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Batteries for Tesla and other electric car makers are getting cheaper

What would it take for you to buy an electric vehicle? Lower average prices can’t hurt — and as this chart from Statista shows, those have come a long way. As noted in a recent report from McKinsey & Company, advances in battery tech have helped the average battery pack price go down from about $1,000/kWh to roughly $227/kWh since 2010. Show More Summary

Apple is suing one of its most important suppliers (AAPL, QCOM)

Apple is suing Qualcomm, Bloomberg reported on Friday. Apple buys wireless chips from Qualcomm and also pays it licenses to use its wireless patents. Apple is accusing Qualcomm of withholding $1 billion in rebates under a deal they had...Show More Summary

About 700 Microsoft employees will be laid off next week, sources say (MSFT)

Microsoft is expected to conduct another round of layoffs next week when the company reports its quarterly earnings on January 26. About 700 jobs are expected to be impacted, according to someone familiar with the matter. That is not...Show More Summary

How your phone tracks your every move

Mobile devices send and receive all kinds of data. Most of the time that data includes your location. Here's how your phone always knows where you are — and a few tips to limit the tracking.  Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

10 things every driver should know before driving in the snow

Winter has been milder than normal in many parts of the US, but that doesn't mean snowstorm won't happen. And when it comes to driving, few things are more difficult to deal with than snow. It is possible, of course, to drive and to drive safely in the white stuff. Show More Summary

Google Maps may soon tell you how bad the parking is at your destination

A beta version of Google Maps for Android users could solve one of driving's most headache-inducing problems: parking. Users running v9.44 of Google Maps will now see a tiny "P" emblem beside the time and distance to their destination. Show More Summary

This female tech CEO is urging all women to protest against Trump's 'bullying' tactics

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as America's 45th president. On Saturday, a million women plan to descend on the streets in Washington to march in protest of the new president. Another 2 million people will march in more than 600...Show More Summary

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage. "The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. Show More Summary

Protesters handed out free marijuana joints in Washington, DC on Inauguration Day

While early estimates suggest fewer supporters turned out for President Donald Trump's inaugural address in Washington, DC, than for President Obama's prior two addresses, a marijuana giveaway drew massive crowds nearby. The DC Cannabis...Show More Summary

Google's former king of search is joining Uber to lead the engineering team

Google's former search chief, Amit Singhal, is back out of retirement after a year and joining Uber as its new SVP of engineering. In the role, the engineer who spent 15 years at Google leading its search teams will be directly advising...Show More Summary

IBM Watson wants to help streetlights become smarter (IBM)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Echelon and the IBM Watson IoT group will collaborate to develop an enhanced streetlight control platform for smart...Show More Summary

A Swedish company invited Americans to escape Trump and it worked too well

The day after President Trump won the election over Hillary Clinton, Swedish ad agency Round & Round put out an invitation to all Americans: Escape Trump. Come work in Sweden. Two months later, the agency already regrets the decision. "A lot has happened since November," Round & Round's head of content told the Local on Inauguration Day. Show More Summary

Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has been accused of inflating its user numbers

Tidal, the music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z and a collection of well-known musicians, has been accused of inflating its user numbers to appear more successful than it actually is. A report published in Norwegian by the newspaper...Show More Summary

The best way to play Nintendo's new game console isn't available for sale yet

Nintendo's upcoming video game console, the Switch, is versatile. It's a home console; it's a portable console; it can act as a portable display for you and a friend to play multiplayer games. It slices! It dices! Okay, it doesn't do those last two things. Show More Summary

A bunch of architects want to build a $26 billion underwater city in Tokyo — take a look

Earth as we know it might not last forever. If sea level rise triggers flooding in our cities, if climate change makes it impossible to grow food for billions of people, or if there's some other as-yet unthinkable apocalyptic disaster,...Show More Summary

Protestors are blocking Uber headquarters because of its ties to Trump

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Several protestors barricaded the front of Uber headquarters in San Francisco on Friday. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is a member of President-elect Donald Trump's economic advisory team, called the StrategicShow More Summary

NASA just released over 100 images of Pluto — and it’s breathtaking

NASA released this video made from over 100 high-resolution images taken of the former planet Pluto. It gives us a never-before-seen view of the details on the surface. Video courtesy of NASA Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

5 things you can do to protect yourself online

It can be very easy to use unsecure applications and services that leak data and don't provide anonymity, but there are some simple steps you can take to secure your online identity. Here are 5 that you should look into. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

India is 10x cheaper than US for app development

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Businesses and app publishers looking to save on the massive costs associated with app development should...Show More Summary

The world's largest asset manager is loading up on Apple (AAPL, BLK)

BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has boosted its stake in Apple to 322 million shares, according to a SEC filing. The firm now holds 6.1% of Apple's outstanding shares. That's up from the 5.7% stake it held in the iPhone...Show More Summary

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