Apple Will No Longer Reveal How Many iPhones, iPads, and Macs It Sells

Yesterday, during the company's Q4 earnings call, Apple's chief financial officer Luca Maestri said the company will no longer report unit sales of its main hardware divisions, including iPhones, iPad, and Mac. "This is the same as protocols Apple already follows for its smaller devices, such as the Apple Watch, AirPods, and HomePod, which are bundled under the 'Other Products' category," The Verge reports. From the report: The announcement comes after iPhone unit sales percentage was unchanged ...
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Eftpos outage resolved, says Telstra, after earlier advising people to carry cash

Company says ‘faulty vendor equipment’ to blame as business owners express frustration over lost salesTelstra says it has “resolved” a network outage that left people unable to use Eftpos machines and ATMs at businesses across the country.On Saturday morning, the telco had advised people carry cash instead of relying on tap-and-go, as the outage dragged on into its second day. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Australia news, Telecommunications industry, Telstra, Business (Australia

Super Mario Odyssey Now “Fully Playable” On An Emulator

Nintendo Switch platformer Super Mario Odyssey can now be played from start to finish on an emulator. Nintendo Switch emulator Yuzu is now capable of running Super Mario Odyssey from start to finish, allowing gamers to beat the platformer without having to buy an actual Switch, provided that they have a sufficiently powerful PC. One […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Nintendo, Mario, Anime, Pc Gaming, Emulation, Yuzu, Emulator, Platformer, Nintendo Switch

Mario Segale, developer who inspired Nintendo’s Super Mario, dies at 84

Around 1980, Mario Segale rented a 60,000-square-foot warehouse to Nintendo, a Japanese video-game company, as it sought to expand to the U.S. market.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Obituaries, Nintendo, Mario, Nation & World, Mario Segale

CERN Begins New Antimatter Gravity Experiments

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: We learn it at high school: Release two objects of different masses in the absence of friction forces and they fall down at the same rate in Earth's gravity. What we haven't learned, because it hasn't been directly measured in experiments, is whether antimatter falls down at the same rate as ordinary matter or if it might behave differently. Two new experiments at CERN, ALPHA-g and GBAR, have now started their journey towards answering this ques...
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Worldwide tablet shipments declined 8.6% in Q3 2018, Apple and Samsung continue to lead: IDC

According to IDC, the worldwide tablet market declined 8.6% during the Q3 2018. The global shipments fell to 36.4 million and the slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 31.6 million units, down 7.9% from the previous year. Detachable tablets also declined, down 13.1% from the previous year, and accounted for 4.8 million unit shipments. As expected, Apple continued to lead the tablet market with 9.7 million shipments that are nearly double the shipments compared to the com...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Samsung, Blogging, Lenovo, Huawei, Idc

GM is getting into the electric bike business

General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to move beyond its traditional business model of producing and selling gas-power vehicles. The automaker didn’t have a lot of information to share about the e-bikes or its ultimate plans. For instance, Hannah Parish, director of General Motors Urban Mobility Solutions, wouldn’t say if GM plans to launc...
Tags: Transportation, Toronto, Tech, General-motors, Automotive, Gm, e-Bike, Electric Bicycle, Hannah Parish, General Motors Urban Mobility Solutions, TechCrunch GM

Ask Slashdot: What Happened To the Prank Apps That Used To Be Popular?

OpenSourceAllTheWay writes: Back when PCs were more boxy looking than today and people used floppy disks to store stuff, there were a bunch of prank apps around that one could put on a DOS or Windows computer to annoy the hell out of siblings, classmates, coworkers and others. (Here is a listing of some older prank apps and some more recent Android prank apps.) Some prank apps would flip the Windows desktop upside down. Some would make the mouse pointer move in strange ways or make it give you t...
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Can Silicon Valley find its moral compass in a fight over homelessness?

Big tech faces a test as San Francisco weighs a ballot measure that would tax companies to help the homelessFor years, a Google search for “tech” and “homelessness” in San Francisco would invariably be populated by various rants and open letters from startup founders and other entrepreneurs decrying the “riff-raff” and “degenerates” they were forced to encounter on their streets on their way to work.These tone-deaf tech bros came to define the tenor of San Francisco’s second dotcom boom, fueling...
Tags: Google, Technology, California, San Francisco, Society, US news, Homelessness, Silicon Valley, Versailles

Eftpos outage: Carry cash, says Telstra, as problem continues for second day

Company says ‘faulty vendor equipment’ to blame as business owners express frustrationA nationwide Telstra outage affecting numerous Eftpos machines and ATMs has continued into its second day, prompting the telco to advise people to carry cash instead of relying on tap-and-go.As people stepped out for their Saturday morning brunch, business owners expressed frustration that they remained unable to charge customers using Eftpos, a whole day after the network first went down. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Australia news, Telecommunications industry, Telstra, Business (Australia

