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Shulkin says he was fired. The White House said he resigned. Here's why it matters.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has repeatedly insisted that the White House fired him from his job at the department. The White House says Shulkin resigned.<p>Which of those two things actually happened could have sweeping implications that could throw an agency …

Donald Trump

Apple applies for patent that lets riders virtually fight zombies or hang glide in self-driving cars

Apple has applied to patent a VR system for autonomous cars that would use interior screens and VR headsets to alter the interior of the vehicle, as reported by <i>VentureBeat</i>.<p>The patent, applied for in September 2017 and published last week, is framed as a way to “address problems with vehicles in …

Augmented Reality

iOS 11.3: Tips, tricks, and how to fix the biggest annoyances | ZDNet

Does your iPhone need a new battery?<p>Is your iPhone running slow? Is performance being throttled by iOS to prevent it from crashing? Would a new …

App Store

Review: 9.7-inch $329 iPad (2018) – Should you buy it? [Video]

Apple entered new territory with last year’s budget model $329 iPad — largely popular for reducing the barrier to entry for first time iPad owners. This time around, the thought of a budget iPad isn’t so crazy, as we’ve had a whole year to marinate on the idea.<p>Like last year’s model, the 6th …

Apple Pencil

Beekeepers refuse to put thousands of colonies in Fraser Valley blueberry fields

Beekeepers, including major operators from Alberta, are refusing to put thousands of their colonies in the Fraser Valley this spring due to health …

Ecology

Instagram for Apple Watch killed as Apple begins requiring native apps in updates

Despite dramatic improvements to Apple Watch speed, some high profile apps have been actively pulled from watchOS over the last several months. Instagram is the latest major app to disappear from Apple Watch as part of today’s iPhone app update…<p>There’s no mention of the Apple Watch app being pulled …

Apps

Tesla owner recreates fatal Autopilot crash, nearly crashes as well

It shouldn't need to be said, but don't try this at home. Just don't.<p>Last month, a Tesla owner died in California after his vehicle contacted a concrete K-rail at speed. Yesterday, another owner tried to recreate the scenario, and it very nearly caused another accident.<p>The video above shows a Model …

Tesla

Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

Tesla

Apple will reportedly ditch Intel chips in Macs as early as 2020

Transition will likely start with MacBooks<p>In a major shift that carries big implications for both companies, Apple will reportedly replace Intel’s processors with the company’s own chips in Mac computers as soon as 2020, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. The changeover is likely to begin …

iOS Apps

Devin Nunes Calls Colbert's Jokes About Him A 'Danger' In This Country

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Saturday that Stephen Colbert’s jokes about him are a “danger” in this country.<p>Colbert traveled to the Capitol on Friday’s episode of “The Late Show” in a spoof mission to tease information out of congressmen about possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s …

15 Facts That Are Both Mind-Blowing And Seriously Unnerving

Your bones are wet.

From iOS 12 to watchOS 5: All the new Apple software we expect this year

Earlier this week, Zac outlined all of the hardware products Apple is likely to release as this year progresses. Just as important as those hardware releases, however, are the software updates that will accompany them.<p>We already know that Apple has iOS 11.3 planned for this month, but beyond that …

Beta Testing

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …

21 Details From Marvel Movies That’ll Make You Say, “How Did I Not Notice That?”

Captain America's shield in Iron Man is just the start...

Opinion: Giving AirPods the praise they deserve and why I won’t upgrade to version 2

Alongside the announcement of the iPhone 7 and its controversial removal of the headphone jack, Apple teased its truly wireless AirPods. After a brief delay, they were released just before the end of 2016, in very limited supply.<p>Since then, despite continued supply troubles, AirPods have gradually …

Amazon and Google Are Back to Feuding, This Time Over Smart Homes and Nest

E-retail giant Amazon has declined to feature any future products from Google’s line of smart home products, Nest, and as a result, Nest won’t be …

A Bright Red Flag for Democracy

Survivors of the Parkland massacre are getting a crash course in civics, and learning that corporations are more responsive to customer concerns than lawmakers are to their constituents.<p>A week after the fatal shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, some of the high …

Gun Control

Outcast is a Good Example of What Apple Watch Apps Can Be

Photo Source: Crunchy Bagel<p>The situation with Apple Watch apps got some unexpected attention this week thanks to articles from noted Apple enthusiasts Marco Arment and John Gruber. In my opinion, it is good to get people thinking and talking about this again, because apps often seem to be the …

Apps

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid

A rolling Hasselblad in a point-and-shoot world.<p>The Volvo XC60 T8 is a new addition to the model range as part of the compact crossover’s overhaul for 2018, offering a plug-in-hybrid powertrain, distinctive styling, and a host of safety features that set it apart from its American and European …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

The Wall Street drama behind Remington’s AR-15

It took six years for Stephen Feinberg to sell his AR-15 company.<p>Known today as Remington and formerly as gun conglomerate Freedom Group, control was acquired in 2006 by Feinberg’s private equity fund, Cerberus, named for the three-headed dog that guards the gates of hell in Greek mythology.<p>In …

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives in Vietnam, With a Message for China

BANGKOK — For the first time since the end of the Vietnam War, a United States aircraft carrier made a port call in Vietnam on Monday, signaling how China’s rise is bringing together former foes in a significant shift in the region’s geopolitical landscape.<p>The vessel, the Carl Vinson, anchored off …

China

Multiple armed officers hung back during Florida school shooting, reports say

There were several good guys with guns outside. They didn’t help.<p>Several local sheriff’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a shooter gunned down multiple people, killing 17, according to new reports. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has said it is investigating …

Apple Approves Data Throttling Detection App After Blocking It

Apple has reportedly changed its mind about blocking an iOS app that claims to be able to detect <i>net neutrality violations</i> and <i>data throttling</i>.The app …

Net Neutrality

BMW's Apple CarPlay annual fee is next-level gouging

Commentary: Putting a paywall in front of a free service is a terrifying glimpse of what a world without net neutrality could look like.<p>You do get the first year free, much like your friendly neighborhood dealer of another sort.<p>Imagine if your internet provider started charging $5 a month to enable …

Android Auto

The new Nissan Leaf might make you cancel your Tesla Model 3 order

The Tesla Model 3 is the poster boy for capable and affordable all-electric cars, but Nissan might have pipped that Californian wonder child at the …

Electric Vehicles

Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device. The move comes after Apple last month admitted it intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older to prevent issues that may arise as the batteries …

Tim Cook

Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build a range of different creations and play with them using the console to power games that interact …

InterAct

Sarah Sanders just made an absolutely outrageous argument about the media

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said something during her daily press briefing Friday that actually took my breath away.<p>CBS News' Chip Reid asked Sanders about a factual inaccuracy in White House chief of staff and retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly's attack on Florida …

Donald Trump

Kent Heckenlively, US 'anti-vaxxer', denied Australian visa

<b>A US author who bills himself as the "world's #1 anti-vaxxer" has been denied a visa to enter Australia for a speaking tour.</b><p>Kent Heckenlively had planned to visit Australia in December to call for a five-year ban on vaccinations.<p>Medical experts, including the World Health Organization, have …

World Health Organization

The Petya ransomware is starting to look like a cyberattack in disguise

The ransomware that wasn’t<p>The haze of yesterday’s massive ransomware attack is clearing, and Ukraine has already emerged as the epicenter of the damage. Kaspersky Labs reports that as many as 60 percent of the systems infected by the Petya ransomware were located within Ukraine, far more than …

Ransomware