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Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 08:54 PM EDT

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

Why Apple Doesn't Want Users to Replace Their Own Batteries

The two recent incidents involving Apple products show a growing risk to the company's brand: the lithium-ion batteries that power its devices. First, the Federal Aviation Administration disclosed last week...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 04:06 AM EDT

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers Eyes a New Clientele: Children

Weight Watchers, which now calls itself WW, this week introduced a new app called Kurbo by WW to "help kids and teens ages 8-17 reach a healthier weight." WW last year acquired Kurbo, a digital health start-up...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 09:47 PM EDT

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Google Employees Call for Pledge Not to Work With ICE

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won't work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It's the latest in a year full of political and...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:44 PM EDT

LGBTQ Content Creators Sue YouTube for Discrimination

LGBTQ Content Creators Sue YouTube for Discrimination

Several LGBTQ YouTube creators are criticizing executives’ promises and apologies “lip service” in a new class action complaint. “Whatever promises, apologies, and misunderstanding explanations Google/YouTube...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 04:47 PM EDT

Some Apple Laptops Banned From Flights for Fire Risk

Some Apple Laptops Banned From Flights for Fire Risk

Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday...

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM EDT

Facebook Admits to Recording Chats: How to Protect Yourself

Facebook Admits to Recording Chats: How to Protect Yourself

If you've used Facebook's popular Messenger app, there's a chance that someone working for Facebook has listened to recordings of your audio chats. A report by Bloomberg found that Facebook has been paying...

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 at 07:46 PM EDT

Amazon’s Quest for Constant Growth Is Not Leaving It With Many Friends — Except for Wall Street

Amazon’s Quest for Constant Growth Is Not Leaving It With Many Friends — Except for Wall Street

From industry stalwarts to high-profile politicians, seemingly everyone’s turning their backs against Amazon these days. Except one: Wall Street. Just this week, old players in two major categories — logistics...

Saturday, Aug 10, 2019 at 08:42 PM EDT

How to Find Your Lost AirPods If You Misplaced Them

How to Find Your Lost AirPods If You Misplaced Them

It's pretty simple to find your lost AirPods, so long as they still have power. Apple has a tool called "Find My iPhone" that, despite its name, can help you keep track of almost all your Apple gadgets. The app...

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019 at 04:14 PM EDT

Samsung Removes Headphone Jack From New Phones

Samsung Removes Headphone Jack From New Phones

Samsung used to use headphone jacks on its smartphones as a marketing tool against Apple. But Wednesday, Samsung reversed course. Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ Wednesday. Neither...

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 06:37 PM EDT

Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu Bundle to Cost $12.99 Per Month

Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu Bundle to Cost $12.99 Per Month

Disney is finally bundling its three streaming services and it's going to cost you $12.99 a month. On an earnings call Tuesday, CEO Bob Iger said that U.S. customers would be able to get Disney+, ESPN+ and...

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