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Microsoft accidentally bricks AMD PCs with Spectre patch

01/08/2018, 06:01 pm

A recently-issued Windows security update designed to deal with the Spectre processor vulnerability is more Maxwell Smart than James Bond, users say.

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Orbit brings HomeKit support to B-hyve Smart Wi-Fi sprinkler timer range alongside two new arrivals

01/08/2018, 04:01 pm

At CES, Orbit announced two new products and an integration with Apple HomeKit, with the B-hyve hose Faucet Timer offered as a simple way to add timing functionality to an existing sprinkler system, the B-hyve Indoor brings the ability to manage the sprinklers inside the house, and HomeKit support makes it all controllable through the Home app.

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U.S. Senate will vote on reversal of net neutrality repeal, Markey says

01/08/2018, 04:01 pm

The federal government will wrestle with the issue of net neutrality at least once more, as advocates have secured the necessary support in the U.S. Senate to force a vote on the issue.

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Tile partnership bringing app-based tracking to Bose, Samsonite, Propeller Health products this year

01/08/2018, 03:01 pm

Tile has announced it has made agreements with a number of companies to expand the use of its tag-location technology, with deals bringing the Tile platform's item relocation functionality to Bose, Samsonite, and Propeller Health products in the future.

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Google unites its Apple Pay alternatives under Google Pay banner

01/08/2018, 02:01 pm

Google on Monday introduced Google Pay, bringing together Android Pay and Google Wallet, two previously split platforms.

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Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium, cements Qi as main wireless charging standard

01/08/2018, 02:01 pm

Wireless charging system producer Powermat has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, backers of the Qi charging standard rivaling the company's own technology, a move that is likely to make Qi-based wireless charging more dominant in the future.

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GoPro makes swift exit from drone market, confirms job cuts following weak Karma sales

01/08/2018, 01:01 pm

In a Monday earnings report, GoPro announced plans to end drone sales after it sells out of remaining Karma models, and engage in cost-cutting measures to right itself financially -- including laying off hundreds of people.

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Kolibree's Magik Toothbrush connects to iPhone, turns dental hygiene into an AR game

01/08/2018, 12:01 pm

Toothbrush producer Kolibree's latest launch, the Magik Toothbrush, aims to make dental hygiene fun for children, with the augmented reality-enabled cleaning device turning the chore into a game that provides AR rewards if the child cleans their teeth properly.

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Intel's new G-series processors includes AMD Radeon RX Vega M onboard graphics

01/08/2018, 11:01 am

Intel's latest processor launch is a collaboration with long-time rival AMD, with the two chip firms working together to create a pair of 8th generation Core processors that are equipped with Radeon RX Vega M graphics, with the onboard AMD GPU potentially helping with the creation of more powerful notebooks or small form-factor computers like the Mac mini that do not require a dedicated GPU.

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Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock provides 4K60 video, Gigabit Ethernet in small form factor

01/08/2018, 10:01 am

Elgato has announced the Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, providing 4K through either DisplayPort or HDMI in a very small enclosure.

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Moen wants you to take a shower with Siri and Alexa

01/07/2018, 11:01 pm

Plumbing hardware giant Moen is building out its U by Moen smart shower system with the latest virtual assistant technology from Apple and Amazon, allowing users to turn on fixtures, adjust temperature settings and more with their voice.

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First Alert debuts Onelink Safe & Sound smoke alarm/speaker with HomeKit, AirPlay 2 support

01/07/2018, 10:01 pm

Smoke detector manufacturer First Alert is getting into the premium speaker business with its Onelink Safe & Sound smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, an in-ceiling device that boasts integration with Apple's HomeKit platform.

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Elgato announces 'Eve Room' and 'Eve Button' HomeKit-enabled accessories

01/07/2018, 09:01 pm

Accessories maker Elgato expanded its HomeKit-enabled product offering at the Consumer Electronics Show on Sunday, announcing the debut of a revamped "Eve Room" sensor with embedded e-ink display and "Eve Button," a new wireless device capable of triggering HomeKit scenes remotely.

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This week on AI: Apple fights 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre,' iMac Pro review, 6.5" 'iPhone X Plus' & more

01/06/2018, 12:01 am

Apple began 2018 with yet another unwanted problem, in this case the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" security vulnerabilities in its processors. News of the week also included rumors of Jimmy Iovine leaving Apple Music, and our hands-on review of the iMac Pro.

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Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones

01/05/2018, 10:01 pm

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle.

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Amazon Alexa making appearance in $1000 Vuzix augmented reality smart glasses

01/05/2018, 03:01 pm

Amazon won't be the first company to deploy its Alexa voice assistant in glasses, with Vuzix stepping up to the plate to do so in mid-2018.

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Video: How the Meltdown & Spectre chip flaws affect Apple's Mac and iPhone

01/05/2018, 02:01 pm

Both Intel- and ARM-based processors can be susceptible to various hacks, known as Meltdown and Spectre, affecting Macs, iPhones, iPads, and even Apple TVs. Apple has already implemented some fixes, with more to come, but there's a lot to unravel. AppleInsider is here to explain the situation in our latest video.

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Plugable USB-C Mini Docking Station attaches to VESA, provides 85W power, Ethernet, USB-A to MacBook, MacBook Pro

01/05/2018, 12:01 pm

A new USB-C dock from Plugable returns legacy ports to users including Ethernet and USB type A, in an enclosure that can be easily attached to the VESA mount on the back of a display.

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GoPro laying off up to 300 employees, mostly from Karma drone division - report

01/05/2018, 10:01 am

Action camera maker GoPro continues to struggle to take to the skies, as the company is reportedly laying off between 200 and 300 employees this week, reflecting the performance of its aerial camera drone, the Karma.

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Apple shipping delays higher under Tim Cook than Steve Jobs, data finds

01/05/2018, 09:01 am

During the past six years with CEO Tim Cook, the average gap between Apple announcing and shipping a product has reportedly been 23 days -- more than double the 11 days under the previous six years of Steve Jobs.

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