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John Glenn, a pioneering former US astronaut, has died

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Eart, a former US senator, and a war hero, has died after being hospitalized for more than a week, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Glenn, 95, was at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State...Show More Summary

Fitbit looks to buy software assets from Pebble as it moves beyond fitness trackers (FIT)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Fitbit, the popular fitness wearable manufacturer, is close to purchasing the software assets of smartwatch startup...Show More Summary

Samsung is going to stop the Galaxy Note 7 from working with a software update

Samsung says it will issue a software update to remaining Galaxy Note 7 phones that causes the devices to stop working. The move, which was announced Friday, comes months after the company decided to stop making the phone amid reports that it might overheat and explode. Show More Summary

Google, Facebook, and other tech titans team up for VR (GOOG, FB, GOOGL)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Virtual reality (VR) hardware makers Acer, Google, HTC, Oculus, Samsung, and Sony have teamed up toShow More Summary

Business Insider is hiring a paid editorial partnerships intern

Business Insider is looking for a paid intern to join Business Insider’s editorial partnerships team immediately. This team manages BI’s network of 500+ syndication partnerships, and also takes the lead on exciting special projects that...Show More Summary

We might be getting foldable phones in the next few years — including the iPhone

Gene Munster, an Apple research analyst at Piper Jaffray, tells us what he thinks about the possibility of a foldable iPhone. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This strange concept car is unlike anything you've seen before

A designer has created a vehicle that challenges everything you thought you knew about cars. Joey Ruiter has completely redesigned what a car should look like with the Consumer concept car. He said: "The aim is to dismiss as many conventions...Show More Summary

Here’s how to turn off those annoying birthday notifications on Facebook

If you are constantly getting bombarded by Facebook's birthday notifications, here's how to turn them off. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

This snooze-proof alarm forces you to get out of bed to turn it off

Invented by Winson Tam, Ruggie is a talking alarm clock that forces you to get out of bed and stand on the mat to turn it off. Maya Dangerfield contributed reporting on a previous version of this article. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

In Las Vegas, Audis now talk to traffic lights so you can count down to green

If cars are going to get better at driving you around, they’re going to have to talk to the city.

I ditched Gmail for this lesser-known email app, and I don't plan on going back

Email is massive and unavoidable. You usually can't afford to get it wrong. But recently, I had the urge to try something new. Google’s Gmail works fine, but, like Facebook, it’s long been “that thing I use because it’s a thing I use,...Show More Summary

Another Google employee jumped ship to join identify-checking startup Onfido

London startup Onfido has poached another senior Google employee. The company, which helps businesses like car sharing platform BlaBlaCar to verify that their customers are who they say they are, announced this week that it has hired...Show More Summary

How the ancient Maya brought sharks to the jungle

Inland Maya communities knew an awful lot about sharks without ever visiting the sea

The 11 iPhone apps I can't live without

I'm pretty conservative when it comes to the apps I keep on my phone: If I don't use an app at least once a week, it gets axed. Part of the reason is because I don't have much of a choice — 16 GB of storage fills up quickly. But I also want my phone to be as useful as possible and to be clutter-free. Show More Summary

A company has redesigned the ironing board and it could save you a lot of time

There is now an ironing board that is able to flip 360 degrees so you can iron both sides of your shirts with ease. The Flippr is now crowdfunding on Kickstarter and it has already made over six times its goal. The company behind Flippr...Show More Summary

The 'Apple of China' might be launching an electric vehicle on Monday

Xiaomi, the "Apple of China," is expected to announce an electric vehicle on Monday. The Chinese technology company has published a teaser on social media advertising an announcement on December 12. The Chinese-language post includes...Show More Summary

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