Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 6, 2017

The HomePod drives hands-free with Siri voice requires and will cost $349 and come out this December in the U.S ., UK and Australia . Image: karissa buzzer/ mashable We just got our first look at Apple’s long-awaited Amazon Echo rival. Following months of rumors and gues about the Siri-powered home speaker, Apple eventually confirmed the device, announced HomePod, during WWDC in San Jose. SEE ALSO: Apple’s next move: Siri…

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Alleged Foxconn insiders share tons of (dubious) Apple info

June 6, 2017

Image: Lili Sams/ Mashable Apple, as a rule, never says what its upcoming makes will look like, be like, or even what they’re announced. But months and even years before a new Apple product is planned( or expected to) arrive, countless rumors shape these objects into a uncertain but somewhat coherent representation. This is how we “know” that the next iPhone will come in three accounts, one of which will(…

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Apple devices being investigated for possible connection to EgyptAir crash: report

May 28, 2017

One year later, the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 is still being investigatedImage: Ranner/AP/REX/Shutterstock French officials have opened an investigation into the possibility that a deadly Egypt Air crash in May 2016 could have been caused by a fire resulting from two Apple products overheating. The report comes from French paper Le Parisen (via Business Insider), which says French investigators are pursuing a theory that a pair of mobile devices…

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Ford’s taking another step into the modern age of the connected car

May 20, 2017

Ford's infotainment units are adding better iOS and Android integration.Image: Ford Some of Ford’s SYNC 3-enabled cars are finally getting an update to match the rest of the connected car ecosystem. The automaker’s 2016 model-year line will be eligible for an infotainment center software upgrade that will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giving drivers a better connection with their phones while they’re on the road. Ford announced the update…

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Tesla reportedly treats factory workers like many successful start-ups: Like afterthoughts

May 19, 2017

Tesla employees work on a Model S car in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock Silicon Valley companies are often built around making the world more efficient, but engineering efficiency has a human cost many of them either didn’t see coming or would like to forget. Tesla, it seems, is no different. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says we’re only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving…

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Apple spotlights how accessible tech helps people with disabilities thrive

May 19, 2017

Meera Phillips types a message to friends on her iPad using text-to-speech technology.Image: Courtesy of Apple There’s something undeniably special in the way Meera Phillips looks at you when you speak. It’s as if your words are the only words that will ever matter, whether you’re talking about something silly or something serious. The 15-year-old knows the value of hearing what people say. That’s because she’s used to not being…

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Apple patent shows how an iPhone could quickly dispel water from its speaker

May 6, 2017

Image: lili sams/mashable Your next iPhone may be able to spit out water using sound. Apple’s latest patent, published on Thursday details a mechanism to essentially blast out excess water from your iPhone’s earpiece or speaker. Why would you want this? To keep your precious iPhone dry and prevent liquid from damaging any internal components, of course. SEE ALSO: Forget cords. Apple might be planning to charge your future iPhone…

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Apple is buying a crazy amount of other companies’ debt

May 6, 2017

Apple owns a crazy amount of other companies' debt.Image: leon neal/Getty Images If Apple Inc. were a bond fund, it would dwarf the competition. The iPhone-maker has $148 billion of its record $257 billion cash pile invested in corporate debt alone, according to a company filing from Wednesday. Thats enough to buy all the assets in the worlds largest fixed-income mutual fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund, which…

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Crunch Report | Elon Musks Tunnel Vision Gets Rendered

April 30, 2017

Watch how Elon Musks Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster Cloudera and Carvana, techs next two IPOs, both price at $15 per share Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesEdited & Hosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed:Joe ZolnoskiTeleprompter:Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail…

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