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Is the US recovery all down to Trumponomics? – Counting the Cost

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When US President Donald Trump took office one year ago, he promised that economic protection and his "America first" approach would lead to great prosperity and strength.He also vowed to change course on a number of international policies and agreements. That prompted warnings he might boost the US economy in the short term, but trigger a global depression.Since then, there's been a number of positive economic data on the domestic front. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has raced past the 26,000 mark for the first time in history.So how much credit can Trump take for some of the gains seen on the domestic front?James Knightley, the chief international economist with ING Bank, say... Read More
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Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

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Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones.The firm is already reportedly facing legal action over claims of defrauding customers by making old phones slower without warning so people buy new ones.Advocacy group, Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty, accused Apple of destruction of property and fraud.Apple has denied deliberately shortening the life of its products. The group's Park Soon-jang said: "For the sake of its loyal fans, Apple has to take responsibility over th... Read More
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Apple rejects net neutrality testing app, says it offers “no benefits to users”

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EnlargeGetty Images | Brian A. Jackson An iPhone application that attempts to detect whether ISPs are throttling online services was rejected by Apple when its developer tried to get it into the company's App Store. David Choffnes, a Northeastern University professor who researches distributed systems and networking, built an app called "Wehe" that tests the speeds of YouTube, Amazon, NBCSports, Netflix, Skype, Spotify, and Vimeo. Abnormally low spe... Read More
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Apple CEO Tim Cook blames social media and technology ‘overuse’ after iPhone addiction criticisms

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Speaking in the United Kingdom today regarding Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, Apple CEO Tim Cook briefly addressed the topic of iPhone addiction, seemingly casting blame on social media, and the “overuse” of technology. “I don’t have a kid,” said the 57-year-old Cook, “but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.” A debate has raged over whether smartphones, social media, or a combination of factors is leading children — and many adults — to stay glued to their devices, awaiting ... Read More
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Gfycat integrates user-generated GIFs on Tango, Messenger, and Viber

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Gfycat has integrated its user-generated GIF platform across three different messaging platforms. It now supports Viber, Tango, and Facebook — all in the name of enabling us to share silly images with our friends. The integrations have brought Gfycat’s content to millions of new users. The company sees the move as a way to turn consumers into creators. GIFs are those silly animated images associated with internet memes and recorded in graphics interchange format, or GIF. Gfycat supports more than 100 languages and 135 countries. It remembers the country where a GIF is created and saves the language settings of the creator, so users will see custom content that is... Read More
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IT minister expresses spying concerns on equipment imported from China and other countries

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Nokia fans, the company has planned something for you on February 25 Huawei founder, top execs to pay $469,000 fine for management oversight Google to penalise websites that load slowly on mobiles Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL receiving new Android 8.1 OTA update IBM reports first revenue growth after almost five six years Apple App Store on the web gets a design overhaul ... Read More
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Nokia fans, the company has planned something for you on February 25

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Huawei founder, top execs to pay $469,000 fine for management oversight Google to penalise websites that load slowly on mobiles Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL receiving new Android 8.1 OTA update IBM reports first revenue growth after almost five six years Apple App Store on the web gets a design overhaul Honor View 10 gets Face Unlock via OTA update ... Read More
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Apple to invest $10 billion in U.S. data centres

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Apple is set to spend more than $10 billion (approx. £7.2 billion) on data centres in the U.S. as part of a broader investment drive. The Cupertino giant claims that it is already responsible for more than two million jobs in the States, and states that it intends to ramp that up over the coming years. As part of that drive, it intends to build on its data centre portfolio, which already covers seven U.S. states, including North Carolina, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and a recently announced project in Iowa. The news comes as the firm breaks ground on a new facility in Reno, Nevada. Apple... Read More
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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during US elections

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Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 US elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.The company said it would email 677,775 people in the United States who followed, retweeted or liked content from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency (IRA) during the election.The IRA is a Russi... Read More
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Navigating Facebook’s News-Free Future

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With Facebook de-prioritizing news stories in its users feeds, some nearly two billion Facebook devotees are going to see big changes in their news consumption habits. And of course, hundreds of publishers are going to see big changes in their revenue and audience-growth models. This week, we talk about news on the internet—how we read it, where we read it, and how we share it. We also say farewell to David Pierce, who is leaving WIRED this week. This will be his last Gadget Lab episode. Podcast [embedded content] ... Read More
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For Contraception, Natural Cycles’ Guess Is as Good as Yours

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Last year, a small Swedish startup made waves with what it called the world's first form of "digital contraception." The company's product, a smartphone app called Natural Cycles, pairs with a thermometer to track women's basal temperature every day, then uses that data to make predictions about ovulation. Rather than curbing ovulation, like an oral contraceptive, Natural Cycles gives women either a red light or a green light on unprotected sex depending on when they're most likely to be ovulating. The app promised a 21st-century update to contraception—one that used algorithms, not hormones; one that lived on an iPhone, not in... Read More
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These 10 sites allow legal and free software download

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Software can be expensive; very often a single-copylicense can cost much more than what you paid for your computer. Thankfully, there are bona fide internet resources from where you can get free and legal software that meet your needs.If you have bought a new computer, Ninite is a one-stop shop that allows you to install a whole bunch of utilities and tools in a single swoop. On its main page, you will find over 80 titlesin categories such a web browsers, media players, photo imagers, office productivity suites, security tools, and utilities.Select whatever software you want, and Ninite creates a single installation file which you will need to download and run. From here on, the service does t... Read More
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Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say

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GDGS is Lebanon’s main internal intelligence agency, and its director, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, a career army general, has a rising profile and a broadening portfolio. The agency oversees residency permits for foreigners, from diplomats and tens of thousands of Southeast Asian domestic workers to more than a million Syrian refugees. The agency’s expertise and clout has traditionally been seen as stemming from its human intelligence, not from high-tech espionage techniques.Speaking ahead of the report’s publication, General Ibrahim told Reuters: “General Security does not have these type of capabilities. We wish we had these c... Read More
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Secret tricks to using Google Photos

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Detected Closed Captioning: How Many Photos Do You Have On Your Phone Right Now I Bet You Don't Even Realize How Many Pictures You've Taken in A Given Week Until You Start Scrolling All Through Them Hi There I'm America's Digital Pro Kim Commando Reporting For USA Today And If You're Trying To Get Your Photos Organized How About Using A Free App And Program That Gives You Unlimited Storage In The Cloud you Probably Don't Even Know How Much google Photos Has To Offer To Help You edit Organize And Share All Of Your great Pictures Well Here Are A Few google Photos Isn't Just For Android download The App For Your IOS Devices And You Can Enjoy The Same Backup Archiving Search And Storage Features On your IPad Or Your IPhone And H... Read More
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Tim Cook says the next iOS update will allow users to disable intentional battery slowdowns

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Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device. The move comes after Apple last month admitted it intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older to prevent issues that may arise as the batteries depreciate. In an interview with ABC News, Cook said the update... Read More
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Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.

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Photo Inside a building at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The company said Wednesday that it planned a $350 billion contr... Read More
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State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

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Government regulation and more restraint from users might also help, but the former is unlikely and the latter is insufficient. So who’s left?The same company that always seems to turn up when it’s time to cross into a new era of technology: Apple.I got to thinking about Apple’s responsibility last week when two large investors wrote an open letter asking the company to do more abo... Read More
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Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion

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AdvertisementRoss W. Duffin was wandering through a museum in Pasadena, Calif., last summer when he paused before a 17th-century painting of a bearded warrior in armor.“I thought, ‘Wow, that is really funny, he looks just like me,’” Dr. Duffin recalled. Then he moved on.But his wife, Beverly Simmon... Read More
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Apple HomePod supplier reportedly ships first units, software integration blamed for delay

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After Apple’s HomePod missed its December 2017 ship date due to an eleventh-hour delay, the smart speaker is now beginning to ship from one of its two assemblers, the Taipei Times reports. The initial shipment from Inventec includes around 1 million of the 10-12 million HomePods expected to ship this year. Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, is expected to fulfill half of the orders.... Read More
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Gadget Lab Podcast: How ‘Shine Theory’ Improves Diversity in Design

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If you’re designing a product intended for the masses, how do you make sure it reaches the widest possible audience? We answer that question in this discussion between WIRED’s Arielle Pardes and Google’s Lilian Rincon. Lilian is a product manager at Google, where she oversees Google Assistant. The pair talks about the rise of Assistant, its role as a global citizen, and the importance of creating diverse teams (including women, minorities, and people from diverse backgrounds) to build products—especially those like Assistant, which is rapidly becoming an intimate part of peoples’ lives. This episode was recorded live at CES 2018.... Read More
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Why shareholders are pushing Apple to study smartphone effects on kids

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Smartphones have changed the way kids live and interact, prompting growing concerns about the consequences. In January, two of Apple's big shareholders called on the iPhone maker to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids' phone use and study the effect that heavy usage has on mental health. John Yang talks to Charles Penner of Jana Partners LLC and Jean Twenge, author of "IGen."Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: Smartphones Have Surely Changed The Way We Live, Including The Way Kids Interact With And Use That Technology Every Day. There Are Growing Concerns About What That Is Doing To Kids. And That Is The Focus That John Yang Has For Us Tonight. It's Part Of Our Week... Read More
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Why shareholders are pushing Apple to study smartphone effects on kids

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Smartphones have changed the way kids live and interact, prompting growing concerns about the consequences. In January, two of Apple's big shareholders called on the iPhone maker to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids' phone use and study the effect that heavy usage has on mental health. John Yang talks to Charles Penner of Jana Partners LLC and Jean Twenge, author of "IGen."Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: Smartphones Have Surely Changed The Way We Live, Including The Way Kids Interact With And Use That Technology Every Day. There Are Growing Concerns About What That Is Doing To Kids. And That Is The Focus That John Yang Has For Us Tonight. It's Part Of Our Week... Read More
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Donald Trump now using a secure, encrypted iPhone

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President Donald Trump is shown on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Photo Credit: AP / Evan Vucci By PCMag.com March 29, 2017 11:27 AM It may seem silly to care what type of smartphone a public figure uses, but in the case of President Donald Trump, it's a national security issue. Prior to Trump's inauguration, the New York Times reported that Trump traded in his Android phone for a secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service; the Associated Press reported the same thing. Now, we know that the secure, encrypted device he's using is an iPhone . The president's social media director and senior advisor Dan Scavino Jr. on... Read More
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Alexa, We’re Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

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Apple popularized the virtual assistant concept in 2011 when it introduced technology called Siri in its iPhones. About three years later, Amazon debuted the Echo, a speaker packed with microphones to capture and decipher what we’re saying to Alexa. Soon, various technology companies were betting that speaking to machines through virtual assistants would be an essential way for consumers to interact ... Read More
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Found: New Android malware with never-before-seen spying capabilities

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Enlargeportal gda Last year, researchers found what at the time was quite possibly the world's most sophisticated espionage app ever written for the Android mobile operating system. Now, in a discovery that underscores the growing arms race among competing malware developers, researchers have uncove... Read More
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Apple and WeChat resolve disagreement over App Store cut on tips

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WeChat disabled its built-in tipping system last year, after Apple issued a new policy that recognized tips as in-app purchases. WeChat, which bundles services inside its app, is a popular messaging app used in China for group chats, streaming, and even accessing services like food delivery or news. WeChat has always encouraged its users to tip individuals, but Apple wanted a 30 percent cut of that revenue. The Wall Street Journal reports t... Read More
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To truly honor Martin Luther King Jr., Apple should stop exploiting laborers

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the inspirational leader who died fighting to bring racial equality to the United States. Since 2015, Apple has commemorated this holiday by replacing its homepage with an MLK photo and quote or reflection. This year’s quote — “the time is always right to do what is right” — is especially noteworthy, as Apple CEO Tim Cook evoked the same phrase in November 2013 when discussing Apple’s social responsibilities as a business. On this day, it’s tempting to focus on Apple’s broad issues with race. Despite appointing a ... Read More
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The ‘Doublespeak’ of Responsible Encryption

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n. A proposal to ensure that texts are capable of being decoded, and phones unlocked, when the government obtains a warrant. Coined by US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, responsible encryption is a new name for an old argument: that public agencies fighting crime and terrorism must have access to our private communications—for our own good. In 2016, Apple defied a court order to unlock an iPhone used by a shooter in an attack in San Bernardino, California. Libertarians cheered, but it was a bad look for Apple. After that, tech giants began adopting end-to-end encryption even they c... Read More
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James Sung on how Chinese tech has impacted CES 2018

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Over 1,500 Chinese exhibitors showed up for CES this year - four times more than during 2011's show. To find out the impact of the increased Chinese presence at CES 2018, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with James Sung, chief strategist at the Chinese-American firm Zocus Strategic Marketing.Detected Closed Captioning: I'm Joined Now By James Seung Chief Strategist At Sokka Strategic Marketing A Chinese-american Firm So James Based On What You've Seen In Her There In Las Vegas This Week How Has Chinese Tech Impact At CES Oh Wow I Mean I Am Just overwhelmed I've Been Coming To CES For 16 Years Now And Year By Year I Mean You Can See That The Chinese Enterprises Are Becoming Stronger And Stronger ... Read More
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Facebook revamps News Feed

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Published on Jan 12, 2018The Cyber Guy Kurt Knutsson and MediaDC political analyst Ron Meyer discuss Facebook’s News Feed overhaul intended to highlight meaningful social interactions. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed... Read More
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Apple’s future shouldn’t be at CES, but at global in-store events

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Every year, journalists start CES with faint optimism and conclude with disappointment; as the song goes, they thought the future would be cooler. At some point right as the show is ending, someone will typically float Apple — which officially skips CES every year — as either the cause of the show’s boredom or its future savior. Right on cue, analyst and former Apple marketing director Michael Gartenberg today published the latest version of this pitch, titled “It’s Time For Apple to Go to CES.” I agree with much of what he says, but respectfully disagree with that conclusion.... Read More
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The first Lightning-based wireless Qi charger is here

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LXORY isn’t exactly a major company in the wireless charging business, but they’ve managed to become the first to release a wireless charger with an input for Apple’s Lightning cables, via 9to5Mac. Almost every other charger out there uses either MicroUSB, USB-C, or a proprietary port to pass power from a wall plug to a charging pad. But LXORY’s new pad — officially, the “LXORY Dual Wirel... Read More
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Gadget Lab Podcast: The Smart Home Is Here. Are We Ready?

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We’ve been at CES all week, and by now, we can paint a fairly accurate picture of what 2018 is going to look like for connected products in your kitchen, living room, and car. Here’s a hint: Your voice will be at the center of it all. This episode was recorded live in the booth of our episode sponsor, Google, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We sat right next to a big conveyor-belt machine that dispensed gourmet donuts. Also, this is our first show in front of a live audience. Isn’t that something? Podcast ... Read More
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Apple health data used in murder trial

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Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder.Apple's Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models.Data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up, police said.The accused - Hussein K - has admitted his guilt but disputed some details.The 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger was murdered in October 2016 and the trial - at the district court in Freiburg - started in September.Ms Ladenburger was raped and drown... Read More
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The Verge Awards at CES 2018: Hey Google

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CES 2018: Longer-lasting gadgets showcased

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Spare a thought for the attendees of the CES tech show who decided to briefly leave their phones in charging towers.The devices got locked inside when a power cut plunged the exhibition hall into darkness.Having to constantly keep personal devices charged is a nuisance we are all, by now, familiar with - even device-makers are frustrated.During Huawei's press conference, the firm's ... Read More
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MacBook users claim Apple overstates standby battery life and resists repairs

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Following Apple’s admission and apology for battery-related iPhone performance problems, another battery issue is receiving attention — this time for MacBook laptops. Spotlighted today by VentureBeat reader Nicholas Antoniou and confirmed with reports on Apple’s Support Communities and other discussion g... Read More
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I tried out a sleep mask that emits light from the inside to wake you up naturally

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Startup Dreamlight debuted a new sleep mask at CES that makes a number of promises, including the ability to lessen the effects of jet lag, recommend adjustments to your sleep habits based on your 23andMe profile, and, um, project infrared light to supposedly help with under eye circles. Aside from some of these questionable claims, the Dreamlight mask does have concrete features that are unique and can help you get a more restful night’s sleep. I tried it for a night, and it does work. The Dreamlight is a heavily padded and contoured strip that wraps around your head and attaches with velcro. The design is meant to spread out any pressure applied to the... Read More
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FBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones

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EnlargeGetty Images | Boonrit Panyaphinitnugoon Federal Bureau of Investigation officials are continuing to voice their displeasure with Apple's approach to iPhone security, with one FBI official reportedly calling the company "jerks" and an "evil genius" this week. Apple has repeatedly made it more difficult to access data on encrypted iPhones, making Apple customers safer from hackers but also preventing the FBI from breaking into phones used by suspected criminals. "At what point is it just... Read More
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Tech We’re Using: He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.

