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Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From art exhibitions to film festivals, we’ve got your entertainment covered this weekend to the next The post Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Amazon just won a huge FCC approval to launch 3,236 Kuiper internet satellites — a $10 billion project that'd compete with SpaceX's emerging Starlink network

Amazon wants to launch 3,236 internet-beaming satellites in an effort called Project Kuiper, which would directly compete with SpaceX's growing fleet of Starlink spacecraft. Despite heated competition, Amazon managed to trounce the opposition of its competitors and win US Federal Communications Commission approval to deploy Kuiper in space. SpaceX's Starlink project appears to be years ahead of Amazon's Kuiper, having already launched hundreds of satellites and started a beta test program for ...
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Take an exclusive virtual ride inside SpaceShipTwo, the Virgin Galactic rocket ship that will send passengers on the $250,000 trip of their lives

Virgin Galactic on Tuesday revealed the flight cabin of SpaceShipTwo, its reusable winged rocket ship. The spaceship is designed to launch six passengers past the edge of space, provide a few minutes of weightlessness, and glide them to the ground. The company built a virtual-reality experience to show off SpaceShipTwo's final interior design, including self-reclining seats, scores of port-hole windows, electronic flight path displays, and more. Virgin Galactic has yet to say when commercial p...
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Take a virtual ride inside SpaceShipTwo, the Virgin Galactic rocket ship designed to fly passengers on the $250,000 trip of their lives

Virgin Galactic on Tuesday revealed the flight cabin of SpaceShipTwo, its reusable winged rocket ship. The spaceship is designed to launch six passengers past the edge of space, provide a few minutes of weightlessness, and glide them to the ground. The company built a virtual-reality experience to show off SpaceShipTwo's final interior design, including self-reclining seats, scores of port-hole windows, electronic flight path displays, and more. Virgin Galactic has yet to say when commercial p...
Tags: Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Faa, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Vms, Unity, Spaceport America, DON T MISS, SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity, Truth or Consequences New Mexico


Watch live: Virgin Galactic is unveiling the interior cabin of its SpaceShipTwo rocket that will fly people to the edge of space after 16 years of effort

Virgin Galactic is gearing up to launch paying passengers to the edge of space aboard a reusable winged rocket ship called SpaceShipTwo. The publicly traded spaceflight and space tourism company, founded by Richard Branson in 2004, plans to reveal the finalized design of SpaceShipTwo's cabin on Tuesday. Virgin Galactic won't say when it plans to begin launching space tourists, and has suffered many delays over the years. However, the company has moved into final experimental flights to earn FA...
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Virgin Galactic is unveiling the cabin of its rocketship that will fly people to the edge of space, and you can watch a live virtual tour on YouTube

Virgin Galactic is gearing up to launch paying passengers to the edge of space aboard a reusable winged rocket ship called SpaceShipTwo. The publicly traded spaceflight and space tourism company, founded by Richard Branson in 2004, plans to reveal the finalized design of SpaceShipTwo's cabin on July 28. Virgin Galactic won't say when it plans to begin launching space tourists, and has suffered many delays over the years. However, the company has moved into final experimental flights to earn FA...
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Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

Forbes released its 2020 edition of the World's Billionaires List, which ranks the richest people in the world. The youngest billionaire on the list, 22-year-old Kylie Jenner, is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. In late 2019, she agreed to sell 51% of her company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million. The deal valued her company at $1.2 billion. The 15 youngest billionaires in America are collectively worth over $100 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Stanford, US, America, Trends, Walmart, World, Snapchat, Harvard, Sabmiller, Airbnb, John, Evan Spiegel


Here are the best funny images and memes to use as a Zoom background

You may be using the video-chatting platform Zoom for everything from work meetings to parties, and one feature that anyone using it on their laptop or computer can take advantage of is the custom background. Zoom lets you upload any image you have saved as a custom background, and the potential for humor is endless with snapshots of memes and pop culture references.  Here are some of the funniest custom background images you can download and use on Zoom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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Coronavirus is worrying electronics manufacturers, and everyday shoppers could end up seeing 'spot shortages' for certain gadgets if the situation worsens

