In the avalanche of news that was Google’s Pixel 2 event last month, the company kind of glossed over the Fast Pair feature. Understandably so — it had a lot to get through at the event. And besides, it was far from the coolest thing about the company’s new Pixel Buds headphones (that title goes to the Babelfish-esque real-time translation feature). The feature is similar to… Read More
The number one new feature on the iPhone X is its facial recognition system. WSJ’s Joanna Stern put it to the test with masks, costumes and identical triplets. Photo: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal
Samsung posted another record quarter, and it again has its components business to thank for more stellar results. The Korea tech giant shrugged off scandals, which include a jail sentence for its de facto leader and last year’s Note 7 saga, to record a 14.53 trillion won ($12.92 billion) profit for the recent Q3 2017 period. Revenue came in at 62.05 trillion won ($55.18 billion), up… Read More
Andrew Bary and Jack Hough discuss stocks moving higher after a mention in Barron’s Magazine.
Some of the hottest prospects in college football are coming out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The high school is owned by a Hollywood entertainment conglomerate, and it has thrived by targeting elite teenage athletes with dreams of going to the pros. Photo: Mike Carlson for The Wall Street Journal
Shortly after Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL began shipping, some users noted the devices seemed to have some… quirks. Onscreen colors on the XL seemed faded. When switching screens, evidence of previously displayed images sometimes seemed to linger. Others reported the screen seemed to turn an odd shade of blue. And Pixel 2 users reported hearing “clicking” sounds when… Read More
Google is starting to seed to devs a new developer beta (8.1) of Android Oreo. The big highlight here is the new Neural Networks API, which brings hardware-accelerated inference to the phone for quickly executing previously trained machine learning models. Read More
The online-deals site is moving beyond coupons-and Wall Street is paying attention.
Karen Firestone of Aureus Asset Management tells Barron’s why PayPal Holdings and CME Group could outpace this hot market.
Pyeongchang in South Korea faces challenges as the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, from fears over North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to the city’s lack of experience handling international visitors. Video: Warangkana Chomchuen/WSJ. Photo: Yonhap/EPA/Shutterstock.
Combustible-core panels known as cladding have been implicated in high-rise fires around the world, including the Torch Tower Residence fire in Dubai. The exact number of buildings that use the construction material is unknown. Video: Gabe Johnson/WSJ. Photo: Getty Images.
The online-streaming giant appears insulated from rivals-for now.
The beauty business appears to be growing more slowly than expected.
The U.S. Navy is engaged in a technology-fueled game of hide and seek, hunting for stealthy Russian submarines like the Krasnodar, a.k.a. „The Black Hole.“ Video/Image: George Downs/WSJ.
Divers who make a living collecting coins thrown as religious offerings into the sacred Yamuna in New Delhi are among the worst affected by the river’s polluted water. Video/Photo: Karan Deep Singh/WSJ
Sureshwar Sinha, 83, swam in the pristine waters of the Yamuna in New Delhi when he was a child. He has spent the past 25 years fighting to rescue the polluted river. Video/Photo: Karan Deep Singh/WSJ
Usha Devi lives in Anna Nagar, an encampment near the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi, that is home to 15,000 residents. An open drain that winds through the community carries millions of gallons of untreated waste water to the river. Photo: Vivek Singh for The Wall Street Journal. Video: Karan Deep Singh/WSJ.
Under Armour could exit a number of businesses to focus on more profitable areas.
WSJ’s Joanna Stern “bumps” into Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in the elevator at D.Live and asks about driverless cars and his favorite chip, to eat and to use. Photo: Andria Chamberlin for The Wall Street Journal
Bill Smead of Smead Capital Management tells Barron’s why you should keep your eye on Target, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Tegna.