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Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case

Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON – Apple Inc said the U.S. government had failed to show a continued need for its help accessing a locked iPhone in a New York drug case after a third party came forward with a solution to crack a different phone belonging to one of the shooters in December’s San Bernardino killings. The technology [...]

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Sony extending closure of image sensor plant in quake-hit southern Japan

Sony extending closure of image sensor plant in quake-hit southern Japan

TOKYO – Electronics giant Sony Corp on Sunday said production at its image sensor plant in Kumamoto, southern Japan, remained suspended as it assessed damage from a powerful earthquake. Operations at its image sensor plants in Nagasaki and Oita, also on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, fully resumed, the company said. The Kumamoto plant has [...]

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Australia Post looks to drones as letter volumes fall

Australia Post looks to drones as letter volumes fall

Melbourne – Australia Post has successfully field-trialled the use of drones to deliver small packages, clearing the way for test deliveries to customer homes later this year. The state-owned corporation said the drones will be used for the delivery of online shopping parcels and time-sensitive items such as medication. “We will put this innovative technology through [...]

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Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

Australian scientists say they have developed the world’s first WHO-approved “gluten-free” barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer. Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) said on Friday it had sold 70 tonnes of the new Kebari [...]

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Temporary refuge becomes permanent home for Syrians in Jordan camp

Temporary refuge becomes permanent home for Syrians in Jordan camp

The Zaatari camp in northern Jordan opened in 2012 as a temporary refuge of tents for Syrians fleeing the civil war. Today, this camp alone is home to nearly 80,000 people. The tiny kingdom with a population of 8 million struggles to cope with its 2 million migrants. Zaatari camp, Jordan (dpa) – Mohammed Ramadan, 30, [...]

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Why your next UPS driver might be an ugly robot on wheels

Why your next UPS driver might be an ugly robot on wheels

If you’re the kind of person who really likes chatting with the mail carrier, Dispatch won’t be your favorite startup. That’s because the four-person South San Francisco company is working on technology that could replace postal workers, Instacart couriers, UPS and FedEx drivers, or anyone else who gets paid to bring you stuff. Instead, you [...]

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Plays.tv wants to be like Facebook for gamers. It’s off to a good start

Plays.tv wants to be like Facebook for gamers. It’s off to a good start

Dennis Fong knows firsthand that having the inside track on how to play a game makes the difference between winning and losing. Fong, 39, started playing video games when he was a teenager and got so good he was named the world’s first official professional gamer by the Guinness Book of World Records after racking [...]

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Field of streams? Live sports games stream on Twitter, Yahoo

Field of streams? Live sports games stream on Twitter, Yahoo

Cord cutters are getting more choices these days. Twitter and Yahoo want to become your online sports bar by offering live sports games for free. Watch CNET Update below to learn about Twitter’s deal with the NFL and Yahoo’s deal with MLB. Seems Roku has good timing with the arrival of a new streaming stick. [...]

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Facebook’s live video service gets more emotional

Facebook’s live video service gets more emotional

Facebook wants to get us to start oversharing on video, too. The social-network’s Live video feature, which lets folks broadcast live from their smartphones, got a handful of new tools, including more “reaction” buttons, such as Love and Wow, as well as filters like sepia tone. Facebook needs to keep building more features onto Live [...]

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Some truly useful tech: A sensor for your child’s car seat

Some truly useful tech: A sensor for your child’s car seat

A Washington Post Magazine story about children accidentally left in cars has haunted me for years. The story, called “Fatal Distraction” and published in 2009, centered on the horrifying mistake that can lead to a child’s death. What’s more confounding is that this is a relatively new problem. It goes back to the ’90s, when [...]

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Sanders and Trump agree: Apple should move manufacturing to US

Sanders and Trump agree: Apple should move manufacturing to US

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump disagree on plenty, but there’s one thing the presidential contenders concur on: Apple should be making devices in the US. “I do wish they’d be manufacturing some of their devices, here in the United States rather than in China,” Democratic presidential hopeful Sanders said in an interview with New [...]

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Where we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lensesWhere we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

Where we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lensesWhere we’re going we don’t need headsets: Samsung receives patent for AR contact lenses

With Gear VR, Samsung was one of the first companies to get its foot in the virtual reality door. Now, it looks like the South Korean electronics giant is experimenting with augmented reality. Samsung has received a patent for “smart” contact lenses, which it originally filed in September 2014. The lenses will house a camera, [...]

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