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Consumers eyeing the iPhone 7 may be able to preorder it starting Friday, September 9. No, Apple hasn’t announced anything. Rather, the purported preorder date was leaked in a tweet Wednesday night from generally reliable leaker Evan Blass, aka @evleaks. Blass’ tweet said simply: “Confirmed: Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolate the launch [...]

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Google’s AI unit is getting access to a set of 1 million anonymized eye scans with the aim of improving the detection and prevention of common eye diseases. The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is expanding its partnership with Google’s AI unit DeepMind with the aim of improving the detection, treatment, and prevention of eye [...]

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People who really care about MacBook features dug into Apple’s newly released code to find evidence of upgrades, such as fingerprint reading a customizable space for light-up buttons. Are exciting new features coming to the next generation of MacBooks? Memos from the department of rumors say they’re likely! Apple obsessives who examined changes to the [...]

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Samsung Electronics said that it will partner with SK Telecom to build a LoRaWAN network for the Internet of Things that will cover all of South Korea. The two companies claim that this the world’s first nationwide IoT network. LoRaWAN stands for “long-range wide-area network,” and is specifically designed for Internet-connected, battery-operated objects. Backed by [...]

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The American electronics giant loses its exclusive rights to the “IPHONE” trademark in the People’s Republic, with Chinese courts siding against it in a recent legal proceeding. China is an increasingly significant market for Apple, but, unfortunately for the company, it’s no longer the only one in the country that can sell iPhones. Apple recently [...]

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The NVM revolution is real: Microsoft is adding non-volatile memory (NVM) support in Windows Server 2016. Can Windows 10 be far behind? Here’s how Microsoft is supporting NVM and what it means for you. CPU performance increases have slowed to a crawl. NVM promises – and early benchmarks are remarkable – to turbocharge system performance. [...]

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BlackBerry-loving device clutchers are facing a tricky choice if they wish to continue to interact with their friends: WhatsApp, Facebook and Facebook Messenger all hit the “unfriend” button on the struggling phone maker’s latest operating system, BlackBerry 10. Facebook-owned WhatsApp made a hesitant and half-hearted debut on the BlackBerry platform three years ago, and announced [...]

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Users now have an easy way to put messages off until the weekend. Google is giving Inbox users a couple more ways to avoid dealing with their email right away. The company announced Friday that users of its alternative email client are getting two new snooze options that will move emails out of their inbox [...]

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The iPhone’s most mysterious and dangerous bug is tied to Touch ID tampering and unauthorized repairs, at least according to Apple. For months, some iPhone users have been running into a mysterious bug called “Error 53,” which can render some newer handsets unusable. Now, Apple has chimed in with an explanation. With Error 53, some [...]

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The chips will be built on Samsung’s new 14-nanometer manufacturing process. Samsung Electronics will be making Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 mobile processors, refueling speculation that the chips could find their way into the South Korean giant’s premium smartphones, thus winning back lost business. The chip-maker said Thursday it had begun mass production of logic chips [...]

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