China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

Sungrow The Chinese province of Anhui built a massive floating solar farm on top of an abandoned coal mine. An even larger floating solar plant will come online by May 2018. Due to rising concerns surrounding air pollution-related deaths, China is trying to invest more heavily in renewable energy projects.  A new study indicates that, […]

Facebook starts direct PC game streaming and spectator in-game rewards

Facebook continues its challenge to Amazon’s Twitch streaming service today with new features that center on its growing its community of livestreamers. At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, the social network is announcing direct livestreaming from PC games to Facebook and in-game rewards for livestream spectators. This p…Read More

Everyone is talking about Cambridge Analytica, the Trump-linked data firm that harvested 50 million Facebook profiles — here’s what’s going on

Stephen Lam/Reuters Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have been implicated in a massive data breach. Personal data from 50 million profiles is at stake, a former employee warned. The details can be hard to follow, so Business Insider has broken down what’s going on. Facebook and data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (CA) are in hot water […]

Numerai will give $1 million in crypto tokens to Kaggle users who sign up to its crowdsourced hedge fund

EXCLUSIVE: You may have heard of Numerai — the unorthodox hedge fund that crowdsources predictive stock market models from data scientists around the world. It is now seeking more brain power and announced today that it is giving away $ 1 million worth of cryptocurrency to Kaggle users who sign up. The San Francisco-based hedge […]

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes explains what he learned from sinking $25 million into a business venture that ultimately failed

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes ultimately made $ 500 million for helping his Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg build the company in its first three years. Hughes bought The New Republic magazine, a long-running liberal journal, in 2012, with hopes of making it a financially stable mainstream success. After investing $ 25 million into […]

Downpour Interactive is bringing military sims to VR with Onward

SPONSORED: Presented by Intel While there’s no dearth of VR shooters out there, military sim enthusiasts searching for a VR version of Arma or Rainbow Six, where tactics trump flashy firefights, don’t have many options. Downpour founder Dante Buckley was one such fan, and when he decided to make his first game, Onward, after a […]

How to get started with AI integration in a growing business

GUEST: If you pay any attention to tech news, you’ve probably read extensively about how AI is transforming our world in an incredible number of ways. From creating works of art to making crucial predictions, the prospect of smart machines accomplishing previously unthinkable tasks has turned the entire tech sphere on its head, and for […]

Philippine’s Rodrigo Duterte slammed the International Criminal Court as backed by a bunch of ‘white idiots’

REUTERS/Erik De Castro Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte slammed the International Criminal Court, who are leading an investigation into his bloody war on drugs, as it is part of the “white idiots in the EU.” Duterte urged other nations to “get out” of their membership with the ICC because it is a “rude” organization.  The ICC began […]

What to do about a screaming child on board, according to flight attendants

Shutterstock Kids on airplanes has become a controversial topic of late. With each new report surrounding a disruptive child on an airplane, the debate continues: How should airlines, parents, and flight attendants deal with the situation? We asked some flight attendants to weigh in.   How airlines, parents, and crew handle disruptive kids is a mounting and divisive […]