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Facebook plans to bring news to its Watch video platform across 2018

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Facebook is working on launching a news section within its Watch video platform, which could potentially ramp up the challenge to Apple News, or even Apple's upcoming TV slate.


Amazon continues to claim top spot in Harris reputation poll, Apple plummets to 29th

03/13/2018, 08:03 am

In the annual poll that measures the reputations of various major companies, Apple has dropped all the way to 29th, after years in the top five.


Trump blocks Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm citing national security risk

03/12/2018, 06:03 pm

President Donald Trump has quashed Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile pursuit of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm citing national security concerns, the White House said in a statement on Monday.


Hands on: Agenda 2.0 for Mac is a beautiful new notes app with unique calendar features

03/12/2018, 02:03 pm

Sometimes, a new and fresh look at what a class of app can do is what you need to like an app, but it can also be a turn-off if it lacks something you need.


'Hundreds' of employees at Amazon's headquarters out of a job

03/12/2018, 12:03 pm

Amazon may be preparing to build a second headquarters, pitting various cities against each other with the promise of staggering amounts of new jobs -- but that doesn't mean the jobs of its current corporate employees are necessarily safe.


Dropbox looking to raise over $648 million from IPO, partners with Salesforce

03/12/2018, 10:03 am

What Dropbox plans to do with the $648 million it will generate in the initial public offering isn't yet clear.


Philips brings Hue outdoors with HomeKit-compatible Calla and Lily lights

03/12/2018, 09:03 am

Philips has extended its Hue lighting system to the great outdoors, launching new lights in the HomeKit-compatible smart light platform designed to be placed in the garden or on a balcony, that offer the same level of automation and control as their indoor counterparts.


Broadcom plans to 'redomicile' in US to nullify Qualcomm deal's CFIUS investigation delay

03/12/2018, 08:03 am

Broadcom is looking for shareholder approval to "redomicile" back to the U.S., to side-step the effects of a pause induced by a CFIUS investigative process, which could have ultimately stopped it's attempt to take over Qualcomm.


Bluewater Apple Store reopening March 24 after 9-month refurbishment period

03/12/2018, 08:03 am

Apple will be reopening its Bluewater retail outlet in Greenhithe in the United Kingdom later this month after being closed for nine months for refurbishment, with signs at the front of the store advising it will resume business on March 24.


Samsung Galaxy S9+ repair difficulty, camera aperture details exposed in teardown

03/11/2018, 11:03 am

The similarity between the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and its predecessor are not limited to just the external design, as a teardown of the firm's flagship smartphone reveals its internal construction bears more than a passing resemblance to the Galaxy S8, and is just as difficult to repair.


Initial pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 reportedly down compared to Galaxy S8 sales

03/10/2018, 07:03 pm

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, may be underperforming compared to the previous model, with a report on South Korean sales and an analyst's pre-order note suggesting the main rival to Apple's iPhone's launch is lower than the electronics giant anticipated.


This week on AI: Apple headphone struggles, cheaper HomePods, labor rights & more

03/10/2018, 12:03 am

Apple could make a further push into audio products later this year, assuming rumors and development pan out. It meanwhile turns out the company has plenty of work to do in cleaning up abuses in its supply chain.


Broadcom plans shareholder vote to become US company, could sidestep CFIUS investigation into Qualcomm takeover

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Singapore-based Apple supplier Broadcom on Friday said it will this month ask shareholders for approval to redomicile to the U.S., potentially threatening a U.S. national security panel investigation into the company's unrelenting hostile pursuit of American chipmaker Qualcomm.


Amazon Alexa's 'Follow-Up Mode' enables successive requests without trigger word

03/09/2018, 08:03 pm

In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the virtual assistant competition, like Apple and Google, Amazon recently released a new feature that allows users to ask multiple questions in succession without repeating the "Alexa" wake word.


Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

03/09/2018, 06:03 pm

In mulling its options over Broadcom's attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor.


Apple HomePod sales 'underwhelming,' AirPods still growing, analyst says

03/09/2018, 12:03 pm

Sales of Apple's first smartspeaker, the HomePod, have so far been "underwhelming," according to a Barclays analyst, citing a week-long trip his team spent meeting companies in Apple's Asian supply chain.


Google looking to turn aspects of AMP caching technology into wider Web standard

03/09/2018, 11:03 am

Google is hoping to have technology from its Accelerated Mobile Pages -- currently used as a more open, though Google-preferred alternative to Apple News or Facebook Instant Pages -- adopted as a broader Web standard.


Apple's Swift rises into top 10 programming languages, swapping places with Objective-C

03/09/2018, 09:03 am

Apple's open-source Swift has just broken into the top 10 programming languages, according to a quarterly ranking, in the process supplanting its predecessor on Apple platforms, Objective-C.


Apple tops list of most 'intimate' brands among millennials

03/09/2018, 09:03 am

Apple has claimed the top spot among millennials in a survey designed to discover the most "intimate" brands, according to marketing firm MBLM.


Apple slapped with patent suit over Siri's natural language abilities

03/09/2018, 01:03 am

Non-practicing entity Portal Communications on Thursday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of three patents related to natural language voice and audio query systems, technology similar to that of the company's Siri virtual assistant.