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 […]

Global Survey Reveals Who We’d Prefer to Sacrifice on the Bumper of a Self-driving Car

In 2014, as publications and automakers began making greater noise about autonomous vehicles, researchers at MIT’s Media Lab issued some questions to the public. The institute’s Moral Machines experiment offered up a series of scenarios in which a self-driving car that has lost its brakes has to hit one of two targets, then asked the respondents which […]

I prefer not to clutter my kitchen with extra appliances, but Cuisinart’s new $81 hybrid grill is an exception to my rule

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. Cuisinart Cuistinart’s new Griddler Five ($ 80.99) is an easy-to-use and even easier-to-clean appliance with a host of different uses, including making eggs and pancakes, grilling steak and […]

Almost half of Swedes & Danes reject EU, prefer their own ‘Nordic Union’ – poll

Nearly half of Swedes and Danes said they’d rather be in a ‘Nordic Union’ with their neighbors from Norway, Finland and Iceland than in the EU, a fresh poll revealed. Research conducted by pollster Sentio for Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen showed 47 percent support the hypothetical Nordic Union in Sweden and 45 percent in Denmark.32 percent […]

Women often say they prefer taller men — but the reality is more complicated

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Turner Men are an average of about 5 inches taller than women. Scientific studies suggest that while women might say they have a preference for taller male partners, actual height differences in heterosexual couples aren’t as wide as stated height preferences. Shorter men do tend to marry younger and lower-educated women, […]

Wine lovers STILL prefer their favourite tipple from the bottle rather than box or pouch

Whether it is cheap plonk or a fine claret, the nation’s wine buffs remain snobs about anything other than the standard 750ml sized bottle for anything other than ‘low key social events’, it revealed. Producers have spent years trying to find alternative formats for containers for convenience, storage and environmental reasons. Although glass is recyclable, […]

Alexis Sanchez to Man Utd: Why rivals would prefer Man City switch – Tim Sherwood

That is according to former Tottenham manager and midfielder Tim Sherwood. Sanchez is closing in on a move to Manchester United, a deal which will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan head in the opposite direction to Arsenal. Chile international Sanchez is set to earn a staggering £500,000-a-week when he signs a three-and-a-half year deal at United. Sherwood […]

‘Would you prefer pet or love?’ Virgin Trains apologizes for ‘sexist’ reply to customer complaint

Virgin Trains has apologized “unreservedly” for replying to a sexism complaint with even more sexism. The rail company mocked a woman on Twitter after she complained about being called “honey” by a member of staff. Passenger Emily Cole tweeted: “When Virgin Trains mess up and the older male train manager in the resulting conversation dismisses […]

Mug shots: How Ars Technica editors prefer to stay caffeinated

Enlarge / Everyone’s cabinets/cupboards basically look like this, right? It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and much of our staff is at work in a kitchen instead of an office space. As is becoming Ars tradition, we use such holiday times to provide a rare glimpse into life around the Orbital HQ: see prior peeks via […]