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From: Doren10/4/2017 5:27:32 PM
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VERGE: GOOGLE HARDWARE IS NO LONGER A HOBBY


Instead, the key to Google's performance strategy is AI. If the curve of processor performance is flattening, Osterloh’s plan is to differentiate Google's products by integrating machine learning and AI.



Instead, Osterloh says, Google "wanted to try to keep it simple and nice and clean ... We're trying to be reminiscent of Google's main property: the big search box."

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 8:22:42 AM
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India considering exemptions sought by Apple, says government official
By Neha Dasgupta, Reuters - October 5, 2017

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government is considering exemptions sought
by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek,
the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, said on
Thursday.

The department is a part of India's commerce and industry ministry.

Apple has asked federal government officials for a range of tax and policy changes
to help build out its iPhone assembly work in India.

It is seeking permission to open its own retail stores in India where it currently sells
iPhones through resellers.

India has given Chinese smartphone maker Oppo the go-ahead to open its own
single-brand retail stores, boding well for rivals like Apple, which are seeking similar
approvals.

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 8:32:49 AM
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Low yield rates for 3D sensing modules to blame for smartphone shipment delays

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 8:42:13 AM
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Apple acqui-hired the team from messaging assistant Init.ai to work on Siri

Earlier this week, a small startup called Init.ai announced that it soon would be
discontinuing its service — a smart assistant for customer representatives to
parse and get better insights from their interactions with users, as well as auto-
mate some of the interactions — because the team was (according to a notice
on the site) “joining a project that touches the lives of countless people across
the world.” TechCrunch has now learned what that project is: the team is joining
Apple.

They are becoming a part of the group working on Siri, Apple’s own personal
assistant that uses voice-based commands and natural language to answer
questions, control your phone and more.

More at: techcrunch.com

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 8:46:37 AM
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How Google’s Pixel Buds compare to Apple’s AirPods

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 8:52:32 AM
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Apple releases a fix for LTE connectivity issues with new Apple Watch

The release notes of watchOS 4.0.1 are quite straightforward: “watchOS 4.0.1
fixes issues that in rare cases were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated
(captive) Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in public places like coffee shops
and hotels, which direct the user to a webpage before the network can be
accessed,” Apple wrote.

More at: techcrunch.com

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To: J.F. Sebastian who wrote (199460)10/5/2017 11:06:15 AM
From: Moonray
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Microsoft Built a New Web Browser for iPhones and Android Devices

There's a brand new web browser heading to Apple's App Store and
Google Play, and it's coming from a seemingly unlikely source. Microsoft --
yes, Microsoft -- is getting ready to launch its Edge browser for the iPhone,
iPad, and Android devices.

More at: forbes.com

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From: JakeStraw10/5/2017 12:21:58 PM
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Apple acqui-hired the team from messaging assistant Init.ai to work on Siri
techcrunch.com

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To: Moonray who wrote (199485)10/5/2017 1:05:26 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Interesting. Considering how many people I've seen complain about Microsoft Edge on the Computer Learning thread, I wonder how it'll fare on iOS.

I've never even installed another browser on my iOS devices, I've found using Safari with an ad blocker to be plenty sufficient for my needs. I do have several browsers installed on my Mac though.

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From: Moonray10/5/2017 1:50:40 PM
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6 Years Later, 6 Charts That Show How Far
Apple, Inc. Has Come Since Steve Jobs' Passing

It was six years ago today that Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder
Steve Jobs passed away after losing a very public battle with
pancreatic cancer. In the years since Jobs' untimely death, CEO
Tim Cook has made his mark on Apple in numerous ways, including
transforming it into a much more shareholder-friendly company that
communicates better with investors and returns copious amounts
of capital through share buybacks and dividends.

Cook tweeted out a remembrance this morning for his former
friend and colleague.

More at: fool.com

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