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Apple finds quality problems in some iPhone X and MacBook models

Apple Inc said on Friday it had found some issues affecting some of its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook pro products and said the company would fix them free of charge. The repair offers are the latest in a string of product quality problems over the past year even as Apple has raised prices for […]
6:04 PM GMT+0000 / November 10, 2018

Man sent letter bomb to Bitcoin firm ‘over password reset’

A man has been jailed for sending a “potentially lethal homemade bomb” to a Bitcoin firm in London – after it refused to reset his password for him. The Met Police, which investigated the case, said detectives could “only identify one possible reason” for the Swedish national’s actions. He had emailed the company, Cryptopay, in […]
7:23 PM GMT+0000 / November 9, 2018

Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire debuts in Italy

Harley-Davidson has revealed a little more information about the production version of its upcoming electric LiveWire at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. The bike on display at the show sports the same modern sporty design of the concept, with a trellis frame, mono-shock rear suspension and a low-slung electric motor painted silver to […]
6:01 PM GMT+0000 / November 7, 2018

Robots Have a Diversity Problem

Most social robots today are white, feminine, and subservient. But a few are bucking the trend. She wants to garden, she has studied the concept of love, and she dreams of pizza. BINA48, as you might guess from her name, is not a human, but a robot. There’s something else that makes BINA48 truly distinct, and it has […]
6:57 PM GMT+0000 / November 6, 2018

Why Uber and Lyft Want to Create Walled Gardens–and Why It’s Bad for Urban Mobility

As ride-hailing apps begin to control scooters and bike shares, they’re making it harder for people to make the best decisions about how to move around their cities If you’re not a techie, you may not have come across the term “walled garden” before. But it’s a critical concept these days in technology business strategy–and it […]
4:36 PM GMT+0000 / November 5, 2018

The Dumb Device Counterculture

A true digital detox may be impossible to pull off, but it’s not our only option How would you define a dumb device? A piece of technology that is essentially “stupid,” it seems. The ultimate “dumbphone” eliminates almost all the procrastinating temptations of a smartphone while retaining the uses of a traditional device. In the […]
6:28 PM GMT+0000 / October 31, 2018

Tesla rival Faraday has come unplugged

Battery-electric car company Faraday Future appears to be teetering on the brink of insolvency, according to one of its co-founders, who tendered his resignation Tuesday. Nick Sampson’s departure came barely a week after an unspecified number of Faraday employees were laid off, with a second mass “furlough” in the works at the beginning of November. […]
5:38 PM GMT+0000 / October 31, 2018