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Iranian gov reportedly offering bounties to those who rat out illegal Bitcoin miners
The Iranian government is reportedly offering a bounty for anyone that dobs illegal Bitcoin mining businesses to the authorities. A spokesperson from Iran‘s Energy Ministry reportedly said that anyone who outs those using subsidized electricity for cryptocurrency mining will be rewarded with up to 20 percent of the funds recovered from the miner, PressTV reports. Damages are based on how much electricity the cryptocurrency miners have used. Energy Ministry spokesperson Mostafa Rajabi made the announcement in an interview with the IRIB News yesterday. Rajabi said that using the national grid to mine cryptocurrencies during peak hours will be outlawed under… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Cows swept away by floodwaters during Hurricane Dorian were found alive four miles away on an island
Three cows separated from their herd and swept away by Hurricane Dorian have been found miles from home in a national seashore park, a spokesman said.
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Apple's new Research app lets you enroll in 3 health studies
Apple launched a new app called Research, letting users enroll in three health studies: the Apple Women’s Health Study, Apple Heart and Movement Study, and Apple Hearing Study. The app streamlines the process of participating in a health study. Users can download it and have Apple devices like iPhone and Apple Watch record data from everyday activities like exercising, walking or going to a concert.  “Participants on the Research app have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact that could lead to new discoveries and help millions lead healthier lives," Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a statement.  Read more...More about Apple, Health Study, Apple Research, Tech, and Health
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Password manager 1Password raises $200 million in its first round of funding
1Password has raised $200 million in a series A round of funding led by Accel. The money will be used to grow its enterprise product.
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Twinkies cereal is hitting store shelves next month
Hey, where’s the cream filling? Twinkies cereal will be hitting store shelves nationwide next month. Beginning in late December, fans of the sponge snack cake can consume it as a breakfast food, called Post Hostess Twinkies Cereal. The sugary collaboration between Post Consumer Brands and Twinkies-maker Hostess replicates the gas station treat’s golden-colored cake and...
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Watch giant whale swim under surfers in Southern California
"It was completely surreal and so insane," said the 18-year-old who captured the drone footage.
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Spain's former BBVA chairman 'FG' placed under investigation: source
Spain's High Court on Thursday placed the former chairman of BBVA , Francisco Gonzalez, under investigation as part of a probe into an alleged spying case, a source with knowledge of the matter said.
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Recanvass begins in Kentucky governor's race
The recanvass of the Kentucky governor's race results is officially underway.
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US superbug deaths are falling but infections are on the rise
NEW YORK — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some surprising news in a report released Wednesday: US superbug deaths appear to be going down. About 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017, down 18 percent...
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Skip Bayless, Ezekiel Elliott’s mom in prolonged feud after jersey toss
Skip Bayless didn’t mean to hurt the feelings of Ezekiel Elliott’s mom Dawn, but he isn’t apologizing for being critical of her son. On Monday, the FS1 host and fierce Cowboys fan posted a video of himself on Twitter as he tossed Elliott’s jersey into the trash following Dallas’ 28-24 loss to Minnesota on Sunday....
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'The Simpsons' episode featuring Michael Jackson is not on Disney Plus
Disney Plus screenshot The 1991 season three premiere of "The Simpsons" that featured the voice of Michael Jackson is not included in Disney Plus. The service is the exclusive streaming home of the series and includes all 30 seasons, minus this episode, titled "Stark Raving Dad." The episode was pulled from broadcast television in March after two men accused Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were young boys in the HBO documentary, "Leaving Neverland." Jackson's estate denied the allegations and sued HBO for $100 million.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 1991 season three premiere of "The Simpsons," titled "Stark Raving Dad," is missing from Disney's new streaming platform, Disney Plus. The episode featured the voice of Michael Jackson, though he's not officially credited in the episode. Disney Plus is the exclusive streaming home of the long-running animated series, which Disney acquired in its purchase of Fox's film studio and many of its television assets. The service includes all 30 seasons, minus this episode. Season three starts with its second episode in the service's list.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Disney Plus has 10 million sign-ups a day after launchingDisney Plus is crashing and having technical issues on launch day for some usersThe top Disney Plus exec says it will have to push beyond its family-friendly image to succeed, and its Netherlands test run hints at how
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I got my teeth straightened through an online service called Candid for under $2,000 — here’s how it works
  Candid I tried straightening my teeth with Candid, an online company that sends you a personalized treatment plan and sets of plastic aligners for a flat price of $1,900.  The process consists of a few main steps and mostly ran smoothly for me. And even when it wasn't, Candid's helpful support team got me back on track.  You either order its $95 starter kit (now $20 through a site promotion) or visit a Candid Studio to create a teeth scan, then you receive an individualized plan from an orthodontist in Candid's network, wear the aligners for the recommended period of time, and then finish the treatment off with a set of free retainers.  You'll like Candid's services if you want to straighten your teeth with subtle, non-obtrusive aligners and without spending an exorbitant amount of money or time.   Product Embed: Product Name: Candid Starter Kit Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dcd69d17eece52d4c0fe7de&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Banza vs. RightRice — how 2 low-carb rice alternatives stack up in taste and nutritional valueThis unique toy is helping my 16-month-old learn about emotions — it displays 6 different faces to show how it's feeling18 gifts every Disney dad will love — from a Disney+ subscription to a LEGO set of 'Steamboat Willie'
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Trailer for 'SpongeBob' movie features Keanu Reeves and Awkwafina. Great!
