Why Did Apple Just Host a Campaign Event for Trump in Texas?

It wasn’t an official campaign event, but it might as well have been. When Donald Trump flew in Air Force One to Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, the president got a tour of the small factory that’s assembling Apple’s Mac Pro computers. This is the same factory that’s been churning out that model since 2013, but…

Twitter now lets everyone hide replies to their tweets

During testing, Twitter says it found people mostly used the feature to take attention away from tweets they thought were “irrelevant, off-topic or annoying.” In Canada, where the company first started testing the feature, Twitter says 27 percent of people who had their replies hidden by another user said they would think about their actions…

Scientists Find Sugar in Meteorites, Now Let Me Lick Them

Researchers found evidence of sugar molecules in primitive meteorites, according to a new study. Now, if you please, I would like to taste the rocks. Yes, I understand that sugar is a family of molecules that consists of more than just the sucrose molecules I use to make my coffee a little more exciting. In…

MacBook Pro 16-inch review: The ultimate Apple laptop

Our review unit, which featured an eight-core i9 CPU and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics, tore through whatever I put in front of it. It’s clearly more than I needed for my typical workflow, which mostly involves juggling a ton of browsers, light image editing, Evernote, Slack and Spotify. When I gave it a serious…

Amazon’s smart shelves will re-order office supplies automatically

The device can be placed on a stock room shelf or break room countertop and will automatically track inventory for common business supplies, such as stationery, coffee or printer paper. Just keep the item you want to track on top of the shelf, and it will sense when a product is running low. It’ll automatically…

The Morning After: SpaceX blew the top off of a Starship

Straight out of science fiction.Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time The idea that the functions of the human body can somehow be put on “pause” while life-saving medical procedures are performed (or a person is sent into space, a la Alien) has long seemed untenable — until now. According to New…

Block Out the World With These $30 Active Noise-Canceling Headphones

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones | $30 | Amazon | Use the code promo code 6TDDPCRS at checkout You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to enjoy the benefits of noise canceling headphones: TaoTronics active noise cancelling over-ears are down…

Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing’ subscription plans cost as much as $8

The pricier subscription level, the Cookie and Depot Plan, costs $7.99 per month for five fortune cookies. Fortune cookies are essentially loot boxes, and opening one rewards the player with a random item such as furniture or clothing. Players can pick cookies which have since left the game, and they will get more space to…

Snapchat’s Time Machine lens lets you slide between young and old

Called Time Machine, the new Snap lens lets you change your appearance by dragging a slider across your screen. Slide to the left, and you’ll look younger. Slide to the right, and you’ll watch yourself age. Time Machine is available beginning today, and it works with both front and rear facing cameras, so you can…