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Apple is booting headphones from competitors like Sonos and Bose out of its stores - Business Insider - Business Insider
Apple may be clearing the decks ahead of announcing new own-brand audio products.
Apple has pulled all headphones and speakers from companies including Bose, Sonos, and Logitech from both its online and physical stores. Bloomberg first reported the news. Headphones and speakers from rival brands disappeared from Apple's online store at the end of last month, and in Apple's physical retail locations employees have been instructed to remove products for sale over the past few days, according to Bloomberg. Bose confirmed to Bloomberg that Apple will no longer sell its accessories, and wireless speaker company Ultimate Ears said it had been informed by Apple that: "They will no longer carry third-party speakers at retail from September onwards." Sonos shares fell 5% after the news broke after trading hours on Monday, but then recovered slightly to a 3% drop overall. Apple now only sells own-brand headphones and speakers along with products from its subsidiary Beats. Bloomberg reports one exception on its store, a conference room speaker from Pioneer that plugs into an iPhone. Apple told Bloomberg it regularly makes changes to the products it carries in response to new third-party accessory releases and customer demand. Bloomberg reports booting rival products signals Apple preparing to launch new audio offerings including some long-rumored over-ear headphones. This is a tactic it has deployed before when expanding into a market, in 2014 it pulled Fitbit wearable accessories from its online store ahead of launching the Apple Watch. Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Business Insider.
Elon Musk to inspect SpaceX sites after rockets fail to launch - Business Insider - Business Insider
"We will need to make a lot of improvements to have a chance of completing 48 launches next year!," Elon Musk tweeted.
Elon Musk will go in person to check SpaceX's launch pads after a disappointing week where two rockets failed to launch. On Thursday, SpaceX aborted a launch of its Starlink high-speed internet satellites following an unexpected "ground system sensor reading." Then on Friday, a scheduled launch of its Falcon 9 rocket was aborted just seconds before launch. Elon Musk said on Twitter this was caused by an "unexpected pressure rise in the turbomachinery gas generator." The two aborted attempts were enough to draw Musk's concern. "We will need to make a lot of improvements to have a chance of completing 48 launches next year!" he tweeted, following the aborted Falcon 9 launch. The tech billionaire announced he would come to the Florida launch sites in person this week. "We're doing a broad review of launch site, propulsion, structures, avionics, range & regulatory constraints this weekend. I will also be at the Cape next week to review hardware in person," Musk tweeted, referring to SpaceX's Cape Canaveral site. Ars Technica notes this visit is significant because recently Musk has been focusing most of his energy on SpaceX's Boca Chica site in Texas where the company has been building its next rocket design, called Starship, which it is developing to be fully reusable. Inspecting the Florida sites at Cape Canavarel (where the Falcon 9 takes off) and the Kennedy Space center (where Starlink satellites are sent up into orbit) means going back to more established designs. Per Ars Technica, SpaceX has already performed 90 Falcon 9 launches and previous failures to launch have more often been down to things like adverse weather conditions.
Estée Lauder pays NASA for night repair serum photoshoot in space - Business Insider - Business Insider
The 10 bottles of Estée Lauder's "advanced night repair" serum will be carried by a NASA craft to the International Space Station in October.
Beauty giant Estée Lauder is sending one of its skincare serums to the International Space Station for a four-and-and-half hour photoshoot by NASA astronauts. The brand is paying NASA about $128,000 to send its "advanced night repair" serum to space. A spacecraft delivering commercial supplies, including radish seeds, a new toilet, and 10 bottles of Estée Lauder serum, will launch from Virginia "no earlier than October 1," and take around four days to reach the ISS, the companies said. NASA astronauts will film and photograph the serum in the ISS's Cupola, an observatory with seven windows that provide panoramic views of space. The shoot will last around four-and-a-half hours, an agreement between the two organizations said. But the astronauts won't appear in the images — or be paid extra to take the photos. The items will return to Earth in the spring, and Estée Lauder will auction one bottle for charity. The photoshoot forms part of NASA's efforts to promote business opportunities on the ISS. NASA announced plans in 2019 to develop what it calls a "low-Earth orbit economy" that opens the ISS up to businesses. It will dedicate around 5% of crew time to commercial activities, it said, totalling around 90 hours of astronaut work time per year. Estée Lauder is the first beauty brand to launch into space with NASA, it said in its release.
