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Insta360 One update adds 'pro-level' video stabilization

The Insta360 One made quite an impression when it launched about half a year ago, but even with its 4K 360 capture and bullet-time trick, there was always room for improvement. Today, this camera is receiving a major update that adds a much improved "FlowState" video stabilization, along with two …

Decolonising data: Navigating Africa through the unknown

TransUnion Africa CEO Lee Naik. One of the world's greatest explorers was African. His name was Abub...

Development Bank

How reinventing software testing can transform your business — and change the world

Todd Pierce Contributor<p>Todd Pierce is the former chief digital officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former executive vice president of operations and mobility for Salesforce.com.<p>Software isn’t “eating the world.” It’s feeding the world, healing the world, educating the world and …

Innovation

The Angle Razor Updates a 300 Year Old Shaving Method

The Angle Razor is a machined aluminum straight razor designed by Morrama, a London based design agency. We set out to reimagine and celebrate the …

A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

Small Spaces

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Pacific Ocean

In 10 Years We Won't Have Blockchains

<i>Will Murphy is the vice president for blockchain at of Talla.com, the company behind Botchain, a blockchain for managing autonomous intelligent</i> …

Y Combinator Launches Free Online Course To Train New Startup Investors

Y Combinator wants more startup investors in the market. And with a new online training course, the accelerator plans to train them itself.<p>Called Startup Investor School, the new program from Y Combinator will purport to train new investors over four days, with attendees joining at Y Combinator’s …

Startups

Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform the financial services industry

Hugh Harsono Contributor<p>Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army Officer.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices<br>• Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market<p>Cryptocurrencies are constantly …

How blockchain could kill both cable and Netflix

Blockchain technology, powered by nodes of peer-to-peer computers around the world, is on the rise. So can we expect decentralized entertainment applications built on blockchain to replace streaming services like Netflix or Amazon and be the final death knell for Cable?<p>Video production studios have …

Blockchain

The Fed Needs To Read This Economics Book

The problem with economics is that even the leadership of the Federal Reserve seem to get confused.<p>Luckily, a soon-to-be-published book will help sort out the situation. It’s titled “The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations,” by David Pilling, and is set to hit bookstores …

Economics

Norway Calling All U.S And U.K. Tech Hipsters

Following a meeting with Erna Solberg, the Norwegian Prime Minister last week, the U.S. seems keen to attract Norwegian immigrants.<p>Fat chance! Norway boasts one of the highest standards of living in the world. Its citizens enjoy universal healthcare, five weeks of paid vacation a year, one year of …

Gun Control

BeMyEye, the startup that lets companies crowdsource in-store data, acquires rival Task360

In a move that represents further consolidation in the crowdsourced in-store data gathering space, London-headquartered BeMyEye has acquired U.K. rival Task360. Similar to BeMyEye, the company offers an app that pays users to collect data for its corporate clients, but with a greater emphasis on …

Airstream's Newly Launched Globetrotter May Inspire Wanderlust

We're thrilled to share the news that Airstream has just launched a new member of its iconic fleet dubbed The Globetrotter. The Globetrotter debuts …

Airstream

Even You, a Mere Mortal, Can Rock Jay Z's Stage-Ready Saint Laurent Jacket

And the best part is, it's available to buy right now.<p>We're not sure exactly why it happened—sometime around the release of <i>4:44</i>, a switch must've been flipped—but Jay Z's hip-hop dad style has been seriously on-point for a while now. And true to form, he managed to create just the right balance of …

Wearable Tech

Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

Josh Nussbaum Contributor<p>Joshua Nussbaum is a partner at the New York-based venture firm, Compound.<p>Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sales are all the rage right now. In the 5+ years I’ve been working in the VC industry, this is by and large the fastest I’ve seen any area of …

WeWork's $20 Billion Office Party: The Crazy Bet That Could Change How The World Does Business

<b>ADAM NEUMANN, THE FRENETIC</b> cofounder and CEO of WeWork, was pacing back and forth in his office in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, ignoring the heavy bag, the Peloton spin bike and the generously stocked bar in favor of something more urgent: the clock. Softbank boss Masayoshi Son, Japan’s …

Henry Viii

Investigators are using AI to find who betrayed Anne Frank

In August of 1944, Anne Frank and her family were captured by the Gestapo after spending a gruelling two years hidden in a secret annex within their apartment. The prolific diarist's work would posthumously bring her fame and recognition the world over. But, to this day, no one has been able to …

Joshua Tree Residence Made of Containers

The Joshua Tree Residence has been visualized by Whitaker Studio and it is situated atop the Californian mountainside. The particularity of this …

Americans are horrified by DHS plan to track immigrants on social media

Starting October 18th, the Department of Homeland Security will collect and store "social-media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information and search results" in the permanent files of all immigrants. This will include new immigrants, in addition to permanent residents and naturalized …

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<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>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

'Silent Start': The Brilliant (and Surprising) Meeting Method I Learned From Amazon's Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive …

Jeff Bezos

Mercedes-Benz will use What3words geocoding system to help drivers navigate to any point on Earth

Mercedes-Benz has announced a new navigation feature is coming to its cars next year, one that’s designed to help drivers find their way to very precise points on the planet that are difficult to find through conventional directions.<p>While many of the places you’ll ever want to visit are easy to …

GeoTagging

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Hiking

The Design Value Index Shows What “Design Thinking” Is Worth

IBM CEO Thomas Watson Jr. famously declared “good design is good business.” Jeneanne Rae has the numbers to prove it.<p>In 2013, Rae, founder of …

Free: A Crash Course in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Design School

If you ask a few of today's youngsters what they want to do when they grow up, the word "design" will almost certainly come up more than once. Ask …

What does the closure of Oculus Story Studio mean for VR filmmaking?

With Oculus’s place at the forefront of virtual reality technology becoming shakier with the departure of its CEO Palmer Luckey, the news that the company was shutting its filmmaking division, Story Studio, was a surprise. Some have accused Facebook — the company which owns Oculus — of being behind …

In the knowledge economy, we need a Netflix of education

Rob Harles Contributor<p>Rob Harles is managing director at Accenture Interactive.<p>Karl Mehta Contributor<p>Karl Mehta is the founder and chief executive of EdCast, Inc. and the founder of Code For India.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Lessons from Dharamsala on business and life<br>• In a knowledge economy …

The Ins and Outs of a Design Sprint

Finally, a design approach you can't afford to ignore.<p>"We wanted to make the best for the most for the least"<br>- Charles Eames<p>When was the last time …

Get certified in Adobe’s powerful graphic art programs — for less than $40

Staring at a blank canvas can be an anxious moment for most artists, but the confident ones often find excitement at all the creative possibilities available to them. As a graphic designer, reaching that level of confidence comes with a mastery of your tools. And with the Graphic Design …