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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 to feature dual camera array ala iPhone 7 Plus

04/18/2017, 06:04 pm

Looking to recover from last year's exploding Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is expected to launch its first ever dual camera handset in the Note 8 later this year, according to a report from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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Facebook reveals full Apple Music integration in Messenger, AR initiative at F8 conference

04/18/2017, 04:04 pm

At Tuesday's keynote speech for Facebook's F8 developer's conference, Facebook announced full Apple Music integration with Messenger is coming soon, plus an assortment of technologies and developer programs intended to boost augmented reality adoption for all users of the social media platform's apps.

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State-backed fund may take minority stake in Toshiba's memory unit to prevent foreign buyouts

04/18/2017, 11:04 am

The state-supported Innovation Network Corp of Japan may pursue a minority stake in Toshiba's memory business, allowing the government to block the sale of a majority stake to businesses deemed risky to national security -- including two Apple suppliers, according to a report.

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Apple settles Unwired Planet patent suit for undisclosed amount

04/18/2017, 06:04 am

Apple on Monday settled a years-long patent lawsuit leveled by non-practicing entity Unwired Planet, which sought $33 million in royalties for alleged patent infringement of cellular, mobile location and voice recognition IP.

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Al Gore & Apple's Lisa Jackson to talk 'climate optimism' at San Francisco store

04/17/2017, 10:04 am

On Wednesday, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will sit down with Apple's VP of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives -- Lisa Jackson -- for a special event, hosted at the company's Union Square store in downtown San Francisco.

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This week on AI: Apple Car's California driver license, Qualcomm countersues & more

04/15/2017, 12:04 am

Some of the most interesting news actually came towards the end of the week, when Apple was revealed to have a permit to run self-driving cars on California roads. Industry maneuvers with Toshiba and Qualcomm also made headlines, along with news of more green energy entering the Apple supply chain.

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Amazon allowing Alexa software, far-field microphone technology use by other companies

04/14/2017, 09:04 am

Amazon's core hardware and software technologies that it uses in its Alexa voice recognition products are available for use for free by hardware manufacturers -- but not to everyone.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Touch ID, and glucose monitoring on Apple Watch

04/14/2017, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the 'iPhone 8' and rumored mechanical designs, healthcare and the Apple Watch, and the MacBook Pro falling out of favor with Laptop Magazine.

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Apple considers investing 'several billion dollars' for stake in Toshiba chip business, report says

04/14/2017, 04:04 am

According to the latest industry whispers surrounding the sale Toshiba's semiconductor unit, Apple is considering investing several billion dollars in a bid that would give it and partner investor Foxconn a more than 20 percent stake in the business.

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Apple Park tree quota leaves local contractors scrambling for foliage

04/13/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple's plans to plant 9,000 trees at its forthcoming Apple Park headquarters is putting pressure on the local market, forcing contractors working on other San Francisco projects to source trees from nearby states.

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Apple Park consumed more by parking space than actual offices - report

04/13/2017, 04:04 pm

When it opens to workers later this month, Apple Park will reportedly offer nearly 3.5 million square feet of parking -- even more than the roughly 3.4 million square feet of offices people will actually work in.

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Hulu's live TV service may cost $40 per month, with full cloud DVR functions extra

04/13/2017, 03:04 pm

Hulu's incoming live TV service is rumored start at $39.99 per month, but cord-cutters wanting access to all features including a fully-functional cloud DVR will probably have to pay extra.

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Apple pushes supply chain to adopt renewable energy, gets 3 more suppliers to go all-green

04/13/2017, 02:04 pm

In its ongoing renewable energy initiative, Apple is pushing its supply chain go green, announcing on Thursday that three more component makers are using solely renewable energy to build parts for its products.

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Apple working on breakthrough glucose sensors for Apple Watch, report says

04/12/2017, 09:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive glucose sensors for integration in Apple Watch, a solution that could lead to continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels for users with diabetes.

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Toshiba likely to reject $27B memory business bid by Apple manufacturer Foxconn

04/12/2017, 09:04 am

Toshiba may turn down a bid for its memory business by Apple manufacturer Hon Hai -- better known as Foxconn -- despite the latter being willing to outbid others by billions of dollars.

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Apple invites employees to 'Close the Rings' in Apple Watch fitness challenge

04/11/2017, 08:04 pm

In what appears to be a corporate health and wellness initiative, Apple in February invited employees to take part in an internal "Close the Rings" challenge that awarded participants with a T-shirt and special achievement pins.

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Apple said to open first Taiwan retail store in Taipei 101 mall

04/11/2017, 03:04 pm

More details about Apple's plan to open its first store in Taiwan have seemingly surfaced, with a report alleging the retail outlet will be located across two floors of the Taipei 101 mall, though an opening date for the store remains unknown.

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GoPro TradeUp offers $100 rebate on Hero5 Black with trade-in of older model, even broken

04/11/2017, 11:04 am

Sports camera producer GoPro has launched its first trade-in program that allows customers to exchange their older GoPro Hero cameras, even damaged or broken ones, for a $50 or $100 discount on the latest iPhone-connected models. Owners of early-model GoPro cameras are most likely to see the largest benefit from the promotion.

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Apple sues Swatch over 'Tick different' trademark

04/11/2017, 04:04 am

Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch is again under fire for allegedly capitalizing on successful Apple marketing. The watchmaker is being taken to court for emblazoning "Tick different" on certain watch models, a phrase Apple claims is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

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Qualcomm slaps Apple with countersuit over patent royalties, claims unspecified damages

04/10/2017, 11:04 pm

Responding to a volley of patent royalty lawsuits initiated by Apple, Qualcomm on Monday escalated the legal battle with a countersuit claiming the litigation is a gambit seeking lower licensing fees.

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