Ring Always Home Cam and Echo Show 10 may pave way for Amazon robot - Business Insider - Business Insider
Amazon's new indoor drone is one of a few products hinting that the company's rumored Alexa home robot is coming.
Amazon's presence in the home took a big leap forward this week, and not just because the online retail giant announced a completely redesigned Echo lineup and big updates to Alexa. Amazon's smart home devices, whether it be an Echo speaker, Eero mesh router, or Ring security camera, have always remained as stationary fixtures inside (or outside) the home. That's all starting to change, however, as Amazon announced the Echo Show 10, which can rotate based on the user's position, as well as the Ring Always Home Cam — a miniature drone capable of flying around the home. The two products could pave the way for Amazon's future endeavors, such as the Alexa-enabled home robot the company is said to be working on. The new gadgets may help Amazon gain an understanding of how consumers receive smart home gadgets that move autonomously in the home or reorient themselves based on the user's location. It could also potentially help Amazon refine such technologies before making a more sophisticated gadget like the "Vesta" robot it has reportedly been developing. The new Echo Show 10 can move its screen and camera as the user changes position to keep him or her in frame during video calls. If you enable Alexa Guard — the feature that prompts your Echo to listen up for sounds and turn the lights on while you're away — the new Show can also periodically pan its camera around the room. The Echo Show uses computer vision algorithms to understand when a person is in its scope of view, and owners can also manipulate the camera from the Alexa app to get a full view of the room. The new Echo Show can adjust its screen, camera, and speakers to face the user each time Alexa is triggered. The Echo Show 10 Amazon Amazon created the new Echo Show because it realized that people often aren't stationary when they're within their homes. As such, the company wanted to create a product that could cater to users as they move around the house and go about their daily routines, Miriam Daniel, Amazon's vice president of Echo and Alexa devices, said to Business Insider. The company also used virtual reality environments to gain a better understanding of how users interact with screens and cameras when developing the Echo Show 10, Daniel said. "Up until now, customers are adapting to the technology," Daniel said. "Whether it's holding a phone in your hand or angling it just right to take a selfie, or how you have to pause and put yourself within frame of the camera. And so we thought a little bit about how should technology adapt to humans." The Echo Show 10 uses a combination of audio signals and computer vision to determine a user's location and adjust its position accordingly. The camera looks for a human shape and the direction from which the strongest audio signals in the room are coming from to determine the user's location, according to Daniel. The ability to understand a person's location within a room and adjust accordingly sounds like it could be crucial for a home robot like the one Amazon is rumored to be working on. Ring, on the other hand, is launching a new home security camera that can autonomously fly throughout the home. The $250 miniature drone, which is called the Always Home Cam and will be launching in 2021, follows a predetermined path that the user sets by carrying the device around the house. It's intended to help owners keep an eye on their homes without having to install multiple cameras throughout the house. But both products are already raising some serious privacy woes. In particular, the idea of a tiny Amazon drone surveilling your home — as well as a stationary camera that swivels to follow you — has already been met with some concern and apprehension. Big Brother Watch, the United Kingdom-based privacy advocacy group, called the Always Home Cam "Amazon's most chilling surveillance product yet." Ring says its Always Home Cam only records while in flight and that its camera is blocked while it sits in its charging dock. The flying camera is also designed to be loud so that owners are aware that it's nearby. Amazon says the Echo Show 10 features a built-in camera shutter that can block its view anytime. When the Echo Show 10 is scanning its surroundings, it immediately discards any imagery of human shapes within milliseconds after extracting the necessary data points, Daniel said. The imagery also never leaves the device. How customers react to and embrace these new mobile gadgets could be critical when it comes to Amazon's future plans. The company is said to be working on a waist-high Alexa-powered robot that would be able to move around the home based on voice commands, according to reports from Bloomberg and Business Insider's Eugene Kim. The robot itself could cost around $1,000 and is said to be a top priority for the company. Privacy advocates are already taking issue with the idea of a small drone that's only designed to make short, pre-determined trips of approximately five minutes each around your home. Imagine the backlash Amazon will likely face if it launches a bigger robot equipped with microphones, cameras, and wheels that can more freely roam around the house. Regardless, the new products suggest that the path forward for Amazon's Echo and smart home products involves making them less stationary and more mobile — whether it raises privacy concerns or not.
