United has issued a last-minute deal for its Explorer Card — sign up by January 8 to collect up to 65,000 bonus miles

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. United Airlines There’s only a little bit of time left to get the highest-ever public sign-up bonus on the main United Airlines credit card. The United Explorer Card offers up to 65,000 miles for new applicants: […]

Fortnite 14 Days of Christmas event: FULL LIST of rewards and prizes to collect this year

The 14 Days of Christmas event in Fortnite – a gaming advent calendar of sorts – is up and running, with developer Epic Games announcing new challenges and a specific Limited Time Modes (LTM) into the new year. These challenges require completion by the end of the 14 day period. The annual event also sees […]

Pokemon Go news: Vatican launches new Pokemon – How to collect ALL the Catholic saints?

Pokemon Go has been downloaded 800 million times and raised approximately 1.5 billion in revenue since its 2016 launch. Many have naturally attempted to imitate the innovative explore and collect gameplay. Follow JC Go is arguably unique among the versions. For instead of catching monsters, the Christian religion-based game sees players begin a spiritual journey […]

Apple is using backpacks to collect map data in San Francisco

Apple’s quest to improve Maps’ accuracy appears to include some on-foot action. Former Engadget writer Dante Cesa has posted photos of an Apple Maps worker carrying a backpack loaded with cameras, LiDAR sensors and other equipment as he walked through San Francisco. It’s not certain what the exact goal was, but MacRumors speculated that he […]

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp is ‘resting and vesting’ — showing up to Facebook and barely working in order to collect a $450 million payday (FB)

WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum announced he planned to leave Facebook in April. But he’s still showing up to the office once a month so he can continue to collect $ 450 million in Facebook stock he’s contractually due from when Facebook bought his company. It’s a high-dollar example of “rest and vest,” where big tech […]

Fortnite Fate skin live on Mobile, PS4, Switch, Xbox One – here’s how to collect

Some of the best cosmetic items are released by Epic Games on the weekend. And tonight has seen the latest Battle Royale design make its debut – that of the Fortnite  Fate skin. The new outfit is available now in the in-game item shop and match along nicely with last week’s choice. The Fortnite Omen […]

Fortnite Omen skin live on Mobile, PS4, Switch, Xbox One – here’s how to collect

Epic Games like to share new cosmetic items on the weekend, some of which also turn out to be the most wanted among fans. And tonight appears to have seen the latest big update to the item shop, this time adding the Fortnite Omen skin. The new Legendary outfit is now live on PS4, Xbox […]

Phone maker settles charges it let partner collect customers’ text messages

Enlarge (credit: BLU) Phone maker BLU is settling charges that it allowed a China-based partner to collect a mountain of customers’ personal data—including full content of text messages, real-time locations, telephone numbers, contacts, and installed apps—despite promises it would keep such details private. Under a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission announced Monday, BLU […]

People are freaking out that Facebook’s Android apps collect call and text data — but Facebook says it got permission

AP A Facebook user was startled to find that the social network had been keeping records of his phone calls and texts. A report from Ars Technica corroborated his findings.  In response, Facebook says that it’s an opt-in feature on Messenger for Android, as well as the low-data Facebook Lite — and that it’s about […]