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Warren Buffett uses furniture to explain why Berkshire Hathaway doubled its AAPL holdings in January

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has explained why Berkshire Hathaway doubled its AAPL holdings in January, stating that he used his understanding of the furniture market to appreciate the strength of the iPhone …<p>He told <i>CNBC</i> that while most people might buy appliances on price, he’d noticed that …

Stocks

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Success

Google just launched a new app that orders food, pays utility bills, and thousands of other things

Life these days is on a fast pace. Whether it's chores, or just getting things checked off your laundry or shopping list, all help is welcome. Turns out, Google now has a new app for that.<p>Earlier this week, Google quietly released Areo, a hyper local app that offers "thousands" of services, it …

Google

Uber isn't sure if it can 'remain a viable business' without building self-driving cars

If you're to believe Uber's lawyers, the fate of the $69 billion company is tied up in one bid from an opponent trying to stop its work on self-driving cars.<p>Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent company Alphabet, sued Uber in February claiming it stole trade secrets. Weeks later, it filed a …

Uber

Silicon Slopes Vs. Silicon Valley: Four Tech Unicorns, Thousands Of Startups, No Frenzy

Downtown Salt Lake City and the snow-covered Wasatch Mountains. (Photo by George Frey/AFP/Getty Images)<p>Back in 2004, when Aaron Skonnard founded Farmington, Utah-based Pluralsight, an online tech education company, venture capital firms weren’t paying much attention to the Beehive State. So …

Silicon Valley

7 Best Free Apps For Mac and Windows Computers

This is the age of mobile technology, but there are many people who still love to use laptop or desktop computers for work, browsing the websites, or …

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready to reckon with his influence?<p>Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d …

Journalism

Watch these declassified nuclear test films on YouTube

There's something both beautiful and unnerving about a mushroom cloud. The United States conducted around 216 atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1992, many taking place in Nevada and the Pacific Proving Grounds. Now, rare videos of those detonations are declassified and available to the …

North Korea

Why it’s a terrible time to buy an iPad

In the market for a new iPad? You might want to hold off for a bit, because new iPad models — and possible price drops — could be on the way.<p>Apple hasn’t yet made any statements about its 2017 product lineup, but the Silicon Valley tech giant will likely hold an event this spring to introduce new …

Tablets

Airbnb is a case study in why tech startups still aren’t going public

Airbnb’s latest funding haul has surpassed all expectations. The company was said last summer be seeking up to $850 million in a round that would value it at $30 billion. In September, a filing showed Airbnb had raised $555 million.<p>According to a new filing on March 9, Airbnb ultimately received …

Venture Capital

Hydrogen OS 3.0 featuring Android Nougat available for OnePlus 3T and 3

H2OS 3.0 brings call recording feature along with improved battery life.<p>The official Hydrogen OS version 3.0 (H2OS) is now available for both OnePlus …

The Role of a Product Owner (Part 3): Anti-Patterns

Part one of this series examined the responsibilities and characteristics of a product owner; part two looked at their daily activities during a …

Apple reportedly acquires Israeli AI startup RealFace for its ‘frictionless face recognition’ software

Apple has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based Realface, a machine learning startup whose facial recognition technology can be used to authenticate users, …

European News

SAP President Steve Singh says cloud computing is yesterday’s news — ‘microservices’ are the future

Cloud computing is so 2016.<p>Sure, migration from client servers to the cloud is an ongoing megatrend, but tech moves fast and SAP President Steve …

Evernote is getting faster thanks to Google's Cloud Platform

You might see Evernote's pages load faster than usual going forward, now that the service is almost fully done moving 3 petabytes of data to Google Cloud Platform. The team only has to transfer some user attachments before the migration is complete. Once that's done, then the service will have a …

Google Cloud Platform

Quadro is a super-charged Touch Bar that runs on iOS devices

You don’t have to break the bank on a new MacBook Pro to get Touch Bar functionality. Thanks to an app called Quadro, you can add a super-powered Touch Bar with even more features than the real thing to any Mac or Windows PC.<p>Lots of apps turn your iOS device into an extension of your computer, …

iOS

How to use less cellular data in the Twitter app

Twitter is popular among iPhone and iPad users, and it can easily consume vast amounts of our cellular data when you’re using the app and aren’t …

Google+

Google Wifi router promises wall-to-wall wireless for less

The Eero just got a serious new competitor -- the Google Wifi router. It's about the size of two hockey pucks stacked together.<p>This is the first Wi-Fi router -- or router system -- made by Google and like the Eero it comes in three identical units. You only need one if you live in a small …

Wi-Fi

Dear tech industry: Stop renaming stuff all the time. Just. Stop. It. | ZDNet

Google has renamed Google Apps to G Suite. Yeah. Explain that to your users. In this not-really-a-rant rant, David Gewirtz explains how so many …

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional computer like Windows and Linux

This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full Desktop like Windows and Linux<p>This android app turn your Android Phone into a Full functional …

Print and ebook revenue down as Amazon slashes prices

It’s good news and bad news for the publishing industry. The good news is that print revenue was up 3.4 percent in April, primarily in trade paperbacks, with some solid grown in young adult print and religious titles. The bad news is that revenue is down 4.3 percent year-to-date with a 7 percent …

Publishing

Here's What Apple CEO Tim Cook Has To Say About Blackberry Quitting The Phone Hardware Business

Early Wednesday, Blackberry Limited announced it would be outsourcing hardware development to its partners and focus on software and services. Later …

Tim Cook

How to use iOS 10’s hidden ‘Magnifier’ magnifying glass feature for iPhone

There is a little known feature included in iOS 10 called Magnifier. It essentially turns your iPhone’s camera into a magnifying glass of sorts with a custom UI specifically for easier reading.<p>It’s hidden in Accessibility settings, as the feature was designed for users with vision impairment. …

iOS

Are these the new Pixel Phone and Chromecast coming next week?

Now Playing: Watch this: Pixel phone, Chromecast Ultra, Andromeda: What's next...<p>2:04<p>A pair of new leaked images may give us a peek at what Google plans to unveil during a media event next week.<p>It has long been rumored that Google would make its own house-branded phone by the end of 2016, and now …

Google

8 Must-Have iPhone Apps to Increase Your Productivity

No cutting-edge professional would feel complete without his or her trusty iPhone at the ready. With all of the opportunities for dynamic …

Snapchat changes its name to Snap, unveils camera glasses

Snapchat, the company that has pushed an ephemeral messaging app for the past few years, today unveiled a new name for itself, Snap Inc. It also unveiled a second product: glasses called Spectacles that feature a camera that captures video you can immediately share through a connected mobile …

Snap Inc.

Today in Apple history: Apple lays out its core company values

<b>September 23, 1981:</b> Years before Steve Jobs told us to “think different” and Tim Cook argued Apple should be a “force for good” in the world, Apple lays out what it calls its Apple Values.<p>Despite being written 35 years ago, the values Apple viewed as being crucial to its brand remain relevant …

Leadership

Opera’s browser VPN graduates beta and arrives in the main desktop app

Norway-based technology company Opera Software has launched a free and unlimited virtual private network (VPN) feature as part of its main desktop browser.<p>To activate the VPN, head to Settings (Windows) or Preferences (Mac), select Privacy and Security, and turn on the VPN option. The VPN was first …

Software

WhatsApp adds user mentions so you can't ignore group chats

Anyone who has been included in a group chat knows how annoying they can be. You end up muting the thread to keep the notifications from driving you crazy. Sometimes you do need to see a message and WhatsApp is adding a new tool that will make it a little more difficult to ignore group chats. The …