The Roku Ultra is $80 less than the Apple TV and still supports 4K video quality — here’s why it’s the best streaming box for anyone on a budget

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Devices like the Apple TV 4K (currently $170 at Best Buy) are great for 4K and HDR support, but for some people, they can be a little expensive. With the Roku Ultra (currently $87 on Amazon), you can still enjoy 4K and HDR content without having to shell out a ton of cash. The Roku Ultra boasts a decent design, 4K and HDR support, access to tons of apps, and more.… Read More

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Amazon just fired the latest shot against Walmart in the free shipping wars

Amazon said Monday that its Prime free one-day shipping offer now applies to more than 10 million items. This means that Amazon’s one-day shipping program is already much larger than Walmart’s. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Amazon said Monday that it is now offering free one-day shipping for more than 10 million items to Prime members across the US. This means that Amazon’s one-day shipping offering is already much larger than the next-day shipping program that Walmart launched three weeks ago. Walmart’s next-day shipping offer, by comparison, will initially be available only on a selection of up to 220,000 items, which will vary regionally based on customers’ ordering… Read More

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The Russian government demanded access to everybody’s Tinder user data in case its spies want to take a look

Russia’s internet censorship body has put Tinder on a list of companies who have to share their user data with the Kremlin. This means the FSB, Russia’s main security agency, could be privy to the personal information of the app’s more than 50 million users worldwide — not just in Russia. Tinder could refuse, which other internet companies have done. It did not respond to a request for comment. Russia has recently intensified efforts to monitor the internet; it banned encrypted messaging app Telegram in May 2018, and in May 2019 it began creating a closed-off internet just for Russia. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Russian government… Read More

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11 incredible facts about the $700 billion US trucking industry

The trucking industry in the United States is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. The US trucking industry accounts for more than 5% of all the full-time jobs in America, even though truckers themselves earn a lower-than-average wage. Here are 11 surprising facts about the US trucking industry. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The United States is hugely dependent on truckers. Data show that trucking moves 71% of all the freight in America, and nearly 6% of all the full-time jobs in the country are in the trucking industry. The industry employs millions of drivers and generates hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenue. It serves as… Read More

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11 incredible facts about the $700 billion US trucking industry

The trucking industry in the United States is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. The US trucking industry accounts for more than 5% of all the full-time jobs in America, even though truckers themselves earn a lower-than-average wage. Here are 11 surprising facts about the US trucking industry. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The United States is hugely dependent on truckers. Data show that trucking moves 71% of all the freight in America, and nearly 6% of all the full-time jobs in the country are in the trucking industry. The industry employs millions of drivers and generates hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenue. It serves as… Read More

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Our young people must have a future. That’s why they’re protesting the Trump state visit

The British people will be out on the streets, demanding the kind of climate action Trump is trying to prevent. Syria was cheered, as it seldom is on the international stage, in 2018, when it signed up, at the start of the UN climate talks in Bonn, to the Paris climate agreement. It was not that anyone seriously expected its people – struggling in the midst of a hideous, desperate war, turned into a proxy battlefield by regional and great powers – to make a big contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But it did strike a diplomatic blow against the United States. For just as the final state in… Read More

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