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Facebook is trying to use AI to make MRI scans ten times faster (FB)  

NIH Image Gallery/flickr Facebook is trying to use AI to make MRI scans up to 10x faster. The social network's AI lab has teamed up with the NYU School of Medicine for a new research project. The company has access to 3 million magnetic resonance images from 10,000 clinical cases. Facebook wants to revolutionise MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. The social networking giant announced on Monday a new research project that aims to use artificial intelligence (AI) to make MRI scans

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2018-08-20 21:41:27



A man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on an airplane could face life in jail  

Shutterstock/Yellowj A man traveling with his wife was accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman who was between them. He claimed he was unaware of his actions because he took a sleeping pill. Later testimony revealed the pill was Tylenol. He was convicted by a jury of sexual abuse, according to the US Department of Justice. He could now face life in prison. This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault. A man accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman

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2018-08-20 19:09:06



Cult-favorite sock startup Bombas is ending the plague of missing socks by promising to send a replacement pair if one gets lost  

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. Popular sock startup up Bombas wants to make sure you never lose your socks again with a new Laundry Back Guarantee. Any customer who loses a sock that is purchased between now and November 15, 2018, can receive a replacement pair for free. In addition to the brand's premium quality and pledge to donate a pair for

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2018-08-20 16:50:57



'Even if I'm telling the truth, that makes me a liar': Trump pushes back against an interview with Mueller, says he'll 'stay out' of the Russia investigation  

Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump said he was worried that any statements under oath he provides to special counsel Robert Mueller could be used to bring perjury charges against him as part of the probe into Russia's electoral interference. "So if I say something and he [Comey] says something, and it's my word against his, and he's best friends with Mueller, so Mueller might say: 'Well, I believe Comey,' and even if I'm telling the truth, that makes me a liar. That's no good."

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2018-08-20 16:20:24



A business coach who's taught thousands of people explains why it's OK to be a jack-of-all-trades instead of knowing exactly what you want to do  

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Marie Forleo is a business and life coach who created the $2,000 "B-School" class in 2010 that now has 40,000 members. Forleo calls herself a "multi-passionate entrepreneur" and finds value in being a jack-of-all-trades. Forleo recommends pursuing every passion you have because you never know when your skills can converge. Marie Forleo was a dance instructor, worked on the New York Stock Exchange, bartended, taught a dance class, and had a brief stint i

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2018-08-20 13:52:26



There's been a sharp drop in the number of Iraqis who helped US troops admitted to the US, and the Pentagon is worried  

Suhaib Salem/Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Military officials are sounding the alarm inside the Trump administration about the sharp drop in admission to the United States of Iraqi refugees who have helped American troops in battle, said two US officials aware of the internal discussions. The Pentagon is concerned that not providing safe haven to more of the Iraqis, many of whom interpreted and did other key tasks for US forces, will harm national security by dissuading locals from cooperatin

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2018-08-20 13:28:23



A woman tricked dozens of men into going on a mass Tinder date, and it's honestly the scam of the year  

Dozens of men arrived at Union Square in New York City this past weekend in order to go on a Tinder date with a girl named Natasha. However, their plans quickly took a turn when Natasha herself stood up on stage and announced that she wanted all the men to participate in a live Tinder competition. Nicholas, one of Natasha’s Tinder matches, told Gothamist that while most men chose not to participate, there were some who followed her demands and even subjecte

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2018-08-20 12:52:38



16 things that are still more expensive for women than for men  

Sean Gallup/Getty Images You've probably heard people talk about the "pink tax" — a term that refers to how products for women, like razors in "feminine" colors, are often pricier than the men's equivalent.  From everyday items like deodorant and clothing to services such as haircuts and dry-cleaning, here are 16 things that cost women more money than men.Women pay higher mortgage rates because research has found that they often choose lenders by recommendation rather than by rate.

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2018-08-20 12:28:37



Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande angered paparazzi when they ran across the VMAs red carpet  

Mike Coppola/Getty Images Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson made their red carpet debut as an engaged couple at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. But after taking a few photos, the two were seen running across the carpet. The paparazzi yelled at them to stop, so they could get some pictures of the couple. But the two kept running, with Grande leading the way.  Ariana Grande is set to perform during the show and she's nominated for

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2018-08-20 12:11:17



Floyd Mayweather showed off 2 new diamond-covered watches on Instagram just 2 months after dropping $18 million on 'The Billionaire' watch  

Getty Images Floyd "Money" Mayweather has earned his nickname — he knows how to make it and he knows how to spend it. Mayweather has shown off two shiny, diamond-encrusted custom watches on Instagram — one of which is an Audemars Piguet. Mayweather is renowned for his extravagant purchases and recently took photos of his "Billionaire" watch, which cost $18 million. Floyd Mayweather is widely known as the "Money" man because he knows how to make it, but judging from his

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2018-08-20 11:39:48



Experts react to the report that Michael Cohen may soon be charged with crimes and lay out what the big questions are moving forward  

AP Photo/Richard Drew Legal experts reacted to the major New York Times report that President Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen may soon face charges. The Times reported Sunday that Cohen may be charged before the end of August. One former federal prosecutor said such a quick turnaround from the initial April raid of Cohen's properties to him being formally charged could signal his cooperation with the government. Meanwhile, a prominent criminal defense attorney said

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2018-08-20 11:27:46



Google is gaining major ground on Amazon in the smart speaker market (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)  

Since snagging an early lead in the smart speaker market with the Echo product lineup, Amazon has maintained its dominance through the second quarter of this year — but it has less breathing room than ever.  As this chart from Statista shows, Amazon is credited with shipping 41% of the 11.7 million smart speakers distributed worldwide this past quarter, with Google coming in second with 27.6% of shipments. Apple came nowhere close to either of its rivals, with the Cupertino-based gia

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2018-08-20 10:48:38



Walmart filed a patent for virtual stores, and it could be the next front in its battle with Amazon (WMT, AMZN)  

