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This Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, photo shows the Apple logo at a store in Miami Beach, Fla. Apple has set Sept. 12, 2017, as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase. Much of the anticipation is swirling around whether Apple will show off a dramatically different type of iPhone with a sleeker and even bigger screen to celebrate the device’s 10th anniversary. Even if such a device is unveiled, Apple will also likely reveal upgrades to last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
August 31, 2017 - 4:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next. The company sent out invitations Thursday to set Sept. 12 as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase. As usual, the famously secretive Apple didn't say what...
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This photo provided by Ikea demonstrates Ikea's augmented reality app called IKEA Place, on an iPhone, allowing a user to superimpose virtual images over real-life settings. The app allows shoppers to see how furniture will look in their living room or other space before buying it. (Ikea via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You might have gotten a taste of "augmented reality," the blending of the virtual and physical worlds, as you chased on-screen monsters at real-world landmarks in last year's gaming sensation, "Pokemon Go." Upcoming augmented reality apps will follow that same principle of...
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This photo provided by Ikea demonstrates Ikea's augmented reality app called IKEA Place, on an iPhone, allowing a user to superimpose virtual images over real-life settings. The app allows shoppers to see how furniture will look in their living room or other space before buying it. (Ikea via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 4:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You might have gotten a taste of "augmented reality," the blending of the virtual and physical worlds, as you chased on-screen monsters at real-world landmarks in last year's gaming sensation, "Pokemon Go." Upcoming augmented reality apps will follow that same principle of...
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Justin Denison, vice president of strategy for Samsung Telecommunications America, talks about the company's Galaxy Note 8, during the phone's introduction, in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking and lower battery capacity. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 23, 2017 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity. The South Korean tech giant is no longer trying to squeeze more battery power into each...
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Justin Denison, vice president of strategy for Samsung Telecommunications America, talks about the company's Galaxy Note 8, during the phone's introduction, in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking and lower battery capacity. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 23, 2017 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking — and lower battery capacity. The South Korean tech giant is no longer trying to squeeze more battery power into each...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a customer compares a jet black iPhone 7, right, with her iPhone 6 at the Apple Store in Chicago. Apple Inc.’s iPhones are assembled in China and count as a Chinese export to the United States. But China’s contribution to the iPhone’s value is as little as $5 for labor and $10 for basic components. Most of the iPhone’s retail price of up to $870 flows to Apple or to Asian or U.S. technology suppliers. Those figures don’t show up in the U.S.-Chinese trade balance. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
July 20, 2017 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Is the outsize role played by China's government in its economy to blame for its multibillion-dollar trade surpluses with the United States? Yes, says U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. But economists say while Beijing hampers access to its markets, the bulk of China's trade...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, the Bixby function of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 is demonstrated in New York. Samsung Electronics says its Bixby voice assistant will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 19, 2017 - 2:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said its Bixby voice assistant for smartphones will start speaking English but only in two countries: South Korea and the U.S. The South Korean tech giant said starting Wednesday, users of the Galaxy S8 smartphones can speak in American English to their...
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A man passes by advertisements of Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note Fan Edition at a mobile phone shop in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Samsung Electronics said in a statement Tuesday, July 18, 2017, it will recover gold and other metals in the recalled Galaxy Note 7 and retrieve components from the fire-prone phones to reduce wastes. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 18, 2017 - 2:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics plans to recover gold and other metals and components from recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to reduce waste. The South Korean company said Tuesday that it expects to retrieve 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, copper and other metals from millions of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, a woman walks by an advertisement of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at the company's showroom in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics said Sunday, July 2, 2017, its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will be recycled and sold starting this week in South Korea. The Galaxy Note FE phone, using unused parts in the recalled Note 7 smartphones, will go on sale in South Korea on Friday at 700,000 won ($611), about three quarters of its original price. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 03, 2017 - 12:39 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics plans to recycle and sell its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones starting week in South Korea, salvaging their unused parts. The Galaxy Note FE phone will go on sale in South Korea on Friday at 700,000 won ($611), about three quarters of its original price,...
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July 02, 2017 - 7:22 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Sunday its recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones will be recycled and sold starting this week in South Korea. The Galaxy Note FE phone, using unused parts in the recalled Note 7 smartphones, will go on sale in South Korea on Friday at 700,000 won ($611),...
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