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Tom Huddleston Jr.


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Recent articles by Tom:

This 1950s roadster nearly bankrupted BMW, now the car sells for millions

BMW only produced about 250 of the two-door sports cars between 1956 and 1959 due to poor sales. But,the car's sleek design and limited availability have made them collectors' items worth millions over the decades. → Read More

Florida business owner got $3.9 million in coronavirus relief money, allegedly spent it on a Lamborghini and luxury hotels

The Justice Department announced the arrest of 29-year-old David T. Hines on Monday. Hines allegedly bought a six-figure sports car and jewelry with money he received through the government's PPP coronavirus relief program. → Read More

Watch Jamie Foxx go zero to 60 while test-driving a Tesla: 'Holler at me, Elon'

Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx took a Tesla Model 3 for a test-drive in a video recently posted to the star's YouTube channel. "This is my Tesla commercial," Foxx jokes in the video. → Read More

How SpaceX, social media and the 'worm' helped NASA become cool again

The future of NASA and American space exploration was recently up in the air. Now, the space agency and its brand are as hot as ever. How did NASA become cool again? → Read More

Jeff Bezos added $13 billion to his net worth in one day—and that's a record

Billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth spike on Monday after a positive Wall Street report boosted Amazon's stock price by 8%. According to Bloomberg, it's the biggest single day wealth gain since its Billionaire's Index started tracking such things in 2012. → Read More

Minor league baseball player: I was already struggling to make ends meet — then coronavirus hit

The coronavirus shut down baseball in March, putting the careers of thousands of minor leaguers in flux. This is the story of one minor league baseball player, Jeremy Randolph, who was released by the St. Louis Cardinals. → Read More

How the government could ban TikTok — and what else you need to know

President Donald Trump and Sec. of State Mike Pompeo both said this week the U.S. government is "looking at" banning popular social media app TikTok due to concerns over parent company ByteDance's ties to the Chinese government. A cybersecurity expert weighs in with how a ban could work and what that would mean for users. → Read More

With a 2006 trip to Vegas, Mark Cuban showed a lesson in leadership to the Mavericks

Former NBA player Jason Terry recalls when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban organized a last-minute team trip to Las Vegas after a loss in the NBA Finals. → Read More

Mark Cuban: This is the new interview question employers will ask job-hunters after the pandemic

Mark Cuban has some advice for the millions of Americans who are currently out of work amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

See the first-ever video game approved by the FDA as a mental health treatment

Some kids could soon have a doctor's note prescribing video game play to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Gaming company Akili Interactive's EndeavorRX is the first prescription video game treatment to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. → Read More

Juneteenth: The 155-year-old holiday's history explained

As leaders and companies across the United States announce efforts to support Black people and culture during a time of widespread protests against systemic racism and police brutality, businesses from Twitter to the the National Football League have announced they will recognize Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19, as a paid company holiday. Here's what you should know about the emancipation… → Read More

You can play this old school video game Bill Gates created in 1981 — take a look

In 1981, Bill Gates co-created "Donkey," a game featuring color pixelated graphics and sound for the Microsoft BASIC computer programming software that came with IBM's PCs at the time. Dubbed "the great grandma of all racing games," it can now be downloaded for 99 cents in the Apple App Store. → Read More

Here's what Bill Gates has to say about those Covid-19 vaccine conspiracy theories he's pegged to

Billionaire Bill Gates is a top target for conspiracy theories related to the coronavirus pandemic and a potential Covid-19 vaccine. "It's almost hard to deny this stuff because it's so stupid or strange," he said. → Read More

Mark Cuban: 'There is no quick fix' to systemic racism but white people 'need to change'

Billionaire Mark Cuban wrote on Twitter about how his own thinking on race has evolved and shared an open letter from Emerson College president M. Lee Pelton that discusses longstanding issues of racism in America. → Read More

How 'Animal Crossing' and the coronavirus pandemic made the Nintendo Switch fly off shelves

The Nintendo Switch was already one of the most popular gaming consoles on the market after its 2017 release. But the combination of a blockbuster game, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons", and stay-at-home restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic, helped boost Switch sales to record levels. → Read More

Ray Dalio: 3 pieces of advice for how to manage your savings in a coronavirus recession

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio expects the coronavirus pandemic to leave behind a major economic downturn. For those who have some savings, Dalio offers up advice on relatively safe investment strategies to carry you through. → Read More

Why SpaceX's historic manned NASA flight is important for Elon Musk's Mars ambitions

SpaceX's first-ever manned space flight with two NASA astronauts on Wednesday is a major milestone for Elon Musk's private spacecraft company and it could be another step toward Musk's longstanding goal of colonizing Mars. → Read More

Elon Musk let Jay Leno drive a Cybertruck through The Boring Company's tunnel underneath LA—take a look

Comedian Jay Leno checks out Tesla's new all-electric pickup, the Cybertruck, with billionaire CEO Elon Musk in the latest episode of "Jay Leno's Garage" on CNBC. → Read More

Why Google's CEO misses his commute (plus the new hobby he learned on YouTube)

During the coronavirus pandemic, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he misses "transitions" in his work day that allowed him time to "think about stuff and process," like his daily commute. He also picked up a new hobby by watching a YouTube video. → Read More

This 'cockpit' like video-gaming chair costs $14,000 —take a look

Acer unveiled the Predator Thronos Air in September 2019, calling the massive chair "the perfect gaming chair for hard core enthusiasts." → Read More