The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now fully available—for “advanced” users

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? (credit: Peter Bright / Flickr) The Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, continues to limp out of the door. While the data-loss bug that saw its release entirely halted has been fixed, other blocking issues have restricted its rollout. It has so far only been available […]

US companies forked over a record amount of tariffs in October ($6.2 billion!) because of Trump’s trade war

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters US companies are paying more than ever before in tariff duties: $ 6.2 billion in October. The October tariff collections represented a 104% jump from October 2017. The sudden spike came due to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum, and Chinese goods. US companies paid $ 2.2 billion more to import goods […]

Russia successfully performs first Soyuz flight since October malfunction

The Russian Soyuz-FG launch vehicle lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the first launch since a rocket malfunction last month. The carrier has put the Progress MS-10 space freighter, loaded with 2.5 metric tons of supplies, on a trajectory toward the International Space Station (ISS). Progress MS-10 is scheduled to dock with the […]

October 2018 U.S. Auto Sales: Last Month Brought More Treats than Tricks for Most Automakers

More mainstream brands saw year-over-year rises in sales volume last month than those who endured a sojourn into the red. It will surprise exactly no one to learn those who did earn sales growth largely did so on the backs of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. Nowhere was this more apparent than at Genesis, a brand […]

Tech’s biggest CEOs and founders lost $61 billion during the stock market’s plunge in October — here’s who got hit hard (FB, AMZN, AAPL, NFLX, GOOG, BIDU, BABA)

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images October was a rough month for billionaires in the tech sector, who saw their net worth plummet as stocks took a hammering.  According to Bloomberg data, the CEOs and founders of the most popular tech companies “FAANG+BAT” lost $ 61 billion in October. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index plunged 9.2%, posting its worst […]

Sorry, Shoppers: October Auto Sales Expected to Slip, Along With Incentives

Analysts are projecting U.S. light vehicle sales will decline in October as incentives do the same. Could they possibly be related? While we don’t have have official figures on how much of the domestic population has a limitless supply of cash, our collective intuition suggests most do not. This leads us to believe the elevated cost […]

What Apple might announce at its October 30 “special event” in Brooklyn

Enlarge / The 10.5-inch (left) and 9.7-inch iPad Pros. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) This coming Tuesday, Apple will host its second live product announcement even of the fall. While September’s event focused on three new iPhone models and an updated Apple Watch, we expect this event to include updates to the iPad Pro that would add […]

11 lucrative credit card deals you can get when opening a new card in October — including a 150,000-point bonus

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Should You Buy Disney World Tickets Before October 16 Pricing Changes?

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