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Tuesday August 2

06:06
Former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris leaves...

Ex-Apple public relations maven Natalie Kerris is departing her position as the vice president of communications of microblogging service Twitter after only six months in the role, for unknown reasons.

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06:00
New littleBits kit gives kids the power to rule...

Remember when you were a kid and couldn't keep your mom and your rowdiest sibling out of your room? You'd probably have loved littleBits' latest kit. It provides young makers and inventors a fun way to set up alarms and (harmless) booby traps to keep...

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06:00
Xbox One S review: A worthy successor -- to the Xbox...

Microsoft is making a lot of assumptions with the Xbox One S. It's a 40 percent smaller, 100 percent whiter version of the Xbox One that launched nearly three years ago, albeit with a few key differences. First is the built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray pla...

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05:57
Cyclist suffers third-degree burns after iPhone 6...

Just yesterday we posted a video showing what can occasionally happen when a lithium ion battery receives impact damage, and today the Sydney Morning Herald has a report showing that the same thing can happen with no sledgehammers involved.

A Sydney bicycle rider […] was severely burnt when his Apple iPhone exploded after a minor fall […] Bondi management consultant Gareth Clear, 36, said his iPhone was in his back pocket and ignited after he had a fall from his bike while riding on Sunday afternoon. 

“I just saw smoke coming out of my back pocket…and then all of a sudden I felt this surging pain,” he said, adding that he felt a “searing heat” as the phone burnt through his riding...

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05:44
Logitech releases the CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case...

Logitech has announced the CREATE Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for the the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Already offered for the 12.9-inch Apple tablet, the CREATE Keyboard Case provides a protective case, backlit keyboard, and integrated holder for the Apple Pencil all in one package. 

Designed to work exclusively with Apple’s new Smart Connector, the CREATE Keyboard Case automatically powers on and pairs with your iPad Pro when placed in the typing position – no Bluetooth pairing is needed. And because the backlit keyboard is powered by the iPad Pro, you never have to think about charging your keyboard again. 

A special row of dedicated iOS shortcuts puts the commands at your fingertips. The CREATE...

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05:42
Barclays swaps passwords for voice IDs for telephone...

Just as fingerprint sensors have made smartphones more useful and secure, voice-authentication tech is making the dreaded call to customer services that bit more convenient. Following TalkTalk and fellow bank HSBC's example, Barclays has also introdu...

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05:16
Venmo closes flaw that allowed anyone to use Siri on...

A vulnerability in the iOS money-transfer app Venmo allowed anyone who managed to get access to a locked iPhone for as little as two minutes to empty the account, stealing as much as the weekly limit of $2999.99.

TNW reports that the flaw was discovered by a SalesForce security engineer Martin Vigo, who notified Venmo and waited until the loophole had been closed before demonstrating the method …

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05:14
Apple won't have to pay a patent troll $625...

Patent troll VirnetX has won multiple patent lawsuits against Apple, including a recent $625 million judgement over FaceTime and VPN tech. However, it appears it overplayed its past success during that trial. After Apple appealed, federal Judge Rober...

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04:40
Pokémon Go hits 100M downloads, earns $10M/day, as...

There seems no end to Pokémon Go mania as App Annie notes that the app has now hit 100M downloads and is still earning a cool $10M a day some three weeks after launch.

Apple had previously said that the app had set a new record for launch week downloads, but had not revealed the number – though one analyst estimated that the game could be worth as much as $3B to Apple over a 1-2 year timeframe. Interestingly, that success doesn’t appear to be at the expense of other games, as overall revenues across all games saw dropped only briefly.

Pokémon Go has not had a sustained and meaningful impact on...

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04:30
Coloud headphones: No. 8 vs. No. 16

If you want a quality pair of headphones but aren’t willing to shell out mad cash for sound quality that is only noticeably better for studio engineers . . . yeah, I said what everyone is thinking …. then Coloud’s No. 8 and No. 16 headphones could be a great option for you.

Both pair of headphones sport a user friendly, built-in mic and remote. I did find it useful to read the instructions on how to use the button remote to get the most benefit from it. Below you will find a screen grab from Coloud’s website showing how to get to most out of this feature.

Another great feature both headphones share is the unique tangle-free system (pictured below). The flat cable, paired with the ZoundLasso, create an easy-to-store, tangle-free convenience. However, I feel this is one of those unnecessary features that is just there for bragging rights when, in reality, no one really uses it. Or maybe that’s just me. 