AP Walmart has apparently come up with a way to shop online using virtual reality, according to a patent filing spotted by Bloomberg. The potential plan seems to involve shopping a virtual store that's just like a regular store, but without the instant gratification. It's another way that Walmart is leaning on its store expertise to adapt to the changing behavior of shoppers who are increasingly being wooed by the convenience of going online. Modern Americans are immedia

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2018-08-20 10:40:13



2 goats are on the loose on Brooklyn subway tracks, and the MTA is making bad puns about them  

NYCT Subway New York City transit officials spotted two goats wandering along Brooklyn's N-line tracks on Monday morning. Their escape comes just five days after more than 20 goats bound for a slaughterhouse were spotted wandering through Bushwick. Goat herds have also escaped trucks in New Jersey and Idaho this month. Two goats were found roaming on Brooklyn subway tracks on Monday morning — marking the second spotting of the animals in the New York bureau in under a week. New

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2018-08-20 09:09:48



Tesla whipsaws amid a price target cut and Saudi Arabia looking to invest in an electric competitor (TSLA)  

Joshua Lott/Getty Saudi Arabia has been in talks with the electric-car maker Lucid Motors, Reuters reported Monday. JPMorgan cut its price target for Tesla to $195 from $305 on Monday, citing the fact that funding for a go-private deal had not been secured as CEO Elon Musk originally said. Tesla shares sank more than 6% in early trading Monday but crawled back into the green shortly after open. Follow Tesla's stock price in real-time here. Shares of  Tesla were down about 1.

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2018-08-20 08:31:48



All the looks celebrities wore to the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards  

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV and Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images From the over-the-top performances to the acceptance speeches, the MTV Video Music Awards are always filled with instantly iconic moments that go down in pop culture history.  If that wasn't enough excitement, the red carpet before the show provides just as many memorable moments. All of the stars in attendance typically pull out all the stops and deliver some show-stopping looks before a single award is even handed&n

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2018-08-20 08:25:05



Here's exactly what to do if you leave a job interview and realize you totally flubbed a question  

Andrew Burton/Reuters Job interviews are stressful, and sometimes you may not give the best answer to a question. At The Cut, workplace advice columnist Alison Green suggests that the best way to deal with a question you flubbed is to clarify your answer in a thank-you email to the interviewer. Job interviews are often stressful, and sometimes the pressure can throw you off your game. But even if you walk out of the interview worrying about your answers, all may not be lost.See th

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2018-08-20 08:02:21



Netflix just released its newest rom-com 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' — and people can't get enough of it  

Masha Weisberg/Awesomeness Films/Netflix "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" was released by Netflix on August 17, 2018. Since it premiered the internet has been falling in love with the story of 16-year-old Lara Jean. People think the movie is an honest portrayal of what it’s like to fall in love for the first time. Netflix dropped its latest venture into romantic comedy on August 17, and people seriously can't get enough of it. The movie, adapted from the book series by Jenny H

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2018-08-20 07:56:16



This $30 reusable smart notebook may have gotten rejected on 'Shark Tank' — but I swear by it in my everyday life  

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. Rocketbook Rocketbook is best-known for creating a $30 smart notebook called the Everlast which wipes clean with a damp cloth. You may have seen it on Kickstarter or Shark Tank. By outlining one of the icons printed on each page in pen, you can blast a JPEG or PDF of your handwritten notes to Google Drive, iCloud, messages, Dropbox

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2018-08-20 07:51:42



A company that calls itself the 'Flatiron Health of rare diseases' and is backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos just raised $3 million  

RDMD RDMD is a platform for data sharing between patients with rare diseases, doctors, and researchers. The company announced on Monday it har raised $3 million in seed Capital and Village Global, whose network of backers include Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Reid Hoffman. When Onno Faber was diagnosed in 2014 with a rare disease called neurofibromatosis type 2 that creates tumors in the central nervous system, he blindly c

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2018-08-20 07:23:21



Smartphone gamers spent more time playing 'Candy Crush Saga' and 'Clash of Clans' than 'Fortnite' this summer (AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)  

Carlo Allegri/Reuters New data from mobile research firm Apptopia shows how many hours Android and iOS device sunk into the most popular smartphone games — and there were a few surprises on the list. Most notably, the data reveal that "Fortnite: Battle Royale," the international sensation, still claims fewer playing hours than years-old games like "Clash of Clans" and "Candy Crush Saga." However, it's worth noting that "Fortnite" wasn't even available on Android during the time covered b

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2018-08-20 06:24:16



The conversation around bitcoin and energy use has been oversimplified — here's what we should really focus on  

Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters Bitcoin's energy consumption has become a recent talking point, with some claiming that bitcoin's drastic increase in global energy consumption will be its "Achilles heel." However, speaking about bitcoin's energy consumption alone detracts from the fact that all new technologies are energy-intensive.  Rather than focusing on how much energy bitcoin uses, the discussion should center around who is producing it — and where their power comes from. &n

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2018-08-20 06:10:28



Winona Ryder thinks that she and Keanu Reeves were officially married on the set of 'Dracula' 26 years ago — and he had no idea  

Kevin Winter/Getty Images In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Winona Ryder said she thinks that she and Keanu Reeves might have actually, accidentally, gotten officially married while filming "Dracula" in 1992. "In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest," she said. "We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we're married." Reeves couldn't seem to remember. Francis Ford Coppola has said the theory checks out. In a new interview with

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2018-08-20 05:24:50



13 things you never knew about Aldi, the German grocery chain that's coming straight for Walmart and Kroger  

AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach Aldi — short for Albrecht Discount — was first opened in Essen, Germany, by Anna Albrecht in 1913, before it was taken over and expanded by her sons Theo and Karl in 1948. The chain was then divided by the brothers into Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud, two distinct chains both operating under the name Aldi and expanding around the world.  Aldi is currently spending $1.9 billion to remodel existing stores and another $3.4 billion to build 800 new ones over the

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2018-08-20 05:24:16



The SEC has charged a former rising star VC, accusing him of 'misappropriating millions of dollars' and barred him for 5 years  

Courtesy of Michael Rothenberg The SEC announced charges and a settlement with Michael Rothenberg, the founder of Rothenberg Ventures. The SEC charged Rothenberg with overcharging investors to fund personal projects. Rothenberg did not admit or deny the allegations in the settlement. Rothenberg will be barred from the brokerage and investment advisory business for five years. Michael Rothenberg, the founder of a flashy San Francisco VC firm that imploded under a cloud of controversy in

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2018-08-20 05:16:45



Trump says there's 'no timeframe' for the end to the US-China trade war  

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump talked down expectations for the US-China trade talks that kick off on Wednesday in an interview with Reuters. Trump also said there is "no timeframe" for an end to the trade war with China. The second set of Trump's tariffs — this time on $16 billion worth of Chinese imports to the US — are set to go live on Friday. China is expected to respond with tariffs on an equal amount of US goods. President Donald Trump downplayed expec

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2018-08-20 04:30:59



Walmart's new feature has its e-commerce business growing faster than Amazon's (WMT)  

Jeff Mitchell/Reuters Walmart's Click & Collect feature has its e-commerce growing faster than Amazon's. Click & Collect is driving loyalty and more visits to Walmart stores. Walmart's comparable grocery sales, its largest category, grew impressively in the second quarter. Watch Walmart's trade in real-time here. Walmart's e-commerce business is growing faster than Amazon's thanks to a big boost from its Click & Collect feature, which allows customers to order online and p

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2018-08-20 04:30:36



5 books Obama says he's read this summer and is recommending you read, too  

Pool/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama released a new reading list on Sunday, recommending five books to help people end their summer on a thoughtful note. "This summer I've been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth," Obama wrote in a Facebook post. Obama, an avid reader and author, often recommends books he's enjoyed reading to the public. The former president's reading lists ten

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2018-08-20 04:14:20



I found a reliable site to buy prescription sports sunglasses online — it's making the process easy and risk-free  

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. SportRX/Facebook SportRx is an online store that sells prescription glasses, sunglasses, safety glasses, and goggles for just about every sport or outdoor activity. From custom cycling glasses to prescription scuba goggles, you'll be covered for just about anything. SportRx's 45-day, no-questions-asked return policy &mda

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2018-08-20 03:56:20



Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of pregnant wife and 2 kids  

David Zalubowski/AP Prosecutors charged Christopher Watts, 33, with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. Watts faces nine felony charges, including three first-degree murder charges, two counts of murdering a child, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. Before his arrest last week, Watts lamented in interviews with local television stations about missing his wife and daughters. The bodi

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2018-08-20 03:45:26



Shots were reportedly fired at the US embassy in Turkey  

Burhan Ozbilici/AP Shots were reportedly fired from a passing vehicle at the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey. Police are searching for the assailants, who were said to have fled in a white car.  The incident comes as tension between Turkey and the US continues to boil. Shots were fired from a passing vehicle at the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey on Monday, CNN Turk reported.  Bullets hit a window at the embassy's security post following the attack which occurred at 5 a.m. local t

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2018-08-20 03:26:29



Labour will lose a big chunk of voters if it doesn't oppose Brexit, a new poll finds  

Rob Stothard / Stringer / Getty Images Labour will lose a big chunk of support if it doesn't oppose Brexit.  If there was an election before Brexit, just 19% of people would vote for Labour if it doesn't oppose Britain's EU exit, while the Conservatives would be 9 percentage points ahead, a YouGov poll has found. Support for the anti-Brexit Lib Dems would jump to 17%. However, Labour would be much closer to the Tories and way ahead of the Lib Dems if it opposed Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn

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2018-08-20 03:02:29



Photos show the destruction from flooding in the Indian state of Kerala which has killed at least 350 people  

Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images At least 350 people have been killed and more than 800,000 residents are displaced after torrential rains led to mass flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. Record monsoon rains have brought the coastal southern state to a standstill since late May, triggering landslides and flooding that engulfed whole villages.  Thousands are feared still trapped by floodwaters following non-stop rainfall earlier this month. Kerala's finance minister 

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2018-08-20 02:57:57



Three people have died after a series of strong earthquakes ripped through the Indonesian island of Lombok  

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The Indonesian island of Lombok was hit with a series of deadly earthquakes on Sunday. Three people died following earthquakes just hours apart. The island is still reeling from three major earthquakes earlier this month that left hundreds dead and heavily damaged the tourist site. The Indonesian tourist island of Lombok was hit with a series of deadly earthquakes just two weeks after earthquakes killed at least 430 people. Several major quakes hit the popu

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2018-08-20 02:43:30



Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson went full-on PDA in their first red carpet appearance together  

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson made their first official red carpet appearance together at the MTV VMAs on Monday evening at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. The engaged couple only had eyes for each other as they embraced and kissed. After a few snapshots were taken, they dashed away from the red carpet.  Fans can't get enough of newly engaged superstars Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson. The couple made their first appearance on a red carpet since

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2018-08-20 02:21:31



Apple deletes thousands of gambling apps in China amid a barrage of criticism from state media  

Getty Apple confirmed it has removed thousands of gambling and lottery apps from the App Store in China. State broadcaster CCTV criticized the US company's management on Sunday for allowing gambling apps. Apple said: "We are vigilant in our efforts to find these and stop them from being on the App Store." BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple says it has pulled illegal lottery apps from its App Store in China amid tightening regulation and a barrage of criticism from state media. According to sta

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2018-08-20 02:18:25



20 of the best places to live for first-time homebuyers  

Sean Pavone/Shutterstock Saving enough money for a down payment to buy a home isn't easy these days. In fact, 39% of millennial homebuyers find it difficult to save for a down payment, according to Zillow Group's Housing Trends Report. RealEstate.com found the places where first-time home buyers can save for a down payment the fastest based on average income and savings rates. There are only six cities where it takes the average person less than four years to save for a down payment.

