Apple announces new AirPods with wireless charging and voice controls

They also support wireless charging if you buy them with a new wireless charging case. Speaking of wireless charging, Apple still hasn’t given an update on AirPower, the wireless charging pad that it originally announced in September 2017. AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. New for Air


They also support wireless charging if you buy them with a new wireless charging case. Speaking of wireless charging, Apple still hasn’t given an update on AirPower, the wireless charging pad that it originally announced in September 2017. AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. New for Air
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Apple announces new AirPods with wireless charging and voice controls

Apple announced a new version of AirPods, the second generation of the company’s popular headphones, on Wednesday.

The new version of AirPods supports longer battery life and a new H1 chip that Apple says improves connectivity with your iPhone or iPad and helps to deliver up to a 50 percent bump in talk time over the first generation AirPods. The chip replaces the W1 in the first model.

The new AirPods cost $199 with a wireless charging case, or $159 without it. The wireless charging case is also available for owners of the first version of AirPods for $79. All are available now and ship starting March 27.

The second-generation AirPods also support “Hey Siri,” which means users can talk to Siri to place phone calls, request music, ask the weather and more simply by speaking to Siri instead of tapping one of the AirPods, which was required on the first model.

They also support wireless charging if you buy them with a new wireless charging case. That means you can drop it on a wireless charging pad instead of plugging the case in. Like the first generation, the case provides up to 24 hours of battery life. A new LED indicator outside shows if it’s charging or not.

Speaking of wireless charging, Apple still hasn’t given an update on AirPower, the wireless charging pad that it originally announced in September 2017. AirPower is designed to charge an iPhone, AirPods and Apple watch at the same time. Apple said AirPower was supposed to launch in 2018, but never did.

Here’s the announcement from Apple:

AirPods, the World’s Most Popular Wireless Headphones, are Getting Even Better New AirPods are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case Apple today announced new AirPods®, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store® app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week. “AirPods delivered a magical wireless experience and have become one of the most beloved products we’ve ever made. They connect easily with all of your devices, and provide crystal clear sound and intuitive, innovative control of your music and audio,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and the convenience of a new wireless battery case.” The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronization. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone®, Apple Watch® or iPad® is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.” The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance. Existing AirPods customers can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case. Pricing and Availability AirPods with standard charging case will be available for $159 (US) and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for $199 (US) and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for $79 (US) on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

New for AirPods, customers can add a personal engraving to the AirPods with standard charging case and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for free during checkout on apple.com and the Apple Store app.

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They also support wireless charging if you buy them with a new wireless charging case. Speaking of wireless charging, Apple still hasn’t given an update on AirPower, the wireless charging pad that it originally announced in September 2017. AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. New for Air


They also support wireless charging if you buy them with a new wireless charging case. Speaking of wireless charging, Apple still hasn’t given an update on AirPower, the wireless charging pad that it originally announced in September 2017. AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. New for Air
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Apple announces new AirPods with wireless charging and voice controls

Apple announced a new version of AirPods, the second generation of the company’s popular headphones, on Wednesday.

The new version of AirPods supports longer battery life and a new H1 chip that Apple says improves connectivity with your iPhone or iPad and helps to deliver up to a 50 percent bump in talk time over the first generation AirPods. The chip replaces the W1 in the first model.

The new AirPods cost $199 with a wireless charging case, or $159 without it. The wireless charging case is also available for owners of the first version of AirPods for $79. All are available now and ship starting March 27.

The second-generation AirPods also support “Hey Siri,” which means users can talk to Siri to place phone calls, request music, ask the weather and more simply by speaking to Siri instead of tapping one of the AirPods, which was required on the first model.

They also support wireless charging if you buy them with a new wireless charging case. That means you can drop it on a wireless charging pad instead of plugging the case in. Like the first generation, the case provides up to 24 hours of battery life. A new LED indicator outside shows if it’s charging or not.

Speaking of wireless charging, Apple still hasn’t given an update on AirPower, the wireless charging pad that it originally announced in September 2017. AirPower is designed to charge an iPhone, AirPods and Apple watch at the same time. Apple said AirPower was supposed to launch in 2018, but never did.

Here’s the announcement from Apple:

AirPods, the World’s Most Popular Wireless Headphones, are Getting Even Better New AirPods are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free “Hey Siri” and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case Apple today announced new AirPods®, the second generation of the world’s most popular wireless headphones. AirPods revolutionized the wireless audio experience with a breakthrough design and the new AirPods build on the magical experience customers love. The new Apple-designed H1 chip, developed specifically for headphones, delivers performance efficiencies, faster connect times, more talk time and the convenience of hands-free “Hey Siri.” AirPods come with either a standard charging case or a new Wireless Charging Case for convenient charging at home and on the go. The new AirPods and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store® app starting today, and in Apple Stores beginning next week. “AirPods delivered a magical wireless experience and have become one of the most beloved products we’ve ever made. They connect easily with all of your devices, and provide crystal clear sound and intuitive, innovative control of your music and audio,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The world’s best wireless headphones just got even better with the new AirPods. They are powered by the new Apple-designed H1 chip which brings an extra hour of talk time, faster connections, hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ and the convenience of a new wireless battery case.” The new Apple-designed H1 chip features custom audio architecture to create a revolutionary audio experience and improved synchronization. H1 allows AirPods to deliver up to 50 percent more talk time compared to first generation AirPods. Switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone®, Apple Watch® or iPad® is more seamless than ever with two times faster connect times. For the first time, AirPods now feature the convenience of “Hey Siri” making it easier to change songs, make a call, adjust the volume or get directions simply by saying, “Hey Siri.” The new AirPods come with either the standard charging case or the new Wireless Charging Case. Each case holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of total listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. The Wireless Charging Case is designed to offer the freedom of wireless charging with Qi-compatible charging solutions. An LED light indicator located on the front of the case conveniently shows the charge status with just a glance. Existing AirPods customers can purchase the standalone Wireless Charging Case. Pricing and Availability AirPods with standard charging case will be available for $159 (US) and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

AirPods with Wireless Charging Case will be available for $199 (US) and are available to order on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

Customers can order the standalone Wireless Charging Case for $79 (US) on apple.com and the Apple Store app starting today, and in Apple Stores starting next week.

New for AirPods, customers can add a personal engraving to the AirPods with standard charging case and AirPods with Wireless Charging Case for free during checkout on apple.com and the Apple Store app.

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Large fund firms’ support for combating climate change is all talk

Climate change questions don’t get more fundamental than this one: How much time is left to act before it is too late? Before he died, Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle said one of the biggest issues the index fund would face in the future is its societal influence. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and Vanguard Group, the creator of the index fund, manage more than $11 trillion combined. And their market influence continues to grow: Vanguard has attracted roughly $1 trillion in the


Climate change questions don’t get more fundamental than this one: How much time is left to act before it is too late? Before he died, Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle said one of the biggest issues the index fund would face in the future is its societal influence. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and Vanguard Group, the creator of the index fund, manage more than $11 trillion combined. And their market influence continues to grow: Vanguard has attracted roughly $1 trillion in the
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Large fund firms' support for combating climate change is all talk

Climate change questions don’t get more fundamental than this one: How much time is left to act before it is too late?

Right now the difficulty of answering that question is showing up in a place where many individuals are heavily invested in getting the answer right: The index funds responsible for meeting millions of Americans personal financial goals, from saving for a house, to a child’s education, and a secure retirement.

Before he died, Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle said one of the biggest issues the index fund would face in the future is its societal influence. Specifically, he meant the need to vote proxies on complex issues such as sustainability at annual meetings held by every publicly traded company and on behalf of so many individual fund shareholders.

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and Vanguard Group, the creator of the index fund, manage more than $11 trillion combined. Just in ETFs, they manage roughly $2.5 trillion. And their market influence continues to grow: Vanguard has attracted roughly $1 trillion in the past three years alone.

“Larger mutual funds companies, like Vanguard, Fidelity, BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors, can move the market,” said Mindy Lubber, CEO and president of Ceres, a nonprofit organization that works with big investors and companies on sustainability. “They can take a shareholder resolution from 10 percent to 40 percent.”

In 2017 both companies voted to require ExxonMobil to produce a report on climate change, a watershed moment showing what can occur when index funds punch their weight in proxy voting.

Yet shareholder advocates say there have not been nearly enough of those ExxonMobil vote moments.


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Rapper and ‘The Talk’ co-host Eve’s No. 1 piece of advice for women in male-dominated jobs

Missy [Elliott] used to pull me to the side a lot and just ask me, ‘How you doing? Eve says that even though she had support at her record label, she often faced resistance when presenting new ideas. “I had to fight for it because I don’t think it had really been done at that time,” she explains. “I don’t think, especially two females from different genres, I should say, had done anything at that time.” Three, because I was a girl and it was like, ‘Yea, that’s cute, but I don’t think so.'”


