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iPhone 7 debut brings out the superfans, but some are getting pissed

Apple’s iPhone 7 debuted at retailers around the world Friday morning, sparking the usual storefront lines — but some customers left unhappy because they couldn’t get the color or model they wanted. And those disgruntled fans said Apple’s excuses for why they couldn’t buy a jet-black or iPhone 7 Plus …

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Google Street View made sure to protect this cow’s privacy

She must be a sacred cow. Google extended its beefy privacy technology to livestock, blurring the face of this English cow on Street View. But her grazing partner got a bum steer and was left identifiable to anyone perusing the pastoral scene in Coe Fen, Cambridge, on Google Maps, metro.co.uk …

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US regulators issue recall for exploding Samsung phones

BETHESDA, Md. — U.S. regulators are issuing an official recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone because of the risk that its batteries can explode or catch fire. Samsung already has voluntary recalled the devices, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is stepping in on a formal recall. Samsung …

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Alleged Galaxy Note 7 explosion engulfs car in flames in middle of road

Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 almost two weeks ago, yet some people didn’t get the memo. Since the recall, multiple Galaxy Note 7 explosions were recorded, as some of these devices have faulty batteries that will erupt when you least expect it. Samsung opted to recall the handset worldwide …

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Pandora tweaks its $5-a-month streaming service

Pandora said it has revamped its $5 a month Internet radio service, giving listeners the ability to skip and replay more songs. The update, announced Thursday, comes two days after Pandora signed music licensing deals with major and independent labels. It also said this week it planned to offer a …

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The jet black iPhone 7 is all gone

Apple shares surged for the fourth straight day as evidence mounted that the iPhone 7 won’t be a dud, after all. The Cupertino, Calif., tech giant’s stock added 3.4 percent, to close at $115.57, bringing the company’s market capitalization to nearly $623 billion — its highest level in 10 months. …

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Upgrade to iOS 10 at your own risk

iOS 10 is here, but it’s brought some problems. According to Twitter users and a report on 9to5Mac, people are trying to update to iOS 10 using the over-the-air software update, but finding their devices bricked. The only solution is to connect to iTunes and restore the firmware. Don’t miss: …

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MTA bans Samsung’s ‘exploding’ smartphones

This smartphone has become too hot to handle for the MTA. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was banned Tuesday from all of the transit agency’s properties — including buses, trains and subway stations — in the wake of news that it’s a threat to explode or catch fire at any time, …

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Robots are making your pizza now

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.– Did robots help make your pizza? If you ordered it from Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza, the answer is yes. Zume Pizza CEO and co-founder Julia Collins, left, and co-founder Alex GardenPhoto: AP The startup, which began delivery in April, is using intelligent machines to grab a slice …

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Robots will wipe out the equivalent of Florida’s job market in 5 years

Imagine if there were no jobs in Florida. Within five years, robots and other so-called intelligent agents will wipe out 6 percent of US jobs, starting with customer service reps, truckers and taxi drivers, according to research outfit Forrester. That means the robot revolution will wipe out roughly 8.6 million …

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