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Diminutive Selfly drone stows in protective iPhone case

01/08/2019, 10:01 pm

Self-proclaimed drone and camera technology leader AEE Aviation Technology was on the floor at ShowStoppers at CES 2019 this week to show off Selfly, a pint-sized drone that folds up and snaps into an iPhone case for the ultimate in portability.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says new services coming this year, talks iPhone XR 'flop,' more

01/08/2019, 07:01 pm

Coming off a bruising week spurred by a negative guidance revision, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Mad Money's Jim Cramer on Tuesday to discuss a range of topics regarding the company's health.

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Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective contributing to $100M funding round for Boom Supersonic

01/08/2019, 02:01 pm

The Emerson Collective -- an organization headed by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs -- is one of a number of investors to take part in a $100 million round of funding for Boom, a company attempting to create an economically-viable supersonic airliner.

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OtterBox and PopSockets collaborate on iPhone case, LifeProof ships Power Pack 20

01/08/2019, 01:01 pm

OtterBox and PopSockets have collaborated on a new Symmetry Series customizable case range for the iPhone, while at the same time under the same roof, LifeProof has launched the Power Pack 20, a travel-friendly battery pack that is rugged and capable of charging a MacBook.

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Plex may take on Roku, Amazon, Apple & others with ad-supported movies & third-party subscriptions

01/08/2019, 01:01 pm

Best known for its apps serving up locally-stored media, Plex is reportedly jumping into the world of ad-supported movies, as well as selling subscriptions to outside services.

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Samsung confirms terrible earnings for the holiday quarter, and it will only get worse

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

Samsung is warning that it expects profits to be down more than Apple's revision, because of the worsening Chinese economy inducing weak memory demand coupled with a bad smartphone market -- and at least the next two quarters are likely going to be impacted as well.

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Intel teases new 9th-gen desktop processors suitable for iMac alongside 10nm 'Lakefield,' 'Ice Lake'

01/08/2019, 08:01 am

Intel expanded the range of its ninth-generation desktop processors at CES 2019, at the same time as teasing future processor designs and technologies it intends to use, including "Lakefield" processors using a 3D packaging design.

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GE debuts HomeKit-enabled C by GE smart lights, wall switches, wall plug

01/07/2019, 11:01 pm

GE built on its smart home offerings at CES 2019, announcing a range of new C by GE products including HomeKit-enabled smart wall switches, white and full color LED bulbs, and a smart wall plug.

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Pioneer's AVIC-W8500NEX wireless CarPlay receiver features 7-inch display

01/07/2019, 10:01 pm

Audio hardware manufacturer Pioneer was at CES 2019 in full force this week to show off its latest wares, including the new AVIC-W8500NEX in-dash receiver with wireless CarPlay support.

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Netgear shows off new mesh networking devices, 5G router, Meural smart art frame

01/07/2019, 09:01 pm

Netgear has used CES to introduce a number of new networking products, including a 5G hotspot, routers with built-in cable modems, and a third-generation model of smart art frame from subsidiary Meural.

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Sony to deliver Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support to upcoming TVs

01/07/2019, 08:01 pm

Following word that Samsung plans to integrate iTunes and AirPlay 2 into select smart TV models, Sony on Monday said its TVs, too, will add support for Apple streaming and remote control protocols TVs later this year.

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Apple begins collecting iTunes and Apple Music sales tax in Canada

01/07/2019, 07:01 pm

Apple on Monday announced a change in billing policy that will require Canadian users to pay taxes on TV, movie, music and audiobook purchases, bringing the tech giant in line with recently adopted tax laws.

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Apple's $145M payout to WiLAN in patent infringement case slashed to $10M

01/07/2019, 01:01 pm

A verdict against Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit has been slashed by a judge, with the original award of $145 million to WiLAN cut down to just $10 million by a California court on Thursday.

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Tile's location-tracking tech to be integrated into Bluetooth chips

01/07/2019, 11:01 am

Tile on Monday announced that its location-tracking technology, which normally helps to find things like keys and wallets, will soon be integrated into the Bluetooth chips of major suppliers.

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Mighton Avia smart lock offers HomeKit control for multipoint locking doors

01/07/2019, 09:01 am

Mighton is helping home owners make more of their entryways part of their smart home network, by announcing the Avia as the first Apple HomeKit-compatible smart lock that can work with multipoint locking door systems.

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Belkin launches mesh-enabled router alongside Boost Charge chargers and HomeKit-enabled WeMo light switches

01/07/2019, 06:01 am

Belkin has launched a new Linksys Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi Router at CES, alongside chargers and a power bank under its Boost Charge brand, and new HomeKit-enabled Wemo Light Switches.

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Blue preps professional-level Ember XLR condenser mic

01/07/2019, 12:01 am

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics show, Blue Microphones has unveiled the Ember, a cardioid XLR condenser microphone aimed at musicians, podcasters, YouTube producers, and other people needing high-quality audio.

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iPhone users can get ECG readings from the Withings BPM Core cardiovascular monitor, Move fitness trackers

01/06/2019, 08:01 pm

Withings is expanding its range of health-related devices by introducing the BPM Core cardiovascular monitor, while its wearable fitness tracking range grows with the introduction of the Move collection, including one that is the first analog watch that has on-demand electrocardiogram capabilities.

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Crime blotter: Crashing a vehicle into an Apple Store fails, Find My iPhone locates several stolen cars

01/06/2019, 02:01 pm

The iPhone remains a popular item for thieves, and if you steal a car with one in it, you may get caught with "find my iPhone." All this in more, in the latest Apple-related crime roundup.

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OWC launches Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, new portable storage, USB-C 'ClingOn' cable stabilizer

01/06/2019, 10:01 am

Other World Computing has launched a number of new items for CES 2019, including the Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU, a number of new USB-C and Thunderbolt storage appliances, and a new USB-C cable stabilization system called 'ClingOn.'

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