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Foxconn is Confusing the Hell Out of Wisconsin

Josh Dzieza, writing for The Verge: The secrecy and vagueness are frustrating to critics. How do you prove that Foxconn won't build an enormous LCD factory during an industry glut or create a research campus larger than MIT in rural Wisconsin other than by pointing out that experts -- and even, occasionally, Foxconn executives -- say it makes no sense? State House Minority Leader Gordon Hintz recently appointed himself to the board of WEDC, and Foxconn's continued promises of 13,000 jobs make hi...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Wisconsin, Madison, Foxconn, Trump, Capitol, State House, WEDC, Nilay Patel, Josh Dzieza, Hintz, Gordon Hintz, Foxconn Place Madison


Apple Releases iOS 12.2 With Apple News+ Service, New Animoji, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 Support for TVs, Safari Changes and More (mac rumors)

Apple today released iOS 12.2, the second major update to the iOS 12 operating system that first launched in September 2018. iOS 12.2 comes more than a month after the release of iOS 12.1.4, the last iOS 12 update, and just after Apple's March 25 event that saw the unveiling of new subscription services. The update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update. As with all iOS updates, iOS 12.2 is free t...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, News, Australia, India, Samsung, Siri, Canada, United States, Goldman Sachs, Facetime, Apple Store, Apple Pencil, Apple News, Voice Memos


Daily News Roundup: iPad Mini Reviews, AT&T CEO Gets a Robocall, and More

Apple just announced the updated iPad Mini and new Air at the beginning of the week, but the reviews are already starting to roll out. We take a look a those and more in today’s news briefing for March 21, 2019. Apple News Apple has announced a new product per day for the first three days of the week, but not today. Instead, we got a handful of reviews for the new iPads. Rene Ritchey from iMore had a good take on the Mini (and threw some thoughts on the new Air in there too). [iMore] Further...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Washington, Facebook Messenger, Air, Dyson, Google Maps, Gizmodo, Engadget, Nilay Patel, Russell Holly, Randall Stephenson, Apple News Apple, Rene Ritchey


Vox Lawyers Briefly Censored YouTubers Who Mocked the Verge's Bad PC Build Video

An anonymous reader writes: In case you missed the latest drama to take place in the YouTube tech community, Ars Technica reports how Vox Media attempted to copyright strike two reaction videos that mocked The Verge's terrible PC build guide video that could have ruined a $2,000 system for a beginner PC builder. That effort failed when the tech community sounded the alarms; YouTube removed the copyright strikes and Vox Media had to retract their takedown notice. From the report: "Last week, The ...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Ars Technica, Vox, Vox Media, Patel, Nilay Patel, Sottek


The Verge briefly censored YouTubers who mocked its bad PC building advice (ars technica)

Enlarge / We think copyright's fair use doctrine allows us to show you this screenshot from The Verge's video. (credit: The Verge) Last week, The Verge got a reminder about the power of the Streisand effect after its lawyers issued copyright takedown requests for two YouTube videos that criticized—and heavily excerpted—a video by The Verge. Each takedown came with a copyright "strike." It was a big deal for the creators of the videos, because three "strikes" in a 90-day period are enough to ge...
Tags: News, Vox, Timothy B Lee, Nilay Patel


Vox lawyers censored YouTubers who criticized The Verge's PC build videos

Vox's lawyers convinced YouTube to issue dreaded copyright strikes against two reaction videos that made fun of bad advice given by The Verge (owned by Vox Media) on how to build gaming PCs. The resulting backlash convinced The Verge's editor to ask YouTube to rescind the strikes. From Ars Technica: Last week, The Verge's lawyers suddenly asked YouTube to remove two reaction videos that had been online since September. Both videos reproduced the vast majority of the original Verge video, i...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Streisand Effect, Vox, Vox Media, Patel, Nilay Patel


Bill Gates debates Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 'tax the rich' policy

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates made some comments this week on the 'tax the rich' ideas making the rounds in America. Taxing the rich is fine, he said in an interview with The Verge, and "more progressive" taxes on the ultra rich are okay. Gates then went on to characterize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an 'extreme' politician who is missing the point by focusing on targeting high income brackets. AOC identifies as a Democratic socialist, and in January 2019 floated the idea of a 70 percent ...
Tags: Post, Business, Politics, Money, News, Microsoft, Congress, US, America, Economics, Economy, United States, Bill Gates, Social Security, Gates, Aoc


