ZTE shares tank in Asian markets after it agrees to pay $1.4 billion settlement to the US

REUTERS/Sergio Perez Investors wiped about $ 3 billion off embattled Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp’s market value as it resumed trade on Wednesday after agreeing to pay up to $ 1.4 billion in penalties to the U.S. government. ZTE was crippled when the United States imposed a seven-year supplier ban on the company in April after it […]

This $60 posture corrector from ‘Shark Tank’ might seem gimmicky — but it actually eliminated my back pain at work

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. BetterBack The BetterBack (as seen on “Shark Tank”) is a $ 59 posture corrector that has completely eliminated any back pain I usually experience while sitting at a desk.  I have […]

The bogus expert and social media chicanery of DC’s top cyber think tank

Like viruses, cybersecurity charlatans are incidental guests in the body of infosec. These men sell false expertise, conspiracy theories, and invisible security potions and they are as unintentionally hilarious as they are alarming. Case in point: BuzzFeed’s exposé of James Scott, cofounder of Washington DC’s big cybersecurity think tank, ICIT (Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology). […]

8 ‘Shark Tank’ companies that didn’t land a deal but are still doing incredibly well

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. Throughout its nine seasons, the show “Shark Tank” has averaged four to nine million viewers. It’s the biggest public platform that an entrepreneur could hope for, and just […]

10 photos of the next-generation T-14 tank — Russia’s answer to an M1 Abrams, the king of the battlefield

Getty Images Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said in early February that Moscow ordered two battalions of T-14 Armata tanks and one battalion of T-15 infantry fighting vehicles.  The T-14 and T-15 are part of Russia’s new Armata universal chassis system, which serves as a platform for up to 13 tracked armored vehicles, including the self-propelled Koalitsiya-SV […]

We asked Abrams crew members what they think about Russia’s next-generation T-14 Armata tank

Daniel Brown/Business Insider I asked crew members of a US Abrams tank what they thought about Russia’s next-generation T-14 Armata tank. They said it seemed like a capable platform but that its autoloader and automated turret didn’t seem practical. They also said the idea that the tank could eventually be unmanned seemed rather unrealistic. FORT […]

‘So many of us were cheated’: Fertility clinic storage tank failures forge lost legacies, heartbreak

Hundreds of women and couples have learned that the eggs and embryos they froze for eventual use in starting or expanding a family may have been destroyed by storage tank failures March 4 at two fertility clinics in suburban Cleveland and San Francisco.

This lawnmower looks like a mini tank

Alamo Industrial has released an all-terrain industrial mower that looks like a mini tank. RidgeRunner is operated by a remote control that displays the travel speed, cutting height, hours of operation, and radio strength. It’s designed for roadside maintenance and landscape grooming. Transcript: This lawnmower looks like a mini tank. RidgeRunner is an all-terrain industrial […]

‘Shark Tank’ investors Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran just invested $400,000 in an avocado-only restaurant — here’s what it’s like to eat there

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran invested in avocado-based Brooklyn eatery Avocaderia.  Each investor offered $ 200,000 for a 10% stake, giving the restaurant a $ 2 million valuation. The Brooklyn-based restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes that all use avocado, seeing success since day […]