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Flat Earther Plans New Rocket Launch, Predicts Super Bowl-Sized Ratings

Self-taught rocket scientist/daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes will finally launch his homemade rocket in two weeks -- despite "anonymous onli...

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We All Nearly Missed the Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded

schwit1 quotes ScienceAlert: She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a "peculiar large mass" floatin...

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Australian Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests On Fire

An anonymous reader writes: If you've been counting the ways the Australian environment is trying to kill you, you can now add "arson" t...

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Apple Shuts Swift Mailing List, Migrates to Online Forum

An anonymous reader writes: Apple's Swift project "has completed the process of migrating to the Swift Forums as the primary method for discussion an...

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The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy

 Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans...

Techcrunch

Facebook shirks responsibility, says experts can't be trusted - CNET

Commentary: In asking Facebook's so-called community to decide which news sources are trustworthy, Mark Zuckerberg offers a truly disturbing rationale...

CNET

EFF: Thousands of People Have Secure Messaging Clients Infected By Spyware

An anonymous reader quotes the EFF: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile security company Lookout have uncovered a new malware espionage campaign infecting thou...

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POINT-OF-SALE TERMINALS: How evolving merchant demands are pushing POS terminal providers to up their game in an increasingly competitive environment

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence,&am...

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Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

 Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley...

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Katalyst.Ventures, a new firm led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The long...

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'New California' Movement Wants To Create a 51st State

PolygamousRanchKid, Ayano, and an anonymous reader all shared the same story. Tribune Media reports: A group has launched a campaign to divide California into two states. It i...

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Astell & Kern’s music player supercharges headphone sound - CNET

This portable music player that delivers a bigger bang for your tunes...

CNET

Watch a pilot battle incredible winds to secure a landing - CNET

Commentary: At Dusseldorf airport in Germany, windy landings are a regular occurrence. This one, however, looks like it was especially fun...

CNET

New Antifungal Provides Hope in the Fight Against Superbugs

dryriver shares news about the ongoing war against drug-resistant fungus. ScienceDaily reports: Microscopic yeast have been wreaking havoc in hospitals around the world -- cre...

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The Vista Spark amp sounds better than it looks - CNET

Incredibly enough the Vista Spark is an awesome sounding, yet affordable amplifier...

CNET

Startup fundraising and exits look bullish for bio and health

 After nearly a year, venture capitalists nabbed their first U.S. acquisition for more than a billion dollars. And it wasn’t a tech startup...

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Red Hat Reverts Spectre Patches to Address Boot Issues

An anonymous reader quotes BleepingComputer: Red Hat is releasing updates for reverting previous patches for the Spectre vulnerability (Variant 2, aka CVE-2017-5715) after cus...

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Amazon just revealed the top 20 contenders for its new headquarters — here are their incredible proposals (AMZN)

Amazon has narrowed its search for the site of its next headquarters, dubbed HQ2, to 20 cities.  The list of candidates includes Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chic...

Business Insider Tech

Bartenders share the best ways to get their attention at the bar — and surefire ways you'll get snubbed

There are right and wrong ways to get a bartenders attention. To figure out just what they are, we asked bartenders from around the world to weigh in. Among the many faux pa...

Business Insider Tech

Women’s March embraces collaborative social app Crunchet

 Today’s nationwide Women’s March attendees will advocate for voter registration through every conceivable social network,...

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Apple Might Discontinue the iPhone X This Summer

BGR shares a startling prediction from Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple analyst at KGI securities: Kuo -- who we should note has an exemplary track record with respect to iPhone rumors...

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CTRL+T podcast: From Tide Pods to the blockchain

 Blockchain has become the latest buzzword in the technology industry, but many people are still in the dark about just what exactly it means. Thanks to Raine...

Techcrunch

Hong Kong is so expensive that architects are building 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’ made from concrete water pipes

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world's priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demog...

Business Insider Tech

Ag-tech startups are working on everything from apple-picking robots to machine learning — and they could radically transform how we grow our food

The agriculture-technology sector is booming. Companies are working on everything from apple-picking robots to wearable technology that helps farmers grow produce more effic...

Business Insider Tech

Car Manufacturers Sued Over Rodents Eating Soy-Insulated Wires

An anonymous reader writes about "a little-known problem plaguing many newer vehicles from the likes of Honda, Toyota, and Kia." The car makers used...

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MORGAN STANLEY: Here are the 6 internet stocks to bet on in 2018

Technology stocks have been a beacon of strength in the stock market for much of the 8 1/2-year equity bull market, and a big driver has been internet companies. Morgan Stan...

