10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

Fortnite. Epic Games Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Google has been fined $1.7 billion by the European Union for its third breach of EU antitrust rules in three years. The fine relates to Google’s abuse of its dominance in search advertising, with the firm pressuring third-party publishers…

Read More
‘This is what leadership looks like’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds New Zealand for banning assault rifles

‘This is what leadership looks like’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds New Zealand for banning assault rifles

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York applauded New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for taking legislative action after her country faced its worst shooting in history. Ardern announced on Thursday a sweeping ban on “military style semi-automatic” firearms — including assault rifles — following the Christchurch shooting.”Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted…

Read More
The first day of spring is finally here for about 90% of us. Here’s how equinoxes drive the changing seasons.

The first day of spring is finally here for about 90% of us. Here’s how equinoxes drive the changing seasons.

The year’s spring equinox, also called the March or vernal equinox, falls on Tuesday at precisely 5:58 p.m. ET, according to NASA. This astronomical event signals the arrival of spring, winter’s end, and the trend toward increasingly warm and bright days that come with the pending arrival of summer. At least, that’s the case for…

Read More
10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google announced a huge gaming initiative: A Netflix-like video-game streaming platform named Stadia. The service is intended to run high-resolution blockbuster games on any device that runs Google’s Chrome — from smartphones and tablets to computers…

Read More
The most shocking part of HBO’s Theranos documentary, ‘The Inventor,’ according to director Alex Gibney

The most shocking part of HBO’s Theranos documentary, ‘The Inventor,’ according to director Alex Gibney

HBO’s “The Inventor” takes a look inside the rise and fall of the blood-testing startup Theranos. Director Alex Gibney talked to Business Insider about the things he was most shocked by while making the movie. Though Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has spent a lot of his career exploring stories that focus on the dishonest (“Enron:…

Read More
How to make sausage with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

How to make sausage with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. KitchenAid The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is an incredibly useful appliance to have in your kitchen, and…

Read More
The best face wipes you can buy

The best face wipes you can buy

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Walmart / Business Insider Face wipes have a mixed reputation in the skin-care community, but you…

Read More
Jared Kushner had a rough week and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better

Jared Kushner had a rough week and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better

It’s been a rough week for President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Questions surrounding the circumstances of his security clearance (and whether Trump influenced the process), still loom as lawmakers demand the US Justice Department launch an investigation into the matter. According to people who were briefed on a contemporaneous memo, Trump…

Read More