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Israeli company claims it can unlock any iPhone up to iOS 12.3 for police

Israel-based forensics firm Cellebrite claimed that its UFED Premium service can unlock iPhones and iPads up to iOS 12.3 and high-end Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S9. The device will be sold as an on-premises tool, which means that the p

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Apple is finally going to put iTunes out of its misery

A little more than 18 years after Steve Jobs first introduced Apple’s iTunes software at the 2001 Macworld Expo in San Francisco, pointing to a “music revolution” that was underwa…

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Uber will now deactivate riders with below average ratings - The Verge

Uber has announced that anyone with a "below average rating" risks deactivation from the app. Since Uber first launched, drivers have known that low ratings from riders can lead to deactivation. Now, Uber says it will start deactivating riders w

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Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Amazon is launching a free music service to compete with Spotify's offering. It complements its existing Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited plans.

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How Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung treat your voice data | VentureBeat

Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and Google traffic in lots of voice data, but they handle it differently. Here's what you need to know.

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Facial recognition: Apple, Amazon, Google and the race for your face

Facial recognition technology is both innovative and worrisome. Here's how it works and what you need to know.

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Where Movies Get Their Vintage Electronics

Have you ever watched a show like Mad Men and wondered where they found those early Xerox machines? Or where The Americans got their hands on all the Reagan-era IBMs that you thought would be piled in a landfill? Well, there’s a good chance these histor

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Israeli Moon probe could bring new era of space exploration

The Israeli startup SpaceIL is launching a lander named Beresheet to the moon in what could be the beginning of a new era of private spaceflight.

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Robots are coming to automate the American workplace. Men will suffer more changes to their work than women

Automation may create as many jobs as it destroys, a new study finds, but men, younger folks, and minorities hold positions that are particularly vulnerable.

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Google Maps wants to help you avoid that speeding ticket

Google Maps users report seeing speed limit and speed trap warnings pop up in the navigation app.

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Startup GBatteries claims it can charge an EV as fast as it takes to pump gas

A Y Combinator startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: They can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to full up a tank of gas.

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How To Start, Manage and Grow Your Social Network Without a Huge Time Commitment

Owning or managing all marketing for a small business is hard! Without a large staff (or, let’s be honest, any staff) you probably find yourself pulling long days and fulfilling a variety of roles…

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Google is using AI to help The New York Times digitize 5 million historical photos - The Verge

Google is working with The New York Times to digitize its huge photo collection of between 5 million and 7 million photos that are kept in a storage area known as "The Morgue." Google will use AI to scan the hand- and type-written captions and s

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Echo Auto brings Alexa to cars

As Amazon noted at today’s event, the company has already been working with a number of car companies to bring Alexa to vehicles. There are already a number of high-profile partners, including Toyota, Ford, Lexus, BMW and Audi. Today, it announced its p

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I compared Google's Chrome browser with its No. 1 competitor — and the winner was clear

I'm always on the lookout for the best app that I use most often: the web browser. So here's how Google Chrome stacks up against Mozilla Firefox.

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The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless earphones, including what to look out for, the various options available and the ranking our favorite true

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What Are Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook ‘Stories’? - The Atlantic

The format, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, is the native genre of glass rectangles.

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Samsung's new 'ring' speakers pipe sound in every direction

Samsung has tackled just about every kind of speaker you can imagine, but it hasn't had an answer to hot-selling 360-degree speakers like the UE Boom. We

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iPin - iPhone Laser

It's no secret that many Apple products (iPhones & iPads mainly) don't really lend themselves to peripheral devices. This has made companies get creative, and that's exactly what the iPin is. T...

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Current Obsession: Datsun 280Z

The mid to late 70s were not kind to sports cars. Combine the oil embargo and stricter government regulations on both fuel economy and safety and you have a recipe for the Mustang II or the AMC Gre...

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    GQ's Jamie Lincoln Kitman takes Bond's original DB5 out for a spin: Video: GQ

    In a few weeks, the car of every man's dreams, Her Majesty's own Aston Martin and the most famous automobile ever made--including you Batmobile--will finally go on the auction block. GQ's Jamie Lincoln Kitman got to take Bond's original DB5 out for a spin--but only after he promised not to touch the ejector button

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        Whatever Happened To The Audiophile? : NPR

        Audiophiles talk about sound equipment and listening to music as if it were a religious experience. But in this time of iPods and MP3 players, such devotees of sound are harder and harder to find.