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CES 2018: 20 most innovative gadgets at show

LAS VEGAS — The trade portion of the Consumer Electronics Show will open Tuesday, but we've got a sneak peek at some of the coolest technology set to debut there.<p>Each year, the Consumer Technology Association, which stages the CES, selects 20 products for the CES Innovation Awards, "honoring …

Consumer Tech

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Venture Capital

The best hotels of 2017

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>With the new Four Seasons in the Maldives, the Sanders hotel in Copenhagen, the renovated Crillon in Paris or the 7th Room hotel in …

Travel

This Chicken Scarpariello Has a Sauce We Want to Lick Off the Plate

When you can't decide between chicken or sausage and peppers—so you have both.<p>Even after working in kitchens for years, I'm still a sucker for food porn. I was watching an old episode of <i>Lidia's Italy</i> recently and she was making one of her mom's chicken recipes. The close-ups of the golden, browned …

Cooking

A New 5-Minute Genius Egg Breakfast (Or Dinner!) For You

We all have our egg routines—the frying method you picked up from your dad, the well-honed minute count on your preferred hard boil, your singular place on the fluffy-to-creamy scramble continuum.<p>But no matter how much we love and cleave to our eggs <i>just so</i>, they can get awfully boring sometimes, …

Recipes

The 3 Rules for Being a Successful Day Trader

What Does it Take to Enjoy Success as a Day Trader?<p>For years, people didn't take day traders seriously. They were often mocked in the investing community. They had a reputation for trying to make a quick buck without putting in the hard work. But over the past few years, things have changed. People …

Stock Markets

This site lists all the countries you can travel to without a visa

Itching to go on vacation, but don’t know where? One way to narrow down your choice of destination is to figure out which places are easy to travel to – and this new site can help.<p>Tell VisaDB where you’re from and it’ll list all the countries you can travel to without having to apply for a visa. It …

This solar-powered car might be better for the planet than a Tesla

You can keep your measly <i>normal</i> electric cars, Elon Musk — the real future of automotive power will be fully powered by the sun.<p>That's the vision a …

Electric Vehicles

Self-driving shuttle will take a few lucky college students to class next year

University of Michigan engineering students will get a slick new ride to class starting next school year — no driver necessary.<p>The University's MCity …

Uber for pooping is here, and we can never go back

New York City has a big problem: there aren't many clean, reliable bathrooms available. If you need to pop off the busy streets for a pitstop, you …

ClassPass secures $70 million Series C led by Temasek

ClassPass, the subscription service that for fitness classes and gyms, has today announced the close of a $70 million Series C funding round led by Temasek. Existing investors such as Acequia Capital, CRV, General Catalyst, GV, M13 and Thrive also participated in the round.<p>According to the press …

Career site Workey raises $8M to replace headhunters with artificial intelligence

One of the ways companies fill their ranks with good employees is by scouting “passive talent,” or people who aren’t currently looking for new jobs but might be convinced with the right offer. This usually takes hours of networking, but a Tel Aviv-headquartered startup called Workey uses artificial …

Dutch households will use servers to heat their showers for free

A small trial for a clever idea<p>You know just from using a laptop that computers give off a lot of excess heat. For data centers containing tens of thousands of servers, this is a big problem, wasting energy and money. To try and mitigate this, companies have experimented with moving facilities to …

Sustainability

Note-taking app Bear is rapidly improving with new features

Bear is a note-taking app from Italian design firm Shiny Frog that’s seen a recent spate of popularity as a replacement for apps like the bloated Evernote, primarily due to its simple design and quick speed.<p>And Shiny Frog has been good about keeping Bear up to date, with today’s 1.2 update (as …

Fiat 500e: Can You Really Drive A Brand New Car For A Total Cost Of $120 A Month? Yes, You Can

About 2 months ago I leased my first car. Ever. I normally don’t like leases because the idea of renting a car every month and giving it back after 3 years seems like a bad use of money, though I’m fully aware of all the advantages leasing offers. In theory.<p>But I took the plunge because Fiat was …

Electric Vehicles

Business Insider on Twitter: "2 startup founders quietly created what's being called the new 'Oprah's Book Club' https://t.co/Mh6RGx05hf… "

Want to Invest in the $6 Billion Marijuana Industry? Here Are 3 Stocks You Can Buy

No need to start growing in your basement--there are easier ways to cash in on legal weed.<p>bvThere's no question, legal marijuana is a growth industry, in every sense of the word. Legal cannabis sales reached $6.7 billion in 2016, and experts predict that number may triple now that California has …

Cannabis

The Best Business Credit Cards for Small Business Owners

<b>The Blue for Business Credit Card From American Express</b><p>Are you a small business owner who happens to be a frequent traveler? This is among the best …

10 Weird Ways to Grow Your Business that Only Millionaires Know

These 10 weird tactics can help grow any kind of business.<p><b>Sleep when you are dead.</b> So much advice out there continues to push the work-life balance with a good night's sleep of eight or more hours. However, some of the world's wealthiest business people subsist on very few hours of sleep because …

Self-improvement

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Lean Startups

How to Build a 'Franken-Startup' Entirely Out of Software Services

As an entrepreneur, you can stretch your labor farther by making machines do most of it.<p>There are two pieces of advice every founder has heard: Keep your startup as lean as possible, and only do things that are high-leverage uses of your time. There's an obvious tension here: How are you supposed …

Small Business

Warren Buffett just said this man has done the 'most for American investors'

Warren Buffett just published his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway investors, and buried in the 29-pages is a shoutout to one Jack Bogle.<p>"If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands- down choice should be Jack Bogle," Buffett writes, …

Investing

Warren Buffett, in Annual Letter, Offers Hymn to U.S. Economy

Warren E. Buffett, the billionaire investor, on Saturday lauded the “miraculous” qualities of the United States economy in highlighting another stellar year for his company, Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Mr. Buffett, whose record of beating the stock market over the past 50 years is unparalleled, is known for …

Investing

Reserve raises another $10M and plans new software for restaurants

Reserve, a startup offering table and customer management tools for restaurants, is announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series B funding.<p>When the company first launched in 2014, it billed itself as a “digital concierge” that would make it easier for diners to get reservations at top …

9 Hacks for Making Pizza at Home

Uber enlisted Yves Behar to design a taxi-style sign for the roofs of cars

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a big, light up sign designed to be displayed on the roof of a car carrying paid passengers. It’s not exactly the sort of invention that’ll catch the world on fire – especially with all of those yellow, checkered cars driving around with a something similar …

Mercedes launches car-sharing service Croove

For something like a century, car makers have sold one car to one person one time and then waited for them to wear out that car and come back to the dealership for another one. Increasingly, that model is outmoded, and Mercedes-Benz is putting another nail in that model’s coffin with Croove.<p>The …

The best personal finance software and apps for every budget

With the wealth of personal finance software and apps out there, it’s hard to find one that meets your specific needs. Our handy guide to personal …

Personal Finance

Insiders: America's largest chain of psych hospitals kidnaps people seeking care, drugs and holds them until they're out of insurance

Universal Health Services (UHS) is the largest chain of psychiatric facilities in the USA, with 2.5x more beds than its closest competitor, and …

Would-Be Tesla Rival Lucid Motors Inks Battery Supply Pact With Samsung SDI

Lucid Motors, a week after announcing plans for a $700 million auto factory in Arizona to produce its high-end, 1,000-horsepower electric sport sedan, is partnering with Samsung SDI as its key supplier of lithium-ion battery cells.<p>The companies said in a joint statement that they are collaborating …

Tesla