Apple reportedly planning $999 price for new iPhone

Apple reportedly planning $999 price for new iPhone
Apple’s redesigned iPhone is going to be an expensive one. According to The New York Times, the nearly bezel free iPhone we’ve been hearing about for the last several months will sell for “around $999,” about $350 more than the standard iPhone does today. Next month, Apple is expected to introduce three new iPhones. Two will be slightly redesigned and updated versions of the iPhone 7, and one will be this high-end iPhone with a brand new design and a nearly full-screen display. There had been…
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A space black version of BlackBerry's KeyOne is coming to AT&T

A space black version of BlackBerry
AT&T announced today that it’ll start carrying an exclusive black version of the Blackberry KeyOne on September 1st The phone came out in May this year and was initially available unlocked. It features a physical keyboard, a relatively untouched version of Android Nougat, and a small 4.5-inch, 1620 x 1080 pixel touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio. My colleague Dan Seifert liked it when he reviewed it, but was worried at the time about software updates. Although with AT&T now stocking the phon…
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Uber partners with Girls Who Code to fight for greater diversity in tech

Uber partners with Girls Who Code to fight for greater diversity in tech
Uber is announcing today a multi-year partnership with the nonprofit Girls Who Code. As part of the deal, Uber is donating $1.2 million to Girls Who Code over the next three years. The money will go towards growing more after school and immersion programs for young girls to learn tech at an earlier age and the organization estimates that 60,000 more girls will gain access to these programs as a result of the deal. While this initiative and the timing reads as another attempt by Uber to try a…
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Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future Of Retail Supply Chains

Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future Of Retail Supply Chains
IStock Photo This partnership is more than just a challenge to Amazon and its Alexa voice-ordering system. It signals an acceleration in the shift from store-based retail supply chains to a hyper-personalized, smart consumer supply chain. The dynamics of this new supply chain will be brutal for consumer brands accustomed to shelf-centric demand. Three Predictions 1. Voice ordering explodes — Though voice ordering is already familiar enough to be the subject of funny tele…
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YotaPhone 3 is coming to China in September with a new look

YotaPhone 3 is coming to China in September with a new look
The double-sided YotaPhone is back. Baoli Yota has officially announced the YotaPhone 3, an Android handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p Samsung Super AMOLED display, and — of course — 5.2-inch E-ink display on the back of the phone. The phone goes on sale for 4,000 RMB (about $600) in mid-September at Chinese retailer JD.com. Despite the dual screens, the YotaPhone 3 has a premium iPhone-ish look to it. It also packs in a 3,300 mAh battery, a USB-C port, a 13-megapixel rear camera (with a 12-megap…
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AccuWeather deflects blame after selling users’ data, even if they opt out

AccuWeather deflects blame after selling users’ data, even if they opt out
AccuWeather doesn't know how to issue a reassuring statement. The company attempted to quell users' concerns a day after security analyst Will Strafach published a blog post earlier this week explaining how the free iOS weather app collects users' GPS coordinates, the name and BSSID (or MAC address) of their Wi-Fi router, and whether their device has Bluetooth turned on or off. AccuWeather sends this data to a company called Reveal Mobile, which sells the information to retailers with the pro…
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SAPVoice: How This Solar Energy Leader Powers A People Culture That Rocks

SAPVoice: How This Solar Energy Leader Powers A People Culture That Rocks
After expanding its global workforce by over 60 percent in just a few years, SunPower Corporation needed a talent management system to match its rapid growth. Headquartered in California, this solar energy innovator designs, manufactures and delivers high-efficiency solar electric systems, cells and panels to consumer, business and industrial customers worldwide. The company selected the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite and SAP Jam Collaboration to consolidate its workforce on one platform as part o…
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You can sign up for Virgin Mobile’s $1 unlimited plan without buying a new iPhone

You can sign up for Virgin Mobile’s $1 unlimited plan without buying a new iPhone
Back in June, Virgin Mobile became an iPhone-only carrier, offering unlimited talk, text, and data, for $1 for the entire first year if you bought an iPhone from them. Now the carrier is expanding that offer to include customers who bring their own iPhone and transfer their number to the network. The deal covers iPhone 5S and newer devices, and will automatically convert to a $50 a month unlimited plan once the initial year is up. And much like every other carrier’s unlimited option, Virgin …
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Pepper the robot is now a Buddhist priest programmed to chant at funerals

Pepper the robot is now a Buddhist priest programmed to chant at funerals
After working in the home, as an assistant at various stores, and as a waiter, SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper is adding Buddhist priest to the list of careers the robot can take on. Pepper can chant sutras in a computerized voice while hitting a drum, reports Reuters, as detailed at the creepily-named Life Ending Industry Expo in Tokyo. The company Nissei Eco wrote the software for the Buddhist chants and said because of Japan’s shrinking and aging population, Buddhists priests weren’t gett…
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Aging 2.0: Live Healthier, Longer and Smarter

Aging 2.0: Live Healthier, Longer and Smarter
In the US, 10,000 people turn 65 each day The world’s population is aging, and the United Nations’ World Population Aging report paints a striking picture of the future. It states, “Population aging is unprecedented, without parallel in human history—and the twenty-first century will witness even more rapid aging than did the century just past,”[1](see Figure 1). In the United States, for example, every day since 2011, 10,000 people turn 65 years old, and this trend will continue until 2029.[…
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