iPhone 8 pre-orders are available now and going fast

Now that you’ve seen the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and decided you’ve gotta have it — or are at least considering Apple’s latest phones — it’s time to make a pre-order, as Apple and carriers began taking orders for the device earlier today (Sept.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/15/iphone-8-pre-orders-are-available-now-and-going-fast.html

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FaceApp removes 'blackface' feature after significant backlash

After considerable backlash on social media, face altering app FaceApp has decided to remove its latest features, which let users change their ethnicity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/faceapp-removes-blackface-feature-after-significant-backlash.html

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Forget the NES Classic Edition, this $40 console can play every NES game ever

As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Nintendo decided to pull the plug on its wildly popular NES Classic Edition console (though you can still buy it on Amazon if you want).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/forget-nes-classic-edition-this-40-console-can-play-every-nes-game-ever.html

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Apple Slashes App Store Affiliate Commissions

Apple has stunned the wider development community with an emailed announcement that it has decided to slash commissions for App Store affiliates from 7 percent to 2.5 percent, starting May 1. The cuts apply to all apps and in-app content, Apple said. However, they do not apply to commissions for movies, music, books and TV, which will remain at 7 percent. The company will continue to pay commissions on Apple Music memberships as well. Both the extent of the cuts and the brief notice provided — they go into effect next week — are surprising.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84482.html?rss=1

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Intel True VR shoots and scores with March Madness coverage

Fox News decided to review Intel True VR to see if it’s worth the price of admission for what’s believed to be the first-ever virtual tickets to a sporting event.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/30/intel-true-vr-shoots-and-scores-with-march-madness-coverage.html

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Study finds women are deemed better coders, with a big catch

When a group of student computer scientists decided to test their hypothesis that software coding done by women doesn’t get as much cred as that done by males, they came face to face with a couple of surprises.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/15/study-finds-women-are-deemed-better-coders-with-big-catch.html

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Apple slapped with class action suit over Touch ID-related 'Error 53' code

Article Image Seattle-based law firm PCVA has decided to move forward with a class action lawsuit related to Apple’s hardware repair practices, specifically targeting the “Error 53” code issue that renders iPhone unusable following an unauthorized Touch ID fingerprint sensor install.

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AT&T CEO says US encryption policy is up to Congress, not Apple

Article Image US government policies on device encryption should be decided by the public and Congress, not companies like Apple, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in an interview at the World Economic Forum being held this week in Davos, Switzerland.

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Black Friday returns with a $50 price drop on all Xbox One bundles

The busiest sales event of the year has come and gone, but Microsoft has decided to bring its Xbox One Black Friday deals back for a limited time. On Wednesday, the company announced that all Xbox One console bundles will go back on sale for $50 off their original price from Dec. 9 to Dec. 26.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/12/09/black-friday-returns-with-50-price-drop-on-all-xbox-one-bundles.html

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Yahoo Spins in Reverse

Yahoo on Wednesday announced that its board of directors decided to suspend plans to spin off its Alibaba holdings and instead will undertake a reverse spinoff, transferring its other assets and liabilities to a newly formed company. The stock of the newly formed company will be distributed pro rata to Yahoo shareholders, resulting in two separate publicly traded companies. Concern about the market’s perception of tax risk is one of the factors that led to the suspension of the planned Alibaba share selloff, said Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82854.html?rss=1

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GoPro’s Hero4 Session – Check out the smallest, lightest GoPro camera ever made

Because GoPro’s camera weren’t small enough already, the company has decided to shrink its product once again with the GoPro Hero4 Session. It’s 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the flagship Hero4 Black and Silver cameras, but still maintains the high image quality and performance you expect from a GoPro device.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/06/gopros-hero4-session-check-out-smallest-lightest-gopro-camera-ever-made/

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National Security Agency's bulk phone metadata collection program to sunset on June 1

The Obama administration has decided not to ask a secret court for a 90-day extension of Section 215 in the Patriot Act, effectively putting end to the authorized bulk collection of U.S. phone metadata by the National Security Agency.

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DOJ to review secret cell phone tracking programs, reveal information on usage

The United States Department of Justice has reportedly decided that the use of controversial cell phone tracking devices –?widely known as “stingrays” –?by its agencies must be more closely monitored, and is preparing to launch an extensive internal review while publicly revealing more details about the secret programs.

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal Undone

Comcast has decided to abandon its plan to merge with Time Warner Cable, according to multiple press reports. The company is expected to make a formal announcement on Friday. About a week after reports emerged indicating the U.S. Department of Justice was leaning against Comcast’s $45.2 billion dollar bid to absorb TWC, unnamed sources told several news outlets that the Federal Communications Commission was leaning in the same direction and could starve the deal with years of appeals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81973.html?rss=1

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Backblaze pulls 3TB Seagate HDDs from service, details post-mortem failure rates

Backblaze has published a new data set demonstrating how poorly one model of Seagate HDD performed in its tests — and why it decided to cut that drive altogether.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/203478-backblaze-pulls-3tb-seagate-ssds-from-service-details-post-mortem-failure-rates

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Microsoft can’t make up its mind, rebrands Universal applications as Windows apps

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Microsoft has decided that new applications developed for its Windows 10 platform will be known as “Windows 10 apps,” while old software built for desktops and laptops will be “Windows desktop applications.” We pine for Metro branding.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/202167-microsoft-cant-make-up-its-mind-rebrands-universal-applications-as-windows-apps

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UK Parliament approves $1.5M plan to supply members with new iPad Air 2s, laptops

The UK’s House of Commons has decided to give each member of parliament a copy of Apple’s latest iPad Air 2, as well as a laptop, as part of a project that will cost taxpayers almost $1.49 million.

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