Bret Cadle

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How a keyboard case can turn your 8-inch tablet into a productivity machine

What's up with 8-inch tablets? Microsoft reportedly canceled the Surface Mini at the last minute. Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 is long overdue for a refresh. Even the current class leader, the iPad mini, only came about after years of procrastination at Apple. Perhaps it's just a little harder to …

A Tapeworm With Cancer Gave Its Tumors to Someone

Tapeworms are bad enough. They get inside people, lay their eggs, and cause symptoms such as diarrhea and weakness. And they can infest a body for a lifetime.<p>But doctors were stunned to find out they can do something worse: infect people with tumors.<p>“We were amazed when we found this new type of …

Cancer

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

NASA Could Save Airlines Millions by Solving Their Bug Problem

There’s an important aeronautics problem that keeps bugging NASA scientists.<p>Researchers at the U.S. space agency are plugging away to find the best …

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

Universe

Researchers Map How Scientific Misinformation Spreads On The Internet

Social media can keep people stuck in "echo chambers."<p>As science advances, bad science does, too. The World Economic Forum has called widespread digital misinformation -- which largely spreads via social media -- one of the main threats to our society.<p>While online resources make it easier for …

Social Media

The American Papers that Praised Hitler

They fell hard for the job-creating Führer with eyes that were like ‘blue larkspur.’ Why did so many journalists spend years dismissing the evidence …

Journalism

Who will be able to afford college in a decade?

For much of the 1990s and the first decade of this century, college enrollment in the United States surged as the number of high school graduates ticked upward thanks to the Baby Boom Echo.<p>The rise in the number of students on college campuses was propelled in part by affluent, well-prepared high …

College & University

Dispel’s Privacy-As-A-Service Platform Keeps Your Internet Connection Secret And Safe

Most security services today give you virtual private networks that encrypt your connections (if you work for any sizable company, you probably use some kind of VPN client to log in to your intranet). New York-based Dispel, which is now coming out of stealth after more than two years of …

Privacy

A House Divided

How a radical group of Republicans pushed Congress to the right.<p>On July 28th, Mark Meadows, a Republican representative from North Carolina, walked to the well of the House and filed a motion to vacate the chair. It’s an obscure parliamentary tool that allows any member of the House to trigger a …

Republicans

It's Not Just the Poor Who Can't Make Rent

It’s not just low-income Americans who struggle to pay their rent every month, or find an affordable place to live when they move. New research from Harvard says that even renters with annual incomes of $45,000 face unaffordable rents in many cities, with potentially far-reaching effects.<p>“It’s …

Housing

The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon

On December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 touched down on the Moon. This was not only our final Moon landing, but the last time we left low Earth orbit. With …

Space Science

How the gun lobby outsmarted itself and helped engineer its big Supreme Court defeat Monday

One of the rude awakenings of the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo.; Newtown, Conn., and San Bernardino, Calif., was, as the Highland Park, Ill., City Council said in 2013, that gun violence on a large scale “is not limited to urban settings, but is also, tragically, in many suburban and small town …

Guns

Muslims decry Trump's proposal to keep them out of US

The Only Female Captain Of 'Star Trek' Speaks Out

She went where no woman -- or mother -- has gone before.<p>Though overshadowed by "Star Wars" hype, the recent announcement that a new “Star Trek” series is in the works caught the attention of lite sci-fi geeks, and thrilled series devotees. The first question on fans’ minds -- after “for real?!” and …

Science Fiction

Smartphones to die out 'within five years', says new study

According to a new study of 100,000 consumers, mobile technology is expected to be replaced by artificial intelligence<p>Many consumers believe smartphones will cease to exist within five years, according to new research carried out by researchers on behalf of Ericsson.<p>The company's ConsumerLab …

Artificial Intelligence

White House Says Trump's Muslim Ban 'Disqualifies Him From Serving as President'

Donald Trump’s statement that he would ban Muslims from entering the U.S. “disqualifies him from serving as president,” White House Press Secretary …

NASA Spotted an Object 3.3 Billion Miles Away From the Sun

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured the closest-ever look at a small object in the solar system’s distant Kuiper Belt, the ring of icy bodies and …

If you're new to coding, this is the programming language you should learn first

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickr As we move more and more toward a world filled with screens, those possessing coding skills have never been more in demand.<p>…

This Will Give You a Whole New Perspective on Star Wars Versus Star Trek

Michael Kaplan, the costume designer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, has also worked with director J.J. Abrams on other projects, including 2009’s</i> …

‘Let There Be No Mistake in What I’m About to Say’: Watch Sheriff’s Blunt Message to Gun Owners Amid Terror Threat

The sheriff in Brevard County, Florida, is calling on responsible gun owners to be “mentally and physically prepared” to neutralize terrorist suspects as the first line of defense.<p>In a video posted on Facebook, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said residents who legally carry firearms shouldn’t …

Guns

The single ugliest myth the rich perpetuate about the poor

Wealthy white conservatives want to believe they’ve earned their fortunes, so they pathologize the lower classes<p>Many wealthy white conservative males believe they deserve their good fortunes, and that the poor are taking handouts. But on average little of the money of the wealthiest Americans is …

Supreme Court rejects challenge to assault weapon ban | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by gun rights activists to a Chicago suburb’s ordinance banning assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, handing a victory to gun control advocates amid a fierce debate over the nation’s firearms laws.<p>Chris Williams …

Guns

Apple may be cutting back on iPhone 6s orders

Despite the iPhone 6s’ record-shattering 13 million unit sales in its first three days, reports coming out of Apple’s supply chain suggest that manufacturer Pegatron has stopped operating several of its iPhone 6s production lines in Shanghai — and may even be laying off some employees who were …

Google's VP of design rips into Windows 10 on Twitter

Shortly after recording his first podcast, Google's vice president of design Matias Duarte has publicly slammed Microsoft and Windows 10 on Twitter. After the latest episode of Joshua Topolsky's <i>Tomorrow</i> went live, Duarte tweeted that he had tried the Surface Pro 4 with Windows 10 -- and that in his …

How the world changed as a result of Hitler's decision to invade Poland, 76 years ago today

Adolf Hitler's home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.<p>As it happens, today is the 76th anniversary of the start …

World History

20 kilometer high space elevator tower planned | Reuters

Ambitious plans to build a twenty kilometer (12.4 miles) tall space elevator tower have been announced by a Canadian space technology firm.<p>Although this distance is a mere fraction of that reached in space missions, Thoth Technology says its ThothX Tower will make a major cost reduction in space …

Space Exploration

5 Chinese warships spotted off Alaska coast during President Obama's visit

Five Chinese navy ships have been spotted in the Bering Sea, off the Alaska coast, coinciding with President Obama’s visit to the state, a senior defense official confirmed to Fox News.<p>Navy Commander Bill Urban, a Pentagon spokesman, said Wednesday the sighting marked the first time ships from the …

Military

Use of license-plate scanners expands amid privacy concerns, court battles

A law enforcement push for more license-plate scanners is gaining steam, with a popular East Coast beach destination announcing plans to deploy the technology at essentially every point of entry and the scanners being credited elsewhere for helping fight crime.<p>With the expansion, though, comes …

License Plates