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Apple’s latest MacBook Pro looks exactly the same from the outside, but the company made a bunch of changes inside that you should know about if you’re going to buy one

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is as powerful as ever in 2019, MacOS is fantastic, and I love the giant touchpad that comes on all models of MacBook Pro. But iFixit gave it a low score of two out of ten for repairability, and Apple’s repairs for even small things can become costly if you don’t […]

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Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs

Enlarge Aurich Lawson / Getty Images Researchers from Google investigating the scope and impact of the Spectre attack have published a paper asserting that Spectre-like vulnerabilities are likely to be a continued feature of processors and, further, that software-based techniques for protecting against them will impose a high performance cost. And whatever the cost, the […]

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All the tech startups that have taken steps toward going public in 2019 – and those rumored to be eyeing an IPO

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 7, 2019.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 2019 was supposed to be the “year of unicorns,” but market volatility and the 35-day government shutdown have caused some companies looking to go public to slow down or delay their filing processes. Some companies, […]

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Elon Musk says he's finally going to host PewDiePie's show about internet memes – here's why that's a big deal for the YouTuber

PewDiePie and Elon Musk.RW/MediaPunch/IPX; AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato Elon Musk said in a Monday night tweet that he recently recorded a video that will go up on the YouTube channel for PewDiePie, the most popular video creator on the platform. Musk first floated the idea of making an appearance on PewDiePie’s “Meme Review” video series, where […]

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A hidden trick for turning your iPhone and AirPods into a spy microphone is going viral. Here's what the feature is really about.

Apple CEO Tim Cook.Getty A recently introduced feature for iPhones and AirPods called “Live Listen” is going viral.  It enables a person to use an iPhone’s microphone to listen in to conversations wirelessly through AirPods. Some people are creeped out by the feature, suggesting it could be used to spy, but it was originally intended to […]