NICB senior special agent Larry (Buzz) Burzynski checks out the fake VIN number label on the stolen SUV
National Insurance Crime Bureau

Stolen Vehicle Clones Can Prove Costly to Consumers

By Mae Marie, Close-Up Media Staff Writer

If the sale price on a used car looks too good to be true - it probably is, warns the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

Take the case of an innocent Lancaster, Wisconsin woman, the group said, who learned her SUV is a stolen “clone” after an @insurancecrime inspection.

Under Armour Introduces UA Record

Under Armour unveiled UA Record, the latest addition to its health and fitness network, at CES. The company said UA Record unites personalized data with activity tracking, workout logs, social challenges and community for an all-in-one digital experience. It is available at the Apple and Google Play stores.
United Armour


  • Alexandra Scarborough
    Polychemy Lets Customers Add Their Own Personal Touch to 3D Jewelry

    Fashion and technology company Polychemy has unveiled the latest in 3D printed fashions, personalized jewelry. With its new online platform, Polychemy Jewelry, customers can personalize designs with a variety of gems and precious metals.

    Customers can create unique rings and necklaces in metals like Silver, Solid Gold 18k (White, Yellow & Rose), Palladium and even Platinum Jewelry. There’s also a variety of Different Gems that includes: Diamond, Black Diamond, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Peridot, Amethyst and Fire Opal.

    When creating their newest accessory, customers can view their designs in real-time 3D. The models are created by Polychemy’s propriety system. Once done, the pieces are manufactured, casted, and polished before they ship.

    Retailers can also be a part of the process, with Polchemy offering retail and wholesale opportunities on consignment basis. It also has embeddable apps that allow retail partners to offer their customers a chance to personalize their jewelry with WebGL just like, from their own sites.



Ebola Philanthropy

Ebola Philanthropy

  1. Big Gift: Bill Gates, founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has committed $50 million to fight the epidemic.
  2. Early Donation: In August, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation donated $2.8 million toward the outbreak in West Africa.
  3. Latest Pledge: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan this month pledged $25 million to the CDC.
  4. Corporate Funds: World Bank Group in August pledged up to US $200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of infections.
  5. Crowdfunding: Scripps Research Institute's Erica Ollman Saphire seeks to raise $100K for equipment to speed her work, partially funding by U.S. government.