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China unveils ‘armed attack’ robots armed with guns and grenades

Rifle-wielding robots that can launch grenades unveiled in China to help fight terror<p>“Armed attack” robots that carry rifles and grenade launchers have been unveiled in China as the latest line of defence in the fight against “global terror”, state media reported.<p>The toy-sized attacker is one of a …

VW's Audi suspends two engineers in emissions-rigging inquiry

Scandal widens after German carmaker tells US that 85,000 V6 diesel engines were fitted with software defeat devices<p>Volkswagen’s luxury flagship Audi has suspended two engineers after its larger diesel engines were found evading emissions limits in the US.<p>VW and Audi notified US authorities last …

We visited the underground drone racing event that could be the Formula 1 of the future

In FPV drone racing pilots strap on goggles, which stream video from a camera attached to the front of the drone. This give competitors a much more immersive experience as they race their flying machines around the track at high speeds.<p>Right now, FPV drone racing is a tiny, niche activity. A few …

Scientists Connect Brain to a Basic Tablet—Paralyzed Patient Googles With Ease

For patient T6, 2014 was a happy year.<p>That was the year she learned to control a Nexus tablet with her brain waves, and literally took her life …

9 stupid mistakes entrepreneurs make, according to a guy who started 20 businesses and failed at 17 of them

<b>A) IGNORING THE "SIX MONTH RULE"</b><p>I was on the board of a business where we all got the financials for that month and realized that the company had six months of cash in the bank.<p>I called the CEO. He said, "no problem. We have six months. I'll raise money a long time before then and we have some big …

Entrepreneurship

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Sales Top Thirteen Million in Launch Weekend

Apple today announced that opening weekend sales for the brand-new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have exceeded thirteen million units, breaking the previous record of ten million units sold by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year.<p>“Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, …

Tim Cook

9/10: The Day Before

<i>This essay was originally published in</i> Gear <i>in 2002. It has been republished here with permission from publisher Bob Guccione Jr.</i><p>On <i>Good Morning …

World Trade Center

Small man syndrome really does exist, US government researchers conclude

Men who feel the least masculine are nearly three times more likely to commit violent acts compared with those who are comfortable in their own skin<p>Small man syndrome really does exist, US government scientists have found, after research showed men who feel the least masculine are at risk of …

French train attack: You averted carnage, Francois Hollande tells heroes

Three Americans and a Briton receive France’s highest accolade as gunman continues to deny his motive was terrorism<p>Three young American tourists and a Briton who overpowered a gunman on a packed train received France’s highest decoration on Monday, as the attacker stonewalled investigators, …

Meet The Scary Little Security Robot That’s Patrolling Silicon Valley

That, at least, is the pitch from Stacy Stephens, VP of marketing for Knightscope, the California startup behind the machine. He says there are now …

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see.<p>It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering. The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street …

Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet.<p>Airbus expects the jet to reach speeds as high as Mach 4.5 — or 4 1/2 times the speed of sound.<p>According to PatentYogi's Deepak Gupta, this means the Airbus jet could make the trip from London to New York in just one hour. That's a significant …

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the …

Chemistry

Battle of the 'cute utes': Honda HR-V is spacious, Mazda CX-3 is sporty

The hottest segment in the U.S. auto market is getting hotter with the addition of new subcompact SUV offerings from Honda and Mazda.<p>New for 2016 are Honda's HR-V and Mazda's CX-3. Both are small utility vehicles with starting prices near $20,000, aimed at what Mazda calls "new buyers, early …

Watch Out Bricklayers, This Robot Is Coming For Your Job

Developed in Australia, the Hadrian 105 is a prototype robot that lays bricks as well as humans can, according to the company behind it. And yet, it …

Here's everything you need to know about upgrading to Windows 10

You probably have some questions. So we've prepared some answers.<p><b>What's new and cool about Windows 10?</b><p>Windows 10 comes with lots of nifty new features: The Cortana digital assistant takes the best parts of Apple's Siri and Google Now and adds a little more attitude; the new Windows Store promises …

Software

9 TV dramas that will make you smarter about business

But one of the great things about modern television is that it can be simultaneously entertaining and instructive, especially about business.<p>We picked nine series that could make you a better businessperson, whether you're interested in learning more about effective leadership, integrating your …

Mad Men

7 successful entrepreneurs on the worst advice they ever received

But sometimes, it's hard for new business owners to decipher which nuggets of wisdom are helpful and which will actually do harm.<p>As a new entrepreneur, you will undoubtedly make wrong turns when you start your own business, but it's better to own your mistakes instead of following bad advice that …

Entrepreneurship

Intel's Skylake chips: What you need to know about the next big CPU change

If it seems like only months ago that we were talking about Intel's fifth generation of processors for laptops, desktops, hybrids and tablets -- also known by the codename Broadwell -- that's because it was. Officially launched in January at CES 2015, those CPUs (the central processing units that …

China's Xiaomi Building Patent 'War Chest' in Preparation for U.S. Launch

The Chinese phone maker's top international executive also downplays the notion that the company is an Apple copycat.<p>Xiaomi international head Hugo Barra said on Thursday that the Chinese electronics company is looking to file more patents and strike more deals ahead of a launch into the U.S. …

'I Read This 20 Times:' Five Founders Pick The Best Books For Startups

Five founders pick the best books for startups. One French entrepreneur recommends a literary classic she’s read 20 times and says the principles within it have everything to do with her business. Entrepreneurs from around the globe weigh in with their most inspiring business books.<p><b>Gabriel García</b> …

China’s college students embrace stock trading, thanks to money from mom and dad

While many of his peers get their sense of achievement from online video games, Li Shengyao, a 21-year-old sophomore at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, gets it from playing the stock market. He describes himself as a short-term trader who “can’t stop my fingers from making orders.”<p>…

Amy Schumer on her “Bachelorette” experience: “It was totally dark”

<b>(Charles Sykes/AP)</b><p>The comedienne also revealed that she wouldn’t have gone on the show if Britt had been the Bachelorette<p>Anna Silman<p>July 2, 2015 6:45pm (UTC)<p>Talking to PopSugar this week, Amy Schumer described her cameo on this season of “The Bachelorette” — during which she famously called out …

Score this pair of luxury headphones for 73% off right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Whatever beat it is you march to, if you're doing it in an office environment, headphones are a must. You may love Taylor Swift's …

Headphones

Netflix hit with 'cloud tax' as Chicago targets online consumers

Chicago is marking Independence Day this year with fireworks, hot dogs – and sweeping new tax rules that require companies to collect a 9% levy every …