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Apple HomePod 2nd Generation Review: A Smart Speaker With Big Bass—and a Big Price

Apple HomePod 2nd Generation Review: A Smart Speaker With Big Bass—and a Big Price

This smart speaker first appeared in 2018 as one of the most expensive on the market. Two years later, it was eclipsed by its more affordable diminutive sibling, the HomePod Mini. The company discontinued the original speaker two years ago. Sign up for the newsletter Technology A weekly roundup of tech reviews, headlines, columns, and …

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Metaverse off to ominous start after VR headset sales shrank in 2022

Metaverse off to ominous start after VR headset sales shrank in 2022

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off an Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset and Oculus Touch controllers during the Oculus Connect 3 event in San Jose, California, USA, on Thursday, October 6, 2016. David Pablo Morris | Mayor Bloomberg | fake images More than a year after changing his company name to Goal and pledging …

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WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Plans New Encryption System to Ward Off Hackers and Protect iCloud Data

WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Plans New Encryption System to Ward Off Hackers and Protect iCloud Data

Apple Inc. AAPL -1.38% plans to significantly expand its data encryption practices, a step that is likely to lead to tensions with law enforcement and governments around the world as the company continues to build new privacy protections for millions of iPhone users. The expanded end-to-end encryption system, an optional feature called Advanced Data Protection, …

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Some Meta employees claim they're not getting promised severance

Some Meta employees claim they’re not getting promised severance

Anwar Almojarkesh (à gauche) et Alan Chalabi (à droite) d’Angleterre prennent une photo au siège social de Meta (anciennement Facebook) à Menlo Park, en Californie, le 9 novembre 2022. Josh Edson | AFP | fausses images Un groupe de Objectif les travailleurs qui ont rejoint l’entreprise par le biais d’un programme de formation en entreprise …

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Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China

Apple Makes Plans to Move Production Out of China

In recent weeks, Apple Inc. AAPL -0.34% has accelerated plans to shift some of its production outside China, long the dominant country in the supply chain that built the world’s most valuable company, say people involved in the discussions. It is telling suppliers to plan more actively for assembling Apple products elsewhere in Asia, particularly …

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Twitter is now owned by Elon Musk — here's a brief history from the app's founding in 2006 to the present

Twitter is now owned by Elon Musk — here’s a brief history from the app’s founding in 2006 to the present

Dans cette illustration photo, le compte Twitter archivé de l’ancien président américain Donald Trump est affiché sur un écran de téléphone avec le logo Twitter en arrière-plan. Sheldon Cooper | Fusée légère | fausses images il y a une décennie, de gazouillement l’avenir s’annonçait radieux. La société bénéficiait d’un flot de financements dans l’espace des …

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Facebook and Google face skeptics on Wall Street this week amid digital ads collapse

Facebook and Google face skeptics on Wall Street this week amid digital ads collapse

Une nouvelle vidéo d’Inspired by Iceland rejette l’expérience de la vie à travers le “métaverse”, comme Mark Zuckerberg l’a décrit lors du changement de marque de Facebook en Meta le jeudi 28 octobre 2021. Michel Nagle | Maire Bloomberg | fausses images Wall Street se prépare au désastre de la publicité en ligne. Après les …

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Why Silicon Valley is so excited about awkward drawings done by artificial intelligence

Why Silicon Valley is so excited about awkward drawings done by artificial intelligence

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Stable Diffusion’s web interface, DreamStudio Screenshot/Stable Diffusion Computer programs can now create never-before-seen images in seconds. Feed one of these programs some words, and it will usually spit out a picture that actually matches the description, no matter how bizarre. The pictures aren’t perfect. They often feature hands with extra …

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The Next Big Battle Between Google and Apple Is for the Soul of Your Car

The Next Big Battle Between Google and Apple Is for the Soul of Your Car

A few years from now, in addition to deciding your next vehicle’s make and model, you may have another tough choice: the Google model or the Apple AAPL -3.00% one? Other options may include “car maker generic” and even, I’m spitballing the name here: Amazon Prime Edition. Now that cars, especially electric ones, are becoming …

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