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Apple’s latest iPhone X commercial is all about selfies

Apple has released a new commercial for its iPhone X, which showcases the camera’s ability to take some great selfies, set to a monologue by Muhammad Ali. Ali’s words are appropriate here: he was brash and outlandish, and his assertion that he was the greatest is an attitude that’s often …

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The 2018 Detroit Auto Show in pictures

Trucks, SUVs, and glimpses of what lies ahead The Detroit Auto Show has a weirdly duplicitous vibe these days. The biggest companies that attend make sure to talk about things that make them sound future-focused, almost benevolent. They talk openly about autonomy, electrification, and even embracing other forms of transportation. …

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Should we consider adolescence to last until age 24?

Thinking of adolescence as lasting until age 24 “corresponds more closely” to how the lives of young people today work, writes an expert in adolescent health. Compared to earlier generations, youth today are staying in school longer, marrying and having kids later, and buying a house later, writes Susan Sawyer, …

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306 Hollywood feels like a whole new way of tackling documentaries

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. When filmmakers turn their cameras on themselves and their families, the results are rarely as fascinating to the viewers as they are to …

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Want to Avoid Malware on Your Android Phone? Ditch Google’s App Store

In the early days of Android, co-founder Andy Rubin set the stage for the fledgling mobile operating system. Android’s mission was to create smarter mobile devices, ones that were more aware of their owner’s behavior and location.“If people are smart,” Rubin told Business Week in 2003, “that information starts getting …

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Self-Driving Cars Mean New Love for the Auto Industry

Henrik Fisker spent this year’s CES at Booth 3315, standing next to a deep red, curvaceous, quirky electric sedan with doors that pivot like wings. The EMotion is the work of Fisker Inc, the car designer’s latest venture. But the stage Fisker and the car stood on didn’t say Fisker …

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Rocket Lab Test Flight Launches Three CubeSats to Orbit

The launch company Rocket Lab has amusing names for its missions. The first, in May, was called “It’s a Test” (it was). When the staff debated what to call the second launch of their diminutive Electron rocket, so sized (and priced) specifically to carry small satellites to space, they said, …

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