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Take Home a Refurbished iPad Mini 4 for Less than $300

Take Home a Refurbished iPad Mini 4 for Less than $300

By Stack Commerce Sponsored Content Nothing compares to the feeling of unboxing a brand new gadget and reveling in its shiny newness. But with the state of the world today, it’s getting harder and harder to justify splurging hundreds, or even thousands on a new device. If you’re in dire need of an upgrade, however, there…

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Apple Unveils iPhone 14 With Emergency Satellite Messaging, Ultra Watch

By Reuters Apple Inc. introduced new iPhone 14 models capable of using satellites to send emergency messages and an adventure-focused Ultra Watch for sports like diving and triathlons. The outdoor-focused products will test whether Apple’s relatively affluent customer base will keep spending in the face of rising inflation. Prices of the high-end iPhone 14s are…

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Quantum Computing as Important as the Atomic Bomb: Expert

By Andrew Thornebrooke and Tiffany Meier Chinese tech giant Baidu is developing its own quantum computer to compete with the United States in the race toward next-generation information processing. The computer does not outperform rivals currently being developed in America but, according to one expert, signals dire competition over the future of data security. Arthur Herman, a…

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World’s Biggest iPhone Maker Warns Smartphone Demand Is Slowing

By Nicholas Dolinger The chairman of the world’s biggest manufacturer of the Apple iPhone has warned that demand for smartphones is slowing down in the coming year as consumers tighten their belts in a worsening economy, even as the company’s profits have risen drastically in the recent past. Young Liu, chairman of the Taiwanese manufacturing…

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Samsung and iFixit now offer self-repair parts and tools for Galaxy devices

By J. Fingas It took nearly half a year, but Samsung’s self-repair program is finally available. The iFixit team-up helps you fix your Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 or Galaxy Tab S7+ by purchasing officially sanctioned components and tools, complete with guides to walk you through the repair process. The initial selection is limited to screen and batteries, charging…

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Microsoft Negs Activision Blizzard to Push Through $68.7 Billion Acquisition

By I. Bonifacic Microsoft is taking an interesting approach to secure regulatory approval for its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In a recent filing spotted by Rock Paper Shotgun, the company told New Zealand’s Commerce Commission the troubled publisher produces no “must have” games. Yes, you read that right. “There is nothing unique about the video games developed and published by…

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US Would Face ‘Deep and Immediate Recession’ If Chips from Taiwan Stop Flowing, Warns Commerce Secretary

By Bryan Jung The United States would face a “deep and immediate recession” if access to Taiwan’s computer chips plants are cut off, said Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on July 21 to CNBC. The secretary’s comments come as Congress is gathering key votes on a bill to fund semiconductor manufacturing at home, called the CHIPS Act. The Senate voted 64-34…

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AI Image Generator DALL-E is Now Available in Beta

By Matt Growcoot OpenAI has made DALL-E, the artificial intelligence (AI) image generator, available as a beta and also unveiled the tool’s pricing structure. The company has announced that the AI system, which can create realistic images and art from a text prompt, will soon be available to all. Millions of people had signed up to use the early…

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Qualcomm’s New W5 Chips Could Bring Better Battery Life to Smart Watches and Glasses

By Scott Stein Qualcomm’s upcoming new next-gen wearable chip platform, called the Snapdragon W5, promises battery gains for upcoming Google Wear OS watches. On paper, the chips promise more powerful processing speed and better battery life, and they could allow smart watches to do more things in a low-power, always-on mode.  The 4nm system chipset, which is smaller…

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Russia Fines Google $370 Million for Repeated Content Violations: Regulator

By Reuters MOSCOW—Alphabet’s Google was fined 21.1 billion rubles ($373 million) on Monday by a Moscow court for a repeated failure to remove content Russia deems illegal, such as “fake news” about the conflict in Ukraine, Russia’s communications regulator said. Moscow has long objected to foreign tech platforms’ distribution of content that falls foul of its restrictions.…

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