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Zillow: Most Americans would rather renovate than move

Zillow: Most Americans would rather renovate than move

New 'Housing Aspirations' report determined that a whopping 76% would rather upgrade than relocate. Most Americans would rather stay in their current home and make renovations than move, according to a new study from Zillow. The real estate tech company’s latest “Housing Aspirations” report finds that 76 percent of Americans would rather use a set amount of money to upgrade their homes, as opposed to using that same set of funds as a downpayment on a house.
Yale smart lock, alarm app debacle causes chaos across UK homes

Yale smart lock, alarm app debacle causes chaos across UK homes

A system failure which caused the Yale smart security app to crash reportedly resulted in customers unable to enter or leave their homes due to alarm failures. On Wednesday, Yale told customers across the United Kingdom on Twitter that "unplanned network maintenance" might cause some customers to "experience connection issues." While Yale promised that the work would be complete within 24 hours to resolve the issue, this was later followed by a message which indicated the fix would take longer than expected.
New Apple patent suggests iPhones could warn against spam calls one day

New Apple patent suggests iPhones could warn against spam calls one day

A new Apple patent could finally give iPhone owners some relief from spam calls by automatically recognizing a fake call and warning users accordingly, via AppleInsider. As the patent claims describe, Apple’s system would try to analyze the technical data of incoming calls to determine whether or not they’re legitimate calls or masked, forwarded internet calls that are hiding behind a spoofed caller ID. Once a call has been identified, the system would then display a warning to the user that the incoming call might not be legitimate.
Big Tobacco Finally Wakes Up and Smells the Pot

Big Tobacco Finally Wakes Up and Smells the Pot

Big Tobacco is finally ready to say, pass that dutch.  Altria Group Inc., the biggest U.S. cigarette company, is reportedly in talks to buy a stake in Aphria Inc., one of a growing number of Canadian cannabis producers that’s attracted the attention of investors this year. The discussions were reported by the Globe & Mail on Wednesday, sending Aphria’s stock soaring 12 percent and giving it a market value of $3.5 billion. Altria, Aphria — it even sounds meant to be.
David Beckham scores a court win on a Miami stadium deal he no longer wants

David Beckham scores a court win on a Miami stadium deal he no longer wants

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday sided with Miami-Dade in a no-bid deal with David Beckham and partners to buy county land for an Overtown stadium the retired soccer star no longer wants. The Third District Court of Appeal ruled against Bruce Matheson, a wealthy landowner near the former stadium site who last year sued the county over the legality of selling public real estate without inviting other bids.
Try IoT before you buy IoT: Google, B8ta let you ‘test drive’ smart home tech

Try IoT before you buy IoT: Google, B8ta let you ‘test drive’ smart home tech

Have you ever wanted to try out a product beyond getting a brief demo in a store? The startup B8ta believes all customers should be able to do that, and it has partnered with Google to make it possible. Smart home technology becomes more complicated as the devices add more features, so customers can be less willing to pull the trigger on a purchase if they aren’t completely sure it meets their needs.
Walmart planning 'net-connected trolley'

Walmart planning 'net-connected trolley'

US retail giant Walmart has applied for a patent for a smart shopping trolley that can track a shopper's heart rate, temperature, grip, and walking speed. Such a system would provide valuable information about how shoppers respond to different stores, it said.
15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, four out of five US businesses are planning to increase their headcount over the course of 2017 — but 90 percent of executives say they’re finding it extremely challenging to track down the right talent to help their businesses grow.
Drone used to map Schoharie limo crash scene

Drone used to map Schoharie limo crash scene

At approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday, NTSB officials cleared the area near the crash site, asking all TV media satellite trucks and other equipment to leave, in order to conduct an aerial survey of the scene using a drone controlled by an NTSB pilot.
Colorado prosecutor: Marijuana laws too loose

Colorado prosecutor: Marijuana laws too loose

Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said he is particularly concerned with how companies that grow marijuana account for damaged product and the state’s system allowing people to grow a certain number of plants at home for medical use. He said both situations create an opportunity for marijuana to be sold on the black market and require federal prosecutors to take a closer look at Colorado’s regulated marijuana industry.
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