Apple hit with $12 million fine by Italian regulator over iPhone water resistance claims

AGCM slammed Apple Distribution International and Apple Italia SRL over its murky claims. For a start, Apple says its iPhones can withstand being submerged in depths ranging from 1 meter to 4 meters, for up to 30 minutes. But the agency doesn’t make it…


AGCM slammed Apple Distribution International and Apple Italia SRL over its murky claims. For a start, Apple says its iPhones can withstand being submerged in depths ranging from 1 meter to 4 meters, for up to 30 minutes. But the agency doesn't make it clear that these depths and times...

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Apple hit with $12 million fine by Italian regulator over iPhone water resistance claims

AGCM slammed Apple Distribution International and Apple Italia SRL over its murky claims. For a start, Apple says its iPhones can withstand being submerged in depths ranging from 1 meter to 4 meters, for up to 30 minutes. But the agency doesn’t make it…


AGCM slammed Apple Distribution International and Apple Italia SRL over its murky claims. For a start, Apple says its iPhones can withstand being submerged in depths ranging from 1 meter to 4 meters, for up to 30 minutes. But the agency doesn't make it clear that these depths and times...

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The mysterious Utah monolith has vanished

On November 18, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Aero Bureau, working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, found “a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock” during a count of bighorn sheep.


On November 18, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Aero Bureau, working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, found “a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock” during a count of bighorn sheep.

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The mysterious Utah monolith has vanished

On November 18, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Aero Bureau, working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, found “a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock” during a count of bighorn sheep.


On November 18, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Aero Bureau, working with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, found “a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock” during a count of bighorn sheep.

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Super Nintendo World opens February 4; see the first images of Mario Kart ride

Following its announcement in 2015, Universal Studios Japan broke ground on the Nintendo theme park back in June 2017. It was scheduled to open this year, but, like so many events, the pandemic scuppered those plans.


Following its announcement in 2015, Universal Studios Japan broke ground on the Nintendo theme park back in June 2017. It was scheduled to open this year, but, like so many events, the pandemic scuppered those plans.

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Super Nintendo World opens February 4; see the first images of Mario Kart ride

Following its announcement in 2015, Universal Studios Japan broke ground on the Nintendo theme park back in June 2017. It was scheduled to open this year, but, like so many events, the pandemic scuppered those plans.


Following its announcement in 2015, Universal Studios Japan broke ground on the Nintendo theme park back in June 2017. It was scheduled to open this year, but, like so many events, the pandemic scuppered those plans.

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The iPhone 12 & 12 Pro Review: New Design and Diminishing Returns

The new iPhone 12’s have been out for a while now, and while we’ve had our hands on them for a few weeks, Apple’s news bombardment of the new Apple Silicon announcement and release of new Apple M1 Mac devices has …

The new iPhone 12’s have been out for a while now, and while we’ve had our hands on them for a few weeks, Apple’s news bombardment of the new Apple Silicon announcement and release of new Apple M1 Mac devices has meant the iPhones have had to be put on the back burner for a little while.

Having already covered Apple’s new A14 architecture in-depth in our coverage of the M1, it’s time to fill in the missing pieces for the actual new generation of iPhones.

The new iPhone 12 generation of devices mark a new design restart for Apple, moving away from the design that had been started with the iPhone X in late 2017. Re-gaining the flat side-frame look that was originally found in past iPhone generations of the 4, 4S, 5 & 5S series, Apple is making the old new again.

The new iPhone 12 series is also Apple’s widest range release ever, with a total of four new iPhones: the iPhone 12 mini, a new compact form-factor at the lower range, the iPhone 12, the “standard” iPhone part, and continuing to offer the Pro models in the form of the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. We’ll be focusing on the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro for today’s review.

Facebook’s bots ban thousands of small businesses from advertising at height of retail season

For weeks and months leading up to the US election, Facebook has been begrudgingly evolving its message around censorship and content moderation to fit the times and trends seen in other social media companies. There has been noticeable cross-over betw…


For weeks and months leading up to the US election, Facebook has been begrudgingly evolving its message around censorship and content moderation to fit the times and trends seen in other social media companies. There has been noticeable cross-over between this American election season and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Facebook’s bots ban thousands of small businesses from advertising at height of retail season

For weeks and months leading up to the US election, Facebook has been begrudgingly evolving its message around censorship and content moderation to fit the times and trends seen in other social media companies. There has been noticeable cross-over betw…


For weeks and months leading up to the US election, Facebook has been begrudgingly evolving its message around censorship and content moderation to fit the times and trends seen in other social media companies. There has been noticeable cross-over between this American election season and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic,...

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What’s New in DirectX 12? Understanding DirectML, DirectX Raytracing and DirectStorage

DirectX 12 has been expanding to cover ray tracing, machine learning and faster storage. Learn how next-gen titles like Cyberpunk 2077 are using some of these extras, and how they’ll make games better for us all.


