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This credit-card-sized 'dumb phone' helped me de-stress and disconnect for the first time in weeks

Here's an experiment: Try to remember the last time you purposely left the house without your smartphone.

If you're having trouble coming up with an answer, you're not alone — and you're exactly the type of person the makers of the Light Phone are targeting.

The Light Phone is the anti-smartphone. It does two things and two things only: It sends calls and receives them.

It doesn't text, it doesn't connect to Twitter, and it doesn't have a camera. All you're able to do with the Light Phone is have your calls sent to it via call forwarding and program in 10 speed dials. Light's founders actually say the phone is designed to be used "as little as possible." 

So why would a company build a product it doesn't really want you to use? Easy: To help cure smartphone addiction.


Here’s how Apple’s iPhone sales break down by region (AAPL)

Apple last week announced its plans to set up two new R&D centers in China, its latest effort to boost its standing in the world’s second-largest economy. The company said it’ll invest more than $500 million in research in the country.

The commitment to China could help Apple curry favor with local officials. Either way, as this chart from


Uber fares could go up by 20% if it loses a UK court battle

Your cheap Uber ride might cost 20% more if the company loses a legal battle over taxes in the UK.

Jolyon Maugham QC is a respected barrister who is suing Uber through his non-profit, the Good Law Project, for alleged unpaid VAT.

In a case update, the Good Law Project estimated that Uber will have to charge passengers more, cut drivers' fees, or reduce its own cut of fares if the company loses the case.

In a press statement, the Good Law Project said: "The consequences for Uber's business model are profound. Going forward, it may have to raise its prices by as much as 20%, reduce the wages it pays to drivers, or charge a smaller fee.


This iPhone 8 concept design is the best we've seen yet — check it out (AAPL)

This fall, Apple is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone. And because 2017 marks 10 years since Steve Jobs first introduced the revolutionary Apple product, expectations are high. 

Predictions for what new features Apple might introduce with the iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition, or iPhone X) are wide-ranging. However, the consensus seems to be that augmented reality is the new frontier for smartphones, and Apple reportedly has "hundreds" of people currently working on ways to bring AR into the mainstream. 

With the expected September launch of the new iPhone still half a year away, enterprising designers have taken it upon themselves to create concepts of what the next iPhone might look like. 

One of our favorite concepts comes from


I used Amazon's Alexa to control a Ford Fusion and I'm convinced it's the future of driving (F)

Amazon's Alexa is coming to all kinds of devices. 

Bluetooth speakers, TVs, even light bulbs are getting the Alexa treatment these days. But Amazon is also targeting automakers with the technology. 

The internet giant has partnered with a number of car companies to work with them on integrating the smart voice assistant into new vehicles. 

In January, Ford became one of the first automakers in the US to begin rolling out the technology in select cars. 

Owners of the Ford Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and the C-MAX Energi can currently use Alexa while at home to perform certain vehicle functions.


Apple CEO Tim Cook took a look at secretive billion-dollar startup Magic Leap (AAPL)

Here's one big sign that Apple is serious about developing a pair of smartglasses: CEO Tim Cook visited Magic Leap's offices last summer to check out their augmented reality technology, former Magic Leap employees said. 

Cook has been signaling that the company is working on AR, and eventually a pair of smartglasses as Apple's "next big thing." AR, an emerging technology, integrates computer graphics into the real world.

Magic Leap is a secretive billion-dollar startup working on a headset and the company is widely seen as one of the leaders in the burgeoning field.


Here’s why user reviews on sites like Amazon are such a big deal (AMZN)

One of the great benefits of online shopping — other than not having to put on pants and/or leave the house — is that you can find user reviews for just about every possible product.

These reviews are helpful for comparing similar products, as well as allowing you to get a feel for and impression of a product you've only seen in photos and videos. But according to a report in USA Today, it seems that reviews might impact your purchasing decisions more than you even realized.


Silicon Valley shoppers are paying hundreds of dollars for used Louis Vuitton sneakers

Silicon Valley, land of hoodies and startup tees, isn't known for its dazzling fashion. But a leather high-top sneaker from Louis Vitton, which retailed for $745 before it went out of production, has captured the hearts and wallets of Startupland, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The Louis Vitton Damier high-top sneaker is the top-selling item among online shoppers in San Francisco and Silicon Valley on The RealReal, an online luxury consignment shop, Bloomberg reports. The shoe is available in a variety of styles and fetches around $500 in good condition.


I drove the fastest Jaguar sports car in the world — and it was incredible

The Jaguar F-Type is one of my favorite cars in the world.

In fact, I like the F-Type so much that I nearly swayed Senior Correspondent Matt DeBord into handing the Jag Business Insider's Car of the Year award back in 2014 instead of the game-changing Corvette Stingray.

Over the past few years, I've had the pleasure of spending hundreds of miles behind the wheel of roughly half a dozen different versions of the British sports car — ranging from V6 engined coupes with an old-school stick shift to V8 powered convertibles.

For the most part, my F-Type experiences have been flawless— except one.


Only 3 major services let you stream live TV over the internet — here's how they compare

Everyone in the tech industry wants your eyeballs. More specifically, a growing number of tech companies want to attract the millions of people who have ditched cable with services that stream live TV channels right over the internet.

Alphabet’s YouTube group is the latest to jump into the fray, building on top of its uber-popular video site with a new YouTube TV service. Streaming player Hulu is about to roll out its competitor, too, while Sony, Dish Network, and AT&T are already fighting it out.

But, this being the TV industry in America, figuring out what’s what can be complicated. So to help you see which, if any, make sense for you, we’ve broken down the three existing live TV services (