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Uber and Lyft have long said they pay drivers fairly, but they haven't shared all the data that could prove it

Uber and Lyft have been charging customers more in recent months amid a driver shortage, but questions remain about whether drivers are benefiting from the price surges. Getty Images Uber and Lyft are trying to lure drivers back on the road with the promise of high earnings. But both have struggled to back up past claims about earnings, leaving many drivers skeptical. Experts told Insider Uber and Lyft's refusal to share pay data is largely to blame. See more stories on Insider's ...
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How to use RTT on an iPhone to get real-time text messaging during calls

iPhone users can enable RTT through the Accessibility menu in the Settings app. Sladic/Getty Images The RTT feature on an iPhone sends text messages immediately as you type them without requiring you to hit send. RTT, or real-time text, is built into the iPhone 6 and later, and can be enabled through the Accessibility menu in your Settings app. iPhone users with RTT enabled will have the transcripts from their RTT calls saved and made available for download. Visit Insider's Tech Refe...
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The 5 best true wireless earbuds in 2021 for listening on the go and at home

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best wireless earbuds balance portability, sound quality, comfort, and features. Jabra's Elite 85T manage to do all that for a great price, making them our top pick overall. True wireless earbuds are headphones that fit neatly in your ear and are completely without wires. Because they're so small and wire-free, these earbuds can be easily transported and stored in small charging cases when you're not wearing them, not to mention they're mor...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Audio, Trends, Siri, Features, Headphones, Buying Guide, Sony, Bose, Belkin, Jabra, ANC, Realtek, Amazon Read


The best laptop deals we expect for Amazon Prime Day 2021 including some early discounts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2021 is right around the corner, and we're expecting to see some significant deals on laptops. The annual shopping holiday will take place on June 21 and 22, making it a great opportunity to snag a new laptop, whether it's for school, work, or even gaming.Last year, we saw deals on laptops from Apple, Leno...
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How to watch 'Luca' - the new Pixar movie will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers on June 18

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. "Luca" is the latest animated film from Pixar. Pixar "Luca" is a new Pixar movie centered around a sea monster who takes on a human form. The film will be available to stream exclusively on Disney Plus starting June 18. Disney Plus costs $8/month or $80/year, and "Luca" doesn't require any extra fees to watch. Monthly Subscription Service (small) "Luca," the new straight-to-Disney Plus film from Pix...
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How to check a Barnes & Noble gift card balance in 3 ways

Like most retailers, Barnes & Noble offers gift cards. SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images You can check your Barnes & Noble gift card balance online, by phone, and in store. Barnes & Noble gift cards can be used on the store's website, at a physical Barnes & Noble location, or on the Nook ebook store. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're shopping for a book lover, Barnes & Noble offers gift cards that can be used both online and in store. You ...
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HBO Max subscribers can get $25 back when they buy an annual plan with an American Express card

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. HBO Max now offers annual plans with a 16% discount. SOPA Images/Shutterstock HBO Max subscribers can purchase any annual plan with an American Express card and get $25 back. An HBO Max ad-supported annual plan costs $100, and an ad-free annual plan costs $150. Each annual plan saves you around 16% compared to paying for a year with a monthly plan. Annual Plan (ad-free) (medium) HBO Max is known for its...
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What is Amazon Locker? How to use the free and convenient delivery pick-up system

Amazon Lockers look similar to traditional lockers. Matthew Horwood / Contributor/Getty Images Amazon Lockers are like self-service kiosks where you can pick up items you've purchased on Amazon. The Lockers are located in stores and pharmacies in more than 900 cities across the US. Amazon Lockers are physical lockers, so there are size limitations for packages. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If Amazon wasn't already one of the most convenient shopp...
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How to edit Google Docs offline on your computer or smartphone

It's easy to use Google Docs - whether online or offline. Shutterstock You can edit Google Docs files offline if you've synced them with your device beforehand. Both the Google Docs website and mobile app support offline editing. Enabling offline editing in Google Docs is great for users without a steady internet connection. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Docs is great - until you lose your internet connection and suddenly lose all editing acces...
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What is metadata? Understanding the type of data that describes data sets and determines much of what you see online

