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Wallet-busting Galaxy Note 8 expected to launch in September

VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 -- which should put it somewhere around $900 -- and will likely launch in late September. The informa...
Alexa is the personal secretary that can make us feel as powerful as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it's not always feasible to constantly be on your phone to stay connected when you leave the house. Thankfully, these are worries of the past with OnVocal's new headphones, which allow you to give Alexa commands (plus a lot more) from wherever you are, right from your ear. 

"From easy access to voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google to unmatched audio and vocal controls, OV enables users to stay in control and productive all day long, keeping their phone in their pocket and remaining ready for anything," said OnVocal CEO Stuart Nixdorff. Read more...

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These headphones will put Alexa in your head at all times (if you’re into that sort of thing)

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Amazon's Alexa is the personal secretary that can make us feel as powerful as Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But it's not always feasible to constantly be on your phone to stay connected when you leave the house. Thankfully, these are worries of the past with OnVocal's new headphones, which allow you to give Alexa commands (plus a lot more) from wherever you are, right from your ear. 

"From easy access to voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and Google to unmatched audio and vocal controls, OV enables users to stay in control and productive all day long, keeping their phone in their pocket and remaining ready for anything," said OnVocal CEO Stuart Nixdorff. Read more...

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For an hour or so in the afternoon the shiny silver roof was augmented with one very familiar logo:

Positioned atop the metallic roof it became a very familiar sight.   Read more...

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Chicago’s new Apple store has a MacBook Air for a roof

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The roof went up a few weeks ago on the new Apple store in downtown Chicago, but it wasn't until one detail was added Thursday that the design started to really come together.

For an hour or so in the afternoon the shiny silver roof was augmented with one very familiar logo:

Positioned atop the metallic roof it became a very familiar sight.   Read more...

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Crunch Report | Apple Rolls Out Early Version Of Its Safe Driving Feature

Crunch Report June 22 Today’s Stories  Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More
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Google urges Congress to revise outdated overseas data laws

Access to data stored overseas has become a contentious issue with tech companies and the US government. Today, in a speech given to the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, Google's senior vice president and general counsel, Kent Walker,...

In an eight-tweet apology Chance wrote, "I want to formally apologize to Dr Dre, and all of Aftermath for publicly disrespecting their hard work and contributions to music."  Read more...

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Chance The Rapper remembers Dre’s connections with Apple, apologizes for dissing him

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Chance The Rapper is backtracking so hard.

In a tweetstorm Thursday morning the independent artist apologized to Dr. Dre for his "Be Encouraged" tour set that includes a backdrop mocking and satirizing major record labels, including Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label. (He called it "Can't Do Math Entertainment.")

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In an eight-tweet apology Chance wrote, "I want to formally apologize to Dr Dre, and all of Aftermath for publicly disrespecting their hard work and contributions to music."  Read more...

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Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta

 Distracted driving has become a national safety crisis because of the rise of smartphones. With the release of iOS 11’s latest beta on Wednesday, testers can now get their hands on one of the new mobile operating system’s most important — if not most glamorous — new features: a long-needed “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. Read More
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Imagination puts itself up for sale after being dumped by Apple

Once the world learned that Apple will design its own GPU for upcoming iPhones and iPads instead of using Imagination Technologies PowerVR tech, the UK company quickly lost 70 percent of its value. While it's still in "dispute" with Apple over the br...
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Apple goes after clones and spam on the App Store

 Every time Apple’s developer conference rolls around we get a smattering of changes to the App Store Review guidelines. This corpus of rules can be, in turns, opaque and explicit, and has caused a decent amount of consternation over the years for developers as they try to read into how Apple might interpret one rule or another. Read More

The new iPhone-only network is hitting the market with a bold promotion: the new Inner Circle plan will offer those who buy an iPhone from Apple or Virgin six months of unlimited everything — talk, text, and data — for $1. Enrollees who pull the trigger between the plan's launch on June 27 and July 31 will get an entire year of unlimited service for the same price.  Read more...

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Virgin Mobile will be the first iPhone-only carrier with a bonkers $1 unlimited plan

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Virgin Mobile USA has taken iPhone fever to the next level. 

Sir Richard Branson broke the news that Virgin Mobile will become the first iPhone-only mobile carrier as part of a new deal with Apple. Virgin's services will be available for purchase in Apple Stores, and the carrier's online store will offer new and "pre-loved" iPhones at significantly lower prices than you'll find elsewhere. 

The new iPhone-only network is hitting the market with a bold promotion: the new Inner Circle plan will offer those who buy an iPhone from Apple or Virgin six months of unlimited everything — talk, text, and data — for $1. Enrollees who pull the trigger between the plan's launch on June 27 and July 31 will get an entire year of unlimited service for the same price.  Read more...

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