Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for Apple

January 20, 2018

Apple has faced mounting criticism in recent years for avoiding taxes in the US and Europe. Wednesday, it offered critics 38 billion replies. More precisely, Apple said it would pay an estimated $38 billion in tax to bring back to the US some of the cash it has stashed overseas over the years. Apple says the payment would be the largest tax payment of its type in history. But it’s…


Apple says it will pay $38bn in foreign cash taxes and create 20,000 US jobs

January 19, 2018

Tech giant, which has faced has faced criticism for tax evasion, says it will repatriate some of its massive overseas cash holdings Apple says it will pay $38bn in foreign cash taxes and create 20,000 US jobs Tech giant says it will repatriate some overseas cash holdings Apple has faced sustained criticism for tax evasion policies Dominic Rushe in New York @dominicru Last modified on Wed 17 Jan 2018 19.55EST…


This Startup Wants to Neutralize Your Phoneand Un-change the World

January 18, 2018

Late last drop-off, in the glittering lily-white lobby of Madison Square Garden, uniformed assistants were announced at certificate terminals to attain millions of smartphones stupid. Chris Rock was playing his 10 th show in a 12 -city international expedition, and at every stop, each guest was required to pass through the entryway, confirm that his or her telephone was on pulsate or speechles, and then mitt it over to a…


When Wi-Fi Won’t Work, Let Sound Carry Your Data

January 15, 2018

If you’ve ever struggled to pair your telephone with a Bluetooth speaker or set up a wireless printer, you know that it’s often easier to connect to a server halfway around the world than to a gadget across the chamber. That’s a problem as we increasingly use our telephones to pay for nonsense, unlock openings, and control everything from videos to thermostats. No one wants to wait for coffee because…


How smart speakers stole the show from smartphones

January 9, 2018

Amazon and Google believe theyve struck gold with their voice-controlled speakers while Apple and Microsoft struggle to catch up Move over smartphones. The battle now raging between the big technology companies for consumer cash is focused on the voice-controlled smart speaker. Having already conquered the pocket with the ubiquitous smartphone, big tech has been struggling to come up with the next must-have gadget that will open up a potentially lucrative…


Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws explained

January 9, 2018

What are Meltdown and Spectre? Do they only affect Intel chips? Will the fixes slow my computer and what even is a processor? Meltdown and Spectre are the names of Apple advised customers in a blog post to update their devices operating systems and only download software from trusted sources such as the App Store. The company also said that there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time….


When Your Activity Tracker Becomes a Personal Medical Device

December 13, 2017

Fitbit spent its first decade selling activity trackers. With its latest moves, the company is starting to look little like a gear maker selling pricey supplementaries to fitness devotees and more like a medical-device companionship, gratifying to infirmaries, patients, and health insurers. The company’s business-to-business limb, announced Health Solutions, is now addressing four health conditions–sleep agitations including sleep apnea, diabetes, cardiovascular state and mental health–for boss, state insurers, healthcare providers,…


An Old Technique Could Put Artificial Intelligence in Your Hearing Aid

December 11, 2017

Dag Spicer is expecting a special package soon, but it’s not a Black Friday impulse buy. The fist-sized motor, greened by corrosion, is from a historic room-sized computer intended to ape the human brain. It may also point toward artificial intelligence's future. Spicer is senior curator at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The motor in the mail is from the Mark 1 Perceptron, built by Cornell researcher…


Facebooks New Captcha Test: ‘Upload A Clear Photo of Your Face’

December 6, 2017

Facebook may soon ask you to "upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face," to prove you're not a bot. The company is using a new kind of captcha to verify whether a user is a real person. According to a screenshot of the identity test shared on Twitter on Tuesday and verified by Facebook, the prompt says: “Please upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your…


The 4 biggest reveals from Roku’s first-ever earnings report

December 3, 2017

Image: Mashable Roku stocks are soaring after the company nailed its first earnings report since going public earlier this fall. While the set-top box maker is not quite profitable, it managed to post a smaller loss ($7.9 million) than Wall Street had expected ($12.7 million) thanks to especially strong revenue growth in ads and licensing its software. The company’s overall revenue grew to $125 million from $89 million in the…