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5 California Road Trips That'll Make You Fall in Love With the Golden State

Like many born-and-bred Californians, I would choose Joan Didion as my fantasy dinner guest and I feel more at home in my car than pretty much …

If you think AI is terrifying wait until it has a quantum computer brain

Rigetti, a quantum computer startup, recently announced its researchers created a method for quantum computers to run a clustering algorithm (a way for AI to separate data into groups). There are a number of companies, including IBM and Google, using AI in the development of quantum systems, but …

Where to eat the most far-flung food from around the world without ever leaving NYC

Andrew Doro's blog, Every Country NYC, chronicles his mission to eat food from every nation on the planet without ever leaving the city. From 22 …

California's marijuana industry may be in deep trouble

<b>Among states that have legalized recreational marijuana, none is more vital to the success of the pro-legalization movement, or to the industry, than California.</b><p>From growers to investors, the marijuana industry has most everyone seeing green.<p>According to cannabis research firm ArcView, legal weed …

Cannabis

Where to Eat Spaghetti and Meatballs in Boston

Cold weather calls for comfort food, and there are few foods more comforting than spaghetti and meatballs. Luckily for Bostonians, there’s this neighborhood called the North End —maybe you’ve heard of it? — that’s chalk full of the stuff.<p>Don’t be fooled, though: The North End doesn’t have a …

California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse …

Cannabis

California releases long-awaited cannabis regulations, will allow huge farms

There will be no cannabis cappuccinos or drone deliveries in California under the new pot rules state officials released Thursday that regulate everything from who can legally sell and deliver marijuana to how it must be packaged and transported.<p>The rules released by three licensing agencies — the …

The best sushi in NYC

New York has no shortage of great Japanese food options, from some of the countrys best ramen to gorgeous kaiseki spreads to, of course, the best …

12 of the Top Sichuan Restaurants in NYC

Where to find the best mapo tofu, hot pot, and dan dan noodles<p>Sichuan food’s introduction to New York City in the ’60s and ’70s was rather pallid, because Sichuan peppercorns were then technically illegal — the Department of Agriculture finally approved them in 2005 — and chile-heavy food hadn’t …

Tesla will reveal its first electric big-rig tonight — here's what to look for

Tesla will reveal its big-rig semi-trailer in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, and I'll be at SpaceX headquarters to check it out. Check back with Business Insider for full coverage.<p>The Tesla semi was anything but a 10-4-good-buddy move for Tesla. While many observers expected a pickup truck to …

Every shopping mall worth going to near NYC

NYC’s Fifth Avenue is known as a shopaholics’ mecca, but sometimes, we really just want a shopping mall. It’s that self-contained center where you …

There’s a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X

The Xbox One X, Microsoft's mid-generation answer to the PlayStation 4 Pro, is launching next month. The $500 system is a more powerful version of the Xbox One that will "enhance" games up to 4K and 60 frames per second. Other than its beefier specs, we haven't learned much about the new console, …

Security News This Week: Go Update Your Mac ASAP To Fix Some Serious Vulnerabilities

This week saw a tragic start, when late Sunday night a man named Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more in Las Vegas. Hoaxes and …

Tesla Cars Are Flying off the Lot, Stock Looks Ready to Break Out

This week, Tesla Inc. (TSLA) released its third-quarter vehicle delivery numbers. Since then, there's been no shortage of comments about what Tesla's …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

The AirPods rival that blows everyone away only costs $40 on Amazon

There are precious few products we’ve covered that have yielded as much positive feedback as the SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Of …

The Best Escape Rooms of the Bay Area

Do you have what it takes to escape?<p>An escape room requires a team to solve a series of puzzles in order to “escape” from the room in which they’re …

Retail marijuana is spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine

The mainstreaming of marijuana is about to get huge boost.<p>Recreational marijuana sales will launch in three states next year, including the biggest one of all: California.<p>It'salready for sale in five states, but the addition of a legal retail marijuana market in California, with its massive economy …

Pot legalization in California brings a bonanza of government jobs

Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists.<p>Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn't green and leafy, it's government jobs.<p>The state is on a hiring binge to fill what eventually …

Cannabis

Eat Your Eggs Like Athletes Do

They’re cheap, they’re tasty, and each one is a total nutritional powerhouse. A single extra-large egg—which is what you’ll find most often at the grocery store—packs seven grams of complete protein, meaning it contains all of the eight essential amino acids required to build and maintain …

Give Your Bar the Respect It Deserves with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino Kegerator

The craft beer and homebrew scene has exploded over the past couple of decades, and there are a few reasons for this: Americans finally figured out …

Wall Street Firms to Move Trillions to Blockchains in 2018

The finance industry is eagerly adopting the blockchain, a technology that early fans hoped would obliterate the finance industry Illustration: Mario …

How to Get More Instagram Followers: 12 Tips

Looking to get more Instagram followers without spending a dollar? Here are 12 ways to do it.<p>inlinevideo<p>Face it. Instagram is one of the hottest social media platforms on the planet right now. With 800 million users now using the platform, you'll be able to target your customers and drive business …

An alarming number of patched Macs remain vulnerable to stealthy firmware hacks

At-risk EFI versions likely put Windows and Linux PCs at risk, too.<p>An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits that completely …

Firmware

Chicago-Area Restaurants and Bars to Know, Fall 2017

November 16<p><i>FULTON MARKET—</i> <b>Ballast Point</b> has applied for the liquor license for its brewpub at 210 N. Green Street. There’s no update on an opening date for the project, so stay tuned.<p><i>JEFFERSON PARK—</i> There’s a new coffee shop/bar coming to The Jeff. It’s called <b>Weston’s Coffee & Tap Co.</b> They’re …

194 Photo Editing Tools and Apps You Should Know

Hello, photographers. Here’s a giant list of 194 photo editing tools and apps you can use in your photography.<p>I started this research for my project …

Tutorials

How to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018

It's a crowded social media landscape. Here's how to plan for 2018 and get ahead of the pack.<p>Let's face it: being a social media marketer developing a marketing plan for 2018 is not exactly in an easy position. After all, the techniques we use to reach customers are changing at a breakneck pace. …

Index is the cleaner, faster, better Evernote we’ve been waiting for

My issues with Evernote are well documented.<p>I broke up with the platform over a year ago, and to this day I still haven’t found the perfect solution. I like Bear for notes, and Milanote for Evernote-like bookmarking and organization, but I don’t like using two services and neither, on their own, is …

Bitcoin holders face sticky decision before August 1 split

With Bitcoin and the blockchain, life continues to be damned if you do and damned if you don’t. On August 1, if you hold any bitcoin, then you’ll receive the equivalent in a new cryptocurrency called “Bitcoin Cash.” The reason why is messy, but you can think of it as a kind of dividend.<p>There’s a …

Cryptocurrency