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Apple asks court to let it privately object to sapphire partner’s bankruptcy
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On Tuesday, Apple’s lawyers filed a motion asking the court to let it secretly object [PDF] to the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings of GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT), a company that had partnered with Apple to manufacture sapphire components like camera lenses and TouchID buttons. Apple told the court that it had numerous confidentiality agreements with GTAT, […]

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Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom
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Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online, promising to release almost 7 million more if they’re paid for the information.

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The Google Doctor Is a Reminder of How Badly the Internet Does Real Medicine
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Let’s be honest: Healthcare on the internet still doesn’t work. Two decades since the dawn of the web, you’d think the best tool ever invented for connecting people with information—and each other—would offer better ways to practice medicine. Instead, a Google search for nearly any health issue results in a cascade of SEO-optimized link bait—symptom […]

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GT seeks to close sapphire plant and sever ties with Apple
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The iPhone 6 Plus is coated with glass, not sapphire. Lee Hutchninson Let’s go over the GT Advanced Technologies timeline. In late 2013, the company inked a deal with Apple to provide sapphire glass for iPhones and other gadgets—Apple would loan GT the money to build a sapphire manufacturing facility in Arizona, and in exchange, […]

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Review: Xiaomi Redmi 1S
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Xiaomi Redmi 1SRs 6000 (Flipkart exclusive) Xiaomi’s Redmi 1S packs in a lot of features at an unbeatable price. For Rs 6000, you get a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage, and microSD card slot. It also flaunts a 4.7-inch HD IPS screen. If that wasn’t enough, you also get […]

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Apple Watch To Hit The Assembly Line In January 2015
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Apple proudly announced the Apple Watch at its iPhone 6 event a few weeks ago at the historic Flint Center in California. While the company did announce and demo the Watch (to an extent) it just gave us an idea about when it would be launched, which was as random as the words “ early […]

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Google Play Store Adds In-App Purchase Price Range
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Google had earlier promised that it would be bringing a couple of changes to the Play Store. While material design is slowly making its way onto the store, things seems to have changed in the ‘read more’ section. We now find a couple of new additions that makes things a bit clear before you download […]

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This Map Was Made By Charting Every Single Street and Road In the US
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Migration is a mainstay of American culture—the perpetual dream of manifest destiny started with wagons and ended with, well, this: 240 million individual roads and streets, mapped onto a single image by the good folks at Fathom Information Design. Read more…

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Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory
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An anonymous reader writes You may or may not remember this, but before the advent of reliable search engines, web listings used to be a popular way to organize the web. Yahoo had one of the more popular hierarchical website directories around. On Friday, as part of its on-going streamlining process, Yahoo announced that their […]

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