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Apple's new Japan R&D center to build 'very different' artificial intelligence tech, Tim Cook says

10/17/2016, 08:10 am

Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.

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This week on AI: Apple at the Supreme Court, Australian photo scandal, new R&D centers & more

10/15/2016, 04:10 am

Product rumors took a backseat to the here-and-now this week, as Apple found itself on the defensive at the U.S. Supreme Court, announced plans for new international research and development centers, and coped with the aftermath of a lewd photo scandal in Australia.

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US government bans defunct Galaxy Note 7 from all flights citing fire threat

10/14/2016, 05:10 pm

On Friday several U.S. safety agencies banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from flights, all but killing the usefulness of the smartphone for the few people willing to hold onto it in spite of fire risks.

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Macy's opens Apple store-within-a-store in New York

10/14/2016, 05:10 pm

As scheduled, Apple's store-within-a-store at the Macy's Herald Square flagship location in New York opened for business on Friday, granting customers access to a selection of tech giant's most popular products.

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Samsung now projects $5.3B hit on profits from Note 7 fires

10/14/2016, 11:10 am

As a result of having to recall and eventually kill off the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung on Friday predicted a further $3 billion reduction in operating profits through March 2017, beyond the $2.3 billion it already announced.

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Tim Cook meets with Japan's prime minister, says Apple Yokohama R&D center to be completed in December

10/14/2016, 10:10 am

As part of this week's tour across Asia, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, and revealed details about a new research and development center set to open there soon.

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AppleInsider podcast talks supply chain rumors, patents, and 2017 iPhone

10/14/2016, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger tells Victor Marks about why we shouldn't listen to supply chain forecasts with no byline, possible acquisitions, recent inventions, and making the 2017 iPhone from different materials.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook again touts benefits of AR over VR, says 'no substitute for human contact'

10/13/2016, 07:10 pm

In an interview published Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his company's stance on augmented reality, saying the technology's ability to amplify human experiences makes it more likely to succeed as compared to virtual reality.

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BMW's 2017 5 Series Sedan to be first car with support for wireless CarPlay

10/13/2016, 06:10 pm

BMW on Thursday took the wraps off its upcoming 5 Series Sedan, and in doing so announced the model will be the first car to boast Apple's wireless CarPlay infotainment solution when it ships in February.

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Samsung extends $100 in extra credit to US owners of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7

10/13/2016, 11:10 am

Looking to soften some of the damage to its brand, Samsung is extending an extra $100 in credit to U.S. Galaxy Note 7 owners willing to exchange the phone for another Samsung device.

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London's renovated Regent Street Apple Store interior shown off in photos

10/13/2016, 10:10 am

After a year of renovations, the Regent Street Apple store in London is opening on Oct. 15, and members of the press were given a sneak peek of the interior prior to the big day.

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Apple investigation of employee-led photo sharing ring finds no purloined customer data

10/13/2016, 09:10 am

Apple's investigation of allegations levied against employees at an Australian Apple store has determined that no customer data had been stolen, but the employees said to be at the center of the photo-stealing ring aren't off the hook for other misdeeds.

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Apple invention uses wrist gestures to control Apple Watch, iPhone

10/13/2016, 05:10 am

Building on a related Apple Watch patent application filed for on Thursday, Apple published an invention covering a unique wristband mechanism capable of detected wrist gestures and translating them into system commands.

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Future Apple Watches might use heart rate sensor to identify owner

10/13/2016, 05:10 am

An Apple invention published on Thursday reveals work on a next-generation Apple Watch model capable of identifying a user with its heart rate sensor, which if implemented would mark a major step forward in freeing the wearable from iPhone.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Nintendo executives, plays Super Mario Run in Japan visit

10/12/2016, 10:10 pm

Continuing his East Asian tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived in Japan this week and on Wednesday visited a popular shrine in Kyoto, met with executives from Nintendo and scored an early preview of Super Mario Run for iOS.

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Workers at Australian Apple store accused of stealing, sharing photos of female shoppers & staff

10/12/2016, 04:10 pm

A number of Apple store workers in Australia have been implicated in a scandal involving photos of female customers and staff -- including ones allegedly stolen directly from customers' iPhones.

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Corporate culture, haste reportedly at core of Samsung mishandling of Note 7 situation

10/12/2016, 02:10 pm

The Galaxy Note 7 botched recall was apparently induced as a result of corporate secrecy plus a lack of communication between test engineers -- and the company still can't reproduce the fires in the testing labs.

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Samsung cuts Q3 profit estimates by $2.3B on ending Note 7 production

10/12/2016, 11:10 am

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday cut its third-quarter operating profit estimates by $2.3 billion, suggesting the amount of damage done by ending production of the Galaxy Note 7.

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Amazon launches Music Unlimited to challenge Spotify & Apple Music

10/12/2016, 09:10 am

Breaking out of the confines of its existing Prime Music service, Amazon on Wednesday launched Music Unlimited, directly targeted at the current leaders in on-demand streaming, Spotify and Apple Music.

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Apple to open R&D center in Shenzhen in 2017, foster Chinese developer talent

10/12/2016, 01:10 am

Apple on Wednesday local China time announced plans to open a research and development center in the southern city of Shenzhen in 2017, further cementing relations with the important growth market.

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