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To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Fertility treatment startups have captured Silicon Valley's attention with an estimated $320 million in venture funding.NEA, one of Silicon Valley's oldest venture capital investors, gave Business Insider a look at how it evaluates investments in the broader women's healthcare industry.Silicon Valley is trying to hack women's health.The trillion-dollar market covers everything from menstruation products to menopause tracking and everything in between."Genders mostly go through it together, in a lot of cases it's a heterosexual couple, and when you think of the diversity of experiences with fertility treatment, it includes women and men."
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SpaceX's new spaceship for NASA astronauts exploded during a ground test in Florida on April 20.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.SpaceX thinks it may know what caused its new Crew Dragon spaceship to explode during a test on April 20.The abort test is designed to prove the spaceship's escape thrusters can whisk astronauts to safety (in case there's a problem with a rocket).This "caused a violent reaction" once the escape system was activated, he added.She manages the agency's Commercial Crew Program, through which SpaceX is being paid to develop, build, and test Crew Dragon.
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One dream — the Hollywood version anyway — is for a down-and-out founder to begin tinkering and coding in their proverbial garage, eventually building a product that is loved by humans the world over and becoming a startup billionaire in the process.Sure, those early employees might only have a smidgen of equity, but that equity could be worth a whole heck of a lot if they join the right startup.Every startup has a window of opportunity, a timeframe in which early employees can join while the stock option strike prices are low and the equity grants are high.Join before the big uptick in valuation, and suddenly what might have been an otherwise nice couple of hundred K dollars in the coming years becomes actually, well, in the Bay Area, a reasonably-sized domicile.For every Roblox, which as we profiled in-depth this week, took almost two decades to reach its current apotheosis, there is a Brex, which seems to reach unicorn status in no time at all.And such stories — while certainly anecdotal — seem to be more commonplace than ever.
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Scottish earphones specialist RHA is releasing a new accessory today, which should prove handy for users of wireless headphones from any brand.Called the Wireless Flight Adapter, its main purpose is to make the connection between an airplane’s in-flight entertainment system and your wireless headphones.It lasts for up to 16 hours on a charge, according to RHA, which should cover you for the majority of even the longest flights.But there’s also nothing stopping you from using this chunky dongle to add a Bluetooth audio connection to gadgets that don’t have it, such as the Nintendo Switch or some hipster vintage iPod.A wireless flight adapter is one of those gadgets that I never think I need until I find out it exists and I realize that, yes, it would be nice to be able to finally use my pricey noise-canceling headphones to consume the in-flight movie selection.RHA’s dongle is, of course, not alone, and there are a few others already out there, but the company’s strong track record with audio gear gives me more faith that it would have got all the details correct.
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Find out how to use Amazon's demand-side platform to target your customers wherever they are online.Image credit: geopaul | Getty ImagesOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.The following excerpt is from Timothy P. Seward’s book Ultimate Guide to Amazon Advertising.Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Apple BooksOne of the most significant opportunities to extend your advertising reach on and off Amazon is to participate in Amazon’s demand-side platform, Amazon DSP.
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Apple updated its high-end MacBook Pro models at the end of May, and now it’s time for the entry-level MacBook Pro (which was previously known as the MacBook Escape) and the MacBook Air to get some refreshes.The base model MacBook Pro is getting the most substantial update: after being ignored by Apple since 2017, it’s finally getting an overhaul, adding a Touch Bar and Touch ID (sorry, physical keyboard fans) as well new Intel processors.Instead of the 2.3GHz dual-core 7th Gen Core i5 chipset that Apple has offered for over two years, the new entry-level MacBook Pro now offers a 1.4GHz quad-core 8th Gen Core i5 chip (which can boost up to 3.9GHz).Sadly, the biggest flaw of the original MacBook Escape remains: unlike the pricier 13-inch MacBook Pro, it’ll still only offer two USB-C ports, not four.Apple’s offering the new entry-level MacBook Pro in two starting configurations: a $1,299 model with a 128GB SSD, and a 256GB model for $1,499.The MacBook Air is also getting an update today, although it’s on the slimmer side.
