pple and Malala Yousafzai partner up to fight for girls’ education

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai are working together to ensure girls around the world receive a proper education. Apple announced on Sunday it’s becoming the first Laureate partner for The Malala Fund, Yousafzai’s philanthropic organization. In the role, Apple will be working to support and expand the 20-year-old’s efforts to […]

A robot chef cooked my lunch, and it was delicious

About a week ago, my wife and I ate a meal that was entirely prepared by a robotic chef. The GammaChef — a machine akin to a large coffee maker — did everything on its own. It heated the pot and added the ingredients — beef steak chunks, pasta, mushrooms, water, oil, seasonings and sauces […]

Vivo is launching the first phone with an under-the-display fingerprint scanner

On January 24, China’s Vivo will launch a smartphone with an under-the-display fingerprint sensor. You may have already forgotten about this technology, and I don’t blame you, but just months ago before the launch of iPhone X, it was widely rumored that Apple’s new flagship would have a fingerprint sensor embedded into the screen. Alas, […]

Audiobooks might be on Google Play soon if this banner ad is a legit clue

A glimmer of a shadow of a possibility that Google Play will soon be offering audiobooks has the bibliophiles of the internet buzzing. When a tech blog spotted a banner ad for audiobooks directly through Google’s online store, Google Play, everyone jumped on their seemingly imminent arrival. There’s only one issue: The link that was […]

How these habits can make you more successful — and change your life

New year, new goals: some of them lofty, some a little more approachable. Whenever the slate is wiped clean with the promise of a fresh start, most people start thinking of ways they can recalibrate, reset, and change their approach to be more successful in the coming months than the year that just passed. It […]

Why I deleted the Instagram app — and you should think about it too

Instagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond that core element, it’s continued to be the bane of my existence — at least while writing about the tech industry, chatting with friends, and watching the world around me strain to be more “Instagrammable.” […]

Apple’s HomePod is probably going to launch any day now

Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers, the HomePod, is almost ready for launch. After missing its release last year, the $350 smart speaker has now been approved for sale by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which means Apple will probably start selling it very soon. SEE ALSO: Why Apple’s upcoming […]

Download this: An app to help you get better at HQ Trivia

Trivia buffs now have a new way to prepare for games of HQ. Called Practice HQ Trivia, the recently released Android app challenges players to answer multiple choice trivia questions similar to what you might see in HQ and other quiz games. There are no timers, goofy animations, or charismatic hosts, but you do get […]