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Apple is no stranger to high-priced gadgets, and has always billed itself as providing a “premium” user experience that justifies the added cost. However, in recent years, we’ve seen that Apple’s pricing has in many cases gone through the stratosphere.  There’s a potential that those lofty prices could go even higher thanks to the trade war between the United States and China that has been escalating at a rapid clip. In the most recent war of words, President Donald J. Trump is threatening to levy a 10 percent tariff on electronic devices manufactured in China and then sold in the United States. This would affect nearly every tech manufacturer that has a significant... Read more...
Some games push the envelope with cutting edge graphics, while others seek to immerse players with an engaging story line full of plot twists and turns. Yet others introduce innovative control schemes and gameplay mechanics. And then there is Far Cry 5, a game that mixes redneck stereotypes with the already weird world of politics for what some will consider a delightfully bizzarre change of pace in standard first person shooter fare. By that we mean you will have the opportunity, among other things, to collect the private parts from bulls for the local Testical Festival, an annual tradition in the fictitious town of Falls End. Shall we go on? Probably not, but we will anyway. Far Cry 5 is the... Read more...
Facebook has suspended Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, while it investigates claims that it did not delete personal data of Facebook users like it was supposed to. The analytics firm worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to target and sway potentially tens of millions of voters. It is a messy situation, one that has led to reports of Facebook suffering a security breach. Facebook denies that is how things went down, saying that is "completely false" and that its users knowingly provided their personal information to a third-party app. "No systems were infiltrated, and no passwords or sensitive pieces... Read more...
Security officials in the Trump administration are reportedly thinking about building a national, centralized 5G wireless network within the next several years. If that should happen, it would be an unprecedented move and sure to spark a debate, both within the White House and across the nation. The reason, however, is that some security officials feel a centralized 5G wireless network would guard against threats from China. Knowledge of the proposed plan hit the web after Axios claims to have obtained government documents on the subject, including a PowerPoint presentation and memo. According to those supposed documents, there are two ways the Trump administration might be able to pay for the... Read more...
Much to the delight of some and dismay of others, US President Donald Trump maintains an active presence on Twitter—nary a days goes by that he does not post several tweets, which can range from praising his administration and policies, to blasting the media with accusations of fake news. But for a brief period yesterday evening, the President found himself without access to his favorite social media platform after his account had been deactivated by Twitter. His account vanished from the Twitterverse at around 6:45 PM Thursday. Visitors to his page saw a message stating, "Sorry, that pages doesn't exist!" It was back online before 7:00 PM the same night, and about an hour later Twitter posted... Read more...
President Donald Trump has been spearheading a special council that puts some of the best executives in the country in one place with the hope of improving manufacturing in the US. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced via a blog post that he has abandoned the council. Krzanich wrote, "Earlier today, I tendered my resignation from the American Manufacturing Council. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing. Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America’s manufacturing base." Bringing more manufacturing jobs... Read more...
Intel’s previously cancelled Fab 42, which calls Chandler, Arizona home, is back on again. Intel originally began construction on the chip plant back in 2011, but “paused” construction following the downturn in the PC market. "The new construction is going to be left vacant for now and it will be targeted at future technologies," said Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy at the time. Three years later, Intel has announced that it will restart and finish construction of Fab 42 for 7nm chip production. According to a statement from Intel, it will invest over $7 billion into the facility, which should be fully completed within three to four years. Intel says that it will directly employ 3,000 people — including... Read more...
President Donald Trump turned in his much-used Android phone for something more secure (likely a modified Blackberry or iPhone handset), but in case it has not been made clear to this point, he has no intention of giving up Twitter. Trump is the first United States president to tap into social media to the extent that he does. Doing so may have helped him win the election, though some feel it also presents a security threat. One hacker in particular has a message for Trump, and that is to lock down his Twitter account with tighter security. The hacker goes by the moniker WauchulaGhost and claims he infiltrated 500 ISIS accounts on Twitter. After doing some poking around, WauchulaGhost determined... Read more...
It looks as though President Donald Trump may be getting his wish when it comes to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. It is being reported that Foxconn is looking to build a “highly automated” manufacturing facility in the U.S. that would produce display panels. It’s expected that investment in the facility will top $7 billion, and that long-time partner Apple will assist Foxconn in its funding, construction and operation. "Apple is willing to invest in the facility together because they need the [panels] as well," said Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou. The facility could have the capacity to sustain 30,000 to 50,000 jobs in the U.S., with Gou adding that such a move was “inevitable”... Read more...
While nothing is yet official, word inside Washington is that President Donald Trump will assign GOP commissioner Ajit Pai to serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Pai was nominated to the FCC by former President Barack Obama and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in 2012. Since he has already been confirmed by the agency, he could step right into the role without approval by the Senate. Pai met with Trump on Monday and is widely viewed as the top contender for the job based in part on his experience as a telecom law expert and comfortable demeanor in front of the camera. However, choosing Pai to be Chairman of the FCC would not be without controversy,... Read more...
The world of technology has changed dramatically since outgoing President Barack Obama first stepped into the White House as this nation's leader eight years ago. He was the first president to carry a mobile phone on his person, having turned in his personal handset for a Blackberry phone that had been heavily customized with security features (though he later traded that in for an iPhone). Today President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in, and he as well will use a secure mobile device, cleared by the US Secret Service for POTUS use. Trump represents a new era in a lot of ways. Whereas Obama was the first president of the United States to carry a smartphone, Trump will be the first to... Read more...
“Make a America Great Again”? Apparently, ain’t nobody got time for that. We all know that what this world actually needs is more furry creatures — more specifically, cuddly kittens. That where a Google Chrome extension comes into play, which is simply called “Make America Kitten Again”. The extension, which can be added to Chrome here, will simply replace all images of Donald Trump found on a website with adorable pictures of kittens. The pictures offer a humorous lightening of the atmosphere for what can at times be serious issues. Take for example the image below on a Reuters article about Trump’s plan to “drain the swamp” and instill a cabinet full of business titans and retired generals:... Read more...
It’s no secret that President-elect Donald Trump is not a fan of U.S. manufacturers using overseas labor to build their products. Trump has been angling to stop Carrier from exporting American jobs, and he has railed against Ford for moving jobs to Mexico. Trump has also made Apple — one of the world’s most profitable companies — a target of his attacks. “I was saying, make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we're gonna get things coming,” said Trump in January. “We're gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries.” It is now coming to light that Apple CEO Tim Cook called to congratulate... Read more...
President-Elect Donald Trump is in full swing when it comes to filling out positions in his incoming administration. Although we’re reluctant to delve into unrelated topics like picks for Secretary of Defense or Treasury Director, we did take notice of Trump’s appointment of Mark Jamison as a member of his tech policy transition team. One of the pressing matters on his plate is to plot out a new course for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which Jamison has recently stated should be effectively dismantled. Jamison describes the FCC, currently under the leadership of Chairman Tom Wheeler, as “politically driven” and lambasts the current FCC’s “economics-free decision on net neutrality... Read more...
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