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Amazon will give you $10 if you let it scan your palm print

A customer scans her phone as she enters Amazon's new Amazon Fresh store in Ealing, west London, on March 4, 2021. NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images Amazon introduced palm-scanning payment tech in its cashierless stores in 2020. Amazon is now offering shoppers $10 credit if they scan their palm at these stores, per TechCrunch. The Amazon One palm tech can be found in Amazon Go, Amazon Books, and Amazon Pop-up stores. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon will gi...
Tags: Amazon, London, News, Trends, Star, Retail, Hand, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Fresh, Scan, Amazon Amazon, Ealing, Tech Insider, Amazon One, Amazon Go, Palm Print


Watch live: Boeing will launch its spaceship on a do-over flight on Tuesday to prove it can carry astronauts for NASA

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is set to launch its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Tuesday. Before flying astronauts, Starliner must complete this uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing's Starliner spaceship will attempt to redeem itself on...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Commercial Crew Program


Amazon's AI-cameras reportedly determine drivers' pay and employment status by scoring safety infractions like tailgating and running red lights

Alex Gallardo/Reuters Amazon's AI-camera system tracks when delivery drivers run stop signs or perform illegal U-turns. Documents found that the cameras can determine a driver's pay or employment status. Amazon has faced backlash in the past for its use of AI systems to track employees. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is using its artificial intelligence-based cameras to determine compensation rates for their drivers, as well as whether they can stay employ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Amazon Prime, E-commerce, Retail, Ai, Jeff Bezos, Vermont, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Reuters Amazon, Tech Insider, The Information, Netradyne, Alex Gallardo, Driveri


An unofficial Burning Man is happening in the middle of the desert without any medical services, private jets, or professionally serviced bathrooms

"Welcome to the non-event, event that is happening in place of that. one event who is trademarked and we can't mention its name," Renegade Man's Eventbrite page reads. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart COVID-19 canceled Burning Man two years in a row. Now, a rogue gathering is being held in its place. Without medical services, private jets, or bathrooms, "Renegade Man" attendees are on their own. Some think this will bring the festival back to its roots. Others worry about safety hazards. See mo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, News, Instagram, Entertainment, Trends, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, Reno Gazette Journal, Jim Urquhart, Black Rock Desert, Tech Insider, Hannah Towey, Festival Burning Man


A custom camper van maker says its supply is limited by Amazon buying up the same models for delivery vans

Demand for vans that can double as mobile homes has surged during the pandemic. Oleh Slobodeniuk/Getty Images The demand for vans that can double as mobile homes has skyrocketed during the pandemic. The owner of Cascade Custom Vans told CNN that Amazon buying up vans has constrained supply. The vanlife hashtag has 4.9 billion views on TikTok and 10.6 million posts on Instagram. See more stories on Insider's business page. As demand for camper vans surges during the pandemic, one busin...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Trends, Cnn, Retail, Van, Mercedes Benz, Custom, Van Conversion, Tech Insider, Oleh Slobodeniuk Getty, Van Dwelling, Outside Van, Tiktok, Brian Jagodnik, Heather Schlitz


Watch the Tesla Model S Plaid race one of the world's fastest production cars and leave it in the dust

A Tesla Model S Plaid racing the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. YouTube DragTimes raced the Tesla Model S Plaid against the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The $130,000 Tesla soundly beat the $218,000 Porsche even without Drag Strip Mode enabled. In its first attempt, the Model S Plaid won by about 0.8 seconds. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Tesla Model S Plaid went head-to-head with the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, and there was no competition.Brooks Weisblat, the host of DragTimes, has...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Jay Leno, News, Youtube, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Sports Cars, Drag Race, Motortrend, Brooks Weisblat, Tech Insider, Palm Beach International Raceway, Dragtimes, Porsche Taycan Turbo S


Watch the Tesla Model S Plaid race one of the the world's fastest production cars and leave it in the dust

Tesla Model S Plaid races the Porsche Taycan Turbo S YouTube Drag Times raced the Tesla Model S Plaid against the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The $130,000 Tesla soundly beat the $218,000 Porsche even without Drag Strip Model enabled. In its first attempt, the Model S Plaid won by about 0.8 seconds. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Tesla Model S Plaid went head-to-head with the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and there was no competition between the two cars.The host of DragTimes, Br...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Jay Leno, News, Youtube, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Sports Cars, Drag Race, Tech Insider, Palm Beach International Raceway, Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model S Plaid, Grace Kay, Porsche Taycan Turbo S YouTube Drag Times


A giant Tesla battery pack burst into flames during testing, and it took 150 firefighters 4 days to put out

Tesla's big battery in Australia burst into flames during testing on Friday, Australian authorities said. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo A huge Tesla battery pack was on fire for four days until firefighters managed to put it out. The "Megapack," at an upcoming Australian power project, caught fire in a trial, authorities said. It took 150 firefighters and more than 30 fire trucks to extinguish the fire, they said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Tesla "Megapack...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Australia, Fire, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Transport, Melbourne, Battery, Victoria Australia, Country Fire Authority CFA, CFA, Tech Insider


