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Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

This Renowned Wharton Professor's Best Leadership Advice: For the Love of God, Stop Brainstorming

Superstar leadership expert Adam Grant identifies the most important evidence-based truths to apply to your business today.<p>Leadership is not mysterious. If you understand how people and organizations behave, you'll have a pretty good idea how to maximize the performance of both. Fortunately, we're …

Amazon reveals top 20 city candidates for its second HQ

Amazon has reviewed the proposals from potential candidate cities for its second North American headquarters location, and it found 20 of those the most promising. The mayors of these top 20 cities will now fight to the death in a Battle Royale-style island arena… er wait, no actually they’ll just …

Meet the world's youngest self-made billionaire

<b>John Collison does not seem entirely comfortable with his somewhat impressive claim to fame - he is the world's youngest self-made billionaire.</b><p>Just 27, he otherwise seems a supremely confident business leader and excellent communicator.<p>But ask him about how wealthy he is, and you sense his …

Startups

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't a doctor, but he talked about a piece of medical software, VisualDx, during Apple's most recent earnings call.<p>It was an interesting choice of an app to highlight. Apple has deep ambition to break into the health and medical worlds, but although VisualDx is available to …

Machine Learning

Holding chess championship in Saudi Arabia is a 'horrible' move, top players say

Fide, the World Chess Federation, has been accused of "total moral degredation" after awarding this year's $2 million world speed chess championship to Saudi Arabia.<p>A raft of top players have now revealed they will boycott the blitz and rapid event, one of the most exciting in the chess calendar, …

Saudi Arabia

Mercedes is quietly becoming Tesla’s biggest rival

Tesla has had a meteoric rise as an underdog company, but the next five years could be its biggest challenge yet.<p>Major automakers from across the globe are preparing massive electric-car rollouts, perhaps none as large as Daimler, Mercedes' parent company. The German automaker plans to electrify …

Tesla

The Silicon Valley Diet

Tech’s body obsession<p>Not very long ago, while en route to lunch in downtown <b>Palo Alto</b>, I bumped into my dour pal, Arthur. He’d lost so much weight I hardly recognized him. He looked like a walking snake or eel. His eyeballs, which protruded slightly, were the only round things on him. My first …

Silicon Valley

Millions of college students are so terrified of loans they're turning to 'sugar daddies' for help paying for school

The student debt crisis in the US has gotten so bad, there's a growing group of young women — and some men — who are taking an unconventional approach to paying for college.<p>Through dating websites like SeekingArrangement.com, sugar babies, as they're called, partner up with wealthy, often older, …

College & University

Lamborghini and MIT team up on battery-free electric supercar

Lamborghini is working with engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a new all-electric supercar that won't have batteries.<p>Instead, the body of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept car, made from exotic carbon nanotubes, would be used as a supercapacitor. Supercapacitors store …

Lamborghini

Cruising through France in luxury on a Tauck river ship

UZES, France — An elegant reception is in full swing as Mark Ungashick, 60, of Kansas City, Mo. arrives at the inner courtyard of the Duchy D'Uzes, a 12th century castle near France's Rhone River.<p>The retired business owner and his companions from the Tauck river ship Emerald already have explored …

Disney Cruise Line

Amazon launches Black Friday 23 days before Black Friday

In case you just can't wait three-plus weeks to take part in the gluttonous spend-fest holiday tradition that is Black Friday, Amazon's got you covered.<p>The Seattle-based online giant announced Wednesday it was opening up the "Black Friday Deals Store," which will be offering discounts across the …

‘Allahu Akbar’: An Everyday Phrase, Tarnished by Attacks

When H. A. Hellyer is out walking with his family, strangers sometimes approach him and declare, “Allahu akbar!”<p>Many Westerners may find it hard to believe these days, but Mr. Hellyer does not recoil in fear.<p>“I’ll be walking out with my kids,” he said, “and someone will say: ‘Oh, they’re so cute. …

Extremism

World's priciest whisky bought by Chinese millionaire revealed to be fake

When Chinese millionaire, Zhang Wei, splashed out £7,600 on the world’s most expensive whisky shot in a Swiss bar, he boasted to his fans that it was the same age as his great, great grandmother would have been – 139 years old.<p>Unfortunately for the martial arts fantasy writer, the headlines …

Fantasy Fiction

A startup that raised $50 million to make a smarter version of Apple's AirPods has failed and shut down

