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‘Robot-ready’ or not, the future is coming

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Look around. We’re already toe-deep into a world in which humans and machines collaborate. Chatbots are often our first interaction with a customer service department before …

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Tesla Model Y is coming March 14: Here is everything we know so far

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Tesla boss Elon Musk made a surprise announcement, stating the company’s next car, called the Model Y, will be shown at a media event on Thursday …

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How to fight the opioid crisis & your student loan debt

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The opioid epidemic and skyrocketing student loan debt are two of the nation’s most publicized challenges. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid …

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Airbnb wants to prototype the home of the future

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Airbnb is getting into the design business, focused on building prototypes for what the home of the future could look like, starting in the fall of …

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7 things you didn’t know about George Washington (and the plot to kill him)

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For Americans, the year 1776 is known for the Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence. Yet the year contained something else just as dramatic: a secret conspiracy against George Washington, which might have …

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How Google Maps fooled me into thinking I had Springsteen tickets

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Google and Facebook often do spooky things, without our informed consent. Recently, Google seemed to possibly ruin a holiday surprise for me … but ended up …

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Tornado hits Illinois collector car dealership rebuilt after 2017 fire

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In the summer of 2017, Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois, was devastated by a fire, but the Noel family re-opened the dealership earlier this year. …

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Senate bill takes up cause to save historic Route 66

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A bipartisan bill that would designate Route 66 a National Historic Trail (and provide more funding for preservation) has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.  “By …

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How Trump’s tariffs could affect your holiday shopping

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Over the course of 2018, President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, targeting almost 6,000 products. The …

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Driving-while-shopping & driving high newest road hazards

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Even if you don’t live in a climate where weather makes winter driving more dangerous, there are a few new threats that can jeopardize your road …

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What this Supreme Court ruling means for small retailers in 2019

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A Supreme Court tax ruling in June 2018 changed the way online retailers must operate. In a landmark 5-4 decision in favor of a South Dakota …

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2-in-3 Americans agree: Shopping is most stressful part of holiday season

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Forget hectic travel, unpredictable weather or awkward conversations with the in-laws. According to a new report from CompareCards.com, nothing stresses Americans out during the holiday season …

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Rare Timbs Special Streamliner lost in Malibu fire

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One of the most significant and imaginative postwar customs, the 1948 Norman E. Timbs Buick Special Streamliner, was destroyed in the devastating Woolsey Fire near Malibu, …

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Bob Bondurant school of driving closes amid bankruptcy filling

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After 50 years, one of the nation’s top performance-driving schools has shuttered The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving closed its doors Monday, slightly more …

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Can Facebook’s new Portal video caller eavesdrop on you?

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Facebook recently admitted that its video call function could be used for targeted advertising. That’s no coincidence, according to Recode. “Portal voice calling is built on the Messenger infrastructure, …

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Smart phone or car? More than half of survey respondents picked this

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The conventional idea within much of the car-collecting community is that young people are not interested in cars. They don’t drive them, let alone hope to …

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The real life “Saving Private Ryan” mission you never heard of

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Two years ago, I began researching the story of Gene Hambleton, who was shot down behind enemy lines in 1972, setting off one of the most …

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Most Americans know nothing about Obamacare

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Former President Barack Obama’s health care law — formally known as the Affordable Care Act and commonly known as Obamacare — is the most prominent and, …

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Walmart taps VR to help train employees

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Walmart’s favorite way to use virtual reality does not involve shooting at space aliens, or flying like an eagle over buildings. Instead, the company is using …

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Alexa, when is my next exam? University gives Echo Dots to students

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Northeastern University in Boston has developed an Alexa skill that can help students keep track of everything from the time to tests. The university decided to …

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The 15 most expensive U.S. natural disasters since 1980

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When a natural disaster comes our way, we can feel powerless to its effects. And those effects don’t just hurt our hometowns, but our pockets as well. 2017 …

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Saturday Night Live writers pen new Alexa Skill

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Amazon’s Alexa has a new tool designed to keep burglars away — perhaps with a few laughs. Away Mode is an Alexa Skill that’s designed to …

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Cybersecurity warning for Android users playing Fortnite

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Cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley has raised concerns about how Epic Games, developer of the hit game Fortnite, requires Android owners to disable a key security setting …

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Google Pixel Watch rumors and leaks: Everything we know so far

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The company is tipped to release its first own-brand smartwatch later this year. Unless you are completely clued-up on the ins and outs of the smartwatch …

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These 10 companies are racing to make the flying car a reality

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Not long ago, the idea of traveling by flying car was pure science fiction. The Jetsons made the concept famous, but turning such a machine into …

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The most popular living U.S. Presidents

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These days presidential popularity is frequently in the news. President Trump’s numbers rise and fall (his overall popularity recently dipped below 40%, though his popularity among …

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Half of US adults think smart home devices record their conversations

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Almost half of smart home device owners believe their private conversations are being recorded so they can be sent targeted advertisements. This is the result of …

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These 6 companies are making the self-driving truck a reality

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It is easy to be distracted by the autonomous car industry as shiny, self-driving vehicles from Waymo, Tesla, GM, and others navigate without (much) human guidance. …

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Remembering 4 greats of American cuisine: Raffetto, Council, Kafka & Brennan

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It gives me solace that they each lived a long life, these women whose cooking and writing and spirit gave happiness and nourishment to so many. …