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Apple may have found a brilliant way to bring fingerprint sensors back to all-screen iPhones

Apple has a tendency to shock people when it unveils new iPhones. The phones themselves aren’t surprising at all to those of us who keep an ear to …

Mobile Technology

Apple is reportedly arguing that buildings at its headquarters are worth just $200 so that it can reduce its tax bill

Concerns over Apple's elaborate efforts to reduce its tax bill are nothing new. The company — which hit a historic $1 trillion valuation this month— was punished in 2016 for a tax deal in Ireland, which the EU said amounted to illegal state aid.<p>But a newly discovered tactic has reignited the debate …

Santa Clara County

Apple is now a $1 trillion company

‘A billion dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A trillion dollars’<p>Apple has become the first US company with a market cap of over $1 trillion. This follows a jump in its stock after reporting strong Q3 earnings that saw the iPhone maker surpass both its own projections and analysts’ …

Markets

Comment: Average Selling Price shows Apple’s iPhone X strategy has been a huge success

Apple surprised analysts yesterday by reporting better-than-expected earnings, and record revenue for what is always its slowest quarter. Revenue was up 17% year-on-year, significantly above the Wall Street consensus. There was even better news on profit, up 32% on the previous year.<p>With such …

Average Selling Price

Steve Jobs lied to his daughter about name of the Apple Lisa

It might seem obvious that the Apple Lisa, released in 1983, was named for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' daughter Lisa, who was born in 1978.<p>But in her upcoming memoir, Small Fry, Lisa Brennan-Jobs reveals that her father lied to her about the name up until she was 27, and it was U2 front man Bono …

Google Translate glitch predicts the second coming of Christ

Google’s AI appears to be using its Translate platform to spread some good old-fashioned doomsday prophecy. We have no way of confirming that the world isn’t coming to an end, but we’re going to go ahead and say it’s a glitch.<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>If …

Artificial Intelligence

Are Leaders Who Email At Night More Efficient?

If you do an internet search for “email etiquette,” 95% of the articles suggest you should not send work emails at night. In my work with professionals across the country, I’ve found the split between those who email at night and those who don’t, isn’t nearly as skewed. And many who don’t email …

Productivity

Why Apple’s Best MacBook Pro Is Too Powerful for Its Own Good

After being long overdue for an update to new CPUs, last week Apple announced refreshed 2018 MacBook Pros with 8th-gen Coffee Lake chips from Intel, …

MacBook Pro

Monster fish swallows shark whole

There’s a reason goliath groupers are called the garbage disposals of the sea — they eat everything in sight, including sharks apparently.<p>A group of …

Florida

Nerf's Laser Tag Guns Are Cool, But They Lose What Makes Nerf Great

When lasers and LEDs replace springs and darts, things get weird.<p>Nerf blasters are two things at once. First, and most obviously, they're fake firearms for flinging foam at your friends and foes. But secondly, they're also ingenious works of engineering, with clever mechanisms of springs and levers …

Ammunition

How Hidden Costs Can Dent Your Retirement Income

For millions of retirees, hidden costs creep up on them. Just when they thought they were covered by Medicare and Social Security, they get clobbered.<p>While Medicare does pay for the bulk of hospital-related expenses after age 65, there can be thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket healthcare …

How to Delete Suggested Email Contacts in Mail on iPhone

One of the most convenient features of the iPhone's Mail app is its ability to autofill email addresses based on your recent activity; but what happens when friends, family, and coworkers switch accounts? Mail will keep right on suggesting the old email address, even after you've updated to the new …

Just FYI: Kylie Jenner Is Worth $900 Million and Is on the Cover of Forbes

At 20 years old, Kylie Jenner has had a myriad of life experiences that most teenagers and 20-somethings will never have; calling Kim, Kourtney, and …

Ming-Chi Kuo Says 2018 iPhone Lineup Will Have New Colors, Including Gold, Red, Blue, and Orange

Apple is widely rumored to release a trio of new iPhones in 2018, including a second-generation iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch version dubbed the iPhone X Plus, and an all-new 6.1-inch model with some iPhone X features, but not all, at a lower price point of around $600 to $700 in the United …

Outlook Web Mail Service To Gain Highly Requested 'Dark Mode'

