Saturday, 29 July 2017

Apple said to be working on ‘enhanced Siri’ for the iPhone 8

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T-Mobile wants to help pay off your iPhone — but there’s a catch

As the battle for cell phone subscribers wage on between the carriers, T-Mobile has added another arrow to its quiver, encouraging Verizon customers who have an iPhone to switch networks. As part of a new promotion starting May 31, any Verizon customer with an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or […]

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Apple kills off iPod Nano and Shuffle, marking the end of an era

The smartphone has claimed another victim as the once best-selling app-free music players are taken off the Silicon Valley companys roster Apple has killed off the last remaining app-free music players in its roster, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle, leaving nothing but multi-use, connected devices in the brave new world of streaming, apps and […]

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Friday, 28 July 2017

Apple sued for not using iPhone safety fix it patented to stop distracted driving

Man launched class-action lawsuit hoping to force Apple to implement lockout feature to prevent texting while driving or have phone sales halted in California A California man has launched a class-action lawsuit against Apple for failing to introduce an iPhone safety feature that would prevent people from texting while driving. Julio Ceja, from Orange County […]

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Laptop ban on planes came after plot to put explosives in iPad

Failed attacks using shoes and underwear led to new attempts with electronic devices, security source reveals The US-UK ban on selected electronic devices from the passenger cabins of flights from some countries in north Africa and the Middle East was partly prompted by a previously undisclosed plot involving explosives hidden in a fake iPad, according […]

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

William Wilberforce brought back to life in virtual reality – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Described as Hulls most famous son, William Wilberforce is best known as a pioneering anti-slavery campaigner They are to be projected onto the side of the Wilberforce Institute, opposite Wilberforce House where he was born, from 18:00 GMT. Image copyright University of Hull Image caption The videos include a […]

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Microsoft Paint saved after outpouring of love sort of

Microsoft says that it will put the 32-year-old Paint on the Windows Store, but that wont help office workers pining for some impromptu creative sessions After the tremendous 32-year-old Paint is now deprecated, meaning that it is not in active development and might be removed in future releases, Microsoft put Windows 10 Creators Update, is […]

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Apple touts limited edition red iPhones, cheap iPad

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Oculus Rift lawsuit

Speaking for the company, which is accused of stealing code from Id Software, Zuckerberg said: Its common that people claim they own some part of the deal Facebooks chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, appeared in court to testify on behalf of the social media giants virtual reality company Oculus Rift on Tuesday, as it was accused […]

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Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death Microsofts next Windows 10 update, called the list. Paint 3D. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian Falling under the deprecated column for apps that are not in active development and might be removed in future releases, Microsoft Paints ticket […]

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Apple’s biggest announcement since 2007? All eyes on ‘iPhone 8’

Expectations are so high for the upcoming high-end iPhone that it is being heralded as a milestone in iPhone history. In an investor note, investment bank Morgan Stanley described it as [t]he most meaningful feature and technology upgrades in iPhone’s history.   Some of these watershed technologies include OLED displays, wireless charging, and 3D sensors […]

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Ready Player One: first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s virtual reality game thriller

The BFG director debuted the footage from his new film at a Comic Con event, showcasing elaborate VR and special effects The first footage from Steven Spielbergs forthcoming thriller Ready Player One has been released onto the internet. Spielberg revealed the trailer for the film as part of an event at Comic Con in San […]

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8: battle of the screens

Will consumers care if their smartphone has a curved display? Smartphones with curved displays are trying to be the next big thing. But its not clear if consumers care. Samsungs upcoming Galaxy S8 slated for an official roll-out on March 29 will likely have Samsungs latest curved display. On the current Galaxy S7 Edge, this […]

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Coroner warning after man electrocuted in bath charging iPhone

Tributes paid to Richard Bull, whose death was ruled accidental after he was killed when his phone fell into the water A man died after being electrocuted while charging his phone in the bath, an inquest has heard. The death of Richard Bull, 32, which occurred when the iPhone fell into the water, was accidental, […]

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Best MacBook and Windows 10 laptop deals in July

Laptop deals are abound this summer as children go back to school and parents are looking for a good deal. Fox News scoured the web looking for deals on both Apple MacBooks and Microsoft Windows devices for all of your computing needs. Heres a handful that are consumer friendly. BEST TABLETS OF SUMMER: MICROSOFT SURFACE […]

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Microsoft Regains Turnaround Momentum on Strong Cloud Growth

Microsoft Corp.’s turnaround plan got back on track in the latest quarter, buoyed by rising sales of internet-based software and services. Profit in the fiscal fourth quarter exceeded analysts’ estimates and adjusted sales rose 9 percent as demand almost doubled for Azure cloud services, which let companies store and run their applications in Microsoft data […]

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Saturday, 22 July 2017

It looks like the next iPhone will have augmented reality

A glass design and edge-to-edge display may be the most visible changes to the next iPhone, but a growing number of indicators point to augmented reality as a major focus for Apple’s iPhone 8. The latest sign of an AR-friendly iPhones comes from a Wall Street Journal report on parts suppliers likely to benefit from […]

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Moderators who had to view child abuse content sue Microsoft, claiming PTSD

Two employees say company didnt offer adequate psychological support for a job requiring them to view indescribable sexual assaults and murders Microsoft workers on the online safety team were forced to view photos and videos of indescribable sexual assaults, horrible brutality, murder and child abuse, resulting in severe post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a lawsuit. […]

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Man dies charging iPhone while in the bath – BBC News

He suffered severe burns on his chest, arm and hand when the charger touched the water and died on 11 December, the newspaper said. Assistant coroner Dr Sean Cummings, who conducted the inquest at West London Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, is to write a prevention of future death report to send to Apple. Related Topics […]

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Microsoft ‘to close Skype’s UK office’

Reported closure of the tech firms London base is likely to lead to the loss of 400 jobs The UK office of one of the worlds leading technology firms, Skype, is to close, it has been reported. reported as hosting 18 of Europes 47 unicorns in June. Russ Shaw, who served as a vice president […]

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‘iPad mini Pro’ is reportedly one of the four new iPad Pros launching soon

Apple is expected to launch a slew of new iPads in the coming weeks, and it’s all going down at what may be the first press conference to be held at Apple’s shiny new Apple Campus headquarters. A new report indicates that Apple is about to unveil four new iPad models, and all of them […]

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Man, 32, reportedly dies while charging iPhone in the bath

A coroner issued a warning yesterday after hearing how a man was electrocuted in the bath while charging his iPhone. Richard Bull, 32, is believed to have plugged the charger into an extension cord from the hallway and then rested it on his chest while using the phone. He suffered severe burns on this chest, […]

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Huh? iPhone 8 might have holes in it

File photo – The iPhone 7 smartphone is displayed inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., Sept. 16, 2016. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) Apple has won a patent on a new technology that could blast a hole in a future iPhone. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday awarded Apple a patent on […]

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Google’s Pixel 2 XL will have a new feature you won’t find on the iPhone 8

Google’s new Pixel phones will be released in a few months, but we already have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the next-generation of high-end Google phones. A series of leaks revealed that LG will be in charge of making an all-screen Pixel 2 XL and that the Pixel 2 and Pixel […]

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss

Brad Smith says Wannacry attack that locked up to 200,000 computers in 150 countries is a wake-up call amid fears more will be hit as week begins The massive as people returned to work on Monday. But Brad Smith, Microsoft presidents and chief legal officer, said on Sunday that it was the latest example of […]

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Apple’s iPhone 8 will be the most expensive iPhone the world has ever seen

Everyone’s excited by the new form factor and advanced features the iPhone 8 will bring to the table, but a new research note from Simona Jankowski of Goldman Sachs (obtained by Business Insider) relays that upgrading to Apple’s next-gen iPhone won’t come cheap. Amid conflicting reports regarding the iPhone 8 price point, Jankowski writes that […]

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Microsoft President Slams NSA For Massive Ransomware Attack

A ransomware attack hit over 150 countries on Friday, infecting 200,000 computers and even crippling the United Kingdoms National Health Service. Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage, Smith wrote. An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the U.S. military having some of its […]

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

New report details one of the iPhone 8’s most hotly anticipated features

With good reason, the most anticipated feature the iPhone 8 will bring to the table is a radical new redesign featuring an edge to edge OLED display. But with the iPhone 8 display hogging the headlines, it’s easy to forget that Apple’s next-gen iPhone will bring a lot of compelling features to the table, including […]

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Virtual Reality Could Help Researchers Understand Heroin Addiction

Addicts in a new study at the University of Houston will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a “heroin cave” to help them try and kick their addictions. Researchers are looking to see if making their way through a simulated house party crammed with stimuli aimed at evoking cravings for the drug will help […]

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‘Fontgate’: Microsoft, Wikipedia and the scandal threatening the Pakistani PM

Court finds Nawaz Sharifs daughter in 2006 disclosed link to firm named in Panama Papers, but disclosure was typed in font not available until 2007 The date of the public release of Microsofts Calibri font has become an unlikely factor in an alleged corruption scandal in Pakistan. #helvetica July 13, 2017 Pakistani media and opposition […]

