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More Wells Fargo Refunds Coming After $1 Billion Fine

Wells Fargo agreed Friday to pay $1 billion in penalties after the bank was fined by two federal regulators — the Consumer Financial Protection …

Finance

The Top 10 Cars Most Likely to Last 200,000 Miles or More

Based on a study of more than 13.5 million cars, these are the ones that most frequently exceed 200,000 miles on the odometer.<p>When you buy a new car, you want it to last. iSeeCars analyzed more than 13.5 million vehicles to find out which models are most likely to last 200,000 miles or more. On …

5 Car Gadgets Under $25 You Didn't Know You Needed

These essential, affordable items will give your ride a serious upgrade.<p>Hitting the road is a beautiful thing – be it a cross-country trip where you …

Amazon's best-selling mattresses are nearly all under $200 — here's what you should know about them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>#6 on the best-sellers list is Tuft & Needle's mattress with T&N Adaptive foam. (Queen, $575) Amazon<p>When it comes to convenience, it's hard …

Shopping

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

This cartographer’s deep dive into Google Maps is fascinating

Google Maps is more powerful than you know<p>Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway route, or the name of that good sushi place. We don’t spend too much time pondering how Google got so good at mapping the world, and what …

Maps

In the Philippines, one Japanese holdout fought World War II until 1974

When American forces overran the Philippine island of Lubang in 1945, Japanese intelligence officer Hiroo Onoda withdrew into the mountains to wait …

World War II

Ancient Rome’s System of Roads Visualized in the Style of Modern Subway Maps

Sasha Trubetskoy, an undergrad at U. Chicago, has created a "subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD." …

This 8-Bit Version of the Last Jedi Trailer Is More Fun Than the Original

It even has the Star Wars director's approval.<p>I have fond childhood memories of back when games looked pixelated and cartoony. There's something so charming and simple about the aesthetic. That's what makes this fan made 8-bit <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> trailer so delightful.<p>Listen to the old school …

Retired Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill Recalls The Moment When He Killed Osama Bin Laden In A Dramatic Raid

The hunt for 9/11 mastermind and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ended on May 11, 2011, nearly a decade after the terror attacks that transformed the globe. Five years after his death, the U.S. was estimated to have spent $3 trillion dollars as a result of his actions. This included not only the …

America's Real Estate Is Booming, But Is It A Bubble?

Median real estate prices are up 160% since 1990, whereas incomes are up 90%.<p>Total number of second homes are declining.<p>Price increases are …

David McCullough: President Trump's Disregard for History Is 'Utter Nonsense'

Over the course of nearly 50 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough has traveled across the U.S. speaking to audiences — at …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

Changing the data conversation at Target - a Domopalooza BI use case

Ben Schein, a BI lead at Target, had a BI problem most have confronted: he wanted a BI approach that combined speed to market, scale, and …

Big Data

6 Real Estate Startups Poised To Disrupt The Industry

Silicon Valley may be the technology hub of the United States, but there are exciting things happening in tech around the country as well, including several real estate startups cropping up in New York that could have national implications.<p>With CBRE’s acquisition of Floored in January, I noted that …

Real Estate

Amazon deepens university ties in artificial intelligence race | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has launched a new program to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the company told Reuters, the latest move by a technology firm to nurture ideas and talent in artificial intelligence research.<p>The logo of Amazon is …

Artificial Intelligence

15 best children's books of all time

Books

Amazon Alexa Is Blowing Up - Now you can be a part of it! | Inc.com

Now, small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) can use the hub to find development teams capable of creating skills. Alternatively, they can also find the tools they need to develop their own skills in-house.<p>Here are 4 things you need to know about Amazon's Alexa hub.<p>1. There Are 20 Agencies Listed …

Smart Homes

Is Unexplained the world's spookiest podcast?

Unexplained’s paranormal tales have astonished millions of listeners. As the show returns, its creator reveals the new mysteries to come<p>Richard MacLean Smith is unspooling a remarkable story about his grandad during the second world war. “He was in a mid-air crash and his plane got cut in half,” …

Midlife Crisis

The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore

In the 14 years he spent planning, sculpting, and overseeing the completion of the Mount Rushmore monument, artist Gutzon Borglum harbored a deep …

Albert Einstein

The History Channel Alexa skill is getting popular among Echo owners

On this day in 1919, diplomats met to negotiate the end of World War I. In 1950, it’s the day China and the Soviet Union officially recognized the Republic of Vietnam, and in 1991, former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry was found doing crack in a hotel room.<p>The This Day in History Alexa skill …

History

Taking a ride on this Lego train is simply mesmerizing

If you have ever wished you could actually ride a toy train, this video will give you a deep sense of fulfillment.<p>YouTuber TrainGuy 659 takes us …

You Can Now Fly from the West Coast to Europe for Just $69

We’re currently dreaming of escaping the colder weather, with deals like $105 round-trip tickets to Puerto Rico or perhaps even the $213 train trip that takes you past the most beautiful sights in America. But now we have another totally affordable deal to help you get your travel vibe on, this …

Why Amazon's Alexa is the future of computing

Amazon doesn’t have a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, but Alexa is everywhere at the Las Vegas event this week. Dozens of companies have announced plans to work with the virtual assistant that powers the Echo, Amazon’s smart speaker.<p>LG is building Alexa into one of its refrigerators. GE …

The High Alpha REIT Portfolio Returned 40.2% In 2016

I always examine each company as standalone businesses – hoping to uncover value that Mr. Market has missed.<p>Over time, the stock market rewards …

Investing

HBR Guide to Data Analytics Basics for Managers

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>November 15, 2016</b><p>Today's business environment brings with it an onslaught of data, but leaving the analysis to others in your company just won't cut it. Now more than ever, managers must know how to tease insight from data--to understand where it comes from, make sense …

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

SpaceX Wants to Surround Earth With an Internet Service That's 200 Times Faster

We need this!<p>SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the Mars-hungry tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, just made a big move to enshroud the planet in …

3tags.org

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids