You can now pick up an iMac Pro in-store, for $4,999 and up

 Apple’s super-powered iMac Pro hit the company’s online store just ahead of Christmas. Now those who’d prefer to pick one up in-person can do so by paying a visit to one of its various retail establishments. Availability was first spotted by MacRumors earlier today, and you can check it for yourself by entering your zip ...

Vettel will come back "guns blazing" in 2018 – Hamilton

Vettel led the points standings for 12 straight races at the start of the season, before losing out as Hamilton went on a winning surge after the August break.Losing potential victories by deliberately driving into Hamilton in Azerbaijan and triggering a three-way collision with Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen in Singapore caused major damage to ...

A cyclist is using a Google Assistant-controlled electric bike wheel to ride cross country to CES

 This is one way to put your new electric bicycle wheel through its paces ahead of launch. But more importantly, it’s a pretty solid publicity stunt, funded by Google — a company that likes making a grand entrance. It’s all part of what’s shaping up to be a pretty big push for Google Assistant at ...

Consumers dropped $200 million on apps on Christmas, up 12 percent from last year

 Consumers spent $196 million on apps, in-app purchases and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 across the App Store and Google Play, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android revenue in China, represents a 12.3 percent increase over last year’s spending of approximately $174 million. That speaks to a still-growing market ...

Ferrari's landmark F1 cars: Why the 641 should have won the title

During McLaren-Honda’s dominant seasons from 1988-1991, no car pushed it harder than the Ferrari 641.Having watched with mounting fury as his cars were trounced on track by John Barnard-designed McLarens, Enzo Ferrari came to a logical conclusion – and poached Barnard at the end of 1986.Barnard had fallen out with McLaren boss Ron Dennis and ...

Historian Leslie Berlin talks about the rise of Silicon Valley

 In this week’s episode of Technotopia I spoke to author and historian Leslie Berlin, writer of Troublemakers: Silicon Valleys’ Coming Of Age. Berlin is the Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University and one of the few people who can see the entire rise of SV tech culture from a researcher’s perspective. ...

Th U.S. needs to create civic social networks

 I have no doubt that the same great minds who are actively driving new platforms for commerce and engagement can formulate a new product (or adapt an existing one) that allows elected officials to engage the American people in a civic environment without paid ads and political spending. Read More Source: TechCrunch

Equity podcast: 2017 IPO recap and who will go public in 2018?

 Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the crew — Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley, Alex Wilhelm — were joined by Barrett Daniels, the CEO of Nextstep Advisory, an IPO shop that helps companies go public. Guess what we talked about? Yes, we went back through the biggest ...

How Schumacher won his toughest Ferrari title

The GA stands for Gianni Agnelli, a fitting memorial to the man who saved Ferrari and kept the Italian tricolore flying proud over Maranello. It was at the end of the 1960s that this titan of Italian business and politics succeeded where Ford had failed by negotiating a controlling interest to keep Ferrari solvent. On ...

Top Stories of 2017, #3: Hamilton wins title amid Ferrari meltdown

Few would have bet against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes having another dominant season in 2017 given how the previous year (and years) had gone.The British driver may have lost the 2016 championship battle to now-retired teammate Nico Rosberg, but the German squad was again in a league apart. Red Bull was its main threat with ...