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

McDonald’s has a Happy Meal box that turns into a virtual reality headset

Called Happy Goggles, the virtual reality headsets will be available from March 5 and March 12. The price is about $4.10. (McDonald’s) Want some VR with those fries? McDonalds in Sweden has a new kid’s toy that turns Happy Meal boxes into virtual reality goggles. A fold here, a flip there, and kids can transform the […]

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Robo Recall review: Oculus Rift finally gets its killer game

Packed with death bots and funny one-liners, this adrenaline-fueled, Oculus Touch-controlled arcade shooter for the age of VR is so much fun Ever since its Kickstarter campaign, then Touch-based update, the Oculus Rift has been searching for that killer game exclusive, but now its found it. Robo Recall is finally an Oculus game that is […]

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Dad Gives Daughter Epic DIY Virtual Reality Experience

Experiencing virtual reality doesn’t have to be expensive. Just ask Hong Kong resident Newman Chan, who gave his young daughter an incredible VR adventure without spending a dime. Adorable video shows him lifting her up into the air as she’s seated on a pink tricycle and wearing a crash helmet: View post on imgur.com Read […]

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Latest ‘iPhone 8’ and Samsung Galaxy S8 rumor roundup

Recent reports are giving us a possible picture of Samsungs next-gen flagship phone and Apples future iPhone 8.  Because Samsungs Galaxy S8 announcement is imminent, reports are now offering lots of details about the possible release date, specs, and price. The Galaxy S series is one of the best-selling phones in the world. The S8 […]

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Microsoft eyes unused TV airwaves in bold rural broadband plan

Microsoft wants to extend broadband access to rural communities by harnessing unused parts of the TV airwaves spectrum. In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith explained that 34 million Americans still lack broadband internet access, which is defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a 25 Mbps connection. Some 23.4 million of these […]

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Oculus Rift and Touch now available (temporarily) with lower price

The Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controller are becoming more affordable – albeit for a short time. For the next six weeks, the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch will sell for $399, which is nearly a $200 discount. The sale, however, wont affect consumers buying them individually the Rift alone still will be $499, and Touch will […]

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UK virtual reality firm Improbable raises $500m – BBC News

Their aim was to build large-scale virtual worlds and simulations – mainly for games developers but also for other clients who could use them in applications such as modelling transport systems. Tech boss shares his vision The company believes it has developed revolutionary technology with its Spatial OS operating system, which it has opened up […]

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Las Vegas brothel: Virtual reality porn is a gimmick, we need human touch

Hotels on the Las Vegas strip are rumored to be rolling out virtual reality porn but the experts say it wont hit the same spot The brothels outside Las Vegas have had to deal with a lot over the years and now they have to worry about virtual reality porn taking their business. The porn […]

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Monday, 10 July 2017

SXSW panel explores virtual reality porn: ‘more eye contact and dirty talk’

Industry insiders say engaged users increasingly value a greater sense of intimacy more than sex: It has to do with an emotional bond Its an old adage that any advance in technology be it the advent of film or the invention of the VCR will soon be applied to pornography. This seemed to be the […]

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It Just Got Way Easier To Watch Porn In Virtual Reality

Time to ogle through the goggle. Adult-content giant Pornhub announced Wednesday the launch of free virtual reality content. The VR will be viewable through both Android and iOS mobiles and compatible with headsets such as Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard, according to a press release. “Users’ wildest fantasies will come alive as they […]

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Porn driving virtual reality industry?

As Oculus VR finally ships its virtual-reality headsets to the public, its heralding the potential of video games and movies but its also quietly giving a wink to porn producers. The Facebook-owned startup announced Monday that its new Rift headset has more than 30 games available as the first units ship this week, with 100 […]

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Salesforce Pushed Microsoft to Up LinkedIn Bid Before Deal

Salesforce.com Inc. battled Microsoft Corp. for LinkedIn Corp. deep into the negotiating process, forcing the worlds largest software maker to boost its offer to buy the professional-networking service just days before the $26 billion deal was announced. Three other companies were involved in the discussions, which lasted almost four months, according to a regulatory filing […]

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Jesus VR: The Story of Christ review virtual reality cinema gains disciples

Bad acting, clunky camerawork and overheating headsets VRs first feature-length 360-degree movie is no miracle but the medium might yet live on The acting? Dire. The direction? Awful. The adaptation? Conservative and pedestrian. In conventional terms, everything about this new retelling of the Jesus story showing here in Venice in an abbreviated 40-minute cut is […]

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If You Want To Read This Book, You’ll Have To Buy An iPad

