Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship can land on the moon by 2021

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Fresh 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' images and details are here, finally
We're one month and one day removed from the arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final chapter in a nine-movie saga that began more than 40 years ago. Now, a fresh pile of details and photos brings revelations about the story and the characters populating it, compliments of an Entertainment Weekly cover story. There aren't any dramatic spoilers, but for those hoping to stay completely in the dark on the upcoming movie, this is your spoiler warning. The Rise of Skywalker picks up more than a year after the events of 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After years and years of struggle, the Resistance is officially on the ropes and the First Order is ascendant. The hunt for Luke Skywalker is over and the last remaining Jedi Master is dead. Read more...More about Star Wars, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Entertainment, Star Wars, and Movies Tv Shows
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Chime is set to quadruple its revenue in 2019
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Banking subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. US neobank Chime is set to reach nearly $200 million in revenue in 2019 — four times higher than what it enjoyed in 2018 — according to a source familiar with the matter cited by Forbes. The neobank currently boasts 5 million accounts held by around 3.3 million customers, based on an estimated 1.5 accounts per customer on average, and is the second most popular digital-only bank in the US behind Ally Bank, according to primary research from Business Insider Intelligence (enterprise only) using the Attest Consumer Growth Platform. Respondents to the survey were representative of the US population on the criteria of age (18-73), gender, and living area. The neobank owes its strong customer totals in large part to its lack of fees and aggressive marketing strategy. In addition to eschewing monthly service fees, Chime also charges no foreign transaction fees, has no minimum balance requirements, and even offers a $100 fee-free overdraft cushion.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A proposed German law would require Apple to enable third parties to use its NFC technologyAllianz is partnering with Microsoft to drive insurance industry innovationFraud is top of mind for consumers going into the holiday season
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Microsoft Teams just hit 20 million daily active users, beating its rival Slack once again (MSFT, WORK)
Getty On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its workplace messaging and collaboration app Teams has hit 20 million daily active users. Its rival Slack announced in October that it has 12 million daily active users — but emphasized how much time users spend on its app, indicating how much people actually like using it. Microsoft offers Teams as part of its Office 365 business cloud productivity suite, which is a major advantage as it has many long-time enterprise customers. Read more on the Business Insider homepage. Microsoft announced Tuesday that Teams, its workplace messaging and collaboration app, has hit 20 million daily active users — again one-upping its rival Slack. Microsoft says it saw more than a 50% increase in usage of its Teams platform since July, when it announced that it had 13 million daily active users. Microsoft bundles Teams in with its Office 365 productivity suite for business, which analysts have said is a major advantage that could make it more difficult for Slack to compete.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Salesforce signs a big new deal with Microsoft's cloud to power one of its core productsA big new deal with Salesforce shows Microsoft is 'on the offensive' in the cloud wars, even as it puts Amazon under pressure for trying to 'go it alone'Microsoft is losing a key AI exec during a crucial moment that could shape the future of the companySEE ALSO: The Microsoft-owned GitHub is under pressure for its work with ICE, as employees resign and activists protest its biggest event of the year
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23 cool gift ideas from 'Shark Tank' that you can get from Amazon
  If you gift a product that has been featured on the show "Shark Tank," then you know it'll be both creative and practical.  Games, kitchen tools, skin-care products, and food are all thoughtful gifts you can give to the "Shark Tank" fan in your life.  If "Shark Tank" doesn't have the perfect holiday gift for your friends and family, we've rounded up a bunch of great gift ideas.  One of our favorite shows to spot new products and enjoy some entertaining celebrity judge banter is "Shark Tank," which is soon returning for its 11th season. As we've seen over the years, some pitches do extremely well, while others aren't so lucky — but the fact remains that the show brings forward new and innovative ideas most of us have never considered. That's why the products from the show tend to make especially good gifts. They're far from generic and they usually solve a common problem or annoyance. Conveniently, most are also available on Amazon. Most of these items are available with two-day shipping, so don't stress too hard about scrambling for a last-minute gift — just remember that the sooner you order, the better your chances of a timely arrival. The top 5 best gifts from "Shark Tank": A beach towel that gives back Adorable leather moccasins A reusable smart notebook A drink accessory that keeps their beer cold An all-in-one water sports board If your gift recipient loves watching "Shark Tank," they'll recognize these 23 awesome gift ideas. A travel accessory that combines a hoodie with a memory foam pillow Amazon HoodiePillow Memory Foam Travel Pillow, $29.95, available at Amazon The clever design of this two-in-one hoodie and memory foam pillow, which feels like their favorite fleece sweatshirt, lets them fall asleep comfortably while traveling. The hood helps block out light and noise, while the pillow provides soft neck support.      