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This Sleek Desktop Greenhouse Uses Plants To Clean Your Office Air

A new air purifier is designed to look better than the typical plastic tower–and, if you like, it can also grow a little basil for your lunch.<p>The EcoQube Air uses an activated charcoal filter and a HEPA-like filter to clean pollen, dust, and VOCs from the air. When fans recirculate the filtered …

Wells Fargo is offering low down payment mortgages without FHA backing

Wells Fargo & Co. has started offering a new type of mortgage that requires a tiny down payment and could appeal to customers who might otherwise get loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration.<p>Most big banks have pulled back from offering FHA loans after dealing with lawsuits and …

Finance

3 reasons it's smart for 20-somethings to invest in real estate

Investing in real estate can be a good way to diversify your portfolio. And it can be particularly appealing to 20-somethings who are comfortable taking risks and who want to earn bigger returns.<p>If you're in your 20s and you've toyed with the idea of becoming a landlord or putting money into a real …

Want to Be Truly Wealthy? Science Says to Do This

Some of the world's richest people attribute much of their success to this single habit.<p>What's the one thing that sets apart the overwhelmingly wealthy from the rest of the world--other than money, of course? They read--and they read a lot.<p>Business tycoon and famed investor Warren Buffett is said …

Bill Gates

Antbo is an insect robot you can build

Robotics

SmartVR is Google Cardboard's tiny, stylish cousin

Google Cardboard is a cool idea, but the iconic headset has a major flaw: for something that's supposed to be super-casual mobile VR, it's way too big. Who wants to carry around a thick chunk of paper — or an even bigger hunk of plastic — to watch a 360-degree YouTube video? This is precisely the …

Japan's MUFG on hunt for M&A deals in U.S., Indonesia: top executive

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s biggest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) (8306.T), is on the lookout for acquisition opportunities in the United States and Indonesia as it pursues its goal of becoming a global financial powerhouse, the head of its core unit said.<p>A man walks out form a branch …

Interest Rates

Global Catholic Network founder Mother Angelica has died

Mother Mary Angelica, a folksy Roman Catholic nun who used a monastery garage to begin a television ministry that grew into a global religious media …

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning

Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own<p>Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services. (Google uses deep learning for everything from speech …

Machine Learning

The Missing Leak In Marketplaces

Amol Sarva Contributor<p>Amol Sarva is a co-founder of Knotable.<p>Jeff Wald Contributor<p>Jeff Wald is a co-founder of Work Market and Spinback.<p>Here’s the rap on marketplaces where buyers meet sellers: Some of them leak revenue. Unicorns are looking leaky these days.<p>The dream is to be Uber. With a $70 …

Mad TV is coming back for a one-hour 20th anniversary special

<i>Mad TV</i>, the sketch comedy show known for characters like Stuart, Miss Swan, and the early version of <i>Key & Peele</i>, is making a comeback. The CW will premiere a one-hour 20th anniversary special next month, <i>TVLine</i> reports.<p>"In the special, the cast reunites to attend a glamorous award ceremony to honor …

ASUS Chromebit review - the little Chrome OS dongle that could

Current Google CEO Sundar Pichai once said he wanted to see Chrome and Android in every screen available, a goal that is now looking more real than ever. Android is obviously all over the spectrum, but there is a whole other beast Google has been very good at taking over the market with – Chrome OS.<p>…

Living Rooms

Google reportedly planning a ‘watershed’ quantum computing announcement for December 8

According to Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist and board member at pioneer quantum computing company D-WAVE (as well as others, such as Tesla and SpaceX), Google has what may be a “watershed” quantum computing announcement scheduled for early next month. This comes as D-WAVE, which notably also …

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

YouTube bolts into next phase of virtual reality with 3D video

"It's about bringing this kind of video to everyone."<p>Kurt Wilms, senior product manager for YouTube VR

Virtual Reality

UnitedHealth's Cancer Pay Model Froze Doctor Drug Profits And Outcomes Improved

Medical oncologists generally make money by buying cancer drugs at a wholesale price from drug makers. Doctors make a profit when the complex provider payment system allows the drugs to then be reimbursed by insurance companies at a higher retail price.<p>But under a three-year program, UnitedHealth …

Health Care

Norwegian Cruise Lines' Next Ship Is a Bet on Chinese Cruisers

Norwegian Cruise Line has joined the rush to sell cruises to Chinese vacationers after tweaking the construction and design of an upcoming ship to …

Shipping

Elle Magazine's E. Jean Carroll Creates a Money-Making Breakup App That's Evil, Evil, Evil

Spoiler alert: Kara Swisher makes a cameo.<p>E. Jean Carroll has been the advice columnist at Elle magazine for some 22 years, and if you haven’t read her, you oughta. She speaks directly to the heart of a certain kind of young woman — the kind who asks, “Is this chapeau insouciant enough?” before …

Relationships

You'll be able to watch Hulu in virtual reality by next month, report says

Hulu intends to make its virtual reality app available next month.<p>The plan is for the app's launch to coincide with the launch of Samsung's Gear VR …

Microsoft's Windows boss explains its dangerous game to steal Apple customers

The tech titan is betting big on its plan to get the new Windows 10 operating system to a billion devices — smartphones, tablets, but mostly PCs — over the next two or three years.<p>That means that people actually have to want to use Windows PCs. At 110 million installs after two and a half months, …

Inside the World of Gulf State Slavery

People around the world were shocked by a video of a Saudi man assaulting his maid. Sadly, it’s all too common.<p>“<i>La, Baba</i>,” a young woman, pleads in …

A recent Goldman Sachs intern reveals 5 tips for surviving your first stint on Wall Street

You've heard the horror stories about the 100-hour workweeks. The grunt work. The tight deadlines.<p>But it is possible to survive your Wall Street internship and, according to one recent Goldman Sachs intern, even enjoy it.<p>The Goldman intern, who will be returning to the bank next year as a full-time …

Human stem cells cloned for the first time

An international team of scientists announced today that for the first time ever, they were able to create new human stem cells by cloning older, fully mature human cells. The process cannot be used to create full human clones, as the scientists involved were quick to point out, but it does allow …

Worms regrow their decapitated heads, along with the memories inside

Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body …

Vizio's stunning Reference Series 4K TV is now available starting at $6,000

This ranks as perhaps the best-looking TV I've ever seen, and sets Vizio up to inherit the crown from beloved home theater centerpieces like the Pioneer Kuro and Panasonic's best plasmas. It's not OLED, but the incredibly wide color gamut and full-array LED backlight (with 384 individual LED zones) …

4K Ultra HD

In future, the internet could come through your lightbulb

The tungsten lightbulb has served well over the century or so since it was introduced, but its days are numbered now with the arrival of LED lighting, which consume a tenth of the power of incandescent bulbs and have a lifespan 30 times longer.<p>Potential uses of LEDs are not limited to illumination: …

Teen Invents Headphones That Prevent Hearing Loss

Aegis Acoustics headphones were designed by 16-year-old Kingsley Cheng as a stylish-but-safe way listen to music. “The American Academy of Audiology reports that approximately 12 percent of all children ages 6–19 have noise-induced hearing loss. We’re here to change all that and make listening …

Hearing Loss

Mind reading may one day be possible, researchers say

According to a new study, ‘a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human’<p>Mind reading might not be as far-fetched as many people believe, says a study published by researchers at the University of Washington.<p>Their …

mindreading

SpaceX and Tesla backer just invested $50 million in this startup

When the World Bank and the Philippines devised a tax program to help curb smoking in the country, they needed a way to ensure that merchants in …