Missy [Elliott] used to pull me to the side a lot and just ask me, ‘How you doing? Eve says that even though she had support at her record label, she often faced resistance when presenting new ideas. “I had to fight for it because I don’t think it had really been done at that time,” she explains. “I don’t think, especially two females from different genres, I should say, had done anything at that time.” Three, because I was a girl and it was like, ‘Yea, that’s cute, but I don’t think so.'”
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Rapper and 'The Talk' co-host Eve's No. 1 piece of advice for women in male-dominated jobs

Eve says she was fortunate, when starting her career in the late 1990s as the only female rapper signed to record label Ruff Ryders, to be part of an era in hip hop when there were other women she could turn to for advice and support. “You know, Queen Latifah used to pull me to the side a lot. Missy [Elliott] used to pull me to the side a lot and just ask me, ‘How you doing? You OK?'”

“I had some really great women when I was coming up,” she says. “I hung out with a lot of the girls at that time and I think we all helped each other. And that was so nice. I feel lucky for that.”

Eve says that even though she had support at her record label, she often faced resistance when presenting new ideas. She recalls how she had to fight for her 2001 hit song with Gwen Stefani, “Blow Your Mind.”

“I had to fight for it because I don’t think it had really been done at that time,” she explains. “I don’t think, especially two females from different genres, I should say, had done anything at that time.”

“One hundred percent, being a woman had a lot to do with the second guessing. One, because I was in a male-dominated business. Two, because a dude didn’t come up with the idea. Three, because I was a girl and it was like, ‘Yea, that’s cute, but I don’t think so.'”


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Eve knows what it’s like to be second-guessed because “a dude didn’t come up with the idea.” The rapper says she had to convince her label to let her record the collaboration with Gwen Stefani “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” which would go on to win a Grammy.


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Jeff Bezos hasn’t returned Gwyneth Paltrow’s email yet — but here’s what she would ask him

But not if you’re Paltrow cold-calling Jeff Bezos. And I said, ‘Yes, Jeff Bezos.'” “I got an e-mail and the subject was ‘Jeff Bezos.’ And the sender was Jeff Bezos!” If she had the chance to talk to Bezos, Paltrow said she would like to ask him about his willingness to charge into new markets.


But not if you’re Paltrow cold-calling Jeff Bezos. And I said, ‘Yes, Jeff Bezos.'” “I got an e-mail and the subject was ‘Jeff Bezos.’ And the sender was Jeff Bezos!” If she had the chance to talk to Bezos, Paltrow said she would like to ask him about his willingness to charge into new markets.
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Jeff Bezos hasn't returned Gwyneth Paltrow's email yet — but here's what she would ask him

Cold-calling someone is stressful. Presumably it would be less so if you were Gwyneth Paltrow. But not if you’re Paltrow cold-calling Jeff Bezos.

When asked about her mentors by The Wall Street Journal, Paltrow told the publication, “Oh sometimes I, like, cold call people,” she told CNN’s Poppy Harlow at the South by Southwest festival in Austin on Monday.

“They said, ‘Well, has anyone not called you back?’ And I said, ‘Yes, Jeff Bezos.'”

When the world’s richest person heard what Paltrow said, he made time to talk to her.

“I got an e-mail and the subject was ‘Jeff Bezos.’ And the sender was Jeff Bezos!” Paltrow, the founder of lifestyle brand Goop, said at SXSW.

“The body of the e-mail said, ‘Hi there Gwyneth, The Wall Street Journal told me you wanna talk to me.’

“So, I wrote him back and then he wrote me,” she told CNN at SXSW. “And then I said, ‘I would die for the opportunity to sit down and ask you a bunch of questions’ . . . and he never wrote me back.

“He’s got a lot going on,” she said.

If she had the chance to talk to Bezos, Paltrow said she would like to ask him about his willingness to charge into new markets. For example, the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods has put Amazon into the grocery business and its purchase of PillPack puts the e-commerce behemoth in the healthcare arena.

“There are so many things I would want to ask him,” Paltrow said. “But I guess fundamentally, like, he sort of gives himself license at every turn to go into every business and I would want to psychologically understand the why and the engine behind that. I am just fascinated by him.”

Paltrow, 46, is not without business mentors.

There’s the founder of Jet.com, Marc Lore, who became the CEO of Walmart e-commerce in the U.S. when Walmart bought his site in 2016. “He’s an e-commerce wizard and so he is probably the person I reach out to most for specific questions,” Paltrow said.

She also often talks with the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky. “He’s been incredible too. He’s just, the way that he thinks about business and marketing and culture. It’s disruptive and it’s exciting and he’s full of energy and full of ideas,” she said.

And the co-founders of Sweetgreen, Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru, and Jonathan Neman, talk with her “a lot,” she said.

“[W]hen I can get ten minutes with him,” Paltrow also picks the brain of Disney CEO Bob Iger. “He is my idol.”