Twitter offers up to $3,500 to people who can help fix apparent racial and gender bias in its image-cropping algorithm

Twitter has announced a bug bounty challenge. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter announced a new competition for computer researchers and hackers. The competition tasks entrants with helping to solve apparent bias in its image-cropping algorithm. Winners of the challenge will receive cash rewards of up to $3,500. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter has introduced a new competition for researchers and hackers to spot...
Tags: Twitter, News, Trends, Tech, Diversity, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Getty Images Twitter, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Diversity In Tech, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Rafael Henrique SOPA Images LightRocket, Twitter accounts, Colin Madland, Weekend BI UK


Twitter offers $3,500 reward to people who can help fix apparent racial and gender bias in its image-cropping algorithm

Twitter has announced a bug bounty challenge. Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter announced a new competition for computer researchers and hackers. The competition tasks entrants with helping to solve apparent bias in its image-cropping algorithm. Winners of the challenge will receive cash rewards of up to $3,500. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter has introduced a new competition for researchers and hackers to spot...
Tags: Twitter, News, Trends, Tech, Diversity, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Getty Images Twitter, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Diversity In Tech, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Rafael Henrique SOPA Images LightRocket, Twitter accounts, Colin Madland, Weekend BI UK


Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney. Here's why she's doing it, what Disney has to say about it, and what the lawsuit could mean for Hollywood and the streaming wars.

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in "Black Widow." Marvel Studios Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over its "Black Widow" dual release, saying it cost her money. The suit is an early repercussion of studios' decision to debut movies online and in theaters. Here's what you need to know about Johansson's battle with Disney. See more stories on Insider's business page. It was an unprecedented move when Disney debuted its first pandemic-era movie simultaneously on its s...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Streaming, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Johansson, Natasha Romanoff, Tech Insider, Disney Here, Katie Canales, John Berlinski, Dave Galluzzi


Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety. Experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an 'experiment'

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic ticket-holders fly at their own risk. Federal agencies do not plan to regulate the flights till at least 2023 in order to give the companies freedom to innovate. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted off into space it re...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Office of Commercial Space Transportation


Elon Musk speaks out about Tesla's $1.5 million payment to settle a battery-charging lawsuit, saying 'if we are wrong, we are wrong. In this case, we were.'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Matt Rourke/AP Photo Elon Musk used Twitter to discuss a recent Tesla settlement focused on battery capacity. Tesla agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle claims it cut battery capacity to 1,743 vehicles in 2019. "If we are wrong, we are wrong," Musk said on Friday. "In this case, we were." See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric-vehicle maker been wrong to lower the maximum charging capacity for some vehicles. "If we are wr...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Lawsuit, News, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Vehicles, US District Court, Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, David Rasmussen, Tech Insider, Car Batteries


Disney is requiring US salaried and non-union employees working in person to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World, Florida Roberto Machado Noa / LightRocket via Getty Images Disney is requiring US salaried and non-union hourly employees to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Disney said it has also "begun conversations" with representatives for its unionized employees. A wave of companies recently issued vaccine mandates amid rising cases and concerns over the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Walt Disney Company on Friday...
Tags: News, Media, Entertainment, Labor, Cdc, Disney, US, Trends, Delta, Vaccine, Working Conditions, The Walt Disney Company, Tech Insider, Walt Disney World Florida, Roberto Machado Noa LightRocket, COVID


Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


1 out of every 153 American workers is an Amazon employee

Noah Berger/Reuters Amazon employs 950,000 workers in the US, the company said in its latest earnings report. The US has a population of 261 million and an employed non-farm workforce of 145 million, per the BLS. More people work for Amazon than are employed in the entire residential construction industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has made more than $221 billion in sales in 2021 so far, showing just how massive the company has become since Jeff Bezos founded...
Tags: Amazon, News, Labor, US, Careers, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Workforce, Retail, Jeff Bezos, McDonald, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER, Noah Berger Reuters Amazon


A Facebook whistleblower says she turned down a $64,000 severance package that would have barred her from criticizing the company

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP A former Facebook employee rejected a $64,000 severance package due to its non-disparagement clause. In a rare interview published on Thursday, Sophie Zhang told her story to MIT Technology Review. She said Facebook allowed fake accounts to manipulate political outcomes around the world. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang spent her time at the company...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Washington, Trends, Tech, Workers, Mit, Silicon Valley, Whistleblower, Zhang, NDA, Andrew Harnik, Tech Insider, Matt Drange, Sophie Zhang


Tesla isn't the only car maker charging a monthly fee to unlock premium features

Maja Hitij/Getty Images In July, Tesla began offering its "Full Self-Driving" software with a $199 per month subscription option. BMW, Mercedes, and Cadillac, have also explored subscription services. With the services, drivers could tack on personalized features like heated seats or autopilot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Drivers may start paying for subscription services akin to Netflix as automakers develop more sophisticated and luxurious features for their cars.Ea...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Germany, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Netflix, Bmw, Mercedes, Electric Cars, Musk, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, FSD


NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Tech Insider, Human Spaceflight


Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' paycheck is tied to box-office performance. She's suing Disney for releasing it simultaneously on streaming.