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2018-08-20 02:09:21



Former Lehman Brothers staff are hosting a secret party on the 10-year anniversary of the bank's collapse  

Oli Scarff/Getty Images September marks 10 years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the biggest bankruptcy in US history, and the most significant moment of the financial crisis. Hundreds of former Lehman staff are having a reunion in London to commemorate the anniversary, according to a report from Financial News Details of the event are a closely guarded secret. Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell described the event's existence as "sickening" and "disgraceful." LONDON &mdas

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2018-08-20 02:01:55



The future of delivery and fulfillment in e-commerce  

Digital has transformed retail possibilities. And with e-commerce sales growing at nearly five times the rate of brick-and-mortar sales, retailers need to find cheaper and more efficient ways to deliver e-commerce orders. But different age groups have different preferences for which delivery and fulfilment options are most important to them.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Walmart's e-commerce rebound strengthensThe future of artificial intelligence in retailAlibaba and Kr

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2018-08-20 01:56:28



Delta has announced a limited-time offer for its Amex credit cards — and it's one of the best we've ever seen  

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Delta Delta and American Express are offering all-time high bonuses when you open a new co-branded credit card — hurry, though, as these offers are only around until September 19. The Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express offers up to 60,000 SkyMiles after spending $3,000 in the first four months, and

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2018-08-20 01:53:24



PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion in cash  

REUTERS/Ammar Awad PepsiCo on Monday announced plans to buy home carbonation system maker SodaStream. PepsiCo will pay $144.00 per share in cash, a 32% premium. Israeli-based SodaStream listed on the NASDAQ in 2010. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who’s led the business for 12 years, announced earlier this month that she’d step down, having led a push away from sugar-based drinks and healthier options. PepsiCo is buying SodaStream, a home system for carbonating water, for $3.2 bi

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2018-08-20 01:50:50



Here's how Samsung's new $330 Galaxy Watch compares to the Apple Watch  

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Samsung's latest competitor to the Apple Watch is here: the Galaxy Watch, a $330 fitness-focused smartwatch.  Samsung introduced the new smartwatch on stage at its Unpacked event last week. The Galaxy Watch isn't Samsung's first wearable, but it's the first since 2013 with the Galaxy brand name — for the past few years, Samsung's smartwatches have been under the "Gear" branding. The Galaxy Watch also sets itself apart with two key features: battery li

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2018-08-20 01:47:34



Venezuela just devalued the bolivar by 95% and pegged it to a cryptocurrency  

Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters Venezuela has announced another series of desperate measures to try and save its economy from collapse. The government will devalue to Venezuelan bolivar by 95%, and peg it to the government’s oil-linked cryptocurrency. Venezuelan authorities are trying to contain rampant inflation of more than 1,000,000% per year. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a series of drastic economic reforms over the weekend, in another desperate attempt to prop

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2018-08-20 01:37:36



What planes looked like the year you were born  

Anna Zvereva When you’re boarding an airplane, you might not notice the subtle differences between an Airbus and a Boeing. But the truth is airplanes come in many shapes and sizes and they’ve changed a lot over time. We rounded up the most popular, well-known, or innovative planes the year you were born.1968: Beechcraft Model 99 PD-USGov This tiny commuter plane launched commercially in the late 1960s and carried 15 to 17 passengers at a time, according to Plane and Pilot. 1969:

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2018-08-20 01:02:49



Michael Cohen is reportedly being investigated for over $20 million in bank fraud  

Yana Paskova/Getty; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is under investigation for more than $20 million in bank fraud, The New York Times reported. Investigators are also said to be weighing charges related to campaign finance violations. The investigation into Cohen is in its final stage, and charges could come before the end of August, the report said. Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, is b

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2018-08-19 21:33:49



Trump's racist framing of immigration issues appeals to his base — and it won't change any time soon  

Carolyn Kaster/AP President Donald Trump regularly doles out aggressive rhetoric against Latin Americans, Chinese, and others living in what he has called "s---hole countries." His thinly-veiled racist rhetoric frames illegal immigrants as dangerous criminals — although this doesn't line up with available crime data — is often supported by his base. The only "others" Trump doesn’t discriminate against are authoritarian leaders.  Standing in front of "angel

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2018-08-19 21:15:15



This startup is raising $750 million to outmaneuver Domino's and Pizza Hut with pizzas made by robots — check it out  

Melia Robinson Robots could kill off jobs in the future — but at least they come bearing pizza. Founded in 2015, Zume Pizza uses robotics and artificial intelligence to make pizza more quickly. Machines press mounds of dough, squirt and spread sauce, and lift pizzas in and out of the oven, in a fraction of the time it would take human workers to do the same. Now SoftBank is in talks to invest up to $750 million in Zume, Bloomberg reports. The cash infusion could help ramp up the pizza d

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2018-08-19 17:33:21



America's truck drivers have to ace this test before controlling a 26,000-pound vehicle on the open road — see if you can pass it  

Bonita R. Cheshier/Shutterstock Before getting their commercial driver's license, long-haul truck drivers must pass the CDL exam. The CDL exam varies from state to state, but certain questions on safety, driving an 80-foot vehicle, and sharing the road with others are the same. Here are 15 questions from a sample CDL exam. You need a score of 80% to pass.  Not just anyone can control a vehicle that can be up to 80,000 pounds. Before long-haul truckers can start working, they need

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2018-08-19 14:18:36



Native-born Americans outnumber unauthorized immigrant workers in every single industry or job, according to multiple studies  

Paul Wishart / Shutterstock.com The Trump administration has based its immigration policies on the belief that non-native born workers are taking jobs from native-born American workers. However, native-born Americans are not rushing to take the jobs vacated by visa terminations, deportations, and general fear. In 2014, the American workforce was comprised of 133 million native-born workers (83% of the total workforce), 19.5 million lawful immigrant workers (12%), and 8 million unauthor

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2018-08-19 13:50:35



Asia could be the next problem for financial markets  

REUTERS/China Daily Sovereign credit ratings of the emerging market countries have dropped sharply to "junk" and have reached the lowest range since the Financial Crisis.  Investors were induced to invest in EMs by scanty returns in Developed Markets, excess central bank liquidity and the perception that EMs have made the necessary structural changes to their economies. Asia’s dollar-denominated debt, relative to its foreign exchange reserves and exports,

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2018-08-19 13:49:24



Raise is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell gift cards — and it has saved members a total of $150 million since 2013  