Facebook convinced Apple to drop App Store fee for paid events feature - Business Insider - Business Insider
Apple is letting Facebook temporarily process payments for its online events feature, meaning event hosts won't be subject to Apple's fee.
Little more than a month after Facebook called out Apple for collecting its App Store fee on a new feature aimed at helping small businesses, the iPhone maker is changing course. Facebook announced on Friday that businesses hosting paid events on the social platform will be able to keep all of their online event earnings through December 31. Previously, small businesses holding paid events and classes on Facebook were subject to the commission Apple charges for transactions made through the App Store, which can reach up to 30%. That's because Apple requires apps in the App Store to use its in-app payment system rather than their own. But Apple's App Store policies also stipulate that apps offering goods and services experienced outside of the app — like a class, for example — can offer other alternative payment methods besides Apple's in-app purchase system. However, many of these businesses have gone virtual during the pandemic, meaning this rule technically wouldn't apply since the event is being experienced in the same app through which the access was purchased. Apple is giving Facebook, and other apps like ClassPass and Airbnb, until the end of the year to implement an in-app purchase system for businesses hosting online paid events through their platforms. Facebook acknowledged that it had approached Apple about reducing its commission or enabling Facebook to use Facebook Pay to absorb the costs back in August when it announced that businesses would be able to earn money from online events hosted on Facebook. Facebook said at the time that Apple had dismissed its requests. Now, however, Facebook says it will be permitted to process paid events using Facebook Pay rather than Apple's payments system, meaning businesses will be able to avoid the 30% commission through the end of 2020. Creators on Facebook Gaming, the company's Twitch rival, however, and will still be subject to Apple's usual rules. "Apple's decision to not collect its 30% tax on paid online events comes with a catch: gaming creators are excluded from using Facebook Pay in paid online events on iOS," Vivek Sharma, vice president of Facebook Gaming, said in a statement. "We unfortunately had to make this concession to get the temporary reprieve for other businesses." Facebook has also said it will not collect any fees from paid online events until at least August 2021. Apple's App Store policies, particularly its commission on in-app purchases, have been a point of contention for app developers and lawmakers who argue that the rule gives Apple an unfair advantage in the industry. Apple CEO Tim Cook testified on the topic alongside the CEOs of Facebook, Google parent Alphabet, and Amazon in July, where lawmakers grilled Cook on whether Apple treats all developers fairly. Apple commissioned a report ahead of the hearing showing that its 30% commission on App Store transactions is standard for the industry, drawing comparisons to other online marketplaces. But part of those concerns center not only on the fee itself, but the ways in which Apple enforces them. Documents revealed during the House antitrust subcommittee's investigation have shown that Apple offered Amazon a special deal that only charged a 15% fee on subscriptions, for example. Apple said in a statement to Business Insider that its App Store guidelines are "clear" and "consistent" and apply to all developers. "The App Store provides a great business opportunity for all developers, who use it to reach half a billion visitors each week across 175 countries," the company said. "To ensure every developer can create and grow a successful business, Apple maintains a clear, consistent set of guidelines that apply equally to everyone." App makers have started to speak out about their concerns more prominently over the last year. After publicly accusing Apple of unfair treatment, companies like Spotify, Epic Games, Basecamp, and Tile among others have created an advocacy group called the Coalition for App Fairness. "Fortnite" maker Epic Games has also been locked in a legal spat with Apple recently over the game's removal from the App Store after it intentionally skirted Apple's payment policy. Facebook has also come under increased scrutiny when it comes to the size and scope of its business. Lawmakers' concerns around Facebook have hinged on the reasoning behind its acquisitions of rivals like Instagram. The ability for small businesses to avoid Apple's App Store commission is just one change to Apple's policies that Facebook has been pressing for recently. Facebook is now pushing for Apple to enable Facebook Messenger to be a default messaging option on the iPhone, according to The Information. Facebook has also spoken out about how changes in Apple's iOS 14 iPhone update could hurt its advertising business.
California is banning sales of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks starting in 2035 - Business Insider - Business Insider
California is the United States' largest auto market and Gov. Newsom's announcement is one of the most drastic moves yet to curb climate change.
California will ban the sale of new gasoline powered passenger cars and trucks starting in 2035 in a dramatic move to shift to electric vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday. "This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change," Newsom said in a statement announcing his executive order. "For too many decades, we have allowed cars to pollute the air that our children and families breathe. You deserve to have a car that doesn't give your kids asthma... Cars shouldn't melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines." California is the largest U.S. auto market, accounting for about 11% of all U.S. vehicle sales, and many states choose to adopt its green vehicle mandates. Newsom also wants the state legislature to stop issuing new permits by 2024 allowing use of hydraulic fracturing technology for oil and gas drilling. U.S. President Donald Trump has sought to bar California from requiring sale of electric vehicles, while his rival Joe Biden has pledged to spend billions to speed the adoption of electric vehicles. California said it was joining 15 countries that have made similar pledges, including Britain. Newsom said the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will develop regulations to mandate that 100% of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks are zero-emission by 2035, which would cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35%. The board also plans to mandate by 2045 that all operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be zero emission where feasible. Newsom's executive order will not prevent Californians from owning gasoline-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. In response to a record wildfire season in the state, Newsom earlier this month said California needed to "fast track" its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. "Across the entire spectrum, our goals are inadequate to the reality we are experiencing," he said on Sept. 11 while touring a burned area in the state. California and nearly two dozen other U.S. states sued the Trump administration seeking to block the government from undoing California's authority to set strict car pollution rules and rolling back nationwide emissions standard. The Trump administration has been waging a multi-pronged battle to counter California's efforts to fight climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses from vehicles. (Reporting by David Shepardson and Nichola Groom; Editing by David Gregorio)
Trump, Beijing hint at Oracle-TikTok deal block amid ownership confusion - Business Insider - Business Insider
There appears to be confusion over whether TikTok's parent company ByteDance will retain any control over the company.
President Trump and Beijing have both hinted they might block TikTok's financial tie-up with Oracle and Walmart, amid enormous confusion about the future ownership structure of the video app in the US. On Monday, President Trump told Fox News that he won't approve the deal unless Oracle and Walmart have "total control" of the company. He said: "They will have nothing to do with it, and if they do, we just won't make the deal ... It's going to be controlled, totally controlled by Oracle, and I guess they're going public and they're buying out the rest of it, they're buying out a lot, and if we find that they don't have total control then we're not going to approve the deal." Confusingly, Trump then told reporters on Monday afternoon he'd given the deal a "preliminary okay" — but continued to cast doubt over whether the deal would pass. Asked about a final decision, Trump said: "That's working its way through. I've given a preliminary okay. They will work — they're two great companies — Oracle and Walmart. Larry Ellison [Oracle's cofounder] is a — you know, a great genius at that kind of thing. The technology is incredible." "And so if we can save it, we'll save it. And if we can't, we'll cut it off. But they have preliminary. We'll see what they can do," he added. The president had also previously said on Saturday he had given the deal between TikTok and the two US giants his "blessing" and approved the deal "in concept." In their original statement about the deal issued on Saturday, Oracle and Walmart said that together they would acquire 20% of a new entity called TikTok Global, which they said would run TikTok in the US as well as most other countries where it operates. But TikTok's parent firm ByteDance put out its own contradictory statement. The company put out a statement claiming to dispel "groundless rumors" about the deal, in which it said it would retain 80% control of the company after the Oracle-Walmart deal. Separately it also denied a claim from Trump that a $5 billion fee from the deal would go to the US Treasury to help set up an education fund. On Monday Oracle weighed in again, adding another layer of confusion. "Upon creation of TikTok Global, Oracle/Walmart will make their investment and the TikTok Global shares will be distributed to their owners, Americans will be the majority and ByteDance will have no ownership in TikTok Global," said Oracle's Executive Vice President Ken Glueck in a statement. Beijing has also weighed in, via the state-run press, and threatened to block the deal. Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of state-run media outlet the Global Times, tweeted on Monday: "Based on what I know, Beijing won't approve current agreement between ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, and Oracle, Walmart, because the agreement would endanger China's national security, interests and dignity." In an official op-ed the Global Times characterized the proposed deal as "unfair" but qualified that by saying it was "relatively more reasonable to ByteDance." China also announced on Saturday a new "unreliable entity list" which it will use to sanction companies it says pose a national security threat.
