Thursday, September 23, 2021
“The quck brosn fox…” That’s the gibberish I ended up typing on Tuesday when I tried Apple’s brand new MacBook Air. I had intended to produce the usual typing test phrase “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.” But as an admittedly poor typist, I was having some problems with the Air’s new…
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - The woman whose complaint led to Bill Cosby’s conviction for sexual assault called for justice in brief testimony on the first day of the comedian’s two-day sentencing hearing on Monday, where prosecutors asked for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and…
Enlarge / One of several styled Apple logos associated with the October 30 event. Apple announced on its earnings call today that it had surpassed its revenue estimates for Q4 2018. The iPhone maker boasted $62.9 billion in revenue, slightly more than the $60-62 billion it previously estimated, as well as $14.1 billion in profit,…
“Venom,” a character from the comic-book world of “Spider-Man,” topped the box office for a second weekend, breathing life into Sony Pictures’ superhero movie plans. The surprise hit, which overcame poor reviews, collected $35.7 million in theaters in the U.S and Canada, ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. It beat three new movies, including…
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. A series of decisions by the Obama administration loosened the legal concept…
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nikki Rose (centre) and Ian Power (right) were the first to buy legal cannabis at Tweed in St. John's Newfoundland, just after midnight on Wednesday Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis.The nationwide market for cannabis opened Wednesday at midnight amid…
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Android creator Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016.In a letter to employees, chief executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant was taking a "hard line" on inappropriate conduct.The letter was in response to a…
Jonathan GitlinForget the impending death of the sedan, as an automotive species the station wagon should be on life support. Which is a shame, because station wagons are great. The utility of an SUV without the high seating position, sure, but also without the high center of gravity and drag coefficient. In return, a much…
THE CAREER OF China’s biggest property tycoon can be divided into two stages. Xu Jiayin started slowly, focusing on Guangzhou, a southern city. Then came the global financial crisis and the government’s response, a giant economic stimulus, launched a decade ago this month. For Mr Xu it was a signal to become far bolder. His…
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. logged 168.3 billion yuan ($24.3 billion) in sales in 16 hours of its annual Singles’ Day extravaganza, setting a record as shoppers swarmed the e-commerce giant’s online bazaars. China’s largest company, which used a concurrent televised entertainment spectacle featuring Cirque du Soleil and Mariah Carey to further drum up business, reported…