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Tim Cook on Augmented Reality: ‘What It Will Be, What It Can Be, I Think It’s Profound’

With Apple focusing heavily on augmented reality in iOS 11 through ARKit, Apple CEO Tim Cook received several questions about AR during today’s fourth quarter earnings call. He was, of course, questioned about augmented reality hardware, a question he dodged by explaining that Apple’s all about the experience. In terms …

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The bitcoin bubble

PUT the word Bitcoin into Google and you get (in Britain, at least) four adverts at the top of the list: “Trade Bitcoin with no fees”, “Fastest Way to Buy Bitcoin”, “Where to Buy Bitcoins” and “Looking to Invest in Bitcoins”. Travelling to work on the tube this week, your …

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Brett Ratner and Warner Bros. Part Ways Following Sexual Harassment and Assault Allegations

Director and producer Brett Ratner announced on Wednesday that he has chosen to sever ties with Warner Bros. so as not to negatively impact them after six women accused him of sexual harassment or assault in a Los Angeles Times exposé published earlier that day. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the …

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Richard Branson Launches Adults-Only Cruise, Which Is Still Not Enough to Make Cruises Good

Now that Virgin America—home of moody lighting and the abundantly creepy seat-to-seat chat option—has been handed over to Alaska Airlines, (Sir) Richard Branson is at long last fulfilling his life’s ultimate purpose: Getting his adults-only cruise line off the ground. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Selena Gomez Has Appropriated Her Ex’s Jacket 

In the wake of her recent split from boyfriend of 10 months The Weeknd, Selena Gomez has done what any female inspiration would: keep her ex’s coziest jacket and go around everywhere with a huge grin on her face. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Scott Pruitt Uses the Bible to Explain Why He’s Kicking Experts Off EPA Advisory Boards  

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Julianne Moore Will Play Gloria Steinem in My Life on the Road

Julianne Moore will play the role of Gloria Steinem in Julie Taymor’s adaptation of My Life on the Road—what a relief! Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Russian Election Interference, Fake News and Tax Reform in Nightly News Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with NBC’s Lester Holt on tonight’s NBC Nightly News broadcast, where he spoke about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the need for tax reform in the United States, and more. As was shared in a clip of the interview earlier today, Cook …

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Apple Voices Support for Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s Decision to End DACA

Apple this afternoon joined several other tech companies to support a lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Xavier Bercerra aiming to block the withdrawal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which United States President Donald Trump said would be phased out over the course of the next …

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iPhone X Predicted to ‘Absorb’ Up to $30B in Holiday Spending at Expense of Other Retailers

High demand for the iPhone X will drive an upgrade “supercycle” this holiday season that could see shoppers spending the bulk of their holiday cash at Apple Stores, according to a note from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty (via Business Insider). Given the high price of the iPhone X, which …

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