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HANGIE is a Minimalist Wall Mount for Displaying Cameras

HANGIE is a new minimalist mount that lets you elegantly display your cameras on your walls. The 3D-printed design has a slim-profile that makes your …

This Berkeley Hills Dream House Is Everything We've Ever Wanted

Deck with outdoor fireplace overlooking Berkeley.<p>The 4,000 sq. ft. house features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, five decks, an outdoor …

NBA simulation says Golden State Warriors will win 83 games

Ahead of the 2016-2017 season, the NBA ran a simulation to see how many games each team might win. The computer says the Golden State Warriors will win 83 games.<p>That sounds too good to be true, and it is. The NBA regular season only has 82 games, so the Warriors will be spotted a game for good …

Basketball

IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

There are a thousand good reasons to never get married: in-laws, divorce attorneys, and the inevitable ravages of age on one’s attractiveness come immediately to mind.<p>But there are also significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage …

Personal Finance

A new financial model for consulting

How we’re making our salaries fair and transparent<p><i>Update: We’ve recently improved on this version of our financial model. You can read more details …

Employment

The State of Poke in San Francisco

2016 in San Francisco (and across the country) has brought a tidal wave of fast casual poke bars, and that movement doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Since the start of 2016, eight counter service poke restaurants have opened, with four more scheduled to arrive shortly. Here’s <b>an update</b> …

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Japan

How Stephen Curry became the best shooter the NBA has ever seen

The NBA has never seen a player like Stephen Curry.<p>Curry doesn't possess the other-worldly athleticism of LeBron James or all-around skill set of Kevin Durant, but his shooting has changed the NBA forever.<p>The two-time MVP and three-time champion is on pace to shatter the all-time record for made …

Chance The Rapper Shares Original Kanye West Demos During His Latest Zane Lowe Interview

Chance and Kanye are working on a joint album together.<p>Chance The Rapper is the latest artist to make a guest appearance on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show and much was revealed by the Chicago rapper, who spoke about the making of his new <i>Coloring Book</i> album, among other things, in a profound …

Mazda Engineers Want to Build a Lighter Miata, Not a More Powerful One

Like you, Mazda's engineers pray at the church of Colin Chapman.<p>At 2313 lbs in U.S.-spec Club trim, the Mazda Miata is one of the lightest cars you can buy today. And if Mazda's engineers have their way, it's going to get a whole lot lighter.<p>We've known since last year that Mazda probably wouldn't …

A UPenn psychologist uses the 'Hard Thing Rule' to teach her kids to take control of their success

It's doubly so if that successful person is a top psychologist who specifically studies how to help kids thrive.<p>That psychologist is Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose new book, "Grit," offers research and anecdotal evidence on how passion and perseverance lead to …

Self-improvement

A timeless 6-step guide to getting rich, according to a 79-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>He boiled down 13 steps anyone …

Self-improvement

Opinion: How arbitragers profit off mom and pop investors

Stock brokers claim mom and pop investors have never gotten better deals. But how do we know? There’s no TrueCar for brokers (you entrepreneurs, that …

One-third ponder leaving Bay Area amid costs, congestion

It is so difficult to keep up with the Joneses, especially while navigating through all the gridlock traffic, that a third of Bay Area residents are thinking about clearing out in the next few years.<p>Housing costs and a lack of availability, high prices in general and traffic topped the list of …

San Francisco

This simple photo shows something amazing about the next generation of smartphone cameras

Move the slider above back and forth to compare two images. Can you spot the difference between them? Here's a hint: Look at the freeway overpass in …

Depth Of Field

Paribus, the App that Automatically Refunds Price Drops, Comes to iPhone and Android

iOS/Android: Paribus is an online tool that tracks your purchases to find price drops, automatically refunding you the difference. It’s free, it …

The Hottest Tech in Silicon Valley Made This Meatball

<b>What:</b> A “cultured” meatball from Memphis Meats, a San Francisco startup backed by almost $3 million in venture funding.<p><b>Fresh Meat:</b> The company makes …

Nike founder Phil Knight worries that nation is losing its entrepreneurial edge

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Phil Knight sports the Nike brand. Literally.<p>The 78-year-old founder of the largest athletic footwear and apparel company in the world rolls up his pants leg to show a faded tattoo on his left calf depicting the company's signature swoosh.<p>Why is it so tiny?<p>"I was afraid it might …

Audi put an electric longboard in the bumper of a Q3

Audi's connected mobility concept debuted at the Beijing Motor Show this week.<p>Audi's connected mobility concept links a compact SUV, based on the Q3, with a driver's smart devices and an electric longboard that is stowed in the car's rear bumper. Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of <i>Autoblog</i> …

Auto Shows

7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

"Look at All the Asians!"

Among the most startling experiences I have had with race is seeing other Asian Americans. I mean being around a critical mass whose lives span the range of human experience versus being virtually alone save for scant contact with a circumscribed subculture.<p>My wife, also Asian American, and I had …

San Francisco

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

Donald Trump Remembers When the Towers Came Down on 7-11

Trump, campaigning ahead of this week’s New York GOP primary, gave a speech to a group of supporters Monday night in Buffalo, where he spoke fondly …

This Cavs' ball movement is so pretty you'd swear they were the Spurs

Although the Pistons and the Cavaliers were surprisingly neck-and-neck throughout Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs, Cleveland stuck out in one particular aspect: ball movement.<p>Now, there are times when an offensive possession is just pretty and one can admire it for what it is, but Cleveland's efficient …

Pure Swedish Design Masterfully Executed In Höganas Home

Design

AT&T charging $20 upgrade fee even when you bring your own phone

Verizon, at least, lets you bring your own phone without paying an extra fee.<p>AT&T and Verizon Wireless now charge $20 fees when customers upgrade …

You Can Buy This Brand New 2003 BMW M5 for $150,000

Or a 2004 M3 for just $100,000.<p>Over a decade after production ended, BMW's E46 M3 and E39 M5 still capture the hearts of car enthusiasts today. Many of them have been driven hard and abused, though, making it tough to find a good second-hand example. A dealership in Ohio, the Enthusiast Auto Group, …

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

There's a 'strong case' for $120 oil in 2018

Despite the technical nature of this discussion, I think I can make a strong case for $120 oil in 2018 using only two charts of my own making - one charting global demand, which is more universally agreed upon, and then an overlay of global production, which is more open to prediction.<p>First, …

Oil

Review: The Fujifilm X-Pro2 is One Solid and Sexy Camera

Take a moment, rewind back to March of 2012 and remember the buzz that surrounded the release of the Fujifilm X-Pro1. Many of my close photography …