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Garmin's line of high-end smartwatches just got a major upgrade.

On Monday, Garmin unveiled its series of Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches. The three watches — the Fenix 5S Plus, the Fenix 5 Plus, and the Fenix 5X Plus — are upgrades to Garmin's Fenix 5 line, which it launched last year. 

The new watches start at $700 and have new features like on-watch music storage, advanced GPS mapping, and contactless payments. 

Garmin also added a pulse oximeter to the Fenix 5X Plus, which means the watch can track your blood oxygen levels while you're working out in high altitudes. 

Here's everything you need to know about Garmin's new Fenix 5 Plus smartwatches. 

SEE ALSO: Everything I loved and hated about using HTC's new $800 flagship smartphone, the U12+

Here's Garmin's Fenix 5 Plus series: the Fenix 5S Plus, the Fenix 5X Plus, and the Fenix 5 Plus.

While each Fenix 5 Plus watch has unique features, there are a few standard features for all three watches:

  • The watches have built-in topographical maps, and a routing feature to help find popular trails that other Garmin users have tried
  • The watches have satellite reception, which helps track you in environments like canyons or places with heavy tree cover
  • Garmin offers advanced fitness tracking on all three watches. You're able to track your exercise history and find out if you're over-training or need to make adjustments to your form
  • All three watches have a heart-rate tracker
  • You'll be able to store up...

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Live-streaming video games to sites like Twitch and YouTube has become very popular these days, for good reason: There's an audience for it, and the technology that makes it possible is highly accessible.

But while many people think streaming is an easy way to make money, most streamers would argue that it's incredibly taxing both physically and emotionally. Many streamers will sit in front of their computers or game consoles for the whole day, every day of the week, which they say takes a toll on their personal lives. So yes, streaming is often about entertainment, but it's still all too easy to forget that these streamers are people, too.

The video above is a heartwarming example of this: On Monday morning, Twitch streamers Ninja, DrLupo, and TimTheTatman were playing "Fortnite" together when DrLupo's wife and young son came into the shot — DrLupo's young son was sick, and he wanted to see his dad. So DrLupo put his son on his lap, and let him play "Fortnite" a bit. After that led to a quick death, DrLupo put his headphones over his son's head and let him talk to the other two streamers.

Of course, the chatrooms in all three Twitch channels were lit up with mentions of DrLupo's young son.

The takeaway: It's common to dismiss people who play video games for a living, but seeing them interact with their families — while at work,...

  • Square has received an official New York State "bitlicense" to facilitate buying and selling of the cryptocurrency. 
  • Shares of the payments company rose about 1.3% following the announcement.
  • The move is a "win-win" for Square, one analyst told Business Insider. 
  • Watch Square trade in real-time here. 

Shares of Square spiked about 1.3% Monday morning after the company said it had obtained a New York State license to let customers buy and sell bitcoin through its Cash app.

The payments company, founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2009, has supported bitcoin since January, when it first launched support for the cryptocurrency in certain states. Square is the ninth firm to receive a "bitlicense" from New York's department of financial services, Reuters reported.

So far, Square's venture into crypto seems to be working out. In its most recent earnings report in May, the company said it made a $200,000 profit from bitcoin in the first quarter thanks to price fluctuations from the volatile cryptocurrency.

Today's announcement is just another step forward in Square's fight against Venmo to be the go-to payments app, one Wall Street analyst told Business Insider. 

"Something like this could accelerate the pace of downloads and let the Cash app be more entrenched," Dan Dolev, an analyst at Nomura Instinet, said in a phone interview. "It's a win-win and another positive step forward for Square." 

Shares of Square are up 80.5% this year. The price of bitcoin,...

[Today, Insider Inc. announced the upcoming launch of Insider TV. Below is our announcement press release.]

Announcing Insider TV

With the launch of its first OTT apps, Insider Inc. will offer TV advertisers cross-platform video digital distribution with desirable demographic and powerful reach  

June 18, 2018 – New York, NY – Insider Inc., the parent company of Business Insider and its lifestyle sibling INSIDER, today announce the upcoming launch of Insider TV, a groundbreaking new way for advertisers to engage with today’s increasingly elusive millennial audience — reaching them how and when they consume content, on whatever device or platform.  

In the fall, the company will launch its first OTT apps for popular video platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire. Insider TV will make it easy for advertisers to place video ads across an expanding array of platforms and sites including YouTube, Twitter, MSN, and Business Insider. Insider TV will continue to roll out on additional platforms in response to rapidly changing video consumption habits.   

