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  • 'There was nothing there:' Farming family says someone stole 22,000 apples from their orchard

    10/18/2019 12:26:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 106 replies
    KOAA ^ | Posted: 6:14 AM, Oct 18, 2019 Updated: 7:24 AM, Oct 18, 2019 | WXYZ Staff
    HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- It's a place where thousands of families go every year to celebrate fall. Now, Spicer Orchards northwest of Detroit, Michigan is dealing with a crime like no other in its more than 50-year history. Someone stole more than 22,000 apples off acres of trees under the cover of darkness. After running the orchard for more than 50 years, the Spicer family has learned that you only pick apples when they are perfectly ripe. As harvest time nears, they check the apples every few days. On Sunday, October 6, the apples in the farm’s supplemental orchard on...
  • Best Mini PCs 2019

    10/18/2019 8:43:49 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 33 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | October 15, 2019 | Brian Westover
    Power in the palm of your hand
  • Spreadsheet Day – October 17, 2019 (40th anniversary of VisiCalc's release)

    10/17/2019 5:34:46 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 25 replies
    Happy Days 365 ^ | October 17, 2019 | Preethi
    Spreadsheet Day is celebrated every year on 17th October, The plan of celebrating this day came about in February 2010, when the significance of spreadsheets in the day to day business works, and in fact, living became obvious to its inventor. Since 2010, Spreadsheet Day has become a day for celebrating both the pros and cons of working with spreadsheet software. These Spreadsheets are very easy to use, and it helps you balance your budget, in preparing shopping lists and in keeping track of most important days and people. History of Spreadsheet Day Spreadsheet Day is celebrated' on 17th October...
  • Hobbyists can plant hidden spy chips on motherboards for $200

    10/17/2019 2:37:01 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 replies
    TechSpot ^ | October 13, 2019, 9:42 AM | Isaiah Mayersen
    Almost a year to the day after Bloomberg reported that the US government, Apple, Amazon, and others had their servers compromised by China, a security researcher has shown a similar hack can be pulled off with $190 worth of tools and a $2 chip. Citing six senior national security officials and several higher-ups within Apple and Amazon, Bloomberg claimed that the manufacturing facilities constructing Supermicro motherboards had been infiltrated by a branch of China’s People’s Liberation Army. The PLA was reportedly adding a rice grain-sized chip capable of monitoring and altering communications with the motherboard’s BMC (baseboard management controller). The...
  • The real cost of your iPhone: Apple spends less then $500 on......

    10/16/2019 2:26:22 PM PDT · by dennisw · 87 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | 16 October 2019 | Stacy Liberatore
    iOS users are spending anywhere from $$1,249 to $1,449 for Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro Max, but a new report has found it costs the tech giant less than half to make its sought after handset. A teardown of the smartphone has revealed that including parts and assembly, the Cupertino company is only paying $490.50 for a finished handset. However, the $490.50 price tag does not include shipping, wages of people who handle assemble and costs of services that are free with each iPhone such as AppleCare and iCloud syncing.
  • Apple's Loudest Supporters Turn Against the Company Over Hong Kong

    10/15/2019 9:37:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2019 | Stephen Green
    Apple became a trillion-dollar company again last week, as rumors of a China trade deal drove the Cupertino tech giant's shares to a new 52-week high. But Apple's under-the-table dealings with China's communist bosses have some of the company's biggest and most public supporters angry as hell. Last Thursday, after Apple banned the app, which allowed Hong Kong protestors to track (and avoid) massed riot police, well-known tech blogger and Apple developer John Gruber wrote, "I still haven’t seen which local laws it violates, other than the unwritten law of pissing off Beijing." He added, "Capitulation is a bad...
  • Dow Jones Today: Stocks Bounce As China Seeks Trade War Truce; Apple Gets Price Target Hike

