Apple sold $4.2 billion of product in New Zealand, paid $0 local taxes

New Zealand’s share of tax “may be small... but it must be more than zero.” Enlarge / A customer in Apple's store in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010. A report by a major New Zealand newspaper found Apple hasn't paid any taxes in New Zealand.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMar 20th, 2017

Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion

 Amazon’s Alexa is going to sound more human. The company announced this week the addition of a new set of speaking skills for the virtual assistant, which will allow her to do things like whisper, take a breath to pause for emphasis, adju.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 18 min. ago

Asus Strix RX 580 Gaming Top OC review: Proof that size matters

AMD’s release of the new-ish Radeon RX 500 series gives us a chance to tackle a topic that isn’t covered often here at PCWorld: The effectiveness and design of custom designs by different graphics cards makers.While AMD and Nvidia create the g.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Five to Try: Star Wars: Puzzle Droids activates, and Google Classroom opens up to everyone

Need some new Android apps? We've got a few for you......»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

25% off NHL 17 For PS4 and Xbox One - Deal Alert

All-new game modes, new and deeper experiences in fan-favorite modes, and the best on-ice gameplay ever make NHL 17 the most exciting EA SPORTS NHL game to date......»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Facebook Messenger keeps on growing, now boasts 1.2 billion users

Facebook Messenger is growing. After reporting last year that it had 1 billion users, it's now up to a massive 1.2 billion. Facebook attributes that growth to new launches like Facebook Messenger Lite. The post Facebook Messenger keeps on growing, no.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 35 min. ago

Even If You"re Sick of Julian Assange, Go See This New WikiLeaks Documentary

Risk should be a boring movie. Sure, it’s the latest documentary from Academy Award-winner Laura Poitras, but it’s also about WikiLeaks. Haven’t we all had enough of Julian Assange and his cadre of world-warping weirdos? The thing is, you’ve.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Nintendo realizes no one needs or wants 3D, reveals the affordable 2DS XL

Nintendo announced it will release the New 2DS XL, a brand new addition to the 3DS family that combines features from the New 3DS XL and the original 2DS. It launches this summer at a price that's right in the middle. The post Nintendo realizes no on.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Nintendo Announces 2DS XL

The future for Nintendo is the Switch, or is it? Nintendo continues to keep things interesting. From a report: The ever-unpredictable hardware veteran has announced the Nintendo 2DS XL, a new version of the 2DS, which was itself a refreshed version o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

20+ iPhone tips you’ll use frequently

I write about Apple every day. I write opinions, news analysis, tips, features – all sorts of stuff. Today I thought you might enjoy this collection of 20 lesser-known iPhone tips, which I do hope are of use to you. Here we go:Fickle fingers Doe.....»»

Category: telecomSource:  cwRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

With New Funding, Didi Chuxing, an Uber Rival, Looks Beyond China

The ride-sharing company raised $5.5 billion, making it one of the world’s largest start-ups and underscoring its global ambitions......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

Apple’s self-driving test Lexus SUV photographed on Silicon Valley roads

 Apple’s using a Lexus RX450h SUV for its autonomous vehicle testing program, as revealed by documents filed with the California DMV in accordance with licensing requirements for self-driving tests in the state. Now, Bloomberg has images o.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 58 min. ago

Amazon "style assistant" divides opinion

Amazon's new Echo Look device takes full length photos and offers advice on outfit choices......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple"s autonomous test vehicle photographed in Silicon Valley

Almost two weeks after Apple secured permission to test its autonomous-car technology in California, the first images of the vehicle have been captured on Silicon Valley roads......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Why 2x2 Wave 2 access points make no sense

Everyone loves the latest and greatest technology. A new iPhone comes out, and people camp out at the stores to buy one. Microsoft releases a new version of Xbox, and they’re sold out for months.Sometimes, though, the newest thing doesn’t make.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News1 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple’s Amazon Echo killer may be in its final design stage

Apple never gives much away, but in recent years leaks have grown more frequent. So make what you will of the news that the tech giant is apparently close to launching a device to rival Amazon's Echo/Alexa speaker. The post Apple’s Amazon Echo.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 19 min. ago

The Week in iOS Apps: Make music with Audiobus and two other new music creation apps

Melody makersImage by Rob Schultz/MacworldThis week’s roundup includes three new apps that help you make music or put a melodic soundtrack on your iOS videos. Read on!Audiobus 3Image by Audiobus 3To read this article in full or to leave a comment,.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News2 hr. 43 min. ago

Live Out Your Astronaut Dreams With Lego"s Meter-Tall NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket

To this day, the Saturn V remains the largest and most powerful rocket NASA has ever blasted into space, which is perfectly reflected in Lego’s new Apollo Saturn V model. That model stands a full meter (over 39 inches) in height, with the Apollo lu.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News2 hr. 51 min. ago

The Moon Magically Appears on the Post Office"s New Total Solar Eclipse Stamp

On August 21, millions of people across the United States, from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina, will be able to witness something that hasn’t been seen here since 1979: a total solar eclipse. To commemorate the rare celestial occurren.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News2 hr. 51 min. ago

Marvel Wants More of Sylvester Stallone"s Mysterious Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Character 

There are new rumors about The Flash movie’s potential new director. The man behind Rogue One is already kicking around another idea for a Star Wars Story movie. Steven Moffat discusses Doctor Who taking on some challenging material this season. Pl.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News2 hr. 51 min. ago

Apple Music will redesign to support its growing streaming video library

Apple is hard at work establishing a compelling slate of video content for its Apple Music service, and will apparently overhaul its accompanying app when iOS 11 is released later this year. The post Apple Music will get a redesign to support its gro.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 51 min. ago