Dec 01 2018

With this $25 gadget, Amazon will finally get you to stop scoffing at the idea of a 'smart home' – CNBC

Earlier this year, Amazon launched a $25 smart plug that lets you control any outlet in your home by voice with an Amazon Echo. That means you can control any lamp, appliance or anything else that plugs into an outlet by speaking a phrase to Alexa like “turn on the living room lamp,” without having […]

Nov 30 2018

This timeline shows how the US-China trade war led to Trump and Xi's high-stakes meeting – CNBC

The Trump administration has one of its best opportunities yet Saturday to de-escalate a potentially ruinous trade war with China. President Donald Trump will hold a dinner meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Argentina. The leaders of the world’s two largest economies will try to make progress toward a trade […]

Nov 30 2018

Trump has 'silent' support of world leaders to strike 'hard bargain' with China: Ex-NATO ambassador – CNBC

As President Donald Trump heads to his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, he’ll have the support of many other world leaders, former ambassador Nicholas Burns told CNBC on Thursday. Trump’s tough trade tactics have ruffled feathers around the globe, but Burns said this case is different. “He has the silent support, not so much […]

Nov 28 2018

Google's cheap and super-simple cellphone service will now work with iPhones – CNBC

Google‘s super-simple and cheap cellphone service will now work with a broader selection of devices, including iPhones from arch-rival Apple. Google Fi (formerly known as Project Fi) is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which means that instead of just using one of the “big four” carriers, it automatically jumps between several cellular networks depending […]

Nov 20 2018

People in US, Canada warned to not eat romaine lettuce – CNBC

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the Canadian provinces […]

Nov 19 2018

Poor news curation at Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters creating misleading iPhone supply chain panic

  Several prominent news sources are again blowing a cloud of speculative rumor-mongering that claims Apple’s iPhone sales are —perhaps! —in desperate straights. Revised revenue reports from just five firms–out of Apple’s 200 primary suppliers–are at the core of these reports, so take a look at how flimsy these conclusions are. Apple’s complex supply chain […]