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The Millennium Falcon is Han Solo’s ship, but he wasn’t her only owner. We know he won it from Lando Calrissian in a card game, and we know that he lost it somehow so that Rey could later find it on her home planet. In the near future, we’re going to learn exactly how Han Solo won it, because this is one of the plotlines of the upcoming standalone Han Solo movie.
A criminal investigation into a senior exec at Apple’s European division has concluded with no jail time, but a rather hefty fine. Italian prosecutors have been investigating Apple’s tax dealings through Apple Sales International, the Irish-based unit that controlled much of Apple’s European profits.
According to Reuters, a settlement has now been reached, with the potential six-month jail term for the Apple exec converted into a $50,000 fine instead.
Tesla’s Model X may be a forward-thinking vehicle, but there’s no getting around the fact that Tesla’s crossover SUV had more than its fair share of problems at launch. In fact, Tesla CEO Elon Musk even said that he somewhat regrets turning the Model X into an incredibly ambitious project.
Going into yesterday’s Apple event, the expectations hoisted upon Tim Cook were sky-high. Not only had it been an excruciatingly long time since Apple delivered a solid refresh to its Mac lineup, but Microsoft earlier in the week impressed the tech world with an innovative (and yes, hyper expensive) desktop PC.
So with all eyes in the tech world laser focused on Apple’s product announcements yesterday, the company delivered in a big way. Apple’s revamped 2016 MacBook Pro is a thing of beauty. Far from an incremental upgrade, it may completely alter the way we interact with computers. Aside from impressive hardware improvements and a sleeker, thinner and lighter form factor, the biggest selling point on Apple’s top of the line MacBook Pros is a feature Apple calls the Touch Bar.
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ALIAS can fly a military helicopter and then move into another aircraft and fly that too— and ALIAS is not human.
Driverless cars may have been making headlines of late, but DARPA’s ALIAS program has also been making great strides in the development of “digital pilot” technology.
Microsoft introduced a new Surface Book laptop during its Windows event on Wednesday, but it made sure not to call it a Surface Book 2. No, that model is probably coming next year. What we’re getting instead is a “Surface Book with Performance Base” laptop that’s supposed to improve performance and battery life. But the laptop has one more feature that some people will enjoy, and it’s one that Panos Panay didn’t explain on stage. More →
We’re just days away from Halloween, but it’s not to late to put the finishing touches on fright night thanks to Amazon Prime. In just two days, a Chauvet Hurricane 700 Fog Machine can be shipped right to your door, ready to spew thick water-based fog all over your house, back yard or anywhere else you’ve got a Halloween setup. Best of all, it’s only $30 right now on Amazon. More →
Today, Apple announced two new MacBook Pros. Microsoft announced a new and upgraded Surface Book yesterday. There’s only one thing to do: compare specs, judge designs, and declare a winner.
If you’ve been keeping up with all the coverage of the presidential election lately, you’ve probably heard that Donald Trump has begun to rebound somewhat after a dismal month of October following three poor debate performances. In fact, CNN’s Electoral College map now shows both Florida and Nevada as “battleground” states once again after moving them to “lean Democratic” just a week ago.
So does Trump actually have a chance to come back and win?
Over the past few months, we’ve heard rumblings about Tesla’s efforts to eventually introduce a Tesla Network, effectively a ridesharing service operated by self-driving Tesla vehicles. During a Tesla event last week, where Tesla introduced hardware capable of supporting fully autonomous driving, the company noted that using a self-driving Tesla for ridesharing “will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year.”
Clearly, Tesla has its eyes on competing with the likes of Uber and Lyft, but the company isn’t exactly looking to get rich off such a plan. On the contrary, it wants to put all of that ridesharing money into the pockets of Tesla drivers themselves.
2016 is a courageous year for Apple. It killed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 series, and it killed a bunch of tried and true laptop features on the MacBook Pro as well. Don’t worry though, the headphone jack isn’t one of them.