Why Nigerian-Americans Strive So Hard at School

Late last year, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York opened an exhibit that, at first, seemed legitimately African. To Wander Determined featured portraits of two aristocratic families: the UmuEze Amara, one of the oldest noble clans of Nigeria, and the Obafemi, a minor house of traders and ambassadors. A placard explained: “ […]

American firms will be hit hard by retaliatory tariffs

Riding for a fall “LOOK at all these bikers…we love the bikers!” declared the pre-presidential Donald Trump, surveying a crowd of motorcycle-owners gathered by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, in 2016. Riders of Harley-Davidsons, in particular, have been among Mr Trump’s noisiest supporters since the early days of his campaign. Riders of “hogs” often […]

Sonic and ultrasonic attacks damage hard drives and crash OSes

(credit: Microsoft) Attackers can cause potentially harmful hard drive and operating system crashes by playing sounds over low-cost speakers embedded in computers or sold in stores, a team of researchers demonstrated last week. The attacks use sonic and ultrasonic sounds to disrupt magnetic HDDs as they read or write data. The researchers showed how the […]

‘Skyscraper’ Trailer: The Rock Takes ‘Die Hard’ To New Heights

Not content with simply watching Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fight giant flying wolves and genetically mutated gorillas? Can’t wait for the more “grounded” Fast and Furious spin-off movies starring Johnson and Jason Statham? Well, Hollywood’s hardest-working actor has got you covered. The new Skyscraper trailer promotes Johnson’s latest film, whose premise boils down to “the Rock vs. giant […]

What’s on TV: ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ ‘Die Hard’ 4K

This week Black Panther comes home on Ultra HD Blu-ray after its video-on-demand premiere last week, and it is must-buy, both for the impressive picture quality (despite a few issues with the CGI) and director’s commentary. Michael B. Jordan’s second appearance on our list this week comes courtesy of HBO, where he’ll star in its […]

It can be hard to find affordable wireless headphones that actually sound good — but this under-$100 pair fits the bill and then some

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. RHA I don’t like dealing with complicated tech or specs. But I do really like these simple, affordable wireless headphones by RHA that cost $ 97.50 on Amazon (side note: the […]

After “crazy hard” development, SpaceX’s Block 5 rocket has taken flight

Enlarge / The Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket launches on Friday. (credit: SpaceX) For most watching the Falcon 9 rocket launch on Friday afternoon from Florida, the spectacle did not appear all that different from any SpaceX rocket launch and subsequent droneship landing. But sometimes, looks can be deceiving. This rocket ascending […]

California is due for a mega-flood that could force 1.5 million people to evacuate and cause $725 billion in damage — and it would hit Silicon Valley hard

Getty Images A report from the US Geological Survey and a new book from Lucy Jones, an esteemed seismologist, say that an extreme storm could hit California. Dubbed ARkStorm, the disaster would overwhelm flood-control systems, force 1.5 million people to evacuate, inundate 25% of California’s land, and cause $ 725 billion in damage. The storm’s flooding […]