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As tablet sales tank, Apple finds iPad success from an unlikely source

Apple has long been hailed as a little more consumer friendly than the likes of Android, but as sales of the iPad tumble, it looks like demand for the tablet may be coming from a slightly unexpected source — businesses.

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Despite pledge to boost diversity, Apple’s numbers have barely budged in past year

Apple may be all about diversity on the surface, but the numbers show that the company hasn’t made strides in becoming more diverse over the last year — its leadership is still overwhelmingly comprised of white men. 

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13 Things mentally strong people don't do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.

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Apple reportedly in talks to manufacture devices in India

The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks with the Indian government to manufacture its products in India.

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Trump meets tech industry leaders, with one notable absence

Tech industry execs from companies including Apple, Facebook, and Amazon descended upon Trump Tower on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. But there was one notable web giant that surprisingly didn’t receive an RSVP.

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Top 5 social media trends for businesses in 2017

These new developments might change how you use social media.

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Netflix’s latest bout of bad news sends stock plummeting — again

It’s been a rough few months for Netflix shareholders, and a recent quarterly earnings report didn’t help. 

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Samsung is investing $1.2 billion in the Internet of Things

Samsung has been a leader in the internet of things space for some time now, but it looks like the company is set to get even more serious about the space — so much so that it’s going to invest a whopping $1.2 billion in the U.S. over the next four years on research and development into connecting everyday devices. 

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Facebook and Microsoft may offer equal pay, but women in tech still earn less

Facebook and Microsoft have come out and said they offer equal pay for their employees regardless of gender — but what about the rest of Silicon Valley? New data from a job recruiting startup doesn’t paint a promising picture for women in tech.

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Google wants to replace your password with your smartphone

Google's testing a new method of log in that relies on your smartphone for authentication. It does away with passwords entirely, except in instances where your phone is inaccessible.

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Look out Apple Music, Facebook is launching its own music streamer

Facebook will develop a "Spotify-style audio streaming service" to compete with Apple Music, Spotify, and others. The service is in early stages, and will be linked to an ad-supported music video platform as well. More>>

Mozilla describes plan to tempt users back to Firefox

Mozilla Firefox once looked like the browser to beat, but in recent years it has lost considerable ground to Google Chrome. More>>

Realtor.com and Airbnb let you try a neighborhood before buying a house

If you're thinking of buying a new home, it's a pretty a big commitment. It's not just the house itself but the surrounding area that you're going to be stuck with for years. Now you can actually try out your new neighborhood before you sign on the dotted line.

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Attention frequent fliers: This app claims to lessen jet lag

For all you perpetually time-zone-confused, out-of-suitcase living, constantly jet-lagged frequent flyers, there may just be a light at the end of your runway.

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HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords

HP issued a voluntary recall, explaining that a recently discovered overheating issue made the cords a “fire and burn hazard.”
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Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows … and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google? More>>

Google Free Zone brings the Internet to feature phones for free

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both? More>>

How Apple's victory over Samsung will affect you

Digital Trends goes over the many ways Apple's $1 billion victory over Samsung could hurt Android users, and a few ways it could help. More>>

Why do McDonald's burgers look different from their advertisements?

McDonald's Director of Marketing tackles a popular fan question by taking you behind the scenes of an advertisement photoshoot. More>>

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  • Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal

    Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:57:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this April 11, 2018 photo, Brett Smith, CEO of Propeller Airports, left, talks with project engineer Todd Raynes, right, inside the privately-run commercial U.S. airport terminal Smith's company is building at Paine Field i...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this April 11, 2018 photo, Brett Smith, CEO of Propeller Airports, left, talks with project engineer Todd Raynes, right, inside the privately-run commercial U.S. airport terminal Smith's company is building at Paine Field i...
    An entrepreneur wants to bring a global trend to the U.S. and put commercial airport terminals in the hands of private companies instead of the government.More >
    An entrepreneur wants to bring a global trend to the U.S. and put commercial airport terminals in the hands of private companies instead of the government.More >
  • Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

    Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:57:40 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states.More >
    The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states.More >
  • IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy

    IMF says trade tensions, debt load threaten world economy

    Saturday, April 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-04-21 18:57:04 GMT
    ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, right, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Chung arrives to the G-20 meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018.( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, right, accompanied by Deputy Assistant Secretary Jason Chung arrives to the G-20 meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Friday, April 20, 2018.
    Trump administration defends tough trade stance at global finance meetings.More >
    Trump administration defends tough trade stance at global finance meetings.More >
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