Move Over Graphene: IBM Expects Copper Interconnects to Hold the CMOS Line

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It was initially believed graphene could revolutionize semiconductor and interconnect design, but IBM doesn’t hold out much hope that it’ll happen. Instead, the firm believes copper will remain critical to manufacturing going forward.

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Why the force is still strong with 'Star Wars' fans

A long, long time ago — 40 years ago this month , actually — an initially small group of theatergoers was transported to a galaxy far, far away, and saw the birth of the “Star Wars” universe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/why-force-is-still-strong-with-star-wars-fans.html

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Declaration of Independence discovery stuns experts

Harvard researchers were initially skeptical when a database project indicated that an extremely rare parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence was in a small records office in Southern England.

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Google is making an innovative modular phone, and you can buy it next year

Initially a Motorola project that was ultimately unveiled at Google I/O 2014, Project Ara has been an intriguing project that has been on our radar for years now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/20/google-is-making-innovative-modular-phone-and-can-buy-it-next-year.html

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New Windows 10 build kills controversial password-sharing Wi-Fi Sense

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Microsoft’s Wi-Fi Sense feature was controversial last year, thanks to initially poor communication regarding how the feature worked. Now the company has announced it’s discontinuing Wi-Fi Sense in future versions of the operating system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/228259-new-windows-10-build-kills-controversial-password-sharing-wi-fi-sense

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Facebook begins rolling out Instant Articles to all iPhone app users

Article Image Facebook officially launched its Instant Article platform on Tuesday, initially making it available exclusively to users of the company’s iPhone app, and with a relatively small number of American publishers on board.

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Intel may be planning layoffs based on poor outlook for PC industry in 2015

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The company had initially planned for a 5% sales increase in 2015, but has since cut its forecast and now expects overall revenue to be flat in 2015 compared to the previous year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/208278-intel-may-be-planning-layoffs-based-on-poor-outlook-for-pc-industry-in-2015

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EU delays judgement on Apple's Irish tax deal as discovery proves 'time consuming'

Initially slated for mid-June, the European Commission’s investigation into Apple’s tax arrangement with Irish authorities will not be completed until later in the year, Europe’s competition chief said Tuesday.



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The Great Apple Watch Marketing Mystery


The day Apple initially picked to launch the Apple Watch was in some respects a dud. The device was not available for sale in Apple Stores on Friday as previously scheduled, although it was available at some high-end fashion boutiques. Confusion reigned over shipments, with Apple earlier having announced that deliveries would be pushed back to June, but later saying some preorders would be shipped early after all. Apple reportedly told its Apple Store employees to direct customers to order the Apple Watch online.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81978.html?rss=1

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Apple to lock down the iPhone 6′s NFC chip, so no wireless speaker pairing for you

Apple may have included NFC capabilities on the iPhone 6, but sadly, its use will initially be restricted to the new Apple Pay wireless payments system. However, like Touch ID on the iPhone 5S, there is a chance this will change in the future. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/16/apple-to-lock-down-iphone-6s-nfc-chip-so-no-wireless-speaker-pairing-for/

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UnionPay partnering to bring Apple Pay to China with iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Though the Apple Pay system will debut initially in the U.S. alone in October, Apple reportedly has plans in place to begin expand its mobile wallet service internationally to China through partner China UnionPay Co.



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Dr. Dre, Tyrese share Heineken-fueled celebration of Apple's alleged Beats acquisition

In a video initially posted to Facebook and subsequently pulled, West Coast rappers Dr. Dre — the cofounder of Beats Electronics — and Tyrese appear to be celebrating the rumored sale of Dre’s headphone brand to Apple, seeming to confirm that the deal is legitimate.



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