A baking pan that gives them more edge pieces Amazon Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan, $35.95, available at Amazon The days of fighting over the limited number of edge pieces are over. With this unique pan, every piece has two delectable, chewy edges. Other than to make brownies, they can also use it for other desserts, pasta, or any baked good that requires some extra crust.    A fun outdoor game Spikeball/Instagram Spikeball 3 Ball Kit, $59.99, available at Amazon On a beautiful sunny day at any park in the city, you'll probably see at least one group playing this fun and active game. With rules similar to volleyball, it's easy to learn — so the whole family can get involved. The company even holds nationwide tournaments if your recipient gets really good at the game.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Disney has released its list of the top 15 holiday toys for 2019 — including gifts for Avengers fans, a Frozen castle, and moreYour ultimate guide to holiday gift ideas for 2019 — from gifts under $100, $50, and $25, to the coolest tech gifts out thereThe 12 best Christmas movies on Disney+ you can stream right now — from 'Miracle on 34th Street' to 'Home Alone'
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Disney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' is the top new streaming TV show of the year so far
Disney Plus Disney Plus' live-action "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian," surged in audience demand in the US last week, according to Parrot Analytics. "The Mandalorian," which premiered November 12, was already the third most in-demand original streaming show in the US last week, behind only DC Universe's "Titans" and Netflix's "Stranger Things." It was also more popular with US audiences than Parrot Analytics' biggest new original streaming shows of the year, which include Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy" and "When They See Us." The series has also been a hit with critics and has an 88% Rotten Tomatoes critic score on Rotten Tomatoes after two episodes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus has been live for one week, but its flagship launch series, "The Mandalorian," is already one of the most popular original streaming shows of the year. The live-action "Star Wars" series surged in demand in the US the week of Disney Plus' launch, according to data from Parrot Analytics, which measures "demand expressions," the company's standardized TV demand measurement unit that reflect the desire, engagement, and viewership of a series weighted by importance. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch the 20 details you may have missed in the new trailer for 'Birds of Prey'See Also:'The Mandalorian' episode 2 reveals how different the Disney Plus show is from the 'Star Wars' moviesDisney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' crushed Apple's launch shows in audience anticipationDisney Plus' 'The Mandalorian' proves 'Star Wars' can make the leap from movies to prestige TV
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The Life of LaMelo
The youngest Ball brother and potential 2020 top NBA pick has taken his show to Australia, but even half a world away, the spotlight and the weight of his name are inescapable...
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Microsoft's reputation is soaring as trust in the tech industry flounders, according to new research (MSFT)
Chesnot/Getty Images The Reputation Institute, a 20-plus-year-old reputation-measurement firm, has released its annual report on the tech industry. The top 10 most reputable tech companies of 2019, in alphabetical order, are: Adobe, Dell Technologies Garmin, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix, Samsung, and Texas Instruments. However, the tech industry as a whole is dragged down by public perception over a host of other issues from data privacy fiascos to sexual harassment scandals. One company among the top 10 was named the most-improved, zooming up eight points over 2018: Microsoft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Reputation Institute, a 20-plus year old reputation-measurement firm, has released its annual report on the tech industry. The top 10 most reputable tech companies of 2019, in alphabetical order, are: Adobe, Dell Technologies Garmin, HP, IBM, Intel,  Microsoft, Netflix, Samsung, and Texas Instruments.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Salesforce signs a big new deal with Microsoft's cloud to power one of its core productsMicrosoft is losing a key AI exec during a crucial moment that could shape the future of the companyGitHub is releasing its first-ever smartphone app, a year after Microsoft acquired it for $7.5 billion
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How to change the DPI of an image in Photoshop to print high-quality photos
Sharaf Maksumov/Shutterstock You'll want to know how to change the DPI of an image in Photoshop so you can print high-quality photos. DPI stands for dots per inch and usually 300 DPI is the standard; however, for professional prints you may want to have higher DPI. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When printing a high-quality photo, you'll want to make sure the image's DPI is optimized. DPI stands for dots per inch and refers to the number of physical dots per inch on a printed document. But when working on a computer — and using apps like Photoshop — we are measuring by PPI, which means pixels per inch. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:'Can you get Microsoft Word on an iPad?': Yes, you can — here's how to download and set it upHow to change your primary email address on PayPal, or add and confirm a new email to use as your primaryHow to delete your PayPal account on your Mac or PCSEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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Marcell Ozuna among players smartly embracing analytics in MLB free agency
Too often, as analytics have carved out an increasingly important place in player valuation and game-planning, the players themselves and their leadership have sounded as resistant to this revolution as Orrin Price (Morton Downey Jr.) was to using computers in “Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation.” The smarter players, and smarter agents, rather...
