Walmart unwraps latest weapon in Amazon war

The latest weapon in Walmart’s arsenal against Amazon.com — a private label brand from Jet.com, its e-commerce unit — is up and running.The brand, called Uniquely J, launched on Friday with more than 50 items ranging from 1 lb. of organic fair trade coffee for $9.99, a 146 oz. jug

Walmart’s unwraps latest weapon in Amazon war

The latest weapon in Walmart’s arsenal against Amazon.com — a private label brand from Jet.com, its e-commerce unit — is up and running.The brand, called Uniquely J, launched on Friday with more than 50 items ranging from 1 lb. of organic fair trade coffee for $9.99, a 146 oz. jug

Apple’s iPhone X nightmare: A dire shortage of the devices

You’re going to need a whole lot of luck if you want to get your hands on an iPhone X when it comes out on Nov. 3.Apple’s top tier smartphone will only have 2-to-3 million handsets available worldwide when it hits store shelves next month, one Wall Street analyst forecast

Apple’s iPhone X nightmare: A dire shortage of the devices

You’re going to need a whole lot of luck if you want to get your hands on an iPhone X when it comes out on Nov. 3.Apple’s top tier smartphone will only have 2-to-3 million handsets available worldwide when it hits store shelves next month, one Wall Street analyst forecast

Tech CEO arrested on charges of child abuse, battering an officer

The co-founder and CEO of ad tech platform Vungle has been arrested on charges that include child abuse, lewd act upon a child and battering an officer, according to various reports.Zain Jaffer was quickly placed on indefinite leave, according to Gizmodo, which was first to report on the arrest.Jaffer was

Snap cuts workforce, plans to slow hiring

Snapchat’s corporate parent, Snap Inc., has laid off 18 employees from its recruiting division over the last week.The cuts come as the social network looks to slow hiring in 2018.In an e-mail to employees, CEO Evan Spiegel said company leaders would have to make “hard decisions” about underperforming employees, according

Snap cuts workforce, plans to slow hiring

Snapchat’s corporate parent, Snap Inc., has laid off 18 employees from its recruiting division over the last week.The cuts come as the social network looks to slow hiring in 2018.In an e-mail to employees, CEO Evan Spiegel said company leaders would have to make “hard decisions” about underperforming employees, according

NASA tests rocket designed to get humans to Mars

NASA has test-fired an astonishingly powerful engine which will one day propel a manned mission all the way to Mars.The American space agency tested the RS-25 rocket engine at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi yesterday.This gigantic booster spat out vast clouds of smoke as it fired up, sending thick

Apple has a huge iPhone 8 problem

Apple shares fell 2.4 percent on Thursday following reports out of Taiwan that the tech giant has slashed orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by nearly 50 percent for the rest of the year.The production cuts are another blow for the brand new iPhone 8, which earlier in

This futuristic toothbrush cleans your teeth in 3 seconds

Engineers have created the first-ever “smartbrush” that can clean your teeth in less than three seconds.The patented invention by Nicola Nichele, 28, is a motorized mouth guard that cleans all a user’s teeth simultaneously.People will spend more than 200 full days manually cleaning their gnashers by following dentists’ advice that

Google leads $1B investment in Lyft

Lyft announced on Thursday that it has raised $1 billion in a financing round lead by Capital G, the investing arm of Google-parent Alphabet.Capital G partner David Lawee is also joining Lyft’s board.The latest funding round puts the ride hailing company’s value at $11 billion.In the investment announcement, Lyft also

This app is the officially the worst idea ever

This could be the worst idea for an app ever.There’s no denying the age of social media has increased people’s dedication to getting that perfect snap. Whether it’s dutiful boyfriends on photo duty or the growing scourge of selfie sticks, our vanity is increasingly unbridled.But a company called ElsiePic wants

De Blasio crusades against self-driving car initiative

Mayor de Blasio said on Thursday that he will do everything in his power to block the testing of self-driving cars on city streets — which the governor recently OKed.“It’s a mistake. I think it creates a danger,” he said.“From my point of view, this should have never been done

De Blasio crusades against self-driving car initiative

Mayor de Blasio said on Thursday that he will do everything in his power to block the testing of self-driving cars on city streets — which the governor recently OKed.“It’s a mistake. I think it creates a danger,” he said.“From my point of view, this should have never been done

Google leads $1B investment in Lyft

Lyft announced on Thursday that it has raised $1 billion in a financing round lead by Capital G, the investing arm of Google-parent Alphabet.Capital G partner David Lawee is also joining Lyft’s board.The latest funding round puts the ride hailing company’s value at $11 billion.In the investment announcement, Lyft also

The Apple Watch is finally taking off

The Apple Watch is finally a hit, according to a Wall Street analyst — and Dick Tracy can offer a clue as to why.The latest “Series 3” model of the Apple Watch — which can be used to make phone calls from your wrist in the style of the comic-book

Future astronauts might live in lava tubes on the moon

A human settlement on the moon — or at least some kind of lunar base that astronauts can hang out in — is a romantic idea that sci-fi movies and video games have made us think is as simple as getting some supplies up there and whipping out a hammer.

Social media blamed for epidemic of teen girls harming themselves

Cases of self-harming among teenage girls have shot up by two-thirds in just three years, a study reveals.Experts warn increased levels of pressure and stress from social media use may be fuelling a rise in mental health issues.Reports of self-harm among girls aged from 13 to 16 rose by 68

Apple has a huge iPhone 8 problem

Apple shares fells 2.8 percent in early Thursday trading after reports out of Taiwan that the tech giant has slashed orders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus by nearly 50 percent for the rest of the year.The production cuts are another blow for the brand new iPhone 8, which

Fake news ads are showing up on Snopes, PolitiFact

Fake news ads are reportedly popping up on fact-checking websites.The New York Times reported that as recent as last week, these ads were found on sites like PolitiFact and Snopes.The report said the ads took the reader to sites that looked like major media websites, like Vogue and People. The

Damning report ranks new iPhone behind old Samsungs

Apple already sold millions of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units, but launch weekend estimates fell short of what’s expected from typical iPhone launches. It’s not that the iPhone is losing its appeal all of a sudden, but this year isn’t a usual one for Apple. The best iPhone

Dubai’s police are getting “Star Wars’-style hoverbikes

Imagine trying to outrun the long arm of the law, especially when they are buzzing around the skies on electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.Unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week conference, the Star Wars-style Hoversurf Scorpion has been designed to help police avoid congested

You can now explore the solar system with Google Maps

When it comes to maps, Google has already conquered Earth. Whether you need a bird’s eye view of your neighborhood or a street-level glimpse at a storefront half the world away, Google can deliver it in seconds. So it’s no wonder that after doing pretty much everything it possibly can

The iMac Pro will be Apple’s most powerful computer ever

The moment Mac fans have been waiting for is approaching fast. The iMac Pro desktop, first unveiled at WWDC 2017 in June, will be the most powerful iMac ever, sporting top of the line hardware that should deliver impressive performance.That’s something we’d expect from any new Mac — to be

In-flight dating apps make joining the mile high club easier

Hooking up 30,000 feet in the air has been made easier for Australians with a somewhat-accidental in-flight dating app.This week, Qantas unveiled the Boeing Dreamliner that’s being added to its fleet. And while the 787-9 comes with a bunch of fancy things like bigger seats and larger windows and fewer

Blue Apron is slashing 6 percent of its workforce

Blue Apron announced late Wednesday that it was laying off 6 percent of its workforce.The meal-kit delivery company’s “realignment” was revealed in an company-wide email from CEO Matt Salzberg.The layoffs come just four months after the company’s disappointing IPO.“We identified the need to reduce some roles, open others, and streamline

Blue Apron is slashing 6 percent of its workforce

Blue Apron announced late Wednesday that it was laying off 6 percent of its workforce.The meal-kit delivery company’s “realignment” was revealed in an company-wide email from CEO Matt Salzberg.The layoffs come just four months after the company’s disappointing IPO.“We identified the need to reduce some roles, open others, and streamline

The Apple Watch is finally taking off

The Apple Watch is finally a hit, according to a Wall Street analyst — and Dick Tracy can offer a clue as to why.The latest “Series 3” model of the Apple Watch — which can be used to make phone calls from your wrist in the style of the comic-book

Twitter lays out more guidelines in harassment crackdown

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was “still” not doing enough to protect its users.The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had