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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.

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