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U.S. Stocks Notch Biggest Weekly Gain of Year

Though trading lower Friday, the Dow was up 2.6% this past week<p>By<p>Aaron Kuriloff<p>Aaron Kuriloff<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@kuriloff<p>aaron.kuriloff@wsj.com<p>U.S. stocks notched their biggest weekly percentage gains in three months, as investors said the year’s declines and concerns about the U.S. …

Stock Markets

Self-balancing skateboards are illegal in New York, too

If you ride a self-balancing skateboard in New York, you won't have just the seething hatred of those around you to deal with. A tweet from NYPD's 26th precinct, since deleted, pointed out that using the tech is illegal, and both <i>IGN</i> and <i>Gothamist</i> followed up with the relevant parts of state law. …

Skateboarding

Apple has a crazy invention for self-drying iPhones

Apple has been taking steps to make the iPhone more water resistant than it has been previously. However, a newly-published patent application suggests the company may go even further — by using cutting-edge electrode technology to actively expel water that has become trapped in the device, rather …

Apple

A Large McDonald’s Fries Will Cost You This Much in Venezuela

McDonald’s is bringing back its French fries to Venezuela after a 10-month absence. And no thanks to the country’s skyrocketing inflation rates, a …

The Apple Pencil will need an adapter to charge from a Lightning cable

The default way to charge Apple's stylus for the forthcoming iPad Pro is a bit awkward. The stylus, otherwise known as the Apple Pencil, has a male Lightning connector hidden under a cap at one end. Users are supposed to plug the device in to the bottom of the iPad Pro and leave it sticking out …

AT&T accuses rival carriers of launching Wi-Fi calling without FCC approval

Wondering why you can't use Wi-Fi calling on your new AT&T iPhone while Sprint and T-Mobile customers have no problem? To hear AT&T tell it, that's because its two competitors went ahead and implemented the feature without getting proper clearance from the FCC.<p>In a letter to FCC chairman Tom …

Net Neutrality

Drop test shows iPhone 6s is tough, but not unbreakable

“Stronger glass on a molecular level,” blah, blah, blah. Drop your Apple iPhone 6s and the screen can still crack.<p>David Rahimi, host of the PhoneBuff channel on YouTube, flew to Australia to get his hands on an iPhone 6s and 6s Plus before the rest of the world to put both phones through a drop …

IPhone 6S