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Electric Car Makers Woo Chinese Buyers With Range, Features
Automakers showcased electric SUVs and sedans with longer range and luxury features this week at the Shanghai auto show, wooing Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that helped to launch the industry. Two of China’s biggest state-owned automak
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APPLE, QUALCOMM SETTLE BITTER DISPUTE OVER iPHONE TECHNOLOGY
Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet. The surprise truce announced Tuesday came just as the former allies turned antagonists we
Apple Magazine3 min read
New Samsung Handset: Innovation Hinges On Folding Screen
When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. Is the Galaxy Fold a gimmick to help sell more smartphones in a slowing market
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Movies & TV Shows
Initially enticed by the chance to win $10,000 at the mysterious Minos Escape Room Facility, six strangers face a race against time as mystery becomes murder and macabre. With an increasingly devious network of puzzles between them and escape, each ‘
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Music
This quick-fire follow up to 2018’s Oxnard returns the tone to Paak’s soulful, melodic roots. However, given that he created albums at the same time, they are certainly part of the same journey, with this latest release something of a soothing night-
Apple Magazine4 min read
Game Of Thrones: HBO Looks Beyond Season 8
When the last drop — or gallon — of blood is shed and an exultant victor has ascended to the Iron Throne, viewers may be split over how HBO’s fantasy saga ended but they’ll be joined in deprivation. “What do you do without ‘Game of Thrones?’” will be
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If You’re Not A Superfan, ‘Hellboy’ Is Hell, Boy
Hellboy is back and he’s got a dirty mouth and a man bun. The third film in the comic adaptation franchise has a new director, a new writer and a new look — led by a swashbuckling hellion who uses expletives and wears one of the most ridiculed hair s
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FCC To Hold Big 5g Auction, Spend $20b For Rural Internet
The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement last Friday, declaring that the race to stand up these faster, more power
Apple Magazine2 min readTech
Youtube’s Notre Dame-9/11 Flub Highlights Ai’s Blind Spots
YouTube might need a few more humans. The machines whose job is to tamp down conspiracy theories are not cutting it just yet. As people around the world Monday turned to YouTube to watch Notre Dame Cathedral burn in Paris, an automated system attache
Apple Magazine7 min read
Green Apple: Environment, A Key Priority
With consumers increasingly conscious of their environmental impact and the threat of global warming rising, Apple is flying the flag for sustainability in the technology sector, announcing partnerships with manufacturing suppliers committed to renew
Apple Magazine3 min readPolitics
Head Of Foxconn Announces Taiwan Presidential Bid
Terry Gou, chairman of the world’s largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple’s iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to b
Apple Magazine4 min read
New ‘Star Wars’ Film Promises ‘The Rise Of Skywalker’
“No one is ever really gone,” says the voice of Luke Skywalker in the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which audiences finally learned will be called “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” last Friday at a fan event in Chicago. The close
Apple Magazine5 min read
Disney+ Future Can Be Bright For Apple
It’s official. By the time Game of Thrones’ long-awaited winter has come and gone for the final time, many fans of entertainment streaming services will be eagerly anticipating a new major development in the fall of 2019. Last week, Disney confirmed
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Eye Of The Tiger: How CBS Covered Woods’ Win At Masters
Jim Nantz was told by the late Ken Venturi after Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters win that he would never see a day like that around Augusta National again. Nantz’s 34th Masters ended up being just as dramatic with Tiger Woods’ first victory in a major in
Apple Magazine4 min read
How Not To Break The Bank On Streaming Services
With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services,
Apple Magazine2 min read
NBC, La 2028 To Combine To Sell Sponsorships, Ad Time
NBC Universal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network’s platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028. The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028
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Netflix: First Quarter Adds 9.6m New Subscribers
Netflix kicked off the year with the biggest subscriber gains in the history of its video streaming service, but forecast a springtime slowdown that disappointed investors. The strong first-quarter performance coincided with the video streaming servi
Apple Magazine2 min read
Shared Electric Scooters Surge, Overtaking Docked Bikes
Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars in the U.S. Riders took 38.5 million trips on shared electric scooters in 2018, eclipsing the 36.5 million trips on sha
Apple Magazine1 min read
DISNEY, COMCAST NOW HULU’S ONLY OWNERS AS AT&T EXITS
AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its owners. Hulu said that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion. The Walt Disney Co. wound up with a 6
Apple Magazine3 min read
Europe Looks To Remold Internet With New Copyright Rules
The European Union has approved a copyright overhaul that aims to give more protection to artists and news organizations but which critics say will stifle freedom of speech and online creativity and punish smaller web companies. Artists, celebrities
Apple Magazine5 min read
Uber Reveals Strong Growth, Huge Losses Ahead Of IPO
Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market, revealing strong growth but an ongoing struggle to overcome huge losses and repair its reputation. Documents released this week
Apple Magazine2 min readTech
UK Proposes Banning Social Media ‘Likes’ For Children
Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect children’s online privacy. Under the draft rules, which were released for con
Apple Magazine4 min read
Game Of Thrones: Why Sansa Could Win It All
Where most “Game of Thrones” fans were horrified by the beheading of the beloved Ned Stark and blamed it on a ruthless king, Columbia University business professor Bruce Craven saw a lesson in failed leadership. The northerner Stark was simply too pr
Apple Magazine3 min read
A Challenging Exploration Of Humanity In ‘High Life’
French filmmaker Claire Denis, one of the great living directors, has not lost her edge as she’s coasted into her 70s. Her latest film, “High Life,” which debuted last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and is now making it to theaters,
Apple Magazine3 min readScience
Brain Zaps Boost Memory In People Over 60, Study Finds
Zapping the brains of people over 60 with a mild electrical current improved a form of memory enough that they performed like people in their 20s, a new study found. Someday, people might visit clinics to boost that ability, which declines both in no
Apple Magazine3 min readScience
Scientists Reveal First Image Ever Made Of A Black Hole
Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes ar
Apple Magazine5 min readTech
737 Max The Questions Behind Automated Systems
Admittedly, this isn’t the most positive topic, but Boeing’s recent troubles have introduced us to a technologically focused conundrum that we may keep running into for the next few years. Two horrific commercial plane crashes in the space of just si
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