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Thursday Highlights: Ireland calls EU's fining Apple for €13 billion unjustified—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; revival of worker lawsuit against Apple over long security checks while employees off the clock; iDownload Blog lists over 100 new features you'll find in macOS High Sierra; Tim Cook voices opposition to Trump's remarks on Chartlottesville protest, racist violence, donating $1 million each to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, and doubling employee donations; Patently Apple calls remarks "preachy"—reports aplenty in our General Interest section; Matthew Roberts posts his latest drone flyover of Apple Park; McDonald's uses iPhone 8 mockup in advertisement; MacRumors notes Asia report that Apple Watch Series 3 has entered "final testing phase"; AppAdvice takes a look at new ESPN MultiCast on Apple TV.
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"USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof" ["The USITC has identified Apple Inc. of Cupertino, CA, as the respondent in this investigation."] United States International Trade Commission 2:55 PM
"Apple faces US agency investigation in Qualcomm legal spat: The US International Trade Commission, which has the power to bar products from entering the country, will investigate Qualcomm's complaints against Apple." CNET 2:55 PM
"U.S. to review Qualcomm's complaints about Apple iPhone patents" Reuters 8:55 PM
"This Apple Inc. iPhone 'Super Cycle' Could Have Staying Power: Apple may enjoy two consecutive successful iPhone cycles." The Motley Fool 7:53 AM
"All 2017 iPhones to Come in Only Three Colors, Launch Simultaneously in September" MacRumors 1:04 PM
"KGI: iPhone 8 will launch with iPhone 7s, limited to three colors and short supply" 9to5Mac 1:04 PM
"Trai raps Apple for 'colonising data' in India, says it's anti-customer" Times of India 8:10 AM
"Apple accused of 'anti-consumer' behaviour by Indian regulator: India has a Do Not Disturb app to control cold calls and spam, but Apple won't put it in iOS. That's upset the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India." CNET 8:12 AM
"First of Intel's Core X-series processor family to be available from 28 August: Full specs released for Intel processor family that will compete head-to-head with AMD's Threadripper" Computing 6:42 AM
"Intel unveils specs for Core X-series processor family coming in September: 14-, 16-, and 18-core Core i9 devices will clock in at up to 4.5GHz out-of-the-box" V3 6:41 AM
"Intel details its Core X-Series processors ahead of September launch: 14-, 16-, and 18-core Core i9 devices will clock in at up to 4.5GHz" The Inquirer 12:33 PM
"AMD admits that Ryzen has difficulty with Linux" Fudzilla 6:42 AM
"IBM Research achieves new milestone in deep learning performance" ZDNet 6:31 AM
"IBM touts improved distributed training time for visual recognition models" TechCrunch 6:35 AM
"IBM Research Distributed Deep Learning code breaks accuracy record for image recognition: IBM's machine learning algorithm achieved 33.8% accuracy on image recognition, beating Facebook and Microsoft. It could speed up deep learning training from 'days or hours to minutes or seconds.'" TechRepublic 6:48 AM
"IBM beats AI image recognition record using distributed deep learning" The Stack 6:49 AM
"AI news: IBM breaks record for AI image recognition accuracy" IT PRO 6:49 AM
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