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Forget about that 'Super Mario' game on your iPhone — this is the new Mario game you're looking for

Nintendo this week unveiled a brand-new Mario game on a brand-new game console: It's called "Super Mario Odyssey," and it's a brand new, 3D Mario game coming to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo debuted "Super Mario Odyssey" in a flashyShow More Summary

Psychedelics could be the cutting-edge treatment for mental illness that we’ve been ignoring for half a century

Estalyn Walcoff arrived at the nondescript beige building in Manhattan's Grammercy Park neighborhood on a balmy August morning, hours before the city would begin to swell with the frenetic energy of summer tourists. She was about toShow More Summary

Encounters with poor people reduce support for taxes on the rich

Visual reminders of poverty do not make make people more sympathetic to the poor.

10 countries with the best female coders

It's no secret that women are largely underrepresented in the tech industry. In 2014, women held less than 20% of the technical positions at most major Silicon Valley companies. This 20% statistic is also consistent with the percentage...Show More Summary

Neufund raises €2M for its blockchain-based venture fund

Berlin-based Neufund has raised €2 million from Christoph Maire’s Atlantic Labs, Klaas Kersting and a group of superangels. Neufund will use the funding to build an open platform for investors to acquire startup equity in the form of tradable crypto tokens. Read More

The next laptops Apple launches could fix the biggest complaints with the new MacBook Pro (AAPL)

After a long wait, Apple released redesigned laptops last fall. Although they were well-received, some Apple users complained about some decisions, especially certain limitations that affect pro users, like the lack of a 32GB RAM option. Now,...Show More Summary

Nintendo Switch: One last roll of the dice

The Switch needs to be a success. But has it been rushed to market?

This tiny house fits into the back of a Mercedes-Benz van

This three-bedroom home fits into a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. It was created by Jack Richens to be the perfect mobile home. He built it for only $18,500. Photos by Tim Hall Photography Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Vine is shutting down today —here's the easiest way to download your Vine videos

It's the last day of Vine, Twitter's video-looping app, as we know it. Twitter announced in October last year that it would close its 6-second video service down. It later clarified that it would keep Vine on as a simplified Vine Camera. Show More Summary

An Afghan inventor designed a ball that's blown around to clear minefields

Mine Kafon is a ball made from bamboo, iron, and plastic that has been designed to clear minefields. It was made by Afghan inventor Massoud Hassani who came up the with the idea after making miniature models as a child. Mine Kafon is just a prototype at this stage but for a price of £30, it is not a bad start. Produced by Leon Siciliano Join the conversation about this story »

US telecoms giant Verizon is launching a coworking space in London

US telecoms giant Verizon has announced plans to open a coworking space for up to 200 startups in London. The space, based out of an existing Verizon office in Clerkenwell, is being developed in conjunction with workspace provider Work.Life...Show More Summary

Venus is hiding a 'bizarre' gravity wave in its clouds that spans the entire planet

Venus is hiding something very, very big. Every so often, a wave of hot air rises up 40 miles (65 kilometers) from the planet's Hell-like surface and stretches across its entire diameter. The stationary gravity wave, as its called, hovers...Show More Summary

This square houseboat is a modern oasis on the water

The typical boxy houseboat is getting a sleek modern makeover. The Floatwing looks like an Ikea home on the water. The 20 ft wide residence is designed by Nautical Design and Engineering firm, Friday. The most complete model is capable of spending a year traveling before it has to dock. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Antelope revived in Sahara years after going extinct in the wild

Scimitar-horned oryx were hunted to extinction in the 1990s, but are now returning to the wild, thanks to breeding in captivity and reintroduction efforts in Chad

Sequoia invests $100 million in Zoom video conferencing service

Zoom, the cloud video conferencing service, announced a $100 million Series D round, entirely funded by Sequoia. The company also announced a significant update to the product that includes the ability for customers and third parties...Show More Summary

Shiftgig raises $20M more to connect hourly workers with open jobs

The rise in on-demand services from the likes of Uber, Lyft and Postmates is fuelling a new workforce of freelancers in the service industry who are not tied to single places of employment and can work hours that are more suitable to them. Show More Summary

Follow the life of the last man on the moon

Eugene Cernan's career was by any measure a triumph but a new profile spares a thought for the people left in his wake  

Apple is about to increase the price of apps in the UK by 25% because of Brexit (AAPL)

Apple is increasing its App Store prices for apps and in-app purchases by more than 25% in the UK as a result of the post-Brexit fall in the pound, 9to5Mac reports, and the changes will hit in the next seven days. It means that an app currently priced at £0.79 will increase to £0.99. Show More Summary

How to alert the police on the phone if it isn't safe to speak

If you're ever in a situation where you need to alert the police but talking would put you in danger there is one simple thing that you need to know. It is a protocol called Silent Solutions which decides whether or not police are dispatched...Show More Summary

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