“Digital is the new primetime TV, and our goal is to be ready for the radical shift in how video ads will be purchased as well as consumed,” said Pete Spande, CRO of Insider Inc. “Linear TV continues to lose ground as new audiences are accustomed to viewing the content they want in a new way. As a result, we believe the industry is in the process of rethinking how it buys video...

  • Square has received an official New York State "bitlicense" to facilitate buying and selling of the cryptocurrency. 
  • Shares of the payments company rose about 1.3% following the announcement.
  • The move is a "win-win" for Square, one analyst told Business Insider. 
  • Watch Square trade in real-time here. 

Shares of Square spiked about 1.3% Monday morning after the company said it had obtained a New York State license to let customers buy and sell bitcoin through its Cash app.

The payments company, founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2009, has supported bitcoin since January, when it first launched support for the cryptocurrency in certain states. Square is the ninth firm to receive a "bitlicense" from New York's department of financial services, Reuters reported.

So far, Square's venture into crypto seems to be working out. In its most recent earnings report in May, the company said it made a $200,000 profit from bitcoin in the first quarter thanks to price fluctuations from the volatile cryptocurrency.

Today's announcement is just another step forward in Square's fight against Venmo to be the go-to payments app, one Wall Street analyst told Business Insider. 

"Something like this could accelerate the pace of downloads and let the Cash app be more entrenched," Dan Dolev, an analyst at Nomura Instinet, said in a phone interview. "It's a win-win and another positive step forward for Square." 

Shares of Square are up 80.5% this year. The price of bitcoin,...

  • Stripe, the payments company founded eight years ago by two Irish brothers, is now worth $9.2 billion.
  • Patrick Collison, the 29-year-old CEO of Stripe, says he still wakes up 20 emails in his inbox telling him all the things Stripe is doing wrong.
  • On an episode of NPR's podcast "How I Built This with Guy Raz," Collison shared what it's really like running a unicorn startup.

 

Patrick Collison, 29, and his brother John, 27, famously turned seven lines of code into a startup called Stripe, which has been valued in fundraising at $9.2 billion.

According to Collison — who was recently named to Business Insider's list of "30 AND UNDER" rising stars in tech — running a successful startup doesn't get any easier.

On an episode of NPR's excellent podcast, "How I Built This with Guy Raz," the Collison brothers shared the story of how they founded and sold their first company before they turned 20 and went on to build Stripe, a software company that uses just a few lines of code to power the payment system of companies like Target, Lyft, and Kickstarter.

Asked when he sat back and realized Stripe was a huge success, Patrick Collison told host Guy Raz that "there's never really been time for that."

"There's nothing like a young company to every morning remind you that there's so much left to be done, so much that's not yet working the...

  • The most prominent US and Chinese tech stocks are worth more, by market cap, than the stock markets of the eurozone and Japan.
  • Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, MicrosoftAlphabetBaidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are worth $5 trillion, according to data compiled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. US tech stocks are worth even more, at a $6.6 trillion market cap. 
  • Michael Hartnett, BAML's chief investment strategist, has cited this size as a reason why investors should reduce their exposure to tech stocks. 
  • "Long FAAMG + BAT" is considered the most crowded trade, according to BAML's global fund-manager survey. 

Here's your stat of the day: eight tech companies are worth more than the stock markets of Japan and the entire eurozone. 

The companies make up what Wall Street has abbreviated to FAAMG + BAT: Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft and Google (or Alphabet) on the left, and the Chinese tech companies Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent.

As of June 12, they had a combined market capitalization of $5 trillion, according to data compiled by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  

This ballooning in size...

Having earned over $12 billion worldwide, the movies from Pixar Animation aren't just enjoyable global moneymakers, but are stories that affect us on an emotional level that we can't wait to experience again and again.

From the "you've got a friend" tale of the "Toy Story" movies to a commentary on how we need to protect our planet in the multilayered "WALL-E," Pixar movies are much more than kids movies or cartoons. 

With Pixar's latest, "Incredibles 2," hitting theaters this past weekend and earning the highest-grossing opening weekend at the box office ever for an animated movie (beating another Pixar title, "Finding Dory"), we've taken on the gargantuan task of ranking all 20 Pixar releases — scroll down to find out the best.

SEE ALSO: 17 movie sequels that took over 10 years to be released, including "Incredibles 2"

20. 'Cars 2' (2011)

Taking Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) away from Radiator Springs and going international (plus making Mater a spy) didn't grab critics. This sequel became the first "rotten" Pixar movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Deservedly.

