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This is the $60 wireless charger Apple prefers for the iPhone X and iPhone 8 (AAPL)

One of the biggest new features on Apple's iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus is wireless charging. That means instead of plugging in your new phone, you can simply place it on a special charging mat. But Apple didn't release its own wireless charger for the iPhone X and iPhone 8. Show More Summary

23andMe is getting serious about drug development — and it could signal a fresh approach to finding new medicines

23andMe, a company known for its consumer genetics test, is also looking to develop new drugs. The company raised $250 million on Tuesday, and the funding will in part go toward drug development. While drug development and consumer genetics...Show More Summary

We hunted down the controversial 'Bodega' vending machine and found one in the wild – here's what it's like

T witter users across the country howled in rage on Wednesday after getting wind of Bodega, the startup whose internet connected pantry boxes want to replace your local corner store. Many observers criticized the choice of the Bodega...Show More Summary

Trump retweets video of him hitting a golf ball at Hillary Clinton in early Sunday morning Twitter spree

President Donald Trump started his Sunday morning at his private club in Bedminster, New Jersey with a Twitter spree, posting or retweeting 15 tweets from 7:40 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. He posted about talking to the South Korean president,Show More Summary

Mercedes' new all-electric concept car shows just how serious the company is about taking on Tesla

Mercedes-Benz is going all in on electric cars. On Monday, Daimler, the automaker's parent company, said that Mercedes will sell electrified versions of all of its models by 2022. And on Tuesday, the company showcased an all-electric...Show More Summary

Apple is still selling the iPhone 6s for a lower price, and it's a steal (AAPL)

Apple recently announced its shiny new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X on Tuesday, and they bring new features and faster performance than any previous iPhone. However, I'm here to tell you that you that Apple is still sellingShow More Summary

A YouTuber made a glass topped combustion engine and recorded it working in slow-motion

YouTube channel Warped Perception added a glass head to a combustion engine and recorded it running with a super slow motion camera. The footage captured shows the valves injecting fuel and air. A spark plug ignites the fuel which makes...Show More Summary

How the iPhone X and its 'notch' will handle videos

The iPhone X's gorgeous display takes up almost the entire front of the phone, save for the "notch" at the very top. We saw during Apple's September event on Tuesday how apps will look with the notch, and it doesn't look like it'll be much cause for concern. Show More Summary

Uber slammed for promotion that offered to 'let your wife take a day off from the kitchen'

Uber's food delivery service UberEats has run a promotional campaign offering to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen" — sparking a barrage of angry criticism online. Uber Bangalore sent users a message marking "Wife Appreciation...Show More Summary

Here are the US cities best suited for Amazon's new headquarters

Given the age of the housing stock in the U.S., with almost 60% of homes built prior to 1980, Amazon will undoubtedly have an impact on the fix-and-flip market wherever it ultimately decides to build its second HQ. HQ2, as its been named,...Show More Summary

A Google VC explained why Cambridge has the edge over Oxford on tech startups

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have one of the longest-running rivalries in the world. They compete every year in The Boat Race (rowing), The Varsity Match (rugby), and of course, in the academic league tables. But today there's...Show More Summary

An eggless mayo startup is out to beat Hampton Creek — here's the verdict

We live in a world of cheap, low-quality food where the crowning achievement in taste and convenience is the Dorito. But it doesn't have to be this way, according to Matias Muchnick, the CEO and co-founder of a startup called NotCo (The...Show More Summary

The US is taking aim at Russia's cyber industry

The US government is banning all federal agencies from using software developed by Kaspersky Labs, an elite Russian cybersecurity company. The move could be part of the US' effort to punish Russia for its aggressive behavior in the cyber...Show More Summary

Why it absolutely matters what Angela Ahrendts wore on stage during Apple's iPhone launch event (AAPL)

Even if you missed Apple's big iPhone unveiling this past Tuesday, you may have seen the photo: Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail boss, on stage wearing black-framed glasses, a white v-neck t-shirt, and a pale pink lace trench coat. The coat — made by the company Ahrendts used to run, Burberry — caused an immediate reaction. Show More Summary

A company that builds underground bunkers to withstand nuclear war has made millions since the Trump presidency began — take a look

Doomsday preppers are making a fortune off fears that the world is coming to an end. Rising S Company sells underground doomsday bunkers at every price point. The Texas-based manufacturer claims to have seen business soar between 500%...Show More Summary

A short story that shows why the anti-Big Tech push is doomed

Google has announced that, starting next year, the Google Chrome browser will block auto-play videos unless the user has demonstrated interest in the video or the video is set to mute. Sounds great, right? Everyone hates auto-play videos. Yet...Show More Summary

iPhone 8 and iPhone X don't support the new T-Mobile LTE network that cost $8 billion (APPL, TMUS)

Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X won't support the extended LTE network that T-Mobile spent $8 billion on acquiring from the FCC earlier this year. Both of Apple's new iPhones lack support for the LTE band needed to access T-Mobile's...Show More Summary

I flew on a $20 million Embraer Legacy 500 private jet and understand why Jackie Chan bought one

The Embraer Legacy 500 is a midsize private jet introduced in 2014 It costs $20 million and can fly non-stop between New York and LA. The Legacy 500 seats between eight and 12 passengers. Every product needs a good pitchman. For the Embraer Legacy 500, that person is movie legend, Jackie Chan. Show More Summary

These electric cars will challenge Tesla in the next 5 years

Tesla has consistently been ahead of the curve on electric cars, but major automakers are finally starting to pose competition. Audi, Volkswagen, and Mercedes are just a few companies that are planning to unveil an electric car by 2020. Show More Summary

Audi's new luxury SUV has a virtual cockpit

This is the new 2018 Audi SQ5 powered by a 3-liter, turbocharged V-6 engine. This virtual cockpit features maps from Google Earth, a large infotainment display and the car has raising and lowering technology. Join the conversation about this story »

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