Tariffs hit Apple and other tech companies tomorrow

The tariffs will also affect a range of components, including cameras, flash storage, optical discs (like Blu-ray and DVD) and lithium-ion batteries. A further wave of tariffs affecting prices for phones, laptops, consoles and other tech is due on December 15th barring negotiation. It’s uncertain if Apple or other companies will raise prices to compensate…

Joker Is Powerful, Confused, and Provocative, Just Like the Character

A tear and a smile, a perfect image for Todd Phillips’ Joker.Photo: Warner Bros. io9 ReviewsReviews and critical analyses of fan-favorite movies, TV shows, comics, books, and more.   If Joker wasn’t called “Joker,” you’d never know it was a DC movie. Though there are characters with the last name “Wayne” and it takes place in…

Recommended Reading: Behind the scenes of Netflix’s ‘Dark Crystal’ prequel

The creators of ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ just loved throwing puppetsLiz Shannon Miller,The Verge Netflix’s Dark Crystal prequel series debuted this week, offering fans another look at the world created by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The Verge caught up with executive producers Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews for a behind-the-scenes…

The Morning After: Galaxy Note 10 review

Good size, bad price.Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review The Galaxy Note 10 squeezes a 6.3-inch screen and S Pen into a phone that’s about the same size as an iPhone XS. But, as Cherlynn Low explains, it makes tradeoffs to shave off those millimeters with less RAM, no microSD slot and a lower resolution display….

Hitting the Books: Robots came for our jobs, then they came for our coffee

Talking to Robots: Tales From Our Human-Robot Futuresby David Ewing Duncan We have no chance of escaping the coming robot revolution, nor should we want to. Our modern lives are already full of robots — they’re in our phones, our cars, hospitals and boardrooms, assisting everyone from factory workers to astrophysicists. They make our lives…

The Idiotic Reason That Egg Companies Are Turning to Plastic Packaging

Illustration: Benjamin Currie (G/O Media) Choosing which eggs to buy at the grocery store can be an overwhelming process. Single A, Double A, jumbo, organic, free range, cage free, pasture-raised, vegetarian-fed, hormone-free, certified humane, local, and antibiotic-free are among the befuddling labels facing shoppers on American store shelves. But it’s not just the type of…

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: The right size at the wrong price

But Samsung had to make some tradeoffs to shave those millimeters. For example, the Note 10 has a full HD display, which would maybe be excusable if this were a $500 phone or if it were 2016. But the Note 10 costs $950. And in 2019, pretty much all high-end phones have gone quad HD….

The Jury’s Still Out on How Bad Sunscreens Are for Corals

Photo: AP Mikhail Matz loves corals. As a biology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Matz is well aware of the many threats corals face: global warming, pollution, ocean acidification, you name it. But when it comes to the danger posed by sunscreen chemicals—some of which are now banned in certain states and…