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Apple’s new iPad Pro only has a measly 2GB of RAM

Apple’s new iPad Pro only has a measly 2GB of RAM

Yesterday Apple announced their "ultimate PC replacement," which was the smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Apple touted new features like a brighter screen and better speakers. However, what they didn't bother to mention was what it was lacking under the hood.

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ZTE gets temp export license following Iran violations

ZTE gets temp export license following Iran violations

Earlier this month, news surfaced that Chinese smartphone maker ZTE could be hot water with the US government over the alleged violation of sanctions against Iran back in 2012. Soon after, the government hit ZTE with severe export restrictions, something the company is getting a three-month reprieve from starting this month. If ZTE proves cooperative, the deal may be extended.

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Uber posts $10,000 bounty on bugs

Uber posts $10,000 bounty on bugs

You might not think that being a hacker could be a profession, at least not a legitimate one. But not all hackers are out to crack open systems to reveal private data and such. There's an entire industry of people who essentially act as bounty hunters for large companies who want to keep their platforms secure.

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Amazon offers Comcast bundles, promises better customer service

Amazon offers Comcast bundles, promises better customer service

In the market for a Comcast subscription and thoroughly mired in Amazon’s marketplace? Amazon is now reselling a bunch of Comcast service bundles, including Internet and TV service, doing so through a quietly launched new ‘store’ called “Amazon Cable Store.” Only Comcast is being offered through it right now, and there are some exclusive offers provided, as well as the promise of it only taking "three steps" to get service. Best of all, Amazon aims to improve the customer service experience.

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Apple Renew harvests the parts from your old iPhones

Apple Renew harvests the parts from your old iPhones

Apple is zeroing in on the environment and efforts to preserve it, detailing a slew of achievements, current efforts, and future goals at its event today. Among other things, the company has introduced an R&D project called "Liam" that takes apart recycled iPhones, harvesting the individuals materials for reuse in other items like solar panels and tools. As well, the company has some goods news about its renewable energy efforts.

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SoundCloud and Sony Music strike licensing deal

SoundCloud and Sony Music strike licensing deal

SoundCloud has announced a new partnership with Sony Music that furthers its proper licensing deals and gives it official access to more than 110 million audio tracks. The company says it will soon be adding a bunch of music from artists represented by Sony Music Entertainment, though there’s no timeframe provided for when that’ll happen. On the user end of things, it simply means the number of available tracks will increase soon.

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Uber, Lyft challenge proposed Atlanta airport pickup rules

Uber, Lyft challenge proposed Atlanta airport pickup rules

Yesterday, a proposal was unveiled in Atlanta that would require Lyft and Uber drivers to undergo fingerprint-based background checks before they can pick up passengers at the Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. Uber was quick to decry the proposal, and Lyft has now followed expressing its own similar sentiments. Said Uber, such a proposal -- if it passes -- would simply mean Uber would no longer operate at the airport.

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Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG Electronics to produce OLED TVs. Bang & Olufsen, of course, will be handling the audio part of things, with the company saying it will “focus on its unique competencies within design, acoustics and smart home integration within TV development.” LG will be contributing its OLED technology into the mix, and the first result of the collaboration, an OLED TV, will be available next year.

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Twitter will stick with 140-character tweet limit, CEO says

Twitter will stick with 140-character tweet limit, CEO says

Twitter will be keeping its 140-character tweet limit, it has been announced. It’s good news for users who have been worried over word that Twitter was considering increasing the character count, something that would fundamentally change how the service is used. The reassurance was given by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a spat on the Today Show earlier. “It’s staying,” he said.

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Motorola CEO exits Lenovo

Motorola CEO exits Lenovo

Lenovo is reorganizing its innards a bit, and with the mix-up goes Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh. This change has Osterloh out as President and CEO barely 2-years after it was announced that he would be taking the president role ahead of Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola. Back then, former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside had left the company to become the COO of Dropbox - where he remains today. This news comes about a month after Lenovo announced they'd be de-emphasizing the Motorola brand.

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US bans all hoverboard imports except Segway’s

US bans all hoverboard imports except Segway’s

The US, through its International Trade Commission or ITC, has formally banned all hoverboard imports coming into the country. But no, this has nothing to do with their safety. In fact, only Segway's hoverboards are except from that import ban. That's because the issue at hand is the consequence of a patent infringement case that surface last year. Practically declaring all other hoverboards to be infringing on Segway's patent, the ITC has decided to block their entry into the US, regardless of their safety.

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Wozniak talks FBI, Apple Watch in Reddit AMA

Wozniak talks FBI, Apple Watch in Reddit AMA

Steve Jobs, and now Tim Cook, might be the biggest personas in Apple, but Steve "Woz" Wozniak isn't that far behind. Co-founder and former Apple employee, Wozniak left the company twice in the 80s, not out of spite as some drama might paint, but in an attempt to live a "normal" life, as normal as forming startups can be. Although long out of the big tech picture, some have come to see Wozniak as some calmer voice close to Apple that, as shown in his Reddit AMA, isn't that shy from sharing what he thinks Apple might be doing wrong.

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