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Apple protects your privacy, and Siri sucks because of it

Technology companies are in a race to build the best voice-powered virtual assistant. But the most valuable company in the world, Apple, is lagging behind its competitors. And that's not an accident.<p>VICE News spoke to John Burkey, who worked on the Siri Advanced Development team from 2014 to 2016, …

Privacy

Apple, Influence, and Ive

Soon You’ll Be Able to Make Anything. It’ll Change Politics Forever.

How digital fabrication is revolutionizing everything.<p>The divide between those who want to open up and connect with the rest of the world—the globalists—and those who want to retrench behind barriers—let’s call them the localists—is deepening. There was Remain vs. Leave in the Brexit debate, then …

Fabrication

Luxury camper van can go off grid for days

And it’s for sale!<p>The outdoors world is chock-full of DIY conversion vans, (it’s a big reason why we started a brand-new van-focused community group) and many of them are marvels of ingenuity and sweat equity. But sometimes you need to turn to the professionals for a van with all the luxuries of …

RVs

Porsche and Audi will share an electric car platform

Porsche and Audi are no stranger to sharing car innards (the Cayenne and Macan use the same basic chassis as the Q7 and Q5, for instance), and that's holding true in the electric era. Porsche's Oliver Blume and Audi's Rupert Stadler told <i>Stuttgarter Zeitung</i> in an interview that the two …

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Opinion: Bitcoin’s price surge looks more like Amazon.com than Pets.com

On Dec. 10, 1999, Amazon.com stock closed at $106 per share, a mind-blowing 67 times its price only 2½ years earlier. Opinion articles in major …

Cryptocurrency

Apple to Hit $1 Trillion in Market Value in 2018

In August 2011, a couple of months before Apple was slated to announce the iPhone 4S, company co-founder Steve Jobs confirmed that his pancreatic …

Tim Cook

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

Tesla's Elon Musk Reveals the Next Big Automotive Trend: Gasoline

FREMONT, Calif. (SATIRE)—Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, is revered for his visionary ideas: a mass-market electric car, a private space …

FACT CHECK: Is Chicago Proof That Gun Laws Don't Work?

In the wake of the horrific shooting in Las Vegas this week, the White House faced questions about whether President Trump would support stricter gun legislation.<p>Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't give a definite response to these questions, but her statement showed a White House …

Guns

Apple Continues Innovating on Their Turf and Their Terms

One of the most common media tropes regarding Apple and the iPhone is how “behind” the device always is and how the company no longer delivers any innovation. They <i>never</i> release <i>anything</i> new., right? There’s never been anything in an iPhone that an Android phone didn’t pull off first. Everyone in the …

Apple

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Fire Escape Repairs are our specialty.<p>Our fire escape repair methods will bring your fire escape to the original built condition by re-bolting all …

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US

A majority of Republicans in a new survey think colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S.<p>The Pew Research Center poll finds 58 …

20 Streaming Services That Aren’t Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime

From art-house movies to British TV to anime and Bollywood, here is a sampling of the expansive world of (legal) online streaming.<p>It's been 10 years since Netflix first opened our eyes to the world of streaming movies and TV shows directly to our computers. A year later, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video …

Happy 10th anniversary to the iPhone, ‘a revolutionary product that changes everything’

Today is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, which first went on sale on June 29 back in 2007, and we’re taking a look back at its launch and early reception.<p>Described by Steve Jobs as ‘a revolutionary product that changes everything,’ he teased that Apple was announcing three products: a …

Opinion: Craft brewer’s latest problem: Drinkers want weak beers

The craft beer “revolution” has been diluted just when its biggest players can least afford it.<p>It’s June, and it definitely feels as if we’ve spent …

Beer

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Why Cans Are the Future of Craft Beer

If you've been buying beer for the past couple of years, you've probably noticed a trend: cans. And lots of them. They used to be reserved for cheap …

A very false narrative

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is …

The world's largest asset manager is loading up on Apple

The firm now holds 6.1% of Apple's outstanding shares. That's up from the 5.7% stake it held in the iPhone giant in January 2016.<p>BlackRock's Apple holdings are worth about $38.4 billion at the current stock price of $119.<p>Apple isn't the only big-name tech stock that BlackRock has a significant …

Potential Conflicts Around the Globe for Trump, the Businessman President

MANILA — On Thanksgiving Day, a Philippine developer named Jose E. B. Antonio hosted a company anniversary bash at one of Manila’s poshest hotels. He had much to be thankful for.<p>In October, he had quietly been named a special envoy to the United States by the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. …

'We got some Hillary b-----s on here?' Trump supporter asks on flight to Allentown

A flight to Allentown turned bizarrely political when a supporter of President-elect Donald Trump addressed fellow passengers.<p>"We got some Hillary …

For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families — including a majority of single-parent households — the opposite would occur: They'd pay more.<p>Most married couples with three or more …

Middle-class

A Fake Conspiracy for Our Fevered Age

Child-sex trafficking. Pizza. Social media. In a crazy way, it all fits together.<p>Walk in to Comet Ping Pong, a neighborhood restaurant about two miles from the White House, and you don’t think," Satanic den." You think, "How long will I have to wait to get a table," and "Geez, there are a lot of …

Fake News May Not Be Protected Speech

Is lying on Facebook any better than shouting fire in a crowded theater?<p>In the free marketplace of ideas, true ideas are supposed to compete with false ones until the truth wins -- at least according to a leading rationale for free speech. But what if the rise of fake news shows that, under current …

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Microsoft Black Friday preview promises deals on Surface devices, Windows laptops

The tech giant's online store takes $400 off the Surface Book laptop, while also having specials on Dell and Alienware notebooks.<p>Though many people …

Windows 10

Dropbox for iOS Gains PDF Signing Tool, Messages Integration and Picture-in-Picture Support

Dropbox for iOS is being updated today with iOS 10 support and new features to improve the file storage and sharing experience.<p>With Messages integration, Dropbox users can select Dropbox files from within the Messages app and share them with friends and colleagues, alleviating the need to open the …

Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton is bringing in Al Gore as her closer on climate change as she struggles to appeal to young voters who …