    10/09/2019 7:07:39 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 9, 2019 | Alan R. Elliott
    Stocks bounced into an early rally Wednesday, as China trade war commentary continued to spur volatile trade across global markets. Investors had an ear turned toward comments from Fed Chief Jerome Powell later in the morning. The Nasdaq traded 0.7% higher and the S&P 500 ran up 0.6% — both were off their early highs. The Dow Jones today eased to a 0.5% gain.
  • MacOS Catalina review: Apple lets the Mac be a pro, and makes the iPad a partner

    10/08/2019 8:52:07 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 38 replies
    CNET ^ | 10-7-2019 | Jason Hiner
    If you've been a fan of the Mac during the past decade, you've probably felt like a kid who had been an only child until their parents surprised everyone by having a baby late in life. But, this wasn't just any new baby. The little wunderkind went on to become a straight-A student, a sports star and a decent human being loved by everyone in the community. Every once in a while, people remember that the kid has an older sibling -- who they admit is pretty cool, too. That's the Mac. But, after more than a decade of living...
  • US House panel taps defunct startup for Facebook files

    10/03/2019 7:21:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 10/03/19 | Staff
    A U.S. congressional committee has requested a trove of internal Facebook documents that the company’s critics say will demonstrate how the social media giant unfairly leveraged its market dominance to crush or absorb competitors. The request by the House Judiciary Committee comes amid a flurry of new antitrust investigations of technology giants, including ones by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. At issue here is a cache of internal Facebook documents unearthed in a case brought by Six4Three, a defunct startup whose founders have waged a bitter four-year legal battle with the social network. In a nine-page Sept....
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook slams Trump’s immigration policy in Supreme Court filing

    10/02/2019 1:58:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 2, 2019 | Kif Leswing
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a filing to the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the company disagrees with President Trump’s decision to terminate DACA, the Obama-era program that shields some immigrants without documentation from being deported. ″We are distressed at the prospect of ripping our DACA colleagues from the fabric of our company,” Cook and HR head Deidre O’Brien wrote in a friend-of-the-court brief. Apple said it employs 443 dreamers, or people that DACA protects from deportation. The Trump administration’s effort to undo DACA is part of a broader effort to restrict immigration, whether it’s through family separation at...
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Elizabeth Warren spat shows cracks in liberal Silicon Valley

    10/01/2019 6:30:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/1/2019 | LISA KASHINSKY
    Mark Zuckerberg and Elizabeth Warren are clashing over her plan to break up the tech titans — a war of words that could test the limits of Silicon Valley’s liberal leanings. The Facebook CEO was caught railing against Warren and her proposal to smash the internet’s virtual monopolies — Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple — in leaked audio of open meetings with employees this summer released Tuesday by The Verge. “You have someone like Elizabeth Warren who thinks that the right answer is to break up the companies … if she gets elected president, then I would bet that we...
  • Lost iPhone still works after 15 months at bottom of river

    09/25/2019 11:00:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | 09/25/2019 | Ben Hooper
    Sept. 25 (UPI) -- An iPhone lost in a South Carolina river was found underwater 15 months later and still functions thanks to a waterproof case. Erica Bennett said she and her family were on a river float tour with Edisto River Adventures in June 2018 when her phone fell overboard. "We got done with the river float and gathered all of our belongings up and it just fell and we didn't notice it fell into the water," Bennett told WCIV-TV. Bennett said her husband, Jason, searched for the iPhone underwater, but was unable to find it. She said she...
  • Apple to build new, insanely powerful Mac Pro in Texas after securing tariff relief

    09/23/2019 11:09:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | September 23, 2019
    As part of its commitment to US economic growth, Apple today confirmed that its newly redesigned Mac Pro will be manufactured in Austin, Texas. This latest generation Mac Pro, which was unveiled at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference in June, will begin production soon at the same Austin facility where Mac Pro has been made since 2013. The new Mac Pro will include components designed, developed and manufactured by more than a dozen American companies for distribution to US customers. Manufacturers and suppliers across Arizona, Maine, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont, including Intersil and ON Semiconductor,...
  • Facebook Wants to Put a Camera in Your Living Room

