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Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth

In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might …

Universe

The NES Classic is back: here’s where you can pick one up

Bad news for eBay sellers, good news for everyone else<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Nintendo’s NES Classic returns to …

Retrogaming

Supreme Court decides states can require online retailers like Amazon and B&H to collect sales tax

For as long as internet shopping has been around, the issue of sales tax has been a hot-button issue. Brick-and-mortar retailers have argued that online retailers have an unfair advantage. Thanks to a 1967 Supreme Court ruling that said states couldn’t force mail-order catalogs to collect sales tax …

Online Life

All Amazon Prime Members Can Now Try On Clothes At Home Before Paying For Them

Amazon Prime Wardrobe is available to all US Prime members, the company announced Wednesday.<p>Amazon shoppers in the US will no longer need an invitation to join Amazon Prime Wardrobe, a service lets you try on a box of clothes at home before purchasing anything. Starting Wednesday, all US Prime …

eCommerce

Pluralsight prices its IPO at $15 per share, raising over $300M

Pluralsight priced the shares in its IPO at $15 this afternoon, above its previously set target range of between $12 and $14, and will raise as much as $357 million ahead of its public debut tomorrow morning.<p>Pluralsight offers software development courses, specifically ones targeting employees that …

Valeant Pharma CEO: Seeing organic growth for first time since 2015

Jim Cramer sits down with Joseph Papa, the Chairman and CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, after earnings to hear about his company's new products.

Bill Ackman's bet against Herbalife was 'dangerous,' CNBC's Scott Wapner says

Jim Cramer and Scott Wapner discuss Wapner's new book about the epic battle between investing legends Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman.

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

FTC Confirms What We Suspected All Along: Those 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are No Good

You know those “warranty void if removed” stickers in gadgets? They are a widespread practice, but are often a ploy to force people to use a …

How to sync your local iTunes library when you’re subscribed to Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming options when you have a local library of unreleased songs, live concerts, or remixes. But this method will also allow you to sync hi-fiedlity music such as ALAC to your iPhone.<p>While not completely obvious, it is possible to sync your local library …

Apple Music

People Are Suing Equifax in Small-Claims Court and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

Just imagine $5,500 times 143 million, and you'll see why this could be big trouble.<p>Last September, Christian Haigh learned he was one of the 143 million people in the U.S. whose information was hacked in the Equifax breach.<p>As you might recall, Equifax issued an apology that was almost laughable. …

Equifax

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

This Pocket-Sized Sensor Can Identify The Exact Color of Anything

Take the guesswork out of color-matching.<p>If you're upgrading your home and need to paint your walls to match a certain color, the human eyes has its limitations. That's where the Nix Mini Color Sensor comes in.<p>This pocket-sized spheroid capable of identifying colors instantaneously. Just place it …

Self-made millionaire: Buying a home can help you retire early, if you make 1 important choice

According to author and co-founder of AE Wealth Management David Bach, "buying a home is the escalator to wealth in America." Homeownership can also …

Personal Finance

Goldman Sachs has identified the stocks poised to crush the market thanks to tax cuts

Since the passage of Republicans' tax law, Goldman Sachs has been on a dogged quest to identify the areas of the stock market set to benefit most.<p>It's a more difficult task than it seems. After all, with the overall corporate tax rate lowered to such a degree, every company should theoretically be …

The best free antivirus for Mac

Despite persistent rumors to the contrary, MacOS is just as susceptible to malware as Windows 10 — it’s just that Windows 10 is a more common …

The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence

In what appears to be a major breakthrough for law enforcement, and a possible privacy problem for Apple customers, a major U.S. government contractor claims to have found a way to unlock pretty much every iPhone on the market.<p>Cellebrite, a Petah Tikva, Israel-based vendor that’s become the U.S. …

Privacy

SingularityNET’s Ben Goertzel has a grand vision for the future of AI

SingularityNET — an ambitious project to create a decentralized marketplace for AI — has raised a lot of money in its token sale. In around 60 seconds after opening the sale to the public, it sold out of the whole amount of available tokens (the AGI token), bringing the total raised to $36 …

Blockchain

Someone just transformed the iPad into a touchscreen MacBook Pro

When I first discovered a Medium post that explains how developers were able to add a button to an iOS device, I thought that’d be a neat solution …

Chinese search engine Sogou files to list on NYSE

Tencent is the biggest winner from Sogou's listing in the US as it owns the biggest stake in the Chinese company, even more than Sogou's parent, …

No, Apple is not slowing down your iPhone to force upgrades

Every major iOS update slows down older devices to force users to upgrade. At least that’s what recent reports have suggested.<p>The truth is, Apple is doing no such thing. Benchmark data proves that iPhone performance drops over time are just a myth. The 4-year-old iPhone 5s is about as fast with iOS …

iPhone

Gold Prices Could Surge to $10,000 Because a War Is Coming, Top Expert Predicts

North Korea enjoys testing bombs and riling up the international community.<p>The antagonistic country claimed on its state run news station Sunday that …

Betting On Brick-And-Mortar: Alibaba's Billion-Dollar Retail Experiment

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba dominates the country’s online shopping market, but its next big opportunity isn’t in digital. The company has been buying physical stores, engineering a bold experiment to revamp China’s entire retail landscape.<p>Over the past two years, Alibaba has invested as much …

The Xbox One X probably isn't for you

Unless you have a really big 4K TV<p>As product pitches go, “the world’s most powerful console” is pretty straightforward. And in the case of the Xbox One X, it’s unambiguously true. Microsoft has built a potent powerhouse of a machine that outstrips its predecessors and competitors in capability.<p>The …

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a Mac.<p>Honestly, I'm a little embarrassed to admit …

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Top financial adviser: The fate of your career is 'no longer about a college degree'

Well, that convention is about to get turned on its head, according to Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services, one of the nation's leading financial advising firms, and author of the new book "The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide You Need Now, Later, and …

Utah Supreme Court rules against Tesla in push to sell cars

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tesla's push to sell its all-electric vehicles in Utah hit another roadblock Monday when the state Supreme Court upheld a …

MacBook Pro Battery Life Off The Charts Versus Other Laptop Brands

Battery test reveals MacBook Pro is the only brand that’s giving you the right numbers, hence value for your money.<p>Apple MacBooks have always been …

Tesla employee writes of low wages, poor morale; company denies claims

Jose Moran says mandatory overtime, poor equipment ergonomics have led to injury, low morale.<p>In a Medium post published today, Tesla employee Jose …