The 5G iPhone is coming in 2020, says this trusted analyst

The 5G iPhone is coming in 2020, says this trusted analyst

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is the most trusted source of Apple rumors — once predicting that that the company would sell three different iPhones well over a year before that came true. Now, he’s betting that we’ll see the first 5G iPhones in 2020, despite the fact that Apple’s original 5G modem supplier is no longer making them anymore, according to MacRumors and 9to5Mac. You see, we’d already heard that Apple might have a 5G iPhone…

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J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot may sign an exclusive deal with AT&T for $500 million

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot may sign an exclusive deal with AT&T for $500 million

AT&T’s WarnerMedia is reportedly close to securing J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Pictures in a $500 million exclusivity deal, according to The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Deadline, The Los Angeles Times, and others. Bad Robot Pictures and Abrams, which have produced television shows under the Warner Bros. TV label since 2006, were being courted by nearly every major player in the entertainment space over the last six months. Apple, Comcast, Netflix, Sony Entertainment and…

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Apple is adding picture-in-picture mode to the Apple TV

Apple is adding picture-in-picture mode to the Apple TV

Apple seemingly left one new, upcoming tvOS feature out of the company’s WWDC keynote earlier this month: picture-in-picture. 9to5Mac reports that today’s developer beta of tvOS 13 allows Apple TV users to shrink down any video playing in the Apple TV app to a corner of the screen and continue browsing through other content and menus — while still watching whatever video was originally playing. Unfortunately a public beta for tvOS 13 isn’t yet available…

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The Kyle Kashuv-Harvard controversy, explained

The Kyle Kashuv-Harvard controversy, explained

A teen conservative activist got in trouble for past racist comments. Then he lost his Harvard admission over it — and ignited a national controversy. Typically, the status of one high school student’s application to Harvard is not national news. But when the high schooler in question is a prominent conservative activist who has met President Donald Trump, and when the outcome of his application directly touches on the raging culture war surrounding politics on…

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Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement accounts, explained

Trump’s new health care plan, health reimbursement accounts, explained

Trump just rolled out a plan to let employers subsidize individual insurance plans. President Trump long ago gave up on his promise to deliver “health care for everybody,” but his administration does have something else in mind: health reimbursement accounts. The Trump administration finalized some new regulations late last week for those tax-preferred accounts. In short, employers can pay money into their employees’ health reimbursement accounts, and then the workers can take that money and…

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Future Perfect podcast: a how-to list for a better future

Future Perfect podcast: a how-to list for a better future

Future Perfect is a show about trying to do good. Vox’s Future Perfect podcast is a show about trying to do good. Every Wednesday, host Dylan Matthews explores big, provocative ideas with the potential to radically change the world. What are the most effective ways to save lives? How can we combat climate change, reform prisons, curb animal suffering, end world poverty? Those are the kinds of big-picture questions Season 1 grapples with. Matthews talks…

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BuzzFeed journalists just walked off the job in 4 cities. Here’s why.

BuzzFeed journalists just walked off the job in 4 cities. Here’s why.

Employees are trying to organize one of the largest labor unions in digital media. BuzzFeed News journalists are getting impatient. It’s been four months since they voted to form a labor union, but the company still hasn’t officially recognized them. Dozens of frustrated employees walked off the job Monday afternoon to protest the company’s delay in recognizing BuzzFeed News Union. Journalists in New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles stopped working at 2…

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Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” wants to be a queer anthem. It also wants to sell you something.

Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” wants to be a queer anthem. It also wants to sell you something.

Her latest video is a complicated example of Pride Month’s commodification. For the better part of her career, Taylor Swift has faced vehement criticism that she hasn’t done enough to speak out for political causes. It was not so long ago that 4chan users were worshipping her as an “Aryan goddess” who was covertly red-pilling America, claiming her as a secret white supremacist. Most thinking people didn’t believe this to actually be true, but Swift’s…

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