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If I need to drive down to Silicon Valley for interviews, I usually rent a car through Getaround, which is essentially an Airbnb for people’s cars. It’s pretty convenient, and I’ve even struck up a budding friendship with a guy on my street whose car I frequently rent!... Read More
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Apple won’t replace your old iPhone 6 Plus battery until March because of short supplies

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When Apple promised to replace old iPhone batteries for $29 after its slowdown debacle there was always going to be a queue for new parts. Well, for owners of the iPhone 6 Plus the queue will likely be a bit longer than expected. According to internal documents seen by MacRumors, Apple won’t have batteries in stock for the 2014 device until late March to early Apri... Read More
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Google quietly bought a UK startup that uses vibrations to turn your screen into a speaker

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Google has quietly bought a UK startup named Redux that uses vibrations to turn phone and tablet displays into speakers, reports Bloomberg. It’s not clear when the purchase was made, or for how much the company was bought, but the acquisition happened in August last year according to Crunchbase. Redux developed a number of technologies involving sound... Read More
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New Samsung phones in the US and Canada will have an active FM radio chip

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The beloved FM radio is getting a mobile revival with news that Samsung is teaming up with NextRadio to unlock the FM chips in new Samsung devices in the US and Canada. There are no hardware changes, as FM receivers are already present in most smartphones — it’s just not all smartphone makers activate them. NextRadio is a broadcaster-backed app that works with smartphones containing active FM chips (including devices from HTC, Motorola, and LG), letting users listen to local radio stati... Read More
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Speed up your iPhone battery replacement in 3 steps

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In the two weeks since Apple announced $29 battery replacements to mitigate iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7 slowdowns, a lot has happened: multiple lawsuits have been filed against Apple (30 and counting), government inquiries are presently underway in multiple countries, a ... Read More
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Why Dealers are Switching to Dealertrack DMS

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So while discounting fear of change as a reason for dealerships to stick with the same old DMS, the reasons for switching to Dealertrack DMS comprise a long list of positives:The Platform is NewImagine using an iPhone or An... Read More
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You may need to upgrade your iPhone if you want to keep playing Pokémon Go

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Niantic is ending Pokémon Go support for Apple devices incapable of upgrading to iOS 11. Older iPhone models, like the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C, will be affected by the incoming update, coming February 28th. If you have a phone without iOS 11, you won’t be able to access your account, use your pokécoins, or use items in your bags. According to the developer, the reason for dropping support is simple: “This change is a result of improvements to Pokémon Go that push the application beyond the capabilities of the operating systems on such devices.” Niantic has been steadily maki... Read More
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A senator wants more answers from Apple on iPhone slowdown controversy

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In a letter sent this week to Apple, a US senator asked the company more questions about its controversial decision to quietly slow the performance of older phones. Sen. John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said in the letter that Apple has failed to act with enough transparency. Among other questions, the letter asks whether the company will issue updates in the future that slow device performance, and whether it tracked consumer complaints about performance issues. After the discovery of the slowdown issues, wh... Read More
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Our Favorite Laptop Backpacks

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Photo: Tim Barribeau Who it’s for: If you work in an office with a business-casual dress code, you need a bag that won’t make you look like you just came from a college class and that has room for everything you need for work as well as... Read More
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Wireless charging pads are all over CES 2018, thanks to the new iPhones

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Wireless charging is not particularly new technology, but this year at CES 2018, we’re seeing it show up in a big way. Tons of companies are releasing new products in a wide variety of form factors and styles. Specifically, we’re seeing a huge wave of Qi wireless chargers, the popular industry standard that’s used by major smartphone companies like Samsung, LG, and tons of others. The standard has actually been around for years, but last fall, Apple introduced Qi charging to its new iPhone 8 and ... Read More
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Samsung opening new plant in South Carolina, breaking into home appliance market

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Detected Closed Captioning: . LIZ: FOX BUSINESS HAS SOME THEM FOR TELEVISION SETS AND THIS WASHING MACHINE REPRESENTS 500 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HIRED WITH ABOUT A THOUSAND EMPLOYEES EXPECTED TO BE HIRED IN 2020 IN SOUTH CAROLINA AT THE NEW BERRY SHUT IT DOWN BECAUSE THEY WERE MANUFACTURERS HERE IN THE U.S., IT IS THE MOST POPULAR WASHING MACHINE MAKER HERE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND FRIDAY AT THAT NEW PLANT, THE WASHING MACHINE, THE FIRST ONE, WILL START ROLLING OFF. THEY'RE GOING TO DOUBLE THAT JOB NUMBER. IT'S UNBELIEVABLE, THIS IS A KOREAN COMPANY THAT IS HIRING THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, NOT JUST IN WASHING MACHINES BUT ELSEWHERE IN HIGH ELECTRONICS WHICH THERE IS SO MUCH HERE OF AT CES 2018. LET ME JUST SAY TIM BAXTER IS TH... Read More
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‘AR as a feature’ is the best use of AR tech right now, and Amazon gets it

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ARKit’s release in 2017 unleashed a new category of mobile apps and created a greenfield for mobile app developers. The more than 1,000 AR apps already in the App Store cover a wide range of developers, from big corporations like the NBA and Ikea to indie game developers and independent hackers. In addition to creating new standalone apps, both Apple’s ARKit and Google’s counterpart, ARCore, offer developers and companies an opportunity to engage users of their existing apps with new AR features. But it might be better to approach this tech as “AR as a feature” ... Read More
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Watch Circuit Breaker Live from CES Day 1, and tune in live at 5PM ET today!

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CES is bonkers, and yesterday’s Circuit Breaker Live was just as bonkers. We had a flying drone, we had robots, we replaced an iPhone battery, and we even had a real live Sam Sheffer at the Hype Podium. If you happened to miss it, you can catch the replay right here, right now. Congratulations. And if you want to catch today’s episode, it’s not too late! We go live on Twitter at 2PM PST, which is 5PM EST. We’ll have more robots, a weird new interface, and of course more Sam Sheffer. Make sure to send your questions to #circuitbreakerlive to get them answered live on the show. Also make sure to bring an umbrella: it’s raining in Vega... Read More
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France probes Apple for slowing down older iPhones

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Prosecutors in France are investigating the US tech giant Apple, after it admitted to slowing down older models of its iPhone last month.The inquiry focuses on accusations that Apple has broken French consumer law, in attempting to force existing customers to buy new phones.Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Apple faces French criminal probe over iPhone slowdown

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Apple is facing a French criminal probe after allegations from consumer groups that it’s slowing down old iPhones on purpose. Paris prosecutors confirmed the probe today, as first spotted by Bloomberg. Apple apologized to customers on December 28th for intentionally slowing down the processors used in the iPhone 6, 7, and SE through iOS updates to address aging lithium-ion batteries. The change was meant to reduce random shut... Read More
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Microsoft reveals how Spectre updates can slow your PC down

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Microsoft is taking the surprise step of detailing how Spectre and Meltdown firmware updates may affect PC performance. The tech industry has been scrambling to issue updates to protect against the two CPU security flaws over the past week, and there have been many reports of potential performance issues. The good news is that for modern PCs running Windows 10, most consumers won’t notice a significant difference. If you’re on an older machine, particularly a Windows 7 or Windows 8 one, then there’s going to be some noticeable performance changes. According to Microsoft, Inte... Read More
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Apple will address kids’ iPhone addiction with enhanced iOS parental controls

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Apple has a response of sorts to activist shareholders concerned about kids’ addiction to iPhones: Enhanced parental controls are coming to iOS. Ahead of Apple’s annual shareholder meeting next month, Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) asked Apple this week for new software to let parents limit kids’ iPhone use, and to conduct a study on the effects of excessive phone use on mental health. With roughly $2 billion in Apple stock, Jana and CalSTRS were able to get Apple’s attention, leading ... Read More
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Zagg might have finally figured out screen protectors for curved displays

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From my perspective, there are two camps of people when it comes to screen protectors on phones. Some of us don’t mind scratches and minor wear on our devices. They’re tools we carry everywhere — every day. If they pick up slight scratches over the course of a couple years, what’s the big deal? Then there are those of us who can’t deal with visible imperfections on our expensive gadgets. Even the smallest ones. For those folks, screen protectors are an essential purchase. But with the ongoing wave of curved-screen devices like the Galaxy S8, Note 8, and Pixel 2 XL, manufacturers of tempered glass protectors have run into constant headaches. It turns out they’re really hard to get right. Some onl... Read More
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Tech gadgets for your home at CES: 2018

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Apple says it will introduce new features to help parents protect children

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Apple says it has new features and enhancements in the pipeline to help parents control children’s use of iPhones and other devices. The company was responding to a pair of Apple shareholders who wrote an open letter last week arguing that the iPhone-maker needs to tackle what’s seen as a “growing public health crisis” of smartphone addiction in young people. In a statement released to The Wall Street Journal... Read More
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AiFi’s Holo Messenger lets your iPhone make holographic selfies

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AiFi hopes to make its mark with a couple of augmented reality apps that will enable you to make, among other things, holographic selfies with your smartphone. The company showed off the tech off CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The idea is to let you use the Wonderlens and Holo Messenger apps to play with your image and transport yourself to a location in the name of cool or funny art. It works on any iPhone and iPad. You can pretend to explore the murky deep under the ocean, go to outer space, or visit one of the ancient wonders of the world with the simple and easy-to- use smartphone apps. Both apps run on tech from AiFi, a comp... Read More
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Corsair releases a new wireless mechanical keyboard and a mouse pad that doubles as a wireless charger

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On the first day of CES, Corsair announced a whole new range of wireless gaming peripherals, including a new mechanical keyboard and a mouse pad charger hybrid. So, in case you haven’t quite arrived at the perfect gaming setup yet, some of these accessories might be for you. The K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, which was a CES 2018 Innovation Award honoree, has the classic Cherry MX Red mechanical keyswitches. The keyboard can connect either via a 1ms 2.4GHz Bluetooth connection or a wired USB connection. Corsair claims that the K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard has up to 75 hours of rechargeable battery life. The keyboard has per-key customizable blue LED backlighting. The keys can als... Read More
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IPhone child addiction: Apple investors push company to address issue

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Detected Closed Captioning: IN OTHER WORDS, KIDS WHO ARE JUST REALLY INTO THIS. MAYBE TOO MUCH INTO THIS. THIS RINGS HOME WITH ME, BY THE WAY. DEIRDRE BOLTON AND CEO LISA. DEIRDRE, WHAT ARE THEY WARNING ABOUT? >> SO THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY INVESTORS. THEY OWN ABOUT $2 BILLION WORTH OF APPLE STOCK. IS 900 BILLION, SO APPLE COULD JUST SAY WE'RE SORRY AND THAT'S THAT. HOWEVER, APPLE IN THE PAST HAS SHOWN ITSELF RESPONDING TO EITHER SHAREHOLDER FEEDBACK OR CONSUMER FEEDBACK. SO THESE TWO COMPANIES, WHICH IS ACTUALLY AN INVESTMENT, AN ACTIVIST INVESTOR USUALLY TALKING TO COMPANIES AND THEIR PENSION FUNDS IN THIS COUNTRY SAYING WE'RE ACTUALLY CONCERNED THIS COULD BE A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE. THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IT FROM A POINT OF... Read More
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Iphone toxic for kids, Apple investors say

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Detected Closed Captioning: ASHLEY: TWO BIG APPLE INVESTORS SAYING THAT THE IPHONE IS DEIRDRE, WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? >> SO, ASHLEY, THERE IS A LEADING ACTIVIST INVESTOR, LEADING HEDGE FUND WRITING TO APPLE THIS WEEKEND NEEDING TO ADDRESS A GROWING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS, YOUTH PHONE ADDICTION. YOU SEE IT IN THE STREETS. THIS CHALLENGE WHICH IS A SERIOUS ONE TO KIDS MENTAL HEALTH. MORE PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE DOING LINK TO INCREASED TEEN ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, SUICIDE AND PHONE USE. ACTIVIST FIRM JANA PARTNERS USUALLY PRESSURES COMPANIES TO MAKE CHANGES BASED ON FINANCIAL REASONS BUT IT SAYS APPLE'S HIGH-FLYING STOCK COULD ACTUALLY BE HURT IN THE FUTURE IF IT FACE AS PR BACKLASH. LONG STORY SHORT, THEY THINK KID'S PHONE USE IS B... Read More
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Apple Investors Want to Curb iPhone Addiction in Children

