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I tried the sushi burrito, the 'mutant food' San Franciscans are obsessed with — take a look

"Mutant foods" from the cronut to the ramen burger come and go, disappearing from social media as quickly as they blow up. But San Francisco's passion for the sushi burrito refuses to die. When we first laid eyes on the mythical sushirrito"...Show More Summary

How to break free from the Apple ecosystem (AAPL)

The iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch make for a great team, as they work with each other to streamline common tasks and make them easier to do. However, there are several reasons you might want to explore other options, like Android phones...Show More Summary

Watch the new Apple spot that people are comparing to the original iPod ads (AAPL)

Apple's first ad for its new futuristic wireless headphones, AirPods, is reminding a lot of people of Apple's original ads for the iPod. In the iconic spots, which aired from 2004 to 2008, black silhouettes danced madly to music in front of colorful backgrounds, equipped with Apple's white earbuds. Show More Summary

5 weird ways your mind tricks you

While human beings are rational thinking creatures, there are a bunch of ways that our mind tricks us into working against our self-interest, and screw up everything that we do.  Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Facebook will test 'fake news' filtering in Germany (FB)

Facebook users will soon be able to flag news stories as fake and the social network may subsequently label the stories as "disputed" in a test of fake news filtering tools starting soon in Germany. The test will send user-flagged stories to Correctiv, a third-party fact checker. Show More Summary

This startup will ship you specialty food from some of the most famous restaurants in the US

There's no shortage of food delivery startups out there, but Goldbely wants to tap into something more than nourishment: nostalgia. The 4-year-old startup ships dishes from some of the best-known restaurants in the nation, like Joe's Pizza in New York, Prantl's Bakery in Pittsburgh, and Honolulu Fish Company in Hawaii. Show More Summary

How a crazy tech 'university' and fantasy sports saved this former pro football player

Mike Brown's short-lived time in the NFL made him grateful for one thing: that his mom made him keep his grades up in order to play sports. Thanks to that, today Brown has another dream job, as CEO of a year-old startup called Win-Win. But...Show More Summary

Facebook and Alphabet's dreams of internet drones are crashing into a turbulent reality (FB, GOOG)

It sounds like something out of science fiction: A solar-powered, autonomous drone that can fly for weeks or even months at a time, beaming high-speed internet to parts of the planet that have never been connected before. That was Google's ambitious plan when it bought a company called Titan Aerospace in 2014. Show More Summary

An exercise scientist reveals why working out at home might be better than the gym

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University, reveals whether it's better to work out at a gym or in your own home. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

The scary truth about earbuds and hearing loss

1 in 5 teenagers have hearing loss, which experts believe is in part due to the use of earbuds. William H. Shapiro, an audiologist and a clinical associate professor from NYU Langone, tells us how earbuds are affecting our hearing. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This $100 million monstrous excavator can dig up 240,000 tons of rock a day

What is 30 stories tall, moves at a half a mile per hour and churns through 240,000 tons of rock every day? Bucket wheel excavators. The most famous of which being the Bagger 288, bucket wheel excavators make shorter work of mines than typical drill and blast mining. Show More Summary

Ice has encrusted this desert city — and it looks like another planet

Dunhuang City, a Chinese resort town in the Gobi Desert, was blanketed in a sheet of ice and snow after a winter storm. The ice has left the city frozen. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This tiny pattern makes it impossible to scan or photocopy money

Starting in 1996 the government started adding a pattern on paper money that most modern photocopiers and scanner can catch. This pattern makes it impossible to copy. Graphics programs like Photoshop also can detect money images and won't open the files. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

People care less about finding someone who is an intellectual match on dating sites as they get older

When you're on a dating website like or idly swiping on Tinder, generally you're more likely to match with — and also speak to — someone who is intellectually similar. However, this doesn't stay true as you age, according to new research. Show More Summary

The company that made Prince George's dressing gown has raised £5 million

The company behind the dressing gown HRH Prince George wore when meeting President Obama has secured a £5 million growth funding round. My 1st Years, a children’s gifts personalisation site that was founded in 2009 by childhood friends...Show More Summary

TINDER COFOUNDER: Why the people you see on Tinder aren't random

Tinder cofounder Sean Rad explains why the people you see on the popular app aren't random. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in a $2 billion lawsuit that claims the VR startup he bought was based on stolen tech (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify in court on Tuesday, January 17 for a potentially explosive lawsuit that claims the Oculus VR startup he acquired for $2 billion was based on stolen technology. The more than two-year-old suit...Show More Summary

This woman is making a fortune selling $900 blankets she knits without needles

A woman in the Ukraine is making thick blankets out of large spools of merino wool using her arms instead of knitting needles. She's also built up quite a following online. Here's a quick look at her innovative product and how she makes them. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

SpaceX just completed a flawless rocket landing — here's the incredible footage

SpaceX just launched and landed its first Falcon 9 rocket of the year. Watch the incredible landing footage as the first stage of the rocket flies to a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean — it's nothing short of amazing. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Forget about that 'Super Mario' game on your iPhone — this is the new Mario game you're looking for

Nintendo this week unveiled a brand-new Mario game on a brand-new game console: It's called "Super Mario Odyssey," and it's a brand new, 3D Mario game coming to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo debuted "Super Mario Odyssey" in a flashyShow More Summary

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