Apple throws clout behind Equality Act blocking discrimination against LGBT Americans

Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964’s Civil Rights Act that — if voted in — would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.

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Halo 5: Guardians brings manhunts and giant multiplayer matches this October

Halo 5: Guardians kicked off Microsoft’s Xbox press conference this year, and while the gameplay shown was curiously brief, it builds on the Spartan Locke vs. Master Chief showdown that Microsoft and 343 Industries have been pushing so much over the past several months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/06/15/halo-5-guardians-brings-manhunts-and-giant-multiplayer-matches-this-october/

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Oculus Rift 1.0 will ship in Q1 2016 with an Xbox One controller

Oculus Rift
Earlier today, Oculus held a press conference in advance of next week’s massive E3 gaming event. This awkward one-hour stage show was spent discussing the minute details that differentiate the final hardware from the prototypes. More interesting is that Oculus has decided to partner with Microsoft.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/208042-oculus-rift-1-0-will-ship-in-q1-2016-with-an-xbox-one-controller

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Apple to release super-high resolution 'iMac 8K' later this year, display partner LG says

In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed “iMac 8K” has been outed in a press release that was published by Apple display supplier LG, suggesting the all-in-one desktop will get an even higher resolution screen this year.



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Uber adding 'SOS' button for Chicago riders

Uber is adding a safety feature for customers in Chicago—they’ll be able to press a “panic button” as part of the Uber app if they feel threatened by a driver, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/14/uber-adding-sos-button-for-chicago-riders/

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Citibank sending its customers an introduction to iPhone 6, Apple Pay

Following up on a press release issued alongside the initial introduction of Apple Pay, Citibank has started emailing its customers with a “coming soon” introduction to the new mobile payment feature associated with iPhone 6.



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Apple 'never' planned to use sapphire covers for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus – report

Despite much wishful thinking on the part of enthusiasts and even members of the tech press, full sapphire screen covers were never in the cards for Apple’s iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, a new report reveals.



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Microsoft confirms Windows 9 event for September 30, Technical Preview to follow soon after

Microsoft Windows 9 event, September 30
Microsoft has sent out the official press invites for an event on September 30, where we are almost certain that Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) will be unveiled. The Windows 9 Technical Preview should be handed out to event attendees, and should also be available online on September 30 or very soon after.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/190219-microsoft-confirms-windows-9-event-for-september-30-technical-preview-to-follow-soon-after

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Hands-on with the new Apple Watch

After Tuesday’s unveiling of two new iPhones and a heavily anticipated smartwatch, Apple gave press and special guests (including models, fashion bloggers and Gwen Stefani) some supervised hands-on time with the gadgets. Here are our first impressions of the Apple Watch.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/–wgJIIg2C8/index.html

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Hands-on with the new Apple Watch

After Tuesday’s unveiling of two new iPhones and a heavily anticipated smartwatch, Apple gave press and special guests (including models, fashion bloggers and Gwen Stefani) some supervised hands-on time with the gadgets. Here are our first impressions of the Apple Watch.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/–wgJIIg2C8/index.html

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Windows 9 is set to be unveiled on September 30

Windows 9, with resurrected Start menu and Metro apps running in a Window on the Desktop
Microsoft is planning to release a preview build of Windows 9 at a special press event on September 30, according to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans. It’s still unclear exactly how many of Windows 9’s hotly anticipated features will actually make it into the September 30 release — but hopefully we’ll at least see the resurrected Start menu and Metro apps running on the Desktop. We wouldn’t be surprised if you have to wait a little longer for the consumer preview of Windows 9 before you get to play with your new Cortana digital assistant, however.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/188433-windows-9-is-set-to-be-unveiled-on-september-30

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Apple may hire former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney as PR chief, report says

A report on Monday revealed former White House press secretary Jay Carney is not only in the running to take on a job for a communications and public relations expert at Uber, but also for a similar role at Apple.



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Apple's new PR chief may be former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, report says

A report on Monday revealed former White House press secretary Jay Carney is not only in the running to take on a job for a communications and public relations expert at Uber, but also for a similar role at Apple.



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T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' lets users stream music for free from services like iTunes Radio

In an announcement during the “Un-Carrier 5.0” press conference on Wednesday, T-Mobile skipped the wait and went straight to “Un-Carrier 6.0,” a program that lets customers stream music from top Internet radio services without having the data used count against their allotted monthly plans.



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Sony wins E3 2014: Microsoft gambled on games, and lost; Nintendo did better than expected (updated)

PlayStation vs. Xbox, E3 2014
At its press conference last night, Sony casually sauntered on stage, slipped its hands nonchalantly into its pockets, offered up an expressive shrug, and won E3 2014. Microsoft and its legion of fans could do nothing but look on with envy as Sony unveiled hit after hit for the PS4. For all of Microsoft’s talk about games, the only platform exclusive that might be a critical success — Halo 5 — was reduced to a 60-second-long pre-rendered clip. Sony, on the other hand, essentially showed off everything a gamer could want at E3: A new white PS4; a release date for PS Now and PlayStation TV; more details about the Morpheus VR headset; the beautiful art game No Man’s Sky; and actual in-game/in-engine footage from three massive exclusives (LittleBigPlanet 3, Uncharted 4, and Metal Gear Solid 5).

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/184031-sony-wins-e3-2014-microsoft-gambled-on-games-and-lost

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Sony wins E3 2014: Microsoft gambled on games, and lost

PlayStation vs. Xbox, E3 2014
At its press conference last night, Sony casually sauntered on stage, slipped its hands nonchalantly into its pockets, offered up an expressive shrug, and won E3 2014. Microsoft and its legion of fans could do nothing but look on with envy as Sony unveiled hit after hit for the PS4. For all of Microsoft’s talk about games, the only platform exclusive that might be a critical success — Halo 5 — was reduced to a 60-second-long pre-rendered clip. Sony, on the other hand, essentially showed off everything a gamer could want at E3: A new white PS4; a release date for PS Now and PlayStation TV; more details about the Morpheus VR headset; the beautiful art game No Man’s Sky; and actual in-game/in-engine footage from three massive exclusives (LittleBigPlanet 3, Uncharted 4, and Metal Gear Solid 5).

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/184031-sony-wins-e3-2014-microsoft-gambled-on-games-and-lost

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Sony's $99 PlayStation TV set to battle Apple TV in U.S. and Canada this fall

At a press event during the E3 gaming conference on Monday, Sony revealed plans to release the $99 PlayStation TV in the U.S. and Canada this fall, taking aim at set-top streaming devices like the Apple TV.



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Tight-lipped Apple could keep quiet on Beats deal thanks to SEC rules

Apple has rarely issued press releases trumpeting new acquisitions since the landmark 1997 deal for NeXT that brought Steve Jobs back into the fold, and the company’s now-massive size could help it continue its silence even with a rumored $3.2 billion deal for Beats Electronics.



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