The next Wally Lamb book could fairly be termed a publishing event. His 1992 debut, She’s Come Undone, was a smash hit, and his later novels, such as I Know This Much Is True, have also dominated in sales. Next year, that new Lamb book will hit bookshelves everywhere — well, not bookshelves, and not everywhere.  […]

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Apple’s annual profits fall for first time in 15 years as iPhone sales decline

Company has sold 45.5m iPhones in current quarter, down 5% from last year as analysts worry that the world has reached peak Apple Apple has reported its first decline in annual sales and profit in 15 years. The Silicon Valley company, which had bounced back from near bankruptcy in 1997 to become the worlds most […]

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Huge outage hits Microsoft email, Xbox, Skype

A huge outage hit Microsoft services Tuesday morning, with users across the globe experiencing problems accessing Outlook, Xbox and Skype. Users were unable to log onto the Outlook email client via mobile devices and received an error message when trying to access the desktop version of the service. AMAZON WEB SERVICE SUFFERS MAJOR OUTAGE, DISRUPTS […]

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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Virtual Reality Can Help Save Endangered Animals

Conservationists have a new, high-tech tool: virtual reality. Across the world, scientists are using immersive digital experiences to help protect endangered species.  On a recent trip to Peru, Kerrie Mengersen, a professor at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology, set up cameras in the jungle to shoot 360-degree videos of possible jaguar habitats. Experts can view clips of […]

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Can virtual reality relieve pain?

(CNN)The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain — and that painful sensations can be manipulated by what we think and feel. […]

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Tampa Bay Rays are now using virtual reality for batting practice | Fox News

File photo – Tampa Bay Rays’ Wil Myers loses his helmet as he strikes out swinging during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the New York Yankees in St. Petersburg, Florida, Aug. 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Steve Nesius) Earlier this week, virtual reality sports training company EON Sports VR announced a partnership […]

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Cutting-edge theatre: worlds first virtual reality operation goes live

Dr Shafi Ahmed will carry out surgery live-streamed in virtual reality, a move experts hope will make healthcare more equitable and help medical training This Thursday afternoon, Shafi Ahmed will lean over a patient and begin a delicate operation to remove cancerous tissue from a male patients bowel. He has performed such procedures many times […]

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GoPro Unveils New Virtual Reality Camera

As tech giants like Samsung, Huawei and Facebook continue to ramp up their virtual reality efforts, GoPro is entering the fray as a new contender for the hearts of VR enthusiasts and fans. At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event in Las Vegas this week, the company will be unveiling its new VR camera. […]

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Steven Spielberg Bashes Virtual Reality At Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Virtual reality movie-making is taking flight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival alongside traditional film offerings. A pavilion is dedicated to the immersive technology, with virtual reality film screenings and discussions as part of the festival’s tandem Marche du Film sessions. Among those showing virtual reality films — all short productions […]

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Surveillance sport: drone racing enters big leagues with ESPN broadcast

Pilots gathered for a test flight before the National Drone Racing Championship, a budding sport competitors hope will become an everybody hobby A pack of drones whizzed across Governors Island against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. About the size of a plate, they whipped through the track of the second annual broadcast on ESPN. […]

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I tried to work all day in a VR headset and it was horrible

Alex Hern wanted to get closer to his work by spending a day in a VR world. Future of employment, or a digital headache? Virtual reality is here. You can sculptures out of virtual clay and experience BigScreen, by BigScreen, and Das Keyboard for a few years. But it turns out that theres a difference […]

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Xiaomi’s Microsoft Patent Buy-Up Is Part of Its Global Push

For decades, Chinese disregard for trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property has frustrated U.S. technology, entertainment and other companies. The next wave of intellectual-property conflict in China won’t be fights over pirated software or unauthorized downloads. Microsoft, which has been a leader in fighting Chinese pirates, this week announced a deal with Xiaomi, maker of some […]

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Microsoft’s ‘Smart Mirror’ Can Read Your Emotions

Microsoft unveiled a smart mirror at a technology conference held in Singapore last month that allows users to view both their reflections and relevant information like the time, weather and traffic directions. Microsoft’s Magic Mirror is a one-way mirror with a 23.6-inch LCD-lit screen behind it that displays white UI elements on a dark background. […]

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Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2B | Fox Business

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Get Ready For Your Kids To Beg For Virtual Reality Headsets

If you thought your kids were into Minecraft before, just wait until they can actually step inside of it. The game is now available for Samsung’s Gear VR headsets, Oculus, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, announced in a blog post Wednesday. It costs $6.99 to download the game, but you’ll also need the […]

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Why Microsoft, With $100 Billion, Wants a Loan for LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. has enough cash to buy LinkedIn Corp. four times over. So why is it taking out a big loan to pay for its latest purchase? Maybe because itll lower the technology giants tax bill. Microsoft will avoid having to pay a 35 percent tax rate to repatriate cash from overseas accounts. While its […]

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Paranoia ‘reduced with virtual reality’ – BBC News

Image caption Toby experiences the VR with the help of researchers at Oxford University The Oxford team estimate that around 1-2% of the population have severe paranoia at some point in their lives, typically associated with a mental health disorder such as schizophrenia. Patients have such a strong sense of mistrust that they avoid contact […]

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Microsoft brings Starbucks coffee to your inbox

(CNN)Tired of your typical office meetings and generic “thank you” notes? Microsoft and Starbucks are joining forces to boost your inbox with a caffeine jolt. A plugin released on Wednesday allows Microsoft Outlook users to email Starbucks electronic gift cards and to set up meetings at nearby Starbucks locations. The Starbucks for Outlook free add-in, […]

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Virtual reality Anne Frank film to give audience chance to experience her life | Fox News

Anne Frank (AP) One of the most well-known stories from World War II and Nazi Germany is getting the virtual reality treatment on the silver screen. Entertainment Weekly reported Tuesday that producer Jonah Hirsch and filmmaker Danny Abrahms are creating a new film titled Anne. Through virtual reality technology, audiences will be able to feel […]

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Microsoft licenses cloud services to monitor legalized marijuana sales

Company announces partnership with Kind Financial, a Los Angeles firm that sells computer systems to governments that track legalized marijuana sales Microsoft, the famously conservative company best-known for producing office software like Windows, has taken the unexpected step of entering the burgeoning industry of marijuana. The company, founded by Bill Gates, Kind Financial, a Los […]

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Microsoft-Funded Professor Builds Software to Fight Terrorism

Dartmouth College computer science professor Hany Farid — using funding from Microsoft Corp. — has developed technology to help scrub extremist content from the internet. Working with the nonprofit think tank Counter Extremism Project, Farid built software capable of identifying and tracking photo, video and audio files, even if theyve been altered. The software, unveiled […]

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Microsoft Launches Surface Studio At Windows 10 Event

Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President for Surface Computing demonstrates the new Microsoft Surface Studio computer at a live event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Oct. 26, 2016. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) Microsoft unveiled its Surface Studio device and a host of new 3D tools at its Windows 10 event Wednesday. The Surface Studio is […]

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Chaffetz hit for iPhone vs. health care comment but Obama made same argument

Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz sparked fury online Tuesday after saying Americans may have to choose between buying a new iPhone and health insurance yet the criticism glossed over similar remarks made by then-President Barack Obama. Chaffetz was speaking after House Republicans revealed their plan to replace ObamaCare. Responding to claims the plan doesnt guarantee access […]

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Can virtual reality training for US police help stop officer-involved shootings?

Hundreds of centers across the US are using virtual reality to train officers to shoot more accurately and also help them to decide whether to shoot at all When I arrived, two women sitting in a hot tub asked me what I was doing in their backyard. I wasnt quite sure myself. Im just here […]

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Can Microsoft’s Surface Laptop put some hurt on the Chromebook and MacBook?

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop — a conventional clamshell — is aimed at Googles education-centric Chromebook and a longstanding student favorite, the MacBook. But the Surface Laptop may be a tough sell considering its design. The pure laptop design is a first for Microsoft, which has been focused on selling its laptop-tablet hybrid, the Surface Pro. […]

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Americans Want Chaffetz To Get Them Health Care That Costs Less Than An iPhone

People are not happy with Rep. Jason Chaffetzs (R-Utah) health care solution for low-income Americans. Americans have choices, and theyve got to make achoice, he said on CNN. So rather than getting that newiPhone that they just love andwant to go spend hundreds ofdollars on that, maybe theyshould invest in their ownhealth care. Theyve got […]

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Goggles on, checks away: how virtual reality is reimagining real estate sales

A growing number of companies are specializing in virtual reality experiences for wealthy real estate shoppers and VR may head to the non-luxury market next I am sitting in a Starbucks with an architect. He hands me an Oculus virtual reality headset with a Samsung phone slipped into the goggle area. In his hands is […]

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Andreessen Horowitz, Fox Invest in Virtual-Reality Startup Vrse

Andreessen Horowitz and 21st Century Fox are among the investors in a $12.6 million funding round in Vrse Inc., a Los Angeles-based maker of software and content for virtual-reality headsets. Vrse, founded by music director Chris Milk, is also changing its name to Within, according to a statement Thursday. Further details about the Series A funding […]