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Two Jail Workers Arrested for Failure to Monitor Jeffrey Epstein the Night of His Death
The federal employees expected to be charged with falsifying logs to cover up the lapse.
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The Dyson V11… or how I learned to stop worrying and love vacuuming
There are many household tasks I don’t like. Wiping down surfaces. Cleaning the shower head. Mopping. But one of my least favorite is (or, more accurately, was) hoovering. Apologies in advance for the dad joke, but it sucked. I had to maneuver this bulky machine out of an overfilled cupboard, its power cable was somehow wrapped around an old chair or suitcase, invariably causing everything to cascade out. And if I get through that? I need to hope I don’t trip over that damn black cord to an incredibly embarrassing death. And once that’s over? I need to actually do… This story continues at The Next Web
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The 12 best Christmas movies on Disney+ you can stream right now — from 'Miracle on 34th Street' to 'Home Alone'
Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Disney's new streaming service, Disney Plus, offers a wide array of content from Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Fox, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic.   Disney Plus also has an expansive list of Christmas movies available to stream.  Check out our top 12 Christmas movies on Disney Plus below, from nostalgic classics like "Miracle on 34th Street" to family favorites like "The Santa Clause".  Nothing can stop the cold weather from coming, but a classic holiday movie always makes the chill feel much cozier. Thankfully, Disney's new streaming service, Disney Plus, has plenty of heartwarming holiday films to choose from. Whether it's a nostalgic nod to Christmas mornings years ago, a kid-friendly choice sure to become a new holiday tradition, or a wintry original exclusive to the streaming service, Disney Plus' holiday movie selection includes options for every age range, genre, and level of Disney admiration.   We've rounded up our top 12 holiday movies on Disney Plus below, but be sure to check out the full movie selection to choose your own favorites.  If you haven't purchased Disney Plus yet, we broke down everything you need to know about the streaming service here. Its $6.99/month price tag deems it one of the most affordable streaming services, but there are still ways to save. The $69.99/year option brings the monthly cost down to $5.83, or you can bundle Disney Plus with ESPN+ and Hulu's basic plan to save on all three services (this option is also available with ad-free Hulu). Additionally, Verizon customers are potentially eligible to have Disney Plus included in their cellular plan. Once you choose which option best suits you, you can start streaming here.  Here are the top 12 Christmas movies currently streaming on Disney Plus.'Home Alone' 20th Century Fox Watch "Home Alone" on Disney Plus Kevin may be forgettable to his family, but "Home Alone" is unforgettable to its fans. Watch the shenanigans that unfold when a young boy's family accidentally leaves him at home during their family's Christmas vacation. All three "Home Alone" films are available on Disney Plus: you can view "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" here and "Home Alone 3" here.    'Noelle' Disney Watch "Noelle" on Disney Plus This Disney Plus original is the perfect opportunity to start a new family holiday tradition. "Noelle" follows the story of Kris Kringle's daughter (Anna Kendrick) as she searches for her brother (Bill Hader), Nick, in an attempt to save Christmas.  'Annie' (1999 adaptation) Disney Watch "Annie" on Disney Plus While the original version of "Annie" may not be a Christmas movie, the 1999 edition follows everyone's favorite redheaded orphan as she spends Christmas in Oliver Warbucks' luxury mansion. I grew up watching this version of "Annie," so I'm a bit biased, but dare I say it's better than the original. Plus, this version features plenty of musical theatre stars, including Audra McDonald, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, and Kathy Bates.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Your ultimate guide to holiday gift ideas for 2019 — from gifts under $100, $50, and $25, to the coolest tech gifts out thereThe top 20 Black Friday bestsellers among Business Insider readers last yearDisney Plus: Everything you need to know about Disney's new ad-free streaming service
