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On Memorial Day, Tim Cook tweets gratitude for those who gave their lives

Tim Cook has tweeted a message in recognition of Memorial Day.

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Smart Home Diary: Planning to move home has given me a couple of new perspectives

When you spend your life writing about technology, and have a lot of techy friends, you can fairly easily find yourself living inside a hi-tech bubble. Things like smart home technology can start to feel relatively mainstream, especially when companies like Ikea are getting in on the action.

Prices have started to fall, with several commenters on a recent piece noting that even the market leading Philips Hue system has bulbs from $15, often discounted below that level.

We’re starting to see new homes being sold with HomeKit technology included as standard, companies are making the technology easier to adopt with complete table lamps – and installers are setting up shop ready to do the hard work for you if it all seems a bit much for DIY.

But planning to move home has shown me just how far it all is from mainstream as far as the world at large is concerned …

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Apple Maps 3D images of Apple Park show buildings, walkways & fountain

Apple Maps now shows 3D images of the Apple Park campus, with detailed representations of buildings, walkways and other landscape features. The detail extends as far as the sun-shade slats and solar panels on the main building.

The app added 3D satellite imagery back in March, though this was rather out of date. At that time, the map view was still rather sparse, something Apple has now fixed, though another issue remains unresolved …

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Apple, Google, Facebook & others call on Texas not to pass ‘discriminatory’ bathroom bill

Tim Cook is one of 14 CEOs of major tech companies to sign an open letter calling on Texas not to pass the so-called ‘bathroom bill.’ The bill would require school students to use the restroom matching the gender on their birth certificate even if they currently identify as the opposite gender.

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Latest iPhone 8 schematics and case leaks corroborate full screen face and vertical dual-camera design

Several iPhone 8 related leaks surfaced over the weekend, backing up a radical new chassis design first seen in April. The new schematics include the various characteristics we’ve seen reported for the OLED iPhone in the past including the elongated power button, vertical dual camera  and lack of a physical home button.

Most notably, an orange outline traces the purported screen area of the iPhone 8. Based on this schematic, the screen will be effectively bezel-less on left, right and bottom sides whilst the top edge will cut inwards to accommodate the front camera, earpiece and sensors. More pictures after the jump …

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