Emerging Tech

Too buzzed to drive? Don’t worry — this autonomous car-bar will drive to you

Gary di Silvio (CRA) with Carlo Turati and Marco Conte (Makr Shakr) Whether it’s Netflix’s promise of streaming video or the rise of on-demand robot delivery companies, it’s no secret that the tech world is all about services on tap. Taking that idea literally is the startup Makr Shakr, a self-driving robot bar that promises […]

Gaming

This 87-year-old grandma eats, sleeps, and breathes ‘Animal Crossing’

How much Animal Crossing is too much Animal Crossing? One 87-year-old grandma knows the answer to that question: You can never play too much. But we imagine she’s logged many more hours in Animal Crossing: New Leaf than you. Paul Hubans’ grandmother has put 3,580 hours into New Leaf. Yes, you read that right. In a […]

Gaming

Ninja wins the Why Is This OK In Video Games Award

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is Twitch’s golden son. He plays Fortnite for audiences of tens of thousands of viewers. Ninja gained mainstream fame when he invited hiphop artist Drake onto his channel, and he revealed that he makes $ 500,000 a month from viewers subscriptions. But while Ninja doesn’t hesitate to play games live with famous […]

Top Stories

I sit on this $79 seat cushion while I work – it helps improve my posture and makes sitting much more comfortable

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. PurpleThe $ 39 Back Support Cushion from Purple is specifically designed to provide lumbar support. My Purple Royal seat cushion has made sitting through the workday a much […]

Photography

From 8K to A.I., this is what might come to cameras in 2019

Pixabay With Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic jumping on board, 2018 was undoubtedly the year of full-frame mirrorless. Now that a handful of companies have managed to cram large, high-resolution sensors into (relatively) compact camera bodies, what’s next for the camera industry? The answer may not come exclusively in the form of new hardware. With many models […]

Photography

Check out this astonishing 195-gigapixel image of Shanghai

Shanghai, with The Bund at the bottom of the picture. BigPixel Gigapixel images let you zoom in to all parts of the photo to view it in astonishing detail, and this latest one from Chinese firm BigPixel is certainly no exception. Showing the Chinese city of Shanghai and shot from atop the 230-meter-tall Oriental Pearl […]

Top Stories

Watch this hilarious bad lip reading of Apple's product launches

Watch this hilarious bad lip reading of Apple’s product launches | Business Insider India Read full story Associated Press/Marcio Jose SanchezApple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 4, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. Apple announced several new products at various launch events in […]

Gears & Gadgets

AT&T 5G goes live this week with ridiculously overpowered hotspot

Pictures of Netgear’s 5G hotspot. Pictures of Netgear’s 5G hotspot. Pictures of Netgear’s 5G hotspot. The era of 5G mobile networks is quickly approaching, and while there isn’t any smartphone out yet sporting the new network connectivity, AT&T says that “select” early adopters will soon be able to jump on AT&T’s mobile 5G mmWave service […]

Photography

This device backs up DSLR photos using 4G and works as a wireless tether

[embedded content] Worried about corrupt memory cards and lost photos? Cambuddy Plus uses 4G and Wi-Fi to automatically backup images to the cloud while shooting, along with serving as a wireless teether, GPS, and remote controller. Wi-Fi add-ons allow cameras without connectivity the option to connect to a smart device, but with most new models […]

Photography

Forget painting-style transfers, this A.I. creates realistic portraits of fake people

[embedded content] After selling the first artificial intelligence generated artwork earlier this year, deep learning algorithms are now tackling portraits — of made-up people that don’t exist. In a research paper, Nvidia recently shared the results of a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained to generate images of people while unsupervised. The concept is based in […]

Emerging Tech

Bright ‘hyperactive’ comet should be visible in the sky this weekend

An unusual green comet, 46P/Wirtanen, will be visible in the night sky this month as it makes its closest approach to Earth in 20 years. It is one of the closest comet flybys of the last 70 years, and it may be possible to see the comet even without a telescope. Named after astronomer Carl […]

Gears & Gadgets

Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered

Enlarge / Secretaries use typewriters, before the word processor changed everything. Evening Standard | Getty Images Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died at 93 this week. She was most known as the designer of the first true word-processing computer. But she designed many other innovative computing systems and helmed Redactron Corporation, a company that helped transform […]

Emerging Tech

This unusual nature-inspired robot is equally at home on land or in the water

[embedded content] Biomimicry, the concept of modellng systems found in nature to solve complex problems, is popular among roboticists. But while the robots that result from it can gain the strengths of particular forms of animal locomotion or other abilities, they also adopt the species’ same limitations. For example, an aquatic fish-inspired swimming robot may […]