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Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ arrive on Aug. 23

08/07/2019, 04:08 pm

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ at their Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Here's what Samsung's newest smartphone is bringing to the table and how much it's going to cost.

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Apple may have acquired machine learning startup Fashwell

08/07/2019, 02:08 pm

Shopping search startup Fashwell employees started listing Apple as an employer on their LinkedIn profiles, hinting that the company may have been purchased by the iPhone maker.

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Apple uploads four 'Shot on iPhone' ASMR videos to YouTube

08/07/2019, 01:08 pm

Apple has released four Apple ASMR videos that were shot on the iPhone to its Apple YouTube channel, each focusing on different popular triggers.

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'Right to Repair' debate in DC continues, focuses on monopoly busting

08/07/2019, 12:08 pm

Right-to-repair advocates -- and opponents -- are filing opinions with the US Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, all hoping to influence the debate on whether or not tech firms have the right to dictate how and where their devices are repaired.

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New Spectre-style Intel chip flaw can leak user data, but only in Windows

08/07/2019, 08:08 am

PC users and those who are running Windows on a Mac may want to take a moment to update their operating systems, as a new flaw in Intel and ARM chips has been exposed.

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Disney streaming bundle includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for $12.99 a month

08/06/2019, 05:08 pm

When Disney launches its dedicated streaming service this fall customers will be able to sign up for a bundled tier that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for a monthly fee of $12.99.

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Law enforcement can get Ring doorbell video by just asking for it [u]

08/06/2019, 08:08 am

Concern has been raised over Amazon's Ring video doorbell and its links to law enforcement, with the assorted tools and partnerships between the retailer and the police considered to be eroding privacy for customers, their neighbors, and anyone who comes into contact with the surveillance devices, with law enforcement officials having relatively easy access to camera footage.

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Apple to reportedly provide 'dev device' iPhones for bug hunting, introduce Mac bounty

08/05/2019, 10:08 pm

Apple will furnish vetted security researchers special iPhone variants in efforts to suss out hardware and software vulnerabilities, according to a report on Monday that also claims the company intends to institute an official bug bounty program for Mac in the coming weeks.

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Apple under investigation by Japan's FTC over supply contracts

08/05/2019, 09:08 pm

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Apple's dealings with local parts makers, some of which signed contracts with the tech giant that could violate antimonopoly laws.

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Apple Card Preview program invitation emails going out now in US

08/05/2019, 12:08 pm

Apple has published a new webpage for Apple Card, and is providing early access to the soon-to-launch credit card to a small number of customers in a preview.

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AT&T adds free Spotify Premium option to Unlimited &More plans

08/05/2019, 11:08 am

AT&T is increasing the media options it is providing subscribers of its Unlimited &More plans from Tuesday, with customers able to use Spotify Premium at no extra charge, a move that follows shortly after Verizon's similar Apple Music offer was introduced.

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Group of 12 rare Apple-1s displayed at Vintage Computer Festival

08/05/2019, 09:08 am

A group of 12 Apple-1 computers were brought under the same roof as part of the Vintage Computer Festival West at Mountain View's Computer History Museum, making it one of the biggest gatherings of the extremely rare Apple computers in recent history.

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CEO Cook asks for end of 'finger pointing' following two mass shootings

08/04/2019, 12:08 pm

Following a second mass shooting in a 24-hour period in the United States, Apple CEO Tim Cook has expressed his support for the victims and families while also declaring a need for politicians to stop arguing and to 'address this violence for the good of our country.'

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Amazon, Google follow Apple's lead on voice assistant review policies

08/02/2019, 10:08 pm

Following Apple's decision to temporarily halt Siri grading as it evaluates the program's privacy safeguards, Amazon and Google this week followed suit and updated their respective policies on human reviews of recorded voice assistant audio.

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Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

08/02/2019, 01:08 pm

U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

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Foxconn may sell newly-founded $8.8B Chinese display factory

08/02/2019, 10:08 am

Apple assembly partner Foxconn is reportedly considering the sale of an $8.8 billion display panel factory in China in reaction to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

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Neato robotic vacuums set to get Siri Shortcuts in the fall

08/02/2019, 07:08 am

Neato, a company that specializes in robotic vacuums, has announced that it will be adding in support for Siri shortcuts in the fall.

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Apple suspends Siri quality control program, will let users opt out in update

08/02/2019, 12:08 am

Apple has temporarily suspended its Siri quality control program after a Guardian expose last week claimed private contractors are privy to "highly sensitive recordings," revelations that immediately raised the brows of privacy advocates.

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FCC adopts new rules to battle foreign robocalls, spoofed texts

08/01/2019, 05:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to adopt an expanded set of rules that will enable the agency to more vigorously pursue international robocallers and bad actors sending spoofed text messages.

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Apple sued over spellcheck functions on Mac, iPhone & iPad

08/01/2019, 05:08 pm

An app developer for Apple's older Macs is suing, arguing that a large number of Apple devices and apps violate patents related to spellchecking technology.

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