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Fairphone teams up with /e/OS on a box-fresh ‘deGoogled’ handset – TechCrunch

Fairphone teams up with /e/OS on a box-fresh ‘deGoogled’ handset – News

The makers of the world’s most ethical smartphone, the Fairphone 3, have teamed up for a version of the device with even less big tech on board. The Netherlands-based device maker has partnered with France’s /e/OS to offer a “de-Googled” version of its latest handset, running an Android AOSP fork out of the box that’s …

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Lost item finder Tile expands partnership with Comcast, as Apple’s competitor looms – TechCrunch

Lost item finder Tile expands partnership with Comcast, as Apple’s competitor looms – News

Bluetooth-powered lost item finder Tile is expanding on its two-year-old partnership with strategic investor Comcast to help customers find misplaced items around their homes. The two companies first announced their intention to partner in early 2018, and later that year introduced a way for Comcast users to locate lost items using their Xfinity X1 Voice …

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Pinterest CEO and a team of leading scientists launch a self-reporting COVID-19 tracking app – TechCrunch

The next iPhone could be delayed a month, as pandemic wears on – News

The latest budget iPhone arrived this month to largely positive reviews. The next flagship, on the other hand, may have to wait. The COVID-19 pandemic is having all manner of knock-on effects on the global economy, and the supply chain is certainly not immune. The Wall Street Journal this morning is reporting that the iPhone …

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Apple Watch designer reveals the device’s origins on its fifth birthday – TechCrunch

Apple Watch designer reveals the device’s origins on its fifth birthday – News

In his two decades at Apple, Imran Chaudhri worked on many of the company’s most iconic product lines, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac. The designer left the company in 2017 (landing on Microsoft’s HoloLens team two weeks back), but today he’s offering up some fun insight into Apple Watch’s beginnings on the wearable’s fifth …

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Apple and CMU researchers demo a low friction learn-by-listening system for smarter home devices – TechCrunch

Apple and CMU researchers demo a low friction learn-by-listening system for smarter home devices – News

A team of researchers from Apple and Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute have presented a system for embedded AIs to learn by listening to noises in their environment without the need for up-front training data or without placing a huge burden on the user to supervise the learning process. The overarching goal is for …

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