Apple reportedly chooses Intel to supply the modem for the first 5G iPhone

While some reports hinted that Apple was looking to move away from using Intel tech, a new report suggests the exact opposite. Reportedly, Apple has chosen Intel to supply 5G modems for Apple's first 5G-enabled iPhone, due in 2020. The post Apple reportedly chooses Intel to supply the modem for the first 5G iPhone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Intel, 2020, 5g

BBC to reboot Tomorrow's World for one-off live special

Exclusive: much-loved technology show returns, updated for modern viewersThe BBC is reviving its science and technology show Tomorrow’s World, 15 years after it was axed.The popular series is making a comeback, with two of its original presenters Maggie Philbin and Howard Stableford, for a live special this month, which Philbin said was timely given “technology is moving faster than ever”. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Television, Media, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Children's Tv, Bbc Four, Philbin, Maggie Philbin, Howard Stableford

Researchers Launch Plan To Sequence 66,000 Species In the UK

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science Magazine: In the first attempt of its kind, researchers plan to sequence all known species of eukaryotic life -- 66,000 species of animals, plants, fungi, and protozoa -- in a single country, the United Kingdom. The announcement was made here today at the official launch of an even grander $4.7 billion global effort, called the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP), to sequence the genomes of all of Earth's known 1.5 million species of eukaryotes within a...
Tags: UK, Tech, United Kingdom, Sanger, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Mike Stratton, Darwin Tree of Life, Wellcome Sanger Institute in Hinxton U K, Hinxton the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Natural History Museum in London Sanger

Tesla Says Justice Department, SEC Are Investigating Model 3 Production Targets

Tesla said in a regulatory filing Friday that the SEC and Justice Department are investigating their Model 3 production projections to see if they misled investors. CNBC reports: The filing confirms much of an Oct. 26 article in The Wall Street Journal that said FBI agents were looking at whether Tesla misled investors about production of its Model 3 sedans. The FBI is the principal investigative arm of the Justice Department. The SEC, which just settled its securities fraud investigation agains...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Fbi, SEC, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Cnbc, WSJ, Musk, Swisher, Tesla Says Justice Department SEC, Kara Swisher Elon Musk

A viral video app you've probably never heard of had more downloads in September than Facebook, YouTube, or Snapchat

TikTok is a social platform popular amongst teens made-up of short videos that often play catchy songs in the background.  According to  on Friday, TikTok was the most downloaded app in the US in September.  This marked the first time in the US that TikTok had more downloads than Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat in a given month. Today, TikTok is the 4th ranked social app in the App Store’s Top Charts, behind YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat.  TikTok — an app you may have never hea...
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Twitter removes thousands of accounts that tried to dissuade Democrats from voting

Twitter has deleted thousands of automated accounts posting messages that tried to discourage and dissuade voters from casting their ballot in the upcoming election next week. Some 10,000 accounts were removed across late September and early October after they were first flagged by staff at the Democratic Party, the company has confirmed. “We removed a series of accounts for engaging in attempts to share disinformation in an automated fashion – a violation of our policies,” said a Twitter spo...
Tags: Security, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Spokesperson, Homeland Security, Reuters, Democratic Party, Deception, Democratic National Committee, Instead Twitter, Fake News, Disinformation


I am looking for recommendations on Vlad the Impaler and The Bloody Countess (Erzsebet Bathory). This is not related to Halloween. Just two topics on my non-fiction TBR list. I would prefer if the books were not self-publishes. Sorry most self-published I have tried to read were horrible and information quickly pulled from Wikipedia or articles found during a Google search.
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30 spies dead after Iran cracked CIA comms network with, er, Google search – new claim

Uncle Sam's snoops got sloppy with online chat, it seems Iran managed to infiltrate the communications network of CIA agents who left their secret websites, used to exchange messages with informants, to be crawled by Google.…
Tags: Google, Iran, Software, Cia, Sam

J.J. Abrams Seeks Megadeal With Studios to Do Whatever the Heck He Wants

J.J. Abrams has considerably clout in Hollywood – his name is attached to Lost, Star Wars, Star Trek, and more. But as the old adage goes, you can never have too much of a good thing. Abrams is now being courted by major studios – Disney, Universal and more – in a quest to land a megadeal that would give him Steven Spielberg-like power to do pretty much whatever the hell he wants. According to Variety, the major movers and shakers in Hollywood all want to get into the J.J. Abrams business. T...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Shonda Rhimes, Time, Disney, Netflix, Walt Disney Company, Universal, Warner Bros, Ryan Murphy, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, J J Abrams, Kevin Tsujihara, Jeff

