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Google can't be too happy about Snapchat's latest hire (GOOG, AMZN)

Snap, the company that makes the popular app Snapchat, just hired away Jerry Hunter from Amazon Web Services, Snap has confirmed to Business Insider. At Amazon he was responsible for Amazon's data centers globally. At Snap he will be...Show More Summary

Don't worry, Nintendo will still announce a new console in 2016

The wait to hear more about Nintendo's next console, codenamed NX, is proving to be too much for some. The official subreddit for NX speculation is filled with people hyping themselves up for theoretical reveal announcements that come...Show More Summary

Scientists just accidentally figured out how to turn CO2 into fuel in a breakthrough study

In a serendipitous accident, scientists in Tennessee claim they have converted carbon dioxide into ethanol. The researchers, who work at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed a process that adds "nano-spikes"...Show More Summary

A new study found that wrist-worn heart rate trackers are less accurate when you exercise (AAPL)

A new study shows wrist-worn heart rate monitors are actually less effective when you exercise, according a research letter published by JAMA Cardiology. The study used an electrocardiogram (ECG) — as used in hospitals where multiple...Show More Summary

Someone made a hilarious, 'realistic' Pokémon Go trailer

Remember that Pokémon Go trailer that showed people biking all around town, catching Psyducks and battling with strangers, grinning wildly because they were just having such a darn good time? You know, this one: Well, it's no secretShow More Summary

The guy who thought up Minority Report's gesture screens for Steven Spielberg just raised $65 million

Oblong Industries, a company that makes conferencing rooms with screens controlled by gestures like the movie "Minority Report," just raised $65 million. In fact, the computers in "Minority Report" were the brainchild of the Oblong's...Show More Summary

Here's why we get those annoying electric shocks — and how we can prevent them

There are a lot of reasons to hate winter. It’s cold. It’s dark. And for some reason, every time you trek through the cold to touch a doorknob or a car handle, you get an uncomfortable shock. This is all thanks to static electricity,...Show More Summary

Now is the worst time to buy a new computer (AAPL, MSFT)

If you were thinking about buying a new computer soon, wait a few weeks. Both Apple and Microsoft are just days away from expected announcements for their new computers. Here's what's coming: A new all-in-one desktop PC from Microsoft Microsoft...Show More Summary

How troubled cleaning startup Handy paused the clock and revamped its workaholic culture

In November 2015, Rebecca Greene spent two weeks working nonstop on a big undertaking: revamping Handy's culture. Handy launched in 2012 with a simple promise: busy professionals could book home cleaning services from an app, and the...Show More Summary

DARPA just gave a paralyzed man back the sense of touch

DARPA just gave a paralyzed man back the sense of touch through the use of a brain implant. It's a revolutionary breakthrough for the Pentagon's research and development shop, which hooked up a human subject named Nathan Copeland toShow More Summary

How to beat the new 'Overwatch' Halloween event on Hard Mode

Blizzard's multiplayer shooter "Overwatch" is in the midst of an autumn-themed event called Halloween Terror, bringing new limited-edition items and a brand-new mode called Junkenstein's Revenge. In this mode, a team of four players — made up of Hanzo, McCree, Soldier: 76, and Ana — have to prevent the castle door from being destroyed by Dr. Show More Summary

This chair can expand into a 12-person bench in seconds

This flexible chair can be bent into all sorts of shapes to save space in your house. It can also be stretched long enough to fit 12 people on it and you can buy one online now for around £500. Produced by Leon Siciliano Join the conversation about this story »

Why Mercedes’ decision to let its self-driving cars kill pedestrians is probably the right thing to do

Imagine you're driving down a road with your friend in the front seat. A child appears after chasing their football into the middle of road, and your only choices are to run them over or swerve into a tree, which could kill you and your passenger. Show More Summary

Watch a 93-year-old bridge withstand a powerful explosion meant to destroy it

When the city of Little Rock, Arkansas deemed a 93-year-old bridge "structurally deficient" due to its age, the city council ordered its demolition. But when workers tried to destroy it, the bridge refused to die. Earlier this week,Show More Summary

Samsung is giving away explosion-proof boxes for the Galaxy Note 7 recall

Samsung has stopped making and selling Galaxy Note 7 phones, which had a nasty tendency to catch fire while charging, the company announced on Tuesday. Now comes the recall — the company is recommending anyone with a Galaxy Note 7 "power...Show More Summary

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