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10 things you need to know in markets January 3

Revellers toss confetti over Times Square from a hotel balcony as the clock strikes midnight during New Year's Eve celebrations in New York. Reuters/Keith Bedford<p>Good morning, and welcome to the first "10 things you need to know in markets today" of 2017! Here's what you need to know on</b> …

Tesla Cars Could Soon Power Your Home — and the Grid

Getting a Tesla definitely saves you money on gas, and soon it might save your electricity bill as well.<p>After Tesla’s SolarCity acquisition, the …

Five technologies for the next ten years

Over the next decade, mobile, the Internet of Things, machine learning, robotics, and blockchain technologies will change a great deal about how the …

The most valuable retro video games in the world

Japanese Gardens: Types of Gardens

Gardens have been built throughout history usually by the leading classes - aristocrats, monks, warriors, politicians and industrialists - for …

The Definitive List of the Worst DJ Names of All Time

From DJ Fanny to Inflatable Führer here's the official worst of the worst when it comes to DJ monikers.<p><i>This article was originally published on THUMP UK.</i><p>A fact: planet Earth is saturated with DJs. It's positively dripping with them. There are now so many DJs marauding through the airports of the …

Building Your Big Data Infrastructure: 4 Key Components Every Business Needs To Consider

Big data can bring huge benefits to businesses of all sizes. However, as with any business project, proper preparation and planning is essential, especially when it comes to infrastructure. Until recently it was hard for companies to get into big data without making heavy infrastructure investments …

Is the Middle East the World’s Next Solar Energy Giant?

Dubai is building a solar plant that will power 75 percent of the city by 2050. Can the U.S. catch up?<p>Dubai, the most populous city in the United …

Dubai Is Building the World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

They like to do things big in Dubai, including a newly-approved concentrated solar power project that will generate 1,000 megawatts of power by …

10 most important things in advertising

Warren Buffet is entering the bidding war for Yahoo.Paul Morigi/Getty Images<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Advertisers love Snapchat's priciest ad format — and that ought to worry its social media rivals.</b> Snapchat has run more than 50 Sponsored …

Britain passes historic milestone with first days of coal-free power | Financial Times

It was a historic moment — the first time the UK’s electricity was supplied without burning any coal.<p>The milestone was passed last week — on seven …

The Biggest Modern Art Museum in America Isn’t Where You Think

No, it’s not in New York City—San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art reopened this weekend after a $305 million revamp.<p>At the Saturday ceremony for the …

31 Of The Funniest Tumblr Posts About Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the people who can't stop making jokes about him.

The energy transition could be profound – and there's a lot to lose for those who can't keep up

The energy internet, the ‘smart’ grid, solar energy and battery storage are converging and the economic benefits are clear<p>Change is coming to the energy landscape. A transition to a new energy economy is happening. In a country like Australia – awash with energy both under and above the ground – …

See Every Toy in Japan’s Biggest Pokemon Center

You’ve never seen so many cute Pikachus.<p>Japan is home to multiple Pokemon Center stores, but the biggest of them lies in the Sunshine City shopping …

7 Must-Use Tools for Building an Infographic

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Infographics are such a fun and effective visual way to display information. We at Buffer have certainly used them quite a few times to share information.<p>I always enjoy looking at them, but always feel like <b>there is no way I could ever create one myself.</b><p><b>Or is</b> …

Infographics

Yes, you should write a fucking business plan.

Just because you’re a startup, doesn’t mean you won’t need it.<p>I know business plans aren’t in vogue. They’re not popular. Many of the startups that I …

Here are Google, Amazon, and Facebook’s secrets to hiring the best people

Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon. These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the best job candidates. But what is it?<p>No, it’s not that list of popular Google interview questions …

Employment

This map reveals which subway stations are closest to the cheapest apartments in NYC

But just how much?<p>You can pay up to $845 less per month by adding one extra subway stop and 2 minutes more to your daily commute, according to a new study by the apartment rental listings website RentHop.<p>The analysis of Renthop's own rental listing prices within less than half a mile from major …

Commuting

How many people have ever lived on planet Earth?

It’s easy to think that our lifetime and the world around us is unique and definitive. But thinking about how many people have ever lived on this …

United Nations

Are Microsoft and Sony Both Working on Updated Gaming Consoles?

Image source: Sony Corp.<p>The battle for the living room gaming center is heating up, as the two biggest console makers may be rolling out upgrades to their latest-generation devices. Details have recently emerged suggesting <b>Sony Corp.</b> and <b>Microsoft Corporation</b> will be improving the PlayStation 4 and …

Explore your home city like it's a Nintendo game

Who needs super accurate Google Maps or perfectly handy physical maps when you can have Nintendo?<p>A new interactive map designed by Brett Camper …

17 Really Hilarious Tweets From The "My Pet Is Weird" Hashtag

Pets are really just odd fur balls.

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

Globalization

10 most important things in advertising

Apple wants to be known as the greenest tech company. Shutterstock<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Yahoo just made changes that hint it expects to be sold soon.</b> Yahoo just made changes that ensure all employees are entitled to their severance …

Advertising

Politician proposes unleashing 500,000 cats to combat Roman rat invasion

A politician in Rome is letting the cat out of the bag – 500,000 cats, that is.<p>Mayoral candidate Antonio Razzi announced plans Tuesday to deploy an army of hungry felines to solve the city’s rat infestation, The Local reports.<p>Razzi claims “time is running out” to battle the “rat invasion,” the …

Clean energy can upset global water supplies

Although the move from fossil fuels to renewables is accelerating, recent research out of Austria warns energy production that reduces greenhouse gas …

Electric fork zaps a salty taste to your tongue without the sodium

If you love salt but you're worried about your sodium intake, a new futuristic fork could save your life.<p>This week, a two-day trial was conducted at …

Sodium

Why it's time to dispel the myths about nuclear power

Thirty years has passed since events in Chernobyl, while Japan marks the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. We need more than ever to have a reasoned discussion on the issues<p>This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, and the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl …