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An eco-friendly footwear startup is turning plastic bottles into beautiful sneakers — each pair diverts 17 plastic bottles from landfills and rolls up to the size of a pair of socks

<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>VIVOBAREFOOT<p>At the heart of the barefoot shoe movement is a belief that nature, ultimately, knows best.<p>The argument commonly includes the …

Sustainability

Police make arrest in SIM-hacking ring responsible for stolen identities & crypto

A few weeks ago, a report highlighted how hackers were gaining access to Instagram accounts by stealing a phone number and reassigning it to a different SIM card. Now, authorities have made an arrest as part of a multi-state SIM card hacking ring…<p>Court records unearthed this week by Brian Krebs …

Personal Information

U.S. House candidates vulnerable to hacks: researchers

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Three of every 10 candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives have significant security problems with their websites, according to a new study by independent researchers that underscores the threat hackers pose to the November elections.<p>The research was due to be …

Cybersecurity

If we’re ditching the headphone jack, Android must adopt USB Audio Class 3.0

<b>This article originally appeared on our sister site, SoundGuys.com</b><p>The state of USB Type-C audio and the new market for compatible headphones and dongles is, quite frankly, a trainwreck. Headphones sometimes only work with specific smartphone brands, dongles don’t always connect, and its hard to …

Audiophile

Chinese Hypersonic Aircraft Can Launch Missiles At 6X the Speed of Sound

China tested a hypersonic aircraft that can fly at 4,563 miles per hour and switch trajectories on the way.<p>China just tested a hypersonic aircraft that could fire nuclear missiles at up to six times the speed of sound. The aircraft, called Starry Sky-2, can zoom across the sky at speeds of up to …

Aviation

Doom Eternal’s Most Exciting New Weapon Is a Game Changer

Doom Eternal’s QuakeCon gameplay reveal proved it’s doing far more than just more of the same. Destructible demons and a deeper story quickly set it …

QuakeCon

Sony's New Super-Fast Cameras are Winning Over the Pros

Eight seconds. That's how long a cowboy needs to stay on a bucking bronco to qualify for a rodeo score. For photographers, that's barely enough time …

Cameras

Forget mmWave, Wi-Fi is the real 5G

Next generation 5G networks are back in the headlines following the unveiling of the Moto Z3 5G Moto Mod. While not a standalone 5G smartphone, the Moto Mod supports 5G mmWave technology, the cornerstone technology of upcoming 5G networks according to many observers, along with sub 6GHz …

Telecoms

Tesla may get help from Saudi Arabia in its bid to go private

Tesla may recruit an unusual ally in its effort to become a private company and take more control over its fate. A <i>Bloomberg</i> source has claimed that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is in talks that could make it a "significant investor" in Tesla as part of the electric car company's plan to go …

Tesla

Intel's first 9th-generation Core processors may arrive October 1st

Intel is still struggling to make 10-nanometer chips, but it might still have a few surprises up its 14nm sleeve. <i>WCCFTech</i> claims to have leaked data revealing that Intel will launch its 9th-generation Core desktop processors on October 1st, starting with unlocked models that could make the …

Computer Hardware

PwC’s audit of BHS ‘was inaccurate and misleading’, says watchdog

A closely guarded report into the doomed audit of BHS has accused PwC of making “incomplete, inaccurate and misleading” statements about the retailer’s ability to keep going just before it was sold off for £1.<p>The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has argued that the Big Four accountant “should have …

Corruption

Boris Johnson emerges from his home with cups of tea for journalists as he avoids questions on burka storm

Boris Johnson today shirked questions on whether he would apologise for comparing Muslim women wearing the burka to letterboxes and bank robbers - by …

Boris Johnson

Android 9 Pie upgrades confirmed for Sony Xperia XZ1, XZ2, HTC U12+, HTC U11 series

Android 9 Pie just went official last week, and while there was some immediate third-party action in updates from Essential, other company’s have been pretty quiet. As the week closes out, though, Sony and HTC have announced their plans.<p>For Sony, Android 9 Pie updates are kicking off very soon. …

Android News

Review: Rad Power RadWagon

Many of my car journeys are within a mile of my house, hauling toddlers and groceries to and fro. It would be much easier, more fun, and better for …

