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Sunday January 7

11:02
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS and Mac music production. This week, we are getting a new flagship wavetable synth for Mac, more Behringer hardware clone teases ahead of NAMM 2018, and much more below… more…

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10:53
Default Folder X 5.2

Improves how the Open/Save dialog enhancement utility works with iCloud Drive. ($34.95 new, free update, 7.0 MB)

 

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10:31
How to stream The Golden Globes on iPhone, iPad,...

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards take place tonight, hosted by late night comedian Seth Myers. For the first time ever, the Globes will be available to stream through several different platforms.

How do you stream The Golden Globes on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV? Read on to find out…

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10:31
Sprint CEO to join Uber's board of directors

SoftBank has more than just a large stake in Uber -- it'll soon have some direct control as well. Recode sources understand that Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is taking one of SoftBank's two slots on Uber's board of directors in the "next few weeks." T...

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10:13
DJI reveals new Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin S gimbal...

From DroneDJ:

Chinese drone manufacturer, DJI just released two new products right before the start of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year. The first is the redesigned Osmo Mobile 2 for smartphones, which will initially be exclusively for sale at the Apple store online. The second is the all-new Ronin S stabilizer for mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

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09:00
DJI built a one-handed stabilizer for your SLR or...

DJI hasn't just been working on smartphone stabilizers ahead of CES — it also built its first single-handed stabilizer for SLRs and mirrorless cameras. As with the refined Osmo Mobile, the new DJI Ronin-S is all about keeping things simple in t...

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09:00
DJI's second smartphone gimbal gets improved...

DJI's Osmo Mobile set the standard for shooting stabilized smartphone videos, and now the time is right for a follow-up. The company officially revealed the new DJI Osmo Mobile 2, a redesigned sequel meant to make mobile videography more accessible t...

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09:00
Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

Apple HomePod

This is the twelfth and final post in this year's edition of our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

Apple World Today hopes to feature more Accessible Apple posts in 2018, so stay tuned!

For the twelfth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

12. New Smarts for Siri

There's no denying that Siri, Apple's virtual personal assistant, is smart. From setting reminders to sending bank transfers, Siri has come a long way from the fledgling assistant it was when it first came to be a built-in part of iOS in 2011. However, with Google's Google Assistant powered Google Home and...

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08:16
Watch Eddy Cue talk about Apple’s need for diversity...

A few months back, Eddy Cue visited Duke University to meet with Duke Technology Scholar. Cue, a Duke alum himself, took the opportunity to discuss what can be done to give women the same opportunities as men in technology fields, as well as his time at Apple and the company’s growing need for diversity.

While the actual event took place on September 29th, it flew largely under the radar, but it’s still worth a watch…

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08:00
After Math: CESpocalypse Now

Get hyped everybody, it's CES week! This is the high holy holiday of tech geekdom, a pilgrimage through the hallowed halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Everybody's going to be there. LG will be showing off an 88-inch 8K TV, Neutrogena is debut...

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06:28
Thieves swipe a portion of China's solar road

Solar roads have plenty of potential problems, such as damage and snow, but theft? Apparently that's a concern, too. China's Qilu Evening News reported that thieves carved out a small (5.9in by 73in) portion of an experimental road in Jinan on Januar...

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04:03
Florida phishing attack exposes data for 30,000...

Large-scale medical hacks are horrible in themselves, but sometimes it's the ease of the hacks that's scary -- and Florida knows this first-hand. The state's Agency for Health Care Administration has warned that a phishing attack compromised data for...

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Saturday January 6

22:05
Key CRISPR gene editing methods might not work for...

At first glance, CRISPR gene editing looks like the solution to all the world's ills: it could treat or even cure diseases, improve birth rates and otherwise fix genetic conditions that previously seemed permanent. You might want to keep your expecta...

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20:11
Amazon folds its little-known anime service into...

Amazon has killed off the anime streaming platform it launched merely a year ago, according to Kotaku, and we're not exactly surprised. Anime Strike required an additional $5 a month on top of Prime Video membership fees, after all, which might have...

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20:03
Here comes CES 2018, the biggest gadget show in the...

These aren’t far-fetched expectations. After all, their four highlights have been the star of the show for many years now.

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19:44
LG Display delivers a 65-inch rollable OLED

Four years ago LG Display showed us an 18-inch OLED screen capable of rolling up like a newspaper and promised larger versions in the future. Now it's delivering, with a 65-inch OLED that's flexible enough to roll up and store when not in use. Beside...

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18:33
Epic pins 'Fortnite' server woes on...

The Meltdown vulnerability is bound to have far-reaching effects on the computing industry, but it's having a very tangible effect right now: it's causing chaos for multiplayer gaming. Epic Games has blamed Meltdown patches for login problems and do...

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17:19
Why is Google taking over Vegas for CES 2018?

Google doesn't usually have a big presence at CES, but that's changed in a big way this year. You can't help but notice that the monorail circling the Las Vegas Convention Center bears huge letters saying "Hey Google!" Just below, Google has set up a...

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16:29
US border guards searched 60 percent more devices in...

In 2017, the US Customs and Border Protection searched 30,200 electronic devices. That's over 60 percent the number of searches its personnel conducted the year before to the dismay of privacy advocates. Some also view the rise in searches as a produ...

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15:39
Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple,...

This vulnerability is so widespread it’s important for those of us who support various users to know as much as we can about it and what vendors and companies are doing to mitigate the damage.

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15:00
HP updates its Chromebook lineup with 11- and 14-...

HP is adding two Chromebooks to its lineup, which are essentially refreshed versions of its Chromebook 11 G5 that debuted in June 2016. While both new models feature the same processor, storage and memory options, they differ in size: The Chromebook...

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14:49
How to take a picture of a stealth bomber over the...

This is one of those photos so improbable, you immediately think it’s fake. Reading the story about the amazing shot and you realize, faking it would have been easier.

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14:24
Accessible Apple 2017-2018: The 12 Requests of...

This is the eleventh post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year. This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the eleventh request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

11. A Touch ID Sensor On The Rear of the iPhone X

When Apple announced-the iPhone X, it also announced that the Touch ID sensor was going away on the new handset along with the Home Button. While the death of the Home Button is one I personally am very sad about, the removal of Touch ID seems to be something that blind and partially sighted users on both the pro and anti-Home Button sides are disappointed about. Many blind and partially sighted users use Touch ID to unlock their devices. Many of these users have expressed concern that while Face ID will technically work for them, the fact that Apple does not...

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13:31
Original Space Shuttle commander John Young dies

Spaceflight just lost one of its better-known icons: NASA astronaut John Young has died at the age of 87. He was best known as the commander of the first Space Shuttle mission, taking Columbia into orbit in 1981. However, that was just one of a serie...

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12:30
900 free audio books

I’m not a huge fan of audio books but I know I’ll be listening to the Asimov’s “Nightfall” and “The Foundation Trilogy” on my next 24-hour flight to Australia.

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12:00
Acer's new gaming PCs include an 18-core liquid...

It wouldn't be an Acer CES event without some gaming PCs, and this year the focus is on the desktop crowd. The PC maker is unveiling two systems headlined by the US release of the Predator Orion 9000, a spare-no-expense tower for dedicated gamers. If...

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12:00
Acer’s latest Chromebook offers 10 hours of battery...

Acer has been releasing Chromebooks balancing speed with affordability. The company introduced its latest Chromebook 11 at CES as a fanless, small-form laptop with touch and non-touch screens that boasts up 10 hours of battery life.

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12:00
Acer adds three thin, powerful laptops to its lineup

Like most PC makers, Acer is no stranger to new hardware, with pretty regular reveals happening all year long. At CES this year, then, the hardware manufacturer is showing off the latest additions to its lineup with the Acer Swift 7, Swift 7 Black Ed...

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11:54
Watch: 5K gaming on an iMac Pro




With a Vega 56 GPU, Apple's iMac Pro is well equipped to handle professional imaging tasks from high-resolution video editing to batch RAW photo processing. That power can also be applied to recreational activities like gaming, as we discovered in this video.

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10:58
Google sold a Home speaker every second since the...

It's been difficult to gauge how well smart speakers are selling outside of unofficial estimates, but Google just provided a clearer picture. The search firm revealed that it has sold "more than one" Home speaker per second since the Home Mini starte...

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09:40
Panic says it will soon stop selling its Transmit...

Panic is behind a host of popular Mac and iOS apps, including Coda, Transmit, and Prompt. Starting soon, though, the team is taking one of those apps off of the iOS App Store…

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09:30
Recommended Reading: Must-see TV in 2018

36 TV Shows to Watch in 2018
Sophie Gilbert,
The Atlantic

2018's television slate is already off to a solid start, but there's a lot more good stuff to come before the year is out. The Atlantic breaks down three dozen shows to watch this year, inc...

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08:32
This week’s top stories: More info on iPhone battery...

In this week’s top stories: Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities, Apple offers more details on iPhone battery replacements, Apple Watch reboots caused by ICU equipment, and more. Read on for all of this week’s news… more…

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08:00
The best dishwasher

By Liam McCabe

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full articl...

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06:18
Firm that won $450M iBooks pricing case against...

Despite its apology and cheaper battery replacement pricing, Apple is still facing scrutiny for how it slows down older iPhones in conjunction with battery wear. Joining the growing number of cases against Apple, consumer-rights law firm Hagens Berman has filed a class action suit against Apple for “secretly” installing a “feature to intentionally slow down” the iPhone.

If that law firm sounds familiar, it’s because Hagens Berman was the firm behind the infamous $450 million iBooks price fixing case against Apple…

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05:30
Ben Heck's Raspberry Pi-based portable MAME...

Can you drive an LCD screen directly from the general-purpose input/output pins (GPIO) on the Raspberry Pi? Find out with the team as they build a portable MAME arcade machine using the Model A+ of the Raspberry Pi. There's no HDMI in use here! B...

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05:26
Netgear's Orbi Outdoor Satellite extends your...

Netgear has a new (and pricey) addition for your Orbi Home WiFi System. The company recently announced the Orbi Outdoor Satellite. As its name suggests the basic idea is to extend your Wi-Fi network beyond the house and into the yard. That way you’ll never again drop your connection while taking out the garbage. The weatherized device is available now with an MSRP of $330.

Netgear says a single Outdoor Satellite adds an additional 2,500 square feet to an Orbi network. Designed for both home and commercial deployment (the latter when paired with Netgear’s Orbi Pro for Small Businesses), the RBK50Y can separate guest and employee traffic. It also offers a dedicated admin network.

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04:00
The hottest Apple-related news for the week of Jan....

There’s a lot happening in the world of Apple news this week. Following are the hottest articles for the week of Jan. 1-6.

Apple has instructed its retail store employees to offer the $29 replacement batteries to anyone who owns an iPhone 6 or newer. The internal instructions follow reports of workers refusing the discount if a phone’s battery passed a diagnostic test. 

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS rose last month

Billboard reports that Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine will depart the...

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03:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

Welcome to the weekend. The next time you hear from us CES 2018 will be underway, so check out our preview one more time and check out some of the early pre-show announcements below.

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00:01
Vuzix is launching the first Alexa-enabled AR...

Vuzix has been making smartglasses for years, but one upcoming model will apparently be extra special. According to Bloomberg, the New York-based company is debuting the first Alexa-enabled augmented reality glasses at CES 2018. You'll apparently be...

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Friday January 5

21:20
This week on AI: Apple fights 'Meltdown'...




Apple began 2018 with yet another unwanted problem, in this case the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" security vulnerabilities in its processors. News of the week also included rumors of Jimmy Iovine leaving Apple Music, and our hands-on review of the iMac Pro.

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20:07
Samsung adds another ally in its battle over HDR...

This isn't exactly taking it back to the days of HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, but Samsung's fight to push HDR10+ as an alternative to Dolby Vision is heating up. We have more details on how the two standards compare right here, but one main feature is that bo...

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19:35
Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-...




Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle.

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17:15
Apple Releases Information on Meltdown and Spectre

All Macs and iOS devices may be vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, but Apple has already released updates that start to mitigate the problems. The moral of the story — keep your devices up to date.

 

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16:31
Court rules Zepp has to stop selling its baseball...

Zepp Labs' sensors let you analyze your performance across a number of sports, including baseball, softball, golf, tennis and soccer. But some of its performance-tracking products will soon be no more. In 2015, Blast Motion, a company that makes simi...

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15:40
Apple Product Delays Have More Than Doubled Under...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source): Of the three major new products since Mr. Cook became chief executive in 2011, both AirPods earbuds in 2016 and last year's HomePod speaker missed Apple's publicly projected shipping dates. The Apple Watch, promised for early 2015, arrived late that April with lengthy wait times for delivery. Apple also was delayed in supplying the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, two critical accessories for its iPad Pro. The delays have contributed to much longer waits between Apple announcing a product and shipping it: an average of 23 days for new and updated products over the past six years, compared with the 11-day average over the six years prior, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Apple public statements. Longer lead times between announcement and product release have the potential to hurt Apple on multiple fronts. Delays give rivals time to react, something...

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15:03
Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-...

Love the Nintendo Switch controllers but tired of only having them in gray? The company will broaden the Joy-Con color palette in the US market when it releases them in neon pink and neon green later this month. While these hues have been out in Euro...

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14:14
Twitter: Banning world leaders would ‘hide important...

In a blog post today, Twitter made an attempt at clarifying its stance on how political figures and world leaders use its platform. Many have called for the site to block Donald Trump as he has repeatedly tweeted violent and threatening posts, and Tw...

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13:37
Apple World Today News Update: January 5, 2018

The rather unattractive Vuzix Blade AR Sunglasses, being worn inside by a nerd.

The first Friday of 2018 arrives with stories about ugly smart sunglasses, a tiny and fast Thunderbolt 3 SSD, and how Apple's App Store is making a huge amount of money:

  • Vuzix will be showing its Blade Augmented Reality Sunglasses at CES, which run Alexa and are...well...butt-ugly
  • Plugable announced the new Thunderbolt 3 4b0GB NVMe SSD, which is a perfect accessory for video editors on the move
  • Sensor Tower data shows just how large app sales have become for both Apple and Google 

The text version of the podcast can be read below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below. Apple News readers need to visit Apple World Today in order to listen to the podcast.

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13:02
Apple orders documentary show from 'Rock of...

Apple has been ordering original shows at a breakneck pace, and now it's branching out beyond big-name dramas. Deadline has learned that the tech giant has ordered a 10-episode documentary from Time Inc. and Matthew Weaver (shown at left), the produ...

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12:59
Here’s how much special iMac Pro accessories are...

As the first iMac Pros shipped to customers last week, we also saw the first set of space gray accessories hit eBay at 50% of the cost of the base $5,000 machine itself. That listing ultimately proved to be unrealistic and didn’t quite fetch two and a half grand, but others are still selling for a hefty premium…

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12:41
Net neutrality suit gains support from tech’s...

Just one day after Ajit Pai's FCC released the text of its order to gut net neutrality, a lobbying group that represents the largest tech companies in the world has decided to take legal action. The Internet Association represents companies like Amaz...

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12:30
Amazon Alexa making appearance in $1000 Vuzix...




Amazon won't be the first company to deploy its Alexa voice assistant in glasses, with Vuzix stepping up to the plate to do so in mid-2018.

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12:30
Review: Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase

UK-based Q Audio is a relatively new speaker manufacturer. We haven't heard much from them here in the USA, but they've just recently started pushing into the American market with their lines of floorstanding, bookshelf, and home theater audio gear. We've got a few of their products in for testing; first up is their M2 Soundbase, a versatile, compact home theater solution.{/exp:char_limit}

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12:21
Intel faces multiple lawsuits over chip security...

Intel is already facing multiple lawsuits over the chip security flaws revealed earlier this week. Gizmodo reports that three have been filed so far -- in California, Oregon and Indiana. All three are class action complaints and note Intel's delay in...

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12:10
The iPhone 8 tops the 2017 MMNPL survey

The 2017 Memorable New Product Launch (MMNPL) survey, conducted by Schneider Associates and Sentient Decision Science, ranked the top 10 product launches consumers recognize as most memorable. Topping the list is the iPhone 8. Yep, the 8, not the 10.

The highest ranked products of the 2017 MMNPL survey are the iPhone 8 (#1), Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (#2), Nintendo Switch (#3), Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino (#4), Google Home (#5) Dominos Bread Twists (#6), Google Pixel (#7), Taco Bell Double Stacked Tacos (#8) Taco Bell Naked Chicken Chalupa (#9) and Microsoft Surface Laptop (#10).

This year’s results also indicate:

  • Consumers are about twice as likely to recall either generically “a new iPhone” or assign an incorrect model number, than they are to recall the correct iPhone 8 as the new product launched this year.
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12:05
Apple adds ‘Home” docuseries to its TV programming...

Variety reports that Apple has given a straight-to-series order to the docuseries “Home,” which will offer viewers a look inside the world’s most extraordinary homes and into the minds of the folks who built them. The tech giant has ordered 10, one-hour episodes of the new series, the article adds.

“Home” hails from executive producers Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser of Altimeter Films, Matthew Weaver, Ian Orefice and Bruce Gersh from Time Inc. Productions, and Joe Poulin, CEO of Luxury Retreats. Tyrnauer also directs the docuseries. Altimeter Films, Time Inc. Productions, and Media Weaver Entertainment produce.

“Home” is the latest addition to Apple’s growing slate of TV programs, which includes shows starting Octavia...

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12:00
First Look: MyTek Clef DAC/Amp

Just under a year ago, we met the guys from MyTek Digital at CanJam NYC. There we met MyTek's Michal Jurewicz, who was holding an oddly-shaped device in his hand — at the time, we only knew that it was a prototype Bluetooth headphone adapter. Today, MyTek made things official by announcing the Clef, which they're calling the "world's first portable, battery-powered hi-fi system." {/exp:char_limit}

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12:00
Don’t pirate or we’ll mess with your Nest, warns...

Internet slowdowns at home aren't just annoying anymore. They can be hazardous to your health or dangerous if you're in an area that freezes.

Internet service provider Armstrong Zoom has roughly a million subscribers in the Northeastern part of the...

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11:39
The Golden Globes will stream live for the first time

You'll have an extra way to watch Netflix handle its nine Golden Globe nominations this year. For the first time ever, the television awards show will be streamed live on NBC's website, its app and other services like DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Sling...

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11:33
Video: How the Meltdown & Spectre chip flaws...




Both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affecting Macs, iPhones, iPads, and even Apple TVs. Apple has already implemented some fixes, with more to come, but there's a lot to unravel. AppleInsider is here to explain the situation in our latest video.

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11:20
Latest addition to Apple's upcoming TV slate is...




Diverting from the path of scripted fiction shows, Apple has reportedly picked up "Home," a documentary series on unusual houses and the people behind them.

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11:10
CBS All Access is now available on Amazon video

CBS' streaming service All Access is now available on Amazon Channels, giving Prime members easier access to the network's online-only hits and backlog. Which is just in time to catch second half of the service's flagship show, Star Trek: Discovery,...

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10:59
Belkin unveils new family of wireless chargers...

Belkin is already the maker of one of two iPhone wireless charging pads carried by the Apple Store, and now the company is unveiling its expanded lineup of Qi charging pads at CES 2018.

The new Belkin Boost Up family of wireless chargers will include options in four colors, dual charging pads, adjustable upright stands, car friendly chargers, and commercial grade solutions.

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10:43
Spotify tries using video loops as song artwork

Usually when you tap the now-playing bar while listening to Spotify on your phone, it brings up a static image related to the song you're playing. But today, Music Ally noticed that one song on the New Music Friday playlist, Superorganism's "Everybod...

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10:42
Plugable Thunderbolt 3 drive offers 480GB of NVMe...




Dock and accessory producer Plugable introduced the Thunderbolt 3 480GB NVMe Solid State Drive at CES, an external storage device that takes advantage of the high bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 connections to offer fast transfers in a highly portable form factor.

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10:32
Apple’s TV lineup will include a docuseries on ‘the...

Apple’s TV lineup is continuing to fill out with new original content projects being approved. The latest show-to-be, according to Variety, is called Home and will be a documentary series based on ‘extraordinary’ houses and their creators.

more…

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10:27
SecureBoot and the iMac Pro

One of the areas that Apple has made big improvements with the release of the 2017 iMac Pro is the introduction of SecureBoot. SecureBoot is a process where the firmware validates the bootloader prior to loading. It is at the start of the chain of trust that ensures that code that gets run (drivers, kernel, applications) is known and validated. It all starts with the initial boot and with the release of the iMac Pro, Apple introduced SecureBoot to ensure that the initial bootloader is trusted.

Timothy Perfitt takes a deep dive into Apple’s SecureBoot and the new iMac Pro.

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10:22
Amazon brings Alexa to headphones and smartwatches

Amazon is integrating Alexa with services that help around the house, from turning on the microwave to charging your plugged-in EV. For its next trick, the tech giant wants to push its voice assistant into devices you take on the go. Today, Amazon in...

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10:00
Meltdown and Spectre are wakeup calls for the tech...

It's not hyperbole to say that Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities are a disaster. They affect pretty much every processor used over the past two decades and practically every device. In the right hands, they could reveal things like passwords a...

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09:57
High-profile music exec Jimmy Iovine is said to be...

One of the biggest pieces of Apple’s $3.2 billion Beats purchase had nothing to do with headphones. It was the acquisition of legendary music producer Jimmy Iovine as part of the Apple team, and his high-profile connections and visibility has helped Apple grow its music service into a major player.

But it appears Iovine’s time at Apple is coming to an end. A report by Billboard says the recording giant will leave Apple in August, which just so happens to be when the shares he received as part of the Beats sale fully vest. Iovine joined the company along with Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor, both of whom hold still hold senior positions at the company.

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09:56
How to download new Trump exposé ‘Fire and Fury’ on...

The new Trump exposé Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House officially released today ahead of schedule despite opposition from the administration and others involved. It is now available via the Kindle app on iPad, iPhone and more at Amazon for $15. It is also available for purchase via iBooks as well.

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09:39
Plugable USB-C Mini Docking Station attaches to VESA...




A new USB-C dock from Plugable returns legacy ports to users including Ethernet and USB type A, in an enclosure that can be easily attached to the VESA mount on the back of a display.

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09:31
David Letterman's Netflix talk show snags Obama...

While Chelsea Handler's talk show on Netflix is on its way out, the company is taking a different approach with a new attempt featuring David Letterman as shown by its first trailer. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction is scheduled for six 60-minute...

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Beats Solo3 Headphones $197,...

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications. more…

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09:25
Jimmy Iovine To Leave Apple Music in August: Report

An anonymous reader shares a report: Look for Jimmy Iovine to leave Apple Music in August. The former Interscope CEO joined Apple in 2014 after selling Beats, the the music service and electronics business that he and Dr. Dre co-founded, to the tech giant for $3 billion. It is believed his departure is timed to his Apple shares fully vesting, sources tell Billboard. Iovine's ties to Apple go back to 2003 when he first met Apple founder Steve Jobs and exec Eddy Cue, and was a key proponent of Apple's iTunes and iPod. Apple Music, Apple's subscription streaming service, has expanded to more than 30 million paying subscribers since its June 2015 launch. That success is, in part, due to Iovine's focus on content, including developing original programming.


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09:20
Upcoming $50 Neutrogena SkinScanner gets the skinny...

The silly season of CES is upon us, with all sorts of interesting and sometimes questionable products being announced. Today's example? The Neutrogena SkinScanner, which is going to be demoed at CES next week and should be available in the summer of 2018 for $50. 

For those who are obsessive over "pores, fine lines, wrinkles and moisture levels" in their skin, the SkinSensor uses "12 high-powered LED lights, a 30x magnification lens and highly accurate sensors to measure above and below the skin's surface." Once it's done looking at your skin, the companion Skin360™ app will produce a Skin360 score that tells you how you're doing on the moisture, pores and lines fronts in the battle for a perfect complexion. 

You then have the opportunity to share the score ("Wow, Muffy! I have an 85 score today!!!) or tap an "Improve" button that will tell you what Neutrogena products you can purchase and...

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09:00
The best treadmill

By Shannon Palus

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08:51
Neutrogena SkinScanner iPhone attachment features...




Skin care company Neutrogena has introduced an iPhone attachment and companion app that are used in tandem to evaluate a skin condition, and suggest products and care routines to help the user's complexion.

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08:46
Google is helping a Chinese game streaming platform...

Google's search engine might be banned in China, but it's been finding more and more ways to establish its presence in the country. Its latest effort is leading a $120 million investment in Chushou, a Chinese online e-sports platform that specializes...

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08:31
Alexa could live in headphones, wearables thanks to...

The next frontier for Amazon's Alexa may be the devices you keep on your person most of the time. Amazon announced the new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit today, which will allow manufacturers to more easily integrate the company's voice assistant into headphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other small devices. The kit is currently in developer preview and partner companies including Bose, Jabra, and iHome are already testing it out.

The developer kit lessens the development load that manufacturers have to take on when making an Alexa-friendly accessory. Instead of using all of the code necessary to build Alexa into a device...

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08:29
December Apple updates fixed 'Meltdown'...




Updates released in early December should already have dealt with "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities on older Intel Macs, according to Apple's release notes.

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08:23
Fitbit could add glucose monitors to future health-...

Fitbit just invested over $6 million in a company called Sano that's working on a coin-sized patch that monitors blood sugar, CNBC reports. The wearables-maker already incorporates other glucose-tracking devices' data into its Ionic smartwatch, but t...

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08:02
Let There Be (Inexpensive, Configurable, Diffuse,...

If you do photography or video work, the Polaroid Flexi LED Light Panel provides 4500 lumens of light from a flexible grid of LEDs. It’s inexpensive and effective, and well worth adding to your toolkit to improve on-camera lighting.

 

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08:00
Revisiting the defining moments of CES history

Iconic CES devices like the Apple Newton, CD player, VHS VCR, Sony PlayStation and Oculus Rift "Crystal Cove" didn't necessarily seem groundbreaking at the time. Experts and the public often gave prizes to gadgets like the Creative Zen Vision:M and H...

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07:42
Spotify abruptly loses its chief content executive...

In a seemingly abrupt move, Spotify’s chief content officer has today announced that he will be leaving the music streaming service just ahead of its IPO.

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07:25
∞ Masterful guitarist tunes and retunes his guitar...

[VIDEO] This is some beautiful work (video embedded in main Loop post), some incredibly precise tuning changes, all done without missing a beat. Bravo.

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07:24
Neutrogena's scanner shows your skin in...

Neutrogena has unveiled a device that attaches to your iPhone and can tell you more about your skin issues and convince you to (wait for it) buy more Neutrogena products. The SkinScanner from the Johnson & Johnson-owned company attaches to the to...

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07:22
The T2 chip makes the iMac Pro the start of a Mac...

Jason Snell, Macworld:

The T2 processor isn’t doing the heavy lifting in the iMac Pro—that’s the Intel Xeon processor with between 8 and 14 processor cores. The T2 is the brain behind that brain, running the subsystems of the iMac Pro from a single piece of Apple-built silicon. The result is a simplified internal design that doesn’t require multiple components from multiple manufacturers.

Jason does a nice job here, digging into what makes an iMac Pro different than its ancestors. Pay special attention to the section “Boot twice for safety”. Very interesting.

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07:19
The security content of Apple’s latest Mac update

These are the most complex, detailed, far reaching update notes I can recall. Take a moment to scan through them, I think you’ll see what I mean.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:15
Wall Street Journal talking Apple product delays

Tripp Mickle, Wall Street Journal:

Of the three major new products since Mr. Cook became chief executive in 2011, both AirPods earbuds in 2016 and last year’s HomePod speaker missed Apple’s publicly projected shipping dates. The Apple Watch, promised for early 2015, arrived late that April with lengthy wait times for delivery. Apple also was delayed in supplying the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, two critical accessories for its iPad Pro.

