businessinsider.com Archives - 27 July 2017, Thursday

  • Say cheese! New Singapore air terminal automates departures with face recognition

    New Singapore air terminal automates departures with face recognition

    businessinsider.com 25 Jul '17, 12pm

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When a new terminal opens in 2017 at Singapore's Changi Airport, the world's best for five years straight according to a survey, passengers will be able to, in theory, go through check-in to boarding without speaking to another person. Automation is important for...

  • Beware of collapsing cryptocurrencies

    Beware of collapsing cryptocurrencies

    businessinsider.com 12 Jul '17, 10pm

    A sign is installed at first bitcoin retail store open in Hong Kong on February 28, 2014 in Hong Kong. Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images A “collapse” isn’t when something edges down 1% in value or even 10% or 20%; it’s when something plunges 50% in a short time. Ethereum has collapsed 52% in f...

  • Louis Vuitton just joined the smartwatch game

    businessinsider.com 12 Jul '17, 7pm

    Louis Vuitton just joined the smartwatch game with the Tambour Horizon. It's one of the priciest smartwatches on the market. It runs on Android Wear 2.0 and is compatible with both iPhone and Android phones.

  • Forest inside a GIANT dome

    businessinsider.com 06 Jul '17, 5pm

    There's a giant forest in Singapore that's inside a dome Aliza Gulab , INSIDER Jul. 6, 2017, 1:32 PM 19 Loading video... facebook linkedin twitter email embed More from INSIDER: Read the original article on INSIDER . Follow INSIDER on Facebook . Copyright 2017. Follow INSIDER on Twitt...

  • The cryptocurrency universe keeps expanding

    The cryptocurrency universe keeps expanding

    businessinsider.com 28 Jun '17, 10pm

    Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency, and its meteoric rise has made it a mainstay of conversation for investors, media, and technologists alike. In fact, the innovation of the blockchain is changing entire markets , while causing ripples with central banks and the financial industr...

  • Bitcoin donations to a $16 billion charitable fund are soaring

    Charitable donations in bitcoin soar

    businessinsider.com 28 Jun '17, 9pm

    MI Bitcoin is red hot these days. The price of the cryptocurrency is up about 140% since the beginning of this year. And now it looks like bitcoin's popularity among the charitable is also on the rise. According to the recently released Fidelity Charitable 2017 Giving Report , donatio...

  • Watches worn by some of the most powerful men in finance

    businessinsider.com 28 Jun '17, 1pm

    Since it was invented over 200 years ago, the wristwatch has been an integral component of men's fashion. In addition to their practical functionality of telling time, a watch serves as a collectible piece of art that communicates the personality and style of its wearer. With the help...

  • Singapore prime minister's siblings say they feel threatened

    businessinsider.com 14 Jun '17, 12pm

    Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, First Lady Michelle Obama, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Barack Obama wave from the White House balcony during official welcoming ceremonies on the South Lawn of the White House on August 2, 2016. Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images SIN...

  • Here are the pros and cons of bitcoin and blockchain

    businessinsider.com 14 Jun '17, 1am

    Reuters/Bobby Yip In October 2015 we held our Irrational Economic Summit in Vancouver. The weather was awesome, and the conference went well. Part of the final session was a Q&A with Harry Dent, myself, and Dr. Lacy Hunt. At one point, an attendee asked about bitcoin. I told the audie...

  • An ugly, obscure pair of Apple sneakers from the early 1990s might fetch $30,000

    Apple sneakers from the early 1990s might be auctioned for $30,000

    businessinsider.com 11 Jun '17, 4pm

    Heritage Auctions In the early 1990s, Apple built prototypes for a pair of blocky, white sneakers, exclusively for Apple employees. With their sateen tongues and vintage rainbow logo, they're either a normcore dream or the ultimate dad shoe, and they quickly disappeared into obscurity...

  • Singapore's 'cloud forest' revolutionizes green spaces

    businessinsider.com 09 Jun '17, 6am

    An illustration of the finished Green Heart. Gustafson Porter It's a "green space" on steroids. A massive 376,000-square-foot landscaping project known as the Green Heart, in Singapore's Marina One , will include a multi-level public garden, calming waterfalls, reflecting pools, and a...

  • Bitcoin is getting close to its all-time high

    Bitcoin is getting close to its all-time high

    businessinsider.com 05 Jun '17, 11am

    Bitcoin is closing in on record territory. The cryptocurrency trades up 2.1% at $2,573 a coin as of 7:03 a.m. ET. The early advance has bitcoin on track for its best close ever. It would need to top $2,799 to put in its best print of all-time. Monday's advance comes absent of any real...

  • Bitcoin exchange Coinbase seeks investors in new round of funding

    businessinsider.com 02 Jun '17, 9pm

    FILE PHOTO - A Bitcoin sign is seen in a window in Toronto Thomson Reuters Bitcoin exchange Coinbase Inc is in talks with potential investors on a new round of funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It is not clear which investors a...

  • How to use the extra shoelace hole on sneakers

    businessinsider.com 31 May '17, 9pm

    The extra eyelet at the top of running sneakers has puzzled us for years — what is it for?! Turns out that extra hole helps runners tie their shoes extra tight with a "lace lock" or "heel lock" method.

