The iPhone 8 might be more expensive than you expect

Apple will soon announce its numbers for the December quarter, and all eyes will be on its new flagship, the iPhone 7. Analysts expect Apple to announce 78 million iPhone sales for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2017, a 4 percent increase from last year.

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Tech titans slam Trump's controversial immigration move

Silicon Valley heavyweights Apple, Google and Microsoft are among a host of tech companies blasting President’s Trump’s controversial refugee and immigration restrictions.

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Galaxy Note 7 deja vu? Snapchat Spectacles case melts during charging

As one owner of a pair of Spectacles said, the case for the picture-taking glasses melted after a charging session.

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Japanese arcade pioneer and 'Father of Pac-Man' has died

Masaya Nakamura, the “Father of Pac-Man” who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91.

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Website's Holocaust Memorial selfie-shaming message hits home

A website set up to shame people who took inappropriate photos and smiling selfies at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial has achieved its objective, according to the Israeli artist behind the ‘Yolocaust’ project.

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Seagate plans 16TB drives for 2018, 20TB by 2020

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Seagate has big plans for its storage divisions, with 16TB drives planned for mid-2018 and a 20TB push for 2020. Hard drive growth has plateaued somewhat of late; can helium and new drive recording methods put things back on track?

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Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level


Facebook has announced that Hugo Barra would be onboarding the company to head up its virtual reality business, including the Oculus team. Barra just days ago announced his departure from Xiaomi. Barra will fill the void left last month, when Brendan Iribe stepped down as CEO of Oculus to head up a new Facebook unit that will develop the PC side of its VR business. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement was accompanied by an image showing the two men together virtually, since Barra was still in China closing out his tenure at Xiaomi.

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New Nvidia Shield update delivers 4K streaming, refreshed gaming app

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Nvidia’s latest Shield update includes 4K streaming, Android 7.0 (Nougat), a unified and simplified game hub, and new capabilities for older versions of the device.

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3D TV is officially dead, but a band of fanatics won't let go

Manufacturers seem to be finally phasing out 3D after years of letting it struggle for any kind of relevance. Fans of the technology are protesting the decision, but it might be time to let it go.

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Banking Customer Satisfaction Barometer Inches Up


Customer satisfaction with banking institutions improved last year, based on the annual Bank Satisfaction Barometer CFI Group released Thursday. Customers were more likely to remain bank loyal to their bank and even recommend it to others, according to the annual survey of bank customers across the United States. Banks improved their standing with customers and maintained stronger relationships, with the Bank Satisfaction Barometer reaching a four-year-high of 82, up three points from 79 in 2015.

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Personalization, Simplicity Key to Smart Home Device Adoption


Continued innovation and messaging are crucial for smart safety and security device manufacturers that want to capitalize on new opportunities in the emerging Internet of Things. Early adopters of smart devices are often drawn to the innovative design and technological gadgetry. However, mass market adoption depends on clear and compelling value propositions that appeal to the masses when they seek a solution for a personal use case. Several challenges exist to meet those demands, and new use case options will impact the smart home segment.

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Pioneer Ultra HD Blu-ray burners pack 4K playback, but good luck meeting the PC requirements

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A new pair of Blu-ray drives from Panasonic promise enhanced audio playback and full support for UHD Blu-ray discs — but full compatibility is much more involved this time around, and you’ll need an entire hardware stack capable of playing back 4K content.

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Facebook updates its troubled Trending feed with more info, less personalization

Facebook is launching a set of updates for its mishap-prone Trending feature. The social network claims the updates will help it to eliminate fake news from its Trending feed — in particular via its new topic identification system.

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