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Saturday April 22

19:31
Artificially bright clouds might save the Great...

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying due to changes in ocean temperature, and conventional attempts to save it (such as improving water quality or limiting fishing) haven't panned out. However, scientists might have an unusual approach that works...

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17:59
China proves its first resupply spacecraft can reach...

China's space program just hit a milestone: according to Reuters, its first cargo probe has successfully proven that it can ferry supplies to orbit. Tianzhou-1 took off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the mainland on April 20th. In the e...

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16:37
Apple's 2017 Earth Day Challenge for Apple...




In recognition of today's Earth Day, Apple created an "Earth Day Challenge" to reward reaching 30 minutes of exercise on the day with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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16:25
Verizon's Galaxy S8 won't help you shop on...

Samsung already gave a heads-up that Bixby wouldn't be complete when the Galaxy S8 launched, but Verizon customers will have to make do with less than most... for a while, anyway. The American carrier has confirmed to CNET that its version of the S8...

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14:56
Britain has its first day of coal-free power in 135...

Coal power has been a fixture of British culture ever since the country's first plant went live in 1882. It shaped the Industrial Revolution (and the air pollution that followed), was involved in major labor disputes and even led to a famous album c...

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13:57
Apple acknowledges earlier iCloud subscription...

Earlier this week, some iCloud users noticed that the $0.99/mo 50 GB and $2.99/mo 200 GB iCloud plans had seemingly disappeared. Furthermore, some users received emails informing them that their 50GB or 100GB plan had been discontinued. While the issues eventually resolved themselves, Apple today has sent out an email to affected customers offering a bit more insight…

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13:25
YouTube fixes Restricted Mode issue censoring LGBTQ...

YouTube says it has fixed the issue that made Restricted Mode a bit too restrictive. The option was supposed to make the website more suitable for minors when switched on, but its older version also filtered out millions of harmless videos, including...

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12:18
Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying...




Days after an error led to false iCloud cancelation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologizing for the bug, and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.

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12:09
Logic Pros: What’s new in iOS & Mac music...

This is the place to catch up on all the biggest product announcements, hardware, apps, synths, Logic/GarageBand instruments and so much more in the world of iOS/Mac music production. This week was very busy with loads of new hardware/software announcements from Superbooth 17 in Berlin. Most notable, new flagships from Novation, DC-coupled Thunderbolt interfaces, brand new software synths for Mac and much more: more…

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11:57
'Avatar' sequels start arriving on...

James Cameron has spent years drumming up hype for his Avatar sequels with little to show for it (the first sequel was originally due this December). However, his team is finally ready to commit to specific release dates -- for all the new movies. Th...

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10:46
How online shopping makes suckers of us all

This is the part of online shopping that pisses me off the most – the blatant price gouging and fluctuations based on factors not found in brick and mortar stores.

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10:30
Recommended Reading: Juicero and the Silicon Valley...

Silicon Valley's $400
Juicer May Be
Feeling the Squeeze
Ellen Huet and
Olivia Zaleski,
Bloomberg

We never bought into the hype of a $700 juicer, but the folks at Juicero were able convince some that its WiFi-connected device was worth the investme...

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10:00
Watch this poor guy try to justify a $10,000...

It’s a weird ad but funny because I’ve heard these arguments and more made by dozens of potential motorcycle owners trying to convince themselves or their significant other to “let” them have a bike.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:16
∞ Galaxy S8 vs 7 Plus vs LG G6 vs Pixel vs 3T speed...

If speed is all that matters, this video is for you.

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09:04
This week’s top stories: Apple celebrates Earth Day...

In this week’s top stories: Apple celebrates Earth Day with a promise to stop mining completely, iPhone 8 design leaks continue, we go hands-on with NVIDIA’s new Pascal drivers for Mac, and much more. 

more…

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09:00
'The Last Goodbye' is the VR Holocaust...

You've read about the Holocaust in books and seen it portrayed in films. But it's another experience entirely to walk through the site of a concentration camp in virtual reality, led by a survivor who lost his entire family there. The Last Goodbye, w...

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07:30
With the Galaxy S8, Samsung grabs the smartphone...

In the interest of full disclosure, I'll admit my bias right up front: I have never liked Samsung's smartphones. The Galaxy and Note series have both been wildly successful -- so much so that they basically cemented Samsung's status as Apple's equal...

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06:51
Lisa Jackson talks climate change, Apple’s lofty...

In celebration of Earth Day, Apple executive Lisa Jackson this week sat down with John Gruber for an in-depth interview. Airing as part of Gruber’s “The Talk Show” podcast, the interview discussed a variety of environmental topics, especially relating to Apple’s own efforts…

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06:00
The Morning After: Weekend Edition

My name is Christopher Trout, your new editor-in-chief. You may not recognize my name, but chances are you've read something I've written. When I arrived at Engadget nearly seven years ago, I was a freelancer fresh off of unemployment, our rivalry wi...

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03:36
Waymo says Uber hid a LiDAR device based on its...

The legal battle Waymo waged against Uber is getting more and more intense, and the Alphabet-owned division is showing no signs of slowing down. It has just accused the ride-hailing company of covering up a trade secret theft in a new set of court of...

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03:00
The Week in Apple News and Rumors: iPhone 8 rumors,...

Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 21, 2017

Image by Apple

Plenty of important news and juicy rumors from the past week. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.

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Friday April 21

22:07
How the technology behind Apple's Touch ID will...




There's a lot of talk about Apple's shift to a new screen technology with the "iPhone 8," but fewer conversations about how it will all work -- AppleInsider explains what changes Apple will likely need to make to implement the technology, while retaining Touch ID on the front of the rumored edge-to-edge screen on the device.

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21:57
This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled,...




Ahead of Earth Day, Apple went on an environmental publicity blitz, most notably promising to eventually make products entirely out of recycled materials. Rumors about specific projects like the "iPhone 8" continued, meanwhile, and a new version of the Apple Watch appeared: the Apple Watch NikeLab.

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20:48
Pinterest fixes its broken visual search tool for...

Pinterest thought it launched something cool when it added visual search to its Chrome browser in March. It was supposed to be able to pinpoint specific items in an image, say a pair of sunglasses somebody's wearing in a photo, and find pins with sim...

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19:47
Lawsuit takes aim at Google, Huawei over Nexus 6P...

A federal class action complaint has been filed accusing Google and Huawei of fraud, breaching warranty and improperly handling customer complaints after a number of Nexus 6P smartphones unexpectedly shut down and became trapped in "boot loop" cycles...

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19:08
The Moto Z2 Play looks very familiar

You probably picked up the Moto Z Play for its long battery life, mid-range price and compatibility with Motrola's flagship modular backs. If you were worried that those components wouldn't work on the next version of the handset, don't -- leaked ima...

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18:34
Valve is trying to end account smurfing in '...

Valve is changing the way Dota 2 is played, at least on a meta level. Beginning May 4th, players will be required to register a unique phone number to their accounts in order to queue up for ranked matches. That's one account per phone number, ostens...

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18:21
Massive power outage closes busy Union Square Apple...




The year-old flagship Apple Store at Union Square in San Francisco was closed down today due to a massive power outage that affected around 90,000 other customers, shut down some subway stations and turned off traffic lights that snarled many busy intersections.

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18:05
Apple Hires Satellite Experts away from Google

Apple has hired away a pair of Google’s top satellite experts, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Citing unnamed sources, Mr. Gurman reported that Apple hired John Fenwick, who previously led Google’s spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, head of satellite engineering at Google. They are part of a new hardware team at Apple headed by another former Googler, Dropcam cofounder Greg Duffy.


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17:54
Duolingo has a premium subscription, but lessons are...

The idea that learning another language should be free is the core idea behind Duolingo. Over the past few years, the app has strived to make learning a new tongue convenient, portable and fun. Now the company's trying to turn its free language learn...

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17:10
Apple Hires Top Google Satellite Executives For New...

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The iPhone maker has recruited a pair of top Google satellite executives for a new hardware team, according to people familiar with the matter. John Fenwick, who led Google's spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, head of satellite engineering, left Alphabet Inc.'s Google for Apple in recent weeks, the people said. They report to Greg Duffy, co-founder of camera maker Dropcam, who joined Apple earlier this year, the people said. With the recruits, Apple is bringing into its ranks two experts in the demanding, expensive field of satellite design and operation. At the moment, these endeavors typically fall into two fields: satellites for collecting images and those for communications. In a regulatory filing last year, Boeing Co. detailed a plan to provide broadband access through more than 1,000 satellites in low-earth orbit. The aerospace company has talked with Apple about the technology company being an investor-partner in the...

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17:04
Adidas will sell more shoes partially made with...

In honor of tomorrow's Earth Day celebrations, Adidas is unveiling yet another collaboration with Parley, an organization that focuses on protecting oceans from being polluted. This includes three new models of its flagship running shoe, the original...

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16:40
Get Free Bitcoins from 22 Faucets That Pay

We’ve put together a Bitcoin Faucet Guide with 22 faucets that we’ve confirmed pay out when and how they say they will. Bryan Chaffin explains how Bitcoin faucets work and which faucets you can trust to pay. [Update: added another faucet to the confirmed pay list. Updated descriptions of other faucets.]


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16:14
The next version of uTorrent will run in your browser

uTorrent is the most popular Bittorrent client in the world, but it's clearly getting a bit long in the tooth. You can expect some big changes soon, though. TorrentFreak reports that the app will eventually run in your web browser, based on comments...

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15:42
Full copy of Apple's self-driving car permit...




On Friday, a report revealed snippets of Apple's California Department of Motor Vehicles self-driving car application, offering insight into the company's autonomous vehicle project. AppleInsider has since obtained a full copy of the document.

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15:29
Get a Special Apple Watch Badge for Completing an...

Apple announced a special Apple Watch badge for completing an outdoor workout on Earth Day. That’s April 22nd, 2017, and you’ll have to complete a 30 minute workout outdoors to collect it.


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15:29
Volkswagen shows off its vision for a driverless...

Back in March, the Volkswagen Group dropped rendered concept images of its futuristic Sedric, an autonomous vehicle that would take riders to their destination at the touch of a button -- no human driving required. At Auto Shanghai 2017, VW showed of...

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15:10
Slate Wrap for iPhone, a Study in Textured Black

The Slate wrap from Slickwraps crossed my desk a few days ago, and the thing is that it stuck with me. I find it compelling. Attractive. It’s a study in textured blacks, and I do like black cases and covers for my devices (YMMV). Slickwraps has been knocking it out of the part with their wraps lately, too. In any event, the company is calling this a limited edition, and say that it protects from minor scratches and small drops. They have them for iPhones, several Android devices (if that’s your thing), and even a MacBook. The ones for smartphone are priced at US$24.95.


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15:07
AWT News Update: April 21, 2017

Photo via Business Insider from California DMV

A few fun Apple-related stories to send you off on your Earth Day weekend:

  • Documents filed with the State of California show details on how Apple will test its autonomous vehicle software and interfaces
  • You can get a heck of a good deal on a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar in Apple's refurbished store

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

Text Version

This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today,...

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14:55
Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure Part 2 Is a Great Rube...

I love Rube Goldberg machines. We’ve seen some very clever ones in recent year, but how many have come with their own narrative theme song and an action adventure story? Enter Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure Part 2 [via Sploid]. It’s a Rube Goldberg machine where three balls go on a well-timed adventure, complete with the afore-mentioned narrative theme song. It’s in Japanese, but there are subtitles, and the real magic is in the ingenious machine. Enjoy!


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14:40
Samsung promises to fix Galaxy S8's 'red...

Quite a few of Samsung's newly-released Galaxy S8 handsets have been showing a noticeable reddish tint on their screens. While the company initially said that the problem was easily fixed with a manual calibration, it's since decided to roll out an u...

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14:36
macOS: Automatically Format Reminders With Date And...

This tip comes from Reddit, where user pralux found a handy shortcut. If you use the Reminders app on macOS, there is a way to automatically format reminders with the date and time. This saves you several clicks by doing it manually. Here’s how to do it.


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14:32
For the Most Private Browsing Experience, Think Epic...

People are growing increasingly concerned with private browsing, given the state of internet privacy in the US and other countries, as well as increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks. Jeff Butts is one of those concerned citizens, and has found out about a browser that takes security and privacy as seriously as he does.


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14:23
Arsenal FC delivers match day updates with Alexa

Amazon's virtual assistant can tell you all sorts of info on a range of topics. Sure, Alexa can already give you sports details, but one English Premier League club is going a step further. With a hand from digital agency AKQA, Arsenal Football Club...

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14:01
Dell's first HDR display is aimed squarely at...

HDR10 and Dolby Vision are the two main competing standards for high dynamic range displays. Today, Dell lent its support to the former as it announced its first HDR10-compliant display, the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K HDR Monitor. Dell revealed the new de...

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13:42
Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's...




Documents filed as part of Apple's application to test self-driving cars in California were revealed on Friday and offer a first look at the company's autonomous platform, dubbed the "Automated System."

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13:38
Court documents reveal more shady dealings by...

Things just got a lot worse for Theranos, the beleaguered blood-testing company that's seen its share of bad press and class-action lawsuits. The latest complaint is mostly based on testimony from 22 former employees and directors, according to the W...

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13:37
A Window Into the Linux Desktop


"What can it do that Windows can't?" That is the first question many people ask when considering Linux for their desktop. While the open source philosophy that underpins Linux is a good enough draw for some, others want to know just how different its look, feel and functionality can get. To a degree, that depends on whether you choose a desktop environment or a window manager. If you want a desktop experience that is lightning fast and uncompromisingly efficient, foregoing the classic desktop environment for a window manager might be for you.

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13:32
Apple and Others Will Build AIs That Will be Hard to...

What happens when AI machine learning becomes so sophisticated and inscrutable that humans can no longer understand how an AI came to a decision? AI processes will go far beyond simple structured code that can be debugged and audited. Will we just shrug and accept? John maps out the major issues with advanced AIs.


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13:20
Sony made a gigantic PS4 controller no one can use

Sony has eSports-tailored PlayStation 4 controllers, but aside from that, the gaming juggernaut hasn't made any major changes to the gamepad that shipped with the PS4. But as a Japanese promo for the recent Parappa the Rapper re-issue, the company ma...

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13:13
UK site The Guardian drops Apple News in bid to...




Prominent U.K. newspaper The Guardian on Friday pulled out of two major app-based initiatives, Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles, in a bid to reclaim revenue.

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13:13
Apple’s self-driving car test program detailed in...

Last week Apple was granted permission to publicly test self-driving car technology on California roads, and now a new document has surfaced that details Apple’s self-driving car training program for drivers. The new document provides further evidence that Apple is actively working on autonomous driving technology internally.

more…

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12:55
Turns out, pacemaker security is terrifying

The hacker who uses her wizard powers to get rich by manipulating stocks is a tired Hollywood trope. But that doesn't mean some hackers don't dream about making the fantasy come true, or that the ridiculous vulnerabilities necessary to facilitate suc...

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12:40
Steve Ballmer's US data trove isn't the...

Steve Ballmer spent years at Microsoft chasing money for the tech giant to add to its bottom line, but now he's devoted to following the money the US government spends. After his retirement and conversations with his wife about what to do next, Ballm...

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12:39
News: Apple recruits two Google Satellite Executives

Apple has hired two top Google satellite executives for a new hardware team that it is creating, Bloomberg reports. Citing people familiar with the matter, the report notes that Apple has recently hired John Fenwick former lead of Google’s spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, who headed up satellite engineering at Google. Both now allegedly report to Greg Duffy, the Dropcam cofounder who joined Apple in January. Speculation on Duffy’s…

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12:38
Apple is reportedly looking to put broadband-beaming...

Apple has a new high-flying project in the works.

According to Bloomberg, Apple is getting involved in launching satellites that would beam down broadband Internet access. Recently, Apple poached two Google satellite executives to form a new hardware team within the company. John Fenwick led Google’s spacecraft operations and Michael Trela was head of satellite engineering.

The report adds that Fenwick and Trela will now report to Greg Duffy, the Dropcam founder who joined Apple earlier this year. Presumably, they will be working on a secret project to design and develop Apple’s own satellites. 

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12:30
Patent-holding company uses ex-Nokia patents to sue...

Enlarge / Headquarters of Finnish telecom equipment group Nokia. (credit: Getty Images / RONI REKOMAA / Stringer)

The largest publicly traded patent-assertion company, Acacia Research, has launched a new lawsuit (PDF) against Apple and all the major cell phone carriers.

Cellular Communications Equipment, LLC, a unit of Acacia, has sued Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The company says that the five...

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12:29
MacTech Pro 2017 Dates and Locations

If you’re an Apple consultant or IT professional, check out the MacTech Pro series of events, which take place throughout the United States during the rest of the year.

 

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12:24
Michael Kors taps your Instagram feed to beautify...

Last month, Michael Kors announced a "My Social" app that lets you tap into your Instagram feed for watch face backgrounds. Today, the company is sharing a video that shows exactly how you'll do that and why you might want the feature. That is, if yo...

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12:15
The Week in iOS Apps: Charge Running makes your runs...

Cool running

Image by Rob Schultz/Macworld

This week’s roundup includes a new running app that pits you against friends and competitors across the country, in real time. Plus: Microsoft releases its new To-Do app. Read on!

Charge Running

Image by Charge Running

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12:12
Apple Releases 10th Annual Environmental...

In its 10th annual Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple shares how well it has executed on its environmental policies and sets bold goals for the future.

 

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12:10
Apple lures top top satellite execs from Google

Apple has hired a pair of top satellite executives from Google for a new team, Bloomberg reports, suggesting that the iPhone maker may be looking at satellite broadband.

John Fenwick, who led Google's spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, head of satellite engineering, departed for Apple recently, sources told the publication. They report to ex-Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy. Apple hired Duffy in January, supposedly to lead a special project at Apple that’s operating like a startup within the company.

Apple has talked with Boeing about the latter's plan to offer broadband via more than 1,000 low-earth orbit satellites, Bloomberg adds. Two years ago, Boeing announced that it was interested in making a deal with "top technology companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple.And SpaceX has forecast $...

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12:00
From ‘F-Bomb’ to ‘Photobomb,’ how the dictionary...

Adding words to the dictionary sounds mundane but it is actually a fascinating process.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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11:58
Apple fills new hardware team with ex-Google...

Apple has hired two people with intriguing backgrounds in the field of satellite technology: John Fenwick, the former head of Google's spacecraft business, and Michael Trela, the ex-lead of Google's satellite engineering group. Bloomberg reports the...

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11:30
Apple hires two Google satellite execs for 'new...




Apple has reportedly hired two executives from Google's satellite division to head up "a new hardware team," with goals that are still unclear.

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11:30
Apple safety reports hint at augmented reality...

Is Apple really making a Google Glass-esque augmented reality device? We’re still skeptical, but a new report indicates the company is at least testing some sort of head-adjacent wearable.

A safety inspector contracted with Apple accidentally emailed an incident report to hundreds of Apple employees, who then sent the document to Gizmodo. The report details 70-plus health and safety incidents that involved Apple employees, two of which experienced injury or pain to the eye after using a mysterious prototype. What kind of prototype would hurt your eye? Perhaps a pair of augmented reality glasses?

...

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11:30
Twitch kicks off Science Week by streaming Sagan...

Prepare to see all kinds of science-y streams on Twitch next week. The streaming platform is holding a week-long celebration of all things science, starting with a marathon of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Twitch's Cosmos channel will broad...

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11:22
Apple Music Launches Up Next Series with 6LACK...

Apple is moving forward with its original content plans for Apple Music with a new artist interview series called Up Next. The monthly interviews start off with Zane Lowe interviewing singer and rapper 6LACK.


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11:19
Photoshop World 2017 Deals: Pre-order the latest...




With Photoshop World 2017 well underway, Adorama and B&H are both accepting pre-orders on Sony's newest mirrorless Alpha a9 camera and GM lens, as well as Nikon's D7500 DSLR camera -- with no tax collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ. Plus, save 5% on select DJI drones with coupon or pre-order the Phantom 4 Advanced for $1,349 including tax.

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11:16
Apple creates new hardware team led by former Google...

It’s well known that Apple is working hard to bring innovation to augmented reality and self-driving cars (in some capacity). However, new hires recently made by the company are making a satellite constellation project seem likely.

more…

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11:07
'iPhone 8' renders based on shaky diagram...




A new set of images purporting to be of the "iPhone 8" rear case have appeared on Chinese social media, but AppleInsider has learned that they are renders, based on recent, alleged schematic 'leaks.'

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11:07
9to5Rewards: JAM Audio’s JAM Xterior Max outdoor...

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is JAM Audio, makers of Bluetooth speakers, headphones and other audio products. 

The company has its new JAM Xterior Max bluetooth outdoor speaker (pictured above) to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week. 

more…

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11:01
Hulu eyes Joe Hill's 'Locke & Key...

After a few false starts, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's award-winning horror comic Locke & Key is getting another shot at coming to your screen. Hulu is producing an hour-long pilot adaptation with Lost's Carlton Cuse executive producing and D...

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10:56
Apple notifying WWDC 2017 scholarship applicants of...

Apple has started alerting WWDC 2017 scholarship applicants of their award status ahead of the developer conference scheduled for June. WWDC scholarship winners receive free access to the conference which usually has a $1599 ticket cost for entry.

more…

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10:50
Apple’s Unplanned Augmented Reality Leak – TMO Daily...

Apple’s employee injury reports are giving us a clue into the company’s augmented reality plans. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Apple’s augmented reality plans may be, and how wearable technology may play in.


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10:43
The Guardian pulls out of Apple News after ‘...

After being one of the original Facebook Instant Article pioneers back in 2015, the Guardian has pulled its content from both Apple News and Facebook’s Instant Articles format. According to Digiday, the action may be a result of the large publisher not being content with the deals they’re being provided.

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10:34
The rumors are true: 'Call of Duty' is...

The next Call of Duty returns to the series' roots with a storyline set in World War II. Sledgehammer Games is working on the new title, dubbed Call of Duty: WWII, and the studio is expected to drop details in a livestream on Wednesday, April 26th at...

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10:33
iPhone 8 chassis leak again indicates rear Touch ID...

[Update: This specific alleged chassis leak appears to be a rendering based on schematic leaks.]

The latest alleged iPhone 8 chassis leak appears to further indicate that the Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be relocated to the rear side like some Android phones. Earlier rumors predicted an embedded Touch ID sensor in the display.

more…

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10:32
Snag extra $10 cash on all Apple trade-ins for Earth...

Save the earth and get paid! Fight that e-waste nightmare by trading in your old Apple gear this week for cash, and you can take advantage of our Earth Day bonus: You’ll get an extra $10 on every trade-in — just use the coupon code “earthday” Whether you are upgrading Apple devices, or trying to get rid of an old one that’s just sitting around, participate in the easiest buyback program on the internet.

And from now until April 22, we’ll be throwing that $10 on top of your normal (already high) buyback price. more…

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10:09
Apple funds new program to turn young artists into...

Discovering new artists is hard for everyone – listeners and labels alike. Anything that brings awareness to new voices is probably a good thing.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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10:02
The best HomeKit-enabled products that save energy...

From 9to5Toys: Earth Day 2017 is upon us, so it’s time for our annual look at how you can save money by adding a few simple accessories to your home. Elgato, Philips, Ecobee and many others have released a number of products geared towards saving energy (and your hard-earned cash). Chances are, as an avid 9to5Toys […]

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09:58
Overcast 3.1 update puts podcasts directly on Apple...




Popular iOS podcast app Overcast has updated with the ability to sync episodes directly to an Apple Watch, letting runners and others leave home without an iPhone in tow.

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09:58
Microsoft has a plan to beat Chromebooks at their...

Microsoft is holding an education-focused event on May 2nd, and speculation has indicated that we might see Windows 10 Cloud for the first time. The software is pegged as a low-resource platform that could compete with Google's Chrome OS, which has b...

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09:50
Leaked document details Apple employee injuries,...

There’s a lot more chaff than wheat here but it hasn’t stopped the tech press from losing their minds over what may or may not be hinted at.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:48
Friday 5: Awesome paid Mac App Store apps [Video]

On this week’s edition of Friday 5, we explore several additional paid Mac App Store apps that I use on a regular basis. Apps include titles like Bumpr, which lets you choose the browser that links are opened in, along with Affinity Designer, a remarkably deep vector illustration app that can be had for an outstanding price.

more…

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09:45
How making its iWork and iLife apps free could hurt...

While the concerns are valid, I don’t think Apple looks at it the same way Moren does. Features will get added if Apple wants to add them. Not for any profit or loss reasons. That’s not better than what Moren argues though.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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09:37
Lilium's electric personal jet manages a...

The Lilium jet may look like somebody's wacky concept of a futuristic aircraft that will never be able to fly, but that couldn't be further from the truth. It has recently completed a series of flight tests in Munich, Germany, proving that the first...

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09:31
9to5Toys Lunch Break: $350 off 12-inch MacBook, iPad...

