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Topic: General

Misfit announces developer toolkit, list of more than 30 initial partners

09/05/2014, 05:09 am

Fitness tracking firm Misfit on Thursday announced availability of an expanded developer toolkit for third-party apps and devices, opening the door to interesting partnerships like integration with Walgreens' Balance Rewards points program.

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Apple, Google appeal Judge Koh's rejection of settlement in no-poach lawsuit

09/05/2014, 04:09 am

In a court filing late Thursday, Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel appealed Judge Lucy Koh's rejection of a proposed $324.5 million settlement relating to a class action lawsuit leveled by Silicon Valley employees, calling the jurist's decision "rigid and formulaic."

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Apple's secretive 'early field failure analysis' quality control team profiled in new report

09/04/2014, 11:09 pm

A report on Thursday offers a rare look inside Apple's secretive EFFA quality control division that runs down and fixes launch day hardware issues before they become larger, more costly problems.

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Apple supplier Catcher Technology accused of labor violations in China plant

09/04/2014, 10:09 am

Workers at a Catcher-owned facility in Suqian, China are subjected to discriminatory hiring policies, forced to handle toxic materials without proper protective gear, and made to work excessive overtime to manufacture parts for Apple's next-generation iPad Air, according to a scathing undercover report released Thursday by China Labor Watch and Green America.

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Apple's iPhone-based augmented reality navigation concept has 'X-ray vision' features

09/04/2014, 06:09 am

According to a pair of patent applications published on Thursday, Apple is investigating augmented reality systems for iOS capable of providing users with enhanced virtual overlays of their surroundings, including an "X-ray vision" mode that peels away walls.

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Apple invents method of hardening sapphire screens to reduce cracking

09/04/2014, 05:09 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent describing a method of implanting ions in a sapphire display structure, strengthening the already hard material without using chemical treatments.

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Apple, Google reopen settlement talks in Silicon Valley no-poach lawsuit

09/03/2014, 04:09 pm

In a joint court filing on Wednesday, Apple, Google, Adobe and Intel said settlement talks have resumed in a class action lawsuit over alleged wage-fixing arrangements.

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Samsung's wrap-around smartphone screen concept becomes a reality with Galaxy Note Edge

09/03/2014, 11:09 am

First teased a year and a half ago, Samsung's concept for a smartphone with a slanted screen edge that can be more easily viewed from side angles is set to become a reality later this year, in the form of the company's new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone.

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Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Note 4, Gears S, and new Gear VR partnership with Oculus

09/03/2014, 10:09 am

With Apple's 'iPhone 6' and 'iWatch' announcement looming, Samsung attempted to upstage its rival's showing by revealing its latest Note phablet, a new Gear smartwatch with a built-in 3G modem, and a virtual reality headset accessory -- designed in collaboration with Oculus -- at an event in Berlin on Wednesday.

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Exclusive look at Apple's full-size prototype building 'slice' of Campus 2

09/03/2014, 09:09 am

Apple's massive campus expansion in Cupertino, Calif., has been in active prototype development over the past year, with a full-scale "slice" of the building revealed in new terrestrial and aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer.

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Apple to give $20K in college scholarships as part of diversity initiative

09/02/2014, 06:09 pm

In its push toward a more diverse corporate America, Apple on Tuesday announced two $10,000 scholarships for minority university students looking at future careers in the tech industry.

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With Apple's 'iWatch' around the corner, Wellograph releases sapphire smartwatch

09/02/2014, 03:09 pm

Sapphire is a key component of at least one smartwatch that will make its way into consumers' hands this fall, as startup Wellograph on Tuesday officially announced the availability of its fashion-conscious, fitness-tracking wrist-worn device.

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Apple says iCloud is safe and secure, stolen celebrity pics were targeted accounts

09/02/2014, 02:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday put out a strong statement in support of the security of its iCloud services, saying that a collection of stolen pictures from celebrity phones was as a result of targeted attacks based on user names, passwords and security questions.

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Exclusive new aerial videos show Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 taking shape

09/02/2014, 12:09 pm

Apple's massive campus expansion in Cupertino, Calif., is making rapid progress, as revealed in aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer using a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone sponsored by B&H Photo Video.

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Review: Razer's Kraken Pro analog gaming headset

09/01/2014, 09:09 am

As with most Razer products, the Kraken Pro headset's over-the-top aesthetics and unique features, like foldable ear cups, a retractable microphone and iPhone compatibility, are designed to set it apart from the crowd.

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Apple hires noted tech journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

08/31/2014, 07:08 pm

Apple has confirmed hiring Anand Lal Shimpi, the 32 year old founder of tech enthusiast site AnandTech.

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Samsung asks New Yorkers to compare Apple's iPad Air to Galaxy Tab S in new ad

08/29/2014, 11:08 am

In a new spot posted to its YouTube account on Friday, Samsung took to the streets of New York City and asked consumers to compare the Galaxy Tab S to the iPad Air, with the results predictably skewed in favor of the Samsung tablet.

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Apple's mysterious 2-story structure at site of Sept. 9 event drives frenzy even further

08/28/2014, 03:08 pm

Following Apple's announcement that it would move its September media event -- at which both the "iPhone 6" and "iWatch" are said to be unveiled -- from the company's typical event stage in San Francisco to much larger space in Cupertino, new photos show that they have also constructed a bespoke two-story building on the grounds likely dedicated to the event.

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Apple announces Sept. 9 event for expected 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' unveiling: 'Wish we could say more'

08/28/2014, 12:08 pm

Apple on Thursday confirmed that it will hold a media event on Sept. 9, with a teaser sent to members of the media showcasing the date and a teasing tagline that reads: "Wish we could say more."

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Apple wins patent for Steve Jobs-designed Fifth Ave glass cube

08/28/2014, 08:08 am

The iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store glass cube, which was designed in part by legendary company co-founder Steve Jobs, is now a patented ornamental building design sanctioned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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