Apple Buys 50 Business Class Seats From San Francisco to Shanghai Every Day (mac rumors)

Apple is United Airlines' biggest customer at the San Francisco International Airport, according to signs the airline has available that were shared on Twitter today. According to United, Apple spends $150 million on airline tickets each year, and purchases 50 business class seats on flights to Shanghai every day. Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai serv...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, China, Israel, San Francisco, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sfo, United, United Airlines, Bay Area, Shanghai China, San Jose International Airport, San Francisco International Airport


Vizio exec: we'd have to charge a premium on "dumb" TVs to make up for the money we'll lose by not spying on you

At CES, the Verge's Nilay Patel interviewed Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, who told her that when it comes to the surveillance features of his company's "smart" TVs, "it’s not just about data collection. It’s about post-purchase monetization of the TV...[When it comes to 'dumb' TVs,] we’d collect a little bit more margin at retail to offset it." The remarks come in the context of the low margins in the TV market, which Baxter gives as 6%, and how companies like his are driven to seek out other reve...
Tags: Post, Business, News, Surveillance, Iot, Vizio, Baxter, Nilay Patel, Surveillance Capitalism, Internet Of Shit, Bill Baxter, In Soviet America TV Watches You, Vizio CTO


Taking the Smarts Out of Smart TVs Would Make Them More Expensive (slashdot)

In a wide-ranging interview, Nilay Patel of The Verge speaks with Bill Baxter, chief technology officer of Vizio, about what the company thinks of some TV vendors adding support for Apple's AirPlay 2, and other things. A remarkable exchange on the business of data collection and selling: Nilay Patel: I guess I have a philosophical question. You guys are committed to low price points and you often beat the industry at those price points. Can you hit those price points without the additional data ...
Tags: Apple, News, Vizio, Dude, Patel, Nilay Patel, Msmash, Vizio TV, Bill Baxter


Taking the Smarts Out of Smart TVs Would Make Them More Expensive

In a wide-ranging interview, Nilay Patel of The Verge speaks with Bill Baxter, chief technology officer of Vizio, about what the company thinks of some TV vendors adding support for Apple's AirPlay 2, and other things. A remarkable exchange on the business of data collection and selling: Nilay Patel: I guess I have a philosophical question. You guys are committed to low price points and you often beat the industry at those price points. Can you hit those price points without the additional data ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Vizio, Dude, Patel, Nilay Patel, Vizio TV, Bill Baxter


New iPad Pro amazing for work, but iOS not up to the job

I want the new iPad Pro, which is in a league of its own but for one thing: iOS still can't be used for work unless your job has no workflow. Nilay Patel's review sums up why it remains a poor tool for professionals who have to deal with files. ...either you have to understand the limitations of iOS so well you can make use of these little hacks all over the place to get things done, or you just deal with it and accept that you have to go back to a real computer from time to time because it’s ju...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Post, News, Microsoft, Nilay Patel


Apple's new iPad Pro is not compatible with any external storage devices (AAPL)

Apple's redesigned iPad Pro goes on sale Wednesday, but the first reviews of the new tablet were published on Monday. One of the biggest changes to the new iPad Pro is the switch from a Lightning port to a USB-C port for all of your power needs. On its website, Apple says USB-C "gives you a high-performance connection to accessories like an external display or camera." Unfortunately, reviewers are noting that the iPad's new USB-C port won't work with any external storage. Apple's brilliant ne...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple Pencil, Aapl, Patel, Nilay Patel


Apple is officially wading into 'phablet' territory with the iPhone XS Max — here it is compared to an iPad Mini (AAPL)

Apple unveiled three new iPhones this month, including its largest iPhone yet, the iPhone XS Max. With its 6.5-inch OLED display, the iPhone XS Max is officially wading into "phablet" territory. It's only slightly smaller than the 7.9-inch display featured in the iPad Mini. Back in 2012, the largest iPhone you could get — the iPhone 5 — had a screen that measured just four inches diagonally. Then, in 2014, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which had bigger screens that measured 4.7 an...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Max, Nilay Patel, Watch Apple, Xs Max


Apple is officially wading into 'phablet' territory with the iPhone XS Max, which is only slightly smaller than an iPad Mini (AAPL)

