DOJ, SEC start probe into Apple's battery slowdown: report

DOJ, SEC START PROBE INTO APPLE'S BATTERY SLOWDOWN: REPORT

The United States became the fourth country to investigate Apple over its slowing down of iPhones in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns.

Facebook urged to pull plug on Messenger Kids

FACEBOOK URGED TO PULL PLUG ON MESSENGER KIDS

Health experts ask Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discontinue the company's newly introduced messaging app for kids.

 
 
 
Apple said to be cutting production of iPhone X

APPLE SAID TO BE CUTTING PRODUCTION OF IPHONE X

With Apple set to report its quarterly results on Thursday, the spotlight is on its iPhone X outlook for the first three months of...

Off topic: Oldest wine, early-bird specials, libraries and the news, super blue moon lunar eclipse

OFF TOPIC: OLDEST WINE, EARLY-BIRD SPECIALS, LIBRARIES AND THE NEWS, SUPER BLUE MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE

The world's oldest bottle of wine has aged for 1,693 years. On the decline of early-bird specials: “Where the old are rich, the early...

 
 
 
Google: using your health records to predict whether you'll live or die

GOOGLE: USING YOUR HEALTH RECORDS TO PREDICT WHETHER YOU'LL LIVE OR DIE

Google led a research project using artificial intelligence to predict whether hospitalized patients would die, and how long they'd...

Steve Wozniak: ‘I don't believe anything Elon Musk or Tesla says'

STEVE WOZNIAK: ‘I DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING ELON MUSK OR TESLA SAYS'

But despite his lack of faith in Musk's promises about Tesla, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he "still loves the car."

 
 
 
Should Twitter, Facebook get serious about real names?

SHOULD TWITTER, FACEBOOK GET SERIOUS ABOUT REAL NAMES?

The anonymity question has popped up again amid reports of the impact of bots, fake accounts - and abuse on social networks.

Intel told Chinese companies about chip flaws before letting U.S. government know: report

INTEL TOLD CHINESE COMPANIES ABOUT CHIP FLAWS BEFORE LETTING U.S. GOVERNMENT KNOW: REPORT

Intel planned to publicly disclose the Spectre and Meltdown flaws earlier this month, but a news report beat the company to it.

 
 
 
Off topic: Killer beard, Florida ‘honor,' evolution news, illustrated how-to

OFF TOPIC: KILLER BEARD, FLORIDA ‘HONOR,' EVOLUTION NEWS, ILLUSTRATED HOW-TO

When “killer beard” isn't a compliment but a fact. The Miami Herald attempts to defend Florida after it was ranked the worst state...

Google's civil war: Diversity advocates threatened and harassed by co-workers, new report says

GOOGLE'S CIVIL WAR: DIVERSITY ADVOCATES THREATENED AND HARASSED BY CO-WORKERS, NEW REPORT SAYS

Even the company's top inclusion officer has been targeted in a wave of harassment that followed the uproar over fired engineer James...

 
 
 
Off topic: History of ice skates, Nutella ‘riots,' bad menu translations, Botox on prize camels

OFF TOPIC: HISTORY OF ICE SKATES, NUTELLA ‘RIOTS,' BAD MENU TRANSLATIONS, BOTOX ON PRIZE CAMELS

Back in the day in the Netherlands, ice skates used to be “as popular as cars” - and more history of ice skates. The French are reportedly...

Lyft probes whether employees viewed data of exes, love interests - and Mark Zuckerberg: report

LYFT PROBES WHETHER EMPLOYEES VIEWED DATA OF EXES, LOVE INTERESTS - AND MARK ZUCKERBERG: REPORT

Employees tracked romantic partners, lust interests, porn stars - and even scooped Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's phone number, according...

 
 
 
Facebook, Pinterest and other Silicon Valley tech firms discuss AI's future

FACEBOOK, PINTEREST AND OTHER SILICON VALLEY TECH FIRMS DISCUSS AI'S FUTURE

Is artificial intelligence more helpful than harmful?

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo quits FCC advisory board on broadband

SAN JOSE MAYOR SAM LICCARDO QUITS FCC ADVISORY BOARD ON BROADBAND

The mayor said the committee is dominated by business interests that don't appear to be concerned about improving broadband access...

