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Intel cellular IP and modem patents head to auction

06/25/2019, 04:06 pm

Following April's announcement it was planning to leave the 5G smartphone modem business, Intel is said to be preparing to hold an auction for its cellular wireless intellectual property, which reportedly includes a portfolio of 8,500 assets that will be put up for sale.

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Apple's Seattle job listings show aggressive hiring for Siri work

06/25/2019, 02:06 pm

Although Apple has promised a diverse range of hires for its new Seattle offices, the emphasis is clearly on Siri above all else, checks show.

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Amazon Prime Day 2019: best deals and what to expect on July 15 & 16

06/25/2019, 11:06 am

Amazon Prime Day 2019 launches on July 15 and July 16, leaving everyone to speculate which daily deals will show up during the two-day mega shopping event. Based on what we've seen in years prior, we've got a pretty good idea of what you might be able to expect, including where to snag the best Apple markdowns.

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Apple recruits high-profile marketing exec Nick Law

06/25/2019, 10:06 am

Apple has hired Nick Law -- the chief creative officer multinational ad behemoth Publicis Groupe -- for an unknown role.

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Apple Watch could get a camera on the end of a watch band's strap

06/25/2019, 09:06 am

Apple is still considering ways to add a camera to the Apple Watch, by incorporating an imaging sensor into the band of the wearable device, allowing it to be used for both photographs of the local environment and for the user for FaceTime calls.

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Apple's self driving car could have a remote driver bring you to the hospital

06/25/2019, 08:06 am

A car with self-driving capabilities could hand control over to a remote operator in the event of an emergency, Apple proposes, with an autonomous driving system taking instructions from a central system to get to a hospital or other location as quickly and as safely as possible.

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Chinese hackers suspected of attacking global telecoms carriers

06/25/2019, 05:06 am

A Chinese government-backed group called APT 10 could be behind an unprecedented hack that granted high level access to at least ten global telecommunications carriers, permissions that were subsequently used to track specific spies, law enforcement, military personnel and dissidents linked to China.

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Apple to hire 2,000 people in Seattle expansion, double original commitment

06/24/2019, 07:06 pm

Apple on Monday revealed detailed plans for an expansion in Seattle, with the company saying it will hire a total of 2,000 people to work at a new office complex located squarely on Amazon's home turf.

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Facebook VP Nick Clegg attacks Apple over privacy criticism

06/24/2019, 02:06 pm

Facebook vice president of global affairs has attacked Apple in the ongoing feud between the two tech titans over user data privacy, accusing the iPhone maker of being elitist while defending the social networking site's advertising-based model as a way to make it available to everyone.

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Qualcomm faces second EU antitrust fine in two years

06/24/2019, 01:06 pm

Qualcomm may have to pay a second big fine to the European Union over antitrust concerns for how it handled sales of 3G chips for mobile hotspot and dongles, just over a year after the chip maker was issued a $1.23 billion financial penalty for illegally shutting out modem rivals from supplying Apple.

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Senators want tech companies to reveal dollar value of user data

06/24/2019, 10:06 am

Major tech companies like Apple will have to reveal how much user data is worth to the company, a bipartisan proposal from senators suggests, with the 'Dashboard Act' requiring firms who make money off data collection practices to disclose revenue generated by it, as well as what is being done to protect it.

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ICYMI: M&D headphones, ROLI keyboard, new Ring cams & more

06/22/2019, 11:06 am

Each week, there are a ton of great products that get released that we don't have time to cover. Here are our top picks for new gear from the last seven days you should check out.

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Apple Pay rolls out to Greece, Portugal, Slovakia on Wednesday

06/22/2019, 10:06 am

Apple Pay will be going live in a number of European markets on Wednesday, according to local reports, with expansion into Slovakia, Greece, and Portugal expected to occur on the same day via a variety of local partner financial institutions.

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Gallium Nitride chargers: What they are, and why they're great

06/21/2019, 03:06 pm

Chargers using gallium nitride are starting to enter the market, capable of delivering high quantities of power to devices while staying a reasonable size, and even taking up less space than conventional chargers. AppleInsider explains what's changed in chargers, and how it can help redefine the accessory industry.

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Qualcomm uses evidence from settled Apple case in bid to stay antitrust ruling

06/20/2019, 08:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday formally objected to a Qualcomm court filing containing internal Apple documents aired in a separate lawsuit, evidence the chipmaker is attempting to leverage as it seeks to delay enforcement of a recent antitrust ruling.

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Apple issues security software update for 802.11n AirPort Base Station

06/20/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple has issued a security update for the 802.11n AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule units, the first one in over a year and a half.

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Apple's Tim Cook to accept 'Champion' award from K-12 LGBTQ group

06/20/2019, 11:06 am

GLSEN, an organization promoting LBGTQ-friendly spaces in K-12 schools, announced on Thursday that Apple CEO Tim Cook is receiving a "Champion" award for his efforts in promoting likeminded causes.

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Samsung exec says Galaxy Fold finally 'ready to hit the market'

06/19/2019, 03:06 pm

Originally intended to launch in April, the Galaxy Fold is finally on the verge of reaching the public, a Samsung executive said.

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Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education

06/19/2019, 01:06 pm

Microsoft is partnering with company called Kano on the "Kano PC," an 11.6-inch touchscreen tablet meant to teach kids how computers work and how to use them for simple coding projects.

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Bernie Sanders says government should examine Apple, Google, Facebook breakup

06/19/2019, 09:06 am

The potential breaking up of major technology companies like Apple should be examined, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has suggested, seemingly joining calls to curtail the influence of firms that are accused of being monopolistic in nature.

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