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Monday May 22

13:11
YouTube TV now works on Apple TV over AirPlay

If you're the rare YouTube TV subscriber who finds yourself stuck in an Apple household, there's good news for you. The streaming TV service's iOS app just got upgraded with AirPlay support, giving you a quick way to shoot whatever you're watching ov...

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13:00
Time-Lapse Video of Living Zen Sand Art Coffee Table

Check out this amazing time-lapse video of the Sisyphus 1, a living zen, kinetic, sand art coffee table. It was crowd funded on Kickstarter in 2016, where it raised US$1.9 million from 1,992 backers. MentalFloss noted Monday that the company—Sisyphus Industries—has a commercial website in development while it finishes ramping up production capability for the device. The premise is captivating. The table has a bed of fine sand under glass. A steel ball is controlled by a mechanism underneath the sand. That mechanism uses magnetism to push the ball in intricate patterns across the sand, drawing amazing patterns in the process. Once a pattern is complete, the table...

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12:47
YouTube TV now works with AirPlay from iPhone and...

Last month Google launched its new YouTube TV video service with apps available for iPhone and iPad, but curiously not Apple TV. While there’s still no tvOS version of YouTube TV, Google’s new video service updated its iOS app today with support for Apple’s AirPlay feature on iOS.

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12:46
TMO Background Mode Interview with Computer...

David Greelish is an author, podcaster and personal computer historian. Back when he was in college in the mid-1980s, he got a job in one of the early computer stores that was also an Apple dealer. They sold all kinds of PCs, but David fell in love with the Mac. While he couldn’t afford one, his quest continued until he was able to acquire a used Lisa (that ran Mac software). Like many of us, he fell in love with the early computer movement, and that started his obsession with computer history. He’s the founder of the Historical Computer Society, the Atlanta Historical Computing Society, and was Cofounder/Director of the first Vintage Computer Festival S.E. His interviews with industry luminaries are legendary. Take a walk down computer memory lane with me and David.

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12:34
Leaked Pics Compare iPhone 8 Size to iPhone 7s and...

It’s a pretty safe bet we know what the still unconfirmed iPhone 8 will look like when it’s unveiled this fall, and now we have a better idea of how it stacks up size-wise with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. Reports so far say the iPhone 8 will be about the same size as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing in the leaked phone mold photos.


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12:23
'Far Cry' is coming to America

Up until today, all of the Far Cry games have been set in far off locations. A tropical island, Africa, another tropical island, the Himalayas and prehistoric times have all played witness to the franchise's often morally ambiguous open-world first-p...

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11:11
How Deep Learning Could Fix Trump and Healthcare


Nvidia earlier this month launched a massive new push for intelligent machines, including what is likely the most expensive volume workstation in the world designed for this purpose. IBM, which has a tight relationship with Nvidia, launched a quantum computing processor that has a good chance of massively increasing the speed and intelligence of thinking systems. IBM also has been the most aggressive in promoting the concept that systems such as these could have a dramatic effect on the performance of people who use them.

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11:07
Hands on with a 10.5-inch iPad Pro case and...

Following the leaks of the iPad Pro cases earlier this morning, we were able to get our hands on our own 10.5-inch iPad Pro case. The case, manufactured by Pelican, helps gives us clear direction on what to expect with Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro.

We spent some time with the case and compared it to Apple’s current 9.7-inch iPad Pro and Silicon Case.

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11:03
Apple’s Driverless Test Car Caught in the Wild

Apple’s driverless test car—a Lexus SUV—was caught in the wild by a MacRumors reader. There’s nothing earth-shattering about catching Apple’s autonomous vehicle in the wild—it’s been done before. But, I enjoy these reminders that Apple is going full steam ahead on developing driverless technology. Project Titan leaks have dramatically slowed since Bob Mansfield took it over, but testing obviously continues apace. MacRumor‘s Juli Clover has some additional details on this particular spotting.


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10:53
Letter Opener: Open Winmail.dat, MSG and XPS files [...

Letter Opener for macOS

Working together with Windows users shouldn’t be problematic at all. Still, some email messages can not be natively read by the Mac and are packed into Winmail.dat or MSG files that have to be extracted and displayed somehow. Letter Opener for macOS does that with a simple double-click!

Letter Opener for macOS Mail

The plugin to stop the Winmail.dat file flood for good.

If Winmail.dat files are a reoccurring problem, Letter Opener for macOS Mail is the solution. Installed into Mail it opens and displays the files directly inside Apples Mail application, so the user can forget about Winmail.dat files entirely.

Use coupon code ROCKET88 for 30% off Letter Opener for macOS Mail.

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10:52
Apple Music exclusive 'Can't Stop, Won...




The first trailer for the Apple Music-Exclusive documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" has been released.

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10:50
Ford’s Interest in Autonomous Cars, iOS 11 Wish List...

The car market just took an interesting turn because Ford’s new CEO was running the company’s autonomous vehicle division. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how what that means for the car industry and the other companies with autonomous vehicle aspirations. They also share some thoughts on what Apple may have planned for its iOS 11 announcements at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference.


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10:35
114 Year Old Car Company Puts Self Driving Car Exec...

Ford, which turns 114 on June 16th, is out with the old and in with the new. The company is switching CEOs, and Jim Hackett, the new guy in charge, just happens to be the executive who was in charge of autonomous vehicles at Ford. From The New York Times:

Ford Motor replaced its chief executive, Mark Fields, on Monday and vowed to catch up in the race to build self-driving cars and define a new era in personal mobility. The company said Jim Hackett, who had overseen the Ford subsidiary that works on autonomous vehicles, would immediately take the reins from Mr. Fields.

Mr. Hackett said the board had given him a free hand to transform the nation’s No. 2 automaker, including seeking alliances with Silicon Valley firms, changing its product lineup, and divesting itself of unprofitable global operations.

Driverless cars are the future. It remains to be seen if Apple’...

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10:27
Review: DJI's Mavic Pro is the best iPhone-...




With a highly optimized, portable design, solid construction, deep iOS integration and a bevy of automated features, DJI's Mavic Pro is perhaps the best product available on the consumer drone market.

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10:24
An Indiegogo campaign is underway for Expanse...

I’m always on the look-out for the latest and greatest computer speakers for use with my Mac. An Indiegogo campaign is underway for an intriguing product dubbed Expanse Speakers, an electrostatic speaker system. 

According to the folks at IC One Two, the company working on the speaker system, electrostatic systems have historically remained on the fringes of Hi-Fi for a range of reasons, but in large part because, while they offer superior sound quality over cone speakers, they've lacked the punch in loudness and haven’t been able to deliver equivalent dB levels. IC One Two claims Expanse Speakers overcome these limitations.Tooling is estimated to take 30-45 days, with production following over the...

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10:17
US Supreme Court ruling may shrink tide of frivolous...




The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a critical decision that could reduce the number of patent lawsuits tech companies like Apple face on a yearly basis.

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10:16
Square hosting free tech talk event during WWDC week...

Square is hosting a free event featuring tech talks and a Q&A session in San Jose during WWDC week next month. Square engineers will be available to discuss using the payment processor’s technology on iOS and how to leverage Apple Pay, according to the announcement.

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10:08
Anker's extremely popular ergonomic mouse is 70...

As part of Amazon's Gold Box Deals today, Anker is selling some of its input devices at a steep discount. Of the PC input deals, the one device that really caught our eye was Anker's ergonomic wireless mouse for $15. On top of that, Amazon is also offering Anker's compact Bluetooth keyboard for $17 as part of a different promotion.

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10:05
Samsung Wisenet-SmartCam A1 works with iOS devices

Hanwha Techwin America (formerly Samsung Techwin America has announced that the Samsung Wisenet-SmartCam A1 — which works with an iOS app on the iPhone and iPad — is available to consumers both online and in stores including Sam's Club, Target and Amazon.com.

It's a Wi-Fi security camera kit that offers both indoor and outdoor solutions and provides users with a more complete view of their home. The system consists of an indoor camera with 1080p Full HD streaming, 130-degree wide angle lens, two-way talk and motion zone select, and an outdoor battery-powered camera that delivers videos at 720p HD resolution with weather resistant capabilities. Users can also pair up to seven outdoor battery-powered cameras with the A1 station hub.

The Wisenet-SmartCam A1 indoor and outdoor cameras connect to the station hub for Wi-Fi, to provide local storage and can send event notifications to the user's device via the iOS app...

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09:56
Google Aims to Attract Apple Users with Google I/O...

At its Google I/O conference last week, the Mountain View tech giant again unleashed a torrent of product and service announcements. These, as usual, had more than a little relevance for Apple users.

 

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09:51
Apple, Visa sued over Apple Pay patent violation

A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents.

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09:38
Stunning sunset drone video of Apple Park

As the main "spaceship" structure at Apple Park nears completion, the drone footage from pilot/cinematographer Duncan Sinfield just keeps getting better. Last Friday, he published a new video on YouTube showing the amazing structure near sunset

Wired had a writeup on the entire campus and the iconic "spaceship" headquarters building last week as well. One of the key points of that article by Steven Levy was about the incredible detail brought to play in the design and building of the project. A good deal of that detail owes its roots to none other than Steve Jobs. Foster+Partner is the architectural firm tasked with designing Apple Park, and one of its project leads (Stefan Behling) was quoted by Wired:

“They describe the level of attention devoted to every detail, the willingness to search the earth...

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09:32
Nike unveils new Day to Night Apple watch bands

As a follow up to the Apple Watch NikeLab released in late April, Nike on Monday announced the Day to Night collection of Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch Nike+.

The Day to Night collection is made up of bands that are, “inspired by a shade of the sky,” according to Nike. The four bands are available in colors that match the four colorways of the Air VaporMax Flyknit running shoe.

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09:29
9to5Toys Lunch Break: BeatsX $100, Apple 13-inch...

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09:26
Never Be Late or Forget a Task Again with “Take...

You know that Apple’s built-in Calendar and Reminders apps can help you manage your schedule and to-do list. But there’s often a gap between theory and reality, so we’ll share a few key troubleshooting tips in this excerpt from Scholle McFarland’s new “Take Control of Calendar and Reminders.”

 

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09:14
Emerson Sensi thermostat line expanding with two...




Environmental control company Emerson has added to its Sensi thermostat line with a new pair of HomeKit-compatible devices.

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09:13
Supreme Court dealt a blow to patent trolls

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent “trolls” to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc’s Google.

Anything that gets rid of patent trolls is a good thing, but I’m sure the trolls will try to incorporate in East Texas, where many of the patent cases currently take place.

Update: I misread the ruling. Lawsuits will have to be filed in the jurisdiction of the defendant, which should definitely deal a huge blow to patent trolls.

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09:00
News: Daily Deal: Peach Emoji Power Bank

For Monday’s iLounge Deal, you can pick up the Peach Emoji Power Bank for only $19.99 — that’s 20% off the regular price. Who said phone chargers couldn’t be cute? This peach emoji-shaped power bank packs a battery wallop, with a 2,600mAh battery capacity that is enough to fully charge a smartphone. Know you won’t have time to charge your phone (or any other USB-powered device for that matter) for awhile? Carry this little…

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08:57
Deals: 13" MacBook Pro for $1,299 ($200 off);...




Several Apple authorized resellers are kicking off the week with $200 instant discounts on MacBook Pros, starting with the base 13-inch model in Space Gray and including the high-end 15-inch with Radeon 455 graphics (now $2,599). Apple Watch Series 2 devices are also $100 off with no tax outside NY and NJ.

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08:52
Drive Genius 5 Standard License: $39

We have a deal for you today on the venerable Mac utility Drive Genius 5. This software helps monitor and manage your storage device and its files with 19 different built-in utilities. It’s $29 through us, some 60% off.


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08:48
Nike Unveils VaporMax Flyknit Apple Watch Bands

Nike wants your Apple Watch to match your shoes, so the company is launching a new line Nike+ of sport bands. The “Day to Night” line match the company’s Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit running shoes with color coordinated Apple Watch Nike+ bands.


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08:43
Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide...




Nike on Monday introduced four new Nike Sport Band colors for the Apple Watch, designed to match the company's Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoe collection.

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08:43
New Nike "Day to Night" Apple Watch bands...

While my AWT business partner Dennis Sellers is out for his daily run, he's missing out on the news that could make him a color-coordinated fashionista -- Nike has just announced a new collection of "Day to Night" Apple Watch bands that will match the designs of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoes. 

When they arrive on Nike.com and at select Nike retail stores on June 1 for $49.00, runners will be able to match their watch band and shoes for the first time. According to Nike, "The 'Day to Night' collections celebrates runners whenever they choose to run - at twilight, sunset and everything in between. Each of the colors is inspired by a shade of the sky, from dawn to dusk, and allows runners to - for the first time - make a statement by matching their Apple Watch Nike+ bands to their footwear."

The bands will also be available at Apple.com, Apple retail outlets, and other retail partners after the June launch. 

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08:39
Apple Store in Singapore

As with most Apple retail locations, this is just beautiful.

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08:15
Hypnotic coffee table creates sand art with a...

If I had the money, I’d buy one of these coffee tables in a heartbeat.

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08:01
Cases for Apple's 2017 iPad Pros hint at tall...




Photos from a pair of sources purportedly show cases for Apple's 2017 iPad Pro models, including an updated 12.9-inch tablet and a new 10.5-inch design.

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08:00
Daily Deal: ExoMount Magnet Air Universal Smartphone...

Don't drive and hold that iPhone in your hand at the same time -- in many states, this is illegal, and anywhere it's an unsafe practice. Instead, take advantage of our deal on the ExoMount Magnet Air Universal Smartphone Car Mount for just $22.95.  

This is 23 percent off the usual $29.95 price tag, and the Magnet Air Universal Smartphone Car Mount works great! Put the mount into any air vent on your car, then use the powerful magnet on the ExoMount to hold your iPhone in place in any convenient orientation. Installation takes no tools, just your two hands.

Stay safe and save some money in the process. Order the ExoMount Magnet Air Universal Smartphone Car Mount today.

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07:43
New Apple Music subscribers in some countries won...

Even if you hate the design and navigation, one thing has been clear since Apple released its Music streaming service to the world at WWDC 2015: it has the best introductory offer in the business. But like all good things, it looks like that might be coming to an end.

Several outlets have spotted that Apple’s website in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland is now showing that new Apple Music subscriptions will cost a buck rather than nothing. New customers still get the same three months of music, but now their iTunes accounts will be charged 99 cents, euros, and francs, respectively.

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07:39
UBS increases Apple price target to $170, sees...




In anticipation of a pricey flagship iPhone later this year, investment firm UBS increased its price target for AAPL stock on Monday, advising investors to buy in before the launch of the highly anticipated "iPhone 8."

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07:33
Nike launching colorful new Apple Watch Sport Bands...

Last month Nike expanded its Apple partnership with a special NikeLab version of its collaborative Apple Watch Nike+, and next month Nike is going further by introducing four new shoe-matching Nike Sport Band colors. The “Day to Night” band collection is designed to match Nike’s Air VaporMax Flyknit shoes…

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07:31
The Netherlands gain more mass transit details in...




Apple has expanded its mass transit information to the Netherlands, with the full set of data involving stations, tracks, and other stations coming online on early Saturday morning -- but live train and bus data is not yet available.

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07:30
MNML: Minimalist desktop client for Medium, and this...

Have you heard about Medium.com? You can think of it as a blogging platform, but it’s much more than that, providing a daily dish of tasty ideas by writers you might not have otherwise discovered. You can be a writer on Medium; just sign up and start typing. Better yet, buy a copy of MNML (US$29.99) as soon as you sign up for Medium and get ready to enjoy writing and publishing your work on Medium.

MNML (pronounced “minimal”) is a minimalist macOS desktop client for Medium from developer John Saddington, the same guy who brought you Desk. That Mac app was voted one of the Mac App Store “Best Apps of the Year” in both 2014 and 2015, and MNML is off to a good start by being featured on the Mac App Store as a...

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07:30
RSA Sues Apple Claiming Apple Pay Patent Infringement

RSA filed a lawsuit against Apple and Visa over the weekend claiming the iPhone maker’s Apple Pay feature infringes on patents it owns. The company says it holds 13 patents covering Apple Pay technology, and hasn’t been able to get Apple or Visa to pay for licensing.


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07:12
Most Apple Pay terminals in the UK can now accept...

Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple pay, told The Telegraph that over half of contactless payment terminals in the UK are now able to take Apple mobile payment transactions of any value. Most card readers had previously been restricted to £30, the default upper limit for contactless card transactions.

The upgrades, which she said applied to hundreds of thousands of terminals, means shoppers in many places can make payments of any value without taking their wallet with them. When Apple Pay was launched in the UK in 2015, only a handful of retailers accepted “limitless” transactions.

The Telegraph notes that higher-value payments are seen as a key advantage for Apple over contactless cards as it seeks to grow its payments business. Contactless card payments are limited to £30 to prevent fraud, since they do not...

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07:11
Emerson announces two new HomeKit Sensi thermostats...

Emerson has officially announced HomeKit support for its Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat lineup, which includes a budget-friendly option and a fancier version with a color shifting touch screen. Apple’s HomeKit feature allows you to control heating and cooling settings with Siri, automation, and Apple’s Home app.

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07:04
Leaked 10.5-inch iPad Pro case compared to current 9...

Earlier today we got a brief glimpse at some of the first iPad cases leaking for the new 10.5-inch (as well as that refreshed 12.9-inch model also expected soon). Now we get our best look yet at the new model with the images above and below showing a case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro next to the current 9.7-inch iPad Pro model. The images come from sources in China and were shared with 9to5Mac by @ShaiMizrachi, a tipster that has shared accurate information for unreleased products on several occasions in the past.

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07:03
Apple Pay accused of violating patents after...

Apple has been accused of violating the patents of a Boston-based company through its launch of Apple Pay. Universal Secure Registry CEO Kenneth Weiss says he ‘was the first in the space, and the secure payment technology that he developed goes right to the core of Apple Pay.’

In an interview, Weiss says that the patents cover all three key elements of Apple Pay.

Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions.

While it’s not unusual for more than one company to be simultaneously working on the same technology, Weiss...

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06:59
Apple sued for allegedly infringing electronic...

Another day, another lawsuit. Universal Secure Registry, a Boston area “enabling technology” company, has filed a complaint in United States District Court for the District of Delaware accusing Apple and Visa of infringing patents for electronic payments and identity authentication that paved the way for their mobile payment platforms.

The suit seeks unspecified damages, but details the scope of the infringement, claiming, "since 2014 Apple's backend servers and Visa's payment processing network VisaNet, including Visa Token Service, have supported and processed transactions made using Apple Pay, including billions of Apple Pay transactions made in the United States." 

According to the complaint, "Apple CEO Tim Cook stated at the iPhone 6 launch event in September 2014, '[p]ayments is a huge business. Every day between credit and debit we spend $12 billion. That's over $4 trillion a year and that's just in the United...

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06:55
Lawsuit accuses Apple & Visa of stealing ideas...




A lawsuit launched this week accuses Apple and Visa of patent infringement via Apple Pay, in fact suggesting that one or both of the companies stole core ideas behind the platform.

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06:50
Emerson announces Apple HomeKit compatible...

Emerson has announced the new Sensi Touch Wi-Fi with a color touchscreen and HomeKit compatibility. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

Emerson’s new Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat—along with an updated version of the classic Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat—is now compatible with Apple's smarthome management platform. Customers can use the new geofencing proximity detection feature or flexible scheduling options to achieve energy savings without compromising their comfort, according to Robert Sharp, executive president of Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions.

Both thermostats use smart alerts to notify customers of extreme temperatures and humidity levels. The Sensi mobile app has also received extensive updates, including a dashboard with individual thermostat cards. In addition to the Apple HomeKit integration, both Sensi thermostats are compatible with smart home platforms Amazon Alexa and Wink.

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06:40
Facial recognition helps parents find son 27 years...

Jennings Brown, Vocativ:

When Fu Gui was six, he was abducted on his way home from school in Chongqing, China. He was then trafficked to Quznahou, about 1,000 miles away, where he was sold to foster parents. Now, 27 years after he was taken from his family, he has been reunited with them. And it’s all thanks to the latest cross-age facial recognition technology from Chinese tech giant Baidu.

And:

In 2009, nearly two decades after Gui was kidnapped after school, he uploaded the earliest photo he had of himself, taken when he was 10, adding it to the database of tens of thousands of images. In January of this year, Gui’s father uploaded a photo of Gui when he was 4.

Baidu’s AI was capable of matching the two images, taken six years apart.

This is a breathtaking application of facial recognition technology. And this tech is becoming more sophisticated, and facial data more ubiquitously available every single day.

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06:34
Apple and glucose level monitoring – “Stick it in...

Jean-Louis Gassée, Monday Note:

Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address Type 2 Diabetes.“Stick it in your ear”. Literally.

This is a detailed, thoughtful piece on Apple’s pursuit of the holy grail of glucose level monitoring, continuous monitoring without drawing blood. Terrific read.

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06:33
Knightsbridge Singapore Apple store cover removed,...




The cladding surrounding the new Apple store at Singapore's Knightsbridge shopping center has been removed, and the interior of the location has been seen for the first time.

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06:30
Apple sees year-over-year increase in Mac laptop...

Apple’s sold an estimated 3.4 million laptops in the first quarter of the 2017 calendar year, compared to an estimated 2.9 million in the previous quarter, according to TrendForce. This places it fifth among global laptop manufacturers, notes the research group with 9% market share.

Ahead of Apple are HP (22.8% market share), Lenovo (21.2% market share), Dell (14.3% market share), and Asus (9.8% market share). This doesn’t count tablets. According to TrendForce, Apple has 27.9% of this market, making it the top table maker.

Apple’s sales of 3.4 million laptops in the first quarter represents a 15.8% decline compared to the last quarter of 2016. However, it’s a year-over-year increase in overall laptop shipments.

The latest generation of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which was released in last year’s fourth quarter, was well-received by consumers and contributed significantly to the...

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06:28
Nokia: Apple isn’t a victim of monopoly

Nokia asked a Texas federal judge Thursday to toss antitrust counterclaims by Apple in a patent infringement suit over video compression technology, calling the tech giant’s protestations that it was the victim of a monopoly a meritless attempt to impede Nokia’s infringement claims, reports the Law 360 website.

Nokia is suing Apple in Germany and the U.S. for patent infringement. "Since agreeing (to) a license covering some patents from the Nokia Technologies portfolio in 2011, Apple has declined subsequent offers made by Nokia to license other of its patented inventions which are used by many of Apple's products...

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06:27
How the Beatles Wrote ‘A Day in the Life’

[VIDEO] Nicholas Dawidoff:

“A Day in the Life” isn’t a song to sing, as are “Eleanor Rigby” (ideal for both car and karaoke), “Hey Jude” (written to soothe John Lennon’s young son, no lullaby works better at children’s bedtime), or “In My Life” (a perennial at weddings and funerals and, I can’t help mentioning, rock’s analog to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116). Nor is “A Day in the Life” guided by melody like so many Beatles creations. It’s an elaborate production, filled with sophisticated George Martin and Geoff Emerick musical trickery (distortion, echo, dubbing, reverb). An orchestra plays, and then one singer’s voice gives way to another’s—John’s worldly reflections transitioning to Paul’s sketch of domestic memoir, and then back again—before orchestral cataclysm and a final resting place.

And:

And then, after all the chaos and destruction, what next? George Harrison had suggested a fade to humming. But it didn’t work. Paul thought that the song needed firmer...

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06:19
Tipping point for Apple Pay as majority of UK tills...

The Telegraph:

Jennifer Bailey, the head of Apple’s payments business, said over half of contactless payment terminals in the UK are now able to take Apple Pay transactions of any value. Most card readers had previously been restricted to £30, the default upper limit for contactless card transactions.

And:

Contactless card payments are limited to £30 to prevent fraud, since they do not require shoppers to enter a PIN.

Apple Pay transactions, which are made by holding an iPhone or Apple Watch against a card reader, are approved using the iPhone fingerprint scanner or watch’s biometric sensors. The extra security allows Apple Pay to make payments of any value, but retailers have had to embark on a programme of terminal upgrades to support them.

“We think the majority of the contactless terminals [in the UK] are now limitless,” Ms Bailey said.

Slow, but steady, steady growth.

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06:16
Comment: Today at Apple could easily backfire unless...

Among the images that Apple proudly featured in officially launching its Today at Apple initiative was one from an event I attended myself: an acoustic concert at London’s Regent Street store.

The official photo of the event, below, shows singer Dua Lipa performing one of the tracks from her upcoming new album, while smiling customers enjoy the show.

That was an accurate reflection of the event. The singer gave an excellent performance to an appreciative audience. But it didn’t provide the complete picture. The top photo, taken with my iPhone from my position close to the stage area, shows another aspect of the event: massive crowding with basically zero attempt at controlling those crowds …

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05:58
‘Today at Apple’ events kicked off this weekend

“Today at Apple” kicked off this weekend with new in-store programming around the world, including Photo Walks and Kids Hour at all 495 Apple stores. From Getting Started with Coding to How To: Sketch, Draw and Paint with iPad, stores collectively hosted 4,000 sessions a day, including some with special guests.

Movement artist and star of Apple’s AirPods commercial, Lil Buck, shows off his moves in the Forum at Apple Union Square.

The Today at Apple sessions are led by a new type of retail store employee -- the Creative Pro. These employees are being hired for professional-level knowledge of the subjects they teach at the sessions. In some major cities, the sessions will be taught by world-renowned artists, musicians, videographers and photographers.

The education events are part of a plan to have the Apple stores become a...

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05:50
External Link: Apple Spends $200 Million on Lattice...

Apple’s Siri was the first voice-driven assistant of its kind on the market, but in many ways, it is now being overshadowed by Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana. To boost Siri's capabilities, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence company Lattice Data for $200 million, largely for the expertise of its 20 engineers. Lattice Data converts so-called “dark data” like free-form text and images into structured data that computers can understand and use in Siri's responses.

 

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05:44
Presentation slide again suggests 'iPhone 8...




A photograph of a PowerPoint presentation suggests that the "iPhone 8" Touch ID sensor module cutout is on the back of the screen -- shedding some doubt on recent mockups and illustrations putting it underneath the display glass.

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05:30
Apple wants you to be able to control HomeKit, iOS,...

Apple wants to make it easier to manage HomeKit compatible gadgets and its own iOS and macOS devices from a central interface, perhaps on an iPhone, iPad or Mac. The company has been granted a patent (number 20170139801) for “presenting status received from multiple devices.”

HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

In the patent filing,  Apple notes that modern computing devices and wireless connections make gathering and transmitting data easier than ever, but remotely viewing all of this data still faces numerous obstacles. For one, the variety of device types and the volume of data make viewing data from multiple devices unpractical. 

Even if an application or interface is provided, viewing the variety of data requires accessing multiple applications to view the data regarding each application. This is both time consuming and resource intensive and provides the user a disjointed view of the data...

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05:15
Apple shuts down Repair Extension Program for 2011...

The bad news: Apple is no longer offering extended support for its 2011 MacBook Pro notebooks via its Repair Extension Program for Video Issues.

A group of updated support documents point out that Apple is still covering 15-inch Retina models of the Pro from 2012 and 2013, as long as they were bought less than four years ago. The program was slated to end on December 31st, 2016, although Apple has kept it in effect for users within a four-year window.

Apple first launched the Repair Extension Program for Video Issues in February of 2015. The program addressed what the company claimed was a “small percentage” of Pros with absent or distorted video, or prone to sudden reboots. Problems came to light as far back as 2013, however.

Come October of 2014, Apple was hit with a class-action lawsuit wherein users sought compensation for faulty GPUs. A later online petition to Apple executives collected over 40,000 signatures.

Customers who qualify for the Repair...

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05:11
Majority of UK payment terminals now support ‘...

We noted last summer that many UK payment terminals were allowing Apple Pay transactions above the standard £30 ($39) limit for contactless cards – and Apple says this is now true of the majority of terminals.

The news was revealed by Jennifer Bailey, head of Apple’s payments business …

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05:04
Photos show cases for new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch...

Whilst WWDC is typically focused on software announcements like iOS 11, this year several reports point to new hardware announcements including a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model.

In line with that expectation, photos are now surfacing showing cases sized for the new 10.5-inch iPad. Similar to rumors for iPhone 8, Apple will shrink the bezels to fit a larger display in approximately the same physical chassis size as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. A case for the 2017 12.9 inch model is also shown …

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05:00
Updated drone footage shows Apple Park campus at...

The new Apple Park headquarters is drawing that much closer to completion.

In his latest drone video, Duncan Sinfield has released flyover footage of the site at sunset.

While we saw some nighttime footage of Apple Park earlier this month, the new video takes the viewer a sunset-only tour of the campus. The video shows just how massive Apple’s new headquarters really are, as the building lights up the darker it gets outside.

The footage also shows work continuing on the site’s landscaping.

Interestingly, a Wired piece also mentions the vision of the late Steve Jobs for the new headquarters:

At one point, Stefan Behling recalls, Jobs discussed the walls he had in mind for the offices: “He knew exactly what timber he wanted, but not just ‘I like oak’ or ‘I like maple.’ He knew it had to be quarter-­cut. It had to be cut in the winter, ideally in January, to have the least amount of sap and sugar content. We were all sitting there, architects...

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04:41
Apple unveils Singapore store, with Today at Apple...

Apple has removed the vinyl window coverings from its first retail store in Singapore, revealing the interior for the first time.

Straits Times reports that the ground floor is used to display both main products and accessories, while the focus of the upper floor is on space for the company’s Today at Apple creative sessions …

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04:30
How to change the default email client in macOS...

When you click a link for an email address, your Mac opens the app you've set for that kind of link. Mail is the default email app. It works just fine for me. However, if you install other email apps, you might want to set them to open when you click an email link or web link. To set a default email app:

  • Open the Mail app.
  • If you haven't already set up an email account in Mail preferences or Internet preferences, follow the onscreen instructions to set one up now.
  • From the Mail menu, choose Preferences.
  • Click General.
  • Choose your email app from the ”Default email reader” pop-up menu.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images come from.)

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04:05
Apple officially launches ‘Today at Apple’ with...

Apple officially launched its Today at Apple initiative – combining workshops and creative performances – this weekend. The company says that it held special events at all 495 Apple Stores around the world, and showed off photos from many of them (below).

‘Today at Apple’ kicked off this weekend with new in-store programming around the world, including Photo Walks and Kids Hour at all 495 Apple stores. From Getting Started with Coding to How To: Sketch, Draw and Paint with iPad, stores collectively hosted 4,000 sessions a day, including some with very special guests …

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03:00
Apple’s new iCloud security requirements: How it...

If you use iCloud for email, calendar events, or contacts with any apps other than those made by Apple, and you haven’t upgraded the security on your account to use two-factor authentication (2FA), syncing and other interaction will fail starting June 15. That’s when Apple imposes a new security requirement that requires unique passwords for all third-party software that works with iCloud accounts. That includes apps like BusyContacts, Fantastical, and Thunderbird, to name a few of hundreds, as well as online services that sync with iCloud or retrieve email.

That sounds a lot more secure, but there’s less there than meets the eye. Apple’s method of allowing third-party access has significant flaws in containing abuse if one of these unique passwords gets discovered. There’s a better way with its own set of problems, but Apple doesn’t appear to be moving in that direction. (Here’s...

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02:58
OmniOutliner Essentials and Pro 5.0.4

Brings a number of refinements to the recently upgraded outlining and information organization apps. ($9.99/59.99 new, free update, 26.9 MB)

 

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02:47
iPhone 8 Touch ID location remains unclear as latest...

Although the iPhone 8 is apparently entering production verification testing this month, the rumor mill continues to disagree about several details of Apple’s upcoming radically-redesigned phone.

In this latest alleged schematics photo via Sneakleaks, an iPhone chassis is shown with a Touch ID fingerprint cutout below the Apple logo on the back of the device. This idea was last seen in an April leak. However, the rumors have not come to consensus and there are still many contradictory reports about the fate of the iPhone 8 Touch ID …

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Sunday May 21

20:29
Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials...




For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

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19:39
TextExpander 6.2.1

Maintenance release addresses a smattering of bug fixes. ($40 annual subscription, free update, 6.4 MB)

 

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18:13
Sorry, you can't plant enough trees to offset...

Ever planted a tree to feel better about your environmental footprint? It's a good idea, but it might not have as much of an effect as you'd hope. A simulation-based study has determined that it would be utterly unrealistic to plant enough trees to o...

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16:55
Drones and AI help stop poaching in Africa

Several organizations are already using drones to fight poaching, but the Lindbergh Foundation is taking it one step further. The environmental non-profit has joined forces with Neurala in order to use the company's deep learning neural network AI to...

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15:38
Things 3.0.2

Major new release for task manager with a redesigned user interface and new features including project headings, checklists, and time-based reminders. ($49.99 new, free update, 12.1 MB)

 

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15:24
LeEco CEO steps down but stays in charge

To put it mildly, LeEco has had its fair share of trouble lately. It ran low on cash due to aggressive growth, backed out of its Vizio takeover and threw its weight behind Faraday Future's electric cars despite some overly ambitious plans. Clearly, t...

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13:56
Leak reveals Facebook's rules for controversial...

It's no secret that Facebook's judgment calls on risky content are sometimes more than a little problematic. But just what are the rules guiding those decisions? You'll know after today. The Guardian has obtained leaked copies of over 100 internal...

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13:49
Working Apple-1 sold at auction by original owner...




One of the last surviving Apple-1 computers in full working order has sold in Germany for a bid price of $101,325 -- far lower than expected for the collectible.