"Black Widow." Disney/Marvel Studios "Black Widow" actor Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the movie's dual-release. The lawsuit argues that Disney violated her contract by debuting the film online and in theaters. A source said the move cost her up to $50 million since her salary is largely based on box-office performance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney after the company simultaneously released her film "Black Widow" on its Di...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, News, Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Lawsuits, Streaming, Justice League, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Zack Snyder, Johansson, Bob Iger


Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' paycheck is tied to box-office performance. She's reportedly suing Disney for releasing it simultaneously on streaming.

"Black Widow." Disney/Marvel Studios "Black Widow" actor Scarlett Johansson is reportedly suing Disney over the movie's dual-release. The lawsuit argues that Disney violated her contract by debuting the film online and in theatres. A source said the move cost her up to $50 million since her salary is largely based on box-office performance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney after the company simultaneously released her film "Black Widow...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, News, Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, Trends, Lawsuits, Streaming, Justice League, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Zack Snyder, Johansson, Bob Iger


Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' paycheck is tied to box office performance. She's reportedly suing Disney for releasing it on streaming.

"Black Widow." Disney/Marvel Studios "Black Widow" actress Scarlett Johansson is reportedly suing Disney over the movie's dual-release. The lawsuit argues that Disney violated her contract by debuting the film online and in theatres. A source said the move cost her up to $50 million since her salary is largely based on box office performance. See more stories on Insider's business page. Actress Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney after the company simultaneously released her film "B...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, News, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Lawsuits, Streaming, Justice League, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Zack Snyder, Johansson, Patty Jenkins, Tech Insider, Movie Theatres


Russia has docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russia has finally deli...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Dmitry Rogozin, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Russia has finally docked its new science module to the International Space Station, after 14 years of delays

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just flew a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. After a week orbiting Earth, Nauka docked to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Dmitry Rogozin, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


An ex-Facebook employee said the company demanded she remove a critical memo of it from her personal website. When she declined, her entire site was suddenly shut down.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images A fired Facebook employee said her website was taken down after she posted a memo critical of the firm. Sophie Zhang told Technology Review that Facebook asked her to remove the memo beforehand. The memo detailed how Facebook allowed fake accounts to manipulate political outcomes. See more stories on Insider's business page. A fired Facebook employee said the company asked her to remove a memo that criticized Faceboo...
Tags: Facebook, News, India, Trends, Tech, Technology Review, Bolivia, Tech Companies, Zhang, MIT s Technology Review, Tech Insider, Getty Images A, Katie Canales, Sophie Zhang, Mark Zuckerberg Niall Carson, Zhang Facebook


Russia is set to dock a long-awaited new module to the space station on Thursday

A specialist at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center works on preparations of the Nauka module, July 31, 2020. Sergei Karpukhin/TASS/Getty Images Russia is flying a new science module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. Nauka is 14 years late, but it brings new science facilities and extra space for Russia's cosmonauts. Nauka is set to dock to the ISS on Thursday morning. Watch NASA's livestream of the maneuver below. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Pacific Ocean, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Proton, Baikonur Kazakhstan, MLM


Facebook warns its growth is about to 'decelerate significantly' after the pandemic kept people online last year

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook said growth will slow down in the coming months after a pandemic-driven boom. For its second quarter, however, the firm surpassed estimates and reported $29.1 billion in revenue. Facebook also warned of expected obstacles "from regulatory and platform changes." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook on Wednesday reported its second-quarter earnings that largely exceeded investor expectations while warning o...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Congress, US, Trends, Earnings, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission, Tech Companies, EPS, Tech Insider, Katie Canales


TikTok and Twitter removed videos exposing gay athletes on dating apps in Tokyo's Olympic Village

Getty TikTok and Twitter removed videos that exposed gay Olympians using the dating app Grindr. An Insider article found creators using Grindr's "explore" feature to find gay athletes. The videos risked outing athletes, potentially putting some in danger. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok and Twitter removed several videos from their platforms that exposed gay Olympians in Tokyo using the dating app Grindr.An Insider article published Tuesday revealed multiple vi...
Tags: Twitter, News, Media, Sports, International, Trends, Olympics, Tokyo, Lgbtq, Grindr, Digital Culture, Tech Insider, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Olympics, Tiktok, Benjamin Goggin


Tim Cook says Apple is 'paying more for freight' than he'd like, as experts predict shipping costs for businesses have yet to hit their peak

Apple CEO Tim Cook Roy Rochlin / WireImage Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is paying more for shipping costs than he expected. Cook warned that the iPhone and iPad could be impacted by the computer chip and silicon shortages. Experts predict the shipping container shortage will only get worse in the months to come. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple CEO Tim Cook warned supply constraints and high shipping costs could impact holiday sales for the company."We're p...
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