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Thursday August 10

03:30
The iPod’s successor is the Apple Watch

When Apple announced the tiny sixth-generation iPod nano in 2010, Steve Jobs joked that some people at Apple had suggested you could wear it as a watch—and some people tried. That particular iPod model is long gone, and now the iPod nano has been discontinued entirely.

But the spirit of the iPod nano lives on, and it turns out that that instinct from 2010 wasn’t that far off. Apple might not make a classic iPod anymore, but the product that most resembles it in Apple’s 2017 line-up is the Apple Watch.

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02:00
New hints surface from leaked HomePod firmware, hunt...

As it’s being studied, the leaked HomePod firmware continues to be a treasure trove of upcoming Apple features for the upcoming iPhone.

In addition to recent findings, iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has uncovered even more strings hidden inside of Apple’s HomePod firmware, which could possibly point to new features in upcoming iPhone hardware.

The strings highlight the presence of a camera capable of supporting 240 frames per second video capture at a 1080p resolution. The current iPhone 7 is also able to capture video at 240 fps, but it’s limited to just 720p resolution. 240 fps video capture results in smoother slow motion video, and having that video at full HD resolution would make for a significant increase in quality.

Rambo also dug up strings that suggested support for multiple biometric options. While it’s unknown as to whether this means the next-gen iPhone will support Face ID, Touch ID or some other form of authentication is unknown.

Finally...

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02:00
Rumor: Apple places order in excess of $200 million...

Apple has apparently placed over $200 million in bookings with supplier Lumentum for the rest of the 2017 calendar year. The components are apparently related to vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) and are believed to be aimed at Apple’s advanced 3D sensing camera on the iPhone 8. The bookings represent a noticeable increase in revenue for the supplier, in comparison to a reported $5 million in 3D sensing revenue during its last fiscal quarter.

As a result, LoupVentures analyst Gene Munster has stated that he believes the September launch of the iPhone 8 will see a notable increase in the number of iPhones equipped with 3D sensors supporting augmented reality features. Lumentum is believed to be one of around three companies supplying Apple with VCSEL components, as well as Finisar.

Munster offered the following comments:

It’s predicted that most of Lumentum’s $200 million VCSEL order, “if not the entire order,” will be for Apple, leading to...

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Wednesday August 9

23:29
Google and Blizzard invite you to train AI with...

Google, apparently tired of trouncing human players at Go with its DeepMind AI, set its computer intelligence up with Blizzard's video game Starcraft II last fall. It seems that was more than a stunt: Today, Google announced it has built a whole rese...

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22:31
Kids can learn to code Xbox and PC games at...

There are a ton of initiatives to help kids (and adults) learn to code these days. Google has lessons for teens to code animates scenes starring Wonder Woman, Apple has the kid-friendly Swift Playgrounds and a partnership with Tynker, and even Facebo...

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21:46
Ron Gilbert's 'Thimbleweed Park'...

Ron Gilbert has had his fingers in quite a few adventure games over the years, including Lucas Arts' Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion, along with Hothead Games' Penny Arcade Adventures, Death Spank, and Dobule Fine Productions' The Cave. He also spen...

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21:29
Code suggests 'iPhone 8' virtual home...




A deep dive into recently released HomePod firmware reveals a few bits of information regarding the operation of Apple's "iPhone 8" virtual home button, specifically in relation to app and user interactions.

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21:06
Samsung's high-capacity V-NAND memory is...

Just over four years since it unveiled the first 3D vertical NAND memory, Samsung has developed its first 1 terabit (Tb) V-NAND chip. The flash memory technology, used in devices ranging from smartphones to digital cameras, will launch next year. As...

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19:54
Videos of 'iPhone 8' and 'iPhone 7s...




It appears the latest batch of dummy "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s" series phones have made their way out of China, as a pair of videos on Wednesday offer hands-on looks at what appears to be identical device mockups.

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19:19
Killer Deal: Apple's high-end 15" MacBook...




While supplies last, B&H Photo is offering AI readers an exclusive discount on Apple's Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz processor, 512GB of storage and Radeon 455 graphics. Now $2,099 ($700 off), shoppers will also receive a free pair of JBL Bluetooth headphones valued at $79.95. Plus, enjoy free expedited shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ.

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18:32
Facebook unveils 'Watch' platform with...




Social networking giant Facebook on Wednesday announced its first step into digital video with the forthcoming launch of Watch, a new cross-platform service that provides users access to live and recorded episodic content.

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18:27
Yet another video claims to offer a look at the...

Yet another video has emerged this evening claiming to offer a brief look at the upcoming iPhone 8. Whereas much of the attention has been on the new copper model recently, this video showcases the all black variant, albeit very briefly.

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17:32
PS4 Pro owners get 60FPS Twitch streaming in next...

Sony has been hinting at a big version 5.0 firmware update for the PlayStation 4, but... what does it entail, exactly? Eurogamer has an idea. The site has obtained release notes that hint at at least a few tangible upgrades. To start, PS4 Pro owne...

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17:12
Watch: AirPlay 2 delivers speaker integration with...




When iOS 11 launches this fall, Apple will roll out a revamped version of its AirPlay protocol featuring speaker support for HomeKit, multi-room audio, shared up-next playlists, Siri integration and more.

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17:02
Apple ceases code signing for iOS 10.3.2 after iOS...




Following the release of iOS 10.3.3 last month, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.2, effectively blocking users from downloading and installing older, potentially unsecure operating system.

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16:40
Facebook 'Watch' section launches as a...

Get ready for a new tab in Facebook on the web, mobile and TV apps, as the social network has announced it's replacing the video button with "Watch." Watch is "a new platform for shows on Facebook," and why that doesn't yet explain why we'd want one,...

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16:35
Apple's 'iPhone 8' facial recognition...




Code uncovered in recently leaked HomePod firmware suggests the facial recognition system rumored to debut in Apple's "iPhone 8" will support payments, combined biometric security and include hooks for third-party apps.

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16:26
Facebook to bring new ‘Watch’ video platform to web...

Facebook will soon officially launch its foray into the TV industry. The company announced in a blog post today that it is adding a new “Watch” section to its website, mobile, and TV applications where it will house its slate of original programming…

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15:49
How to get fired in the tech industry

Step 1: Decide you'd like to write a memo.

The topic is completely up to you. But, remember, you want the title to be both alarming and relevant to current social conversations. (#SEO #Content)

For example, we'll use a memo called "Google's Ideolog...

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15:33
Tesla considers 'platoons' of self-driving...

In April, Elon Musk revealed a project Tesla had been working on since 2016: Electric semi-trucks. Turns out he had more in store for the big rigs. Much like his company's work building self-driving consumer cars, a report alleges that Musk wants his...

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15:24
Apple stops signing iOS 10.3.2 after last month’s...

Following the July 19th release of iOS 10.3.3, Apple has this evening stopped signing iOS 10.3.2. It means that, from this point forward, users will no longer be able to upgrade or downgrade their devices to iOS 10.3.2. more…

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15:16
Time Travelling with Merriam-Webster dictionary

Then, just as I was about to leave the dictionary’s Web site, I noticed something new: next to the earliest known year that a word appears in print—for “alembicated,” 1786—Merriam-Webster now offers a link to a list of all the other words that were first used in the same year. The feature is called Time Traveler…

That is so great.

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15:14
Lawsuit claims Disney illegally collected data in...

The Walt Disney Company is being sued because a number of its apps geared towards children have allegedly been collecting personal information that the company has been sharing with advertisers. The class action suit, brought forth by a California wo...

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14:54
Xbox makes it easier to preview new games and...

If you want to preview upcoming Xbox One user interface changes, you need to be an Xbox One Insider. The tiered program also allows members to check out early alpha and closed beta games on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Unfortunately, it hasn't b...

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14:39
NBC will shut down its Seeso comedy streaming...

NBC's experiment in a comedy streaming service, Seeso, wasn't long for this world -- the outfit is shutting down later this year. There's no explanation as to why, but it notes that its original series There's... Johnny! won't premiere later in Augus...

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14:26
New video offers hands-on look at iPhone 7s Plus...

While numerous videos and images have offered a look at Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, less is known about the supposed iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. A new video today from YouTuber Danny Winget offers a hands-on look at an alleged iPhone 7s Plus dummy unit and comparing it to a dummy iPhone 8…

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14:18
More iPhone details from HomePod firmware:...

iOS developer Guilherme Rambo has unearthed even more strings hidden inside of Apple’s HomePod firmware, which could possibly point to new features in upcoming iPhone hardware.

The strings point to the presence of a camera capable of supporting 240 fps video capture at 1080p. The current iPhone 7 is also able to capture video at 240 fps, but it’s limited to just 720p resolution. 240 fps video capture results in smoother slow motion video, and having that video at full HD resolution would make for a significant increase in quality.

But that’s not the only new string that Rambo was able to dig up from the HomePod firmware…

more…

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14:13
Apple Daily Report for August 9, 2017

The usual AWT News Update won’t arrive today as my compadre, Steve, is dealing with some family matters. I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

Of course, the rumor mill is in maximum overdrive regarding the next generation of iPhones. Photos of an "iPhone 8" design dummy published show the device in a rumored gold/copper color.

Apple supplier Lumentum reported a huge increase in orders for 3D sensing laser components thought to be included in the upcoming iPhone 8 to enable advanced augmented reality features, as noted by analyst Gene Munster at LoupVentures. The company has $200 million in orders...

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14:05
Tesla quietly upgrades Autopilot hardware in new cars

Tesla may have promised that all its newly-made vehicles from October 2016 onward would have the groundwork for self-driving capabilities, but that doesn't mean its technology is set in stone. Electrek has learned that Tesla is quietly equipping new...

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13:54
The early reviews of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke series...

Apple Music last night premiered the first episode of the Carpool Karaoke series, its spin-off of the viral segment from James Corden’s “The Late Late Show” on CBS. Since the debut, early reviews have been rolling in and they aren’t pretty…

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13:45
Apple Employees Rebelling Against Apple Park's...

