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Apple to give away Beats Solo3 headphones for Chinese New Year in select Asian markets

01/02/2017, 05:01 pm

In celebration of the upcoming Chinese New Year, Apple on Monday announced customers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones with the purchase of select Mac and iPhone products as part of a one-day sale.

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Apple refugees dish on how iPhone development culture echoes into Pearl Automation

01/02/2017, 03:01 pm

A collection of Apple engineers who have departed the company over the years formed Pearl Automation, and are keeping the best of Apple's corporate ethos, and dishing about the worst.

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Review: Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones

01/02/2017, 10:01 am

Master & Dynamic's MW50s look and sound great, but may be hard to justify given cheaper alternatives from other high-end headphone makers.

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Review: Bragi's Headphone offers a solid alternative to Apple AirPods

12/31/2016, 06:12 pm

Bragi's fully wireless Headphone -- yes, in the singular -- is a competent if not spectacular alternative to Apple's AirPods, and even has some features the AirPods lack.

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Editorial: Apple survived 2016's onslaught of fake news and failed competitors

12/31/2016, 04:12 pm

Across 2016, ostensibly legitimate journalists and research firms gravely warned that Apple was in trouble on every front--from low cost wearables to Microsoft's 2-in-1 notebooks, to Google's new Pixel Phone and a resurgent Samsung--as well as falling behind everyone else in the emerging, very promising field of Virtual Reality. They were all so incredibly wrong we can now have a good end-of-year laugh at their expense.

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This week on AI: Vertical lenses on 'iPhone 7s,' LG UltraFine 5K unboxed & more

12/31/2016, 05:12 am

Many of the big newsmakers were still on vacation this week, but there were new rumors about an anticipated 5-inch iPhone, and LG's UltraFine 5K Display -- built in collaboration with Apple -- finally began shipping to Mac owners.

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn aiming to fully automate factories in three phases

12/30/2016, 09:12 am

Apple's main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, is planning to eliminate human workers from its Chinese factories in three phases -- something already complete at some locations, a manager with Foxconn's Automation Technology Development Committee revealed on Friday.

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Apple Campus 2 construction site shown off in massive 1.7-gigapixel aerial image

12/29/2016, 08:12 pm

Apple's Campus 2 project in Cupertino, Calif., is one of the most photographed construction sites in the world thanks to a steady stream of looky-loos and drone fly-bys. A newly published 1.7-gigapixel image from aerial camera platform specialists SkyIMD, however, offers a uniquely detailed look at the build progress.

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Apple rumored to begin iPhone production in India by end of 2017

12/29/2016, 05:12 pm

Amid rumors that Apple is ramping up efforts to sell its wares in India, a report on Thursday claims the company is "very serious" about starting up iPhone production operations in the country by the end of 2017.

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Apple filing shows initial stab at AirPods with magnetic hooks

12/29/2016, 11:12 am

An Apple patent application published on Thursday may hint at an abandoned AirPods design that aimed to keep the earbuds more firmly in place.

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Apple e-ink Touch Bar invention reveals potential integration with standalone peripherals, iPad

12/29/2016, 06:12 am

A patent application made public on Thursday reveals Apple investigated the possibility of powering the new MacBook Pro's software configurable Touch Bar with electrophoretic ink, or e-ink, technology instead of an OLED multitouch unit.

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Cost of Chicago Apple store revised down to $27M from $62M

12/28/2016, 10:12 pm

Construction of Apple's new Chicago flagship retail store is well underway, and according to a report on Wednesday the final build cost is now expected to hit $27 million, down from an initial estimate of $62 million in October.

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Hulu signs deal for Disney content landing over 50 movies

12/28/2016, 01:12 pm

Although Netflix may have secured the rights to newer Disney movies, Hulu this week announced a deal claiming over 50 movies from the company's back catalog.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tours New York Stock Exchange while on vacation

12/28/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is enjoying the holidays in New York City, as he spent Wednesday morning on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with his nephew, and even fielded questions about the limited availability of AirPods.

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Apple no longer accepts money transfers in German online store

12/27/2016, 06:12 pm

Apple in a recent change to international retail policy eliminated money transfers, otherwise known as prepayment, as a purchase option on its online store in Germany.

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Absent an Apple Siri alternative, Alexa hardware family tops Amazon holiday sales charts

12/27/2016, 01:12 pm

Amazon has declared the holiday 2016 shopping season as "the best-ever season" for its voice-driven personal assistant Alexa, despite having problems keeping the sought-after devices in stock.

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Sylvania announces Bluetooth-connected Apple HomeKit lightbulbs that don't require a hub

12/27/2016, 11:12 am

Early next year, Sylvania will release a new multicolor HomeKit-enabled Bluetooth lightbulb, allowing users to control the lights in their home without the need for a separate hub.

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Apple's first AI research paper focuses on computer vision

12/26/2016, 05:12 pm

Apple last week published its first scholarly research paper, an article covering methods of improving recognition in computer vision systems, marking a new direction for the traditionally secretive company.

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Apple allegedly deepening partnership with Foxconn to facilitate China, Indonesia expansion efforts

12/26/2016, 12:12 pm

Apple is turning to manufacturing partner Foxconn to facilitate efforts to expand both research centers and business further into Southeast Asia, and open up facilities in China and Indonesia, according to recent reports.

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Latest 4K drone footage of Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 shows interior auditorium work, significant landscaping

12/26/2016, 09:12 am

The latest drone footage of Apple's new headquarters under construction taken on Christmas day shows much of the heavy equipment gone, with the entire site's landscaping being developed on a larger scale than previously seen.

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