Almost a year after the death of SpongeBob creator Steven Hillenberg, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation have teamed up on The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run, on which Hillenberg is listed as an executive producer. The CGI-animated movie, which follows Spongebob on his quest to find his stolen pet snail, Gary, gathers the animated series voice cast in a large-scale reprisal of their iconic roles: Tom Kenny as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star, Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, Rodger Bumpass as Squidward Tentacles, Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks, and Douglas Lawrence as Plankton. Newcomers to the franchise will join in on the fun as well, such as Awkwafina, Reggie Watts, and Keanu Reeves. Read more...More about Nickelodeon, Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Starrr, Squidward, and Entertainment
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Turkey to send suspected American ISIS fighter back to U.S.
The man was deported to Greece on Nov. 11 but was stranded when officials there refused to accept him.
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Indiana judges suspended over drunken White Castle brawl that left 2 shot
The three Indiana judges who were involved in a brawl in Indianapolis that left two of them shot have been temporarily suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court. The State Supreme Court handed down the order on Tuesday, writing in its ruling that the actions of Clark County judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs and Crawford...
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International Criminal Court to Investigate Abuses Against Myanmar’s Rohingya Minority
More than 700,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape persecution
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Pope Francis says tech companies have ‘responsibility’ to protect minors
Pope Francis said on Thursday that technology company executives and investors must be held accountable if they put profit before the protection of children, including from easy access to pornography on the web. Francis spoke at the start of a Vatican conference on “Promoting Digital Child Dignity” that brought companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and...
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Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more celebrities read horribly mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
ABC Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, John Mayer, Chance the Rapper, Green Day, and more musicians read brutally mean tweets written about them during Wednesday evening's episode of the ABC talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." One tweet read: "Billie Eilish dresses like she got her clothes stolen at the gym so they gave her what they had in the lost n found bin." In response to one Twitter user who said Lizzo seems like she's "seen a lot" of bus passes and McDonald's Happy Meals, the chart-topping singer retorted: "Yeah I'm a big b---- and I ride a bus — a tour bus, motherf---er. Where's yours?" Another tweet said that Cardi B "looks loud" even if she's muted, and the rapper was confused. "How I look loud? I'm loud? I don't even think I'm loud. Suck my a--," she said in response. Watch the video below (Warning: There is explicit language). Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   Youtube Embed: //www.youtube.com/embed/h1sCiXTlR8Q Width: 560px Height: 315px  NOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Every song that hit No. 1 on the chart in 2019, so farCarrie Underwood serenaded unsuspecting customers at a boot shop in Nashville, and their reactions were pricelessChrissy Teigen hilariously removed 2 of John Legend's Grammys off a shelf to make room for her Baby2Baby award
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How to uninstall Steam games to save space on your computer, and reinstall them later
g0d4ather/Shutterstock You can uninstall Steam games right from your Steam Library or the game's landing page, and reinstall them again later. Once you uninstall a Steam game, it won't be playable until you reinstall it. Some games, especially if they're new, take up a tremendous amount of space on your computer — uninstalling a game will free up that space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Computer gaming, while pricey, is one of the best ways to experience the newest and hottest games. And while physical discs still exist, the most popular way to experience games on your PC or Mac is through Steam.  However, like with other programs, finding enough storage space to download your favorite games can be a pain. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why it's so hard for planes to land on waterSee Also:How to download Steam on your PC or Mac, and gain access to the internet's largest collection of gamesHow to delete your Steam account permanently, which will erase all of your games and account informationHow to activate an Apple Watch and set it up for use, with your iPhone nearbySEE ALSO: The best all-in-one PCs you can buy
