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AI Weekly: Amazon bots are helping bring the USPS back from oblivion

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The United States Postal Service is not exactly bouncing back from oblivion these days, but it’s worth noting that there’s been a slight bump in one area. For the low-margin Shipping and Packages division, there was an 11 percent increase in revenue over last quarter. In general, these items — small packages that come to your mailbox but not snail mail letters — have kept the USPS from sinking like a ship. For the savvy readers out there, you might already know there is one company that is helping them rebound. Hint: It’s named after an area in South America. ... Read More
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Apple CEO Pledges $2 Million to Rights Groups, Internet Cracks Down on Hate Speech

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Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $2 million to human rights groups after criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump, and internet companies are dropping support for certain websites as the they crack down on hate speech.... Read More
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The new touchscreen on this Acura looks (and feels) much better

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Cars have finally caught the iPad bug. The screen technology used over the past decade or more, which has almost always been resistive type, has not exactly registered every finger press perfectly. In some cars, you had to tap the screen a few times to get it to work — and forget about swiping or making any gestures on the screen. It was all about button taps. In a recent test of the 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec (base price $42,800), I noticed the screen looked better and responded to touch faster and better. It’s the first Acura to use a capacitive touch screen (there’s a second screen that is not touch-enabled). Once I connected my iPhone 7 Plus... Read More
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How the tech sector can legally justify breaking ties to extremists

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Enlarge / CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA—A woman leaves a note on the ground as people gather at a memorial for Heather Heyer after her funeral service on Wednesday. Heyer was killed after a car rammed into a group of people during a planned Unite the Right rally last Saturday. The Daily Stormer's celebration of the death sparked a tech-sector backlash against extremism.The Washington Post, Getty Images... Read More
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GameCredits takes on Apple and Google with its blockchain-based app store

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Cryptocurrency has the potential to disrupt many industries, and a startup called GameCredits hopes to use it to disrupt the mobile app store duopoly of Apple and Google. Its motto is “In games we trust.” GameCredits is creating a blockchain-based app store that will be an alternative place where mobile game developers can sell their games. Users will be able to make purchases in the games using the company’s own digital blockchain currency, dubbed GameCredits, and GameCredits will give 90 percent of the proceeds to developers, rather than just the 70 percent that Apple and Google share from their app store sales. GameCredits hopes to remove... Read More
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Despite crackdown, there’s a new Apple Park drone video

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A new drone video shows work continuing on Apple Park, including progress on landscaping, despite reports that the company was attempting to prevent such flyovers. Over the summer, several drone operators said that Apple had hired security guards for adjacent sites to warn them not to fly their drones over the company’s new headquarters. At the time, it did not appear Apple Park had been declared a no-fly zone by the Federal Aviation Administration. Still, some drone operators who had been posting construction progress videos said they would stop. But today, Matthew Ro... Read More
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Digital Thought Starters: Mobile Magic, Straub Automotive and Wandering Customers

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We’re a long way from rotary phones. In case there’s any doubt about that, or the total and utter dominance of mobile technology, consider the coming launch of the Apple iPhone 8.Rumors indicate that the “8” will feature new innovations such as facial recognition (Face ID), a dedicated AI chip and a full-face OLED display. All that seems targeted toward creating a better, faster and more convenient user experience, and for good reason: According to a 2016 eMarketer report on media usage, people spend more than three hours a day (3:23) on mobile -- ... Read More
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Amazon will put 1,600 Echo Dots in Arizona State University’s engineering student dorms

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Amazon will put 1,600 Echo Dots in Arizona State University’s engineering student dorms - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||... Read More
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Robotic digitization startup Ripcord raises $40 million to make paperless offices a reality

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Ripcord, a startup that’s using robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence to create what it calls the “truly paperless workplace,” has raised $40 million in a series B round of funding led by Icon Ventures, with participation from Kleiner Perkins, Lux Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. The funds constitute $25 million in equity financing and $15 million in debt. Founded out of Hayward, California, in 2015, Ripcord has built machines that can scan, index, and categorize paper documents to make them searchable via the cloud through companies’ existing digital systems, such as SAP, Oracle, and NetSuite. Companies pack their physical records into ... Read More
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iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID

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iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Ch... Read More
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Stars recall their earliest memories of New York City

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The cast of “The Only Living Boy in New York” share their earliest memories of the Big Apple. (Aug. 16)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events.The Associated Press is the esse... Read More
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Here are the tech companies that have taken action against hate groups

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A couple of days ago, I took a shot at tech companies that had ignored the role their services had played in enabling white supremacist and neo-nazi groups. Not it appears the Nazi-fueled violence in Charlottesville last weekend prompted a growing number of tech companies to take action. Here’s a list of known companies that have moved to give hate groups the boot: 1. ... Read More
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Read Apple CEO’s email denouncing white supremacism in Charlottesville

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Forget streaming: Apple should rethink plans to waste $1 billion on video content

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Given Apple’s original content track record thus far, the company might do just as well burning a pile of 1 billion dollar bills as it would buying original programming. The odious Planet of the Apps has proved to be every bit the cringeworthy crapfest that its very name suggested it would be the moment it was announced. The recently debuted Karaoke Carpool takes an occasionally amusing concept and stretches into an unwatchable format four times as long. Naturally, Apple’s response is to spend more money on original content, $1 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. There’s a ... Read More
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Roxi music: Electric Jukebox takes on Spotify with a $200 streaming box aimed at families

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A hardware-based music-streaming service that only works through your TV? That’s exactly what Electric Jukebox brought to market in the U.K. last year. And now, it’s coming to the U.S. too. Backed by big names such as Robbie Williams, Sheryl Crow, Alesha Dixon, and Stephen Fry, the original Electric Jukebox was met with derision in some quarters, but its celebrity endorsements were enough to prick the media’s ears ... Read More
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Apple Pay is dropping support for websites that sell white supremacist merchandise

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Spotify pulls several ‘hate bands’ from its service

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Schlage adds Android support for its Bluetooth smart lock

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The Nokia 8 flagship keeps the bezels, adds a ‘bothie’ camera

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Apple invests $1 billion for original digital video content

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Published on Aug 16, 2017Apple will invest $1 billion for original digital video programming. How does the tech giant’s budget stack up to its competitors like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon? Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Mari Smith, Facebook secrets, and Walmart’s creepy AI – VB Engage

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In this week’s episode, Travis and Stewart interview the Queen of Facebook, Mari Smith, at Unbounce‘s CTAConf. Mari divulges what really works and what doesn’t when it comes to using Facebook for your business. We also discuss two big funding rounds for two very different data analytics tools, and we dig into what Walmart is doing with AI and CCTV cameras. Spoiler alert: Walmart shoppers aren’t going to be happy about it, and neither are we. ... Read More
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Amazon will pay developers with the most engaging Alexa skills

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Amazon today announced a new program to bring revenue to developers of Alexa skills based on how much engagement their voice app is able to generate among users of Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon appears to be the first of the major tech companies with AI assistants and third-party integrations — like Google, Samsung, Apple, and Microsoft — with a program to compensate developers based on engagement created by their voice app. Metrics used to measure engagement of an Alexa skill include minutes of usage, new customers, customer ratings, and return visitors, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Deve... Read More
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iDevices launches a light dimmer with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant support

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Verizon Takes Fourth Amendment Stand in Carpenter V. United States

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Fourteen of the biggest US tech companies filed a brief with the Supreme Court on Monday supporting more rigorous warrant requirements for law enforcement seeking certain cell phone data, such as location information. In the statement, the signatories—Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft among them—argue that the government leans on outdated laws from the 1970s to justify Fourth Amendment overreach. One perhaps surprising voice in the chorus of protesters? Verizon. Verizon's support means that the largest wireless service provider in the US, and a powerful force in Silicon Valley, has bucked a longtime trend of telecom acquiescence. While carr... Read More
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No. 236: Farrell Fritz stars, robots rising and a scary price spike on bacon and butter sandwiches

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It’s Wednesday out there: Happy hump day, kids, and welcome new readers Mark, Andrea, Harrison, Jeisenia, Anthony, Bianca, Roxanne, Weicheng and Daisy. Great to have you aboard. It’s Aug. 16, on which Edwin Prescott – builder of Coney Island’s first Loop the Loop – received an 1896 patent for the roller coaster. Also, Ringo replaced Pete Best on this day in 1962. Happy birthday: Dan Polner and John McNally and Larry Levy and Jamie Lynn Ryan. And hope you had a good one, Carl Corry. At InnovateLI.com: Long Islanders Noreen Kazi and Nisha Bhalla will open a local branch of Silicon Valley’s ... Read More
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Android Wear now belongs to fashion brands, not gadget nerds

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China’s and Russia’s VPN crackdown – The Listening Post (Lead)

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Russia and China have both recently taken action against the use of VPNs, virtual private networks. VPNs enable internet users in one country to surf the web as if they are in another.Up until now, China has taken a selective approach to prohibiting VPN use - usually choosing to look away when people tunnelled through the "great firewall" that Beijing has put in place to regulate access to the internet. Their new approach requires the support of companies like Apple, which has obeyed an order from Beijing to remove VPN apps from its Chinese App store.Russia has a more open internet than China, but it's just passed a new law banning VPNs and other proxy servers. Beijing's approach is more... Read More
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Tech companies urge U.S. Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

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(Reuters) — More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc, have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals’ sensitive cellphone data. The companies filed a 44-page brief with the court on Monday night in a high-profile dispute over whether police should have to get a warrant before obtaining data that could reveal a cellphone user’s whereabouts. Signed by some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Snap and Alphabet’s Google, the brief said that as individuals’ data is increasingly collected through digital devices, greater privacy protec... Read More
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How TreasureHunt found mobile gaming gold with research and optimization

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The mobile game market is more competitive than ever — an average of 792 games are submitted to the iTunes App Store each day. Mobile game makers need a plan stronger than “hope.” At TreasureHunt, our Berlin-based interactive entertainment company, we focused heavily on pre-production surveys, integrated marketing with production from the get-go, and optimized slowly to find the sweet spot for our new game Pet Paradise, a bubble shooter mobile game featuring a pet collecting and island discovery meta-game. The results have been remarkable. We created a game that our target audience wanted, but was not yet available. Ess... Read More
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The Best Basic Snorkel Set

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Our pick Cressi Palau Short Fin Set The design of this classic Palau “Onda” mask (included in the set) hasn’t changed much in 20 years—and that’s a good thing. Our top pick for most novice snorkelers is the Cressi Palau Short Fin Set. With a simple but solid mask that’s proven itself over the last two decades, a highly functional snorkel, and a short but robust set of travel-friendly fins, Cressi... Read More
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Orlando ranked best to retire; NYC most expensive

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What’s the best city in the nation to retire, according to a new ranking? Hint: The very young also might find a lot to do there – thanks to Mickey and friends. While more developments are cropping up targeting senior citizens in the New York metropolitan area, including Long Island, a ranking of areas that are best to retire still places this region in the middle of the pack. Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, Texas and Nevada all contain some of the top ten places to retire in the nation, according to a new ranking; but the New York City metropolitan area didn’t crack the top 50. The number one place to retire, ... Read More
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New report suggests app makers should charge more if they want people to buy subscriptions

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Apple, Facebook, and other companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking

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Pandora’s new CEO faces uphill battle to turn company around

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Pandora today appointed Roger Lynch, founder and CEO of Sling TV, as its new CEO and a member of its board. The news prompted Pandora shares to rise 2.85 percent in after-hours trading. Lynch will replace interim CEO Naveen Chopra, who will continue to serve as CFO. Pandora also named Michael Lynton, former CEO of Sony Entertainment, to its board. Lynton also serves as Chairman of Snap’s board. In late June, founder and CEO Tim Westergren departed, along with the company’s president and chief marketing officer. ... Read More
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The next Apple Watch will probably come in both LTE and non-LTE versions

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Swift creator Chris Lattner joins Google Brain after Tesla stint

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The Google Brain team has a new high-profile hire. Chris Lattner, a former Apple executive credited with the creation of the Swift programming language who previously headed engineering efforts for Tesla’s Autopilot system, said in a tweet today that he would be joining one of the tech giant’s machine learning teams. Lattner left Apple last year to join Tesla, where he worked on leading engineering for the carmaker’s Autopilot assistive driving feature. The new position didn’t seem to be a fit for him, as he left Tesla just five months later, saying that he was looking for a new role. He was at Apple for more than a decade, whe... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Innovative Mobile Application For Food Service Managers

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New App Provides Convenient Process to Obtain Food Safety Training Towards Certification. Suffolk County, NY - August 14, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the debut of a new mobile application tool that offers food service managers the convenience to undergo food safety training in Suffolk County. This new application will be offered by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services as a portable extension of its award-winning online Food Manager’s Course. Currently, the application is available free of charge on Google Play and will expand to the Apple Store beginning the week of August 21. ... Read More
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Eclipse toolkit: everything you’ll need to comfortably watch the eclipse

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Eclipse toolkit: everything you’ll need to comfortably watch the eclipse - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windo... Read More
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Ikea’s Smart Home Dares to Make Sense

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The "smart home" has not yet distinguished itself. Sure, you might dim your lights with an app; you might even talk to your large appliances. But despite years of promised ubiquity, the connected home has yet to cleave with mainstream reality. It's too expensive, too futzy, too filled with interoperability landmines. You know who can fix that? Ikea. In fact, it's already started to. Ikea's current [smart home lineup] is limited to a handful of lighting products. Nothing so special about that. But the way Ikea has so far approached its Trådfri LEDs illustrates exactly how the furniture beh... Read More
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Cramped Apartment? Try Ori’s Transforming, Robotic Furniture

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A universally acknowledged truth about living in New York City is that there's very little space to go around. What passes for an entire apartment in Manhattan is considered a walk-in closet in Des Moines. This dearth of square footage has resulted in a couple notable phenomenons: Namely, pocket-emptying rents and some—let's just call it—creative uses of space. I recently glimpsed one particularly unusual vision of our inevitable micro-living future. Twenty floors up in a luxury midtown Manhattan studio apartment, a hulking piece of furniture sat pressed against the wall. From the front it looked like an entertainment console with built in shelving. From the side, it appeared to be a regular bookshelf... Read More
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Indie devs are looking for love and money at comic cons

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Fan events have taken over the calendar for a lot of game publishers, and some smaller studios are experimenting with different kinds of expos. This led a number of independent developers to the Denver Comic Convention last month in search of a way to stand out, and that’s exactly what they found. The Denver Comic Con is a huge annual event that happens each summer in the heart of Colorado’s largest city. But because Denver is also one of the largest cities for 500 miles in any direction (Oklahoma City is 495 miles away), it attracts comic book lovers from several of the bordering states as well. ... Read More
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iOS 11 adds location and browsing privacy

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iOS 11 is bringing some big changes to the iPhone. Apple has added more privacy settings, including the ability to block apps from always accessing users' locations. Here's what's new.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: ... Read More
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The great firewall update: Clamping down on VPNs – The Listening Post (Full)

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As China and Russia attempt to limit the use of VPNs, we examine the repercussions for media freedom online. Plus, police vs the press in Uganda.The great firewall update: Clamping down on VPNsRussia and China have both recently taken action against the use of VPNs, virtual private networks. VPNs enable internet users in one country to surf the web as if they are in another.China has taken a selective approach to prohibiting VPN use - usually choosing to look away when people tunnelled through the "great firewall" that Beijing has put in place to regulate access to the internet.Their new approach requires the support of companies like Apple, which has obeyed an order to remove VPN... Read More

