This Kickstarter keyboard combines 1970s tech with magnets to make every key pressure-sensitive

The Keystone’s keys respond differently depending on how hard you press them. | Video: Input Club One of the big benefits of mechanical keyboards is that there are almost an infinite number of different designs and switch types to fit your needs. But regardless of whether you’re using a gaming-friendly Cherry MX Red switch or a more typing-focused Cherry MX Blue, the actual mechanical mechanism inside each switch is largely the same; you press down on a key, an electrical circuit gets completed, and the resulting signal indicates that a key has been pressed. However, Input Club, the keyboard startup behind cult keyboard community favorites like the WhiteFox, has a… Read More

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Babylon Health will achieve unicorn status thanks to Saudi-backed funding round

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. UK-based telehealth chatbot Babylon Health is in the process of securing a $100 million to $500 million investment from Saudi Arabia’s state-owned investment fund, which will lift Babylon into digital health’s unicorn club, sources told the Financial Times. Babylon’s high-profile — at times controversial — platform leverages an AI-powered chatbot to generate diagnoses based on user responses, and pairs patients with providers for telemedicine consultations when necessary. The Saudi investment is part of a larger forthcoming funding round — to be… Read More

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Banco Inter sells $303 million worth of shares as it continues to flourish in Latin America

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Fintech Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Banco Inter, which provides consumers with free digital checking accounts as well as corporate accounts for businesses and microenterprises, sold additional equity earlier this week when it sold 31 million units worth 1.25 billion reais ($330 million), according to sources close to the matter cited by Bloomberg. This comes after the fintech went public last year, raising $208 million. Softbank was the main buyer of the shares purchased this week, and existing stockholders also used their rights of preference to purchase more… Read More

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Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark: Engaged!

More big news from the world of Lisa Vanderpump’s sexy unique restaurant! Just weeks after Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright tied the knot, another Vanderpump Rules couple has announced that they’re getting ready to exchange vows. Yes, after just over a year of dating Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark are engaged. The waitress-turned-bestselling author shared the news on Instagram Tuesday night. “OMG. I feel like Meghan Markle,” she captioned the above pic. Proving that he understands her macabre sensibilities completely, Beau proposed to Stassi at the famed Hollywood Forever Cemetery. No word yet on whether or not a camera crew was on hand for the big moment, but considering Beau… Read More

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The pound is in free fall — and the Bank of England just warned it could be hammered even harder by Brexit

The British pound slumped to a two-year low on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it wasn’t planning to follow its interest-rate reduction with further cuts. Sterling slid to about $1.208, withing striking distance of $1.204, the low it hit in January 2017. The Bank of England cut its growth forecasts and pegged the risk of a recession by the start of 2020 at one in three. Watch the pound trade live. The British pound slumped to a two-year low on Thursday, and it may have further to slump yet. Signs of slowdown in the UK economy and uncertainty over the nation’s looming departure from the European Union are weighing… Read More

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Go ahead and celebrate Shark Week with a 267-song playlist of ‘Baby Shark’ tunes

It’s Shark Week, which is a big deal for people who enjoy things like nature and also the Discovery Channel. But there’s more! Pinkfong, the same group behind the resurgence of “Baby Shark,” has cooked up something special. The educational brand, which creates content geared toward children, has compiled a 266-song playlist of shark tunes on YouTube. We listened. This is our story. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more. Good news, sports fans: It’s Shark Week! The programming block on the Discovery Channel takes place from July 28 to August 4 this year. But Shark Week is more than what’s on TV. Over the years, the week of shark-themed entertainment has… Read More

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Read the pitch deck that helped Divvy raise $30 million to provide alternate financing for prospective homebuyers

Buying a home, particularly for Millennials, is a complicated and expensive process – at times it can be complicated and expensive enough to discourage potential buyers from even trying. Enter Divvy, one of the many Silicon Valley startups working to change the way people buy homes. The company is specifically interested in providing alternative financing options for prospective homebuyers who don’t qualify for traditional mortgages. Divvy accomplishes this by purchasing homes outright and allowing customers to pay the company back through monthly installments — 25% of the total goes toward building equity and 75% goes toward paying “rent.” And some top venture capitalists have bought into Divvy’s mission as well.… Read More

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Samsung’s headphone dongle leaks ahead of Note 10 announcement

Image: Samsung Are you a current owner of a Samsung Galaxy device and a pair of wired headphones? Did it feel like someone just walked on your grave? It may be because pictures of Samsung’s upcoming 3.5mm to USB-C dongle just leaked as the final, irrefutable confirmation that Samsung will be joining the ranks of Apple, Google (not counting the budget Pixel 3A), and nearly every other flagship phone maker in killing the headphone jack on the upcoming Galaxy Note 10, via SamMobile. The photos depict a dongle that is exactly as you’d expect: there’s a USB-C jack on one end and a 3.5mm input on the other. Samsung appears… Read More

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Ashley Martson: Jay Knocked Up His Side Piece Before ICE Arrested Him

Previously, Ashley Martson has claimed that Jay Smith’s GoFundMe page is pure fraud. Now, she has some words to say about the woman running it. She says that Kayla, who has allegedly been dating Jay since January, may have a special reason to want Jay out of prison. Ashley says that she strongly suspects that Jay has knocked up his side-piece-turned-girlfriend. That girl has now opened up about the topic, but insists that Ashley doesn’t really know as much about her as she thinks. And then there’s a huge twist in this story that no one saw coming. Take a look: 1. Jay Smith has not been having a hot… Read More

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