Enthusiasm for interface dark modes appears to be catching. <i>The Verge</i> reports that Microsoft is planning to introduce such a mode to its Outlook.com web mail service, which has around 400 million active users.<p>The dark mode for Outlook.com is one of the most highly requested features for Microsoft's …

Steve Jobs envisioned the App Store in 1983

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a visionary. That’s a phrase that gets tossed around a lot, but in Jobs’ case we have solid evidence.<p>Speaking at a conference in the early 1980s, a decade before the Internet became a household name, he described something we do everyday: buy software online.<p>Jobs was …

Elon Musk Reveals His Submarine to Rescue Remaining Boys in Thai Cave

Four teens have already been recovered, but the next phase might be different.<p>Days after Boring Company and SpaceX engineers traveled to Thailand to …

Is your Apple Watch waterproof? Sort of

Devices of all sorts are touting water resistance or waterproof as a selling point. From more recent iPhones to the Apple Watch, using our gadgets around or in water is becoming more common.<p>But trying to figure out exactly what you can and can't do with your Apple Watch is important.<p>The not so …

Incorrect Lift Theory

There are many theories of how lift is generated. Unfortunately, many of the theories found in encyclopedias, on web sites, and even in some …

The Strange Mystery of the Squiggles in the Disney Logo

So, what’s the deal with the ‘D” in the Walt Disney logo, anyway? It’s got this odd squiggly flair to it that’s kind of hard to read. That’s just …

Supreme Court deals a blow to Apple Pay

The Supreme Court handed down a number of high-profile rulings this week. One that didn’t get much attention will have a negative effect on Apple Pay.<p>The SCOTUS decided that retail store owners who accept American Express can not suggest to customers who bring out this card that they use another …

South Korea crushes it in J.D. Power's 2018 Initial Quality Study

The myth of Korean cars being cheaply made and problematic to own should, by now, be well and truly busted. But, if you've had your head in the sand for the last few years, here's some fairly definitive proof for you: J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study has Genesis, Kia and Hyundai in its top three …

Report: Lucasfilm puts Obi-Wan film “on hold” after underwhelming Solo debut

Obi-Wan film further along than Boba Fett's, but both are reportedly affected.<p>The film news and reviews site Collider posted an exclusive report on …

What happens if Apple loses its Supreme Court App Store antitrust appeal?

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court officially picked up the long-running antitrust case <i>Apple v. Pepper</i>. The court will decide whether iPhone users can sue Apple for locking down the iOS ecosystem, something the suit’s plaintiffs say is creating an anti-competitive monopoly.<p><i>Apple v. Pepper</i> could …

Tim Cook drops 43 places in employee approval ratings of CEOs

The latest Glassdoor report on the 100 Highest-Rated CEOs is out, and Apple’s Tim Cook has dropped 43 places to #96 in the rankings – based on employee reviews – only just remaining on the list at all …<p>It follows another huge drop last year, when he fell from #8 to #53. This year’s drop is the …

The Theranos Scandal: What Happens When You Misunderstand Steve Jobs

We’ve long known that Elizabeth Holmes was in trouble, and last Friday federal prosecutors brought criminal charges against the founder of Theranos for defrauding investors and deceiving patients and doctors. In <i>Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</i>, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner …

Theranos

The problem with Robert De Niro’s F-bomb wasn’t the vulgarity

By Christine Emba<p>Columnist<p>The problem with Robert De Niro’s using the F-word against President Trump isn’t the word itself — it’s the absence of underlying content.<p>Indeed, even Trump himself seems a bit confused by the meaning of De Niro’s weekend outburst. As if the actor hadn’t reached a wide …

A giant new retail fulfillment center in China has only four employees

JD.com, one of China’s big e-commerce companies, has unveiled a warehouse in Shanghai that, it says, only keeps humans on board so they can service …

George Lucas' Ideas for His Own Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Aren't as Wild as They First Seem

The internet has been abuzz recently thanks to a few very intriguing quotes from George Lucas, addressing where the director would’ve taken the <i>Star</i> …

Ask Ethan: If Mass Curves Spacetime, How Does It Un-Curve Again?

Matter tells space how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move. That’s the basic principle behind Einstein’s General Relativity, which linked, for the first time, the phenomenon of gravity with that of spacetime and relativity. Place a mass down anywhere in the Universe, and the space …