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Apple races to become the first trillion-dollar company after strong Q3 earnings

Apple races to become the first trillion-dollar company after strong Q3 earnings

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Apple posted its third quarter earnings today with a revenue of $53.3 billion, surpassing its projection by $1 million. It’s the strongest third quarter for the company ever, despite that it’s a quarter that tends to slow on iPhone sales as consumers prepare for new smartphone announcements in the fall. The average selling price of […]

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Google search will now highlight useful data journalism from news stories

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Google is working with publishers to make it easier to view data journalism in search results, as announced on its blog today. It’s one of the steps Google News Initiative is taking to make data journalism more visible, with the field quickly growing across media. Over half of all newsrooms now have dedicated data journalists, […]

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Facebook is making its navigation bar a little more personal

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Facebook is redesigning the navigation on its mobile app to prioritize the services you use most frequently. The navigation bar, which spans the bottom of the screen on the iOS app and the top on Android, previously showed every user in the same country the same five icons. For example, in the US, it was […]

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LG’s budget take on the Galaxy Note is now an Amazon Prime Exclusive phone

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LG’s Stylo 4 is one of the few phones you can get with a built-in stylus, and now the phone has arrived on Amazon as a Prime Exclusive, bringing the price down from $300 to $250. The Stylo 4 has a large 6.2-inch display with a resolution just above 1080p, and it includes a slot […]

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Annual Annenberg study shows Hollywood diversity stats haven’t actually improved in a decade

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Issues surrounding inclusivity and diversity make headlines often these days, but the attention isn’t exactly translating to real action. According to this year’s edition of USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s annual study, Hollywood’s progress on representation has been more or less stagnant for a full decade across practically all marginalized groups. “As the reverberations of the […]

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The struggles of MoviePass, the film subscription service

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When MoviePass was first founded in 2011, it had a relatively simple business model: a subscription service for theatrically released movies, where members would pay a monthly fee in exchange for a kind of all-you-can-eat buffet of movies. The idea was to bring theaters on board with a profit-sharing system that would benefit both the […]

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Waymo’s self-driving taxis will reportedly cost as much as Uber or Lyft

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Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has been mum about the fare prices of its soon-to-be-launched commercial ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona. But according to Bloomberg, riders can expect prices to be about the same as the cost of taking an Uber. In interviewing members of Waymo’s “Early Rider” program, reporters from Bloomberg […]

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Twelve South’s new AirPods holder clips onto your backpack so you never lose track of the earbuds

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A company called Twelve South knows the plight of the messy bag owner. Today, it launched a new product called AirSnap, which is a small, leather holder for your AirPods case. The idea is that you can snap it onto your bag and then never have to rummage through your stuff to find your earbuds. […]

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More Details on Intel’s Z390 Chipset Exposed

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A couple of days ago we revealed that ASUS had published a list of its upcoming motherboards on the currently unofficially announced Z390 chipset. While we know a little bit about what can be expected from the upcoming Intel 300-series platform, newly revealed slides from two sources give a broader insight into the new Z390 chipset. […]

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Please don’t try vaginal rejuvenation devices, warns FDA

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The US Food and Drug Administration has declared that it is cracking down on “vaginal rejuvenation” devices that use lasers to reshape the vagina. Though these have been approved for specific purposes, like treating cancer or removing genital warts, they are increasingly being used for purposes like dryness and menopause-related issues. There is no evidence […]

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