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Salesforce just announced a bunch of new tools to help businesses know everything about their customers across sales, service, and marketing
Salesforce Salesforce is doubling down on its goal of helping businesses get a "360 degree view" of their customers with new announcements at its annual Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco.  The key announcement is a new tool called Customer 360 Data Manager. The tool will make it easy for users to create a single ID to identify their customers across all of their devices, and across the sales, service, and marketing departments.  Read more on the Business Insider homepage. Salesforce is doubling down on its goal of helping businesses get a "360 degree view" of their customers with new products announced today, ahead of its Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco.  For Salesforce, having a "360 degree view" means being able to track customer's actions, preferences and habits across devices. It's something Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block has called the company's "fourth act," and a "Holy Grail" for its customers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Salesforce's CMO explains why companies need to be 'values-driven' in order to keep their customersSalesforce signs a big new deal with Microsoft's cloud to power one of its core productsMicrosoft is losing a key AI exec during a crucial moment that could shape the future of the company
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Mom gets kidney donation from daughter's former teacher
A mom from North Carolina desperately needed a kidney and thought she'd have to wait up to eight years to get one. Then, her daughter's kindergarten teacher came to her hospital room with a surprise.
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Philip Rivers’ Chargers future is getting really complicated
Eli Manning is on the bench with the Giants. Ben Roethlisberger has been out most of the season in Pittsburgh with an elbow injury. And Philip Rivers only looks like he should be joining his fellow 2004 first-round draft picks on the sidelines. The Chargers will soon be facing the decision the Giants did this...
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7-Eleven now offers voice ordering through Alexa and Google Home
For the days that leaving your house to get snacks and supplies is just too unfathomable, there's 7-Eleven delivery. Now, for the days when looking at a screen is equally as taxing, there's 7-Eleven voice ordering.
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Mina Chang, senior State Department official, resigns over claims she embellished resumé
A senior State Department official has resigned amid reports that she embellished her resumé with bogus academic accomplishments and created a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it. Mina Chang, 35, the former deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, listed a nonexistent degree from the University...
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Cash-strapped Tori Spelling poses with a wad of $100 bills at Barneys
Money woes can't stop this couple.
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Tiny Goggles Turn Nintendo's R.O.B. Accessory Into the Worst Smartphone-Controlled Personal Assistant
To help sell people on its new console after the 1983 video game crash, Nintendo branded the NES as a complete “Entertainment System”, which included a robotic accessory that could play along with gamers. Thirty years later, some hackers at Croxel have found a clever way to revive that long-forgotten accessory.Read more...