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Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2B

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> agreed to buy LinkedIn Corp <LNKD.N> for $26.2 billion in cash, the companies said in a statement on Monday. The offer of $196 per share represents a premium of 49.5 percent to LinkedIn’s Friday closing price. “Today is a re-founding moment for LinkedIn,” Reid Hoffman, chairman of LinkedIn’s board, said […]

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Miracle of technology: story of Jesus to be released in virtual reality

Viewers can feel like they were sitting on the hillside during the Sermon on the Mount or right beside the crypt during the resurrection in VR re-enactment First came the scriptures; then the altarpieces. After that, stained glass windows and engravings of the Stations of the Cross. Last century brought biblical epics like Spartacus. Now […]

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LinkedIn bought by Microsoft for $26.2bn in cash

Business-oriented social network site hails deal as a chance to change how the world works Microsoft is buying the business-focused social network LinkedIn for $26.2bn (18.5bn) in cash, its biggest ever purchase, the two companies announced on Monday. The agreed deal at $196 per LinkedIn share was announced by both companies before the market opened […]

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Facebook’s virtual reality just attempts what artists have been doing forever

Mark Zuckerberg says VR will capture human experiences like never before but is it really superior to what writers and artists achieved centuries ago? The future is here, and it is glorious but its not real. Or so said Mark Zuckerberg in an interview published future digital lives, transforming everything from movie-watching, to tennis matches, […]

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Twitter Jumps as Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Could Spur More

Twitter Inc. jumped after Microsoft Corp.s $26.2 billion agreement to buy LinkedIn Corp. prompted speculation other technology companies may become acquisition targets. Twitter ended the day up 3.8 percent to $14.55 in New York after rising as much as 9.1 percent earlier. The social networks stock had dropped 39 percent this year through Friday as […]

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Does virtual reality meditation work? | Fox News

Kaitlyn Innis, a brand ambassador for Oculus, plays “Dragon Front” by High Voltage Software during the Oculus Game Day VR event in San Francisco, California March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger – RTSARMX Ive been meditating, off and on, for the past 14 years. The technique I learned in meditation class many years ago is old-school […]

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Symphonies in space: orchestras embrace virtual reality

On Saturday, the Hubble Cantata saw audience members explore the Orion Nebula the latest in a series of experiments between VR technology and classical music Virtual reality technology has allowed people to relive weddings, scale Mount Everest and visit Olympic venues from their living rooms. At Brooklyns Prospect Park on Saturday, the emerging technology took […]

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The best iPhone and iPad games of 2015

From Her Story and Prune to Lara Croft Go, Alphabear, Altos Adventure and Minecraft Story Mode: the 25 best iOS games of the year iOS gamers were truly spoiled for choice in 2015, with at least two or three excellent new games released every week. Independent developers were fizzing with ideas, even if they often […]

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Korea wants to lend tourists a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 | Fox News

File photo – A Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 5 smartphone is seen at the company’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 27, 2015. (SAMSUNG-ELEC-RESULTS/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-J) South Korea is a very connected country, and it’s home to two of the world’s top mobile phone makers, Samsung and LG. To show off the nation’s technology, the […]

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A Ukrainian man changed his name to iPhone 7 to win a free device

File photo – The new iPhone 7 smartphone is displayed inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., Sept. 16, 2016. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) If you Googled Olexander Turin a few days ago, you’d probably come up pretty empty, other than a few social profiles, an assortment of non-American sites, and the like. But […]

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Ikeas pop-up restaurant: a crispbread-heavy menu and a virtual reality kitchen

The Swedish multinationals DIY eatery hopes to popularise the dinner party by holding tutored dinner parties in Shoreditch. But is it a flatpack recipe for disaster? Now why would pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch, east London? I wouldnt even understand there being a permanent one, but at least I wouldnt be plagued with an insistent, existential […]

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Microsoft bets heavily on LinkedIn to secure its place in a world after Windows

At $255 per active user, the social network is an expensive buy, but the tech giant is confident that access to so much personal data will soon pay off As news broke of Microsofts $26.2bn acquisition of LinkedIn last week, one wag took to Twitter to quip: Satya Nadella makes bold final attempt to stop […]

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Fitbit used to track students’ physical activity at Oral Roberts University

Private school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, says bracelet it uses doesnt contain GPS tracker but still monitors students at all hours as part of whole person education Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has found a novel way to teach physical education: require students to wear Fitbit activity-tracking bracelets and lower their grades if they are not […]

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Google Cardboard saves baby’s life