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Arrest Made in Fatal Stabbing Over Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Maryland police confirmed the capture of Ricoh McClain, 30, on Twitter
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Adyen is making its first move into card issuing
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce 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. The payments technology firm announced Adyen Issuing, its first step into issuing, and a new product that builds onto existing services, including in-store and online processing and gateway functionality. Adyen-issued cards can be virtual or physical and can be used online, in-store, in-app, and in mobile wallets. Clients can customize their cards with their branding and use APIs to manage onboarding and cardholders' experiences. They can also potentially get a clearer picture of cash flow because Adyen Issuing is integrated with Adyen's acquiring capabilities. Adyen's existing offerings, specifically its acquiring business, could help Adyen Issuing take off.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Starling has hit the 1 million account milestone, placing it among the three most successful UK neobanksZego has become the first UK insurtech to get its own insurance licenseHSBC and RBS are rolling out new digital banking platforms
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28 unique and unexpected gifts from UncommonGoods they haven't seen before
UncommonGoods We highly recommend shopping UncommonGoods for any gifting occasion.  Its unique products are made by independent makers from around the world, saving you from generic and unmemorable gifts.  UncommonGoods is one of the few places we know we'll always find something cool for our loved ones, whether they're hungry home cooks, die-hard sports fans, or classic old souls. Shopping is time-consuming and stressful, so it's no wonder many of us often default to buying generic, unmemorable gifts just to get the whole process over with. We've all been guilty of it, and part of the reason is the lack of unique options that live in one, easily shoppable place.  UncommonGoods, an online shop inspired by the founder's experiences roaming craft fairs and trade shows, highlights the best of independent makers from around the world. Selling thousands of unique products, it's one of the few places we know we'll always find something cool for our loved ones, whether they're hungry home cooks, die-hard sports fans, or classic old souls.  If you see a lot of gifts from the site that you like, or you think you'll shop UncommonGoods beyond the holidays for other gifting occasions, sign up for its Uncommon Perks shipping program. Shipping prices ordinarily start at $4.95 and depend on your order value and desired shipping speed, but this $14.90 annual membership will get you free standard shipping on all US orders, regardless of order value.  The top 5 best holiday gifts from UncommonGoods: A pair of lamps made for long-distance relationships A hot sauce making kit A cheeseboard shaped like their home state A card game for lovers of Shakespeare A kit that turns your favorite fruit into a working keg Before you dive into the treasure trove that is UncommonGoods, check out our 28 top gift ideas from the site:A beautiful and unconventional puzzle UncommonGoods Geode Puzzle, $65, available at UncommonGoods If regular puzzles just aren't challenging enough for them, these nature-inspired ones exercise their brain in new and exciting ways.    A pair of lamps made for long-distance relationships UncommonGoods Long Distance Friendship Lamp, $85-$170, available at UncommonGoods Everyone is busy these days, and it's not as easy to keep up with loved ones as we all wish. A set of paired lamps, one of which lights up when the other is touched, lets them know you're still thinking of them even when you don't have time to talk. Our editor uses them to keep in touch with her parents. A cheeseboard shaped like their home state UncommonGoods USA and State Serving Board, $48, available at UncommonGoods State pride and an excellent cheese and charcuterie spread go hand in hand with these beautiful bamboo boards.    See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:18 gifts every Disney dad will love — from a Disney+ subscription to a LEGO set of 'Steamboat Willie'18 creative and unexpected gifts for 'Strangers Things' fans46 cool stocking stuffers you can get on Amazon for under $20
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Anna Kendrick in 'Noelle' delivers relentless Christmas chaos for Disney+