SoundCloud closes critical new funding round, Vimeo’s Kerry Trainor steps in as CEO

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(Reuters) — SoundCloud, the world’s most popular streaming music app, but one that has struggled to find a profitable business model, said it received new funding on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash this year. The company, which laid off 40 percent of its staff in July, said in a blog post that the financing was raised from media-focused investment bank Raine Group of New York and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek. It did not disclose the amount or its terms. Raine and Temasek were not immediately available for comment. One source familiar with the investment said it amounted to around $170 million (144 million euros), as reported on Thursday by online news site Axios,... Read More
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Buy This Song Now. It’s the Best 99 Cents You’ll Spend All Week

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Every time I get in my car and plug in my iPhone, the same exact song plays: "All of Me," by John Legend. But not the John Legend version, which would be much less embarrassing. No, the very first alphabetically sorted song in my Apple Music library is a cover of "All of Me" by the Dartmouth a cappella group The Dartmouth Aires. It's not that I hate the song, or this version. It's that I've heard the first 15 seconds of the song approximately 438 million times, blaring through my speakers as I open Spotify or Pocket Casts and play something I actually want. Every iPhone user has a song like this. Maybe it's "A-Punk," by Vampire Weekend. Or "A-Team,"... Read More
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The Vergecast discusses the Google memo, iPhone leaks, and froyo pods

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Samsung’s next fitness watch is probably coming this month

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Error Briefly Makes Chinese Education Firm World’s Most Valuable Company

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Enlarge this image Students at Hailiang Foreign Language School in Zhuji watch robots performing in a class in March. The operator of the school, Hailiang, saw its stock price reach unprecedented — and erroneous — heights Thursday. VCG via Getty Images ... Read More
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I hope the next iPhone actually comes in this ugly pinkish bronze

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I hope the next iPhone actually comes in this ugly pinkish bronze - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!... Read More
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Is Apple an undervalued bank?

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Published on Aug 10, 2017Rafferty Capital Markets banking analyst on Apple's $261 billion cash pile and how to play bank stocks. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft Surface PCs over reliability concerns

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft Surface PCs over reliability concerns - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Cho... Read More
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Best Student Deals on Laptops, Entertainment, Software, and More

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College isn't cheap. And we're not just talking tuition. Between the cost of books, living expenses, food, and going out, your budget’s probably pretty tight. Good news, though: All you need is your school-provided .edu email address to take advantage of plenty of sweet student discounts. We hunted down the best deals for you to study (or party) on. Use all that extra cash to treat yourself to something nice, like beer. Laptops Even if you're an old-fashioned pen-and-paper kind of student, you're going to need a laptop. Apple’s ... Read More
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Ikea’s smart bulbs are now compatible with Google Home, Alexa, and HomeKit

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Why we secretly love our cords

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The new iPhone could have a resizable home button and face recognition for payments

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GamesBeat 2017: 4 speakers to address the challenge of mobile gaming

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GamesBeat 2017 will take place at San Francisco’s beautiful Fort Mason on October 5-6, and we’re delighted to announce our next four speakers. This group can teach us a lot about creating hits in the ultra-competitive $46 billion mobile game business. Mike Vorhaus of Magid Advisers will interview Nick Earl, CEO of Glu Mobile, in a fireside chat. And Michael Metzger of Houlihan Lokey will interview Aaron Loeb, one of the leaders of Fox’s new game business, FoxNext Games. Vorhaus and Metzger are veteran m... Read More
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Essential promises a new phone release date ‘in a week’

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Anker’s Genie Is Just Like the Echo Dot, Only Cheaper

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Anker, the China-based accessory maker, blew up on Amazon with a simple plan: make decent-quality versions of everyday gadgets lots of people want, and sell them for less than Apple or Samsung. They don't have fancy TV ads or cool packaging, but they do have a pile of good reviews and Prime shipping. The company started with portable chargers, but now its Bluetooth headphones, portable speakers, dash cams, and Lightning cables are all among the best-reviewed and most popular products in their category. If that strategy sounds familiar, by the way, it should: It's straight out of the Amazon Basics playbook. ... Read More
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The iPhone 8 could automatically silence notifications when you’re looking at it

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The iPhone 8 could automatically silence notifications when you’re looking at it - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chor... Read More
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Japanese Telecom Giant SoftBank Bets $1 Billion on the Clever Pharma Startup Roivant

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SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications giant, has been on a multibillion-dollar acquisition and investment spree for the past year or so. It isn’t over. Today the pharmaceutical company Roivant is announcing a $1.1 billion investment, mostly from the SoftBank Vision Fund. It's perhaps the largest single biotech investment ever. And after the biggest biotech IPOs of 2015 and 2016, this new money might also be another validation of Roivant’s development approach, grabbing up promising-but-abandoned drug candidates that other companies couldn’t get across the finish line. A quick tally: SoftBank bought the robot maker ... Read More
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Tesla’s Gigafactory keeps supercharging Reno

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Reno, a city just four hours away from Silicon Valley, is the home of Tesla’s Gigafactory. It’s a city whose economy once chiefly relied on the low-wage casino industry, where bankruptcy and crime were frequent and unpredictable. Hit hard with the housing crash and recession, Reno fell into hard times in 2010 with a 14 percent unemployment rate. But its outlook started to change with talks of Tesla’s plans for technological revitalization. Startups and incubators have been popping up to attract more millennials and new murals are being painted onto derelict walls, all in response to the hope that Tesla will be able to inject into the local economy sustainable, higher-paying jobs. Tesla announced three years ago, in 2014, tha... Read More
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Delayed, Blue Point Brewery’s New LIRR-themed Beer, Coming Soon

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The Penn Station emergency track repairs that caused the Long Island Rail Road’s “Summer of Hell” has spawned carpools, ferries and other commuter alternatives—and now it’s also inspired a new beer. Blue Point Brewing Co. unveiled Tuesday its new LIRR-themed beer, a Pilsner the brewers have dubbed Delayed and hope will ease riders’ stress of waiting for late trains. It will be exclusively available in Penn Station, the Patcho... Read More
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The iPhone 8 might not come in rose gold

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The iPhone 8 might not come in rose gold

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The Best Bluetooth and Wireless Keyboards

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The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard allows you to pair it with up to three devices and switch between them with the press of a button, a useful feature that few Bluetooth keyboards have. The keyboard is comfortable and responsive; it’s also solid enough for desktop or lap use, yet it’s small and light enough for you to slip it in a bag and use it on the go. Logitech says the K380 has up to two years of battery life with heavy use (defined as eight hours a day, five days a week), though the keyboard hasn’t existed long enough for us to test that claim. The K380’s unusual round keys can take some getting used to, and the keyboard lacks backlighting and ... Read More
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iPhone 8 rumors: what we expect from Apple’s new iPhone

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Disney’s ‘Magic Bench’ Fixes AR’s Biggest Blind Spot

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[embedded content]You sit on the bench, as one does. Across from you hangs what appears to be a mirror. Before you can fix your cowlick, a pygmy elephant saunters over, plops down next to you, and hands you a glowing, golden orb. You’re not dreaming, hallucinating, or having a bad (good?) trip. You happened to take a seat on Magic Bench, a Disney Research project that overcomes one of the biggest limitations of mixed reality. Forget the clunky headset. All this brain-bending experience requires is that you take a seat. Bench Player When you talk about mixed or augmented reality, you can’t separate the experience from the hardware deliverin... Read More
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Finally: New Augmented Reality App Mirage Injects the Internet Into Real Life

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When Ryan Staake and Patrick Piemonte first worked together, they helped you get around: Both were interface designers at Apple, with Piemonte working specifically on the iPhone's map technology. Now, nearly a decade later, the two are working together again—but this time, instead of helping you get around, they want to use the power of augmented reality to appreciate the hidden things around you. That's the idea behind Mirage, an iOS app the duo and a small team just released. It's not the first AR app available in the App Store, and it certainly won't be the last, but it may well be the only one to marry augmented reality's hidden-world appeal with social media's shareable, re-mixable content. And in ... Read More