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. Raise/Instagram Few of us ever use all the gift cards we receive. Instead of letting them go to waste, you can sell them for free on an online marketplace called Raise. You'll be able to set your own selling price, and after Raise takes a 15% commission from the sale, the rest of the money is yours.  You can also buy dis

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2018-08-19 13:21:56



Brennan is considering legal action to hit back after Trump revoked his security clearance  

Screenshot via NBC Former CIA Director John Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that Trump's revoking of his security clearance was an "egregious abuse of power and authority." Brennan said several lawyers have contacted him, and he's considering taking legal action against Trump. Trump has also expressed his desire to revoke clearances from other officials who have been vocal critics of him, setting off concerns he's acting in his own political interests to control access of for

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2018-08-19 13:07:49



Millennials are obsessed with raising plants, and one New York-based startup is poised to capitalize  

Courtesy of The Sill Millennials are buying more plants than ever. Many are waiting longer to buy homes and are living in smaller, urban spaces for longer, which drives an interest in raising plants.  The Sill, a direct-to-consumer plant seller, has made shopping for plants tech-friendly, advising customers on which types would be most suitable for their living circumstances and delivering plants directly to their door.  The company just closed a $5 millio

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2018-08-19 12:56:16



LeBron James explains why giving every student at his I Promise school a bicycle was an important, personal part of his mission  

AP Photo/Phil Long With the opening of LeBron James' I Promise School, basketball's biggest star showed how big an impact he wants his career to have off the court. The school will open with 240 at-risk children, each of them receiving free uniforms, meals, and guaranteed tuition to the University of Akron, as well as a bicycle and a helmet. James explained to The Wall Street Journal why providing every student with a bicycle was an important part of his mission, citing the freedom his

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2018-08-19 12:45:18



This $200 smokeless fire pit that took Kickstarter by storm may be the most innovative portable grill ever made  

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. BioLite New York City-based outdoor energy startup BioLite recently released a FirePit that lets you enjoy the warmth, smell, and feel of a wood-burning fire without any smoke. The FirePit also features 51 airjets that add oxygen to key locations to make a more uniform heat, foldable legs for portability, and the ability to co

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2018-08-19 12:07:52



WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The first-round picks from Tom Brady's infamous 2000 NFL Draft  

M. David Leeds/GettyThe 2000 NFL Draft is perhaps best known for taking 198 picks to get to Michigan quarterback Tom Brady. Yes, Brady fell all the way to the sixth round, making the rest of the league look silly, but what about the rest of the draft? The first round had some noteworthy players, some of whom had some pretty successful careers. Unfortunately, other picks didn't pan out so well. Here's a look at the first 31 picks in the 2000 NFL Draft and where they are today. Emmett Knowlton

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2018-08-19 11:24:48



People who lose weight and manage to keep it off follow a few key habits that anyone can learn  

New research has found weight-loss interventions that are founded on habit-change, (forming new habits or breaking old habits) may be effective at helping people lose weight and keep it off. When someone first eats a snack upon getting home, a mental link is formed between the context (getting home) and their response to that context (eating a snack). By changing your habits, you begin to break the mental links you've developed to eating unhealthy.  Here are 10 healthy habits t

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2018-08-19 10:42:23



Military engineers once pointed a missile at President Kennedy, but the president didn't get the joke  

Keystone JFK once had a missile pointed at him by military engineers as a practical joke during a visit to the China Lake missile range in the Mojave Desert. China lake is a facility owned by the US Navy that manufactures and tests armaments.  Growing up, Karen Piper's entire immediate family had jobs at the China lake facility — the following is her account of President Kennedy's visit. The following is an excerpt from "A Girl's Guide To Missiles" by Karen Piper By the tim

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2018-08-19 08:32:02



The engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned of its corrosion risk 39 years ago  

Nicola Marfisi/AP The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens of people warned four decades ago it was at a high risk for corrosion.  Riccardo Morandi wrote a report in 1979 that said the bridge's proximity to sea air and pollution from a steel plant should have necessitated constant maintenance to remove rust.   A huge section of the bridge collapsed August 14 during a fierce storm, killing 43 people and forcing the evacuation of nearb

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2018-08-19 07:54:33



A 'loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted': Trump lashes out at John Brennan on Twitter  

Getty President Trump questioned John Brennan's record as CIA director in a tweet Saturday morning. He also called Brennan a "loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets of our country." Trump's tweet came three days after he revoked Brennan's security clearance, saying the former CIA director was "leveraging" it to make "unfounded and outrageous" claims on television. President Trump lashed out at former CIA director John Brennan on Twitter Saturday mor

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2018-08-19 06:42:49



The White House may strip 9 former officials of their security clearances, and it's reminding people of Nixon's infamous 'Enemies List'  

The White House announced the revocation of former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance last week, and said the clearances of nine other former officials are under consideration for revocation. Some of the former officials are vocal critics of President Donald Trump, and their potential punishment sparked concern Trump was using his power to serve his own political interests. The list of those at risk of losing clearance harkens back to former President Richard Nixon's infamou

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2018-08-19 06:32:55



How Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 compares with last year's Galaxy Note 8  

Tony Villas-Boas/Business Insider The Galaxy Note 9 is here — but is it an upgrade from last year's Galaxy Note 8? In several ways, yes. The Galaxy Note 9 has a bigger battery, some advanced camera features, and more starting storage. It also comes with a more advanced S Pen that can be used as a remote (which, if you buy the blue version of the Galaxy Note 9, comes in bright yellow). The Galaxy Note 9 is also bigger, heavier, and costs at least $70 more than last year's model, putting

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2018-08-19 06:10:59



Aretha Franklin's voice was 'singing for its life,' and no voice had a greater impact on me than hers  

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Mathias Döpfner, longtime music critic and CEO of Axel Springer SE — to which Business Insider belongs — wrote about what Aretha Franklin's music and legacy means to him. "An intensity and fragility that every second conveys — here is a voice singing for its life," he wrote. Legendary soul singer Franklin died at the age of 76 last week. In 1980, I played bass guitar in a band whose singer had an idol:&nbs

