Apple sends invites for Sept. 10 event
3 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • Apple sent out invitations to the media for its annual September event, where it's expected to announce new iPhone models. - www.cnbc.com
  • Apple is also expected to give final details and pricing on its streaming TV service, Apple TV+. - www.cnbc.com


kyle - 3 months, 1 week ago
I wish there was a Fairphone competitor that got parts from cheaper vendors but still had great repairability. I don't really care about the ethics but I do like the ability to repair my own phone.
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Fairphone 3 announced
3 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 7 facts | 1 comments | 2 votes

  • The Fairphone 3 will be available from September 3rd, and you can preorder it directly from Fairphone for €450 starting today. - shop.fairphone.com
  • Fairphone 2 earned a 10/10 repairability score from iFixit. - www.ifixit.com
  • Fairphone says that its latest handset is easy to repair thanks to being constructed out of seven modules. - www.theverge.com
  • This is so much more than a phone – to Fairphone, to our community, to an entire industry, and to me. - www.fairphone.com
  • I admire Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop, for how she transformed the way we think about the ethics and sustainability of personal care products. - www.fairphone.com
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Stock dividends are yielding more than the 30-year Treasury note for the first time in a decade
3 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • For the first time since the financial crisis, stocks are earning more for investors than key long-term Treasury notes. - www.cnbc.com
  • "The outlook is much better for stocks than it is for long-term Treasurys right now," Bespoke co-founder Paul Hickey told CNBC in a phone interview Tuesday. - www.cnbc.com
  • While investors may be shunning risk near-term, Hickey said the stock-bond yield inversion is a bullish sign for equities. - www.cnbc.com
  • Individual stocks now yield more than 5, 10, and 30 year US Treasury notes, according to Bespoke's research. - www.cnbc.com

Huawei seeks independence from the US with RISC-V and Ascend chips
3 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 5 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • Huawei has launched its 7nm Ascend 910 artificial intelligence chip for data centers together with a new comprehensive AI framework MindSpore. - www.tomshardware.com
  • In a similar vein, Huawei has launched MindSpore, a development framework for AI applications in all scenarios. - www.tomshardware.com
  • Nvidia continues to reign supreme in the data center DL training market as other companies begin more focused development efforts. - www.tomshardware.com
  • “If ARM's new technologies are not available in the future, we can also use RISC-V, an architecture which is open to all companies. - www.tomshardware.com
  • However, the company also said it had not started any efforts yet to migrate to RISC-V, preferring to continue using ARM. - www.tomshardware.com

OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T and OnePlus 7 Pro get official Lineage support
3 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 3 votes


EU chief Tusk says will ‘respond in kind’ if US imposes tariffs on France over digital tax
3 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 5 facts | 0 comments | 3 votes

  • Earlier on Saturday, Trump criticized the French digital tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies and threatened again to retaliate by taxing French wine. - www.cnbc.com
  • Trump said he is not a “big fan” of tech companies but “those are great American companies and frankly I don’t want France going out and taxing our companies.” - www.cnbc.com
  • France passed a 3% tax in July that targets roughly 30 big tech companies including Facebook, Amazon and Google. - www.cnbc.com
  • The U.S. Trade Representative launched an investigation into France’s digital tax, saying it “unfairly targets American companies.” - www.cnbc.com
  • Amazon has also said it will pass some of the costs of the new measure down to thousands of small and medium-sized French businesses selling on its platform. - www.cnbc.com

Amazon hosts thousands of unsafe or banned products, new investigation finds
3 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 3 votes

  • A Wall Street Journal investigation found that Amazon continues to host thousands of unsafe or banned products on its site. - www.wsj.com
  • Among the findings were toys and medications that lacked the proper health risk disclosures. - www.cnbc.com

Amazon rainforest on fire
3 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 3 votes

  • A satellite image from August 11, 2019, shows plumes of smoke above Brazilian states. - www.cbsnews.com
  • Almost 73,000 fires have been detected by Brazil's space research center INPE - www.cbsnews.com
  • The state of Amazonas declared a national emergency earlier this month due to the fires. - www.cbsnews.com
  • NASA said the satellite observations revealed the "total fire activity in the Amazon basin" was slightly below average, compared to the past 15 years. - earthobservatory.nasa.gov

David Koch has died
3 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 8 facts | 0 comments | 3 votes

  • David Koch, the billionaire conservative activist and philanthropist, who was lauded by the right and rebuked by the left, has died. - www.nbcnews.com
  • David Hamilton Koch (; May 3, 1940 – August 23, 2019) was an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. - en.wikipedia.org
  • He founded the company's New York City office and in 1979 he became the president of his own division, Koch Engineering, renamed Chemical Technology Group. - en.wikipedia.org
  • As of 2010, David Koch owned 42 percent of Koch Industries, as did his brother Charles.[2] He held 4 U.S patents.[citation needed] - en.wikipedia.org
  • In 2015, he committed $150 million to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to build the David H. - en.wikipedia.org
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