Metadata is a common type of data that exists nearly everywhere online. alvarez/Getty Images Metadata is a term for data that describes the attributes of another set of data. Metadata can determine much of what you encounter online, from the top search results returned in Google to the contents of the ads you see. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. "Metadata" is one of those techy buzzwords you'll frequently hear in the discourse surrounding internet privacy, ...
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How to change your Facebook page name

If your business or personal brand name has changed, its important to update your Facebook page name. kate_sept2004/Getty Images You can change your Facebook page name from the "Edit Page Info" section of settings. If you're looking to rebrand your business, changing your Facebook page name is an important step. It may take up to three days for Facebook to approve your name change request. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A Facebook page can offer your fol...
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The 4 best Amazon Echo smart speakers and smart displays of 2021

Amazon's Echo devices combine reliable Alexa capabilities and easy-to-use smart-home features. The fourth-generation Echo is Amazon's best smart speaker, with good audio quality and a new design. Echo devices vary in size and price, but all have built-in support for Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant platform. Alexa generally works the same across these speakers, but some devices have screens and some boast better audio quality than others. Alexa's capabilities have significantly...
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Employees at a Beijing office have to smile for an AI camera to get through the front doors, change the temperature, or print documents

Canon's “smiling face recognition” requires a positive expression to print documents. Canon Information Technology Canon Information Technology has a "smile recognition" feature in its face-scanning tech. Office employees must smile in order to access the office or book conference rooms for meetings. The technology is part of a larger trend of employers monitoring and regulating workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. For employees at Canon Information Technology'...
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Employees at a Chinese office have to smile for an AI camera to get through the front doors, change the temperature, or print documents

Canon's “smiling face recognition” requires a positive expression to print documents. Canon Information Technology Canon Information Technology has a "smile recognition" feature in its face-scanning tech. Office employees must smile in order to access the office or book conference rooms for meetings. The technology is part of a larger trend of employers monitoring and regulating workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. For employees at Canon Information Technology'...
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Walmart's 'Deals for Days' event kicks off on June 20 and will feature discounts on everything from laptops to robot vacuums. Here are the best early deals.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images In response to Amazon Prime Day 2021, Walmart is holding a 'Deals for Days' event from June 20 to 23. The sale kicks off a day before and ends a day after the duration of Amazon Prime Day. Though Amazon Prime Day is a deals holiday introduced by Amazon, other major retailers turn up for the event to drop their prices too, Walmart being one of them. Walma...
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How to check your iPhone battery's health in 3 simple steps, and tell when it's time for a replacement

You can check your iPhone's battery health with a few taps. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider To check your iPhone battery's health, open the "Battery" menu in your Settings app and tap "Battery Health." Whenever you charge your iPhone, the battery slightly degrades, meaning it won't be able to hold as much power in a single charge. Your iPhone will need to be running iOS 11.3 or higher to check your battery health. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It&...
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How to use Google's Nearby Share feature to send files wirelessly between Android devices and Chromebooks

Nearby Share lets you easily share photos, links, and more. Samsung Google's Nearby Share feature lets you send files wirelessly between Android devices and Chromebooks. To use Nearby Share, you'll first need to enable it in your device's Settings menu. Once enabled, you'll see the Nearby Share option whenever you try to share a file. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple users are familiar with AirDrop, the feature that lets you share files and...
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How we test tech products at Insider Reviews

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Senior Tech Correspondent Lisa Eadicicco tests a new camera feature. Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Insider started out as a tech and business blog called Silicon Alley Insider back in 2007. Since then, the site has covered tech from a variety of angles, including tech company business news, tech product launch news, and tech product reviews. The Insider Reviews t...
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Crippling attacks on US gas and meat suppliers expose the dangers of major companies' reliance on patchwork cybersecurity

Jim Watson/Getty Images Recent ransomware attacks on key companies have wreaked havoc on US suppliers and consumers. Cybersecurity experts say that while these firms may be large in scale, they're not necessarily high-tech. Large companies often have a mosaic of IT systems that can make them vulnerable to attack. See more stories on Insider's business page. In his Senate testimony during a hearing last week on the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack, CEO Joseph Blount said hackers had ...
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This Prime Day Audible deal gets you 53% off the first four months of Audible Premium Plus - here's how to sign up

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Audible is known as one of the best places to get audiobooks. The Premium Plus plan usually costs $15 a month, but Prime members can get 53% off of four months. This Audible Prime Day 2021 deal will last from June 2 through June 30. Amazon Premium Plus (Monthly Subscription) (medium, Preferred: Amazon) Audiobooks are a great way to "read" more books wherever you are. You can listen to audiobooks anyti...
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Amazon attacks social-media firms over its fake-review problem, saying they need to spend more money rooting out phoney-review groups on their platforms

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Charles Krupa Amazon published a blog post about fake reviews on Wednesday. It said "bad actors" were increasingly soliciting fake reviews on social-media platforms. Amazon said social media companies needed to invest more in tools to root out this behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon said in a blog post on Wednesday that its fight against fake reviews was hampered by sluggish social media companies.Amazon said its systems to det...
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Amazon attacks social-media firms over its fake-review problem, saying they need to spend more money rooting out phony-review groups on their platforms

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Charles Krupa Amazon published a blog post Wednesday about fake reviews. It said "bad actors" were increasingly soliciting fake reviews on social-media platforms. Amazon said social-media companies needed to invest more in tools to root out this behavior. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon said in a blog post Wednesday that its fight against fake reviews was hampered by sluggish social-media companies.Amazon said that its systems to dete...
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WeWork cofounder Adam Neumann is reportedly spending $44 million on 2 Miami Beach properties, months after selling his San Francisco 'Guitar House' compound

Former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for WeWork Adam Neumann is buying two plots of land for $44 million on Miami Beach, the seller told the WSJ. The WeWork cofounder will have 50,000 square feet of land and multiple boat slips, the seller said. Neumann's purchase comes months after he sold his compound in San Francisco's Bay Area. See more stories on Insider's business page. WeWork cofounder and former CEO Adam Neumann is set to buy two properties for $44...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is now also the company's chair, becoming the first person since Bill Gates to hold both roles at the same time

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may be on a "the M&A warpath" analysts say. Insider asked analysts which companies and startups might be next. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Microsoft's board elected CEO Satya Nadella to be the company's chair on Wednesday. The last person to hold both positions at the same time was Bill Gates in 2000. Nadella has recently tried to distance himself from Gates' leadership style. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft's board elected S...
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10 things in tech: Zuck's no longer a top CEO, Google salaries, Apple health clinics

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. Companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Goldman Sachs are pursuing vastly different post-pandemic office policies. Some are embracing an all-remote workforce, while others are encouraging employees to return to their office desks. Here's what some of the world's biggest companies have planned.2. Mark Zuckerberg has fallen off Glassdoor's t...
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How the influencer-marketing agency Mediakix unraveled

When directed to the Mediakix Instagram account, a "user not found" error pops up. Screenshot/Instagram Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:How the influencer-marketing agency Mediakix unraveledInfluencer boxing has been lucrative for creators, but messy for organizersHow much a TikTok creator with 1.6 million ...
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China is set to launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday night - the country's first human spaceflight in 5 years

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo speak at a press conference at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China, June 16, 2021. China plans to launch three taikonauts to its new space-station module on Wednesday night. The Chinese astronauts are set to spend three months aboard the Earth-orbiting Tianhe module. It's the third of 11 planned launches to build China's space station, set for completion in 2022. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Watch China launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday night - the country's first human spaceflight in 5 years

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo speak at a press conference at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China, June 16, 2021. China plans to launch three taikonauts to its new space-station module on Wednesday night. The Chinese astronauts are set to spend three months aboard the Earth-orbiting Tianhe module. It's the third of 11 planned launches to build China's space station, set for completion in 2022. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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The best early Apple Watch deals for Prime Day 2021 you can get right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple; Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The Apple Watch is our favorite smartwatch. It's easy to use, comes with a variety of health tracking features, and has a polished design with plenty of customization options. But it's not cheap, which is why Amazon Prime Day 2021 is a great time to shop for an Apple Watch. Last year on Amazon Prime Day, we saw discounts across Appl...
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How to make a conference call on your iPhone with up to 5 participants

It's easy to quickly make conference calls on an iPhone. The Good Brigade/Getty Images You can place a conference call on your iPhone with up to five total participants. To start a conference call, use the add call button to dial a new participant and tap merge calls. You can drop individual participants by tapping the blue 'i' at the top of the screen. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You might not realize it, but your iPhone is capable of makin...
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