Batteries

IBM Has a Watson Dilemma

Big Blue promised its AI platform would be a big step forward in treating cancer. But after pouring billions into the project, the diagnosis is gloomy.<p>Can Watson cure cancer?<p>That’s what International Business Machines Corp. asked soon after its artificial-intelligence system beat humans at the quiz …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook is making two-factor a requirement for some Page managers

Facebook, as part of its growing efforts of transparency, is rolling out a new verification process to confirm that those who run Pages are who they say they are. Facebook announced the new process on its Facebook Business blog…<p>The process is rolling out first to Pages with large followings in the …

Authentication

Microsoft’s Halo arcade game is now deployed to Dave & Busters across the US and Canada

Coming to 20 other countries soon<p>At E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled a new <i>Halo</i> game — <i>Halo: Fireteam Raven</i>. It wasn’t Halo 6 or <i>Halo: Infinite</i>, but an arcade game set during the events of <i>Halo: Combat Evolved</i>. The game is now available to play across the US and Canada at Dave & Busters.<p>The game …

Arcade Games

Trump says he will have dinner with Apple CEO Cook on Friday

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post that he would have dinner with Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Friday.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple speaks during an American Technology Council roundtable at the White House in …

Donald Trump

Police expose SIM card hijacking ring

There's a good chance you've had to ask your carrier for a SIM swap, whether it's to replace a faulty card or to switch to another size (say, from micro SIM to nano SIM). Crooks, however, are increasingly abusing those swaps to steal from unsuspecting cellphone users. Florida police have arrested …

Hijacking

What's driving Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is a science-fiction character. That’s how one friend puts it. In some ways, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is the archetypical cartoon …

Elon Musk

Here's why you're being kept in the dark about how your data is used

In 2017 alone, US companies spent upwards of $10 billion on third party audience data. And while generally speaking, people were once indifferent or oblivious to the way personal data was collected, the tide has certainly turned.<p>In the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, people are …

Privacy

Android devices are stunningly vulnerable if you're a careless power-user

Don't chuck your Android phone across the room in fear just yet.<p>A report from the security firm Kryptowire, via <i>Wired</i>, shows that many Android phones …

Android Phones

Moment announces Note 9 photo cases supporting new lenses, including anamorphic

Along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes the plethora of accessories from third parties. One of the first to announce a product was Moment with its …

Galaxy Note

Expert Talk: Data Science vs. Data Analytics vs. Machine Learning

Data science, analytics, and machine learning are growing at an astronomical rate and companies are now looking for professionals who can sift …

Data Science

Amazon may have to drop next-day delivery claim in UK

Amazon's failure to deliver hundreds of people's parcels in the UK on time last year might have huge repercussions on the way it does its business in the region. According to <i>The Times</i>, UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) plans to announce next week that the company's Prime delivery claims …

Advertising Standards Authority

Pixel 3 XL hands-on video leaks on YouTube just as Note 9 goes up for preorder

Today is Samsung’s big day, as the Galaxy Note 9 was just made available for preorder from all the US carriers. But, coincidentally, a video surfaced …

Phones

Facebook is the recruiting tool of choice for far-right group the Proud Boys

Twitter may have suspended the Proud Boys and their controversial leader Gavin McInnes, but it was never their platform of choice.<p>The Proud Boys, a self described “Western chauvinist” organization that often flirts with more hard-line groups of the far right, runs an elaborate network of recruiting …

Rights & Freedoms

Fortnite for Android no longer Samsung-exclusive, but you still (technically) need an invite

Alongside Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, Fortnite for Android finally debuted this past week, and players have been eager to get their hands on it. The game has just ended its period of Samsung exclusivity, and now it’s open to everyone, kind of…<p>While Samsung’s exclusive on Fortnite didn’t last nearly as …

Android News

Spotify Escalates Its Battle With Apple Music With A New Samsung Agreement

Spotify and Apple Music have been locked in a back and forth battle for the hearts and minds of the music streaming business that increases in tempo a bit more seemingly every day. Until now, Apple has had the upper hand strategically over Spotify in that its music streaming division was just …

Apple Music

Here's what we know about the Samsung Galaxy S10 UK so far - including UK release date, price and more

Hot on the heels of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Home speaker , anticipation is growing ahead of the launch of …

Phones