Year: 2018

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Mobile

IPhone XS goes on sale, drawing smaller crowds but plenty of fans

The crowds might have been smaller than at last year’s iPhone X launch, but if you thought 11 years of launches would lessen the die-hard Apple fandom, think again. Apple’s newest iPhone models — the snappily-named iPhone XS (that’s ‘ten S’) and iPhone XS Max — are hitting stores around the world on Friday (officially […]

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Mobile

No, Spotify isn’t using your GPS to kick you off your family plan

  Spotify Premium is cheaper if you share it with your family, but you may want to think twice if your family lives apart. According to Spotify’s website, the ‘Premium for Family’ plan can be shared with up to six people who live in the same household. To make sure that family plan members actually […]

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Sci-Tech

Teeth from a mega-shark twice the size of a Great White found in Australia

Fossil enthusiast Philip Mullaly was walking along the beach in Victoria Australia when he saw it: a glint in a boulder with quarter of a tooth exposed. ‘I was immediately excited, it was just perfect and I knew it was an important find that needed to be shared with people,’ Mullaly explained. He had found […]

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NASA engineer looks to Saturn moon Titan for human colony

    Come, move to the moon: You can jump like a grasshopper. Come, move to Mars: You can bound like a bunny. Come, move to Titan: You can fly! I know which one I’d choose. NASA’s Janelle Wellons is pumping up Saturn’s moon Titan as a possible site of human settlement should Earth become […]

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This 4,500-year-old reconstructed dog looks like a Game of Thrones direwolf

  Scientists have re-created the head of an ancient dog using CT scans, a 3D-printed skull and forensic reconstruction usually reserved for humans. The Neolithic dog, thought to have lived 4,500 years ago, is estimated to originally have been the size of a large collie, according to Alison Sheridan , principal archaeological research curator in the Department […]

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Sci-Tech

Elon Musk endorses Trump’s Space Force as ‘obvious’ defense move

Elon Musk is joining the chorus of ‘Space Force All The Way.’ The SpaceX and Tesla CEO approved of President Donald Trump’s proposed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces in an interview on the Recode Decode podcast’s Friday episode. ‘It’s basically defense in space. And then I think also it could be pretty helpful […]

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Mobile

IPhone XS vs. Pixel 3: Which camera is better?

Can Google’s single rear camera on the Pixel 3 beat the two on Apple’s iPhone XS?   As camera quality becomes one of the most important factors in choosing a new phone, it’s time to compare the hottest two phones of 2018 so far.   Remember the Pixel 3 and 3 XL share the same […]

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Sci-Tech

NASA may have fixed the Hubble Telescope the way you fix your router

There’s a reason the first step to troubleshooting technology is usually ridiculously simple: turning things on and off again often works. It shouldn’t be any surprise then, that when one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyroscopes stated acting up, NASA decided to try putting the faulty backup gyro through a ‘running restart.’ OK, that’s a […]

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Laurene Powell Jobs invests in news because she worries about democracy

Laurene Powell Jobs is worried. As one of the world’s richest women, worth an estimated $19 billion, she’s been investing in journalism through her efforts at the Emerson Collective. The organization, which has been described as equal parts think tank, foundation and venture capital fund, acquired a majority stake in The Atlantic, Pop-Up Magazine and Axios. […]

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Apple: Qualcomm’s hardball tactics squeezed Intel chips out of iPad Mini 2

  Apple wanted to build an Intel communication chip into its iPad Mini 2, released in fall 2013, but Qualcomm’s hardball business methods crushed the plan, an Apple executive testified Friday in a US government case targeting Qualcomm’s power in the mobile market. Apple didn’t like relying solely on Qualcomm for modem chips, which connect […]

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