Banksy booby-trapped one of his paintings to self-destruct in this bizarre auction prank

Banksy booby-traps his ‘girl with balloon’ painting to self-destruct after a phone bidder pays £1.04 million for it. A device hidden within the frame of the painting causes part of it to be shredded. The prank at Sotheby’s auction takes the art world, and the new owner of the destroyed work, by surprise. There is speculation that the prank may have significantly increased the artwork’s value. LONDON — The legendary street artist Banksy has booby-trapped one of his most famous works to self-destruct right after it was auctioned for over £1 million, in an apparent bizarre prank at the Sotheby’s Auction House in London on Friday. As soon as the… Read More

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The 38 coolest women in UK tech

This week Business Insider published the 2018 UK Tech 100 — a ranking of the 100 coolest people in the UK tech scene. It celebrates the vibrant array of people working to scale companies, develop exciting new research, and shed light on the latest advances (and scandals) in the industry. As well as the main ranking, Business Insider is highlighting the women doing extraordinary work in the UK technology sector. There are 38 of them in total and they are ranked below in ascending order. READ THE UK TECH 100 MAIN LIST: The 100 coolest people in UK tech » 38. Sharon White, Ofcom CEO has tech in her sights… Read More

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UBS: ‘Buy low, sell high’ is a fallacy

“Buy low, sell high” is a common mantra in stock markets. But it’s actually a “fallacy”, argues UBS’ Justin Waring. If you wait for the market to dip before buying in, you could miss out on big bull runs. It’s much better to just buy stock and hold it for the long-term, he argues. “‘This time is different’ is not the most dangerous phrase in finance,” according to UBS’ Justin Waring. “That honor goes to ‘buy low, sell high.’” Waring, Investment Strategist Americas in the Chief Investment Office of UBS’ Wealth Management division, called the phrase a “fallacy” in a note sent to clients this week. Not enough people analyze… Read More

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How automakers can compete in the future of mobility

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Automakers are on the verge of a prolonged period of rapid change to the way they do business, thanks to the combined disruptive forces of growing on-demand mobility services and self-driving cars, which will start to come to market in the next couple of years. By the end of 2019, Google spinoff Waymo, Uber, and GM all plan to have fleets of autonomous cars deployed in various US cities to provide on-demand rides for passengers. By eliminating the cost of the driver, these rides… Read More

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A Fox News contributor fell out of his chair on-camera while trying to take a selfie with Laura Ingraham as part of a joke

A Fox News contributor fell out of his chair while taking a selfie with host Laura Ingraham on Friday night. Ingraham and the contributor, Raymond Arroyo, said it was all a joke. A Fox News contributor fell out of his chair while taking a selfie with host Laura Ingraham while the two held some beers on Friday night. The entire exchange happened on camera. During Ingraham’s show on Friday night, contributor Raymond Arroyo and Ingraham discussed several topics, including Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s pending confirmation to the Supreme Court, a Kavanaugh protest (which reportedly included cups of beer) near Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house, and people dying while trying to… Read More

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Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in seeing Brett Kavanaugh impeached from the Supreme Court

Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say their client is not interested in murmurings that Democrats may seek to impeach Judge Brett Kavanaugh if they reclaim the House of Representatives in the November midterm elections. “Professor Ford has not asked for anything of the sort,” attorney Debra Katz said to CNN. “What she did was to come forward and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and agree to cooperate with any investigation by the FBI and that’s what she sought to do here.” Ford, the 51-year-old research psychologist and professor who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, believes she “did the right thing” in… Read More

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