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11/16/2017

Some users have found that Apple's iPhone X becomes unresponsive when the device experiences a rapid change to low temperatures. Users say, however, that locking and unlocking the screen fixes the problem.

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11/16/2017

Apple is working on standalone smart glasses that will use rOS, an operating system derived from iOS, Mike Elgan writes. Although smart glasses by DAQRI, Olympus and other companies are already available, none are yet ready for widespread adoption, he adds.

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Computerworld
11/16/2017

Competitive Carriers Association has joined a group of other trade groups serving small service providers in backing a House bill aimed at providing Federal Communications Commission regulatory relief to those carriers. Among other provisions, the bill would put a one-year moratorium on applying new rules to smaller companies unless the FCC or Congress decided otherwise.

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Broadcasting & Cable
11/16/2017

Sprint took a pair of promotional steps this week, including partnering with Hulu to bundle free service from the subscription VOD provider for customers of the carrier's Unlimited Freedom data plan. The telecom will also reportedly take its branded credit card nationwide after a limited launch with Home Credit two years ago.

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11/16/2017

C Spire has doubled its data allotment on two of its prepaid plans as part of a promotion to new subscribers that includes free budget-minded handsets. Customers can pay $40 a month for 6 gigabytes of data or $55 for 12 GB and choose from phones such as the Samsung Galaxy J3, Motorola Moto E and Moto G4 Play.

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11/16/2017

A uBreakiFix store has opened in Powell, Tenn., becoming the second franchise location in the Knoxville area. Owner-operators Chance Barnett and Chris O'Beirne plan to open six more locations in eastern Tennessee.

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11/14/2017

A significant gap exists between companies that understand how to use artificial intelligence and companies that have fallen behind, say experts including James Platt, chief operating officer at Aon Risk Solutions. Companies that use AI have senior leaders who are aware of its potential impact.

11/14/2017

Automation tools and targeting analytics are among the most disruptive technologies for digital marketing, Justin Rezvani writes. Also, social networks have made it easier for startups to gain access to established audiences and compete with large agencies.

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Medium
11/9/2017

Reports have circulated that drops from as low as 3 feet off the ground have resulted in cracked glass in iPhone X models. SquareTrade estimates that of all iPhone owners, 47% have cracked their screens.

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11/9/2017

In the wake of disastrous California wildfires and other storms around the country, the Federal Communications Commission has ordered wireless carriers to upgrade their Wireless Emergency Alert systems to be more precise.