The coronavirus outbreak is causing electronics manufacturers major pain and delays, as suppliers based in China have struggled to keep factories running at full speed. IPC, an electronics equipment trade organization, found in a February survey that a majority of electronics manufacturers are expecting delays of four to five weeks. Suppliers and manufacturers are likely to bear the brunt of this crisis, and IPC chief economist Shawn DuBravac said consumers shouldn't expect empty aisles in the...
Tags: Europe, China, Trends, Walmart, United States, China US, IPC, DON T MISS, Shawn DuBravac, Walmart McDonald s Home Depot, DuBravac


Silicon Valley startup uBiome raised $105 million on the promise of exploring a 'forgotten organ.' After an FBI raid, ex-employees say it cut corners in its quest for growth.

In April, the FBI raided the offices of microbiome testing startup uBiome, reportedly as part of an investigation into questionable billing practices. On the heels of the raid, uBiome placed co-CEOs Jessica Richman and Zac Apte on administrative leave. Interviews with insiders reveal concerns at the company that extend beyond billing issues, however. They claim a quest for growth drove the company to cut other corners as well, including on its science. Visit Business Insider's home page for mo...
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The incredible history of insulin, a lifesaving diabetes drug that was discovered almost a century ago and is now at the center of drug pricing outrage

For the 1.25 million Americans living with Type 1   diabetes, insulin is a life-saving drug that helps them process the sugar in their blood. Price increases for insulin have put pressure on people living with diabetes who don't have insurance, or whose insurance plans require them to pay the full price of the medication. Here's the history of how insulin was discovered and how a treatment discovered almost a century ago became a target of public and political outrage in 2019.  Visit BusinessI...
Tags: US, Toronto, Trends, DON T MISS, Charles Best, Frederick Banting


Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos have finalized the terms of their divorce — here's what typically happens when billionaires break up

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, and wife MacKenzie Bezos announced they finalized the terms of their divorce. After a 25-year marriage, the couple filed for divorce in January.  Bezos, who has a reported net worth of nearly $150 billion, lives in Washington, a community property state, meaning all assets acquired during marriage are to be divided equally, unless they signed a postnuptial agreement (according to TMZ, the couple did not sign a prenup). In a statement, Mackenzie Bezos...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, Washington, US, America, Trends, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Newman, Jeff, Bezos, MacKenzie, Bezos Amazon, DON T MISS, Jacqueline Newman


What Earth might look like in 80 years if we're lucky — and if we're unlucky

2018 was the warmest year on record for the planet's oceans, and the fourth-warmest year ever in terms of surface temperature. Scientists are discovering that melting in Greenland and Antarctica is occurring much faster than they previously thought. These changes could spell disaster for coastal economies in the form of sea-level rise and more frequent (and intense) natural disasters like hurricanes. If worldwide carbon-dioxide emissions aren't curbed significantly — and soon — Earth might ...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Ipcc, Nasa, Paris, Antarctica, Greenland, Antarctic, Gavin Schmidt, DON T MISS, Long Island City Queens, Goddard Institute of Space Studies, International Panel on Climate Change IPCC


The best games every PlayStation 4 owner should have in their collection

The PlayStation 4 is the world's most popular game console. If you're one of the 91 million people who own a PS4, we've rounded up the essential games everyone should own. The PlayStation 4 is the world's most popular game console by a mile, with over 91 million units sold. There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest reason is the games. The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games th...
Tags: Trends, DON T MISS


'This is a hard day:' NASA's Opportunity rover is dead, ending the longest-running Mars mission in history

