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17 photos from around the world that show 'Pokémon GO' is a global phenomenon

"Pokémon GO" is a global phenomenon. The augmented reality game, which relies on your phone's GPS and camera to create the illusion that Pokémon are all around you, requires that its users venture out into the real world in search of...Show More Summary

9 simple accessories that’ll help you get more out of your iPhone

With a new model on the horizon, now’s a bad time to buy an iPhone. Traditionally, that is. Judging by the many reports and rumors that have spawned over the last several months, all signs point to Apple’s next handset being underwhelming. The...Show More Summary

The 12 most high-tech hotels in the world

Looking for a unique travel experience? Staying in a one-of-a-kind, high-tech hotel is a pretty solid way to get one. Whether you want robots checking your bags or virtual golf simulations, we've rounded up the 14 most high-tech hotels...Show More Summary

One of Mark Cuban’s best ‘Shark Tank’ investments works only 5 hours a day

Mark Cuban likes to call Tower Paddle Boards, a San Diego-based company that sells stand up paddle boards, one of his best "Shark Tank" investments ever. The company's growth explains why. When Cuban invested $150,000 for 30% of the company in 2011, Tower Paddle Boards just had $260,000 in revenue. Show More Summary

13 things that have happened since I stopped watching TV two years ago

Freshman year of college, I quit TV. OK, to be fair, by that time it was streaming — but the point is: I stopped. Up until then, TV had always been a big part of my life. Growing up, I would always come home from school, plop down on the futon, and flip through the television channels. Watching TV became a bonding activity. Show More Summary

Paddy Ashdown has launched a tech-driven political startup called More United that will crowdfund MPs across all parties

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown has started a new political movement called MoreUnited.uk that plans to raise money for MPs across all parties through crowdfunding, providing they sign up to a set of principles. Launching...Show More Summary

Inside the futuristic campuses tech's fastest growing companies are building (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

Amazon has biodomes. Apple has a spaceship. Tech's cutting-edge companies are not only building products that will shape our future, but building campuses with a vision to match. It's not enough to just have a nice cafeteria or a volleyball court anymore. Show More Summary

RANKED: We tried 7 food delivery services to see who would bring us the best lunch

No one likes to pick up the phone and call for delivery or take-out anymore. Instead, more and more food delivery is shifting to online, where you can order from just a few taps in an app. The question is: Which app do you choose? Business...Show More Summary

This 19-year-old "Robot Wars" star picked up all his engineering skills from YouTube tutorials

A new breed of YouTube of engineer will be revealed when the BBC’s cult entertainment show “Robot Wars” returns on Sunday night in the UK. "Robot Wars" was a cult British television hit in the 2000s, which featured homemade robots battling...Show More Summary

How the world's most popular torrent site was able to get movies months before they came out on DVD

KickassTorrents was the world's most popular torrent site — even bigger than The Pirate Bay. But the site has been taken down, and its alleged operator arrested. The criminal complaint against KickassTorrents and its alleged operator...Show More Summary

Tim Armstrong may be falling into the same trap that’s ruined every Yahoo CEO (YHOO)

The Yahoo CEO job is the most "cursed" job in tech. From Carol Bartz and Scott Thompson to Marissa Mayer, a parade of once-respected executives have walked in to Yahoo thinking they could turn it around, only to fail spectacularly, and...Show More Summary

A car startup in Los Angeles is getting everyone's attention with these billboards

Startups typically employ some unconventional methods to get the word out about their products and services. At best, these companies can hope to stir up conversation around the brand. At worst, it could all backfire and cast a shadow over an as-yet-unknown business. Show More Summary

Peter Thiel gave a remarkably critical speech of the Republican Party right in front of their faces

Billionaire entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel delivered a short, sharp speech Thursday night ahead of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. Most reports focused on the fact that Thiel said he was "proud to be gay." He was the first RNC speaker to talk about being gay on stage. Show More Summary

A hacker is selling a database of all US voters for $7,800 on the dark web

A hacker is trying to sell a database that purportedly contains registration records for voters in all 50 US states, Tech Insider has learned. A listing for the database recently appeared on a dark web marketplace called The Real Deal,...Show More Summary

This fan who mashed up 'Pokémon Go' and 'Game of Thrones' was the star of Comic-Con

You wanna be the very best, like no one ever was? Take a page from the handbook of Shaylor Duranleau, the cosplayer who became the unexpected star of San Diego Comic-Con with his elaborate Pokémon GO-inspired costume. When we first spotted Duranleau in the lobby of the convention center, he couldn't make it six feet without being stopped for a photo. Show More Summary

Why an ex-employee says being a product manager at Facebook was more stressful than being a startup CEO (FB)

Antonio García Martínez has seen several different sides of Silicon Valley. In his new book "Chaos Monkeys" he details his experience bouncing from Wall Street to the tech world, where he was founder and CEO of a YCombinator-backed ad-tech...Show More Summary

This startup wants to help drum teachers and massage therapists get paid enough to not drive Ubers

For Marco Zappacosta, services like ride-sharing and home-sharing do not represent the future of work. The cofounder and CEO of Thumbtack has kept a close eye on the rise of the "gig economy" — or on-demand, short-term, unskilled jobs...Show More Summary

What it's like to work for Google under Sundar Pichai

It's been almost a year since Google restructured itself, creating Alphabet and handing the CEO reigns of Google proper to Sundar Pichai. By nearly all accounts Pichai is a wildly popular CEO. Still, while its boss is highly respected,...Show More Summary

What's hot and what's not in fintech, according to a VC with $100 million to spend

Santander has given its fintech-focused venture capital firm InnoVentures another $100 million ($131 million) to invest after impressing with its initial investments. Santander InnoVentures has spent just over 50% of the $100 million initially allocated to the fund, which started out in 2014. Show More Summary

This startup helps people get student loans funded by grads of Harvard, Cambridge, and other top unis

A London fintech startup that helps foreign students fund their university studies by connecting them with rich alumni is on track to do half a billion dollars in loans by the end of the year. Prodigy Financial has so far lent $200 million...Show More Summary

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