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I took a class at Google on how to get the best search results, and I learned 5 tricks everyone should know (GOOG, GOOGL)
Shutterstock Some lesser-known tips for getting the best Google search results include paying attention to the order of the words in your search query, using suggested links that show up underneath results to save time, and using the minus symbol to exclude certain words from your results. Daniel M. Russell, Google's senior research scientist for search quality and user happiness, recently shared such tricks during a class at the company's New York City campus. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  It was nearly 10 a.m. on a Friday morning, and class was about to begin. I logged into the laptop sitting on the desk in front of me, opened a web browser, and prepared to get started on my first assignment: performing a Google search to find out when the Californian city of Santa Clara was founded. The class discussion that followed focused not only on the answers my classmates and I found, but the steps we took to get there. That's because I was taking a class at Grow with Google, the learning center next to the search giant's main campus in New York City that offers free classes, workshops, and one-on-one coaching sessions.  This particular session focused on how to get the most out of Google's search engine, and it was led by Daniel M. Russell, Google's senior research scientist for search quality and user happiness who has been with the company for 14 years. Even if you consider yourself a Google expert and use the search engine daily, there are probably a couple of tweaks you can make to improve the quality of your search results. Here are five tricks I learned from taking Google's class and speaking with Russell beforehand. Pay attention to the order of the words in your query. Shutterstock Getting an ideal result from Google's search engine isn't just about finding the right search terms. It's important to put them in the correct order too. Russell pointed to two specific examples to underscore the important role word order can play when conducting a search. A search for "sky blue" will yield different results than "blue sky," for instance, since one term refers to a specific shade of the color blue and the other describes the color of the sky. The same could be said for the search terms "dog chow" and "chow dog;" one refers to pet food while the other is the name of a breed of dog.  Of course, there will always be exceptions to the rule. Searching for something like "iPhone 11 cases" will probably turn up similar results as "cases iPhone 11." But if you're not finding the results you're looking for, it's worth considering whether the words are written in the correct order.  Use the minus sign (-) to exclude certain words from your search results. Associated Press Use the minus symbol to better refine your search by excluding words that aren't relevant. For example, if you're performing a search to learn more about penguins (the animal), and want to filter out results pertaining to the hockey team, try searching for something like "penguin -Pittsburgh -hockey." Use the suggested links that appear under some search results to save time. Business Insider/Lisa Eadicicco If you're looking for a specific piece of information about a broad topic, try clicking on the links that appear under the main search result. These links typically appear under Wikipedia search results, and they can bring you directly to a section of the page that includes the information you're looking for. In the example above, you'll notice there are links that bring you directly to the sections of the Wikipedia page for Thanksgiving that cover the history of the holiday. It's a small tip, but one that can help you find what you're looking for a little bit faster.  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The life and career of John Legere, the unconventional T-Mobile CEO who just announced he's stepping down next yearI've been playing games on Google's ambitious new Netflix-like game service for the last week, and it's clear the service isn't ready for primetimeAn artist pranked people by leaving life-sized Airpods stickers on the ground all over San FranciscoSEE ALSO: After more than 2 months with the Apple Card, I've never felt more attached to my iPhone
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Lakers' LeBron James Calls Luka Doncic a 'Bad MOFO' After 40-Point Triple-Double
After Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic became the second-youngest player in NBA history to score 40 or more points in a triple-double Monday, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James offered his endorsement...
Transfers Making Biggest Early Impact on 2019-20 Men's College Basketball Season
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Protesters and police locked in tense standoff at Hong Kong university
A standoff between pro-democracy protesters and police in Hong Kong is underway at a university. CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio joined "CBSN AM" from outside the school.
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Wall Street opens at record high as trade optimism persists
Wall Street's main stock indexes opened at record highs on Tuesday on continued optimism that the United States and China would put an end to their damaging trade war, despite a slide in retail stocks after dour forecasts from Home Depot and Kohl's.
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A $840 million kit deal could make Manchester City the Premier League's most profitable football club for the first time in history
