Apple AirPods 2 Vs AirPods: What’s The Difference?

AirPods are Apple’s best product in years. Their slick, intuitive user experience has won fans worldwide and silenced critics who ridiculed their polarising design. But AirPods launched back in 2016 and were long overdue an update. Now AirPods 2 are here, and you might be surprised by what Apple has and hasn’t changed… Note: Apple simply calls … Read more

OnePlus 5 Gets Android Oreo-Based OxygenOS Open Beta 2: What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus 5 users need to flash the Open Beta build Open Beta 2 for OnePlus 5 includes various bug fixes New Open Beta version also has November Android security patch OnePlus 5 on Friday received OxygenOS Open Beta 2 build based on Android 8.0 Oreo weeks after the release of its first Open Beta build. The … Read more

Homebuilders super happy but not building more homes: Here’s what’s up with that

At face value the numbers make no sense. A monthly survey of homebuilder confidence in December released Thursday from the National Association of Home Builders spikes to the highest level in 11 years. The one-month move, entirely attributed to Trumponomics euphoria by NAHB executives, was the biggest in 20 years. One day later, the monthly … Read more

Wall Street is looking for a big rebound from what’s been a bad year

After six turbulent months, there’s good news for Wall Street banks, and there’s bad news. The good news first: it’s likely getting better. Of course, that comes as big banks try to rebound from the bad news: It’s been the worst start to a year, on a number of metrics, since the global financial crisis. … Read more

What’s in the back of the facebook surge?

fb continued to leave its competition in the dust as the social media giant published spectacular profitsnumbers that despatched the inventory flying Thursday. “fb has benefited from the structural shift in how corporations spend their ad bucks,” Gina Sanchez, founder of Chantico worldwide, said Thursday on CNBC’s “strength Lunch.” “So at this factor even as … Read more

Twitter turns 10: What’s next?

Twitter turned 10 on Monday and while it might be celebrating at the moment, there are some sobering facts to contend with including a 65 percent drop in its share price in the last year, discontent from Wall Street and concerns over whether it can continue to add users. Jack Dorsey returned to the helm … Read more

Facebook? Snapchat? What’s hot on college campuses?

In CNBC’s social media on campus series, we asked students from all across the country to tell us what social media platforms are most prevalent at their school. Facebook? Snapchat? Twitter? Are students using them for purely social purposes or professional/school activities? And, are any social media platforms “dead” or just for old people? Here’s … Read more

Facebook? Snapchat? What’s hot on college campuses?

In CNBC’s social media on campus series, we asked students from all across the country to tell us what social media platforms are most prevalent at their school. Facebook? Snapchat? Twitter? Are students using them for purely social purposes or professional/school activities? And, are any social media platforms “dead” or just for old people? Here’s … Read more