The last similarity is my favorite and the best feature that...

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04:18
The first 8K satellite TV broadcasts are live in...

Just as we were getting used to Ultra HD 4K, Japan's NHK has kicked off its Super Hi-Vision broadcast tests, sending out 4K and 8K video via satellite. Unfortunately, there's no way to watch the super high res feeds and 22.2 channel sound at home --...

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04:12
Logitech brings its Create keyboard case to the 9.7-...

When the 12.9-inch iPad Pro was unveiled last September, Logitech announced its Create keyboard case the same day. The USP of the keyboard is that it uses the Smart Connector for both power and data connections, so the keyboard doesn’t ever need to be charged and you avoid the delay you get with Bluetooth pairing.

The company took rather longer to support the smaller iPad Pro, but now has a Create keyboard available for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro …

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04:00
Canalys: ‘detachables’ such as the iPad Pro hold...

As we reported yesterday, the worldwide tablet market fell an additional 16% in the second quarter of 2016, as shipments dropped to their lowest point in three years. 

Thirty-five million tablets shipped in the quarter, as Apple managed to increase its share to 28% at the top of the market. Samsung continues to occupy the second spot, shipping almost six million units for a 16% share of the market. 

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the “detachables” segment indicate a slightly brighter future for tablet vendors, according to the Canalys research group.

“Microsoft’s Surface Pro and the iPad Pro have confirmed that there is a growing demand for detachable tablets in...

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03:30
Where are all the Pokémon? How to find the rarest of...

Now that Niantic has removed in-game tracking and PokéVision has voluntarily shut down, you may be wondering exactly how you’re going to become a Pokémon master.

Luckily, you don’t need internal or external tracking to complete your Pokédex (though it was certainly a nice feature). All you need is some Pokémon knowledge and the willingness to explore your city (and perhaps the world), and you’ll be able to catch ‘em all. Here are some tips on finding the Pokémon of your dreams—happy hunting!

Know your limits

All 151 original Pokémon (150 plus Mew) will eventually appear in Pokémon Go. But as of now, six Pokémon—Ditto, Articuno, Zapdos, Motres, Mewtwo, and Mew—cannot be found in the wild. There’s no word on when these legendary Pokémon (and Ditto) will appear in the game, but we can speculate that Niantic has...

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03:17
San Francisco is testing an algorithm that sets bail

The San Francisco justice system has apparently been testing out an algorithm that can make release recommendations and compute for a bail amount based on several factors. In particular, it looks at defendants' pending charges, age and how frequently...

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03:00
How to watch the Olympics without paying for cable TV

A cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 games in Rio.

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01:02
'Pokémon Go' makers explain why they...

Gotta catch 'em all. It's the itch you just can't stop scratching -- and one where a wave of unofficial Pokémon Go apps and web-based maps helped clue you in on exactly where those Jynx were hiding. Unfortunately, alongside an app update last...

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00:15
Logitech's powerful Create keyboard is now...

In 2015, Logitech released a laptop-level keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Now, you can get that same productivity from your smaller Pro model.

On Tuesday, Logitech launched the Create keyboard case for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Just like Apple’s own Smart Keyboard, Logitech’s Create cases were designed to work exclusively with the iPad Pro’s Smart Connector. This allows iPad Pro users to bypass the need to charge their Create case or pair it using Bluetooth—you just hook it up, and it instantly works.

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00:08
Logitech debuts Create Backlit Keyboard Case for 9.7...

Accessories manufacturer Logitech on Tuesday introduced a 9.7-inch version of its Create Backlit Keyboard Case for iPad Pro, which like its bigger 12.9-inch sibling features folio-style tablet protection, a full-size keyboard and support for Apple's Smart Connector.

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Monday August 1

23:27
Virgin Galactic gets its spaceship license

Virgin Galactic is one step closer to making us all space tourists: it just received its operator license from the US Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST). To get the paperwork, which allows Virgin Gal...

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21:56
Theranos intros new 'fingerprick' testing...

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has introduced a 95-pound testing device called "miniLab" at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting in Philadelphia. The controversial blood testing company, which promised results with just a finger...

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20:42
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20:38
New Apple TV Remote app turns your iPhone into a...

I hate the new Apple TV physical remote so much I can’t wait to try this one out.

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20:29
Uber has served 100 million trips in New York City

As Uber strikes million-dollar deals in China, it's also celebrating a milestone in one of the first places it established itself: New York. The company has announced that it's now delivered 100 million trips to users in the city, which explains why...

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20:01
Watch the Olympics in 4K Ultra HD on Comcast,...

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are almost here, and despite the issues present in Rio, watching from home should be better than ever. If you're in need of something else to display on your brand new Ultra HD television then we have good news -- NBC wi...

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18:53
Google's 2016 Nexus phones could feature a new...

While we've had early looks at Android Nougat for months, it appears Google may be saving other software tweaks for its next Nexus devices. Android Police has screenshots that it says show "in progress" evidence of the new software, with a replacemen...

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18:08
'Pokémon Go' hits 100 million downloads

Pokémon Go is still going strong, despite privacy scares and feature bugs. According to a report by App Annie, it has now been installed over 100 million times, up 25 million from late July. While that number is from an analyst report and the...

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18:00
Judge wipes out patent troll’s $625M verdict against...

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A patent-holding company that won a huge court victory against Apple had its victory wiped out today, and its stock plunged by more than 40 percent.

Nevada-based VirnetX won a jury trial against Apple earlier this year. An East Texas jury ruled that Apple must pay $625.6 million to VirnetX for infringing four patents. The patents are said to cover Apple's VPN on-demand feature, as well as FaceTime.

US District Judge Robert Schroeder, who oversaw the trial, published an order (PDF) on Friday that vacates the verdict and orders a new trial to begin in September.

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17:59
Windows 10 Is About to Get More Secure, Easier to Use


Microsoft is poised to roll out its Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Tuesday. The free update includes two security innovations for individual customers: Windows Hello for apps and websites; and Windows Defender. Enterprises will get Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, which detects, investigates and responds to advanced malicious attacks on networks; and Windows Information Protection, or WIP. Microsoft "has done a very creditable and admirable job of paying attention to security," said tech analyst Laura DiDio.

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17:52
[Sponsor] MacUpdate’s Summer Mac App Bundle Is Here...

We’ve launched our Summer Mac App Bundle with brand new releases of Toast 15 Titanium, Folx 5 Pro, Myriad 4 and free upgrades for the soon-to-be-released WALTR 2 and Disk Drill Pro 3.

This bundle has everything the Mac user needs to stay focused, be productive, run a business and get creative. Enhance your media with Toast Titanium, Myriad and WALTR. And for the visual artist we’ve included Corel Aftershot and Next Flipbook Maker. Indulge the geek with Disk Drill Pro, iStat Menus, DaisyDisk and Folx Pro. Analyze spending habits with MacUpdate’s favorite budget management tool, MoneyWiz.

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17:35
Former Apple PR exec Natalie Kerris leaving new gig...

Over a year ago, longtime Apple senior public relations executive Natalie Kerris left the company. Kerris worked at Apple for 14 years and was responsible for the company’s PR during several crucial eras, including the launch of the iPhone. While Kerris didn’t initially specify what she would do after Apple, it was announced in February of this year that she was joining Twitter to lead its communications department. Now, BuzzFeed News reports that Kerris is leaving Twitter after less than 6 months.

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17:30
New Apple ad touts iPad Pro as a computer replacement

I love it! A new Apple ad released today shows how the iPad Pro can be used to do many of the same things as a "real computer," which is my personal belief and the reason I use the big tablet as my "laptop" of choice: 

The ad, titled "What's a computer?", shows the iPad Pro being used with hands and fingers, Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard with a variety of productivity apps from Microsoft Word to what appears to be a note-taking app. Ending with the tag line "Imagine what your computer could do if your computer was an iPad Pro," the 30-second video shows just how many of the usual "computer" functions can be performed with ease on the powerful tablet. 

Members of a pair of Apple user groups -- Washington DC's Apple Pi and Denver's Macintech -- already know how I feel about the iPad Pro as my laptop replacement through a presentation I've made to them. It's nice to see that Apple agrees that the iPad Pro IS a computer. 

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17:13
What's on your HDTV: Summer Olympics, NFL...

It's time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, broadcast live from Rio (in HD, Ultra HD 4K with HDR and VR!), so you know what I'm watching this week. The tape-delayed Opening Ceremony kicks things off Friday night, but all the sports will be broadcast or s...

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16:33
IBM's new virus filter could lead to home...

The best way to treat any disease, beyond avoiding getting sick in the first place, is to catch it early. You can always go to the hospital and have expensive tests run, but we can do better: New research from IBM could lead to lab-on-a-chip virus de...

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16:21
Apple touts Japanese job creation, boost to nation...

Apple Japan published a special informational page to its regional website on Monday detailing how the company's various hardware, software and services businesses have positively impacted the Asian nation in 2015.

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16:20
Apple Replaces The Pistol Emoji With A Water Gun

Apple has a announced a number of new emoji changes on Monday, but the most controversial new change is that the pistol emoji will be replaced with a green water gun emoji in the company's upcoming iOS 10 operating system: The water gun swap is not Apple's first foray into cartoon gun control. Earlier this year the governing body in charge of emojis nixed a proposed rifle emoji. It was one of a number of possible new additions, but Unicode Consortium members Apple and Microsoft argued against the Olympics-inspired gun, according to Buzzfeed. Last year, an organization called New Yorkers Against Gun Violence started a campaign to get Apple to replace its version of the pistol emoji. It launched a site, disarmtheiphone.com, and sent an open letter to remove the firearm emoji "as a symbolic gesture to limit gun accessibility." As it stands, Microsoft is the only major software company to use a toy gun emoji instead of a pistol emoji in Windows -- Google, Samsung, Facebook and Twitter...

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16:14
∞ The Dalrymple Report: With special guest Christina...

The singular Christina Warren joins Jim to talk about the Apple earnings call, analyst expectations, and the future of streaming music.

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16:05
Apple makes a really good ad for Microsoft’s Surface...

Apple has a new 30-second ad out for the iPad Pro. The tablet, which it explicitly and repeatedly calls a "computer," has "a keyboard that can just get out of the way" and "a screen you can touch and even write on." Apple stops just short of calling the iPad "a tablet that can replace your laptop," but if you lift the voiceover verbatim (the iPad Pro is mentioned by name in the text but not in the voiceover) and play it over footage of a Surface Pro 4, you have a pretty good ad for a Microsoft product.

Stretching the traditional definition of "computer" has always been part of the pitch for the iPad Pro. Apple CEO Tim Cook calls the iPad Pro "...

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16:05
BMW begins Apple CarPlay support with paid upgrades...

Long a holdout, BMW this week finally launched support for Apple's CarPlay by offering the technology as an upgrade option for 2 Series cars.

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16:03
Hands-on: New iOS 10 beta 4 features + changes [...

iOS 10 beta 4 was released earlier today, and while there are fewer new features as we get closer to the final release, there are some notable additions and changes. more…

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15:58
Washington state sues Comcast over its '...

Comcast doesn't have a stellar reputation for delivering what you pay for, and Washington state is taking the cable giant to task for that shoddy service... if not quite in the way you expect. It just filed a lawsuit against Comcast demanding more t...

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15:51
Uber Sees the Cartography on the Wall


With an eye on its future, Uber last week announced it was increasing its investment in mapping. "The ongoing need for maps tailored to the Uber experience is why we're doubling down on our investment in mapping," said Brian McClendon, Uber's vice president of advanced technologies. McClendon didn't reveal how much Uber will invest in its mapping initiative, but news reports have pegged the figure at $500 million. Uber began putting mapping cars on the road last year, and this summer it expanded the program to Mexico.

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15:40
Apple drops the gun emoji for a friendlier water...

The news is awash in the shootings of police officers and unarmed black men, and individuals opening fire in nightclubs and public party events. In an effort to stop promoting gun violence, Apple is replacing its gun emoji with a friendlier-looking w...

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15:40
AWT News Update: August 1, 2016

It's the first day of August, and we have some fun and interesting Apple news for your listening pleasure:

  • iOS 10 beta 4 is now available for developers, and there are a lot of new emoji available
  • Looking for a job in the Bay Area that has decent pay and good benefits? Drive a shuttle bus for Apple and you'll get all sorts of union bennies.
  • A new website provides an online listing of every known Siri command
  • Join Team AWT this month and be eligible to win a Drobo 5Dt RAID array and five 2 TB drives!

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15:17
Frank Ocean's long-awaited album is an Apple...

Fans of Frank Ocean have been waiting for the singer's followup album for years, and according to the New York Times, it is finally coming this week -- if you have Apple Music. Following the likes of Drake and Future, the release will be a timed excl...

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15:09
Apple’s new iPad Pro ad positions the device as a...

Apple today has shared a new advertisement on its YouTube channel for the iPad Pro. The ad positions the iPad Pro as a true replacement for a computer and is entitled, “iPad Pro – What’s a Computer?”

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15:05
Apple's latest iPad Pro ad asks, 'What...

In a continued push to position iPad Pro as a full-fledged laptop replacement, Apple on Monday released a short TV ad touting the tablet's benefits over traditional portable machines.

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14:52
Frank Ocean's new album to see release Friday...

Popular R&B singer Frank Ocean's hotly anticipated album "Boys Don't Cry" is reportedly set to release this Friday exclusively on Apple Music, the latest high-profile win for Apple's streaming service.

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14:50
Apple TV's new iPhone remote control app talks...

As promised, you no longer need to use the new Apple TV's standard remote control to take advantage of all the media hub's features. Apple has released a brand new Apple TV Remote app that drags its iOS interface into the modern era. You can not on...

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14:20
The Impossible Burger is a lab-made meatless treat...

Every October, two vegetarian friends of mine from Michigan spend a week at my place while they attend New York Comic Con. Because I take my hosting duties very seriously, I always try to find good places for them to eat here in New York. It's not to...

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14:05
CDC warns against visiting a Zika-hit Miami...

Reports of the first active Zika transmissions in the US are leading to some far-reaching precautions in Miami. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning both pregnant women and their partners to steer clear of the city's Wynwood ne...

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13:35
Multitouch is about to get more advanced thanks to...

Multitouch input, as we know it, is mostly for scrolling, rotating plus zooming with two fingers, and you can use more to toggle various actions on supported trackpads. But if you ask Mountain View-based Qeexo, we've only scratched the surface of thi...

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13:05
New York Governor bans sex offenders from '...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has forbidden registered sex offenders in his state from downloading and playing Pokémon Go and similar augmented reality games. According to a statement released Monday morning, the Department of Corrections and...

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12:35
TP-Link settles with the FCC over risky WiFi router...

When the FCC said it was cracking down on WiFi routers that can operate at power levels that might cause interference, it wasn't kidding around. TP-Link has agreed to a settlement with the FCC that will have the company both keep its router power le...

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05:30
Tesla and Solar City agree to a $2.6 billion merger

Tesla has confirmed that it will buy SolarCity for $2.6 billion, a deal that unites two Elon Musk firms as one giant green company. The merged business will sell solar panels, Powerwall batteries to store the energy and electric cars that run on it....

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05:05
LG's V20 will be the first Android Nougat...

LG will launch the V20 smartphone in September, and it will be the first to get Android 7.0 Nougat. It's the successor to LG's wacky V10 phone, and will have the same dual-screen, dual-selfie camera features (no other specs were revealed). The news m...

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05:00
Engadget UK giveaway: Win a Sony Xperia XA courtesy...

The British summer simply can't win. Either it's too hot and muggy to go outside, or it rains all day when you're trying to host a BBQ. Free stuff, however, is one thing you can't complain about. Thanks to our friends at 32nd Shop, we've got two of S...

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04:30
From Machop to Machamp: Surviving London's 5K...

One had escaped earlier, but not again -- this time, Squirtle, you're mine. I yanked at the peak of my cap, and began to spin the Pokéball patiently as the target area grew smaller, and smaller still. A good throw, but not a direct hit. The ba...

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03:25
Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago believe that they've perfected the art of photosynthetic solar cells. It's a technology that mimics a plant's ability to inhale carbon dioxide and, with water, convert it into glucose and oxygen. T...

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03:10
HTC Vive price rises to £759 after Brexit

Ready to take the plunge with a high-end VR headset? Bad news. If you live in the UK, the price of admission is now a little more expensive. At least if you want the HTC Vive, anyway. Starting today, the hardware -- which includes two wand controller...

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01:20
Google teams up with GSK to develop '...

By forcing startups like Google X, Fiber and Nest to behave like companies and take financial accountability, Alphabet believes that its subsidiaries are more likely to invest in projects that will ultimately make it money. Being in the expensive hea...

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00:07
Uber China merges with rival Didi Chuxing

Uber has agreed to sell its Uber China arm to arch rival Didi Chuxing in exchange for a 20 percent stake in the merged operation, confirming reports from Bloomberg and others. The combined company is reportedly worth $35 billion, giving Uber a $7 bil...

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00:01
Google weaves Olympics highlight videos into your...

Google is no stranger to providing useful info during Olympic games, but it's kicking things up a notch for Rio. The internet behemoth has teamed up with broadcasters in 60-plus countries (including America Movil, BBC and Japan's NHK) to integrate Ol...

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Sunday July 31

22:25
UK spies tracked Middle East activists with a web...

Intelligence agencies don't always rely on hacks to monitor and influence political events. Motherboard has learned that the UK's GCHQ created its own URL shortener, lurl.me, to both disseminate pro-revolution talk during Iranian and Arab Spring prot...

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21:01
Delphi will test its self-driving taxi service in...

Uber may be talking about it, but automotive technology parts supplier Delphi is doing it. Today the company announced a partnership with Singapore to start a pilot program for an on-demand autonomous taxi service.

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20:01
'Pokémon Go' update kills battery-saving...

Pokémon Go's first substantial update adds tweaks for overpowered Pokemon (those consistently at the top of Pokemon gyms: cough, Vaporean, cough), where the critters can be found, and a raft of bug and text fixes. Niantic has decided to drop t...

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18:36
Deep space travel might play havoc with your heart

Traveling deeper into space may carry some unanticipated health risks. Scientists have published a study noting that Apollo astronauts have died of heart disease at an unusually high rate -- of the 7 that passed away during the study, 43 percent fel...

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Tuesday January 13

16:50
Android 5.0 Lollipop still hard to find, full of...

Google's Android team has advised outside security researchers that it will no longer fix security bugs found in Jelly Bean or earlier releases, despite the fact that "pre-KitKat 4.4" software powers the majority of active users' devices currently accessing Google Play. Meanwhile, less than 0.1 percent of Android users have received Android 5.0, and those who have report an "unfinished/unpolished" experience.

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13:32
Hands On: Chrome Remote Desktop (OS X, iOS)

Imagine squeezing your retina iMac screen down onto an iPhone 5. You can do it. It might look a bit silly and initially you might wonder why you'd bother, but it has long been possible to see and remotely control your Macs and PCs on even your iPhone. Now Google has released Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS and you can do it for free. You'll do it, too: try this once and you will forever keep finding other reasons why it's incredibly useful. It's fantastic when you forget a file, for instance, and can now just find and email it to yourself from afar. And it will save your soul, your sanity and yo...



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13:24
InvenSense hit with lawsuit over concessions in...

A new lawsuit filed against gyroscope and accelerometer supplier for Apple, InvenSense, accuses the company of failing to tell investors about the concessions it made to secure a recent deal. InvenSense parts are used in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus; executives should have warned investors, the suit alleges, that Apple was given a "sweetheart deal" that would hurt profits. "Instead of revealing the true condition of the company and its prospects, defendants hid those facts from investors and chose to issue strong guidance and paint a picture of a bright future with a new mega-customer," the complai...



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13:04
Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could ship...

With over half a year remaining before Apple is expected to unveil its next-generation iPhone, a fresh rumor out of Taiwan suggests that the company may be considering a new dual-lens camera system and the addition of "Force Touch," the pressure-sensitive touch technology set to be introduced in the Apple Watch.

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11:34
AllCast media streamer makes leap to iOS

A new port of AllCast, a popular Android app, has just been released for iOS. The title lets users stream personal photo, video, and music libraries to a variety of platforms, not just the Apple TV, the only format natively supported by Apple. Some compatible targets include Chrome, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, WDTV, Xbox One/Xbox 360, and various platforms compatible with DLNA....



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10:59
Apple axes long-running 'Single of the Week...

Ten years after giving away its first song, Apple has reportedly wound down the "Single of the Week" program that offered iTunes users a chance to download a free track from up-and-coming artists.

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10:23
Quanta ramping up production of 12-inch MacBook Air...

Taiwan-based supplier Quanta Computer has entered into "volume" production of Apple's upcoming 12-inch MacBook Air, according to supply chain sources. The laptop is reportedly on track to ship in the first quarter of the year, despite other rumors pointing to the second quarter. The new sources say that Quanta has escalated recruitment efforts in order to speed up production....



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10:16
Hands On: Toca Hair Salon 2 (iOS)

Makeover apps tend to be somewhat serious, and are generally geared toward adults. Instead of being a fun game, they tend to be more akin to photo-editing software, which is generally pretty complex and low on the amusement scale. Toca Boca, however, has stepped forth with Toca Hair Salon 2, a makeover game that offers a lot to younger gamers or future beauticians....



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10:07
Facebook will display Amber Alerts in News Feeds

Facebook will start to post into its users News Feed alerts about missing children in the future, in an effort to locate them. A partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will involve the social network showing Amber Alerts to Facebook users located in specific search areas, both on mobile devices and desktops....



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09:15
Briefly: Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS, CBS News iOS...

Google has expanded its Chrome Remote Desktop app to include iOS compatibility. Now available for download on iTunes, iOS users can now orchestrate accessing their desktop computer for free by downloading the accompanying Chrome browser app. Chrome Remote Access has been available for Android users since last year....

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09:08
Apple quietly ends Single of the Week promo on iTunes

Apple appears to have ended its Single of the Week promotion on iTunes, visitors note. No tracks have been offered in the first two weeks of 2015, and a person on Apple's support forums claims to have been told by iTunes Support that the company has officially dropped the initiative. It's missing from iTunes Stores across the globe....



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08:52
Samsung takes on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with all...

South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy A7, the latest entry in the company's premium all-metal Galaxy A series that brings a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and an 8-core application processor.

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08:37
iPhone Apps: IMDb, New Words With Friends, Duolingo
07:52
LA schools' iPad program flawed from beginning...

The Los Angeles Unified School District's failed iPad deployment was botched early on, according to a review by the US Education Department. The federal agency says that it first of all put too hard an emphasis on using Apple hardware and software, ignoring cheaper options that could have saved money for the District and taxpayers. In July the USD said it was shifting to a strategy involving Chromebooks and Windows devices, such as the Microsoft Surface....



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05:33
Hands On: Learn Spanish - Brainscape (iOS)

It's a fact that Spanish is the world's fourth most spoken language, with over 350 million native speakers across 21 countries. It's also a fact that people who are bilingual tend to do better in both academic pursuits as well as their career. If you've ever been curious about learning another language, Learn Spanish by Brainscape offers a solution for those who are trying to learn Spanish on the go....



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04:49
Hands On: PhotoWatermark (OS X)

It's a different world. You might be the sort who would never take photo from a website and use it in your own book, but today if an image is online, it's as if the world sees it as fair game. Maybe that's a peek into our base immorality and the ultimate cataclysmic self-destruction of humanity, or maybe it's just that cut and paste is easy. Whatever it is, though, it's happening and you cannot stop it – not even with an application like this: but if PhotoWatermark can't prevent the copying of images, it can help photographers and artists considerably by adding identifying text to your image...



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02:11
Flickr: iPhones surpass Nikon, claim second most-...

Flickr has updated statistics for 2014 in its "Most Popular Camera" and "Most Popular Mobile Camera" categories, with the combined models of iPhone taking second place in the general "camera" category -- beating out DSLR maker Nikon and popular point-and-shoot maker Sony for second place. While Canon remains the most popular overall camera, the built-in cameras on smartphones from Apple and Samsung have -- despite inherent limitations -- steadily risen in popularity....



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00:03
Viawear announces Tyia 'smart bracelet'...

This week, Viawear has launched pre-orders for a gold or rhodium-plated edition of the new Tyia "smart bracelet." The bracelet serves as a fitness tracker, with an RGB LED notification light embedded behind quartz and mother-of-pearl accent. As with fitness bands, the Tyia is marketing as letting users put away smartphones without missing an important call, text, or social-media notification -- and offers some basic fitness tracking compatible with Apple's HealthKit....



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Monday January 12

20:58
Multiple reports point to record-breaking Apple...

While the idea that Apple probably had another record-breaking holiday quarter (what the company calls fiscal 2015 Q1) is unsurprising to all but selected pundits, a spate of reports released on Monday may be painting a general portrait of not just significant improvement, but more importantly growth in key areas of importance both to investors and analysis as well as to the health of the company. Sales of Macs look to be way up, iOS devices are selling much better in a key foreign market, and Apple's suppliers are flourishing -- all signs that point to better-than-expected quarter....



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16:42
Apple Stores debut self-demoing Smart Cover window...

A good magic trick, even in the 21st century, will still get people to stop and watch and try to figure out how it is done. Over the weekend, Apple retail stores around the US debuted a new window display showcasing the company's iPad line and Smart Cover accessory on a thin tabletop that features a line of the products, with the Smart Cover opening and closing itself to demonstrate the magnetic latch feature that wakes or sleeps the machine automatically....



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14:59
Details emerge on specs for third-party Lightning...

New information has been revealed on the specifications Apple has in mind for its planned licensing of the female Lightning port for third-party accessories. Manufacturers have reportedly been briefed on details and objectives, which include spreading Lightning to as many different accessories as possible in place of micro-USB. Possibilities include not just things like docks and headphones, but battery cases, gamepads, and Bluetooth speakers....



