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As Kickstarter matures, crowdfunded games find safety in sequels and big names

If you take a look at the “most funded games” section of Kickstarter, one major trend becomes immediately clear. You’ll spot a number of spiritual successors, games meant to evoke (and made by many of the same developers as) classics like <i>Castlevania</i>, <i>Mega Man</i>, and <i>Banjo-Kazooie</i>. If a game isn’t a …

How being replaced by a machine turned this graphic artist into an activist

Even truck driving is getting automated.<p>The Twitter feed @HumanVSMachine is a haunting collection of images and videos showing the automation of work …

Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

Rosemary Barnett Contributor<p>Rosemary Barnett is a senior business analyst at Black Swan.<p>The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses are scrambling to make every function “data driven,” and there’s …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

11 under-appreciated scientific concepts

<b>The Genetic Book of the Dead</b>— "Natural selection equips every living creature with the genes that enabled its ancestors — a literally unbroken line of them—to survive in their environments …. If only we could read the genome in the appropriate way, it would be a kind of negative imprint of ancient …

Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

Pop Culture Was Wrong - Psychopaths Are More Likely to Have Below-Average Intelligence

Dispelling the evil genius myth.<p>In movies and TV shows, psychopaths are portrayed as cold, callous, and manipulative 'bad guys', who pose a …

We Might Finally Know What Triggered Living Cells to Evolve For The First Time

Breaking out from the primordial soup.<p>Modern science has advanced significantly over the last couple of decades. We’ve managed to answer several of …

The Internet Is Freaking Out Over This Spooky Prediction by Carl Sagan About The Future

It's disturbingly accurate.<p>Back in 1995, everyone’s favourite astrophysicist, Carl Sagan, published a book called <i>The Demon-Haunted World</i>, which …

These 8 simple rules are the Sparknotes version of everything you need to know about personal finance

To help you get started, we turned to the latest edition of Beth Kobliner's book "Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties," due for release in April. At the start of her book, Kobliner offers a cheat sheet of eight "need-to-know" personal finance basics.<p>"No kidding …

Every can of Guinness includes this simple technology in it

Ever opened a can of Guinness and noticed a strange rattling sound when you shake it? There's a foreign object in there. But, it has a purpose.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Apple’s first AirPods ad reminds me of the iPod ads

Ever since the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch took the spotlight, most of Apple ads have been focused on those devices. So it’s always nice to see the company try new things for less important devices, such as the AirPods.<p>With today’s new ad, Apple is going back in time to the good old days of the …

Amazon Sort for Chrome Adds a "Number of Reviews" Sorting Method to Amazon Results

When you’re shopping on Amazon, it usually makes the most sense to try and find the best product, which means sorting results by the average customer …

Wendy's is roasting people on Twitter, and it's hilarious

The Wendy's Twitter account has been sending out some pretty hilarious tweets. The roast-spree started with a user who thought Wendy's didn't use fresh beef. A Wendy's representative told Business Insider their account has not been hacked.<p><i>Produced by Emmanuel Ocbazghi. Special thanks to Emily</b> …

Tesla is still going to win the driverless-car race

In the fourth quarter, the electric-car maker must deliver at least 80,000 vehicles to meet its guidance, continue to develop the Model 3 mass-market sedan for a 2017 launch, and grow its energy-storage business.<p>Tesla must also manage the acquisition of SolarCity, expand battery production at its …

Four years and $22 billion later, WhatsApp has decided ads aren’t awful, after all

First rule about being bought by an advertising company: You’re probably going to end up selling advertising.<p>2012 WhatsApp: We don’t sell ads because ads are bad.<p>2014 WhatsApp: You want to buy our company for $22 billion, Facebook? Deal.<p>2016 WhatsApp: We’re going to use WhatsApp data to help …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Stephen Hawking

Steve Jobs: don't start a business unless there's 'a wrong that you want to right'

As the funding climate in Silicon Valley cools, a lot of old-timers are looking on the bright side: at least this will wash out the startup founders who were only ever in it for the money — the "tourists" as Alfred Lin from Sequoia calls them. Another investor recalled that after the dot-com crash …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

12 amazing projects from companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that will truly change your world

And we can already see hints of that world today through some of the far-out projects that the big internet companies are currently working on.<p>Here's a look at the often sci-fi projects that will change the world as we know it.

What 7 of the World's Smartest People Think About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From …

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

ResetPlug for Wi-Fi routers tries turning it off and on again

MutiNet's ResetPlug sounds like a serious gadget device you can buy with American dollars and plug into a wall, but it might as well be commentary on modern life. The smart plug connects to your Wi-Fi, and if it detects an outage in your internet service, it power cycles your Wi-Fi router or …

21 tiny design features that show Apple’s incredible attention to detail

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Oftentimes, it’s what sets Apple’s products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make the products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …

Mark Zuckerberg is the ultimate startup bro in this wild 2005 interview

"I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges," said Mark Zuckerberg in 2005, sitting on a dingy couch, clad in a white T-shirt and gym shorts, and holding a red Solo cup filled with beer. "A lot of people are focused on taking over the world. I really just want to see everyone focused on …

Silicon Valley

Satya Nadella is playing a deeper game with Microsoft than anyone gave him credit for

It was true 30 years ago when Windows 1.0 came out, and it's true today: Without developers to build great apps for Microsoft's platforms, the company is sunk.<p>Speaking at a pair of Microsoft events in the last week and a half, Nadella proved that he may not be as outgoing as his predecessor, but …

Facebook is playing a dangerous game with Apple

It's a big moment for chatbots, which tech luminaries like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Evernote CEO Phil Libin praise as the next big thing in computing. And investors are pouring cash into startups that promise to ride the wave.<p>Which makes it even weirder that Facebook's introduction of …

Is the Universe a Simulation? Scientists Debate

NEW YORK — Is the universe just an enormous, fantastically complex simulation? If so, how could we find out, and what would that knowledge mean for …

‘I see colours you cannot perceive or imagine’

Some women are born with hyper-sensitive eyes that can see the world in ways most of us cannot even imagine. What’s it like to live with this gift?<p>A few years ago, the artist Concetta Antico discovered that she was carrying a genetic mutation that gave her astonishingly sensitive perception of …

Pig heart kept alive inside baboon's abdomen for two years

A team of doctors at the National Institute of Health in Maryland has been able to successfully house a pig's heart inside a baboon's abdomen, with …