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Early reviews of Samsung's $2K Galaxy Fold marred by many broken screens [u]

04/17/2019, 03:04 pm

Some of the first reviews of Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold are beginning to hit the internet, but multiple reviewers say they've already managed to break its main 7.3-inch display.

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The pay's the thing -- collapsed Bill Gates & Steve Jobs rivalry musical 'Nerds' producer sued for $6M

04/17/2019, 09:04 am

Carl Levin, the producer of the ill-fated Broadway musical "Nerds" about the rivalry between technology titans Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, has become the target of a $6 million lawsuit alleging he lied to investors about the show's funding in order to secure more backing.

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Foxconn chairman Terry Gou declares run for presidency of Taiwan

04/17/2019, 08:04 am

Foxconn's chairman, Terry Gou, said on Wednesday that he's running to become President of Taiwan, a move that could trigger political and economic waves including at Apple.

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Apple self-driving car project advancing, discussions about sensors being had with suppliers

04/17/2019, 07:04 am

Apple is stepping up its automotive efforts as part of "Project Titan," with the firm reportedly in discussions with a number of component suppliers about LiDAR sensors that could be used in the iPhone maker's next generation of self-driving vehicle systems.

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Apple pulls TikTok from India's App Store in compliance with government ban

04/16/2019, 11:04 pm

Following weeks of legal wrangling, Apple and Google on Wednesday complied with government demands and removed popular video sharing app TikTok from their respective app stores.

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Class action suit alleges 'misleading' Apple financial statements amount to securities fraud

04/16/2019, 09:04 pm

A new class action lawsuit takes Apple to task over an always rosy outlook on future financials, claiming company executives made materially false statements concerning the health of its main business, iPhone, leading up to a revenue guidance correction in January.

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Intel exits 5G smartphone modem business on heels of Apple-Qualcomm settlement

04/16/2019, 07:04 pm

Apple supplier Intel on Tuesday announced plans to exit the 5G smartphone modem business, with the decision arriving on the heels of a settlement reached in the wide sprawling Apple v. Qualcomm legal battle.

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Planned T-Mobile-Sprint merger reportedly unlikely to pass DOJ scrutiny, T-Mobile CEO Legere disagrees

04/16/2019, 06:04 pm

A report on Tuesday claims the U.S. Department of Justice in April told T-Mobile and Sprint that a planned merger will not pass muster as currently structured, putting the massive $26 billion deal in jeopardy.

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Apple to integrate Qualcomm's 5G chips in iPhone by 2020, report says

04/16/2019, 06:04 pm

A surprise settlement in a years-long legal battle over licensing and patents has opened the door for Apple to adopt Qualcomm 5G modems, but the chips are not expected to reach iPhone until 2020.

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Leaked docs show Facebook weaponized user data against competitors, with little regard for privacy

04/16/2019, 01:04 pm

In the past, Facebook executives including CEO Mark Zuckerberg regularly wielded user data as a tool to reward partners and smash rivals, according to some 4,000 pages of leaked emails, messages, and other documents spanning from 2011 to 2015.

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Apple's temporary Fifth Avenue store coping with bed bug infestation

04/16/2019, 11:04 am

Apple's Fifth Avenue temp store -- handling traffic during renovations at its iconic New York City cube -- has reportedly been dealing with a bed bug problem for weeks.

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Razer Core X Chroma Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure adds 4 USB-A & Gigabit Ethernet

04/16/2019, 09:04 am

Gaming peripheral producer Razer has introduced an updated version of its Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure, with the Core X Chroma offering a better power supply than the original model, increased connectivity options, and customizable RGB lighting.

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Future Apple HomePod could customize audio experience to suit multiple users in the same room

04/16/2019, 08:04 am

A future HomePod audio system may take a nearby user's position into account when playing sound, including creating separate stereo experiences for individuals in different places, and automatically adjusting the audio or even turning it off if the listener moves out of the room.

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Jury selected in Apple v. Qualcomm case

04/15/2019, 10:04 pm

Apple's California case against Qualcomm got underway on Monday, with attorneys representing the companies taking a full day to winnow a panel of potential jurors down to nine people. After a scheduled five weeks of trial proceedings, the jury will render a verdict that could be worth tens of billions of dollars.

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Yamaha to deliver AirPlay 2 support to 14 home audio products in April

04/15/2019, 08:04 pm

The audio arm of Japanese conglomerate Yamaha on Monday announced upcoming integration with Apple's AirPlay 2, saying 14 products will support the streaming protocol as part of a software update later this month.

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Amazon in talks to launch free music streaming service for Echo devices, report says

04/15/2019, 07:04 pm

In a bid to better compete against market competitors Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon is reportedly in negotiations to launch a free, ad-supported music streaming service that will accompany the retail giant's Prime Music and Music Unlimited products.

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Some publishers claim Apple 'playing favorites' with Apple News+

04/15/2019, 05:04 pm

Apple News+ is apparently experiencing growing pains, as a handful of smaller publications speak out about problems with the month-old service including access to platform-specific design templates and poor communication from Apple.

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Powerbeats Pro 'Unleashed' spot highlights sporting potential of wireless earphones

04/15/2019, 01:04 pm

Apple is promoting the Beats Powerbeats Pro with a new commercial on YouTube, using an array of celebrity athletes to show how the wireless earphones can be used without fear of being lost while working out or performing intensive activities.

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European copyright reform including 'Article 13' approved, will become law within two years

04/15/2019, 09:04 am

Countries in the European Union have approved a refresh of copyright law approved by the European Parliament in March, including the controversial "Article 13" change that may affect user-generated content, with member states now having to implement the directive within each country's laws within the next two years.

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Construction reportedly abandoned on Apple's Danish data center site

04/15/2019, 07:04 am

Work on the site, part of Apple's $1.8 billion investment in European data centers, is said to have been stopped because of issues with main contractor Exyte, seeing craftspeople sent home and not told when to return.

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