Getty/Matt McNulty Manchester City could become the Premier League's most profitable club for the first time ever next year, courtesy of a new $840 million kit deal with Puma. The 10-year deal, which was signed in February, will see City's profits soar to a club record of $725 million for 2020, according to The Mail. That figure would see it draw level with Manchester United's projected figures, which are expected to fall from last year's $734 million following a disappointing past 18 months. Both City and United are likely to remain behind Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Bayern Munich in Deloitte's annual Football Money League, however. Read more of our soccer stories here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Manchester City could become the Premier League's most profitable club for the first time ever next year, courtesy of a new $840 million kit deal with Puma. City was outside of the world's top 20 clubs in terms of annual revenue in 2008, the year in which Sheikh Mansour and the Abu Dhabi United Group took over the club, according to Deloitte's Football Money League.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:A 19-year-old scores so many goals he's starting to sleep with his winning footballs, calls them his 'girlfriends,' and says Manchester United links are 'boring as f---'An Irish footballer scored a phenomenal 75-yard goal from his own half of the pitch, and it was longer than the furthest field goal in NFL historyReal Madrid is reportedly considering spending more than half a billion dollars to snatch PSG's 20-year-old French forward Kylian Mbappe away from BarcelonaSEE ALSO: The 12 richest billionaire Premier League club owners, and how they made their fortune
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Caroline Spiegel, the sister of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, is taking on sites like PornHub with the launch of her new audio porn site
Bridget Badore Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has a sister named Caroline who is also in the tech industry. Caroline Spiegel launched a startup earlier this year called Quinn, a "much less gross, more fun PornHub for women," she told TechCrunch in March. However, Quinn has since rebranded after discovering that more than just women were enjoying the site's audio and written porn, but "they just hadn't felt they could ask for it." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's a new startup that's entered the $30 billion sex-tech industry, and the last name of its founder isn't entirely unfamiliar to Silicon Valley. Caroline Spiegel is the younger sister of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. It was first reported in March that Caroline Spiegel, as a 22-year-old Stanford University senior studying computer science, was launching a website home to free audio- and text-based porn, and devoid of visual content. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk unveil his latest plan for conquering MarsSee Also:Snap CEO Evan Spiegel says that Snapchat fact-checks political ads: 'We don't allow things like misinformation to appear in that advertising'The US cities with the most million-dollar homes are all major tech hubs, and it points to a darker side effect of the rise of big techTikTok chief says political content is allowed on the viral video app as long as it's 'creative and joyful'SEE ALSO: It's a difficult time for the 857 people in the US named Elizabeth Holmes who weren't the creators of Theranos
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17 relationship facts everybody should know before getting married
DreamWorks Relationships are complicated, and every relationship is different. That said, scientists have identified some predictors of success in relationships that are important to consider before getting married. For example, getting excited for each other's news is a good thing and moving in to "test" the relationship usually isn't. Visit for more stories. Thinking about popping the question? Before you do, consider the large and growing body of scientific research on relationships: what strengthens and weakens them and what predicts long-term success versus dissolution. Below, we've put together a list of 17 nontrivial facts about relationships to consider before you hire a wedding planner. This is an update of an article originally posted by Drake Baer.If you wait until you're 23 to commit, you're less likely to get divorced. Getty Images A 2014 University of North Carolina at Greensboro study found that American women who cohabitate or get married at age 18 have a 60% divorce rate, but women who wait until 23 to make either of those commitments have a divorce rate around 30%. "The longer couples waited to make that first serious commitment [cohabitation or marriage], the better their chances for marital success," The Atlantic reported. The 'in love' phase lasts about a year. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty The honeymoon phase doesn't go on forever. According to a 2005 study by the University of Pavia in Italy, it lasts about a year. After that, levels of a chemical called "nerve growth factor," which is associated with intense romantic feelings, start to fall. Helen Fisher, a psychologist and relationship expert, told Business Insider that it's unclear when exactly the "in love" feeling starts to fade, but it does so "for good evolutionary reasons," she said, because "it's very metabolically expensive to spend an awful lot of time focusing on just one person in that high-anxiety state." Two people can be compatible — or incompatible — on multiple levels. 'The Break-up'/Universal Studios Back in the 1950s and '60s, Canadian psychologist Eric Berne introduced a three-tiered model for understanding a person's identity. He found that each of us have three "ego states" operating at once: The parent: What you've been taught The child: What you have felt The adult: What you have learned When you're in a relationship, you relate to your partner on each of those levels: The parent: Do you have similar values and beliefs about the world? The child: Do you have fun together? Can you be spontaneous? Do you think your partner's hot? Do you like to travel together? The adult: Does each person think the other is bright? Are you good at solving problems together? While having symmetry across all three is ideal, people often get together to "balance each other." For instance, one may be nurturing and the other playful. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:10 fears you need to let go of to move forward in your lifeTwo students were killed in a school shooting in Los Angeles on Thursday — here are 5 countries that have taken radical steps to eliminate firearm deathsVirtual kitchens are poised to disrupt the restaurant industry — and VCs say it's a smart investmentSEE ALSO: Whether you're single or married, these are 11 facts about flirting that everyone should know
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Lena Waithe on "Queen & Slim," rural Colorado town tries to attract teachers
Watch Part 4 of "CBS This Morning": In our School Matters series, we're taking a look at the crisis in the country’s rural classrooms due to a shortage of teachers. Also, Lena Waithe, the first black woman to win an Emmy Award for comedy writing, shares about her latest project, "Queen & Slim."