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2018-08-19 06:08:29



Reversing decades of US policy, the Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative (OIL)  

Thomson Reuters A new Trump administration policy statement says conserving oil is no longer economically necessary for the US. With the memo, the administration is formally challenging old justifications for conservation — even congressionally prescribed ones like mileage standards. A Democrat senator's assessment was blunt: "The only clear winner is the oil industry. It's not hard to see whose side President Trump is on." WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an e

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2018-08-19 06:06:24



These swirls of light could be signs of a previous universe existing before ours  

Daniel An, Krzysztof A. Meissner and Roger Penrose Most cosmologists agree we live in an expanding Universe that started as a point, called a singularity, and that we don't know what happened before it, or what could lie in our future. However, a recent discovery might indicate that a universe existed before the big bang.  Swirls of magnetic polarization may have been detected — which are believed to be produced by periods of inflation in the early Universe tugging on light, as w

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2018-08-19 05:29:29



Meet Grimes, the Canadian pop star who streams video games and is dating Elon Musk (TSLA)  

Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP At the Met Gala in early May, a surprising new couple showed up on the red carpet: billionaire tech CEO Elon Musk and Canadian musician and producer Grimes. While Musk has long been known to date successful and high-profile women, the two made a seemingly unlikely pairing. Shortly before they walked the red carpet together, Page Six announced their relationship and explained how they met — over Twitter, thanks to a shared sense of humor and a fascination with

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2018-08-19 04:49:12



Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China  

REUTERS/Farah Master China believes Taiwan is part of China and wants the world to agree. China is putting pressure on Taiwan's 18 diplomatic allies to turn their back on the island nation. Beijing last year banned Chinese people from visiting the Pacific island of Palau, one of Taiwan's allies. The ban has led to a steep drop off in Chinese business and investment in Palau. KOROR, Palau (Reuters) - Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats, and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fiss

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2018-08-19 04:33:59



The 13 best places to visit in September for every type of traveler  

Jenny Cheng/Business Insider  To find the best places to visit in September 2018, Business Insider looked at climate data, cultural calendars, and peak travel times. September is shoulder season for many top tourism destinations, and savvy travelers are already planning their trips. The best places to visit in September include American natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and New Hampshire's White Mountains, as well as the romantic Indian city of Udaipur and metropolises like London

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2018-08-19 04:15:31



People are freaking out because Starbucks is bringing the Pumpkin Spice Latte back in late August. Here's how this year's launch date actually compares with years past. (SBUX)  

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers and haters are freaking out about Starbucks' August 28 launch date.  Some people apparently feel that a late August debut is too early for fall drinks and a sure sign of PSL creep.  This will be the first year that Starbucks has launched the Pumpkin Spice Latte in August since 2014, when the drink debuted on August 26.    Starbucks' decision to bring back the Pumpkin Spice Latte in late August — as seen in internal documen

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2018-08-19 04:02:31



Barging into your home, threatening your family, or making you disappear: Here's what China does to people who speak out against them  

EnginKorkmaz/iStock, Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images, Samantha Lee/Business Insider The Chinese Communist Party has long sought to suppress ideas that could undermine the sweeping authority it has over its 1.4 billion citizens — and the state can go to extreme lengths to maintain its grip. In just the past few years, the government has attempted to muzzle critics by making them disappear without a trace, ordering people to physically barge into their houses, or locking up those close to cri

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2018-08-19 03:17:16



4 strategies that other countries can use to deal with Donald Trump  

Business Insider German Federal Government/Jesco Denzel via Associated Press Trump can be tamed — some countries just say no when it's not in their interest to do what the United States demands. Mexico refused to build a wall on the border and Turkey is refusing to turn over an American pastor who it claims was involved in anti-government activities. Canada, Mexico, China, and Germany have generally refused to cave in to Trump's demands on trade. Or instead of countering US power,

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2018-08-19 03:01:33



The 25 most generous philanthropists in America today  

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes an annual list of the top 50 philanthropists (both individuals and couples) by calculating their yearly donations. In 2017, America's wealthiest residents donated $14.7 billion to nonprofit organizations. About 60% of the total was donated by people who made their fortunes in tech, suggesting America's philanthropic center is shifting away from Wall Street and towards Silicon Valley, according

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2018-08-19 02:44:51



The US has more million-dollar real estate markets than ever — here are 23 cities where the typical home will be $1 million by next year  

Artazum/Shutterstock Home prices in the United States are still rising, pushing more and more cities into $1 million territory. Nearly 200 cities currently have a median home value of at least $1 million, and another 23 cities are projected to join the seven-figure club by summer 2019. California is home to the most million-dollar real estate markets; it has 111 currently, and is expected to add 14 more cities over the next year. Nearly two dozen real estate markets are fast-approachin

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2018-08-19 02:38:59



Why you shouldn't laugh at someone else's phobia — no matter how ridiculous it sounds  

Aaron Amat / Shutterstock All phobias are irrational and specific. But some can seem more ridiculous and unbelievable than others. You should never laugh at someone's fears or dismiss them in any way. If you do, you're likely to make the person feel embarrassed, which will make their fear worse. While one person could be afraid of pens, the one mocking them could be terrified of flying. So don't act superior — we all have our weak spots. Most people are scared of something &m

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2018-08-19 02:25:31



For Native Americans, seeing families separated at the US-Mexico border feels especially personal  

Native Americans have a personal connection to the immigrant families who have been separated at the US-Mexico border.  "We've been there, done that, and we know what it's like," says Connie Reitman, who grew up on a Pomo Indian rancheria in northern California. Her mother was taken from her family when she was five years old to stay at a boarding school for American Indian kids — her hair was cut, she was not allowed to talk her language, and there was a lot of

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2018-08-19 01:45:38



San Francisco's housing market is so out of control, 60% of tech workers say they can't afford homes  

HBO The San Francisco Bay Area's housing market is so bleak, even tech workers are struggling to buy a home there. A survey by Blind found that 59% of employees at Bay Area tech companies said they cannot afford homes. Cisco, eBay, and Intuit had the highest percentage of employees who said home ownership is elusive.   In Silicon Valley, buying a home is out of reach even for the region's tech workers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: LinkedIn's gorgeous San

