Get a free month of ClassPass to kick-start your 2019 workout routine

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. ClassPass is offering a free month-long trial — double their standard trial period offer. With the trial, you can go to up to six boutique fitness classes in January for $0. It’s the perfect way to jump-start that New Year’s resolution. Find out how ClassPass works below. ClassPass is a relatively inexpensive way to drop into boutique fitness classes in your area without any commitment or membership. You pay a monthly ClassPass fee and get credits, and you use those credits to sign… Read More

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Marvel Studios boss says that the X-Men and other Fox characters could be approved for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the next 6 months

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said on Variety’s “Playback” podcast on Thursday that he could be approved to develop projects for Fox’s Marvel characters in the next six months. The Disney-Fox merger is expected to close in early 2019 and the combination will give Disney access to Fox’s film rights to Marvel characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. Disney’s acquisition of Fox is expected to close in early 2019. Once the merger is finalized, Disney’s Marvel Studios will have access to Marvel characters that Fox owns the film rights to, such as the X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four. During an interview on Variety’s “Playback” podcast on Thursday, Marvel… Read More

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Kendall Jenner Just Made Ben Simmons Horny AF

As previously reported, Ben Simmons isn’t just banging inside the paint these days on his way to an average of 9.3 rebounds per game. He’s also still banging Kendall Jenner, that much has been evident for awhile. Following reports of their relationship’s demise in late September, the model and the professional basketball player have continued to see each other, both in public while wearing clothes and in private while wearing nothing at all. They’ve just managed to mostly keep this romance on the down low. Until now! On Wednesday, December 26, the reality star shared a new glamour shot to her Instagram that garnered some major attention. The black and… Read More

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If you just got an Xbox One, there’s one more crucial thing you have to buy

With the Xbox Game Pass subscription, you get access to hundreds of games for a single low price — forget about buying games for $60 apiece. Trying Xbox Game Pass is incredibly inexpensive and easy: Just $1 gets you the first month, and it’s $10 per month after that. Game Pass has tons of great games, including all Microsoft-published games. You just got an Xbox One, and it’s time to get wild. Great news: There are dozens of excellent games to be played on your new console! But before you drop upwards of $60 on any of those, consider the Xbox Game Pass. “What’s the Xbox Game Pass?” you ask?… Read More

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One of tech and media’s most influential investment bankers shares the 21 books that he read in 2018

One of tech and media’s biggest bankers, Aryeh B. Bourkoff, shared his 2018 reading list in a memo to staff. Bourkoff’s reading list is filled with business books on management and investment strategy, as well as a few on tech trends. But there’s also quite a bit of history and one piece of fiction. Here’s what Bourkoff read. Every year, prominent figures in the tech industry release their predictions for what they see coming in 2019. Aryeh B. Bourkoff, the tech, media, and telecom banker who founded LionTree Advisors, is one of those figures. At the end of December, Bourkoff sent a letter to his staff outlining the trends he… Read More

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What was the new Instagram update? How the horizontal ‘swipe’ feed (briefly) freaked people out

SALT LAKE CITY — Instagram briefly changed the structure of its feed and the internet freaked out. What’s going on: On Thursday morning, Instagram’s feed went from the typical vertical scroll style to, well, horizontal. Much like Instagram Stories, the new feed required users to tap on the right or left side of the screen to see the new post, according to TechCrunch. “Due to a bug, some users saw a change to the way their feed appears today. We quickly fixed the issue and feed is back to normal. We apologize for any confusion,” a spokesman told TechCrunch. See an example below: I have the new Instagram horizontal scroll… Read More

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DJ Khaled’s Miami mansion hit the market for $8 million and includes a closet that holds up to 500 pairs of sneakers

DJ Khaled’s waterfront Miami home has been listed for $7.99 million. The waterfront mansion has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an enormous sneaker closet. The home is flush with luxury amenities, including a boat lift, an elevator, a wine cellar, and an outdoor entertaining area. DJ Khaled’s home is the stuff of sneaker-lovers’ dreams — and it’s now on the market. The Miami villa is listed at $7.99 million by Janet Ben Zvi of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. DJ Khaled, 43, is a DJ and producer. He also, as Business Insider’s Angela Johnson previously reported, launched a luxury furniture line called We The Best Home in September; the line includes… Read More

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Migrants detained at the border are kept in freezing cells nicknamed ‘iceboxes’ — here’s what we know about them

Migrants detained at the border by Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents are often held in freezing, cramped facilities often referred to as “hieleras” or “iceboxes” by migrants, advocates and even their detainers. Women and children, including infants, are held in overpopulated cells in these facilities for days with little medical care and low temperatures. They’re usually given thin foil blankets to combat the cold. “Hieleras” have come under national scrutiny after two Guatemalan children died while in Border Patrol custody after being detained in these centers. Earlier this year, a 21-month-old girl died two days after being released from a “hielera” in Texas. In the past, undocumented… Read More

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Court records detail Spacey’s encounter with teenager

BOSTON — A Massachusetts man who says he was groped by Kevin Spacey at a Nantucket restaurant in 2016 caught part of his encounter with the actor on video, according to court records. The then 18-year-old man sent a video via Snapchat to his girlfriend that allegedly showed Spacey touching the front of his pants, according to a state police report filed in Nantucket District Court and obtained by the Cape Cod Times . Spacey’s lawyers said at a show-cause hearing last week the video shows someone’s hand touching another person’s shirt, but does not show anyone being groped, according to The Boston Globe , which obtained an audio recording… Read More

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Watch: Netflix releases ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ trailer and it’s another dark take on tech

“Relax, don’t do it,” sings Frankie Goes to Hollywood in a new trailer for the Netflix movie event “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.” But when it comes to the creepy sci-fi series, we can’t help but tune in. And fans will be able to just that on Friday as the streaming service announced it is releasing the much-anticipated 5+ hour film. The description on the trailer reads like so: “In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a sprawling fantasy novel into a video game and soon faces a mind-mangling challenge. Welcome back.” The film stars Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk”) as the lead character and is reportedly a choose-your-own-adventure… Read More

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