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Volkswagen poaches Alexander Hitzinger from Apple's "Project Titan" team for self-driving vehicle role

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

Volkswagen has poached an Apple executive for its commercial vehicles division, with the hiring of Alexander Hitzinger also working on the manufacturer's self-driving vehicle efforts after a stint on Apple's "Project Titan" car program.

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Apple thanks Korean police for seizing $900,000 of counterfeit accessories

01/09/2019, 11:01 am

Apple will be thanking the Korean police for seizing and preventing the sale of counterfeit accessories for its products worth 1 billion won ($892,000), by presenting a plaque to investigators who apprehended local criminals behind the trade.

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AT&T lying to customers by showing '5G E' on devices, under fire from other carriers

01/09/2019, 09:01 am

AT&T has been criticized by rival carriers Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for attempting to mislead customers by marketing some smartphones as using "5G Evolution" technology and displaying a "5G E" connectivity logo on the screen, despite the devices involved being incapable of connecting to a 5G network.

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Apple recruits strong Facebook critic to keep up privacy standards

01/09/2019, 08:01 am

Apple has reportedly hired Sandy Parakilas, an outspoken critic of privacy practices at Facebook, to serve as a product manager on its privacy team.

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Qualcomm fires back at Tim Cook, calls lack of settlement commentary 'misleading'

01/09/2019, 08:01 am

Qualcomm says that Apple CEO Tim Cook is being 'misleading' when he commented that there have not been any recent settlement discussions over the pending iPhone modem court case.

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Omron HeartGuide packs blood pressure monitor into a smartwatch, Complete BP monitor features EKG tech from AliveCor

01/08/2019, 11:01 pm

Omron showed off its latest wares at the ShowStoppers event at CES 2019 on Tuesday, including the HeartGuide wearable blood pressure monitor and an at-home BP monitor with EKG technology developed in partnership with AliveCor.

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Diminutive Selfly drone stows in protective iPhone case

01/08/2019, 10:01 pm

Self-proclaimed drone and camera technology leader AEE Aviation Technology was on the floor at ShowStoppers at CES 2019 this week to show off Selfly, a pint-sized drone that folds up and snaps into an iPhone case for the ultimate in portability.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says new services coming this year, talks iPhone XR 'flop,' more

01/08/2019, 07:01 pm

Coming off a bruising week spurred by a negative guidance revision, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Mad Money's Jim Cramer on Tuesday to discuss a range of topics regarding the company's health.

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Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective contributing to $100M funding round for Boom Supersonic

01/08/2019, 02:01 pm

The Emerson Collective -- an organization headed by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs -- is one of a number of investors to take part in a $100 million round of funding for Boom, a company attempting to create an economically-viable supersonic airliner.

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OtterBox and PopSockets collaborate on iPhone case, LifeProof ships Power Pack 20

01/08/2019, 01:01 pm

OtterBox and PopSockets have collaborated on a new Symmetry Series customizable case range for the iPhone, while at the same time under the same roof, LifeProof has launched the Power Pack 20, a travel-friendly battery pack that is rugged and capable of charging a MacBook.

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Plex may take on Roku, Amazon, Apple & others with ad-supported movies & third-party subscriptions

01/08/2019, 01:01 pm

Best known for its apps serving up locally-stored media, Plex is reportedly jumping into the world of ad-supported movies, as well as selling subscriptions to outside services.

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Samsung confirms terrible earnings for the holiday quarter, and it will only get worse

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

Samsung is warning that it expects profits to be down more than Apple's revision, because of the worsening Chinese economy inducing weak memory demand coupled with a bad smartphone market -- and at least the next two quarters are likely going to be impacted as well.

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Intel teases new 9th-gen desktop processors suitable for iMac alongside 10nm 'Lakefield,' 'Ice Lake'

01/08/2019, 08:01 am

Intel expanded the range of its ninth-generation desktop processors at CES 2019, at the same time as teasing future processor designs and technologies it intends to use, including "Lakefield" processors using a 3D packaging design.

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GE debuts HomeKit-enabled C by GE smart lights, wall switches, wall plug

01/07/2019, 11:01 pm

GE built on its smart home offerings at CES 2019, announcing a range of new C by GE products including HomeKit-enabled smart wall switches, white and full color LED bulbs, and a smart wall plug.

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Pioneer's AVIC-W8500NEX wireless CarPlay receiver features 7-inch display

01/07/2019, 10:01 pm

Audio hardware manufacturer Pioneer was at CES 2019 in full force this week to show off its latest wares, including the new AVIC-W8500NEX in-dash receiver with wireless CarPlay support.

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Netgear shows off new mesh networking devices, 5G router, Meural smart art frame

01/07/2019, 09:01 pm

Netgear has used CES to introduce a number of new networking products, including a 5G hotspot, routers with built-in cable modems, and a third-generation model of smart art frame from subsidiary Meural.

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Sony to deliver Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to upcoming TVs

01/07/2019, 08:01 pm

Following word that Samsung plans to integrate iTunes and AirPlay 2 into select smart TV models, Sony on Monday said its TVs, too, will add support for Apple streaming and remote control protocols TVs later this year.

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Apple begins collecting iTunes and Apple Music sales tax in Canada

01/07/2019, 07:01 pm

Apple on Monday announced a change in billing policy that will require Canadian users to pay taxes on TV, movie, music and audiobook purchases, bringing the tech giant in line with recently adopted tax laws.

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Apple's $145M payout to WiLAN in patent infringement case slashed to $10M

01/07/2019, 01:01 pm

A verdict against Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit has been slashed by a judge, with the original award of $145 million to WiLAN cut down to just $10 million by a California court on Thursday.

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Tile's location-tracking tech to be integrated into Bluetooth chips

01/07/2019, 11:01 am

Tile on Monday announced that its location-tracking technology, which normally helps to find things like keys and wallets, will soon be integrated into the Bluetooth chips of major suppliers.

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