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Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly

Many attempts at improving the speed of mobile web browsing involve some obvious sacrifices: Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages alter how you view the pages, while proxies introduce the risk of someone intercepting your sensitive data. Researchers have found a way to boost performance without those …

Online learning may be the future of education — we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock<p>Thanks to online learning platforms, a physical classroom is no longer the only place to gain an education. You can now …

Billionaire Miami Dolphins Owner Gets Shut Out At Tax Court

Billionaire Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, who thanks to a $200 million donation (largest in the history of the school) was described as Leader, Visionary, Philanthropist, Wolverine by the Universtiy of Michigan is inherently more interesting than filling out Form 8283 properly, so I …

Wallpaper Weekends: Tokyo Infinity for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

- Jul 8, 2017<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and …

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

Pedagogy

Ayahuasca, meditation and activism: On cultivating the mindful politics of love

How I learned to embrace compassion not just for the powerless, but for Donald Trump and Paul Ryan as well<p>My shaman blows smoke in my face.<p>In Spanish, he tells me to think with my heart, not my mind. Moments later our thatch hut collapses like a technicolor circus tent. The girl behind me pukes. …

7 of the World's Most Intense Inflatable Structures

For when you just don't feel like building something.<p>When you think of big inflatables, you probably think of bounce houses. To get the full picture, start there, but then up the cool quotient considerably.<p>We love air—need it, really—but when it comes to buildings, we use air sparingly as a …

Japanese AV Actresses Expose Coercion in Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry

New details are emerging about Japanese women who were forced to work in the country's multi-billion-dollar pornography industry, sometimes against their will.<p>In recent interviews with Agence France-Presse (AFP), several Japanese women said they were “tricked into porn,” mostly by recruiters with …

Taiwan

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Coming Back

Same spirit, but so much has changed, it'll likely have a different name<p>After several years of slowing sales and ho-hum product, Mitsubishi Motors appears to have turned a corner after significant internal restructuring. The company is rechanneling resources from an underperforming plant in Europe …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs