On October 14th Apple said it would poach Angela Ahrendts, the boss of Burberry, to run its retailing operations. Odds are that her brief will go well beyond managing Apple's stores. She can help it crack the Chinese market, where its iPhones are also-rans in the race against cheaper smartphones from Samsung and local manufacturers http://econ.st/1euiMpx
A team of U.S. scientists has designed some new men’s briefs that may be comfortable, durable and even stylish but, unlike most underpants, may be able to save lives.
Printed on the waistband and in constant contact with the skin is an electronic biosensor, designed to measure blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs.
Brief Outage Cripples Chip Plant
A brief power disruption forced Toshiba to halt some operations at a critical chip plant, possibly causing a 20% drop in shipments to companies like Apple over the next two months.brief
briefs：名詞，短內褲。例句：He stripped himself to his briefs.（他脫掉衣服，只穿內褲。）
Outage Cripples Chip Plant, brief power disruption
instruct or inform (someone) thoroughly, especially in preparation for a task:she briefed him on last week’s decisionsvital：形容詞，生命的；維持生命所必需的。例句：Growth and decay are vital processes.（生長和衰亡是生命過程。）