Smartphone gaming addict goes blind after playing for 24 hours straight

If you think an hour-long Candy Crush session or occasionally dropping $10 to refill your stash of Pokemon Go pokeballs is evidence that you have a smartphone “addiction,” you’ve got nothing on Wu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old woman who lives in northwest China’s Shaanxi province. Xiaojing (an apparently fake name she used to hide her identity) is a real smartphone addict, and by “real” I mean she ended up in the hospital after a 24-hour smartphone gaming marathon left her blind in one eye.

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Cook says Apple won't race Google to bottom of education market, calls Chromebooks 'test machines'

Article Image At an Hour of Code educational coding session in New York on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company is interested in building powerful, meaningful products for students and teachers, not inexpensive “test machines” like Google’s Chromebook.

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Apple investigating automated ad system for podcasts

Your next podcast listening session could be interrupted by dynamically placed, constantly refreshed and targeted content — read advertisements — served up by iAd, if Apple deploys technology described in patent application published Thursday.

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GoPro launches compact, single-button Hero4 Session camera with iPhone connectivity

GoPro on Monday announced a new action camera, the Hero4 Session, a cube-shaped device said to be half as big and 40 percent lighter than other Hero4 models, while still offering many of the same features including wireless connectivity to Apple’s iPhone.

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Apple's Schiller talks iPhone storage, thin design tradeoffs, single-port MacBook and more

During a panel session with Daring Fireball’s John Gruber on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller offered his take on 16GB iPhones, the tradeoffs between battery life and device thinness, single-port MacBooks and more.



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White House Jump-Starts Cybersecurity Protection Programs


As members of the U.S. Congress started to prepare for the upcoming legislative session, President Obama lost little time in putting cybersecurity near the top of a to-do list for lawmakers. During a visit to the federal National Cybersecurity Communications Integration Center, Obama called for additional legislation to improve information technology protection. Speaking to NCCIC staff last week, Obama said that “protecting our digital infrastructure is a national security priority and a national economic priority.”

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Apple announces Lightning-enabled headphone standard in WWDC session

During a WWDC session earlier this week, Apple revealed a new Lightning module for headphones that promises to provide deeper system controls, direct analog audio out and power to compatible accessories.



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