Archive for day May 2nd, 2017

Numbers from Apple’s Q2 earnings release: China performance, the iPad’s decline, & more

Apple earlier today reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2017, offering up a variety of different looks at the company’s performance over the last three months. While we’ve already offered up a variety of details related to the release, there are always a few tidbits that get lost in the craziness…

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Chance Miller

May 2nd

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Are we looking hard enough for aliens? Astronomer says no

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Finding existing extraterrestrial life would undoubtedly be one of the crowning achievements of the human race, but with so much talk of the potential for life on exoplanets many light-years away, one astronomer is asking why we aren't looking harder for evidence of aliens right here in our own solar system. Penn State astronomy professor Jason Wright has written a paper suggesting that maybe we need to shift our focus from the deep cosmos and simply take a closer look in our own celestial backyard.

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Mike Wehner

May 2nd

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Experts discover ‘Christopher Columbus’ anchor at Caribbean shipwreck site

EXCLUSIVE: Experts have used a “space treasure map” to make a remarkable discovery in the Caribbean -- a centuries-old anchor believed to be from one of Christopher Columbus’ ships.

Analysis of the anchor, which was found off the Turks and Caicos islands, reveals that it dates to between 1492 and 1550. The overall size of the anchor and its estimated weight of between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds indicates that it was a “bower” anchor from a 300-ton vessel, the typical size of a Columbus-era ship.

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May 2nd

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Friday Labs unveils new minimalist & easy-to-install smart lock w/ HomeKit support

As HomeKit continues to expand in popularity, a pair of new smart locks have been introduced that both embrace the platform. Friday Labs has introduced the new Friday Lock, while Danalock has unveiled a new V3 smart lock.

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Chance Miller

May 2nd

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Friday Labs unveils new minimalist & easy-to-install smart lock w/ HomeKit support

As HomeKit continues to expand in popularity, a pair of new smart locks have been introduced that both embrace the platform. Friday Labs has introduced the new Friday Lock, while Danalock has unveiled a new V3 smart lock.

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Chance Miller

May 2nd

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NASA just discovered a massive tsunami of gas in space

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Some of the coolest discoveries made by NASA — like the personality of Martian soil, for instance — are often so small in scale that it's easy to forget just how big many things in space really are. A new discovery made by researchers working with data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory helps put things in perspective. The group just reported its findings of an absolutely colossal "tsunami" of hot gas cruising through the nearby Perseus Galaxy Cluster, and it's so big that the wave alone absolutely dwarfs our entire galaxy. 

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Mike Wehner

May 2nd

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Windows 10 S users will have to pay $50 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 S

On Tuesday morning in New York City, Microsoft unveiled a streamlined, simplified version of its latest operating system called Windows 10 S. Unlike other editions of the OS, Windows 10 S will only run apps from the Windows Store, making it speedier and more secure than Windows 10 Pro. It's the company's long-awaited answer to Chrome OS, but there's one key difference between the two platforms.

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Jacob Siegal

May 2nd

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AirPods demand significantly exceeding supply, Apple Watch + AirPods/Beats sales now size of Fortune 500 company

During its Q2 fiscal earnings call today, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that demand for the company’s cord-free AirPods headphones is significantly exceeding supply. Cook also said that revenue from sales of Apple Watch along with AirPods and Beats products is now the size of a Fortune 500 company, hinting that those products have driven growth of its “Other Products” category this quarter.

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Jordan Kahn

May 2nd

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Everything you need to know about the first DLC for ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Master Trials

One of the best games of 2017 is about to get even better. On Tuesday, Nintendo shared new details about The Master Trials: the first DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We knew early on that the first DLC would add Hard Mode to the game, but as the press release reveals, that's just one of several major (and minor) additions that will be added to the game this summer.

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Jacob Siegal

May 2nd

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Apple Pay adds support for 20+ banks and credit unions in the US, HSBC in Australia

Apple today added over 20 additional banks and credit unions to its list of those that officially support Apple Pay. The new additions follow over 20 added a couple of weeks back for users in the U.S. and China.

Today’s update includes 23 banks and credit unions in total for the US, and brings support for HSBC in Australia with both MasterCard and Visa credit cards supported.

Apple typically adds support for new banks and credit unions every 2-3 weeks and keeps track of supported institutions for all regions where Apple Pay is available on its website.

In addition to the U.S., the service is now available in Canada, France, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Spain, Ireland, and Taiwan. Earlier this year, hints at preparations for launches in Germany and Italy were also discovered, but Apple has yet to make things official for those countries.

As for retailer support, Apple Pay head Jennifer Bailey said last year that around 35 percent of US retailers are now supporting the service. Notably, Exxon Mobil Speedpass+ recently introduced support for Apple Pay for purchasing gas from Apple Watch, Starbucks launched an iMessage app for sending gift cards with Apple Pay, and Comcast is rolling out support for bill payments using Apple Pay.

Next up for Apple Pay could be person-to-person payments and possibly its own prepaid debit cards, according to a report late last month.

The full list of newly added banks is below:

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Jordan Kahn

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