    09/20/2019 7:30:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/20/2019 | Rich Demuro
    Facebook has new devices to help you video chat from your couch! Smart speakers are popular these days but Facebook says they’re missing a key feature – the ability to video chat! The company’s new line of gadgets called Portal look like picture frames but let you make video calls, too! There’s even a model that sits on top of your TV so you can video chat from the couch. Portal TV. This device sits on top of your TV and lets you video chat from the most comfortable seat in the house: your couch. It’s much more relaxing than...
  • Apple’s iPhone 11 goes on sale with lines outside major stores around the world

    09/20/2019 3:25:46 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | 20 September 2019 | Elizabeth Schulze
    Apple will get a taste of whether upgraded features on the new iPhone 11 are enough to lure shoppers to retail stores around the world as the new smartphones officially hit shelves Friday.
  • Apple taps recycled rare earth elements for iPhone parts

    09/19/2019 9:17:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2019 | Stephen Nellis
    Apple Inc’s new iPhones will use recycled rare earth elements in a key component, the company said on Wednesday. Apple said it will use recycled rare earths in its “Taptic Engine,” a part that lets iPhones mimic a physical button click despite being a flat pane of glass. The part is about one-quarter of the rare earth elements inside the iPhone models. Rare earths, a group of 17 specialized minerals, have become a flash point in trade tensions between the United States and China. The elements are used in weapons, consumer electronics and other goods. China dominates the processing of...
  • Is it unethical to upgrade your iPhone?

    09/19/2019 8:50:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    The Week ^ | September 19, 2019 | Nevneet Alang
    There is always a bitter sort of irony in watching videos of the unveiling of a flashy new iPhone on your own scuffed and scratched years-old device. As reviews of the new iPhone 11 rolled in this week — and I watched them on my trusty iPhone SE from 2016 — I almost immediately started doing the math in my head to figure out if I could afford the shiny new phone. But this year's parade of iPhone reviews was a bit different. Where most reviews have traditionally recommended readers upgrade every two years, The New York Times, for example,...
  • This Ancient Belt Buckle Retrieved from ‘Russian Atlantis’ Looks Like a Bedazzled iPhone Case

    09/12/2019 5:02:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Live Science ^ | 09/12/2019 | Mindy Weisberger
    But the black rectangle, which measures about 7 inches (18 centimeters) long and around 4 inches (9 cm) wide, is no electronics accessory; it's an ancient belt buckle made of jet — a gemstone made from pressurized wood — inlaid with small beads of mother-of-pearl, carnelian and turquoise, The Siberian Times reported. Scientists with the Institute for the History of Material Culture at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) found the object in a woman's grave, where it lay upon the skeleton's pelvis. The researchers nicknamed the woman "Natasha" and dubbed the artifact "Natasha's iPhone," according to The Siberian Times....
  • Apple unveils $999 iPhone 11 Pro and $1099 Pro Max, its 'most powerful and most advanced' [tr]

    09/10/2019 1:34:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 10, 2019 | Cheyene McDonald and James Pero
    Apple has finally revealed the newest designs in its iPhone lineup. The firm unveiled the iPhone 11 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on Tuesday, showing off a handset with a 6.1-inch display that will come in six colors: purple, white, yellow, green, black, and Product Red. Apple also showed off its new premium model, the iPhone 11 Pro, which will come with either a 5.8-inch or 6.5-inch display. The stainless steel device boasts three cameras and will be available in four colors, including the new Midnight Green, all with a matte textured finish.
  • Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism

    09/07/2019 12:02:56 PM PDT · by Salman · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | 7 Sep 2019 | Thomas Claburn
    Cyber-assistant taught to duck sensitive topics Apple has programmed its Siri voice assistant to avoid politically charged subjects, and deflect or duck questions that require its AI to take a stand on issues, it emerged this week. From a tranche of documents leaked by a former contract worker who evaluated Siri responses to user questions for accuracy, The Guardian obtained a set of guidelines drawn up last year to ensure Siri's responses to "sensitive" topics comes across as neutral. In keeping with these guidelines, Siri's responses were revised to endorse "equality" while avoiding the word "feminism," even if asked directly....