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Dutch National Police working to train anti-drone eagles

Tuesday February 02, 2016

As remotely-controlled drones become smaller and more sophisticated, authorities are working to counter the potential security and privacy implications in sometimes novel ways -- including training eagles to take the aircraft down.

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Tuesday February 02, 2016

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U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor' data transfer agreement - report [u]

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new "Safe Harbor" deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from Largan, others for future iPhones

Tuesday February 02, 2016

Taiwan's Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple's next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

Apple patents hover-sensing multitouch display

Tuesday February 02, 2016

After the release of 3D Touch force-sensing input on iPhone 6s, Apple continues its push for the perfect input technology, most recently winning a patent that uses inline proximity sensors to detect non-contact hover gestures.

Apple predicted to abandon Amazon Web Services for own data centers, analyst says

Monday February 01, 2016

Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak believes Apple is considering drawing down its reliance, or altogether dumping, Amazon Web Services in favor of an in-house solution, though the shift might take two years.

Google surpasses Apple as world's most valuable company

Monday February 01, 2016

After beating Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter of 2015, Google umbrella company Alphabet usurped Apple as the most valuable company in the world on Monday in after hours trading.

Apple's Swift language project gains continuous integration

Monday February 01, 2016

Apple on Monday officially launched continuous integration for Swift, enabling checks on the project's health, and integrated testing within pull requests before any commits are made.

Google taking Nexus smartphone program in more iPhone-like direction - report

Monday February 01, 2016

Google is hoping to exert more control over its Nexus smartphone line, more closely following a business model set out by Apple and the iPhone, a report said on Monday.

FCC greenlights further testing of LTE-U by Verizon & Qualcomm

Monday February 01, 2016

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved additional testing of a cellular technology called LTE-U, controversial because it can operate over the same bands as Wi-Fi routers.

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Monday February 01, 2016

The $999 price point for Apple's new 21" iMac with HD display is back, or you could grab one of last year's models for just $899 while supplies last. And if you're looking for a 21" iMac with 4K display, we have coupons for free AppleCare and free Canon AIO AirPrint printers, or $70 off all BTO models.

Apple's iPad Pro outsold Microsoft's entire Surface lineup over the holidays

Monday February 01, 2016

Consumers have apparently taken a liking to the iPad Pro following its November release, as new data suggests that Apple moved nearly half a million more of the jumbo tablets alone than Microsoft did of its entire Surface lineup.

Alleged 'iPad Air 3' schematic reaffirms Smart Connector, rear camera flash

Monday February 01, 2016

Yet another schematic claiming to show off the design of Apple's anticipated "iPad Air 3" again includes a Smart Connector, rear camera LED flash, and four-speaker array.

US & Europe miss deadline for new 'Safe Harbor' agreement on overseas data transfers

Monday February 01, 2016

In spite of late-hour talks, U.S and European officials missed a deadline on Sunday to renegotiate a "Safe Harbor" agreement allowing companies like Apple and Google to shuttle data back and forth across the Atlantic.

Samsung announces Galaxy S7 to debut on Feb. 21 alongside new Gear 360 VR camera

Monday February 01, 2016

Troubled South Korean smartphone maker Samsung will reveal the next iteration of its Galaxy smartphone lineup later this month, and will reportedly accompany the new handsets with a 360-degree virtual reality camera.

Apple Music search stops working for many users

Monday February 01, 2016

Apple Music's search feature was down for many subscribers on Monday, leaving much of the service impractical to use.

Apple's 'Shot on iPhone' billboards return with iPhone 6s photos

Sunday January 31, 2016

Apple returned to the advertising well of its popular crowd-sourced "Shot on iPhone" campaign this weekend, with billboards going up on Sunday featuring still photos captured using stock iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hardware.

Alleged 'iPad Air 3' case suggests Smart Connector coming to Apple's 9.7-inch tablet

Sunday January 31, 2016

Many of the features introduced in last year's iPad Pro, including the new Smart Connector magnetic port and four-speaker array, may be coming toon to the third-generation iPad Air, if third-party cases being manufactured in China are accurate.

This week on AI: As Wall Street worries, Apple has 4" iPhone, iPad Air 3 & new MacBooks coming soon

Saturday January 30, 2016

Apple's planning to launch major new hardware earlier than usual this year, the latest rumors this week revealed. Plus, Apple's record setting quarter is overshadowed by a soft outlook, iTunes Radio goes pay-only, and exclusive details on the struggles of "Project Titan," Apple's electric car project.

Apple correcting Siri "abortion" search issue uncovered in 2011

Friday January 29, 2016

More than four years after the discovery of a purported Siri flaw that led users searching for abortion clinics to adoption agencies and fertility clinics, it seems Apple and its data providers are slowly working to correct the issue.