Business Insider Tech

Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week

False alarms, free speech, and more of the week's top security news...

Wired

Space Photos of the Week: *You* Just Try to Snap a Pic at 100,000 MPH

When NASA's Juno spacecraft whizzes by Jupiter's poles, it manages to snap clear photos at astounding speeds...

Wired

This Android app will turn your wallpaper into a live map of your location

There’s a new Android app called Skyline that will turn your current location into your wallpaper, as first spotted by Lifehacker. Skyline uses 3D terrain data from Ma...

The Verge

One of the best nature documentaries of all time returns tonight

"Blue Planet II" premieres in the US on Saturday, January 20 at 9 pm ET. For the series, producers spent more than 6,000 hours underwater over four y...

Business Insider Tech

The coolest and craziest concept cars revealed so far this year

Automakers revealed a number of flashy concept cars at CES and the Detroit auto show in January. While concept cars don't always become production models, they ca...

Business Insider Tech

The coolest and craziest concept cars we've seen in 2018 so far

Automakers revealed a number of flashy concept cars at CES and the Detroit auto show in January. While concept cars don't always become production models, they ca...

Business Insider Tech

Apple’s enterprise evolution

 Back in 2010, Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs was not entirely enthralled with the enterprise. In fact, Jobs is famously quoted as say...

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Tech doesn’t need to be less addictive — it just needs to be better (AAPL, GOOG, FB)

The tech industry has been under increased scrutiny lately over the potential negative effects of its products. Many critics are charging that smartphones, social networks,...

Business Insider Tech

The 20 best-selling cars and trucks in America

About 17.2 million cars and trucks were sold in the US last year, according to Kelly Blue Book.  The top-selling vehicle was Ford's F-Series.&...

Business Insider Tech

Why Aren't There More Smart Americans?

In the latest 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy' podcast, author David Ignatius discusses the shortcomings in US education...

Wired

2019 Chevrolet Silverado chief engineer talks turkey with Tim Stevens - Roadshow

Tim Herrick, chief engineer for the 2019 Silverado, stopped by the Roadshow stage during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show to go over all the changes that his team made to the new tr...

CNET

A superstar Chinese hacker just won $112,000 from Google, its largest bug bounty ever

Google just awarded its largest bug bounty ever to a Chinese researcher named Guang Gong.  Gong discovered a security issue that affected Pixel phones and rec...

Business Insider Tech

Microsoft's Cortana might be lagging behind Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant — but Microsoft says there's a master plan (MSFT, AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL)

There's a lot of skepticism about Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It lags in apps, smart home support, and hardware...

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Twitter Says It Exposed Nearly 700,000 People To Russian Propaganda During Election

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Twitter this evening released a new set of statistics related to its investigation on Russia propaganda efforts to influenc...

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USC's New Class Shows It's All in on Patents

A look at one of the nation's first classes for undergraduates on intellectual property...

Wired

There are problems with Apple’s iPhone battery explanation — and the company might end up paying the price in court (AAPL)

Apple is under fire for a software feature that slows down the speed of iPhone processors to prevent unexpected device shutdowns. Congress, attorneys, and customers are crit...

Business Insider Tech

The secret's out for 'Star Trek: Discovery' star Shazad Latif - CNET

The actor who plays Lt. Ash Tyler reveals his most surreal -- and most painful -- acting moments as his character's big twist is finally revealed. Spoilers!...

CNET

You won't believe Darrell's DIY football-themed home theater - CNET

Show Us Yours: Some people hire home installers. Darrell from Illinois hired himself to build his sports-tastic home-theater room. The results are pretty astounding...

CNET

Trump's itchy Twitter thumbs have redefined politics - CNET

In the year since his election, Donald Trump has used Twitter as an official White House channel for everything from policies and praise to bullying and brinksmanship...

CNET

Trump's First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. And while he may not have his border wall yet, he's done plenty to impact inn...

Wired

How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo's Labo Kits

Our guide to what's in the Nintendo Labo Variety Kit and Robot Kit for Switch, and how to pre-order...

Wired

Ford, GM Go All in on Electric Cars, but How Clean Are They?

We did the math...

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Scammers are cashing in on Telegram’s upcoming ICO

 Desperate for an opportunity to jump aboard in the next big thing, cryptocurrency owners are losing money by investing blindly in fake Telegram ICO websites...

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Join the TechCrunch Meetup in Davos #TCDavos

 TechCrunch is holding an informal meetup during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Grab a free ticket here. T...

