Apple Enters the Credit Card Market With—Yep—Apple Card

Apple Enters the Credit Card Market With—Yep—Apple Card

Michael Short/Getty ImagesApple’s event Monday ended up featuring one piece of hardware after all: a new credit card, which it plans to launch this summer in the US. The aptly named Apple Card, created in partnership with Mastercard and Goldman Sachs, will live within the existing Wallet app on iPhones and as a traditional physical…

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Breaking Down Apple News+, Apple TV+, Apple Card and More

Breaking Down Apple News+, Apple TV+, Apple Card and More

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesTech news you can use, in two minutes or less:Apple announced a whole lot of new things todayToday's Apple event had all kinds of updates: a new credit card, a new news subscription, and a new streaming subscription featuring celebrities from Oprah to Steven Spielberg and more. Let's break down exactly what's…

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McDonald’s Acquires Machine-Learning Startup Dynamic Yield for $300 Million

McDonald’s Acquires Machine-Learning Startup Dynamic Yield for $300 Million

Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesMention McDonald’s to someone today, and they're more likely to think about Big Mac than Big Data. But that could soon change: The fast-food giant has embraced machine learning, in a fittingly super-sized way.McDonald’s is set to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire Dynamic Yield, a startup based in Tel…

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All the New Services Apple Announced: News+, TV+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade

All the New Services Apple Announced: News+, TV+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesApple's held its springtime spectacular today, and there was no shortage of news and excitement. The company introduced its plans to take on Hollywood, with a new effort to make original film and television. It announced its own credit card, a magazine subscription service, and a new way to find premium games.…

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How to Check Your Computer for Hacked Asus Software Update

How to Check Your Computer for Hacked Asus Software Update

Hackers compromised Asus’s Live Update tool to distribute malware to almost a million people.Piti A Sahakorn/Getty ImagesToday's news that hackers put backdoors into thousands of Asus computers using the company's own software update platform is a reminder of why supply-chain compromises are one of the scariest digital attacks out there.Attackers compromised Asus’s Live Update tool…

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Kushner Used WhatsApp, a Very Bad Database Leak, and More Security News This Week

Kushner Used WhatsApp, a Very Bad Database Leak, and More Security News This Week

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/Getty ImagesNothing much happened this week except, oh yeah, special counsel Robert Mueller filed his report on Friday night. Though attorney general William Barr now has the report in hand, the American people will still have to wait to see how much of it he decides to make public.In anticipation of the report, Mueller…

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Safety-Obsessed Volvo Goes After Distracted, Speedy Drivers

Safety-Obsessed Volvo Goes After Distracted, Speedy Drivers

Humanity’s taste for speeding, distraction, and impaired driving remains a threat no airbag, semi-autonomous system, or moose-detection system can neutralize.VolvoVolvo has had it up to här with drivers. The Swedish carmaker has spent decades building a reputation based on safety (and low-key luxury), but humanity’s taste for speeding, distraction, and impaired driving remains a threat…

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