The best advice Iger has given Paltrow is to stay focused on the important stuff. “‘Don’t waste your time on anything that is not going to really move the needle,'” he told her, “and that really stayed with me,” Paltrow said. “So I always run everything through that filter. And it doesn’t mean it can’t be a small thing, but it has to really ultimately move the needle.”

As for Bezos, perhaps one day he could be more than a mentor for Paltrow: “Would I sell my company to Amazon? I mean, sure! Why not?” Paltrow said Monday.

A representative for Bezos did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

See also:

Jeff Bezos: Forget Mars, humans will live in these free-floating space pod colonies

Jeff Bezos: This is how I organize my time

Gwyneth Paltrow on media company Goop: ‘It would be my dream not to have to be the face of it’


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Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank shares rally on merger talk

Shares of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank surged Monday after reports that the two have agreed to hold merger talks. Several media reports over the weekend suggested Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing had dropped his opposition to the deal. Deutsche shares were up by over 2 percent in early deals Monday, while Commerzbank was up nearly 4 percent. A banking industry source with knowledge of the matter, who preferred to remain anonymous, told CNBC there’s not massive support for the merger within De


Shares of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank surged Monday after reports that the two have agreed to hold merger talks. Several media reports over the weekend suggested Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing had dropped his opposition to the deal. Deutsche shares were up by over 2 percent in early deals Monday, while Commerzbank was up nearly 4 percent. A banking industry source with knowledge of the matter, who preferred to remain anonymous, told CNBC there’s not massive support for the merger within De
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Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank shares rally on merger talk

Shares of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank surged Monday after reports that the two have agreed to hold merger talks.

Several media reports over the weekend suggested Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing had dropped his opposition to the deal. Sewing was reportedly forced to reconsider his stance following investor pressure over the bank’s declining performance.

The German government, which still owns 15 percent of Commerzbank, is understood to be backing a tie-up between the country’s two largest lenders. Reuters reported that Berlin is pushing for a deal, even though it could cause a multi-billion euro financial hole, because it would force the re-valuation of the lenders’ assets.

Deutsche shares were up by over 2 percent in early deals Monday, while Commerzbank was up nearly 4 percent. Over a 12-month period, shares of both companies are down by around 40 percent.

A banking industry source with knowledge of the matter, who preferred to remain anonymous, told CNBC there’s not massive support for the merger within Deutsche Bank. “The general feeling is that the merger is not a great idea since Commerzbank doesn’t have the same amount of credibility on the street as Deutsche Bank when it comes to clients and this can impact future trades.”

Another concern is the German government’s stake in Commerzbank. “There is skepticism that a merger could mean a bigger say from the government in (the) bank’s dealings,” the source added.

A spokeswoman from Commerzbank declined to comment. Deutsche Bank did not immediately respond to a CNBC request for comment. However, both the companies declined to comment on the merger of a prospect to Reuters.


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Stop asking ‘how are you?’ Harvard researchers say this is how successful people make small talk

The person asking doesn’t really want to know, and the person responding doesn’t tell the truth. But the key to making the most out of small talk, according to Harvard researchers, is to simply ask the other person follow-up questions. In a series of experiments, researchers analyzed more than 300 online conversations and found that those who were asked more meaningful follow-up questions (a.k.a. “When people are instructed to ask more questions, they are perceived as higher in responsiveness, a


The person asking doesn’t really want to know, and the person responding doesn’t tell the truth. But the key to making the most out of small talk, according to Harvard researchers, is to simply ask the other person follow-up questions. In a series of experiments, researchers analyzed more than 300 online conversations and found that those who were asked more meaningful follow-up questions (a.k.a. “When people are instructed to ask more questions, they are perceived as higher in responsiveness, a
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Stop asking 'how are you?' Harvard researchers say this is how successful people make small talk

“How are you?” These are the three most useless words in the world of communication. The person asking doesn’t really want to know, and the person responding doesn’t tell the truth. What follows is a lost opportunity and meaningless exchange with zero connection.

But the key to making the most out of small talk, according to Harvard researchers, is to simply ask the other person follow-up questions. In a series of experiments, researchers analyzed more than 300 online conversations and found that those who were asked more meaningful follow-up questions (a.k.a. questions that aren’t “how are you?” or “what do you do?”), found the other person much more likable.

“When people are instructed to ask more questions, they are perceived as higher in responsiveness, an interpersonal construct that captures listening, understanding, validation and care,” the researchers wrote.

So how do you move from tongue-tied to being a charismatic and interesting person? It depends on the question you start with, and then you can focus on the stream of follow-up questions.

Here are seven tactics to having a meaningful conversation:


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