Magazine Issue
#310
Apple Magazine4 min read
In Appalachia, a Public Broadband Project Hits Snags
Kentucky’s plan to build one of the country’s largest publicly owned broadband networks was touted as a cornerstone of the effort to save the Appalachian economy by bringing high-speed internet to some of the poorest counties in America. It was suppo
Apple Magazine3 min read
SpaceX: Rocket for Moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 Mins
SpaceX chief Elon Musk’s elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications. At a conference in Australia last Friday, Musk said if you build a ship capable of going to the moon and Mars, why not use
Apple Magazine3 min read
Google Spikes Free-Article Requirements on Publishers
Google is ending a decade-old policy that required publishers to provide some free stories to Google users —though it’s not clear how many readers will even notice, at least for the moment. Publishers had been required to provide at least three free
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Microsoft Dives Deeper Into ‘Mixed Reality’ With VR Devices
Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds. The devices unveiled Tuesday include a Samsung hea
Apple Magazine5 min readScience
Space-Time Gravitational Wave Researchers Won a Nobel
For decades astronomers tried to prove Albert Einstein right by doing what Einstein thought was impossible: detecting the faint ripples in the universe called gravitational waves. They failed repeatedly until two years ago when they finally spotted o
Apple Magazine2 min read
Google Unveils Home Smart Speakers to Counter Amazon, Apple
Google is introducing different sizes of its internet-connected speaker to compete against similar devices from Amazon and Apple. The Google Home Mini unveiled Wednesday is a button-sized speaker covered in fabric. It includes the same features featu
Apple Magazine4 min read
iPHONE 8 AND iPHONE 8 PLUS: A POWERFUL UPGRADE FOR A PROPER PRICE
Another year means another iPhone (or in this year’s case three) and the reviews have started to roll in for two of Apple’s latest offerings – the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Those thinking about upgrading may feel that their decision is overshad
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GM to Offer 2 More Electric Vehicles in Next 18 Months
Even though gasoline-powered SUVs are what people are buying now, General Motors is betting that electric vehicles will be all the rage in the not-too-distant future. The Detroit automaker is promising two new EVs loosely based on the Chevrolet Bolt
Apple Magazine2 min read
Roku Cuts Price on Top Streaming Player to Counter Apple TV
Emboldened by a successful IPO, Roku is reducing the price on the next generation of its best video streaming player in an attempt to fend off competitive threats from Apple and Amazon. The latest Roku Ultra player announced Monday will sell for $100
Apple Magazine3 min read
NASA Langley’s New Computer Lab Ushers Age of Computation
Back when “human computers” like Katherine Johnson calculated orbital trajectories and flight times for Mercury and Apollo astronauts by hand, some people still considered actual computers mere works in progress. That’s why in 1962 a dubious John Gle
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Top 10 Apps
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Movies & TV Shows
When an injured Union soldier finds himself on the run from the Civil War he seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school. Despite helping him with his wounded leg, soon sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries, jealousy and betrayal. 1.
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Music
Miley’s latest musical offering marks her next phase from the Disney darling she grew up as to the rebel-hippie persona we’ve experienced over the past few years. Younger Now returns Miley to her Tennessee roots, a blend of country and pop whereby sh
Apple Magazine2 min read
Box Office Top 20: ‘Kingsman’ Sequel Takes No.1 by a Hair
In a Monday box office twist, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” landed in the top spot after Sunday estimates had pegged the film for third place behind “It” and the new Tom Cruise sequel “American Made.”The race was tight between the three films nonethe
Apple Magazine4 min read
Bringing ‘Blade Runner’ Back to Life After 35 Years
It was dawn on the set of “Blade Runner 2049” and Harrison Ford and director Denis Villeneuve were swimming back to the shore together after an all-night shoot in a million-gallon water tank. It was cold in the water. It was cold outside. And it was
Apple Magazine3 min read
Liz Weston: Equifax Just Changed the Rest of Your Life
Adding freezes to your credit reports is an appropriate response to the massive Equifax database breach that exposed the private information of 143 million Americans. Don’t make the mistake of thinking those freezes will keep you safe, however. Credi
Apple Magazine3 min read
Amazon Must Pay $295 Million in Back Taxes, EU Says
Amazon has to pay $295 million in back taxes to Luxembourg, the European Union ordered Wednesday, in its latest attempt to tighten the screws on multinationals it says are avoiding taxes through sweetheart deals with individual EU states. Margrethe V
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Senate Bill to Clear Obstacles to Self-Driving Cars Advances
Legislation that could help usher in a new era of self-driving cars advanced in Congress on Wednesday after the bill’s sponsors agreed to compromises to address some concerns of safety advocates. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Commit
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Uber CEO Holds ‘Constructive’ Talks With London Officials
The new CEO of Uber met with London transport officials on Tuesday, just days after they refused to renew the cab-hailing app’s license to operate. Dara Khosrowshahi met with Transport for London’s Commissioner Mike Brown. Uber wants to keep operatin
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In Hurricanes’ Aftermath, Technology Eases Return to School
Smartphone exchanges, social media, messaging apps and websites rendered students and their teachers at once disconnected and connected in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Now, as the hardest-hit schools reopen, advocates of technology th
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EU to Seek Higher Digital Taxes on US Giants
There’s a groundswell of support in the European Union to make sure that digital U.S. giants pay more taxes on their lucrative business in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said last week. He said he already counted 19 of 28 nations in support
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Dubai Dreams of Flying Taxis Darting Among Its Skyscrapers
With a whirling buzz from 18 rotors, the pilotless helicopter gently lifted off the ground and soared up into the afternoon sky, the spire of the world’s tallest building visible behind it. The recent unmanned flight by the German-made electric Voloc