  



19. 'A Bug’s Life' (1998)

In the second movie ever released by Pixar, an ant named Flik (voiced by Dave Foley) sets out to find others to help save his colony against grasshoppers and ends up recruiting a unique group of allies.

Though the movie was successful at the box office, with the release of DreamWorks' "Antz"...

Between "Super Mario Odyssey," "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds," "Horizon Zero Dawn," and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," 2017's game lineup was hard to top.

But 2018 has some massive games of its own.

From major new Nintendo games to highly-anticipated sequels, 2018 is full of promising new games. As such, we've put together a thorough list of games that should officially be on your radar this year.

Perhaps we forgot your favorite game? Let us know! This list will be updated over time, and your contribution is much appreciated!

SEE ALSO: A ton of great games came out in 2017 — these are the 10 best

1. "Dragon Ball Fighter Z"

If you even remotely care about the "Dragon Ball" universe, you probably already know what "Dragon Ball Fighter Z" is. Even if you don't, you should: It's a gorgeous, unique fighting game that doesn't require a burning passion for anime to enjoy.

The game plays out similarly to the "Marvel vs Capcom" franchise, with each player selecting a team of three to fight as. You can switch between that trio during a match — matches play out in 2.5D, where the fight is on a 2D plane but the visuals are in gorgeous 3D. If you're a "Dragon Ball" fan you'll enjoy it more, but this one looks like a delight for anyone who enjoys a good fighting game period.

Release Date: January 26, 2018

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC



2. "Monster Hunter: World"

Netflix has been doing nostalgia better than just about anyone in recent years.

As the company has leaned into making its own shows, a significant piece of its strategy has been reviving fan favorite series like "Full House," "Arrested Development," and "Gilmore Girls." 

In its latest revival, Netflix released the fifth (and second Netflix-original) season of "Arrested Development" last month.

Given Netflix's love of data, a commitment to nostalgia makes sense.

If you can see that people are continuously binge-watching "Gilmore Girls," why not make a new season of it? You already know there's an audience for it. (That seems to have translated into viewership, at least for the first seasons of the "Gilmore Girls" and "Full House" revivals).

But are these revivals any good?

To try and answer that question, we turned to reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and looked at what the critics had to say. Here's a list of shows Netflix has brought back from the dead, ranked from worst to best in critical reception, along with a short description. We excluded children's shows, and we split the two versions of "Wet Hot American Summer" for clarity.

Nathan McAlone contributed to an earlier version of this post.

SEE ALSO: All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

12. "Fuller House" — 33%

Critic rating: 33%

Audience rating: 73%

Previous network: ABC

Netflix description: "The Tanner family's adventures continue as DJ Tanner-Fuller shares a home with her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy who help raise her...

Social media is good for TV fans.

In the past month, social media has helped saved three TV shows as a result of desperate fans tweeting and campaigning to save them. 

It started when Fox canceled the beloved "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" due to poor ratings, and then NBC saved it less than two days later. More recently, another Fox show, "Lucifer," got canceled but saved by Netflix. 

But not every show with rallying fans is so lucky. 

Here are all the canceled TV shows in 2018 that got saved by another network, along with a few shows with passionate fans that haven't gotten saved:

SEE ALSO: The best and worst TV series finales of all time, from 'The Americans' to 'Seinfeld'

"Lucifer" — saved by Netflix after getting canceled by Fox

"Lucifer" was canceled by Fox after three seasons in May. The series follows Lucifer Morningstar (the Devil). He is bored in hell, so he abandons it to go to Los Angeles where he runs a nightclub and becomes a consultant for the LAPD.

Fox said "Lucifer" was canceled due to poor ratings, but its devoted audience made enough noise that both Netflix and Amazon were in talks to bring it back for a fourth season. In the end, Netflix took it.



"The Expanse" — saved by Amazon after getting canceled by SyFy

Critics gushed over the third season of "The Expanse," a sci-fi show set on colonized planets hundreds of years into the future....

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Last week, Verizon and Nokia fulfilled two industry firsts on the path to 5G commercialization, per FierceWireless. First, they completed the world’s first outdoor test of a 5G connection using New Radio (NR) standards set by the international wireless standards body 3GPP. Second, the two successfully used multicarrier aggregation to hit throughput speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps.

The tests offer a realistic understanding of how 5G will be deployed by carriers and networks, and used by consumers when it hits the market. Verizon previously completed a series of 5G data sessions in the lab, but its recent achievements open the door to actual 5G deployments, as the tests explore real-world variables in an outdoor environment.

