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Apple's negotiations with India continue, government officials reluctant to give more tax breaks

01/05/2017, 10:01 am

More information regarding Apple's possible entry into India's manufacturing and retail markets has emerged, with government officials making statements before a full ruling suggesting Apple would not receive any special tax incentives to do business in the country that wouldn't also apply to other companies.

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Earin combats Apple's AirPods with new M-2 truly wireless earbuds

01/05/2017, 09:01 am

Not long after the release of the M-1 --and Apple's own AirPods -- Earin has unveiled its new M-2 completely wireless Bluetooth earbuds, adding a touch interface to the tip of the earpiece.

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August Home announces mortise kit for smart lock, Logitech POP switch integration

01/05/2017, 03:01 am

August Home, a leading manufacturer of connected home devices, on Wednesday announced a new mortise lock compatibility kit for its Smart Lock product, as well as platform integration with Logitech's POP switches.

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Hands-on: AirBar turns MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop

01/05/2017, 02:01 am

AirBar on Wednesday showed off a prototype "plug-and-touch" USB device that turns Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop, a feat accomplished through infrared light, sensors and other proprietary technology.

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Nvidia announces GeForce Now gaming service for Mac, $25 for 20 hours of play time

01/04/2017, 11:01 pm

Computer graphics giant Nvidia on Wednesday announced the upcoming Mac and PC launch of GeForce Now, a cloud-based game streaming platform previously limited to the company's Shield tablet and TV devices.

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Apple yanks New York Times app from China App Store at government's behest

01/04/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple in December was served, and complied with, a request from Chinese authorities to remove all instances of the New York Times news app from its regional App Store for violating unspecified local laws.

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New HDMI 2.1 specification brings support for 4K at 120Hz, 8K, 10K resolutions

01/04/2017, 05:01 pm

The HDMI Forum has released the latest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, with the new protocol variation able to drive 4K at 120Hz, 8K at 60Hz, and 10K across a new cable capable of 48 gigabits per second of data transfer.

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Griffin expands BreakSafe magnetic cable lineup with 100W USB-C model, car charger, more

01/04/2017, 04:01 pm

Accessory maker Griffin on Wednesday added four new models to its BreakSafe charging lineup with the 100-watt BreakSafe Hi-Power Magnetic USB-C Breakaway Cable, BreakSafe USB Breakaway Adapter, BreakSafe Car Charger and BreakSafe Wall Charger.

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Incipio's Wireless Smart Power Strip lets you power four devices with Apple HomeKit

01/04/2017, 12:01 pm

In a unique addition to Apple's HomeKit product lineup, Incipio has announced a new four-outlet smart power strip, which will allow users to discretely control and power multiple appliances via one accessory.

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Chamberlain announces Smart Garage Hub to connect any garage door to Apple HomeKit

01/04/2017, 12:01 pm

Owners of virtually any garage door opener will be able to use Siri to open, close, or check the status of their garage, and also control its lights, via a new HomeKit-compatible hub accessory coming later this year from Chamberlain.

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Linksys, Netgear, Norton taking different approaches to whole-home Wi-Fi

01/04/2017, 11:01 am

Home networking giants Linksys and Netgear have unveiled next-gen routers, with Linksys opting for mesh networking, and Netgear relying on traditional hardware. Norton is also throwing its hat into the ring with a router that claims to block all security threats before the enter the home's network.

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Belkin shows off Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD, no update on availability

01/03/2017, 11:01 pm

Announced in October, Belkin's Thunderbolt 3 Express Dock HD made an appearance at CES 2017 on Tuesday, but the company has yet to set a release date and price point for the hotly anticipated device.

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Netatmo debuts HomeKit-ready Smart Smoke Alarm, other smart home products

01/03/2017, 11:01 pm

Netatmo extended its HomeKit-enabled product offering at CES on Tuesday with the debut of the Smart Smoke Alarm, a competitor of Nest Protect, as well as an accompanying indoor siren and other smart home products developed through partnerships with French firms Velux and Legrand.

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Apple's Best of 2016 year in review video showcases top apps, movies, music and more

01/03/2017, 04:01 pm

Serving as an accompaniment to its Best of 2016 charts, Apple on Tuesday posted to YouTube a video chronicling last year's most memorable movies, TV shows, apps, music, Beats 1 interviews and more.

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ConnectSense Bluetooth Extender lets you control BLE Apple HomeKit accessories away from home

01/03/2017, 08:01 am

Without a nearby Apple TV or iPad configured as a "Home Hub," Bluetooth Low Energy HomeKit accessories cannot be controlled remotely. But a new HomeKit-certified Bluetooth-to-Wi-Fi bridge from ConnectSense coming in 2017 aims to address that shortcoming.

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Apple to give away Beats Solo3 headphones for Chinese New Year in select Asian markets

01/02/2017, 05:01 pm

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple on Monday announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale.

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Apple refugees dish on how iPhone development culture echoes into Pearl Automation

01/02/2017, 03:01 pm

A collection of Apple engineers who have departed the company over the years formed Pearl Automation, and are keeping the best of Apple's corporate ethos, and dishing about the worst.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

01/02/2017, 10:01 am

Master & Dynamic's MW50s look and sound great, but may be hard to justify given cheaper alternatives from other high-end headphone makers.

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Review: Bragi's Headphone offers a solid alternative to Apple AirPods

12/31/2016, 06:12 pm

Bragi's fully wireless Headphone -- yes, in the singular -- is a competent if not spectacular alternative to Apple's AirPods, and even has some features the AirPods lack.

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Editorial: Apple survived 2016's onslaught of fake news and failed competitors

12/31/2016, 04:12 pm

Across 2016, ostensibly legitimate journalists and research firms gravely warned that Apple was in trouble on every front--from low cost wearables to Microsoft's 2-in-1 notebooks, to Google's new Pixel Phone and a resurgent Samsung--as well as falling behind everyone else in the emerging, very promising field of Virtual Reality. They were all so incredibly wrong we can now have a good end-of-year laugh at their expense.

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