Apple unveiled three new iPhones this month, including its largest iPhone yet, the iPhone XS Max. With its 6.5-inch OLED display, the iPhone XS Max is officially wading into "phablet" territory. It's only slightly smaller than the 7.9-inch display featured in the iPad Mini. Back in 2012, the largest iPhone you could get — the iPhone 5 — had a screen that measured just four inches diagonally. Then, in 2014, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which had bigger screens that measured 4.7 an...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Max, Nilay Patel, Xs Max


Apple HomePod: Amazing Sound, But Not for Everybody

A slew of reviews for Apple's new smart speaker HomePod dropped on Tuesday, and they all come to the same conclusion: It's good -- if you can afford it and only use Apple products such as the iPhone and services such as Apple Music. Universal praise of the HomePod, which will be available Friday for $349, was about its sound quality, with reviewers saying it is by far the best-sounding speaker in the market. Apple has marketed the HomePod as a smart "musicologist" for the home since it was reve...
Tags: Apple, Siri, New York Times, Amazon Echo, Nilay Patel, Brian X Chen, San Jose Since, Worldwide Developers Conference, Google Home, HomePod


The HomePod lets anyone in your house listen to text messages from your iPhone

Reviews of Apple's HomePod smart speaker have pointed out a disturbing flaw in its accompanying Siri software. Siri is unable to differentiate between voices and anyone can prompt the HomePod to texts out loud from an iPhone connected to the same WiFi network. While Apple markets the HomePod for its audio ability, smart speaker competitors such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have superior AI assistant abilities in Alexa and Google Assistant.  Apple's new HomePod smart speaker appears to have...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Patel, Nilay Patel, Google Home, HomePod


The HomePod lets anyone listen to text messages from your iPhone

Reviews of Apple's HomePod smart speaker have pointed out a disturbing flaw in its accompanying Siri software. Siri is unable to differentiate between voices and anyone can prompt the HomePod to texts out loud from an iPhone connected to the same WiFi network. While Apple markets the HomePod for its audio ability, smart speaker competitors such as Amazon Echo and Google Home have superior AI assistant abilities in Alexa and Google Assistant.  Apple's new HomePod smart speaker appears to have...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Patel, Nilay Patel, Google Home


Early reviews are in for Apple's new $350 Alexa competitor, the HomePod — and it's getting destroyed (AAPL)

Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, goes on sale on Friday.  Early reviewers liked its sound quality, but criticized its Siri features and its incompatibility with Android and Spotify.  The HomePod is significantly more expensive than competing products from Amazon and Google.  People who pre-ordered Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, will receive them on Friday. If you're still on the fence, the early reviews might not convince you to buy the $350 iPhone speaker. Early reviewers focused on high-qu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, New York Times, Alexa, Matthew Panzarino, Aapl, Nilay Patel, HomePod, Brian Chen


Early reviews are in for Apple's new $350 Echo competitor, the HomePod — and it's getting destroyed (AAPL)

Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, goes on sale on Friday.  Early reviewers liked its sound quality, but criticized its Siri features and its incompatibility with Android and Spotify.  The HomePod is significantly more expensive than competing products from Amazon and Google.  People who pre-ordered Apple's smart speaker, HomePod, will receive them on Friday. If you're still on the fence, the early reviews might not convince you to buy the $350 iPhone speaker. Early reviewers focused on high-qu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, New York Times, Alexa, Matthew Panzarino, Aapl, Nilay Patel, HomePod, Brian Chen


Burger King pranked customers to explain net neutrality — here's what the repeal could really mean for your internet bill

On Wednesday, Burger King released a pseudo-educational prank video that shows what would happen if the company repealed "Whopper neutrality," the Burger King equivalent of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to reverse net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015. Net neutrality means internet service providers cannot block, slow, or provide preferential treatment to particular sites and services.   Burger King threw its hat into the political ring on We...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Spotify, Fcc, Nbc, Yahoo, Obama, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission, Hulu, Burger King, Pai, DON T


The FCC just voted to repeal net neutrality — here's how it could change how much you pay for internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to reverse net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015. Net neutrality means internet service providers (ISPs) cannot block, slow, or provide preferential treatment to particular sites and services. The new rule — the Restoring Internet Freedom order — would allow ISPs to impose fees on customers who want to access rival sites.   Your home internet bill will likely get more expensive soon. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Spotify, Fcc, Nbc, Yahoo, Obama, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Hulu, Pai, DON T, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