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In the US, nine people are injured in motor vehicle crashes for every 100 million miles traveled in cars, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.“Accidents are going to be rare anyway, and models tend to miss rare events because they just don’t occur frequently enough,” says Tristan Glatard, an associate professor of computer science at Concordia University, where he’s working with colleagues to build models that might predict car crashes before they happen.“It’s like finding a needle in a haystack.”Some good things might happen if someone could find that needle, if they managed to transform streets and roads into streams of data, and predict what might happen there.Emergency responders might arrive at crashes a bit faster.In May, a team of medical researchers with UCLA and University of California, Irvine published a paper in the journal Jama Surgery suggesting that places in California might be able to use data from the crowdsourced traffic app Waze to cut emergency response times.
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5G is here, but even if you live in one of the few cities around the world which have the next generation of mobile network switched 'on', you'll likely find the coverage (and speeds) far from spectacular right now.We've already tested the new 5G networks in the US and the UK, where speeds and connectivity vary wildly, and we've now taken our 5G road trip to South Korea.With a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in hand, we spent three days in the South Korean capital, Seoul, testing out the coverage and speeds and the results are... just as predictable.Seoul is considered one of the most technologically advanced cities on the planet, but its 5G networks don't appear to be faring any better than those in the US and UK during the fifth generation mobile network's initial few months.5G phones: all the handsets compatible with the next-gen networkEverything you need to know about 5G
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Moment Pro Camera, the camera app originally designed for Moment’s range of aftermarket smartphone lenses, is getting support for long-exposure photography on iOS.It’s a pretty simple implementation, but the functionality can create some neat results.I particularly liked the light trail effect, which worked well, despite the fact that I was using it in a bright room.The downside is that you really need to use a tripod if you want any parts of your image to remain sharp.No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t hold my hand steady enough to keep the background in focus.Once you’ve shot the image, it will save as a Live Photo to your iOS camera roll by default, but there are also options to export each image as a static JPG or as a MOV video file.
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Facebook's recently unveiled Libra cryptocurrency is facing pushback from groups concerned by unanswered questions about the digital coin.In an open letter Tuesday, more than 30 groups -- including the Economic Policy Institute and US PIRG -- urged Congress and regulators to impose a moratorium on Libra until the "profound questions" raised by Facebook's proposal are addressed.Facebook is working with 27 partners to launch Libra, which is expected to be released along with a new digital wallet that works with Messenger and WhatsApp.People will be able to use Libra to purchase products, send money across borders or make donations.The cryptocurrency, which will be managed by the Libra Association and backed by stable financial assets, is expected to debut in the first half of 2020.Some lawmakers have already called for Facebook to pause its development of Libra, citing the company's seemingly endless list of scandals.
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eToroX, the specialized blockchain division of social trading platform eToro, has announced the launch of the first five of 120 ERC-20 tokens that will be added to its on-chain wallet.ERC-20 tokens are designed and used solely on the Ethereum ETH platform and can be shared, exchanged for other tokens, or transferred to a cryptocurrency wallet.The new tokens include two eToro stablecoins: eToro EuroX (EURX) and eToro US DollarX (USDX).They also feature three crypto assets: Maker (MKR), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and OmiseGO (OMG).“Adding 120 ERC-20 tokens to the eToro wallet is further evidence of our belief that one day all investable assets will be tokenized,” said Doro Rosenblum, managing director of eToroX.“One of the main barriers to mass adoption of crypto assets is lack of access.
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So far, the only 5G phones come with ridiculously high price tags.Samsung may just be coming to the table with a solution, at least eventually.This juicy phone gossip comes courtesy of renowned leakers Ice Universe and OnLeaks, who took to Twitter to drop the 5G A90 bomb.Apparently there will be more than one version of the A90, both of which will have a 6.7-inch AMOLED Infinity-U displays.They will also have in-display fingerprint sensors.One of the versions is said to have 48MP/8MP/5MP rear camera setup, with the other allegedly sporting 48MP/12MP/5MP.
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Android Beam, which uses NFC connections to send information between Android smartphones, will be dropped from Android Q, but Google is already preparing its replacement in a feature named Fast Share.The Android Beam feature, which was introduced in 2011 through Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, allowed the transfer of information such as photos, videos, contact information, and website links by bumping two smartphones together.However, it was flagged as missing on Google’s Issue Tracker for Android Q in March.It was eventually confirmed that its omission from Android Q was not a mistake, and that Android Beam will not be returning in the next major version of Google’s mobile operating system.Regular Android Beam users, however, have something to look forward to in Fast Share, which Google is working on as a replacement.9to5Google was able to get Fast Share working on a Pixel 3 XL running the Android Q beta, to give a glimpse of how the feature will work once the operating system is widely rolled out.