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Join the TechCrunch Meetup at the World Economic Forum #TCDavos

 TechCrunch is holding an informal meetup during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Grab a free ticket here. T...

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We went to a luxury watchmaker to see how some of the rarest and most complex watches in the UK are made

We visited luxury watchmakers Garrick England, who gave us an exclusive look at their newest watch, the £28,000 "S1." The watch is...

Business Insider Tech

Mustafa Suleyman: The liberal activist who cofounded Google's £400 million artificial intelligence lab (GOOG)

Mustafa Suleyman is a 33-year-old entrepreneur and activist.  He sold his artificial intelligence company DeepMind to Google for £400 millio...

Business Insider Tech

The founder of a satellite imagery startup aiming to raise £20 million this year tells us how he is changing the commodity industry

The founder of satellite imagery startup Bird.i spoke to Business Insider about scaling up the company and plans for the future.  Corentin Guillo spoke about...

Business Insider Tech

What a Government Shutdown Will Mean For NASA and SpaceX

Ars Technica reports of how the government shutdown affects federal agencies like NASA, as well as commercial companies like SpaceX: So far, NASA has been keeping quiet about...

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THE INSURTECH REPORT: How financial technology firms are helping — and disrupting — the nearly $5 trillion insurance industry

The global insurance industry is worth nearly $5 trillion, and insurance companies are at risk of losing a share of this valuable market to new entrants. That...

Business Insider Tech

THE CHATBOT MONETIZATION REPORT: Sizing the market, key strategies, and how to navigate the chatbot opportunity (FB, AAPL, GOOG)

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Improvi...

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Crunch Report | Google and Tencent ink patent agreement

Google inks a patent deal with Tencent, Tile lays off 30 people and Apple hires the tech team from Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS). All this on Crunch Report. Read More...

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How To Tame the Tech Titans

dryriver shares an opinion piece from The Economist: Not long ago, being the boss of a big Western tech firm was a dream job. As the billions rolled in, so did the plaudits: G...

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THE INSURANCE AND THE IoT REPORT: How insurers are using connected devices to cut costs and more accurately price policies

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Insuran...

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Yes, cities should indeed fight for tech jobs

 Few events have jolted the urban planning crowd quite like Amazon’s process for selecting the company’s new second headqu...

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Ajit Pai's FCC Can't Admit Broadband Competition Is a Problem

An anonymous reader quotes a report from DSLReports: While the FCC is fortunately backing away from a plan that would have weakened the standard definition of broadband, the a...

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Facebook's Latest Fix for Fake News: Ask Users What They Trust

Facebook said it will prioritize news sources by surveying users about their trust in media brands...

Wired

Nintendo's Newest Switch Accessories Are DIY Cardboard Toys

sqorbit writes: Nintendo has announced a new experience for its popular Switch game console, called Nintendo Labo. Nintendo Labo lets you interact with the Switch and its Joy-...

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THE CONVERSATIONAL COMMERCE REPORT: Chatbots' impact on the payments ecosystem and how merchants can capitalize on them

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence,&am...

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Norway Will Make All Short-Haul Flights Electric By 2040

Norway's public operator of air transport plans to make all short-haul flights in the country entirely electric by 2040. "State-owned Avinor, which o...

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Here are some of the questionable tweets that Twitter says were linked to the Russian government during the 2016 US election

Twitter's internal review of the activity on its platform during the 2016 US presidential election led to the identification and suspension of accounts that were...

Business Insider Tech

Spend a week fielding sensitive HR complaints in ‘Grayscale’ web game

 If you’re looking for a way to close out your week that’s entertaining, edifying, and looks like you’re...

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Twitter says Russian propaganda more widespread than estimated - CNET

The social network will email more than 600,000 users in the US who saw tweets from Russian-linked accounts during 2016 election...

CNET

Google CEO Sundar Pichai doesn't regret firing James Damore - CNET

After accidentally turning Damore into a conservative hero, Google execs say the former employee violated company rules. Period...

CNET

SpaceX might fire up Falcon Heavy's 27 engines Monday - CNET

Elon Musk's next big thing will get fully lit up for the first time as soon as next week...

CNET

Acura RDX's chief engineer breaks down what's new and hot for us - Roadshow

Stephen Frey stopped by the Roadshow stage at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show to talk to Tim Stevens and Brian Cooley about the newly unveiled Acura RDX prototype...

CNET

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says He Does Not Regret Firing James Damore

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace di...

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Twitter found more than 50,000 Russia-linked accounts that actively shared election-related material — and Trump interacted with them hundreds of times

Twitter says it found more Russia-linked accounts that shared US election-related material during the 2016 race for the White House. The social-media platform published the...

