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Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For

In rural Mecosta County, Mich., sits a near-windowless facility with a footprint about the size of Buckingham Palace. It’s just one of<p>Nestlé’s …

Water

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

EDEN, Utah — One morning last month a group of roughly 60 people, including doctors, C.E.O.s and internet entrepreneurs, gathered under a big white dome to hear the mission statement of their host, a 45-year-old man named Jamie Wheal.<p>As he paced back and forth in front of an altar bearing shiny …

British Columbia

Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

WASHINGTON — Last month, Facebook and Google came out forcefully against a bill that would hold companies accountable for hosting sex trafficking on their websites. They said that while they worked hard to combat sex trafficking, changing the law “jeopardizes bedrock principles of a free and open …

Richard Blumenthal

Monsanto’s Weed Killer, Dicamba, Divides Farmers

Farmers planted a new kind of seed on 25 million acres of soybean and cotton fields this year. Developed by Monsanto, the seeds, genetically modified to be resistant to a weed killer called dicamba, are one of the biggest product releases in the company’s history.<p>But the seeds and the weed killer …

Agriculture

DuckDuckGo: The Solopreneur That Is Beating Google at Its Game - The Four-Week MBA

<b>Why DuckDuckGo?</b><p>It all started when one day I was checking the referral traffic of my blog. This is something I do often to see what are the channels …

DuckDuckGo

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 …

Mortgages

Gin Wong, Who Designed Futuristic Buildings in Los Angeles, Dies at 94

Gin Wong, a Chinese-born architect whose modernist designs helped define the postwar landscape of Los Angeles in structures as diverse as a gas station, CBS Television City and Los Angeles International Airport, died on Sept. 1 in Beverly Hills. He was 94.<p>His death was confirmed by his daughter …

Los Angeles

States flexing their power, just as our Founders intended

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>What is the state of our republic today? If you look at the dark clouds over Washington, D.C., where both presidential and …

Government

The Suburb of the Future, Almost Here

The suburbanization of America marches on. That movement includes millennials, who, as it turns out, are not a monolithic generation of suburb-hating city dwellers.<p>Most of that generation represents a powerful global trend. They may like the city, but they love the suburbs even more.<p>They are …

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.

Junk Food

Are publishers making money on Facebook? “Not really,” a new report finds

For years publishers have held onto the hope that all their investments in Facebook will, at some point, pay dividends when it comes to revenue. But a new report from WAN-IFRA suggests that, for most publishers, that’s still far from the case — and they’re not happy about it.<p>Surveying nearly 50 …

Digital Media

Nestlé Targets High-End Coffee by Taking Majority Stake in Blue Bottle

In 2002, James Freeman gave up on being a professional clarinetist and began pursuing his other passion, roasting coffee.<p>Mr. Freeman started out in a 183-square-foot potting shed in Oakland, Calif., and named his newborn business Blue Bottle Coffee, after a storied Viennese coffee house. Fifteen …

Coffee

Screw My iPhone, I Just Want The New Apple Watch

LTE FTW.<p>The Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 suck. Unless you are one of those sporty people, they are at best accessories for your iPhone. At worst, they are just dumb bling for your wrist. But the new series 3? The new series 3 makes me want to ditch my phone for the first time.<p>That’s because LTE, high …

Smartwatches

At the Apple Keynote, Selling Us a Better Vision of Ourselves

Talking about the new iPhone’s augmented-reality features at Apple’s announcement event Tuesday, Philip W. Schiller, the senior vice president for worldwide marketing, showed how an app could overlay an image of the constellations on a live camera picture of the sky. This got him excited. “This …

Tim Cook

Apple Unveils iPhone X and 8 Models as It Upgrades TV Set-Top Box

Apple unveiled iPhone X, its first premium-tier phone, at an event in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday. Here’s what else the company had to say.<p>• iPhone X is priced at $999, the most expensive ever for a new iPhone model. It will ship on Nov. 3. (Pro tip: The X is pronounced 10, and not “ex.”)<p>• The …

Set-Top Boxes

In China’s Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune

DALAD BANNER, China — They worked as factory hands, in the coal business and as farmers. Their spirits rose when a coal boom promised to bring factories and jobs to this land of grassy plains in Inner Mongolia. When the boom ebbed, they looked for work wherever they could.<p>Today, many have found it …

China

Tesla Boosts Car Battery Power During Irma, Raising Questions of Control

Tesla drivers in Florida got an unexpected assist this weekend as they scrambled to evade Hurricane Irma.<p>Owners of certain Model S sedans and Model X S.U.V.s noticed that the battery capacity of their electric cars had increased, giving them as much as 40 extra miles of range to outrun the deluge. …

Tesla

It Distracted Us. It Gave Us Uber. It Made Selfies a Thing.

The first iPhone was released 10 years ago and swiftly turned the smartphone from a curiosity into our constant companion.

Uber

Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.

Toss a dart at a map of Detroit, and the bull’s-eye, more or less, would be a tiny city called Highland Park. Only three square miles, Highland Park is surrounded by Detroit on nearly all sides, but it remains its own sovereign municipality thanks largely to Henry Ford, who started building Model …

Education

In ‘Coco,’ Bringing the Land of the Dead Back to Life

With the new “Coco,” Pixar Animation Studios aims to bring the dead to vivid, reverent life. The movie is set against the backdrop of Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), the Mexican holiday when families gather to honor ancestors by building altars to them and decorating their grave sites.<p>The …

Animation

How-to build a Raspberry Pi touch screen car computer

Tesla-like dashboard for your car<p>Integrated car computers are not only for expensive cars like the Tesla Model X nor is it only for complex car DIY …

Raspberry Pi

Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever | Ars Technica

Consumer's most sensitve data is now in the open and will remain so for years to come.<p>It's a sad reality in 2017 that a data breach affecting 143 …

Security

Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the U.S.

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.<p>The attack on the …

Identity Theft

Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude

• <b>Engineless Perlan 2 reaches 52,172 feet, breaking record set by Perlan 1 in 2006</b><p>El Calafate, Argentina, September 4, 2017 – <b>Airbus Perlan Mission II,</b> …

Aerospace

C.E.O.s See a ‘Sad Day’ After Trump’s DACA Decision

President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, created by President Obama to allow children who entered the United States illegally to remain in the country, spurred reactions through the business community — many of them opposed to the rollback of protections.<p>…

Immigration

Inside New York City’s Priciest Rentals

When Allan Rothstein decided to rent his NoHo loft on Crosby Street a few years ago, the $22,000-a-month price tag wasn’t a major concern.<p>For Mr. Rothstein, a venture capitalist and a partner of gin-maker Empire Spirits Project, the loft offered more than just 2,400 square feet of light-filled …

Real Estate

As Bike-Sharing Brings Out Bad Manners, China Asks, What’s Wrong With Us?

BEIJING — Liu Lijing, a mechanic in Beijing, does not usually pay much attention to manners. He does not mind when people blast loud music, and he strolls the alleyways near his home in a tank top stained with grease. But when a stranger recently ditched a bicycle in the bushes outside his door, …

China

Rental Camera Gear Destroyed by the Solar Eclipse of 2017

We recently had quite a spectacle in the United States, with a Solar Eclipse reaching totality throughout a large portion of the United States. Being …

Cameras

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues

MAPLETON, N.D. — One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students in the sparsely populated plains west of Fargo.<p>Her name is Kayla Delzer. Her third graders adore her. She teaches them to post daily on …

Education