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The company that dashed our sapphire-covered iPhone dreams is being charged with fraud

In 2014, it looked like Apple was poised to do for sapphire what it had done for aluminum — turn an exceptionally useful but difficult-to-machine raw material into a selling point...

Detective Pikachu review — an absurdly silly, wonderful ride

As a piece of storytelling, the live-action Pokémon movie Detective Pikachu fails spectacularly. Warner Bros. has the impossible task of trying to make the film appealing and likable for a movie-going...

Netflix got Quentin Tarantino to turn a movie into a miniseries — should we...

Quentin Tarantino has brought an “extended version” of his controversial roadshow western The Hateful Eight to Netflix, but not the way you’d think. It’s a miniseries composed of four 50-minute episodes,...

Apple Pay is coming to New York City’s MTA transit system this summer

It’s been nearly two years since we wrote that New York City would finally be upgrading its transit system to take “tap-to-pay” contactless payments, but Apple’s Tim Cook says it’s finally...

The man who predicted Antennagate is no longer at Apple

Apple’s had a few public embarrassments in recent years — AirPower, the MacBook’s unreliable butterfly keyboard, and the iPhone slowdown saga come to mind — but it’s been a minute since...

This cool video reimagines Game of Thrones’ title sequence in the style of Westworld

HBO’s final season of Game of Thrones is in the midst of its run, and a Belgian designer took the opportunity to reimagine the show’s title sequence in the style of...

Overcast introduces new clip-sharing feature

Overcast is one of the best podcasting apps out there, and it’s introducing a new feature that should make it even more useful to listeners: the ability to share clips of...

United Airlines says it’s now covering those surprise seatback webcams

United Airlines has begun physically covering built-in webcams on in-flight entertainment devices following privacy concerns, according to a report from BuzzFeed. The screens, enterprise-grade tablets provided to United by the aviation...

Intel says Apple and Qualcomm’s surprise settlement pushed it to exit mobile 5G

Intel has clarified that it bowed out of the mobile 5G marketplace earlier this month, and now we know why: according to CEO Bob Swan, the company had concluded that there...

Facebook Stories somehow hits 500 million daily users

Somehow, defying all expectations, people are using Facebook Stories. And not just a few people, but a lot — more than 500 million every day. The new metric is the first time...

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