Saudi Arabia denies role in leak of Jeff Bezos’s messages to National Enquirer

Saudi minister says ‘we have nothing to do with it’ as row between the world’s richest man and the tabloid rumbles on

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has denied that it had anything to do with the leaking of intimate photographs and texts of the Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos to the National Enquirer, as the row between the world’s richest man and the tabloid rumbles on.

Related: Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of ‘extortion and blackmail’

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How did Apple’s AirPods go from mockery to millennial status symbol?

Back in 2016, Apple’s wireless earbuds were ridiculed by the tech industry. Now, thousands of memes later, the tables have turned

Of all the widely ridiculed tech products, Apple’s AirPods have experienced an extraordinary turnaround. Back in 2016, they were roundly mocked by the tech industry. Tiny wireless earbuds? It seemed like a recipe for disaster – streets would be littered with these lost headphones, which would clutter up city pavements like discarded gloves and babies’ socks.

“If only there were an invention that could keep those AirPods tethered together, like a string,” wrote Ashley Esqueda from the tech website CNET on Twitter. “The beauty of the headphone cable is just like the beauty of a tampon string: it is there to help you keep track of a very important item,” wrote Julia Carrie Wong in the Guardian.

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