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Apple won't quit until it owns every important part of the iPhone (AAPL)

Apple is building its own screens, according to a report in Bloomberg.  It's the latest sign that Apple wants to own all the core technologies that go into its products. Apple already designs its own processors, programming languages, and GPUs. 

Apple is executing on a years-long strategy to own all the core technologies that go into its products.

If it's successful, it could mean that Apple could have a major advantage over Samsung and other Android phone makers: features they can't copy. 

The latest project that Apple is striking out on may be its biggest yet — it wants to design and build its own screen, according to a new report from Bloomberg

9 characters who could die in 'Avengers: Infinity War,' ranked by how likely they are to meet their end

The new "Avengers: Infinity War" trailer teases dark times for the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the entire universe. That means the possibility of casualties is high.

While it might be difficult to imagine some of our favorite characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe reaching the end of the line, the arrival of Thanos to Earth doesn't promise a bright future for many characters — and the prospects of survival are much worse for some than for others. 

The MCU doesn't like to kill off major characters, but that doesn't mean characters haven't met their end. And the stakes are much higher than they've ever been for the heroes in "Avengers: Infinity War."

I drove a $40,000 Buick Regal Station wagon for a week to see how it compared to a family SUV — here's the verdict (GM)

Buick has expanded its lineup with a wagon. The Regal TourX is a capable family hauler that has way more style than an SUV. Performance and tech are also strong points.

I grew up in a Buick station wagon — an Estate wagon, to be precise. It was the large-and-in-charge suburban family hauler before SUV sent wagons into near-extinction, leaving surviving examples to be gently nurtured by car writers with a thing for sedan handling and decent cargo capacity.

One can still find wagons for sale, even as full-size SUVs and compact crossovers dominate the US markets. The Subaru Outback will probably never vanish from this realm, and Volvo's V90 is a nice, big wagon that we enjoyed when we tested it last year. The Volvo V60 Cross Country and Audi Allroad are also in the fight.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly explains how seeing planet Earth from space changed his perspective on life

Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016, a trip that changed his DNA by 7%. He told us that his space career also changed his perspective on life, making him more empathetic. He wants more people to experience the life-changing effects of visiting space.

NASA revealed in March that after his year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed by a full 7%.

But when

I tried the popular Silicon Valley diet credited with boosting energy and prolonging life — and I can see why people are obsessed

I've been ignoring my mother for a week and a half.

For the past 10 days, I've stifled the small voice she instilled in the back of my mind to remind me that forgoing breakfast is nutritional doom — all for the sake of a diet known as intermittent fasting.

The diet essentially involves abstaining from food for a set period of time ranging from 16 hours to several days — and surprisingly, it has a lot of scientific backing.

Large studies have found intermittent fasting to be just as

Facebook stock is down 4% thanks to an enormous data breach (FB)

Facebook's stock is tanking in pre-market trading. News broke over the weekend that Cambridge Analytica, a controversial political research company with links to Donald Trump, had accessed 50 million Facebook user profiles illegitimately. Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica from its platform, but is under huge political pressure to explain how it can stop third parties from abusing its massive data trove.

Facebook's share price has dropped 4.05% in pre-market trading, likely thanks to the news that political research firm Cambridge Analytica used its site to harvest 50 million user profiles illegitimately.

According to Markets Insider, Facebook's share price stands at $177.60 in pre-market trading, down from a $185.09 at close on Friday. The drop wipes around $21 million off Facebook's market cap.

Lawmakers in the US and the UK are examining Facebook and its role...

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.

The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot model in as little as 12 hours. A worker then adds the windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems.

As The Verge notes, ICON debuted a prototype of the house at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Partnering with the international nonprofit New Story, the company plans to build dozens more for low-income communities in El Salvador by the end of 2019.

Check out the home below.

The single-story house features a wraparound patio. Inside, it has a living room ...

