Big discounts on MacBook Air, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods are still on for Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been generous to people who are looking for discounts on Apple products, like iPads, Apple Watches, MacBooks of various kinds, and more. It’s fairly uncommon to find discounts on the newest of the new Apple tech, but those are exactly the kind of deals you’ll find below. That is, depending on … Read more

Spiderweb Software’s first-ever Kickstarter is already a big success

Spiderweb Software boss and old-school RPG maker of the first order Jeff Vogel has never previously crowdfunded a game, but he said in a 2016 interview that he was going to give it a try—in two or three years. Not quite two years down the road, he’s kept his word with a Kickstarter for Queen’s Wish: The Conqueror, … Read more

Here’s When You Can Expect Apple to Make Its Next Big Announcements for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple has announced some important details for its next big event, where the tech giant is expected to make some important announcements concerning iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The 2018 iteration of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (typically abbreviated to “WWDC“) has been scheduled to take place from June 4-8. Once again, the expo will be held at the McEnery … Read more

China cuts reserve ratios for big 5 banks temporarily amid cash crunch: Sources

Zhang Peng | LightRocket | Getty Images People withdraw money from an ICBC branch in Beijing. China has allowed its five biggest banks to temporarily lower the amount of money that they must hold as reserves to relieve pressure in its financial system as demand for cash surges ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, … Read more

Trump’s Labor pick Andrew Puzder has been a big pro-immigration advocate

Trump picks fast-food CEO Andy Puzder for Labor secretary  Friday, 9 Dec 2016 | 6:14 AM ET | 01:38 Donald Trump’s choice to head the Labor Department is an outspoken immigration supporter whose views seem to clash with the president-elect. With the announcement Thursday that Trump will nominate Andrew Puzder came speculation — and grumbling — … Read more

Early movers: SBUX, BIG, LULU, SQ, GCO, GPS, AAL, TWTR, JNJ & more

Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell: Starbucks — Howard Schultz is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson will become CEO, with Schultz focusing on a new line of high-end coffee shops. Smith & Wesson — Smith & Wesson beat estimates by 12 cents with adjusted quarterly … Read more

Facebook shows off a feature it says is a big breakthrough in artificial intelligence

When Facebook’s chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer took the stage at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon on Tuesday showing off a way to put filters over videos, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a minor product update. But Schroepfer’s demonstration was actually a way to show the social media giant’s breakthrough in technology. … Read more

Microsoft’s $300 Windows VR headsets: 6 things we know (and 1 big question)

Everybody expected mixed-reality technology to play a part in Microsoft’s big Windows 10 event on Wednesday—but nobody expected what we got. Rather than showing yet another HoloLens demonstration, Microsoft instead announced a small army of virtual reality headsets unlike anything available today, and they’re all powered by the forthcoming Windows 10 Creators Update. The demo … Read more

Australia’s big four bank CEOs apologize to parliament for consumer scandals

Australia’s big four banks have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the past year, for issues ranging from insurance scandals to accusations of interest rate rigging, and this week, they needed to make mea culpas to a Parliamentary inquiry. The customer and bank culture has been at the heart of the … Read more