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Apple Park: INSIDE THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE LAND-BASED SPACESHIP
Is it a donut? Is it spaceship? Perhaps, but really, it’s Apple Park – now officially one of the most expensive buildings on the planet. Following an official, but challenging assessment by Santa Clara County, the campus in Cupertino has now been val
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With Big Tech’s Dominance Under Scrutiny, EU Probes Amazon
While the U.S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage, a decision that could l
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Retail Rivals Crash Amazon’s Prime Day Party
The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it’s benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. Large retailers that generated annual revenue of at least a billion dollars, enjoyed a
Apple Magazine4 min readPolitics
China’s Growth Cools Further As Tariff War Pressures Mount
China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy grew 6.2% over a year ago, down
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Russia Launches Major New Telescope Into Space After Delays
A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit after days of launch delays, Russia’s space agency said. Roscosmos said the telescope, named Spektr-RG, was delivered into a parking orbit before a final burn
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Facebook Faces $5b Ftc Fine, Largest Ever In Tech
At $5 billion, the fine the FTC is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it’s given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared
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Superpower: Macbook Pro And Air Models Refreshed
As Apple bids farewell to the MacBook for a second time, we take a closer look at its history, explore whether there’s a gap in the market for a 12-inch model, and get hands-on with the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks which serve as the Mac
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Movies & TV Shows
In the year 2563, a deactivated female cyborg, Alita (Rosa Salazar), wakes up unable to recall her past or recognize the Earth on which she now lives, three centuries after it was devastated by war. Scientist Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), however,
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For Formula E Teams, Winning Is Almost Secondary
Sure, Formula E teams want to win and make money. That’s a given. The big automobile manufacturers who fund the open-wheel electric cars that whir around tracks all over the world also have a bigger goal in mind: research and development. Brand named
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Facebook’s Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception In Congress
Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users’ data. “We know we need to
Apple Magazine4 min read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Reigns With Record 32 Emmy Nominations
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television
Apple Magazine2 min read
Harvard Student To Help Sioux Falls Crack Transit Code
Mayor Paul TenHaken wants a City Hall that innovates its way out of persistent challenges like affordable housing, public transportation and government budgeting. He’s already created an Innovation and Technology Department, found room in the budget
Apple Magazine2 min read
Music
This is the soundtrack of the 2019 movie The Lion King, a photorealistic, albeit still computer-animated remake of Disney’s classic 1994 film of the same name. The soundtrack includes not only songs from the original film, but also a new score from t
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Spacex: Leaky Valve Caused Crew Capsule To Explode In Test
A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company’s effort to launch astronauts. The company announced the preliminary results of its accident investi
Apple Magazine3 min read
Lawmaker: Expand Compensation From Nuclear Weapons Testing
A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Apple Magazine3 min readTech
Report Finds California Government It Security Flaws
California’s state auditor raised alarms about information security in some state offices and called for additional oversight and regular assessments. The report from Auditor Elaine Howle comes amid scrutiny of how companies and governments alike han
Apple Magazine4 min readTech
Cyberattacks Inflict Deep Harm At Technology-rich Schools
Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system’s network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Conne
Apple Magazine3 min read
Uber Offers Riders More Legroom, Less Chatting At A Price
Uber passengers can now get a more spacious ride and a less talkative driver — if they’re willing to shell out a few extra dollars. The ride-hailing giant launched “comfort” rides in dozens of cities Tuesday. Riders are guaranteed 36 inches of legroo
Apple Magazine3 min read
Big Earthquakes Raise Interest In West Coast Warning System
The powerful Mojave Desert earthquakes that rocked California ended a years-long lull in major seismic activity and raised new interest in an early warning system being developed for the West Coast. The ShakeAlert system is substantially built in Cal
Apple Magazine2 min readSociety
UK Health Service To Use Amazon Alexa To Give Medical Advice
Alexa will see you now. Britain’s health care service is teaming up with Amazon’s digital voice assistant to help answer medical queries with advice from the service’s official website. Critics, however, warn about risks to data privacy. The British
Apple Magazine2 min read
Movies & TV Shows
After a mysterious wizard (Djimon Hounsou) bestows powers on 14-year-old foster child Billy Batson (Asher Angel), the latter finds that he can turn into a powerful superhero resembling a costumed, muscular adult man (Zachary Levi) just by uttering th
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Music
The musical duo Lighthouse Family, comprising vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboardist Paul Tucker, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1993, after meeting while both students in the British city. Blue Sky in Your Head is only their fourth studio
Apple Magazine2 min read
In ‘Stuber,’ A Buddy Comedy Runs On Fumes
If you’re going to see one comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani as an Uber driver, please make it the 2017 film he co-scripted, “The Big Sick.” In “Stuber,” Nanjiani is again behind the wheel of a compact ride-sharing vehicle, but this time, the comedy is
Apple Magazine2 min read
AT&T PULLS ‘FRIENDS’ FROM NETFLIX FOR ITS STREAMING SERVICE
AT&T is pulling “Friends” from Netflix to beef up its own upcoming streaming service. With new services launching, popular shows are splintering onto several different platforms. The wireless company, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment business
Apple Magazine4 min read
First Us Children’s Series With Alaska Native Lead Kicks Off
Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a ge
Apple Magazine2 min read
Space-tourism Biz Virgin Galactic Going Public After Merger
Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm. Virgin Galactic said Tuesday it is merging with Social Capital Hedosophia, whose CEO, Chamath Palihapitiya, will bec
Apple Magazine5 min read
Jony Ive Leaves An Apple That Continues To Flourish
Towards the end of June, Apple dropped something of a bombshell among the tech press: the corporation’s Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive, was set to leave the company to launch his own design firm, LoveFrom . This wasn’t ‘just another’ staff departure
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Before Moon Landing, Astronauts Learned Geology In Arizona
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth. Northern Arizona has had deep ties to
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