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This is how Navy SEALs swim out of a submerged submarine

We saw a compartment on the USS John Warner called a "lockout trunk." Lockout trunks are used as an escape hatch for the crew and to get SEALs off the ship.

During our recent tour of the USS John Warner nuclear-powered submarine, we got a chance to see a small compartment known as a "lockout trunk."

"This is actually how we would get SEALs off the ship submerged," Senior Chief Mark Eichenlaub told Business Insider.

"So you would stick a platoon of SEALs in here, 14 guys ... you fill this chamber with water until you match the outer sea pressure. Once the pressure in and outside the ship match, the hatch will lift off open, and they can swim out of a fully filled chamber into open ocean."


No one used to call Okta’s CEO before trying to squash his business — now Amazon and Google give him a heads-up and that's ‘progress’

What does it feel like when all four of the largest cloud providers decide they want to compete with you? Okta Todd McKinnon says when you are tiny, they ignore you. When you are bigger, you get a courtesy call first.

In some ways, the tech industry is like a small town, where everyone who's anyone knows each other and, sometimes, schemes behind each others' backs.

Todd McKinnon, CEO of Okta and former head of engineering for Salesforce working directly for Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, is one of the people in that "in" crowd. And, as the years have gone by, he's been on the receiving end of much scheming.

The company that he cofounded, Okta, offers a cloud service that manages passwords and logins to other cloud services for corporate employees (known as "single sign on").

Okta had a successful IPO earlier this year and knocked it out of the park with


Trump suggests reporter be fired over inaccurate crowd size tweet he already apologized for

President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested a Washington Post reporter be fired over a misleading tweet. Trump accused the reporter of publishing "FAKE NEWS" and demanded an apology. Reporter Dave Weigel apologized immediately and noted he had already deleted the tweet.

President Donald Trump singled out a Washington Post reporter for repeated criticism Saturday evening, suggesting he be fired even after the reporter apologized for tweeting a misleading photo he had already deleted.

The reporter, Dave Weigel, had posted a photo of a near-empty stadium with the caption "Packed to the rafters," inaccurately suggesting it was taken during Trump's Florida rally on Friday. In fact, the photo was taken before the rally began.

"@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in,"


A day in the life of an executive at Facebook, the best place to work in America

Business Insider interviewed Facebook's vice president of product design, Julie Zhuo, about how she spends her days at the tech company. She broke down her daily routine from her early-morning workout to spending time with her family in the evening. Zhuo also discussed the strategies she uses to get her work done and live a balanced life.

For Facebook's vice president of product design, Julie Zhuo, intentionality is key.

That's reflected in her daily routine at Facebook, which Glassdoor just named the most desirable place to work in America.


The biggest iPhone game of 2017, HQ Trivia, is coming to Android for Christmas

Smash-hit iPhone game "HQ Trivia" is coming to Android on Christmas, the game's maker says. The game combines trivia questions with a live video feed of a host, and it's become a massive success. Thus far, the game was limited by its availability on one platform.

The breakout hit iPhone game of 2017 has undoubtedly been "HQ Trivia," a live trivia game that went from curiosity to viral hit seemingly overnight. And now, in a few weeks, it's finally coming to Android.

The makers announced the news in a tweet on December 5, which read, "Hey world, we hear you also have Android phones? HQ has a nice little stocking stuffer coming your way." The game's Twitter profile more directly confirms the release date: "Coming for Android this Christmas," it says.


Gemini, the crypto exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, extends maintenance after massive bitcoin sell-off

Gemini, the crypto exchange, extended a scheduled maintenance Saturday after a bitcoin sell-off. The exchange appeared to be down for some users for much of the morning. Bitcoin, the red-hot cryptocurrency, shed more than $1,500 during the downtime. The exchange will provide data for Cboe Global Markets' bitcoin futures contracts, which will go live Sunday.

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the famous Winklevoss twins, has extended a scheduled maintenance of its site after a massive bitcoin sell-off.

The company said Friday night that its site would undergo maintenance from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET Saturday, adding that users shouldn't expect "downtime." Still, the site appeared to be down for some users during the period, preventing folks from accessing their cryptocurrency accounts. 

At around 1:00 p.m. ET the company said the maintenance would continue:


Android creator Andy Rubin is back at his phone startup after allegations of an 'inappropriate' relationship at Google

Andy Rubin led the charge for Android within Google. He left Google in 2014, and founded a smartphone startup named Essential in 2015. A report surfaced in late November on The Information, which uncovered a Google complaint from 2014 alleging Rubin had an "inappropriate" relationship with a colleague. He subsequently took a leave of absence from his startup, but has since returned.

Andy Rubin is back at Essential, the smartphone startup he founded to take on his former employer, Google, and Apple.

The "father of Android" took a leave of absence from Essential in late November after


What it's like inside the ultra-exclusive club that counts Roger Goodell, Anthony Scaramucci, and Wall Street billionaires as members

CORE: Club isn't easy to get into.

The Manhattan club counts bigwigs from the city's major industries as members, including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, billionaire fashion entrepreneur J. Christopher Burch, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman.

But don't mistake it for the stuffy Upper East Side clubs that have defined New York City's 1% for more than a century, founder Jennie Enterprise told Business Insider. CORE: Club seeks to be "the anticlub."

We recently spent the day at CORE to see what it's all about.

CORE: Club is located in midtown Manhattan, a short walk from Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, Rockefeller Center, and dozens of corporate HQs. A perfect location for the 1% who form the club's core membership. The entrance is tucked into a bui...

A 6-year-old boy is making $11 million a year on YouTube reviewing toys

The 6-year-old Ryan of YouTube's Ryan ToysReview made $11 million in revenue this year from his YouTube account, according to Forbes. Surely the envy of elementary school kids worldwide, the adolescent YouTube star reviews new toys in videos that his family produces.  Ryan ToysReview tied for the eighth spot this year on Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning YouTube accounts. 

 

Ryan, the 6-year-old "host" of Ryan ToysReview, a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, is also reportedly a multi-millionaire.

A family-run YouTube channel, Ryan ToysReview generated around $11 million in pretax income in 2017, according to Forbes' annual list of the highest-earning YouTube celebrities.


9 abandoned nuclear bunkers that have been transformed into stunning spaces

Decades after World War II and the Cold War, the world is agonizing over nuclear threats from North Korea.

The country recently tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile to date, which leader Kim Jong Un claims can reach the United States. North Korea's foreign ministry also said on Wednesday that war on the Korean peninsula is "inevitable."

These warnings may be one reason why some people — from