Facebook Wants to Know Who You Want to Sleep With, and More News

Facebook wants to know which of your friends you’d like to date, there’s a new wireless VR headset, and we’re teaching you how to land a plane in an emergency. Here’s the news you need to know in two minutes or less. Facebook wants to connect you with your “secret crush” At Facebook’s developer conference, … Read more

YouTube sets a goal of having half of trending videos coming from its own site

YouTube wants to have half of the featured videos in its trending tab come from streams originating on the company’s own site going forward, according to the latest quarterly letter from chief executive Susan Wojcicki. The letter, directed to YouTube’s users, is meant to help ease concerns the site’s biggest stars have over copyright challenges, … Read more

Apple’s earnings call: iPhone price cuts and services help stem declining sales

iPhone sales continue to sharply decline, according to Apple’s earnings statement for its second fiscal quarter, though its stock and services business are up today. Apple’s all-important iPhone revenue was down another 17% for the quarter ending on March 30, amounting to $31.05 billion. A year ago we saw iPhone revenue at $37.56 billion. You … Read more

Apple’s stock jumps 5 percent after beating expectations

Apple released earnings for its fiscal second quarter today, reporting revenue of $58 billion, a decline of 5 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.46, down 10 percent. International sales accounted for 61 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The market apparently approves. Apple’s shares have jumped $10 apiece since … Read more

SpaceX Satellites Will Fly Low to Prevent Space Junk

SpaceX has received Federal Communications Commission approval to halve the orbital altitude of more than 1,500 planned broadband satellites in order to lower the risk of space debris and improve latency. SpaceX’s satellite project, named Starlink, aims to provide high-speed, low-latency broadband around the world. In a statement on the new FCC approval, SpaceX said … Read more

Defending the brown bears of Bristol Bay

Defending the brown bears of Bristol Bay <img width=”660″ height=”495″ alt=”” src=”https://c402277.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/photos/17217/images/simple_style_full/2011-06-22_at_12-59-48.jpg?1556546880″ />Brown bears in Alaska&rsquo;s Bristol Bay region spend each year roaming the largely unspoiled land found between the coast and massive mountain-lined national parks and reserves. Standing up to a foot taller than the average human, and weighing as much as a grand … Read more