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Nest introduces third-gen Thermostat with better display, Farsight wakeup

09/01/2015, 01:09 pm

Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday upgraded its signature product, the Thermostat, with features such as a bigger, sharper display, and longer-range automatic wakeup.


Beats president Luke Wood now '100%' focused on Electronics division, targeting global expansion

09/01/2015, 11:09 am

Shortly after Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats in 2014, Beats president Luke Wood dropped all attention on Beats Music in favor of the company's flagship Electronics division, according to an interview published on Tuesday.


One of Apple's first 'next-generation' US retail store designs will debut near Memphis

09/01/2015, 08:09 am

With Apple chief designer Jony Ive and retail head Angela Ahrendts collaborating on major changes to their company's retail experience, a first glimpse of what's to come may debut at a relocated Apple Store near Memphis, Tenn., it was revealed this week.


Google promises to dramatically shrink 4K bandwidth with upcoming VP10 video codec

08/31/2015, 09:08 pm

Google is working on a new open-source video codec, VP10, that should shrink the amount of bandwidth required for 4K video to half that of VP9, and a quarter of Apple's current preferred compression format, H.264.


Apple eyes move into original video programming, report says

08/31/2015, 08:08 pm

A report citing high-ranking executives within the entertainment industry claims Apple is looking to create in-house movie or TV programming, suggesting the company is headed down a path forged by the likes of Netflix and Hulu.


Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch features circular face, rotating bezel control

08/31/2015, 06:08 pm

In its latest attempt to jumpstart lukewarm smartwatch sales, Samsung on Monday announced a new platform called Gear S2 that merges a round face made popular by Motorola's Moto 360 and a rotating bezel control reminiscent of Apple Watch's Digital Crown.


Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Cisco's annual sales conference

08/31/2015, 04:08 pm

In the wake of Apple's newly announced enterprise partnership with Cisco, Chief Executive Tim Cook appeared onstage at Cisco's annual "GSX" Global Sales Experience in front of 20,000 employees to discuss the news.


GT Advanced looks to slash workforce by 40% as part of bankruptcy plan

08/31/2015, 03:08 pm

In order to reduce expenses when it emerges out of Chapter 11 status, former Apple sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies is looking to cut 40 percent of its remaining workforce, according to bankruptcy court documents filed on Monday.


Apple poaches lead Microsoft HoloLens audio engineer, seen as boost for augmented reality research

08/31/2015, 09:08 am

The lead audio engineer for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality project has been hired away by Apple, fueling speculation that the iPhone maker could be working on an AR project of its own.


This week on AppleInsider: Sept. 9 event confirmed, Tim Cook on China, Apple TV rumors & more

08/29/2015, 06:08 am

Apple this week confirmed a Sept. 9 press event, even as last-minute rumors about it continued to flow. The company simultaneously dealt with economic tumult, as well as losing one of its key Apple Music executives.


Judge bars Apple, Samsung from further filings after rapid-fire case entries

08/28/2015, 11:08 pm

A federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung patent trial laid down the law this week, prohibiting either party from filing without permission after being inundated by a series of motions, objections and letters.


Johns Hopkins taps Apple Watch, ResearchKit for upcoming epilepsy study with eye on seizure prediction

08/28/2015, 09:08 pm

Johns Hopkins University, in partnership with developer Thread Research, plans to harness Apple Watch and iPhone sensors to power an ambitious ResearchKit study on epilepsy that could one day lead to an accurate method of predicting seizures.


Apple, 161 other organizations lend aid to Pentagon on flexible electronics

08/28/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple has reportedly joined the FlexTech Alliance, a collection of 162 organizations working with the Pentagon on flexible sensor electronics capable of being worn by soldiers, or molded to the outside of vehicles.


AppleInsider podcast analyzes what to expect at Apple's Sept. 9 event, Wall Street, 'Apple Car,' more

08/28/2015, 08:08 am

With Apple's Sept. 9 keynote now official, the AppleInsider podcast explains everything you need to know ahead of the event, where new iPhones and a revamped Apple TV are expected. Plus, we tackle Apple's recent losses on Wall Street, the latest "Apple Car" rumors, Shane reviews some tools for digital nomads, and Mikey and Neil share their experiences with the iOS-connected Coin digital credit card.


Apple's customer service suffers in Q2, study says

08/27/2015, 08:08 pm

A study from market research firm StellaService published this week seemingly reveals a rapid decline in Apple's customer service capabilities, from a slight slip in shipping fulfillment to longer wait times for online and phone support.


September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users

08/27/2015, 05:08 pm

Next month's iPhone event will mark the first time in recent history that Windows users will be able to officially live-stream an Apple presentation, the company quietly revealed on Thursday through the event's website.


Apple researching wireless earphones with bone conduction noise cancelling tech

08/27/2015, 05:08 am

According to a patent application published on Thursday, Apple is looking into advanced bone conduction technology that would enhance voice communications in an unannounced wireless earphone system.


Apple supposedly confirmed to hold Sept. 9 iPhone event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

08/26/2015, 07:08 pm

Following up on rumors circulating earlier this week, a report on Wednesday claims Apple has indeed rented out the large Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for its upcoming iPhone event.


Apple's Jony Ive, Jimmy Iovine to join tech and entertainment luminaries at Vanity Fair event

08/26/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple CDO Jony Ive will again be attending Vanity Fair's 2015 New Establishment Summit in October to talk design and tech -- and potentially new iPhones -- this time accompanied by Beats cofounder Jimmy Iovine.


Universal unveils official poster for upcoming Steve Jobs movie

08/26/2015, 03:08 pm

As the release of the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie grows closer, the Hollywood marketing machine has begun to churn faster and Wednesday's rotation brought the release of the official promotional poster.