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Senator John Thune has some questions for Apple

[ad_1] A top U.S. lawmaker, Republican Sen. John Thune, has penned a letter to Apple with further questions about slowing older models of the iPhone via Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Senator Thune, Chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, asked how Apple came to the conclusion to replace batteries for $29 or if the company ever considered making ...

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​Cisco and Hyundai promise hyperconnected car for 2019

[ad_1] Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Networking giant Cisco and motor company Hyundai are working together on high-end ‘hyperconnected’ cars, which they say will launch in 2019. The two companies teamed up in 2016 to develop a new in-car network, which will offer over-the-air updates for services and accelerate the time it takes to bring new capabilities to market. Seung-ho Hwang, executive ...

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Razer moves into wireless power, debuts HyperFlux mouse and pad

[ad_1] The wireless charging movement is getting one more boost today, this time from the world of gaming. Razer, the tech giant that has built a brand (and very loyal following) as a gaming-first hardware company, is announcing HyperFlux, a new wireless power technology that will be making its first appearance a new mouse, the Razer Mamba HyperFlux, and a ...

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AT&T plans to monitor bridge, infrastructure health via IoT

[ad_1] AT&T said it is launching a service to monitor infrastructure such as bridges, roadways and railways for smart city and Internet of things deployments. The effort comes as multiple carriers and technology vendors are targeting smart cities. AT&T’s Smart Cities Structure Monitoring includes LTE-enabled sensors to monitor structural changes such as cracks and tilts. These sensors also trigger notifications ...

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Member of group that used Grindr to find and assault gay men gets 15 years

[ad_1] The first sentencing has been handed down in a Texas case centered on the use of Grindr as a platform from which to perpetrate hate crimes. Nigel Garrett was given 15 years yesterday after pleading guilty to a list of crimes including assault, carjacking, and use of firearms, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. Garrett, and three accomplices admitted in ...

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The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

[ad_1] Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user experiences. It’s also predicting that, by 2022, a full 80 per cent of smartphones shipped will have on-device AI ...

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Verizon acquires Niddel for threat detection with machine learning

[ad_1] Verizon on Friday said it acquired privately-held company Niddel to boost its security detection and response for enterprise customers. Founded in 2014, Niddel hunts threats with machine learning, identifying potentially infected or compromised machines in an organization’s network. Verizon didn’t disclose terms of the deal. The carrier said Niddel’s technology and services will “soon” be integrated into its current ...

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App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017

[ad_1] Global app revenue climbed 35 percent in 2017 to reach nearly $60 billion, according to a new report today from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, which measured paid apps, subscriptions, and in-app purchases across both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. However, Apple is the one pulling in the most revenue, the report found – at nearly double that ...

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