We asked the experts to find out if Black Friday or Cyber Monday is the better day to shop — here’s what they said

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means two of the biggest shopping days of the year are just around the corner. But is Black Friday or Cyber Monday better? When it comes to Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday, there’s a lot to consider. Many people think of Black Friday as an in-store shopping holiday, and […]

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Black Friday is coming — here are the 5 best things to buy and 6 things you should skip

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. We interviewed experts to find out what to buy on Black Friday and what you should avoid. You should buy TVs, gaming consoles, video games, kitchen appliances, and smart home tech. Deals on clothing, toys, Apple devices, and furniture are usually not worth […]

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An Apple feature that shares some data from websites you visit in Safari with Chinese tech giant Tencent is attracting attention amid mounting tensions between the US and China (AAPL)

Apple may in some cases share web address information with Chinese tech giant Tencent as part of a safety feature that monitors for phishing scams. Apple shares some web address data with Tencent Safe Browsing and Google Safe Browsing before a user visits a website to ensure that it’s not a phishing scam. The feature […]

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Porsche just unveiled the most affordable version yet of its stunning Tesla rival

Porsche unveiled on Monday the lowest-priced version yet of its Taycan electric sports car, the Taycan 4S. It will start at $103,800 or $110,380, depending on the battery pack customers choose. European dealerships will receive the Taycan 4S in January, and a Porsche representative told Business Insider that US deliveries are expected to begin in […]

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Taika Waititi explains the origins of his Oscar contender ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ why he ended up playing Hitler, and what it was like directing in costume

Taika Waititi spoke with Business Insider about his acclaimed Nazi satire, “Jojo Rabbit.” Waititi wrote and directed the movie, and also stars as an imaginary Adolf Hitler who the main character talks to. Waititi said the first draft of the script was more dramatic and didn’t include the Hitler character. Almost five years after Waititi […]

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How to watch private YouTube videos, using a viewing link sent to your email

It’s possible to watch private YouTube videos if the uploader has sent you a viewing link. Private YouTube videos are not included in YouTube search results or picked up by external search engines. The uploader of a private YouTube video can choose to make it public at any time by changing its status on the […]

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The family of a missing 33-year-old tech CEO called off its search after police found a body inside a parked car in the San Francisco Bay Area

A body that may be Erin Valenti, the CEO of a Utah-based app development company, was found this weekend near San Francisco, her family said. Valenti’s family reported the 33-year-old missing last week after she missed her flight back to Utah after a business trip and her phone had been turned off. Authorities said they […]

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The iPhone 11 Pro is worth buying for the cameras alone (AAPL)

I’ve had the iPhone 11 Pro for three weeks now. Even though I upgraded from the 2-year-old iPhone X, I’m still blown away by this phone. The cameras alone make it worth the price of admission. But the rest of it is great, too. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. I can’t recommend the […]

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John Oliver mocked WarnerMedia’s upcoming Netflix competitor, HBO Max, on his HBO show

John Oliver mocked WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday. Oliver was criticizing the NBA’s recent apology to China when he transitioned into a mock promotion of the service. Oliver said “it’s not HBO, it’s just TV.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. John Oliver took […]

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A young investor who shook up European venture capital on its appalling lack of diversity is now raising $30 million for her own fund

A young investor who shook up European venture capital on its shocking diversity record is now raising her own fund. Check Warner, cofounder of Diversity VC, is raising a $30 million fund called Ada Ventures alongside angel investor Matt Penneycard. Warner and Penneycard both formerly worked at Downing Ventures and have named their new fund […]

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WeWork says thousands of its phone booths could have dangerous levels of formaldehyde after people complained about odor and eye irritation

WeWork warned tenants that it found “potentially elevated levels of formaldehyde” in phone booths throughout its locations in the US and Canada. The office-sharing company is pulling thousands of phone booths out of service, it said in an email to tenants Monday morning. WeWork made the announcement in response to complaints about “odor and eye […]

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The biggest game company in the world isn’t Nintendo — it’s a Chinese company that has a piece of everything from ‘Fortnite’ to ‘League of Legends’

The world’s biggest game company isn’t Nintendo, and it isn’t Microsoft or Sony either — it’s a Chinese company named Tencent. Tencent is a Chinese conglomerate that has major holdings in tech, film, music, and gaming. Despite being a relatively unknown name among gamers, Tencent has major stakes in some of the world’s biggest games: […]

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Verizon is looking to implement a fiber alternative to scale 5G deployments

In the early stages of their nationwide 5G rollouts, US telecoms must grapple with ensuring that any 5G equipment they install has sufficient infrastructure to handle the increased data traffic it may need to support. For its part, Verizon has thus far concentrated on building up the fiber backbone it needs to support 5G service. […]

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Amazon is now offering free Prime 1-day shipping on items that cost as little as $1 as it tries to further eliminate any reason to ever go to a store (AMZN)

Amazon has been gradually making it possible for Prime members to shop for low-cost items on its site (under $5) and have these shipped on their own for free, according to a new report from Recode. This means that Prime shoppers can spend as little as $1 on an item, for example, and receive it […]

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I tried a $280 Roomba alternative that automatically vacuums and mops floors — here’s what using it was like

Since 1996, robotic vacuums have become increasingly sophisticated with several manufacturers trying to cut into the Roomba’s market share. ILIFE currently has two lines of vacuums: the A series for cleaning carpets and the V series designed for vacuuming and mopping hard floors. Having never used a robotic vacuum before, I appreciated how user-friendly and […]

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Martin Scorsese doubled down on his Marvel criticism and called movie theaters ‘amusement parks’

Martin Scorsese doubled down on his comments about Marvel movies from earlier this month, when he said they were “not cinema.” Scorsese compared movie theaters to “amusement parks” over the weekend and said they need to “step up and show films that are narrative films.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Martin Scorsese, the […]

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The Presidential Candidates Need a Plan for Big Tech That Isn’t “Break Up Big Tech”

On October 15 the Democratic presidential candidates will once again have the opportunity to debate their positions on a range of issues affecting this country. Let’s hope that this go-round we hear their visions for Digital America. Yes, health care, immigration, climate change and other topics that consumed the previous debates are important. Yes, impeachment […]

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How smart is your fridge? Smart appliances have built-in sensors to tell consumers when to buy more groceries — or even buy them automatically (AMZN, TGT, GOOGL, WMT, GE)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Consumers are finally starting to adopt smart home devices, with nearly 60% owning at least one device. This presents an opportunity for […]

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