3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station

A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule with Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST) Sunday from Russia’s manned space-launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It entered orbit nine minutes later. It is the first space flight for Tingle and Kanai; Shkaplerov is on his third mission to the ISS. The capsule…

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Uber used spies to steal rivals’ trade secrets, ex-Uber manager says

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press Published 12:16 p.m. ET Dec. 16, 2017 epa06219374 An Uber app on a mobile telephone in central London, Britain, 22 September 2017. Transport for London (TFL), the governing body responsible for transport in London, announced on 22 September 2017 that they will not renew Uber’s license as a private hire operator in the city. Transport for London has informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry…

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Samsung’s Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s

by Wayne Manion — 9:29 AM on December 14, 2017 Samsung has announced three new slim portables with Intel’s eighth-generation mobile processors inside. The 13″ and 15″ Notebook 9 models use the tried-and-true clamshell laptop form factor, while the Notebook 9 Pen has a 2-in-1 design with a 360° hinge and an included stylus that can sense 4096 levels of pressure. The headlining news for TR readers is probably the inclusion of eighth-generation Core i7 processors in all three machines.…

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Twitch announces NBA G League sports broadcasting partnership

Video streaming service Twitch has announced it is shifting further away from gaming in the search of a larger audience, signing a deal with the National Basketball Association (NBA) G League to broadcast selected games live – and inviting users to provide colour commentary. Originally founded as a platform for gamers to stream live footage, Twitch was acquired by Amazon for $970 million in 2014 after an earlier deal with Google fell apart due to concerns about antitrust issues. Since…

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THE GLOBAL E-COMMERCE LANDSCAPE: How emerging markets will transform the future of online shopping

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Emerging markets are going to be essential for e-commerce growth, as retailers in developed markets may soon reach saturation in terms of consumer growth. For example, almost half of US households now have a Prime membership, diminishing Amazon’s growth potential in the country. Meanwhile, in China, the world’s largest e-commerce market, nearly half of the population is actively making online purchases,…

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Ten-year-old boy to get bionic hand for Christmas

A 10-year-old boy has told Sky News he will emulate his Star Wars hero when he’s given a bionic hand for Christmas. Cameron Millar, from Edinburgh, who was born without a hand, has crowdfunded the £10,000 for a new 3D-printed prosthetic. The young Star Wars fan told Sky News: “I’ll feel a lot like Luke Skywalker, my Star Wars favourite character, because in one of the movies Darth Vader chopped off his hand with his lightsaber. Now he has a bionic…

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5 ways chatbots can improve brand marketing

Similar to the purchasing behavior of consumers, marketers aren’t immune to chasing after must-have fads and trends. Chatbot technologies – a shiny object du jour within the industry – make a case for this. Thurs far, though, clamoring for chatbots has been driven more by vague notions of transforming customer service and driving loyalty through experiences, rather than by detailed, rational, and more concrete opportunities that map to clearer business value. However, those opportunities do exist. Setting aside use cases…

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Why does my iPhone go slowly? Tricks to make your Apple device run faster

It might not be a problem with the phone (Picture: Getty Images) iPhones always seem to feel slower after a couple of years. While many assume it’s just the phone getting old, that might not actually be the case. Apple reveals release date of the iMac Pro – an insanely powerful and expensive desktop computer In fact it’s possible that if your iPhone is running slow – it could be down to a number of things completely separate to the…

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Zooper Widget has mysteriously disappeared from the Play Store

Zooper Widget and Zooper Widget Pro have both been removed from the Play Store The developer still has other apps live in the Play Store There has been no response yet from the developers One of Android’s strengths has always been customization. You can download any number of third-party launchers, icon packs, and widgets to make your phone into precisely what you want. In fact, my wife’s Samsung Galaxy S8 looks much more like a Windows Phone than it does…

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SpaceX Launches Reused Falcon 9 and Dragon Capsule to Resupply ISS

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. SpaceX has launched a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), which would have been big news a few years ago. Now, it happens all the time. However, there is something very important about this most recent flight. For the first time, SpaceX has reused a Falcon 9 for a NASA launch, and this is also the first time it has sent a reused…

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