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Senate Passes USA Freedom Act, Ushering In A Kindler, Gentler Era Of NSA Snooping

As expected following the June 1 expiration of one of the PATRIOT Act’s most controversial privacy-invading provisions, the Senate today passed a …

Will Smith’s First Real Box Office Bust Left His Mind “Broken”

Until recently, all earthly evidence has suggested that <b>Will Smith</b> is superhuman. This is a man whose films have grossed over $6.6 billion at the box office. This is a man who watched as every one of his films made during a nearly 20-year span opened at No. 1 in North American box offices. This is a …

Box Office

What’s Next in Photography

I’m a photographer, and I’ve been one for nearly three decades. My first decade was as an enthusiast, but since the late 1990s, I’ve made at least a …

Samsung’s next Galaxy phone might actually have a smaller screen than the last one, which has never happened before

Though the difference is expected to be minor — the listing points to a new 5.0-inch display, compared to the current 5.1-inch display — it would be the first time Samsung has reduced the screen size of its flagship phone. That said, we're hearing Samsung will cram even more pixels into that …

New York’s $100 million penthouse is getting a 95% tax break

The wealthy have lots of good reasons to invest their money in New York's residential real-estate market, panoramic views and strong returns among them.<p>But another perk — incredibly low taxes for some penthouse buyers — have people furious.<p>The latest, most egregious example is the penthouse at …

25 places to party before you die

"Our website is not about exploiting destinations," David S. Miller, a senior editor at Matador Network, told Business Insider. "Matador and our brand has always been about traveling in a respectful way and trying to connect with local people."<p>Which is why when they decided to take on the project, …

Super Bowl 2015: Richard Sherman is playing despite impending birth of son

Good news for Seahawks fans.<p>The impending birth of his son won't keep Richard Sherman out of the world championship game. "I am playing in the Super Bowl," the star Seattle Seahawks cornerback texted Peter King on Sunday.<p>Sherman and his girlfriend, Ashley Moss, have been on baby watch for the last …

NFL

18 Things To See And Do In Cuba

What to see, where to go, and what to know.<p>According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, 2.9 million people visited last year, and more people went to Cuba in the first nine months of 2014 than any Caribbean island except the Dominican Republic. While recent steps by the U.S. government to open …

Cuba

TOM BRADY: How one of the NFL's richest players spends his millions

Since 2000 he has turned into the league's biggest celebrity with massive endorsement deals, a wildly successful significant other, and the ability to build $40 million mansions from scratch as a side job.

Samsung Galaxy A3 Review!

Fate Of Jordanian Air Force Pilot Captured By ISIS Remains Unclear After Kenji Goto's Beheading

Hours after the Islamic State group announced the apparent beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, the fate of a Jordanian hostage remained …

10 Worst People You Meet in Airports

If you've traveled by airplane before, you've probably encountered at least a few of these annoying passengers. (Either that or you're one of them!) Did your pet peeve personality make our list? Do any of these personality traits sound a little too familiar? Read on to find out!<p><b>The Gate Rusher</b><p>Your …

We're Now Getting A Sense Of The New Gambling World Order

It's a dramatic shift to be sure, one with the ability to cripple companies unprepared for lean times, and as of Wednesday we have a better idea of who will survive these changes.<p>That was when Las Vegas Sands, the largest casino firm in the US, reported a fourth-quarter earnings beat.<p>How the firm …

Las Vegas

The 10 Most Popular New Businesses for Entrepreneurs to Start | Inc.com

Dreaming of starting a business and wondering what kind it should be? We can't answer that, but we can tell you the types of businesses other entrepreneurs are most interested in starting.<p>Every month, more than a million people visit Bplans and search among sample business plans for more than 500 …

Small Business

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $70 million round that values Cyanogen in the hundreds of millions.<p>Cyanogen's Android powers the OnePlus One, a smartphone that got lots of great reviews last year and was so popular that it experienced shortages.<p>The …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Caterpillar hurt by lower oil prices

Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar said lower oil prices hurt its fourth-quarter sales and profit — and predicted the pressure will continue through 2015.<p>Caterpillar reported fourth-quarter profits of $1.23 per share, below profits of $1.54 per share posted in the fourth quarter of …

Oil

Economy Class Gets An Upgrade... Wait, Make That a Downgrade

The lowly economy-class section is getting an upgrade in 2015. Or a downgrade, depending on your point of view.<p>At least two airlines are unveiling new coach class sections this spring. Alaska Airlines, with its Alaska Beyond service, will add custom leather seats, roomier overhead bins and new …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology

The initial reactions to the HoloLens have been overwhelmingly positive.<p>Business Insider's Matt Rosoff got to try it for himself on Wednesday. He says he's "convinced personal computing is on the verge of a major change," predicting head-mounted displays like these will "be a huge leap over the …

Augmented Reality

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Eggs

Oil Companies Are Looking At 'Outright Liquidations'

Conway Mackenzie, the largest restructuring firm in the US, says that oil drillers will begin shutting down as soon as the second quarter, followed closely by explorers, according to Bloomberg's Joe Carroll.<p>The game changed when on Jan. 5 crude broke $50 per barrel for the first time since April …

Oil

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

Sexy new renders show the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook Air side-by-side

The Apple Watch might be Cupertino’s most hotly anticipated product, but for my money, the two releases I’m most excited about this year are the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. Outside of a few leaked images, though, we still have not seen either of these rumored devices in the …

The Day Carlos Santana Met Miles Davis

In an excerpt from his autobiography, The Universal Tone, Carlos Santana describes how he met and befriended Miles Davis and the stages and music …

Soul Music

iPhone usage in America, mapped

What’s the difference between iPhone and Android users?<p>Well, iPhone users are smarter—that is, if you believe everything you read on the internet. (I do not advise this.)<p>That narrative has emerged from a study published Jan. 22 by the American advertising firm Chitika, which found that states with …

Citizen Science

6 Things You Think You Need to Start a Business--but Really Don't | Inc.com

What does it take to start a successful business? It's not what you think. All the advice you've learned from experts, books, magazines, and websites like this one might be completely wrong.<p>At least that's the view from Brian D. Evans, and he seems like he should know. He's a serial entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship