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Tuesday December 20

10:05
iFixIt tears down Apple’s AirPods

The gang at iFixIt, which tears apart tech products and looks at their innards, has torn apart the new Apple AirPods. Here are the highlights:

A set of AirPods contains three batteries, one in the case and one in each earpiece. The earpiece battery is a 93 milliwatt hour battery, which is about 1% of the charge capacity in an iPhone 7. The battery in the case weighs in at 1.52 Wh—about 16 times the power capacity of the earpiece batteries.   

iFixIt’s X-ray imagery (provided by Creative Electron) shows quality issues in the AirPod case’s processor. Excessive empty spaces in the solder, known as voiding, “could be evidence of low quality standards, or a rushed product release.”

Accessing any case component is impossible without destroying the outer casing, earning the AirPods a 0/10 on iFixIt’s repairability scale.

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10:02
iFixit tears the AirPods apart, doesn’t like what it...

iFixit

If you're looking for a way to kill some time while you wait for your Apple AirPods to arrive on your doorstep this month (or next month, or the month after that), iFixit has just...

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10:00
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier review: Lots of features,...

It seems like everyone is talking about how the smartwatch market is collapsing, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from taking another stab at high-end wearables. Who could blame them, really? Last year's Tizen-powered Gear S2 was full of good ideas, f...

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09:58
Apple temporarily cuts prices on all USB-C cables...

Enlarge / The 13-inch MacBook Pro's two Thunderbolt 3 ports. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Update: As of December 20, Apple has officially extended these discounts on USB-C accessories (including the monitors) to the end of March 2017. All other details about the discounted pricing is the same as before.

Original story: Apple is offering an olive branch to new MacBook and MacBook Pro buyers annoyed that their old stuff won't work with their new laptops. The company is discounting most of the USB-C cables, dongles, and accessories it sells in its online and retail stores. The downside? The discounts only last from now...

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09:56
Patent report: woven Apple Watch bands with images...

Future Apple Watches could have woven display bands that display image. Apple has filed for a patent (number 9,521,885) for a woven fabric includes light transmissive fibers woven into the fabric to provide a visual display. The fabric may be used as a tether to releasably connect a portable electronic device to a user. The light transmissive fibers may transmit light to convey information to the user. The fabric may also be used as part of the housing of an electronic device.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that modern portable electronic devices may be carried by a user or they may be removably attached to the person of a user by means of straps or other tethers which may be decorative tethers. These tethers prevent the user from dropping or losing the device and function as a convenience to the user.

Apple says that, while useful for such purposes, these tethers are generally decorative and serve no useful information providing, or other...

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09:45
Apple In Talks With India To Manufacture Locally

Apple is in talks with India's government to explore making products locally, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, as the U.S. firm aims to make deeper inroads in the world's second-largest mobile phone market by users. From a report: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to boost technology manufacturing in the country through his 'Make in India' initiative. His government in June exempted foreign retailers for three years from a requirement to locally source 30 percent of goods sold in their stores. The Journal said Apple, in a letter to the federal government in November, outlined manufacturing plans and asked for financial incentives.


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09:42
Apple Pay adds support for 14 new Chinese banks and...

Apple today updated its list of banks, credit unions and cards that offer Apple Pay to add 14 new Chinese institutions that now support the service.

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09:41
Apple reduces prices on USB-C adapters

Update: Apple has extended the discount pricing on USB-C adapters to March 31, 2017. (This story originally posted on November 4, 2016.)

Apple on Friday made life a little more affordable for anyone buying a new MacBook Pro. The company has lower the prices for many of its USB-C adapters, which are necessary for users who want to connect their devices to the new laptop. But the price cuts only last until the end of this year.

The new MacBook Pro has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, which have a different connector than that of USB-A devices and cables like the iPhone sync cable. That means you need to buy an adapter. Depending on your devices, you may need to buy several adapters.

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09:40
Multiple reports offer widely differing views on the...

The Mac has a great future. Apple is losing interest in the Mac. Jony Ive is bored with the Mac. A flurry of reports all claim differing states of the Mac.

In a post to an employee message board obtained by TechCrunch, Apple CEO Tim Cook had this to say: ““Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we’re committed to desktops. If there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.”

Cook cited the far better performance of desktop computers, including screen sizes, memory, storage and more variety in I/O as a reason that they are “really important, and in some cases critical, to people.”

However, a...

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09:32
9to5Toys Lunch Break: SanDisk 32GB Lightning Flash...

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

SanDisk’s iXpand Lightning Flash Drive adds 32GB to your iPhone or iPad: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $45)

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09:30
Prisma app improves photo quality and breaks out of...

The app that uses algorithms to tweak your photos into artistic masterpieces, Prisma, spent the six months since it debuted in June applying its filters to videos and Facebook Live in early November. Though the social titan soon shut down the latter,...

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09:28
AirPods teardown reveals the magic and glue that...

Sometimes it's just not worth it to peek behind the curtain and find out how the magic happens. That's the feeling you get from iFixit after the teardown champs took on their latest challenge: Apple's AirPods.

These tiny wearables pack a lot of power into a small space. They've got Bluetooth, beamforming microphones, optical sensors, a motion accelerometer, a 93 milliwatt battery (we'll get to that), and speakers. It's no surprise there's little room among all those components for grace and an easy entry point.

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09:24
Uber’s self-driving cars having problems with bike...

Uber has admitted that there is a “problem” with the way autonomous vehicles cross bike lanes, raising serious questions about the safety of cyclists days after the company announced it would openly defy California regulators over self-driving vehicles.

It’s interesting that this was observed before the launch of the self-driving cars.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:23
LG UltraFine 5K Display now available to order

The LG UltraFine 5K Display, which Apple touts as the high-end external display to use with the new MacBook Pros, is finally available to order for US$974. Orders were initially estimated to ship in 3-5 business days, but that’s quickly slipping. 

However, Apple has extended the $974 pricing until March 31. After this, the price will be $1,299.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display — which is 18.3 inches high, 24.6 inches wide, 9.4 inches deep, and weighs 18.7 pounds — boasts a 27.inch, 5120-by-2880 resolution, 14.7 million pixels, P3 wide color gamut, and 500 cd/m² of brightness. 

A single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) provides up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. And three downstream USB-C ports (5 Gbps) offer additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories.

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09:17
Opinion: Apple’s product secrecy may create ‘magic...

When Apple unveiled its latest MacBook Pro models, making particular reference to their ability to drive multiple 4K and 5K monitors, some wondered whether the company was readying itself to exit the desktop market – as it has already done for displays.

Even Apple’s own employees appeared to share this concern, with one asking on the company’s internal Apple Web system ‘Are Mac desktops strategic for us?’.

Tim Cook was quick to offer reassurance, stating that the desktop market was ‘very strategic’ for Apple, and that the company has ‘great desktops in our roadmap.’ There were, though, a couple of problems with this assurance …

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09:16
Apple extends discount on USB-C cables, monitors,...




Quietly, Apple has updated its USB-C sale page, and has extended the duration of the peripheral and cable sale by three months, with the sale now ending on Mar. 31.

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09:13
Apple reportedly in talks to manufacture in India

Apple is reportedly discussing with the Indian government the possibility of manufacturing its products in the country. In a November letter, the Cupertino, California-based comps y outlined its plans and sought financial incentives to move ahead, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Making goods such as iPhones locally would allow Apple to open its own stores in India, helping build its brand in a country where it has less than 5% of a booming smartphone market. Getting a foothold in India has been a challenge for Apple. The company has opened its retail stores in a number of countries around the world, but not in India. The country has restrictive real estate investment laws for foreign companies.

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09:09
Tim Cook reaffirms Apple's commitment to the...

The Mac Pro and Mac mini have languished for years. The iMac faces increased competition from rivals like Microsoft’s Surface Studio. The MacBook is thinner and lighter than ever, but not more powerful. Critics say it’s clear that Apple has put the Mac on the back burner. In a memo to employees, CEO Tim Cook said nothing could be further from the truth: “We have great desktops in our roadmap,” he wrote, according to TechCrunch. “Nobody should worry about that.”

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09:06
Indian Trade Ministry authorities talking local...




In recent weeks, senior officials from India's Trade Ministry have met with Apple to discuss prospects for setting up manufacturing in the country, a report said on Tuesday.

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09:00
Limited Time Giveaway: MacX DVD Ripper Pro and MacX...

We’d like to thank Digiarty, makers of MacX DVD Ripper Pro, for sponsoring 9to5Mac today. They’re offering a ‘Christmas Giveaway‘ of MacX DVD Ripper Pro starting now and running through January 5, 2017. There are just 1,000 copies available per day, so giddy-up! more…

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09:00
Instagram Stories gets stickers and forced holiday...

It doesn't look like Instagram will stop lifting features from Snapchat anytime soon. Today it's the addition of stickers in Instagram Stories (a feature which itself was a direct Snapchat copy) on iOS and Android. You'll be able to add stickers for...

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09:00
Tesla's master plan was realized in 2016

Tesla started in 2006 as a niche electric sports car manufacturer. Its 2008 Roadster had an insane range of 244 miles and an equally bonkers price of more than $100,000. It was the first step in CEO Elon Musk's 2006 master plan to eventually bring a...

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08:45
Apple AirPods, charging case hold up to torture test...




Apple's AirPods have been put through the wringer in a variety of tests, and have been found to be incredibly durable devices, beyond what has been promised.

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08:45
∞ Apple extends USB-C accessory pricing through the...

Apple on Tuesday told me that they were extending the USB-C accessory price cuts, implemented last month, through the end of March 2017.

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08:40
At Apple, Mac Is Getting Far Less Attention - How It...

Apple CEO Tim Cook may have assured employees that the company is committed to Mac computers, but people working in the Mac team say the company now pays far less attention to the computer lineup, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who has been right just about every time with Apple scoops. From his report: Interviews with people familiar with Apple's inner workings reveal that the Mac is getting far less attention than it once did. They say the Mac team has lost clout with the famed industrial design group led by Jony Ive and the company's software team. They also describe a lack of clear direction from senior management, departures of key people working on Mac hardware and technical challenges that have delayed the roll-out of new computers. While the Mac generates about 10 percent of Apple sales, the company can't afford to alienate professional designers and other business customers. After all, they helped fuel Apple's revival in the late 1990s. In a stinging critique, Peter...

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08:40
Samsung TVs now play YouTube videos in HDR

If you have a recent Samsung TV and want more high dynamic range content without having to buy a game console, you're in luck. Samsung's 2016 quantum dot and 4K TVs are getting support for HDR YouTube videos thanks to an updated YouTube app rolling...

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08:37
Apple extends limited time pricing on USB-C...

Apple has extended its limited time discount on certain USB-C accessories from the end of December through March. The timing follows the official availability of the LG 5K UltraFine display which works with Apple’s new MacBook Pro.

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08:30
LG UltraFine 5K Display now available to purchase...




Apple on Tuesday began accepting orders for LG's 27-inch UltraFine 5K Display, featuring Thunderbolt 3 USB-C connectivity designed for the new lineup of MacBook Pros.

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08:21
LG UltraFine 5K display for MacBook Pro now...

Update: Shipping estimates are now at “2-4 weeks” on Apple.com and Jan 20 for in-store pickup.

Apple’s online store today started selling the new LG UltraFine 5K display that it unveiled in partnership with the company alongside its new MacBook Pros back in October. Apple has also extended limited time pricing by three months until March 31st alongside other accessories it currently has on sale for new MacBook Pro users. 

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08:20
Uber admits its self-driving cars have trouble with...

After reports of Uber's self-driving cars running red lights and failing to stop for pedestrians during trips in San Francisco, the company has also admitted to issues with its autonomous vehicles navigating around (and legally interacting with) bike...

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08:06
Big year-end iTunes movie sale is now live w/ tons...

Hopefully you haven’t yet filled your iPhone or iPad with new movies to help pass the time while traveling for the holidays. iTunes is now discounting a ton of great titles, headlined by a variety of $4.99 purchases and $0.99 rentals. In addition, there are a number of other Editors’ Choice, Recent Releases and Dreamworks films on sale for $9.99. If you’re looking to really pad your digital movie collection, take advantage of the limited time bundle prices. Amazon Video (compatible with iOS and many other devices) is also matching some iTunes sale prices. Don’t forget, you can save even more if you...

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08:00
'Dawn of Titans' shrinks an epic strategy...

This year alone, 1.4 billion smartphones will be sold, giving more people have access to gaming devices than ever before. But with more than 1,000 new apps flooding the App Store every day, it's increasingly difficult for new titles to make an impact...

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07:51
Apple and others to integrate railroad grade...

On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a recommendation asking 11 tech and delivery companies to work on integrating the locations of more than 200,000 rail grade crossings into digital mapping products. The companies are Apple, Google, HERE, TomTom, INRIX, MapQuest, Microsoft, Omnitracs, OpenStreetMap US, Sensys Networks, Streetlight Data, Teletrac and United Parcel Service of America..

The call from the NTSB comes after a rise in accidents at grade crossings. The New York Times reports that Apple is already working to add NTSB rail data to Maps after the Federal Railway Administration asked for integration back in April 2016. 

Grade crossings are defined as the intersections of rail lines and roadways. The NTSB cited the...

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07:42
Touch Bar keyboards, 'modest' Mac upgrades...




Apple's Mac plans for next year reportedly include mostly "modest" upgrades, though the company is considering building standalone keyboards with Touch Bars and Touch ID.

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07:39
Report: Marketing vs engineering tension compromised...

Bloomberg piece based on interviews with Mac insiders at Apple has revealed how the designs of both the 12-inch MacBook and 2016 MacBook Pro were compromised by marketing decisions winning out over engineering ones.

It was a marketing desire to hit the crucial holiday season that led to a design which compromised battery life in the new MacBook Pro, claimed one source …

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07:38
LG's Full HD laser projector is bright enough...

LG has unveiled a compact laser projector that, depending on the price, could appeal to a lot of folks. The LG ProBeam features 1080p (Full HD) resolution and 2,000 lumens of brightness, making it a viable home theater option. The laser system (LG di...

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07:35
Pokemon Go code reveals alleged hooks for soon-to-...




The Android version of Pok?mon Go's code has been disassembled, with the common aspects of the app reportedly having some Apple Watch hooks already in place for future implementation into watchOS for the popular augmented reality game.

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07:19
Vote for the winners of the first ever Steam Awards

Back in November, Valve asked you to nominate titles for the first ever Steam Awards -- now, the gaming titan also wants you to choose its winners. It sounds like the nomination phase was a success, since Valve ended up with four write-in categories...

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07:17
After bragging about beating AirPods to market,...

Accessory maker Bragi has announced delays for its upcoming cord-free earbud product called “The Headphone.”

Part of Germany-based Bragi’s story has always been that it was one of the first to market with a truly wireless, cord-free earbud, The Dash. That product didn’t receive glowing reviews over the last year, but when the company announced a less expensive and refined version with The Headphone, it looked like it could be a true competitor to Apple’s wireless AirPods. But the AirPods officially launched last week and are arriving to customers this week, and now Bragi is announcing a delay to its product that was supposed to ship for the earliest pre-order customers in time for Christmas. The product’s estimated shipping date was later pushed back to early January, but it looks like Bragi will miss that date for some pre-orders...

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07:11
Tests show AirPods can take a licking, keep on...

I'm showing by age by using that old Timex watch tagline made famous by John Cameron Swayze, but it appears that Apple's new wireless AirPods can put up with a lot of abuse and still keep working. 9to5Mac put a pair of AirPods through a lot of abuse, putting the buds and charging case through drop tests of up to ten feet, submersion in water, and even a wash cycle with detergent. To quote blogger Benjamin Mayo, "Incredibly, they still work after all of that with only minor scuffs."

Since Apple never disclosed whether or not AirPods were waterproof, many athletes were concerned that the earbuds would be damaged by something as...

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07:05
Apple now offering in-store pickup for AirPods,...

Apple has now activated in-store pickup on its website as another way to buy Apple AirPods from retail stores. If you are lucky, your local store might just have some units in stock and you can go and collect them today. If you are desperate to buy AirPods before Christmas, it’s worth refreshing your local pickup options as retail stores are getting new shipments all the time.

AirPods are also now being sold on Verizon’s website, which is another place where you might be able to buy some before the end of 2016. They were briefly available with two-day shipping this morning. eBay scalpers continue to...

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07:00
'Rogue One' is a milestone (and warning...

Spoilers ahead for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

You probably didn't expect many surprises in Rogue One, the first Star Wars "side story" which details how, exactly, the Rebel Alliance acquired the plans for the Death Star. Indeed, the entire film s...

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06:54
In-store pickup for Apple AirPods advertises Feb. 8...




Apple on Monday began offering an in-store pickup option for its newly released wireless AirPods, though customers won't be able to get their hands on the accessory until February 2017 at the earliest.

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06:45
AirPods: Top Features – Was it worth the wait? [...

After unexpectedly receiving my AirPods two days earlier than the scheduled delivery date, I’ve been enjoying them for the last few hours. The AirPods, which were first unveiled back at Apple’s iPhone 7 event in early September, endured a delay, but still managed to ship before the end of the 2016.

Our own Benjamin Mayo has already written a hands-on AirPods first impressios post, so I thought I’d put together a post that highlights some of the top features for Apple’s groundbreaking wireless earbuds. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside for the full rundown. more…

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06:41
Want to see if your local Apple Store has any...

We’ve written about iStockNow before. You can use it to check if your local Apple Store stocks the specific iPhone or Apple Watch model you want.

Now they’ve added AirPods to the database. Good stuff.

UPDATE: Interestingly, when I first wrote this post, there was stock in several stores. As of this update, iStockNow shows no stores with stock.

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06:40
Tim Cook Assures Employees That It Is Committed To...

Apple CEO Tim Cook has assured the employees that the company is committed to the computer lineups and that a desktop computer is certainly on the way. From a report on TechCrunch: "Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we're committed to desktops," Cook wrote. "If there's any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that." Cook cites the far better performance of desktop computers, including screen sizes, memory, storage and more variety in I/O (ha) as a reason that they are "really important, and in some cases critical, to people." So no matter how you feel about the state of the Mac at the moment, you have new machines to look forward to. No mention of whether that meant iMac or Mac Pro or both, but at the very least it's encouraging to those of us who couldn't live without a desktop computer.

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06:37
∞ AirPods put through a torture test, with high...

[VIDEO] Apple delivers a new piece of tech, someone films that tech being smashed and submerged. Count on this happening. Sometimes the video is helpful, sometimes it is simply gratuitous.

This one is worth watching. There is every chance you will drop your AirPods onto a hard surface, and there is also a chance that you will accidentally leave your AirPods in your pocket and run them through the washer.

Place your bets. Will they fail? Video in the main Loop post.

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06:36
Mac losing focus of Jony Ive, others in Apple...




Despite promises by Chief Executive Tim Cook that "great desktops" are coming, Apple's Mac team has become seriously neglected in favor of iOS devices, a new report claims.

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06:31
AirPods, Siri, and the voice-first interface

Ben Bajarin, Tech.pinions:

Apple’s AirPods are just wireless headphones about as much as the Apple Watch is “just” a watch and iPhone is “just” a phone. Nothing makes this more apparent than the Siri experience.

And:

It is remarkable how much better Apple’s Siri experience is with AirPods. In part because the microphones are much closer to your mouth and, therefore, Siri can more clearly hear and understand you. I’m not sure how many people realize how many Siri failures have to do the distance you are from your iPhone or iPad, as well as ambient background noise and the device’s ability to clearly hear you.

And:

Thanks to the beam forming mics and some bone conduction technology, Siri with the AirPods is about as accurate a Siri experience I’ve had. In fact, in the five days I’ve been using the AirPods extensively, I have yet to have Siri not understand my request.

And:

You very quickly realize, the more you use Siri with the...

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06:30
ICYMI: Hydroponics on a grand scale

Today on In Case You Missed It: Sundrop Farms in Australia produces tomatoes from using solar power and seawater, no soil, pesticides or groundwater involved. You can watch the video of the facility here or the CNN story here. The story about t...

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06:21
AirPods teardown reveals a true engineering marvel

The AirPods are a true engineering marvel, an astonishing array of technology jam packed into the smallest of containers. Take a minute to scroll through the pictures. Remarkable.

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06:18
Apple asks permission in Health app to anonymously...




As part of an initiative to improve the data collection process, and gauge future needs, Apple is asking users to opt into anonymous data collection about workouts and activity information.

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06:15
Apple AirPods teardown reveals tiny circuitry and 93...

The Apple AirPods are a marvel of miniaturization, packing a lot of features into a small and light body. iFixit has completed its teardown of the AirPod earbuds and case revealing all the tiny chips, components and circuity hidden inside the plastic.

Perhaps most interestingly, the earbuds each contain a tiny 93 milliwatt battery — that’s 1% the size of an iPhone battery. Fitting so much stuff into a small product comes at a cost though; iFixit says the AirPods are not repairable or recyclable.

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06:04
Teardown destroys Apple's irreparable AirPods,...




With Apple's AirPods now in the hands of customers, a subsequent teardown of the wearable wireless ear buds has transpired, unsurprisingly discovering that the diminutive technology is essentially impossible to repair or even recycle.

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05:59
Apple, Google respond to fatal crash with promise to...

Daisuke Wakabayashi, New York Times:

Following directions from Google Maps on a smartphone last year, Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez turned a Ford truck, hauling a trailer, where he thought the app was telling him to go. But he ended up stuck on the railroad tracks at a poorly marked California crossing.

Soon after Mr. Sanchez-Ramirez abandoned the truck, a commuter train barreled into it, killing the engineer and injuring 32 others.

And:

On Monday, after investigating the crash for almost two years, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety recommendation asking technology and delivery companies to add the exact locations of more than 200,000 grade crossings into digital maps and to provide alerts when drivers encounter them.

Apple, Google and Microsoft have promised to add rail crossing data to their maps.

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05:58
Honda's next-gen Clarity hydrogen cars land in...

Honda has delivered the first hydrogen-powered Clarity fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) to dealers in Torrance, California, home of the automaker's US campus. Approved buyers can take one home on a lease for $2,868 down and $369 a month for three years, a p...

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05:55
Apple offers free next day shipping for orders...

Want your Apple gear in time for Christmas? Get an order in the queue by 2p Friday (I’d assume that’s 2p local time) and you’ll get your goods by Saturday. Nice.

Here’s the fine print:

Free two-day shipping is available on all in-stock items purchased through apple.com. Free next-day shipping is available on any in-stock iPhone. Check your bag to find out which items are in stock and see checkout for exact delivery dates. Two-day shipping and next-day shipping are not available on customized Mac and engraved products; for certain order types, including orders paid for with financing or by bank transfer; and to some geographical areas. In-stock items ordered before 5:00 p.m. on a business day will be delivered in two business days; any in-stock iPhone ordered before 5:00 p.m. on a business day will be delivered in one business day.

Outside the US? Check...

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05:28
Viber plays catch-up with GIFs and video messages

Once upon a time you needed two free messaging apps on your phone: WhatsApp for free text messages worldwide, and Viber for free voice calls. But over the years those two apps (and many others) have become more and more similar—though with unique features available on each.

Now, Viber is upping its chat game with a few new additions that feel more like the messaging app is playing catch-up with the competition rather than breaking new ground.

Video messages
Viber

Viber’s new recorded video feature.

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05:17
Columbia Business School study finds we ‘...

A study by the the Columbia Business School has concluded that consumers grow more reckless with their iPhones when they are seeking an excuse to upgrade to a new model. The study – jointly conducted by three professors of marketing, psychology and business – was based on both consumer interviews and a dataset showing how incidents of lost iPhones coincide with the launch of new models …

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05:15
Apple, Google to add railroad crossing data to map...

Apple Maps will soon begin including railroad crossing data.

Following up on an accident last year in which Google Maps users Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez turned a Ford truck, hauling a trailer, where he thought the app was telling him to go, but wound up stuck on the railroad tracks at a poorly marked California crossing. After abandoning his vehicle, he and the engineer died after a commuter train barreled into the truck, a commuter train barreled into it, the accident also injuring 32 others.

Following a nearly two-year long investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board is calling on companies such as Apple and Google to add the exact location of 200,000 grade crossings to their mapping data…

A grade crossing, for those...

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05:05
Shake Shack's mobile app now takes orders...

You might have one more option to choose from if you don't feel like lining up for some fast food. Shake Shack has joined the growing list of food chains with mobile apps that give you a way to order and pay ahead of time. The restaurant has been tes...

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05:00
Leaked internal Tim Cook memo hints at additional...

Sometimes the internal leaked documents offer a pretty interesting look ahead.

In an internal post leaked to an employee message board, Apple CEO Tim Cook assured employees that the company is still committed to the Mac and that “great desktops” are coming. Apple’s desktop computers haven’t seen an upgrade in at least 433 days.

Within the message, Cook offered the following reassurance:

“If there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.”

Cook stated that the desktop is “very strategic” to Apple and that the current iMac is the best desktop Apple’s ever made and its 5K display is the best desktop display in the world.

Cook also argued that “you...

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04:38
Twitter testing breaking news alerts in iOS app with...

Twitter has used the Berlin Christmas market attack to test push notifications of breaking news alerts in its iOS app. Buzzfeed notes that the company appears to be aiming to reinvent itself as a news app as it recently switched category in the App Store from Social Media to News.

After a truck crashed into the Berlin Christmas market […] Twitter pushed a breaking news alert to some of its users that linked to Twitter’s Moments tab, which summarizes the news in tweets. The company did a similar thing when Fidel Castro died last month …

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04:30
LG UltraFine 4K is an okay display for new MacBook...

With the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K seemingly on permanent delay, the most logical display available for owners of the 2016 MacBook Pros is the LG UltraFine 4K, which LG co-developed with Apple. It’s a decent monitor, but you’ll probably want to wait for the bigger display.

If you can’t wait, or simply don’t need or want, a 5K display, the smaller UltraFine is fine, but not (pardon the pun) ultra fine. The 21-inch screen boasts 4096 x 2304 resolution, an IPS panel, P3 wide color gamut, 500 cd/m² of brightness, and over 9.4 million pixels, it’s more than suitable for watching a movie or editing an image.

A single USB-C cable (included) provides up to 60W of charging power to a 12-inch MacBook with USB-C port or MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. Three downstream USB-C ports (480 Mbps) make the UltraFine an effective “hub,” offering additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories. 

There have been reports that the UltraFine 4K...

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04:30
Egypt has blocked encrypted messaging app Signal

Egypt has blocked its residents from accessing encrypted messaging app Signal, according to the application's developer. Mada Masr, an Egypt-based media organization, reported yesterday that several users took to Twitter over the weekend to report th...

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04:22
Apple AirPods still work and practically unscathed...

Yesterday, we shared a video of a marathon runner testing the real-world resilience of the AirPods as fitness workout headphones. Apple doesn’t claim that the wireless earbuds are waterproof so there were some fears that they would be ruined by sweat or simply fall out.

These concerns appear unfounded as the AirPods excelled in that test and now another video show the AirPod earbuds and case going through multiple drop tests, water submersion and even a washing machine cycle with detergent. Incredibly, they still work after all of that with only minor scuffs …

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04:01
Apple discussing Indian factories, say government...

Two senior government officials have said that Apple is ‘discussing with the Indian government the possibility of manufacturing its products in the country,’ reports the WSJ. Apple is said to be seeking financial incentives in order to proceed.

Apple has been trying for some time to open retail stores in India, plans which have been stymied by a government requirement to source 30% of products locally in order to be permitted to open single-brand stores. There have long been contradictory reports that Apple may or...

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04:01
The Investigatory Powers Act explained

When Edward Snowden dragged digital surveillance into the spotlight a few years ago, many inconvenient truths were revealed about the UK government's snooping capabilities. But once the initial media and public uproar petered out, you could argue the...

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04:00
Reusing your old computer is better than recycling

By Jeff Graber

We all know that it is preferable to reduce, reuse, and recycle when it comes to keeping trash out of landfills. However, you may not have known that it is much more preferable to repurpose or reuse your old materials as opposed to even recycling. This is especially true when it comes to electronics, like cell phones or old computers. In this article, we will compare reuse versus recycling. We will also look at how to reuse or repurpose your old computer.

Recycle versus reuse

Before you just decide to recycle your Mac, wait. To properly recycle your Mac, you will probably have to take it to a special recycling center. You may even be charged. Macs and other electronics are not like plastics or glass: they can’t just be easily recycled. Due to lots of mixed materials and parts, they have to be disposed of properly. Recycling also takes energy and time to process all the materials. Instead, consider reuse of your...

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03:28
Facebook accused of misleading EU during WhatsApp...

The European Commission is accusing Facebook of providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's investigation into its merger with WhatsApp back in 2014. It centers around the fact that Facebook told the Commission that it would...

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02:27
Uber admits its self-driving cars have issues with...

Uber Technologies admitted Monday that its self-driving cars have problems crossing bike lanes, and said it is working to fix the issue that could have deadly implications for cyclists.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition had warned users that self-driving Uber vehicles  take unsafe “right-hook-style” turns through bike lanes rather than first merging with the bike lane, yielding to traffic already in the lane, before taking a turn from the curb, as required by California rules.

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00:18
Apple patents panel-type acoustic system for...




Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents for maximizing space in portable devices, one covering a panel acoustic system that provides high quality sound in thin enclosures and another detailing woven displays for Apple Watch.

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Monday December 19

23:00
Filmmaker Installed Security Software On a Decoy...

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Verge: Dutch film student Anthony van der Meer had the unfortunate pleasure of having his phone stolen while having lunch in Amsterdam. Unsatisfied with the response from the Amsterdam police, who register an average of 300 stolen phones per week, Meer decided to find out what kind of person steals a phone. He downloaded DIY security software on a decoy Android phone, intentionally got the phone stolen, and was able to spy on his thief for weeks. He recorded the ups and downs of his covert investigation and turned it into a 22-minute documentary called Find My Phone. Meer preloaded the decoy device with an anti-theft application called Cerberus, which allows the owner of the device to access any file on the phone remotely, as well as discretely activate the phone's camera and microphone. Meer and his friends were able to navigate the technicalities of surveilling the thief with relative ease. They even snapped a close-up of the guy's...

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19:14
Report: After fatal accident, Apple says it is...

As navigation apps such as Apple Maps become a more integral part of society, a variety of effects are starting to become apparent. A new report from The New York Times details how Google Maps played a role in a fatal accident in 2015 on railroad tracks in California:

Following directions from Google Maps on a smartphone last year, Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez turned a Ford truck, hauling a trailer, where he thought the app was telling him to go. But he ended up stuck on the railroad tracks at a poorly marked California crossing.

Soon after Mr. Sanchez-Ramirez abandoned the truck, a commuter train barreled into it, killing the engineer and injuring 32 others.

Following a nearly two-year long investigation, the National Transportation Safety...

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17:58
VSCO for iOS updated with full support for RAW image...

After beginning the rollout earlier this month, popular mobile photo editing app VSCO today announced full support of RAW in its iOS app. Apple first introduced RAW editing support with iOS 10 and the feature has come to various other mobile photo editing apps since then, but VSCO is today joining the club.

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17:40
Apple working to integrate grade crossings in Maps...




Citing a recent uptick in accidents at grade crossings, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on Monday issued a safety recommendation asking 11 technology and delivery companies, including Apple and Google, to integrate the locations of more than 200,000 such crossings into their respective digital mapping products.

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17:06
Tim Cook promises “great desktops in our roadmap”...

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Although Apple released new MacBooks and redesigned MacBook Pros this year, one area of the Mac lineup could still use some attention: the desktop. The iMac was last refreshed in October 2015, the Mac Mini was last refreshed in October 2013, and the Mac Pro dates back to December 2013.

In an internal memo obtained by TechCrunch, Apple CEO Tim Cook briefly addressed the...

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16:42
Tim Cook says great desktops are coming

“Some folks in the media have raised the question about whether we’re committed to desktops,” Cook wrote. “If there’s any doubt about that with our teams, let me be very clear: we have great desktops in our roadmap. Nobody should worry about that.”

Look, I see why people are saying Apple might be done with desktops, but it doesn’t make sense at this point. Someday maybe, but not now.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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16:42
Tim Cook tells desktop Mac fans not worry, says...

Earlier this evening, we shared a post from Tim Cook on Apple’s internal employee info service Apple Web in which the CEO discussed his reasoning for meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Now, TechCrunch has shared more posting from Apple Web, one of which focuses on Tim Cook’s stance regarding the future of the Mac…

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16:26
Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap...




Allaying fears that Apple is scaling back Mac desktop development efforts as it concentrates on portables, CEO Tim Cook told employees on Monday that there are exciting products in store for the recently neglected segment.

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15:36
Tim Cook explains why Apple was present at Trump...




In a response to employee questions posted to Apple's internal message board, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday explained why he felt it necessary to attend President-elect Donald Trump's tech summit earlier this month.

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15:28
Tim Cook explains reasoning for Trump meeting to...

Last week, Tim Cook was part of a roundtable meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and other technology executives, including Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and Elon Musk. Given that Cook and Trump have been pretty apparent differences on the surface, many wondered why Cook attended the meeting in the first place.

Cook was asked this very question on Apple’s internal employee info service Apple Web today, and TechCrunch got its hands on the answer.

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15:12
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The holidays are here, and StoryWorth is the gift that keeps you close to family, while preserving their stories for years to come.

With a StoryWorth subscription, each week your loved one will receive an email with a question about their life, like “Did you ever pull any great pranks?” or “What is your fondest memory of your grandmother?” At the end of the year, StoryWorth will bind their stories into a hardcover keepsake book.

Give a truly personal gift, and never lose another family story. Bonus: StoryWorth is offering Daring Fireball readers $20 off, just by following this link to buy.

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15:03
Regarding Uber’s New ‘Always’ Location Tracking

Uber’s iOS app recently changed its location-tracking from “When using the app” to “Always”. The company says they’re only doing it for five minutes after a ride ends, to see where passengers go. They’re trying to improve the accuracy of where passengers get dropped off.

Michael S. Fischer is alarmed by this:

As you know, iOS allows users to control how apps can access the
user’s location. There are three choices: “Always,” “When using
the app,” or “Never.” These are reasonable options. Some users
might never want an app to have access to their location. Others
might have a strong trust relationship with the app and its
authors and allow the app always to track them.

Most of us, though, fall...

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14:54
Apple activates free next-day deliveries for last...




Continuing a holiday tradition, Apple on Monday announced it will offer free next-day delivery on in-stock items ordered through its online store on Dec. 23, giving holiday shoppers one more alternative for last minute Christmas gifts.

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14:36
AWT News Update: December 19, 2016

Steve apparently picked up the flu on his trip to South America and is feeling rather under the weather, but he managed to make it all the way through today's podcast recording without having a coughing fit. The news?

  • Apple sets up a mini-site to market Apple Watch to corporate wellness groups
  • There's now proof from an Australian runner that even hot, sweaty and hilly 10K runs and sprints in wind are no match for AirPods, which stayed in his ears the entire time
  • Facebook Messenger for iOS, Android and Web is updated with a new video chat feature
  • Nintendo's big app -- Super Mario Run -- is getting downloaded a lot but isn't putting a lot of coins into the company's coffers

The text version of the podcast can be viewed below. To listen to the podcast here, click the play button on the player below.

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13:39
MacScan 3: Security. Privacy. Anti-Malware....

Every Mac is vulnerable to malware. Every day that passes, Malware authors introduce new targets against OS X. And yet, many users go unprotected against these threats. There are solutions available. MacScan 3 protects your Mac by scanning for and removing malware – providing much-needed security and privacy in the face of online threats.

MacScan will find and clean malware threatening your Mac, including:

  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Trojan Horses
  • Worms
  • Scareware
  • Keystroke Loggers

If you’re still in denial that your Mac is safe, we encourage you to sign up for a 30-day test drive to uncover what’s really happening.

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13:36
How to pair AirPods with Android, Apple TV, PC,...

Apple’s new AirPods are out, and first impressions are rolling in. One of the common misconceptions that arose when the AirPods were originally announced was that they could not pair with other non-Apple devices. Luckily, this just isn’t true. Apple’s W1 chip makes pairing to Apple devices incredibly easy, but it doesn’t stop other systems from pairing. If you want to pair the AirPods to an Android device, Apple TV, PC, or even an older Mac that doesn’t have Handoff support, read below on how to pair your AirPods to other Bluetooth devices.

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13:24
Notable apps and app updates for Dec. 19, 2016

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

macOS Apps/Updates

B-Eng has announced AntiVirus 1.2, an update to their popular virus and adware scanner for macOS.

A key feature of AntiVirus is that the app doesn't force you to update virus definitions manually. In addition to stability improvements, version 1.2 adds a new port scanner, as well as a new vulnerability scanner.

AntiVirus 1.2 requires macOS 10.11 or later. It costs $8.99 and is available at the Mac App Store.

Gerald Flossmann has released ChordPro Buddy 1.2.5, an update to his easy and song editor and...

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13:15
∞ AC/DC Thunderstruck Christmas lights

The shooting flame is killer.

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12:50
AirBnB reportedly working on a flight-booking feature

Bloomberg reports that short-term rental listing service, AirBnB is looking to get into airline reservation game as well. According to unnamed sources within the company, AirBnB's plans are still in the formational stages. The company could either ac...

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12:42
Facebook Messenger for iOS updates with group video...




Facebook on Monday updated the iOS, Android, and Web versions of Messenger with group video chats, attempting to steal some of the thunder away from recent sensation Houseparty.

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12:23
Mark Zuckerberg explains how he wrote his home AI

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg revealed his intention to create his own AI helper, some questions have loomed large: just how would he go about it? And can one man write an effective artificial intelligence when it frequently requires whole teams? At las...

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12:21
Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub + Card Reader:...

To me, one of the most annoying things about the current iMac is the location of the USB ports and SD card reader. To plug any USB device into the iMac, you have to reach around to the back of the device and the same is true for the SD card reader. Satechi's Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub + Card Reader (US$29.99) brings those ports out to the front of the iMac where they're easily accessible.

Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub + Card Reader. Photo ©2016, Steven Sande

The Hub + Card Reader features three USB 3.0 Type-A ports supporting data rates up to 5.0 Gbps as well as SD and micro SD card slots. The latter is very welcome, particularly since I can never find my micro SD card adapter. The device comes with an 11-inch cable; I found that length to be perfect for placing the Hub + Card Reader on the iMac's "foot". 

Like many of Satechi...

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12:05
Adobe Releases Flash Player 24 For Linux Four Years...

An anonymous reader writes: Adobe released today Flash Player 24 for Linux, after previously abandoning the application without explanation in 2012. The NPAPI architecture of Flash Player for Linux is now on par with Windows and Mac releases on version 24, after spending the last few years stuck at version 11.2 and only receiving small patches and security fixes, but no new features. Today's Flash Player 24 for Linux release comes after Adobe teased its release on August 31, and later released a Beta version (v23) in October. Despite updating Flash Player for Linux to the same version number as its Windows and Mac alternatives, the Linux variant still lags behind on features. While Flash Player 24 includes all the security features included in the Windows and Mac versions, the Linux version doesn't support accelerated GPU 3D acceleration and video DRMs. If users need these features, Adobe says users should use Chrome for Linux, where Google's own port, the Pepper Flash plugin (...

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11:49
BlackBerry creates a research hub for self-driving...

Just because BlackBerry is done making its own smartphones doesn't mean it won't be a big name in consumer tech. The company has unveiled the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Center (AVIC), a facility in QNX's Ottawa home that will be ke...

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11:41
Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with...

Facebook Messenger is bringing selfie filters to real-time video chat.

On Monday, Facebook announced that its Messenger app will let users conduct group video chats in real time. The splitscreen video will support six callers at any given time, but up to 50 users can join the conversation via text and voice, with the “dominant speaker” popping up on the video feed.

Users on iOS will also be able to add 3D selfie filters—or “Masks”—to amuse their friends, a feature that’s been popular on Snapchat for quite some time. According to Facebook, selfie filters will roll out to Android users in the near future.

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11:30
The world's smallest radio works through tiny...

Researchers at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's tiniest radio receiver through an assembly of atomic-level defects inside pink diamonds. The radio receiver can withstand harsh environments, high...

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11:29
olloclip Pivot: Putting better iPhone photos and...

Holding an iPhone in your hand to shoot photos or video can be problematic. Sometimes you want to have a good grip on your phone with both hands, which can make it hard to tap the shutter button or volume toggle to take the photo. The two-handed grip can sometimes introduce fingers into the frame, and "one-handing" it is not only fairly impossible, but introduces the possibility of dropping the phone. olloclip has a solution; the $49.99 Pivot, which is a pivoting handheld grip that holds the iPhone securely in a variety of shooting positions.

Olloclip Pivot and iPhone 7 Plus. Photo ©2016 Steven Sande

Pivot uses a universal spring-loaded clamp that can hold any iPhone ever made, from the original to the iPhone 7 Plus. The clamp has a red rubberized finish on the inside that firmly grips the iPhone and has a threaded standard 1/4-20 tripod mount hole on the...

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11:20
∞ Harp Metal

Rock on, brother!

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