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  • Weekly Roundup: Apple’s auto rumors, GoPro’s new devices and CZI’s $3B pledge

    Weekly Roundup: Apple’s auto rumors, GoPro’s new devices and CZI’s $3B pledge

    This week, Yahoo came clean about a 2014 hack, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced a huge investment to cure disease, rumors swirled around possible car tech acquisitions for Apple and the AI startup space continued to heat up with a few chat bot acquisitions. These are the top stories of the week. Read More

  • The JBL Reflect Aware is the first of a new crop of Lightning-only headphones

    The JBL Reflect Aware is the first of a new crop of Lightning-only headphones

    As we hurtle noiselessly into a dystopian future, headphone makers have already started offering Lightning-only earbuds, something that should give early adopters some solace but might be a hard sell for folks with a shoebox full of tangled traditional earbuds. But the future is here and JBL Reflect Aware is the first active-noise canceling soldier in the battle against the headphone… Read More

  • There’s an Intel modem and an extremely skinny A10 chip inside the iPhone 7

    There’s an Intel modem and an extremely skinny A10 chip inside the iPhone 7

    While the rest of the iPhone obsessed world was getting ready to stand in line or just impatiently waiting for their pre-order to arrive, the teams at iFixit and Chipworks were sharpening their tools like underfed lumberjacks sitting down to a steak dinner. Both sites offered liveblogs of their iPhone 7 (and 7 Plus) teardowns and spotted some interesting tidbits in the process, discovering… Read More

  • News orgs sue FBI for details on San Bernardino iPhone exploit

    News orgs sue FBI for details on San Bernardino iPhone exploit

    The Associated Press, Vice Media and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI today in an attempt to uncover information about how the law enforcement agency was able to unlock an iPhone used by Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters. The Justice Department initially sought to force Apple to create custom software that would allow the device to be unlocked, but dropped… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black and Plus models are sold out

    Apple’s iPhone 7 will be super limited in stores and all jet black and Plus models are sold out

    Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they’d be able to walk into an Apple store on Friday and pick themselves up an iPhone. The statement makes it clear that all iPhones will be in short supply for walk-in customers without a reservation. The statement also indicates that Apple’s jet black iPhones and all iPhone 7 plus… Read More

  • The future of human computer interaction will be multimodal

    The future of human computer interaction will be multimodal

    We have been using the computer mouse for decades to interact with our technology. Touchscreens brought us a new way to input commands to our gadgets, but they rely on the same fundamental idea of the click. Even the new 3D touch on the iPhone 7 is just an incredibly sophisticated way of using the hand to answer a yes or no question. Both Michael Buckwald, CEO of Leap Motion and Jim Marggraff… Read More

  • Updating to iOS 10 is bricking some iPhones and iPads

    Updating to iOS 10 is bricking some iPhones and iPads

    Update: It seems this error is fixed, according to Apple. The company provided the following statement to TechCrunch. “We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete… Read More

  • Confide brings self-destructing messaging to iMessage

    Confide brings self-destructing messaging to iMessage

    Confide, the confidential messaging app that launched back in 2013, has today announced an integration with iMessage in iOS 10. As part of iOS 10’s new iMessage features, which incorporates apps right within the iMessage application, Confide users will be able to send self-destructing messages direct from their texts. Confide for iMessage will support text and pictures, using… Read More

  • You can now pre-order the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

    You can now pre-order the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

    When Apple announced the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 earlier this week the company said pre-orders would start Friday September 9th, which in recent years has meant as early as 12:01am Pacific Time or 3:01am Eastern Time on the 9th. This year is no different, as the company just flipped the switch on its retail website as well as in the Apple Store app, so customers can now start… Read More

  • It’s now only $29 to fix your cracked iPhone if you have AppleCare+

    It’s now only $29 to fix your cracked iPhone if you have AppleCare+

    Following yesterday’s iPhone 7 announcement, Apple is announcing that new AppleCare+ members will be able to get their cracked screens fixed for $29. This is big news for everyone who uses an iPhone with AppleCare+, and ultimately, anyone who owns an iPhone to begin with. It’s worth noting how much AppleCare+ costs — $149 for the iPhone 7 Plus, or $129 for the iPhone 7… Read More

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