Anita Sarkeesian talks about exposing gaming’s most toxic trends with sheer data

Enlarge / In isolation, the “leather daddy” enemies in Sega’s Bare Knuckle 3 (the Japanese version of Streets of Rage 3) could strike you as either offensive or harmless. But these “queer coded” enemies speak to a larger trend, and Feminist Frequency’s latest video series explores this fact with a deep, data-driven dive into the […]

Oscars winners 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody wins MOST – plus Olivia Colman, Green Book shocks

Bohemian Rhapsody got off to a strong start when it won both Sound Mixing and Sound Editing; winning Best Editing soon after.  In fact, Best Picture was the only one of its nominations that didn’t come to fruition, as Malek’s Best Actor triumph gave it more silverware than any other movie this year. Elsewhere, Colman […]

The mythos and meaning behind Pokémon’s most famous glitch

Enlarge / Being the result of a glitch doesn’t make MissingNo any less real to players—or researchers. (credit: Nintendo / Wilma Bainbridge) In my flowery ring binder of Pokémon Red and Blue cheats, there was one set of instructions that spoke to my eight-year-old self most of all. I’d heard from friends (and many, many […]

How to Get Away With Murder Recap: It's the Most Paranoid Time of the Year

Need to catch up? Read our previous How to Get Away With Murder recap here. No, you aren’t hallucinating: How to Get Away With Murder‘s Bonnie and Frank really are smiling in that photo above, which might go down as this season’s single biggest plot twist. The ABC drama took a very brief break from its […]

A Harvard professor says most of us squander 5-minute opportunities to be happier every day

Girl Geek Academy/Flickr Don’t waste small pockets of free time by mindlessly checking email. Instead, consider chatting with a coworker, which might make you happier than you expect. That’s according to a Harvard Business School professor, who writes that we overestimate how long it will take to enjoy an experience. Harvard Business Review’s recent cover […]

Electrify America shuts down most of its high-powered EV chargers

Volkswagen-backed Electrify America has been busy building up an infrastructure of 150kW and 350kW-capable electric vehicle charging sites, even before there are any production cars on the road to use them. However, now it has had to take most of them offline at the advice of Huber+Suhner, the supplier of its charging cables. According to […]

These are the top 15 US banks ranked by the mobile banking features consumers value most

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. This report is exclusively available to enterprise subscribers. To learn more about getting access to this report, email Senior Account Executive Chris Roth at croth@businessinsider.com, or check to see if your company already has access.  New data shows that mobile […]