(CNN)A toy-like cardboard contraption that sells for less than $20 online has helped save the life of a baby who was so sick that doctors told her parents to take her home to die. Google Cardboard looks like a set of big square goggles. Stick your iPhone inside and with the right app, you can […]

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Apple just patented an iPhone that clips to your clothes

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Virtual reality helps Germany catch last Nazi war criminals

Lack of knowledge no longer an excuse as precise 3D model of Auschwitz, showing gas chambers and crematoria, helps address atrocities German prosecutors and police have developed 3D technology to help them catch the last living Nazi war criminals with a highly precise model of Auschwitz. The virtual reality death camp offers 21st-century fact-finding technology […]

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Apple ‘iPad Air 3’ coming soon, report says | Fox News

File photo – Oct. 22, 2013: Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the iPad Air in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Apple is reportedly planning to refresh its iPad in March but faces dwindling consumer interest in the tablet category as a whole. At an event in March, Apple will introduce […]

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Microsoft Cant Shield User Data From Government, U.S. Says

The U.S. says theres no legal basis for the government to be required to tell Microsoft Corp. customers when it intercepts their e-mail. The software giants lawsuit alleging that customers have a constitutional right to know if the government has searched or seized their property should be thrown out, the government said in a court […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 7 rumor roundup | Fox News

File photo – Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ phones are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York Aug. 13, 2015. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly) This week speculation about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone is winning the rumor wars. So, based on the rumors, how might it stack up against an iPhone 7? For […]

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Psst, want to flog a turkey like LinkedIn? Well, phone up Microsoft | John Naughton

The purchase of LinkedIn makes no business sense its ship sailed long ago There is something irresistibly comical about the spectacle of two CEOs announcing a friendly takeover. The two chaps (for they are still generally chaps) stand side by side, grinning into the cameras. The proud new owner explains what a great outfit his […]

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Meditation in virtual reality: its like French philosophy meets the Matrix

Theres no paradox in finding your true self via virtual reality because everyday reality is a simulation, says self-help guru Deepak Chopra of his latest venture The cosmos swirls, wisps of purple, yellow and orange light flickering across the darkness of space, then across the visage of Buddha. An otherworldly plain fills the horizon, framed […]

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Microsoft Invites “Bae” Interns to “Get Lit” on “Lots of Dranks,” Then Apologizes. Again

In the gamut of things Microsoft has had to apologize for lately, including a racist chatbot and sexy dancers, this might be one of the strangest: The company sent an e-mail inviting interns to a party that begins: “Hey Bae Intern! <3” and gets worse from there, offering “lots of dranks” and the ability to […]

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Space Virtual Reality Will Soon Let You Experience Orbiting Earth

If you’ve ever wondered how it actually feels to fly above Earth and look down at the amazing planet we call home, you’ll soon be able to do that from the comfort of your living room. Overview 1, the world’s first virtual reality cube satellite, plans to beam high-definition live images of Earth and space […]

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Microsoft Wins Protection for E-Mails Stored Outside U.S.

Microsoft Corp. wont be forced to turn over e-mails stored in Ireland to the U.S. government for a drug investigation, an appeals court said in a decision that may affect data security throughout the U.S. technology industry. The ruling on Thursday overturned a 2014 decision ordering Microsoft to hand over messages of a suspected drug […]

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Virtual reality may look cool, but it will feel empty without community | Claire L Evans

Its connecting with people who are physically far away that will make the medium feel magic, not the immersion, alone, in places weve never been Its a great time to be in the virtual-reality business. While Facebook, Microsoft, Samsung and Google are investing billions in hardware, were experiencing a content gold rush. But many people […]

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Microsoft Tops Estimates, Stoking Optimism on Cloud Strategy

Microsoft Corp. reported quarterly sales and profit that topped analysts estimates, rekindling optimism about Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadellas cloud strategy as more customers shifted to the companys internet-based software and services. Shares jumped as much as 4.7 percent. Key Points Including some adjustments, fiscal fourth-quarter revenue was $22.6 billion, compared with the average analyst […]

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Canada woman’s lawyers turn to virtual reality in court case over pig incident

Anita Krajnc was arrested last year after she provided water to pigs en route to the slaughter. Her lawyers hope to demonstrate farm animals living conditions Lawyers for a Canadian animal rights activist set to go on trial for giving water to pigs on a hot day plan to bring virtual reality headsets into the […]

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France orders Microsoft to stop collecting excessive user data

Microsoft ordered to stop tracking Windows 10 users without consentFrench data authority gives Microsoft three months to comply The French data protection authority on Wednesday ordered Microsoft to stop collecting excessive data on users of its Windows 10 operating system and serving them personalized ads without their consent. The French data authority, Commission Nationale de […]

