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Nintendo just unveiled a new portable console — here's what it is and why you should want one

Nintendo's blockbuster Switch is a new kind of video-game console that can be plugged into a TV for big-screen gaming, or pocketed for portable action. But the Switch isn't Nintendo's only portable console. The Nintendo 3DS has been on the market since 2011, meaning it has a deeper bench of top-tier games. Show More Summary

A tasty drink made with chocolate and caffeine can improve your thinking — here's how to make it

The next few months are challenging for most of us. High school and university students have mid-term and final exams, papers to submit, and thesis studies to document. At work, many of us have year-long projects to complete. Success...Show More Summary

Here's how to make sure you're getting all your texts if you switch to Android from iPhone (AAPL)

If you've recently switched from an iPhone to an Android, you might stop receiving text messages. That's because Apple iPhones have a system where they automatically turn texts from one iPhone to another iPhone into iMessages. So when...Show More Summary

'Shark Tank' guest judge Chris Sacca has retired from startup investing — here's the investment approach he used to become a billionaire

Billionaire venture capitalist Chris Sacca surprised many in the tech world on Wednesday when he announced that he was retiring from startup investing. After a stint at the Silicon Valley office of law firm Fenwick & West and then Google, Sacca struck out on his own and founded Lowercase Capital in 2007. Show More Summary

ESPN's 100-person round of layoffs was brutal, but there are reasons to be optimistic about its future (DIS)

On Wednesday, ESPN announced a brutal round of layoffs, which is expected to hit about 100 employees, including dozens of on-air personalities. These layoffs are high-profile and painful for ESPN, and on a surface level, seem to validate...Show More Summary

An expert in self defense reveals how to fight back if you're pinned to the ground

Gabrielle Rubin is the founder of femaleawareness.com and a renowned expert in self defense. In this video, she shares some of her insights on how to properly defend yourself when pinned down to the ground. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

Samsung's latest phone, the Galaxy S8, is packed with a lot of thoughtful features that you won't find on the iPhone. While the iPhone still has a slight edge over the Galaxy S8, there are plenty of things that set it apart from its biggest rival. Here are the most important Galaxy S8 features you won't get from the iPhone. Show More Summary

5 documentaries that will make you smarter about sex

Documentaries are powerful learning tools, and our society remains very ignorant about sex, so it stands to reason that there’s a lot that we can learn from some good docs dealving into sexuality. While putting together my new book “The...Show More Summary

No 'Star Wars' game has ever looked this real

In the last major "Star Wars" game, "Battlefront," you're given a sandbox of "Star Wars" characters and worlds to play in. It's very pretty — one of the best-looking games on any system — but doesn't hold a candle to what one intrepid...Show More Summary

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years? Chances are we’ll be taller. Humans have already seen a boom in height over the last 130 years. In 1880 the average American male was 5’7’’. Today, he’s 5’10’’. We may also merge with machines that can enhance our hearing, eyesight, health, and much more. Show More Summary

Despite setbacks and job cuts, Google is promising a big update in its race against Amazon’s delivery drones (GOOG, GOOGL)

Project Wing, the delivery drone initiative under development at Google-parent Alphabet, felt another jolt of turbulence this week as more members of the team were officially cut loose. But even as sources inside the high-profile group...Show More Summary

13 existential risks that have the potential to bring an end to humanity

Human extinction is something that most people probably try not to dwell too much on, but a team at Cambridge University are devoting their lives to studying the matter. Academics, lawyers, scholars, and philosophers at the university's...Show More Summary

Why you shouldn't watch TV while you eat

Business Insider spoke with Professor Charles Spence, Head of Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University and author of “Gastrophysics, The New Science of Eating,” who shared tips on what you can do to control your portion sizes...Show More Summary

A big Cisco naysayer has reversed course and now believes the company is heading in the right direction (CSCO)

For years, Credit Suisse's Kulbinder Garcha has been raising red flags about Cisco and the growing softness in its main business, computer network equipment. But this week, he's done a complete 180 and become a Cisco believer. He upgraded...Show More Summary

The Yik Yak app is officially dead

Yik Yak will be shutting down its anonymous chat app in the next week as the school year draws to a close, the company announced on Friday. The anonymous chat app used to be valued at $4oo million after raising more than $73 millionShow More Summary

NASA is running out of spacesuits and it could jeopardize future missions

A new government audit reveals that NASA is running low on spacesuits and new ones might not be available in time. Astronauts have been using the same suits since 1981. The suit were only designed to last 15 years, but NASA was ableShow More Summary

Tesla's epic solar roof plan just hit a speed bump (TSLA)

Tesla is pushing back the timeline for its solar roof roll-out. CEO Elon Musk said in March that the company would begin taking orders for its four solar roof shingle options this month. But during a TED Talk Friday, Musk said that two...Show More Summary

CEO Jack Dorsey just bought $9.5 million worth of shares after Twitter beat on earnings (TWTR)

CEO Jack Dorsey has purchased an additional $9.5 million in Twitter shares — just two days after his company reported better than expected earnings for its first quarter. Dorsey bought 574,002 shares of Twitter on Friday, according to a filing with the SEC. Show More Summary

Google's CEO got a massive raise last year (GOOG)

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai had a good 2016. According to a new company filing posted Friday, Pichai's compensation last year was worth over $199 million. (Most of it was stock, not salary.) That's nearly double his total compensation in 2015, which was a little over $100 million, according to the filing. Show More Summary

Alphabet's chairman charged the company $1.9 million for use of private planes last year

Alphabet's chairman Eric Schmidt charged the company $1.9 million for the use of his private planes in 2016, according to new company filing posted Friday. Schmidt fully owns one of the planes used and 33% of another, according to the filing. Show More Summary

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