The stupidest hot take on Apple I’ve seen in a long, long time

Worst Apple Analysis Ever Tim Cook

One of the reasons I always hated Joe Morgan as a TV baseball analyst was his tendency to psychoanalyze players who weren't doing well. I distinctly remember one time when he attributed Alfonso Soriano hitting an infield popup to feeling nervous about living up to the big new contract he'd just signed with the Cubs.

You'd like to think that such armchair pseudo-psychoanalysis wouldn't have any place in the world of business journalism, where you're supposed to rely on empirical evidence of some kind to diagnose a company's prospects. However, a hot take posted over at StreetInsider wonders whether investors should be worried because Tim Cook deleted his blurry Super Bowl photo that was roundly mocked by the entire web.

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February 13th

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Betty White delivers the only ‘Deadpool’ review you need to see

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In case you somehow haven’t heard about it, Deadpool is playing in cinemas. If you’re unsure whether you should hit the nearest theater to see the movie, then you only need to take the advice of Betty White, who has the best review of any movie I’ve seen in a while. And it does Deadpool justice.

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Chris Smith

February 13th

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Watching These Videos May Make You Feel as Good as Doing Drugs

Watching These Videos May Make You Feel as Good as Doing Drugs

If you’ve experienced it, you know what I’m talking about, although you might not have known the name for it. It’s when a sound triggers a physiological response from your body—perhaps a slight tingling that starts at the nape of your neck. It feels gooooood. But what is it?

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February 13th

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Why Dark Chocolate Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand 

Credit: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University.

We all know what happens when a chocolate bar sits inside of a backpack on a really hot day: it melts, and even if it resolidifies, it will never quite look the same. But what if you could tailor your chocolate to have a higher melting point?

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Jennifer Ouellette

February 13th

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Why Dark Chocolate Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand 

Credit: Will Kirk/Johns Hopkins University.

We all know what happens when a chocolate bar sits inside of a backpack on a really hot day: it melts, and even if it resolidifies, it will never quite look the same. But what if you could tailor your chocolate to have a higher melting point?

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Jennifer Ouellette

February 13th

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16-year-old British boy suspected to have hacked CIA director and the FBI arrested

CIA FBI Cracka Hacker Arrested

We knew somebody hacked CIA Director John Brennan last October, but we had no idea who the person was and how old they may have been. Since the attack on Brennan, the attacker known as "Cracka" struck again, focusing on the Director of National Intelligence in early January. Furthermore, Cracka is believed to have leaked the personal details of thousands of FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees online recently.

A report now reveals that the person suspected to have done all this is a British 16-year-old boy who was recently arrested for his alleged cybercrimes.

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Chris Smith

February 13th

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Apple says some USB-C cables shipped with Retina MacBook were faulty, launches replacement program

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Apple has launched a replacement program for the USB-C cable that came bundled with 2015 Retina MacBook units, finding that some cables were faulty. Bad cables would result in the MacBook not charging, or charging unreliably when connected to a power adapter.

From Apple’s help site, affected customers can order a free replacement USB-C cable. Retina MacBook owners who provided a mailing address at product registration will be shipped a new cable automatically by the end of February … If you did not provide this information when buying the MacBook, visit Apple’s site to order a replacement cable instead …

You can tell if you are affected by looking at the printing on the side of your Apple USB-C cable. If the cable lacks a serial number next to the ‘Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China’ text, you should be eligible for a replacement. See the image below for a comparison of the affected and redesigned cables. Please note that although these are the graphics Apple provides, they appear to have made a Photoshop mistake with the ends — the photos depict Lightning cables, not USB-C connectors.

The replacement process can be initiated at an Apple Store with a Genius Bar appointment, at an authorized reseller or online via Apple Support channels. The program runs through June 8, 2018 so you have a couple of years to get your cables swapped out. If you can’t reach an Apple Store, it may be simpler to just buy a USB-C cable from a third party; I recommend the Anker USB-C cables which include additional reinforcement to prevent fraying, and will likely last longer than Apple’s first-party offerings.

Affected cables: affected_cable_2x

Redesigned cables (identifiable by inclusion of serial number):

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February 12th

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Congress refuses to make air travel more comfortable

Congress Airline Seating Regulation

Congress is nowhere near ready to regulate seating on passenger jets, and a recent vote in House committee proves it. In other words, airlines can keep shrinking airplane seats and make air travel as uncomfortable as they want without worrying about breaking any laws.

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Chris Smith

February 12th

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Why This Full-Sized Rubber Band-Powered Dragster Needs A ‘Fluffer’

Rubber bands have long been known to be one of the cheapest, most accessible ways to transform potential energy into kinetic energy. You probably have some within two feet of you right now. Incredibly, a number of years ago, a fast loon named Ron Main built the biggest rubber band-powered car ever and took it to the Bonneville Salt Flats. And it needed a “fluffer.”

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This Video of People Climbing a Skyscraper Is So Damn Stressful

This Video of People Climbing a Skyscraper Is So Damn Stressful

Shun Hung Square is a 1,260-foot tall skyscraper that’s the third tallest building in Shenzhen, China. It’s really, really tall. And watching the guys from On the Roofs climb it gets more and more stressful because they just keep going up. You think they’ve reached the top but there’s still another level that’s narrower and more dangerous and higher to climb.

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