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This fan attaches to your bed and blows cool air under your covers

This fan pumps cool air under your bed sheets to help relieve night sweats while sleeping. The bFan sits at the foot of your bed and fits around the mattress, using its low wattage motors to blow a cool breeze into your bed. It works...Show More Summary

Snapchat's new maps feature shows you where your friends are (SNAP)

Snapchat is expanding into the world of mapping. A new feature announced on Wednesday called Snap Maps will let the app's 166 million users share their locations with each other, according to a company blog post. A trailer for the feature...Show More Summary

China plans to lead 5G network adoption by 2030

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. China’s telecoms will spend a combined 2.8 trillion yuan (US $411 billion) on building out 5G mobile...Show More Summary

Lenovo teased the future of laptops with flexible screens

At the end of its Transform event in New York City on Tuesday, Lenovo gave reporters a glimpse of a laptop with a foldable screen. Instead of a hinge to close the laptop, Lenovo's concept design suggests that future laptops will have bendable screens that are flexible enough to close the laptop. Show More Summary

'Sonic the Hedgehog' and other classic Sega games are coming to iPhone and Android

You'll soon be able to play all of Sega's best retro games on your smartphone. On Wednesday, the company announced Sega Forever, an app that will give iPhone and Android owners free access to its robust library of classic games.  InShow More Summary

Nvidia is getting a huge boost from a red-hot cryptocurrency (NVDA)

Graphic processing units are used to power games, but that's not what is driving Nvidia's stock skyward right now. Cryptocurrency mining is one of the biggest drivers to the GPU maker's shares in recent weeks. In just 11 days, about $100 million worth of GPUs were added to the Ethereum network, according to a new note from RBC Capital Markets. Show More Summary

DeepMind is expanding its Streams health app as the UK data regulator continues its investigation (GOOG)

DeepMind is due to start rolling out its controversial Streams healthcare app to another UK hospital. Dominic King, clinician scientist and clinical lead at Google DeepMind, said at the CogX conference in London on Wednesday that DeepMind...Show More Summary

Any company can protect itself from the insidious cultural issues that led to Travis Kalanick's resignation — but it has to start on day one

Uber CEO and cofounder Travis Kalanick has resigned. As Business Insider reported, Kalanick resigned in the face of a shareholder uprising, but will remain on the company's board of directors and "retain a majority of Uber's voting shares,"...Show More Summary

Two Tesla fanatics just drove a Model S for a record 560 miles on a single charge — here's how (TSLA)

Tesla says its longest-range Model S can drive 572 kilometers (355 miles) on a single charge, but two drivers surpassed that limit by over 300 kilometers (186 miles) on Tuesday. Steven Peeters, the owner of a Tesla Model S P100D, and...Show More Summary

Pinterest is pushing its visual search engine for the real world — and it could upend the advertising business

While Google and Facebook still dominate the beach at the Cannes advertising festival and Snapchat has a pop-up Ferris wheel, Pinterest's presence is noticeably more pronounced this year. For the first time, the company has built a makeshift...Show More Summary

BuzzFeed’s CEO laid out how the future of TV will be ruled by companies like Netflix and Facebook

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti has a vision of the future of TV-style shows, and if it’s true, the cable TV industry should be getting nervous. Last month, I wrote about how Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seem...Show More Summary

The US is 'flatlining' in social progress compared to countries like Canada and Germany

While much of northern Europe continues to provide affordable healthcare, promote equality, and minimize poverty rates, across the Atlantic the US is getting more divided and less tolerant. In the 2017 Social Progress Index, a ranking of 128 nations looking at quality of life, the US is 18th out of 128. Show More Summary

Tesla is revealing the finished Model 3 in July — here's everything you need to know about the car (TSLA)

Tesla is gearing up for the big reveal of the Model 3, its first mass-market car. CEO Elon Musk unveiled the car for the very first time last March, but Tesla will show off the production version of the sedan in July. The summer show...Show More Summary

Here's what the maximum amount of caffeine you should be drinking in a day looks like

And you thought Red Bull was bad. It turns out that while a can of the energy drink has 80 milligrams of caffeine, a small cup of Starbucks drip coffee has more than three times that amount. Since many beverages don't show their caffeine...Show More Summary

The closest, most compelling places where we could discover the first alien life

"Are we really alone in the universe?" The answer may be closer than we think. Scientific evidence points to certain moons of Jupiter and Saturn that share chemical and physical characteristic that look promising for life. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

I bought a Costco vacation — here's why the retailer has completely changed how I book travel

When I told friends I was going to Puerto Rico, they were jealous. When I told them I booked the trip through Costco, that jealousy transformed into confusion. "You can buy a vacation through Costco?" I was asked at least a dozen times...Show More Summary

Everything we know about the Han Solo movie directors being fired — and what happens next to the 'Star Wars' spinoff

On Tuesday night Lucasfilm announced on that it made a directing change for its untitled Han Solo movie, parting ways with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller due to "creative differences," though there were only a few weeks...Show More Summary

The 27 best tech CEOs, according to employees

The tech industry is wringing its hands these days now that one exposé after another has revealed some pretty awful working conditions at a number of high-flying tech companies. But there's another side to the story. There are stillShow More Summary

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening...Show More Summary

Theranos is reportedly close to reaching a settlement with Walgreens

Theranos is close to reaching a settlement with its former biggest partner, the Wall Street Journal reports.The embattled lab-test startup told investors that it had reached an "agreement in principle" with Walgreens, which could mean...Show More Summary

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