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Now that the shock of wireless earbuds for the new iPhone 7 has settled in… Rumor has it that Apple’s MacBook Pro could be next. After a recent survey of users asking if they ever use their headphone port, it became clear to one Blake A. via Twitter that the tech giant is seriously considering taking MacBook Pro jack-less. Other rumored additions are a Touch ID and an OLED function bar. MacBooks are up for a refresh in late October, so we’ll have to wait and see for ourselves.

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DENVER — Facebook knows you like live video — and it’s pretty sure that you won’t mind if those real-time clips start playing automatically with audio, then have ads appear in the middle.

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This marks the world’s first driverless vehicles available to the public.If you live in the area, you can’t miss these gray and white Ubers on the road.They look like something straight out of “Ghostbusters,”with front-side and rear-facing cameras and a 360-degree camera, which captures 3D views of the road.Users are still able to select their UberX in the same way, only they will be greeted a little differently.Riders should expect to see a safety driver in the passenger seat to oversee the ride, at least for a little while.Happy riding, Pittsburgh.

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 smartphone. According to the commission’s report, the handset, which went on sale in the US in August and received positive reviews, can overheat and catch fire and poses a risk of serious burns to consumers. The news isn’t exactly unexpected, as Samsung issued a statement on Sept. 2 saying that it would replace consumers’ Note7 devices with a new one if they felt unsafe.

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The jet-black iPhone 7 picks up scratches easily. Apple’s (APPL) iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are already selling like crazy and they’re not even on store shelves yet. In fact, preorders for the iPhone 7 Plus and the jet-black version of the iPhone 7 have already sold out.

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You can upgrade your iPhone to iOS 10 today! 92 new features, yours free! First, there’s been a colossal revamp of Messages, Apple’s text-messaging app. Second, Apple (APPL) has brilliantly rethought that moment when you pick up the phone—a hundred times a day.

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Apple’s Tim Cook takes the stage during the company’s iPhone 7 launch event. Well, the reviews are in and the experts — including Yahoo Finance’s own David Pogue — think Apple’s (APPL) new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are, well, pretty great. Basically, the consensus seems to be that if you have the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, there’s little reason for you to make the upgrade.

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This drone comes equipped with two robotic arms, each featuring a set of claws. It can carry any item it can grab, up to 44 lbs and can stay airborne for 30 minutes on a single charge. The machine is dubbed the PD6B-AW-ARM, and comes from the Japanese company Prodrone. Some potential applications include transporting hazardous materials and providing aid to those in hard to reach places. The PD6B-AW-ARM is for commercial use only but it would sure be handy to have one around the house SOURCE: http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/9/11/12879206/prodrone-claw-arm-drone

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Congress could fix this email privacy issue, but might not. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Ask David Marcus, Facebook’s VP of Messaging Products, which new feature Messenger users want the most, and it’s no contest: group video chat. “It’s hard to argue group video chat isn’t the next logical step,” the Facebook (FB) executive acknowledged to Yahoo Finance this week. It’s another impressive milestone for Marcus, who recently hit the two-year mark at Facebook following a stint as president of PayPal (PYPL) and CEO of Zong, the mobile payments provider PayPal acquired in 2011 for a reported $240 million in cash.

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Thinking of getting your kid into coding? Well, Apple’s got an app for that. It’s called Swift Playgrounds, and it will teach children to code on the iPad. By guiding a character called Byte to collect gems you can control how he moves by using Swift code. Coding is made simple by dragging a command from the bottom of the screen and dropping it into the coding space on the left. Apple included Swift Playgrounds at its keynote presentation in San Francisco as part of its big education initiative and will make it available for free in the App Store starting today. Source: https://www. ...

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Toyota is offering attendees at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt the chance to take the newest Prius on a digital test drive.

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by Matt Cabral, Contributor During last week’s official unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Pro Sony executives and game developers peppered their presentations with plenty of technical jargon and sales pitches. Marketing buzzwords, such as “immersive” and “visceral” and technobabble like “temporal and spatial anti-aliasing algorithms”, were liberally used to describe the machine’s potential. ...

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The headphone jack may not seem very big — but on the inside of the phone, the corresponding receptacle occupies an unnerving amount of nonnegotiable space. First, in the box, Apple includes a two-inch adapter cord that connects any headphones to the phone’s Lightning jack.

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“Digital natives” — those who have spent their entire secondary education in a country with at least 50% internet adoption rate — are creating a “seismic shift” that is “too big” for governments and central banks to ignore, HSBC economist James Pomeroy writes. “This may come via greater consumer information (including comparison websites), improved supply chains, increased access to alternative products or new technologies that are cheaper. This is where central bank policymakers will have to be careful.

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A company called Sewbo has developed a robot capable of sewing clothes

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