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World Cup 2026: United States, Canada and Mexico Win Bid to Be Host

MOSCOW — The bid to bring soccer’s World Cup back to North America in 2026 was hatched in a Vancouver restaurant, announced in a New York City skyscraper and scrutinized by FIFA inspectors inside Mexico City’s cavernous Azteca stadium.<p>It was sold in countless other cities — Jakarta and Bangkok, …

Southern Africa

Infographic: buying games vs pirating them

Back in 2010, I linked to a superb infographic showing all the ways that official DVDs were worse than their pirate equivalents (unskippable ads and …

Gaming Industry

5 Must-See Aviation Documentaries on Netflix or Amazon

Have a rainy day on your hands and nothing to watch on TV? Below are five favorite aviation documentaries that will take you behind the scenes of …

Aviation

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google

WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head of Stanford University’s A.I. lab and chief scientist for A.I. at Google Cloud, one of the search giant’s most promising …

Artificial Intelligence

Big U.S. cities snub lower-paid professions

We know that major U.S. cities such as New York and Boston are pricing swaths of people out of the housing market. But the cities are also …

Housing

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Income Inequality

6 Places to Put Your Cash Now

If you keep your cash savings in a brick-and-mortar bank, you may not be aware that you earn significantly more at other kinds of institutions, such …

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

At Davos, Big Tech Is Waiting for Its Grace Period to Run Out

There’s a trust crisis afoot.<p>Earlier this week, Edelman’s annual Trust Barometer report suggested that trust is collapsing in America. In a survey of …

World Economic Forum

Best Cheap Wines that Taste Good

These bottles are perfect for anyone with expensive taste but an aversion to being broke.<p>It’s a fact that you can’t judge a wine by its price. At the …

Relax, You Don’t Need to ‘Eat Clean’

We talk about food in the negative: What we shouldn’t eat, what we’ll regret later, what’s evil, dangerously tempting, unhealthy.<p>The effects are more insidious than any overindulgent amount of “bad food” can ever be. By fretting about food, we turn occasions for comfort and joy into sources of fear …

High Blood Pressure

Nest Is Finally Starting To Feel At Home In Google’s Castle

Both Alphabet companies offer smart home hardware and platforms, but the two are starting to find ways to make their devices work together.<p>Three and a half years after being acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, Nest’s identity within its parent company–now called Alphabet–is starting to gel. The …

The Recovery Process: Caribbean Tourism, Island by Island

After an unforgiving start to the hurricane season, some idyllic Caribbean destinations are in the midst of a slow and arduous recovery that may take months, even years, while others are ready — or nearly ready — for the all-important holiday travel season.<p>In September, two of the most powerful …

What We Learned About Bureaucracy from 7,000 HBR Readers

We recently asked members of the HBR community to gauge the extent of “bureaucratic sclerosis” within their organization using our Bureaucracy Mass Index (BMI) tool. Since then, we’ve received over 7,000 responses from a diverse group of participants. Here are our initial takeaways:<p><b>The blight of</b> …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Bosses. Now They Teach New Managers These 6 Things | Inc.com

The transition from individual contributor to manager is not an easy one. In many cases, the skills that got you the promotion will not be the same ones that make you effective as a manager. Luckily, we have organizations like Google that have spent years researching this transition, to help us …

Leadership

Soccer’s Confounding Calculation: What’s a Player Worth?

For the better part of a decade, at least one leading Premier League team has devoted thousands of hours and kilowatts of brain power to answering what sounds, on the surface, like a simple question: How do you judge what any one player is actually worth?<p>Every conceivable variable is taken into …

Cisco, Bosch, and Foxconn are building blockchain tech for the internet of things

<i>(Reuters) –</i> Cisco, Bosch, and several other companies have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology.<p>The group, which also includes Bank of New …

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

Mississippi River

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Tech trends we're most looking forward to in 2017

As the end of the year looms over the horizon, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big thing in technology.<p>Like any year before, 2017 will bring its own problems and solutions, shaping up both the way we use and think about technology.<p>So without further ado, take a dive into the …

Virtual Reality

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

“People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses,” according to an old saw. Our research suggests there’s truth behind this saying: bosses matter far more for employee job satisfaction than any other factor we measured. But what makes someone a great boss?<p>Studies of leaders often focus on their …

2016 Was the Best Year for Strategy Games Ever

You can’t ignore this genre anymore.<p>Ah, December. The time when the video games press' thoughts turn to Game of the Year awards, arguing about which 8-12 hour big-budget action-adventure deserves the award most. But all of the <i>Dooms</i> and <i>Uncharteds</i> and <i>Titanfalls</i> aren't the biggest story of gaming in …

2016 Has Been A Golden Year For Strategy Games

As you may have noticed from being on the internet or talking to other human beings, 2016 has been a bit of a shitshow. But if there’s one piece of …

8 Negotiation Techniques That Will Help Every Newbie Land a Better Deal

I find it amazing that in school, we are not taught the skill of negotiation. By definition, negotiation is <i>the act or process of having a discussion</i> …

Real Estate

Repeat After Me: Your House Is Not An Asset

Written by Robert Kiyosaki | Tuesday, December 6, 2016<p>Read time:<p>After a decade of lost wealth, where will you go from here?<p>In the popular <i>Back to the</i> …

One of the best video games ever made is getting a sequel — and it's exclusive to the PlayStation 4

The folks behind the Indiana Jones-esque blockbuster third-person action "Uncharted" series are veterans of video game creation. The studio, Naughty Dog, goes all the way back to the first PlayStation console, having created the beloved "Crash Bandicoot" series.<p>Beyond those two (massive) game …

How to Tell If Machine Learning Can Solve Your Business Problem

“AI,” “big data,” and “machine learning” are all trending buzzwords, and you might be curious about how they apply to your domain. You might even have startups beating down your door, pitching you their new “AI-powered” product. So how can you know which problems in your business are amenable to …

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Hiking