During a new episode of The Talk Show podcast on Daring Fireball, John Gruber touched on the topic of the open floor plans that Apple has implemented within its new campus, Apple Park. A WSJ profile of Jony Ive, where he talked about Apple Park, mentioned how programmers, engineers, and other employees had already expressed concerns about working in such an environment. Gruber shared what he has heard: I heard that when floor plans were announced, that there was some meeting with [Apple Vice President] Johny Srouji's team. He's in charge of Apple's silicon, the A10, the A11, all of their custom silicon. Obviously a very successful group at Apple, and a large growing one with a lot on their shoulders. When he [Srouji] was shown the floor plans, he was more or less just "F--- that, f--- you, f--- this, this is bulls---." And they built his team their own building, off to the side on the campus ... My understanding is that that building was built because Srouji was like, 'F--- this,...

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13:38
Square Enix and AMD are giving away indie games with...

AMD wants to ensure you always have something unique to play with new graphics card. The new AMD4U program is a partnership with publisher Square Enix exclusively featuring games from the publisher's "Collective" initiative for indie developers. Folk...

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13:20
Coldplay's Chicago concert will stream live in...

If you weren't already convinced that live VR concerts are hitting the mainstream, you might be now. Samsung is partnering with Live Nation (which is no stranger to the concept) to offer a Coldplay concert in VR on August 17th at 9:30PM Eastern. If...

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13:07
New dummy unit of Apple's 'iPhone 8'...




Photos of a supposed "iPhone 8" design dummy published on Wednesday depict the device in a rumored gold/copper color, though the dummy's provenance is unknown.

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13:01
Snapchat video of alleged sexual assault leads to...

A man in Ohio is being held on a $1 million bond today after being charged with an alleged rape that was recorded and uploaded onto Snapchat by his victim. There aren't a lot of details about the situation as of now, but reports say that police were...

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12:45
Nintendo Switch review: proving it doesn’t need the...

Nintendo has been on a path that I, and a lengthy list of other tech-invested people, have long warned about. Its tone-deaf approach to online, its resistance to adopt new technologies, and most importantly — the existence of the iPhone — have all been bad signs for Nintendo. My advice to the Kyoto-based company up until now? Adapt, or succumb to a slow, painful death at the hands of mobile.

That was the way I used to think just a mere six months ago. Then the Switch happened…

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12:42
RuPaul's biographical series will stream on Hulu

2017 has been very good to RuPaul. The ninth season of Drag Race notched eight Emmy nods, including for Reality Competition Host which he won last year. RuPaul's streak continued on Wednesday as Hulu announced that it has optioned Queen, a fictionali...

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12:20
The Coen Brothers are bringing the Wild West to...

Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing their considerable filmmaking chops to Netflix for an anthology series about the American West. The brothers will write and direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which will feature six different stories about life on t...

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12:08
Though Apple's R&D spending is massive, it...




Apple's required financial data tells the tale of a company that has been deeply invested in efficient research and development for 20 years to advance the company's long-term goals -- but it in itself does not herald something big on the horizon.

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12:04
External Link: Disney Cutting off Netflix to Launch...

Disney currently has an exclusive agreement with Netflix to stream its content, a deal that was made in 2012 but didn’t take full effect until last year. Now Disney is withdrawing. In 2019, its content will disappear from Netflix when Disney’s own streaming service joins another planned streaming service from Disney subsidiary ESPN. The announcement raises a few questions: How many of these streaming services are people willing to pay for? Will Netflix’s original TV shows and movies be sufficient to make up for the content that competitors with ties to the major studios and networks are pulling away?

 

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12:03
Facebook kills its standalone Groups app

Facebook seems to be clearing out some of its app clutter. It just ended support for its high school-geared app Lifestage earlier this week and today it announced that its standalone Facebook Groups app will be discontinued as well.

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12:00
Minimizing Personal Hotspot data usage with TripMode...

I’ve been doing a lot of work with my MacBook Pro over Personal Hotspot lately due to some ongoing family issues. Normally that would mean that I’d be heading towards a data plan overage fee, but not this month because I’ve been using TripMode for macOS (US$7.99 or part of the Setapp subscription app bundle). 

TripMode is never more than a click away

TripMode is a gatekeeper that keeps an eye on your data usage for the apps on your Mac. When you’re on a Wi-Fi network and don’t need to worry about how much data you’re chewing up, it can be set to let every app use as much data as it needs. But when you really need to watch that data usage — when you’re using your iPhone’s Personal Hotspot feature or...

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11:44
Intel plans a test fleet of 100 self-driving cars

Intel isn't wasting any time now that it officially owns Mobileye. The Mobileye team has unveiled plans to build a fleet of 100 or more self-driving vehicles to conduct tests in both its native Israel as well as the US and Europe. They'll meld Mobi...

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11:32
FaceApp changes your race with its latest selfie-...

FaceApp uses neural networks for realistic-looking changes to your selfie photos. Originally, it had filters to add smiles, change your age, change gender or "beautify" your face. Unlike Snapchat's overlays, FaceApp uses deep learning technologies to...

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11:28
iPhone 8 dummy unit shows larger display in compact...

As we approach the actual unveiling of the OLED iPhone expected next month, new dummy units based on recent leaks continue to surface showing how the iPhone 8 could look. Ben Miller has shared images of a new iPhone 8 dummy unit with the rumored copper/bronze/gold color while Benjamin Geskin has shared a cleaner looking render of the same color option.

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11:06
Intel sets plans to test 100+ self-driving vehicles...




Following up on its $15.3 billion Mobileye buyout, Intel on Wednesday announced a plans to deploy a fleet of over 100 self-driving test vehicles, with an ambitious goal of having a kit in automakers' hands by 2019.

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10:26
Apple supplier reports huge orders of 3D sensing...

During its FQ4 conference call this morning, Apple supplier Lumentum reported a huge increase in orders for 3D sensing laser components thought to be included in the upcoming iPhone 8 to enable advanced augmented reality features, as noted by analyst Gene Munster at LoupVentures. To be specific, the company has $200M in orders during the quarter up from just $5 million in revenue for the 3D sensing tech during the June quarter.

Based on the new info from Lumentum, Munster is predicting around 55m units of the next-gen iPhone models with the 3D sensing camera tech this year and capacity for around 160m next year:

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10:24
Chamberlain Home Bridge now available, adds HomeKit...

Chamberlain is now shipping its MyQ Home Bridge device that adds HomeKit support to MyQ-connected garage door openers. The new MyQ Home Bridge retails for $69.99, but Chamberlain is offering customers a special $49.99 introductory price for a limited time.

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10:21
Chamberlain ships MyQ HomeKit Bridge, bringing Siri...




After a demo of the product at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Chamberlain is shipping its MyQ Home Bridge, adding HomeKit functionality to MyQ-compatible garage door openers and compatible lighting.

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10:21
Best Buy is selling 60 AA batteries for under $7

While rechargeable AA batteries end up cheaper over the long haul, sometimes you just need the old-fashioned disposable kind on hand. Best Buy is making that more cost effective right now by offering 60 Insignia AA batteries for $6.74—or about eleven cents per battery. 

These are general purpose non-rechargeable alkaline batteries. There’s no claim on how long these batteries will last, but they should work out fine if you use them at a steady pace. Once the batteries are dead, check out RecycleNation for a location near you to dispose of them.

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10:00
Get 15% off on Photolemur 2.0 for Mac from Apple...

We've been big fans of automated photo enhancement app Photolemur since the early days. Now Photolemur 2.0 is available, both for Mac and now for Windows as well. You can see for yourself how easy it is to make your digital images "pop" with a quick pass through Photolemur 2.0 by watching the video below. Well, we have a great deal for you on Photolemur 2.0: take 15% off the regular price of $30 for a single license or $50 for a family license (up to 5 devices). Even better, take advantage of our coupon code APPLEWORLD15 today and get the family license for $29.75!

Once you've decided to buy Photolemur 2.0 for your Mac or that PC they're forcing you to use at work, just go through the purchase process and when you see the "Add Coupon" box at the bottom of the payment dialog, just click it and type in "APPLEWORLD15". We'll take 15% off the purchase, bringing that individual license down to...

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09:57
Marvel & Star Wars could be separate from new...




Despite nominally being under the same corporate banner, Marvel and "Star Wars" could be spun off into their own streaming services separate from the one Disney announced this week, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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09:51
Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge ships, adding HomeKit to...

While Chamberlain's MyQ-equipped smart garage door openers are handy, they have been missing one big feature -- HomeKit compatibility. That doesn't sound like that big a deal, but it means that you currently need to use a separate app to open your garage door and can't just say "Hey, Siri - open the garage door". That's all changed today as Chamberlain is now shipping the MyQ Home Bridge, a US$69.99 (introductory price of $49.99) device that adds HomeKit compatibility to a number of Chamberlain and LiftMaster garage door openers. 

Those garage door openers and other products include:

  • Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ-enabled garage door openers
  • Chamberlain and LiftMaster Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers (MyQ Home Bridge adds HomeKit compatibility, smartphone control already included with Wi-Fi openers) 
  • Chamberlain and...
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09:36
Latest ARKit demo shows off 3D finger painting...

We’ve already seen dozens of examples of Apple’s new ARKit framework in use from navigation enhancements to the Falcon 9 landing, and now developer Osama Abdel-Karim has shown off augmented reality finger printing with a 3D twist.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad mini 4 $320, FiftyThree...

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

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09:12
Lumentum pinned as range-finding and face scanning...




A new market analyst report is taking laser supplier Lumentum's prediction for sales and deliveries, and extrapolating that to mean that not only is the "iPhone 8" not going to see a substantial delay, but advanced 3D sensing technologies are going to be incorporated in more iPhones in 2018 than previously thought.

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09:08
News: Unreal Engine updated with basic ARKit support

The latest version of Unreal Engine includes some basic support for Apple’s new ARKit, which the accompanying blog post calls “an early, experimental version.” The plug-in is based on the work done by director Peter Jackson’s Wingnut AR studio and will allow developers to get familiar with the new features before official support begins with the release of iOS 11 in the fall. Unreal Engine has been a popular platform for game…

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08:31
First look: Kanex GoPlay Sidekick pocketable MFi...




The new Kanex GoPlay Sidekick is the second Made for iPhone gaming controller on the market to feature a licensed Apple Lightning port. But it stands out from the competition with an ultraportable design and carrying case that doubles as an iPhone stand.

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08:27
∞ Could this be the iPhone 8?

Ben Miller works for a publisher that owns a site that sells iPhone repair kits. Yesterday, they received a dummy iPhone 8 in the mail from one of their Chinese manufacturers.

Here’s a picture of the so-called iPhone 8, next to an iPhone 7 Plus:

#iPhone8 Design-Dummy vs iPhone 7 Plus. Größeres Display und dennoch kompakteres Gehäuse. pic.twitter.com/Y6RlQ62WVi

— Ben Miller (@bensen) August 9, 2017

Here’s another tweet showing the front and back:

#iPhone8 Design-Dummy, das Display wäre größer als jenes eines Plus-Modells, aber im Gehäuse eines regulären. pic.twitter.com/wflyGMAHBt

— Ben Miller (@bensen)...

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08:20
News: International Trade Commission looks into...

The U.S. International Trade Commission has announced it is investigating Qualcomm’s claims that Apple devices violate its patents, the latest front in Apple’s ongoing legal war with the chipmaker. Qualcomm asked the ITC to ban imports of iPhones into the U.S. in May, and the commission said it will set a target date for the completion of the investigation within 45 days. WHile the back and forth in the courts could take years, the ITC…

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07:56
New report says Apple's 'iPhone 8'...




Apple's assembly partners are already working full-tilt on three new iPhones for this fall, acccording to one report, differing from a recent claim that the "iPhone 8" won't enter mass production until mid-September.

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07:55
The lost art of Apple code names

Linus Edwards:

Brooklyn, Aladdin, Colt 45, Cobra, Ray Ban, Stealth, Apollo, XO, Tempest, Brazil 32, Crusader, Instatower, Kanga, JeDI, Aruba, Love Shack, Mark Twain, Excalibur, Tsunami, Phoenix, Nitro, Gelato, Dante, Q, Mach 5, Spartacus, Zelda, Yoda, Green Jade, Spock, Milwaukee, Aurora, Peter Pan, Optimus.

This is just a sampling of the rich cornucopia of Apple code names over the past 40 years. The names run the gamut from pop culture references to inside jokes — from celebrity names to just cool sounding words.

Terrific read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

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07:53
Review: Circle Pay, the cheapest way to send money...

Anyone who has ever sent or received payments between countries will know that the process is either expensive, complex or both.

PayPal, for example, is a really simple way to send money to someone, and it takes care of the currency conversion – but at a really terrible rate. Direct bank-to-bank transfers typically offer somewhat better rates, but setting up an international payment can be complex, and the rate you get usually ranges from the poor to the borderline criminal.

Other apps allow peer-to-peer payments, but usually through integrations with existing payment services that offer the same poor rates. Circle Pay claims to be different, offering mid-market rates (the same ones you’ll see if you Google the exchange rate) and no fees at all …

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07:43
Variety’s review of Carpool Karaoke

Variety:

Based on tonight’s premiere episode, with Corden and Will Smith, “Carpool Karaoke” is struggling a little to find a standalone spark outside the world of “The Late Late Show.” During Corden’s late-night show, the sunny highways of Southern California provided a visual and structural break from the show’s set — and in a medium that relies on celebrity guests, “Carpool Karaoke” is a fun way to combine interview elements with an activity that performers would naturally be good at.

But on its own, “Carpool Karaoke’s” weaknesses are magnified. The segment always had a bit of overenthusiasm for celebrity; the viewer is invited into a private hangout but can’t participate, as notable names and famous faces joke and sing with each other. This is unfortunate, because at its most successful, “Carpool Karaoke” makes its participants unassuming and even relatable. Adele busting out Nicki Minaj’s verse in Kanye West’s “Monster” makes even her — a multi-platinum pop diva...

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07:38
∞ Carpool Karaoke, episode 1

[VIDEO] Episode 1, with James Corden and Will Smith, has dropped. The shortened version is embedded in the main Loop post (a fair amount of the first episode that evolves into a commercial for the series) along with a link to the full version on iTunes.

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07:29
iPhone 8 may automatically silence notification...

Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac:

The iPhone 8 is widely reported to feature a front-facing 3D sensor which will enable face recognition for automatic unlock (supposedly replacing the need for Touch ID entirely). Moreover, code references suggest that the new OLED iPhone will be able to use that same sensor to enable even more sophisticated features, like automatically silencing notifications if the user is looking at the screen.

This is based on the recent HomePod data leak, not a verified feature. That said, I love this idea. As a developer, I also love the idea of exposing this part of the interface, allowing me to take one action if the user is looking at their screen, another if they are not.

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07:26
Google: Note to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, responding to the memo that went viral this past week:

First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However, portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace. Our job is to build great products for users that make a difference in their lives. To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK. It is contrary to our basic values and our Code of Conduct, which expects “each Googler to do their utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination.”

Follow the link to read the whole thing.

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07:18
News: Apple suppliers ramping up to mass production...

Well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims Apple has already entered mass production for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, with the iPhone 8 expected to pass verification later this month before going into mass production as well in mid-September, according to AppleInsider. Kuo’s report reflects what has been seen by supply chain sources speaking to Digitimes, who said that all three models “have entered volume production.” Both…

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07:05
Developers Explain Why iOS Apps Are Getting Bulkier

Reader joshtops shares a report: Apps are getting bigger in size, in part because developers add new features, something many users obviously appreciate, developers say. "Apps are getting bigger because iOS devices are more powerful, and developers are building more and more complex things for them without considering the impact the size will have around the world," developer Stephen Troughton-Smith tells Gadgets 360. But in part, it is also happening because developers are being careless, and adding more than one instance of files, Troughton-Smith added. "So Facebook, Twitter, and other large companies have perhaps tens or hundreds of people building their iOS apps. A lot of the components for these apps are developed independently as components, or frameworks. For each additional component you glue together into an app, there is some overhead," he explained. "Some of the teams will duplicate functionality some other team wrote. Images and other resources end up being duplicated...

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06:46
Apple's 'iPhone 8' may silence...




The latest code discovery to emerge from Apple's HomePod firmware may hint that the "iPhone 8" will silence notification sounds when a person is looking at their device -- possibly taking advantage of the phone's 3D facial recognition technology.

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06:40
Apple scores 4/5 out of a possible 5/5 in the 2017...

Password manager Dashlane has released its 2017 Password Power Rankings, the results of a deep dive into the password practices of over 40 popular consumer and enterprise websites. Apple did well, scoring 4/5 (5/5 is a perfect score).

The tech giant garnered points for “8+ character password required,” “alphanumeric passwords required,” “password strength assessment provided” and “2-factor authentication available.” However, it lost a point as log-ins aren’t “brute forceable.”

In the brute force attack simulation, researchers attempted to log-in using incorrect passwords. If the tester was able to continue entering incorrect credentials after 10 attempts without receiving any security mechanism, such as a CAPTCHA code or the account automatically locking, the site did not receive credit. 

Dashlane found that that almost half (46%) of consumer sites, including Dropbox, Netflix, and Pandora...

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06:33
News: Apple releases fourth round of public betas...

Apple has released a fourth series of public betas for iOS 11 and tvOS 11, allowing end users an opportunity to get an early preview of what’s coming in the new operating systems this fall and provide their feedback to Apple. With this round, Apple has also taken the unusual step of sending out e-mail notifications to at least some registered developers letting them know that the public beta is available, although it’s unclear whether…

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06:30
'iPhone 8' & 'iPhone 7s'...




New mockups of the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" have emerged, showing the widely expected glass back across the entire line, and no sign of a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor on any of the models.

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06:13
‘Apple’s troubles in China have just started’ after...

Apple has come under considerable criticism following its decision to agree to a Chinese government request to remove VPN apps from its local App Store. Virtual private networks allow people in China to access sites blocked by the government, and to ensure that authorities cannot track the sites they visit.

App-tracking site ASO100.com says that the company has so far removed more than 400 VPN apps. But while Apple is trying to maintain good relationships with China by complying with such requests, analysts and tech commentators believe that its troubles with the country ‘have just started’ …

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06:12
Sonnet debuts Mac compatible Thunderbolt 3 to Dual...

Sonnet Technologies has announced a new addition to its expanding Thunderbolt 3 product line: the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter. The compact, bus-powered device enables users to connect up to two 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) DisplayPort (DP) monitors or one 5K DP monitor to a single Thunderbolt 3 port on Mac and Windows systems.

Sonnet's Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter is a plug-and-play solution for adding dual DP port connectivity to most computers with Thunderbolt 3 ports. Users simply plug in the Sonnet adapter to their computers, connect the monitors with standard DP cables (sold separately), and then configure the displays through the operating system.

Although the Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter supports up to two 4K DP monitors at 60 hertz or one 5K DP monitor at 60 hertz, it also supports monitors with lower resolutions, such as full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) and 1920 x 1200. Plus, the Sonnet adapter's built-in audio...

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06:00
News: Daily Deal: Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack

Today in iLounge Deals, we’re offering the Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack for only $145 — that’s 32% off the regular price. This small, maneuverable, and customizable drone was designed with 3D VR Flight in mind, with incredible 720p video streaming onboard for first-person viewing and a self-stablizing CPU. It can also reach speeds of up to 45mph and handle flips and inverted flight, making it great fun for beginners and experts alike.…

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05:59
Apple spends $2.9 billion in R&D during the...

Apple must be cooking up some interesting products in its secret labs. The company spending on research and development totaled $2.9 billion for the third fiscal quarter that ended on July 1, rising 15% year-over-year compared to a revenue gain of 7% for the same period, reports the Wall Street Journal. This brought the tech giant’s R&D spending to $11.2 billion for the previous 12 months — about 5% of the company’s revenue for the period.

“Apple hasn’t expended a greater portion of its revenue on R&D on an annual basis since 2004—three years before the first iPhone launched,” notes the WSJ. “That suggests other big things on the horizon.”

Those “big things” certainly include augmented reality products (likely including AR glasses that work with an iPhone), self-driving car technology (though I’m still betting that the...

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05:48
‘Carpool Karaoke: The Series’ now on Apple Music

Carpool Karaoke: The Series is now available to Apple Music subscribers. It will welcome a different group of stars every Tuesday, with new episodes available exclusively to Apple Music subscribers in more than 100 countries. 

Celebrity pairings include Will Smith and James Corden; Miley, Noah, Billy Ray and the entire Cyrus family; Shakira and Trevor Noah; Game of Thrones stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams; Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith; John Legend, Alicia Keys and Taraji P. Henson; LeBron James and James Corden; and more.

Based on the popular segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden, Carpool Karaoke: The Series is produced for Apple Music by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. Corden and Ben Winston are the creators and executive producers, along with executive producer Eric Pankowski.

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05:43
iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market up, but...

Kantar says the iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market grew in the three months ending in May, but Apple still lags Samsung. Apple’s market share reached 34%, up 4.7 points from the same quarter in 2016. 

Samsung held 36.2% of the market, up from the 32.9% of the prior quarter but down on the year. Kantar notes that Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S8 had less impact on the market share growth than expected. 

Meanwhile, Digitimes reports that all three iPhone models for this year have entered volume production. However, the article says that, as most folks expect, the “iPhone 8” will likely have a shortage due to demand and lower initial supplies. 

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05:22
Apple’s R&D spend up 15%, now at similar level...

Apple’s highly-focused approach means that it spends a smaller percentage of its revenue on research & development than almost any other tech company. But it ramped up R&D spending significantly in its most recent fiscal quarter.

The WSJ noted that Apple increased its R&D spend by 15% in the quarter ending in July, hitting a total of $11.2B for the 12-month period. Things get more interesting, argues the paper, when you view it in percentage terms …

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05:16
Apple Park construction workers are posting on-site...

As noted this morning on Reddit, workers on the Apple Park campus site are posting photos and video snaps to Snapchat for the world to see. Whilst this openness surely isn’t endorsed by Apple, it seems to have been going on for a long time unnoticed with snaps going back weeks. There is enough for it to appear on the ‘Snap Map’ as a heat spot at least.

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05:15
Rumor: iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and 8 to enter mass...

In the words of respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Apple will launch the iPhone 8 on the same day as the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus”, although in limited quantities and styles.

The research report, published today, emerges from rumors in the supply chain. It also predicts that the iPhone 8 will come in just three colors: black, silver and gold.

Kuo stated that all three iPhone models will be announced simultaneously in September and will share the same launch date. He also indicated that the so-called “iPhone 8” will be in extremely short supply at launch, with the supply chain expected to produce between 2 million and 4 million units this quarter.

Per Kuo, all three iPhone models will support fast charging, although customers may have to procure a Lightning-to-USB-C cable and wall adapter to use this, as has been seen with the iPad Pro.

The report stated that production of the “iPhone 8”, also sometimes referred to as the “iPhone...

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05:00
Apple launches official Instagram account to...

Apple launched its official @apple Instagram account on Monday, wherein the account features a series of photo sets comprised of iPhone photographers’ work. Each album asset is actually a video slideshow of a photographer’s work with an accompanying sound clip of her or him talking about the subject matter. Apple encourages other Instagram users to participate through the hashtag “#ShotoniPhone.”

The company currently maintains multiple verified Instagram accounts, including one for Apple Music, iTunes, Beats 1, iBooks, Carpool Karaoke, and Planet of the Apps. Apple has yet to create an account to highlight iPhone photography, which represents a heavy segment of Apple’s marketing efforts via its “Shot on iPhone” campaign on billboards.

Apple may have waited until now to launch its official account given past tension between the company and Instagram. Phil Schiller, the company’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, deleted his Instagram account in 2012...

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05:00
The BookBook Vol 2 is a great ‘sequel’ to the...

Twelve South’s newest edition of the BookBook (Vol 2) has been tweaked slightly. The leather case now fits the newest 12-inch MacBooks, 13-inch MacBook Pros and 15-inch MacBook Pros. I’m using it with the 12-inch MacBook.

Vol. 2 offers all the protection of the previous BookBook, but has also received a bit of a makeover with a 42% slimmer silhouette and a new spine design. It also debuts a hidden document pocket. This feature allows you to carry up to 20 pages of documents (depending on paper thickness), swatches or fabric samples, contracts to be signed, presentations and reference materials.

The quality is obvious as soon as you touch the case. The hard leather front and back assure you that your precious Mac laptop will be in good hands while you’re on the go. Since I am prone to dropping things the reinforced corners give me a sense of security that I have yet to have with any other case. 

The inside of the...

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04:37
U.S. iPhone market share up on last year, but...

Apple saw its share of the U.S. smartphone market hit 34% in the three months ending in May, reports Kantar – up 4.7 points on the same quarter last year.

However, Apple was knocked out of the #1 slot by Samsung, which saw its own market share rise from 32.9% to 36.2% quarterly, though still down year-on-year …

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04:30
Apple patent hints at iMacs and Thunderbolt displays...

I’ve long hoped for iMacs with even better speakers. Maybe I’ll get my wish as Apple has been granted a patent (number 9,729,992) for a “front loudspeaker directivity for surround sound systems.” The invention could also involve upcoming Apple stand-alone display that are expected in 2018.

The patent involves an audio receiver that receives left, right, and center audio channels for a piece of sound program content. A content processor in the audio receiver generates separate audio signals corresponding to each channel for driving corresponding transducers in left and right loudspeaker arrays.

In the patent filing, Apple says a major hurdle for rear-energized or flat video displays is the lack of space for a front center channel speaker coincident with the center of the video display. To accommodate this lack of space, front center speakers have been placed above and/or below the video display. However, since a speaker placed above or below the display is also not...

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04:03
All three new iPhones now in volume production, says...

A supply-chain report says that all three of this year’s iPhones are now in volume production as Apple gears up for an expected launch in September.

The report additionally says that while iPhone 8 supplies will be constrained, there will be no shortages of the iPhone 7s/Plus …

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03:30
Notable apps and app updates for Aug. 9, 2017

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

iOS Apps/Updates

Noble Master Games has debuted Demise of Nations. It’s a turn-based grand strategy war game that covers the rise of Rome till the fall of modern civilization. Demise of Nations is free and comes with two maps. Additional maps can be downloaded for $3.99 a piece or $19.99 for all. 

A new garage sale cash register app, TallySheet, allows anyone with a smartphone to check customers out and tracks sales to an unlimited number of sellers. It’s designed for garage sales, yard sales, tag sales, craft sales, estate sales, school bake sales,...

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03:07
iPhone 8 may automatically silence notification...

The iPhone 8 is widely reported to feature a front-facing 3D sensor which will enable face recognition for automatic unlock (supposedly replacing the need for Touch ID entirely). Moreover, code references suggest that the new OLED iPhone will be able to use that same sensor to enable even more sophisticated features, like automatically silencing notifications if the user is looking at the screen. more…

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02:55
Glass back design corroborated by latest iPhone 7s,...

Following on from our Saturday post, these latest dummy models (which we believe to accurately represent the design of the real devices) give a sense of what the glass back design will look like for the whole lineup, spanning the 7s, 7s Plus and radically-redesigned OLED model (marketing names unknown). Thanks to Sonny Dickson for passing these along.

It also rebuts some of the rumors we’ve seen circulating that the ‘7s’ phones would have a rear Touch ID sensor; these dummies clearly show that the devices largely resemble the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, albeit with some tweaks like the glass material (which means no antenna bands in sight!). More pictures below …

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Tuesday August 8

20:48
'Fallout' is bringing the wasteland to...

Multiplayer in Fallout on PC and consoles probably isn't going to happen. So, if you want friends to join you in the wasteland you're going to have to go old school. The folks from Fantasy Flight Games have devised a tabletop board game that's suitab...

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19:51
'Smash Bros'-style game 'Brawlout...

The indie fighting game Brawlout emerged around EVO 2016 to wow casual fans with Super Smash Bros-like combat while sneaking in more advanced mechanics for competitive players. Fans finally got their hands on it in April when it launched in Early Acc...

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18:59
Valve reveals 'Artifact,' the official...

Tonight, during Valve's "The International" Dota 2 esports tournament the company announced it's making a spinoff card game associated with its popular MOBA. Other than its name, Artifact, a brief teaser trailer and a release window of 2018, we didn'...

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18:43
Apple's "Carpool Karaoke: The Series...




As promised, Apple on Tuesday released the first episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" to Apple Music subscribers, the firm's second attempt at original episodic programming.

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18:40
You can now watch the first episode of Apple’s...

You can now watch the first episode of Apple’s Carpool Karaoke original series on Apple Music. As expected, the company this evening has made the first installment of the series available starring James Corden and Will Smith…

more…

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18:15
Atari taps Jeff Minter to resurrect classic coin-op...

As seen in this 1981 commercial, Tempest was one of Atari's flagship coin-operated arcade games. But unlike Space Command or Centipede, Tempest sent players down geometrically fractal tunnels in an advanced -- and vibrantly psychedelic -- semi-3D adv...

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17:47
Roundup: Here’s everything Apple will release before...

While Apple certainly hasn’t had a quiet first half of 2017, the second half (or even the last 3 months) of the year is shaping up to be even bigger. With launches of several new flagship products on the horizon, the remainder of 2017 is sure to be exciting for Apple customers.

Read on for a full roundup of everything Apple still has up its sleeve for this year…

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17:09
Indie slasher 'Severed' comes to Nintendo...

Drinkbox's critically well-received Severed has been available on a slew of platforms, but the march of time has made it harder to find: the PS Vita and Wii U are clearly on the way out, and not everyone wants to play it on a 3DS or iPhone. You're ge...

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16:45
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