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Google, Apple ditch college degree requirements

More than a dozen companies, including Google, Apple and IBM, are no longer requiring applicants to have college degrees, CNBC reports.<p><b>Why it …

College & University

Apple is reportedly reviving two of its forgotten products

Apple appears to be dipping back into its greatest hits collection.<p>Bloomberg is reporting today (Aug. 20) that Apple will revive its Mac Mini desktop computer, and release a redesigned version of its MacBook Air laptop later this year. Apple’s computer sales have been surprisingly durable over the …

Tesla eyes cost savings so it can make $25,000 cars in three years, Elon Musk tells MKBHD

Not discussed? “Funding secured”<p>It’s been a hell of a week for Tesla CEO Elon Musk: federal investigations, allegations of drug trafficking, and a tearful interview with the biggest newspaper in the world. So why not cap the week with an interview with popular You Tuber and avowed Tesla fan (and …

Tesla

Samsung announces Galaxy Note 9 with 6.4-inch screen and a huge battery

A refinement of last year’s model with incredibly powerful hardware<p>Samsung is coming off of a disappointing launch for its Galaxy S9, but that doesn’t mean the company is shaking things up for its next major smartphone. The Galaxy Note 9 is officially being announced today, and Samsung is doubling …

Galaxy Note

Icon found in iOS 12 shows iPad with thin bezels, no Home button or notch

We’ve been expecting an update to the iPad Pro line for later this year. Rumors suggest that the new version will have no home button, Face ID and thinner bezels, following the design trend introduced by Apple with iPhone X.<p>A new asset found in iOS 12 developer beta 5 seemingly confirms a new …

Mobile Technology

Apple is grinding higher ahead of earnings (AAPL)

Justin Sullivan/Getty<p><b>Apple is set to report its third-quarter earnings after the closing bell Tuesday.</b>• <b><br>Analyst expect the company to post earnings of $2.16 a share on revenue of $53.31 billion.</b>• <b><br>Shares opened up roughly 0.4% Tuesday ahead of the earnings report.</b>• <b><br>Follow Apple's stock price in real-time</b> …

Investing

Apple is within striking distance of $1,000,000,000,000

Apple is within striking distance of a trillion dollar market value.<p>The iPhone maker is currently worth about $935 billion, and the stock only needs to go up about 7% for it to top the mark.<p>Apple (AAPL) wowed investors when it reported earnings Tuesday afternoon. Sales and profits topped forecasts, …

Markets

Amazon rapidly gaining ground on Apple in race to become first trillion dollar company

It’s long been expected that Apple would be the first company ever to achieve a market cap of a trillion dollars, but of late there has been increasing speculation that Amazon may get there first …<p>Back in March, a chart comparing the trajectories of the two stocks showed that Amazon was gaining …

14 features in iOS 12 you need to know about

Belkin finally launches the first Apple-approved battery pack with Lightning input charging

At last, you can charge your battery pack with the same cable you charge your iPhone with<p>It’s taken a long time, but Belkin has finally released the first Apple-approved battery pack that features a Lightning port input for charging. In other words, instead of recharging your battery pack with a …

iPhone 8 Sits Atop Best Selling Smartphone List for May 2018, iPhone X Grabs Third Place

- Jul 6, 2018<p>A new report from Counterpoint Research shows Apple’s iPhone 8 taking the top spot on the May 2018 best-selling smartphone list. It …

Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre hit with $25 million bill for Beats headphones royalties

Beats was purchased by Apple quite a while back. With that being said, Apple has yet to design any Beats products in-house, continuing to use the original Beats designs. Today, Apple’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have been hit with damages in the millions over a Beats case from 2016.<p><i>Billboard</i> reports …

Amazon officially announces ‘Hub’, a new way to safely store deliveries

This morning, Amazon announced Hub, its latest invention to make deliveries easier and bring more Prime benefits into your life. This new delivery solution will roll out to over 500,000 residents in New York, San Francisco and other cities with the intention of reimagining how your Amazon packages …

