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Harman app teaches you to be a better listener

LOS ANGELES -- In his lab at Harman International in Southern California, Director of Acoustic Research Dr. Sean Olive leads me around tables full of loud speakers and transducers, soldering equipment and wiring, past a wood shop with prototype speaker cabinets, and into a room lined with massive …

Smart Lock Passwords is cool, but Google Project Abacus puts us closer to a password-free world

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group has been on a tear at I/O these past two days, demoing lots of new and interesting innovations that may one day hit production and make all of our lives much, much better. One of such projects is Project Abacus, which is seeking to all but …

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Amazon rolls out free same-day delivery

In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon.com is launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles.<p>Starting Thursday, shoppers who belong to Amazon's annual Prime membership program and make a purchase of $35 or more by noon will …

What are the best cloud storage options available on the iPad?

Yesterday I wrote abut how to upgrade or downgrade the amount of iCloud storage you need for your iPad. While I suspect that this is the default cloud service used by the majority of iPad owners–it certainly isn’t the only cloud service available to store your data in the cloud. One of our readers …

Apple Working on Split-Screen Multitasking, Multi-User Support for iPad

We've had previous rumors suggesting Apple is working on split-screen multitasking capabilities for the iPad, and hints of the feature are buried within iOS 8, but thus far multitasking has not made its way into the hands of customers. In a post covering information on future iPad upgrades, <i>9to5Mac</i> …

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Hewlett-Packard shares more detail on its plans to split the company

Breaking up may be hard to do, but for Hewlett-Packard it’s apparently a necessity for the company to streamline its business.<p>In an earnings call for …

China’s military has declared war on Western thought on the internet

China’s military says the internet has become its main ideological battlefield and that it should build a “Great Wall” online to protect the country’s citizens from “hostile Western forces.” A strongly worded editorial (link in Chinese) published in the People’s Liberation Army Daily on May …

Developers 'uninterested' in tweaking iOS and Android apps for Windows

Developers are said to be reluctant to modify iPhone and Android apps for Windows Phone over doubts over app quality and how easy the process will be<p>Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: some of the …

Photos Reveal Secrets Behind Apple Watch Retail Display Units

In its retail stores, Apple uses special Apple Watch display units to allow customers to test the Apple Watch ahead of making a purchase. The units, which have been available in stores since try-on appointments began on April 10, combine a functional Apple Watch (secured to prevent theft) with an …

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Apple Watch Will Be Available in Apple Retail Stores Starting in June

During a recent visit to China, Tim Cook met with employees at Apple's China headquarters and confirmed that the company is aiming to have the Apple Watch in Apple retail stores by June in multiple countries around the world, including China. In the meeting, details of which were shared by <i>9to5Mac</i>, …

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Apple polishes desktop, laptop Macs

For many people, Apple is all about the iPhone and iPad, but the company that made its name selling computers hasn't abandoned the Mac product line.<p>Apple released on Tuesday a revamped version of its 15-inch MacBook Pro, adding the new Force Touch trackpad, among other upgrades. Force Touch uses …

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iPad Pro review: A killer creative canvas with laptop-replacement dreams - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The new iPad Pro is the biggest and fastest Apple tablet to date. The pressure-sensitive Pencil stylus offers superior sketching and drawing, and the Pro's gorgeous giant screen and quad speakers are ideal for split-screen apps, multitasking and watching movies.<p><b>The Bad</b> At launch, very few …