Apple reportedly looking to ditch Qualcomm components

Is Apple ready to go without Qualcomm components? Sarah Tew/CNET Apple may be looking to squeeze Qualcomm out of its devices entirely. Apple, which is locked in a fierce battle with Qualcomm over patents and licensing fees, is designing iPhones and iPads for next year that would ditch the chipmaker’s components, The Wall Street Journal […]

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World Series umpire has Twitter firing jokes like fastballs

Every baseball fan knows the words: For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game. But during the dramatic, 10-inning Game 5 of the World Series in which the Houston Astros eventually beat the LA Dodgers Sunday night, some fans thought that home plate umpire Bill Miller seemed a little eager […]

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World Series umpire has Twitter firing jokes like fastballs

Every baseball fan knows the words: For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game. But during the dramatic, 10-inning Game 5 of the World Series in which the Houston Astros eventually beat the LA Dodgers Sunday night, some fans thought that home plate umpire Bill Miller seemed a little eager […]

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‘Independence Day’ maker’s next bet? A social-VR mashup

Roland Emmerich doesn’t want to direct a virtual-reality experience for you. He wants you to direct VR for everybody. “I’m too much of a dictator” to shoot in the immersive format, the “Independence Day” director said during an interview and demo last week. VR lets viewers decide where their attention should be. “I want to […]

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I went to Best Buy to buy a Pixel 2 and it was strange

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Enlarge Image The home of sales objectivity? Best Buy When Google’s Pixel 2 and 2XL phones launched last week, I went to a Verizon store — Verizon has the exclusive deal on the new phones — and had an unsatisfying […]

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Amazon ships Bezos early holiday gift: World’s richest title

“Hi, yes, that’s my giant pile of money over there!” Drew Angerer/Getty Images Three months ago, Jeff Bezos was for a brief moment the world’s richest person. This time, Amazon’s CEO and founder may get to keep that title for a little longer. On Friday, the online retailing giant’s stock shot up a whopping 13 percent, […]

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Amazon ships Bezos early holiday gift: World’s richest title

“Hi, yes, that’s my giant pile of money over there!” Drew Angerer/Getty Images Three months ago, Jeff Bezos was for a brief moment the world’s richest person. This time, Amazon’s CEO and founder may get to keep that title for a little longer. On Friday, the online retailing giant’s stock shot up a whopping 13 percent, […]

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Amazon ships Bezos early holiday gift: World’s richest title

“Hi, yes, that’s my giant pile of money over there!” Drew Angerer/Getty Images Three months ago, Jeff Bezos was for a brief moment the world’s richest person. This time, Amazon’s CEO and founder may get to keep that title for a little longer. On Friday, the online retailing giant’s stock shot up a whopping 13 percent, […]

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DC superhero Shazam gets his own movie starring Zachary Levi

Superhero Shazam finally gets his own feature film with Zachary Levi playing the lead.  DC Comics Children love to pretend to be superheroes, but what if you could go from being a kid to an adult with god-worthy powers just by uttering a single word? That’s exactly what happens to young Billy Batson, who can […]

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iPhone X preorders start — and end — quickly

Apple’s newest iPhone ditches the home button and features an edge-to-edge display.  James Martin/CNET You had to be quick to nab an iPhone X. Preorders for Apple’s newest phone began at 12:01 a.m. PT Friday. Within the first 10 minutes, few models of the device were still available online for a Nov. 3 shipping date, […]

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iPhone X preorders start — and end — quickly

Apple’s newest iPhone ditches the home button and features an edge-to-edge display.  James Martin/CNET You had to be quick to nab an iPhone X. Preorders for Apple’s newest phone began at 12:01 a.m. PT Friday. Within the first 10 minutes, few models of the device were still available online for a Nov. 3 shipping date, […]

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