Doppler Labs — the startup behind the Here One earbuds, a super-smart alternative to Apple's AirPods — is no more. It informed customers on Wednesday that it's in the process of shutting down.<p>When Business Insider reviewed the Here One, we wrote that they were "the wildest pair of headphones I've …

Consumer Tech

Jeff Bezos is having a moment, and he's not afraid to let you know it

One year ago, Jeff Bezos's future seemed uncertain.<p>As a candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly attacked the Amazon (AMZN) CEO and threatened to create "such problems" for his company if he was elected president. Then he became president.<p>Now, Bezos is standing on top of the world. Literally.<p>On Thursday, …

Donald Trump

Sorry Microsoft, Delta is switching to iOS

Delta Air Lines plans to ditch all its Windows devices in favor of iOS next year.<p>iPhone 7 Plus will replace its fleet of Nokia handsets, while iPad Pro will take the place of Microsoft’s Surface tablet.<p>Delta has been using Windows devices for a range of tasks. Nokia Lumia phones provide in-flight …

IPad Pro

Tesla strikes another deal that shows it's about to turn the car insurance world upside down

Tesla struck a deal with Liberty Mutual to create a customized insurance package — and the move shows how the electric automaker is intent on disrupting the insurance industry.<p>The new plan is called InsureMyTesla and was designed specifically for Tesla vehicles. Its benefits include replacing …

Tesla

The man who co-created the legendary club Studio 54 built a massive luxury hotel that's trying to kill Airbnb

To compete with Airbnb, Ian Schrager's PUBLIC Hotel in New York's Lower East Side offers a modern luxury experience at rates as low as $150/night. To reduce costs, PUBLIC operates with less staff than most hotels and uses technology to replace amenities like standard room service. Following is a …

Once Dominant, Netflix Faces An Increasing Number Of Video Challengers

Apple is about to close a deal with director Steven Spielberg to revive his Emmy award-winning series <i>Amazing Stories</i> for Apple TV. With it, Apple is entering a world in which Netflix has been a leader. But now, new competitors to Netflix are emerging at a surprising speed.<p>It was just 2013 when …

Televisions

What to Buy in Japan, According to 'Traveler' Editors

From whisky to lightweight robes, these are some of our favorite souvenirs.<p>Japan is not lacking in unique souvenirs: Over the years, we at <i>Traveler</i> have collected everything from <i>ema</i> (wooden, postcard-sized plaques hung inside Shinto temples) to beautiful, feather-light stationary. But when you only …

Google is essentially building an anti-Amazon alliance, and Target is the latest to join

Voice-shopping partnerships to combat Alexa are just the beginning.<p>Google and the country’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailers have one main problem in common: Amazon. Now both sides are acting like they are serious about working together to do something about it.<p>On Thursday, Target and Google …

Hollywood’s Most Decent Fella on Weinstein, Trump and History

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — In 2006, when Tom Hanks wanted to get a story published, he sent it to his friend and sometime director Nora Ephron.<p>Having had my own writing critiqued by her, I know just how daunting that could be.<p>“Oh, petrifying, horrifying, yes, yeah,” Mr. Hanks said, grimacing.<p>The piece …

Tom Hanks

ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse

DIBIS, Iraq — The prisoners were taken to a waiting room in groups of four, and were told to stand facing the concrete wall, their noses almost touching it, their hands bound behind their backs.<p>More than a thousand prisoners determined to be Islamic State fighters passed through that room last week …

Islam

A Google exec who's only in the office from 9 to 5:30 shares the routine that keeps him from becoming a workaholic

For Google's SVP of platforms and ecosystems Hiroshi Lockheimer, work and free time tend to blend a bit.<p>He usually ends up spending at least part of his evening working on projects.<p>"It's not something that's easy for me to compartmentalize," he told Business Insider.<p>Still, Lockheimer achieves …

100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?

At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded …

Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The hackers ultimately got access to Amazon's cloud servers after …

Central Banks

New N.S.A. Breach Linked to Popular Russian Antivirus Software

WASHINGTON — In the latest case of an insider removing sensitive data from the nation’s largest intelligence agency, Russian hackers obtained classified documents that a National Security Agency employee had taken and stored on his home computer. Investigators believe the hackers may have …

Surveillance

Google’s new headphones have a universal translator feature for 40 languages — and I got to try it

The Pixel Buds will release in November, between the launches for the Pixel 2 (October) and the larger Pixel 2 XL (December).<p>The coolest part of the Pixel Buds is the ability to use them as a universal translator. It's like something out of "Star Trek" — at its November launch, you'll be able to …