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Broadcom plans to 'redomicile' in US to nullify Qualcomm deal's CFIUS investigation delay

03/12/2018, 08:03 am

Broadcom is looking for shareholder approval to "redomicile" back to the U.S., to side-step the effects of a pause induced by a CFIUS investigative process, which could have ultimately stopped it's attempt to take over Qualcomm.


Bluewater Apple Store reopening March 24 after 9-month refurbishment period

03/12/2018, 08:03 am

Apple will be reopening its Bluewater retail outlet in Greenhithe in the United Kingdom later this month after being closed for nine months for refurbishment, with signs at the front of the store advising it will resume business on March 24.


Samsung Galaxy S9+ repair difficulty, camera aperture details exposed in teardown

03/11/2018, 11:03 am

The similarity between the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and its predecessor are not limited to just the external design, as a teardown of the firm's flagship smartphone reveals its internal construction bears more than a passing resemblance to the Galaxy S8, and is just as difficult to repair.


Initial pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S9 reportedly down compared to Galaxy S8 sales

03/10/2018, 07:03 pm

Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, may be underperforming compared to the previous model, with a report on South Korean sales and an analyst's pre-order note suggesting the main rival to Apple's iPhone's launch is lower than the electronics giant anticipated.


This week on AI: Apple headphone struggles, cheaper HomePods, labor rights & more

03/10/2018, 12:03 am

Apple could make a further push into audio products later this year, assuming rumors and development pan out. It meanwhile turns out the company has plenty of work to do in cleaning up abuses in its supply chain.


Broadcom plans shareholder vote to become US company, could sidestep CFIUS investigation into Qualcomm takeover

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Singapore-based Apple supplier Broadcom on Friday said it will this month ask shareholders for approval to redomicile to the U.S., potentially threatening a U.S. national security panel investigation into the company's unrelenting hostile pursuit of American chipmaker Qualcomm.


Amazon Alexa's 'Follow-Up Mode' enables successive requests without trigger word

03/09/2018, 08:03 pm

In an attempt to stay one step ahead of the virtual assistant competition, like Apple and Google, Amazon recently released a new feature that allows users to ask multiple questions in succession without repeating the "Alexa" wake word.


Intel reportedly poised to make defensive Broadcom bid amidst chip industry tumult

03/09/2018, 06:03 pm

In mulling its options over Broadcom's attempt to takeover embattled chip maker Qualcomm, Intel is reportedly considering an acquisition of Broadcom itself, a move designed to thwart the creation of a major industry competitor.


Apple HomePod sales 'underwhelming,' AirPods still growing, analyst says

03/09/2018, 12:03 pm

Sales of Apple's first smartspeaker, the HomePod, have so far been "underwhelming," according to a Barclays analyst, citing a week-long trip his team spent meeting companies in Apple's Asian supply chain.


Google looking to turn aspects of AMP caching technology into wider Web standard

03/09/2018, 11:03 am

Google is hoping to have technology from its Accelerated Mobile Pages -- currently used as a more open, though Google-preferred alternative to Apple News or Facebook Instant Pages -- adopted as a broader Web standard.


Apple's Swift rises into top 10 programming languages, swapping places with Objective-C

03/09/2018, 09:03 am

Apple's open-source Swift has just broken into the top 10 programming languages, according to a quarterly ranking, in the process supplanting its predecessor on Apple platforms, Objective-C.


Apple tops list of most 'intimate' brands among millennials

03/09/2018, 09:03 am

Apple has claimed the top spot among millennials in a survey designed to discover the most "intimate" brands, according to marketing firm MBLM.


Apple slapped with patent suit over Siri's natural language abilities

03/09/2018, 01:03 am

Non-practicing entity Portal Communications on Thursday filed suit against Apple for alleged infringement of three patents related to natural language voice and audio query systems, technology similar to that of the company's Siri virtual assistant.


Apple real estate VP who played integral role in Apple Park, other developments to retire

03/09/2018, 12:03 am

Apple's VP of real estate and development Dan Whisenhunt, who played an important role in the realization of Apple Park and the company's expansion beyond Cupertino, is retiring after more than ten years of service.


Apple reportedly interested in streaming shows produced by Barack Obama

03/08/2018, 11:03 pm

Netflix is reportedly in advanced talks to secure a slate of shows produced by former President Barack Obama, but if negotiations fall through, Apple and a handful of other streaming service providers are supposedly waiting in the wings.


Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unlikely to feature under-display fingerprint recognition

03/08/2018, 10:03 pm

Though previous rumor and speculation pegged Samsung to incorporate cutting edge under-display fingerprint recognition technology in its upcoming Galaxy Note 9, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now believes the feature will not be ready in time for an expected release later this year.


Watch: Cheaper HomePod rumored to debut this year

03/08/2018, 06:03 pm

The HomePod is Apple's first step into a world of smart speakers that can do everything from stream music to control all of your smart home devices. The main downside is that it's priced at a hefty $349, more than many people are willing to pay for a smart speaker.


Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Music, App Stores commemorate International Women's Day celebrations

03/08/2018, 11:03 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook quoted Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai on Twitter, as one of a number of ways Apple is commemorating International Women's Day on March 8, celebrating the achievements of women and commemorating the movement for women's rights.


Samsung Galaxy S9 review roundup: Predictable smartphone plagued by 'creepy' AR Emoji, issue-prone security

03/08/2018, 10:03 am

Reviewers of the Samsung Galaxy S9 have praised the South Korean giant's flagship ahead of its release, but while it is considered to be one of the best Android devices on the market, the similarity with the Galaxy S8's design and underwhelming new features suggest it is a bit of a misstep for Apple's main rival.


Guns N' Roses' singer Axl Rose compares Apple CEO Tim Cook to Donald Trump

03/08/2018, 09:03 am

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has attacked Apple CEO Tim Cook on Twitter, calling him the "Donald Trump of the music industry," but while the cryptic tweet is believed to be an insult, it is unknown exactly what Rose is trying to say in the unexpected message.