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Further Apple HomePod firmware spelunking shows 1GB of RAM, 272x340 screen

07/31/2017, 04:07 pm

A deeper dive into the HomePod firmware that was briefly available over the weekend shows the A8-powered device will boast 1GB of RAM available and a 272-by-340 pixel screen, suggesting that rudimentary app support will be possible for the hardware in the future.

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Evolving tactics, rule changes make it harder to uncover future Apple product names

07/31/2017, 09:07 am

While Apple is finding it increasingly hard to stop feature leaks, this year, the company has had some success preventing people from learning exact product names -- owing to the countries it's now choosing for trademarks.

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Discovery Communications merges with Scripps in $14.6B deal, will make streaming juggernaut

07/31/2017, 08:07 am

The combination of Scripps and Discovery will generate over seven billion monthly streams of programming, making it the largest TV show network in the world

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This week on AI: iPods fade away, 'iPhone 8' & Apple TV rumors, Trump promises US plants

07/29/2017, 04:07 am

The end of an era came this week as Apple discontinued its last remaining "old-school" iPods, the Nano and the Shuffle. "iPhone 8" and Apple TV rumors continued to steam ahead, while U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Apple will set up multiple factories in the country.

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Apple leads brick-and-mortar retail with $5,546 in sales per square foot

07/28/2017, 05:07 pm

Apple remains one of the most successful brick-and-mortar retailers in the world with sales of $5,546 per square foot, according to recent research.

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iRobot CEO insists company won't sell Roomba home data [u]

07/28/2017, 12:07 pm

Despite a report suggesting the contrary, iRobot is not planning to sell data from 900 Series Roombas to companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, CEO Colin Angle said in a statement published on Friday.

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Laurene Powell Jobs's Emerson Collective buys majority stake in The Atlantic

07/28/2017, 10:07 am

The Emerson Collective -- an organization led by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs -- is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic, one of the longest-running publications in the U.S.

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Apple's Nokia settlement includes $2B up-front cash payment

07/28/2017, 09:07 am

Nokia's second-quarter results were improved by a recent 1.7 billion euro ($2 billion) cash payment from Apple, helping to settle the two companies' patent fight, according to a report.

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Athenry, Ireland Apple iCloud data center court ruling postponed again

07/28/2017, 09:07 am

The Irish courts continue to defer the Athenry, Ireland data center decision, and are next scheduled to hear the case in October.

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Apple ad explains origins of company's forestry program

07/27/2017, 05:07 pm

A new Apple ad posted to YouTube on Thursday focuses on the company's worldwide effort to preserve and manage forestland, itself part of a wider goal to achieve a net-zero impact on the world's supply of virgin fiber.

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Apple granted permission to renovate DC's Carnegie Library with 63,000 square foot store

07/27/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple has been given the go-ahead to renovate the Carnegie Library in Washington D.C by the controlling group, and given the go-ahead to build a 63,000 square foot flagship retail location in the space.

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First look: Zungle Panther bone conducting Bluetooth speaker sunglasses

07/27/2017, 02:07 pm

After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised nearly $2 million, the Zungle Panther sunglasses with built-in bone conduction speakers are now making their way onto the faces of the wider public. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the Bluetooth accessory.

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Google to merge Play Music & YouTube Red into new service

07/27/2017, 10:07 am

Google has confirmed plans to unify Play Music and YouTube Red, creating a stronger service in the face of competition like the increasingly video-saturated Apple Music.

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Unlike Roomba, Apple confirms it won't upload, share or sell your home data from HomePod

07/27/2017, 10:07 am

With vacuum maker iRobot looking to sell user's house maps to smart home vendors, an AppleInsider reader asked Apple what it planned to do with data collected by the HomePod's room mapping technology. Unsurprisingly, Apple confirmed it has no intention of saving or sharing information about a user's home layout.

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Samsung hits record quarterly profits, likely briefly topping Apple ahead of 'iPhone 8'

07/27/2017, 09:07 am

Apple rival Samsung Electronics has posted profits of $12.65 billion for the June quarter, its highest quarterly revenues ever -- also eclipsing predictions for Apple's performance in the period, though the situation is likely to reverse once this fall's iPhones ship.

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GoPro launches QuikStories automated video creation tool, rebrands GoPro app

07/27/2017, 09:07 am

Camera manufacturer GoPro on Thursday officially launched QuikStories, a video creation solution that automatically pulls content off Hero 5 and Hero 5 Session cameras and generates custom movies complete with special effects, music syncing and more.

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Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

07/27/2017, 05:07 am

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of overlaying interactive digital information onto real-world environments displayed on a portable device screen, specifically data regarding navigation assets like points of interest.

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White House looks to Apple's Cook, other tech CEOs to shape STEM education policy

07/26/2017, 09:07 pm

The Trump administration is looking to tech sector elites to help shape funding policy for science, technology, engineering and math public school education programs.

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Foxconn's $10B Wisconsin LCD factory to supply Sharp, not Apple

07/26/2017, 07:07 pm

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou on Wednesday announced plans to invest $10 billion in an LCD manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, with production slated to go to subsidiary Sharp.

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Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers

07/26/2017, 04:07 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Wednesday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on transgender soldiers, joining other tech executives like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai and Twitter's own Jack Dorsey.

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