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ice cube-Games was founded in 2014 and has mostly attracted the attention of the mobile game ”New Legends”, which was the company's third title of the collection.In the game, take the Rule under his guidance, the role of an action in space.the trouble was reported to have concerns for 12.5 per cent of the shares in, ice cube, Etc.it is not clear, however, that the developer's phasing out of its activities.At a general meeting of shareholders on Friday, took the owners, the decision of whether to liquidate the company with immediate effect.the Game was released in 2017, and withdrew in the same year, income of eur 8.8 million.
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Don’t call them angels: Call them Charlie’s Angels.The first trailer is here for Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels, which brings Kristen Stewart and Ella Balinska to the rescue for a scientist-turned-whistleblower (Naomi Scott) trying to save the world from catastrophe.This latest Charlie’s Angels isn’t a reboot or a reimagining but rather works as a continuation of the franchise.Now, Charlie is a multi-billionaire who runs a global network of spies, or “angels,” with Banks, Patrick Stewart, and Djimon Hounsou all serving as “Bosleys,” which is the agency’s term for a lieutenant or handler.Sabrina Wilson (Stewart) and Jane Kano (Balinska) are top agents at the Townsend Agency who are tasked with protecting a scientist named Elena Houghlin (Scott), who was working on a new power source that could be used as a dangerous weapon.John Forsythe, the original voice of Charlie, died in 2010.
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It’s fast; it’s accurate; and its creators are baffled by its ability to understand things about the cosmos that it shouldn’t.Scientists have used computer simulations to try and digitally reverse-engineer the origin and evolution of our universe for decades.The best traditional methods using modern technology take minutes and produce okay results.The world’s first AI universe simulator on the other hand, produces results with far greater accuracy in just milliseconds.According to the team’s paper:Here, we build a deep neural network to predict structure formation of the Universe.
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Federal authorities have announced its latest crackdown on illegal robocallers — taking close to a hundred actions against several companies and individuals blamed for the recent barrage of spam calls.In the so-called “Operation Call It Quits,” the Federal Trade Commission brought four cases — two filed on its behalf by the Justice Department — and three settlements in cases said to be responsible for making more than a billion illegal robocalls.Several state and local authorities also brought actions as part of the operation, officials said.An annoyance at least, at worse it tricks unsuspecting victims into turning over cash or buying fake or misleading products.So far, the FTC has fined companies more than $200 million but only collected less than 0.01% of the fines because of the agency’s limited enforcement powers.In this new wave of action, the FTC said it will send a strong signal to the robocalling industry.
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The cryptocurrency markets are on fire and major financial institution ING has taken notice, going as far as predicting the latest bull run could negatively impact the value of the US dollar.“Strong commodity (and cryptocurrency) prices, plus sharply falling US dollar hedging costs should keep the dollar on the soft side this week,” warned ING‘s global head of strategy Chris Turner in his latest foreign exchange analysis.Turner’s right: the price of the DXY index – which measures the performance of the US dollar against a basket of international currencies – has struggled to find momentum moving into the new week of trade.Turner highlighted a few factors that could influence a USD downturn.Jerome Powell, chairman of Federal Reserve’s board of governors, is set to deliver a speech on policy tomorrow, which is likely to make traders nervous.The US is also set to update the personal consumption expenditure (PCE) deflator (a statistic for the US‘ gross product spending) on Friday.
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The latest outdoor tech helps us stay safe, eat like a human, and recharge—even deep in the backcountry.Goal Zero Nomad 5 Solar PanelGoal Zero’s new Nomad 5, its smallest solar panel yet, is durable and waterproof, weighs a mere 12.7 ounces, and measures just 7 by 9.5 inches.With the sun shining, the panel can charge one of the company’s Flip 12 battery banks ($25) in four hours.With this device in my backpack, an out-of-office message saying “off the grid” doesn’t mean I’m SOL if things go sideways.The light and durable Somewear relies on the Iridium network (subscription required, $15 a month and up), the super-low-flying satellite system that blankets every inch of the globe with coverage.
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Climate change protesters have been arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building in Midtown Manhattan.The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal across the street.A journalist saw more than two dozen protesters arrested after they lay down on Eighth Avenue and blocked traffic.A police spokesman said he had no information on the number of arrests.A spokeswoman for Extinction Rebellion, Eve Mosher, says the group wants the media to report on "the climate emergency" so that "people can start pushing for more radical responses."A Times spokeswoman said in an email that no national news organization devotes more resources to covering climate change than the Times.
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