EU wants every phone to have same charger – including iPhone

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The EU has proposed bringing the same charger to every phone – including Apple ’s iPhone .In a proposal that could substantially change the smartphone industry, the European Commission has said that USB-C would become the standard across devices.That includes not only phones but also tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers […]

EU may force Apple to add USB-C ports to iPhones – CNET

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The European Commission on Thursday revealed a proposal that would require phones and other electronic devices to include a common USB-C charging port , to reduce waste by letting people reuse their old chargers on new devices.This move would mainly impact Apple, which uses its own Lightning connector on its […]

Facebook’s alarming plan for news feeds

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Kara Alaimo, an associate professor of public relations at Hofstra University, is the author of “Pitch, Tweet, or Engage on the Street: How to Practice Global Public Relations and Strategic Communication.” She was spokeswoman for international affairs in the Treasury Department during the Obama administration.Follow her on Twitter @karaalaimo .The […]

Airbnb doubles number of Afghan refugees it plans to house

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Airbnb announced Thursday that it is planning to provide temporary housing to an additional 20,000 Afghan refugees, bringing the total number up to 40,000.Last month, the charitable arm of the short-term lodging service pledged to accommodate 20,000 refugees .However, in a new blog post, Airbnb said it will have “the […]

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