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5 survival myths that could get you killed

Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? These are common misconceptions when it comes to surviving in the wilderness. Original reporting by Kevin Loria, Dragan Radovanovic. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Bitcoin tumbles below $1,000

Bitcoin is back below $1,000. Aggressive selling on Friday has the cryptocurrency down 4.1% at $987 a coin as traders remain uneasy over its near-term outlook. Traders continue to grapple with a number of headwinds. The future of bitcoin...Show More Summary

Apple is downplaying the iCloud blackmail story — even though Apple users should take it seriously (AAPL)

Apple has downplayed reports that millions of leaked iCloud logins are in the hands of hackers who could use the information to steal personal information or wipe devices. But sample data seen by ZDNet shows that at least some of the...Show More Summary

The newest Moto G is the best phone you can buy for under $300

For the past four years, Lenovo's Moto G line has been something like the platonic ideal of an Android phone: cheap and good enough. It can never compete with an iPhone on its face, but because it sells for a fraction of the cost of a "flagship" device, it's always easy enough to gloss over its flaws. Show More Summary

The Apple Store website is down ahead of the launch of the red iPhone later today (AAPL)

The Apple Store website has been taken offline as Apple prepares to start selling its special edition red iPhone and new iPad. On Tuesday, Apple announced a raft of new products, including a low-cost iPad and new phone cases — but the...Show More Summary

Apple says it fixed the Mac and iOS vulnerabilities in leaked CIA docs several years ago (AAPL)

Apple claims that the Mac and iOS vulnerabilities mentioned in a Wikileaks data dump on Thursday were fixed several years ago. The data dump, which includes CIA documents dating back to 2012, highlights how agents were able to infect...Show More Summary

10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG, AAPL, TWTR)

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. Music streaming service SoundCloud has raised $70 million (£56 million) in debt funding, according to documents filed with Companies House in the UK. The loan was agreed on March 10. 2. Show More Summary

This former Apple prodigy just got $9.5 million from Steve Wozniak to makes robots that yank staples from documents

Alex Fielding has already had a heck of a career. In 1996, at the age of 18, he joined Apple, where he worked on the first iMac under the just-returned cofounder Steve Jobs. In 2001, he and Apple cofounder Steve "Woz" Wozniak started up Wheels of Zeus (abbreviated as "WoZ," get it?), a company that made GPS tags so companies could track inventory. Show More Summary

Ruport Murdoch reportedly sold $125 million in Theranos stock for just $1 (NWSA)

Rupert Murdoch has sold his $125 million stake in beleaguered blood testing startup Theranos, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing a source familiar with the deal, the Wall Street Journal says the company bought back Murdoch's shares for just $1. Show More Summary

A shocking new study just disproved the 130-year-old theory about where dinosaurs came from

A study, recently published in Nature, is the first to seriously question dinosaur evolution. Where and when did the first dinosaurs appear on Earth? For the last 130 years, scientists thought dinosaurs evolved 230 million years ago on an ancient continent called Gondwana. Show More Summary

It looks like the writing is on the wall for traditional TV

Even as the smartphone has exploded in popularity, the television has remained the most viewed screen in most Americans’ lives. As this chart from Statista shows, though, its grip is starting to loosen. According to the most recent Total...Show More Summary

GameStop tanks after missing on sales and signaling it will close some stores this year (GME)

GameStop on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profits that topped analysts' expectations, but sales that missed forecasts amid weaker demand for its gaming consoles. In its earnings release, the video-game retailer said its core category was weak, especially in the second half of the year, as the console cycle aged in lieu of new hardware releases. Show More Summary

There's about to be a solar 'boom' in India and companies are lining up to profit

India is betting big on renewable energy and solar companies are taking notice. SunPower CEO Tom Werner said India is about to become the biggest market for solar energy, primarily because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interest in growing the sector. "The market that’s going to boom is India," Werner told Business Insider. Show More Summary

This ex-Googler wants to fix social media and make you a viral Facebook and Twitter superstar

In 2008, Bindu Reddy left her job as product lead on Google Apps — she was involved in the earliest planning stages of the search giant's ill-fated social networks, Google Buzz and Google+, but saw the writing on the wall. "It was clear...Show More Summary

How the next 'Star Wars' movie 'The Last Jedi' will deal with the death of Carrie Fisher

We finally have some insight into how Disney is confronting the death of its "Star Wars" star, Carrie Fisher, as it prepares to released the next movie in the saga, "Episode VIII," aka "The Last Jedi," which comes out December 15. One...Show More Summary

Check out the abandoned New Jersey military base where a nuclear missile exploded in 1960

At the height of the Cold War, the United States was deploying nuclear weapons all around the country, ready to launch at a moment's notice. While the missiles were never used to strike a foreign target, one did explode in its New Jersey shelter. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Inside the stunning new headquarters of a New York design startup that creates awesome spaces for tech companies and their execs

When it came to designing their new headquarters, interior design startup Homepolish wanted to focus on what cofounder and CEO Noa Santos considers the most important factor for any office: providing employees with a variety of workspaces. "You...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans just gave internet providers the green light to sell your Web browsing data without getting your consent first (T, VZ, CMSCA)

In a victory for internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T, t he US Senate on Thursday voted to kill a set of Obama-era privacy regulations passed by the Federal Communication Commission last October. The rules would...Show More Summary

Here's why you'll soon start seeing blurred photos on Instagram (FB)

Instagram will soon roll out a new feature that blurs out sensitive content. As part of an effort to "build a safe environment," Instagram will put a screen over photos and videos that have been reported — and confirmed by Instagram's...Show More Summary

Amazon has a new weapon in its war on brick-and-mortar retail (AMZN)

The environment for brick-and-mortar stores is abysmal. The rise of e-commerce and titanic shifts in how shoppers spend their money has hit malls and stores hard. Visits to malls declined by 50% between 2010 and 2013, according to the real-estate research firm Cushman & Wakefield. Amazon in contrast has continued to eat up market share. Show More Summary

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