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Rex Tillerson, he’s just like us!

Rex Tillerson may be worth over a quarter of a billion dollars, but he still does his own grocery store shopping.<p>Twitter user Sanho Tree spotted …

Rex Tillerson

Microsoft's latest Android exclusive lets you clip and save from any app

Microsoft continues to stick with its recent business model of offering apps for all popular platforms, including Android. Its latest such exclusive for Google’s mobile OS is called Clip Layer, and it’s designed to help people clip and save content from any app.<p>The app comes from Microsoft’s …

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

Science Museum under fire over exhibit asking if brains are pink or blue

Neuroscientists say suggestions that male and female brains are fundamentally different are based on gender stereotypes<p>The Science Museum in London is facing criticism for a “junk science” exhibit that asks visitors to test whether they have a blue or pink brain.<p>The interactive exhibit presents a …

Saint Laurent Joins BoF Careers

Check out this week’s new partners and openings on BoF Careers, the global marketplace for fashion talent.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — This week, we are …

Ceres: The tiny world where volcanoes erupt ice

Ahuna Mons is a volcano that rises 13,000 feet high and spreads 11 miles wide at its base. This would be impressive for a volcano on Earth. But Ahuna …

'Alien' Signal Source Reportedly Located (It Wasn't The Vulcans)

If it were a phone call, we might call it a butt dial: A strong radio signal that set off questions about whether it emanated from an advanced alien race earlier this week is now believed to have come from a terrestrial source, and possibly from a Russian military satellite.<p>The clarification came …

Universe

Donald Trump says rude retweets are 'a modern-day form of fighting back'

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We all have weaknesses.<p>They might be avarice, self-denial or even utter mendacity.<p>Donald Trump doesn't suffer from any of these. Instead, his weakness is retweets.<p>I know this because Trump on Tuesday sat …

Donald Trump

Bending the Rules

<b>Mike Thompson</b><b><br>Editor-in-Chief</b><p>There are certain timepieces that cross the categories in which collectors typically frame their discussions of prized watches. The dressy chronograph, a karat gold aviator’s watch or a diamond-flecked smartwatch can be considered timepieces with, depending on your …

Watches

Samsung Topples Apple As Galaxy S7 Defeats iPhone

In the all important US market, Samsung has reclaimed the top spot that it lost to Apple eleven months ago. The continued assault on the iPhone by the new Galaxy S7 family has notched up another small victory.<p>The numbers come from Counterpoint Research, and suggest that March saw Samsung on 28.8 …

Mobile

TIME Names iPhone Most Influential Gadget of All Time

<i>TIME Magazine</i> today published a list ranking the 50 most influential gadgets of all time, from cameras and TVs to music players, smartphones, and drones.<p>Unsurprisingly, Apple's iPhone was ranked as the number one most influential device on <i>TIME</i>'s list, because it "fundamentally changed our …

NY Times sends 300,000 Google Cardboard viewers to subscribers

After last year's rollout of the <i>NY Times</i> VR app, the 165-year-old paper is sending out another 300,000 Google Cardboard kits to digital subscribers. This year's promotion coincides with the release of the Times' new virtual reality film "Seeking Pluto's Frigid Heart."<p>The film actually debuted …

Virtual Reality

Apple Employee Found Dead at Headquarters Committed Suicide

(Reuters) – The Apple employee found dead at the company’s California headquarters died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, police said on …

Justin Bieber Cancels All Future Purpose Tour Meet-and-Greets: I Get 'Exhausted to the Point of Depression'

It’s too late now to say sorry.<p>Justin Bieber will not be meeting his concertgoers until further notice. The pop star announced on Instagram Tuesday …

How the hell could the FBI hack into that iPhone?