In the outdoor data sessions, Verizon and Nokia successfully transmitted numerous live, interactive VR sessions and simultaneous 4K streaming video on the network's 28 GHz millimeter wave spectrum with latencies of just 1.5 milliseconds. For context, this is 150 times faster than the blink of the eye — and nearly seven times faster than 4G's latency (10 milliseconds), the current standard.

The news comes on the heels of T-Mobile and Nokia’s 5G milestone achievement last week. The duo announced on Thursday that they successfully...

  • JetBlue founder David Neeleman is reportedly launching a new US-based low-cost airline called Moxy.
  • According to Airline Weekly, Moxy has secured an order for 60 Bombardier CS300 airliner.
  • Neeleman's new airline plans to commence service in 2020 and is expected to have all 60 of its CS300 in the fleet by 2024.
  • The airline is set to connect major metropolitan areas using smaller, secondary airports.
  • Moxy is currently working to raise $100 million in startup capital. 

JetBlue founder David Neeleman is reportedly launching another low-cost airline in the US.  According to trade publication Airline Weekly, Neeleman's new venture is to be called Moxy and will be aimed at smaller secondary airports.

Moxy has already placed orders for 60 Bombardier CS300 airliners and is working to raise $100 million, Airline Weekly reported citing people familiar with the venture. 

Funding for the new airline is expected to come from several sources including former Air Canada CEO Robert Milton, former ILFC CEO Henri Coupron, and Neeleman himself.

Neeleman was not immediately available for comment. 

According to the trade journal, Moxy plans to commence service in 2020 when Bombardier delivers the first of its new airliners. All 60 Bombardier jets are expected to be delivered by 2024. 

Moxy will target smaller, lower-cost, secondary airports located near major metropolitan transportation hubs. These include Stewart and Republic Airports near New York City as well as Gary, Indiana and Milwaukee, Wisconsin to service Chicago....

  • China is starting to find more success with solar highway projects than the US.
  • Proponents of solar roads say that they provide a way to generate solar power without paying for additional land. Critics say that solar roads do not generate enough power for their cost, since the solar cells do not tilt toward the sun.
  • Both countries face challenges, like reducing the cost of installation and repairs.

China holds the unusual title of being both the world's biggest carbon-emissions emitter and the largest investor in solar energy.

In 2017, the country poured $126.6 billion into the solar industry — a 30% increase from the year prior — in an effort to reduce urban pollution, a problem that has become a health epidemic in many Chinese cities

Most of China's solar megaprojects manifest as massive farms in open fields or on water. To build onshore solar farms, the country uses up to hundreds of acres of land.

A Chinese company called Pavenergy aims to create similarly ambitious solar projects — but on freeways, where existing infrastructure can be repurposed.

In late 2017, Pavenergy teamed up with with Qilu Transportation, a state-owned interstate construction firm, to open the country's first solar highway. As The New York Times notes, the two companies are considered leaders in China's solar road development.

Pavenergy's plastic-covered solar panels blanket a two-thirds-mile portion of a highway in Jinan, the capital city of eastern China's Shandong Province. The panel-covered highway can withstand the pressure from the...

Over the past few years, Cannes Lions — the advertising industry's big conference in Cannes, France — has increasingly become overridden with tech companies looking to connect with brands, agencies and potentially make a few deals.

Indeed, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest shell out millions to set up elaborate beach cabanas to hold meetings and entice advertisers with their latest ad products.

But one tech giant notoriously absent from the festival? Amazon — until this year.

Amazon famously maintains a low profile at major advertising gatherings and doesn't pack its executives on panels, so the company's involvement this year is particularly noteworthy for marketers who are intrigued by the ecommerce giant's data and search capabilities as an alternative to the duopoly of Google and Facebook.

To read more about how Amazon is taking over the Croisette, click here.

In related news:

Unilever marketing boss Keith Weed's latest fight is against influencers, the Wall Street Journal reports. "At best it’s misleading, at worst it’s corrupt," Weed — who is also being joined by Samsung and eBay —said in an interview.

"What the f--- is happening to our business?'": As ad execs hit Cannes, New Yorker scribe Ken Auletta’s new book chronicles the industry’s various existential crises. Business Insider spoke with Auletta about his experience writing the book and his take on the state of affairs in adland.

In other news:

The Onion is on a crusade against Mark Zuckerberg because it says Facebook is choking its traffic....

