Olympic champion Jason Kenny almost got disqualified in the men's keirin for appearing to break the rules — here's how the sport works

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 7:25am

Cyclist Jason Kenny won his sixth Olympic gold medal in the men's keirin on Tuesday night. Kenny, 28, is now tied with Sir Chris Hoy for a British record.

But the historic moment almost never happened because Kenny nearly got disqualified before the start of the race.

Both Kenny, as well as Malaysian rider Azizulhasni Awang, overlapped with the derny before it left the track, which is against the rules.

Researchers just found a fake-looking googly-eyed stubby squid at the bottom of the ocean

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 7:06am

This stubby squid was spotted off the coast of California at a depth of around 900 metres.

The species is closely related to a cuttlefish even though it looks like a cross between an octopus and a squid, according to researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus.

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We're heading for a tech IPO rebound, and there's one simple reason

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 7:00am

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2016 has been a particularly slow year for initial public offerings, especially in the technology sector.

The first quarter was the worst for IPOs since the depths of the financial crisis. And while things have picked up since then, the deals have all been smaller ones, barely breaking the $1 billion mark.

How a hacker got sweet revenge on scammers who tried to take advantage of his parents

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 17, 2016 - 6:35am

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Don't mess with security researchers.

Case in point: Scammers tried to target Ivan Kwiatkowski's parents, so he retaliated by tricking them into installing ransomware — a type of malware that encrypts the victim's files and demands a ransom — on their computer.

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