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Asus aims portable ProArt PQ22UC 4K OLED monitor at on-the-move professionals

01/10/2018, 04:01 pm

Asus has added a new high-end display to its range of professional monitors that is made for those who work on the move, with the ProArt PQ22UC consisting of a 21.6-inch 4K OLED panel with USB Type-C connectivity that can be easily transported as a second display for a MacBook Pro.

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2018 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show stymied by blackout, heavy rain and flooding

01/10/2018, 03:01 pm

One day after the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show saw some exhibits close because of rain, a blackout has plagued the expo center and has run for an hour, and counting.

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Apple picked as 'most innovative' company in recent US survey

01/10/2018, 11:01 am

Among a list of 12 major corporations, Apple was picked as the most innovative by a wide margin in a poll of U.S. adults.

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SimpliSafe updates the look of its home security system, teases future smart lock and outdoor camera launches

01/10/2018, 11:01 am

Smart home security firm SimpliSafe has performed a major refresh of its product line, collaborating with global design firm Ideo to redesign its devices with a modern look and smaller sensors, as well as improving the underlying technology the security system itself.

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Samsung will debut 'Galaxy S9' at Mobile World Congress next month

01/10/2018, 09:01 am

Samsung will be launching its next flagship smartphone in February, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with the expected unveiling of the 'Galaxy S9' and the 'Galaxy S9 Plus taking place at this year's Mobile World Congress.

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Apple informs Chinese customers of iCloud service handover in late February

01/10/2018, 08:01 am

Apple will be passing control of its iCloud services covering mainland China to a Chinese company starting from late February, a message to customers in the country reveals, with the shift in operations made to comply with local cybersecurity and data protection laws.

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Jimmy Iovine says he's staying at Apple, rumors 'had nothing to do with reality'

01/09/2018, 09:01 pm

Industry big shot and Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine reiterated his commitment to the company on Monday, saying he's "loyal to the guys at Apple" and has no plans to leave.

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Apple forks over another $184M to UK tax authorities after 'extensive audit'

01/09/2018, 06:01 pm

The world's most valuable company now has a bit less in the bank after Apple was forced to settle up with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs to the tune of $184 million in additional taxes.

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Microsoft advises fixes for Spectre and Meltdown security flaws could cause noticeable performance hits

01/09/2018, 04:01 pm

As tech companies rush to work around the 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' chip flaws, a blog post from Microsoft suggests that the processor generation and age of the operating system will play a factor in terms of how much of an impact the fixes will have on system performance, at least from a Windows user's perspective.

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Ad firms losing 'hundreds of millions' after Apple clamps down on Safari tracking

01/09/2018, 04:01 pm

Online advertising businesses are reportedly losing out on "hundreds of millions of dollars" because of Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), introduced to Safari last year.

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Nanoleaf Remote launches as 12-sided HomeKit controller alongside tease of upcoming square light panel kit

01/09/2018, 02:01 pm

Smart home lighting producer Nanoleaf has launched two products this week, with the dodecahedron-shaped Remote able to control HomeKit scenes by changing orientation, while a square version of its Light Panels will offer motion and touch sensitivity, while also increasing the number of panels usable in a single installation.

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Editorial: The super exciting failure of CES 2018

01/09/2018, 12:01 pm

After working hard to dismiss iPhone X as too expensive, AirPods as a very minor success and HomePod as far-off vaporware missing the window of opportunity afforded to smart speakers, the low-paid writers hired by the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNET and Reuters to fill the gaps that regular staff can't get to are again converging on Las Vegas to depict the really big prototype TV concepts of CES as being potentially affordable, commercially significant at some point in the future--and anything but vaporware.

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ViewSonic shows $5200 8K monitor alongside Thunderbolt 3 4K display due later this year

01/09/2018, 11:01 am

ViewSonic launched a number of new displays at CES, but a notable inclusion to the list are two VP-series professional monitors, with one boasting a high 8K resolution accompanied by a more conventional 4K UHD version with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity.

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Fibaro reveals a HomeKit-compatible version of The Button scene controller

01/09/2018, 10:01 am

Fibaro is expanding the utility of The Button scene controller, an accessory providing simple controls for smart home devices, by announcing at CES that it is introducing a HomeKit-compatible version of the controller alongside its existing Z-wave model.

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Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence uses ResearchKit, is Apple store exclusive

01/09/2018, 09:01 am

The new Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush uses Apple ResearchKit with the user's permission to crowdsource toothbrushing data so the company can "anticipate the future of oral care."

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Wi-fi to get security updates in 2018 with new WPA3 protections, old hardware likely left behind

01/09/2018, 08:01 am

In the wake of security problems with wi-fi security in 2017, the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that not only will it "enhance" WPA 2, but a new security protocol, WPA3, will debut at some point in 2018 that will require hardware certification before it can be used in networking gear.

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Netgear adding HomeKit support to Arlo Baby camera in early 2018

01/09/2018, 08:01 am

Netgear will be updating its Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera later this quarter to include support for HomeKit, an update that will allow for the live video feed to be viewable from within the Home app on an iPhone or iPad, as well as a request to Siri.

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Incase adds a power bank to new IconConnected sleeve for Apple's MacBook Pro

01/08/2018, 11:01 pm

Mobile power users have a new integrated power and protection option with Incase's latest batteries-included MacBook Pro sleeve.

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Power up your MacBook Pro on the go with Omnicharge's USB-C charger

01/08/2018, 10:01 pm

Startup Omnicharge was at CES on Monday to show off its latest product, the Omni 20 USB-C, a portable power USB-C bank capable of outputting up to 100 watts of power for charging larger devices like Apple's MacBook Pro.

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Apple responds to investor criticism over heavy smartphone use by children, says parental controls already in place

01/08/2018, 08:01 pm

Responding to recent criticism over the potential negative impact smartphone use might have on children, Apple on Monday said it has long provided device owners, specifically parents, with a number of controls and built-in protections to safeguard young users.

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