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Trump’s tariffs won’t bite Apple, illustrating Tim Cook’s political sway

By Tony Romm and<p>Tony Romm<p>Staff writer covering technology policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Damian Paletta<p>Damian Paletta<p>Reporter covering economic policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook has been one of President Trump’s staunchest critics in Silicon Valley, opposing the White House on …

Tim Cook

Amazon's Echo Auto puts Alexa in any car

You won't need a new vehicle to get the voice assistant.<p>A growing number of cars have Alexa built-in, but what if yours doesn't? Amazon has its own solution: Echo Auto. The new peripheral uses your phone's cellular connection (through a Bluetooth link) to provide Alexa voice commands in vehicles …

Amazon shows off a new $180 Ring ‘Stick Up Cam’

Among the slew of devices Amazon announced this morning is a new Ring Stick Up Cam – stick up, because it’s designed to go anywhere. (And is not, apparently, a reference to being robbed at gunpoint?) The camera comes in two versions – one that’s battery powered and could be more easily used …

Living Rooms

What makes Apple’s design culture so special

A few days ago, I interviewed Ken Kocienda at TechCrunch Disrupt SF — he just released a book called Creative Selection. After working at Apple during some of the company’s best years, Kocienda looks back at what makes Apple such a special place.<p>The book in particular starts with a demo. Kocienda …

Apple

Here’s Ashton Kutcher’s advice to Jack Dorsey

It might feel like ancient internet history, but Ashton Kutcher was the first person to reach 1 million followers on Twitter back in 2009. Effie Epstein and Kutcher came to Disrupt to talk about their investment firm Sound Ventures. And Jordan Crook took a minute to ask Kutcher if he had any advice …

Jack Dorsey

Apologies and promises: Facebook and Twitter tell senators they will do more to combat misinformation

Tech & Media<p>Senior executives from Facebook and Twitter offered apologies and promises on Wednesday as senators questioned why the companies were slow to respond to foreign influence campaigns on their platforms.<p>The hearing, the fourth by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the topic of social …

Social Media

You Asked: How Many Friends Do I Need?

Friends do your health so many favors. They protect your health as much as quitting smoking and a great deal more than exercising, according to a …

Psychology

MIT's AI can tell if you're depressed from the way you talk

The neural network model identifies patterns in speech and word choice.<p>When it comes to identifying depression, doctors will traditionally ask patients specific questions about mood, mental illness, lifestyle and personal history, and use these answers to make a diagnosis. Now, researchers at MIT …

Machine Learning

Safest level of alcohol consumption is none, worldwide study shows

To minimize health risks, the optimal amount of alcohol someone should consume is none. That’s the simple, surprising conclusion of a massive study, co-authored by 512 researchers from 243 institutions, published Thursday in the prestigious journal the Lancet.<p>The researchers built a databaseof more …

Alcohol

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hands-on: Pro Android comes at a price

Bigger screen, better S Pen, and bolder colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not come as a great surprise, after the usual cavalcade of …

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 …

Two Powerful Types Of Checklists You Must Use

Have you ever spent hours preparing a big presentation only to find your laptop battery out of charge moments before speaking?<p>Or perhaps you’ve tried to outsource time-consuming tasks in your business, like setting up an ad campaign, only to find the person responsible “forgets” several vital steps.<p>…

Outsourcing

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

Shark scientists explain what’s right and what’s wrong with Shark Week

By David Shiffman<p>Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s annual bonanza of shark documentaries, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week. It’s the longest-running series on cable, and that longevity has given it a prime role in pop culture and public understanding of shark science. But its legacy …

Shark Week

If you’re not changing as a person then you’re not intelligent (according to Einstein)

If you’re not changing, you’re not growing. If you’re not growing, you’re not being intelligent. Humans thrive in change and expansion — yet there …

Oprah's Most Important Piece of Advice for Achieving Extraordinary Success | Inc.com

Oprah recently Googled herself for the first time.<p>In an interview with British <i>Vogue</i> editor-in-chief Edward Enninful for the magazine's upcoming cover, she said she was impressed by what she learned about herself.<p>"I was the first African American self-made billionaire. Didn't know that. Donated more …

5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be a Millionaire

People with a deep passion for their work are motivated to work hard. That's when they start to make serious money.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sure, most people would love to be a millionaire...in theory. But in practice, few are actually willing to do what it takes …

LaCroix, Sparkling Ice, Bai and beyond: Are fruit-flavored waters good for you?

Trends<p>We break down what's really in these trendy, enhanced beverages.<p>There's no doubt that drinking lots of water is good for us. The many benefits of staying properly hydrated include glowing skin, enhanced mental function, a healthy immune system and the ability to recover faster after a good …

Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

Uber executive Hornsey resigns in email to staff following discrimination probe

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff on Tuesday, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the ride-hailing firm.<p>The resignation comes after Reuters contacted Uber on Monday …

Sexual Harassment

Magic Leap One coming this summer, will run on Nvidia Tegra X2

After a few years of waiting, Magic Leap says it will finally ship its first hardware this summer. The company has already detailed that the Magic Leap One would be shipping the device in 2018, but after scant follow-up it was a little dubious whether they would actually hit that deadline.<p>In a …

The one thing that blinds you to the best in others

A few years back, a buddy of mine named Harry was dating someone new. Harry was excited because she was pretty and shared the same interests.<p>One day, …

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place …

The only 8 words you need to motivate you to take action

“Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful (people)with talent. …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

This tech company has the most burned out workers

<b>30.</b> Netflix — 38.89% stressed <b><br>29.</b> PayPal — 41.82% stressed <b><br>28.</b> Twitter — 43.90% stressed <b><br>27.</b> Facebook 48.97% stressed <b><br>26.</b> Uber — 49.52% stressed <b><br>25.</b> …

Here's what Oprah did when she found out her male co-worker was making more money than her

Amid the #MeToo movement, a heightened number of women running for public office, and a recent push forward for the Equal Rights Amendment, gender …

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

Managers Are a Dying Breed. Here's What You Must Have Instead

Why managers need to become leaders of disruption in this ever-changing business environment.<p>The crisis of leadership grows, as companies struggle to adapt to change. We have a rise in part-time workers, the growth of the gig economy, evolution of technology, an increase in virtual teams, and an …

It's Not Liberal Arts And Literature Majors Who Are Most Underemployed

Burning Glass and Strada Institute for the Future of Work (formerly USA Funds, one of the nation’s largest student loan guarantors), recently published The Permanent Detour – Underemployment’s Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Grads.<p>The report found that a high percentage of college …