The best 2-in-1 laptop 2017: the best convertible laptops ranked

For those uninitiated, a 2-in-1 laptop is a notebook that can serve as both a tablet and a laptop. Think Microsoft’s Surface Pro, but usually in 13- or 15-inch sizes. Oftentimes, they double as Ultrabooks, or thin, light and mobile clamshell computers that boast long-lasting battery life. In other instances, the best 2-in-1 laptops are composed of screens that detach from their keyboard bases. An example of the former would be the HP Spectre x360 15, a notebook whose hinge allows it to flip 360 degrees inside out and one of the best 2-in-1 laptops overall. As for the latter, a 2-in-1 you can remove from the keyboard completely would… Read More

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DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT AND THE CONNECTED CAR: How cars are transforming into digital platforms and opening an entirely new channel for service providers

This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Media consumption is at a saturation point. After rising for much of the last decade, total digital time spent has been nearly static since the start of 2015. As a result, it’s increasingly difficult for content producers to win over minutes of consumers’ time. One platform, though, is poised to move the needle and provide a new avenue to boost digital time spent: the connected car. Consumers will spend more time in cars that offer a range of connectivity options, giving them the chance to use… Read More

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Astronomers are listening for alien signals from a weird object that’s flying through the solar system

Astronomers recently detected a strange, cigar-shaped object passing through the solar system. Called ‘Oumuamua, it appears to be a metal-rich asteroid that comes from another star system. Just in case alien transponders are on the surface, a project called Breakthrough Listen is using a radio telescope to scan it for extraterrestrial signals. So far no signal has been found, but more observations are planned and it could take awhile to analyze all of the data. Astronomers have trained powerful radio telescopes on ‘Oumuamua, one of the more bizarre objects ever detected flying through the solar system. Initially thought to be a comet but later identified as an asteroid, ‘Oumuamua (which… Read More

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The FCC repealed net neutrality — and cable companies fell (CMCSA, TMUS, TWX, S, VZ, CHTR)

The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules on Thursday. Many of the major telecom companies were down after the vote. The Federal Communications Commission, chaired by Ajit Pai, voted to reclassify the internet as a Class I utility, turning over so-called net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015. After the vote on Thursday, blocking, throttling and paid prioritization by internet service providers will no longer be prohibited. Pai and his fellow Republican commission members have said reversing the rules will return the telecom industry to a period of light-touch regulation that will spur growth and investment in the sector. The new rules are not set to… Read More

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Apple adds indoor maps for JFK, LaGuardia, LAX, and other major airports

Apple has added indoor maps of some major airports around the world to its Maps app. Los Angeles International (LAX) airport, London’s Heathrow (LHR), as well as New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) are all now supported in Apple Maps. This means that when Apple Maps users go to these airports they’ll now see accurate locations of gates, check-in counters, baggage claim, security checkpoints, shops, bathrooms, restaurants, and lounges, all as part of an interactive overall layout — including a 3D view of each airport. The Maps app will even let you ask Siri to direct you to any one of these places inside each airport. (Apple… Read More

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