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Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Tesla

Who had the best sneakers of the first round of the NBA playoffs?

The playoffs have long served as a platform for stars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry to debut new sneakers, as the growing stakes of each round …

Basketball

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

WeWork documents reveal it owes $18 billion in rent and is burning through cash as it seeks more funding

WeWork, the office-leasing startup, is looking to raise more cash through its first bond sale, despite already raising billions in venture funding.<p>WeWork is planning to sell $500 million (£358 million) in high-yield notes, per reports from the Financial Times and Bloomberg this week.<p>And bond …

Startups

General Relativity explained like you've never seen before

A super-quick, super-painless guide to the theory that conquered the universe.<p>scroll down<br>to begin<p>For 100 years, the general theory of relativity has …

Physics

Anthony Bourdain’s Journey Deep Into the Heart of Trump Country: ‘I Was Utterly Disarmed’

The ‘Parts Unknown’ host discusses his upcoming West Virginia episode, why he won’t be filming in Russia and Turkey anymore, and how Trump is going …

Donald Trump

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Catching Up with Barcelona's Great Lost Talent, Mario Rosas

When Xavi Hernandez, one of the finest players of his generation, describes one of his former Barcelona team-mates as being a cross between Michael Laudrup and Lionel Messi, it causes your ears to perk up.<p>In a recent interview with the French magazine <i>So Foot</i>, Xavi was effusive.<p>"There was another …

Soccer

Fitch: Container Leasing Recovery Continues, Tariffs a Wildcard

Two large equipment leasing subsectors whose performance is closely tied to global trade volumes –containers and containerships — have recovered …

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

Physics

Facebook: is it time we all deleted our accounts?

Sorry to break it to you, but you are probably a “dumb fuck”. This is according to statements by a young Mark Zuckerberg anyway. Back in 2004, when a 19-year-old Zuckerberg had just started building Facebook, he sent his Harvard friends a series of instant messages in which he marvelled at the fact …

Privacy

Walmart Thinks You'll Pay $10 for Grocery Delivery

The retail giant is overpricing all of its competitors as it looks to bring groceries to your home.<p>The company that has long guaranteed customers …

Customers

Cambridge Analytica Reportedly Trying to Stop Broadcast of Undercover Report

Cambridge Analytica, the Trump campaign-linked data firm in the spotlight after being suspended by Facebook, is reportedly trying to stop the airing …

Cambridge Analytica

Data scandal is huge blow for Facebook – and efforts to study its impact on society

The revelation that 50 million people had their Facebook profiles harvested so Cambridge Analytica could target them with political ads is a huge blow to the social network that raises questions about its approach to data protection and disclosure.<p>Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested …

Social Media

Breach leaves Facebook users wondering: how safe is my data?

Claims that Cambridge Analytica used data to target voters in US election raises tough questions<p>The claims that Cambridge Analytica used data harvested from millions of Facebook profiles to target voters in the US general election in 2016 raises tough questions for both companies.<p>In what appeared …

Cambridge Analytica

A glorious distraction no more, the beautiful game is turning ugly

On 27 June 2016, four days after the EU referendum, England were beaten 2-1 by Iceland in the knockout stages of the European football championships. It was a remarkable display of collective paralysis and the corrosive consequences of fear. Nearly two years later, the country does not appear …

Soccer

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA's deputy …

Facebook admits data firm working for Trump scammed millions of U.S. voters

Cambridge Analytica, already under investigation by Mueller for links to Russia, ran "a scam and a fraud."<p>In an unprecedented move, Facebook …

Scroll

In the past five years, Zomato and Swiggy alone have raked in $700 million in investments.

Spot-On Jose Mourinho Proves Talk of Him Being Antiquated to Be Premature

Almost universally billed as a battle of aesthetics—in the red corner the achingly dull pragmatist, and in the other red corner the manic gegenpressing zealot—Manchester United's defeat of Liverpool adhered to predetermined tropes and prejudices to such an extent it felt as if it could have been …

Soccer

38 major deaths in the 'Star Wars' movies, ranked from saddest to completely deserved

"Star Wars" is literally about war in the sky, which means that a lot of lives have been lost along the way.<p>But somehow, General Hux is still alive.<p>Some of the characters lost throughout the "Star Wars" films have been in our lives for decades, like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. And some had small …

Darth Vader

Quartz

Solar served up an unprecedented 50% of the state’s demand on a sunny day around 1pm PT on March 5.

A Star Passing The Black Hole at The Centre of Our Galaxy Is About to Test Einstein's Theory

Astronomers have been waiting for years to watch this happen.<p>In a few months, astronomers are going to be pointing their telescopes to Sagittarius …

Warren Buffett says his healthcare venture will do more than squeeze middlemen

Warren Buffett's healthcare venture has far bigger plans than simply squeezing middlemen for better prices, the billionaire said.<p>"It would be very easy I think to go in and shave off 3 or 4% just by negotiating power," Buffett said Monday in an interview on CNBC. "We're looking for something much …

Gibson, rock music's favourite guitar brand, faces bankruptcy

Chuck Berry. Marc Bolan. Eric Clapton. Sheryl Crow. Bob Dylan. The Edge. Dave Grohl. Jimi Hendrix.<p>Diverse musicians with one thing in common: they all played Gibson guitars – an iconic brand that is now under threat.<p>Founded in 1902, the Gibson company started making electric guitars in 1935 and has …

Selling

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate moment of rescued gorilla with caretaker wins award

A heartfelt picture of a young gorilla embraced by her rescuer was chosen as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice …

Uber's losses narrowed in Q4, but there's still work to do

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Transportation and Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>US ride-hailing giant Uber revealed its Q4 and full-year 2017 financials earlier this week. Below are some of the …

Markets

FCC threatens arrest, hardware seizure for those using popular bitcoin miner

After determining a popular piece of bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with local internet connections, the Federal Communications Commission today took action.<p>T-Mobile first complained to the FCC about interference to its LTE network in Brooklyn, stating radio emissions coming from a local …

Bitcoin Mining

Amazon will reportedly launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

Demonstrating its boundless ecommerce ambition, Amazon is reportedly set to begin delivering orders from business partners directly to customers.<p>This new third-party delivery service will be called “Shipping with Amazon,” according to a report in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i><i>.</i> The program is set to launch …

eCommerce

Walmart Might Be Spending Billions for a Stake in Flipkart

Walmart is in discussions to pay several billion dollars for as much as 20% of India e-commerce leader Flipkart Online Services, according to a …