Save up to $900 with the best smartphone deals for November 2018

Need a better phone but don't want to spend a fortune? It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone and save some cash. We rounded up the best smartphone deals available that can save you as much as $900. The post Save up to $900 with the best smartphone deals for November 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Deals, Android, Mobile, Trends, Android Army

Salted Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

Salted Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls: Soft buttery brioche dough filled with brown sugar apple filling all rolled together, baked, and topped with a salted caramel icing. The post Salted Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls appeared first on Sweet ReciPEAs.
Tags: Apple, Food, Fruit, Caramel, Baked Goods, Salted Caramel, Brioche, Sweet Rolls

Mario Segale, Namesake For Nintendo's Mascot, Dies At 84

Iwastheone shares a report from Ars Technica: Mario Segale, the Seattle real estate and construction business owner who inspired the name for Nintendo's famous mascot, passed away on October 27 according to reports from The Seattle Times and The Auburn Reporter. He was 84 years old. Segale owned the business park housing Nintendo's American arcade operation in the early '80s, when the company was busy converting thousands of disused Radarscope cabinets to play Donkey Kong. At the time, Nintendo ...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Nintendo, Mario, Seattle, Ars, Seattle Times, Donkey Kong, Jumpman, Arakawa, Benj Edwards, David Sheff, Nintendo of America, Mario Segale, Segale, Minoru Arakawa

Business briefly: Stocks end a strong week with losses as Apple shares skid

U.S. stocks slipped Friday as Apple absorbed its worst loss in more than four years. Thanks to gains over the previous three days, the S&P 500 index finished with its biggest weekly increase since March. Apple, the world’s largest technology company, forecast weak revenue in the current quarter and startled investors by saying it will stop disclosing quarterly iPhone sales. That pulled technology stocks lower. The S&P 500 index slid 17.31 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,723.06. The Dow Jones Indust...
Tags: Apple, Business, New York, China, America, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Brent, Starbucks, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Broadcom, Chipmakers, Commerce Department, London US

A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada

chiefcrash shares a report from The New York Times about a man who wants to build a community based on the blockchain technology introduced by Bitcoin: An enormous plot of land in the Nevada desert -- bigger than nearby Reno -- has been the subject of local intrigue since a company with no history, Blockchains L.L.C., bought it for $170 million in cash this year. The man who owns the company, a lawyer and cryptocurrency millionaire named Jeffrey Berns, put on a helmet and climbed into a Polaris ...
Tags: Tech, Switzerland, The New York Times, Nevada, Reno, Slashdot, Berns, Blockchains L L C, Jeffrey Berns, Prague Berns

1 In 4 Statisticians Say They Were Asked To Commit Scientific Fraud

As the saying goes, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." We know that's true because statisticians themselves just said so. From a report: A stunning report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that researchers often ask statisticians to make "inappropriate requests." And by "inappropriate," the authors aren't referring to accidental requests for incorrect statistical analyses; instead, they're referring to requests for unscrupulous data manipulat...
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Apple and Kraft Heinz drop while Starbucks and Symantec rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:Apple Inc., down $14.74 to $207.48The company's revenue forecast disappointed Wall Street and it said it will stop reporting quarterly iPhone sales.Starbucks... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, New York, Ap, Starbucks, Symantec, Apple Inc, Kraft Heinz

Apple Shares Pull Down U.S. Stock Indexes

The Dow Industrials lost more than 100 points after a big drop in shares of Apple dragged major U.S. stock indexes into the red Friday, threatening the recent stock-market rebound.
Tags: Apple, News, Free, US, Dow Industrials

7 Tips to Reach Hispanic-American Consumers

Hispanic-American consumers continue to be among the most important demographic groups in the United States as their market keeps growing over time. If you aren’t marketing to these TV audiences, you could be losing a lot of opportunities. Why? 83 percent of American adults in Hispanic TV households speak Spanish in their home to some extent, and 52 percent speak mostly or only Spanish As of 2017, Hispanics in America had a purchasing power of $1.7 trillion, a figure that will certainly rise in...
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Google's top Washington lobbyist stepping down

Google's top lobbyist in Washington is stepping aside as the U.S. technology company faces criticism on Capitol Hill on issues including privacy protections and its investment plans in China, the Alphabet Inc unit said on Friday.
Tags: Google, Money, Washington, China, businessNews, Capitol Hill, Alphabet Inc

The Apple iPad Mini 4 is now on sale at a $125 discount on Walmart

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on the horizon, expect to see some great online discounts on electronics. One of the biggest retailers, Walmart, has restocked the Apple iPad Mini 4 and is selling it for a discounted price of only $275. The post The Apple iPad Mini 4 is now on sale at a $125 discount on Walmart appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Walmart, Apple Ipad

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