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Yahoo Tech - Apple MacApr 19, 2019
Galaxy Fold units keep mysteriously breaking, while the iPhone XS survives a shark bite
If you've paid attention to tech industry news to any degree over the past day or two, you're no doubt aware that Samsung is dealing with a bit of unpleasant scrutiny at the moment over reports of early units of its forthcoming Galaxy Fold phone mysteriously breaking. Definitely a bad look for Samsung and suggestive that the company may have rushed its first foldable handset into production, or that there may at least have been some issues around quality control. It was hard not to be reminded of those reports about Galaxy Folds breaking after a day or so of normal usage while watching the behind-the-scenes video that complements Apple's latest "Shot on iPhone" commercial. At one point in the behind-the-scenes footage, which you can watch above, one of the filmmakers is shown basically helpless when a shark snatches up his iPhone. With the phone secure in the shark's jaws, the filmmaker swims after him and ends up successfully retrieving it. And the phone appears to be fine after that. For the new commercial, titled Don't Mess with Mother, Apple hired production company Camp4 Collective to showcase the iPhone XS's video capabilities while capturing scenes from mother nature. The outtakes video includes scenes from a volcano, in the water with sharks and on mountains, the whole thing giving off a thrilling, "you are there" vibe. At one point, we see a monkey playing with and scrutinizing an iPhone. The idea is apparently that iPhones can capture images and video

EngadgetApr 19, 2019
Instagram test visualizes hiding 'Like' counts from viewers
Everyone has their own opinion about what specifically is wrong with social media, but the currency of likes is a commonly-cited issue. The latest grab bag of Instagram test features dug up by Jane Manchun Wong includes a version that doesn't let the...

EngadgetApr 19, 2019
Apple may bring Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS
Details on what Apple may have in store for the next major versions of its operating systems are trickling out ahead of June's Worldwide Developers Conference. The latest leaks are linked to macOS 10.15, to which Apple could add some iOS features, su...

TechCrunchApr 19, 2019
Prosper is the latest Silicon Valley company to get dinged by, and settle charges with, the SEC
Another Silicon Valley company is settling with the SEC: the online lending company Prosper, which the SEC had accused of "miscalculating and materially overstating annualized net returns to retail and other investors." Prosper has agreed to pay $3 million as part of the settlement, in which it has neither admitted nor denied the agency's allegations. […]

The latest Windows patch is breaking even more PCs with antivirus installed (PC World Latest News)

TechCrunchApr 18, 2019
Pinterest is up more than 25% in its first day of trading
Pinterest is the latest high-profile tech unicorn to go public.

PC World Latest NewsApr 16, 2019
Razer's Core X Chroma eGPU cabinet features RGB and Intel's latest Thunderbolt 3 controller
Razer's new Core X Chroma eGPU cabinet adds a bigger power supply, Intel's newest Thunderbolt 3 controller, and probably most importantly: Chroma RGB support.

The original Core X featured a 550-watt PSU to power GPUs. With the Core X Chroma, Razer moves up to 700 watts. That probably sounds excessive, as even fairly beefy GPUs can run with well under 550 watts of power but Razer said folks should remember the cabinet has to have enough power to allocate up to 100 watts for charging a laptop as well.

Besides the PSU bump, Razer has added four USB Type-A ports and Gigabit Ethernet to the Core X Chroma eGPU. The original Core X functioned purely as an external GPU cabinet with no downstream connectivity.

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