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Qualcomm hopes to ban Apple's iPhone X sales with new lawsuit

The legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is even hotter than you might have thought -- so hot they were suing each other on the same day. While Apple was busy suing Qualcomm over Snapdragon chips on November 29th, Qualcomm was filing its own lawsuit claiming that phones ranging from the iPhone 7 …

Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of Google Cloud in November 2015.<p>Greene appeared to be excited about the prospect of her joining the …

Observations on Chrome OS, Android apps, and Google’s ecosystem

It’s been well over a year since Google officially announced that Android apps were coming to Chromebooks. A number of models have shipped with the new software, but many are still waiting, and may be for a while longer. My own Asus Chromebook 14 received the update a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve …

Apple may make its own iPhone power management chips in 2018

Apple may be getting into semiconductors in an even bigger way.<p>The company may make its own iPhone power management chips as soon as 2018, according to a report from Nikkei. Currently, Apple relies on supplier Dialog Semiconductor for those processors, which are important for making sure an iPhone …

Amazon wants to turn Lord of the Rings into the next Game of Thrones

We can hear the pitch now: “It’s like Game of the Thrones, only with a series of books that are actually finished.”<p>Amazon Studios has been looking for a way to duplicate HBO’s success with <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and the company may have found a solution: adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> into …

Prepping for Your iPhone X- Setting Up for Success

[Update: If like me, you are on a beta version of iOS and got your iPhone X today, then you are out of luck. There are no iOS 11.2 beta versions available for the X yet. This means you will NOT be able to restore from a backup until one is released. Your only other option would be to downgrade your …

Apple CEO Cook breathes new life into old iPhones

(Reuters) - By delivering solid financial results that beat Wall Street’s expectations for both revenues and profits on Thursday, Apple Inc’s CEO Tim Cook put to rest concerns that the company’s flagship device, the iPhone X, wouldn’t be ready in time for the holiday shopping season.<p>Apple CEO Tim …

Tim Cook

Apple might give developers Face ID data scanned from your iPhone X

When Apple launched the iPhone X, it claimed there was a one in a million probability that its controversial new authentication method, Face ID, …

ACLU

HTC U11 Plus announced: tiny bezels and huge battery improve on an already great phone

Ships with Oreo and more of the good stuff that made the U11 so appealing<p>The HTC U11 has been one of the best flagship Android phones of 2017, and now it has been upgraded and enhanced as a new U11 Plus model, freshly announced by HTC today. What are the big differences? The display is the most …

These 69 New Emojis Have Arrived, Which Is Your Favorite?

This week there was quite the debate raging about the way that the cheeseburger emoji was portrayed on the various platforms. If you don’t know what …

An Apple engineer showed his daughter the new iPhone X. Now, she says, he’s fired.

Apple sees all.<p>The famously secretive iPhone maker has zero — and we mean <i>zero</i> — patience with product leaks.<p>Take it from Brooke Amelia Peterson.<p>“At the end of the day, when you work for Apple it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are,” the teenager said in a YouTube video Saturday. “If you …

iPhone

Google and Amazon are spearheading a quiet gadget revolution, and it's going to put pressure on Apple most of all

Way back in 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore predicted that computers would get twice as powerful every two years — a prediction which has mostly come true, and is now enshrined as "Moore's Law." However, many, including Moore himself, now believe Moore's Law is screeching to a halt.<p>It's going to …

Artificial Intelligence

The 20 Best Visual Studio Code Extensions for Front End Developers

Great tooling can help developers write faster, cleaner, and more consistent code. A few months ago, I asked front end developers here at Shopify …

Microsoft may be working on a foldable Surface

Remember the Courier? That mythical foldable tablet that Microsoft was rumored to launch some eight years ago? Microsoft never got around to actually …

Apple: Warranty No Longer Void In India

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) seems to have played a deft hand to bring more of the Indian consumers within its ecosystem with only a minor tweak in its …

Changing Google's domain will no longer give results from another country

Until today, if you wanted to use Google Search in another locale or language, all you had to do was type Google into the address bar with a …

$38 case doubles your Galaxy S8 battery life

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is easily one of the best smartphones you can buy right now. The design is incredible, the camera is among the best you’ll find, …

One bank analyst says that 6-week iPhone X ship date is a lie

Well, it’s been nearly 24 hours since launch of pre-orders. Wonder how those iPhone X ship times are doing?<p>Oh, right.<p>Mind you, as of post, AT&T is …

The iPhone X’s success will cost Google billions

You can finally preorder the iPhone X, the most expensive smartphone in the world, but you may have a hard time getting one in time for Christmas. …

Some Pixel 2 phones are making strange noises

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google's best-rated smartphones yet, but early quality-control and testing problems could ruin the sales party. On top of display color and burn-in issues that have prompted some to advise against buying the device for now, users are also reporting sound problems. …

Apple’s epic patent case victory against Samsung ordered to retrial by judge

Here we go back to square one. A federal judge has ordered a new trial in one of the most critical patent cases of the smartphone era — one in which Apple originally won a sweeping victory against rival Samsung.<p>Over the weekend, Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling that a new trial was needed, 10 months …

Patents

Google ships Pixel 2 that failed QA while other units click and beep

Can you say deja vu? Between clipping speakers, cameras melting down in purple and not doing what they’re supposed to do, the original Pixel and …

Google’s iPhone X killer might come with the Pixel 3 next year

In addition to putting out the many unexpected Pixel 2 XL fires, Google is already at work on its next generation of Pixel phones, a new report …

Google Pixel 2 “black smearing,” “clicking,” and speaker volume issues reported

Another day, another round of Pixel 2 problems. Google’s latest handsets were released last week and, seeing that they’re the major flagships from the Android maker itself, they’ve since been under the microscope. To briefly bring you up to speed, some tech critics found potential screen burn-in on …

Sony's A7R III packs big improvements into a familiar package

Sony's astonishingly fast A9 is still pretty fresh in people's minds, but that didn't stop the company from fleshing out its mirrorless camera line even more. The company officially revealed its new A7R III at an event in China very early this morning, and it packs a handful of notable improvements …

'Fake news' inquiry asks Facebook to check for Russian influence in UK

Tory MP writes to Mark Zuckerberg over suspicions that Russia-linked accounts interfered in EU vote and general election<p>Mark Zuckerberg has been asked to search for evidence that Russia-linked Facebook accounts were used to interfere in the EU referendum and the general election as part of a …

Amazon Wine shutting down

Amazon is putting a cork in its wine sales marketplace after five years.<p>The internet retail giant began notifying wine sellers Monday it would shut down its Amazon Wine business at the end of the year. The marketplace, which launched in 2012, offers hundreds of wines that can be ordered directly …

COO Jeff Williams praises TSMC for 'intense' relationship with Apple, 100% supply of A11 Bionic processor

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams spoke at TSMC's 30th anniversary celebration, and not only praised the company for an "intense" …

Artificial Intelligence

Google investigating Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in reports

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google’s latest flagship phones, were made available last week. The new handsets have been met with much excitement, as you might expect, but also some worrying reports.<p>Last week, we discussed comments that had appeared online regarding the Pixel 2 XL’s display, namely …

One simple photo shows why Apple’s iPhone X is so exciting

With just over two weeks to go until Apple’s iPhone X release date finally arrives, anticipation is beginning to boil over. Yes, it’s true that the …