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Spotify buys blockchain startup Mediachain Labs to track, manage music royalties

04/26/2017, 11:04 pm

Spotify on Wednesday announced the purchase of Brooklyn-based startup Mediachain Labs, a company which developed technology that can help the streaming music giant better track online content and reward owners with royalty payments.

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Amazon Echo Look and iOS app judges your wardrobe choices with machine learning

04/26/2017, 12:04 pm

On Wednesday, Amazon expanded its Alexa family of devices with the Echo Look -- a voice recognition device with a camera tailored to snapping a shot of your outfit, rating it, and giving you alternate choices in conjunction with an iOS app.

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Apple's HomeKit accessory list updated with new Ecobee 4 thermostat, more devices shipping

04/26/2017, 10:04 am

Apple has updated its curated page of HomeKit-compatible devices, notably adding the as-yet unreleased Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat, and removing a Bluetooth extender and a Lightwave to HomeKit bridge.

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$24K worth of products stolen in 2nd recent robbery at Apple's Corte Madera, Calif., store

04/26/2017, 09:04 am

Robbers reportedly struck an Apple outlet in Corte Madera, Calif. this week, stealing some $24,000 worth of goods just months after a previous raid on the store.

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NAB Show 2017: FeiyuTech iPhone gimbals

04/26/2017, 02:04 am

AppleInsider is on the scene at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show with a look at some of the hottest gear designed to work with Apple products. In this video, we take a closer look at some of FeiyuTech's handheld iPhone gimbals.

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Hubbell buys out Apple HomeKit accessory maker iDevices

04/25/2017, 02:04 pm

iDevices -- currently best known as a smarthome accessory maker, with devices supporting Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa -- has been bought out by Hubbell, a major player in B2B electrical and electronics products.

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Waymo launches widescale test of self-driving rides in Phoenix

04/25/2017, 12:04 pm

Alphabet's autonomous car division, Waymo, is expanding a ridehailing trial in Phoenix, Ariz., to members of the general public, marking perhaps the biggest real-world use of self-driving technology to date.

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Apple shows off Dubai store with massive 186-foot curved glass facade

04/25/2017, 12:04 pm

Set to open to the public this Thursday, Apple is touting its new eco-friendly retail store in Dubai, including a 186-foot curved storefront and a balcony overlooking both Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

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Apple to launch 'Today at Apple' retail sessions in late May [u]

04/25/2017, 10:04 am

Towards the end of May Apple plans to launch a new series of education sessions at its stores dubbed "Today at Apple," retail head Angela Ahrendts revealed on Tuesday. [Updated with official session details]

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Apple hires NASA AR/VR expert Jeff Norris to work on future products

04/24/2017, 08:04 pm

Apple has reportedly hired Dr. Jeff Norris, an augmented and virtual reality specialist who founded the Mission Operations Innovation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to be part of a special projects team working to bring augmented reality to the masses.

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Samsung's fix for red-tinted Galaxy S8 screens forces users to self-calibrate

04/24/2017, 02:04 pm

With a growing number of complaints about a red-tinged screen in some owners with the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company is issuing a software patch allowing users expanded options for correcting the problem in software by placing the responsibility for color accuracy even more in user's hands.

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Flying car backed by Google co-founder Larry Page takes to skies in early demo

04/24/2017, 11:04 am

Kitty Hawk, a startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has demonstrated a prototype flying car that could be one of the first to ship, assuming it meets a late 2017 target.

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Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying their paid iCloud subscription was canceled

04/22/2017, 03:04 pm

Days after an error led to false iCloud cancellation emails sent to subscribers, Apple has followed up with another note apologizing for the bug, and reassuring them that their plan remains in good standing.

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This week on AI: Apple goes 100 percent recycled, Apple Watch NikeLab, 'iPhone 8' rumors & more

04/22/2017, 12:04 am

Ahead of Earth Day, Apple went on an environmental publicity blitz, most notably promising to eventually make products entirely out of recycled materials. Rumors about specific projects like the "iPhone 8" continued, meanwhile, and a new version of the Apple Watch appeared: the Apple Watch NikeLab.

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Massive power outage closes busy Union Square Apple Store in San Francisco

04/21/2017, 09:04 pm

The year-old flagship Apple Store at Union Square in San Francisco was closed down today due to a massive power outage that affected around 90,000 other customers, shut down some subway stations and turned off traffic lights that snarled many busy intersections.

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Full copy of Apple's self-driving car permit revealed [u]

04/21/2017, 06:04 pm

On Friday, a report revealed snippets of Apple's California Department of Motor Vehicles self-driving car application, offering insight into the company's autonomous vehicle project. A full copy of the document has been shared with AppleInsider.

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Internal documents reveal first look at Apple's self-driving car platform

04/21/2017, 04:04 pm

Documents filed as part of Apple's application to test self-driving cars in California were revealed on Friday and offer a first look at the company's autonomous platform, dubbed the "Automated System."

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Apple's upcoming Danish data center will help warm area homes

04/21/2017, 11:04 am

Once complete, Apple's data center in Viborg, Denmark will actually redirect heat to warm homes in the surrounding Jutland region, Apple noted this week.

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AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8,' Mac Pro, Thunderbolt GPUs & more

04/21/2017, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Dan talk about the uncharacteristic rumors moving Touch ID to the back of the "iPhone 8," Mac Pro hardware rumors, the Mac Gamer, Thunderbolt GPUs and more.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook touts Didi Chuxing's data gathering abilities, strong community ties

04/20/2017, 05:04 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a profile of Didi Chuxing president Jean Liu as part of the "TIME 100 Most Influential People" special, offering insight into Apple's investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service.

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