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A startup invented this $10,000 house that can be built in one day

When you do it yourself, building a tiny house of around 400-square-feet typically takes a couple months (depending on the design) and costs tens of thousands of dollars in materials. A San Francisco-based housing startup called Apis Cor says it can do the same job much faster and for a lower price. Show More Summary

How to use the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone (AAPL)

Apple bought a app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button. But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires aShow More Summary

Europe's most valuable tech company has announced a $35 million startup fund (ADR)

Enterprise software firm SAP announced a $35 million (£28 million) fund on Thursday that will be used to back promising early stage software companies. SAP said the "SAP.iO fund" has been set up to support the existing SAP.iO programme,...Show More Summary

Uber brings on 2 execs from Amazon and Dropbox to woo more businesses into expensing rides for employees

Uber is deepening its push into winning corporate business accounts and has brought on two industry veterans to add to its Uber for Business team. Dropbox veteran Julie Herendeen started this week as Uber's new global head of enterprise marketing. Show More Summary

PTC and OSIsoft team up for the industrial IoT

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. PTC Technologies will work to integrate its ThingWorx IoT platform with OSIsoft’s data management application infrastructure,...Show More Summary

Business Insider is hiring a full-time personal finance editor for its Your Money section

Do you love talking — and writing — about money? Business Insider is hiring a full-time personal finance editor for its Your Money vertical, one of the fastest-growing sections of the world's No. 1 digital business publication. ThisShow More Summary

A new theory on what caused the 'Snowball Earth' could drastically change how we understand extreme climate

Researchers at Harvard University are changing the way we think about Earth's largest glaciation event, "Snowball Earth." Find out how Earth's most chilling event took place. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Most dietary supplements are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Every year, supplements send roughly 20,000 people to the emergency room. Last year, the world's largest dietary supplement maker, GNC Holdings Inc, agreed to pay $2.25 million to avoid federal prosecution over its alleged sale of illegal...Show More Summary

The new 'Mass Effect' game is finally here — here's what you should know before jumping in

The "Mass Effect" series is beloved by millions, both hardcore gamers and casual players alike. It's a space opera like no other in video games; it shares more in common with the "Star Wars" films than it does with other game franchises. The...Show More Summary

Top executive says there's no way Google can guarantee ads won't appear next to inappropriate content (GOOG, GOOGL)

Although improvements are being made, there's no foolproof way for Google to guarantee a brand's ads won't appear against questionable content on YouTube and other sites that serve Google ads, according to a top executive at the company.  Eric...Show More Summary

A company has fixed the most annoying thing about underwater phone cases

A company has made a waterproof phone case that has mini joysticks, which are designed to make the phone easier to operate underwater. The case, known as Lenzo, doesn't rely on touch-screen navigation. On the company's website, theyShow More Summary

There was an even more insane ending planned for 'Rogue One' we want to see

This week "Star Wars" fans got a lot of insight on the story evolution of "Rogue One" (which hits digital download Friday and Blu-ray April 4). We've learned about everything from a version that had a happy ending to another in which...Show More Summary

The 25 most beautiful buildings in the world, according to architects

Like paintings and sculptures, buildings can be beautiful works of art. We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning. Here are 25 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living. Show More Summary

$1.4 BILLION HEDGE FUND: 'We are now in the early part of a major M&A wave that will be more intense than any period' (ORCL, IBM)

A $1.4 billion hedge fund expects a new wave of tech M&A, particularly in software, as new kinds of buyers come to the fore. "The types of companies looking to acquire software businesses have expanded well beyond... traditional acquirers"...Show More Summary

NASA will soon launch cube-shaped robots to spy on astronauts

Astronauts locked inside the International Space Station (ISS) are about to get some new robotic friends: three autonomous cubes that will float around and record their every move. The free-flying robots are called Astrobees, and they...Show More Summary

Hotels could be the next frontier for voice control (AAPL, AMZN, MAR)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Marriott is testing Apple's and Amazon’s voice assistants in some of its rooms in the Aloft hotel in Boston. The hospitality...Show More Summary

Hollywood mogul Brett Ratner: Here's what's really 'the destruction' of the movie business

Review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes has become the go-to for discerning moviegoers when they need to decide if it's worth dishing out their hard-earned cash on the latest cineplex offerings. But director/producer Brett Ratner (the...Show More Summary

The cost of an MRI can vary by thousands of dollars depending on where you go

More Americans are on the hook for paying for their healthcare than ever before. In particular, high-deductible health plans are on the rise. According to a September 2016 survey, the percentage of workers with an insurance plan that requires them to pay up to $1,000 out of pocket passed the 50% mark for the first time. Show More Summary

People are talking about hackers 'ransoming' Apple — here's what's actually going on

If you don't want to get hacked, don't use the same password across different services. And if you're an Apple user, it's a good idea to check your Apple ID and iCloud account to make sure it's using a unique and long password today. That's...Show More Summary

The Tesla Model 3 could be the safest car on the road — and that's bad news for every other automaker (TSLA)

Safety has been a preoccupation of consumers and carmakers for the past few decades, with some companies — like Volvo — making it their key selling point. Automobiles are already far safer now than ever before, but advances in technology keep raising the bar for what consumers expect. Show More Summary

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