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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar updated with max 32 GB RAM, ‘improved’ third-generation keyboard, True Tone, and new Intel chips

Apple has today updated the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with a spec bump refresh. The laptops feature Intel’s latest eighth-generation processors, with a six-core option on the 15-inch model. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro can also be specced with up to 32 GB RAM, with a DDR4 configuration. The …

MacBook Pro

Browser maker Opera has filed to go public

Norway-based company Opera Ltd. has filed for an initial public offering in the U.S. According to its F-1 document, the company plans to raise up to $115 million.<p>In 2017, Opera generated $128.9 million in operating revenue, which led to a net income of $6.1 million.<p>While many people are already …

Software

U.S. to Put Tariffs on $50 Billion in Chinese Goods as Trade Fight Widens

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday escalated a trade war between the world’s two largest economies, moving ahead with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods and provoking an immediate tit-for-tat response from Beijing.<p>The president is battling on a global front, taking aim at allies …

China

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

Different Learning Spaces, Different Goals

21st Century Classroom<p>Three universities share how they have tailored their classrooms for immersive learning, collaboration, large classes, …

Education Technology

The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

The new European data privacy legislation is so stringent that it could kill off data-driven online services and chill innovations like driverless cars, tech industry groups warn.<p>The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union called the legislation “overly strict.” The Developers Alliance, …

Privacy

What GDPR Means for U.S. Higher Education

Policy<p>With the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation looming, colleges and universities in the United States are working out how to …

11 Surprising Signs That You May Be Way Smarter Than Most People

For one thing, if you're a musician, you're already ahead of the game.<p>If you've been called smart or intelligent your whole life, it may be for any of the reasons listed below. That's according to science, of course.<p>And if the verdict is still out on whether you're truly smart or not, this may just …

Psychology

A woman left a restaurant a 3-star Yelp review—and then things got weird

When a woman in Sterling, Virginia reviewed an Italian restaurant on Yelp in late April, she had no idea the rating would lead to a nightmare …

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

How to be happy in today’s crazy world: 3 secrets from research

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you …

How to move Windows 10 to an SSD

Are you looking to upgrade your hard drive to that long-awaited SSD or hybrid drive? Congratulations! But first, you’ll have to move your operating …

An Enormous Crack Just Opened Up In Africa, Evidence Africa Is Literally Splitting In Two

A massive crack suddenly appeared in Kenya, prompting new discussion on the breakup of Africa into two land masses. The crack continues to grow in size as heavy rainfall in Kenya’s Narok County exacerbates the kilometer-sized chasm.<p>The sudden appearance of the crack is related to a regional zone of …

Geology

How To Design An Emotionally Intelligent PowerPoint Presentation

It’s not about sleek graphics or the presentation software you use. It’s about whether the story you tell resonates with your audience’s needs.<p>If you ask anyone what they think of PowerPoint presentations, they’ll probably give you a strong reaction. But whether you love, hate, or want to ban them …

Emotional Intelligence

Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 privacy DNS is real: here’s how to use it

Privacy has always been an important topic but, of late, it has become an increasingly troubling one. From smartphones to social media to plain …

Linux

Tim Cook leads Apple with a ruthless doctrine — and no one is safe from it, not even the company that put the 'silicon' in 'Silicon Valley'

For nearly 50 years, Intel put the "Silicon" in "Silicon Valley." The massive chipmaker pretty much kickstarted the PC revolution with its powerful microprocessors and its collection of multi-billion dollar chip factories.<p>But the tech giant staggered precariously on Monday, losing billions of …

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

Roy Moore

Latest: Experts: Video shows Uber system had time to brake

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly self-driving vehicle crash in Arizona (all times local):5:50 p.m.Two experts have viewed video of a …

Deleting Facebook is easier said than done

Over the past few days, Facebook has come under intense scrutiny due to its previous relationship with Cambridge Analytica, a data-science company that secretly culled information from 50 million Facebook users. This has raised questions not only about the social network's role in the data harvest …

Social Media

Police have released the first video from inside the Uber self-driving car that killed a pedestrian

Here’s what the car — and its operator — saw.<p>Three days after an Uber self-driving vehicle fatally crashed into a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., police have released video footage of what the vehicle saw with its cameras moments before running the woman over, and what happened inside the vehicle, …

Autonomous Cars

How This Tech CEO With A Liberal Arts Degree Hires Great Engineers

Shift founder George Arison has hired tech talent from Facebook, Google, and other Silicon Valley giants by sticking to these seven rules.<p>As the founder and co-CEO of an en engineering-driven transportation company, most people wrongly assume I’m a car nut or an engineer. It’s an understandable …

Silicon Valley

This Is How To Handle A Boss Who Over-Communicates

Your boss keeps interrupting you with long stories or repeating instructions that you got the first time. Here’s how to make it stop.<p>Remember when you were a kid and one of your parents had something important to tell you? So they told you. And then they told you again. And then they found <i>another</i> …

Leadership

So long, Infinite Loop! Apple Park is now Apple’s official address

Apple has changed its official corporate address for the first time since adopting One Infinite Loop way back in 1993. Its new address is One Apple Park, Cupertino, which the company recently began moving its employees into.<p>The change of address was revealed recently on Apple’s recent filings with …

Ohio State University teams up with Apple for new ‘My OSU’ app

Ohio State University teamed up with Apple to build a new app aimed at new college students. As reported by local news outlet 10TV, the app’s goal is to make the transition to college easier for students by connecting to them to services available on campus…<p>10TV reports that four Buckeye developers …

HomeKit light switch makes your smart lights dumb again

As if HomeKit and other automated home appliances weren’t bad enough, now you can buy a HomeKit-enabled light switch. That’s right. Instead of just walking into a room and flipping the switch on the wall to turn on the lights, you can now walk into a room, flip a switch on the wall to turn on the …

Apple Shares Three New iPhone Photography Tutorials

Apple this afternoon updated its YouTube channel with three new tutorials designed to walk people through using various photography features on the iPhone.<p>The videos cover shooting an overhead photo on iPhone using the level feature, shooting in black and white, and adjusting slo-mo timing on …

Why Apple Is The World’s Most Innovative Company

In this exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he explains the culture and approach that led to iPhone X, Air Pods, Apple Watch 3, and HomePod.<p>The only things more impressive than Apple’s financial numbers are the products that generated them. For a company routinely slagged for not having …

Tim Cook

iPad Refresh in March Likely as Apple Receives Certification for New Tablets in Eurasia

Apple has registered new tablets with the Eurasian Economic Commission this week, suggesting that an iPad refresh is likely on the horizon. The filings, uncovered by French website <i>Consomac</i>, are legally required for any devices with encryption sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and …

IPad Pro

Apple files for updated Apple TV trademark potentially hinting at more advanced gaming capabilities

Apple has apparently updated its Apple TV trademark with new conditions related to gaming. <i>Patently Apple</i> reports today that the company filed an updated trademark last Friday to cover gaming use cases, a move that the site calls “a significant update that has to be taken seriously.”<p>The new …

Twitter puts deadline on Mac application, says app will no longer work in 30 days

Today Twitter has announced that it will be killing its Mac application in favor of a web client. The social media giant tweeted on its platform today that the app has thirty days to live, and that it will no longer be supported beyond that.<p>However, Twitter did not mention whether or not it will …