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The MIT blackjack prodigy who inspired the movie ‘21’ sold his first startup for $500 million — now he’s back with another one

He would know because he was part of the infamous MIT blackjack team that inspired the 2008 Kevin Spacey movie "21."<p>"Blackjack has really strengthened me over the years, to go through the ups and downs of business," Lee told Business Insider.<p>Lee has the track record to back it up. He took his first …

Startups

'Blind Side' mom is proud of son's "amazing journey" to second Super Bowl

<i>Leigh Anne Tuohy and her family became famous after the book and movie, “The Blind Side,” shared the story of how she and her husband, Sean, adopted Michael Oher, a teenager moving in and out of the foster care system. The Tuohys took Oher in, helped him get the education he needed, and encouraged</i> …

Elderly travellers face higher train fares as new smartphone technology replaces paper tickets

Campaigners warn new "m-tickets" could leave senior travellers subsidising cheaper fares for younger people<p>Paper train tickets will be replaced with smartphone technology within three years rail bosses have announced, amid warnings that the plans will leave the elderly subsiding younger generations.<p>…

Ad-blockers rule the top of Apple download charts

<i>Update Friday, September 18 11 a.m.:</i> Peace developer Marco Arment has now pulled the app from the Apple store because of his new misgivings about the …

Segway files patent lawsuit against 'hoverboard' maker Inventist

Those two-wheeled "hoverboards" that you've been seeing under the feet of NBA players and various celebs may be grounded by legal trouble as Segway …

LAPD gets a Tesla Model S

The LAPD's fleet of patrol cars is getting quite an upgrade.<p>The Los Angeles police department has been loaned a Tesla (TSLA) Model S P85D, the all-wheel drive car that can accelerate from 0 to 60 in just over 3 seconds. The starting price for the car is normally $105,000.<p>The department is also …

Electric Vehicles

China 'building third airstrip on disputed South China Sea islands'

Satellite photographs appear to show China building a third airstrip on Mischief Reef - one of several artificial islands China has created in the Spratly archipelago<p>China appears to be building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, a US expert said on Monday, citing …

China

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

15 tiny design features that show Apple's insane attention to detail

Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included them anyway.<p>Here are the best of these little design flourishes.

Apps

First Look: What's inside matters in new iPhones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Don't let looks deceive you.The new iPhones look the same as last year's models on the outside. But changes on the inside …

IPad Pro

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

Huawei's fight to fix its image and conquer the smartphone world

"Man, China gets all the good phones."<p>This is the kind of comment we've been hearing a lot lately. But, very few of those Chinese smartphones make it to Western markets. Besides, some folks remain skeptical of Chinese smartphones -- either due to bad experience in the past or because of fears over …

Philippines Promises Nationwide Free Wi-Fi Service in a Year

The Philippines is planning free Wi-Fi services to half of its towns and cities this year and nationwide coverage by end-2016, limiting the data …

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

Apps

Xiaomi said to be working on laptop to compete in the PC market

Xiaomi may be only about 5 years old, but it is certainly no amateur in the tech industry. The Chinese startup has managed to take its home country’s top spot by making great devices, undercutting its competitors’ prices and taking advantage of social media to enforce their brand. These guys are …

Google OnHub review: Routers don't have to be so complicated

If you're like me, a cold feeling of dread grips your heart every time your internet goes out. "Is Comcast down," I ask myself, "or is my horrible router misbehaving yet again?" This usually follows 10 minutes of unplugging and then plugging things back in, waiting and hoping for your internet …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Ad tech stocks are taking a battering.</b> YuMe stock was down 24.35%, and Millennial Media's shares tumbled 24.71% on Tuesday.<p><b>2. Facebook is struggling to sell ads in India.</b> Facebook earns just 15 cents per user in India every quarter, compared to the $7 to $8 it makes on each US user, according to …

Advertising

Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

How to unsend an email

Have you ever clicked "Send" on an email and regretted it a fraction of a second later? Whether you were angry and typed something you shouldn't have, clicked "Reply All" when you wanted "Reply" or just accidentally clicked the "Send" button before the email was finished, your first instinct is to …

The Future Of Work: Airbnb CHRO Becomes Chief Employee Experience Officer

Businesses have long recognized the importance of delivering a differentiated and engaging experience for their customers. But as Millennials have surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, companies are now applying the same philosophy of creating memorable …

Incredibly Sexy Photos Of Veterans Shatter All Kinds Of Stereotypes

LA-based fitness photographer Michael Stokes is putting a different spin on how wounded veterans are depicted. He's raising money on Kickstarter for a book called "Always Loyal" that features stunning photos of 14 U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps veterans of the Iraq War, Gulf War, and War in …

20 best new Android apps and games this week

Microsoft Hyperlapse, WifiMapper, Booking Now, Musical.ly, This War of Mine, Mission Impossible, Warhammer 40,000 and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, covering smartphones and tablets.<p>All these apps have been released for the first time – ie not …

50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business

There are five mega trends impacting the IT departments of every company: Mobile, Social, Cloud, Apps and Big Data. In this presentation, Vala Afshar reveals ten startling stats for each mega trend.

Trends