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Thursday January 5

05:58
Apple’s iCloud keychain overview

Pretty much everything you’d ever want to know about iCloud keychain, with lots of links for more detail. Well done, very readable.

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05:58
Apple celebrates monumental 2016 App Store growth, $...




Apple on Thursday announced that the App Store's biggest single day yet was on New Years Day, capping a year that saw Apple pay out $20 billion to developers in 2016 alone.

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05:57
Jan. 1 was the Apple App Store’s busiest day ever

Apple says its App Store welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season. There were nearly US$240 million in purchases.

In 2016 alone, developers earned over $20 billion, up over 40% from 2015. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $60 billion, creating “amazing” app experiences for App Store customers across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac, according to Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Customers broke all-time records this holiday season with purchases from the App Store topping $3 billion in December. 

In the same month, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run made history with more than 40 million downloads in just four days after its release, and was the most downloaded app globally on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Super Mario Run is also among last year’s top 10 most downloaded apps worldwide, with Pokémon Go taking the top spot. 

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05:56
USB-C hubs

Jonny Evans takes a short look at some noteworthy USB-C hubs. Of particular note is the HyperDrive kickstarter:

Announced last year, HyperDrive occupies two of your MacBook Pro’s four USB-C slots. In exchange, it provides you with twin USB 3.1 ports, a microSD and an SD slot, a single USB-C port (at 5Gbps), a Thunderbolt 3 port and HDMI video output. You can power two displays at 4K or a single display at 5K with this.

All this for only $69. Seems like a terrific solution, assuming it ships. Here’s the Kickstarter link.

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05:49
Medium pivots, shuts New York and DC offices

Ev Williams, CEO of Medium:

As of today, we are reducing our team by about one third — eliminating 50 jobs, mostly in sales, support, and other business functions. We are also changing our business model to more directly drive the mission we set out on originally.

And:

We set out to build a better publishing platform — one that allowed anyone to offer their stories and ideas to the world and that helped the great ones rise to the top. In 2016, we made big investments in teams and technology aimed at attracting and migrating commercial publishers to Medium. And in order to get these publishers paid, we built out and started selling our first ad products. This strategy worked in terms of driving growth, as well as improving the volume and consistency of great content. Some of the web’s best publishers are now on Medium, and we’re happy to work with them every day.

And:

However, in building out this model, we realized we didn’t yet have the right...

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05:47
D-Link announces its first HomeKit-compatible home...

HomeKit compatibility is pretty much table stakes for today’s smart home devices, and D-Link has recognized this in announcing its latest home security camera. The Omna 180 Cam HD is a neat-looking full HD camera with HomeKit support added to the feature list …

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05:44
Apple wins patent for a carrying case boasting an...

Apple has been granted a patent (number 2017001428) for the “marking of a fabric carrying case for a portable electronic device.” The marking is a funky looking twist on the Apple logo and is apparently designed for an iPhone carrying case.

In the patent filing, Apple notes that embroidery or ink has been used for marking fabric items for many years. For example, it’s common for garments to be marked with an owner's initials using embroider or ink. Conventionally, such marking is done with an ink printing or stamping process or with an embroidery process. 

Although embroidery or conventional ink printing and stamping is useful for many situations, such techniques can be inadequate for marking other items. For example, conventional marking techniques may not be able to offer sufficient accuracy and precision. Apple says there’s is a need for improved marking techniques — although the patent filing doesn’t explain the unusual logo.

Here’s Apple’s...

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05:42
VESA and HDMI update standards, implications for...

Great post from Jeff Benjamin about the emerging 8K standard from VESA (They created the DisplayPort standard) and HDMI.

One particular point of interest:

One of the biggest takeaways is that HBR3 enables support of 4K at 60Hz using only two DisplayPort lanes. This means that DisplayPort Alt Mode via the USB-C interface can provide full 4K resolution at 60Hz, and still have two high-speed lanes remaining for SuperSpeed USB operation.

Why is this of note? Take the recently released LG UltraFine 4K Display, for example. That display takes advantage of DisplayPort Alt Mode, but the remaining downstream USB ports are forced to use antiquated USB 2.0 due to the lack...

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05:35
Developers earned $20 billion from App Store in 2016...

Apple has just announced that the holiday season set another new record for the App Store with app sales on the 1st January 2017 topping $240 million. Across December, Apple customers made $3 billion worth of purchases from the App Store.

In total, the company announced developers made $20 billion from the App Store across 2016, up 40% compared to the previous year. Top markets includes the US, UK, Japan and China with 90 percent revenue growth compared to 2015 …

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05:33
Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank...

Wall Street Journal:

Apple Inc. headlines a growing list of investors in SoftBank Group Corp.’s $100 billion technology fund, which is expected to include Foxconn Technology Group Ltd. and the family office of Oracle Corp. Chairman Larry Ellison, the Japanese telecommunications giant said Wednesday.

Apple separately said it plans to invest $1 billion in the Japanese telecom giant’s fund. “We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple,” said Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet. She added that Apple has worked with SoftBank for many years.

The trio joins a list of investors that includes Qualcomm Inc. and Saudi Arabia’s government, which plans to invest $45 billion over a five-year period, SoftBank said Wednesday. SoftBank will invest $25 billion in its fund, it added.

Lots of reasons for Apple to do this. They’ll be cementing partnerships with Foxconn, Qualcomm, and others and the fund...

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05:15
Apple to release Q1 2017 financial results on...

Come January 31st, you’ll find out how profitable Apple’s last three months have been.

The company announced that come January 31st, it will announce its quarterly earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, revealing performance metrics for the new iPhone 7 series and the lucrative holiday shopping season.

Announced through the company’s Investor Relations webpage, the upcoming results will be followed by a conference call live stream is set to take place on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. Pacific, 5 p.m. Eastern. Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri are expected to attend the conference call.

Apple is looking to beat Wall Street’s expectations via iPhone 7 sales and a growing service business. During the most recent quarter, Apple posted $9 billion in net income on revenues of $46.9 billion, a large portion of which was generated by 45.5 million iPhone sales.

Apple is slowly rebuilding from its first ever iPhone sales contraction which accompanied...

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05:00
AT&T announces global 5G modem, cites “5G...

AT&T is looking towards the world’s first global 5G modem.

The company announced plans to test the world’s first global 5G modem to help test initial 5G spectrum deployments across the world. AT&T also announced their “5G Evolution” plans for 2017.

The global 5G modem announced by Intel today reportedly achieves speeds “exceeding 5 Gbps” while maintaining ultra-low latency connections. Intel’s 5G modem is already compliant to multiple industry 5G specifications, along with being able to provide fallback to a 4G connection when needed. It can even interwork 4G/5G connections. Intel says they should begin testing the 5G modem in the second half of 2017, before going into production.

AT&T stated that it’s aiming for a 1 Gbps speeds in 2017 at some cell sites using their 4G LTE-Advanced network, 5G video trials with DIRECTV NOW in the first half of 2017 to residents in Austin, 5G business customer trials that launched last fall in Austin, and...

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05:00
Voice control will be the next big thing in smart...

Time for Apple to take Siri, its personal digital assistant, to the next level. Why? Your kids may not always listen to you but soon your smart home will. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Vivint Smart Home found Americans are ready to embrace using voice control, with an increasing number already using the feature.

According to the survey, 72% of Americans who have smart home products – controlled remotely by a smartphone, tablet, computer or by a separate automatic system within the home itself – want voice control. And of that group, 81% of parents who have smart home products desire to control smart home products with voice activation. The survey also found that 48% of Americans with smart home products currently have voice control capability.

So what do consumers want to control...

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04:45
The latest wearable for the paranoid: a Bluetooth-...

Just when I thought I’d seen it all where wearables are concerned, Dosime has announced a Bluetooth-enabled personal radiation dosimeter.

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04:30
The Das Keyboard 5Q brought notifications to my...

Well-regarded mechanical keyboard maker Das Keyboard is taking its peripherals in a new direction. This is an internet-connected keyboard series where each key can light up with notifications -- if you want them to, that is. Not only does it connect...

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04:30
Mohu’s upcoming AirWave cord cutting solution is...

Mohu has launched Mohu AirWave, a wireless, over-the-air (OTA) and over-the-top (OTT) device that integrates live, local broadcast TV with free streaming channels across streaming devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android, iOS and more. 

Launching initially as an exclusive at Best Buy in late spring for US$149.99, AirWave was built to give cord cutters open, simple and complete wireless access to the live TV and streaming content they enjoy, all in one place and with no monthly fees, according to Mark Buff, founder and CEO of Mohu. He adds that, as the number of people who cut the cord on cable continues to rise, Mohu created AirWave for consumers who are looking to have complete access to free live broadcast networks, which are available through an OTA antenna, as well as the over-the-top video content they crave.

AirWave wirelessly connects to the Mohu TV application (available for free across all compatible devices), which allows users to channel up and...

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04:08
Speck announces transparent, impact-resistant cases...

Speck is known for its transparent cases which protect MacBook models against scrapes and scratches without hiding them from sight, but they’ve so far done nothing to guard against impact damage from knocks and falls. All this is set to change, says the company, with its new Presido Clear range of cases, which protect against falls of up to four feet.

Presidio Clear for MacBook is made with Impactium Clear, a dynamic transparent material that absorbs and disperses shock upon impact and protects MacBooks from drops up to 4 feet. Impactium Clear is co-molded into a raised edge around the perimeter of the case that also provides a secure, no-slip grip, so you’re less likely to drop your device. The case’s dual-layer, two-piece design easily clips onto the MacBook.

The first model available will be for the 13-inch...

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04:00
Gartner: global device shipments to remain flat...

Worldwide combined shipments of personal computers (PCs), tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones are projected to remain flat in 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide shipments for these devices are projected to total 2.3 billion in 2017, the same as 2016 estimates, adds the research group.

There were nearly seven billion phones, tablets and PCs in use in the world by the end of 2016. However, Gartner doesn’t expect any growth in shipments of traditional devices until 2018, when a small increase in ultramobiles (a category in which Gartner includes the MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook) and mobile phone shipments is expected. 

"The global devices market is stagnating. Mobile phone shipments are only growing in emerging Asia/Pacific markets, and the PC market is just reaching the bottom of its decline," says Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.

"As well as declining shipment growth for traditional...

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03:57
CalDigit announces new Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock with...

Joining the crowd of Thunderbolt 3 products announced at CES 2017, CalDigit has announced a new generation of its Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dock designed for the new MacBook Pro. As well as a range of I/O ports (for 5K displays, dual 4K displays, eSATA and more) the TS3 Dock will feature 85 W power — this means it can fully charge the new MacBook Pro whilst in use.

The TS3 is the successor to CalDigit’s existing Thunderbolt 2 Dock. The new dock is available to preorder now with availability for ‘Q1 2017’ …

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00:11
August Home announces mortise kit for smart lock,...




August Home, a leading manufacturer of connected home devices, on Wednesday announced a new mortise lock compatibility kit for its Smart Lock product, as well as platform integration with Logitech's POP switches.

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Wednesday January 4

23:26
Hands-on: AirBar turns MacBook Air into a...




AirBar on Wednesday showed off a prototype "plug-and-touch" USB device that turns Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop, a feat accomplished through infrared light, sensors and other proprietary technology.

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22:04
Yale smart locks get HomeKit integration with $75...




Lock maker Yale on Wednesday announced a $75 HomeKit module that plugs directly into existing hardware, offering owners the ability to control select smart locks with Siri and Apple's Home app.

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20:59
August announces new Smart Lock Mortise Kit with...

As CES officially kicks off in Las Vegas, smart home products are again one of the biggest trends. This year, August, makers of the popular smart lock accessories, is further expanding its lineup with a new smart lock kit, as well as integration with Logitech’s POP Home Switch.

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20:14
Nvidia announces GeForce Now gaming service for Mac...




Computer graphics giant Nvidia on Wednesday announced the upcoming Mac and PC launch of GeForce Now, a cloud-based game streaming platform previously limited to the company's Shield tablet and TV devices.

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17:57
New light strips from Qube aim to bring smart home...

Smart home lighting solutions have been a big trend over recent years, and that’s certainly continuing this year at CES in Las Vegas. We’ve already seen a handful of new smart home products and now Qube is announcing new Smart Light Strips that aim to offer the same features as higher-end smart LED strips, at a more affordable price.

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17:53
Hands-on: Glyph’s Atom RAID SSD brings super-fast...

If you’re a new MacBook Pro owner, then perhaps you’ve considered using external storage to increase storage capacity. After all, the MacBook Pro is limited by relatively small internal storage drives, although you can now go up to 2TB (at a $1,200-$1,400 premium) with 15-inch build-to-order options.

That said, I think most professional creatives will be interested in adopting some form of external storage to use with the new MacBook Pro. Of course, there are tons of external drive options on the market, ranging from standard hard drives, to solid state drives. Even if these drives feature USB-A connectors, they can be quickly adapted to work with USB-C.

But the Atom SSD line from Glyph is an extremely attractive choice for new MacBook Pro owners. Not only does it feature excellent build quality and out-of-the-box USB-C to USB-C connectivity, it also takes advantage of USB 3.1 gen 2, which not...

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17:41
Vine to transition from social network to camera app...




Twitter-owned Vine on Wednesday laid out an official timeline for its transition from social video sharing network to dedicated camera app, saying the conversion will take place on Jan. 17.

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17:11
Vine to officially shutdown and transition to new ‘...

Back in October, Twitter announced that it was shutting down the popular 6-second video sharing service Vine. After outcry from users, however, Twitter slightly revised those plans, saying that the Vine app would be replaced with a new Vine Camera app, but that the community as is would still be shuttered.

Now, Vine has confirmed a date for the shutdown, saying on a FAQ page that the Vine app will transform into the Vine Camera app on January 17th.

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16:40
Meet HiMirror Plus, a smart skin analyzer that...

I don’t know about you, but I buy my mirrors at IKEA. I don’t expect them to do anything more than help me figure out if my hair is sticking up or if my eyeliner has gone horribly awry. But as I age, the mirror has become more important. It helps me find sun spots, redness, or anything else I need to take note of for my dermatologist. So when I saw HiMirror Plus, a smart mirror that promises to find and analyze all of your skin issues and tell you if they’re something to be concerned about at CES this week, I knew I had to try it.

The $259 Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-connected mirror has a camera and two LED light strips, one on each side. The camera takes a high-res image of your face, which the mirror then analyzes to give you percentages on dark circles, pores, red spots, dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall complexion. This mirror is not gonna tell you you’re the fairest of them all, that’s for damn...

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15:42
HomeKit Withings Home Plus smart security camera...




Withings on Wednesday unveiled the Home Plus, a HomeKit-enabled security camera capable of streaming video over a home network to a mobile device.

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15:32
Apple yanks New York Times app from China App Store...




Apple in December was served, and complied with, a request from Chinese authorities to remove all instances of the New York Times news app from its regional App Store for violating unspecified local laws.

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15:28
VESA and the HDMI Forum announce new specs for...

The LG UltraFine Display’s 5K screen is something to behold, but the Video Electronics Standards Association, better known as VESA, announced its early certification program for interfaces using the DisplayPort standard that can drive 8K video resolution. Not to be outdone, the HDMI Forum also today announced HDMI spec 2.1, which can drive 8K resolutions as well.

While the promise of 8K and higher sounds interesting, it’s a relatively long way off in the mainstream consumer space. However, there are some more practical applications that DisplayPort’s High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) will allow for, which might be of special interest to MacBook...

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15:00
Hands-on: LEVLpro measures your fat burning state...




A new health-focused, iOS-connected device claims to be able to measure a user's fat burning state with just one breath, helping make real-time decisions about diet and exercise to optimize fat loss. AppleInsider went hands on this week at CES and offers a first look.

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14:43
Apple schedules fiscal Q1 2017 earnings call for...

Apple today scheduled its fiscal Q1 earnings call with investors for January 31st Join us here on January 31, 2017.

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14:43
AWT News Update: January 4, 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is officially underway tomorrow, but plenty of companies have made announcements about new products that will be of interest to fans of Apple. We have info about two of those products lines today, as well as about how Apple has acquiesced to the Communist government of China in removing The New York Times apps from the Chinese App Store:

  • Now you can toast bread, make coffee, and gaze into a connected mirror, all of these devices coming from Griffin Technology
  • Ring announces the Floodlight Cam, an outside security light, camera, and siren that works with the Ring app
  • China doesn't like the NYT's coverage, so they've ordered Apple to stop carrying the NYT apps

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

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14:31
Apple to reveal fiscal Q1 2017 results on Jan. 31




Apple on Wednesday announced it will on Jan. 31 report quarterly earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, revealing performance metrics for the new iPhone 7 series and the lucrative holiday shopping season.

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14:21
Snapdragon-Powered AR Smartglasses Are the Real Deal


Qualcomm on Tuesday debuted its groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 system on a chip at CES. Following the 835 launch, the company joined Osterhout Design Group in unveiling two new ODG augmented reality headsets, the R-8 and R-9, which are the first Snapdragon 835-powered devices to be announced. The Snapdragon SoC is the first chip built using the ultra-advanced 10nm FinFET process node, said Qualcomm spokesperson Liz Sweeney. The Snapdragon 835 is 35 percent smaller and consumes 25 percent less power than its predecessors.

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14:20
Apple pulls New York Times apps from Chinese App...

Enlarge / The iOS version of The New York Times app. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

Citing local Chinese regulations, Apple confirmed today to The New York Times that the publication's English- and Chinese-language apps had been removed from the Chinese version of the Apple app store. Apple said that "when the situation changes, the App Store will once again offer The New York Times app for download in China," but it declined to cite the specific regulations violated or who had contacted Apple about it in the first place. The apps were removed from the store on December 23.

According to the Times, the Chinese government has been taking...

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14:01
New HDMI 2.1 specification brings support for 4K at...




The HDMI Forum has released the latest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, with the new protocol variation able to drive 4K at 120Hz, 8K at 60Hz, and 10K across a new cable capable of 48 gigabits per second of data transfer.

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14:01
Withings’ newest device, the Kérastase Hair Coach,...

Those of us blessed/cursed with an abundance of hair know the struggle caring for it: finding the right products and a hairbrush that won’t break. French health technology company Withings, best known for its analog-style activity trackers and fancy Bluetooth scales, just partnered with L’Oreal-owned hair company Kérastase to take hair care to the next level with an internet-connected hairbrush that is actually much cooler than it sounds.

Yes, it does seem like the internet of things has gone off the rails, but for hair obsessives (and yes, that is a real demographic), the Kérastase Hair Coach powered by Withings could be a game-changer.

To...

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13:58
Griffin expands BreakSafe magnetic cable lineup with...




Accessory maker Griffin on Wednesday added four new models to its BreakSafe charging lineup with the 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, BreakSafe Car Charger and BreakSafe Wall Charger.

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13:56
Accessible Apple: The 12 Requests of Christmas, Day...

This is the tenth post in our annual 12-part series covering the accessibility features we would like to see Apple bring to its products in the coming year.

This series is being put together by Accessibility Editor Alex Jurgensen, with the help of several contributors.

For the tenth request of Christmas, we ask Apple to give to us:

10. Relay Support for Assistive Technology Peripherals

For years, Apple has taken an interest in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies to help make our transition between Apple devices more seamless. These technologies include Bonjour, Apple’s network discovery protocol that helps connect devices on a local network and Handoff, the feature introduced a few years ago that allows users to start working in an app on their iOS device or Mac and continue working on the task on the other. Last year, Apple took the vision of a unified hardware platform one...

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13:47
Apple pulled the New York Times app in China,...

Ignoring Recode’s breathless “showing just how much power that country has over tech firms” (that’s been obvious for a very long time), it does shows who is more important to Apple.

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13:40
Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass

Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday in 2017 and this free pass is a great way to visit some of the most beautiful national parks in the world.

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13:37
Apple removes New York Times apps from Chinese App...

Towards the beginning of last year, Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies services in China were shut down by a government agency. Now, Apple is again facing problems in the country, this time due to third-party applications by The New York Times. According to a report from the publication, Apple has removed the NYT news apps from the App Store…

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13:30
Rumored Apple partner to ship long range wireless...

Potential Apple partner Energous has once again further delayed the release of their wireless charging technology. In a phone call with the CEO today, Energous stated that plans changed after “key strategic partnership” was made. That doesn’t mean wireless charging is down for the count at this year’s CES though. Ossia is set to launch Cota Tile, a ceiling that can deliver wireless power to compatible devices.

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13:29
Robo provides an iOS app for use with its 3D printers

Robo is introducing an iOS app for 3D printing with its new smart Wi-Fi enabled 3D printers. The app lets you connect and print right from your iPhone or iPadmonitor the progress of every print in real time, manage multiple prints and printers at once, connect to cloud libraries and access thousands of 3D models, make in-app purchases (filaments, accessories, print kits and more) and get access to 24/7 support and helpful tutorials.

From the Robo C2's compact size, to Robo R2's high-performance, both printers feature built-in Wi-Fi, fast print speed, substantial print sizes, large color touch screens, automatic self-leveling print beds, integrated model slicing and filament run-out detection. The US$699.99 Robo C2 (pictured) is engineered to fit any space with its small footprint, while still delivering a product that can scale nearly any project with the utmost detail and efficiency. 

The...

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13:26
Apple confirms investment in $100 billion SoftBank...

Apple has confirmed its US$1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund. Through the investment, the company likely hopes to gain insight on emerging technologies.

Apple noted the investment in a brief statement, saying that "we believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple."The SoftBank Group, a Japanese Internet and telecommunications giant, disclosed the SoftBank Vision Fund in mid-October, noting plans for SoftBank alone to invest at least $25 billion in the vehicle over the next five years and for the fund to reach size of up to $100 billion. 

SoftBank is reportedly investing at least $25 billion in the fund...

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13:26
The Dog Factory: inside the sickening world of puppy...

I hope there’s a special place in hell for people who abuse animals and another for those who willingly buy animals from such places. I’ve had several dogs and cats in my life (I got my latest one a few weeks ago, a 5-year-old cat named Wallace who is “The World’s Clumsiest Cat”) and every one of them has come from the local version of the SPCA. WARNING: The story includes some disturbing and heartbreaking images of abused animals.

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13:21
Energous CEO makes tenuous reference to future...




Wireless charging company Energous has declared at the Consumer Electronics Show that its first wireless transmitters will ship before the end of 2017, and be embedded in "one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world."

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13:16
News: Apple removes New York Times app from Chinese...

Apple has removed The New York Times’ apps from the App Store in China in response to a request from Chinese authorities, The New York Times reports. Both the English and Chinese language apps were removed from the App Store in China on Dec. 23, with Apple being told by Chinese officials that the app “is in violation of local regulations.” The move seems to affect only The New York Times’ apps, as other international publications…

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13:05
∞ AirBar first look: The Mac finally gets a touch...

No…just….no….

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13:00
News: New Griffin Home lineup includes app-enabled...

Griffin Technology has unveiled Griffin Home, a new lineup of smart, app-powered appliances designed to simplify everyday routines. The new collection includes a Connected Toaster, Connected Coffee Maker, and Connected Mirror, as well as two new charging devices, the PowerBlock Beacon and PowerJolt Beacon. Griffin’s new Connected Toaster ($100) is a Bluetooth-enabled smart toaster that can be controlled by a companion iOS app to allow users…

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13:00
Apple is Investing $1 Billion In SoftBank

Apple said Wednesday it plans to invest $1 billion in SoftBank's new technology fund to help finance technologies it could use in the future. From a report: SoftBank has said it is investing at least $25 billion in the fund and has been in talks with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund for an investment that could go up to $45 billion. "We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple," company spokesman Josh Rosenstock told Reuters. SoftBank has also said that it plans to make future large-scale investments via the tech fund, rather than on its own.


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12:59
Griffin expands BreakSafe line w/ 100W magnetic USB-...

Griffin today announced new products for its line of BreakSafe products with magnetic breakaway connectors that mimic the functionality of Apple’s legacy MagSafe technology. Among the new product is an updated BreakSafe Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable for the 2016 MacBook Pro, as well as a new USB-A adapter, a car charger, and a wall charger that all use the BreakSafe magnetic connectors.

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12:52
LaCie teams with Seagate for new MacBook Pro...




LaCie has teamed up with Seagate Technology to produce a new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C drive and d2 storage solution, compatible with Apple's latest generation of Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pros.

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12:48
Elgato's Thunderbolt 3 Dock has dual 4K display...

Elgato introduced the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock at CES today, enabling Thunderbolt 3-equipped Macs (and of course, Windows machines) to connect to a variety of ports and be charged with just one cable. The $299.95 dock is expected to ship this quarter.

There are a number of ports available:

  • 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) with support for Thunderbolt (40 Gb/s), Computer Charging (up to 85 W), Device Power (up to 15 W), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s), DisplayPort (up to 4K at 60 Hz)
  • 1x DisplayPort with support for DisplayPort 1.2 (up to 4K at 60 Hz) and HDMI 1.4b (up to 4K at 30 Hz)
  • 1x RJ45 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3x USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s, 1.5 A, USB Battery Charging 1.2 & UASP)
  • 1x 3.5 mm Headphone Output (amplified analog stereo)
  • 1x 3.5 mm Microphone Input (mono)1x Power Input (DC 20 V, 8.5 A)

For those who want the ability to drive...

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12:08
iOS-compatible Ring Floodlight Cam features 110...




Ring, the manufacturer of the connected Video Doorbell, is giving homeowners another way to secure their home. The Ring Floodlight Cam is a combination of a security camera and motion-sensitive outdoor light, which can be used to monitor an area remotely via a mobile app or a computer, alerting users if suspicious activity is detected nearby.

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12:04
Hulu sets itself apart from DirecTV Now as it...

Hulu announced today that it has signed a new agreement with CBS to carry content from America’s most-watched broadcast network including both on-demand and live programming. This news comes about a month after DirecTV Now launched without the major network, although CBS CEO Les Moonves has alluded that they’ll be able to figure something out.

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12:01
OWC’s DEC expansion module makes the MacBook Pro...

Apple loves to make its laptops as thin as humanly possible, but would you carry a thicker MacBook Pro if it meant freeing yourself from dongles? At CES, OWC unveiled a prototype of the OWC DEC, an expansion module for the new MacBook Pro that provides extra connectivity without relying on an assortment of adapters.

The OWC DEC takes a unique approach to provide its functionality by using a module that sits flush with the bottom of the laptop, making the new MacBook Pro thicker, about as thick of a 2012 MacBook Pro. But that added heft brings a lot of functionality: three USB 3 ports, gigabit ethernet, an SD card slot, and up to 4TB of SSD storage. OWC says that more features may be “announced at a later date.”

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12:00
The iPhone Weather app - A deceptively simple and...

The preinstalled Weather app on the iPhone is one of the most beautiful apps around. When you open it to look at the weather, it displays animated representations of weather conditions behind the text. If an area has rain, the graphic shows rainfall; with a thunderstorm, there are thick clouds and periodic lightning strikes that are quite bright. If it is a clear night, there is a beautiful star background with occasional meteors. There are numerous graphics to match current conditions.

I use the Weather app for more than just checking local weather. I've saved numerous locations throughout the world so I can see the time at that location, since the weather app puts the time of any particular city at the upper left of the location’s name.

The Weather app, though quite simple and elegant in appearance, offers a large amount of information. Before you even tap on a location, you can see if it is night or day there and check the weather conditions by the subtle moving...

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11:47
Lenovo Surprises With Home Tech Play


Lenovo watchers expected the company to announce a number of new laptops when CES rolled around, but the company surprised on Tuesday when it also unveiled new products aimed at the home technology market. "The Smart Assistant and Smart Storage line probably caught everyone off guard," said Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy. Lenovo developed its Smart Assistant with Amazon. Like Amazon's Echo, the Lenovo assistant uses the Alexa cloud-based voice services to respond to a user's spoken commands.

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11:22
Elgato’s new Thunderbolt 3 Dock makes it easier to...

Much has been made about Apple’s new MacBook Pro, its reliance on Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and the mess of dongles you have to deal with in order to connect external devices. An expansion dock makes life with the new MacBook Pro a little easier, and Thunderbolt 3 docks are starting to appear.

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11:18
News: Chamberlain announces HomeKit support for MyQ...

Chamberlain has announced that it is bringing HomeKit support to its lineup of MyQ-enabled garage door openers in 2017 in the form of new Smart Garage Hub and HomeBridge accessories. The new devices will allow iOS users to interface with their MyQ garage door openers and other related devices via HomeKit and Siri commands, including features for opening, closing, and checking the status of their garage doors. The MyQ HomeBridge, expected to be available…

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11:14
Apple confirms $1 billion investment into SoftBank...




Apple has confirmed its $1 billion investment in SoftBank's $100 billion SoftBank Vision Fund, of which, the upcoming Trump administration has claimed that $50 billion will be spent on U.S.-based businesses.

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11:03
News: Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank Vision...

Apple has announced plans to invest $1 billion in a new SoftBank technology fund, the Wall Street Journal reports. The SoftBank Vision Fund, announced last October, is hoping to raise $100 billion to finance development of new technologies. An Apple spokesperson said “We believe their new fund will speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple,” noting that Apple has already been working with SoftBank…

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10:51
Kanex GoPlay Sidekick portable wireless game...




Accessory producer Kanex introduced the first in the GoPlay series at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, with the GoPlay SideKick consisting of a battery-operated, pocket-sized, controller aimed at iOS game players.

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10:51
iOS-connected LEGO Boost will help children learn...




Children will be able to bring their LEGO creations to life with the help of LEGO Boost, a new building and coding set that utilizes bricks with environment sensors, and a connected iOS application.

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10:40
5G moving forward: Intel announces 5G modem, AT&...




Intel is attempting to streamline and accelerate the deployment of next-generation wireless internet connectivity with a new, global 5G modem, while AT&T chooses to not wait for a standard to emerge, and is moving forward with its own testing plan.

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10:37
News: Twelve South announces ActionSleeve Armband...

Twelve South has announced ActionSleeve, the first ever armband for Apple Watch. ActionSleeve is designed for athletic use in activities like kickboxing and CrossFit, where your wrist may not be the ideal location for your Apple Watch. Instead, ActionSleeve lets users place Apple Watch on their upper arm instead, while still providing activity tracking. ActionSleeve keeps all controls accessible while protecting the Apple Watch from nicks and dings,…

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10:27
Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank’s $...

Following reports in recent weeks that Apple held talks regarding a potential investment in Softbank’s $100bn technology fund, today the company confirmed that it will indeed invest $1 billion into the project known as the “Softbank Vision Fund.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple confirmed the investment today and also offered a statement provided by company spokesperson Kristin Huguet. In the statement, the company says it thinks the investment will help “speed the development of technologies which may be strategically important to Apple.”
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10:23
Garmin refreshes Fenix smartwatch line, adds live...




Fitness tracker Garmin has announced three more Apple Watch competitors in its Fenix smartwatch range, led by the Fenix 5 series, which giving users more size options to choose from.

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10:15
Ford, Toyota herald new members on board with Apple...




Auto manufacturers Ford and Toyota are welcoming new members to its SmartDeviceLink Consortium, in an effort to stop Apple's CarPlay and Google Auto from gaining any more traction in the market.

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10:09
Notable apps and app updates for Jan. 4, 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

Netdiver has launched KidsYam's Math Rangers 1.0.1. It’s a free educational math with which kids can train and learn basic math calculation skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Step by step, they’ll learn the basic concept and calculation skills of math while defeating space pirates.

Wrinkle-free Games has debuted Quote Blast 1.0.2. The US$0.99 puzzle game mixes 99 geometric brain teasers with motivational quotes. Tap any puzzle symbol to blast shrapnel in four directions. Destroy all symbols in the given...

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10:02
Incipio Ox Case for iPhone 7 includes built-in...




Prolific iPhone case producer Incipio has announced the Ox Case, an accessory for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that marks the return of a headphone jack -- one that can be used while still allowing the iPhone to charge at the same time.

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10:00
The Ring Floodlight Cam uses Wi-Fi video recording...

The crooks will think you’re home even when you’re not—this is Ring’s essential promise, first introduced in the Ring Video Doorbell, and later followed up in the Ring Stick Up Cam. And now, at CES 2017, Ring unveils its most aggressive home security product yet. The Ring Floodlight Cam is a $249 floodlight/camera combo that lets you communicate directly with whomever has tripped the camera’s motion detection, and even blast the interloper with a 100dB siren.

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09:59
Kanex announces GoPlay wireless game controllers for...

Kanex announced its GoPlay Series of portable wireless game controllers for iOS at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. GoPlay SideKick, the first in the series, is a pocket-sized wireless game controller for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. 

Certified by Apple, this portable controller works with almost any controller-supported game on the Apple App Store. The rechargeable battery provides 20 hours of gameplay and uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to your iDevice. The patent pending, innovative clamshell case protects your controller and also serves as a stand to prop up your device.

The SideKick boasts pressure-sensitive buttons, dual analog joysticks, trigger buttons and a D-pad. A single charge provides up to 20 hours of gameplay. The SideKick will be available in February at a manufacturer’s retail price of US$59.95.

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09:58
Carrier adds Apple HomeKit support to the Cor...

Carrier say its Côr thermostat is now compatible with Apple HomeKit. HomeKit is a framework that allows control of compatible home automation devices through iOS and Siri.

Côr thermostat features like smart setback let the thermostat intelligently adapt beyond manual programming for greater efficiency, while still meeting ideal comfort levels, says. Energy reports help homeowners understand exactly when energy dollars are being spent, allowing users to modify settings to maximize savings. It will even provide customized energy saving tips.

The HomeKit-enabled Carrier Côr thermostat will be available early 2017. Pricing hasn’t been announced.

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09:56
News: Kanex reveals GoPlay Sidekick wireless game...

Kanex has introduced its new GoPlay Sidekick wireless controller for iOS and Apple TV. The $60 Bluetooth controller is compatible with most controller-supported games on the App Store and claims to provide up to 20 hours of gameplay with its rechargeable battery. The pocket-sized controller’s clamshell case doubles as a stand for your device while playing a game. The controller features a standard four-button layout and includes a D-pad, two…

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09:55
Bitdefender’s second Bitdefender Box sniffs your...

Bitdefender’s first-generation Box had an interesting premise: defend your home’s collection of webcams and other connected devices from attackers. But it was unnecessarily complex. Now the company’s returned with an upgraded device that applies more sophisticated protections, its executives say.

The Box V2 will probably be sold for $199 plus a $99 yearly subscription, according to a spokesman for the company. That’s the same as the first-generation Bitdefender Box, which debuted in April 2015.

Now, Bitdefender has revamped the exterior of the device, giving it the hip cylindrical shape of Google’s own OnHub router or the Apple Mac Pro. A small LED turns red or blue to reflect the status of the device. The internals have also been upgraded, with a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and 1GB of RAM for improved performance.

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09:48
Intel announces global 5G modem as AT&T lays out...

Intel has just announced the world’s first global 5G modem to help test initial 5G spectrum deployments across the world. As timing would have it, AT&T also announced their “5G Evolution” plans for 2017, which detail what they hope to achieve with the new wireless technology.

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09:47
Armani Exchange gets in the smartwatch game with new...

The smartwatch market may be in a state of flux, but that hasn’t deterred Fossil Group from dipping its toes in the water. The timekeeping giant released dozens of models in 2016 from well-known brands such as Michael Kors, Diesel, Chaps, and Kate Spade, and now Armani Exchange is joining the party.

The new line of Armani Exchange Connected hybrid smartwatches promise to stay linked to your Android phone or iPhone from up to 84 feet away, and require a separate app to customize notifications and access activity features. Like Fossil’s other hybrids, the watches feature standard faces that incorporate smart touches that elevate them above their “dumb” peers. In the case of Armani Exchange, the watches’ most notable features...

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09:46
Incipio's Wireless Smart Power Strip lets you...




In a unique addition to Apple's HomeKit product lineup, Incipio has announced a new four-outlet smart power strip, which will allow users to discretely control and power multiple appliances via one accessory.

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09:41
News: Incipio’s OX case adds headphone jack to...

Incipio’s new OX case for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus brings back the headphone jack, allowing users to once again listen to music while charging their device. The case features forward-facing speaker vents, while providing both a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Lightning port for charging along the bottom. The $60 OX case will be available in black, green, and purple in the first quarter of this year....

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09:39
Twelve South shows ActionSleeve Armband for...




Accessory maker Twelve South has introduced a new mount for the Apple Watch, allowing users to strap the device to a user's upper arm, while still allowing the heart rate sensor to work.

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09:33
TwelveSouth launches ‘ActionSleeve’ as first upper-...

This week at CES, Apple accessory maker TwelveSouth is launching a new armband product that is one of the first upper-arm straps we’ve seen for Apple Watch.

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09:30
9to5Toys Lunch Break: 21-inch iMac $1,100, Sony...

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09:27
LG, Dell and Lenovo debut new USB-C monitors...




A trio of monitor makers have announced new USB-C-based displays coming later this year, with LG, Dell, and Lenovo throwing their weight behind the new all-in-one connector found on Apple's 12-inch MacBook and new MacBook Pros.

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09:26
Twelve South announces ActionSleeve for Apple Watch

More CES 2017 fun, this time from Twelve South. The Charleston, S.C.-based design house has just announced the $29.99 ActionSleeve, billed as the "first armband for Apple Watch." 

Available in three sizes -- 38mm, 42mm, and 42mm slim (for slender arms) -- ActionSleeve holds your band-less Apple Watch securely to your bicep with Velcro™ closures. The accessory provides a way to keep your Watch from damage when lifting weights. Twelve South notes that the tight fit can actually improve tracking of heart rate for many users.

The 38mm and 42mm versions come in a choice of black or red, while the 42mm slim model is available only in black. We'll check with Twelve South on getting an ActionSleeve for a full review.

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09:12
Chamberlain announces Smart Garage Hub to connect...




Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.

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09:11
LaCie revs its d2 and Rugged drives

LaCie announced updates to its LaCie Rugged and d2 storage solutions at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  The new LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB-C — available in capacities up to 5TB — combines iconic Rugged toughness with USB-C compatibility and fast Thunderbolt speeds. 

In addition, a 1TB SSD version delivers speeds of up to 510MB/s, a 30% increase over the previous SSD generation. Thanks to USB-C, the user can connect the LaCie Rugged drive to USB 3.0-compatible computers as well as to USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 models. Plus, with an integrated Thunderbolt cable featuring compatibility with first-generation Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2, this LaCie Rugged drive can be used with a large variety of computers. The LaCie Rugged drive is bus-powered and backed by a three-year limited warranty.

The new LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 3 is designed as a companion to limited-capacity SSD-based laptops and all-in-...

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09:04
News: PureGear introduces HomeKit-enabled PureSwitch

PureGear’s new HomeKit-enabled PureSwitch allows users to control a single outlet from anywhere. Each PureSwitch can be used with Apple’s Home app and linked to a scene. PureSwitch can be programmed to work on a particular schedule so that devices like lamps, fans and small space heaters come on whenever you want (provided they’re switched on when they’re plugged in). Unlike some other smart outlets, PureSwitch also includes…

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09:01
IQbuds ‘hearable’ solution is iOS compatible

Nuheara has debuted its flagship product, IQbuds, at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It’s now shipping the US$299 "hearable" solution to those who placed pre-orders in 2016.

According to Justin Miller, CEO and co-founder of Nuheara, the company’s SINC (Super Intelligent Noise Cancellation) technology enhances users’ ability to hear speech in noisy environments, such as crowded restaurants, pubs, parties, networking events, outdoors, sporting events, conferences and more. IQbuds let you drown out ambient noise while elevating speech above the noise for much clearer conversations, he adds.

IQbuds introduce real augmented hearing in a wireless earbud. Users can blend their digital streaming audio with their physical world to create a powerful blended audio experience and maintain situational awareness when desired, says Miller. Consumers navigate between IQbuds features with tap touch control...

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08:59
Incipio expands CommandKit lineup with new HomeKit-...

Incipio is introducing two new smart home accessories that work with Apple’s HomeKit framework. Wireless Smart Wall Switch and Wireless Smart Power Strip both join Incipio’s CommandKit lineup and are debuting at CES 2017 this week.

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08:59
Incipio’s new OX case lets you use wired headphones...

If you’re still bummed out about the iPhone 7 ditching the headphone jack, Incipio has a new iPhone 7 case called the OX that includes its own audio jack for wired headphones. Incipio’s new OX case also features a Lightning port so you can charge your iPhone while using wired headphones which you can’t do with a standard iPhone 7.

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08:48
Carrier introducing its first HomeKit thermostat...

Air conditioning firm Carrier has announced its first smart thermostat that works with Apple’s HomeKit feature. Carrier’s Côr thermostat will work with Siri, Apple’s new Home app, and automation in iOS 10.

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08:44
Kanex announces new GoPlay Series of wireless...

Today at CES 2017, Kanex announced its new GoPlay Series of portable wireless game controllers for iOS and tvOS. The first release in the series, the GoPlay SideKick, is a pocket-sized wireless gaming controller that works with the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. more…

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08:36
News: ConnectSense expands HomeKit lineup with new...

ConnectSense is expanding its line of HomeKit-enabled products with a new Bluetooth Extender, Bluetooth Temperature & Humidity Sensor, and Bluetooth Water Sensor. The new Bluetooth Extender allows users to remotely control its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors and devices when they’re out and about, because otherwise the sensors require a local iPhone or other device to connect to the Internet. True to their names, the Bluetooth Temperature…

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08:35
Lynx Technology debuts Mac compatible Smart Home...

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Lynx Technology  announced its entrance into the Smart Home market with SmartLynx 1.0, a Smart Home connectivity solution that comes in Mac, Windows, and Linux versions.

SmartLynx 1.0 allows customers of device manufacturers to coordinate and control the features of their products, to interoperate with Smart Home devices and services. Since SmartLynx 1.0 is integrated with the IFTTT service, end users can create IFTTT...

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08:34
Linksys, Netgear, Norton taking different approaches...




Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.

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