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The Best Announcement from the Apple Event Was on Old Hardware

The Best Announcement from the Apple Event Was on Old Hardware

One of the best things to come out of Apple’s early September event — which brought about a suite of new iPhones, a 7th-gen iPad and a potentially game-changing streaming service — was something you’ll find few people talking about: the Apple Watch Series 3, originally released in 2017, will continue to be sold by Apple ...
10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate. The 10-year-old girl swam in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Bosque County near Waco over Labor Day weekend, according to a report. Then, on September 8, the girl “began having a ...
Disney CEO Robert Iger departs Apple’s board with video streaming showdown looming

Disney CEO Robert Iger departs Apple’s board with video streaming showdown looming

 Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple’s board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix. Apple disclosed Iger’s departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became effective Tuesday. That’s the same day that Apple announced its long-awaited video streaming ...
An asteroid will pass so close to Earth on Saturday that home astronomers will be able to see it

An asteroid will pass so close to Earth on Saturday that home astronomers will be able to see it

On Saturday night, an asteroid that is between 300 and 600 meters in diameter will fly by Earth. To put its size in perspective, Chicago’s Willis Tower is 412.7 meters high. Experts say the asteroid, known as Asteroid 2000 QW7, will miss our planet by about 3 million miles — around 14 times the distance ...
FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

FDA takes major step toward approving first peanut allergy treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee on Friday voted in favor of approving a treatment for peanut allergies in children. The drug Palforzia is designed to minimize the incidence and severity of allergic reactions in people from ages 4 to 17 with peanut allergies.   While the advisory committee has voted ...
‘Uber has lost its mojo’: early investor

‘Uber has lost its mojo’: early investor

Uber’s stock (UBER) is stinking up the joint. And what is tantamount to a post IPO crash isn’t lost on one early investor. “Uber has lost its mojo,” early Uber investor Bradley Tusk of Tusk Ventures said on Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade. Tusk — a longtime confidant of Uber founder and board member Travis Kalanick ...
Target 20th Anniversary Collection is live but some items are already selling out online

Target 20th Anniversary Collection is live but some items are already selling out online

Target shoppers stayed up late or woke up early to shop the retailer’s 20th Anniversary Collection online, which went live at 3 a.m. EDT Saturday. Some early shoppers said on social media they were able to get most if not all items on their list and check out in minutes. “I got everything that I wanted ...
Grab a refurbished 128GB Pixel 3 in black for $400 ($200 off) on Amazon

Grab a refurbished 128GB Pixel 3 in black for $400 ($200 off) on Amazon

With all of the recent Pixel 4 leaks, you’d be forgiven for having forgotten about last year’s Google phones. But if you’re not too interested in what’s coming, or are dreading the likely high MSRP, then Amazon has a deal for you. Right now, you can get a 128GB Pixel 3 in black for a mere $399.95, $200 off the ...
Astronomers spy a 2nd interstellar visitor

Astronomers spy a 2nd interstellar visitor

Astronomers are thrilled this week about a newly discovered object that appears to have come from interstellar space. The official confirmation that this object – labeled C/2019 Q4 – is interstellar has not yet been made, but if it is, it would be only the second such object detected. How exciting is that? First, there was only ...
What’s News: Business & Finance

What’s News: Business & Finance

The ECB cut its key interest rate and launched a sweeping package of bond purchases that lays the groundwork for a long period of ultraloose monetary policy, jolting European financial markets. U.S. stocks rose after the ECB unveiled its stimulus efforts and U.S.-China trade tensions showed signs of easing. The Dow gained 0.2%. WeWork’s parent ...