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The investors say Apple isn't doing enough with its current parental controls.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75099/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: two Major Apple Shareholders Are Urging The Tech Company To Help Curb Excessive Smartphone Use Among Children California State Teachers Retirement System And Jana Partners Wrote An Open Letter To Apple Citing Many Negative Effects Associated With The Increased Use Of Phones The Letter Points To Social Media And Apps Used Primarily On IPhones And IPads Claiming T... Read More
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Shure releases a $99 USB-C headphone cable

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Matching its $99 Lightning and Bluetooth cable options, Shure has announced at CES 2018 the launch of a new $99 USB-C replacement cable for its family of high-end in-ear headphones. Along with making microphones good enough for presidential addresses, Shure sells some of the best premium earphones on the market, which scale up to $999 in price with the flagship Shure SE846 (setting aside the exotic KSE1500 that cost $2,999). My personal favorite has been ... Read More
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The Hellish E-Waste Graveyards Where Computers Are Mined for Metal

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Each year the planet generates some 50 million tons of electronic waste, ranging from batteries to mobile phones to light-up children’s toys. And although such devices may have been discarded, they’re not without value—the United Nations recently estimated the total worth of all that e-waste at $55 billion, thanks largely to the trace amounts of gold, silver, and other metals they contain. The problem, though, is getting them out. German photographer Kai Löffelbein spent seven years documenting how those metals are ... Read More
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The impact of wireless-charging advances

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Apple investors urge action on ‘smartphone addiction’

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Big investors have called on Apple to develop software that limits how long children can use its smartphones.The call came from two investment groups that hold $2bn (£1.48bn) of Apple stock between them.A letter calling for the digital locks, signed by Jana Partners and a California teachers' pension fund, was sent to the iPhone maker this weekend.The call for better controls was welcomed by academics studying youngsters' use of technology.... Read More
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Insta360’s new Nano S camera shoots 360-degree videos in 4K

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Insta360 has revealed an upgraded version of its 360-degree Nano camera that attaches to iPhones, called the Nano S. The big change here is an upgrade to 4K video recording and 20MP stills. The Nano S has the same physical form as its predecessor and connects to your iPhone’s Lightning port. Once you’ve recorded something, users can edit the 360-degree videos and photos for sharing through Insta360’s Nano S app. There’s integrated support for 360-degree live-streaming on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter (through Periscope). For other social media platforms like Snapchat, Whatsapp, and Instagram, the Nano S is able to convert 360-degree content into more publishable forms like customizable pan-arounds.... Read More
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IPhones bad for your children’s mental health?

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Detected Closed Captioning: HACKER LIKE MYSELF WOULD COME UP WITH BECAUSE YOU ARE EXPLOITING VULNERABILITIES IN HUMAN PSYCHOLOGY. >> PRETTY INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL THAT THIS IS THE KIND OF CAMPAIGN THAT IS COMING OUT NOW FROM APPLE SHAREHOLDERS. DAGEN: ABSOLUTELY. YOU SEE A MAJOR INVESTOR TRYING TO GET AHEAD OF A LOOMING PROBLEM. THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES DONE ABOUT OVERUSE OF CELL PHONES, INCREASED RATE IN TEEN DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE TRYING TO PINPOINT A. BUT STARTING A NEW MULTIBILLION DOLLAR SIGNED THAT WILL INVEST IN COMPANIES THAT ARE BETTER CORPORATE CITIZENS. SO THIS IS PART OF -- IT SEEMS TO BE PART OF THAT CAMPAIGN. APPLE, BY THE WAY HAS NEVER OFFERED ANY PUBLIC TITANS TO PARENTS ON HOW TO MANAGE THE USE OF IPHON... Read More
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Apple shareholders urge company to address iPhone addiction in children

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(Reuters) — Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on Saturday asking the company to consider developing software that would allow parents to limit children’s phone use, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Sunday. Jana and CalSTRS also asked Apple to study the impact of excessive phone use on mental health, according to the publication. CalST... Read More
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Qi reigns as the standard for wireless charging after rival Powermat joins WPC

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The world is another step closer to a single unified wireless charging standard, with news that Powermat has joined the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), developers of Qi wireless charging. Powermat is best known for developing the PMA/Airfuel standard — the only major outstanding rival to the dominant Qi brand. However, after Apple signed on to use Qi wireless charging for its iPhones last year, the battle has been pretty much ... Read More
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You can preorder Bellus3D’s $499 3D selfie camera now

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Last year at CES, I was taken aback by Bellus3D, a company with an uncannily accurate 3D face scanner that took incredibly unnerving selfies, but it was just a prototype. But this year, the company is back with a finished version that you can preorder now for $499 over at Bellus3D’s website. Like the original prototype, the finished device — officially called the Bellus3D Face Camera Pro — works on a twofold scale. First, an infrared depth camera system scans your face, capturing your facial structures. Then, the front-facing camera on your phone or tablet is used to c... Read More
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CES 2018 analysts predict consumer electronic trends for the coming year

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The top tech trends for the coming year will be about the coming of 5G, artificial intelligence, companion robots, smart cities, mixed reality, sports innovation, digital therapeutics, and other things that are going to be a big part of the global economy in the years to come. Those were some of the takeaways based on a presentation by analysts at the beginning of the media day for CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. The presentation was made jointly by Steve Koenig and Lesley Rohrbaugh, two tech analysts at the Consumer Technology Association, which puts on CES 2018. ... Read More
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Everything is too complicated

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It’s the very beginning of CES 2018, and the first trickles of gadget news are starting to come out — the flood begins tomorrow as the show floor opens and keynotes and press conferences begin in earnest. It’s easy to see the broad themes of the show and the tech industry at large already forming: smart assistants everywhere, sensors and radios in every device you can think of, and an eternal hope that something, anything, will be the reason people will finally upgrade their TVs. All of that is exciting — I love gadgets and am one of the few crazy people that think CES is incredibly fun! — but I want to take a half-step back before it all begins and point out something obvious: most people have no... Read More
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The snapping point

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This fall, employees on Snap’s product team received a surprising message from CEO Evan Spiegel: stop what you’re working on, they were told. Plans have changed. With its stock price falling and user growth stagnant, Snap would undertake a mad dash to overhaul its flagship app. In just over six weeks starting this past October, the company shifted 100 engineers to the project, which was codenamed “Cheetah.” The mission: to simplify Snap... Read More
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Music streaming on Apple Watch Series 3 is a surprisingly nice feature to have

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If you followed The Verge’s earlier coverage of Apple Watch Series 3 LTE, then you know that I encountered a connectivity bug during my initial tests of the watch (one that was later fixed in a software update), and that the watch launched without its promised music streaming feature. Music streaming from a wrist watch i... Read More
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3 reasons Apple joined the Alliance for Open Media

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As first reported by CNET, Apple unexpectedly popped up on the Alliance for Open Media website today as a “Founding Member.” It would appear Apple has suddenly become serious about the Alliance’s effort to create AV1, an open, royalty-free alternative to the HEVC/H.265 video codec that’s currently all but necessary to send 4K video over the internet. While “Founding Member” suggests that Apple was there since the Alliance formed in September 2015, the group uses the term to denote “the highest level” of importance within its ranks; Facebook ... Read More
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ARM confirms processor flaw impacts some Android, iOS, Nvidia, and Sony devices

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Following yesterday’s confirmation that exploits of insecure memory impact millions of Intel processors, ARM today confirmed that numerous Cortex series processors are exploitable, as well. ARM Cortex technology has notably been used in a wide variety of Android and iOS devices, as well as select Nvidia Tegra products, Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, and Sony’s PlayStation Vita. After describing four different exploits that could be used against its processors, ARM posted a chart acknowledging that its Cortex-A8, -A9, ... Read More
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Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan – People and Power

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia has become one of the main destinations for immigration in the world.According to figures from the United Nations 2015-2016 international migration report, the country is tied with Germany for the second spot in terms of the number of migrants living within its borders, with the United States at the top of the list. Unlike Germany, however, the vast majority of people going to Russia aren't political refugees and asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution, but economic migrants looking for employment opportunities.Most of these migrants come from the former Soviet space, with Central Asia at the forefront of this massive human flow. Every y... Read More
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Samsung’s new Exynos chip teases iPhone X features for Galaxy S9

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Starting off the new year by introducing its latest custom smartphone processor, Samsung has revealed some of what we might expect from its next Galaxy S flagship. In among the usual claims of improved performance is an intriguing tease of using neural networks and deep learning for more sophisticated face detection and object identification in images. Samsung isn’t definitive on whether AI is built directly into the chip design or if it’s merely better optimized for han... Read More
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How To Screenshot And Screen Record On An iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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The following is a transcript of the video.Apple doesn't include screen-recording directions for its products. Here's how to do it on a Mac:Open QuicktimeGo to FileNew Screen RecordingPress the "Record" buttonClick the screen to record the entire area or click-and-drag around the area you want to recordYou can record your computer's microphone audioYou can also download plugins like SoundflowerThis will allow you to record your computer's audio as wellYou'll need to switch your Sound Output settings and select the right audio setting in QuicktimeWhen finished, press the "Stop" button on the taskbarMake sure you save your file!The... Read More
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Apptopia: ARKit use by iOS app developers is modest and slowing

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Despite a well-received debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and promises that iOS 11 would soon create “the largest AR platform in the world,” Apple’s ARKit framework has seen only modest uptake from developers, and growth has been slowing. Apptopia, a third-party provider of app store data, told VentureBeat today that only 825 iOS apps integrated Apple’s ARKit framework between its September debut... Read More
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Trump set up to pardon Flynn, Saucier: Huckabee

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Detected Closed Captioning: GOOD STUFF OKAY. THAT RHYMES BY THE WAY. THANKS NICOLE ALL GOOD. ABOUT -- DEEP STATE ACTUALLY CROOKED HILLARY CLINTON TOP AID HUMA ABIDIN DISREGARDING BASIC SECURITY PROTOCOL SHE PUT CLASSIFIED PASSWORDS INTO HANDS OF FOREIGN AGENT AS. REMEMBER SAILORS, PICTURE ON SUBMARINE, JAIL, DEEP STATE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MUST FINALLY ACT ALSO ON COMEY AND OTHERS TOMORROWER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE WITH US NOW. I'VE BEEN AWAY FOR ABOUT A TEN-DAY PERIOD. I COME BACK, AND IT LOOKS LIKE DEEP STATE UNDERMINING PRESIDENT TRUMP AND GOING IN FAVOR OF HILLARY CLINTON. AM I READING THIS CORRECTLY? >> I THINK YOU'RE READING SPOT ON STUART THIS IS A BOOM RANG DEMOCRATS THROUGH IT OUT THERE BUT COME BACK TO H... Read More
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Mophie’s latest battery pack is powerful enough to charge your 15-inch MacBook Pro

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Mophie's launching a new external battery today that can charge your massive gadgets. The Mophie Powerstation AC features a capacity of 22,000mAh and is capable of 100W AC output, which could provide up to 15 hours of extra battery life for a MacBook. If you aren't charging through the AC output, you can use the built-in USB-C port. That USB-C port features 30W USB-PD charging technology. (Remember: you need that USB-PD label to fast charge your iPhone X or iPhone 8, and you'll also need to buy a USB-C to Lightning cable.) There's also an output for traditional USB-A devices. The... Read More
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Deaths, Donald, and Bitcoin: The 50 most popular Wikipedia articles of 2017

