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Review: Samsung’s Note 8 is the phablet you’re looking for

Updated on  September 22, 2017 at 10:57 am
We interrupt the iPhone mania of late to remind you there are other flagship phones on the market, including the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Read More

Uber to lose its license to operate in London

Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said today, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture. Read More

Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1B bet on devices

Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. Read More

IS backers find ephemeral platform in Instagram

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm
Researchers say Islamic State supporters have found an ephemeral platform to share propaganda: Using Instagram’s “stories” feature, which causes posts to disappear in 24 hours. Read More

Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don’t dump your phone yet

A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you’re still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby. Read More

Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most

Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm
he difference between Apple’s new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget. Read More

Delta ends flights between Guam and Japan, cites low demand

Delta Air Lines has announced it will end flights between Japan and Guam because of low demand just days after another airline delayed Japan-Guam flights because of North Korea’s threat to attack the U.S. island territory. Read More

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. Read More

Holding federal institutions accountable becoming harder

There are cracks in the curtains President Donald Trump tried to draw around the government early in his presidency, but the slivers of light aren’t making it easier to hold federal officials accountable for their actions. Read More

U.S. coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull’s-eyes on two of the country’s fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida. Read More

Hawaii unemployment rates dips to 10-year low of 2.6%

Updated on  September 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm
Hawaii’s unemployment rate fell in August to its lowest level in more than 10 years even as nonagricultural jobs declined by 2,500 from the previous month. Read More

StarKist to pay $6.3M in American Samoa wastewater case

The world’s largest supplier of canned tuna has agreed to pay a $6.3 million penalty for wastewater violations in American Samoa, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Read More

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