A new ‘Black Ops 4’ edition includes only multiplayer and Blackout

Activision is trying something a little different with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: It’s selling a $ 30 version that drops the Zombies mode, and only includes standard multiplayer and the popular battle royale mode, Blackout. Bad luck if you’re a console player, though — the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition […]

Trump’s trade tweets not only threatened Asian markets this week but invited China to come save the day with a surprising and unorthodox message of trust

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images China’s reticent Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) intervened in declining Asian markets Wednesday, with a surprise message of trust, during the increasingly opaque trade war truce supposedly delivered at the G20 leaders summit in Argentina. That stands in pretty stark contrast to the volley of Tuesday tweets from President Donald Trump that smacked […]

This Is Probably the Only Top 25 Movies of 2018 Video You’ll Need

We’re coming up on the end of year and that means film critic David Ehrlich has put together another video to countdown what he deems as the Top 25 Movies of 2018. We’ve been following his carefully edited videos for a few years now, and while Ehrlich’s taste may not be for everyone, we simply […]

The 10 best Cyber Monday deals of 2018 — if you only have $100 to spend

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. All day today, we’re rounding up the  best Cyber Monday store sales and individual product deals for you to shop. Though we curated them by the categories you care about, such […]

Amazon’s 10 best Cyber Monday tech deals — if you only have $100 to spend

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. Black Friday may be a big deal if you’re into heading to physical retail stores, but for those who prefer to shop from the comfort of their own couch, Cyber […]

Study: It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation

Enlarge / Visualization of the spread through social media of an article falsely claiming 3 million illegal immigrants voted in the 2016 presidential election. (credit: Filippo Menczer) Shortly after the 2016 election, newly elected President Donald Trump—peeved at losing the popular vote to Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton—falsely claimed he would have won the popular vote […]

Trump’s appointment of Whitaker is almost exactly like one of Nixon’s most brazen acts before Watergate, only worse

Steve Pope/Getty Images The interim appointment of a man unknown and unqualified, except for his open loyalty to the president, to one of the top law enforcement jobs in the federal government has happened before. In May 1972, President Richard Nixon elevated Patrick Gray III to the directorship of the FBI a month before the […]

Only 16% of experts believe Theresa May will secure a Brexit future trade deal with the EU before the deadline

Getty Experts aren’t confident that Theresa May is going to secure a Brexit trade deal with the EU before the 2020 deadline. According to a new poll of 100 academics who specialise on the subject, just 16% think the UK Prime Minister will get a deal. 42%, meanwhile, think the UK will leave the EU […]

This ex-Googler’s mobile app testing startup is now worth $500 million after only three years

HeadSpin HeadSpin, a startup that creates a platform to help developers more easily test apps and sites on mobile devices, has raised $ 20 million in Series B financing. This three-year-old startup is now worth $ 500 million. Co-founder and CEO Manish Lachwani drew on his experiences from Google, Zynga and other companies to solve […]

I just upgraded to the iPhone XS Max and this is the only case I trust to protect it

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. David Slotnick/Business Insider The new iPhone XS and XS Max are undeniably expensive, but if you plan to buy one, you’ll need a good case. I recently upgraded to the […]