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Insight: Tripod Hacks, Winter Drone Flying Tips, Mastering Composition and More for 2017

Your photo motto for 2017? “Be Prepared.”Today we present our first round-up of DIY tutorials and photo advice for the new year. This edition covers …

UK superyacht industry sales rise to highest since 2008

<b>Sales in the UK's superyacht industry have reached their highest level since the 2008 financial crisis.</b><p>A report from British Marine, which represents the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, said superyacht revenues for the year to April 2016 had reached £605m.<p>Revenues for the …

The simple steel box that transformed global trade

<b>Perhaps the defining feature of the global economy is precisely that it is global.</b><p>Toys from China, copper from Chile, T-shirts from Bangladesh, wine from New Zealand, coffee from Ethiopia, and tomatoes from Spain.<p>Like it or not, globalisation is a fundamental feature of the modern economy.<p>In the …

Fiat Chrysler to put $1 billion into U.S. jobs and revive Jeep Wagoneer

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Sunday announced a $1 billion investment to expand factories in Ohio and Michigan and create 2,000 jobs in the United States.<p>The announcement is the latest phase in an "industrialization plan" the company announced a year ago. In a 2015 labor deal with the United Auto …

With 1 Simple Move, Uber Offered an Incredible Olive Branch to Its Biggest Adversaries | Inc.com

Lots of people love Uber. Lots of cities? Not so much.<p>That tension makes Uber's latest decision especially interesting. Because nearly seven years of driving millions of people around, Uber has accumulated an incredible amount of data--including information about traffic patterns in almost every …

Transportation

The US dollar is the strongest it’s been since 1986

It was the era of <i>Top Gun</i> and “Walk Like an Egyptian.” The year of Iran-Contra affair, the Chernobyl leak and the tragic Challenger explosion. The launch of the Mir space station and the Oprah Winfrey Show.<p>1986 was also the last time the US dollar was about as strong as it is now. This chart shows …

Ford's Bronco SUV and Ranger pickup truck are coming back

A blast from the past: Ford is bringing back the Bronco and the Ranger.<p>The Bronco is a truck-style 4x4 sport utility vehicle that was discontinued 20 years ago. It's best known as the vehicle O.J. Simpson drove in an infamous 1994 police chase after he failed to appear for arrest in connection with …

Ford Wants Its Own Fully Self-Driving Car by 2021, CEO Mark Fields Says

Ford (f) CEO Mark Fields has a grand target for his company: to release a truly self-driving model that doesn’t require human intervention in five …

The most important stories in advertising, January 10

Evan Spiegel, Snap Inc. CEO. Reuters<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Snapchat is making the UK its international headquarters.</b> It's an unusual move for a US tech company, with other firms usually choosing to base their international operations in …

Advertising

Spotify Has the Perfect Job Opening for Soon-To-Be Departing President Obama

Though President Barack Obama will leave his current position in 10 days, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be out of work for long.<p>Spotify has posted a job …

Despite scandal, VW in running for global sales crown

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — It's ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests.<p>And now stands a …

Chipotle Is Spending More Than Expected On TV Commercials, Promotions To Get You Back

Chipotle is still throwing fistfuls of money at its problems.<p>The struggling Mexican chain said on Tuesday that its expenses were higher than expected during the fourth quarter, thanks largely to television commercial testing and promotions geared toward getting customers in the door. It also cited …

Yahoo to Become Altaba, Mayer to Leave Board After Verizon Deal

Yahoo said Monday that it would rename itself Altaba and Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer would step down from the board after the closing of its deal with Verizon Communications.<p>Yahoo has a deal to sell its core internet business, which includes its digital advertising, email and media …

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

How to Remake the Most Famous Airport in the World

New York’s Idlewild Airport opened in the summer of 1948 on a former golf resort. This outpost at the southeastern edge of New York City became an …

Andrew Cuomo

Two cheers for the FAA: why recent reforms should be welcomed

Everyone likes to complain about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and often it’s richly deserved – just look at a few recent airworthiness …

FAA

CONFIRMED: For 2017 AMEX Platinum Travel Credit MAX $50 per Purchase with Delta.

CONFIRMED: For 2017 AMEX Platinum Travel Credit MAX $50 per Purchase with Delta. Continue reading →The post CONFIRMED: For 2017 AMEX Platinum Travel …

Obama to take 1 last flight on Air Force 1 as ex-president

WASHINGTON (AP) — He won't be president anymore, but Barack Obama will take one last flight on the presidential plane next week before handing it …

Get Your Finances in Order With This Month-by-Month Guide

You don’t learn everything about money at once. Most of us take a series of steps in the right direction until we finally feel in control of our …

US military seeks biodegradable bullets that sprout plants

Perhaps because of the damage it can cause when it strikes a target, not all that much attention is given to the damage caused by ammunition that …

Parrot lays off 35 percent of its drone team

French company Parrot has had a rough year and missed its sales expectations. That’s why the company will lay off 290 employees who were working on drones. In total, Parrot currently has 840 employees on the drone team and more than a thousand employees in total.<p>While the company isn’t just selling …

What People In Golf Make

Our biennial report on salaries from around the game<p>Ever wonder what your head pro makes? The superintendent? Maybe even the kid who collects the range balls? It's impolite to ask, of course, so we've done the research for you. Golf in the United States is nearly a $70-billion industry. There are …

Sailing Yacht Featured in James Bond Film for Sale

Now's your chance to travel in style like 007. The Med Yachts-built <i>Regina</i>, which was featured in the James Bond movie "Skyfall", is on the brokerage …

Sailing

The Best Smart Home Tech From CES 2017

We’ve seen the future and it’s Alexa-enabled<p>This past weekend, the gadget-obsessed world gathered in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, the …

The history of BMW

In the video above we take a look at iconic car brand BMW, a company whose century of history echoes Europe's most tumultuous period.<p>BMW's first car was built under licence in 1928, 12 years after Rapp Motorenwerke became Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH. The German company’s production plants were …

Watch the Pentagon’s new hive-mind-controlled drone swarm in action

In what will probably be considered a step forward for autonomous military technology, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday that it had successfully demonstrated “one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms” over China Lake, Calif., in October.<p>The exercise, put on by Naval Air Systems Command …

Military

Handcuffed Shoplifting Suspect Dies After Shooting Himself in Texas Patrol Car, Cops Say

A handcuffed shoplifting suspect who shot himself in the back seat of a patrol car in Texas on Sunday died Monday morning, authorities said.<p>Austin Police Department spokeswoman Anna Sabana identified the man as 19-year-old Zachary Khabir Anam.<p>Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters that …

Mexico again says there is 'no way' it will pay for Trump wall

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s new Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday there is no way his country will pay for the wall that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to build on the United States’ southern border to keep out illegal immigrants.<p>Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis …