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Peter Thiel’s argument that Silicon Valley has been ‘brainwashed’ by higher education is tired

Billionaire VC Peter Thiel has largely flown under the radar since raising his hand to support Donald Trump’s presidential bid, then working with Trump’s administration to fill some of its many vacant positions. The association made him deeply unpopular in Silicon Valley, though he says says people …

Silicon Valley

Why I'm buying an Apple Watch Series 4

You need not be a die hard Apple Watch aficionado to justify ordering the Series 4. Erik Eckel shares all the reasons why Apple's updated smartwatch …

Apple Watch

iOS 12.1 confirms new iPads are on the way

The September Apple event came and went without any mention of the iPad Pro models that had been the stars of so many rumors. But there’s still hope because buried deep in the just-released iOS 12.1 beta 1 is a clear reference to an iPad on the docket for this fall.<p>So be patient; the redesigned …

IPad Pro

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo Switch Online

<b>Main Features</b><p>Now let’s talk about the main features Nintendo Switch Online offers, which basically breaks down into three categories: online play, …

Nintendo Switch

TaskRabbit kicks off Canadian expansion

TaskRabbit officially launched in Canada today.<p>The on-demand network that connects people with “taskers,” or others willing to do their household chores or errands for a fee, is kicking off its Canadian expansion in the greater Toronto area before rolling out in Vancouver in October and Montreal …

North America

SpaceX Plans to Fly Humans Around the Moon in 2023

A Japanese billionaire and a coterie of artists will visit the moon as early as 2023, becoming the first private citizens ever to fly beyond low …

BFR

Designers need to keep old people in mind

Our population is aging into “demographic time bombs.” The latest headlines constantly warn us of the stark reality of our aging dilemma.<p>Fertility rates have dropped, and life expectancy has increased. Italy’s average age has surpassed 45 for the first time ever. A 2015 national consensus shows …

Universal Design

US and EU regulators team up to probe shady game makers

Multiple European gambling commissions, as well as one in the US, have joined in a common investigation of gaming practices and intend to crack down on any practice suggestive of illegal gambling. It’s the first time such a large collective of authorities have addressed the issue before, and it’s …

World News

The FDA Finally Made Vaping Look Cool

Vaping has become quite popular with the teens, and the FDA has become so worried it’s launching a full-on PR assault to convince teens to just say …

Vaping

Solving the mystery of sleep

<i>Below are excerpts from the most recent episode of the Flux podcast hosted by RRE Ventures principal Alice Lloyd George.</i><p><b>AMLG: Welcome back to the pod. I’m excited to be here with</b> <b>Dr. Assaf Glazer</b><b>. He is the co-founder and CEO of</b> <b>Nanit</b> <b>a leading human analytics company that uses computer vision to help</b> …

Business Development

Court Rules FCC Must Release Records That Could Explain Fraudulent Net Neutrality Comments

A federal judge ruled last week that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (currently chaired by Donald Trump appointee Ajit …

Cybersecurity

Homeowner Gets Locked Out When the Nest Doorbell Mistakenly Identifies Him as the Batman on His T-Shirt

When homeowner B.J. May stepped out of his Georgia home wearing a vivid purple <i>Batman</i> shirt, he was surprised when his Nest doorbell wouldn’t let him …

Offbeat News

Why Ireland doesn't want Apple's $22 billion in back taxes

<i>Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what's happening around some of the day's most notable stories. Sign up here</i> …

Judiciary

Tesla plummets after report of criminal investigation into Elon Musk’s buyout statements

Tesla Inc. is under investigation by the Justice Department over public statements made by the company and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, …

Investing (Canada)

MacBooks powered by iPhone processors are finally going to happen soon

When it came time to introduce the new iPhone chip last week, Apple gave an ample presentation to the new A12 Bionic platform, that packs the …

Apple

iPhone XS and XR work even when there’s no battery left

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR should deliver even better battery life than its predecessors, with the XR expected to offer the best battery life of …

Apple

Cloud Saves Will Be Deleted If Your Nintendo Switch Online Membership Ends

Just like current online subscription services from Microsoft and Sony for the Xbox and PlayStation, users are welcome to subscribe to Nintendo’s …

The Best New Features to Try in iOS 12

The latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 12, is out. It features dozens of new features and improvements; there’s …

iOS

Twitter is bringing back the chronological timeline

Your Twitter prayers are answered! Well, maybe not the prayers about harassment or the ones about an edit tweet button, but your <i>other</i> prayers.<p>Today in a series of tweets, the company announced that it had heard the cries of its various disgruntled users and will bring back a form of the pure …

iPhone XS and XS Max review: The best iPhones ever. Period.

iPhone XS and XS Max:<br>Going for<br>the gold<p>Monstrous performance and cameras that will blow you away.<p>iPhone XS and XS Max:<br>Going for<br>the gold<p>Monstrous …

iOS

Get a Custom Notch for your iPhone XS/Max/R while it’s FREE on the App Store

Apple has decided to keep the infamous notch along the top of the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR handsets. So you might as well grab a load of additional border designs while Custom Notch for iOS is <b>free</b>. The regularly $1 app only went free for one day the last two times it went on sale. So jump on this …

App Store

Apple suppliers concerned about high iPhone prices

iPhone prices for the new models announced on September 12, 2018, are worrying for Apple’s suppliers. Starting at $749, they could go as high as …

Tech Trends

iPhone XS preorder volume fails to impress analysts

Apple started taking pre-orders for both iPhone XS series models on Friday. One analyst says sales of these new models weren’t as strong as the first weekend of the iPhone X.<p>It seems that interest in the more affordable iPhone XR is cutting into demand for Apple’s new flagship smartphones.<p>“We …

Apple

iOS 12: How to add a second person to Face ID on iPhone

While Face ID has seen overwhelmingly positive reviews on the whole, one trade-off compared to Touch ID has been the lack of support for multiple users. Fortunately, iOS 12 brings the option to add a second person for Face ID. Follow along for how to make use of this handy feature.<p>Even when Apple …

iOS

Spotify and Apple Music reach 51M paid subscribers in the US

Music streaming services have become quite relevant for people and the music industry. It generates 65% of all music revenue within the US, and it is …

Apple Music

Steve Jobs licensed Amazon’s one-click patent for $1 million in one phone call

In 1999, Amazon—then merely “Earth’s biggest bookstore” rather than a corporate beast that shall soon devour everything in its path—introduced and patented one-click payments. This was in the early days of e-commerce when people were fearful of sending their credit-card details online. One-click …

Steve Jobs

How to Get Apple's iOS, watchOS, and tvOS Updates Today

Apple is set to release a slew of software updates today that it announced last week including iOS 12, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12.<p>There isn’t an official …

iOS

10 years later, Google still has the creepy ability to remotely control a phone

10 years is a long time. Nearly long enough to forget that Google -- and for that matter, Apple -- have the ability to control some parts of your phone over the internet. And maybe quietly change things without your permission.<p>But Google made a very public mistake last week, and it's raising the …

James Martin

Ready to Download iOS 12 to Your iPhone or iPad? Read This First

It’s that time of year. Students are back in school, football season is underway, and Apple fans are buzzing about a new crop of smartphones and …

iOS

Here’s why Fortnite is the exception to the Nintendo Switch's rules

Nintendo confirmed over the weekend that <i>Fortnite</i>, the planet’s collective mania of the moment, would not require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription in order for players to indulge in their battle royale antics. It’s a bit of a surprise considering how many other titles will require it, even …

Nintendo Switch