NASA's Opportunity rover hasn't phoned home in the months after a global dust storm tore across Mars. Officials at NASA are expected to announce the Martian robot's presumed death on Wednesday. Now that both Opportunity and its identical-twin rover, Spirit, are silent, the longest-running Mars mission is history is over. Opportunity was supposed to last 90 days but survived on the red planet for nearly 15 years. The longest-operating robot on the Martian surface has finally met its demise. NA...
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NASA's longest-running Mars mission is over with the presumed death of its Opportunity rover

NASA's Opportunity rover hasn't phoned home in the months after a global dust storm tore across Mars. Officials at NASA are expected to announce the Martian robot's presumed death on Wednesday. Now that both Opportunity and its identical-twin rover, Spirit, are silent, the longest-running Mars mission is history is over. Opportunity was supposed to last 90 days but survived on the red planet for nearly 15 years. The longest-operating robot on the Martian surface has finally met its demise. NA...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Tennessee, Spirit, Mars, Cornell University, Martian, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Planetary Society, DON T MISS, Steve Squyres, John Callas, Though Opportunity


Bill and Melinda Gates said software is making school textbooks obsolete, and it could save college students thousands of dollars

Bill and Melinda Gates used a portion of their annual letter on Tuesday to describe how physical school textbooks are becoming obsolete. Modern software now allows students to read textbooks online, quiz themselves on the material, and inform teachers on the areas their students need most help in. And digital educational tools can save today's college students as much as $121 a course, they said. Bill and Melinda Gates published their annual letter on Tuesday, and it contained an interesting ...
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I answered an AI-powered survey that revealed my innermost motivations, and immediately understood why companies pay thousands for employees to take it

The Japanese startup Attuned devised a 55-question survey that can identify what motivates a company's employees. The survey uses AI to gauge how much each employee is motivated by money, competition, and other values. I took the survey, and immediately understood why companies are shelling out thousands of dollars to have their employees take it. Keeping people motivated is one of the hardest things about being a manager — which is why companies are paying a Japanese startup thousands of dol...
Tags: Trends, Tokyo, Rakuten, Wahl, DENSO, DON T MISS, Casey Wahl


This $92 sous vide machine makes me look like a fancy chef with minimal effort

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. Sous vide cooking has become all the rage in recent years and countless companies are trying to capitalize on this underwater slow cooking. Gramercy Kitchen Company is one of the smaller, less-known companies to enter the immersion circulator space, but they have garnered a 4.6-star rating on Amazon. I liked that the Gramercy K...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Business Insider, Gramercy, DON T MISS, Gramercy Kitchen Company, Gramercy Kitchen Co, Gramercy Kitchen Co Sous Vide Immersion Circulator, Gramercy Kitchen Co Immersion Circulator


These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that layoff data into two charts that summarize the roles and duties of those being let go. Technicians, engineers, and machinists together make up a majority of SpaceX's terminated positions, while managers and supervisors represent about 7% of the layoffs...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Mars, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Falcon, Los Angeles County, LA Times, Hawthorne


A professor who taught a course on 'adulting' says many people have the wrong idea about millennials and social media

A 34-year-old professor at Georgia Tech taught a course on "adulting" and found many of her students didn't know how to use older social media platforms like Twitter. She started teaching her students how to use Twitter, including how to set up a profile, follow accounts, and respond to other users civilly. Less than a third of US teens use Twitter, a Pew survey found, compared to the roughly 70% that use Snapchat and Instagram. Young people are the biggest users of social media in the US. Bu...
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A Japanese startup created a 55-question test that uses AI to pinpoint exactly what makes employees tick, and companies are paying thousands to use it

The Japanese startup Attuned devised a 55-question test for companies to give their employees to find out exactly what motivates them. The test uses AI to score each employee by how much they are motivated by competition, autonomy, feedback, financial needs, and seven other values. Companies are paying thousands of dollars to use the service, which can also track when workers are becoming less motivated over time. If you've ever led a team at work before, you know how hard it can be to keep p...
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A professor who taught a course on 'adulting' had to teach her millennial students how to use Twitter

