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Jony Ive to speak on future of design at Smithsonian in Washington D.C. on Nov. 29

11/22/2017, 09:11 am

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive will be making an appearance in Washington D.C. and is helming a talk titled "The Future of Design" with Steve Jobs biography author Rick Tetzeli.

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Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation

11/22/2017, 12:11 am

Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could mature to improve accuracy in LiDAR navigation solutions.

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Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M

11/21/2017, 07:11 pm

Amid rumors claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report on Tuesday claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana.

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Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers

11/21/2017, 06:11 pm

Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $100,000 to keep quiet.

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Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid sexual misconduct allegations

11/21/2017, 05:11 pm

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney Animation Studios and close friend of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is taking a six-month leave of absence after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female co-workers.

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Latest Apple Park drone footage depicts massive atrium doors, landscaping progress

11/21/2017, 03:11 pm

The latest drone footage of Apple Park shows what appears to be complete landscaping with a full pond inside the circular headquarters, and has the closest shots of the large atrium doors yet seen.

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Redesigned YouTube app returns to Amazon's Echo Show

11/21/2017, 03:11 pm

Amazon has brought a YouTube app back to the display-equipped Echo Show, apparently resolving a conflict with Google over terms of service.

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Google's upcoming 'Fuchsia' OS to support Apple's Swift language

11/21/2017, 12:11 pm

Google's nebulous "Fuchsia" operating system -- still in development -- will apparently support apps written in Apple's open-source Swift programming language.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reveals Net Neutrality repeal plan, vote on Dec. 14

11/21/2017, 12:11 pm

As predicted, the Federal Communications Commission has submitted its plan to return power to internet service providers over the terms of what content will be served to users, and to repeal previous net neutrality protections applied to customers and businesses.

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Apple's billion-dollar video investment seen leading to Netflix competitor

11/21/2017, 09:11 am

Not content with just Apple Music subscriptions, a new prediction says Apple could be gearing up for an "all in one Apple video and music offering," offering original content for a monthly fee within the next two to three years.

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Hands On: Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck with Radeon RX 560

11/21/2017, 01:11 am

External GPU enclosures can be pretty massive. Sonnet has a solution to the problem with the portable eGFX Breakaway Puck -- and AppleInsider has one to test.

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FCC looks to scrap net neutrality rules, report says

11/20/2017, 08:11 pm

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is on Tuesday expected to unveil plans to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality protections that prohibit internet service providers from slowing certain websites while allowing paid "fast lanes" for others.

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Justice Department sues to block AT&T takeover of Time Warner, report says

11/20/2017, 05:11 pm

AT&T's $85.4 billion bid to acquisition Time Warner is in jeopardy as reports on Monday claim the U.S. Department of Justice is set to file a lawsuit aimed at blocking the high-profile merger.

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Lisa Jackson doubles-down on 100% recycled material use goal, lauds Apple's environmental efforts

11/20/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple's Senior Vice President for Vice President Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson granted an interview to an Australian publication, and continued to drive home Apple's goal towards using 100 percent recycled materials across all of its products, Apple's "right to repair" philosophy, and Apple's point of view on the taxes it pays.

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Apple said to downsize Micro LED R&D in Taiwan, may be shifting focus to US

11/20/2017, 10:11 am

Apple has allegedly shrunk the workforce behind its Micro LED R&D efforts in Longtan, Taiwan, as a result of slow progress with the mass transfer of Micro LED chips onto receiver substrates -- though the company still appears committed to adopting the display technology on future products.

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This week on AI: 6.5-inch iPhone in 2018, Apple HomePod delay, UK robbery & more

11/18/2017, 12:11 am

People planning to get a HomePod for the holidays were disappointed by a surprise delay. We did, however, get a possible glimpse at future iPhones, including a colossal 6.5-inch model rumored to be coming next year.

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Apple Park Visitor Center opens, hosts gathering of Cupertino neighbors

11/17/2017, 06:11 pm

Cupertino locals were invited to Apple Park on Friday morning for their first glance at the new Visitor Center overlooking the new headquarters.

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Special delivery: Apple rush orders giant replacement glass for soon-to-open Brooklyn store

11/17/2017, 08:11 am

Days after a massive pane of glass shattered at Apple's upcoming downtown Brooklyn retail store, the company received a replacement piece Friday morning, custom ordered from German glass manufacturer Sedak.

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AppleInsider podcast talks rumored iPhone X Plus, Face ID 'hacks,' iPad Pro 2018 and more

11/17/2017, 08:11 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about the iPhone X lineup for 2018, the supposed Face ID 'hacks', and a major motion picture shot entirely on iPhone 7 Plus.

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Tesla unveils new Semi with a 500 mile range, Roadster that can hit 250 miles per hour

11/17/2017, 12:11 am

Elon Musk's Tesla has debuted its semi truck that was previously expected with a 500 mile range between charges, and also unveiled a new roadster capable of going 620 miles -- with the ability to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.

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