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Obama Looks Just As Awkward Wearing A Virtual Reality Headset As You Do

It has to be pretty weird being the president. One minute you’re on Air Force One, the next minute you’re serving as your own guide on a virtual tour through one of America’s favorite national parks.  Chief White House photographer Pete Souza captured the image below, which shows President Barack Obama watching a 360-degree virtual reality […]

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Microsoft Sells $19.75 Billion of Bonds in Its Biggest Ever Sale

Microsoft Corp. raised $19.75 billion in the third-largest U.S. corporate bond sale of the year to help finance its planned purchase of LinkedIn Corp. Investors put in more than $50 billion of orders for the deal in the software makers biggest ever sale. The strong demand helped Microsoft to borrow at lower rates than it paid for […]

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Sony’s Games Guru Races Zuckerberg for Lead in Virtual Reality

Shuhei Yoshida has reason to celebrate. The head of Sony Corp.s games development is six weeks away from the introduction of its first virtual-reality headset and demand seems promising. The $399 headset is sold out at retailers around the world, even though most customers havent been able to try it out. But on a rainy evening […]

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LinkedIn Results Beat Expectations Ahead of Microsoft Deal

LinkedIn Corp. reported earnings and revenue that were higher than analysts expected, after the company negotiated a may help LinkedIn get its profiles more at the center of peoples work lives, giving them information about the person theyve scheduled a meeting with through Microsofts Outlook e-mail and calendar service, for example. Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/

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Labour wants ‘socialism with an iPad’ says McDonnell – BBC News

Most departmental budgets – excluding health, education, international aid and defence – are expected to be cut by more than 25% as the government works towards its goal of eliminating the budget deficit and securing a surplus in both day-to-day and overall spending by 2020. The government has accused Labour of fiscal irresponsibility, saying it […]

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Virtual reality project lets users see life as a doomed cow or piece of coral

Scientists hope immersive experience, enabling people to experience the world through the eyes of a cow destined for market or a coral on a dying reef, can increase peoples connection with environmental issues Scientists have taken the notion you are what you eat to a new level by using virtual reality to help people see […]

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Why Facebook and Microsoft say chatbots are the talk of the town

Software programmed to interact with humans is hot property in Silicon Valley, with potential benefits for businesses, consumers even the bereaved Chatbots are the new apps, said Microsofts CEO Satya Nadella earlier this year. He was not the first senior tech exec to make this claim. Threads are the new apps, suggested Facebooks head of […]

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New 4-inch iPhone and ‘iPad Air 3’ get March release date, report says | Fox News

File photo – Sept. 12, 2012: Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks on stage during an introduction of the iPhone 5 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Apples rumored new 4-inch iPhone and next-generation iPad Air are coming in mid-March, according to a media report. Both new devices […]

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Apple’s latest iOS brings blurring ‘portrait mode’ to the iPhone 7 Plus

Camera can now blur backgrounds to focus attention on people or objects in the foreground, replicating an effect typically limited to larger SLR cameras The iPhone 7 Pluss camera can now blur backgrounds to focus attention on people or other objects in the foreground, replicating an effect typically limited to larger cameras known as SLRs. […]

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Oculus Rift founder: ‘Facebook as we know it is not the future of virtual reality’

Palmer Luckey built the first virtual reality headset of the modern era then sold it to Facebook for $2bn. But hes not sure the future of VR is with Mark Zuckerbergs social media platform Palmer Luckey has been waiting for this year his whole life. As a teenager, he collected obsolete virtual reality headsets from […]

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Sony Rises After Posting Surprise Profit on PlayStation Games

Sony Corp. rose the most in three weeks after its resurgent games division helped the Japanese conglomerate blow past quarterly results expectations, vindicating Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirais growing focus on media and entertainment. Shares jumped as much as 3.5 percent to 3,397 yen, the biggest jump on an intraday basis since July 11. The […]

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10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing You dont need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try. The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device […]

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Fitbit stock sinks after company warns shareholders over profits

Shares in San Francisco company drop 15% in after-hours trading as company faces increasing competition in the activity-tracking market It may help its users trim their waistlines, but Fitbit is also slimming the wallets of its investors. Shares in much slimmer than expected future profits. Fitbits shares, which trade under the stock market ticker FIT, […]

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Apple unveils new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro | Fox News

Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak introduces the iPhone SE during an event at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California March 21, 2016. (REUTERS/Stephen Lam) Apple unveiled its new iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro at the companys Infinite Loop campus in California, Monday. As rumored prior to the event, the iPhone SE has 4-inch […]

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