The following contains spoilers for Disney+'s Noelle. Santa is dead. That’s the holly, jolly premise of Noelle, a Disney+ original movie debuting for the service’s pre-Thanksgiving launch.  There’s no explanation of how Santa died, but without the big guy around, his reluctant son, Nick (Bill Hader), must take up the velvet cap and coat to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. It’s a format tackled by countless other movies, but with an added twist here.  At Nick’s side are his sister, Noelle (Anna Kendrick), his mother, Mrs. Claus (Julie Hagerty), and the Claus family’s personal elf, Polly (Shirley MacLaine). There’s also Cousin Gabe (Billy Eichner), who works in the IT department, an adorable reindeer-in-training named Snowcone, and a gaggle of nosey North Polians eager to see replacement Santa pull off the big delivery. Read more...More about Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Disney Plus, Noelle, and Entertainment
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Banza vs. RightRice — how 2 low-carb rice alternatives stack up in taste and nutritional value
Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Banza and RightRice make rice alternatives that have fewer carbs, more fiber, and more protein than traditional white rice.  Both cook and taste just like white rice, too, making the switch to either of the brands one of few sacrifices.  Banza has less sodium and fewer calories, is faster to cook, and is a little cheaper, while RightRice doesn't require as much supervision while cooking and is also available in flavored options.  Product Embed: Product Name: Banza Chickpea Rice (6-Pack) Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5da5c149cc4a0a261406bb85&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%Product Embed: Product Name: RightRice Original (6-Pack) Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dcd661f7eece5288b3e3a88&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%   Whatever food or snack you love, there's probably a more nutritious, "better-for-you" version of it out there. Noodles made from spiralized zucchini, pizza crusts made from cauliflower, and sweet treats made from dried fruit rinds just scratch the surface of ways you can make your favorite food healthier. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 10 best books of 2019, according to AmazonThis unique toy is helping my 16-month-old learn about emotions — it displays 6 different faces to show how it's feelingThe best online deals and sales happening now
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Elon Musk just chose Berlin as the location for Tesla's newest factory. But the CEO might be wildly underestimating cultural differences between the US and Germany as Walmart, Amazon, and Chrysler have done before.
Kyle Grillot/Reuters Several American companies that have opened up businesses in Germany have consistently encountered problems with German labor laws and its work culture. Experts believe that Tesla, which announced Tuesday that it's opening up a new Gigafactory in Berlin, will encounter similar problems. The car manufacturing company has already had several complaints about its work environment in the past, and experts believe that if this continues in Germany, the site will be shut down. Other problems the American company could face are cultural miscommunication and language barriers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Elon Musk announced at an award ceremony in Berlin on Tuesday that he would open the next Tesla Gigafactory in Brandenburg, it could have been just another one of his many claims. After all, anyone who knows Musk knows that the Tesla CEO often likes making impulsive statements. If one were to take everything that Musk said seriously, Tesla would no longer be listed on the stock exchange, would have delivered 500,000 cars last year, and would have already made all of its vehicles fully autonomous.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Elon Musk show off Tesla’s first electric semi — which can go from 0-60 mph in five secondsSee Also:The best soda makersThe best dining tables10 tricks for remembering everything you readSEE ALSO: A German company is testing a 5-hour workday where employees only check email twice and small talk is banned
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Facebook Removed 3.2B Fake Accounts Since April
The latest Facebook Community Standards Enforcement Report demonstrates how big of a task policing the social network has become.
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Police officers charged over Dalian Atkinson death are suspended
Two West Mercia officers had returned to limited duties after initially being suspendedThe two police officers facing criminal charges over the death of the former footballer Dalian Atkinson have been suspended from duty, the Guardian has learned.One officer, PC Benjamin Monk, faces a charge of murder, while another, PC Mary Ellen Bettley-Smith, is charged with assault. Continue reading...
