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The Secret Trick to Shopping at Costco Without Paying for a Membership

Costco doesn't offer trial periods, but there's a free — and legal — way to shop at warehouses without buying a membership.<p>We're often looking for …

Personal Finance

When Is It Important for an Algorithm to Explain Itself?

Many efforts to apply machine learning get stuck due to concerns about the “black box” — that is, the lack of transparency around why a system does what it does. Sometimes this is because people want to understand <i>why</i> some prediction was made before they take life-altering actions, as when a …

Machine Learning

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Free Money: The Surprising Effects of a Basic Income Supplied by Government

Skooter McCoy was 20 years old when his wife, Michelle, gave birth to their first child, a son named Spencer. It was 1996, and McCoy was living in …

Income Inequality

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

A Down Payment With a Catch: You Must Be an Airbnb Host

“If only we had the down payment” may be one of the most frequent complaints among aspiring home buyers in cities across the country.<p>Yifan Zhang, a 29-year-old entrepreneur who often hears this lament among her friends, has come up with a service that tries to help.<p>When she bought a townhouse in …

Real Estate

Are catastrophic disasters striking more often?

No sooner had Hurricane Harvey’s record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the residents of Florida began bracing for a wallop …

Habitats

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

Startups

This App Is Leading The Revolution in Free Access to Scientific Papers

Boycott the paywall.<p>A perfect storm of technology and the public's demand for knowledge are driving a surge towards open access (OA) science and …

There Will Be 30 Technology Companies In 2030, 10 in 2050, And Then There Will Be None

Two things are happening simultaneously. First, the old “technology industry” – hardware, software, communications and services companies – is rapidly consolidating. Second, “technology companies” and other vertical companies are morphing into entities that leverage technology for multiple consumer …

Media Industry

10 tech gadgets you need if you live in a small home

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Want to deck out your apartment …

Home Automation

How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality

The son of a minister, Ohene Asare grew up poor. His family immigrated from Ghana when he was 8 and settled down in West Bridgewater, Mass., a town 30 miles south of Boston, where he was one of the few black students at the local public school. “It was us and this Jewish family,” Asare remembered. …

Housing

How Amazon Stays More Agile Than Most Startups

Last Thursday, Amazon launched Echo Look. The company’s latest addition, much like its digital cousins, is essentially a Wi-Fi speaker — a sort of Siri-in-a-tube — that listens to and obeys people’s commands. It can call Uber, order pizza from Domino’s, and answer trivia questions. But it can do …

Jeff Bezos

Is Every Speed Limit Too Low?

Americans nearly universally speed, and excess speed is a factor in many accidents. But what if higher speed limits made roads safer?

Loopholes allow New York landlords to boost rents on stabilized apartments

"As you know, we have been billing you at a preferential rent for your 2013-2015 lease," it read. "Unfortunately, at this time we are no longer able to extend this courtesy to you."<p>Then Scherrie Donaldson realized what it would mean for her family: A $571 increase in the monthly rent. That would …

Want to Be a Great CEO? Be a Great Product Manager First

When you're a CEO, you're everyone's boss... and in some ways, no one's boss. That's why being a product manager is such a powerful training ground.<p>There are many paths to becoming a CEO, some more beneficial than others. After all, getting there is important, but once you are in charge, <i>what</i> you do …

Product Management

WTF is zero rating?

Whenever you watch a video, post a picture, or send a message, the bytes that make up that item are analyzed and tallied by your internet provider. Once enough of them pile up, you’ve reached your data cap — annoying, right?<p>But what if some of those data-heavy apps and services just didn’t count …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Start a Successful Consumer Goods Company Without Breaking the Bank

I see a lot of people complain that starting a business is too expensive. They would be right if the year was 1982 and the internet didn’t exist.<p>OK, …

Entrepreneurship

Here's why one tech investor thinks some doctors will be 'obsolete' in five years

Vinod Khosla once proclaimed that machines will replace 80 percent of doctors, which prompted waves of backlash from the medical community.<p>Never one …

Artificial Intelligence

Why every company needs to run like a software company

The new breed of digital players 'attack the companies where they are weakest, that is in software applications.'<p>If software is eating the world, …

Innovation

No doctor required: 23andMe cleared by FDA for at-home DNA tests

A new era for direct-to-consumer DNA testing services<p>The genetic testing company 23andMe can now tell its customers if they have genes linked to 10 diseases or medical conditions, including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and celiac disease — without a doctor’s involvement. The …

Molecular Biology

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t <i>just</i> about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be …

Public Speaking

Amazon’s Robot War Is Spreading

It was Amazon that drove America’s warehouse operators into the robot business.<p>Quiet Logistics, which ships apparel out of its Devens, Mass., …

Six Sigma Terminology

Six Sigma is a business management strategy that was initially developed by Motorola in the 1980s and now is used in many Fortune 500 companies. It …

Project Management

How to launch a successful AI startup

Many startups promise to deliver successful AI solutions. But how can you separate truth from hype? Here's what matters when you're launching your …

Machine Learning

These $50 sensors are a useful, non-invasive way to keep your home safe

My upstairs neighbors have flooded their bathrooms <i>twice</i> since moving into my current apartment.<p>The first time it happened was when a bathtub overflowed three floors above me, damaging my ceiling and leaving a wide brown stain behind. The second time it happened, an entirely different neighbor …

How Dividends Can Cost You Money

Given that the human lifespan has risen globally, first in wealthy nations like the United States and Japan, and now rising almost everywhere, people are worrying about how to finance the consumption they will need in retirement. As one solution, many people seek to fund their retirement by …

Republicans and Democrats can both keep their promises on health care

<b>(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)</b><p>Republicans: Emphasize the importance of patient choice. Democrats: Focus on protecting those most vulnerable.<p>Darius Lakdawalla • Anup Malani<p>March 11, 2017 9:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>Republicans who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act …