'Holy shite, what am I seeing out here?': 7 astronauts reveal what it really feels like to live in space


Seeing our planet from space is a rare treat: Fewer than 540 people have ever left the Earth. 

Seven astronauts who've blasted off from our planet with NASA came together this week for the premiere of the National Geographic series One Strange Rock. The show, produced by Darren Aronofsky, takes an up-close look at how life on Earth works from a range of perspectives: it juxtaposes macro views of the planet from space with micro-shots of some of the tiniest oxygen-producing organisms, which are four times thinner than a human hair.

Aronofsky said the program aims to show off "the beautiful clockwork" of the Earth. "It's much more complicated than anything a human could conceive of," he said. 

The astronauts featured in the series said that

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes explains what he learned from sinking $25 million into a business venture that ultimately failed

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes ultimately made $500 million for helping his Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg build the company in its first three years. Hughes bought The New Republic magazine, a long-running liberal journal, in 2012, with hopes of making it a financially stable mainstream success. After investing $25 million into it and losing three quarters of his staff over editorial changes, the magazine barely added any readers, and he sold it in 2016. Hughes told us it taught him that ambitious goals should not require radical means to achieve them.

There's one big 'hidden variable' that everyone's missing with Amazon's HQ2 (AMZN)

Many are making their Amazon HQ2 predictions. Still, no one can know for sure which one of the 20 cities still in competition will be chosen.  It could come down to what some experts are calling the "hidden variable" — whatever business Amazon is getting into next.

Amazon's new headquarters search has everyone paying attention.

Everyone from

The incredible history of the Boeing 737 — the best selling airliner of all time (BA)

The Boeing 737 is the best selling jetliner of all time. Through February 2018, Boeing has taken 14,545 orders for the plane. Since its debut in 1967, the 737 has become a mainstay for airlines around the world in a multitude of roles ranging from short-haul flights to work as a freighter.

The Boeing 737 is ubiquitous. If you've taken a commercial flight in the last 50 years, there's good chance it was on a Boeing 737.

CAMERA SHOOTOUT: Samsung's new Galaxy S9 versus the best smartphone camera in the world, the Pixel 2

Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL had the best smartphone cameras when they were released in October 2017. 

But Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus phones are contending for that title in a serious way. 

What I've found after taking both the Pixel 2 XL and Galaxy S9 Plus for a photo shoot is that they each have their strengths, but they don't do everything superbly well. 

I should note that I took out the larger models of each smartphone lines. There's no difference between the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's cameras, and the only difference between the S9 and S9 Plus' camera is the 2x dedicated zoom lens. 

Take a look at the photo comparisons below to see what I mean, and which smartphone would best fit your needs:

For an indoor shot with mixed indoor/outdoor lighting, the Pixel 2 XL takes the better shot.

We drove a $59,000 Buick Enclave Avenir to see how it stacks up against luxury SUVs — here's the verdict (GM)

The Buick Enclave was the right car at the right time for the brand a decade ago. I tested the highest trim level of the all-new crossover. I haven't always been the biggest Enclave fan, but I enjoyed the updated version.

The Enclave is possibly the most important Buick of all time.

Before you chuckle at that statement, consider that in 2007, when the Enclave first hit the streets, parent company General Motors was headed for a federal bailout and bankruptcy as the financial crisis hit and decimated the US auto market. 

Buick as a brand was also in pickle back then: the original GM marque was thought by many to be headed for that great dealership in the sky, the next in line after Oldsmobile. As it turned out, GM kept Buick alive, putting Pontiac out of its misery instead. 

Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Hawking is named as co-author on a paper submitted on March 4 — ten days before he died. It sets out a way of testing whether other universes are real. Its mathematical theories could be tested with a deep-space probe.

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just two weeks before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.

Hawking, who passed away on Wednesday aged 76, was co-author to a mathematical paper which seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits the existence of many universes other than our own.

The paper, called "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation", had its latest revisions approved on March 4, ten days before Hawking's death.

One of my favorite tech gadgets prevents me from ever losing my phone, wallet, or keys — and it only costs $35

I've been using three Tile devices for about a year.  They've helped alleviate one of my biggest frustrations — losing things — while simultaneously being the most low-maintenance tech gadgets I use.  Tiles never need to be charged, and their locations are automatically updated by the Tile user community.  The two types of Tile devices I use — the Tile Mate and Tile Style — cost $20 and $35 respectively. 

I hate to lose things. 

That probably says something about my personality (Type A) and the level of attachment I have to my possessions (high, it seems). 

But the fact remains that whenever I lose something, I feel frustrated at myself for being so careless. So over the course of the last year, I've been using a couple of Tile devices to keep track of my things.

See the incredible 57-year evolution of US spacesuits — and new models that will soon protect NASA astronauts

Space may be the final frontier, but it's also inaccessible — and deadly — to human beings without a good spacesuit.

For 57 years, NASA and US companies have met the call to protect high-flying astronauts who risk their lives in the name of exploration.

From the silvery suits of the 1950s and 1960s Mercury program to next-generation commercial and government designs, here's how astronauts' spacesuits have evolved over six decades.

All your favorite Netflix original shows that are coming back for another season

Netflix has begun to cancel shows, but that doesn't mean it's getting rid of your favorites.

Nearly 40 Netflix original series will be returning with new seasons in the near future.

Only a handful of the series have official release dates, including the upcoming premieres of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Marvel's Luke Cage." 

But other hit Netflix shows like "Stranger Things" and "Mindhunter" have been renewed by the streaming service and are either currently in production or awaiting release.

For this list, we have only included renewed Netflix series that are yet to air, and we've included official release dates if applicable. We've excluded children's shows and reality series.

Here are the 38 Netflix original series that are coming back for another season:

"Santa Clarita Diet" (Season 2) — Premieres March 23 "...

'Black Panther' wins the box-office for the 5th straight weekend — a first since 'Avatar' (DIS)

With an estimated $27.02 million, "Black Panther" won the box office for a fifth-straight weekend. It's the first movie to pull that off since 2009's "Avatar." "Black Panther" is projected to earn $461 million in profit after its theatrical run and all ancillaries are through.

Disney/Marvel's "Black Panther" has hit another box office milestone.

Winning the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $27.02 million, according to boxofficepro, it marks the movie's fifth-straight week atop at No. 1. It's the first time a movie has pulled off that feat since the 2009 box office sensation, "Avatar."

It's also the first-ever comic book movie to do it.

The 24-year-old billionaire heiress to the Dell fortune left social media after exposing her family to security risks — here's her advice for teens on apps

Alexa Dell, the daughter of computer magnate Michael Dell, once posted an image to Instagram of her younger brother aboard the family's private jet. The "Rich Kids of Instagram" Tumblr blogged the image, and it went viral. Dell was forced to leave social media after exposing her family to security risks. Dell, now a 24-year-old startup advisor, has advice for teens on apps today.


Alexa Dell, 24, is the daughter of tech billionaire and entrepreneur Michael Dell. She grew up in Austin, Texas on a sprawling estate called "The Castle" with her parents and four siblings, and her father gave her an at-home masterclass on building world-changing technologies.

Here’s what’s wrong with bitcoin, according to 25-year-old Canadian rap artist Lil Windex

Last week, Canadian rap artist Lil Windex released a video called "Bitcoin Ca$h," which criticized the bitcoin core and praised bitcoin cash. In an interview with Business Insider, Lil Windex explained his commitment to bitcoin cash over bitcoin, his favorite cryptocurrency trading platforms, and why he thinks the bitcoin core are "a buncha lames."

Lil Windex, the mysterious Canadian cleaning-product themed rapper best known for his 2017 single "Cleanin Up," released another music video last week — and this time, his lyrical focus was centered on one of the most heated debates within the cryptocurrency community.