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Apple warns Trump tariffs will drive up US prices on popular products

Apple warns Trump tariffs will drive up US prices on popular products

Apple is warning that the Trump Administration's China tariffs will make products like the AirPods, Apple Watch, and HomePod more expensive in the US, in a letter criticizing the proposed policy change. President Trump's new tariffs would, if implemented, affect $200 billion in Chinese goods.

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Microsoft’s next big Surface event is on October 2nd

Microsoft’s next big Surface event is on October 2nd

Microsoft will hold an event on October 2 in New York City, the company has announced today, where we're expecting to see updated Surface devices and more. Confirmed with the tagging "A moment of your time," the event will be sandwiched in-between Apple's 2018 iPhone unveiling a week prior, and Google's big Pixel 3 reveal the following week.

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Scientists may clone ancient foal from remains found in Siberia

Scientists may clone ancient foal from remains found in Siberia

Researchers from South Korea and Russia hope to clone an ancient foal found preserved in Siberia, Russian media reports. The foal was recently discovered in Siberia by residents who spotted the remains in melting permafrost. Work is currently underway to harvest living cells from the remains -- if any can be found -- potentially paving the way for future woolly mammoth cloning.

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Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple

Amazon hits $1 trillion market value milestone only weeks after Apple

Amazon has become the second publicly listed US company to reach a $1 trillion valuation, the milestone coming only weeks after Apple reached the same figure. The milestone follows an aggressive increase in Amazon's net income, which jumped from $197 million in Q2 2017 to $2.5 billion in Q2 2018. The company rolled into this year at a little over half of its current value, jumping to the $1 trillion threshold in only a handful of months.

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Russia suspects sabotage in Soyuz ISS air leak

Russia suspects sabotage in Soyuz ISS air leak

Russia is investigating potential sabotage of its Soyuz rocket, after evidence that a drill was responsible for the hole spotted at the International Space Station was unearthed. Astronauts in orbit resorted to using epoxy to seal the hole late last week, with the incident first blamed on a meteorite strike.

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Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Madden tournament shooting victim files suit against EA and venue

Last week's mass shooting tragedy in Jacksonville, Florida at a bar hosting a tournament for the Madden 19 video game left three people dead and 11 others wounded. Now, one of the victims that was shot twice and survived has filed a lawsuit against EA, the developer/publisher of the football game, and the venue that hosted the tournament. The suit alleges that the game company "failed to provide a safe and secure environment" for the event.

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Ford Focus Active US release axed over Trump’s China trade war

Ford Focus Active US release axed over Trump’s China trade war

Ford has axed plans to bring the new Focus Active to the US, blaming President Trump's China tariffs for the unexpected decision. The vehicle, a wagon version of the Focus, was to be one of just two cars that would survive Ford's huge range cull in North America.

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Google search could legally block all Trump news entirely

Google search could legally block all Trump news entirely

Donald Trump was concerned this week that Google suppresses conservative news media in search results. He did so in two Tweets, one of which asked whether this practice was legal. Inside the United States, the FCC effectively ended Net Neutrality in December of 2017. Net Neutrality is not the same as Search Neutrality, and neither the FCC nor the FTC (nor any other government entity) has the legal power to tell Google that it needs to show "fair and balanced" search results - at least where politics are concerned.

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Extinct cave bear DNA lives on in modern brown bears

Extinct cave bear DNA lives on in modern brown bears

Extinct cave bear DNA is present in living brown bears, a new study reveals, shedding light on a hybridization that happened during the late Pleistocene era. The last cave bears died out about 25,000 years ago likely due to a combination of both human activity and natural climate change. Thanks to new research, though, we know that around 0.9- and 2.4-percent of modern brown bear DNA can be traced back to these extinct creatures.

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Melting Siberian permafrost reveals perfectly preserved ancient baby horse

Melting Siberian permafrost reveals perfectly preserved ancient baby horse

Researchers have revealed the discovery of a perfectly preserved baby horse dated between 30,000 and 40,000-years-old. The ancient foal was found in melting Siberian permafrost; researchers estimate it was only around two-months-old at the time of its death, the cause of which is unclear. This is the youngest prehistoric horse ever discovered.

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CDC approves nasal spray influenza vaccine for upcoming flu season

CDC approves nasal spray influenza vaccine for upcoming flu season

Over the past two years, the CDC has advised the public to avoid the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine, but things changed this year. The agency recently published its 2018 - 2019 flu season advisory, an update over the same report issued for the previous influenza season. This time around, the CDC says doctors can choose to administer the nasal spray vaccine when appropriate.

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Science says laziness may help species avoid extinction

Science says laziness may help species avoid extinction

A new study has found that laziness may be beneficial for the survival of a species from an evolutionary standpoint. The research comes out of the University of Kansas, where scientists studied extant bivalves and gastropods, finding that sluggishness -- that is, lower metabolic rates -- were associated with lower probability of extinction.

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