Jacob Formella

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Apple faces questions from the US Senate about slowing down iPhones

Apple has previously said it slows down ageing iPhones to mitigate the effects of failing batteries<p>Apple is to be questioned by the US Senate over …

Mobile Technology

If you can solve one of these 6 major math problems, you'll win a $1 million prize

In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the most important math problems that remain unsolved.<p>Reflecting the importance of the problems, the Institute offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could provide a rigorous, …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

MacBook Pro

Birth control pills still raise breast cancer risk

Even newer lower-dose birth control pills raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer, although the actual danger is "quite small," researchers reported Wednesday.<p>Hormone-infused devices such as vaginal rings, implants and some IUDs also appear to raise the risk, although again not by much, the study …

Dollar stores are dominating retail by betting on the death of the American middle class

Dollar General and other dollar stores are thriving while department stores struggle to survive — and their success is built on the death of the American middle class.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported that Dollar General has become one of the most profitable retailers in the US by opening more …

Beer companies likely big winners in proposed tax plan

Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) and Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ:BREW) could stand to be the biggest beneficiaries from the tax reform packages currently on the table, creating a lift of about 30% in earnings per share for both, an analyst wrote Monday.<p>Pablo Zuanic, an analyst for Susquehanna Financial …

Switching to LED lighting to save energy has created a new problem for the environment

LED lighting has been hailed as the next logical step forward for our lightning needs, given that it typically consumes less energy and the bulbs …

Canadian grocery chain orders 25 Tesla electric Semi trucks

Tesla’s Semi is off to a promising start, despite there being no official pricing information available yet: In addition to a Walmart pilot, Canadian grocery giant Loblaw is purchasing 25 of the heavy duty all-electric transport trucks (via Canadian Press), with a $5,000 deposit for each upfront …

Tesla

Why Millennials Aren't Afraid to Talk About Money

Millennials are going to talk about their salary and finances, and they don't care if you aren't comfortable with that discussion.<p>According to a new …

New Samsung ad attacks Apple for 10 years of inferior iPhones

It’s been some time since Samsung mocked Apple with videos on the inferiority of the iPhone — the exploding Note 7 set that argument back a fair amount — but the Korean firm has removed the gloves again with a new video released right after last week’s iPhone X launch.<p>The gist of it is a common …

Mobile Technology

Craft Brewers Hoping To Crowdfund $213B To Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev

With Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors, Sapporo, and other beer behemoths snapping up craft brewers left and right, the Craft Brewers Association is …

Consumer Protection

Hackers placed secret cryptocurrency miner on Politifact

It's been about a month since users discovered that popular torrent site The Pirate Bay had a hidden in-browser cryptocurrency miner on its pages …

World's first "negative emission" power plant turns CO2 into stone

For several years an international team of scientists has been working on a novel way to turn captured CO2 into solid minerals. The project is dubbed …

Carbon Capture and Storage

These are the businesses still immune to Amazon

It feels like nothing is safe from Amazon.<p>On Friday (Oct. 13) Bloomberg reported that Amazon was getting into sportswear. The company signed on a vendor that produces clothing for Gap, Uniqlo, and Kohl’s to make private-label athletic wear for Amazon. The news sent a shiver through the market, with …

Automotive Industry

U.S. Demands Steel Tracking in Tough Nafta Push on Autos

The U.S. wants to include steel in Nafta’s tracing list and hike the share of a car that originates in America, moves that may increase costs and red …

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Trump's Call to Shut Down Broadcast News Puts Media in No-Win Situation

President Donald Trump kept up his drumbeat of attacks on the work of U.S. reporters and editors on Thursday, Oct. 12, with yet another tweet calling …

US demands raise fears that leaving NAFTA could hurt economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th.<p>President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement if he can't get what he wants in a renegotiation. But what he wants — from requiring …

Globalization