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Tesla unveils new Semi with a 500 mile range, Roadster that can hit 250 miles per hour

11/17/2017, 12:11 am

Elon Musk's Tesla has debuted its semi truck that was previously expected with a 500 mile range between charges, and also unveiled a new roadster capable of going 620 miles -- with the ability to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.

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Apple dominates all electronics, jewelry companies in ethical sourcing of conflict minerals

11/16/2017, 10:11 pm

A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.

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Apple's Denise Young Smith to leave Inclusion & Diversity post by end of 2017

11/16/2017, 05:11 pm

Though in the job for just 7 months, Apple's first-ever VP of Inclusion and Diversity, Denise Young Smith, is leaving the company at the end of the year.

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Apple's latest Machine Learning Journal entry talks face detection, Vision framework

11/16/2017, 11:11 am

Apple on Thursday published a new entry to its Machine Learning Journal for researchers and developers, discussing face detection and the related Vision framework, which developers can use for apps on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

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Like Apple, Amazon abandons 'skinny' TV bundle plans following network resistance

11/15/2017, 11:11 am

For now, Amazon has allegedly jettisoned plans to offer a "skinny" bundle of cable and broadcast TV channels, owing to low expected profit margins and the same problem rumored to have halted Apple's bundle: resistance from networks.

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'Alpine White' version of DJI Mavic Pro drone is an Apple store exclusive

11/15/2017, 10:11 am

DJI has launched a limited-edition "Alpine White" version of the Mavic Pro, a 4K camera drone which can be viewed and controlled through an iOS app. The special color option will be available exclusively through Apple's retail channels and DJI's own outlets in most countries.

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Reviews lean positive on Pixel Buds, Google's answer to Apple's AirPods

11/14/2017, 09:11 pm

Some of the first major reviews of Google's Pixel Buds have emerged, mostly espousing a favorable opinion of the AirPods competitors, albeit with some tough criticisms.

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Apogee reveals iOS and macOS-compatible Mic Plus, lands in Apple stores Wednesday

11/14/2017, 02:11 pm

Audio electronics producer Apogee has revealed the Mic Plus, a compact studio-grade cardioid microphone that can connect to both iOS devices and Mac desktops, with the professional-quality microphone going on sale in Apple stores starting from Wednesday

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Android smartphone vendors reportedly pushing for foldable mobile devices with dual displays

11/13/2017, 02:11 pm

Android smartphone manufacturers are looking towards developing more foldable phones to offer consumers a larger display to compete against bigger handsets like the iPhone 8 Plus, a report claims, with a number of vendors said to be working on mobile devices using multiple screens to create a larger display area.

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Amazon rumored prepping free ad-supported version of Prime Video [u]

11/13/2017, 02:11 pm

Raising a potential threat to Apple's TV plans, people wanting to watch Amazon's movies and TV shows may soon be able to stream without paying for a Prime subscription, which normally costs $99 per year. [Updated with official denial from Amazon]

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Apple working 24/7 to finish downtown Brooklyn store as giant glass pane shatters

11/13/2017, 12:11 pm

Crews are working around the clock to put the finishing touches on the first Apple store in downtown Brooklyn, but they recently suffered a setback -- a massive pane of glass has shattered.

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Robbers smash into Apple's flagship UK store in lightning raid

11/13/2017, 09:11 am

Ten robbers on five mopeds broke into Apple's Regent Street store in London early Monday morning, using one of the scooters to smash through the store's glass facade.

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Apple to reopen improved Burlingame & Burlington stores on Nov. 18

11/10/2017, 01:11 pm

Two Apple outlets -- one in Burlingame, Calif. and the other in Burlington, Mass. -- will both reopen on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. local time, following months of renovation work.

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AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with iPhone X, talks iOS updates and AR glasses

11/10/2017, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X, an image sensor acquisition, AR glasses rumors, and iOS updates.

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Apple's latest diversity figures show static global gender balance, more US progress

11/09/2017, 05:11 pm

Apple on Thursday released its 2017 diversity report, showing steps forward in some areas, but work to do in others.

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Jony Ive talks Apple Park, iPhone X, change, and product evolution in interview

11/09/2017, 04:11 pm

As part of a longer piece about Apple Park, Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive spoke about Apple as it stands, with change as a central theme to where Apple has been, is now, and how it uses change and evolution to survive.

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Apple brings Everyone Can Code program to over 20 schools outside US

11/08/2017, 08:11 pm

Apple on Wednesday announced that its Everyone Can Code initiative is expanding to more than 20 colleges and universities beyond U.S. borders, allowing students to pursue the company's App Development With Swift curriculum in a full-year course.

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Apple Park Visitor Center to see Nov. 17 grand opening

11/08/2017, 07:11 pm

The recently-completed Visitor Center for Apple Park will open to the public on Nov. 17, signage and internal emails revealed on Wednesday.

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Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

11/08/2017, 10:11 am

Social networking giant Facebook is trialing a unique and likely controversial solution for the internet's "revenge porn" problem -- asking some users to send themselves their own naked images via Facebook Messenger, so the company's algorithms can anonymously scan and block sharing of those pics in the future.

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EU presses Apple for details on latest tax arrangements in wake of Paradise Papers

11/07/2017, 08:11 pm

The European Union's competition commissioner has asked Apple to update details on its tax situation, following allegations that the company relocated some operations from Ireland to Jersey to avoid higher rates.

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