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An astronaut in space has recorded a 'first of its kind' video of mysterious blue jets

We're used to lightning that shoots down from clouds, but a lesser-known form of electricity blasts up from cloud tops — and out toward space. Called blue jets, these gigantic electrical discharges are rarely photographed. Typically, only pilots who fly over active thunderstorms see or photograph them. Show More Summary

The iPhone 8 will likely have wireless charging — but that could make it prone to overheating (AAPL)

All three iPhones expected to launch later this year will have wireless charging, according to a new forecast by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple is expected to release three new iPhones next fall — one premium model with a...Show More Summary

NASA can now see solar flares that it couldn't detect before

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope can now detect solar flares occuring on the side of the sun it cannot see. This could help scientists better understand solar storms and improve forecasts for future outbursts. Video courtesy of NASA Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Inside the crash of Fling, the London startup whose founder partied in Ibiza while his company burned through $21 million

London-based social media app Fling burned through $21 million in less than three years. Fling never brought in any revenue. The founder splashed out on 1st class flights, Ibiza hotels, and Michelin-star restaurants. The app struggled...Show More Summary

Obama challenged Richard Branson to a kitesurfing contest while on vacation in the Virgin Islands

Former President Barack Obama has clearly been enjoying his vacation at Richard Branson's private estate in the British Virgin Islands. Branson challenged Obama — who grew up surfing and swimming on Hawaii's beaches — to a kitesurfing...Show More Summary

23% of the Super Bowl TV show this year was commercials

This year's Super Bowl featured 51 minutes 20 seconds of ads — the second highest amount of ad time in the big game's history, according to data from Kantar Media Ads — which included a commercial break in the Super Bowl's first ever...Show More Summary

The CEO of an $18 billion software company says Harry Reid once spent a meeting reading him Dr. Seuss

Carl Bass, CEO of software company Autodesk with a market cap of $18 billion describes himself as "batsht about President Trump" and he's felt that way "for a year," throughout the campaign, he told Pando Daily's Sarah Lacy. Like many other folks in the U.S. Show More Summary

Google cut off a website's revenue because of something in an article's comments from 6 years ago (GOOG, GOOGL)

"Google farked us over," Drew Curtis, owner of the popular satirical news-sharing site, wrote on a blog post. Google had stopped serving ads to his site, Fark.com, for weeks because it had accused the site of hosting pedophile content. Fark...Show More Summary

SpaceX just showed off what it’s really like to ride in a Hyperloop

SpaceX recently released first-hand footage of its Hyperloop demonstration. The demonstration was built by SpaceX to showcase what types of designs we should expect from students competing in the Hyperloop Pod Competition. Video courtesy of SpaceX Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

The CEO of Google DeepMind is worried that tech giants won't work together at the time of the intelligence explosion (GOOG)

The head of Google DeepMind is worried that technology companies and individuals will fail to co-ordinate on the development of artificial superintelligence — defined by Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom as "an intellect that is much smarter...Show More Summary

Tastemade wants to shift from making popular foodie videos to becoming a lifestyle brand

Tastemade opened its third global studio in London this week, and this year the five-year-old food video startup has ambitions not only to grow geographically, but expand into new verticals too. The Los Angeles-based startup has carved itself a niche in online food videos. Show More Summary

'Now photographs are used for talking' — Watch Snapchat's CEO explain what makes the app special (SNAP)

What exactly is Snapchat, and why is it potentially worth $25 billion? You may have never used the app that's barreling towards a blockbuster IPO, but you've probably heard of it. Even if you are one of Snapchat's 158 million daily users,...Show More Summary

AI leaders: Machines will quickly outsmart us when they achieve human-level intelligence

Machines will quickly become significantly smarter than humans when they achieve human level intelligence, according to a high-profile panel of artificial intelligence (AI) leaders. A YouTube video released by the Future of HumanityShow More Summary

The government is using this 'cannon' to shoot salmon over dams

Dams are a formidable obstruction for salmon swimming up river to spawn. But don't worry, the Whooshh Fish Transport System in collaboration with the Department of Energy has a solution — they call it the "salmon cannon". Video courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist

Food scientist Steve Witherly uses monosodium glutamate all the time in his home cooking — typically in what he refers to as a "supersalt" mixture featuring 9 parts salt, 1 part MSG, and a bit of disodium inosinate and/or disodium guanylate. "I use it a lot," he tells Business Insider. Show More Summary

MIT designed a cubicle that comes down from the ceiling for Google's open offices

Like many companies, Google has opted for an open layout in its Silicon Valley headquarters.  But since there are no cubicles, it can be hard to find a quiet space to get work done or to conduct important phone calls. To solve this issue,...Show More Summary

'I'm creating 24 hours of the day' — wacky Vine star Christian Delgrosso's journey to fame and 'seven figure' earnings

After successfully establishing himself as a social media star, 23-year-old Canadian Christian Delgrosso wants to conquer streaming television. Delgrosso has built his fame as a part of a group of social media stars that includes Logan...Show More Summary

Honda explains why a Super Bowl ad is worth every dollar

Honda is returning to the Super Bowl this weekend with an all-star ad that encourages viewers to follow their dreams. The ad features the high school yearbook photos of celebrities including Jimmy Kimmel, Missy Elliott, Tina Fey, "Magic"...Show More Summary

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