You know that part about the FBI needing Apple's help to unlock a terrorist's iPhone 5C? Never mind.<p>That was the unexpected message from the US Department of Justice on Monday, when it indefinitely stalled court proceedings that had been scheduled for Tuesday. Now, instead of turning to the court, …

Privacy

Motivational speaker gives seriously powerful response to students who disrespected him

<b>Eric Thomas is a speaker travelling around the US sharing, with brutal honesty, the struggles of being homeless, of growing up without his biological</b> …

Everything Apple needs to update, but won’t announce at its event next week

Apple is holding its first event of the year on Monday next week, and we’ve already reported everything that you should expect to see announced including its much anticipated 4-inch iPhone SE, the first 9.7-inch <i>iPad Pro</i>, and new first-gen Apple Watch models and bands. But there’s also a whole list …

Apple's 4-inch iPhone SE starts at $399, arrives next week

There's a lot of love out there for the tiny iPhone 5s -- Apple says it sold over 30 million of them last year -- but there's no doubt that its 2013-era hardware is getting rusty. Enter the iPhone SE, Apple's first concerted effort at building a small phone in the age of big smartphones. It looks …

Apple is expected to unveil modest updates to its gadgets

If the venue Apple chooses for its product announcements is any indicator of the magnitude of the products themselves, the gadgets unveiled Monday will be modest, at least by Apple standards.<p>Rather than turning to San Francisco's Moscone Center as it did for the launch of the original iPhone, or …

Apple

Apple iPhone SE event: the nine most important announcements

The 4-inch iPhone SE<p>The new, 4-inch iPhone is here, and it's a mix of iPhone 6S parts and iPhone 5 style. The iPhone SE gets specs like its A9 processor and 12-megapixel rear camera from last year’s iPhone 6S, but it looks almost exactly like the previous, smaller generation, because some people …

Tim Cook

Hands-On With iPhone SE, 9.7" iPad Pro, and New Apple Watch Bands

Following today's Apple event that saw the 4-inch iPhone SE, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands and pricing announced, members of the press have been invited for hands-on time with the new products.<p>The new iPhone SE looks almost identical to the iPhone 5s, beyond the switch to …

FBI backs off Apple, finds another way into iPhone 5c

The Department of Justice just asked the courts to vacate tomorrow's hearing with Apple concerning the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook. Apparently, the FBI will use alternative methods to get into the locked phone without Apple's help.<p>In a document filed with the courts, the DoJ …

FBI may have found way to unlock terrorist's iPhone, sidestepping legal dispute

US government was due to face Apple in court on Tuesday in landmark case that pits civil liberties against security and could make everyday encryption redundant<p>The FBI believes it may have found a way to hack into a locked iPhone in a surprise development that could end a bitter legal confrontation …

Uber, Lyft drivers know they will be replaced by self-driving cars

Kristina Lara could easily be the poster child for Lyft. A single mother, Lara began driving for the ride-hailing startup in Dallas-Fort Worth to …

China’s dark matter probe begins operation

China’s Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) has returned its first data to ground stations. Initial assessments indicate everything is working correctly and the spacecraft is now ready to begin a three-year mission.<p>DAMPE, which is also known as Wukong, after the monkey king in the Chinese …

BMW to show 'AirTouch' 3D gesture control at 2016 CES

At 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, BMW demonstrated gesture control that allowed users to adjust volume, access navigation and …

Blackberry CEO attacks Apple’s stance on privacy, says ‘putting reputation above the greater good’

Blackberry CEO John Chen has written a blog post criticizing Apple’s strong stance on the privacy of customer data, suggesting that BlackBerry’s own privacy commitment “does not extend to criminals.” Although he does not name Apple directly, Chen links to an <i>arsTechnica</i> piece in which a NY federal …

Music industry analyst estimates Apple Music will hit 8M paid subscribers this year, 20M next year

A well-known music industry analyst is estimating that Apple Music will hit 8M paid subscribers by the end of the year, and will reach 20M by the end of 2016, reports <i>Music Business Worldwide</i>. The prediction was made by Mark Mulligan, co-founder of digital content specialists Midia Consulting, who …

IDC predicts Apple Watch sales will hit 45M/year by 2019, still lead smartwatch market

Market intelligence firm IDC is forecasting that annual Apple Watch sales will increase from an estimated 13M units this year to 45.2M units in 2019, representing a compound annual growth rate of 36.5%.<p>The firm predicts that although Android Wear smartwatches will experience even stronger growth of …