry Pi Solar Powered DIY Nature Camera

Makers and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a project to keep them busy, may be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi solar powered nature …

Raspberry Pi

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

Buy these six investments for alternative sources of income

Investors hunting for income have had an increasingly tough time in recent years. Rock-bottom interest rates mean the coupon you earn from corporate bonds is relatively low, while some Government bonds pay negative rates.<p>Meanwhile, on the FTSE 100 index of leading UK companies, just five stocks …

Investing

ElectroRoute eyeing opportunities to enter Japan’s power market

Wind Power