David Perel

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A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

A lingerie startup used feedback from 6 million women to make the perfect wireless bra — and it works for larger cup sizes

<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>True & Co<p>Like most people who regularly navigate Facebook, I've grown a bit suspicious of all the ads chasing me.<p>Don't get me wrong, I've …

Clothing

2 Founders of $32 Million Centra Virtual Currency Project Are Arrested

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal authorities have arrested two founders of a virtual currency that raised $32 million from investors last year and won an endorsement from the boxer Floyd Mayweather.<p>The co-founders of the Centra virtual currency, Sam Sharma and Robert Farkas, were arrested on Sunday, a day …

Cryptocurrency

Dozens of local TV news anchors were forced to recite a speech about 'false news' controlling 'exactly what people think'

It also echoes one of President Trump's favorite issues: The idea that the news is <i>always</i> biased. "Some media outlets publish these same fake stories … stories that just aren't true, without checking facts first," Deadspin reported:<p>"The script, which parrots Donald Trump's oft-declarations of …

Fake News

Cuba Gooding Jr: ‘I had 10 years in the wilderness’

Life was all private jets and limos after his Oscar win. Then came a decade of bad roles and flop films. Now, he’s making up for lost time<p>“Somebody asked me backstage, when I won the Oscar: ‘Did you ever imagine this?’ And I was like, ‘Never in a million years!’ But it was bullshit. It was a lie,” …

Pulp Fiction

Tesla's newest rival has highlighted a big problem that no one is talking about

Tesla has been selling an all-electric luxury SUV, the Model X, since 2015. The vehicle has done relatively well in the market, helping Tesla to deliver a record 100,000 vehicles in total for 2017.<p>The Model X is also a potential profit-driver for profitless Tesla: it can sell for upwards of …

Tesla

Apple's new iPad is a total misfire that shows how out of touch the company is with schools and kids

Apple's executives seem to have forgotten anything they ever knew about kids.<p>They also seem to have completely lost touch with what's going on in the education market.<p>At least that's the overwhelming sense I have after reviewing Apple's education-focused announcements on Tuesday. Because from where …

Apple Pencil

World's most luxurious airport: Doha's Hamad International in photos

Mickey Mouse

Facebook Has Lost the Plot

“A silhouette of a man holding a burning torch next to a huge bonfire” by Mohamed Nohassi on UnsplashFoot-in-MouthbookFacebook has lost the plotIf I …

Social Media

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

Mark Millar Has an Interesting Theory About Why Marvel Movies Work and DC Movies Don't

Marvel vs. DC is a debate that keeps on giving. It’s been filtered through every medium imaginable and, in recent years, played out in grand fashion …

Comic Books

YouTube finally notices Infowars is peddling dangerous conspiracies

Earlier this week, YouTube took down a video from one of Infowars' channels. It was one of many videos out there claiming that students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are not in fact students and school shooting survivors, but are instead paid "crisis actors." The video, which was titled …

Meet the $12 billion investor who's beat the market since the financial crisis mostly by ignoring it

Ignoring your benchmark is one way to consistently beat it.<p>At least, that approach has helped the $12 billion Oppenheimer Global Fund outperform its MSCI benchmark since 2008, according to data compiled by Morningstar.<p>Sure, the portfolio of large-cap US and foreign stocks has recently benefitted …

Markets

I Don't Hate Cryptocurrency, But...

<i>Jason Calacanis is an angel investor in 150 startups including Uber, robinhood, Abra, thumbtack, Wealthfront and Talla. He's also the author of ANGEL.</i><p>…

Cryptocurrency

There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.<p>The latest revelations about President Trump have, once again, excited the interest of the public, leading to speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have amassed sufficient evidence to charge the …

Donald Trump

A little-known token may be fueling Bitcoin's rise. Critics say it's a scam.

Bitcoin has been on a run. Despite its recent dip, the cryptocurrency has impressed skeptics and believers alike in its monumental rise in value …

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

Turbulence wastes a lot of energy. New research shows how we might reduce it.<p>If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created …

Physics

IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Dies at 91

The business icon passed away peacefully in his sleep.<p>Today, an IKEA spokesperson confirmed its founder, Ingvar Kamprad, died at his home in Småland, Sweden. The 91-year-old furniture icon passed away in his sleep.<p>Certainly one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Kamprad began his …

Massive Cryptocurrency Heist Spurs Call for More Regulation

At 2:57 a.m. on Friday morning in Tokyo, someone hacked into the digital wallet of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck Inc. and pulled off one …

Cryptocurrency

The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought

Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber?<p>A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal …

Silicon Valley

British Airways is making a big change to its economy class that passengers will love

It's been tough lately for British Airways flyers, but things are finally starting to look up.<p>As the airline has made cuts left and right over the past few years to try and stave off fierce competition in both the short-haul and long-haul markets, loyalists have seen a series of unfavorable …

Long Haul

McDonald's Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Fast Food | Inc.com

While I don't eat at McDonald's very often anymore (the few times I eat a burger in any given year, my place of choice is In-N-Out), I have unwrapped plenty of Quarter Pounders with Cheese, Egg McMuffins, and other delectable McTreats in my time.<p>McDonald's sells a tremendous amount of food each …

Sustainability

The Year of Twitter, the Fear of Facebook

Photo by Andrea Reiman on UnsplashOn clown cars and gold minesTo many, what I’m about to say will sound crazy. Bear with me for just a thousand words …

Social Media

Warren Buffett Just Ripped Cryptocurrency to Shreds

'They will come to a bad ending.'<p>Warren Buffett does not know when prices for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will crash, but the billionaire …

Cryptocurrency

China wants an “orderly exit” from bitcoin mining

Bitcoin mining could be on its last legs in China.<p>The country’s top internet-finance regulator, the Leading Group of Internet Financial Risks Remediation, issued a notice asking local governments to “guide” bitcoin-mining operations to make an “orderly exit” from the business, according to a leaked …

Yanis Varoufakis: 'Bitcoin is the perfect bubble, but blockchain is a remarkable solution'

When I first met Yanis Varoufakis in the summer of 2014, he was a highly respected but relatively obscure economist. Back then, the price of one …

Why the Nintendo Switch is the most innovative game console in years

Thanks to bold gambles carrying big risk, the Japanese game maker is back better than ever<p>For video game fans, the holidays can involve some compromise. They’re an opportunity to check in with friends, reunite with family, and take a much-needed break from the onslaught of work and the unrelenting …

Retrogaming

Magic Leap finally unveils augmented reality goggles, says it’s shipping next year

After more than three years, Magic Leap has unveiled what it describes as a “creator edition” of its augmented reality system. The Magic Leap One consists of a pair of oversized cyberpunk-y goggles, a puck-shaped external computer called a Lightpack, and a handheld controller. It’s supposed to …

Augmented Reality

It Gets Better Than Better

Photo by Cody Davis on UnsplashI was a weird kid. A lot of people say they’re weird kids, and a lot of kids <i>are</i> weird — as they should be! But I <i>really</i> …

Delanie Walker