Microsoft built an eye-catching smart thermostat featuring voice assistant Cortana (MSFT)

Microsoft has built a smart thermostat that comes with its voice assistant Cortana, detects whether you re in the room, and tells you what the air quality is like. The thermostat, called GLAS, runs on a version of Windows for smaller devices, Windows 10 IoT Core, and features Microsoft s smart voice assistant Cortana. We first saw Continue reading Microsoft built an eye-catching smart thermostat featuring voice assistant Cortana (MSFT)
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Apple just launched a pair of $600 Beats headphones with design house Balmain (AAPL)

Apple s newest line of Beats headphones is geared toward the fashion-forward.  On Wednesday, Apple released a special edition collection along with French design house Balmain. The collection, which includes a new take on both Beats Studio and Powerbeats 3 Bluetooth headphones, starts at $249.95.  Reality TV star Kylie Jenner is the face of the campaign to promote Continue reading Apple just launched a pair of $600 Beats headphones with design house Balmain (AAPL)
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California lawmakers passed a landmark climate change bill — and environmental groups aren’t happy about it

California passed a bill Monday extending its successful cap-and-trade program to limit greenhouse gases. Environmental groups are divided over the bill that Governor Jerry Brown touts as a climate change victory. Business Insider spoke with environmental groups about their concerns before Brown signs it into law. California s landmark climate change bill, passed Monday night, isn t Continue reading California lawmakers passed a landmark climate change bill — and environmental groups aren t happy about it
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This ex-Googler just got another $30 million to help companies with the ‘art and science’ of hiring exactly who they want

By 2012, Sarah Nahm, a former Googler who had worked as a speechwriter for Marissa Mayer and a designer on the Chrome team, knew she was ready for something different. There was no lightning strike moment of inspiration, Nahm tells Business Insider. She and two colleagues knew they wanted to start a company together. They Continue reading This ex-Googler just got another $30 million to help companies with the art and science of hiring exactly who they want
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Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs

 With Facebook’s newest feature, a musician could run an on-site fan club, a brand could organize its ambassadors and a newspaper could discuss articles with just its top readers. Today Facebook globally launched Groups for Pages, allowing the 70 million Pages on Facebook to create their own distinct communities and feeds. Read More Technorati Tags: Continue reading Facebook ‘Groups for Pages’ unlocks fan clubs
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Tech founder and VC sex harassment whistleblower: More men should speak out, because their silence is deafening

ASPEN, Colorado — Niniane Wang, the CEO of Evertoon, has become the willing and very deliberate face of one of the several sexual harassment scandals that have been rocking Silicon Valley. And now she s calling on men, not just women, to speak up and make it known that sexual harassment will not be tolerated and that Continue reading Tech founder and VC sex harassment whistleblower: More men should speak out, because their silence is deafening
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After just 24 hours, players have very strong feelings about ‘Destiny 2’ already

Fans of the blockbuster video game series Destiny tend to have strong opinions. They ve earned that right, having stuck by the first game through its often messy, still ongoing lifespan. Many players have sunk hundreds of hours into the first game, if not thousands.  And thus, with the preliminary launch of the beta for Destiny Continue reading After just 24 hours, players have very strong feelings about Destiny 2 already
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