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Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for autonomous car project, report says

05/05/2016, 10:05 pm

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and a number of established car makers are reportedly on the hunt for prime real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve their respective autonomous vehicle projects, with Apple in particular said to be looking at an 800,000-square-foot plot.

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Apple hires former Google inventor with background in electric vehicle charging

05/05/2016, 08:05 pm

Another recent Apple hire has been linked to the company's rumored "Project Titan" automotive initiative, as a report on Thursday uncovered a Google patent application for electric vehicle charging systems co-invented by current Apple employee Kurt Adelberger.

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New Immersion lawsuit adds Apple's iPhone 6s, MacBook to patent infringement row

05/05/2016, 06:05 pm

Immersion Corporation, a leader in haptic feedback technology, expanded its legal battle against Apple on Thursday with a new patent infringement suit targeting technology built into iPhone 6s and various MacBook models.

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Tim Cook charity auction raises $515K for human rights

05/05/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook's latest charity auction closed on Thursday, with the winning bid raising$515,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

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Cupertino mayor accuses Apple, responsible for nearly 20% of the city's tax revenue, of not paying enough [u]

05/05/2016, 01:05 pm

The city of Cupertino, Calif. -- which is economically dependent on Apple -- is reportedly embroiled in a conflict over how it should fund the transport infrastructure needed to deal with congestion created by the company, as well as other businesses in the area.

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Microsoft stays true to its word, will end free Windows 10 upgrades on July 29

05/05/2016, 12:05 pm

In what could be described as a somewhat surprising move given the company's proclivity for indecision, Microsoft on Thursday announced that it would stick to the plan it announced last year and begin charging for Windows upgrades this summer.

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Apple's online store gains new category for accessibility-focused accessories

05/05/2016, 10:05 am

Apple on Thursday launched an "Accessibility" section on its online store, making it somewhat easier for the disabled or their caretakers to find equipment for use with Mac and iOS devices.

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Ex-Siri team to unveil 'Viv' virtual assistant next week in quest for ubiquitous AI

05/04/2016, 08:05 pm

After years of development, Siri co-creators and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer are ready to demonstrate "Viv," an advanced virtual assistant that could reinvent the way consumers interact with their devices.

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Apple, others urge presidential candidates to support Trans-Pacific Partnership, address government snooping

05/04/2016, 07:05 pm

Apple and a cadre of Silicon Valley heavyweights have plans to issue a nonpartisan letter urging the next U.S. president to back the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a policy that would make hiring foreign workers a low friction process.

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YouTube said to be planning 'Unplugged' live TV as soon as 2017

05/04/2016, 04:05 pm

Though best known for user-uploaded videos, Google's YouTube is nevertheless planning to launch a live TV subscription service dubbed "Unplugged," a report said on Wednesday.

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Hulu confirms plans to launch live TV streaming in 2017

05/04/2016, 01:05 pm

Just two days after the first rumors surfaced, Hulu on Wednesday confirmed that it will be launching a live TV streaming service sometime in 2017, creating a tougher competitive landscape for anything Apple might have planned.

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Apple's iPhone is most influential gadget ever, says TIME

05/03/2016, 10:05 pm

TIME Magazine named Apple's iPhone the most influential gadget of all time in a list published Tuesday, which included a variety of tech products from the likes of Sony, IBM, HP and other big-name players.

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Tim Cook talks Apple ethos, government issues, role models and more

05/03/2016, 08:05 pm

In the second and final segment of a rare one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company's core tenets, the recent debate over encryption, his personal legacy and more.

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Jony Ive explains Apple's interest in wearables, design philosophy at Met Gala 2016

05/03/2016, 07:05 pm

In an interview published on Tuesday, Apple CDO Jony Ive offered his take on the recent Apple-sponsored Met Gala, the intersection of fashion and design, Apple Watch, wearables and more.

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Apple hires Google X lab cofounder, former Nest head of technology to work on health projects

05/03/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple recently expanded its health technology team in a big way with the hire of Yoky Matsuoka, a robotics expert who co-founded Google's experimental X labs and most recently served as head of technology at Nest.

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Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5 to developers, public testers [u]

05/03/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued the fourth pre-release beta builds of iOS 9.3.2, OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and tvOS 9.2.1, giving developers the ability to test the software before its official launch. Public beta testers also got their hands on the latest builds of iOS and OS X [updated].

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Fiat Chrysler, Google partnering on self-driving prototypes based on Pacifica minivan

05/03/2016, 11:05 am

Google and Fiat Chrysler are on the verge of signing their rumored partnership on self-driving technology, which should begin with several dozen Pacifica minivans being equipped as prototypes, a report said on Tuesday.

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Apple patent hints next-gen Apple Pencil to sport swappable nibs, Touch ID, 'eraser' & more

05/03/2016, 05:05 am

A years-old Apple patent filing might yield clues as to the company's future plans for Apple Pencil, as the document includes never before seen features like interchangeable multifunction nibs with built-in sensors.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls doom and gloom 'huge overreaction,' turns sights to India

05/02/2016, 07:05 pm

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said concerns that the company's best days are behind it are overblown, citing optimism in China and areas of huge growth potential like India.

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Apple's Jony Ive previews The Met's 'Manus x Machina'

05/02/2016, 01:05 pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute on Monday took the wraps off its 'Manus x Machina' exhibit -- the focal point of this year's Met Gala -- and Apple design chief Jony Ive was on hand for the introduction.

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