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Citing safety concerns, Amazon offers refunds on some solar eclipse glasses

Amazon has offered refunds on some solar eclipse glasses purchased via its site, citing concerns about consumer safety.

“Out of an abundance of caution and in the interests of our customers, we asked third-party sellers that were offering solar eclipse glasses to provide documentation to verify their products were compliant with relevant safety standards,” explained Amazon, in a statement emailed to Fox News. “The offers from sellers who provided this safety documentation remain available to customers. The listings from sellers who did not provide the appropriate documentation have been removed and customers who purchased from them were notified last week.”

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August 14th

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NASA’s Cassini just began its deadly descent into Saturn, and the clock is ticking

cassini finale

NASA's incredibly successful Cassini probe has delivered a wealth of information about Saturn and its many moons during its 13+ years hanging around the planet, but all good things must come to an end. An end is exactly what Cassini will experience in September when it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere, and the craft just began the last phase of its dramatic series of dives that will bring it closer to the planet than it's ever been before. 

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Mike Wehner

August 14th

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Google pays Apple $3 billion to be the default search engine on the iPhone

Google Search

As the Android vs iPhone rivalry began to intensify a few years ago, Apple pulled a power move and quickly removed Google apps like YouTube and Google Maps from the iOS homescreen, the most valuable piece of screen real estate in mobile. These days, Apple and Google remain fierce competitors in the mobile space, but the two companies still enjoy a longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship when it comes to mobile Safari.

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Yoni Heisler

August 14th

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DJI adds an offline mode to its drones for clients with ‘sensitive operations’

 DJI is working on a “local data mode” for its apps that prevents any data from being sent or received from the internet. The feature will be welcomed by many, but it’s hard not to attribute the timing and urgency of the announcement to the recent ban of DJI gear by the U.S. Army over unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities.” Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 14th

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Pandora names former Sling TV executive Roger Lynch its new CEO

It’s no secret that Pandora has struggled to adapt to the new era of on-demand streaming services. Capping off a series of unfortunate events for the company was the departure of its long-time CEO Tim Westergren earlier this year. Today, however, Pandora announced that it has named former Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch as its new CEO and president, as well as a member of its board.

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Chance Miller

August 14th

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You only have one week to save on these popular Bose headphones

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

Wireless headphones are all the rage these days, and there are hundreds of different Bluetooth headphone models out there that are terrific. Of course, there’s something to be said for wired headphones and not having yet another device that needs to be charged every few days. This is especially true for noise cancelling headphones, which eat through a rechargeable battery faster than normal. If you get wired noise cancelling headphones like the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones, however, they take an AAA battery that lasts for a long time before needing to be swapped out. These awesome headphones are on sale on Amazon right now until the end of the week, so definitely check them out.

Here are the key details from the product page:

  • Significant Noise Reduction For Travel
  • Deep, Powerful Sound For The Music You Love
  • Inline Mic/remote For Music And Calls
  • Designed specifically for use with select iPod, iPhone and iPad models
  • These headphones are compatible with most Android, Windows and BlackBerry smartphones

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple Devices, Black: $279.00

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Maren Estrada

August 14th

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KGI: Apple Watch 3 to come in LTE and non-LTE models, no obvious form factor change

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new forecast on the next generation Apple Watch. According to Kuo, the Apple Watch 3 will ship later this year with both LTE and non-LTE models offered. Kuo also expects the next Apple Watch will retain the same general design and not feature an obvious new form factor.

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Zac Hall

August 14th

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KGI: Apple Watch 3 to come in LTE and non-LTE models, no obvious form factor change

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new forecast on the next generation Apple Watch. According to Kuo, the Apple Watch 3 will ship later this year with both LTE and non-LTE models offered. Kuo also expects the next Apple Watch will retain the same general design and not feature an obvious new form factor.

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Zac Hall

August 14th

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KGI: Apple Watch 3 to come in LTE and non-LTE models, no obvious form factor change

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released a new forecast on the next generation Apple Watch. According to Kuo, the Apple Watch 3 will ship later this year with both LTE and non-LTE models offered. Kuo also expects the next Apple Watch will retain the same general design and not feature an obvious new form factor.

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Zac Hall

August 14th

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Go download iOS 11 public beta 5 right now

iOS 11 public beta 5 how to download

Apple just released a nice treat for anyone on the public beta channel of iOS: the latest version, iOS 11 public beta 5. We're still looking at the release notes to work out what's changed from public beta 4, but you can bet that there's a little bit of new features, and a whole load of bug changes waiting.

iOS 11 is one of the biggest changes to Apple's mobile OS in years. Among the changes that everyone will see are a new notifications system, revamped Control Center, tweaks to the Settings, and a long list of UI tweaks. For iPad users, there's also a completely changed multitasking system that makes the tablet legitimately more useful for work, or some very dedicated play.

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Chris Mills

August 14th

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