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Tom Huddleston Jr.


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Recent articles by Tom:

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

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

Mark Cuban keeps a book in his bathroom that he says makes him a better investor

Billionaire and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban says staying informed makes him a better and smarter investor. Here's what he's reading and learning online. → Read More

These people won the lottery multiple times, taking home millions—a Harvard prof. talks odds

The odds of winning the lottery once are already high, but there are many recent stories of people who regularly buy tickets and have won the lottery multiple times. Here a Harvard professor reveals whether frequently buying tickets up your odds. → Read More

In 1995, Bill Gates made these predictions about streaming movies and fake news on the internet

The billionaire Microsoft co-founder was asked about the future of the internet more than two decades ago. Here's what he got right, and wrong. → Read More

Woman who buys a lottery ticket every day just won a second time—for a total of $1.1 million

The 72-year-old Pennsylvania woman bought both winning tickets at the same store. → Read More

This dad bought a scratch-off lottery ticket on his lunch break — and won $10 million

The father of two never thought he'd become a multi-millionaire when he bought a lottery scratch-off at a convenience store on his lunch break. → Read More

One of the first-ever Apple computers just sold for almost $500,000—take a look

The computer, which still works, was hand-built by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1976 and is one of just a few still in existence. → Read More

Breakout 'Aladdin' star Marwan Kenzari (aka 'hot Jafar') got into acting accidentally to impress a girl

Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari went from a relative unknown to being affectionately dubbed "hot Jafar" by the internet after it was announced in 2017 that he'd play the villain in Disney's new live-action "Aladdin" movie, which premiered Friday. → Read More

People may one day live on Mars in these NASA-approved, 3D-printed homes—take a look inside

A NASA contest asked dozens of architects and technology experts to submit designs for 3D-printed habitats that could one day house humans on Mars. These are the designs that won. → Read More

This millennial used scholarship money to buy property in college—now his real estate company is worth $3.8 billion

Eric Wu started building a real estate portfolio as a teenager. Now he's a self-made millionaire and CEO of $3.8 billion real estate start-up Opendoor. → Read More

This man won million-dollar lotteries twice—now his wife has won $1 million too

The Massachusetts couple have been buying scratch-off lottery tickets for 20 years, and it paid off big. → Read More

Now that 'Game of Thrones' is ending, here's what you need to know about the new prequel series

"Game of Thrones" ends its eight-season run on Sunday night, but HBO is far from done with the massively popular fantasy franchise stemming from author George R.R. Martin's books. → Read More

How Aldi's frugal, reclusive founders turned a corner grocery store into a $38 billion fortune

German brothers Theo and Karl Albrecht turned their family's local grocery store into a global chain with over 10,000 stores and billions in revenue — that bought Trader Joe's. → Read More