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Here are all the crazy-advanced robots built by Google's Boston Dynamics group

Boston Dynamics, a robot group born out of MIT and currently owned by Google, makes absolutely incredible robots.<p>From giant dog robots to ones resembling humans, these are definitely the most advanced robots we've ever seen.<p>Here's Boston Dynamics' wild robots:

A Mysterious Ocean Sound Discovered That Can Be Heard from Space

It's hard to remember some times, but we really don't know everything, and the world is still full of wonders. And some of the greatest mysteries we …

Gulf Stream

Something is off about one of Egypt's oldest and largest pyramids

But recently, scientist have discovered something a little off about the colossal structure.<p>The base, it turns out, isn't perfectly square — the west side is ever so slightly longer than the east side, making it just a little lopsided. And this discovery may reveal some of the methods used by the …

Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype At MWC Shanghai 2016

You may not know this, but on-time delivery at expected performance with 5G is being determined right now in engineering labs across the globe. This is true even though end user deployments won’t be for another three to four years. You see, the ground is being laid <i>right now</i> with manufacturers, …

Internet of Things

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal …

Marketing

SURPRISE: Earth has two moons

Things started out with a hot and heavy crash, and the two of you get all tangled up with one another. But over time your surfaces cool, your orbits drift apart, and your differences became apparent. And though the living things who mostly hang out at your place do visit your moon once in a while, …

Here's how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been labeled as "the next Industrial Revolution" because of the way it will change the way people live, work, entertain, and travel, as well as how governments and businesses interact with the world.<p>In fact, the revolution is already starting.<p>That brand new car that …

Internet of Things

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Thought

And it's giving Einstein a run for his money<p>A beautiful thing about science is that it’s constantly revised. In 1929, Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe was expanding. This means that the galaxies around ours are moving away from us as space is also expanding. As my Astronomy 101 professor …

Universe

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

An alleged staff member of Silk Road 2.0 was sentenced to 8 years in prison

Brian Farrell, who prosecutors say was a staff member for Silk Road 2.0, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle after pleading guilty in March to a charge of conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.<p>Farrell, 27, was arrested in January 2015 as trial was …

10 facts about black holes

One contender for the smallest thing in the universe is the singularity at the center of a black hole. (Shown here, an artist's drawing of a black hole pulling gas away from a companion star.)NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that …

10 Must-Read Books For All Programmers

The road from newbie to professional developer can be long and bumpy. Here are 10 books (plus a few more) that can help guide you on the journey to …

Business Technology

17 surprising products or services Google bans from advertising

On Wednesday, Google was praised for banning ads for payday loans from its site.<p>"This change is designed to protect our users from deceptive or harmful financial products," David Graff, Google's director of global product policy, David Graff, wrote in a blog post.<p>Other restrictions by Google, like …

WhatsApp just launched a desktop app to let you chat at your computer — here's how to get it

WhatsApp has released an official desktop app, letting you use its wildly popular messaging service on your computer.<p>It's pretty handy if you're stuck staring at a screen all day and don't want to have to glance down at your smartphone's tiny display to check your messages.<p>It's available for …

Apple's $1 billion investment in Didi came together in less than a month

Just what exactly it will be helping Didi with is still very unclear.<p>"We are very confident that we will benefit each other on product, on technology, and on many other levels," Liu said.<p>The deal came together after the Didi Chuxing executive team visited Tim Cook at Apple headquarters in Cupertino …

IBM just beat Google to a brand new type of computing

Though the cloud service is geared mostly toward scientists and students, anyone interested in this strange new computer will be able to give it a try, Jerry Chow, one of the scientists leading the project, tells Business Insider.<p>A quantum computer is different from today's digital computer.<p>A …

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

Wired joins small list of news publishers adopting more secure HTTPs webpages

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>On Thursday, Wired announced that it will start migrating its security vertical and paid, ad-free webpages over to the more secure and encrypted HTTPS format, …

Inside Gogo’s airborne lab for testing in-flight Wi-Fi

Just as customers walk away from a $50,000 car deal because the cupholder is too small, in-flight Wi-Fi may play a disproportionately pivotal part in flyers’ decision-making.<p>A Honeywell survey from 2014 suggested that two-thirds of passengers choose their airlines and routes based on the …

Aviation

IoT Research Report & Ecosystem - Internet of Things

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

AOL is the only reason Verizon grew this quarter

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>AOL pulled in $669 million in Q1 2016 — its highest Q1 revenue in 5 years — pushing parent company Verizon's Q1 revenue to $31.2 billion, Variety reports.<p>Without …

Qualcomm's earnings indicate comeback could arrive in 2016

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>After a rough 2015, Qualcomm looks like it might be on the verge of a comeback this year.<p>The smartphone chipmaker reported results that surpassed expectations on Wednesday …

Markets

This French software giant is helping Tesla and Faraday Future in 'building the future'

The company makes 3D imaging software to help companies design and test products. And it's used by the likes of Tesla, Faraday Future, and Jeff Bezos' space venture Blue Origin, among others.<p>"We serve the most prestigious big brands in each sector," CEO Bernard Charles told BI this week, "but our …

Augmented Reality

Lasers from Stephen Hawking's 'Starshot' mission could get to Mars in 30 minutes

However, well before this project begins an interstellar journey, it could launch interplanetary missions to explore mysterious corners of our solar system — these lasers could drive "space-chips" to Mars in roughly 30 minutes, researchers say.<p>The Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to use a huge …

Barclays becomes the first big UK bank to back a digital currency firm

In what Britain's Treasury called a "major milestone" in its push to make the UK the world's capital for financial technology, or fintech, Circle was granted an e-money license by the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK watchdog - another first for a digital currency company.<p>The Boston-based …

Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices

One of the major advantages Google and Facebook have over other companies in the digital advertising and marketing space is their ability for cross-device tracking, thanks to those companies' huge audience of logged-in users.<p>Many other companies — particularly ones like Adobe that don't have …

Marine archaeologists discover rare artefacts at 1503 shipwreck site

A British-led archaeological expedition has uncovered the 500-year-old wreck site of what it claims is the earliest ship ever found from Europe’s “Age of Discovery”, a Portuguese vessel that was captained by an uncle of the legendary explorer Vasco da Gama.<p>The Esmeralda was one of two ships that …

Archaeology

NASA Caught Something Coming Out Of A Black Hole!

It is generally well understood that black holes typically suck things in, not shoot them out. NASA however spotted something incredibly odd when …

Black Holes