Tech Billionaire Thiel Aims to Justify His Trump Support


Peter Thiel, one of the few well-known Silicon Valley figures who has given Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a public endorsement, on Monday reiterated his support at a National Press Club event in Washington. He prefaced his remarks with a disclaimer. “Nobody thinks his comments about women were acceptable,” Thiel told the gathering, referring to Trump. “I agree, they were clearly offensive and inappropriate.” However, a vote for Trump would not constitute an endorsement of his flaws or lack of judgment, Thiel argued.

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iPhone SE preorders top 3.4M in China, gold & rose gold most popular – report

Article Image Though Apple hasn’t announced any official sales figures, preorders for the iPhone SE are said to have exceeded 3.4 million so far in China alone, according to data from local retailers.

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AMD quarterly results show improvement, Zen will address 80 percent of server market

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AMD’s Q4 2015 figures are in, and they show some small improvements compared to what we saw in Q3 of last year. We also heard a few tidbits on Zen performance and expectations for 2016 as a whole.

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Apple Watch sales topped $1.7 billion in five months

Article Image Though Apple won’t share specific sales figures for its new Apple Watch, disclosures made by the company this week reveal that the wearable device reached more than $1.69 billion in sales by the end of September.

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New iPhones Poised to Do Land Office Business


Apple is trumpeting the figures for its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders, saying that it’s on track to beat last year’s first-weekend iPhone sales record of 10 million units. Last year’s models included Apple’s first large-screen smartphone, the iPhone 6 Plus. The new iPhones will start shipping Sept. 25. Getting off to a good start is very important for a product, said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. “It says, ‘This is a good product. Millions have purchased it, and you should too.'”

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Canalys estimates 4.2 million Apple Watches sold in wearable's first quarter

Although Apple didn’t provide official figures during Tuesday’s results call, an estimate published by research firm Canalys suggests the company shipped 4.2 million Apple Watches during the June quarter.

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IDC miscounts Macs again, awards Apple fifth place in global PC sales one year too late

IDC doesn’t like counting iPads among its global PC figures, but it doesn’t seem to like counting Macs either, given its back-to-back quarterly undercounting of Apple’s computer sales.



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Why Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show in the world

Game of Thrones piracy: Jack Sparrow on the Iron Throne
While hard and fast figures are tough to come by, it appears that the Game of Thrones season four premiere will become the most pirated TV episode of all time, racking up around one million downloads within 12 hours of the US airing, and a few million more in the days following. People pirate TV shows, movies, games, and music for a variety of reasons, but it mostly boils down to just two core reasons: Money, and ease of use. With these two factors in mind, let’s take a look at why people pirate Game of Thrones.

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