Facebook announces Messenger API, spherical videos & more at F8 conference

Facebook on Wednesday made a series of announcements at its F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, revealing plans to make Messenger a platform, and improve other aspects of its social network with functions like Share Sheets, spherical videos, and an embeddable video player.



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Apple HomeKit accessories and new audio device announcements lead first day of CES

Opening day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas brought a number of interesting announcements from home automation companies support Apple’s HomeKit, as well as a few head-turning new audio products.



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TSMC announces first 16nm FinFET results, unveils 10nm roadmap

A Samsung/IBM/GloFo 28/32nm HKMG wafer
TSMC has made a series of aggressive announcements around its next-generation technology — not only has it produced a Cortex-A57 CPU on 16nm FinFET, it’s beginning its earliest work on 10nm.

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Apple finally kills off iPod classic after 13 years of service

Not mentioned during today’s announcements, Apple has quietly removed the venerable iPod classic from its mobile music player lineup, paring down the company’s offerings to the iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod shuffle.



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Samsung's 'rushed,' 'half-baked' announcements set Apple up for easy victory this fall, analyst says

Samsung this week made a slew of announcements, most notably its next-generation big-screen Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, but none of the products were enough to impress analyst Brian White, who doesn’t think the South Korean electronics maker is well positioned to compete with Apple’s anticipated fall product lineup.



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E3 roundup: All the best from gaming’s big event

E3 is always a hurricane of announcements. With so much gaming-related news swirling around the Internet, it can be hard to tune into the most important stuff. With that in mind, here’s our pick of the seven most exciting things to come out of show so far.

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iCloud Drive Propels Apple a Little Closer to Dropbox Territory


Among the highlights of Apple’s WWDC announcements this week is iCloud Drive, a major update to its cloud storage system. iCloud Drive is designed to be a central platform for users to share or access files across Apple devices, but it also will be compatible with Windows PCs. Documents will be accessible via the Finder Window. As with cloud storage service Dropbox, users will be able to drag and drop documents into their iCloud Drive and then organize, tag or edit them within the system.

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Apple now offering free recycling of all old Apple products in environmental push

Continuing its environment-minded announcements on Monday, Apple revealed a new plan to accept all used Apple products for free in an effort to cut down on pollution caused by manufacture and use of the company’s devices.



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