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13 countries that have only one billionaire
Michael Buckner/Getty Images There are approximately 2,153 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes. Many of them are concentrated in countries like the US, China, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom. But some countries, such as Iceland, Portugal, and Qatar, are home to only one billionaire. Business Insider scoured Forbes' billionaires list to determine which nations have just one billionaire and then compared each billionaire's wealth to the country's GDP.  In Liechtenstein, the country's only billionaire is worth almost half of the GDP of the whole country.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2019, there are approximately 2,153 billionaires in the world, according to Forbes. Most of these ultra-wealthy individuals are concentrated in countries like the US, China, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom. The US is home to the highest number of billionaires: an estimated 705. That's followed by China with an estimated 285 billionaires, and Germany with 146. Some countries, however, are home to just one billionaire. Business Insider scoured Forbes' billionaires ranking to find which nations have just one billionaire, and then compared each billionaire's wealth to the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country, based on data from the World Bank. In Liechtenstein, for example, the country's only billionaire is worth almost half of the GDP of the whole country. And the richest man in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is actually worth about $600 million more than his country's GDP.  Here are 13 countries that have only one billionaire.Algeria: Issad Rebrab IVORYCOAST-AGRICULTURE/CEVITAL REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon Net worth: $3.8 billion Percentage of country's GDP: ~2.1% Source of wealth: Food Rebrab is the founder and CEO of Algeria's largest privately-held company, Cevital, which owns one of the world's largest sugar refineries. The company also owns an Italian steel mill, a French appliances maker, and a German water purification company. All five of Rebrab's children work at Cevital.  Angola: Isabel dos Santos REUTERS/Toby Melville Net worth: $2.2 billion Percentage of country's GDP: ~2.0% Source of wealth: Investments Dos Santos is the oldest daughter of Angola's former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who left office in 2017. According to Forbes, Dos Santos acquired stakes in Angolan companies like banks and a telecom firm during her father's presidency. Georgia: Bidzina Ivanishvili REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Net worth: $4.9 billion Percentage of country's GDP: ~30.2% Source of wealth: Investments Ivanishvili amassed his fortune in Russia in the metals and banking industries before moving back to Georgia in 2013. He served as Georgia's prime minister for 13 months in 2012 and 2013. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The top 25 Americans who funded politics in 2018The world's largest brewer, which produces Corona and Budweiser, is about to get even bigger. Meet AB InBev's famously private CEO, who has only one hobby and doesn't like company perks.Alibaba hit $13 billion in sales in the first hour of Singles' Day. Meet the event's creator and Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, the richest person in China.SEE ALSO: Comparing Forbes' lists of America's richest people from 1982 and 2019 shows how differently wealth is tracked today DON'T MISS: The 15 richest people in India, ranked
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Bossa Nova unveils inventory robot for small stores
Bossa Nova Robotics unveiled its latest roboot for scanning store shelves that can inventory fresh food and apparel and operate in smaller stores.
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Former model who goes by ‘Kiki’ to detail Jeffrey Epstein abuse on Dr. Oz
A former New York model is coming forward for the first time Thursday to claim she was assaulted by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The accuser, only using the name ‘Kiki,’ is speaking out on TV’s “Dr. Oz” about her alleged abuse at the hands of the multi-millionaire pervert who treated her as a “disposable” item to...
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Beat the Black Friday rush with the best smartphones for photography
TL;DR: Don't wait for Black Friday with these smartphone deals on Amazon, saving you up to £200 on list price. Black Friday is almost here, and many retailers have started to drop deals and price guarantees. This is the best time to be a shopper, so enjoy it while it lasts. You can expect loads of deals on everything from 4K TVs to portable laptops in the coming weeks, but that doesn't mean you can't start saving right away. Amazon has already launched a number of impressive deals, with smartphones from top brands falling in price. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best Amazon deals in the UK Read more...More about Photography, Smartphones, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
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Chris DeWolfe interview: Jam City bets on Disney Frozen 2 collaboration
Jam City made a big bet on licensed titles with Disney Frozen Adventures. It collaborated with Disney to make the mobile match-3 game.
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This custom 3D-printed bicycle helmet is the future of saving skulls
Welcome to Riding Nerdy, TNW’s fortnightly dive into bicycle-based tech, where we go into too much detail and geek out on all things related to pedal-powered gadgets. Cycling is dangerous. In Britain more than 100 cyclists are killed and more than 3,000 are seriously injured each year. Reducing these numbers is no small task.  But one plucky startup from Britain, backed by ex-pro and Australian national road cycling champion Simon Gerrans, thinks it can make cycling safer with its 3D-printed fully-custom bicycle helmet.  Earlier this year, I got to see how the company — called HEXR — was manufacturing its… This story continues at The Next Web
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Get a Health Insurance Cost Estimate Even If You're Not Buying Coverage
It’s that time of year again. No, not curled-up-watching-football-on-the-couch season (although it is also that). I’m talking about open enrollment, the one time every year when you can get or change your health insurance through the Affordable Care Act without a qualifying life event.Read more...
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MLB holiday gift guide 2019
The holiday shopping season is upon us, and what better way to bring cheer than by signing a free agent. Here’s a look at the most attractive presents this winter, including some big-ticket items as well as a few stocking stuffers that are sure to please. Behind the velvet rope This free agent class is headlined by three elite players we just saw in the World Series. Rotation regulars If you miss out on Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg, there are several starting pitchers out there for the taking. A team like the Angels, which needs roughly an entire staff, could upgrade by buying in bulk here. The hitters After Anthony Rendon, there are still a few impact players on offense just waiting to be signed. What a relief The market for relief pitching is quite thin, especially since closer Aroldis Chapman didn’t opt out of his deal and rather leveraged himself into one more year added to the end of his existing contract.
