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New Token Ring uses fingerprint reader, Bluetooth to securely authenticate wearer

06/28/2017, 01:06 pm

A new ring called Token embeds Bluetooth and a fingerprint reader, and promises to enhance biometric authentication with compatibility across a large array of existing technologies.

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Review: Hover Camera Passport drone is light and takes good pictures, suffers from poor support

06/28/2017, 12:06 pm

Despite online documentation support and instructions charitably described as a nightmare, the Hover Camera Passport is a good solution for most -- but only time, and usage tells the tale.

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Toshiba sues Western Digital for $1.07B to keep sale of memory chip unit on track

06/28/2017, 09:06 am

Toshiba on Wednesday filed a $1.07 billion lawsuit against Western Digital in Tokyo District Court, trying to halt any intervention in the sale of Toshiba's memory chip business to a consortium including Bain Capital and Japanese government investors.

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Facebook hits two billion active monthly users amidst call for community building

06/27/2017, 01:06 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post that the social network has hit 2 billion monthly users, and has renewed his call to bring the world closer.

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Pandora's CEO & other execs leave ahead of $480M Sirius XM investment [u]

06/27/2017, 12:06 pm

Three major executives -- including founding CEO Tim Westergren -- are officially leaving Pandora, one of Apple's biggest rivals in the streaming music space. [Updated with Australia and New Zealand pull-out]

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Judge shortage in Ireland delays ruling on Athenry Apple data center location controversy

06/27/2017, 11:06 am

Once thought to reach a conclusion on June 23, the appeal hearing opposing Apple's Athenry, Ireland efforts has been delayed because of a lack of judges able to hear the case.

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Apple's Tim Cook says Indian operations to use all-green energy within 6 months

06/27/2017, 10:06 am

More details have emerged from Sunday's encounter between Apple CEO Tim Cook and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which Cook reportedly revealed he expects Apple's Indian operations to run entirely off renewable energy by the end of 2017.

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EU hammers Google with record $2.7 billion antitrust fine for illegal search manipulation

06/27/2017, 07:06 am

The European Commission has wrapped up its antitrust investigation against Google, and has decreed that it must pay $2.72 billion to settle charges related to it favoring its own products over rivals in search results.

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Apple patent tracks sleep, adjusts alarms based on device input

06/27/2017, 05:06 am

A patent granted to Apple on Tuesday details the use of devices like iPhone and Apple Watch -- and potentially Beddit -- in adjusting morning alarms based on monitored sleep patterns, shedding light on the company's research into sleep science.

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First look: Nvidia GeForce Now brings premium gaming to Mac

06/26/2017, 07:06 pm

AppleInsider goes hands on with the latest beta version of Nvidia GeForce Now, a cloud gaming service that promises to deliver high-end gaming experiences to Mac.

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Apple's Cook promises security insurance discount at Cisco event

06/26/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook made a surprise appearance at a Cisco event in Las Vegas on Monday, revealing plans to help businesses with discounts on cyber-security insurance if they use products from both companies. Following the event, Cisco announced another outcome of its Apple partnership, the Cisco Security Connector app for iPhone and iPad.

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Vimeo kills plans for subscription video service meant to rival Netflix, Hulu & others

06/26/2017, 03:06 pm

Vimeo -- typically seen as a YouTube competitor -- has officially cancelled plans to enter into the world of Netflix-style subscription video.

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Apple-connected Pearl Automation shuts down after low sales of rear-view camera

06/26/2017, 12:06 pm

Pearl Automation -- a startup founded by former Apple workers, which sold an iPhone-connected rear-view camera for cars -- has reportedly shut down, largely because of low initial sales.

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$18 billion deal for Toshiba's memory division further challenged by Western Digital

06/26/2017, 10:06 am

Extending the saga even further, Western Digital has notified Toshiba's board of directors that it formally opposes Toshiba's sale of its memory division to any group that has ties to its primary competitor SK Hynix -- and the favored consortium is relying on funding from it.

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Apple's Tim Cook, other CEOs meet with India's Prime Minister in Washington

06/25/2017, 06:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was reportedly one of 21 U.S. corporate leaders who attended a roundtable with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

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Review: Linksys Velop mesh networking kit delivers strong Wi-Fi despite setup quirks

06/25/2017, 01:06 am

Continuing AppleInsider's quest to find the perfect mesh networking hardware, this week we take a closer look at Linksys' entry, a three-tower setup named Velop.

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New Apple Park drone footage shows more landscaping, lights on in Steve Jobs Theater

06/24/2017, 06:06 pm

A newly-published video shows that while construction and landscaping work is at an advanced stage at Apple Park, it remains underway, particularly at some satellite buildings including the Steve Jobs Theater.

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This week on AI: 12.9" iPad Pro & 5K iMac reviewed, Cook meets with Trump, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

06/24/2017, 12:06 am

As Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a tech summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the rest of the company was preparing upgraded betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11. More rumors meanwhile emerged about the iMac Pro and the "iPhone 8," and AppleInsider got a chance to put Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro and 27-inch 5K iMac through their paces.

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Apple hires head of Stanford's digital health initiative

06/23/2017, 06:06 pm

Apple is moving forward with efforts to build out its health products team with the recent hire of a top Stanford doctor who headed up the university's own digital health initiative.

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Google pledges to stop scanning emails in Gmail for personalized ads

06/23/2017, 02:06 pm

Advertising giant Google announced on Friday that later this year it will no longer scan user emails for personalized ads in its free Gmail service, stamping out a policy that has long rankled privacy advocates.

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