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Spring Loaded: Apple announces April 20 event

A new iPad Pro is expected, among other announcements.

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Google is killing “Google Play Movies & TV” on smart TVs

Smart TV users get pushed to YouTube, other OSes get Google TV or Play M...

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Roku’s latest streaming device gives 4K, HDR, and a voice remote for $40

Plus new Roku OS updates and a revised two-in-one streaming soundbar.

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Report: Apple plans Apple TV/HomePod and iPad/HomePod hybrid products

Also: Mini LED display supply might make the new iPad Pro hard to find.

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Microsoft acquires Nuance—makers of Dragon speech rec—for $16 billion

Nuance's deep-learning-based speech recognition serves 77% of US hospitals.

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How long can Epic afford to throw money at the Epic Games Store?

Exclusives and free games drive massive losses, but it's just a drop in ...

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Apple M1 hardware support merged into Linux 5.13

The merge is exciting, but don't rush out to buy an Apple M1 for Linux j...

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Google denies rumors the Pixel 5a is dead, announces US and Japanese launch

The Pixel 5a is getting Google's smallest distribution ever, due to a la...

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No password required: Mobile carrier exposes data for millions of accounts

Q Link Wireless made data available to anyone who knows a customer's pho...

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YouTube’s policies block ad targeting on Black Lives Matter videos

“Brand safety” partially dictates who can make money on YouTube.

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Apple, Epic Games lay out detailed arguments for upcoming legal battle

Is the App Store its own market or just one of many competing gaming mar...

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The Apple Watch Series 6 is down to its lowest price yet today

But only the red model...

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Amazon warns Texas: Don’t pass bill that would drive up wind power costs

Bill would "directly assign" grid stability costs to renewable power pro...

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Why some investors are excited about Ryan Cohen as GameStop’s next chairman

Move comes as GameStop tries to cash in on its persistent stock surge.

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How Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency policy works

Paper covers include IDFA alternatives, rules for Apple's own apps, and ...

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Google of illegally tracking Android users, according to new complaint

Activist alleges use of tracking identifiers without user consent breach...

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tvOS code hints at a new Apple TV 4K with 120 Hz playback

Higher frame rates mean smoother interfaces and better gameplay experien...

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8Bitdo Pro 2 gamepad review: A $50 bargain for cool features, killer performance

Backside buttons, customizations make an already solid $50 gamepad even ...

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Apple rejects apps breaking new privacy rules, hinting iOS 14.5’s release is near

Rejections affect apps with SDK that uses device fingerprinting to track...

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Chipmaker TSMC to invest $100 billion in research, expansion

Expansion is a no-brainer when your fabs are at 100% and still can't mee...

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The Emoji Story: You should never have this much fun learning about Unicode

"800M people could use a period emoji right now...

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Arizona app store bill fails after heavy lobbying from Google and Apple

"There just wasn’t enough support" after lobbying blitz, one legislator ...

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Apple commits to build “grid-scale” energy storage in California

110 of Apple's manufacturing partners are moving to 100 percent renewabl...

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Xiaomi’s first foldable smartphone takes on the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold jumps into the foldable wars.

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Biden plan eliminates billions in fossil fuel subsidies

Fossil fuel industry gets up to $62 billion in handouts every year.

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Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says

Google contests the estimate, saying it's based on flawed methodology.

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WWDC 2021 is scheduled to kick off June 7

It will be entirely online again, as expected.

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Apple Watch could replace in-clinic tests to measure frailty, study says

Study contributes to Apple's messaging about the Watch's impact on healt...

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Sweeping climate law zeroes out carbon pollution for Massachusetts

State will track progress across the entire economy for the next 30 years.

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