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Hulu signs NBCUniversal, affiliates for imminent live TV service

05/01/2017, 05:05 pm

Hulu on Monday annouced a deal to bring NBCUniversal on board for its upcoming live TV service, securing the last of the four major U.S. broadcast networks plus its associated specialty channels, such as Syfy and Telemundo.

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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.5 beta 5 to developers for testing

05/01/2017, 01:05 pm

On Monday, Apple made available the fifth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, which still appears to focus on bug fixes and speed improvements.

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Trump calls tech CEOs to June meetings, orders overhaul of US government IT

05/01/2017, 12:05 pm

U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly signed a new executive order, creating a council meant to "transform and modernize" government IT systems. Simultaneously, the White House revealed a series of meetings in June, during which some 20 high-tech CEOs -- likely including Apple's Tim Cook -- will be brought in to discuss the topic.

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Hacker leaks Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' season 5 after ransom not paid

05/01/2017, 09:05 am

Netflix has not responded to a hacker's ransom demand, and as a result, nearly all of season 5 of "Orange Is the New Black" has been released to illicit file sharing sites.

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Bloomberg partners with Twitter to generate 24/7 streaming video news service

05/01/2017, 08:05 am

News titan Bloomberg and Twitter have teamed up to create a service for constant news streaming on the social media venue 24 hours a day.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage shows rough edges in wake of move-in deadline

04/29/2017, 04:04 pm

New drone footage of Apple Park in Cupertino indicates that while the complex may be largely complete, significant work remains -- particularly in landscaping and on the Steve Jobs Theater.

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This week on AI: Apple's Siri & AirPlay speaker, self-driving car tests & more

04/29/2017, 03:04 am

By far one of the most popular stories this week was that Apple's Siri-based Amazon Echo competitor might not only be alive, but nearly finished. We also caught a glimpse of Apple's self-driving testbed SUVs, and news that the fight between Apple and Qualcomm is stepping up a notch.

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Robbers target two San Diego Apple stores, make off with iPhones and Macs

04/28/2017, 05:04 pm

Three men brandishing knives robbed two San Diego Apple stores within the space of an hour on Friday, and the small gang is still on the loose with an unknown amount of merchandise.

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Apple assembler Foxconn says US investment coming, details unsettled

04/28/2017, 03:04 pm

Apple's main assembly partner, Foxconn, is indeed planning to make some form of investment in the U.S., but the exact details are yet to be finalized, the latter company's chairman confirmed on Friday.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' rumors, Amazon in the bedroom, a Siri competitor to Echo

04/28/2017, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the rumors around 'iPhone 8' wireless charging, HomeKit and a possible Siri-driven Echo competitor, the Apple Watch at 2 and more.

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Apple shares photos, video from Dubai store opening

04/27/2017, 07:04 pm

Apple opened its latest flagship store in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, and the company is celebrating by sharing a gallery of photos and a short video of the retail debut in Dubai Mall.

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Apple's self-driving testbed spotted in Silicon Valley

04/27/2017, 06:04 pm

Apple's self-driving technology testbed, an optimized Lexus RX450h SUV bristling with an array of advanced sensors, was spotted driving on Silicon Valley roads on Thursday, offering the first real-world look at the company's highly secretive autonomous vehicle project.

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Trump to meet with Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, report says

04/27/2017, 06:04 pm

Terry Gou, chairman of Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, will reportedly meet with President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, where the pair are likely to discuss U.S. job creation and a pending bid for Toshiba's chip business.

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Acer announces USB-C 4K display geared towards professional image editor's needs [u]

04/27/2017, 01:04 pm

At a live event on Thursday in New York City, PC-centric manufacturer Acer rolled out a 4K USB display aimed at image and video editors with USB-C connectivity and 85W of charging support suitable for the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Tonight: Join AppleInsider in New York City for a special Apple Pro discussion at Adorama

04/27/2017, 12:04 pm

This evening, May 1st, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks will be appearing at Adorama's flagship store in New York City to meet with professional Apple users and discuss the current state of the company's high-end hardware. Join us for the discussion, adult refreshments, and a chance to win great prizes like a brand new 9.7-inch iPad (2017).

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Laurene Powell Jobs to detail philanthropic efforts at Code conference

04/27/2017, 09:04 am

Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will be making an appearance at May's Code conference to discuss her trust's philanthropic efforts.

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Apple investigating wireless charging via Wi-Fi routers, other communications equipment

04/27/2017, 04:04 am

Apple is experimenting with medium- to long-distance wireless charging technologies that could one day allow users to charge up their iPhones with nothing more than a Wi-Fi router, according to a U.S. Patent and Trademark filing made public on Thursday.

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Spotify buys blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to track, manage music royalties

04/26/2017, 11:04 pm

Spotify on Wednesday announced the purchase of Brooklyn-based startup Mediachain Labs, a company which developed technology that can help the streaming music giant better track online content and reward owners with royalty payments.

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Amazon Echo Look and iOS app judges your wardrobe choices with machine learning

04/26/2017, 12:04 pm

On Wednesday, Amazon expanded its Alexa family of devices with the Echo Look -- a voice recognition device with a camera tailored to snapping a shot of your outfit, rating it, and giving you alternate choices in conjunction with an iOS app.

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Apple's HomeKit accessory list updated with new Ecobee 4 thermostat, more devices shipping

04/26/2017, 10:04 am

Apple has updated its curated page of HomeKit-compatible devices, notably adding the as-yet unreleased Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, and removing a Bluetooth extender and a Lightwave to HomeKit bridge.

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