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22 founders share the one thing they wished they'd known before starting a business
PeopleImages/Getty Images Starting a company comes with all sorts of struggles. You have to find that perfect idea, get funding, and hit the ground running. But beyond those known challenges, there can be surprises along the way. Here, 22 founders share their unexpected experiences — and what they wish they had known. Many stressed the loneliness of being an entrepreneur — something that they didn't expect — and how it can feel constantly uncomfortable to not know what's coming next. "Your first clients will lay the foundation of your business, message, and portfolio, so it's worth passing up less-than-ideal opportunities to wait for the ones that match your target," said Catalyst founder Sara Dahan. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's no secret that starting a company is hard work: finding the one idea that inspires you enough to work on it full time, securing the funds you need to get started (or bootstrapping your way to profit), and signing your first clients or partners.  But most people who've ever even thought about entrepreneurship know about those hurdles.  It's the unexpected hardships that tend to affect founders the most. After all, most people don't tend to talk about things like the loneliness, the tough decisions, and the constant fear of the unknown that come with running your own shop — which makes it even tougher when you do experience them. These seasoned founders are ready to share the surprising side effects that have accompanied their entrepreneur journeys. Here are their stories: the unforeseen lessons they learned, the advice they want you to know, and the inspiration that, although tough, starting a business can ultimately be the best decision you make.1. Jessica Mendoza Courtesy of Jessica Mendoza Founder and CEO, Monadd What no one told me: You are going to need twice the amount of money you think you'll need. The minute you think you have everything set up, someone will tell you the things you don't have, and it'll be up to you to make hard decisions on where to spend your money. My advice to others: Do research and ask. I know how hard is to ask about money, but when you are going with all your might to fund and build the company of your dreams, then questions should not come as hesitations but rather be the place where clarity starts. 2. Jenny Thompson Courtesy of Jenny Thompson Founder and CEO, SafetyPin What no one told me: That none of my "credits" transferred. While I thought my experience would help assure partners and investors, it seemed to make them think I was stale. My advice to others: Do more legwork in advance than I did. Build your new network, get involved in another startup on the side to build your experience, and go to pitch nights/entrepreneur forums/etc. before taking the leap.  3. Miraya Berke Courtesy of Miraya Berke Founder, Dessert Goals What no one told me: I have been most surprised by how different every day is. Some days I'm on top of the world, meeting with people and feeling great, others I'm grinding away alone sending emails. My advice to others: I would recommend to anyone who knows they need a structure to set it early on. I thought the routine would come over time but without making it my priority I still don't have one. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:5 ways you're sabotaging your progress without even realizing it, according to a life coachThis is how you can use mindfulness to overcome any moment of fear or anxietyA new survey reveals that American workers still feel the pressure to work when they're sick — and yet your coworkers would probably prefer you stayed homeSEE ALSO: Fall is peak anxiety season in the workplace, and it can cost companies billions of dollars. Here's how bosses can help manage their employees' stress.
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Do America a favor and get our of your echo chamber
What were you doing on January 20, 2017?
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Notre Dame fire: row as general tells architect to 'shut his mouth'
Army general rebuked after lashing out at chief architect over cathedral rebuild plansThe French army general charged with the rebuilding of the fire ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral has been rebuked by the government after telling the chief architect to “shut his mouth” in a sign of tensions over the cathedral’s future appearance.Gen Jean-Louis Georgelin lost his cool with Philippe Villeneuve in a dispute over whether to replace the spire, which collapsed in the fire in April, with an exact replica or a modern alternative. Continue reading...