Chinese e-taxi giant Didi grows its global footprint with Careem partnership

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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (“Didi”) has made a strategic investment in Careem, a rival service that’s popular in parts of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The investment — an undisclosed amount — represents part of a broader partnership that will see the duo “share knowledge in intelligent transportation technology, product development, and operations,” according to a statement issued by Didi. Didi Chuxing was born in early 2015 following a merger between local rivals Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. Similar to Uber, Didi Chuxing offers smartphone-based car services, such as carpooling, taxis, and premium vehicles. The company has raised vast swathes o... Read More
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Latest iPhone leak reaffirms all-screen front

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Latest iPhone leak reaffirms all-screen front - The Verge... Read More
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Coach’s $150 dinosaur Apple Watch strap now comes in fall colors

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Why Netflix’s first-ever acquisition is unlikely to be its last

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Some tech giants, like Amazon and Apple, shy away from M&A as an engine for growth. But none can touch Netflix for its bashfulness, which until today had never made an acquisition in its 20-year history. The nature of its first-ever deal says something about how Netflix is changing its content strategy. Netflix said this morning it bought Millarworld, a comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar that controls titles such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. The deal gives Netflix rights to Millarworld’s portfolio of characters and stories, as well as new franchises that it will create under... Read More
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Another Pixel 2 leak shows the phone’s large front bezels

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A Total Solar Eclipse Feels Really Really Weird

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Have you ever witnessed a total solar eclipse? Usually, when I give a lecture, only a couple of people in an audience of several hundred raise their hands when I ask that question. A few others respond tentatively, saying, “I think I saw one.” That’s like a woman saying, “I think I once gave birth.” What these people are remembering is some long-ago partial solar eclipse. These are quite common. They occur every few years in various places across the globe. But believe me, if you’ve seen a total solar eclipse—when the moon passes directly between the sun and the earth—you’ll never forget it. Part of what makes a total eclipse so breathtaking has to do with invisible light. During ... Read More
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The Apple ARKit Proves the Future of Augmented Reality Will Be on Your Phone

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The AR revolution will come not with a bang, but a tape measure. At least, that seems to be the lesson so far from ARKit, Apple’s new augmented-reality platform. ARKit lets developers build AR apps—which integrate digital experiences into the physical world via iPhone or iPad, a la Pokemon Go. Those apps will be available to consumers when iOS 11 arrives in September. But developers have started tinkering—creating tools that let you see how furniture fits in a room, or quickly calculate the area of your kitchen. Compared to the likes of Magic Leap or Google Glass, these apps are simple, almost trivial. But that smallness might be precisely what makes them so potentially huge. Matthew Miesniek... Read More
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Softbank is ‘interested’ in an Uber or Lyft investment

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(Reuters) — SoftBank Group Corp, a prolific investor in global technology startups, reported a sharp rise in quarterly profits and said it would be interested in parking funds in ride-hailing firms Uber Technologies or Lyft Inc in the future. This is the first time Softbank has publicly indicated an interest in Uber, after having so far put funds into its rival Grab in Southeast Asia and China’s Didi Chuxing. Last month, a media report said Uber shareholders and its board were mulling a stock sale to SoftBank and other investors. “We are interested in discussing with Uber, we... Read More
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Sherpa secures $5.5 million to power live and on-demand video across enterprises

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Sherpa, which manages, measures, and automates live and on-demand streaming videos across a company, today announced funding of $5.5 million in a round led by Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV). New investor Rally Ventures also joined. Customers plug into Sherpa’s API to broadcast live and interactive videos for both internal (HR and training systems) and external (marketing and customer relationship management) parties. Video program administrators can access all data analytics on one centralized platform. Sherpa cofounder and CEO K.C. Watson argues that these “in-context videos” deliver more customized and timely segments for emplo... Read More