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2017 was crazy year, and it seems we spent most of it searching for any possible distraction from reality, according to an annual ranking of the most-read articles on Wikipedia. Certainly the Top 50 report is filled with newsmakers. President Trump ranks second, though his views shrank dramatically. And the first lady ranks number 37. Bitcoin’s bubble also helped push it into the Top 10. And, as usual, “Deaths” ranked first, as people sought information about notable passings. But otherwise, shows from Netflix and HBO, as well and movies from Marvel, DC Comics, and the Star Wars franchise revealed our real priorities for the year... Read More
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Tech Tip: Copying iPhone Messages to the Computer

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Q. I have a long series of text messages on my iPhone between my son and me. Is there a way to copy these from my phone to my computer and save the files in a Microsoft Word document?A. Extracting a text conversation from your iPhone and saving it as a word-processing document is certainly possible, and there are a few ways to go about it. Many methods involve backing up the iPhone’s contents to the Mac with Apple’s free ... Read More
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Why the 2018 market may not be as strong as 2017

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Detected Closed Captioning: JUST UP THE HIGHS OF THE SESSION , WHAT DOES THIS SINGLE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR? MARKET MAVENS AT LPL FINANCIAL RETURN OF ABOUT 14% FOR THE S & P IF WE CLOSE HIGHER TODAY. ALL RIGHT, WE'RE THERE. THE S & P IS UP 18 POINTS RIGHT NOW BUT IF WE CLOSE LOWER WE'LL SEE A LOSS OF WELL I'LL CALL IT FLAT DOWN .6 OF A PERCENT SO AS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW YEAR WITH US, WITH FOX BUSINESS, WE DUG UP SOME MORE STATS THAT MIGHT CATCH YOUR EYE MAYBE INFLUENCE YOUR INVESTING LAST YEAR YOU THINK THE U.S. STOCK MARKET DID WELL? CHECK OUT THESE THREE COUNTRIES THAT MIGHT JUST KNOCK YOUR SOCKS FINAL WEEKS OF THE YEAR AND THEN TURKEY, SHAKING OFF AN ATTEMPTED SERIES OF TERROR ATTACKS SENT THE COUNTRY'S BENC... Read More
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This Company Wants To Create A Smart, Tiny Home

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This is a 352-square foot smart home. It's called Kasita and it was built by the Austin-based startup of the same name. The company hopes to make housing more affordable and customizable. They call it the "iPhone for housing," and there's only enough room for the necessities. There are over 60 smart technologies built-in, like lights, built-in speakers, a thermostat, and more. You can control them by voice and the Kasita app. The house can adapt to your mood. If you tell Kasita to prepare for theater mode it will dim the lights and raise a hidden TV. The company claims a Kasita can be built in as little as one day. The Kasita house costs $139,000, but Kasitas can also be expanded ot used for other purposes. ... Read More
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Apple will replace your iPhone battery for $29 regardless of test results

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Following last week’s unexpected announcement of a discounted $29 iPhone battery replacement program for users with iPhone performance problems, Apple has made a last-minute change. Apple Stores have started replacing customers’ iPhone 6 and newer model batteries on request, even if Apple’s battery tests would normally deny the customers service. As noted by French Apple blog iGeneration (... Read More
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Apple will replace old iPhone batteries, regardless of diagnostic test results

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Apple has started offering battery swaps for $29 (a month earlier than promised), after apologizing to customers for slowing older iPhones down as the batteries aged. However, the company did not clarify how it qualified batteries as eligible for the discounted replacement, as the Apple Genius Bar uses a diagnostic test to check whether a battery can retain 80 percent of its original capacity ... Read More
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The man who can’t face the internet

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Earlier this month, Facebook announced it would be using facial recognition to let users know every time a photo of them had been uploaded to the site.Such a feature would be extremely useful to one man - public-relations professional Jonathan Hirshon, who has managed to stay anonymous online for the past 20 years.He has more than 3,000 friends on Facebook and regularly updates his profile with personal information - where he is going on holiday, what he has cooked for dinner and the state of his health.But what he has never shared on the social network, or anywhere else online, is a picture of himself.It is, he said, his ... Read More
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Unjustifiable carrier fees will stifle LTE smartwatch adoption

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Wearables have become an established category over the past few years, but the subcategory of LTE wearables is still tiny and fragile. Unfortunately, cellular providers are treating LTE wearables like tablets, as if they’re similarly capable of gobbling data at phone-like rates. To encourage adoption, carriers should treat wearables as what they are — trivial additions to their networks — and stop charging unnecessarily high fees for data services. In 2013, wearables were projected to hit $19 billion in annual sales by 2018, a milestone they ... Read More
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Nintendo’s Switch Brings Some Magic Back

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Nintendo’s internal target for its first-year sales of the Switch has risen to 16 million from 10 million. In the company’s most recent quarterly report, released in October, it announced profit of $209 million, after regularly reporting losses in previous quarters. Its stock is up more than 75 percent this year.“Neither analysts nor investors predicted the strength of adoption for the Switch,” says Piers Harding-Rolls, who leads a group of game industry analysts at IHS Markit, a research firm.After years of resistance, Nintendo has also embraced the widespread move to mobile gamin... Read More
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2017: A year in photographs on The Verge

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As 2017 finally draws to a close, we can all look back on a year that in many ways seems to have lasted 10. And we thought a lot happened last year. 2017 has been very interesting and emotional. Again. When it comes to the photography on The Verge, 2017 was the year of “more.” Not only have we taken and published more original photographs than ever before, more people at The Verge have been t... Read More
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Lawsuits Mount As Apple Manages Fallout From Revelation Of Slowed iPhones

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Enlarge this image Owners of iPhones from several states sued Apple Inc. for not disclosing sooner that it issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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2017: My year in cars

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At times this year at The Verge, it feels like we already live in the autonomous future in our transportation section. It’s not entirely clear whether the momentum that drives us will be dystopian or delightful. But like our readers, we must get by in the present, where human-driven cars that we own, lease, buy, or ride in via our ridesharing drivers are still by far the dominant form of mobility. How can we write with knowledge about what’s coming in cars if we don... Read More