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Jewish gravestones used as cobblestones to be returned to Old Jewish Cemetery
Pieces of Jewish gravestones unearthed during excavation work in Prague will be returned to the Czech capital’s Old Jewish Cemetery. The agreement was reached between the city and its Jewish community after the fragments were discovered in some of Prague’s pedestrian zones, according to BBC News. The pieces, removed from a 19th-century Jewish cemetery, were...
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Amazon’s latest Fire TV accessory is an IR blaster that lets your Echo control your TV
Amazon’s new Fire TV Blaster. | Image: Amazon Amazon has announced a new Fire TV accessory called the Fire TV Blaster. It’s a $34.99 IR blaster that’s designed to let you control hardware like your TV set or cable box using Alexa in concert with your existing Fire TV setup. The added IR blaster allows you even greater control over your TV setup through Alexa, allowing you to switch inputs and control things like power, volume, and playback through Echo voice controls. The $35 accessory gives Amazon’s other Fire TV hardware the similar TV-controlling functionality that Amazon’s IR-blaster-equipped Fire TV Cube already offers but at a lower price (and without requiring customers to redo their entire setup). Amazon already offers an IR-enabled Alexa Voice Remote with its newer... Continue reading…
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Pop-up shelters that can be assembled in 20 minutes without tools could help address California's mounting homelessness crisis
Pallet A Washington-based company called Pallet makes pop-up homeless shelters that can be assembled in 20 minutes without any tools. Pallet recently assembled two of these shelters outside Sacramento City Hall to demonstrate the concept. From 2017 to 2019, the number of homeless residents in Sacramento County rose by nearly 20%. The city's mayor is pushing to have 150 of the pop-up shelters built before winter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sacramento City Hall witnessed a demonstration on November 13, but it wasn't a protest. For about 20 minutes, workers assembled two pop-up homeless shelters on the sidewalk outside the building without using any tools. Their goal was to demonstrate a potential solution to Sacramento's mounting homelessness crisis.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: One man is trying to end homelessness in Los Angeles by building tiny housesSee Also:34 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancerThis is how the world's 5 youngest billionaires spend their time and moneyA Silicon Valley startup is offering $10,000 to workers who volunteer to leave the Bay Area
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White House releases physician's memo of Trump's unannounced hospital visit
The White House released a memo from President Donald Trump's physician on the state of the 73-year-old's health after Saturday's visit to Walter Reed Medical Center.
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White House official criticizes Trump call, decries 'cowardly' attacks
A White House official testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday that the president's phone call urging Ukraine's leader to investigate Trump's political rivals was improper and blasted what he called "cowardly" attacks on witnesses in the investigation.
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Kelly Clarkson’s talk show renewed for second season
NBCUniversal has renewed the “The Kelly Clarkson Show” through the 2020-2021 season, extending Clarkson’s daytime run.
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Facebook launched a meme-making app called Whale. Here's why you haven't heard of it.
Facebook's new app Whale lets you "make your own memes" with "pro tools." So why haven't you heard about it? Well, the company apparently doesn't want everyone to know about it just yet. According to a report by The Information, Facebook's NPE (New Product Experimentation) group launched the app, and it's currently only available on the Canadian App Store.  The official description says the Whale app is free to use with "no hidden subscription pricing," and it allows users to create memes with their own images or pictures from the app's stock photo library. Once you choose a photo, you can then add text, and various effects, emoji, stickers and other meme-related shenanigans. When you're done, you can save your freshly created memes to the camera roll, and/or share them to social media and message threads directly from the app.  Read more...More about Facebook, Memes, Tech, and Big Tech Companies
Lake District under pressure to ban 4x4s from farm tracks
Unesco advisers highly critical after national park authority opts to allow off-roadingPressure is mounting on the Lake District national park to reconsider its decision to allow off-road cars and motorbikes on farm tracks which campaigners say is devastating the tranquillity of the area.England’s largest national park has received a highly critical letter from advisers to Unesco, which granted it world heritage status in 2017 after a 20-year campaign. Continue reading...
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Prison guard expected to surrender to face charges related to Jeffrey Epstein's death
At least one guard on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein died in prison is expected to self-surrender Tuesday at federal court in Manhattan to face charges that are expected to include falsifying records, according to a source familiar with the case. - RSS Channel
Jeffrey Epstein: two New York prison guards arrested
Duo responsible for guarding Epstein taken into custodyGhislaine Maxwell: socialite at center of Epstein controversyTwo New York correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself have been arrested, it was reported on Tuesday. Related: New Epstein accuser sues estate and calls on Prince Andrew to share information Continue reading...
