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Trump's Treasury Secretary says the threat of robots taking jobs is 'not even on our radar'

A great deal of evidence suggests robotics and artificial intelligence will displace huge swaths of the American workforce in the next couple decades. But the Trump administration — which has made job creation a central focus — doesn't...Show More Summary

Elon Musk: The new Roadster will be Tesla's fastest car — but you'll have to wait (TSLA)

The Model S is one of the fastest cars out there — but it won't be Tesla's fastest for too long. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla's next-generation Roadster will beat the Model S when it comes to speed on Twitter Friday. But we shouldn't...Show More Summary

The YouTube ad boycott will have a minimal impact on Google's business (GOOG)

The advertiser boycott Google and YouTube are facing is unlikely to impact near-term revenues, according to two Wall Street analysts. Google dominates search advertising with a share of over 75% of the market in the US and generatedShow More Summary

Tiny self-driving robots have started delivering food on-demand in Silicon Valley — take a look

The robots have arrived, and they're here to work. On March 23, bots from Starship Technologies started taking over some of the work done by human couriers at on-demand delivery startup DoorDash. The self-driving robots ferry goods from...Show More Summary

Elon Musk: Teslas are not named like iPhones and any confusion is because 'I was a dumb idiot' (TSLA)

Elon Musk wants you to know that Tesla electric cars are not named like Apple's iPhones. Apple names its phones to let customers know which model is newest — the iPhone 7 is newer than the iPhone 6S which is newer than the iPhone 6, for example. The Model 3 is not the sequel to the Model 1 or the Model 2. Show More Summary

What cocaine does to your body and brain

Cocaine interferes with the way our brain absorbs and recycles certain hormones, including those that play key roles in pleasure, desire, and drive. It also appears to acutely affect parts of our brain that play a role in forming and...Show More Summary

Elon Musk: Tesla will start taking orders for its solar roof in April (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just revealed more details about the roll-out plan for its solar roof. Musk said on Twitter Friday that Tesla will begin taking orders for its solar roof in April. Tesla previously said it was on track to begin installing...Show More Summary

Snapchat is more like Twitter than Facebook in one important area (SNAP, TWTR, FB)

Snap Inc. has "elevated credit risk," based on a score estimated by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Snapchat parent offered its shares to the public on March 2 and is not issuing corporate bonds as of yet. Still, S&P examined its...Show More Summary

America's newest bikesharing program lets you drop off bikes basically anywhere

Earlier this month, Bay-Area-based startup Spin introduced the first large-scale deployment of a stationless bikesharing program in the US. As of March 11, Austin, Texas now has hundreds of orange Spin bikes randomly scattered around...Show More Summary

The Davinci IQ is the most innovative vaporizer you can buy right now

Innovation, in 2017, is a buzzword that’s lost its meaning. It’s used as a descriptor for anything the tech industry touches, from the mundane, like grocery aisles, to generation-defining achievements like private space travel. The cannabis industry is no exception. Every so often, however, a truly innovative product lands in your hands. Show More Summary

The trailer for Netflix's new JonBenet Ramsey documentary is extremely creepy

To say the new Netflix documentary "Casting JonBenet" is different would be an understatement. After seeing it at this year's Sundance Film Festival, we can tell you that it's a powerful movie that focuses on the 20-year mystery of who...Show More Summary

Google wants to use its AI Assistant to get all your gadgets to talk to each other (GOOG)

LONDON – Google is experimenting with the use of its voice-controlled Assistant as a way to control every device a user owns. In an interview with Business Insider at Advertising Week Europe, Behshad Behzadi, an engineer working on conversational...Show More Summary

This is the first US delivery from Amazon’s drone publicly caught on video

A newly surfaced video shows what is likely the first public demonstration of an Amazon Prime Air drone making a delivery in the United States.  A demonstration at Amazon's MARS robotics conference in Palm Springs, California is the first time we've seen it take flight in the US. Show More Summary

The red iPhone is available to buy now (AAPL)

Sound the alarm: You can now buy a red iPhone. The special edition smartphone from Apple went on sale on Apple's website on Friday. It was announced earlier this week, along with a new cheap iPad, a new Snapchat-esque photo-editing app,...Show More Summary

Elon Musk wants Tesla customers to temper their expectations of the Model 3 launch (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking customers not to overhype the Model 3. Musk tweeted on Friday that the Model 3 shouldn't be seen as the "next version" of Tesla in the same way that people compare version 2 and 3 of the iPhone. "Model 3 is just a smaller, more affordable version of Model S [with] less range & power & fewer features," Musk said. Show More Summary

Honeywell joins Atlanta IoT research center

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Honeywell recently announced that it will join Georgia Tech’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet...Show More Summary

The first 'Super Mario' game for Android is excellent, gorgeous, and too short

Good news: The first "Super Mario" game for iPhone and iPad — which finally arrived on Android this week, after a 99-day exclusivity period with Apple — is really, really good. The game is "Super Mario Run," and it's the first smartphone...Show More Summary

Snapchat's custom emoji creator is now the fastest-growing app in the US

Bitmoji, the personalized emoji app owned by Snapchat, is the fastest-growing app in the United States. That's according to measurement and analytics firm ComScore, which ranked the top 11 fast-growing apps from December 2014 to December...Show More Summary

One chart shows the huge amount of money Apple is spending to buy its own stock (AAPL)

Apple might not be a growth stock like Amazon or other tech giants, but investors can appreciate that the company tries hard to raise its stock price through stock buybacks. A chart from RBC analyst Amit Daryanani sent to clients onShow More Summary

Hyperloop One revealed the future of transportation at IGNITION 2016

The Business Insider IGNITION 2016 conference provided invaluable insights from some of the top minds of our time. One innovator among the many IGNITION speakers was entrepreneur and venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, who has invested...Show More Summary

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