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The new OnePlus 5 looks just like an iPhone 7 Plus running Android — see for yourself

If you love the design of the iPhone 7 but you prefer Android to iOS, consider the new OnePlus 5. It looks almost identical to Apple's iPhone 7 Plus from the outside, even though it's running a slightly modified version of Android on...Show More Summary

Frustrated United customers say they didn't realize they were purchasing 'basic economy' tickets (UAL, EXPE, PCLN)

United Airlines is going to great lengths to try and warn customers about the restrictions placed on its new basic economy tickets.   But some of the travel booking sites like and Priceline that sell tickets for the airline...Show More Summary

What brands can learn from Uber -- and Travis Kalanick's -- spectacular rise and fall

Travis Kalanick, the co-founder and CEO of Uber, has stepped down as the ride-hailing company's top executive. Brand experts welcome the move, saying it's the first step Uber needs to reinvent itself. The company and Kalanick's riseShow More Summary

11 insane laptop designs you never knew existed

"I need a laptop for writing emails and social media." If that sounds like you, the laptops in this list aren't designed with you in mind. Nay, the laptops in this list are designed for eccentric and/or rich people who have very specific...Show More Summary

5 hand gestures that could get you in serious trouble in other countries

Many hand gestures in the US are pretty universal. The peace sign, thumbs up, and "devil horns" aren't likely to earn you any strange looks in the States, but these same gestures can be downright offensive overseas. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

I bought a bed from the Target-backed 'Warby Parker of mattresses' and I'll never buy one in stores again

Casper, the mattress startup behind the pricey, foldable beds that ship in a box the size of a mini-fridge, just raised $170 million in a round led by Target. Founded in 2013, the "Warby Parker of mattresses" sells memory-foam mattresses online, delivers them to customers' doors, and offers a 100-night trial with free return pick-up. Show More Summary

Elon Musk spent $1 billion developing SpaceX's reusable rockets — here's how fast he could recoup it all

Rockets are as awe-inspiring as they are wasteful. These marvels of engineering typically become trash soon after launch, either by sinking into an ocean or crashing into a desert. It's a big reason why sending anything to space requires...Show More Summary

People in this Swedish town gather in a 'Solar Egg' sauna instead of having town halls

On the western border of Kiruna, Sweden, the state-owned mining company, LKAB, has been extracting iron ore from the Kirunavaara mountains for over a decade. But the long-term mining has caused fissures that are creeping closer to the...Show More Summary

How the most horrifying 'Game of Thrones' scene was shot: 'We wanted everyone to be incredibly shocked'

The Red Wedding is one of the most upsetting scenes to ever unfold on television and definitely one of the most upsetting things to ever happen on "Game of Thrones," a show filled with upsetting things. The Red Wedding aired four years...Show More Summary

HBO released an incredible, action-packed trailer for 'Game of Thrones' season 7

Season 7 is just around the corner, and the hype is real. HBO released the second official trailer and it's jam packed with dragons and White Walkers. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Watch the original Mazda Miata race the new MX-5

Mazda rolled out a new MX-5, known more colloquially as the "Miata," in 2015. A quarter-century after its introduction, the frisky little drop-top has been steadily improved. It's gotten bigger and faster. But how much faster? MazdaShow More Summary

This map shows where people with HIV live in the US — and points to some troubling trends

It's been 36 years since HIV/AIDS first made an appearance in the US. The disease quickly spiraled into an epidemic, but medical advances have since made HIV controllable with medication — especially if diagnosed early. An estimatedShow More Summary

Here are all the movies leaving Netflix in July that you need to watch right now

Netflix has released the titles that will be leaving its streaming service in July, so take a break from your tans and watch some great movies before they're gone. There's some very worthy stuff you should consider: Mel Brooks’ classic...Show More Summary

More than 300 Airbnb hosts have offered their homes for £0 to Grenfell Tower relief workers

More than 300 Airbnb hosts have offered their homes for nothing to support the Grenfell Tower relief effort. As of Wednesday afternoon, 315 London properties were listed for free on a special section of the website. They are being made...Show More Summary

Two former Apple engineers raised $10 million to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco from happening again

Manufacturing consumer electronics can be really hard — just ask Samsung, one of the biggest and best manufacturers in the world. A flaw in the Galaxy Note 8's battery led to the smartphone overheating, which meant Samsung had to recall...Show More Summary

What you need to know in advertising today

CNN wants to turn its social video content experiment Great Big Story into a stealth cable network — without the cable TV part that is. The company is pumping $40 million of fresh capital into GBS, the web-video venture it rolled out in 2015 as something of an alternative to Vice Media. Show More Summary

From Yelp reviews to mango shipments: IBM's CEO on how blockchain will change the world (IBM)

IBM has received more patents than any other company for the past 24 years. First it was cloud computing, then artificial intelligence. Now, the software giant wants to stay on top for a 25th year with blockchain. CEO Ginni Rometty,Show More Summary

How Steve Jobs scammed Apple for free lunch (AAPL)

While at Apple, Scott Forstall was in charge of developing the software that runs on iPhones, and he was a close friend of late CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs has a famously deserved reputation as a difficult person to work with, but  during an...Show More Summary

The American road trip is getting an upgrade

Every year, people spend hundreds of hours in a car: driving to work, school, or off on a family vacation. Spending that much time on the road can lead to accidents or wasted time in traffic. Technology is working to change this. From...Show More Summary

This luxury resort on a mountaintop would be completely powered by water

Resorts in remote locations may provide relaxing escapes, but such hotels can by costly for the environment and deplete water, land, and local resources, according to the Global Development Research Center. A new hotel concept, however, aims to combine luxury and sustainability. Show More Summary

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