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12:20
Fourth iOS 8.2 beta seeds to developers

Apple is now seeding a fourth beta of iOS 8.2 via the company's developer portal, and as an over-the-air update for existing beta users. The build is listed as 12D5461b, and follows a little less than a month after beta 3, which was issued December 18. That build was 12D5452a. Accompanying the beta is a new version of WatchKit, the SDK and framework needed to build Apple Watch support into iOS apps....



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11:53
Hands On: Word of the Rings (iOS)

Word games are fairly numerous at this point. You've got your Boggle-style games, your Scrabble-style games, your crosswords and word searches. There are a lot of duplicates out there -- so when we find a fresh, new game, we tend to get pretty excited. One such app is Word of the Rings, by James Porter, a game that quite literally puts an interesting twist on the genre....



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11:11
Spotify hits 15M subscribers, majority of streams on...

Spotify is continuing to enjoy rising user numbers, with the popular music streaming service announcing it has reached a total of 15 million subscribers. At the same time, reports claim that the majority of Spotify streams stem from mobile listeners, with 52 percent of listening taking place on smartphones and tablets rather than desktops....



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10:50
Marsh, inMarket partner on first Apple Watch-...

Marsh Supermarkets and inMarket have announced a new iBeacon platform, the first to emphasize the Apple Watch. The plan is to use iBeacons at Marsh's 75 locations to push ads, shopping lists, and other content to both Watches and iPhones. Initially, the platform will support the official Marsh app and inMarket's List Ease, but other apps should follow as long as they support inMarket's Proximity SDK. All apps will have to update with Watch support, but the platform itself is Watch-ready....



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09:20
Chevy Volt will support CarPlay, 2016 demo model...

The 2016 model of the Chevy Volt will support Apple's CarPlay, at least if an early demonstration version is accurate. The car is on display at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its dash system shows options for both CarPlay and MirrorLink connections. Google's Android Auto is notably absent, but since the 2016 Volt isn't due to go on sale until mid-2015, there may be time to implement it....



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08:18
HomeKit requires Apple TV hub for remote Siri...

People wanting to control HomeKit-enabled devices remotely through Apple's Siri must have an Apple TV at home to serve as a hub, according to Verge sources, including two launch partners and a person said to be "close to HomeKit's development." Siri controls will always work while an iPhone or iPad is on the same network as a HomeKit device, but until now it wasn't fully clear how remote operation might work. The Apple TV must also be a third-generation model running at least v7.0 firmware or newer. Notably, remote operation without Siri -- using the vendor app for a HomeKit product directly -...



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07:58
Apps: AppDelete, NetShade, FotoMagico
02:06
Hands On: Weather Wall (OS X)

You could just look out of your window, of course, but Weather Wall aims to set your wallpaper to an image that's right for the weather where you are. But if you ever had views like these from your office window, you would not stay sitting at your desk. These wallpaper shots are simply beautiful....



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00:53
Apple opens Games For Kids section of App Store over...

Over the weekend, Apple launched a new subsection of the App Store called Games for Kids, following the opening of the dedicated Kids category in September 2013. The Games for Kids section breaks out groups of games for various age groups, mirroring the other actions that offer more educational apps for children divided by age. Interestingly, most of the featured games avoid in-app purchases....



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Sunday January 11

23:28
AT&T files to dismiss FTC lawsuit using Title II

In order to nullify a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the carrier was still throttling users on unlimited plans even when there was no network congestion, AT&T is claiming for the purposes of the lawsuit that it qualifies as a Title II "common carrier." This is the opposite of what it has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with regards to possible actual Title II regulation of broadband....



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19:28
Spotify will not support Google Cast, Spotify...

Spotify will not include support for Google Cast any time in the near future, the company has revealed. Rather than allow for its apps to connect to the audio streaming technology Google Cast, Spotify will instead reportedly continue to work on its own competing Spotify Connect audio system, one which allows users to stream music to a number of networked speakers and audio equipment....



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16:09
Weekly Game Replay: New Baldur's Gate game,...

Every Sunday at Electronista and MacNN, we offer a one-stop look at a few of the significant events that occurred in the video game industry during the previous week. In this week's look back in the Weekly Game Replay, we discuss a new game in the Baldur's Gate series from Beamdog, the closure of Zombie Studios, Hellblade coming to PC, the lawsuit over EA using retired NFL player likenesses in Madden NFL moving forward, and Sony delaying the release of the PlayStation 4 in China....



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