Apple’s Latest Products Get Rare Mixed-Bag Reviews

October 10, 2017

Despite the strength of its brand, Apple Inc. occasionally releases a product to mediocre reviews – remember the original Apple TV or Apple Watch? But reviewers have rarely been as grumpy as this month, when Apple unveiled its collection of new gadgets for the holidays. Each product was docked by reviewers for specific functional flaws, ranging from the iPhone 8’s middling design to Apple Watch Series 3 issues with wireless connectivity, and…

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Alphabet’s Nest Takes On Home Security With Alarm Kit, Doorbell

October 10, 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s Nest, seeking to push its devices into more aspects of people’s homes, introduced a full suite of security products, including a digital-video enabled doorbell, an outdoor camera with a loudspeaker and an alarm system. The new $349 Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has a high-resolution camera lens and can stream video to a smartphone app, Nest said Wednesday at an event in San Francisco. The device will be available in…

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iPhone 8 review: so this is what good battery life feels like

October 6, 2017

Apple might have phoned in the design again, but an improved power supply, wireless charging and a cracking camera save it. But is it worth 700? Another year, another iPhone, except this time there are three of them. The iPhone 8 is the first out of the gate, but its overshadowed by the iPhone X looming in the wings, and while there are some new elements a glass back you…

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Would you want a robot to be your childs best friend?

October 5, 2017

As toys reach new levels of sophistication, how concerned should we be about our children playing with artificial buddies that appear to have feelings? The little robot on the table wakes up. Its eyes, a complex configuration of cyan dots on a black, rounded screen of a face, sleepily open and it lets out a digitised approximation of a yawn. A compact device that looks like a blend of a…

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Amazon Prepares for Apple and Google Competition With Home Devices Push

October 3, 2017

purchase in August of Whole Foods Market, operator of hundreds of high-end food market. At its happen Wednesday, Amazon also introduced a revamped Fire TV set-top box that will support higher-resolution 4K video at a faster make proportion the the previous accounts, pairing the capabilities of Apple’s recently modernized simulate. Amazon’s new carton is smaller than the current invention and can plug into the back of a Tv via its…

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iPhone Disappointment Hammers Suppliers

October 2, 2017

Apple Inc.’s recent products are getting a thumbs down, at least by investors in the company’s Asian suppliers. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co ., which makes the iPhone and other Apple devices, has fallen 10 percentage in Taipei since Apple unveiled its collect of new devices for the holidays this month. Other suppliers across the region, including Taiwan’s Pegatron Corp. and South Korea’s LG Innotek Co. have submerge more than…

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Equifax’s Interim CEO Brings Charm, Focus on Growing Abroad

October 1, 2017

In June, Barros took over Equifax’s effort to build out an Asia-Pacific business, while continuing an active is part of the senior leadership crew, the company said at the time. He relocated to Sydney, according to a spokeswoman. Equifax had bulked up the Asia-Pacific business with a $1.9 billion obtain of Veda Group Ltd. in February 2016 — an expansion seen as key to the company’s future. ” The biggest…

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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

October 1, 2017

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The newspaper says one or both of these products could be launched before the end of the year, alongside updates…

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Delta Will Promote Pilots to Captainif They Can Fly This Aging Plane

September 29, 2017

Since almost the beginning of the commercial airline business, junior pilots have had to toil years in the second chair waiting to win a pair of captain’s wings. Now Delta Air Lines Inc. is offering them the chance to vault into a captain’s seat in as little as six months. The catch? The promotion requires flying an unloved, aging plane nicknamed the “Mad Dog” that Delta plans to retire in…

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This Gadget Tells You If Your Handbag Is a Fake

September 29, 2017

Distinguishing an authentic Louis Vuitton bag from a well-made fake is a subtle art that involves counting stitches, feeling the leather’s grain and poring over print patterns. A New York startup says it has a technology that can spot counterfeits without the guesswork. Entrupy’s solution is a handheld microscope camera that lets anyone with a smartphone check a luxury accessory within minutes. Since launching the service a year ago, the…

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