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2018-08-19 01:40:13



A nun threw a perfect first pitch at an MLB game — and people were seriously impressed  

NBCSChicago/Twitter Sister Mary Jo Sobieck delivered the ceremonial first pitch at the Chicago White Sox game on Saturday.  People on social media were impressed by Sobieck's skill. Sobieck apparently told NBC reporter Chuck Garfien that she played softball in college and had once thrown a baseball at 76 miles per hour. A nun delivered an impressive first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game on Saturday, earning the admiration of many on social media.  Sister Mary Jo Sobie

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2018-08-19 01:37:01



White House counsel Don McGahn reportedly calls Trump 'King Kong' behind his back  

Andrew Harnik/AP White House counsel Donald McGahn reportedly sometimes has a fraught relationship with President Donald Trump and calls him "King Kong" behind his back. The New York Times reported several current and former White House officials said McGahn was frustrated by Trump's "volcanic anger" and frequent outbursts. The report also revealed that McGahn has sat for over 30 hours of questioning by special counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of their look at possible obstruction of

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2018-08-19 01:34:47



13 of Aretha Franklin's most inspirational quotes on music, respect, and love  

Jamie McCarthy/Getty; Business Insider Aretha Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, her publicist told the Associated Press. The "Queen of Soul" was one of the best-selling female artists in history with 75 million records sold worldwide in her career. These are 13 of her most inspirational quotes throughout her expansive career and life.On love: Getty; Business Insider On respect: Kevin Winteri/Getty; Business Insider On songwriting: Rick Diamondi/Getty; Bus

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2018-08-19 01:31:30



7 of the biggest financial problems millennials face that their parents didn't  

Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Henri Bendel Millennials are the generation born between 1981 and 1996. Because they came of age during the Great Recession, millennials are dealing with a number of financial problems. Some of millennials' most critical money problems are student loan debt, inflating living costs, unexpected expenses, and needing to save more for life milestones. Defined as the cohort born between 1981 and 1996, millennials are the generation known for being tech-

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2018-08-19 01:10:33



ICE says the man they arrested while he was driving his pregnant wife to hospital is wanted on homicide charges in Mexico  

YouTube/CBS Los Angeles A California mother said she had to drive herself to a hospital and give birth alone because Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested her husband. ICE officials said Saturday evening that the man, Joel Arrona-Lara is wanted in Mexico on homicide charges. News of Arrona-Lara's arrest gained traction on Saturday after local media outlets obtained surveillance footage of his wife at a gas station, in tears, after her husband was taken away. A California mother

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2018-08-18 21:48:05



These are the most positively reviewed apps in the history of the Apple App Store — and the top result may surprise you (AAPL)  

Darren WeaverApple's App Store has over 2 million apps, so it can be hard to find which ones are worth your time and which ones aren't.  That's why Apple built in a rating system, to let users say which apps are 1-star and which ones are 5-star worthy. Apple's ratings and reviews influence how apps show up in search results, and you can see the rating before you download. But which apps over the 10 years since the App Store first launched have had the most uniformly positive reviews? 

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2018-08-18 21:38:14



The latest rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhones are here — here's what's new (AAPL)  

Trendforce A new set of iPhone rumors suggests Apple is releasing three new models this year.  Two of the phones could get Apple Pencil support, according to the report. Apple announces new iPhones in September.  A new set of iPhone predictions is out from TrendForce, a market research firm focusing on computer components like DRAM and NAND Flash. TrendForce believes Apple is preparing three new iPhone models for a launch this year, matching previous rumors and predictions.S

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2018-08-18 21:17:26



The $1,000 smartphone showdown: Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 vs. Apple's iPhone X  

Samsung/Apple/Business Insider Here it is, another smartphone that costs $1,000. Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9 on Thursday with the same price tag as the iPhone X, which is still a ridiculous asking price for a smartphone, if you ask me. But that four-figured price tag might be slightly more justifiable on the Galaxy Note 9. After looking at the specs and features of both phones, it's clear that you're getting more "phone" in the Galaxy Note 9 than you are with the iPhone X.  Chec

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2018-08-18 19:51:43



Inside the elite Maryland prep school that costs $60,000 a year, has its own recording studio and golf course, and boasts alums on the Supreme Court  

Facebook/Georgetown Preparatory School Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, is the alma mater of both Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The private school costs between $37,000 and $60,000 a year and features a recording studio, a swimming pool and a nine-hole golf course. Georgetown Prep is one of the most elite boarding schools in the country, with an acceptance rate of just 23%. Georgetown Preparatory School isn't your average high schoo

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2018-08-18 19:28:46



Here are Ninja's settings in 'Fortnite' that help him play so well  

YouTube/Ninja Based on Ninja's performance while he's playing "Fortnite," you know for a fact that whatever he's doing is working. I can't guarantee it'll turn you into a "Fortnite" legend, but if you want to try something that clearly works for one of the biggest "Fortnite" streamers in the world, a good place to start is with the game's settings more than anything else — apart from being Ninja himself.  Fortnite has preset options for graphics and controls, but a little tweaking

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2018-08-18 19:07:51



Samsung's long-awaited foldable phone is 'not far away' — here are 7 things to expect from the Galaxy X  

Samsung For years, we've heard rumors about a Samsung foldable smartphone called the Galaxy X. The phone still hasn't surfaced — but Samsung's mobile business head DJ Koh said on August 10 that it's "not far away" during a press conference following the company's Unpacked event where it announced the Galaxy Note 9 phone.  It's tough to gauge DJ Koh's "not far away" statement, whether he means 2018 or 2019. An earlier report from July suggested 2019 would be the year we finally

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2018-08-18 17:02:48



THE REAL '2-BUCK CHUCK': The true story of Charles Shaw, a Napa wine pioneer who started the brand but never earned a penny from the Trader Joe's phenomenon  

AP Photo/Eric Risberg Trader Joe's has sold nearly a billion bottles of Charles Shaw wine since 2002, yet the man behind the brand hasn't seen a dime of it.  The real Charles Shaw lives in a high-rise apartment building in Chicago, working nights on databases at the Chicago Board of Trade, but that wasn't always the case. In Business Insider's new podcast "Household Name", Shaw explains how he built up his winery and how its wines eventually made their way onto the shelves of Trader Jo

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2018-08-18 15:35:53



We shopped at Home Depot and Ace Hardware to see which was a better home-improvement store, and the winner was clear (HD)  

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Home Depot and Ace Hardware, two of the biggest home-improvement stores in the United States, offer a similar product selection and help with home-improvement projects.  Though the stores sell many of the same products, Home Depot's setup appears to be geared more toward professionals — like contractors and interior designers — than Ace Hardware's. Home Depot reported on Tuesday that same-store sales were up 8% in its most recen

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2018-08-18 14:08:38



George Papadopoulos' wife is trying to scrap her husband's plea deal with Mueller, and her comments could have huge ripple effects in the Russia probe  

ABC The wife of George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser on President Donald Trump's campaign, is trying to scrap her husband's plea deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller. One former federal prosecutor said he sees the attempt as part of a larger effort by Trump's allies to discredit Mueller and the Russia investigation. Mangiante's comments could also have an effect on two significant parts of the probe: the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and ongo

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2018-08-18 13:30:40



A day in the life of a Disneyland manager who's worked there for 23 years, walks 5 miles daily around the park, and has a 'long-distance' marriage with his wife  

Courtesy of Disneyland Resort Disney California Adventure Park West general manager Gary Maggetti has worked at the Disneyland Resort full-time for 23 years. Before he landed a full-time role, he did a stint as a Jungle Cruise skipper in college. Maggetti shared his typical daily routine — which features a morning pick-me-up of green tea and lots of walking — with Business Insider. Gary Maggetti's Disneyland journey began long before he landed his first full-time role ther

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2018-08-18 13:21:56



The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse  

Image Point Fr/Shutterstock I've been an avid user of Airbnb, the popular home-rental service, for nearly a decade, using the platform to visit 30+ countries. In recent years, I've noticed a shift on the platform from regular people renting out their own apartments and spare bedrooms to a more professionalized service with hosts who operate multiple locations. From my perspective, the shift has meant that apartment listings are equipped in a more basic and economical manner. My chief compl

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2018-08-18 10:07:30



This $50 heated massager is the perfect antidote to carrying around a heavy backpack — it relieves my shoulder and back tension  

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. Amazon I recently purchased the InvoSpa Shiatsu Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massager with Heat from Amazon for $50, and it is a game changer for anyone like me who struggles with back and neck pain on a daily basis. My life is very different now that I get daily, professional-grade massages. If I were to visit a masseus

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2018-08-18 09:24:08



'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner welcomes Priyanka Chopra to the family with the sweetest Instagram post  

Getty Images Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra are each engaged to a Jonas Brother. Turner got engaged to Joe Jonas last fall, while Chopra just announced her engagement to Nick Jonas on Saturday morning.  Turner welcomed Chopra to the family in a sweet Instagram post. "Wow. First I'm blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such an beautiful, inside and out, future sister-in-law," Turner wrote. "I'm so excited to welcome you into the family [Priyanka Chopra]. I love

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2018-08-18 08:46:05



Samsung just unveiled its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, to take on Amazon, Google, and Apple  

Samsung Samsung announced its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, during an event in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday. The Galaxy Home will be powered by Samsung's artificial-intelligence voice assistant, Bixby, for voice commands. More details are expected in November during the Samsung Developer Conference. Samsung announced its first smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, during its event in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday.  The "smart" part comes from Samsung's Bixby artificial-int

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2018-08-18 08:02:02



Priyanka Chopra officially announces engagement to Nick Jonas: 'Taken with all my heart and soul'  

Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are officially engaged. After months of reports on their relationship, the two stars confirmed the news on Instagram. They both shared the same photo displaying Chopra's engagement ring. "Taken," Chopra captioned it, "With all my heart and soul." "Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love," Jonas wrote. See the photos below. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have made their engagement Instagram official. On Saturday mor

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2018-08-18 06:43:20



This Japanese skincare brand makes some of the best products I've ever used — here are the ones to buy for clear, glowing skin  

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. Tatcha Tatcha is a Japanese skincare brand that takes inspiration from centuries-old skincare routines of geisha.  The founder, Victoria Tsai, still works with geisha and Japanese scientists to formulate the products, which prioritize calming ingredients like camellia oil, green tea, and silk extracts. It's one of m

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2018-08-18 06:41:06



Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 42 as Italian President Sergio Mattarella attends state funeral  

Nicola Marfisi/AP The death toll in the Genoa, Italy bridge collapse rose to 42 on Saturday, as four more bodies were found.  A state funeral was held for many of the victims on Saturday, and Italian President Sergio Mattarella attended the event.  GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy’s president spoke quiet words of comfort to families of many of the dead in the Genoa bridge collapse at a state funeral held on the city’s fair grounds. The unofficial death toll in Tues

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2018-08-18 06:19:14



Billionaire Dan Gilbert has already bet $5.6 billion on Detroit's future, but money can't solve his biggest challenge  

Al Goldis/AP Photo; Bedrock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Dan Gilbert moved his mortgage company Quicken Loans to downtown Detroit in 2010 and founded his real-estate company Bedrock a year later, when the city was just a few years from bankruptcy. Bedrock has invested or allocated a total of $5.6 billion across 100 or so properties in downtown Detroit and nearby neighborhoods, and said it has 98% occupancy of office and residential properties. Gilbert's family of companies employs 17,000

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2018-08-18 06:17:11



How Zimbabwe's coup failed to create democracy from dictatorship  

Philimon Bulawayo Many citizens and international observers cautiously hoped that the southern African nation of Zimbabwe would find its way from dictatorship to democracy this year. However, despite this election being that first time in many years that the repressive Mugabe was not on the ballot, the election commission declared Mugabe's enforcer and vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa president. In the weeks after the election, the government ruthlessly cracked down on the opposi

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2018-08-18 06:08:24






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