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Apple confirms the iPad Pro will go on sale on November 11 (AAPL)

Apple has confirmed in a press release that the iPad Pro is set to launch on November 11 with an in-store roll-out happening later on this week.

The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories will launch alongside the iPad Pro. 

The roll-out is occurring in over 40 countries, according to Apple, including the US, UK, China, Japan, and Australia. 

The iPad Pro starts at $799 (£529) without the Pencil, which costs $99 (£59), or Smart Keyboard, which retails for $169 (£99).


Marissa Mayer is reportedly asking Yahoo's top execs to sign 3- to 5-year commitments to the company (YHOO)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is asking her top executives to sign three- to five-year commitments to the company, according to a report from Re/code's Kara Swisher.

Mayer asked top executives in meetings between August and September to make a promise to stay at the company for multiple years, according to the report.

As part of Mayer's attempted turnaround of the company, Re/code reports that Yahoo has hired elite management consultancy McKinsey & Co. to help decide how to structure the business once its spinoff of its shares in Alibaba Group is complete.

Business Insider has contacted Yahoo for comment on this story and will update when it responds.


Some people say that the glass on Google's latest flagship smartphone is suddenly shattering (GOOG)

It looks like there's a strange issue cropping up for some owners of Google's latest flagship smartphone.

At least two owners of the Nexus 6P have reported that the camera glass on their device has spontaneously shattered.

And this isn't in response to a sudden bash or drop: It apparently happens with no warning, even when the device isn't in use. "It was sat on a table next to me when I heard the glass snap, leaving a little snowfall of shavings on the table under it," one owner wrote on Reddit.

We first heard about these claims on 9to5Google.


Wireless charging startup uBeam has released new information to prove its technology works

uBeam, the company that aims to charge multiple devices with wireless electricity, has released new information that will, it hopes, quieten skeptics, TechCrunch reports

The data dump — which includes technical details but no product demo — comes during a time when another much-hyped startup, Theranos, has come under scrutiny for not delivering on its revolutionary promises. It would seem that uBeam aims to cut negative press off at the pass. 

uBeam's technology works by converting electricity into sound waves which can then be "beamed" to a device — or multiple devices — at a set frequency. Transmitting electricity over the air is dangerous and


10 things in tech you need to know today
Posted November 9, 2015 0:7 AM
10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know to start your week.

1. Another big European startup just delayed its IPO plans. HelloFresh, which is worth $3 billion (£2 billion), is postponing the flotation "because of "concern about investor demand and valuation, and general 'market volatility,'" Tech.eu reports.

2. Snapchat is closing the gap on Facebook video with a reported 6 billion views to Facebook's 8 billion. Snapchat has confirmed the view count but declined to comment further.

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The 10 most important things in the world right now
Posted November 8, 2015 11:17 PM
The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Monday.

1. Millions of people voted on Sunday in Myanmar's freest national election after 50 years under military rule, though the final results might not be known of days. 

2. A World Bank report says that climate-change-related events, such as losses and an increased risk of disease, could push more than 100 million additional people in poverty by 2030. 

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The incredible story of Marie Curie — the scientist who introduced the nuclear age

Above all else, Marie Curie was a scientist with remarkable insight. But to the science contemporaries of her time, Curie was a woman, who happened to study science.

At times she was overlooked for her achievements, which were laying the foundation for what we understand about radioactive behavior that, today, runs nuclear reactors, powers deep-space exploration, and drives an entire field of medicine, called radiology.

Through the shameful, sexist-derived neglect, Curie's intellect, wit, and drive pushed her toward miraculous discoveries that even the scientific community could not ignore for long.

Curie became the first scientist to earn two Nobel Prizes, had three radiology institutes erected in her honor, saw her eldest daughter win a Nobel Prize, and was revered by the most brilliant minds of our time, including Albert Einstein.


A 23-year-old's guide to the best Snapchat tips and tricks

We've already shown you how to use Snapchat, an app that looks simple enough to use, but is riddled with subtly designed features you could easily miss.

Last year, Snapchat was ranked the third most popular social app among millennials, trailing only Facebook and Instagram.

And the app has more nuanced features than ever.  Now we're going to show you some Snapchat hacks, so you can make the most out of Snapchat's not-so-obvious features without resorting to downloading third-party apps.

You can see your Snapchat score, the total number of snaps you've received and sent, on your profile...

 

 

Other people can add you by pointing their phone at the ghost on your profile and tapping their screen. It'...

The White House is prepping for a single weather event that could cost $2 trillion in damage

To our electronic way of life, the sun is a formidable foe, and the White House is taking protective action against it.

On October 29, the White House's National Science and Technology Council released its strategic plan to prepare for an extreme weather event in space that could destroy satellites, spacecraft, and vital telecommunications systems.

Many of these electrical systems depend on one another, which is a recipe for disaster.

"These critical infrastructures make up a diverse, complex, interdependent system of systems in which a failure of one could cascade to another," the NSTC reported in its plan.

A $2 trillion gamble

Every second, the sun shoots bursts of charged subatomic particles, in the form of solar wind, into space at speeds of 1 million mph.


One part of Amazon's business is leading 'the biggest technology shift of our time'

Amazon has been branching out into a variety of new enterprises, including drones and physical stores. But, according to Deutsche Bank, there's one part of the company that's outpacing the rest.

DB's Karl Keirstead and Ross Sandler heaped praise on the cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services, in a note detailing the future of the technology.

After calling public cloud infrastructure the "most disruptive trend impacting the technology industry today," the analysts highlighted AWS' business and its leader, Andrew Jassy.