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After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

The joint alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security last month warning that Russia was hacking into critical U.S. energy infrastructure may have shaken some Americans. But it came as no surprise to the country's largest grid operator, PJM Interconnection.<p>"You will never stop people …

Cybersecurity

Uber is exiting Southeast Asia

Developing Story<p>Uber has agreed to sell its business in Southeast Asia to local rival Grab.<p>Grab is taking over Uber’s ride-hailing business in eight countries and Uber Eats, which is currently present in three. In exchange, Uber gets a 27.5 percent stake in Grab and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will …

World Sleep Day: Clean sleeping is a big con to sell you stuff and make you feel bad

opinion<p>What won’t Gwyneth Paltrow put her name to?<p>Whether it’s steaming your vagina or getting bee stings to heal injuries, she’s always at the …

An AI just beat top lawyers at their own game

The nation's top lawyers recently battled artificial intelligence in a competition to interpret contracts — and they lost.<p>A new study, conducted by …

Sony taps crowdfunding to deliver its kid-friendly coding kit

Sony's answer to Lego Mindstorms is a robot-building kit called Koov. It's the first product from Sony's Global Education division, and it's meant to help kids learn to code while they have fun building robots. The company has put the design kit on Indiegogo to gather some $100,000 in crowd-sourced …

Encrypted chat app Signal sidesteps censorship in Cuba and Oman

Signal, the messaging app that prides itself on circumventing government censorship, has a few new places where its flagship feature works. Last week it was Egypt, and now users in Cuba and Oman can send messages without fear of them being intercepted and altered by lawmakers. As <i>VentureBeat</i> …

The 15 best-paying tech roles in the UK

Either way, one thing that's likely to be on your mind, is pay.<p>Thankfully, tech investment firm Balderton Capital published a report this month that ranked average salaries for people working in various tech positions in the UK based on data provided by startup community website AngelList.<p>Tech …

Here's why Facebook should buy Twitter

Now, it seems no one wants to buy Twitter.<p>There is an obvious solution, though, and it would create a perfect new product. Facebook should buy Twitter, and roll it up with its Live video offering.<p>Facebook's transformation from a free social-networking website for desktop web browsers into an …

Jack Dorsey

Watch A GE Engineer Chat With A Robotic Power Plant

GE has developed something like Siri for industrial machines, so engineers can ask a turbine or jet engine what’s wrong and how to fix it.<p>We are entering the era of talking machines—and it’s about more than just asking Amazon’s Alexa to turn down the music. General Electric has built a digital …

Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Walking around TEDMED 2016, I couldn't help but think of The Lonely Island song “Incredible Thoughts.” You know, the faux-philosophical rap that pokes fun at the world of Silicon Valley and big ideas with lines like “A Milk Dud sitting in the acid rain,” “Imagine if a fish …

Palm Springs

ICYMI: Crowdsourcing the space poop problem

Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA and HeroX are asking for help from the public to try to create a bathroom that can be used for up to six days, inside space suits. Previously astronauts have worn diapers during missions in space suits, but that's only a short-term solution that won't work for …

2016 Best of Drone Cinema

<b>The second annual Flying Robot International Film Festival shows how rapidly advancing drone technologies are helping filmmakers expand their …

Smart Buildings Are the Next IoT Frontier

<b>Integrated sensor and automation technologies used in smart buildings are helping bring modern conveniences to workers and residents.</b><p>It’s a scenario …

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5 Traits Older Generations Don't Understand About Millennials

Here's what you're not getting.<p>Millennials are a hot topic because they are the modern-day disrupters. They're the generation causing the most change. They're the ones redefining the way things get done--and they're the ones closest to the action. They are both the prized spending demographic as …

You can now buy airline tickets with monthly payments

Dreaming of a vacation, but don't have the cash for the airfare? You can now pay for your plane tickets in monthly installments.<p>CheapAir.com has teamed up with financial services company Affirm to allow fliers to take out three, six and 12-month purchase plans to cover their airfare.<p>Here's how it …

Flying

Modern Living: The one storey home you've always wanted

On the waterfront of the river in Tagus, in the south of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, a fantastic bungalow has been built, which thanks to its …

Architecture

Two 1-cent coins from early U.S. sell for combined $869,500 at O.C. auction

Two rare one-cent coins from the earliest days of the U.S. Mint have sold for a pretty penny.<p>The copper coins, both dating to 1792, went for a combined total of $869,500 at the auction held Wednesday in Anaheim.<p>One of them, known as the Birch Cent, sold for $517,000. The other, known as the Silver …

Auctions

Amazon has become less efficient in one key area of its business

Its vast network of distribution centers ensures that Amazon can offer an unparalleled selection and deliver products to customers quickly.<p>In some of its warehouses, robots from Kiva, a company Amazon acquired a few years ago, reduce the time it takes to pick, pack, and ship an order, all while …

eCommerce

Led Zeppelin did not copy 'Stairway to Heaven' intro, jury finds

Music history will not be rewritten. A jury found Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page not guilty of copyright infringement on perhaps their most famous song, "Stairway to Heaven."<p>A Los Angeles jury deliberated for about five hours before deciding the band did not steal its …

Rock Music

Judge approves Lyft’s $27-million class-action settlement with drivers

?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?<p>Ride-hailing company<p>Lyftis one step closer to settling a class-action lawsuit from drivers who want to be treated as employees after U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco granted preliminary approval to a $27-million settlement.<p>The …

Uber and 2 of its executives are convicted and fined in France

A French court has convicted and fined<p>Uberand two of its executives for deceptive commercial practices and illegal business activity over its lowest-cost ride service.<p>It's the latest legal tangle for the app-based business, which has faced protests from taxi unions and regulators around the world, …

10 most important things in advertising

Chelsea just signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike.Getty Images<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. The main reason why people are not already using ad blockers should worry publishers.</b> The principal reason why most people haven't yet …

Advertising

Nokia will return to mobile with Android phones and tablets

The Nokia brand will return to the smartphone market. Just as Microsoft announced it's offloading Nokia's old feature phone business to a Foxconn subsidiary and a mysterious Finnish company called HMD Global Oy, Nokia has revealed that HMD is <i>also</i> acquiring the relevant rights to use the Nokia name …

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 …

Japan doesn't want the U.S. to apologize for bombing Hiroshima. Here's why

For years, the question has lingered: Should the U.S. apologize for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?<p>The opportunity could present itself if<p>President Obamavisits the city while attending the G7 Summit in Japan next month. No sitting U.S. president has visited the city since it was largely …

Japan

Valeant might throw the entire pharmaceutical industry under the bus

Pearson's prepared testimony before the Senate Committee read as a mea culpa, expressing regret for the way Valeant aggressively priced its products post-acquisition:<p>"Let me state plainly that it was a mistake to pursue, and in hindsight I regret pursuing, transactions where a central premise was a …

AMD Just Launched Its Most Powerful Graphics Card Ever, And It Has A Dual Personality

Today’s launch of the AMD Radeon Pro Duo is, in a word, weird. On paper, the Radeon Pro Duo — the first effort from the newly formed Radeon Technologies Group headed up Raja Koduri — resembles a direct follow-up to the excellent Radeon 295×2, which was aimed squarely at ultra-enthusiast PC gamers. …

Supercomputers

The 8 fastest-growing tech skills worth over $110,000

Job-hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000-plus tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings.<p>We then cross-checked those skills against …

Big Data