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Sleep Cycle for iOS gains new snore detection feature

Sleep Cycle’s alarm clock app is already one way to do sleep tracking from your iPhone and log the data into Apple’s Health app. Now the latest update adds a new feature to Sleep Cycle that may offer insight into sleep quality: snore detection.

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09:15
Twitch opens the door for more streamers to make...

You don't need to be a member of Twitch's exclusive group of Partnered streamers to start making money broadcasting on the service anymore. "Twitch will invite creators to join the program who fit the criteria, based on time spent streaming, viewersh...

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09:00
The best laser printer

By Ben Keough and Liam McCabe

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

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08:38
Happy Hour Podcast 116 | tvOS 11 rumors, iPad multi-...

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss new tvOS 11 rumors, the possibility of account switching on iOS, Nike’s newest Apple Watch, Apple’s Earth Day Activity Challenge, and its new lofty goal of making products from 100% recycled materials. 9to5Mac’s Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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08:38
Merch booths are coming to a video game near you

Take a look through Etsy or the countless daily T-shirt sites and nerd-focused stores online and you'll find a common theme: merchandise featuring characters and other bits from your favorite video games. Soon, you won't have to go outside the title...

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08:20
In The First Months of Trump Era, Facebook And Apple...

An anonymous reader shares a report: According to federal lobbying disclosures filed Thursday, Facebook and Apple set their all-time record high for spending in a single quarter. Facebook spent $3.2 million lobbying the federal government in the first months of the Trump era. During the same period last year, Facebook spent $2.8 million (about 15% less). The company lobbied both chambers of Congress, the White House, and six federal agencies on issues including high-tech worker visas, network neutrality, internet privacy, encryption, and international taxation. Facebook was the 12th-highest spender out of any company and second-highest in tech. [...] Apple spent $1.4 million, which is just $50,000 more than during the final months of the Obama presidency, when it set its previous record, but the most it has ever spent in a single quarter. Apple lobbied on issues including government requests for data, the regulation of mobile health apps, and self-driving cars. Google, once again,...

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08:18
Leedarson plans HomeKit support & product line w...

Leedarson, one of China’s largest manufacturers and exporters of white labeled lighting products for companies like GE and others, will soon launch HomeKit support for a wide range of home IoT products. It’s also planning an entrance into the HomeKit space as its own brand, with a lineup of lighting, sensors, IP cameras and other home products planned for next year.

The company showed off the new products with HomeKit during IFA’s Global Press Conference in Lisbon this week ahead of the consumer trade show’s main event in September.

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08:14
ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops will arrive this...

Remember Windows RT, the stripped back version of Windows 8 meant for ARM-based hardware? It was a complete failure for Microsoft, recreating the desktop environment but little else for the Surface and Lumia 2520. Undeterred, Microsoft is working wit...

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08:08
Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help...




Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

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08:02
New Apple data center in Denmark to bring a warm...

This image of a Google data center in Oklahoma demonstrates the scale of these projects.

With Earth Day 2017 coming up tomorrow, the PR department at Apple has been working overtime to tout the company's excellent record on environmental sustainability. One such announcement has to do with a new data center in Denmark. Data centers and all of the servers packed in them generate a huge amount of heat, and Apple has announced that it will capture the waste heat from the new facility and direct it to a district heating system used to warm local homes.

That's not all the data center is doing to help keep Denmark clean. The data center, on the Jutland peninsula, will be partially powered by recycling farm waste products. Together with Aarhus University, Apple's working on a way to take agricultural waste, put it into a...

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08:00
How Gorillaz brought a global listening party to...

Gorillaz are having a house party at 500 locations around the globe. The animated band -- brainchild of musician Damon Albarn (Blur) and artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) -- is hosting the unusual audio soirée for its upcoming album launch for...

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07:51
Review: Final Draft 10, the Mac app that aims to...

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of Scrivener, having used the app to write three novels, two novellas and a travel guide. But when I accidentally found myself working on a screenplay for a comedy series, I thought I’d try the industry-standard software for the job: Final Draft.

Final Draft comes highly recommended, used by all the top studios and praised by such screenwriting talents as Aaron Sorkin, James Cameron, JJ Abrams, Sofia Coppola and more. Ben Stiller said that ‘Final Draft is the only screenwriting software I have ever used, and it is the only one I...

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