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October 16, 2017 3:33 PM U.S. buyers favour iPhone 7 over 8

(Reuters) - Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys. Traditionally, new editions of the iPhone have sold quickly as fans queue for the latest upgrade, but early surveys have added 83

October 14, 2017 4:00 PM Americans will head to space again, but without a Russian taxi

Since the Space Shuttle’s retirement six years ago, NASA has been buying spots aboard Russian Soyuz craft to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. It’s a politically awkward arrangement, to say the least, given more than a decade of strained relations, Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the dented American pride 125

October 13, 2017 12:42 PM Sonos, Alexa, and Spotify: An excruciatingly slow evolution

Perhaps no one was more excited than I was by the official announcement that Amazon’s Alexa would work with Sonos speakers. And now, almost two weeks later, no one may be as frustrated as I am. Great! I am the ideal target for this. I own two Sonos Play:1 speakers. And I have an Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. It seemed insane that these gadgets didn’t already 79

October 12, 2017 1:06 PM Mark Zuckerberg takes on critics who say virtual reality is anti-social

"We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run," said the late American futurist and engineering researcher Roy Amara, a maxim known as Amara's law. It takes more than a long-term view to understand why Facebook continues to invest heavily in virtual reality. It also takes optimism -- to believe 100

October 12, 2017 12:03 PM Facebook's plan to get you to buy into VR: A price deal

The social giant shows off new VR headsets from its Oculus brand and says it's making an earlier price cut permanent. The goal: to get 1 billion people to try its tech. Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn you -- and another 999,999,999 people -- into VR believers. As part of Facebook's latest quest to make virtual reality an everyday part of our lives, the company's 105

October 12, 2017 9:31 AM Should Georgina Chapman's Fashion Business Suffer for Husband Harvey Weinstein's Actions?

The wife of the scandal-ridden producer is trying to salvage her fashion business as allegations against her husband mount up. Was she, to use a Trumpian word, complicit? After initially standing by him, fashion designer Georgina Chapman announced on Tuesday that she is leaving her husband of 10 years, after sexual abuse allegations first exposed by the New York Times 85

October 12, 2017 8:24 AM Facebook bets on mobile VR: I'm not taking the bait

Opinion: Facebook is betting on mobile VR, but it still gives me no reason to buy into the circus. Facebook is launching a new virtual reality (VR) headset which needs no separate PC to operate -- but VR is lacking crucial components to make it a mainstream success. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told attendees of the firm's annual virtual reality developers 105

October 11, 2017 11:43 PM SpaceX successfully launches 2nd rocket in 3 days

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite thundered into space Wednesday after a picture-perfect sunset launching from the Kennedy Space Center, the California rocket builder's second flight in just three days and its 15th so far this year. The rocket's previously flown first stage, meanwhile, flipped around and plunged 113

October 11, 2017 9:26 AM Worldwide PC shipments continue to fall

Enterprise demand is stable, but SMB market vulnerable to price rises, warns Gartner Global PC shipments fell for the 12th straight quarter with weak back-to-school demand in the US blamed for the decline, according to new figures released by Gartner. The analyst outfit said that worldwide shipments equalled 67 million units for the quarter, indicating 129

October 11, 2017 7:14 AM After IMF, World Bank downgrades India's growth forecast

A day after International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered India's growth forecast, the World Bank on Wednesday said India's GDP may slow from 8.6 per cent in 2015 to 7.0 per cent in 2017 because of disruptions by demonetisation and the GST, the World Bank has forecast and warned that subdued private investment due to internal bottlenecks could put downside 149