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Twitter found more than 50,000 Russia-linked accounts actively sharing election-related material — and Trump interacted with them hundreds of times

Twitter says it found more Russia-linked accounts that shared US election-related material during the 2016 race for the White House. The social-media platform published the...

Business Insider Tech

Nintendo's Switch boosted not only the company, but the entire video game industry

The Nintendo Switch had a great run in 2017. The Japanese video game giant sold nearly 3 million Switches the month it launched, wiping out all of the company's s...

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Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000

 Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000...

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Twitter says it exposed nearly 700,000 people to Russian propaganda during US election

Twitter this evening released a new set of statistics related to its investigation on Russia propaganda efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election, including...

The Verge

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of the future

Can a futuristic tube-based transport scheme that shoots pods through a vacuum become a reality?...

BBC Technology

Twitter is emailing 677,775 people in the US who interacted with Russian propaganda in the 2016 election (TWTR)

Twitter will email 677,775 users in the US to let them know that they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election. All of those users either...

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Twitter is emailing 677,775 people in the US who interacted with Russian propaganda 2016 election (TWTR)

Twitter will email 677,775 users in the US to let them know that they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 US presidential election. All of those users either...

Business Insider Tech

Google CEO: “I don’t regret” firing James Damore

 Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he still believes that it was appropriate to fire James Damore. “I don’t regret it,&a...

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Google CEO: ‘I don’t regret’ firing James Damore

 Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he still believes that it was appropriate to fire James Damore. “I don’t regret it,&a...

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Security Breaches Don't Affect Stock Price, Study Suggests

Computer security professional Bruce Schneier highlights the key findings of a study that suggests security breaches don't affect stock price. The study has been...

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THE SELF-INSTALLED SMART HOME REPORT: Why current smart home device owners are appealing to tech companies

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Not tha...

Business Insider Tech

Get to know the CNET family: Q&A with Katie Collins - CNET

Meet our UK reporter who loves CNET so much she worked for our site twice!...

CNET

These high-speed ‘nano-cranes’ could form molecular assembly lines

 Things aren’t going well down at the ol’ nano-factory. They’re having trouble getting all those tiny wo...

Techcrunch

We Put The Entire Internet On The Blockchain—and You Can Too

A reporter's suggestion prompts a startup executive to create a browser extension that adds the words "on the blockchain" to every sente...

Wired

Tim Cook: I keep my tween nephew away from social networks - CNET

Commentary: Speaking to students in the UK, the Apple CEO also says learning coding is more important than learning a foreign language...

CNET

Google CEO: We didn't fire the diversity memo writer for political reasons

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company did not fire James Damore, the author of the controversial memo on diversity, for political reasons. Damore sued Google for discrim...

Business Insider Tech

Facebook will ask us to decide what's 'high quality' news - CNET

To curb "misinformation and polarization," Facebook will prioritize news from "trustworthy" publishers -- and its users wil...

CNET

Trump Signs Surveillance Extension Into Law

President Trump took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that he has signed a six-year renewal of a powerful government surveillance tool. "Just signed 702 Bill...

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Sundance doc ‘Our New President’ presents psychedelic vision of US election through a fake news lens

 If the feeling at the fairly liberal leaning Sundance Film Festival — held last year after Trump’s election but before th...

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Sundance doc Our New President presents psychedelic vision of US election through a fake news lens

 If the feeling at the fairly liberal leaning Sundance Film Festival — held last year after Trump’s election but before th...

Techcrunch

Is this Canon camera the next hot vlogging rig?

If you had the chance to ask your favorite vlogger what they want in a camera, you’ll probably get a laundry list of feature requests. It should have the ability to re...

The Verge

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he does not regret firing James Damore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace diversity, stating that while he does not regret...

The Verge

Facebook Will Now Ask Users To Rank News Organizations They Trust

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: Facebook is doing a very un-Facebooky thing: It's going to start declaring that some news sources you see in your...

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THE MOBILE PAYMENTS REPORT: Key strategies that wallet providers can implement to break from disappointing growth

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence,&am...

Business Insider Tech

Inside Oculus and Black Eyed Peas’ VR comic book

 “When people view VR, it’s an over-sensory experience like “What the fuck?!” will.i.a...

Techcrunch

Gboard just made it too easy to post insane GIF selfies

Gboard, Google’s iOS and Android keyboard app, has quietly updated its design by moving its GIF-making button up next to the word suggestion bar. The GIF-making featur...

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