The delays have contributed to much longer waits between Apple announcing a product and shipping it: an average of 23 days for new and updated products over the past six years, compared with the 11-day average over the six years prior, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of Apple public statements.

Apple has shown enormous, unparalleled growth during Tim Cook’s reign as CEO. The demands on the supply chain and the complexity of production have increased dramatically during that same period. And while there have been...

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07:14
Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws affect all Apple...

We’ve been waiting to hear from Apple ever since we first heard about the far-reaching Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws earlier this week, and the company has finally responded with some not-so-good news: All Mac and iOS devices are affected. However, Apple ensures us there's no reason to panic.

As we've been learning all week, Apple explains that the bugs are related to a CPU feature called speculative execution, which seeks to boost speeds by operating on multiple tasks at the same time: “To increase performance, the CPU predicts which path of a branch is most likely to be taken, and will speculatively continue execution down that path even before the branch is completed. If the prediction was wrong, this speculative execution is rolled back in a way...

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07:11
GoPro laying off up to 300 employees, mostly from...




Action camera maker GoPro continues to struggle to take to the skies, as the company is reportedly laying off between 200 and 300 employees this week, reflecting the performance of its aerial camera drone, the Karma.

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07:00
Ask Engadget: Is LTE worth it on a smartwatch?

The support shared between readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In f...

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06:41
Apple shipping delays higher under Tim Cook than...




During the past six years with CEO Tim Cook, the average gap between Apple announcing and shipping a product has reportedly been 23 days -- more than double the 11 days under the previous six years of Steve Jobs.

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06:30
News: Daily Deal: Zmodo Pivot 1080p Wireless All-in-...

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can pick up the Zmodo Pivot 1080p Wireless All-in-One Security Camera System for only $74.99 — that’s 25% off the regular price. This connected security camera provides a complete, 360-degree HD view of any room, while also acting as a hub for other smart devices like door and window sensors. Embedded sensors let the Pivot rotate in any direction as soon as motion is detected, and the built-in speaker provides…

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06:15
Apple: those $25,000 daily sanctions are a bit harsh

Apple asked a California federal court on Wednesday to nix a $25,000-per-day fine, arguing that the sanctions imposed by a magistrate judge last month for delays in producing documents in the antitrust litigation against Qualcomm were unduly harsh.

The tech giant has been ordered to pay $25,000 each day it fails to produce evidence related to an FTC case against Qualcomm, per the orders of U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins. The fine started Dec. 16.

The suit accuses Qualcomm of forcing Apple to use its chips in exchange for lower licensing fees, which unfairly excludes competitors. The...

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06:08
Apple confirms many of its devices are affected by...

Apple has confirmed that its devices are affected by the much-discussed "Spectre" and "Meltdown" processor exploits, whose revelation has depressed Intel stock for two days and given a boost to AMD.

"All Mac systems and iOS devices are affected, but there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time," the company said in a forum post. "Since exploiting many of these issues requires a malicious app to be loaded on your Mac or iOS device, we recommend downloading software only from trusted sources such as the App Store."

The company plans mitigations "in the coming days" for Safari, to defend against Spectre, and says it's already released mitigations in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help defend against Meltdown. However, the Apple Watch isn't affected...

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06:00
Kohler has smart kitchen and bath products to show...

Kohler is getting into the smart home game in a big way in 2018 with a new Alexa-integrated mirror, smart kitchen faucet, shower control panel, and smart bathroom fixtures.

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05:52
Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple,...

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The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream processor, with particularly severe flaws for Intel and some ARM chips—were originally revealed privately to chip companies, operating system developers, and cloud computing providers. That private disclosure was scheduled to become public some time next week, enabling these companies to develop (and, in the case of the cloud companies, deploy) suitable patches, workarounds, and mitigations.

With researchers figuring...

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