 
 
 
What's Meg Whitman's next gig? Something called NewTV

WHAT'S MEG WHITMAN'S NEXT GIG? SOMETHING CALLED NEWTV

Whitman is set to step down from Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Feb. 1, and will be CEO of Hollywood bigwig Jeffrey Katzenberg's new...

Apple expands its self-driving car fleet to 27: report

APPLE EXPANDS ITS SELF-DRIVING CAR FLEET TO 27: REPORT

Apple started off with three self-driving cars and added two in July, seven in October, two in November, six in December, and seven...

 
 
 
Off topic: Cloned monkeys, saffron history, slave ship discovery, ‘dibs' origin

OFF TOPIC: CLONED MONKEYS, SAFFRON HISTORY, SLAVE SHIP DISCOVERY, ‘DIBS' ORIGIN

Cloning method used for Dolly the sheep produces two female monkeys. The history of saffron, the world's most expensive spice that's...

Tesla to organizers of female-exploitation event: no Model X for you

TESLA TO ORGANIZERS OF FEMALE-EXPLOITATION EVENT: NO MODEL X FOR YOU

Company reportedly found the posh dinner's rampant groping and indecency 'disgusting' and cancelled sale of a vehicle sold to the organizers...

 
 
 
Apple iPhone users will be able to see their medical records on Health app

APPLE IPHONE USERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR MEDICAL RECORDS ON HEALTH APP

Apple's Health app will streamline medical records from a dozen medical facilities across the United States.

AT&T rolls out ad push for net neutrality law that covers tech companies

AT&T ROLLS OUT AD PUSH FOR NET NEUTRALITY LAW THAT COVERS TECH COMPANIES

Before the FCC voted in December to repeal net neutrality rules adopted in 2015, the telecom giants insisted that they support net...

 
 
 



Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich Resigns

Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich resigned following an inter-office relationship, which is against company policy. Read more ...

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: Neat hardware, but Alexa can't keep up

The Fire TV Cube wants to replace your remote with voice commands, but Alexa isn't up for the challenge. Read more ...

Apple's AirPower charger might finally launch in September

Apple's AirPower charger might finally launch in September

Device delayed due to overheating and software bugs, says Bloomberg Read more ...

Google is adding a new feature to Google Home that fixes my biggest problem...

Google is adding a new feature to Google Home that fixes my biggest problem with the device

Google added a new feature to Google Home devices called Continued Conversation. Continued Conversation allows you to ask your Google Home a few follow-up questions without... Read more ...

AT&T launches a low-cost live TV streaming service, WatchTV

AT&T launches a low-cost live TV streaming service, WatchTV

AT&T this morning announced the launch of a second TV streaming service, called WatchTV, days after its merger with Time Warner. The lower-cost alternative to AT&T's DirecTV... Read more ...

U.S. states can now force consumers to pay online sales tax

U.S. states can now force consumers to pay online sales tax

In other words, you might have to start paying tax on B&H orders. On Thursday, June 21, the Supreme Court voted in favor (5-4) of allowing states to require online buyers pay... Read more ...

Intel's CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel's CEO just quit over a rule-breaking relationship

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has unexpectedly resigned, after it was revealed that he had previously had a relationship with another employee. That relationship, Intel points out... Read more ...

Facebook expands fact-checking program, adopts new technology for fighting...

Facebook expands fact-checking program, adopts new technology for fighting fake news

Facebook this morning announced an expansion of its fact-checking program and other actions it's taking to combat the scourge of fake news on its social network. The company... Read more ...

Xbox One won't get VR support after all

Xbox One won't get VR support after all

Microsoft has put plans for VR support for Xbox devices on hold, according to an interview with Xbox's chief marketing officer. Speaking to gamesindustry.biz , CMO Mike Nichols... Read more ...

State of Decay 2 dethrones God of War as May's best-selling game in the US

State of Decay 2 dethrones God of War as May's best-selling game in the US

State of Decay 2 surprisingly reigns supreme. Every month The NPD Group compiles a list of the best-selling games in the United States. May 2018 was packed with a number of... Read more ...