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12:31
Logic Pros Review: The ‘Unique’ virtual analog synth...

In this week’s episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Unique iOS synth from Sugar-Bytes. The company has been making some of the most wild audio effects processors and instruments for quite some time now. Turnado, Effectrix, Artillery and the more recent Looperator provide some of the most interesting and crazy beat slicing/glitch effects out there. We got some awesome news last week when Sugar-Bytes released Unique for iPhone and iPad. This isn’t some hacked-up port or a thinned out version either. This is now one of the best dual-oscillator analog synths on the platform. As a long-time user of the company’s products, I couldn’t wait to go hands on...

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12:25
SoftBank and Saudi Arabia tout the world's...

It's normally not a big deal if a tech investment fund scores a lot of money (unless you're a startup CEO eager for cash), but the latest windfall is definitely an exception to the rule. After no shortage of hype, Sprint owner SoftBank and the Saudi...

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10:56
Doomsday seed vault upgrade protects against a...

When melting permafrost poured into the entrance of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, there was an understandable worry. What good is safeguarding the world's crops in the Arctic if even that area isn't immune to the threat of climate change? Well, you...

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10:37
Microsoft Office 2016 15.34 and Office 2011 14.7.4

Adds Dubai font family to Office apps and introduces a new user interface design to the OneNote note-keeping app. ($149.99 new, free update)

 

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10:01
∞ Earth, Wind & Fire and Ozzy Osbourne mashup

The mashup you never thought could happen.

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09:52
Apple nixes video glitch repair program for 2011...




Apple is no longer supporting 2011 MacBook Pros as a part of its Repair Extension Program for Video Issues, according to updated support documents.

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09:30
The best bike lock

By Duncan Niederlitz

This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wor...

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09:03
Fixing Album Art, Cracked iPads, and UPnP Dangers – ...

Your geeks start with some tips: dealing with a bad key on your keyboard, restoring the proper album art after iCloud Music Library has done its part, and dealing with a damaged SD card. Then it’s on to some questions, like whether or not UPnP is dangerous for you or what to do when you hear your Mac’s fans running more frequently than you think is necessary. All this and more, just after you press play!


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08:30
After Math: Get free

It's been a rockin' week in the free world. Chelsea Manning is free from prison after being pardoned by President Obama in January, Facebook announced it will stream 20 free MLB games across its social network this season and international business t...

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08:27
EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break...

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here

As schools around the country start to head into summer break, there comes the eternal question of how students should spend their spend time and energy. While some may opt for summer classes, it’s important for those who don’t that they put at least a little effort towards keeping their minds sharp.

Read on for a handful of apps that make it fun and engaging to keep your knowledge up right on your iOS device…

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08:15
10 fascinating photos that look unbelievably like...

These are shot in a style I couldn’t accomplish but I love the look and feel of them.

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08:00
Turkey’s brilliant tow trucks put the US to shame

You’ve got to admire the efficiency and speed if nothing else.

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07:42
Apple seemingly stops offering free three-month...

One of the headlining aspects of Apple Music when it launched in 2015 was its three-month free trial, allowing users a lengthy amount of time to try the service before agreeing to subscribe. This week, however, Apple has seemingly stopped offering the three-month free trial in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland…

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07:01
Functioning Apple-1 fetches $130k at auction, far...

Earlier this year, we told you about a functioning Apple-1 computer that would go up for auction in Germany on May 20th. As planned, the auction took place yesterday and brought in $130,000, far less than initial expectations…

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06:30
Ben Heck’s Super Glue Gun: Time for some reverse...

When Ben created the Great Glue Gun it was given away as a prize. Thankfully, the winner still watches the show and sent it in to the team so that it could be reverse engineered. Ben discovers the original design has a mix of pros and cons, like...

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03:29
UK switches on the world's largest wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The turbines are taller than some skys...

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Saturday May 20

22:28
Bacteria could lead to cleaner methane power

Methane as a greenhouse gas isn't all that eco-friendly when used for power, but scientists might have a way to keep the damage to a minimum. Penn State researchers have crafted microbial fuel cells that can convert methane into electricity right at...

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20:03
NBC and Viacom are making original shows for Musical...

Musical.ly might have professionally made original shows to offer along with user-produced content sometime in the future. According to Bloomberg, the music video app is currently talking to Viacom and Comcast's NBCUniversal about creating original p...

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18:27
Microsoft's true holographic display fits in...

A lot of the technology billed as holographic, well, isn't. Not even HoloLens. Real holography requires a laser-generated 3D image, and it's no mean feat to stuff that into something you can comfortably wear. Microsoft just made some important pro...

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17:22
iOS 11, Android O: What Apple can learn from Google...




"Great artists steal" in the sense of recognizing good existing ideas and building upon them. Now that Google has laid out its hand at IO17, detailing its plans for Android O and the search giant's various apps and services, what great ideas can Apple borrow for its own products? Here's a look.

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