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Verizon expands 5G to 'parts of' Boston, Houston and Sioux Falls
Verizon (Engadget's parent company) is continuing its ever-so-gradual 5G rollout in three cities. The ultra wideband wireless is now live in "parts of" Boston, Houston, and Sioux Falls -- notably, the carrier's 5G deployments in each state. As usua...
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Parents of Besieged Hong Kong Protesters Come to the Front Lines
The parents of young people under siege at a university emerged as a humanizing call for compromise.
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Cook up a storm with these top cookbooks on sale
TL;DR: Top cookbooks are on sale on Amazon, saving you up to 70% on list price. There is going to be a lot of eating taking place over the festive period, and probably a lot of cooking, too.  Whether or not you are planning on getting your hands dirty in the kitchen, you should consider investing in a top cookbook on Amazon, because you can now save up to 70% on a wide range of books for every wannabe chef. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: When is it and what are the best deals in the UK? You could buy yourself a book for some inspiration, or pick up something as a gift for a loved one. Either way you should end up eating something tasty, and that's great news for hungry shoppers everywhere. Read more...More about Cookbook, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Federal prison guards in custody in connection with Jeffrey Epstein death
The guards are accused of failing to conduct regular checks on Epstein, who hanged himself with a bedsheet in prison.      
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AirPod wearers trolled by fakes they keep trying to pick up
Pablo Rochat designed and printed realistic two-dimensional stickers that look like AirPods and watched to see if unsuspecting people picked them up.
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Fossil hunter finds 185M year-old ‘golden snitch’ with ancient sea creature inside
Quidditch ball shaped fossils are just some of the many discoveries that have been made by amateur archaeologist Aaron Smith.
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Former hedge fund trader gets 40 months in prison for tricking investors by overvaluing assets
Reuters Jeremy Shor, a former trader at shuttered hedge fund Premium Point Investments, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on Monday, Bloomberg reported.  Shor was convicted in July for conspiring with the fund's co-founder to inflate the value of the firm's assets in order to win over new investors and keep existing clients.  Premium Point co-founder Anilesh "Neil" Ahuja — who was also found guilty in July — is scheduled for sentencing next week, according to Bloomberg.  Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. A former hedge fund trader was sentenced to spend 40 months in prison for working with the firm's co-founder to trick investors by overvaluing assets.  Jeremy Shor, a previous employee of shuttered fund Premium Point Investments, was given the sentence by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla on Monday, Bloomberg reported. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairsState-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion in a new IPO range, setting the stage for the world's largest public listing
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A Canadian podcast reveals everything wrong with the Trump administration's migrant baby adoption policy
The US government detained more than 69,000 migrant children last year in the course of its brutal family separation policy. There's no guarantee these kids will ever be reunited with their parents; in fact, some of them have already been put up for "adoption" (read: legalized kidnapping) after their parents were deported. Many of these adoption agencies are of course Christian organizations, who genuinely believe themselves to be acting from a compassionate, altruistic pro-life perspective. This is not breaking news; nor is it necessarily unique to the Trump administration. But I was reminded of it as I scrolled through Twitter over the weekend: ICYMI: Some asylum seekers who have given birth in custody were forced to hand over their newborns to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. We were unable to verify what happens to the children of women who lack access to legal help. — Rewire.News (@Rewire_News) November 15, 2019 And for whatever reason, this reminder flagged another connection in the mind: the second season of the "Missing and Murdered" podcast, produced by CBC, the Canadian public broadcasting service. Also known as "Finding Cleo," the 10-episode second season follows host Connie Walker as she tries to track down the truth about a deceased Cree girl named Cleo. According to Cleo's sister, Christine, all of the siblings in their family were forcefully taken from their First Nations home by Canadian child protective services. Somehow, Cleo ended up being adopted by a white Christian family in the United States until she was allegedly raped and murdered. Read the rest
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Clumio raises $135 million for cloud data backup and recovery tools
Data backup and recovery software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Clumio raised $135 million in a series C fundraising round.
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