China is about to launch an un-hackable satellite — and take the lead in a new space race

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 3:23pm

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In the next few days, China plans to launch a quantum satellite into orbit around the Earth.

And with that rocket launch, the country is poised to take the lead in a new space race.

That's because the satellite, QUESS, is virtually un-hackable.

There's a loophole that lets you spend less than $25 to order Add-on Items from Amazon

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 3:18pm

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Amazon's Add-on program is incredibly useful, but it can also be a pain.

Add-on Items are cheap products that the company deems "cost-prohibitive to ship on their own." Many of them are everyday household items — like toothpaste or pens — that could save you a trip to your local convenience store.

But there's a catch: Amazon has a $25 minimum-order requirement, and that's not including the Add-ons.

These 7 real-life cyborgs show the future of high-tech body modifications

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 3:17pm

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Piercings and tattoos are so last century.

The people who are paving the way to the future embrace a completely different kind of body modification. They put sensors under their skin, antennae in their scalps, and can control artificial limbs with their mind.

There's a name for these kind of radical human-robot hybrids: cyborgs.

Here are seven cyborgs that give us some clues about where humanity could be headed.

This kitchen gadget can automatically turn fruit into hard cider

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 3:15pm


Brewing hard cider at home can feel daunting — there are lots of ingredients, and the process can be hard to get just right.

A new app-connected appliance, called the Alchema, makes it easy. All you need to do is fill it with fruit, yeast, sugar, water, and wait about a week, co-founder Oscar Chang tells Business Insider. 

The 11 best games from the '90s

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 15, 2016 - 3:14pm

The '90s was an amazing decade for video games. Not only were companies perfecting games and genres established in the decade prior with entries like "Chrono Trigger" and "Super Mario Bros. III," but they also started bravely going were no other games had really tread before: the 3rd dimension. Here's the list of the 11 best games from the '90s.

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