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  • HealthKit bug hits Apple’s iOS 8 launch, compatible fitness apps removed

    HealthKit bug hits Apple’s iOS 8 launch, compatible fitness apps removed

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    A bug found in one of the flagship features of iOS 8 put the dampeners on the launch of the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system on Wednesday.The company has made much of HealthKit and the associated health and fitness features behind its…

  • Apple has changed the face of watchmaking

    Apple has changed the face of watchmaking

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    The arrival of Apple Watch early next year will send shockwaves through the watchmaking industry, experts predict, forcing some big-name manufacturers to rethink their strategies.Companies that build watches costing $500 or less, such as Fossil, Movado, Suunto, and Casio, are now under real pressure,…

  • Apple fits NFC tech and improved iBeacon kit at its stores ahead of iPhone 6 launch

    Apple fits NFC tech and improved iBeacon kit at its stores ahead of iPhone 6 launch

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    With Apple just hours away from launching the latest iteration of its iPhone – and possibly its much-anticipated smartwatch, too – the company is this week kitting out its stores with new NFC readers as well as upgraded iBeacon technology, 9to5Mac reported Sunday.Rumors and…

  • Israel tests terror tunnel detection systems

    Israel tests terror tunnel detection systems

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    Israel is testing two detection systems in an attempt to prevent future tunnel attacks by Hamas fighters along its border with Gaza.Israel Defense Forces successfully destroyed 32 tunnels during Operation Protective Edge, which began on July 8 in response to an escalation in rocket…

  • 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

    'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

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    It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wonders.U.S. government scientists are…

  • iPhone 6 launch set for Sept 9

    iPhone 6 launch set for Sept 9

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    The wait is almost over. Apple fans don't have to pine very much longer for a bigger screen in the hotly rumored iPhone 6, and the most credible report to date shows September 9 is when the tech giant will unveil the next-generation device. Re/code's…

  • Top-secret British combat drone gets test run

    Top-secret British combat drone gets test run

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    HAMPSHIRE, England. A prototype of a top-secret, unmanned British warplane, called Taranis, recently completed a second set of classified flight trials at an undisclosed location, according to the drone's builders.The roughly $316 million U.S. program aims to develop an unmanned stealth vehicle that can…

  • Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation

    Samsung suspends business with Chinese supplier after child labor allegation

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    South Korea – Samsung Electronics Co. says it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.The South Korean company said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics…

  • HTC unHTC unveils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200veils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200

    HTC unHTC unveils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200veils Desire 516, priced at Rs 14,200

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    Taiwanese handset maker HTC has unveiled the Desire 516, its dual SIM smartphone. The device has been priced at Rs 14,200.The Android-based device features a five-inch qHD screen and is powered by 1.2 GHz quad core processor. It has a 1GB RAM and total…

  • FAA will miss 2015 drone deadline, audit says

    FAA will miss 2015 drone deadline, audit says

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    The Federal Aviation Administration is “significantly behind schedule” in its attempt to meet Congress’ September 2015 deadline for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace, according to an audit report.The report by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General warns that the FAA will miss the…

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