Zego, the London-based startup that appears to have spotted a gaping insurance hole in the so-called gig economy, has raised £6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing backers, including LocalGlobe and unnamed angel investors in the insurance sector. Show More Summary
Sherry Turkle is an MIT psychologist who has been studying human relationships to technology for several decades. As smartphones and devices become harder to resist, Turkle said she's made a conscious effort to use them only when necessary. She...Show More Summary
Google created Google Preferred as a way for advertisers to run ads in the top content on YouTube. But advertisers have found lots of problematic content in the Preferred lineup. As more ad buyers dig into what's really for sale through...Show More Summary
Microsoft Bing has a truly useful repository of Black Friday ads from retailers all over the country. Another handy Black Friday resource is SlickDeals, a community of frugal shoppers that helps you figure out which are actually theShow More Summary
Welcome to the internet, where incredulity and paranoia loom large. Here, you'll find no shortage of theories expounding on the non-existence of celebrities and detailed analysis on the many ways in which we've been lied to by the government...Show More Summary
With a net worth of approximately $8 9 billion, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest men in the world. If he spent $1 million a day, it'd take him 245 years to spend his fortune. Here's how he made all that cash. In 1975, Gates co-founded Microsoft. Show More Summary
Lisa and Lena Mantler, 15-year-old twins from Germany, have one of the fastest-growing fan bases on the internet. You've probably never heard of them, but the teen in your life has. The girls are the reigning queens of Musical.ly, the social-media app of choice for Generation Z. Show More Summary
The Rock created a motivational alarm clock called 'The Rock Clock' as part of a larger initiative called 'Project Rock.' I used it for five days to help me wake up an hour earlier. In the app, you can set a project, a deadline, andShow More Summary
Supersonic commercial flights may return soon. Boom Supersonic says that it has received 76 pre-orders for its Boom XB-1. Questions remain about the prohibitive pricing and regulations that have made supersonic flight difficult. Since...Show More Summary
What happens if a bird flies into a plane engine? The event is called a bird strike. Each year, bird strikes cost US airlines an estimated $1.2 billion. Only part of those costs are from actual damage. The rest comes from flight delays and cancellations. A bird strike can disable a plane's engine. Show More Summary
No matter how good the iPhone X looks, it still won't pull away the staunchest of Android users. For some Android fans, making the jump to the iPhone's iOS operating system just isn't an option, no matter how much thicker the bezelsShow More Summary
Last week, British news media were temporarily banned from reporting an unproven allegation of rape involving a well-known tech billionaire. British courts frequently grant injunctions that censor stories and the individuals involved. These...Show More Summary
Stoppage to last Sunday and Monday, but its impact seems unlikely to be broadly felt.
After crops failed, botanist Kathleen Drew-Baker realized that nori wasn't what it seemed.
Bronchial thermoplasty could one day be used to treat severe asthma. The process involves putting a flexible tube in a patient's nose or mouth, and using a heatable electrode array to help decrease the amount of excess muscle tissue restricting air flow. Here's how it would all work. Join the conversation about this story »
The number of hours Americans work has gone down over the last several decades, according to data from the OECD, while leisure time has gone up. But that's hardly the perception for many working people. How come? The psychologist Adam...Show More Summary
By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people. A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon...Show More Summary
Medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states, including the District of Columbia and Guam. Researchers have shown many of its benefits, yet federal law still prohibits it as a medical treatment. Original reporting by Kevin Loria. Jennifer Welsh contributed to an earlier version of this video. Join the conversation about this story »
Advil, Tylenol, Aleve, and Aspirin. These over-the-counter drugs are essential to our daily body pains. But are we really using the right one for a headache? Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
Trove included more than 1.8 billion posts spanning eight years, many from US people.