Internet-of-things startup Particle went from a failed Kickstarter to powering smart air conditioners and Jacuzzis. Here’s the pitch deck it used to raise $60 million.

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. Particle said last month that it had raised a $40 million Series C funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures, the venture side of the $100 billion…

The Funniest, Most Bewildering Short Videos on the YouTube Haiku Subreddit

Screenshot: Richard Taylor Cartoon FilmsThe YouTube Haiku subreddit collects good videos up to 30 seconds long. The best are sometimes funny, sometimes touching, sometimes bewildering. I’ve been a connoisseur of the genre for seven years. I’ve collected my favorites below. They’re absolute snack food—you think you can have just one or two ten-second hits, but…

Absolutely humongous data breach exposes more than a billion records

Well, this is certainly not great: An unprotected database of more than a billion users’ records from across the internet — including “social media accounts, email addresses, and phone numbers” — was discovered on an unidentified Elasticsearch server that could be accessed by anyone with the server’s web address. What’s even weirder is, according to…

A Mind-Boggling Uber Oversight, a Firefox Scam, and More News

Firefox users are gettin’ scammed and Uber is gettin’ slammed—but first, a cartoon about not liking what you see in the mirror.Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!Today’s HeadlinesUber’s self-driving car didn’t know pedestrians could jaywalkNew documents…

In defense of ‘Mrs. Fletcher’: the most frustrating show on HBO

The following contains mild spoilers for Mrs. Fletcher. Mrs. Fletcher is slow going.  Four weeks into the seven-part series and we still have big questions about Eve (Kathryn Hahn) and her sexual reawakening. We’ve watched as the isolated empty-nester explores internet porn, masturbates on the kitchen floor, flirts with an array of suitors, and battles…

Ring patches total lack of password security during setup

I AM THE ONE WHO RINGS — Bitdefender report in July led to patch of code that sent credentials in plaintext. Sean Gallagher – Nov 8, 2019 3:59 pm UTC Enlarge / Ring’s configuration app sent Wi-Fi setup information unencrypted to some doorbell devices, exposing customers’ home networks.Smith Collection/Gado / Getty ImagesRing has pushed out…

Cyber Monday 2019 game deals: Huge savings on PS4, Xbox and Switch – CNET

Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season’s best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. Cyber Monday is a always a great day for gamers, and this year, the deals didn’t stop when the calendar ticked over to Tuesday. Perhaps hoping to continue what’s now…