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First pictures from outside of new Cologne, Germany Apple Store at Schildergasse emerge

03/07/2017, 08:03 am

The scaffolding and construction fencing surrounding the new Cologne, Germany Apple store has been removed, with passers-by getting the first glimpses of the exterior of the store.

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Apple patent uses depth maps for smart facial detection, bolsters iPhone 8 rumors

03/07/2017, 04:03 am

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent covering the detection of human faces in digital video feeds by leveraging depth map information, technology that could be a building block of a face-based bio-recognition system rumored to debut with this year's iPhone.

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How Google's lack of human curation spreads and monetizes fake news

03/06/2017, 08:03 pm

Google search is developing a credibility problem that could be blamed on artificial intelligence. In a statement, the company said its algorithms for generating "featured snippet" answers can cause "instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content," resulting in false answers. However, Google is also the source--and funding--behind much of the fake news on the Internet, thanks to a similar lack of curation for YouTube.

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Apple will accept applications for WWDC 2017 scholarships on March 27

03/06/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple has revealed the process to garner a scholarship to the 2017 World Wide Developer's Conference, and is requiring applicants to create a short scene in Swift Playgrouns to attract the interest of the judges.

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Steve Jobs initially blasted Genius Bars at Apple stores, says former retail head

03/06/2017, 12:03 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was originally resistant to the idea of the Genius Bar, now a signature feature of every Apple store, former retail head Ron Johnson said in a recent podcast.

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Logitech sees growth opportunity, seeks to build more HomeKit, Google Now devices

03/06/2017, 11:03 am

Long-time accessory maker is looking to widen its involvement into the home automation and "internet of things" marketplaces, rather than throwing in as a development partner solely with Apple, Amazon, or Google.

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New Apple Park drone footage shows advancing landscaping, near-final solar array completion

03/05/2017, 05:03 pm

The latest drone footage of Apple Park shot in early March shows significant landscaping progress in only a few days, and emphasizes the enormity of the campus in comparison to the surrounding neighborhood.

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Second Apple Retail store in Cologne, Germany opening in Schildergasse on March 25

03/04/2017, 09:03 pm

An update to the Apple Germany webpage revealed that the previously rumored second Cologne Apple store will open in Schildergasse on March 25.

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Audeze's Lightning-connected iSine 10 planar magnetic headphones are the best in-ear set we've ever heard

03/04/2017, 04:03 am

Almost everything about Audeze's iSine 10 headphones is audacious: the technology, the ambition, the appearance, and the sound itself. On paper they shouldn't work, but in practice they are some of the best sounding compact in-ear headphones money can buy.

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This week on AI: To USB-C or not to USB-C, Apple's Hollywood recruiting, massive Amazon outage & more

03/04/2017, 01:03 am

Rumors this week suggested that Apple's new iPhones will use some form of USB-C technology, and that the company is looking to recruit Hollywood film and TV producers for ends unknown. Legal battles, a huge Amazon outage and more contributed to an eventful few days.

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First look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid game console launches, with iOS support on the way

03/03/2017, 04:03 pm

Taking a cue from the touchscreen tablet market kickstarted by Apple's iPad, Nintendo on Friday launched a hybrid home and portable game console. It's set to feature integration with an official Nintendo app for iOS, though it is not yet available at launch.

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Google's second-gen Pixel due in 2017, will tackle Apple iPhone in 'premium' segment

03/03/2017, 10:03 am

Riding off the success of its first self-designed phone, the Pixel, Google is at work on a second-generation model that will continue to challenge Apple's iPhone in the "premium" smartphone market, the company's hardware chief revealed on Friday.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook attends Silicon Valley screening of Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'

03/02/2017, 10:03 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took time out of his schedule to attend former vice president and current Apple board member Al Gore's new film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," which was screened for a select audience in Silicon Valley on Thursday.

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Apple Music rival Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers

03/02/2017, 05:03 pm

Spotify on Thursday announced a milestone of 50 million paid Premium subscribers, keeping up a strong lead over its main rival in on-demand music streaming, Apple.

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Human error caused Amazon Web Services outage, Apple iCloud service issues

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Tuesday's major Amazon Web Services outage was caused through human error, the retailer has confirmed, with the downtime that impacted a number of online services, including Apple's, traced back to a single wrongly-entered command performed during debugging.

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Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to speak at April's Global Retailing Conference

03/02/2017, 01:03 pm

Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts will be one of the featured speakers at next month's Global Retailing Conference in Tucson, Ariz., according to the event's website.

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Apple fulfilling LG UltraFine 5K display orders quicker than expected, some arrive today

03/02/2017, 10:03 am

A multitude of reports claim that a LG UltraFine 5K order placed as recently as a week ago will be shipped much earlier than expected, with some people expecting the order as soon as this afternoon.

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Apple Time Capsule lives on with third-party antenna, 5TB hard drive update

03/02/2017, 09:03 am

Upgrade vendor Quickertek has upgraded stock Apple 802.11ac 2-terabyte Time Capsules with larger hard drives and a high-gain external antenna in a bid to keep the hardware relevant -- but the enhancements come at a price.

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Apple invents futuristic digital scroll-like device with retractable, roll-up display

03/02/2017, 05:03 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes a portable device with a flexible OLED screen capable of retracting into two hollow casings, suggesting the company is looking into alternative hardware formats for flagship products like iPhone and iPad.

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Apple among corporations supporting transgender student in Supreme Court case

03/02/2017, 01:03 am

Apple and 52 other major U.S. corporations have signed a legal brief in support of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student whose case involving public bathroom usage rights is being heard by the Supreme Court.

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