A 34-year-old professor at Georgia Tech taught a course on "adulting" and found many of her students didn't know how to use older social media platforms like Twitter. She started teaching her students how to use Twitter, including how to set up a profile, follow accounts, and respond to other users civilly. Less than a third of US teens use Twitter, a Pew survey found, compared to the roughly 70% that use Snapchat and Instagram. Young people are the biggest users of social media in the US. Bu...
Tags: Twitter, US, America, Trends, Gucci, Pew Research Center, Georgia Tech, Instagram Facebook, DON T MISS, Twitter on Facebook, FitzSimmons, Instagram Young, Rebekah Fitzsimmons


20 last-minute tech gifts for women that she'll love

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. The old stereotype used to be that women wouldn't like tech unless it was dumbed down, pink, or sparkly, but now, the industry is changing. You can find tons of excellent tech for women out there that is as stylish as it is powerful. Instead of buying a bedazzled fitness tracker or a pair of pink headphones and calling it a day, w...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Harper, Business Insider, Moda, DON T MISS, MODA Crossfade


13 things you should never say to your coworkers at the office holiday party

Office holiday parties can be fun — or disastrous for your career.  You'll want to loosen up a little, while staying professional; the best way to avoid looking foolish is to not drink too much. Here are 13 things you should avoid saying to your coworkers at all costs. Too much booze, end-of-year stress, and coworkers can be a recipe for disaster. That's why office holiday parties are such a minefield of awkward situations. Many offices are doing away with alcohol or the party altogether. But...
Tags: Trends, Don, David Lewis, Rebecca Henderson, DON T MISS, TriNet, Amanda Augustine, Jackie Breslin, Business Insider There


The 33 best PlayStation 4 games that every owner should have in their collection

The PlayStation 4 is the world's most popular game console by a mile, with well over 82 million units sold. There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games. The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games that are literally not playable elsewhere. Here are the 30 PS4 games every owner should have in their collection. SEE ALSO: There are 42 exotic weapons...
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9 things you should never say to your coworkers at the office holiday party

Too much booze, end-of-year stress, and coworkers can be a recipe for disaster. That's why office holiday parties are such a minefield of awkward situations. Many offices are doing away with alcohol, or the party altogether, in the wake of sexual misconduct scandals currently plaguing a range of industries. But if your office is having festivities this year, it's crucial to remember that you're pretty much still at work, even if it's a party. You need to be able to loosen up and...
Tags: Trends, Business Insider, Don, David Lewis, Rebecca Henderson, DON T MISS, Suzanne Bates, TriNet, Amanda Augustine, Jackie Breslin


20 tech gifts for women that she'll love

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. The old stereotype used to be that women wouldn't like tech unless it was dumbed down, pink, or sparkly, but now, the industry is changing. You can find tons of excellent tech for women out there that is as stylish as it is powerful. Instead of buying a bedazzled fitness tracker or a pair of pink headphones and calling it a day, w...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Harper, Business Insider, Moda, DON T MISS, MODA Crossfade


Casper's Cyber Monday sale is here — save an exclusive 15% on mattresses, sheets, and more with our promo code

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. Casper   is arguably the most popular mattress startup of many. And it's included in our buying guide as one of the best mattresses you can buy. Its most popular mattress,   The Casper, has more than   40,000 reviews   between those posted on   Google,   Amazon, and its own site, and still has a 4.8/5 rating. On a typical day, the...
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Best Buy's top Cyber Monday 2018 deals you can still get tonight — including $100 off an Xbox One S and $125 off an iPad Pro

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. Cyber Monday 2018 is still going strong into Monday evening, and Best Buy still has some of the best deals we've seen on tech all day today. We've rounded up the best Cyber Monday deals and sales by category to save you time. Or, you can head straight to Best Buy's site if you'd prefer to scan all the deals yourself. To potentia...
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