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Erdogan reportedly played Trump an iPad video in the Oval Office to turn him against the Kurds, but the plan fell flat
Reuters/Tom Brenner Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly played a video on his iPad in the Oval Office to turn Trump and other senators against the Kurds, but attendees were left unconvinced, according to a report from Axios. Among those present were five Republican senators, including Senator Lindsey Graham — a vocal critic of Turkey's incursion into Northern Syria, sources familiar with the meeting told Axios.  A source present in the room told Axios that Erdogan's video, which showed the Kurds as "terrorists," was "unpersuasive" to Trump. A prominent journalist in Turkey posted a video to Twitter that he said is the same one showed to Trump. In that video, Mazloum Kobani Abdi, the head of the Syrian Democratic Forces is compared to slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan played a "propaganda video" portraying Kurdish fighters as terrorists on his iPad during a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office Wednesday, but left the attendees unconvinced, according to Axios, who cited three sources familiar with the meeting.  Erdogan reportedly took out his iPad in the meeting and played a film depicting Kurdish forces in Syria as "terrorists," however a source present in the meeting told Axios the footage was "unpersuasive."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Turkey's president gave Trump back a wild, threatening letter warning him against being 'a fool' and 'the devil' in SyriaSaudi Arabia deleted a video decrying feminism as an 'extremist' ideology after an outcryTrump praised Sean Spicer on his 'Dancing With the Stars' performance, then deleted his tweet when he got eliminated
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Every time Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have opened up about their relationship
Rob Kim/Getty Images Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra met in 2017 and got married in 2018.  Chopra has said that Jonas "grounds" her. Jonas said he knew he was going to marry Chopra after they went on just a few dates. Chopra said she's glad to have chosen Jonas to be part of her family, and that she wants to have kids with him. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From chatting online to getting married shortly after, musician Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra's whirlwind romance is a true Hollywood love story. And since making their relationship public, the two have been pretty open about their lives together.  Here is everything Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have said about their relationship and each other. Chopra has said that Jonas "grounds" her. Jordan Strauss/Invision for Universal Music Group/AP Images Earlier this year, at Tina Brown's 10th Annual Women in the World Summit, Chopra admitted that she didn't always think her relationship with Jonas was going to end in marriage. She said, "I've known him for two years. I didn't think that this is what it [would've] turned out to be, and maybe that's my fault, I judged a book by its cover. When I actually started dating Nick, he surprised me so much." "[He's] so good for me because he grounds me so much. I'm a wild child, I do whatever I want whenever I want and he always supports me," the actress added.  She also shared that she calls him "Old Man Jonas" because he's "such an old soul." Meanwhile, Jonas said he knew she was the one after one of their first few dates. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Jonas said he knew that he and Chopra were meant to be after he saw her walk into the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California, for one of their first few dates.  He told Vogue in 2018, "She walks into the Chateau, and I feel an overwhelming sense of peace and understanding about this next chapter of my life." He said that a few days later, he called his mom and said he was going to marry Chopra.  The two find each other most attractive in the morning and "all the time." Rob Kim/Getty Images When speaking to Entertainment Tonight earlier this year, Chopra said Jonas thinks she's the most beautiful in the mornings, right after she wakes up.  "It's actually really annoying, but he insists on looking at my face when I wake up. I'm just like, 'Wait one minute. Let me just go get a little mascara on, let me put on my moisturizer.' I'm, like, sleepy-eyed face right now, but he's just ... it's amazing and super sweet," she said, adding that it's "really wonderful" but "a little awkward."  When asked when Chopra thinks Jonas is the most attractive, she said, "All the time. All the freaking time." See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Interior designers reveal the 10 decorating rules you should never breakWe had professional stylists rank 'Gossip Girl' characters from least to most fashionableThis mine lets you hunt for rare gemstones, and tickets only cost $12
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Furious Pokemon fans want Trump to block sales of ‘Sword and Shield’
Furious Pokemon fans want President Trump to halt sales of the franchise’s newest video game amid a string of controversies. One fan created an official White House petition Tuesday demanding the commander in chief take executive action against “Pokemon Sword and Shield” — in the wake of accusations that the title’s developer lied about why...
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7 Black Friday shopping tips you won't want to skip
Black Friday hasn't been this late in November since 2013.  But did you really think retailers would let us go the entire month of November without being teased by early Black Friday deals? Good one. The "Cyber Five" is what the shopping industry calls the five-day span of madness from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. While Black Friday *used* to be the one big savings day (do high schoolers still think it's cool to go the mall at 3 am to raid Victoria's Secret?), there is now nearly a week of savings.  Or, hell, a few weeks of savings: Best Buy dropped its Black Friday ad in early November, and along with it came a slew of items that are already tagged at their Black Friday price. Walmart already has the Ninja Foodi at the same price that's listed as a doorbuster in Macy's Black Friday ad and put a bunch of stuff on sale a full two weeks out from Thanksgiving. Read more...More about Amazon, Walmart, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Mashable Shopping
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Jorge Lorenzo: Three-time MotoGP champion to retire after Valencia finale
Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo is to retire from the sport after Sunday's final race of the season in Valencia.