  • Google has announced a $550 million investment as part of a strategic partnership with JD.com.
  • The partnership will combine JD’s supply chain and logistics expertise and Google’s technology strengths.
  • JD.com shares are up more than 2.5%.
  • Watch JD trade in real time here. 

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is up more than 2.5% Monday morning after announcing Google will invest $550 million as part of a strategic partnership that will combine JD’s supply chain and logistics expertise and Google’s technology strengths.

"This partnership with Google opens up a broad range of possibilities to offer a superior retail experience to consumers throughout the world," JD.com Chief Strategy Officer Jianwen Liao said in the press release.

"We are excited to partner with JD.com and explore new solutions for retail ecosystems around the world to enable helpful, personalized and frictionless shopping experiences that give consumers the power to shop wherever and however they want," Google's Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler said. 

Google will receive 27.1 million newly issued JD.com Class A shares at a price of $20.29 per share, equivalent to $40.58 per ADS, the press release said. 

JD is up 5.76% this year. 

 

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  • In a leaked email obtained by CNBC, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Model 3 production has moved about 500 units per day.
  • The troubled Tesla Model 3's run rate is now at roughly 3,500 per week.
  • Some aspects of the system are pushing toward 700-vehicle capacity per day.
  • The carmaker has said that it will achieve 5,000 per week by the end of June.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is excited about the manufacturing of the carmaker's troubled Model 3 — a reversal of his nearly yearlong journey through "production hell."

But according to an internal email obtained by CNBC, he isn't overconfident, insisting that there's plenty of work left to do if the company is going to meet its own target of 5,000 in weekly Model 3 output by the end of June.

"All parts of the Model 3 production system are now above 500 and some are almost at 700 cars already," Musk said in the email. He also said that "radical improvements are still needed in paint shop output, GA3, bringing up the new GA4, End of Line and Module Zone 4 at Giga" and that "[w]e also need to achieve sustained, 700+ per week on the body line."

Tesla declined a request to comment. 

But just because the production capacity at the Fremont factory might be increasing, doesn't necessarily mean that Tesla will be able to reliably...

  • John Travolta's new mob biopic, "Gotti," was slaughtered by critics ahead of its opening this weekend. 
  • The film brought in $1.67 million, 40% of which reportedly came from MoviePass, which acquired an equity stake in the film earlier this year. 
  • "Gotti" currently has a 0% "rotten" rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

John Travolta's new mob movie, "Gotti," premiered this weekend to a poor box-office performance and universal critical panning, and MoviePass appears to be the only thing giving it a semblance of a pulse. 

MoviePass invested in "Gotti" earlier this year through its MoviePass Ventures subsidary, which the company created to take equity stakes in movies. MoviePass accounted for 40% ($668,000) of the film's $1.67 million opening weekend, according to Deadline.

MoviePass acquired a stake in "Gotti" in April, making it the second movie it invested in through MoviePass Ventures. The company first acquired a stake in the heist movie "American Animals," which debuted in a limited opening to critical acclaim. "American Animals" currently stands at a box office haul of $760,545, according to Box Office Mojo.

"'Gotti' is precisely the type of film we established MoviePass Ventures to support," MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said of the Travolta film in a statement in April. "We are helping boost traffic to these theaters for people to see these great films."

"Gotti" undoubtedly suffered from going into its opening weekend with a  0% "rotten" rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. 

Many critics did not hold back...

At the height of North American summer, many plants are at their most dangerous.

We don't normally think of plants as particularly scary organisms. But this rather entertaining Reddit thread from 2016 will make you reconsider that assumption.

"Botanists of reddit, what are the scariest plants in the world?" user Zipzapadam asked. And Reddit delivered.

We're not talking about common poison ivy or run-of-the-mill carnivorous plants. Some of these plants could actually kill you.

As one Redditor put it, "This post just makes me want to stay indoors and hide from plants."

You probably will, too. Here are nine terrifying plants to stay away from:

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Heracleum mantegazzianum, "Giant hogweed," "Cartwheel-flower," "Giant Cow Parsnip"

Giant hogweed's sap can cause rashes, blisters, permanent scarring, and even blindness.

The plant, which can grow up to 20 feet tall, is listed as a "noxious weed" in the US because of its toxicity.

It can look pretty similar to other common plants in the US, so the New York Department of Environmental Conservation has a handy guide to identify it.

On June 18, researchers reported that giant hogweed had spread to Virginia, and warned locals to watch out for it, saying even brushing...

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