All the iOS 12 features Apple didn’t mention

iOS 12 is shaping up to be one biggest software updates Apple’s ever released and it’s so stuffed with major and minor new additions there wasn’t time to go over a lot of them at the WWDC 2018 keynote.<p>We’ve been combing through the first iOS 12 beta looking for all the new goodies and have found …

AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12

Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn’t announced at Monday’s WWDC keynote. In iOS 12, users will be able to use Live Listen, a special feature previously reserved for hearing aids certified through Apple’s Made for iPhone hearing aid program, with their AirPods.<p>After enabling …

Apple Adopting OLED Displays for All Three 2019 iPhones

As Apple continues its shift from LCD to OLED technology for its iPhones, reports have indicated that two out of the three iPhone models planned for launch around the usual September timeframe this year will offer OLED displays – a second-generation iPhone X and a larger "iPhone X Plus." The …

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

Apple Has Already Built Its Next Big Business

The number of reports discussing the iPhone’s troubles and questioning Apple’s future has mounted. But they’ve also missed an important point: Apple …

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Smart TV

Apple Executives Receive Stock Worth Up to $22 Million as RSUs Vest

Seven Apple executives this week received major stock awards after restricted stock units or RSUs awarded in 2014 and 2015 vested.<p>Apple issues RSUs to its executives as bonus compensation, with the restricted units vesting after a set period of time as long as the employee stays with the …

Apple steals Google’s AI wiz to make Siri smarter

John Giannandrea used to run Google’s artificial intelligence division, but now he works for Apple. He’s leading the drive to make the company’s Siri voice assistant smarter, a goal many would agree is overdue.<p>This is the most high-profile move yet in Apple’s ongoing drive to hire more talent for …

Tech billionaire Elon Musk's father, 72, has 10-month-old baby with 'stepdaughter' he's known since she was four

The 72-year-old father of tech billionaire Elon Musk has a 10-month old child with his stepdaughter, it was sensationally reported last night.<p>The …

5 Apple Products Rumored to Be Released on March 27

No, it's not a new iPhone.<p>Apple’s upcoming event on March 27 is not a typical show for the company. It won’t take place on the Apple Park campus in …

No more wires! Samsung patents ‘over the air’ wireless tech that charges multiple gadgets at the same time

The Samsung patent would allow you to charge your phone no matter where you are in the room<p>Charging with wires is the bane of my existence and …

Face ID deemed too costly to copy, Android makers target in-display fingerprint sensors instead

A new report from Digitimes citing supply chain sources indicates that Android phone makers are ‘rushing’ to implement fingerprint sensors under the display for upcoming handsets.<p>Android manufacturers have decided that recreating the 3D facial recognition used by iPhone X is simply too costly to …

Apple Is Said to Develop Gadget Displays in Secret Facility

Apple Inc. is designing and producing its own device displays for the first time, using a secret manufacturing facility near its California …

Apple Watch

Nest is ready to take over your smart home now

When Google first launched its assistant-enabled Google Home, many onlookers wondered why Nest, the Alphabet-owned smart home gadget maker, wasn't …

Smart Homes

Madison Square Garden Has Used Face-Scanning Technology on Customers

Madison Square Garden has quietly used facial-recognition technology to bolster security and identify those entering the building, according to multiple people familiar with the arena’s security procedures.<p>The technology uses cameras to capture images of people, and then an algorithm compares the …

Surveillance

Larry Page's self-flying air taxis to take off in 3 years

Kitty Hawk, an aeronautics firm funded by Alphabet CEO and Google co-founder Larry Page, is inching closer to its plans of creating Uber for flights: it’s unveiled Cora, a fully electric self-flying air taxi that can cover 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge – and you’ll soon be able to hail one …

Apple is buying the "Netflix of magazines" for an undisclosed amount

Apple is buying a digital magazine subscription service known as the “Netflix of magazines,” which lets readers access over 200 magazines for a monthly fee. The acquisition of the service Texture, owned by Next Issue Media, comes at a time when news publishing as an industry is being shaken up by …