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President of UN affiliate pleads ‘not guilty’ to selling fake cryptocurrency
The president of the UN-headquartered World Sports Alliance has pleaded “not guilty” to a wire fraud charge related to the selling of an allegedly fake cryptocurrency, Law360 reports. Asa Saint Clair, a resident of New York, is now reportedly under house arrest in Arizona, having been released from US federal custody on a $500,000 bond. Prosecutors sought strict conditions for his release, as he’d bought a one-way ticket to Madagascar in the wake of investigator interviews. Authorities arrested Saint Clair at the airport. According to Law360, prosecutors allege Saint Clair defrauded at least three investors out of thousands of dollars with claims that… This story continues at The Next Web
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Elektra Labs launched an online catalog for evaluating digital health monitoring tools
This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro 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. Alongisde its $2.9 million-dollar raise, the San Francisco-based healthcare security company, Elektra Labs,  announced the launch of Atlas, an online catalog of digital health monitoring technologies available for use in clinical trials and routine medical care. Elektra cofounder Andy Coravos previously served as an entrepreneur in residence at the FDA, and it was during her time in this role that he realized digital health firms require "infrastructure to review, prepare, and dispense connected technology components" similar to how pharmacies review treatments, per TechCrunch. Atlas fills one piece of that puzzle, as it publishes digital labels that rank connected medical devices on the validity of their data, usability, security, data privacy efforts, and more. As the remote patient monitoring (RPM) device market swells, products like Atlas that serve as a catalogue for trustworthy digital health tools will be critical for healthcare organizations looking to find solutions that best fit their needs. The RPM tech market is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 20% from 2017 to 2023, according to 2019 Frost & Sullivan research. But healthcare orgs interested in integrating connected devices into their care plans or member benefits face the unenviable task of combing through mountains of scattered information to decide which product is best for them.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Google's quiet collaboration with Ascension for medical and personal data collection has sparked concerns among doctors5G is generating demand for Korea Telecom's unlimited plansMicrosoft is using its AI power to speed up detection of cervical cancer in India
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Trump impeachment inquiry: parties divided as more hearings loom - live
Democrats say Bill Taylor and George Kent’s testimonies tied Trump to efforts to pressure Ukraine while Republicans say they proved nothingIn this defining moment for America, support The Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.25pm GMT Trump was weighing in on the first public impeachment hearing this morning, applauding one of his congressional allies for pressing Bill Taylor and George Kent on what the “impeachable” element was in the president’s communications with Ukraine..@RepRatcliffe asked the two “star” witnesses, “where is the impeachable event in that call?” Both stared straight ahead with a blank look on their face, remained silent, & were unable to answer the question. That would be the end of a case run by normal people! - but not Shifty! 1.55pm GMT Good morning, live blog readers!We are right in between the first and second public hearings of the House impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, and Democrats and Republicans are already telling two very different stories about what happened yesterday.On Fox & Friends, Kellyanne Conway dismisses the impeachment hearing as boring ("you tune in, you're either sound asleep or you can't follow") and compares Kent and Taylor to "a bunch of gossip girls." pic.twitter.com/SEG7YV7Z90 Continue reading...
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Attackers are staging tax-themed phishing attacks to target businesses in Germany and Italy
Researchers have discovered a new kind of social engineering attack targeting organizations in Germany, Italy, and the US by delivering malicious payloads with finance-related lures in local languages. According to cybersecurity vendor Proofpoint, the email phishing campaigns — discovered between October 16 and November 19 — impersonate the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the Italian Ministry of Taxation using malicious Microsoft Word attachments, which when opened, downloads and installs the Maze ransomware payload onto the target’s system. In addition to luring unsuspecting victims with notifications of tax refunds and law enforcement procedures to avoid tax penalties, the threat actor… This story continues at The Next Web
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Will net immigration reach 840,000 a year under Jeremy Corbyn?
How did the Tories reach the estimate at the heart of Labour’s ‘fake news’ migration fight?ClaimNet migration could increase to 840,000 per year if Jeremy Corbyn is elected as prime minister.BackgroundAt the Labour party conference earlier this year, delegates voted in support of a motion instructing the party to include in its manifesto a range of immigration-based pledges, including to “maintain and extend free movement rights”. Continue reading...
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