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Tom Huddleston Jr.


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Recent articles by Tom:

Take a look at the Starship prototype Elon Musk's SpaceX is building

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted photos showing the construction progress for a prototype of Starship, the spacecraft he hopes will eventually transport people to the moon and Mars. → Read More

94-year-old veteran almost threw away a lottery ticket worth $6.5 million

William Bowker's granddaughter initially thought his lottery ticket was a loser, but a second look made him a multimillionaire. → Read More

Fortnite World Cup finals turned these teen gamers into millionaires

Sixteen-year-old Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf won $3 million at the Fortnite World Cup on Sunday, but he isn't the only teenager who became a millionaire playing the massively popular online game over the weekend. → Read More

This Ohio man is accused of trying to launder $19 million of bitcoin from the dark web

If convicted, 60-year-old Hugh Brian Haney could be sentenced to 30 years in prison. → Read More

How this IT consultant made $360,000 on Airbnb in just 4 years

Aaron MacDaniel and his wife started renting their spare bedroom on Airbnb in 2013. A few years later, they were raking in six-figures per year renting out two condos. → Read More

This is what traveling on Elon Musk's 700 mph Hyperloop could look like

Billionaire Elon Musk unveiled his idea for the Hyperloop, an ultra high-speed transit system, six years ago. Here's one design team's submission for a prototype Hyperloop pod. → Read More

How Amazon Prime Day came to be and its very first best-sellers

During the original Prime Day, 56,000 Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy sets were sold on Amazon, according to the company, and two countries had Croc sandals among their best sellers. → Read More

Don't make these 6 common mistakes and do Amazon Prime Day right

Amazon's annual Prime Day sales event kicks off at midnight on Monday, July 15 — and, for the first time, it will stretch across two full days. Amazon says it will offer "more than one million deals" but there are some common mistakes that shoppers should try to avoid during Prime Day. → Read More

10 best states for starting a new business in America

WalletHub has a new study ranking each of the 50 U.S. states based on which ones have the best conditions for starting a new business, with scores based on the overall business environment, access to resources and business costs. Here are the 10 best, and some of the worst. → Read More

Elon Musk says self-driving tech could mean consumers will have a limited time to buy Teslas at current prices

The billionaire Tesla CEO wrote on Twitter that the company's plan to develop self-driving cars to serve as driverless "robotaxis" could make its cars "several times more valuable" than they are now. → Read More

Netflix's 'Stranger Things' revives New Coke. Here's how the failed soda cost Coca-Cola millions in 1985

While Coca-Cola hopes to turn things around with some nostalgia-based marketing, many consumers of a certain age might recall New Coke's original debut in 1985 as a total flop. → Read More

Jeff Bezos says reaching Mars without first going back to the moon is an 'illusion'

While everyone from Elon Musk to Donald Trump is focused on reaching Mars, the Amazon billionaire says that goal will be easier after creating a permanent settlement on the moon. → Read More

This 26-year-old entrepreneur wants to turn high school gamers into professional esports stars

Delane Parnell is the CEO of PlayVS, a tech startup that's raised $46 million from investors like Adidas and Sean "Diddy" Combs to run high school esports leagues across the U.S. → Read More

Facebook engineers used AI to clone Bill Gates' voice—here's what it sounds like

Two Facebook engineers created a computer-generated speech system, called MelNet, that can mimic human speech and even create convincing audio clones of famous speakers like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking. → Read More

Why NBA star Kawhi Leonard still drove a 20-year-old car after signing a $94 million contract

The star Toronto Raptors forward fixed up the 1997 Chevy Tahoe he used in high school and still drove the old SUV regularly even after making millions. → Read More

Astronomers worry satellites from Elon Musk's SpaceX and Amazon will ruin view of the night sky

The world's largest organization of professional astronomers issued a statement complaining about SpaceX and Amazon plans to launch thousands of internet satellites that scientists worry could obstruct views of space and the night sky. → Read More

Elon Musk: Tesla's pickup will be 'a better truck than Ford F-150'

The Tesla CEO and tech billionaire boasts that Tesla's planned electric pickup truck will be a cross between America's best-selling truck and a Porsche 911 sports car. → Read More

How MeUndies uses risque advertising tactics to sell 10 million pairs of underwear

Direct to consumer underwear start-up MeUndies is willing to take risks with provocative advertising that courts controversy to help it steal the spotlight in a busy market. → Read More

The winner of the $344 million Powerball jackpot picked his numbers from a fortune cookie

Retiree Charles W. Jackson Jr. found his winning lottery numbers on a slip of paper in a fortune cookie. At first he thought he'd only won $50,000. → Read More

'Jeopardy!' record-breaker James Holzhauer says there were 2 keys to his success

The 34-year-old professional gambler's amazing "Jeopardy!" streak ended on Monday, but not before he recorded the trivia show's 16 biggest single-game wins. → Read More