Friday, July 21, 2017

Off topic: Surgeries and placebo, languages galore, baseball’s nine innings, when pilots hate each...

The ultimate placebo: sham surgeries. Humans speak more than 7,000 languages — why? How baseball came to be played in nine innings. And “Do...

Amazon launches new way to shop, with Instagram-like photo feed

Amazon must have wondered, “What’s the use of all this sharing on social media if there’s no shopping?” Or maybe the thinking went like...

Amazon jumps into social media with ‘Spark,’ an Instagram-like photo feed for shopping

Amazon must have wondered, “What’s the use of all this sharing on social media if there’s no shopping?” Or maybe the thinking went like...

Steve Wozniak: iPhones are priced very high because they are worth it

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak defended the high price tag of iPhones, which is rumored to cost $1,200 for the upcoming 10th anniversary model, because...

Star Trek’s Captain Kirk takes a new mission: solar

Looks like solar energy has a new galactic spokesman. William Shatner, also known as Capt. James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, installed a...

Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Cisco, Oracle again top the cash-rich list

The cash-rich keep getting richer. Exhibit A: Apple. The tech giant added a cool $30 billion to its hoard at the end of 2016,...

Mark Zuckerberg vs. Trump? Poll reveals how tech mogul would fare if he ran...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s tour of the United States has fueled speculation that the tech titan could run for president in 2020. The 33-year-old,...

Apple appoints new Chinese head of operations as government clamps down

Apple appointed its vice president of wireless operations to spearhead its operations in China as it seeks to reverse declining sales amid a political...

Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of antitrust violations

A new round of artillery has been fired in the ongoing antitrust and licensing fight between Apple and Qualcomm. And this time, Qualcomm is...

Off topic: Beyonce’s Benjamins, solar-eclipse database, Pokemon Go for real animals, bookseller from hell

A breakdown of how much Beyoncé — the highest-paid musician — made last year. A database of solar eclipses, with a mapping feature. A Pokémon Go-like...

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