Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Premium phones don’t get any safer
By all accounts, Google's Pixel and Pixel XL were failures. It's not easy to admit, but outside of tech nerd circles, nobody really cared about them. The tech giant's first premium phones were good phones that fell short of challenging Samsung and Apple's dominance. But don't think for a second that Google's tossing in the the towel anytime soon. The Pixels are here for the long, long haul. In fact, Google's new Pixel 2 and 2 XL come out

A strongly worded letter to Mike Ditka and anyone else who thinks oppression is over.

A strongly worded letter to Mike Ditka and anyone else who thinks oppression is over.
NFL legend Mike Ditka may have had the worst take of all time this week when he said, "There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of." The former coach and star tight end of the Chicago Bears appeared on Jim Gray's national radio show ahead of Monday Night Football, Oct. 9 to talk football, protests, and apparently his rudimentary knowledge of American history. Gray even tried to help Ditka out of the hole

Shocking End for U.S. World Cup Bid a Blow to Fox, Sponsors

Shocking End for U.S. World Cup Bid a Blow to Fox, Sponsors
The U.S. men’s soccer team was eliminated from World Cup qualifiers Tuesday, a shocking result that could leave sponsors and media partners in the lurch for millions of dollars.The U.S. fell 2-1 on the road to Trinidad & Tobago. That result, coupled with wins by Panama and Honduras, eliminated the Americans from contention for a spot in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It’s the first time since 1986 that the U.S. team failed to qualify for the most-watched

How to Play the Electric Car Hysteria

How to Play the Electric Car Hysteria
 Is every company an electric car maker these days?China's largest SUV manufacturer Great Wall Motor Co. on Friday said it Take S&T Motiv Co. or Hanon Systems. The two South Korean auto parts suppliers make motors and thermal management systems, respectively. They're generating an increasing percentage of revenue from electric cars made by Hyundai Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Tesla.LIDAR sensors, which measure distance using light and which are produced by companies including Apple supplier Sunny Optical Technology Group

U.K.s Gateway to Europe Braces for 17-Mile Brexit Backup

U.K.s Gateway to Europe Braces for 17-Mile Brexit Backup
Every day, as many as 10,000 trucks rumble through the Port of Dover, whose towering white cliffs face continental Europe across the narrowest stretch of the English Channel. Rigs loaded with French cheese, German car parts, and other European goods roll off ferries and onto British highways, while trucks hauling Scotch whisky and Welsh lamb bound for the Continent glide through passport checks in two minutes on average. Traffic through the facility amounts to almost a fifth of all the U.K.’s trade in goods,

How Adidas’s American Revival Turned Into Scandal

How Adidas’s American Revival Turned Into Scandal
It was in a Las Vegas hotel room where, prosecutors claim, the head of an elite youth basketball team from Florida and a coach from the University of Louisville planned their strategy to steer a young phenom to the Cardinals.They agreed it would take cash for the teenager and his family, payments they’d have to hide from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. The youth coach said Adidas would help out, that the

Ford to Slash $14 Billion in Costs Under New CEO

Ford to Slash $14 Billion in Costs Under New CEO
win over Wall Street and convince wary investors that he has a plan to reverse a three-year stock slide. With profits and market share falling, Ford is being outmaneuvered by competitors such as Tesla Inc. when it comes to getting electric vehicles and autonomous technology on the road. The former football player is trying to rewrite this reality by focusing on the company’s “fitness” and opening up to more partners and potential acquisitions.Ford shares rose 0.5 percent to $12.40

Apple’s ‘one more thing’ is dead and that’s great for Apple

Apple’s ‘one more thing’ is dead and that’s great for Apple
Tim CookImage: AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCKThe leak of basically everything about Apple's iOS 11 and its new iPhones removes any and all mystery about the company's event on Tuesday. Short of Apple CEO Tim Cook rolling onto stage in an Apple iCar, there are few surprises left. Not that there was much to begin with. For some time now, Apple's events have been so thoroughly spoiled for us that the days of Steve Jobs adding "one more thing" and then summarily blowing

Manchester United Dreams of Mark Zuckerberg’s Billions

Manchester United Dreams of Mark Zuckerberg’s Billions
The pre-match build-up to the bidding for English Premier League TV rights is in full swing.Soccer's bigwigs are betting that the next three-year broadcasting package will fetch even more than the current 5.1 billion pound ($6.9 billion) deal, most of which comes from the pockets of Rupert Murdoch-backed Sky Plc. They hope the content-hungry behemoths of Silicon Valley and Seattle will force the price to ever more ludicrous heights.Are the rewards worth the fight? Gadfly colleagues Leila Abboud and Elaine He have

Automakers Plan Electric Car Blitz as Tesla Burns Billions

Automakers Plan Electric Car Blitz as Tesla Burns Billions
Here are two facts that defy logic: By the end of the year, electric-car maker Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG. General Motors Co. raised the stakes Monday by James Dyson is getting into the game, announcing last week that he’s investing two billion pounds ($2.7 billion) to develop an electric car and the batteries to power it. The reasons for chasing Tesla are part city hall, part show business. Regulators in Beijing have laid out a plan to mandate electric