Russia's top space official tried to claim that the planet Venus belongs to the Kremlin - Business Insider - Business Insider
The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, also said the country plans to send its own mission to Venus.
The head of the Russian space agency has staked the country's claim on Venus, saying this week that it is a "Russian planet." Dmitry Rogozin, who is the director general of Russian space corporation Roscosmos, revealed that the country plans to send its own mission to Venus. This would be on top of an already-proposed joint venture with the United States called "Venera-D" that would include sending an uncrewed space mission to the planet in either 2026 or 2031. Speaking to reporters at an international helicopter exhibition in Moscow on Tuesday, Rogozin said: "Our country was the first and only one to successfully land on Venus. The spacecraft gathered information about the planet — it is like hell over there," according to The Times. "Resuming Venus exploration is on our agenda. We think that Venus is a Russian planet, so we shouldn't lag behind," he added, CNN reported. Rogozin's comments come days after new research suggested that a gas on Earth called phosphine had also been detected in the atmosphere of Venus, meaning the planet's clouds could be harboring microbial life. In the study, published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday, Cardiff University professor Jane Greaves and her team said that their discovery makes Venus a new area of interest. "Our hoped-for impact in the planetary science community is to stimulate more research on Venus itself, research on the possibilities of life in Venus' atmosphere, and even space missions focused to find signs of life or even life itself in the Venusian atmosphere," Seager said, according to CNN. Venus is the second furthest planet from the Sun and is considered one of the hottest in our solar system. The planet's atmosphere is made up almost entirely of carbon dioxide and is the second brightest object in the night sky, after the moon. The Soviet Union became the first country to successfully land a spacecraft on Venus in 1970. The Venera 7 was one of many probes to be sent to the planet and became the first to transmit data from there back to Earth. Although it made a successful soft landing, it melted within seconds. Its successor Venera 9 — also launched by the Russians — took the first and only image of the Venusian surface from the ground-level perspective in 1975. The country plans to send its own mission to Venus between 2021 and 2030, Rogozin said, according to CNN.
US drugmakers to issue joint pledge to make a safe coronavirus vaccine - Business Insider - Business Insider
On Friday, President Trump said a vaccine would probably be available for distribution next month — despite experts saying it could take until 2021.
The race to develop a coronavirus vaccine has already shattered records. In March, the biotechnology company Moderna entered its vaccine candidate in a clinical trial less than 70 days after the virus was sequenced, shaving a year off the development process. Since then, two US drug companies, Moderna and Pfizer, have published early data showing that their vaccines generated immune responses without causing serious side effects. That could put the companies on track to finish their human trials in October, under the most optimistic scenario. But scientists and public-health experts worry about the push to bring a vaccine to market before data clearly shows it's safe and effective. To assuage these concerns, Moderna and Pfizer — along with US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson and French pharmaceutical company Sanofi — are preparing to release a joint statement that promises to put safety before speed. The statement could be released as early as next week, according to the Wall Street Journal, which obtained an early copy. In the draft, the companies pledge to only seek emergency FDA approval for their vaccine candidates after final human trials show "substantial evidence of safety and efficacy." A sentence from the draft reads: "We believe this pledge will help ensure public confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines that may ultimately be approved and adherence to the rigorous scientific and regulatory process by which they are evaluated." Most experts agree there's little hope of a coronavirus vaccine being ready before 2021. But President Donald Trump has suggested otherwise: On Friday, Trump said a coronavirus vaccine would probably be available for distribution next month, according to The Washington Post. Trump has previously said a vaccine may become available "right around" the presidential election on November 3. "I'm rushing it. I am. I'm pushing everybody," Trump told radio host Geraldo Rivera in an August 6 interview. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is prepared for that scenario: The agency has asked public health officials in all 50 states to get ready for vaccine distribution by late October. CDC Director Robert Redfield said the goal was to be ahead of the game. The agency expects there to be one or more vaccines ready by November or December. Still, public-health experts fear that the Trump administration could rush the timeline before researchers know whether a vaccine produces adverse side effects. Some White House officials believe Trump's reelection prospects hinge on whether a vaccine comes to market, the Associated Press reported in July. Dr. Barney Graham, Deputy Director at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, speaks with President Donald Trump during a lab tour on March 3, 2020, in Bethesda, Maryland. Evan Vucci/Associated Press "This timeline of the initial deployment at the end of October is deeply worrisome for the politicization of public health and the potential safety ramifications," Saskia Popescu, an epidemiologist at the University of Arizona, told The New York Times on Wednesday. "It's hard not to see this as a push for a pre-election vaccine." Under normal circumstances, vaccines take 10 years or more to develop and approve. The Trump administration's effort to accelerate and fund vaccine research, Operation Warp Speed, hopes to deliver 300 million doses of a safe, effective coronavirus vaccine by at least January 2021. The program is manufacturing six vaccine candidates in large quantities while clinical trials are still ongoing. "My concern is even with the name Operation Warp Speed, because it suggests that speed is the determining factor as opposed to science," Dr. Leana Wen, a public-health professor at George Washington University who previously served as Baltimore's Health Commissioner, previously told Business Insider. At an online press conference on Thursday, Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Division of Infectious Diseases, said it would take until at least early 2021 to know whether a vaccine was safe and effective. "People have been incredibly concerned about vaccine safety for decades and we've spent countless hours, countless press conferences, countless meetings, trying to assure them that we have done our absolute best to make sure that every vaccine we give is safe," Marrazzo said. "This is not that. This is exactly the opposite of that so it makes me very concerned." Loading Something is loading.
Trump told Sarah Sanders to take one for the team after Kim Jong Un wink - Business Insider - Business Insider
Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president told her: "Well, Sarah, that settles it. You're going to North Korea and taking one for the team!"
President Donald Trump told Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former White House press secretary, to go to North Korea and take one "for the team" after Kim Jong Un appeared to wink at her during a summit in 2018, she said in a new book. In her memoir, a copy of which was obtained by The Guardian, Sanders described an incident at the summit in Singapore with Trump, Kim, and a collection of their aides. She said in the book, set to be released next Tuesday, that during a session of talks, Kim "reluctantly" accepted a Tic Tac mint from Trump, who "dramatically blew into the air to reassure Kim it was just a breath mint" and not poison. The pair then talked about sports, including women's soccer, at which point Sanders looked up "to notice Kim staring at me," she said, according to The Guardian. "We made direct eye contact and Kim nodded and appeared to wink at me," she wrote. "I was stunned. I quickly looked down and continued taking notes." She added: "All I could think was, 'What just happened? Surely Kim Jong Un did not just mark me!?'" The former press secretary said that later, in the presidential limousine, she told Trump and John Kelly, who was then his chief of staff, about the incident. "Kim Jong Un hit on you!" Trump said, according to Sanders. "He did! He f---ing hit on you!" Sanders replied, "Sir, please stop." "Well, Sarah, that settles it. You're going to North Korea and taking one for the team!" Trump told her, Sanders said. "Your husband and kids will miss you, but you'll be a hero to your country!" Trump and Kelly then "howled with laughter," Sanders said. Trump was initially hostile toward Kim, using a speech at the United Nations in 2017 to nickname him "Rocket Man" and threatening military action against North Korea if its government did not stop its nuclear-weapon development. But the pair have since enjoyed a warm relationship, with both leaders praising each other extensively. The Singapore summit was the first of their three meetings during Trump's presidency. They met again in February 2019 and then at the Demilitarized Zone in June 2019, when Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea. Trump said at a rally in September 2018 that he and Kim "fell in love" and that the North Korean leader had written him "beautiful letters." The veteran journalist Bob Woodward's second book on Trump, "Rage," due to be released on September 15, describes the content of the letters and says that Kim said his relationship with Trump was out of a "fantasy film."