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Topic: General

Omsignal 'smart shirts' move activity tracking from the wrist to the chest

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

Fitness buffs and "quantified self" aficionados now have a new, questionably fashionable way to monitor their bodies' status thanks to a new line of compression shirts that come with a network of embedded sensors.

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'Beats by Apple' viewed as a culturally compatible corporate marriage

05/12/2014, 02:05 pm

With time to digest Apple's anticipated $3.2 billion acquisition of headphone maker Beats Electronics, industry watchers are beginning to warm up to the idea, seeing a potentially smart strategic move that could broaden Apple's appeal to new markets.

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Parrot unveils new, smaller Bebop drone & Skycontroller joystick control dock for iPad

05/12/2014, 12:05 pm

French UAV maker Parrot on Monday unveiled two new additions to its consumer lineup, taking the wraps off of the Bebop drone -- featuring a 14 megapixel camera and 12 minutes of flight time -- alongside a physical controller accessory dubbed the Skycontroller.

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Apple wants Beats Music, but likely to keep Beats hardware alive after deal - report

05/12/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's alleged $3.2 billion bid for Beats Electronics was provoked by the latter's impressive Beats Music subscription service, a Monday report said, while the iPhone maker will also look to help "improve the quality of design" in future Beats headphones.

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Beats acquisition would give Iovine and Dr. Dre senior positions at Apple, report says

05/09/2014, 08:05 pm

Continuing with ongoing reports and speculation surrounding Apple's rumored buy of Beats Electronics, a report on Friday claims the music company's cofounders, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, would likely net senior positions in Cupertino if a deal does indeed happen.

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Beats deal defenders cite 'humanized' music subscription service as benefit to Apple

05/09/2014, 11:05 am

Proponents of Apple's rumored interest in Beats Electronics have cited the company's recognizable brand, its dominance of the premium headphone market, and its unique new Beats Music service as positive potential additions for the iPhone maker.

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Berkeley Apple Store glass entrance is latest to be smashed by car [u]

05/09/2014, 10:05 am

Continuing a recent trend of ramming vehicles through the all-glass front facades of Apple retail outlets, an unknown person drove their car into the 4th Street Apple Store in Berkeley, Calif. early Friday morning, and AppleInsider was sent exclusive pictures of the aftermath.

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Apple's rumored Beats buyout baffles pundits & analysts alike

05/09/2014, 09:05 am

Since numerous publications have corroborated claims that Apple is apparently in talks to acquire headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, the rumored purchase has been largely met with scorn, confusion and even disbelief from tech industry watchers.

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Nokia Lumia photography chief Ari Partinen joins Apple

05/09/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's mobile imaging team looks to have a new leader, as former Nokia camera engineering executive Ari Partinen announced on Friday that he will depart the Finnish smartphone maker and move to its American rival.

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Dr. Dre, Tyrese share Heineken-fueled celebration of Apple's alleged Beats acquisition

05/09/2014, 08:05 am

In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre -- the cofounder of Beats Electronics -- and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre's headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate.

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Rumor: Beats CEO in talks to join Apple as 'special advisor' to Tim Cook

05/09/2014, 12:05 am

Building on an earlier rumor that Apple is in discussions to buy Beats Electronics, a new report claims the music company's cofounder and longtime music executive Jimmy Iovine is in talks to join the Cupertino tech giant as a special advisor to CEO Tim Cook.

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Apple reportedly nearing $3.2B acquisition of Beats Electronics

05/08/2014, 05:05 pm

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is rumored to be in talks with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics that could see the audio accessories and music streaming service acquired for $3.2 billion.

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San Francisco MOMA to honor Apple designer Jony Ive with lifetime achievement award

05/08/2014, 12:05 pm

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will honor Apple's head designer Jony Ive with a lifetime achievement award celebrating his "revolutionary achievements" this fall.

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Future iPhones may use optical image stabilization to create 'super-resolution' images

05/08/2014, 05:05 am

Documents discovered on Thursday show Apple is hard at work on tech to take iPhone picture quality to new levels, specifically a "super-resolution" imaging engine that uses optical image stabilization to capture multiple samples that are then stitched together to form an incredibly high-density photo.

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Apple lays down guidelines for government data requests in new document

05/08/2014, 12:05 am

Apple on Wednesday released a set of guidelines by which U.S. law enforcement, as well as other government agencies, may request information from the company regarding data from its users.

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Apple's North American head of sales to leave company after two years on the job

05/07/2014, 08:05 pm

Coming on the heels of Wednesday's news that veteran PR chief Katie Cotton would be leaving the company, Apple announced its North American head of sales Zane Rowe is also leaving for reasons unknown.

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Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced widens loss in Q1 as firm heads into 'transformational year'

05/07/2014, 08:05 pm

Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies on Wednesday announced results for its first fiscal quarter of 2014, showing a widening loss and revenue drop compared to last year as the company ramps up sapphire production for a joint project with Apple in Arizona.

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Dropcam unveils Tabs movement sensor, D-Link shows off Wi-Fi Smart Plug

05/07/2014, 03:05 pm

Two new products hit the "connected home" market this week as Dropcam added a motion sensor to its remote monitoring platform and network vendor D-Link released an adapter to control electrical devices from a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi.

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Longtime Apple PR chief Katie Cotton to retire

05/07/2014, 12:05 pm

After an 18-year tenure at Apple, Katie Cotton, the company's vice president of worldwide corporate communications, will be leaving the Mac maker, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Nintendo loses another half-billion dollars as console sales slide

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Legendary game maker Nintendo reported the results of its last fiscal year on Wednesday, revealing losses of 46.4 billion yen, or $457 million, for the 12-month period ending in March.

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