Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they’re overrated — here’s why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead

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. Connie Chen/Business Insider While many of my colleagues and friends love their PopSockets grips, I think they’re overrated.  In my experience, the Speck GrabTab ($ 9.95) is a […]

The patients who said ‘f*ck cancer’ and went to Burning Man instead

Joel Balsam January 11, 2019 Share this article Deep in the Black Rock Desert—and arguably even deeper into the Burning man experience—a hardy crew of cancer patients are burying their diagnoses in the dust.  The sun is beating down over one of the most inhospitable places on the planet and I can’t remember the last […]

Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart ‘will NOT return to host’ – here’s what’ll happen instead

Hart was initially unveiled as the presenter of the iconic awards bash late last year, until a huge homophobia furore erupted – based on clips from his stand-up routines and numerous tweets with derogatory language from several years ago. He stepped down, leaving the Oscars officially host-less. But the row returned to prominence this week […]

I tested a $52,000 Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV that used an old-school navigation system instead of digital maps — here’s what it was like

Matthew DeBord/BI Many vehicles are now equipped with GPS navigation systems that use digital maps, rendered in infotainment screens. Recently, I tested a $ 52,000 Cadillac XT4 crossover SUV that lacked this feature. Instead, it had an older system, called “Turn-by-Turn.” I’ve always been a fan if Turn-by-Turn, and on the XT4, I found that […]

Avengers 4 trailer WON'T release on Monday – because Marvel just confirmed THIS instead

In a bizarre move – as the long, long wait for a first look at Avengers 4 continues – Kevin Feige’s studio has instead promised a full trailer for Captain Marvel, which hits cinemas in March. This vaguely – but not quite – aligns with a previous rumour suggesting an Avengers 4 trailer would come […]

The Silicon Valley stylist who charges $2,000 or more to make techies look effortless says Rolexes are ‘gaudy’ and recommends a watch for less than $100 instead

Sergey Zaykov/Shutterstock Silicon Valley famously has its own set of fashion rules. Casual dress has always been king in the tech world, but some tech employees are opting for a more polished look. Stylist Victoria Hitchcock spoke to Vox about how techies can achieve an effortless style. Dressing for success means something different in Silicon […]

Weight loss: Eat breakfast at this time instead to reduce body fat – without diet changes

Weight loss can be at the forefront of many people’s minds, in regards to getting healthier. One of the harder parts of dieting is eating heather and cutting out treats and snacks. Yet a new study has revealed how to reduce body fat without making a change to the foods in a diet. Instead, it […]

Balmain used virtual models instead of real women in its latest campaign ‘to present diversity’ — and a lot of people are furious

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Balmain is using a “Virtual Army” of digital models for its latest campaign. The campaign has garnered some negative reactions. Some commenters think the digital models are taking opportunities away from real working models, especially models of color. Others like the experimental element of the campaign. Major fashion brand Balmain is used […]

9 reasons you should buy Tesla’s new Model 3 ‘Performance’ car instead of the standard Model 3 (TSLA)

Tesla Tesla’s Model 3 is an attractive option for anyone considering a new car. It comes in seven beautiful colors, seats up to five people, and, of course, is environmentally friendly and fully electric, with the ability to get up to 310 miles on a single charge. That also means a quieter driving experience, and […]

5 myths about iPhone battery life you might mistakenly believe — and what you should do instead (AAPL)

iFixit You’re not alone: everyone wants to eke out more time from their iPhone battery. But you might not be going about it the right way. Because so many people have iPhones, a lot of conventional wisdom about iPhone battery life can be similar to folk wisdom.  But that’s not to say there aren’t ways […]