The FCC plans to repeal net neutrality this week — here's how it would change how much you pay for internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote December 14 on a new rule that would reverse net-neutrality regulations adopted in 2015. Net neutrality means internet service providers (ISPs) cannot block, slow, or provide preferential treatment to particular sites and services. The new rule — the Restoring Internet Freedom order — would allow ISPs to impose fees on customers who want to access rival sites.   Your home internet bill will likely get more expensive. On Thursday December ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Spotify, Fcc, Nbc, Yahoo, Obama, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Hulu, Pai, DON T, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


Ajit Pai and the FCC Want It To Be Legal for Comcast To Block BitTorrent (slashdot)

Nilay Patel, reporting for The Verge: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality this week, and while there's a lot to be unhappy with, it's hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his argument. Pai thinks it was a mistake for the FCC to try and stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008, thinks all of the regulatory actions the FCC took after that to give itself the authority to prevent blocking were wrong, and wants to go back to the legal framework that allowed ...
Tags: News, Fcc, Comcast, Bittorrent, Pai, Ajit Pai, Nilay Patel, Msmash


Ajit Pai and the FCC Want It To Be Legal for Comcast To Block BitTorrent

Nilay Patel, reporting for The Verge: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality this week, and while there's a lot to be unhappy with, it's hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his argument. Pai thinks it was a mistake for the FCC to try and stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008, thinks all of the regulatory actions the FCC took after that to give itself the authority to prevent blocking were wrong, and wants to go back to the legal framework that allowed ...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Comcast, Bittorrent, Pai, Ajit Pai, Nilay Patel


The first iPhone X reviews are here — and they're super positive (AAPL)

The first iPhone X reviews are in, and they're highly positive. Reviewers have praised the £999/$999 phone's camera and design. But there are some issues with how apps look on the new screen. It's just a few days until the iPhone X goes on sale, and the first reviews are starting to pour in. And there's good news for Apple, and potential buyers: They're highly positive so far. The iPhone X is Apple's tenth anniversary device, and the biggest shake-up to the iPhone line in years. It has a rad...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Samsung, Trends, Disneyland, Cnet, Matthew Panzarino, Engadget, Watch Google, Nilay Patel, Lance Ulanoff, Steve Kovach, Rene Ritchie, Nicole Nguyen


Bluetooth Won't Replace the Headphone Jack -- Walled Gardens Will (slashdot)

Last year, when it was rumoured that the then upcoming iPhone models -- 7 and 7 Plus -- won't have the 3.5mm audio jack, The Verge's Nilay Patel wrote that if Apple does do it, it would be a user-hostile and stupid move. When those iPhone models were official announced, they indeed didn't have the audio jack. Earlier this week, Android-maker Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones that also don't feature the decades-old audio jack either, a move that would likely push rest of the...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Pixel, Patel, Nilay Patel, Msmash


Bluetooth Won't Replace the Headphone Jack -- Walled Gardens Will

Last year, when it was rumoured that the then upcoming iPhone models -- 7 and 7 Plus -- won't have the 3.5mm audio jack, The Verge's Nilay Patel wrote that if Apple does do it, it would be a user-hostile and stupid move. When those iPhone models were official announced, they indeed didn't have the audio jack. Earlier this week, Android-maker Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones that also don't feature the decades-old audio jack either, a move that would likely push rest of the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Pixel, Patel, Nilay Patel


Apple's Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews, Muted Reception

Mark Gurman, writing for Bloomberg: Despite the strength of its brand, Apple occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews -- remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. "I can't think of a single compelling reason to upgrade [to iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus] from an iPhone 7 [which was launched last year]," wrote Nilay Patel of The Verge. Another potential sign of t...
Tags: Apple, Youtube, Siri, Tech, Bloomberg, Sydney, Financial Times, Mark Gurman, Reuters, Dolby Atmos, Joanna Stern, Patel, George Street, Nilay Patel, Tim Bradshaw, Lauren Goode


Reviewers say the new Apple TV is great, but needs to do more to justify the high price (AAPL)

The biggest thing missing from 2015's redesigned Apple TV was support for 4K video, the new HD standard that offers about twice the resolution of normal 1080p HD. The competition had it. Apple did not. That changes this week with the Apple TV 4K, which costs $179 and supports 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) video.  A few people got a chance to test the Apple TV 4K early, and their reviews are mostly positive. It sounds like a great option if you have a lot of movies stored in your iTunes library...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, New York, Buzzfeed, Time, Trends, Walmart, Chromecast, Netflix, Sigourney Weaver, Hulu, Hdr, Amazon Video, Kingsman, Engadget, Alexandra