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Airbnb is buying a scam-fighting background check technology

Airbnb is getting more serious when it comes to keeping fraudulent listings and shady renters off the website. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the short-term rental platform is buying Trooly Inc., a startup specializing in background checks to fight off scammers. Airbnb has been using Trooly's service to …

6 display settings you should be using in Windows 10

In addition to introducing a number of fresh features, hidden gems and new and useful privacy settings, Windows 10 April 2018 Update now offers to fix blurry apps for you, an annoying problem you can run into when you pair a classic Windows app with a high-resolution display. I'll cover this new …

The Scientist and the Fascist

How Einstein reacted to Hitler’s rise<p>In September 1930, Germany held its first national elections since the Great Crash of 1929, and the National Socialists won a stunning tally: 6,400,000 votes—10 times their total just two years before—and 107 seats. They were now the second largest party in the …

Albert Einstein

You Asked: How Many Buttons Should I Undo On A Shirt?

I write these words in the midst of a dank New York fog-a-thon with the threat of a wet long weekend for many on this side of the Atlantic, at least …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

Einstein's biggest blunder turned out to explain one of the greatest scientific revelations of the 20th century

You can learn more fascinating science at this year's 10th annual World Science Festival in NYC taking place from May 30-June 4. Following is a …

IBM Tells Its Remote Employees to Get Back to the Office

For a company whose embrace of mobile work predates the internet and even the personal computer, IBM’s decision to recall employees back to the office has human resources experts warning that the move could make it harder for Big Blue to compete with the likes of Google and Apple, along with hot …

10 Chefs Defend Their Favorite Hot Sauces

It's...lit.<p>Hot sauce, like any religion, inspires evangelical devotion and the occasional spirited argument. We asked a handful of chefs to tell us which spicy concoction puts the fire in their bellies.<p><b>The chef:</b> Travis McShane, chef and partner at Adele’s in Nashville<p><b>The sauce:</b> Salsa Lizano<p><b>The</b> …

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

Python Programming

Ranking the 25 Players Whose Transfer Values Have Increased Most This Season

So much can happen in one season of football. Careers can be ignited but also fall by the wayside; expensive transfers can pan out perfectly or flop dramatically; and players can surge from nowhere to become major influencers in the sport—just take Marcus Rashford as your prime example from last …

5 must-have apps for people who love the outdoors

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>It's true, you shouldn't spend <i>all</i> your camping time staring at a phone screen, but there are some apps that can help you make the most of …

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Gravitational waves discovery wins Breakthrough of the Year award

The <i>Physics World</i> Breakthrough of the Year has been awarded to the Ligo team for its discovery of gravitational waves.<p>Gravitational waves are ripples …