Sebastian Echeverri

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Out of power? Cable lets you steal juice from another device

The Samsung Power Sharing cable lets you donate power from one compatible mobile device to any other gadget that charges with a micro USB port.<p>How many times has this happened to you? You're out for the day with your tablet, smartphone (and maybe even your smartwatch) all set for a day of play with …

Gear & Gadgets

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

New data released by the Department of Labor shows that raising the minimum wage in some states does not appear to have had a negative impact on job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen.<p>In a report on Friday, the 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added jobs at a …

Billionaire Peter Thiel Has A New Book Coming That Will Tell You How To Be A Startup Billionaire

Thiel is a billionaire who made his fortune on PayPal. He then invested in Facebook, co-founded Palantir, which is now valued at $9 billion, leads a hedge fund, and is a managing partner at Venture Capital firm Founders Fund. He also gave 20 teenagers $100,000 to drop out of college to work on …

Silicon Valley

Elon Musk on the Flawed Premise of Tesla and the False Promise of Fuel Cells

Tesla's CEO takes some jabs at rival companies, technologies and business models.<p>Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk didn’t break news during an appearance at the World Energy Innovation Forum on Wednesday, but the outspoken serial entrepreneur delivered a few jabs to rival companies, technologies …

Construction helps lead new job creation in South Florida, as the state outpaces the nation’s unemployment recovery

As condo towers rise and home-building picks up, new construction is creating job growth in South Florida, helping lead the state’s economic recovery …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

$4B Resorts World Vegas project crosses hurdle

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Malaysian conglomerate that hopes to build a $4 billion Asian-themed resort at the site of a long-stalled hotel construction project on the Las Vegas Strip crossed a major regulatory hurdle Wednesday.<p>Officials with the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended a gaming license for …

Etihad's A380 'Residence' has a lounge, double bed and an en-suite shower

We've seen full-length beds, 32-inch TVs and even dedicated chefs on board the latest Airbus and Boeing planes, but Etihad's setting the bar far, far higher by offering an entire section of its brand-new A380 to passengers with the cash to spare. "The Residence," as the airline's calling its …

Ambri: The Battery to Launch a Renewable Energy Revolution | Inc.com

When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway assumed it was a prank, and ignored it. It wasn't until he got a follow up email, this time from Gates, himself, that he realized this was no joke. As …

Clean Energy

The places to buy when others think it’s time to sell

Historical highs across a swath of stock market averages coupled with valuations which are priced to or near perfection do little to inspire …

Investing

3 stocks to buy this summer

There is a saying on Wall Street, “Sell in May and go away.” Most investors are better off by not selling in May and not going away, and I have three …

Investing

Eatocracy - CNN

Why Tesla Is The Apple Of The Auto Industry: Part Two

Last week, Eugene Groysman called Tesla the “Apple of the auto industry,” and made the case that in order to double its stock price, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has to create a nationwide system of charging stations, build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery factory, and overcome strong political …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

The sheer size of Tesla’s massive battery factory could be a game-changer in many ways

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Tesla<p>Electric car maker Tesla Motors (s TSLA) hasn’t just blazed its own trail when it comes to designing …

Smart Locks Expected To Be $3.6 Billion Slice Of Smart Home Pie

For years, tech-savvy folks have talked about how the smart phone will replace things like cameras, wallets and the good old TV remote.<p>But that’s not the only everyday item under attack from these digital Swiss army knives. Turns out the latest victim of our iPhones might be our lowly old …

Celebrity Cruises Improves Loyalty Program

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve probably grumbled about the recent devaluation of many loyalty rewards programs. While some airlines are taking …

6 Reasons to Visit Paris this Winter

Aah, Paris in springtime. Fresh baguettes and pungent cheese perfume the air, flowers cascade from balconies, the sun returns to bathe the city in a …

New Terminal at Changi Airport to Cost $777 Million

Singapore’s Changi Airport‘s Terminal 4 which will be ready in 2017 will cost S$985 million.<p>The work being undertaken by Takenaka Corporation …

Where to Eat in Madrid

The dining scene in Madrid is often overshadowed by those found in the Catalonia and Basque regions, with their smattering of Michelin-starred …

Barcelona

Wave Season 2014 is Here

Cruisers rejoice: "Wave Season" is back! It’s the time of year when cruise lines offer special discounts and incentives for you to book a cruise—not …

Cruise Ships

3 Easy Ways Hyatt Can Blow Open the All-Inclusive Resort Market

Hyatt Hotels is rebranding three all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and Jamaica in a partnership with Playa Hotels & Resorts. This could potentially …

Tesla’s Model S App is 9to5Mac’s Best iPhone Application of 2013

There have been a lot of important apps released for iOS (and Mac) this year. As you can imagine, we’ve covered many of the big ones. But for me, nothing has been a bigger game changer than Tesla’s Model S App. I’m sure many folks will pooh-pooh the idea that an app that is for 30,000 or so …

Tesla taps Apple manufacturing veteran to lead vehicle manufacturing technologies

<b>From Electrek:</b><p>Tesla seems to be joining many other Silicon Valley companies in hiring employees away from Apple. Only weeks after poaching Apple Mac Hardware Vice President Doug Field to run Vehicle Design, we have discovered that Tesla has made another notable hire from the Cupertino tech giant: …