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With the iPhone X, Apple made some big changes to who gets review units first, and not everyone is taking it very well (AAPL)

With the new iPhone X, Apple made big changes to its list of reviewers to whom it provides test devices.  Apple ruffled some feathers by giving test phones to some video bloggers instead of some longtime tech reviewers. The changes reflect Apple’s broader evolution from a niche tech company to a mainstream brand. 

 

Apple's new iPhone X doesn't hit store shelves until Friday, but squabbles about who gets the hotly-anticipated device first are already breaking out.

But the quarrels aren't being triggered by consumers battling for the best spot in lines outside Apple’s stores. Instead the noisy discontent is coming from among the select group of journalists, bloggers and product reviewers who’ve long been accustomed to getting early access to the newest iPhones. 


70 new emojis just arrived on iPhones — and we've ranked them all

Rejoice: New emojis are here! 

On Tuesday, Apple released brand new emojis as part of iOS 11.1. There are 70 new characters, and 239 new emojis in total if you include skin tone and gender variations.

To get the new emojis on your own phone, open your settings app, tap "General," then look for the second tab down titled "Software Update." The option to update your iPhone to iOS 11.1 should appear there.  

The new emojis are a long time coming: The characters were approved by the Unicode Consortium back in March, and the final list became public in June. Emojipedia has been covering all the new emoji updates this year, and has the full list of every emoji in every skin tone.


Why the iPhone 8 makes the iPhone X a tougher sell

Despite fears around supply shortages, you can still get the new iPhone X in about 5-6 weeks. iPhone X demand may have been tempered by the bevy of available iPhone options, especially the new iPhone 8. For prospective buyers, it's difficult to value the price difference between the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, since both phones are so similar under the hood and most people have yet to try the iPhone X.

 

For months, analysts studying Apple and its supply chain have been saying "good luck finding the iPhone X" when it launches in November. Yet, despite demand for the phone being "off the charts" according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, you can still order an iPhone X right now and get it before the end of 2017.


Paul Manafort, accused of being an unregistered foreign agent, used 'bond007' as his password, experts say

President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort is accused of acting as an 'unregistered agent of a foreign principal" and "conspiracy against the United States," according to an indictment issued Monday. Manafort led a lavish lifestyle, the indictment says. If it all sounds like something out of a James Bond movie, computer security researchers agree. They even found evidence indicating that Manafort's used 'bond007" as a password.

On Monday, President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort was indicted by a grand jury, along with two others, including Manafort's former business associate, Rick Gates. Manafort and Gates have pleaded not guilty.

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These 5 companies are betting on Ethereum to completely reinvent the back end of the internet

If you ask a room full of blockchain enthusiasts how the technology will affect the internet, the answers range from "a lot" to "more than you can even imagine." 

Such responses were easy to elicit at the Ethereal conference in San Francisco on Friday. The gathering is a a day-long event for the founders, engineers, and enthusiastic users of a blockchain protocol called Ethereum

Blockchain technology — also known as  smart contract, or digital ledger technology — is the digital system behind bitcoin and a number of other unrelated applications. The technology isn't yet in widespread use, but many experts and enthusiasts believe it will soon become a pervasive new layer of the internet, underlying everything from payments to legal contracts to users' identities.


Trump responds to New York terror act, calling attacker 'a very sick and deranged person"

President Donald Trump reacted to what law enforcement sources suspect could be a terrorist attack in New York City. The attack left at least eight people dead.

President Donald Trump responded in a tweet on Tuesday to an attack that left at least eight people dead and 12 injured when a driver drove a truck through a bike lane in Manhattan.

"In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person," Trump tweeted. "Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!"

He continued: "We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!"


Business Insider is hiring a paid graphic design intern

Business Insider is looking for a Graphic Design Intern to join the newsroom's Graphics team immediately.

Projects would range from basic Photoshop requests to more creative assignments such as maps, charts and infographics — like these

As an intern here, you'll gain valuable experience collaborating with journalists and designers in a fast-paced and fun work environment.

Other perks at BI include free snacks, ping pong, and never having to fetch coffee.

Qualifications

The ideal intern will be a super creative team player with amazing attention to detail. Other desired skills include:

Expert knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Mac proficiency. Experience with illustration, data visualization, typography, GIFs, layout design, photo editing, and infographics. Social media savvy -- you know what our audience wants to see a...

Facebook's top lawyer admitted they should have caught Russian ads earlier but said foreign currency isn't enough to act on (FB)

US senators grilled Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch on Tuesday about why the company didn't catch Russia-linked fake accounts on its platform sooner. Stretch admitted "there were signals we missed," like the use of Russian rubles to purchase political ads. He said that Facebook had no knowledge of any outside help the Russian actors could have had to target members of its 2-billion-user network.

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told lawmakers on Tuesday that the company should have done more to prevent Russia-backed propaganda from spreading on its platform around the 2016 US presidential election.

“I think in hindsight, we should have had a broader lens," he said with regard to Facebook's efforts to weed out politically-charged ads from fake accounts. "There were signals we missed.”


The US auto market is about to surprise everybody

Automakers will report October US sales on Wednesday. The monthly sales pace is expected to be better than last year's final record total of 17.55 million. Profitable pickups and SUVs continue to drive the market.

This was supposed to be the year that the US auto sales boom finally ran out of gas.

After consecutive record-breaking years, with 17.5 million vehicles sold in 2015 and 17.55 million in 2016, the total in 2017 after a mid-year lag appeared as though it might dip below 17 million. A big drop to 15 million wasn't in the cards, but the sales pace fell to around 16.5 million.

Then two hurricanes in a row slammed into Texas and Florida and sent consumers back to the showrooms to replace destroyed or damaged vehicles.


How Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and 19 other famous CEOs are doing, according to their employees

No one wants to work for a bad boss — especially not one who will run the company into the ground.

And there have been enough high-profile scandals of late to make just about any employee worry about their company's leadership.

Luckily, online jobs and careers community Glassdoor offers a glimpse into the inner working of a company and how well employees believe their CEOs are leading them.

Glassdoor CEO ratings rely solely on the input of employees who elected to participate anonymously in an online survey about whether or not they approve of the way their CEO is leading the company.

While this is by no means an exhaustive list, nor is it ranked, below, take a look at how some of the top players in their industries are doing, according to their employees.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella