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It’s easy to enter virtual reality but hard to reach the deep end

Have you been blown away by virtual reality yet? Just wait. It's coming. You'll go to a Best Buy or a Ford dealership and someone there will offer you a chance to put on a headset. You'll "get" it. This is a foregone conclusion. And when you're done telling everyone near you how incredible the experience was, you'll want more. Show More Summary

This tech CEO is doing something that's highly unusual for his employees' kids

The CEO of New York-based tech company Boxed is offering an unusual benefit that lets employees know he values their families' long-term success: free college tuition for their kids. “We’re building a long-term business and if you are along for the ride, we are going to invest in you,” Chieh Huang told Forbes. Show More Summary

Buzzfeed hires a dozen reporters in Silicon Valley, including The Verge's Nitasha Tiku, to try and break more tech news

Buzzfeed has quietly been hiring like crazy in Silicon Valley, and it's amassed more than a dozen reporters to become a must-read tech news site under its new editor, Mat Honan. Honan, who joined Buzzfeed from Wired, most recently hired Nitasha Tiku, who was poached by The Verge from Gawker's Valleywag just six months ago. Show More Summary

Shocking photos of the flying 'Devil Ray' fish that defy scientific explanation

Whoever said fish can't fly haven't seen mobula rays in action. These marine animals, which are often referred to as devil rays because their heads have two horn-like points, can soar through the air for up to a few seconds at a time before belly-flopping back to their watery home. Show More Summary

Why Charter is paying $56 billion to acquire Time Warner cable, in one chart (TWC)

On Tuesday, Charter Communications announced its plan to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $56 billion. Once the deal goes through, Charter-Time Warner Cable will form the second largest cable broadband provider in the US, just after Comcast. Show More Summary

11 things you didn't know about texting on your iPhone (AAPL)

Texting is already one of the quickest ways to communicate, but there are a few tips and tricks that can make the process even faster and more convenient. From creating your own shortcuts to quickly inserting letters with symbols, here are 11 tips for texting on your iPhone. Show More Summary

These dotcom startups look just like some of today's hottest tech companies — and here's what happened to them

The tech bubble of the late 90s produced a number of flash-in-the-pan internet companies that raised millions — often in public offerings — only to flame out a year or two later. There are surprising similarities between some of today's hottest tech companies and those dot-com predecessors. Show More Summary

For the sharing economy workforce, cash is king

The sharing economy attracts workers for its flexible hours, but cash is ultimately what they care about.  For drivers, house cleaners and delivery people working for on-demand companies, the level of pay often influences much of their decisions, dictating their schedules and the companies that they work for, according to a new study. Show More Summary

A huge Apple building in Mesa, Arizona was just on fire

A massive Apple data center in Mesa, Arizona was on fire today, as reported by local news station ABC 15.   WATCH LIVE: Structure fire continues to burn in industrial area near Elliot/Signal Butte https://t.co/2djQAwyUht pic.twitter.com/03lvAXyZps...Show More Summary

Why these families say that swapping homes is the only way to vacation

Three years ago, Dean Trevelino, the owner of a public relations firm in Georgia, was searching for a way to travel around the world while still putting his second home in Alys Beach, Florida, to good use. "It [the Florida home] is great...Show More Summary

This screen protector gives your iPhone an invisible back button

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple's largest iPhones yet, and that can make reaching the back button in the top left corner of menus a bit difficult. Now, a Kickstarter project for a screen protector called the "Halo Back" wants to fix that problem by adding an invisible back button at the bottom of your iPhone. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court just shot down Cisco's really weird defense in a $64 million patent case

Cisco just lost a key ruling in a closely watched patent infringement case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. But that's not going to stop it from fighting, the company tells Business Insider. Cisco is being sued by a company called Commil USA under some unusual circumstances. Show More Summary

The driverless electric supercar concept that Audi brought to China would impress Iron Man

The Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept sports car was shown at the first CES held in China. It's a driverless vehicle that uses on-board sensors to detect the surrounding environment.  The concept car is also emission-free and can...Show More Summary

What it's like onboard the swanky 'Uber for helicopters,' where riders get served rosé in sippy cups

Getting to the Hamptons can be hard for the 1%. A sort of "Uber for helicopters," Blade, lets you book short flights between Manhattan and the Hamptons and to any of the New York City area airports using an app.   It costs $575 a seat to fly to the Hamptons; between $800 and $900 for a flight to the airport. Show More Summary

Here’s what the $56 billion Charter and Time Warner Cable merger is really about

The proposed $56.7 billion marriage of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable, which the cable companies announced on Tuesday morning, is all about broadband. People are watching less TV as they increasingly stream video from online services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Show More Summary

Tim Armstrong will pocket $59 million from AOL sale (AOL, VZ)

Tim Armstrong will walk away with $59 million after selling AOL to Verizon, an SEC filing shows. Earlier this month, Verizon announced plans to purchase AOL for $4.4 billion. Armstrong will stay with the company to run the AOL business, which will operate as a division of Verizon. Show More Summary

Apple is going to let you choose who sees read receipts in iMessage (AAPL)

If you've kept read receipts off because you didn't want everyone to know when you've read their texts, you may find relief in iOS 9, the upcoming operating system for iPhones and iPads. According to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, iOS 9 will let you choose who gets to know if you've read their iMessages. Show More Summary

HBO's 'Silicon Valley' took a page from Mark Cuban's story about being naked and becoming a billionaire

Fans have just assumed that HBO's "Silicon Valley" based its raunchy venture capitalist Russell Hanneman on Mark Cuban, but Sunday's episode pretty much answers the question. In a scene with the guys of Pied Piper, Russ (Chris Diamantopoulos) says that he has been informed that his net worth had fallen below a billion dollars. Show More Summary

A Linux company that spent 17 years competing with Windows is officially over

In a "sad" event for people who love Linux, French tech company Mandriva is being liquidated, according to a notice posted by the company. Although Mandriva generated €553,000 in revenue in 2013, that wasn't enough to make it thrive in 2015. Show More Summary

Apple has released an army of tiny robots to help map the inside of buildings (AAPL)

Apple has been gathering tonnes of mapping data ahead of an expected Apple Maps update. Now, the company is even using an army of robots to help them. Briefly mentioned in an article by 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, Apple has reportedly let loose autonomous robots with iBeacon sensors to collect data for its indoor mapping project. Show More Summary

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