DirectX 12 has been expanding to cover ray tracing, machine learning and faster storage. Learn how next-gen titles like Cyberpunk 2077 are using some of these extras, and how they'll make games better for us all.

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Microsoft patents technology that can ‘score’ meetings based on facial expressions and body language

The patent, discovered by GeekWire, describe the system using cameras, sensors, and software tools to determine the effectiveness and productiveness of a meeting. One example is “how much a participant contributes to a meeting vs performing other tasks…


The patent, discovered by GeekWire, describe the system using cameras, sensors, and software tools to determine the effectiveness and productiveness of a meeting. One example is “how much a participant contributes to a meeting vs performing other tasks (e.g., texting, checking email, browsing the Internet).”

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Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO and beloved tech pioneer, has passed away

The tech community at large is mourning the loss of Tony Hsieh, an Internet entrepreneur who was known for pioneering a new work culture at Zappos, a billion-dollar online shoe and clothing company later acquired by Amazon, where he served as CEO for o…


The tech community at large is mourning the loss of Tony Hsieh, an Internet entrepreneur who was known for pioneering a new work culture at Zappos, a billion-dollar online shoe and clothing company later acquired by Amazon, where he served as CEO for over 20 years.

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Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO and beloved tech pioneer, has passed away

The tech community at large is mourning the loss of Tony Hsieh, an Internet entrepreneur who was known for pioneering a new work culture at Zappos, a billion-dollar online shoe and clothing company later acquired by Amazon, where he served as CEO for o…


The tech community at large is mourning the loss of Tony Hsieh, an Internet entrepreneur who was known for pioneering a new work culture at Zappos, a billion-dollar online shoe and clothing company later acquired by Amazon, where he served as CEO for over 20 years.

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Explainer: What Is Arduino?

When it comes to computing devices, the headlines tend to go to biggest and fastest, but not always. Say hello to Arduino, a project that has inspired millions around the world to get into the vast ocean of electronics and programming.


When it comes to computing devices, the headlines tend to go to biggest and fastest, but not always. Say hello to Arduino, a project that has inspired millions around the world to get into the vast ocean of electronics and programming.

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Explainer: What Is Arduino?

When it comes to computing devices, the headlines tend to go to biggest and fastest, but not always. Say hello to Arduino, a project that has inspired millions around the world to get into the vast ocean of electronics and programming.


When it comes to computing devices, the headlines tend to go to biggest and fastest, but not always. Say hello to Arduino, a project that has inspired millions around the world to get into the vast ocean of electronics and programming.

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Play Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a web-slinging patio heater

Recently, players have found themselves swinging through New York city as random inanimate objects. A manhole cover, a fence, a lamppost, some fairy lights, a wall, a piece of ground. And, a patio heater dubbed ‘Heater Parker.’


Recently, players have found themselves swinging through New York city as random inanimate objects. A manhole cover, a fence, a lamppost, some fairy lights, a wall, a piece of ground. And, a patio heater dubbed 'Heater Parker.'

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Play Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a web-slinging patio heater

Recently, players have found themselves swinging through New York city as random inanimate objects. A manhole cover, a fence, a lamppost, some fairy lights, a wall, a piece of ground. And, a patio heater dubbed ‘Heater Parker.’


Recently, players have found themselves swinging through New York city as random inanimate objects. A manhole cover, a fence, a lamppost, some fairy lights, a wall, a piece of ground. And, a patio heater dubbed 'Heater Parker.'

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Microsoft could be developing a way to run Android apps authentically on Windows

Microsoft’s ambitious project is codenamed Latte, according to Windows Central. The report adds that Microsoft is planning to announce Latte next year, aiming to release it as part of the Windows 10 Fall 2021 update.


Microsoft's ambitious project is codenamed Latte, according to Windows Central. The report adds that Microsoft is planning to announce Latte next year, aiming to release it as part of the Windows 10 Fall 2021 update.

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The Best Gaming Monitors: 1080p, 1440p, 4K, Ultrawide & HDR

We’ve reviewed several gaming monitors this year and here’s the byproduct of all that work in distinct categories: 1080p, 1440p and 4K to give you comprehensive advice on gaming monitor shopping.


We've reviewed several gaming monitors this year and here's the byproduct of all that work in distinct categories: 1080p, 1440p and 4K to give you comprehensive advice on gaming monitor shopping.

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Facebook said to be launching Libra cryptocurrency in early 2021

According to a Financial Times report, Facebook’s controversial Libra cryptocurrency could launch as early as January 2021, although it won’t be nearly as impressive as originally planned, and is still pending approval in some regions.


According to a Financial Times report, Facebook's controversial Libra cryptocurrency could launch as early as January 2021, although it won't be nearly as impressive as originally planned, and is still pending approval in some regions.

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