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American Eagle puts iPads in every Manhattan store dressing room

American Eagle puts iPads in every Manhattan store dressing room

American Eagle Outfitters has opened up a new store in Manhattan that includes a strong tech focus, namely the inclusion of an iPad in every dressing room. This is a first for American Eagle, but not for long: the company expects to expand the new design into some of its other stores. The iPads are just one part of an overall larger design that targets younger shoppers.

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Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Free Amazon Prime Video tier tipped: you’ll watch ads to earn it

Amazon may be preparing a free version of its Prime Video service that is supported by advertisements. This isn't the first time we've heard this rumor, though the last report was a few years ago. This time around, sources say Amazon has been engaging in talks with both movie studios and TV production companies over getting content for the service.

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Qualcomm smacks down Broadcom takeover bid

Qualcomm smacks down Broadcom takeover bid

Last week, Broadcom announced its intent to purchase massive mobile chip maker Qualcomm. At the time, Broadcom said that it was prepared to offer as much as $130 billion dollars to take control of Qualcomm. That's no small amount of money, and it would have ranked as the tech industry's largest acquisition ever.

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Amazon Black Friday deals will arrive in Whole Foods stores

Amazon Black Friday deals will arrive in Whole Foods stores

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and that means Black Friday deals will start popping up any day now. The retail holiday has largely become an online thing as many people choose to skip the cold weather and long lines altogether, but that doesn't mean there won't be deals in physical stores. Some of those in-store deals will be happening courtesy of Amazon, which plans to offer some discounted items in Whole Foods stores.

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EA buys Titanfall dev Respawn, surprising absolutely no one

EA buys Titanfall dev Respawn, surprising absolutely no one

It probably won't come as much of a shock to hear that Electronic Arts plans to buy Respawn Entertainment. Respawn, after all, is the developer behind one of EA's more popular franchises, Titanfall, and it's currently working on a new Star Wars game, making it a prime target for acquisition. At the same time, it probably isn't surprising to hear that some Respawn fans are a little bit uneasy about this new merger.

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You should absolutely be worried about the AT&T Time Warner deal

You should absolutely be worried about the AT&T Time Warner deal

It's been quite some time since we heard about AT&T's planned acquisition of Time Warner, but today the deal is forcing its way back into the spotlight. As it turns out, there might be some strife between AT&T and US regulators when it comes to the merger. That much should hardly be surprisingly, as Time Warner and AT&T are two already monolithic companies, so having the two in talks to become one would definitely get regulators' attention.

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Domino’s Pizza Checker finally finds a good use for AI

Domino’s Pizza Checker finally finds a good use for AI

Domino's plans to use artificial intelligence to check the quality of the pizzas cooked by its stores, it has revealed. This system is called, appropriately enough, the Pizza Checker, and it involves a physical device that will be rolled out in some of its stores around the world. The customer can receive a photo of their pizza from the quality checker.

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Apple just bought the tech to flatten the iPhone’s camera bump

Apple just bought the tech to flatten the iPhone’s camera bump

As the competition to provide the best smartphone camera gets even more heated, Apple has made a key acquisition that could give it an edge in the battle. We're learning today that Apple has acquired a company named InVisage Technologies. While that name may not be instantly familiar, the technology InVisage has been developed could not only give iPhone and iPad cameras a big boost in quality, but it could also get rid of those unsightly camera bumps we've been dealing with ever since the launch of the iPhone 6.

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Uber gets NASA deal to develop flying taxi management system

Uber gets NASA deal to develop flying taxi management system

Uber is working with NASA to develop software for managing low-altitude air taxis, potentially opening the door for a future where people can travel short distances in the air rather than on the ground. In addition, Uber is planning to test a flying taxi service of some sort in Los Angeles in a couple years, introducing an alternative to both traditional air and ground travel.

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Snapchat overhaul will completely redesign app: it’ll be easier to use

Snapchat overhaul will completely redesign app: it’ll be easier to use

Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has announced its third fiscal quarter results, revealing details about its app as it existed throughout the past quarter -- both goods and bad things. On the upside, Snap says that Snapchat crash rates were down across the board since it started keeping track last year. The company also revealed plans for a big app redesign.

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21st Century Fox in talks with Disney over potential mega sale

21st Century Fox in talks with Disney over potential mega sale

21st Century Fox has been in talks with Disney over a potentially huge sale, according to insiders, as Fox shifts its focus to more narrow content categories. According to sources, Fox wants to trim its focus to sports and news, a response to the rapidly changing media landscape; this change in focus could result in the majority of 21st Century Fox being sold to Disney, giving the media giant yet another movie studio.

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Sprint and T-Mobile officially call off merger plans

Sprint and T-Mobile officially call off merger plans

It looks one of the largest mergers between US mobile carriers in recent history just wasn't meant to be. Both T-Mobile and Sprint have announced that they won't be moving forward with their plans, and have finally called off negotiations following months of back-and-forth discussions. The two companies have jointly stated that they were "unable to find mutually agreeable terms."

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