  • Sneakers worn by top Silicon Valley tech CEOs

    businessinsider.com 26 May '17, 2pm

    The inhabitants of Silicon Valley are not exactly known for haute couture. It's a land where jeans, T-shirts, and hoodies reign supreme, and where sneakers are the footwear of choice . But don't let the pedestrian fashion item fool you. These sneakers can be as rare and as status-defi...

  • A Danish model says she was fired from Louis Vuitton for being 'too fat'

    Louis Vuitton allegedly fires model for weight

    businessinsider.com 20 May '17, 1pm

    I just returned from Tokyo/Japan, where Louis Vuitton held a beautiful cruise show in Kyoto, I just never made it to Kyoto cause I was canceled for the show due to being ‘too big’. (I’m a size 34-36) Ashley Brokaw’s caster Alexia had said that there had been some problems during the f...

  • Singapore has come up with a solution to stop people from dying on the street

    businessinsider.com 18 May '17, 6pm

    A street in Singapore. Jirka Matousek/Flickr If you have a heart attack on a plane, chances are decently good that a doctor or nurse onboard can provide emergency services while you wait to land. But if you collapse on a crowded city street, you might have to wait awhile for an ambula...

  • There's now a vending machine in Singapore that dispenses Ferraris

    There's now a vending machine in Singapore that dispenses Ferraris

    businessinsider.com 15 May '17, 3pm

    An exotic used car dealership designed to resemble a vending machine in Singapore Thomson Reuters SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Forget about soft drinks and potato chips - a "vending machine" in Singapore is offering up luxury vehicles, including Bentleys, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Used car ...

  • 5 new clothing and handbag brands every professional woman should know

    5 new workwear brands every woman should know

    businessinsider.com 03 May '17, 10pm

    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. Of Mercer Getting dressed for work as a woman can be difficult; it takes longer to do than the guy who can throw on a suit, ...

  • Europe's second-largest automaker is testing self-driving cars in Singapore

    Peugeot teams up with nuTonomy for self-driving-car tests in Singapore

    businessinsider.com 03 May '17, 3pm

    Peugeot unveiled its autonomous Instinct Concept, pictured above, in February. Newspress French carmaker Peugeot is partnering with Boston, Massachusetts-based tech firm nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore. NuTonomy's software, sensors and computing platforms will be insta...

  • Trump to speak with Singapore and Thailand about the threat of North Korea

    businessinsider.com 30 Apr '17, 3pm

    President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of...

  • Trump to speak with Singapore and Thailand about the threat of North Korea

    businessinsider.com 30 Apr '17, 3pm

    President Donald Trump during a meeting at the White House. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will speak with leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of...

  • A place in NYC serves authentic Singapore street food

    businessinsider.com 20 Apr '17, 2pm

    A coffee expert reveals the best method for making coffee This former rock star abandoned his successful music career to move 1,200 miles to Croatia 13 small things you can do to help the Earth every day The director of Kendrick Lamar's 'HUMBLE' has made some of the greatest music vid...

  • Queen Elizabeth II owns 200 of the same handbag

    businessinsider.com 13 Apr '17, 9pm

    The queen has a thing for black Launer handbags. Associated Press; Getty/WPA Pool, Chris Jackson The INSIDER Summary: Queen Elizabeth II is almost always seen carrying a black Launer handbag. She reportedly owns 200 of the bags, which cost around $2,000 each. Launer has an official Ro...

  • Bitcoin is spiking

    Bitcoin price is spiking

    businessinsider.com 11 Apr '17, 5pm

    Bitcoin is up 1.3% at $1,227 a coin as traders move into the cryptocurrency amid a scramble for safety. Tuesday's bid comes following rising political tensions in the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula which caused a steep sell off in risk assets. While those assets have clawed b...

  • These are the 15 best airports in the world

    businessinsider.com 23 Mar '17, 4pm

    The consumer-aviation website Skytrax published its annual World Airport Awards . The rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries . More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 service and performance parameters , includi...

  • Watches worn by some of the most powerful men in finance

    businessinsider.com 21 Mar '17, 5pm

    Since it was invented over 200 years ago, the wristwatch has been an integral component of men's fashion. In addition to their practical functionality of telling time, a watch serves as a collectible piece of art that communicates the personality and style of its wearer. With the help...

  • Everything you want to know about Queen Elizabeth's handbag

    businessinsider.com 13 Mar '17, 7pm

    Getty/Stuart C. Wilson/Stringer The INSIDER Summary: Queen Elizabeth II is rarely seen without a handbag. A report in the Telegraph says that the queen uses the placement of her bag to signal her staff about her needs. The report also reveals what's inside her purse, including lipstic...

  • Water-repellent Converse sneakers

    businessinsider.com 10 Mar '17, 10pm

    It's surprisingly difficult to find a swarm of one billion locusts A professor's kids burst into the middle of his live TV interview — and he played it off perfectly 14 actors who went from 'Harry Potter' to 'Game of Thrones' 13 things you can do with a simple mason jar that will tran...

  • How Michael Jordan makes and spends his $1.1 billion

    businessinsider.com 09 Mar '17, 2pm

    Michael Jordan is the highest-paid athlete of all time. Considering he hasn't played professionally in over a decade, that's a pretty remarkable feat. His most lucrative endorsement deal is with Nike, which he garners approximately $100 million annually.