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Apple’s latest acquisition could turn iPhones into payment terminals – Engadget

According to Bloomberg, Apple has acquired a startup called Mobeewave Inc., which is behind a technology that can turn iPhones into payment terminals. Mobeewave’s technology only requires an app and a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip to work. As Bloombe…

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An Apple spokesperson didn’t confirm the acquisition outright, only giving the publication a standard response:
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
The tech giant did snap up a few smaller companies over the past months. Back in January, it purchased Seattle-based AI startup, Xnor.ai, which developed a way to operate AI on devices rather than in the cloud. It also purchased virtual reality startup NextVR, which is kn…

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate – CNN

Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket.

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(CNN)Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket.
“I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee wrote in an email Tuesday.
In selecting Harris, Biden adds a former primary rival who ce…

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No, Neck Gaiters Weren’t Proven to be Worse Than No Face Mask – Lifehacker

There’s a new study claiming that neck gaiters like Buffs are worse than not wearing a mask at all. I’m not convinced that this study should be taken at face value, but it’s also reasonable to be suspicious of Buffs, bandanas, and other face coverings that ar…

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Theres a new study claiming that neck gaiters like Buffs are worse than not wearing a mask at all. Im not convinced that this study should be taken at face value, but its also reasonable to be suspicious of Buffs, bandanas, and other face coverings that arent designed to do the job of a mask.
(To be totally clear: Buff is a company that makes thin, spandex-y neck gaiters that have become eponymously known to many as buffs. They also make a purpose-built face mask. That mask was not tested in t…

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Microsoft announces November launch for Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite delay – Ars Technica

High-profile shooter pushed back to 2021. Hardware price still unknown.

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  • The system-on-a-chip at the heart of the system.
  • A model of the airflow “vortex” helping to cool the long rectangular Series X chassis.
  • This image is labeled as a “vapor chamber,” which we can only assume is used for cooling.
  • The chassis used to mount the Series X boards.

Over a year after it first publicly revealed “Project Scarlett,” Microsoft annou…

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